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Chakra 2011.09 review - Interesting and powerful

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Linux Two distributions that I have been most asked to review are Arch Linux and Chakra. And the reason I have so far refused to do so is the relatively high level of knowledge required to operate them.

Sabayon Linux 7: A Review

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  • Sabayon Linux 7: A Review
  • Sabayon 7 review – the most complete out-of-the-box Linux?

Getting Bodhi Linux up to speed

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Software Jack Wallen has a new favorite Linux distribution. But that distribution can use some help getting up to speed after installation. Here, Jack shows you what to add for more features in Bodhi Linux.

Linux 3.2 Kernel May Be Of A Worrying Size

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Linux After going through ten release candidates, the Linux 3.1 kernel should be released by early next week. However, with the Linux 3.1 kernel release cycle having been dragged on by more RCs than normal and the hacking incident, the Linux 3.2 kernel may end up being abnormally large and its worrying Linus Torvalds.

Are Updates the Dirty Linux Secret?

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gnuski.blogspot: A recent post by tech writer David Gewirtz goes on a rant about a remote-hosted server which failed to function or reboot after a CentOS Linux software update. So, are updates the dirty little secret of running Linux?

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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Linux (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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Linux Linus Torvalds has now released Linux kernel 3.1, tagging it in the git source code control system and uploading it to, 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 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 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.

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European Unified Patent Court goes Open Source

Using Private Cloud and Drupal as a starting point together with small expert partners and agile management the new platform for the European UPC has been shaped to the exact requirements and quickly adapted while more needs surfaced. The only ready to use Open Source tool used has been Zarafa Collaboration Platform which integrated with the Case Management System will provide secure email, instant messaging, file sharing and video conferencing to the platform's users. The result is that, thanks to Open Source based platform and by working with SMEs, the UK IPO team has been able to deliver to the Unified Patent Court team the project earlier than planned and under budget. Read more

Linux Foundation: Open Source Programming and DevOps Jobs Plentiful

Open source can help you make money, especially if you have skills in programming or DevOps, which is emerging as one of the hottest areas of interest for hiring managers seeking open source admins and developers. That's according to the latest Open Source Jobs Report from the Linux Foundation, which is out this week. Read more Also: The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report: Companies Hungry for Professional Open Source Talent

Basho Open Sources Some Bits

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • The Simply Ubuntu Desktop
    Over on Flickr, fosco_ submitted this simple Ubuntu desktop, with just a few things tweaked for a cleaner experience. Like we’ve said, sometimes less is more, and this desktop makes good use of a few widgets to make a great UI even better.
  • HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.5 Supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Debian 8.4
    The team of developers behind the HPLIP (short for HP Linux Imaging and Printing) project, announced a few moments ago the availability of the fifth maintenance build in the 3.16 stable series of the software. For those of you who are not in the loop, HP Linux Imaging and Printing is an open-source initiative to bring the latest HP (Hewlett-Packard) printer drivers to GNU/Linux operating systems. The software has a pretty active development team working behind it, releasing maintenance builds at least once a month.
  • Convergence delayed: Unity 8 won’t be the default desktop in Ubuntu 16.10
    Canonical’s vision of convergence—a single, highly adaptive environment that spans mobile and desktop uses—has been delayed yet again. The Unity 8 desktop and Mir display server, which are key to that vision, won’t be used by default in Ubuntu 16.10, according to discussion in the Ubuntu Online Summit.
  • Questions and answers: Ubuntu bq tablet
    After Jack Wallen's recent review of the bq Aquaris M10 tablet, he was hit with a number of questions about the tablet. Jack addresses some of those questions to help you decide if the Ubuntu tablet is a worthy investment.