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Mozilla Colors

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Moz/FF

bholley.wordpress: I’ve been working on getting Mozilla’s color management backend ready for the prime time. We’re finally turning it on in tonight’s nightly builds, so I thought I’d give a bit of background on the history of color management in Mozilla and on color management in general.

The open source principles of participation

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OSS

raiden.net: One of the greatest and most destructive beliefs in the open source community is that "Because I'm not a programmer, I can't participate in an open source project." Let me be the first to tell you that if you believe that, you're wrong. Dead wrong.

opensuse adds Installation over serial line

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SUSE

opensuse.org: It’s now possible to install openSUSE if you only have a serial line (without additional tricks). Our graphical bootloader frontend used to ignore serial input. That’s now (starting with 11.1 beta1) changed.

Protecting your network with Strata Guard Free

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Software

linux.com: Being connected to the Internet means exposure to what the outside world has to offer -- including the undesirable elements. Every time you connect to the Internet, you're exposed to threats that can compromise your network's security. Although network security solutions have evolved in recent years, so have network attack techniques.

Book Review: "Intellectual Property and Open Source"

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OSS

arstechnica.com: You'd have to do a lot of man-on-the-street interviews before you'd find someone who could explain the difference between a patent and a trademark. Into this void steps Van Lindberg, a former software engineer and now a lawyer who specializes in the legal issues surrounding the free software community.

Linux Foundation Expands Fellowship Program to Support Kernel Developers

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: The Linux Foundation, in concert with several well-known industry names (hint: they start with letters like I and G), has hired a key contributor to the Linux kernel development community, the system administrator for kernel.org.

Five signs you're an e-mail addict

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Misc

itbusiness.ca: Quick: When's the last time you checked your e-mail? If you're like most Americans, the answer is likely within the last 15 minutes -- even if you're not at work.

Asia set to 'give back' to open source

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Asia is in the middle of a mass adoption wave of open source technology, and the floodgates of innovation will open following this wave in two to three years, according to open source vendors.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenMoko users open up about their phones

  • The Mini 9 NetBook: Dell’s Hardware as a Service Experiment?
  • The importance of marketing to open-source projects
  • Experts Agree (On Nothing) About Intersection of Cloud And Virtualization
  • Open source after the M&A honeymoon
  • Suse Linux virtualized on Windows--why?
  • Red Hat outlook: Clouds and virtualization everywhere
  • Browser Wars
  • HowTo get Internet Explorer for Mandriva Linux
  • Aspire One: Victorian Education Discriminating Against Linux?
  • Announcing RC1 of openSUSE-Education for 11.0
  • What's 'Commercial Use' With Open Source Derivatives?
  • New Ulteo Application System coming soon
  • Ubuntu gets user interface team
  • Why isn't Ubuntu the number 1 operating system?
  • With EasyGUI, I Can Stick with Python
  • Unlimited Potential in open source software
  • Maximizing Set Match Probability Using Perl

Post-Link Optimization for Linux on POWER

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Linux

Find out about the recent updates made to the Post-Link Optimization for Linux on POWER, also known as FDPR-Pro. This technology is a performance-tuning utility used to improve the execution time and the real memory utilization of user-level application programs, based on their run-time profiles.

Viewing the Night Sky with Linux Part II: XEphem

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Part I of this series covered a simple Linux planetarium program, KStars. But there are some questions KStars isn't very good at answering. For viewing closeups of planets, monitoring the motion of the planets, getting precise predictions of events like eclipses, and other such information, you'll do better with a more powerful tool: XEphem.

Red Hat's security issue

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Linux
Security

blog.perens.com: Last month, Red Hat issued a security bulletin. Not all that went on is clear, but it seems that the servers used to develop and distribute Fedora and Red Hat were accessed by a person with criminal intent. But there are continuing problems with Red Hat's handling of the situation.

Also: Fedora and our security attitude

Mandriva One 2009 - KDE4 - RC1

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MDV

planetoss.com: Mandriva releases a new version in every six months and this time is no exception. The team released 2009 RC1 which is scheduled for a final release on 9th October. The notable improvements from the previous 2008 Spring release are,

Is PCLinuxOS Stale?

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PCLOS

kzimm.wordpress: Recently, I’ve been reading posts talking about how PCLinuxOS is “stale”, “going downhill”, or even “dying”. They point out that the “current” version of PCLOS is 2007, has an out-of-date kernel, and won’t recognize the latest hardware.

Gates & Seinfeld’s next commercial: Better. With funny parts.

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: The second Microsoft commercial featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld is out (being broadcast tonight during Big Brother on CBS) and at least this time, there were some funny scenes. And there was clearly a message this time.

SMPlayer: A high quality wrapper

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Software

linux.com: Loosely speaking, in software terms, a wrapper is something that provides an alternate interface to another object. SMPlayer is an advanced multimedia player wrapped around MPlayer that provides a friendlier and more powerful front end to the underlying application.

How Do Open Source Installations Compare by Operating System?

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OSS

openlogic.com/blogs: In the previous newsletter we looked at the breakdown of Linux Distributions. Many people have since asked us how open source software compares across different operating systems like Linux, Windows, and Mac, so we decided to take a look at the average number of open source packages found by operating system.

Polk Community College, USF get $812,000 grant to develop Linux curriculum

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Linux

bizjournals.com: Polk Community College and the University of South Florida Polytechnic have received an $812,726 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a four-year curriculum for Linux computer system administration. The grant funds will be issued to the two institutions over three years.

The end of physical reboots with Linux

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: I was having an interesting conversation with my BSD buddies on whether Ubuntu is suitable/not for servers and I did my usual bragging about the servers not needing to be rebooted. I was then asked about kernel updates.

Viral ethics for Linux users

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: A little while ago I found a very intelligent, well presented argument discussing the responsibility of Linux users to install antivirus software. I’m talking about Linux machines acting as carriers.

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Convert video using Handbrake

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