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Story Fedora internationalization and localization Test Week this week! AdamW 01/03/2011 - 2:21am
Story Fedora IPv6 Test Day tomorrow AdamW 08/06/2011 - 2:49am
Story Fedora 16 Alpha released AdamW 23/08/2011 - 7:31pm
Blog entry Using a Different Office adriantry 04/11/2008 - 11:51am
Blog entry Free Software: Do you get what you pay for? adriantry 04/11/2008 - 11:55am
Blog entry Expanding Your Office Suite adriantry 06/11/2008 - 10:24pm
Blog entry Try OpenOffice.org. I dare you! adriantry 09/11/2008 - 9:17pm
Blog entry Try OpenOffice.org. It's the Same But It's Different adriantry 10/11/2008 - 9:28pm
Blog entry I'm Trying OpenOffice.org. How do I learn more? adriantry 11/11/2008 - 9:29pm
Blog entry Try OpenOffice.org. Exploring the Difference. adriantry 12/11/2008 - 9:30pm

Upgrading Bios Firmware from Linux Systems Pioneered by Dell

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Linux

The ability to upgrade the firmware on a system from a Linux OS is something that Dell and Red Hat are going to implement, and the first steps have been taken already.

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Linux or GNU/Linux – Here is What Every User Should Know.

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GNU
Linux

The parties who work for the project deserves credit though the task is important thing than who did it. But people fear naming it just Linux won’t give a community spirit to the distributions rather it would make it just a business perspective. The project to develop complete free version of OS was started by GNU project years before the the work of Linux initiated. The core component of the system is GNU and Free Software Foundation(FSF)’s founder Richard Stallman called it as GNU/Linux whereas the name came into rise after Yggdrasil Linux distribution adopted the complete name.

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Also: Unixstickers Review: Pimp Out Your Laptop

The Money In Open-Source Software

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OSS

It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014.

Even major enterprise-IT vendors are relying on open-source for critical business functions today. It’s a big turnaround from the days when former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously called the open-source Linux operating system “a cancer” (and obviously a threat to Windows).

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Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015

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Linux

For the past couple of years I have been producing analysis guides for the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch.

Click here for the guide for 2013
Click here for the guide for 2014

The point of this article is to look at the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch for the year 2015 and analyse their suitability for the average Joe.
The criteria for an Everyday Linux distribution is as follows:

Must be relatively easy to install
Must have an intuitive desktop environment
Must be easy to use
Must have a standard set of applications pre-installed (i.e. web browser, audio player, media player)
Must have a decent package manager in order to install further software
Must be ready to use from the get go

The distributions are listed in the order they are in on Distrowatch.

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S.F. Officials Push for Adoption of Pioneering Open-Source Voting System

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OSS

Just over a year ago the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that required the city to study open-source voting. Last November, the Department of Elections approved a plan asking the mayor and the board to start and fund the work. Arntz said the agency plans to submit a budget request to Mayor Ed Lee at the end of the month, proposing spending $2.3 million toward an open-source system.

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Zorin OS 11 Core: quick screenshot tour

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OS
Linux
Reviews

Zorin OS 11 continues the line of Linux distributions for the users who migrate from other operating systems. It was released at the beginning of February 2016.

Let's have a whistle-stop tour for the main features of this operating system.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

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Linux

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is doubling down on its Linux server efforts today with the announcement of the new HPE Integrity MC990 X server.

The MC990 X is a rack-mounted 8-socket platform that can scale up to 144 cores of compute. The compute isHPE Integrity powered by Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 processors, with options including the E7-8890 v3, which is an 18-core 2.5 GHz chip. Memory on the MC990 X scales up to 6 TB, which can be spread across 192 DDR4 DIMM slots.

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Korora 23

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Red Hat
  • Korora 23 Screencast and Screenshots
  • Korora 23 'Coral' Linux distro is finally here -- Fedora for the rest of us

    When you decide to embrace Linux on the desktop, it can be quite exciting. There is a good chance you started your computing journey with Microsoft Windows, but now you want something different. While choosing the open source route can be a smart move, it can, unfortunately, be confusing too. What operating system should you pick?

    Many people choose Ubuntu, which is a solid choice, but some people prefer others. Linus Torvalds, for instance, famously uses Fedora. While that operating system can be quite rewarding, setting it up can be a frustrating experience for those new to Linux. Enter Korora. This operating system takes the best of Fedora and mixes it with user-friendly software and pre-configured RPMFusion repositories. Version 23, code-named 'Coral', is now available for download.

4 Truths About Working on a Community Project Inside an Open Source Company

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OSS

I’ve worked at SUSE for just a hair over two years now. Before that time I had never seen the inner workings of an “Open Source Company”. Not in any real, in-depth way.

Like many Free Software and Linux enthusiasts, I had always been curious how things operated within companies like SUSE, Red Hat and Canonical. Companies that support, organize and drive such a significant amount of activity in the Free and Open Source world. To me, they seemed somewhat mysterious. What really motivated them? How did they operate? What was it like to be a Linux user who actually worked in a Linux-focused company?

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Debian-based Raspbian and RebeccaBlackOS

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Debian

Nvidia's Shield tablet K1: The best Android tablet you can get under $200

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Android

Nvidia is doing an impressive job with its Shield platform. The tablet received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Over the Air (OTA) update just a week ago. In addition to stock Android, Nvidia has installed its core apps on the tablet, including the Shield Hub. Since it’s an Android tablet you can install all supported apps, games and services on the device.

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Leftovers: OSS (India, Voting, Education)

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OSS
  • IT sector: Promote open source, bring enabling provisions for Start-up India

    The IT/ITeS sector, one of the largest contributors to exports in the country, has played a vital role in shaping the overall growth story of India. In view of the challenging business environment, the sector has significant expectations from the ensuing Union Budget 2016 on the tax and policy initiatives front.

  • S.F. Officials Push for Adoption of Pioneering Open-Source Voting System [Ed: Beware Microsoft]

    San Francisco could launch a major makeover of its voting systems this year, an effort that supporters say will lead to cheaper, more transparent elections in the city.

    On Tuesday, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for a Board of Supervisors hearing into the city’s efforts to adopt a voting system that would use off-the-shelf hardware and open-source software. Elections officials, politicians and voter-participation activists have all touted such publicly owned balloting systems as cheaper and more trustworthy than using products supplied by private vendors.

    “We want to set a trend here and around the country toward more open and transparent voting systems,” Wiener said in an interview.

  • Open Source Assignments for Non-Programming Classes

    I’ve been flirting with the idea of asking students in my Educational Game Design module to make their projects “open source”.

    I am wary of the way non-computer scientists use the term “open source”. I often hear people mistakenly refer to free software as “open source”, when its code is not at all open source. I have also heard people in open education talk about how we can learn from open source, but I always felt cautious about this because the contexts are usually different.

Dell Firmware Updating under Linux

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Linux

Firefox 44.0.1 Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Moz/FF

Canonical has just announced that the latest Firefox 44.0.1 is now in the official repositories for the users of Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project trumpets code contributions from across 30 founder members

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Linux

The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, an open source blockchain working group, announced that it has received code contributions from across its 30 founding members, which will be reviewed by its newly-formed technical steering committee.

The Hyperledger brand was donated to the Linux Foundation's blockchain initiative by Blythe Masters' Digital Asset Holdings. Technical contributions have also come from the likes of IBM, Blockstream and Ripple. The founder members include technology providers such as ConsenSys, Credits, Guardtime, Symbiont and R3CEV, the consortium shared ledger standards group with 42 banks backing it.

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Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases

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Linux

The Release Notes are available, and don't indicate that there are very large changes in this release, just some nice incremental updates, bug fixes, and general cleanup. There may be some interesting internal changes; we'll have to wait for the official announcement to hear about that.

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Tunir 0.13 is released and one year of development

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Red Hat

I have started Tunir on Jan 12 2015, means it got more than one year of development history. At the beginning it was just a project to help me out with Fedora Cloud image testing. But it grew to a point where it is being used as the Autocloud backend to test Fedora Cloud, and Vagrant images. We will soon start testing the Fedora AMI(s) too using the same. Within this one year, there were total 7 contributors to the project. In total we are around 1k lines of Python code. I am personally using Tunir for various other projects too. One funny thing from the code commits timings, no commit on Sundays Smile

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Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI

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Android

Now that Rubin had shepherded smartphones from concept to phenomenon, they no longer held much interest. As an engineering problem, they had been solved. Sure, entrepreneurs kept launching new apps, but for someone who considered engineering an art, that was like adding a few brushstrokes atop layers of dried paint. Rubin wanted to touch canvas again—and he could see a fresh one unfurling in front of him.

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Building a culture of more pluggable open source

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OSS

If there is one word that often percolates conversations hailing the benefits of open source, it is choice. We often celebrate many of the 800+ Linux distributions, the countless desktops, applications, frameworks, and more. Choice, it would seem, is a good thing.

Interestingly, choice is also an emotive thing.

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