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Story Valencia Schools Save Almost $50 Million (€37 Million) with a Linux OS Based on Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:32pm
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Story Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Power Monitoring Results Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 10:08pm
Story Linux Advocates in the Wild Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:50pm

A New Goal for Open Source

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OSS

redhat.com: The attacking left forward fakes his body to the left as he gracefully slides to the right around his opponent. Dribbling carefully into position, he sizes up the Australian goalie. “What?!?

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

stephenstrail.blogspot: About 2 weeks ago, my wife discovered that her computer, running Ubuntu 8.04, would no longer read her digital cameras. As she was running the 64 bit version, and I was running the 32 on mine, I tried the cameras on my computer. No luck. What a disappointment! We had both happily been using Ubuntu for almost 2 years!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Privacy, secrecy, innovation and open source

  • Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled
  • A Tale of Two (Linux) Strategies
  • Triple booting into Vista, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu on a Fujitsu U810 UMPC
  • The Linux desktop is ready already
  • Linux Soon to be in your Car
  • Git Management
  • First Understand the GPL! (Then Comply!)
  • Why openSUSE is no longer installed on my Server

some howtos:

  • Automatic Login - Linux

  • Manage your personal accounts at home with homebank in Ubuntu
  • Fix boot GUI resolution in Ubuntu
  • Simple Name And IP Resolution Using Perl On Linux Or Unix
  • OOo: Importing the contents of a table or query
  • Create an ‘Open as Root’ Action in Konqueror
  • Linux Installation Guide: So easy, even your grandmother could do it
  • 5 Ways to Screencast Your Linux Desktop
  • Fwknop and single packet authorization
  • [HowTo] Set Terminal As a Transparent Wallpaper In Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Run ifconfig as non-root user for read-only access to network interfaces

Kernel space: The big kernel lock strikes again

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Linux

linuxworld.com: A vestige of Linux's SMP past is still making trouble for users of heavily loaded systems. Developers say the solution isn't to fix the Big Kernel Lock, but to uproot it entirely. Will the mainstream kernel be able to agree on an approach to this surprisingly contentious issue?

The greatest unknown openSUSE 11.0 package management feature

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SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar: During the development of openSUSE 11.0, we have been reporting in real time cool improvements. However, there is something else…

Netflix Player brings "Instant" service to Linux users

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Movie distributor Netflix is offering customers a $100 set-top box aimed at enabling them to stream movies on demand, using a broadband Internet connection. The player is supplied by Roku, a California-based company known for its Linux-based PVRs (personal video recorders) and media devices.

Ubuntu 8.04 on an ASUS EEEPC 900

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Ubuntu

tuxvaio.blogspot: A worthy successor to the 701 series, the ASUS EEEPC 900 runs well under Ubuntu 8.04 or Hardy Heron. Though the following do not function as they did not also function in 7.04 and 7.10:

Can XO 2 reignite OLPC?

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OLPC
  • Can XO 2 reignite OLPC?

  • Negroponte’s big lie
  • OLPC outlines XO-2; Can it deliver?

Five Extensions You Won't Need with Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
  • Five Extensions You Won't Need with Firefox 3

  • Mozilla Launches Firefox 3.0 RC1, and It's Great
  • Firefox developers tinker with new security protections (finally)
  • Mozilla Developer News May 20
  • Mozilla considers tracking Firefox browsing habits

Are Google and Amazon the Next Great Hope for the (Linux) Desktop?

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Linux

There was a time when I thought the Linux desktop was going to take a market share at least equal to Apple’s. Maybe even 5% or 10% of the total desktop market. I had high hopes that the One Laptop Per Child Initiative would put Linux laptops in the hands of impressionable young minds who would never have the chance to become dependent on Windows. Though that plan has fallen through the cracks. I don’t hate Microsoft Windows I just don’t have a desire to see any operating system dominate the market in such a way that the lack of competition stifles innovation and forces users into an endless upgrade cycle, offering progressively smaller incremental value.

Read more at Socialized Software

Switching, literally, with Ulteo Virtual Desktop

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Software

downloadsquad.com: We are a little bit disturbed. Not in a "We just watched a David Lynch movie" sort of way, but still, it is a little unnerving to think that our last post on Ulteo hinted at a world domination plot... and now it seems that goal is within their reach.

Also: Run your Linux apps on Windows without virtualization

Is Open Source Threatening the Status Quo?

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OSS

advancedtrading.com: A new software upstart Marketcetera contends that its open source platform for building automated trading systems is an alternative to the likes of EMS providers Portware and Flextrade. I doubt that the emergence of an open-source trading platform is going to encroach upon the success of Portware and FlexTrade anytime soon, but it could offer firms more freedom to do things on their own at a lower price point.

Also: New Open Source DNS Server Released Today

Chicks Love Linux

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Humor

reallylinux.com: There I was standing around the LUG booth at the annual Linux expo when I realised that unlike years past, there were considerable numbers of female attendants. No, I am not referring exclusively to those female models hired to promote an OS (I won't mention which one) wearing skimpy demon costumes.

World's cheapest Linux-based laptop?

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: A Hong Kong-based manufacturer is shipping a Linux-based ultra-mini PC (UMPC) laptop for only $250 ($180 in volume), which appears to give it the lowest price yet for a Linux laptop. Bestlink's Alpha 400 offers a 400MHz CPU and a 7-inch, truecolor display.

Heron's not so hardy after all

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet: Is Ubuntu's Hardy Heron resting on its laurels? Ubuntu 8.04LTS - for Long Term Support - was widely expected to continue the platform's long, steady march towards impeccable reliability and usability. But instead of a shot on goal, it's looking more like a foul each day.

Fedora 9.0 Linux distribution review

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Linux

pcadvisor.co.uk: For many of us, our first painful introduction to old-school Linux installs came from installing early versions of Red Hat. Like most early Linux installs, it was a highly technical, highly finicky process that was best left to the experts. Well, times have changed.

OLPC unveils first prototype of XO 2.0

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OLPC
  • OLPC unveils first prototype of XO 2.0

  • OLPC Announces Next-Gen XO-2 $75 Laptop
  • Negroponte Unveils 2nd Generation OLPC Laptop: It’s an E-Book

Battle Of The IM’s

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Today I’m having a look at most Instant Messengers that can handle the MSN protocol. I’ll take a better look at 7 IM’s and rate them according to my biased opinion.

Free/Open-source Statistical Software

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Software

junauza.com: If you are looking for a computer program that can help you get the results of standard statistical procedures and statistical significance tests without the need for low-level numerical programming, then a statistical package is what you need.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.