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Story KDE 4.10 Brings Better, Smarter Dolphin srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 7:40pm
Story The Cost of Ubuntu srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 7:03pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 3:21pm
Story There's a New Package Manager in Town srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 4:13am
Story 15 Weird/Surprising Devices And Systems That Run On Linux srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:22am
Story Why I work at Red Hat srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:20am
Story What’s new in Kate srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:18am
Story Linux User Kernel Column 3.7 srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:16am
Story Trying openSUSE srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:45pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10's New Features Boost Productivity srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:40pm

Easy Cross Platform File Sharing With KPF

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Nosredna Ekim: For those Linux users who have multiple networked computers and who want to periodically want to get material off of their linux boxes onto their windows computer, many people suggest samba. A much simpler application for someone who does not want to tranfer files the other direction (Windows->Linux) is KPF.

After 10 years: What is Open Source?

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libervis.com: In our earlier article, "Facts and Friction on Open Source and Free Software" we have explained where "Open Source" is coming from and what is its relation to Free Software and the Free Software Foundation that represents it. Well, enter 2007.

Windows share as seen by Mac OS X Leopard

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radr: A friend of mine got his copy of Leopard and it looks like the Apple team dropped a funny easter egg when viewing a Windows share.

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Why Red Hat doesn't need a deal with Microsoft

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Linux.com: The trade press reported a lot of rumors this past week about the chances for a patent protection pact between Red Hat and Microsoft similar to the agreements Microsoft negotiated with Novell, Xandros, and Linspire. Red Hat doesn't appear to be interested in the least. Here's why.

Open XML/ODF translation work progresses

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OSS

desktoplinux: What does Xandros get out of its recent deal with Microsoft? Well, for one thing, the well-known Linux desktop distributor will get Open XML/ODF translators for OpenOffice.

Goldman Sachs: Linux Will Dominate in the Corporate Data Center - and a Tip for Them

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Linux

Groklaw: There's a very interesting paper published by Goldman Sachs and posted by Hewlett Packard, Fear the Penguin [PDF]. You will recall that both companies sent representatives to speak about how wonderful it all was on the day Microsoft and Novell announced their deal. According to the paper, Linux is going to take over the corporate data center.

Syllable Whisper Alpha8 released

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OS

The Syllable team are pleased to announce that Whisper Alpha8 is now available! This release adds support for inbound message filter and a new Events API that can be used by other applications to control Whisper.

How-To: Unattended Ubuntu Deployment over Network

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debuntu.org: If you intent to deploy Ubuntu over several computers, this can easily become cumbersome. This tutorial will explain how to install Ubuntu/Debian through the network using preseed files so you can turn on your computer, walk away and come back later with your fresh install up and running.

KIWI - OpenSuse’s re-spin creator

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/home/liquidat: Everyone can easily create his own version of Fedora with the re-spin tool Revisor. OpenSuse also develops a tool with a similar purpose, KIWI.

Stable Full NTFS support in Linux at last!

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Irfan’s /root: Adding full read/write NTFS support to Linux has been a story of damaged reputations, data corruptions and human geniousity! Now after 12 years in development, there is a full driver at last!

How to revive an old PC

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OS

the inquirer: ONE OF MY INTERESTS is in recycling and reusing older computers. With the right choice of software, even a five-year-old computer can be a fast, responsive machine with bags of life left in it.

The Distros Microsoft Missed

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Linux

Linux Today: Like most of you, I was more than a little surprised when Linspire decided to join the Microsoft patent protection ring. I wrote some scary predictions about how all of these deals were going to cast a perceptual shadow on the "non-protected" Linux distributions.

Say good-bye to NewsForge

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Web

NewsForge.com: Earlier this week we launched a revamped version of Linux.com that combines the best of NewsForge and Linux.com, along with new features such as forums and introductory material for new Linux users. Please visit Linux.com for the latest news and features.

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report 2007Q1 Now Available

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for Q1 2007, covering January, February and March 2007.

Ubuntu root access

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Ubuntu

earobinson: The other day it was pointed out to me that a “flaw” was that if ubuntu was booted into recovery mode that the user was then given root access without the need of a password.

Running Ubuntu: 5 First Impressions

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu: I’ve finally had a chance to run my Ubuntu PC from Dell. I can see why the systems aren’t quite ready for all users. But it’s clear to me that Ubuntu will be able to serve a large segment of the consumer population. In fact, Ubuntu is better than Windows in at least five areas. Here they are.

linux movie codecs and dvd experience

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pimpyourlinux: You’ve downloaded and installed Linux, but now you realize that you can’t play movies on it! This article will show you how to not only get your DVD player working in Ubuntu, but also how to get your favorite codecs.

Blender animations help prevent crime in Britain

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Software

linux.com: The Avon and Somerset Constabulary in Great Britain uses animations created with the open source tool Blender to help citizens understand how to protect their vehicles and possessions from theft.

Why Ubuntu was on the Windows Marketplace

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Ubuntu

cybernetnews: Ubuntu Windows MarketPlaceThe Windows MarketPlace is known as the one-stop shop for all your Windows software and hardware needs. Ubuntu was being offered as a free download on the Windows Marketplace. How could such a thing happen?

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Why a Chrome OS and Android merger isn't what we really need

Lately I've been giving this question quite a bit of thought. I depend on both Chrome OS and Android. I use them throughout every day and would find my process a bit more challenging without them. When it was first announced that Chrome OS would be able to run Android apps, my initial thoughts were positive; I considered this move by Google to be the most logical step forward. It was clearly the best way to compete with the Microsoft Surface and to bring more users into the fold. Although chromebooks continually sell incredibly well, some consider Chrome OS to be less than a legitimate platform. Why? The lack of native apps. And that is why Google gave life to the Android Play Store on Chrome OS (at least for certain devices). Read more

Zorin OS 12.1 Adds Linux Kernel 4.8 and Updated Graphics Stack from Ubuntu 16.10

After announcing the release of Zorin OS 12 Business Edition last week, the developers behind the popular Ubuntu-based operating system unleashed the first point release to the Zorin OS 12 series. That's right, we're talking about Zorin OS 12.1, which comes three months after the launch of Zorin OS 12 in November 2016 as the biggest release ever of the Linux distro. Zorin OS 12.1 is now based on Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, which ships with updated kernel and graphics stacks from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak). Read more

Events: g2k16 Hackathon, SUSE Hackweek, LinuxFest Northwest 2017

  • g2k16 Hackathon Report: Matthieu Herrb on xenodm
    I started the hackathon by upgrading a number of packages in Xenocara. The most noteworthy being the XCB (X protocol C-language Bindings) suite updated to the most recent 1.12 version.
  • Hackweek projet: Let's Encrypt DNS-01 validation for acme.sh with Gandi LiveDNS
    Last week was SUSE Hackweek and one of my projects was to get Let's Encrypt configured and working on my NAS. Let's Encrypt is a project aimed at providing SSL certificates for free, in an automated way.
  • openSUSE at LinuxFest Northwest 2017
    LinuxFest Northwest 2017, coming up the first weekend in May, promises to continue its tradition of providing a unique, active, fun experience for open-source enthusiasts at all experience levels. openSUSE continues its long-term sponsorship of the event, and we are looking forward to having a lot of fun! Submit your session proposals by March 1, 2017! LinuxFest Northwest, if you’re not familiar, is one of the largest community-centric conferences in the USA, and a free+libre event (no attendance fees and registration is optional) promoting open source, open hardware, and community involvement. Now in its 16th year, with an audience rapidly approaching 2,000 people, the event continues to grow, attract a broader audience, and redefine the experience of a weekend conference. With a Linux Game Den, a Robotics Lab, a Job Fair (new this year), community mini-summits, as well as the expo hall and 8 – 10 parallel tracks of sessions, LFNW is a week of conference stuffed into a weekend.

OSS Leftovers

  • How to get started in open source software
    A friend pointed me to the Open Source Guides website, a collection of resources for individuals, communities, and companies who want to learn how to run and contribute to an open source project. I thought it was very interesting for new contributors, so I thought I'd share it here.
  • Is Open Source the Future of Wall Street?
    Richard Craib, the South African technology guru and founder of nontraditional hedge fund Numerai, is hoping for nothing short of completely restructuring the hedge fund industry. Numerai has recently created a new type of digital currency, a so-called "digital token," which is based on the internet and which aims to help crowdsource data-sharing and decisionmaking among Wall Street professionals. If the idea catches on, it could mean a significant shift for the way that investors do business; typically, it has been everyone-for-himself, with managers guarding their strategies and ideas closely in an attempt to gain the upper edge over every competitor. Is it possible that Craib could bring about a Wall Street in which investors actually work together in a collaborative way?
  • Mozilla acquires read-it-later app Pocket, will open-source the code
    Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, today announced that it has acquired Pocket, the startup that develops an app for saving articles and other content. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The Pocket code will become a part of the Mozilla open-source project, Mozilla chief business and legal officer Denelle Dixon-Thayer wrote in a blog post.
  • Google Releases E2EMail to Open Source
    The ongoing struggle to provide encrypted email solutions that aren’t on a PGP level of complexity and difficulty is a real challenge. Google’s attempt at it, called E2EMail, was introduced more than a year ago as an effort to give users a Chrome app that allows for the simple exchange of private emails. On Friday, Google cut it loose to open source.
  • Google End-to-End encrypted email code goes open-source
    Google has announced that E2EMail, an experimental end-to-end encryption system, has now been given to the open-source community with no strings attached.