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May 2010

Open source marks a new era for African independence

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news.bbc.co.uk: Now, a wave of homegrown programmers, developers and software makers claim to be heralding a new era of African independence.

Chronicling the open source movement - one person at a time

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networkworld.com: Ideas are nothing without people to give them life. That's why a Boston woman has set out to write about the people, not the software.

Teach your kids Linux from an early age with Qimo linux for kids

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unixmen.com: Qimo is a desktop operating system designed for kids. Based on the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop, Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up. So If you want to teach your children to use Linux from an early age, Qimo is the perfect for your kids.

Will Opensolaris 2010.06 be the next release?

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techonia.com: Opensolaris 2010.05 would be the next release after being postponed to release on March this year. Again, Opensolaris lovers around the world might be disappointed because after waiting for it until the end of May there is no official release of Opensolaris. A bad news.

Icons and the FOSS desktop

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linux-magazine.com: Icons have always intimidated me. Except for the mouseover help, two-thirds of the time I would have no idea what function they represent. Shrink them so that they fit on a toolbar, and the obscurity is compounded by illegibility.

Semantics is Restricting Linux Desktop Adaptation

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linuxlock.blogspot: Shortly after the Desktop was established, the obligatory popup appeared, stating that "Restricted Drivers" were available for installation. Margie asked me then: "What does that mean?"

MeeGo 1.0 For Netbooks

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  • LAS: How Can MeeGo Survive in an Android’s World?
  • Despite Intel backing, MeeGo Linux to support ARM chips

Fedora 13 “goddard” mini review

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techenclave.com: I have always preferred Fedora Linux or Open Suse over Ubuntu Linux. I ran into all sorts of issues with Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04. Open Suse 11.2 ran really well and was extremely stable, however was looking forward to Fedora 13.

An Auto Company Zips Along the Fast Lane with FOSS

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OSS

linuxforu.com: Started in March 2009, Carnation Auto offers car owners a wide array of services. Carnation has grown to 15 hubs across 10 cities, with more than 700 employees —all in a matter of nine months. This accelerated growth wouldn’t have been possible without open source technology.

Debian Project News - May 31st, 2010

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Welcome to this year's fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

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Linus Torvalds: "I Hope AVX512 Dies A Painful Death"

Linux creator Linus Torvalds had some choice words today on Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) found on select Intel processors. In a mailing list discussion stemming from the Phoronix article this week on the compiler instructions Intel is enabling for Alder Lake (and Sapphire Rapids), Linus Torvalds chimed in. The Alder Lake instructions being flipped on in GCC right now make no mention of AVX-512 but only AVX2 and others, likely due to Intel pursuing the subset supported by both the small and large cores in this new hybrid design being pursued. Read more Also: The Linux Team Approves New Neutral Terminology background on AVX-512

Top 5 Open Source Video Conferencing Tools for Remote Working and Online Meetings

Working remote and looking for an open source video conferencing solution for hosting online meeting? Here are some of the best tools you can use. Read more

How to Enable, Disable Keyboard, Mouse and Touch Devices via Terminal

You can do various quick configuration changes such as to enable, disable devices using Xinput via Terminal in Linux in general. Here’s how. Read more