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Story Bodhi Linux 3.0 RC 2 Reloaded : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2015 - 1:17pm
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Story First Samsung Tizen TVs go on-sale in South Korea Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2015 - 1:10pm
Story Free Telegram for Ubuntu Touch App Lands in the Store Rianne Schestowitz 06/02/2015 - 12:51pm
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Story Easing into open source Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2015 - 11:17am
Story Bodhi 3.0 RC3 Released Rianne Schestowitz 06/02/2015 - 9:14am
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10 Reasons To Choose Linux in a Bad Economy

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Linux

daniweb.com: Whether the ailing economy is real or imagined, you might be looking for ways to shed some pounds off your bloated IT budget. You should seriously consider Linux and Open Source software to put your 2009 financial appetite on a diet. Here are 10 reasons.

Sad metrics on Mandriva community decline

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MDV

linsec.ca/blog: I’ve been saying it for a while, but never really put hard evidence to it. Our community has declined and by the numbers I’ll produce, I’m going to say it declined a lot.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Optimized for XO Laptop

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OLPC
Ubuntu

olpcnews.com: Thanks to the tireless efforts of Teapot, we now have Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid optimized for the XO laptop! Teapot designed this release to be reliable and consistent with these modifications:

Osalt, open source as alternative

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Interviews
OSS
Web

robertogaloppini.net: Around the net there are a number of open source directories, among them the independent Osalt. Osalt is aimed at helping end users to find open source alternatives to well-known proprietary products like Photoshop or Dreamweaver. I asked Anders Ingeman Rasmussen, Osalt Editor, a few questions.

OpenSolaris 2008.05 vs. OpenSolaris 2008.11 Benchmarks

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OS

phoronix.com: Seven months after the release of OpenSolaris 2008.05 (a.k.a. Project Indiana) its successor was finally released earlier this week. To see how this new work has affected the performance of Sun's OpenSolaris operating system, we have benchmarked both releases through some different tests.

The ups and downs of Fedora 10

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Linux

raiden.net: This is a "mini review" of Fedora 10. I skipped Fedora 9, it just didn't feel "all there" to me, so I've been sticking with Fedora 8 on all of my machines. With the release of Fedora 10, I've installed it on a couple of systems here and wish to share some observations.

Red Hat Chooses Food Bank Over Festivities

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Red Hat may not be spending much when it comes to the company holiday party this year, but it certainly is no Scrooge. Rather than splurge on a swanky party for its employees, the Linux distributor will give money and food to charity.

A Mac Devotee Looks at Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"

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diderotsdiary.iannelli.us: WE GOT VMware Fusion for a song when my wife bought her MacBook Pro, and the dilettante in me couldn't resist using it to give Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" a whirl.

PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

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Linux

linux.com: PC/OS aims to be an easy-to-use Linux distribution right out of the box. Being Ubuntu-based, it has a head start on being user-friendly, but PC/OS goes above and beyond Ubuntu's measures to ensure ease of use by having common third-party non-GPL software included in the install.

Introducing KDE 4: KRunner

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: It's the "run command" dialog of KDE, it was already available for KDE 3.5.x, but it got a new appeareance and functions, now it's completely plugin based, and shares your plasmoid theme.

Also: Review of: KDE 4.2 beta 1

openSUSE 11.1 Review

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SUSE

bin-false.org: openSUSE 11.1 features all of the great new improvements in the Gnome and KDE desktops, combined with many of their own direct innovations.

Puppy Linux - A pocket-size atom bomb

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Linux

granularproject.org: The category of small-sized Linux distributions (or mini distributions) is fast evolving. But believe me, Puppy Linux is not yet another mini distro. It is an everything OS. Puppy comes as an installable livecd, and can be installed on a number of medium, such as hard-disk, USB pen drive, external hard-disk and more.

Linux is our sandbox, let us play.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: In my last couple of articles there has been a great debate going on about the people who program for Linux and open source software in general.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How KDE 4 is blocking Qt 4.5

  • FFmpeg Picks Up Support For New Formats
  • Fedora 11 release schedule set
  • Epic Troll
  • Linux Basement Episode 32 - Python Extravaganza
  • Fedora Classroom: KDE4 for KDE3 users
  • PCLinuxOS on the Dell Inspiron 1526
  • Want Your Friend to Switch?
  • RandR 1.2 Coming To NVIDIA's Binary Driver
  • gOS Cloud instant-on OS shown on video
  • Learn and Use a Good, Free OS: Linux - PCLinuxOS
  • Password stealing malware masquerades as Firefox add-on
  • Linux comparison: Introduction and Ubuntu
  • Linux Comparison: openSUSE
  • The FLOSS License Drafter's Responsibility to the Community
  • Sanyo using Drupal
  • Linus Torvalds: Debugging hell
  • Super Mario Firefox!
  • Actuate's Open Source Survey Says...
  • Moving to Linux — slowly
  • Fancy Up Your KDE or GNOME With Eye Candy
  • The reality of being Root
  • Is China an open source friend or foe?
  • More Linux File Systems

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Working with multimedia files - Part 2

  • Dynamic Theming in Drupal 6 - Part 1
  • Ubuntu: Try KDE 4.2 Now
  • OpenOffice, JDBC and MySQL
  • UsplashSmooth : Time Based Usplash for smoother bootup bar
  • How to customise the Acer Aspire One GUI
  • BPF for IP or VLAN Traffic
  • Password Protect Your GRUB Bootloader
  • Installing Ruby on Rails in Linux
  • Enabling Automatic Login on Ubuntu
  • Compiz on openSUSE 11.1
  • Acer 5315 AR242x wireless
  • Tips For Documentation Writers

The 2008 Ovatio Awards, by Ars Technica: Distro(s) of the Year

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The Linux distro landscape is always evolving, and virtually all of the mainstream distros have made significant progress this year. After careful consideration, we decided to give the Ovatio for Distro of the Year to two distributions that we think are particularly deserving.

Novell’s Financial Results: SUSE Linux And Three Other Facts

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SUSE
  • Novell’s Financial Results: SUSE Linux And Three Other Facts

  • ARSes crush Novell profits
  • Novell grooms NetWare-Linux lovechild

Peek at Opera 10 Alpha

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Software
  • Peek at Opera 10 Alpha

  • Opera 10 alpha: Compliant and faster--but not fastest
  • Opera 10.0 alpha 1 is impressive, but does it stand a chance against Firefox?
  • Sneak Peek: Opera 10 Browser

PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 Released

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PCLOS

The second public beta release of PCLinuxOS 2009 is out and ready for testing: "The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the second public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. This beta features Linux kernel 2.6.26.8, KDE 3.5.10, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, Firefox 3.0.4, Thunderbird 2.0.0.17, Frostwire, KTorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz Fusion 3D and much more.

Will a Linux Certification Help You Get a Linux Job?

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Will a Linux certification help you get a Linux job? The answer is: "Probably." There are a host of Linux certifications. Each are meant to show that those who have them are Linux professionals of one level or another. How much help are they though when it comes from turning your Linux expertise into a Linux job?

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Smallest RK3399 hacker board yet ships at $129 with 4GB DDR4

FriendlyElec has launched a 100 x 64mm, $129 “NanoPC-T4” SBC that runs Android or Linux on a Rockchip RK3399 with 4G DDR4, native GbE, WiFi-ac, DP, HDMI 2.0, 0 to 80℃ support, and M.2 and 40-pin expansion. FriendlyElec has released its most powerful and priciest hacker board to date, which it promotes as being the smallest RK3399-based SBC on the market. The 100 x 64mm NanoPC-T4 opens with a $129 discount price with the default 4GB DDR4 and 16GB eMMC. Although that will likely rise in the coming months, it’s still priced in the middle range of open spec RK3399 SBCs. Read more

today's leftovers

  • How to dual-boot Linux and Windows
    Even though Linux is a great operating system with widespread hardware and software support, the reality is that sometimes you have to use Windows, perhaps due to key apps that won't run under Linux. Thankfully, dual-booting Windows and Linux is very straightforward—and I'll show you how to set it up, with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, in this article. Before you get started, make sure you've backed up your computer. Although the dual-boot setup process is not very involved, accidents can still happen. So take the time to back up your important files in case chaos theory comes into play. In addition to backing up your files, consider taking an image backup of the disk as well, though that's not required and can be a more advanced process.
  • Weather Forecasting Gets A Big Lift In Japan
    This is a lot more compute capacity than JMA has had available to do generic weather forecasting as well as do predictions for typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions – the weather forecasting alone is predicted to run 10X faster, according to Cray.
  • Bitwarden Password Manager Adds Command Line Vault
    Bitwarden, the secure, open source password manager we talked about recently, added a command line tool to its list of apps you can use to access your passwords. Bitwarden CLI is currently in public beta testing, and according to its documentation, it includes all the features available in other Bitwarden client applications, like the desktop or browser extension.
  • GSoC’18 Week 1
    The first week of the coding period was great and I got to learn a lot of new things. My mentors help me on every stage and the work is going on as planne [...] Improvement in the overall UI is still in progress. Other than this, I have been working on refactoring the current code for this activity and breaking the whole code into various elements. For the next week, my main task is to complete the overall UI of this activity and add more geometries for drawing.
  • Time to Test Plasma 5.13 Beta
    The forthcoming new release of Plasma 5.13 will have some lovely new features such as rewritten System Settings pages and Plasma Browser Integration. But we need testers. Incase you missed it the Plasma 5.13 release announce has a rundown of the main features. If you are an auditory learner you can listen to the Late Night Linux Extra podcast where Jonathan “great communicator” Riddell talks about the recent sprint and the release.
  • GSoC students are already hacking!
    We always enjoy that new people join openSUSE community and help them in their first steps. Because of that, openSUSE participates again in GSoC, an international program in which stipends are awarded to students who hack on open source projects during the summer. We are really excited to announce that this year four students will learn about open source development while hacking on openSUSE projects. The coding period started last week, so our students are already busy hacking and they have written some nice articles about their projects. ;)
  • CryptoFest a openSUSE Conference již tento víkend v Praze
  • openSUSE Conference a CryptoFest 2018
  • Aaeon reveals two rugged, Linux-ready embedded PCs
    Aaeon unveiled two Linux-friendly embedded systems: an “AIOT-IP6801” gateway equipped with an Apollo Lake-based UP Squared SBC with WiFi and LoRa, and a “Boxer-8120AI” mini-PC with an Nvidia Jetson TX2 module and 4x GbE ports. Aaeon announced that three of its Linux-ready embedded systems have won Computex d&j awards, including two previously unannounced models: an Intel Apollo Lake based AIOT-IP6801 gateway based on Aaeon’s community-backed UP Squared board, as well as a Boxer-8120AI embedded computer built around an Arm-based Jetson TX2 module.
  • Last Call for Purism's Librem 5 Dev Kits, Git Protocol Version 2 Released, LXQt Version 0.13.0 Now Available and More
    Purism announces last call for its Librem 5 dev kits. If you're interested in the hardware that will be the platform for the Librem 5 privacy-focused phones, place your order by June 1, 2018. The dev kit is $399, and it includes "screen, touchscreen, development mainboard, cabling, power supply and various sensors (free worldwide shipping)".

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OSS Leftovers

  • Openlab: what it is and why it matters
    Six months on from its announcement at Openstack Summit Sydney in late 2017, community testing project OpenLab is in full swing. OpenLab was initially formed by Intel, Huawei and the OpenStack foundation as a community-led project for improving SDK support and also introducing other platforms like Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry to the Openstack environment. Ultimately the idea is to improve usability in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Melvin Hillsman sits on the governance board along with Dr Yih Leong Sun of Intel and Chris Hoge from the Foundation. Hillsman moved from Rackspace to Huawei to work specifically on the project. "The reason we think Openlab is important is, basically, Openstack for some time has been very specific about testing and integration for Openstack services, focusing only on the projects started at Openstack," Hillsman tellsComputerworld UK at the Openstack Vancouver Summit. "It's been working very well, it's a robust system. But for me as a person in the user community - my getting involved in Openstack was more on the operator-user side.
  • Open source innovation tips for the customer-driven economy
    New technologies, ranging from big data and blockchain to 3D printing, are giving rise to new opportunities and challenges for companies today. To stay competitive, organizations need to become more intelligent, customer-centric, and increasingly agile to cope with changing business demands. The worry for many companies which are trying to innovate is that while the speed and scope of applications are expanding rapidly, the variety and complexity of technology is increasing simultaneously, putting pressure on their IT infrastructure. Speaking at the SUSE Expert Days 2018 held in Singapore recently, Dr Gerald Pfeifer, VP of Products and Technology Program, SUSE, told attendees that these prevailing trends have come together to make Open Source the primary engine for business innovation.
  • Qualcomm is able to release the Snapdragon 845 source code in 6 weeks
    Qualcomm‘s latest high-end system-on-chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, was announced at the Snapdragon Tech Summit back in December. The chipset offers 4 Kryo 385 (A75 “performance”) and 4 Kryo 385 (A55 “efficiency”) CPU cores, the latest Adreno 630 GPU, the Spectra 280 ISP, the Hexagon 685 DSP, the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, and a new Secure Processing Unit (SPU). The Snapdragon 845 SoC is a powerhouse in benchmarks and it is already available in devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and the OnePlus 6. Developers on our forums have been itching to get their hands on a device with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest, but there’s just one thing that has made some developers worry about the future of development on the platform: The lack of publicly available source code for the kernel, HALs, framework branches, and more on the CodeAurora Forums.
  • Kata Containers 1.0 Released, Formerly Intel Clear Containers
    Back in December was the announcement of Intel's Clear Containers being spun into a new project called Kata Containers in collaboration with other organizations. Kata Containers has now reached their version 1.0 milestone. Kata Containers 1.0 is now available for this container technology designed for offering a secure and scalable container experience built atop Intel VT technology.
  • What's new in OpenStack?
    As OpenStack Foundation Chief Operating Officer Mark Collier referenced in his opening keynote, the uses which OpenStack is seeing today expand far beyond what most who were involved in the early days of the project could have ever imagined. While OpenStack started out primarily in the traditional data center and found many large-scale users, particularly in the telecommunications industry, who were using it to manage huge installations of traditional x86 server hardware, the flexibility of OpenStack has today allowed it to thrive in many other environments and use cases. Today, we see OpenStack powering everything from academic and research projects to media and gaming services, from online retail and e-commerce to manufacturing and industrial applications, and from finance to healthcare. OpenStack is found in all of these different places not just because it is cheaper than using the public cloud, not just because it makes compliance with various regulations easier, but because its open source code makes it flexible to all sort of different situations.
  • Should Red Hat Buy or Build a Database?
    For a decade, at least, observers of the company have speculated about whether Red Hat would or should enter the database market. The primary argument, one made in this space eight years ago, has historically been that Red Hat is de facto leaving potential dollars on the table by limiting itself to operating platform and immediately adjacent markets. In a more recent piece, analyst Krishnan Subramanian adds that Red Hat is at risk because databases represent a control point, one that the company is effectively ceding to competitors such as AWS or Microsoft.
  • Tidelift Raises $15M Series A From General Catalyst, Foundry, & Others
    This morning Tidelift, a startup focused on helping developers work with open source technology, announced that it has closed a $15 million Series A round of funding co-led by General Catalyst, Foundry, and Matthew Szulik, the former CEO of Red Hat, a public open source-centered technology company. The subscription-powered startup has an interesting business model which we’ll dive into shortly, but it’s worth noting that the open source space as a whole is quite active. It’s something that Crunchbase News covered last year, describing how startups working with open source software have enjoyed a dramatic rise in investor interest. That puts Tidelift in the midst of a trend.
  • Tidelift lands $15M to deliver professional open-source support
    Tidelift Inc. is raising $15 million as it looks to boost its unique open-source software model that sees companies pay for professional support of their favorite projects, allowing those that maintain them to get compensated too. The Series A round was led by the investment firms General Catalyst and Foundry Group, as well as former Red Hat Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Matthew Szulik. The company was able to attract the investment after coming up with a novel idea for maintaining the most popular open-source software projects in a way that benefits both the users and those who help to create them. It works like this: Companies pay a subscription fee that entitles them to professional-grade support, similar to the kind of commercial subscriptions offered by firms such as Red Hat, Cloudera Inc. and Docker Inc. A part of these fees are then used to pay the developers who maintain the software. The net result, at least in theory, is that everyone is happy, as companies enjoy the benefits of professional support at lower rates than they might expect from an established firm, and the developers of the software are finally rewarded for their efforts.