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Red Hat lauds, criticizes Microsoft's Linux efforts

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.

KDE 4.3 RC3 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.3 RC3, a release candidate of the 3rd iteration over the KDE 4 desktop, applications and development platform.

eyeOS Takes the Operating System Into the Cloud

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OS

ostatic.com/blog: eyeOS is an open source cloud computing operating system that easily installs on a Web server and is designed for personal or collaborative use. It's a great option for schools, small businesses, and public Internet access.

Try installing Fedora 12 Alpha early

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: According to this posting to the fedora-test-list by Liam, there’s going to be some installation testing for the Fedora 12 (Constantine) Alpha candidate next week, on Wednesday July 29. This is a chance to shake out some of the new features in the Anaconda installation application.

Evolution of a Linux Geek

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: I am a Linux geek. There I said it. Actually, I am kind of proud of being a Linux geek. I slogged through the bad old days to get here. It seems like every day something new shows up that makes me glad that I chose Linux as my tool of choice.

Response to “12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7″

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Ubuntu

tsmacdonald.com: But I would feel dirty inside if I let the “12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7” slide by without a comment. Keep in mind that part of my problem is that Ubuntu “should” steal the ideas, and that it should be from “Windows 7.”

Come Play This New Linux-Native Game With Us

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Gaming

phoronix.com: S2 Games may not be as well known as id Software or Epic Games, but what distinguishes them from most of the other game companies is that they actually support Linux.

Linux Paves Way for New “Open Source in America” Coalition

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OSS
  • Linux Paves Way for New “Open Source in America” Coalition

  • A New Voice for Open Source in Government
  • Open Source For America coalition formed
  • Red Hat, NCSU join movement to get feds to embrace Open Source
  • Open Source Leaders Team Up to Seek More Clout in Government

The Pointlessness of Google’s Chrome OS

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OS
  • The Pointlessness of Google’s Chrome OS

  • Google Chrome OS: Desktop Linux's Last Chance

Linux In the Movies-- Thumbs Up!

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday.com: Here is a collection of short videos starring Linux: from IBM, Novell, and random creative people doing random creative acts like taking Tux skydiving, running 165 Linux applications at once, and making movies with Blender.

Xfce: New Life For Old Hardware

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Software

connectedinternet.co.uk: My time on X is relegated to my secondary computer, a dual 1.46GHz pentium 4 laptop with only 1 Gb of ram. My growing sentiment about running KDE4 on that laptop is that the experience is rather, well, pokey. So, I had three ideas in mind: Xfce, LXDE and ROX Desktop.

Who Are The Real Zealots? - Part 2

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: The community around GNU, Linux, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in general frequently gets called "zealots." But let's look at another angle.

The wrong reasons to use Linux

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Everybody has a list of reasons to use Linux. Aside from the misinformation spewed forth by Redmond, I believe there are “wrong” reasons to use Linux.

sidux 2009.02, waiting for antiX M8.2

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: There was some sad news on the sidux front, because there were unfortunate conflicts within the development ranks that caused quite a stir, and I was accidentally involved in some of it.

Firefox 3.0.12 security and stability release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.12 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from firefox.com.

Do Linux Benchmarks Have A Leg To Stand On?

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Linux

bmighty.com: A recent set of Linux distro benchmarks appears to show some surprising results. Yet it also shows the dangers of relying too heavily upon such benchmarks to make real-world technology decisions.

Gentoo Celebrates 10 Years: 2009/10/04

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Gentoo is turning 10 years old. For the last ten years, Gentoo has been committed to bringing the cutting edge source based distro to users that need more flexibility than binary packages can give them. With a vibrant community and over 300 developers, much has been accomplished since the beginning, Gentoo remains true to its origin.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • ssh is terrifically easy

  • Asus 1008HA with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha2
  • about:mozilla 7/21
  • Pardus 2009
  • Open Source Watershed
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 7
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 8
  • Samsung NC20 - A Brief Encounter
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 4: Running Web apps
  • Open source mainframe software: Two perspectives
  • Open-source firmware vuln exposes wireless routers
  • Launchpad is now open source
  • Task
  • Akademy 2009 Technical Papers Published
  • OpenOffice Renaissance prototyping phase drawing to close
  • Should we all switch to BSD?
  • The Software Freedom Law Show - Episode 0x12: OSCON

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux command for “What’s up on this here box?”

  • Unpacking recent ace archives in Ubuntu
  • Make Claws Mail aware when you need top or bottom posting
  • Professional Video Editing in Linux with Kdenlive
  • Tail More Than One File at a Time
  • Setting up a dynamic DNS service part 2: dhcpd
  • Update Default GDM Theme on Ubuntu
  • Command Line Packet Sniff Existing Running Process in Linux
  • Greasemonkey for beginners

Fedora 11, Meet The RPM Fusion Website

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: SO, there I was, having installed Fedora 11 on a dusty old Compaq Presario - 700MHz AMD Duron processor, 10GB HDD! - and things had gone relatively smoothly, if glacially slowly.

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    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
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