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Story Rumors circulate Motorola is building the next Nexus device Rianne Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 8:28am
Story Meson: A Next-Gen Build System Showing Promise Rianne Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 8:19am
Story DARPA-derived secure microkernel goes open source tomorrow Rianne Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 8:12am
Story GUADEC 2014, Day Two: Pitivi, Automotive, Boxes, Fleet Commander Rianne Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 8:04am
Story Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Settling For Linux 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 7:51am
Story First Okular Sprint ever at Barcelona Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 7:48am
Story 2014 Calligra Sprint in Deventer Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 9:59pm
Story Linux 3.16-rc7 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Git 2.0.3 Version Control System Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 7:41pm
Story How 3D Printing Is Making Better Movie Monsters Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 6:30pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Enterprise Unix Roundup: OpenSolaris, Farm Team or Big League?

  • IBM Fuels New Blue Biz Initiative With Linux
  • Creative Commons promotes standard license expression
  • The heron has landed: a review of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Outsider to lobby for OLPC Down Under
  • With Linux vs. Because of Linux
  • Pandora the Linux gaming handheld console
  • Update on DeviceKit
  • Mozilla: Firefox plugin shipped with malicious code
  • Millionaires, Billionaires, and Open Source
  • Response Team Boosts Open Source Security
  • Proof that Linux is for geeks with too much time on their hands!
  • Not Necessarily Parallel
  • Ubuntu for Kids
  • The kernel that fixes the Ubuntu hibernation regression
  • Why many MCSEs won’t learn Linux
  • Interactive Kernel Map

misc app shorts

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Software
  • Terminator: A Kick-ass Terminal

  • Browse Mouselessly With Conkeror
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.1 released
  • Raptor Menu explores KDE 4 Possibilities
  • id Software Starts Work On Doom 4!

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Play multimedia content with style using Entertainer

  • How do I find a Unix / Linux command?
  • Using Styles in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Using a Gentoo Prefixed shell as your login shell
  • Yahoo Mail on Thundebird (ubuntu based guide)

Oracle crowns Red Hat the Linux king

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Linux

Matt Asay: For those who had forgotten, Oracle provides Linux support. It's called "Unbreakable Linux." Most of you stopped thinking about it long ago, but for those who didn't, Oracle's chief corporate architect, Edward Screven decided to remind everyone.

First look: OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta a big step forward

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OOo

arstechnica.com: It has been almost three years since the release of OpenOffice.org 2.0. During that time we've seen community fragmentation and frustration resulting from Sun's heavy involvement with the office suite's development, and even a third-party online version that provides editing and collaboration features. Now, the open source office suite is back with a new 3.0 beta release.

Opera 9.27 Review

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Software

osweekly.com: Opera is light years faster than other browsers I have tried in the past. Most pages load in a fraction of a second on broadband, even during peak usage times. But even with its tremendous speed, some pages using WordPress, among other content management systems, are not always being rendered correctly.

Linux facing first real desktop test

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Linux

blogs.the451group: We’ve recently seen the popular EeePc in Windows XP form. There are even concerns that Linux in the EeePC ultra-portable computers — or indeed Linux in the larger subnotebook, mini-notebook or whatever you want to call this emerging category — is now likely to evaporate in the face of Windows versions.

Also: Linux Buyers Are Being Ripped-Off

Xubuntu: Better than Ubuntu (at least for me)

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Ubuntu

hartmansblog.blogspot: There are approximately 200 workstations around campus for student use of which approximately 35 are Pentium 4 powered. The rest are either P3 or P2 machines with around 256MB RAM. The simple fact of the matter is that with machines like these there are few options when it comes to Operating Systems. Xubuntu though seems to work pretty well.

And: Thoughts on Linux/Ubuntu

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 21

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SUSE

Issue #21 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. Highlights this week include openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2, People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman, and Jigish Gohil: Sliced sphere in compiz-fusion-git packages.

Also: Another NASA supercomputer with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
And: Could Novell kill OpenSolaris?

Interview with Bluewhite64 creator Attila Craciun

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Interviews

linux.com: Slackware Linux has stood strong for more than a decade by refusing to compromise. There was a time when people used to say, "If you want to learn Linux and learn it well, give Slackware a try." Attila Craciun, a Romanian software developer and Linux enthusiast, has ported the Slackware tree to the AMD64 architecture to create the Bluewhite64 distro. We spoke with him to find out about Bluewhite64, where it came from, and where it's going.

blueMarine - Linux Digital Photo Workflow

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Software

maysville-linux-users-group.org: blueMarine is an open source application for the digital photo workflow, the blueMarine project will provide you an all-in-one tool for managing your photos, from the shoot up to the archiving and beyond.

Ubuntu ported to a PDA

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Ubuntu

linuxdevices: Ubuntu Linux 7.04 is now available for Sharp's Zaurus PDAs. The 0.1 release comes with a minimalist filesystem that can be launched in an emulator, enhanced with software from the vast Ubuntu archives, and then flashed onto a real Zaurus.

"Can we fix it? Yes, we can!"

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OSS

Jeremy Allison: The OOXML document format war is over, and the good guys lost. The world will be a worse place because of it, for a long time to come. I recently got to attend a couple of conferences. Jim Zemlin, the head of the Linux Foundation, has a vision of where Linux should go in the next ten years, and it is breathtaking in scope.

The computer security paradox

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Security

raiden.net: One of the most prized rights of any American is the right to privacy and security. It's something people in some countries would kill for. Yet now there appears to be a very frightening trend growing. Your privacy and security are being thrown out the window wholesale in favor of easier access by law enforcement.

On Linux Hardware Compatibility

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Linux
Hardware

terminally-incoherent.com: I love how anti-linux advocates and windows fanbois always pick on Linux for hardware compatibility or rather lack of thereof. Just about every rant about Linux I have seen so far includes a gripe about it not supporting new or exotic hardware out of the box. Funny thing is that, neither does Windows.

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Back on the Linux bandwagon

  • Enable DVD Playback, Flash and MP3 Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on Windows with Wubi
  • Known hardy bugs and workarounds
  • gimpsvn.sh — Install or update to GIMP 2.5 from SVN on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron nests at Fox News
  • A Smart Feature of Ubuntu You May Not Have Noticed
  • Installing Four Other Desktop Edition on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu removing XML from Python?
  • Fun with Amazon S3 in Ubuntu

Compiz Fusion Community News for May 7th, 2008: An edition of bling and subtlty

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Software

More CF news is down the tubes this week, major highlights being A FULL sphere deformation mode for cubeaddon, A subtler static applications switcher, and A subtler set a viewport switching plugins.

The Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: This is it. It’s now. Like it or not, you can quiver in your boots and moan about this driver or that hardware or the other usability feature, but I have two, solid irrefutable signs of the apocalypse.

Valve's Source Engine Coming To Linux

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Software

phoronix.com: There have been rumors since last year that Valve may be serious about porting Source games to Linux after Valve Software began seeking a senior software engineer with the responsibility of porting Windows-based games to the Linux platform.

Linux Web services with Apache Synapse

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News

Discover Apache Synapse, a high-performance enterprise service bus with simple configuration, extensible architecture, and a minimal footprint. It is a versatile tool that you can use for a variety of tasks. This article examines how you can use Apache Synapse to create mock Web services.

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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.