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Study explains how retailers stop Linux from entering the market

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h-online.com: The Portuguese Open Source Business Association (ESOP) has published a white paper which aims to explain the problems laptop manufacturers are facing when trying to introduce systems preloaded with Linux to the market.

Executive Spotlight: Lynne Corddry, Red Hat VP

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  • Executive Spotlight: Lynne Corddry, Red Hat Business Development VP, Public Sector
  • Red Hat open sources OpenShift
  • Buy Apple, Oracle To Hedge Against Red Hat Bubble
  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) insider Cunningham Michael sells $ 1.3M of stock
  • Fedora 17 New Security Feature part IX - File Name Transitions
  • Fedora release names
  • Release names: it's supposed to be fun
  • What's in a version?
  • How my webcam works everytime in Fedora

Linux Rings the Bell in New York

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internetnews.com: In New York's Financial District, Linux is your MAMA. The Linux Foundation rang the closing bell at the NYSE yesterday.

Wait, IS desktop Linux a flop? Readers weigh in

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networkworld.com: While one could be forgiven for expecting a flame war in the comments on an article entitled "Why Linux is a desktop flop," the discussion that followed its publication was, in the main, thought-provoking and respectful.

What will ‘rm -rf /’ actually do to your Linux/BSD machine?

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linuxbsdos.com: Typing the wrong command can severely cripple your computer. A wrong switch or wrong option is all it takes. One command that I learned to avoid a long time ago, based on what experienced users told me, is rm -rf /.

Penguin quizzes

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Sabayon Linux – Stable if not without polish

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thelinuxexperiment.com: I have been running Sabayon Linux (Xfce) for the past couple of months and figured I would throw a post up on here describing my experience with it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 454

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: The new Calligra office suite
  • News: Ubuntu's "Quantal Quetzal", interviews with Jane Silber, Jono Bacon and Artyom Zorin, whither Mandriva, upgrading to Fedora 17, Haiku overview
  • Questions and answers: Using native applications, a note on OpenSSH
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 201204 "Debian"

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

Why Linux is a desktop flop

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networkworld.com: It's free, easier to use than ever, IT staffers know it and love it, and it has fewer viruses and Trojans than Windows. It's already ubiquitous on the server side. Plus, there are now alternatives to the most popular software packages out there. So, why hasn't Linux on the desktop taken off?

The Open Source CEO: Jim Whitehurst

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techcrunch.com: I spoke to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst recently about the open source culture at Red Hat and he told me it is a journey, not a destination.

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Leftovers: Software

Emulation or WINE

Fedora: The Latest

  • New "remi-php71" repository
  • PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
  • First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
    As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space
    This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders. Coming out of this week's event were at least positive moments to share for both Arch and Fedora developers. The Arch snaps package guy made progress on snap confinement on Arch. Currently when using Snaps on Arch, there isn't any confinement support, which defeats some of the purpose. There isn't any confinement support since it relies upon some functionality in the Ubuntu-patched AppArmor with that code not yet being mainlined. Arch's Timothy Redaelli has got those AppArmor patches now running via some AUR packages. Thus it's possible to get snap confinement working on Arch, but it's not yet too pleasant of an experience.
  • PhantomJS 2.1.1 in Ubuntu different from upstream
    At the moment of this writing Vitaly's qtwebkit fork is 28 commits ahead and 39 commits behind qt:dev. I'm surprised Ubuntu's PhantomJS even works.
  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released
    Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well and as always what most of users want from a distribution and most of distributions tries to perform,Stability.This release is also well focoused on stabilty as Ubuntu 16.04.