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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 428

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: The latest lrom Ubuntu and Kubuntu
  • News: LibreOffice looks to expand to new platforms, routers running FreeBSD, the new Qt Project, a talk with the father of SSL
  • Opinion: The missing "GNU/"
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 7 "Core", Kororaa Linux 15.1, Finnix 103
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 12.1 RC2
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

All About Jobs and Hiring in Linux Land

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): "Most developer jobs require current knowledge of non-open software," said blogger Barbara Hudson, "but it's a safe bet to say that most jobs are not 'open' jobs. ... The most reliable way to get a job that uses open source exclusively is to create your own.

Linux 3.1 is here

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h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has now released Linux kernel 3.1, tagging it in the git source code control system and uploading it to kernel.org, but not, apparently announcing it in the mailing lists yet.

Why I’ve finally had it with my Linux server and I’m moving back to Windows

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: I’ve had it. I’ve had it with all the patched together pieces and parts that all have to be just the right versions, with just the right dependencies, compiled in just the right way, during just the right phase of the moon, with just the right number of people tilting left at just the right time.

OpenELEC Is a Fast-Booting, Self-Updating Version of XBMC for Home Theater PCs

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Software

lifehacker.com: OpenELEC aims to make home theater PCs as much like your DVD player as possible, using a lightweight, instant-on version of XBMC that updates itself for a maintenance-free media center.

Sabayon 7 GNOME 3 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a Linux distribution described by its developers as “… a bleeding edge operating system that is both stable and reliable.” It is based on Gentoo, a source-based (Linux) distribution. The latest edition, Sabayon 7, was released just last week (October 10 2011 to be exact).

Why I Switched to Linux

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linux-news.org: Back in early 2005 I started playing around with RedHat Linux 7.3 because the “Tech Guy”, Leo LaPorte, had talked about it on his radio show. What he had said about Linux intrigued me.

Take your Linux PC back to the future!

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HowTos

linuxuser.co.uk: There are many reasons to use the console. There are lots of articles that describe the tools and utilities available for the console. But how do you use them all together?

Why do Linux fanatics want to make Windows 8 less secure?

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: Windows 8 isn’t even in beta yet, and already the FUD is flying fast and furious. A small group of activists are whipping up controversy over the UEFI secure boot feature even as they admit the feature is “valuable and worthwhile.” Here’s the real story.

Linux Mint developers make GNOME 3 edition plans

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h-online.com: Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint Founder and lead developer, has announced that his project has started work on a GNOME 3 edition of its next major release, version 12.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more