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ISO Statement on the BRM: Public Stay Out - Updated

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OSS

groklaw.net: The ISO folk have put out a press release about how wonderful the BRM worked out and what happens next. However, it tells us little people to stay out. Here's the operative language:

Proposal: Fedora@Home

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Linux

lwn.net: The Fedora project has just begun considering a proposal (from Red Hat) to incorporate the MRG grid scheduler into its distribution. This would enable Fedora users to donate their spare CPU cycles to some worthy project.

Also: Red Hat Expands Legal Firepower

AMD Catalyst 8.03 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Today the Catalyst 8.03 Linux driver has been released with the release train slowly chugging along. The only new feature in this month's proprietary Linux driver is X-Video support for the Xpress 1200 hardware, but there are a few bug fixes that may satisfy some Linux users.

Icon herding gets easier with Tango Generator

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: When you want to customize the look and feel of your Linux desktop environment, you can find many resources for altering window managers and interface widgets, but working with icons has always been more of an issue. Now you can get help with icons from a new program called Tango Generator.

Hans Reiser Testifying He Still Cares for Nina, Missing Seat Explained

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Reiser

wired blogs: Hans Reiser took the stand Wednesday for the second day at his murder trial here, telling jurors that he still has feelings for his estranged wife he is accused of killing.

Understand your Domain Name System

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The Domain Name System (DNS) is the service that converts hostnames and domain details into the IP addresses required for application to communicate. This article looks at the basics of DNS setup, how servers and requests are distributed, and exchanged and how to set up and keep a DNS environment running smoothly.

KDE 4.0.2 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.2, the second bugfix and maintenance release. For KDE 4.0.2, the Documentation and Translation teams have made an exception to the usual policy of not changing user-visible strings, so the Plasma developers could introduce some new features for this KDE version.

Costs: Wintel Vs. OpenSource

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OSS

Paul Murphy: One of the true wonders of our age is the ability lots of otherwise reasonable people have to tell you with every evidence of believing it themselves that PCs cost a few hundred bucks and last for years - and then go off to spend well over a thousand replacing last year’s product.

Ubuntu Needs to Improve the Network Management GUI

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: A case in point, one of my friends works downtown (Toronto) and lives in the suburbs. Using XP, he was able to freely roam and connect to various hot-spots. After Ubuntu, when he went to work, I’d invariably get a phone call asking me to talk him through the same, identical wireless setup for the 9, 000, 000′th time!

CEBIT - Novell execs talk Microsoft interop announcement

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SUSE

linuxworld.com: A pair of Novell executives Wednesday touted the company's recent financial performance, but questions during the press conference at Cebit in Hanover, Germany, focused more on Microsoft's recent, high-profile pledge to improve interoperability and shore up its relationship with the open-source community.

Educating Tux: case studies of Linux deployments in high schools around the world

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Linux

itwire.com: Linux has a lot to offer cash-strapped education departments. It’s free, for one thing. It is naturally secure with distinctly non-privileged accounts and it is easily centrally administered. However, the experiences by schools that have gone this route are a mixed bag. Let us investigate some and see what lessons there are.

15 Healthy Snacks for Linux Gurus

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Misc

junauza.blogspot: I am not a nutritionist or health expert, but I can tell that majority of those who have computer related jobs are overweight. Since I'm one of those who believe in the saying that "health is wealth", I decided to share to you this list of healthy snacks.

The Day I Closed The Windows

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Linux

raiden.net: HERE that? It's the winds of change... It's relevant because this week marked a momentous point in my computing life. I finally wiped Microsoft Windows XP from my main production PC.

Nokia N810 internet tablet

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Linux
Hardware
Reviews

reghardware.co.uk: The N810 is not a phone. Let's get that out of the way to start with. Actually, Nokia's approach for the N810 is pretty simple: phone screens are too small for decent web browsing, even on the much vaunted iPhone.

$199 Shuttle kPC ditches Ubuntu for Foresight Linux

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Linux

techreport.com: When Shuttle unveiled its low-cost kPC desktop at CES in January, word was that the machine would come pre-loaded with a copy of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system. However, Shuttle has now put out a press release to say it has settled on a different distribution.

2.6.25-rc4, "A Fair Amount Of Small Changes"

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kerneltrap.org: "It's a few days late, but I was waiting for some updates for some of the most annoying regressions until releasing it, so the end result is hopefully more useful as a result," Linus Torvalds began, announcing the 2.6.25-rc4 kernel.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 12

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue 12 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue we find Continued Work on Slimming down the Installation, Firefox 3.0 Beta 3 Packages, and in Tips and Tricks: One Command System Update (Without Password).

Athens schools promote 'open source' computing

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OSS

battlecreekenquirer.com: On Tuesday, representatives from Athens gave a presentation on their open source experience at the 2008 Governor's Education Summit in Lansing. Athens was invited because it is one of few districts in Michigan teaching on Linux operating systems.

Create Your Own Sexylicious Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

softpedia.com: Many people asked about that very nice Ubuntu theme, which is actually a mockup, and they wanted to have such a beauty on their desktops. Therefore, this guide will teach you how to create your own "sexylicious" Ubuntu desktop! In other words, we will pimp your desktop and change its looks:

Get started faster in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

cnet.com: The more I use Ubuntu, the more I like it. That's not to say I was happy with the operating system's default start-up settings, however. Here are three Ubuntu tweaks that speed up the start of my workday.

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KDE: Plasma Mobile in Randa, Calligra Suite Rant, Kubuntu Updates

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    Last week I had a chance to attend the Randa meetings 2017, my plan was to work on the Plasma Mobile during the sprint, improve the state of current images.
  • Progress On KDE Plasma Mobile From Randa 2017
    KDE contributor Bhushan Shah has shared some highlights of Plasma Mobile progress made from this year's Randa Meetings in Switzerland. At this annual KDE developer event in the Swiss mountains, some of the Plasma Mobile advancements worked on or reviewed included: - Plasma Mobile images are now being assembled by the KDE Neon build system rather than the Plasma Mobile CI.
  • Calligra Suite does not suit me
    It pains me to say so, but the split from KOffice to Calligra has given this program only a temporary infusion of hope, and looking back at my 2013 trial, it's not made any progress since. On the contrary. Calligra Suite is slow, difficult to use, and it comes with less than ideal file format support. My conclusion here is much the same regarding different Linux software, be it distros or desktop environments. 90% of it just shouldn't exist, and the effort must be focused on just one or two select programs with the highest quality and chance of making it big. The infinite forking doesn't do anyone any good. Calligra Suite has the potential, but it's far, far from realizing it, and the world of Plasma has left it behind. The interface split is bad, too much equity is taken by a confusing maze of options, the performance is dreadful, the stability flaky, and the rest does not scale or compare against LibreOffice, let alone Microsoft Office. I wish my findings were different, but it cannot be. Ah well. Like so many other flowers of the open-source world, this one must wilt. I'll keep an eye, but I doubt there is ever going to be enough focus or love to make Calligra into a serious competitor. Dedoimedo's sad prose out.
  • Plasma 5.11 beta available in unofficial PPA for testing on Artful
    Adventurous users and developers running the Artful development release can now also test the beta version of Plasma 5.11. This is experimental and can possibly kill kittens!
  • Kubuntu: Writing Japanese (Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana) Easily
    On Kubuntu system, we can write Japanese easily using Fcitx-Mozc tool! This awesome tool eases you with word-suggestions popup on-the-fly, with ability to switch between Kanji-Hiragana-Katakana-ASCII as simple as one click. It's very well integrated to the whole screens inside KDE Plasma desktop, enables you to write Japanese in Firefox browser, LibreOffice, Kate text editor, and even Konsole terminal.

Red Hat and Fedora: AnsibleFest SF 2017, So-called 'Open Organisation', and Pipewire

  • AnsibleFest SF 2017
    AnsibleFest was amazing, it always is. This has been my Third one and it's always one that I look forward to attending. The Ansible Events Team does an absolutely stellar job of putting things together and I'm extremely happy I was not only able to attend but that I was accepted as a speaker.
  • The eye-opening power of cultural difference
    Inclusivity is the quality of an open organization that allows and encourages people to join the organization and feel a connection to it. Practices aimed at enhancing inclusivity are typically those that welcome new participants to the organization and create an environment that makes them want to stay. When we talk about inclusivity, we should clarify something: Being "inclusive" is not the same as being "diverse." Diversity is a product of inclusivity; you need to create an inclusive community in order to become a diverse one, not the other way around. The degree to which your open organization is inclusive determines how it adapts to, responds to, and embraces diversity in order to improve itself. Interestingly enough, the best way to know which organizational changes will make your group more inclusive is to interact with the people you want to join your community.
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  • Red Hat Formally Rolls Out Pipewire For Being The "Video Equivalent of PulseAudio"
    Red Hat has quietly been working on PipeWire for years that is like the "video equivalent of PulseAudio" while now it's ready to make its initial debut in Fedora 27 and the project now has an official website. Pipewire has been talked about a few times in recent months while Red Hat's Christian Schaller wrote a blog post today about Launching Pipewire!

Ubuntu: Applications Survey, Mir support for Wayland, Canonical OpenStack Pike and Bright Computing

  • Results of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications Survey
    I had the distinct honor to deliver the closing keynote of the UbuCon Europe conference in Paris a few weeks ago. First off -- what a beautiful conference and venue! Kudos to the organizers who really put together a truly remarkable event. And many thanks to the gentleman (Elias?) who brought me a bottle of his family's favorite champagne, as a gift on Day 2 :-) I should give more talks in France!
  • Mir support for Wayland
    I’ve seen some confusion about how Mir is supporting Wayland clients on the Phoronix forums . What we are doing is teaching the Mir server library to talk Wayland in addition to its original client-server protocol. That’s analogous to me learning to speak another language (such as Dutch). This is not anything like XMir or XWayland. Those are both implementations of an X11 server as a client of a Mir or Wayland. (Xmir is a client of a Mir server or and XWayland is a client of a Wayland server.) They both introduce a third process that acts as a “translator” between the client and server.
  • Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland Support Focus
    Following our reporting of Mir picking up initial support for Wayland clients, Mir developer Alan Griffiths at Canonical has further clarified the Wayland client support. It also appears they are still planning to get Mir 1.0 released in time for Ubuntu 17.10.
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