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PCLinuxOS 0.93a MiniMe

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Texstar and the Ripper Gang released their PCLinuxOS 0.93a MiniMe yesterday and early reports are quite positive. This installable livecd weighs in at a 300 MB download and resulting system of 1.3 GB. It's a slimmed trimmed down version of PCLinuxOS which gives the user the opportunity to install the packages they want and make the system their very own.

Why kernel 2.6.19 will break most distros

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Linux

Years ago, there was an old way parents were thinking about their kids in my country: «I have made them, I will kill them too.» Does the fact that you created something give you the right to be a dictator?

Free your mind — write some free software

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Misc

If you really want to know what’s so cool about free software, you need to participate. It’s never been easier—there are many incremental improvements in programming languages for ‘scripting’ and ‘middleware’ have been made—these languages can make programming a real joy. And I think you will find it a liberating experience.

Big bang pushed back two billion years

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Sci/Tech

Our universe may be 15% larger and older than we thought, according to new measurements of the distance to a nearby galaxy. Recent estimates have put the age of the universe at 13.7 billion years, and the new research suggests it may actually be 15.8 billion years old.

Ark Linux v2006.1 Screenshots

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Linux

Ark Linux 2006.1 is out, which ships with the newly-released KDE 3.5.4, and brings a host of other improvements to the distribution. X.Org has also been upgrades to 7.1.1 and AmaroK is at 1.4.1. Numerous bugs were also squashed in the LiveCD version of Ark Linux 2006.1. We have shots up at Phoronix today.

Reiser4 and the politics of the kernel

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Why is the Reiser4 filesystem not in the Linux kernel? Recently, the question has been discussed on the kernel mailing list, and it's not a pretty sight; anyone who imagines that kernel development is a rational discourse only needs to look at the exchange to be disillusioned. While both sides claim to be arguing technical merits, the discussion spills over into a debate about the advantages of established procedures and policies. It's also turned into a clash of personalities.

Host a personal diary on your PC using WordPress

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HowTos

A couple of months back, I did something really interesting. I downloaded the WordPress content management suite from thewordpress.org site and installed it on my machine. So why did I do such a thing? Well, I am in the habit of maintaining a diary containing my day to day experiences.

Freespire RC1 Review

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Freespire is a very well put together distro in RC status, that still has a few small bugs to work out.  Over all I am quite impressed, and am comfortable recommending it to most anyone who is interesting in trying Linux out.

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Who Gets to Upgrade Schools?

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Bill Gates meets the Oprahnator? This I did have to see. Monday night I settled in with the remote and a strong drink and fired up the episode, chillingly titled "What Bill and Melinda Gates Want You to Know."

Gentoo celebrates third Bugday anniversary with a live penguin.

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Gentoo

For the last three years, the Gentoo project has run monthly Bugday events to encourage users and developers to team up and help to solve as many bugs as possible in a day. Now, for the third anniversary of the initiative, the Bugday team has something special planned. The star prize will be a real life Chilean Gentoo penguin.

SLED 10 Is a Linux Distro Windows Users Can Love

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SUSE

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is a strong contender to Windows on corporate clients, with a well-thought-out desktop environment and some innovative features.

HP Taps DreamWorks To Test Linux Workstations

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Hardware

DreamWorks Animation SKG has quietly taken possession of several Hewlett-Packard & Co. xw9400 workstations that are expected to provide faster processing speeds for creating advanced special effects in movies.

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Ubuntu tips

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Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu linux for a nearly six months now... As of last month, I've been using it exclusively while at home. This is a small collection of the things I've learned.

UK universities love open source

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OSS

UK colleges and universities routinely consider open source solutions to IT problems - even when official policy might not support it.

Lenovo to Load Linux on ThinkPad Laptop

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Linux

Lenovo Group is planning a full embrace for Linux. The PC maker, at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo beginning Aug. 14 , will announce a plan to pre-load Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on one of its ThinkPad notebooks, sources familiar with the two company's plans said.

Mozilla's Firefox Gains Ground Against Internet Explorer

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Moz/FF

Firefox, an open source browser, now holds 11.3 percent of the global market, up from 9.5 percent in January. Microsoft, still in the lead, commands a strong 83.6 percent, yet has fallen from 85.3 percent since the start of the year.

Lessig seeks legal ground for content exchange

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OSS

-High-profile legal scholar Lawrence Lessig on Friday called for an initiative to create compatible content licenses as a way to exchange content and promote "free culture."

A New Direction for Open-Source Software

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It's not surprising that some open-source software companies consider closing their source code, said Dennis Cox, chief technical officer at BreakingPoint Systems. Closing the code and selling future versions or becoming the official supplier of support services can be profitable, Cox said.

'Red Hat demise not Ubuntu goal'

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Reacting to a recent editorial by Free Software Magazine's Tony Mobily in which Mobily said Ubuntu will bring about Red Hat's demise, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said undermining Red Hat is not on his agenda.

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Linux Kernel/Foundation

  • Linux Foundation Brings Power of Open Source to Energy Sector
    The Linux Foundation launched on July 12 its latest effort—LF Energy, an open-source coalition for the energy and power management sector. The LF Energy coalition is being backed by French transmission system operation RTE, Vanderbilt University and the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E). With LF Energy, the Linux Foundation is aiming to replicate the success it has seen in other sectors, including networking, automotive, financial services and cloud computing.
  • Marek Squeezes More Performance Out Of RadeonSI In CPU-Bound Scenarios
    AMD's leading open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D developer, Marek Olšák, sent out a new patch series this week aiming to benefit this Radeon OpenGL driver's performance in CPU-bound scenarios. The patch series is a set of command submission optimizations aimed to help trivial CPU-bound benchmarks to varying extents. In the very trivial glxgears, the patch series is able to improve the maximum frame-rates by around 10%.
  • Intel Sends In A Final Batch Of DRM Feature Updates Targeting Linux 4.19
    After several big feature pull requests of new "i915" Intel DRM driver features landing in DRM-Next for Linux 4.19, the Intel open-source developers have sent in what they believe to be their last batch of feature changes for queuing this next kernel cycle.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open source governance accelerates innovation [Ed: Evolution of the tactics by which anti-FOSS proprietary software firms, Sonatype in this case, try to sell their 'wares']
  • GitHub Enterprise 2.14 brings unified search of cloud and local
  • GitHub Enterprise 2.14 is ‘open goodness’ behind an enterprise firewall
  • DragonFly BSD Lead Developer Preaches The Blessing Of SSDs
    DragonFlyBSD lead developer Matthew Dillon has provided an update on the open-source operating system project's infrastructure and acknowledging the SSD upgrades that are noticeably beneficial over HDDs. DragonFlyBSD has recently been replacing various HDDs with SSDs in their build machines and other systems having an important presence in their infrastructure. Following these storage upgrades, things have been running great and ultimately should deliver a snappier experience for users and developers.
  • Binutils 2.31 Offers Faster DLL Linking For Cygwin/Mingw, Freescale S12Z Support
    A new release of the Binutils collection of important tools is now available with a number of new features and improvements. Binutils 2.31 contains work like direct linking with DLLs for Cygwin/Mingw targets now being faster, AArch64 disassembler improvements, MIPS GINV and CRC extension support, Freescale S12Z architecture support, the x86 assembler now supports new command line options to enable alternative shorter instruction encodings, and the Gold linker now supports Intel Indirect Branch Tracking and Shadow Stack instructions.
  • GCC 8/9 Land Fix For "-march=native" Tuning On Modern Intel CPUs
    The other day we reported on a GCC 8 regression where Skylake and newer CPUs with "-march=native" haven't been performance as optimally as they should be. Fortunately, that patch was quickly landed into the GCC SVN/Git code for GCC 9 as well as back-ported to GCC 8. In the GCC 8.1 release and mainline code since April, as the previous article outlined, when using "-march=native" as part of the compiler flags with GCC the full capabilities of the CPU haven't been leveraged. This affects Intel Skylake CPUs and newer generations, including yet to be released hardware like Cannonlake and Icelake.
  • ARM Kills Its RISC-V FUD Website After Staff Revolt
    ARM is under fire for the way it attempted to kneecap a fledgling open-source hardware project, and has retreated from its own line of attack after several days. ARM had launched a website, riscv-basics.com, which purported to offer “real” information on the rival ISA. As one might expect, the “information” on display was a bit less neutral than a visitor might hope for. Taking this kind of shot against an open-source hardware project also struck many in the OSS community as being in exceptionally poor taste, given how critical open source software has been to ARM’s overall success and visibility. First, a bit of background: RISC-V is an open-source ISA based on RISC principles and is intended to eventually provide flexible CPU cores for a wide variety of use-cases. By using the BSD license, the RISC-V teams hope to allow for a greater range of projects that support both open and proprietary CPU designs. RISC-V CPUs are already available today in a range of roles and capabilities. Despite some modest initial success, RISC-V, today, isn’t even a rounding error in CPU marketshare measurements. It’s certainly no threat to ARM, which enjoys the mother of all vendor lock-ins measured in per-device terms.
  • Python boss Guido van Rossum steps down after 30 years
     

    He lays out a list of things that the users will need to consider going forwards like who has banning rights and who inducts noobs to the core developer team, but its laid out in a context of ‘do what you want but keep me out of it'.  

    "I'll still be here, but I'm trying to let you all figure something out for yourselves. I'm tired, and need a very long break."