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Linux Mint makes Ubuntu suck less

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Linux

bitburners.com: The many of the best and the market dominant distributions have one in thing in common - they have strong commercial support behind them. Every now and then an interesting smaller distribution comes up and is able to attract major audiences and gain an active user group. Such distributions include SimplyMEPIS, PCLinuxOS and the LinuxMint.

A truly light-weight OS: Written in ASM, with GUI, networking and apps

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OS

geekzone.co.nz: Much has been written about resource hungry operating systems. Microsoft Vista or even various GNU/Linux desktop editions, which can't be happy unless you throw gigabytes of RAM at them. Today I came across an operating system that can truly claim to be light-weight.

E-tailer dumps Windows for Red Hat

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: UK-based online lingerie and nightwear retailer figleaves.com has turned away from Microsoft and to virtualisation and open source software to revamp the technology platform that will support its upcoming ecommerce site.

Second netbook wave begins

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Asus is taking pre-orders for a netbook based on Intel's second-generation netbook platform, the secret-shrouded N280/GN40 chipset. Early product specs confirm that the second wave of netbooks are likely to offer faster graphics and lower power use, along with room for much, much larger batteries.

Synchronizing UNIX files with optimized security

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Security

This article covers cp, tar, and rsync, that can aid with the security of the synchronization of UNIX files

Free Ubuntu book tops 150,000 downloads

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Keir Thomas informs us that his new Ubuntu book has been downloaded 150,000 times. Freely downloadable in PDF format MacFreda Publishing's 164-page Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference offers a beginner's overview of the popular distro.

Is open source becoming like Microsoft?

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Talking with Microsoft last week, I was surprised to hear a key reason for Microsoft getting involved with things like optimizing Windows for PHP: it was the only way to ensure products like PHP work with Microsoft technology at all.

Full Circle #21 out now

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Ubuntu

fullcirclemagazine.org: That’s right folks, FCM#21 is finally here. In this issue: Command and Conquer - Formatting Output, Game Review - Tribal Trouble 2, and Top 5 - Torrent Tools.

Recovering from a Hard Drive Failure

linuxjournal.com: Have you ever woken up in the morning and said to yourself, “today is the day that I'm finally going to backup my workstation!” only to find out that you're a day late and about 320Gb short? Well, that's about what happened to me recently, but don't worry, the story has a happy ending.

Important LAMP systems tunning considerations

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Linux

This series of three articles on tunning LAMP systems discusses many of the server configuration items that can make or break an application's performance.

Novell may make more acquisitions to fill product line

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SUSE

computerworld.com: Novell continues to look at acquisitions to fill its product line, Ron Hovsepian, the company's president and CEO, told reporters in Bangalore Monday.

Linus Torvalds – Interview at linux.conf.au 2009

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Linux
Interviews

abclinuxu.cz: 1) Have you given any more thought to changing the version numbering model of the kernel?
I'd actually like to change the version numbering because right now the 2.6 doesn't mean anything at all.

Netbook Linux at a Crossroads

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Linux

earthweb.com: Much has been written about how Linux is an optimal OS for a lightweight netbook. And netbooks themselves are on a tear. But some buyers of Linux netbooks are running into trouble. That brings up a good question: just how realistic is Linux on a netbook for mainstream computer buyers?

Take a hard look at the command line

toolbox.com/blogs: When I started up my first computer I was very excited. I unpacked it from its box. Set it up on a table and turned it on. As the screen flickered into life my excitement mounted. Then there was a beep and a black screen with a flashing green block. Welcome to the command line!

The case for Ubuntu on the server

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Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: Does Ubuntu have a future on servers, or is super-stable Debian the classier OS? Leigh Dyer weighs up the pros and cons.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 288

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel

  • News: KDE 4.2 goes Fedora-wide, Debian "Lenny" release imminent, OpenSolaris usability focus, Ubuntu guide for free, Easy Peasy and Moblin for netbooks, interview with Fedora Project leader, end of Kurumin Linux
  • Released last week: KNOPPIX 6.0, Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Upcoming releases: Slamd64 12.2, Fedora 11 Alpha
  • Donations: Openbox receives US$250
  • New additions: Easy Peasy, Moblin
  • Reader comments

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

Ubuntu vs Mandriva : Clash of the titans

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MDV
Ubuntu

techenclave.com: I have used both of them for quite a long time and I think I can do a better and unbiased comparison...

Carphone Warehouse, netbooks and GNU/Linux: an inquest

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I was browsing around my local Carphone Warehouse shop last week. Unlike the last time I crossed their threshold (November) I noticed that their Ubuntu netbook display had vanished. What when wrong? I decided to investigate.

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  • Brains behind seL4 secure microkernel begin RISC-V chip port
    Last week, the first RISC-V port of its seL4 microkernel was released by the Data61 division of the Australian government's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). seL4 is an open-source and highly secure version of the L4 microkernel that aims to be mathematically proven to be bug free, in that it works as expected as per its specifications. Meanwhile, RISC-V is an open-source instruction-set architecture, and is used as the blueprint for various open-source processor core designs – some of which are now shipping as real usable silicon, such as chips from SiFive and Greenwaves.
  • Dongwoon Anatech Licenses Codasip's Bk3 RISC-V Processor for Motor Control ICs for Mobile Camera
    Codasip, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded processor IP, announced today that Dongwoon Anatech, a technology leader in analog and power ICs for mobile phones, has selected Codasip’s Bk3 processor and Studio design tool for its next generation family of motor control IC products. Dongwoon Anatech, fabless analog semiconductor specialist, offers a wide range of analog products, including auto-focus driver IC for smartphones, AMOLED DC-DC converter, display power driver IC, and haptic driver IC.

Events: Video Conferences, Code.gov, and LibreOffice

  • How to video conference without people hating you
    What about an integrated headset and microphone? This totally depends on the type. I tend to prefer the full sound of a real microphone but the boom mics on some of these headsets are quite good. If you have awesome heaphones already you can add a modmic to turn them into headsets. I find that even the most budget dedicated headsets sound better than earbud microphones.
  • Learn about the open source efforts of Code.gov at this event
    The U.S. government has a department looking to spread open source projects, and members will be in Baltimore this week. Code.gov is looking to promote reuse of open source code within the government to cut down on duplicating development work, and spread use of the code throughout the country. On April 26 event at Spark Baltimore, team members from Code.gov, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Presidential Innovation Fellowship are among those invited to be at a meetup to share more. Held from 12-3 p.m., the event will feature talks from the invited guests about what they’re working on and Federal Source Code Policy, as well as how it can apply locally, said organizing team member Melanie Shimano.
  • LibreOffice Conference 2018 Takes Place in Tirana, Albania, for LibreOffice 6.1
    While working on the next major LibreOffice release, The Document Foundation is also prepping for this year's LibreOffice Conference, which will take place this fall in Albania. The LibreOffice Conference is the perfect opportunity for new and existing LibreOffice developers, users, supporters, and translators, as well as members of the Open Source community to meet up, share their knowledge, and plan the new features of the next major LibreOffice release, in this case LibreOffice 6.1, due in mid August 2018. A call for papers was announced over the weekend as The Document Foundation wants you to submit proposals for topics and tracks, along with a short description of yourself for the upcoming LibreOffice Conference 2018 event, which should be filed no later than June 30, 2018. More details can be found here.
  • LibreOffice Conference Call for Paper
    The Document Foundation invites all members and contributors to submit talks, lectures and workshops for this year’s conference in Tirana (Albania). The event is scheduled for late September, from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never spoken in public before, if you have something interesting to share about LibreOffice or the Document Liberation Project, we want to hear from you!