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So a Man Walks Into a Bar and Asks for an Ubuntu on the Rocks

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Hardware
Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: She was checking out laptop bags, and my attention went to the Acer display just outside the bag store. To my shock, there was a low-end laptop (about USD400) with a localized version of Ubuntu on the computer.

Linux: Install a million games in one click

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Software
Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Today, we will talk about two extremely useful applications that allow to you search for hundreds of games that run on Linux, sorted by category, popularity, license, or price, read game synopses, check out the screenshots, and then, should you decide that you like some of them, install them with a single mouse click.

FTC Sues Intel for Anticompetitive Practices

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Hardware
Legal

earthweb.com: U.S. regulatory authorities today filed a lawsuit against Intel, alleging a 10-year history of monopolistic behavior that saw the world's largest chipmaker use its dominant market power to crowd out cheaper, potentially superior alternatives.

How is it doing that?

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Linux

thelinuxexperiment.com: Just about everything that I’ve ever read about media playback on Linux has been negative. All of which added up to me being extremely confused when I accidentally discovered that my system takes video playback like a champ.

Mandriva One XFCE 2010 Live edition is out

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MDV

steletch.free.fr: On the 19th November 2009, the mandriva community has released the One XFCE 2010 Live edition to the world. We tried to ensure the XFCE experience is even better than before, do not hesitate to contact us if you think more polish is needed.

My experience with FreeBsd 8

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BSD

raiden.net: Freebsd is really a great distro. FreeBsd can be also considered the mother or father of all the other BSD derivatives you can find over at Distrowatch. Classified as the unknown giant among free operating systems, Freebsd 8, which was recently released, is really a great and stable operating system.

Microsoft Settles EU Antitrust Case Over Web Browser

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Microsoft

bloomberg.com: Microsoft Corp. ended more than a decade of antitrust disputes with the European Union by giving consumers a choice among Web browsers.

Open Science and climategate: The IPCC/CRU needs to take a leaf out of CERN's Book

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Sci/Tech

This is not the place to debate the immense subject of climate science but it is necessary to say something about “climategate” in order to explain what happens when scientists and politicians collude to distort, hide and even destroy critical (raw) data and methodologies which, unlike the output of CERN, have absolutely colossal financial implications for every man, woman and child on this planet. Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Taking a Look at VLOS

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: Why VLOS you may ask, well hang on and you will see how Sabayon’s entropy and molecule is helping others produce their own distros. I was browsing distrowatch the other night and noticed that VLOS has come back to life.

MEPIS 8.5 Beta1

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Linux

planetoss.com: MEPIS Linux, the KDE based Linux distribution, released the beta1 of MEPIS 8.5. MEPIS Linux was one of the easy to use Linux distributions besides PCLinuxOS, before Ubuntu arrived.

Understanding licenses, bit by bit

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OSS

blogs.fsfe.org/adridg: An idea that is suggested every now and then is to look at software licensing and give it a kind of “Creative Commons” feel; that is, present the terms of the license in a pleasant and orderly way by means of icons. Now, we’ve already come to the realization that calling something “Creative Commons licensed” is vague to the point of being useless.

3 top Linux distros go for different users

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Linux

computerworld.com: At first glance, there's little to differentiate between the latest releases of the top Linux distributions: Red Hat's Fedora 12, Novell's openSUSE 11.2 and Canonical's Ubuntu 9.10. However, a closer look reveals real differences -- in fact, each is meant for a different audience.

Firefox 3.5.6 and 3.0.16 Officially Released

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.5.6 and Firefox 3.0.16 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KOffice - We Have a Plan
  • MySQL 5.5 Milestone 2 improves replication and stored procedures
  • Cloud-oriented netbook distro arrives in beta
  • When your hobby becomes a job: reflections on the em28xx driver situation
  • The Linux Graphics Documentation That's Needed
  • The Relevancy of ODF 1.0
  • Greg K-H: How I apply patches to the stable tree
  • Oracle, MySQL and the EU: The Endgame Q&A
  • Microsoft spanks Drupal: It's all about competition
  • Find Bar - Second version of a search toolbar for OpenOffice.org
  • Is open source a train anyone can stop?
  • Improving boot time on Gentoo
  • China to nurture open source software development
  • Customizing htop
  • Quick Overview of Bsd Systems With Main Focus on Openbsd

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Synchronize a local directory with a remote directory using rsync in ubuntu
  • Custom MOTD for your linux machine
  • How to Get Missing PPA GPG Keys Automatically
  • Verify the Destinations of Shortened URLs the Easy Way
  • Searching and Filtering Photos in digiKam — Part 1
  • Custom Transitioning Backgrounds In KDE3
  • HowTo: Create sar Graphs With kSar
  • Fix for vmware-hostd crash on ubuntu 9.10 with vmware server 2.x
  • Learn to use extended file attributes in Linux to boost security
  • UJS Manager for Opera Unite (Opera 10.10 Browser) installs User Scripts as Extensions
  • CIFS VFS Shutdown Error When Using SMBFS
  • Configuring Strong Wi-Fi (802.1X) Authentication in Linux, Part II

google is your butler- the tension between utility and privacy

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Google

tieguy.org/blog: I’ve often defended Google’s thirst to know things about people with a butler analogy. Good software should, like a butler, try hard to understand your preferences and act on them for you without you even realizing they are there. The problem, of course, is that your butler has a lot of incentives to keep your private information private.

10 OSes on the Move

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OS

serverwatch.com: It's certainly been quite a decade in the world of enterprise operating systems: There have been some spectacular winners, like Linux, and few epic failures, like Microsoft Vista. With the end of the decade little more than two weeks away, now seems a good time to take a look at what the future might hold. So to mark the end of the Noughties and the start of the Tens here is a highly subjective list of 10 OSes that will (or in some cases won't) be making the news during the next 10 years.

Bruce Perens' Statement on Busybox Lawsuits

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OSS
Legal

perens.com/blog: I am the creator of the Busybox program which is currently subject to lawsuits brought by Mr. Erik Andersen and the Software Freedom Law Center, and which was subject to previous suits brought by SFLC, Mr. Andersen and Mr. Robert Landley.

Red Hat Settles Five-Year-Old Shareholder Lawsuit

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Linux
  • Red Hat Settles Five-Year-Old Shareholder Lawsuit
  • HP Partners With Microsoft, Novell And Red Hat To Streamline Sun Migrations
  • Piper Jaffray Reiterates an 'Overweight' on Red Hat, Raises PT to $34

some interviews:

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Interviews
  • Ubuntu's Jono Bacon: Managing an Open Source Community
  • Interview With James Vasile – Software Freedom Law Center
  • An Interview w/ IBM developerWorks GM Jim Corgel
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Leftovers: Ask the Linux Foundation and Review of Damn Small Linux

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  • Damn Small Linux A Lightweight Linux Distro For Old Computers
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Software: Emacs and Magit, KeePassXC, Weblate, Cockpit, Kate, AtCore, GNOME Builder, Undo, and WPS Office

  • Emacs and Magit
    The Git source-code management system is widely known for its flexibility and for the distributed development model that it supports. Its reputation for ease of use is ... less well established. There should, thus, be an opening for front-end systems that can make Git easier to use. One of the most comprehensive Git front ends, Magit, works within the Emacs editor and has a wide following. But Magit has run into some turbulence within the Emacs development community that is blocking its wider distribution.
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  • KeePassXC: A Great Way to Manage Passwords In Linux
    Do you always forget your password or want to have strongest password which can be hard to remember? If yes, then here is an application for you which will keep your passwords safe, strongest and encrypted. KeePassXC is an open-source forked from KeePassX by community released under GNU GPL license, it is cross-platform and all features works perfectly on every platform (Linux, Mac and Windows), as it is mentioned on KeePassXC website they have thoroughly tested features on multiple systems to provide user with the same look and feel on every supported operating system. This includes the beloved Auto-Type feature. KeePassXC, on the other hand, is developed in C++ and runs natively on all platforms giving you the best-possible platform integration.
  • Making Weblate more secure and robust
    Having publicly running web application always brings challenges in terms of security and in generally in handling untrusted data. Security wise Weblate has been always quite good (mostly thanks to using Django which comes with built in protection against many vulnerabilities), but there were always things to improve in input validation or possible information leaks.
  • Cockpit 146
    The Available Updates and Restart recommended pages now show the packages from the previous update run. This makes it easier to see which services to check or to decide whether a restart is really necessary...
  • Kate is now translated also on Windows!
  • AtCore officially moved to KDE Extragear
    It’s with all the joy in my heart that I share with you this amazing notice: AtCore was officially moved today to KDE Extragear by my favorite sysadmin Ben Cooksley after more than a month on KDE Review. This is the first huge milestone that we achieve on this 11 months of team work made by me, Patrick, Chris and sometimes Tomaz. Particularly I thanks, Luigui Toscano and Albert Cid for all the attention and review on AtCore code, that allowed us to make this move to Extragear. =D
  • Builder 3.25.5
    Like every year, GUADEC has snuck up on me. I’ll be heading out to Manchester in a handful of days which means things are going to get hectic any moment now. We just reached another milestone in our development phase towards 3.26. I’ve landed two important components which will have important roles in Builder’s future. The new visual layout, and the new shortcut engine. Neither are complete yet, but they are good enough to land on master and allow us to iterate without giant branches.
  • What I do at Undo
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