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Open source executive moves: Red Hat, Bitrock, and more

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OSS

Matt Asay: People have been changing places within the open-source ranks of late, and I figured I'd note a few that have recently come to my attention:

Btrfs 0.14, Managing Multiple Devices

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Btrfs v0.14 is now available for download," Chris Mason announced, adding, "please note the disk format has changed, and it is not compatible with older versions of Btrfs."

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo 2008.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

  • gitweb + apache + gentoo
  • Gentoo on a 1&1 vServer
  • Know when to say when on open source
  • Gigabyte AirCruiser N300 Dual on Linux
  • Is the lack of open source drivers driving you mad?
  • Improve Google Earth’s Appearance
  • Control and keep an eye on many VNC sessions at once
  • Quickzi: How To Block Incoming Access to Port 80
  • Categorizing OSS customers
  • Howto: Restore All Installed packages in Ubuntu Hardy Heron and to a New machine
  • Oracle says it’s playing by open source community rules
  • Are You Frustrated With Firefox?
  • Games in the openSUSE Build Service
  • Using OD To Find Bad Characters In Files On Linux Or Unix
  • Deflectors Say There's Something There, Sensors Say There Isn't
  • HowTo: Powerful Metric and Units Linux Conversion Tool

ReiserFS Without Hans Reiser, Continued

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Reiser

informationweek.com/blog: In my post the other day about whether or not work in the ReiserFS file system would continue after Hans Reiser's murder conviction, I mentioned that this being an open source project, it wouldn't be hard for someone else to pick up where others leave off. And as it turns out, that's precisely what's happening: according to folks on the ReiserFS team, work on ReiserFS will continue.

Also: Threat Level Visits Inmate No. BFPS63 — aka Hans Reiser

on the recent libplasma changes

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: There seems to be some concern amongst users about the massive surgery we did on libplasma this past month. The concern stems from the idea that these changes will work against the stabilization of libplasma and result in prolonging a "beta" quality to plasma itself.

Also: Why there is a lack of understanding the KDE4 Release Schedule?

Asus Forecasts Quarterly Shipments Nearly Doubling for Eee PCs

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Hardware

ostatic.com: There appears to be no stopping the success Asus is having with its Eee PC subnotebooks. The company is forecasting this week that it will nearly double shipments of the svelte, low-cost machines in the second quarter. Shipments will rise to between 1.2 million to 1.3 million units, the company says, and it expects to move a whopping 5 million units this year. Can we expect the Linux versions to stick around?

Is Linux now a slave to corporate masters?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Does it matter who pays the salaries of Linux kernel developers? If so, how much, and in what ways? Guess which one has been getting the most attention?

Why Linux continues to languish

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: There's an interesting comparison on CNN Money between the Apple MacBook Air, the Everex Cloudbook, and the Sony VAIO Tz 298N. Cost wise the Sony was at the top at nearly 4 grand, while the Everex nailed the low end at $400.

Review: Hackett and Bankwell Issue #1

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: I was lucky to have received my copy of Hackett and Bankwell Issue 1 this week. I saw that there’s a huge penguin on the cover. Yay! Hooray for penguins! Big Grin It’s an interesting way to study using Linux especially Ubuntu.

latest ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron Release

  • Ubuntu 8.04, “Hardy Heron”: My personal review
  • I'm loving 8.04
  • more Krazy Krashes from Krappy, untested system
  • No, Ubuntu is Open Source.
  • Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on the HP Mini-Note
  • Trying out Ubuntu
  • Hardy Heron on a Toshiba Portege 2010 - how to change the video settings
  • Improved Video with Hardy Heron

Does open source programming make you a criminal?

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Humor

blogs.zdnet.com: The New York Times is working on a story saying open source programming makes you a criminal. It just makes sense, he told me during the interview. If blogging kills, then programming must lead to criminality.

9 features I wish Ubuntu had: or why I still prefer PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

alternativenayk.wordpress: I’ve been using Ubuntu 8.04 for about four days now and I must admit that that I still prefer PCLinuxOS 2007 as my favourite entry-level Linux distribution. I’ve compiled a list of 9 features I wish Ubuntu had, which may help me change my mind.

How to Make People Love Linux

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: There are two kinds of Linux people in the world, those that will help people fix their Windows spyware problems, and those that will not. I land squarely in the former camp, and I think that it's important for us all to consider doing the same.

Psystar Open Computer unboxing and hands-on

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Mac

engadget.com: Engadget NYC might have gotten to play with Apple's latest and greatest iMac yesterday, but we keep it dirty in the Chi -- yep, we've got the first Psystar Open Computer shipped out for review.

Why Microsoft will dump their anti-Linux rhetoric

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Microsoft
  • Why Microsoft will dump their anti-Linux rhetoric

  • Stop hating Microsoft?
  • Microsoft mulls proxy fight for Yahoo
  • Mozilla warns of Flash and Silverlight 'agenda'
  • Microsoft Gives Backdoor to Law Enforcement -- Well, Not Really

Open source Java added to Linux distros

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Software

vnunet.com: Sun Microsystems, Canonical and Red Hat have announced the inclusion of OpenJDK-based implementations in Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04 Long Term Support Server and Desktop editions.

Is Ubuntu selling out or growing up?

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Ubuntu
  • Is Ubuntu selling out or growing up?

  • Plans for Compiz in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Getting Help At The Command Prompt
  • Nubuntu? Schmubuntu!
  • Partnering Up For Ubuntu Live, OSCON

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New SymphonyOne distro plays a different tune

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linux.com: After several years of development, SymphonyOS this month released SymphonyOne 2008.1, the first stable version of its distribution. When SymphonyOS first emerged three years ago, it offered a Linux desktop experience unlike any ever seen before. This release brings a new level of stability to the design, making it a viable alternative to KDE, GNOME, or Fluxbox.

Geek of the Month: Hans Reiser

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junauza.com: For this April’s “Geek of the Month”, we will give tribute to one of the most controversial free software developer in history. His name is Hans Reiser, and he made headlines just recently.

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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
  • Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Breaking Down the Data

Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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