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Free/Open-source Digital Audio Editors

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Software

junauza.blogspot: A digital audio editor is a computer application for audio editing or digital audio manipulation. I have here a list of well-known free/open-source digital audio editors for the music enthusiasts, professionals and non-professionals alike.

Will OpenOffice.org 3.0 be better?

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OOo

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Following on from my piece on whether OpenOffice.org can do the job I have remembered that OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due for release in September. So—with my comments on 2.3 in mind—let’s see whether the new version will address my needs.

Open-Source Creative X-Fi Support

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Software

phoronix: Last Friday 4Front Technologies had released the binaries and source-code to OSS 4.0 Build 1013. This new build of the Open Sound System brings two major changes, which include the full source code now being available for the M-Audio Revolution and Delta sound card drivers, and a beta driver for the Sound Blast X-Fi series from Creative Labs.

Q and A with Linus Torvalds

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Linux
Interviews

smh.com.au: At last week's linux.conf.au gathering in Melbourne, Nick Miller talked to Linux creator Linus Torvalds about his work and ambitions for his operating system.

Also: Photos: Linux.conf.au 2008

Your Portage tree just got 200MB smaller

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Gentoo

gentoo.org/news: Each ebuild in the Portage tree used to come with its own digest file. When you emerged a package, this digest was used to verify that you had the same files the developer did. Until now.

Just Installed PCLinuxOS for my folks

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PCLOS

gresak.com: This past weekend, I used one of our old desktop computers to install a copy of PCLinuxOS 2007. I took this updated system over to my parents house for them to try out as an alternative to their aging Windows XP system.

Why even use Linux??

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Linux

linuxloader.com: Why do I use Linux? I get that question quite a bit. Depending on who I'm talking to my response varies. Some of the more technical reasons leave many users with a blank stare. If you're reading this I assume you are either already running Linux or are about too. Well...... why are you doing it? Lets take a look at some of the reasons.

OpenSUSE's new tech evangelist spells it out

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Interviews
SUSE

computerworlduk.com: Novell has joined the trend in appointing a community manager for its SUSE Linux distribution. Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier spells out what it is all about.

Village School Director Backs Linux

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Linux

kommersant.com: Alexander Ponosov, director of the school in the village of Sepych, Perm Territory, who has found guilty of installing pirated Windows software in 12 school computers, has changed jobs. He is now engaged in popularizing the free Linux operating system.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to get a Quake-like terminal session in Ubuntu by tapping the ‘~’ key

  • How to Deploy Linux From the Data Center to the Desktop
  • 2008 will be the year of the open source CMS
  • There is no Year of the Linux Desktop
  • Microsoft says to borrow money for Yahoo deal
  • Cursor behavior in OOo Calc
  • Apache sees modest market share gain
  • Google's Android Hits a Few Snags, But Feature Details Emerge
  • Is NVIDIA Buying AGEIA Good For Linux?
  • Keeping your system clock synchronized
  • Short Tip: Create a patch and use it in rpm
  • U CAN HAS LOLcats on Linux with Ruby and GTK
  • Linux on mainframes made easy
  • MySQL root password recovery under linux
  • BackupPC 3.1.0 for Ubuntu
  • DRI2 Comes Closer To Its Debut
  • The Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

Eventually all of the [US] Army's networks will be Linux-based

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Linux

Matt Asay: The goal of the US Army is to move from Windows to Linux. In the meantime, the Army has to find ways to make the two work together. It's turning to Red Hat to do so and to a group of internal IT professionals to create a "Battle Command" that will explore how to move the Army from 20th-century Windows to 21st-century Linux.

Know your code, know open source

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OSS

blogs.the451group: It used to be there were only a couple of players in town who combed through software code, specifically looking for open source packages and licenses: Black Duck and Palamida. A year ago, we figured there was plenty of room for additional players, but we had no idea how many companies would end up coming to the open source code scanning table.

Yahoo's Openness Asset

linuxjournal.com: What if Yahoo's main value isn't its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft?

Chyrp: A lightweight tool for simple blogging

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Software

linux.com: High-end open source blogging applications may have all the features you can think of, but you may not need all that. For simple blogs, a lightweight alternative like Chyrp is worth a closer look.

GNU/something

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OS

polishlinux.org: Let me ask you a basic question: Which operating system do you use? What are the possible answers? Windows, Linux, Solaris or Mac OS X of course. But let us try to think different for a moment. Maybe it is possible, that this answer would be it is Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris.

CMake: simple, effective and efficient

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Software

rg03.wordpress: Writing programs that support multiple platforms is sometimes complicated. The bigger the program is, the closer to the system it is and the more libraries it uses, the more complicated it is to keep it multiplatform. When someone realized typing the compiler commands by hand everytime they wanted to rebuild a project was tiresome at best, they had to do something.

There's more to Linux than Ubuntu

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Linux

thetechandcents.com: I've told a million times by now, that I am a Linux person. I like the operating system, the tools, the applications, the works. I like the process. I like the community. I like the people. And all these positive feelings are not distribution-specific. I read more and more stories about Linux in general where term "Linux" is quite replaced by Ubuntu.

First Look at GoblinX 2.6 Mini

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Linux

linuxlove.org: GoblinX is a Live CD distribution based on Slackware and its primary goal is to provide a functional and easy to use desktop, yet beautiful and pleasant to use by users with any level of Linux knowledge alike.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Delayed 2 Days

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial was delayed for two days Monday. Prosecutor Paul Hora is unable to attend the proceedings here in Alameda County Superior Court until Wednesday. His wife had a baby boy Saturday.

Linux Gazette - February 2008 (#147)

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Linux

February's edition of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to enjoy. This month's topics include A dummies introduction to GNU Screen, Booting Linux in Less Than 40 Seconds, and Hollywood, Linux, and CinePaint at FOSDEM 2008.

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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.
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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.
  • Webinar: OpenStack Pike is here, what’s new?
    Sign up for our new webinar about the Canonical OpenStack Pike release. Join us to learn about the new features and how to upgrade from Ocata to Pike using OpenStack Charms.
  • Bright Computing Announces Support for Ubuntu
    right Computing, a global leader in cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, today announced the general availability of Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 with Ubuntu. With this integration, organizations can run Bright Cluster Manager Version 8.0 on top of Ubuntu, to easily build, provision, monitor and manage Ubuntu high performance clusters from a single point of control, in both on-premises and cloud-based environments.

Linux Foundation Courses and Events

  • Linux Foundation LFCE Georgi Yadkov Shares His Certification Journey
    The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program. The program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills. How well does the certification prepare you for the real world? To illustrate that, The Linux Foundation is highlighting some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification is right for you. In this article, recently certified engineer Georgi Yadkov shares his experience.
  • Diversity Empowerment Summit Features Stories from Individual Persistence to Industry-wide Change
    Last week at The Linux Foundation’s first Diversity Empowerment Summit we heard from so many amazing speakers about how they are working to improve diversity in the tech industry. Leaders from companies including Comcast, DreamWorks, IBM, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and many others recounted their own personal struggles to fit in and advance as women and minorities in tech. And they gave us sage advice and practical tips on what women, minorities, and their allies can do to facilitate inclusion and culture change in open source and the broader tech community.
  • Open Source Summit: Day 1 in 5 minutes
    As you can see in the video below, the first day of the Open Source Summit was quite educational. My day was filled with clouds, containers, community building, flavors of Linux, and Linus Torvalds.

Early Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks Are Looking Promising

I've begun running some Linux 4.14-rc1 kernel benchmarks and in some areas there appears to be nice gains with this in-development kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading and don't know about all of the changes coming for this next kernel release -- which will also be an LTS kernel -- see our Linux 4.14 feature overview that was published this past weekend. Here are just some very early benchmarks while more are on the way. Read more