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|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 503||srlinuxx||15/04/2013 - 10:18am|
|Story||other weekend highlights:||srlinuxx||15/04/2013 - 2:49am|
|Story||What makes a “lightweight” desktop environment lightweight?||srlinuxx||15/04/2013 - 2:43am|
|Story||The Linux Setup - Meg Ford, GNOME Developer||srlinuxx||15/04/2013 - 1:06am|
|Story||Best Download Managers For Linux||srlinuxx||15/04/2013 - 1:05am|
|Story||Reviewing OpenPandora - Chapter one||srlinuxx||15/04/2013 - 1:03am|
|Story||Meet UDOO - the Super Pi||srlinuxx||15/04/2013 - 1:01am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||13/04/2013 - 3:00am|
|Story||Trisquel 6.0 LTS||srlinuxx||13/04/2013 - 12:57am|
|Story||Ubuntu 13.04 Sneak Peek||srlinuxx||13/04/2013 - 12:55am|
Matt Asay: I ended my presentation by suggesting that the Ubuntu community "make Ubuntu better, not simply a clone of yesterday's mistakes." To get there, I warned Canonical/Ubuntu to:
aarobone: Here's a quick video of my first test case of a "Topaz" style dialog in my AWN Monitor applet. I had to create a patch for the core AWN codebase in order to get the position tracking stuff to work...its not perfect but it works.
eWeek: The Open Source Initiative approved on July 25 its first new license in quite some time: the Common Public Attribution License, which is essentially the Mozilla Public License with a new attribution clause.
Serdar Yegulalp: In my last blog post about the real-world cost of Linux, I was struck by the contrast between my words and fellow InformationWeek blogger Alexander Wolfe’s take on all this. He’s lamented the broad variety of distributions out there, and found fault with the way those who create Linux distributions seem unwilling to accept what users really want.
the register: O'Reilly invited Free Software Foundation lawyer Eben Moglen to participate in a discussion about "licensing in the Web 2.0 era" at this week's OSCON. The conference organizers did their best to fix the conversation. Even though everyone laughs at O'Reilly's Web 2.0 moniker to his face, the conference promoter still takes the phrase very seriously and expects others to do the same.
Linux Insider: Are you driving progress forward? Are you presenting papers educating your peers at open source events? Can you write papers explaining what you do and how to use your code? Do you participate in a wide variety of activities that enhance open source? Those things are all important to consider and something the Linux Foundation looks at closely.
Every Flavor Bean: The Wiley book, Linux Bible - 2007 Edition, by Christopher Negus, the author of popular book Red Hat Linux Bible, got at least one thing right: it gives the reader an option to select one of many GNU/Linux distributions available today according to his or her requirements/taste.
arstechnica: Tracker 0.6.0 was released earlier this week. The latest version of the open source search and indexing system includes an assortment of long-awaited features. I tested Tracker 0.6.0 on my desktop computer, which runs Ubuntu 7.04.
No Title: I suppose most of our New Maintainers will aim to become a Debian Maintainer just to bridge the time until they’re full Debian Developers. And I predict that this is also the major target audience for this new Debian Maintainers class.
linux.com: Fuzz testing, which uses random input to test software for bugs, has been the biggest thing to happen in IT security in quite awhile. Now you can quickly and easily direct your own fuzz testing ops, thanks to a cool little program called zzuf.
This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine.
ITPro: While Linux is still taking off relatively slowly in the desktop world, the same is not true in the mobile space where many are predicting that we will be presented with a mobile Linux Odyssey in 2012.
computerworld: In January, two of the most established Linux and open-source advocacy groups, the Open Source Development Lab and the Free Standards Group, merged, forming the San Francisco-based Linux Foundation. Yesterday, Zemlin spoke with Computerworld at the Ubuntu Live Conference, discussing what his group will focus on as Linux and other open-source applications continue to be embraced by corporate IT departments.
wired.com: After years of being relegated to server racks and the desktops of ultrageeks, Linux is finally making some headway as a viable alternative to Windows on the consumer desktop.
penguin pete: Bleah! More glossy crystal buttons and mirrored text! If you're anything like me, your reaction these days to the Web 2.0 aesthetic style is a cry of dismay and the gesture of your finger in your mouth in a gagging motion. Ten years from now, the world will look back on the currently popular art style as "the disco era of the web".
Matt Asay: I received a sad piece of news today in my email: Mark Webbink is retiring from Red Hat, effective at the end of August. He will be missed.
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- (IN)SECURE Magazine issue 12 has been released
- Great Googley Moogley
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- How To Set Default Workspace, Size and Window Effects in Gnome
- Best FUD Fighter: And the winner is... me!
- And The Guilt For The Unknown Flaw Goes To...Mozilla?
- Howto: Verify Downloaded Linux / BSD DVD or CD ISO images for integrity
- Install Xine Multimedia Player in Ubuntu
liquidat: The family around kde-look.org grew again and launched opendesktop.org as a central place for developers, artists and other contributors. To round up the entire collection of family members gtk-apps.org and cli-apps.org were launched as well.
Beranger: Based on the HUGE interest (hype?) that XO has acquired (possibly more than Xbox 360, Wii, the iPhone and Harry Potter altogether), deciding to offer retail sales at 2x or 3x the mass-production price (after they repeatedly said there won't be any retail sales at all!) would be a tremendously profitable business, with a 100% to 200% profit margin!
ZDNet: The efforts of Microsoft to pressure the Linux community over alleged and unspecified patents is akin to "patent terrorism", according to a local executive for Sun Microsystems.