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Ads in Firefox, Debian init, and Rolling Releases

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Lots of folks are lamenting the latest news from Mozilla stating they'll soon be showing users "sponsored content from hand-picked partners." In other news, a recent Debian decision leaves Ubuntu on its own with upstart. Matt Hartley recently compared the ease of Ubuntu to the flexibility of rolling release distributions.

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Booting Linux In Just One Second

One of the most interesting presentations from this year's Embedded Linux Conference Europe was how-to boot Linux in under one second! For targeting various embedded use-cases, Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second. Read more

Twitter Clients

  • Best in Breed Twitter Clients for Linux
    Twitter is a social networking service that is a bit of a conundrum to many. At any given time it can be used to connect with people of a like mind, and at another it’s an exercise in frustration, thanks to the never-ending stream of data. But for those that depend upon the service as a means to either stay connected, promote a product or service, or even (on certain levels) research a given topic, it’s a boon.
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    You have a database, a tweet pattern and wants to automatically tweet on a regular basis? No need for RSS, fancy tricks, 3rd party website to translate RSS to Twitter or whatever. Just use db2twitter.

FOSS/Linux Events

  • The Linux Foundation Becomes Steward of the Open Networking Summit
    If you're able to get to the Silicon Valley area in March, there is a big open networking conference taking shape, with some very talented participants. The Linux Foundation is announcing that the Open Networking Summit (ONS) is becoming a Linux Foundation event, and ONS 2016 will take place March 14-17, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Visualize astrophysics data with Blender
    The Blender Conference has become a fantastic showcase not just of attractive art and animation, but also unconventional uses of Blender and open source software.
  • SDN/NFV DevRoom at FOSDEM: Deadline approaching!
    We extended the deadline for the SDN/NFV DevRoom at FOSDEM to Wednesday, November 25th recently – and we now have the makings of a great line-up!

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