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Fedora 11 and Ext4: The Straight Bits

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jaboutboul.blogspot: Fedora 11, when released tomorrow, will be the first distribution to boast the inclusion of ext4, the latest incarnation in the extended file system family, as default. Join me for an interview with Eric Sandeen, renown file system hacker.

Fedora 11: Raise thy Mighty... Finger?

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jaboutboul.blogspot: Authentication is an aspect of computing which many take for granted. What's all the fuss? In the following Q&A session with Bastien Nocera, long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man.

Behind the scenes on SourceForge's acquisition of Ohloh

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news.cnet.com: When did the deal take shape, and how did it come about? To get answers, I asked Jon Sobel, group president of media at SourceForge, to provide some details.

KOffice on version 2.0, extensions, and being like Firefox

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computerworld.com.au: The idea of an application that supports third-party extensions and add-ons users can download and install in one click may be more applicable to Web browsers than office suites, but the developers at the open source KOffice project have developed such an architecture where all components are modular.

Fedora 11: Virtual(ization) Reality

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jaboutboul.blogspot: In an interview with Daniel P. Berrange, Red Hat Virt Team Engineer and Fedora Virtualization guru, we talk about the many key upgrades to virt technology in F11.

A Few Questions For David Nusinow DD

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debian.net: I tried out Linux and found that it was a lot of fun, if totally different from anything I'd ever imagined. After about a month on Mandrake I got sick of feeling contrained by it and installed Slink and quickly updated to the brand new Potato.

Ex-Microsoftie: Free Software Will Kill Redmond

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cio.com: Keith Curtis, author and former Microsoft programmer, makes no bones about his view that open source puts the software giant's wares to shame.

The Sound of Fedora 11

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jaboutboul.blogspot: Where would we be without sound? When Fedora 11 lands, along with it will land a number of enhancements to the sound subsystem. I recently caught up with Lennart Poettering. Here's what he had to say about the upcoming improvements and what the future holds:

Interview: Mozilla Bespin's Joe Walker

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tuxradar.com: Bespin is a new project from Mozilla Labs attempting to bring a full-featured, collaborative editor to the web. At the recent Yahoo Hack Day event we had a quick chat with Joe Walker, one of the four developers.

Talking To The Developers Of The Unigine Engine

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phoronix.com: While the Unigine game engine may not be as widely known or used as the Unreal or id Tech engines, its capabilities and features have been increasing at an incredible rate. Answering our own questions plus those asked by readers is Denis Shergin, the CEO of Unigine Corp, and Alexander Zaprjagaev, the CTO of Unigine Corp.

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  • Lucid sleep in the free desktop
    One of the areas I'm currently working on is what Google calls Lucid Sleep, which is basically the ability of performing work while the machine is in a low power state such as suspend. I'm writing this blog post because there has been interest on this in different communities and the discussion is currently a bit dispersed.
  • A Request for Help from a Linux Community Member in Nepal
    At the Linux Foundation we focus many of our programs on personalizing and connecting the talented network of Linux developers and users in all corners of the globe. Everyday we are witness to the Linux community innovating irrespective of geographic boundary; that is why this week we were moved by an email we received from one of our community asking for help.
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    Common Lisp users are very happy to use Quicklisp when it comes to downloading and maintaining dependencies between their own code and the librairies it is using.
  • Qt4's status and Qt4's webkit removal in Stretch
    Hi everyone! As you might know Qt4 has been deprecated (in the sense "you better start to port your code") since Qt5's first release in December 19th 2012. Since that point on Qt4 received only bugfixes. Upstream is about to release the last point release, 4.8.7. This means that only severe bugs like security ones will get a chance to get solved.
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