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|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||23/04/2013 - 4:11am|
|Story||GNOME 3.10 Release Schedule||srlinuxx||23/04/2013 - 1:35am|
|Story||New GIMP feature: Canvas Rotation||srlinuxx||23/04/2013 - 1:32am|
|Story||Linux Shorts: Mageia 3, Slackware, and Fedora 19||srlinuxx||23/04/2013 - 1:30am|
|Story||Death to Raspberry/Pi — Beaglebone Black is on a market||srlinuxx||22/04/2013 - 7:07pm|
|Story||The flavors of Ubuntu from A to Z||srlinuxx||22/04/2013 - 7:05pm|
|Story||Where Will Your Linux Distro Be in Five Years?||srlinuxx||22/04/2013 - 7:02pm|
|Story||Developers: Are You A Giver Or Taker?||srlinuxx||22/04/2013 - 7:01pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 504||srlinuxx||22/04/2013 - 5:11pm|
|Story||Farewell, Fuduntu: The Untimely Demise of a Winning Linux Distro||srlinuxx||22/04/2013 - 5:09pm|
LWN: The proceedings from the 2007 GCC Summit (PDF) are now available. It's interesting reading for anybody who is curious about where the GCC and GDB developers are going.
ABCnews: It began as a dream more than 40 years ago, and today Nicholas Negroponte's vision of providing affordable laptops to children all over the world is moving closer to reality.
Wired blogs: It's common knowledge that getting kids excited about computers and technology is the best way to get them excited about learning. Kiddix Computing has come up with a Linux-based operating system designed especially for children aged 5-10.
I, Cringley: What has me all worked up is Google's announcement this week that it intends to bid at least $4.6 billion in the Federal Communication Commission's auction of bandwidth in the 700-MHz band being reclaimed in 2009 from analog television.
Linux Insider: The continuing rise in popularity of Linux applications has become a boon to job opportunities for software programmers. However, the working culture of the open source industry is different from that of proprietary software developers.
linux.com: I am a Linux user, and I recently got an eMachines laptop. Since I'm Uruguayan, my mother tongue is Spanish, and that presented a problem: laptops usually have an American-style keyboard. Here's how you can get international characters on your American keyboard and we'll see how you can enable the special "media" or "Internet" keys.
liquidat: Decibel was developed to provide a central interface for real time communication in KDE 4. The idea is that on the one hand users will be able to manage everything in one place while on the other hand developers can use the APIs provided by Decibel to integrate their program fully with this central place.
webdotdev.com: You need to run a job at midnight when system usage is low, or you need to run jobs daily or weekly, but you would rather be sleeping, or enjoying life in some other way. Other good reasons for scheduling jobs include letting routine tasks happen automatically, or ensuring tasks are handled the same way every time. This tip helps you use the cron and at capabilities to schedule jobs periodically or at a single future time.
Beranger: Tom Callaway had to rant, knowing it's a rant, but he needed to get it off his chest. FSF's own licenses are so trickily compatible-and-less-than-compatible which each other, that the compatibility Chart of Doom is just horrendous:
PCWorld: Mozilla Corp. has produced a patch for yet another critical flaw in Firefox, the latest embarrassment in a lengthening list this month for the open-source browser.
This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on a Fedora 7 server. From the Suhosin project page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core.
Sourceforge has been running a community-driven awards process over the last month, trying to discover the top open source projects. Today, the winners were announced. The ones selected say a lot about those who frequent Sourceforge. But before I get into that, here are the winners:
- openSUSE Quickies: Alpha 7 Planned, Homepage Relaunch
- Linspire Joins Interop Vendor Alliance Program
- Linux authentication troubles? Try Active Directory
- OpenOffice.org in Education: A Roundup
- More from OSCON
- Medison Celebrity: Swedish company offers laptop for £77
- Aaron Leventhal receives OSCON 2007 Accessibility Award
- Hey charger! OLPC gets power boost from Aussie coder
- Linux gains ground in China
- Widget Plugin
- New Linux 2.4 Kernel Released, .35
- SuperKaramba and Plasma
- Compiz Fusion: Multiscreen Madness
jem report: Yesterday the OpenBSD Foundation announced its inception as a legal entity in charge of donations of money and equipment for the OpenBSD operating system and its associated projects. Today we have an interview with Ken Westerback, one of the foundation's founding members.
arstechnica: GNOME's Epiphany web browser recently gained support for rendering HTML with WebKit. The patch for WebKit support in Epiphany—which was experimentally implemented at the GNOME GUADEC conference—is now available for testing.
Also: Second Life client to use GStreamer for video on Linux
engadget: It's not like this one was too difficult to see coming, but it sounds like Dell just may have a few more machines ready to take the Linux dip in the not-too-distant future.
Also: Dell to expand Linux PC offerings, partner says
Matt Asay: OpenAds is one of the most interesting open source projects/companies on the planet. Period. I caught up today with Scott Switzer, OpenAds' founder and CTO, to learn more about the company and what it does.
C|Net: Sterling Ball, a jovial, plain-talking businessman, is CEO of Ernie Ball, the world's leading maker of premium guitar strings. Ball's IT crew settled on a potpourri of open-source software--Red Hat's version of Linux, the OpenOffice office suite, Mozilla's Web browser.
linux-watch: A recent story entitled, "Dearly Departed: Companies and Products That Didn't Deserve to Die" didn't cover Linux or open-source companies. That got me to thinking. So here, without further adieu, is my list of five Linux companies that died before their time.