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Open Source Contribution Etiquette

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OSS

tirania.org/blog: Some developers, when faced with fixing, or adding a feature to an open source project are under the mistaken impression that the first step before any fixing takes place, or before adding a new feature takes place is to make the code "easier for them" to work on.

FCM#44 is HERE

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Full Circle Magazine #44 Available
  • Linux Outlaws 183 - Darkfield Lasers (The Year 2010 in Review)

Top 10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us

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Sci/Tech
  • Top 10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us That Didn’t Happen in 2010
  • Top 10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us That DID Happen in 2010

Two Non-buntu Alternatives for your Netbook - Part 2: ArchOne

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Yesterday we looked at Fluxflux-sl for a Slax based solution. Today is the turn of ArchOne. As the name says a customization of Arch Linux specifically aimed at use on netbooks.

2011

System76: Bringing Linux to the desktop, 1 stupid-fast computer at a time

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Hardware

zdnet.com: The netbooks were perfectly nice,and represented a solid choice for schools. However, System76 also sent me a high-performance, consumer-oriented laptop to evaluate in the broader context of desktop Linux.

5 reasons to try Zorin OS Linux

itworld.com: If you're looking to get a taste of Linux, but reluctant to leave what’s familiar, you can have your cake and eat it too.

The H Year: 2010's Wins, Fails and Mehs

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News

h-online.com: Welcome to The H's look back at 2010. We've broken down the events of the year by what The H thinks was full of win, who was getting on the failboat and what made us just say "Meh".

Ubuntu 10.10 few weeks in

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Linux Desktop Edition Few Week Review
  • I Love Ubuntu – And Here's Why
  • Jack Valenti on Ubuntu

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Activity Journal getting a new View
  • A New Video Highlighting Unigine's OilRush Game
  • "Put it there and wait for users to break" isn't a valid QA method
  • Bodhi Linux Get Software Page Goes Live
  • [kernel] Linux Kernel with BFS
  • Installing Fedora on the Aspire One (D255)
  • Android trojan collects personal data
  • Android tablet GPL summary
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 4 Released
  • Mozilla Says Its Time To Create Firefox 4 Add-Ons Now
  • Announced: FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 and 7.4-RC1
  • updated: ubuntu and fedora wallpaper pack [official wallpapers]
  • And Then Along Comes Larry….
  • What we should really be working on
  • 2010 Trend Watch Update: Global Internet Censorship
  • Net Neutrality 2011: What Storms May Come
  • mplayer and screen, in a fight to the death
  • Parted Magic 5.8 Screenshots
  • FLOSS Weekly 146: Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Understanding Signals
  • Tracing System Calls with strace
  • Emacs 30 Day Challenge: Get the latest gnus to improve speed
  • How to find the exit code of the last executed command using ?
  • Different sections of manpages
  • KernelCheck – Take the guess work out of custom kernel compiles
  • TIP: Getting rid of common errors in chroot mode
  • TIP: Compiling 2.6.33 and above kernels on Debian Lenny
  • The perfect light Debian with Fluxbox [Updated]
  • HOWTO: Lookup Symbol Name and Address during Linux Kernel Debugging

Two Non-buntu Alternatives for your Netbook - Part 1: Fluxflux-sl

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Chances are several of you, or somebody close to you, got a new netbook over the festive period, and now you are faced with the agonising question what to put on it to make it usable.

6 Free Linux-Friendly Office Suites For Getting The Job Done

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Software

makeuseof.com: Many people install Linux on their machines for its simplicity, believe it or not. Here’s a selection of completely free work-related tools that you may or may not have heard about.

Also: KOffice 2.3.0 Office Suite Released

Why I Use Linux

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Linux

russellhollander.com: I use Linux in my personal computing for about 95% of what I do. I thought I would take a minute to articulate why I have chosen to be a Linux user. Whatever your reasons are for sticking with Windows or Mac, here’s why I chose a third path.

How to move from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice: A message to localizers & International communities

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LibO
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: These past days I was contacted by several leads of native-language teams of OpenOffice.org who asked me this question: How can we start to work on the localization of LibreOffice?

Who wrote 2.6.37

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Linux

lwn.net: The 2.6.37 development cycle is coming to a close; that must mean that it is time to look at the development statistics for this release. 2.6.37 has been a more active cycle than most. The most active contributors this time around were:

Get Slack!

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Slack

go2linux.org: If you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been using Slackware for more or less three months now, Slackware as you may already know is the oldest surviving Linux distribution.

The Interesting Tale Of AMD's FirePro Drivers

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: AMD announced twice this year optimizations to their FirePro driver software, but in reality these "optimizations" were largely unsustainable and not optimizations as much as they were attempting to address driver regressions from the past.

Results are in: openSUSE's Community Survey

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Linux
SUSE

ostatic.com: Back in February openSUSE held a survey to find more out about its community. Who are they? What OS do they normally run? What do they want? How can openSUSE improve? Well, the results are in and quite interesting to openSUSE users and the community at large.

Finally a solid Pandora app for Linux

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: If you are a fan of Pandora Music and a user of Linux you know that Linux is a bit behind in the app space for this service. There are only a few possible clients and, until now, those clients simply were not options. Fortunately a new-ish Pandora client is available for Linux – Pithos.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more