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A laptop to change the world

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I just returned from the FOSDEM conference in Brussels, probably Europe's most influential Free/Open Source software conference. Unlike many of the more business-oriented Open Source conferences, I love attending the talks at FOSDEM. They are extremely technical and I learn things from the speakers.

New NVIDIA Graphics Drivers for Linux Released

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The latest Version, 1.0-9755, of NVIDIA graphic drivers for linux was released today, March 7, 2007. Highlights inlcude: * Added support for Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600 and * Added initial support for NVIDIA SLI with GeForce 8800, Quadro FX 4600, and Quadro FX 5600


Metisse — you thought you knew what 3D was?

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On Tuesday, January 25th Mandriva introduced a new project: Metisse LiveCD. In this article we are going to investigate the features offered by this promising project and see if Metisse can compete with the popular desktops in terms of ergonomics and ease of use.

Tracking your sport activity with open source software

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If you're a FOSS enthusiast who keeps fit by exercising or playing sports, it's time you used an open source application to track your activities. With these programs you can get a good overview of your exercises or create diagrams and statistics for specific time ranges and sport types.

8 Months with Ubuntu

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I just finished building a new machine and reinstalled Ubuntu Edgy - I was going to wait until Feisty was released but was too impatient. Looking back it’s been almost 8 months since I made the switch to Ubuntu…

HP Sees Huge Linux Desktop Deals

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Hewlett-Packard is closing custom deals for thousands of desktop PCs running Linux, which has the company assessing the possibility of offering factory-loaded Linux systems, an HP executive said.

Creating a dd/dcfldd Image Using Automated Image & Restore (AIR)

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Automated Image & Restore (AIR) is an open source application that provides a GUI front end to the dd/dcfldd (Dataset Definition (dd)) command. AIR is designed to easily create forensic disk/partition images. It supports MD5/SHAx hashes, SCSI tape drives, imaging over a TCP/IP network, splitting images, and detailed session logging.

A First Look at Pardus 2007.1 Release Candidate

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As announced yesterday, an unexpected RC of the upcoming spring release 2007.1 of Pardus Linux was made available to the public. Not all the cats are having nine lives, so my experiences with Calisan (the Live CD) and Kurulan (the installation CD) were pretty much different.

The Best Way To Choose A Linux Distro

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Other Linux users might have a different opinion, but I think the best way to choose a Linux distribution is to know how active its community is. The top 10 linux distributions based on the number of its registered members are the following:

Sidux: A live CD for Debian unstable

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It's a rare distribution that impresses me before I've even tried it, but sidux did just that when, a few hours after I'd downloaded and burned a two-day-old preview release, the project announced that the next release was available for download.

Trying the Flock browser - Thoughts on week 1

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I'm trying out Flock as my default browser this week. For those that are new to Flock, it is a browser built from Firefox, but focused on adding features for social networking types of activities. Such as built-in support for editing your blog, or adding photos to services like Flickr.

Aussie business can learn from Linux: IBM chief

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Australia's future economic prosperity will depend on it embracing the principles of community-driven technologies such as Linux and Second Life, according to Glen Boreham.

Choosing a Linux Distribution for Your Business

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If you're confused about the different flavors of Vista in the store, then the varieties of Linux available will leave you gasping like a fish on a dock. Distrowatch, a site which tracks Linux's different distributions, has well over four hundred listings. Faced with so many choices, how do you know what distribution is right for your business?

Fedora Core 6 Linux Eclipses 2M User Mark

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Red Hat's Fedora Core 6 Linux distribution has reached another big milestone, racking up two million installed users barely two months after tallying 1 million installed users.

The Truth About Staying

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What it's really like to move to Windows Vista. I saw a couple of articles linked to and they rang some bells. Many of the points made apply to Vista as well as Mac OS X and Ubuntu. So here it is.

20 must-have Firefox extensions

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A freshly installed copy of Firefox is a great software package, but what makes this open-source browser so special is the ability to customize it via extensions and themes to really make it yours. We've ferreted out 20 of the best extensions and add-ins used and recommended by hardcore Web surfers, developers and IT pros.

Ubuntu Reps Respond to [H] Consumer Article

Matt Zimmerman, CTO and Chairman of the Ubuntu Technical Board, and Scott Ritchie, who works on the Wine project for Ubuntu, have left some feedback on the forums regarding the Linux article we published yesterday. They have some interesting things to say about our findings and what we can look forward to.

More Here.


Fedora v. Ubuntu: A Performance Look

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We have compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of Ubuntu and started a performance comparison of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, but how does the performance of the upcoming Feisty Fawn release compare to that of Fedora 7?

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OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.