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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Install NVIDIA Manually In Ubuntu And Debian

  • Transform images into videos with images2mpg
  • HowTo Remove the locked screen login after resume
  • Customizing Ubuntu
  • Speeding up Portage and Kernel Compiling
  • Claws mail -> move mail (inbox and other folders) to card
  • An introduction to CGI scripting with Python
  • Python: Generating graphs with matplotlib
  • Burn CDs in the Commandline with Bashburn

OSS Headlines

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  • European Commission to increase its use of Open Source

  • Dutch Parliament to use Open Source Software
  • Risky Business: Predicting that open source vendors will ultimately win
  • The new case for open source data protection
  • Network Security Concerns? Consider Open Source
  • Beginning a FOSS Based Business and a Simple Broth

PCLinuxOS Magazine June 2008 Released

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PCLinuxOS Magazine, June 2008 (Issue 22) is available to download. Some highlights include: What is root?, Configuring a 5 Button Mouse, and Burn an ISO Disk.

Linux gOS Space 2.9: A personal review

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themarktrix.blogspot: In one of the previous posts, I mentioned that I'm using gOS Space 2.9 now in place of my PCLinuxOS 2007. After close to 3 weeks with gOS, I thought that I ought to write a simple review of the OS installed on my laptop.

More From The FUD Factory

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informationweek.com/blog: An article at Law.com named "Open Source Software Shows Its Muscle" has been drawing a lot of fire from other commentators on the open source beat. Allow me to add my own heat to that fire.

Ultimate Edition 1.8 "Harty Hotrod"

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techiemoe.com: Ultimate Edition (formerly known as Ubuntu Ultimate Edition) was apparently started as a re-packaging of Ubuntu for Christmas, odd as that may sound. Since then it's become an odd sort of amalgamation of programs based on the latest Ubuntu and the software preferences of the maintainers.

Distro Rankings According to Alexa and Compete

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junauza.com: A website's popularity is often measured by its web traffic or the amount of data sent and received by its visitors. Alexa and Compete are two of the most widely accepted services in measuring a website's traffic data. What if we will use these two web traffic analysis services to measure a Linux distribution’s popularity?

Review: The Linux Powered Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

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Hardware

raiden.net: For many years people have been looking for a simple and efficient way to take the internet with them. First there was laptops, but those were too big. Then came phones and PDA's, but those were too small. But now that is all history thanks to Nokia's new N810 Internet Tablet!

KDE 4.0.5 Release Announcement

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The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.5, the fifth bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.

Because I am unique, so is my Linux.

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blogs.ittoolbox: There are no two people in the world that are exactly the same. Even identical twins from the same egg are different. Being individuals we like to customize everything. From our cars to our workplaces or anything we own, we like to "make our mark" on them to say it is ours and it expresses our individuality.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 25

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opensuse.org: Issue #25 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: People of openSUSE: Matthias Fehring, Interview: KDevelop and the openSUSE Build Service, and blogs.zdnet.com: “OpenSUSE 11 RC1: The Mercedes-Benz to Ubuntu’s Volkswagen.”

Acer bets big on Linux

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vnunet.com: The company is already heavily promoting Linux for its low cost ultra-portable netbook range out later this year, but senior staff have said that Acer will also push Linux on its laptops.

my package of the day: weather-util

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screenage.de/blog: Let me introduce you today into a tool that a lot of people might evaluate as useless: Jeremy Stanley’s weather-util. Whith this tiny python script, which finally found its way into Debian Etch and Ubuntu repositories, you can retrieve weather information from weather stations worldwide directly from the command line.

How well did PC-BSD 1.5 work for me?

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wheatlandlinux.wordpress: Pretty well actually. The system was stable, I had few problems, except for the fact that I always had to run PC-BSD in safe mode. I also managed to fail in installing the Nvidia graphic driver.

Was leaving MS and opting for Linux a good move?

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wamukota.blogspot: It's been three years now since I started using Linux, which I think is a reasonable time to look back and evaluate that move. I've always felt that Microsoft does not care very much for the home user, as their systems are clearly marketed at businesses.

Munich Makes Good

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computerworlduk.com: Remember Munich, and its city council's 2003 decision to rip out Microsoft Windows and Office, and to replace them with free software? According to the home page of the project, called LiMux, it's proceeding steadily.

One more thing with Novell: the EULA

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beranger.org: OK, it's about a Beta/Prerelease. Still, it's open source and governed by GPL or by more permissive licenses. And what is openSUSE 11.0b3 EULA saying? (Was it written by Microsoft, or what?)

Does OpenOffice.org fall short?

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OOo

blogs.zdnet.com: I am past-president for our local Lunix User Group and currently its education director. We have 4 servers running Linux, two desktops running Linux and 3 laptops running Windows. In general, OpenOffice lacks many features that frequent users of Office use.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Experience Easy, Excellent and Exciting Computing with the New Eee PC™

  • Legal Climate for Open-Source Users Changes With Litigation and License Revisions
  • Why Novell is cashing in on Linux
  • Shell Script To Monitor Disk Usage On Linux and Unix
  • Freeing up the future: Is open source best for business?
  • Mozilla Developer News June 3
  • Dr. Phatak speaks...and the world learns
  • Try doing this with proprietary software
  • GnuCash: Free Accounting Software
  • My Problems with Fedora 9
  • Dell Mini Inspiron? New Asus EeePC’s? Its the keyboard, silly
  • The X=X+1 Issue

5 Reasons Why JBoss Founder Marc Fleury is My Hero

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There is a funny thing about commercial open source software companies as much as they like talking about their community-driven open source heritage they end up doing a lot of things their proprietary counterparts do.

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
  • Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files
  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.