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Open Source UK's £80m competition

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OSS

theinquirer.net: THE UK government published its list of 12 approved suppliers of software to schools this afternoon and it did not include Novell. Becta, the education quango that appointed the list, had told them it was looking for firms that could supply both straight and Open Source software.

Linux Foundation personal membership is limited

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The Linux Foundation has announced a personal membership scheme, allowing community members to join the foundation for $49 and receive a T-shirt and a quarterly newsletter, but the membership privileges are limited.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Track your missing laptop with Adeona

  • on openSUSE handling of hardware changes
  • Keir Thomas on Ubuntu Kung Fu
  • Astrophysicists Rely on Linux to Crunch Data
  • DIRECTV Scores Points in the Linux Community
  • Cinepaint with GTK+2 Widgets on Gentoo…
  • Sun: OpenSolaris 'pretty freaking amazing'
  • The Open Source Contributions of Six Blind Men and an Elephant
  • One more reason for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
  • Dell Mini Inspiron 9
  • More Git Madness
  • VDI: Very Disappointed Indeed
  • IBM's New "I.T.Standards Policy" - and a Call for Wider Reform
  • Using LinuxDefender Live To Rescue Your Windows NTFS Drive
  • Will the KDE4 upstream translations be there early enough for Intrepid?
  • Linux: Changing UIDs and GIDs for a user
  • Interview with Johan Thelin (Qt for Embedded Linux)
  • You cannot beat open source
  • How to control the MD5 sum of an ISO image under Windows and under Linux
  • No More Purple Ponies
  • Roll custom social networking sites with Elgg 1.0
  • URGENT NOTIFICATION: major bug in all Mandriva Linux 2009 pre-releases
  • Some Surprises in Novell's Foray Into NAC
  • Linux Plumbers Conference 2008 Keynote Video

Linux does not "need its own Steve Jobs"

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Linux

the-gay-bar.com: In a break today I found yet another article outlining why "Linux needs its own Steve Jobs for it to be good". We get those quite a lot it's kinda the Top10 list of people with half a brain. Well, here's the final discussion why that idea is wrong (and retarded), so people can stop writing the same article that was wrong back in 1999:

gentoo’s growth

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Gentoo

wonkabar.org: DistroWatch has yet another “the sky is falling” post about Gentoo, and, going against habit, I’m going to comment on the situation in general.

X.Org 7.4 Finally Released

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Software

phoronix.com: It's been a hell of a time getting X.Org 7.4 out the door, but this afternoon Adam Jackson has released this long-delayed update to this X system. X.Org 7.4 is arriving after the release of X Server 1.5.1 earlier in the day. Yes, it's finally here!

Also: X Server 1.5.1 Has Been Released
And: Ubuntu X.org work

Firefox 2.0.0.17 and 3.0.2 security updates now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.2 and Firefox 2.0.0.17 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads.

Also: Lightning and Sunbird 0.9 released

Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" (Alpha 6): first impressions

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're putting the newest release of the popular Ubuntu distribution through its paces.

Linux examined: Xandros Professional

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Linux

computerworld.com: To a lot of people, Ubuntu represents the most end-user-friendly nongeek-compatible Linux distribution. But there are other commercial distributions that work even harder to create a desktop experience that is, frankly, Windows-like. The two most well-known of these are Xandros and Linspire (formerly Lindows). Since Xandros recently acquired Linspire, that leaves it pretty much in sole possession of that segment of the marketplace.

10 Command-Line Applications I Use in Debian and Ubuntu

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Software

tux.50webs.org: In this article I'll briefly review ten of my favourite CLI (command-line interface), not necessarily the most popular or most powerful of them. So if you don't find your personal favourite, (e.g. Midnight Commander or mp3blaster), it's because the article includes the tools I use more often.

Ease Linux Deployments With Cobbler

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Software

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: As soon as you start administering more than a couple of Linux machines you become aware of two things: You need to be able to reinstall machines quickly and easily, and you need to be able to customize the load of each machine without starting from scratch.

Basler's camera driver works with Linux

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Software

tmworld.com: Basler Vision Technologies has released a Linux version of its pylon driver package for use with its GigE Vision cameras. All the elements of the Windows driver package can be found in the new Linux version, including the GigE Vision filter driver, C++ camera API, and the pylon viewer application.

Securing your network with PacketFence

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Software

linux.com: Network access control (NAC) aims to unify endpoint security, system authentication, and security enforcement in a more intelligent network access solution than simple firewalls. NAC ensures that every workstation accessing the network conforms to a security policy and can take remedial actions on workstations if necessary. PacketFence, a free open source NAC application, gives you the security of NAC for free.

Red Hat sets new performance record

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Linux

cnet.com: Once upon a time CIOs bought into open source solely to achieve dramatic cost savings. Today, Red Hat gave them another reason: superior performance.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Wic’d Solution

  • Encrypted Private Directory in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part2
  • How to Use more than 3GB RAM on 32-bit Ubuntu
  • Tracking Linux Memory Performance Statistics
  • Command Line Tip - Verify Downloaded Files
  • Try out the Intrepid themes in Hardy
  • Easy Way to Create Simple Linux Packages
  • Print Installed font list with preview for each font
  • Force users to change their passwords upon first login

what does a "KDE app" mean?

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Pet peeve #47: Assuming that "a KDE app" means "you have to be logged into KDE to use it". We run into this misconception fairly regularly and it's time for a re-think.

Chrome fades as users return to IE, Firefox

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Software

computerworld.com: Chrome's share of the browser market is fading as users who abandoned Internet Explorer and Firefox start to return, an Internet measurement company said today.

Let's Move FOSS to Its Logical Conclusion

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OSS

earthweb.com: A commenter on one of my articles recently asked: "Why is it that true believers feel the need to replace every last proprietary app?" He continued: "VMware, Skype, and Google Earth are best-of-breed and free-as-in-beer." Over the last year or two, such sentiments -- often rudely expressed -- have become increasingly common.

Upcoming Factory Changes (openSUSE)

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Factory distribution is our permanent moving target, this is the place where all Alpha and Beta versions are mastered from. We are currently in the process of adjusting some things due to the move from SUSE internal AutoBuild to openSUSE Build Service:

Adobe Answers to Linux Development Questions

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Software
Interviews

blog.eracc.com: One of the prior articles here dealt with the ease of installation of Adobe Reader on Linux. The first comment to that article speculated on Linux development being a “pain” even for Adobe. So, I contacted Adobe. I received a nice reply from Kelly Murphy at that organization.

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