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Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 6

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Every once in a while, an article or post will appear, claiming that Linux is just not good enough for everyday use. The reason? Concerns over quality. That’s the topic of this sixth installment of my Top 10 List of Linux FUD patterns, the accusation that Linux is low-quality software.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to get Ubuntu version and nickname

  • Installing Iris Explorer on Ubuntu
  • Turn Your PC into a DVD Ripping Monster (Linux Version)
  • Mandriva Linux One 2008 eee Live USB creation
  • Linux file system
  • Using Color In The Linux Or Unix Shell
  • Downloading and installing Thunderbird extensions
  • pam_mount and sshfs with password authentication
  • How to use emerge in Gentoo
  • HowTo: Motion Picture Linux Paint and Retouching Tool

SFLC Forms Moglen Ravicher LLC

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro bono legal services to protect and advance free and open source software (FOSS), today announced the formation of Moglen Ravicher LLC, a law firm which will represent select for-profit clients that support FOSS but are not eligible to receive SFLC's pro bono services.

openSUSE

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SUSE

jamesangus.ucantblamem: It’s a well known fact that if you want a usable linux distribution, you download Ubuntu. However, like many IT pro’s, I like to investigate alternatives and try new things. This curiosity led me to download OpenSUSE recently and I was pleasantly surprised by what I swiftly had installed.

Also: OpenSUSE -- thy name is stability

Document Freedom Day is more than a single day

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OSS

linux.com: Today marks the first Document Freedom Day. Inspired by Software Freedom Day, which is now is now in its fifth year. DFD is not directly related to the struggle against Microsoft's efforts to have its Office Open XML (OOXML) format become an ISO/IEC standard.

UK to fly the flag for OOXML

channelregister.co.uk: A source close to the matter told The Register today that the technical group chaired by Francis Cave and assigned to make recommendations to the policy making panel overwhelmingly came out five to one in favour of OOXML.

Also: Microsoft claims Office OpenXML standard Czechmate
And: Microsoft Files Complaint About India's No Vote on OOXML

Linux Reality Episode 100 - The Final Episode

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Linux

linuxreality.com: In this, the last Linux Reality episode: I bring back some old audio clips, fire up one last listener tip, play a bunch of audio comments, and then take a few minutes to say thanks.

Is open source anti-American?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: While Matt Asay and Paula Rooney chose the meat in Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s remarks at OSBC, others chose to play the political game of gotcha. So, is open source anti-American?

Disruptive Technologies that Affect Desktop Linux

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Linux

Matt Hartley: Perhaps what has given desktop Linux its biggest shot in the arm is the evolution of various disruptive technologies that have, by design, made desktop Linux adoption just that much easier. The following are some of the most disruptive examples of disruptive technology on the Linux platform.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 15

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue 15 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 is Out, SoC Student Application Period Open, and One-Click-Install improvements.

10 ways that Linux is outgrowing the stereotype

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Linux

distro-review.com: Linux has a negative image associated with it; a most unfortunate affliction when that image is contrary to the truth. I'm occasionally asked "why do you bother with Linux?" by people who haven't used it recently under the assumption that it's difficult to use. However it is my intention to raise awareness that Linux is remarkably usable these days.

Windows Application Emulation: Wine vs VirtualBox

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Software

raiden.net: In my ever ongoing efforts to completely shed all connections to Microsoft Windows and all Windows applications, including 3rd party ones, I've been doing a lot of research over time into various methods by which I could make that one final push to completely shed all of those lingering connections.

Taking A Good Long Look At Vector Linux 5.9 Standard

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Linux
Reviews

Caitlyn Martin: Over the past 14 months I’ve reviewed two previous releases of Vector Linux: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard and Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO. Anyone who has run those versions of Vector Linux would find the new version quite familiar. In reality the changes between 5.8 and 5.9, which was released in December, are like day and night.

Installing My First Linux OS

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PCLOS

carlanderson.blogspot: Well, I am excited. I have been reading/researching open source software for a long time and I have the go ahead to do a trial. My goal is to install Linux on a handful of school computers in the computer lab and load them with open source software that equates with the proprietary software our students and faculty are used to.

Today is Document Freedom Day!

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OSS

documentfreedom.org: Today is Document Freedom Day: Roughly 200 teams from more than 60 countries worldwide are organising local activities to raise awareness for Document Freedom and Open Standards. The question of Document Freedom has severe repercussions for freedom of choice.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat: Open source benefits from US unpopularity

  • Website for blind and vision impaired developed with open source CMS
  • Windows XP vs. Vista vs. Linux
  • Linux pros prefer IT generalists to vendor-specific certs
  • Acer touts cheaper rival to Asus Eee PC, wither the OLPC?
  • Educational Linux Software For Children
  • Novell, open source and the Madagascan Mongoose
  • It a long, long road to Open Source nirvana
  • Ubuntu’s Shuttleworth: Linux server, client will be big in the cloud and mobile sectors
  • Interview with John Knottenbelt of Introversion Games
  • Linux on the desktop: Soon, but not yet
  • Linux on Ancient Hardware

Include ODF support in the Linux Standard Base?

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OSS

commandline.org.uk: Should the Linux Standard Base Desktop Specification provide a specified standard for office documents? I.e. should the Linux Standard Base specify OpenDocument for office documents as it specifies .PNG for bitmaps? As you may have guessed, I personally think it should.

Kernel space: authoritative hooks for containerization

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Linux

linuxworld.com: The containers developers have what would seem to be a relatively straightforward problem: they would like to control access to devices on a per-container basis. Implementing this feature has been a longer journey than these developers had imagined. A final resting place may have been found.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • End-to-end video podcast production with Kino and FFmpeg

  • Recovering your Password Database in Epiphany 2.20.x on Ubuntu
  • I’ve Got the Broadcom Blues…
  • Installing Apple Safari On Linux (PCLinuxOS)
  • Read DVD Content Information With lsdvd
  • Toggle Compiz with Fusion-icon in Ubuntu 8.04
  • The Three Amigos - Tar, bz2, and gunzip
  • Never Forget to Lock Again

XO Laptop Review

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OLPC

ugo.com: The XO is about the size of a standard textbook and weighs a little over three pounds. It runs at 433 Mhz with 256 MB of RAM, 1 GB of flash storage and, not surprisingly, a free Linux-based operating system. It has three USB ports, microphone and headphone jacks, built-in microphone and 0.3-megapixel camera, and SD memory card slot.

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Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distro to Get a New Look with Debonaire Desktop Theme

Q4OS is a small GNU/Linux distribution based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE). It's explicitly designed to make the Microsoft Windows to Linux transition accessible and more straightforward as possible for anyone. Dubbed Debonaire, the new desktop theme uses dark-ish elements for the window titlebar and panel. Somehow it resembles the look and feels of the acclaimed Arc GTK+ theme, and it makes the Q4OS operating system more modern than the standard look offered by the Trinity Desktop Environment. Read more

today's leftovers

Software: GIMP, VLC, Cryptsetup, Caprine, KWin and NetworkManager

  • GIMP 2.9.8 Open-Source Image Editor Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing
    GIMP 2.9.8, a development version towards the major GIMP 2.10 release, was announced by developer Alexandre Prokoudine for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released
    Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. For a complete list of changes please see NEWS.
  • It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon
    VLC 3.0 is something we've been looking forward to for years and it's looking like that big multimedia player update could be released very soon. Thanks to Phoronix reader Fran for pointing out that VLC 3.0 release candidates have begun to not much attention. VLC 3.0 RC1 was tagged at the end of November and then on Tuesday marked VLC 3.0 RC2 being tagged, but without any official release announcements.
  • cryptsetup 2.0.0
  • Cryptsetup 2.0 Released With LUKS2 Format Support
    A new major release is available of Cryptsetup, the user-space utility for dealing with the DMCrypt kernel module for setting up encrypted disk volumes. Cryptsetup 2.0.0 is notable in that it introduces support for the new on-disk LUKS2 format but still retaining support for LUKS(1). The LUKS2 format is security hardened to a greater extent, more extensible than LUKS, supports in-place upgrading from LUKS, and other changes.
  • Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App
    There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the future of how we live and interact. With Facebook, We can connect, communicate with one another, instantly share our memories, photos, files and even money to anyone, anywhere in the world. Even though Facebook has its own official messenger, some tech enthusiasts and developers are developing alternative and feature-rich apps to communicate with your buddies. The one we are going to discuss today is Caprine. It is a free, elegant, open source, and unofficial Facebook messenger desktop app built with Electron framework.
  • KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So Fast It Causes Problems
    It turns out that if firing up KDE's KWin Wayland compositor without XWayland support, it can start up so fast that it causes problems. Without XWayland for providing legacy X11 support to KDE Wayland clients, the KWin compositor fires up so fast that it can cause a crash in their Wayland integration as KWin's internal connection isn't even established... Yep, Wayland compositors are much leaner and cleaner than the aging X Server code-base that dates back 30+ years, granted most of the XWayland code is much newer than that.
  • NetworkManager Picks Up Support For Intel's IWD WiFi Daemon & Meson Build System
    NetworkManager now has support for Intel's lean "IWD" WiFi daemon. IWD is a lightweight daemon for managing WiFi devices via a D-Bus interface and has been in development since 2013 (but was only made public in 2016) and just depends upon GCC / Glibc / ELL (Embedded Linux Library).

Linux Foundation: Servers, Kubernetes and OpenContrail

  • Many cloud-native hands try to make light work of Kubernetes
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). The technology needs all the untangling, simplifying fingers it can get. This is also why most in the community are happy to tamp down their competitive instincts to chip away at common difficulties. “You kind of have to,” said Michelle Noorali (pictured), senior software engineer at Microsoft and co-chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America & Europe 2017. “These problems are really hard.”
  • Leveraging NFV and SDN for network slicing
    Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail's SDN codebase to Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks has announced its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualisation platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail provides both software-defined networking (SDN) and security features and has been deployed by various organisations, including cloud providers, telecom operators and enterprises to simplify operational complexities and automate workload management across diverse cloud environments.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail’s codebase to Linux Foundation, advances cloud approach
    Juniper Networks plans to move the codebase for its OpenContrail open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud to the Linux Foundation, broadening its efforts to drive more software innovations into the broader IT and service provider community. The vendor is hardly a novice in developing open source platforms. In 2013, Juniper released its Contrail products as open sourced and built a user and developer community around the project. To drive its next growth phase, Juniper expanded the project’s governance, creating an even more open, community-led effort.
  • 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview
    The annual Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and The Linux Foundation reveals a lot about prospects for open source professionals and hiring activity in the year ahead. In this year’s report, 86 percent of tech professionals said that knowing open source has advanced their careers. Yet what happens with all that experience when it comes time for advancing within their own organization or applying for a new roles elsewhere?