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Green Linux to attack power consumption

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Linux

vnunet.com: The Linux Foundation has formed a "Green Linux" initiative that will focus on reducing the open source operating system's power consumption.

Also: No politics please, we’re Linux

Quake 4 v1.4.2

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Gaming

linuxgames: id Software has made the 1.4.2 Point Release for Quake 4 available. Changes include: Refined hitboxes, Optimized sound and network code, Configurable fps caps, & Weapon balancing.

Linux printing steps toward simplicity

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Linux

desktoplinux: The Linux Foundation last week announced the free availability of the Linux Standard Base Driver Development Kit for print drivers. The DDK provides the tools and resources for printing manufacturers to easily support all Linux distributions with one driver package, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to support Linux, a foundation spokesperson said.

Mandriva and Microsoft

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MDV

dvalin Karlsen: Adam has already unofficially dismissed rumours on François' part, but still I feel like pointing out the obviousness everybody with some real knowledge of Mandriva should've spotted..

Top Five Amarok Tips

techgage: Amarok is one of the best audio players for Linux, but there is a lot more it can do than just play your tunes. We are taking a look at our top five tips of things you can do with this amazing player.

More about Nepomuk-KDE: Soprano and KDE integration

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Recently Sebastian Trüg held a presentation about Nepokumk-KDE and kindly provided me the slides. In this regard this post is an extension to the post State and Plans of Nepomuk-KDE.

Yet Another Feisty Review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

polishlinux: I’d like to share with you my views on latest Ubuntu 7.04 version commonly known under the name of Feisty Fawn. Once I tested unstable version for several weeks but this time I’ve run a stable release.

Drupal is a CNet Webware 100 Winner!

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Drupal

Drupal has received one of the “Webware 100” awards for the Publishing category by CNET Webware. The finalists for the “Webware 100” awards were selected by the editors of Webware.com, a CNET site, but the ultimate winners were picked by the users.

Amarok Weekly Newsletter Issue 9 released!

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Software

The ninth issue of the Amarok Weekly Newsletter is out. In this issue, we interview an Amarok developer (Ian Monroe), take a look at the future of Amarok - Version 2.0 - and continue to provide nice usage tips.

IT managers doubt open source deals will bring change

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Microsoft

searchwinit: As Microsoft reaches out to open source companies, many IT managers continue to doubt whether the company's recent deals with Linux vendors will mean real business change.

Also: Microsoft's one-two punch
And: Could Microsoft Be Going Open Source: Through Linux?

Ubuntu not negotiating with Microsoft (Duh)

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: Ubuntu is not in the same league with the other s that have capitulated to the Microsoft FUD machine. Ubuntu is on a serious upswing, not downward spiral. Why negotiate for phantom benefits unless that's all you can hope to achieve?

Also: Showing Off Ubuntu

Maine waters down, passes network neutrality resolution

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Misc

arstechnica: Maine has become the first state in the US to pass network neutrality legislation, although the resolution that was finally passed is significantly weaker than the initial bill that was considered.

The Fedora 7 Year Itch

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Linux
Reviews

Linux Online: I have been using Fedora (formerly known as Fedora Core) since the first version came out. Following a bad experience with Fedora Core 2, I stuck to the odd numbered versions - invoking the Star Trek movie rule in reverse. I had been running Fedora Core 5 on my main workstation since March of 2006 and I was eager to get the upcoming Fedora 7.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 207

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Adam Williamson, Mandriva Linux

  • News: Torvalds vs Sun, Slackware 12.0, interview with Fedora's Max Spevack, Debian "Lenny" release schedule; Linspire's "better Linux"
  • Released last week: Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.2, Yoper Linux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: Skolelinux 3.0
  • Site news: The annual package database update
  • New distributions: DetaolB, Nimbus
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Calc Basics: Never Type When You Can Drag

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: If you're new to spreadsheets, or want to make sure you're working as efficiently as possible, this post is for you. Whenever you have a lot of similar entries to make, think drag.

Top 5 Linux Tricks

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HowTos

Pimp Your Linux: Using Linux, especially for the first time, can prove to be very difficult. Check out our top 5 Linux tricks for newbies, and spread the word.

Review: FreeSBIE 2.0.1

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BSD

Raiden's Realm: From great anticipation to utter misery to mixed reactions. That in general sums up my experience with FreeSBIE 2.0.1.

Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs

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Linux

ZDNet: More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling on Dell to offer Linux-based PCs outside of the US.

BSD revisited

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BSD

opensourcelearning: It’s been a few years since I dabbled in BSD. Linux has it’s roots in Unix, but BSD is Unix. But why is BSD appealing?

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GNOME and Other Software

  • Nautilus 3.24 – The changes
    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
  • GNOME hackaton in Brno
    Last week, we had a presentation on Google Summer of Code and Outreachy at Brno University of Technology. Around 80 students attended which was a pretty good success considering it was not part of any course. It was a surprise for the uni people as well because the room they booked was only for 60 ppl.
  • Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA
    Peek, the nifty animated gif screen capture app for Linux desktops, has been updated. Peek 0.9 reduces the size of temporary files, adds a resolution downsampling option (to help the app use fewer resources when rendering your gif), and introduces fallback support for avconf should ffmpeg be unavailable.
  • Cerebro is an Open Source OS X Spotlight Equivalent for Linux
    Billed as an ‘open-source productivity booster with a brain’, Cerebro is an Electron app able to run across multiple platforms. It’s an extendable, open-source alternative to Spotlight and Alfred on macOS, and Synapse, Kupfer, Ulauncher, GNOME Do, and others on Linux.
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    Red Hat announced the latest update to the Red Hat JBoss Fuse-based integration service on Red Hat OpenShift. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based SaaS systems, and new data streams, organizations can face increasing pressure to more quickly deliver innovative new services. Traditional centralized, monolithic ESB-style integration approaches are often ill-suited to support the business in responding to this pressure.
  • Fedora 25: The perf linux tool.
  • Meet the chap open-sourcing US govt code – Paul, an ex-Microsoft anti-piracy engineer [Ed: Used to work for Microsoft and now spreads the GPL ("cancer" according to Microsoft) in the US government]
    The manager of the project, Berg said, really wanted to release MOOSE as open source, but didn't know how to do so. As a result it took 18 months to traverse government bureaucracy and to obtain the necessary permissions. It's now available under the GPL 2.1 license.