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All aboard for the FLOSS Community interaction! (part 1)

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OSS In this piece I try to explore who the community is and how people and organisations both formal and informal could interact, and what their ground rules might be in some cases, after all it would be unfair of anyone to presume that the same rule sets apply to all groups.

Arch Linux - A sleek, fast Linux distribution

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linuxhelp.blogspot: I had always wanted to try Arch Linux. Mainly because, most people who used it became its ardent followers and, I wished to know what was the magic that pulled a Linux user to go the Arch Linux way.

today's leftovers

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  • Goofy but fascinating Thunderbird Add-ons

  • Rsync Heaven
  • The Difference Between Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS Explained
  • LF chief talks up Moblin and the well-hedged OS
  • How to sync Evolution with Google's PIM apps
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Jaunty Group Picture
  • Development configuration tips for Ubuntu
  • Add a line to files using find and echo
  • Open source - the ultimate globalization tool
  • Screencast: How to Build a Fedora 10 Remix
  • GPL Violations: Is Cisco the Big One?
  • legal chess and the GPL
  • Dell’s New Ads Minimize Ubuntu
  • Instructions from Fedora on fixing the dbus problem
  • How to get CMake find what you want it to
  • How to watermark an image using GIMP
  • Firefox, Chrome and IE Talk Add-ons
  • SETI's very large-scale telescope scans the skies
  • Is Linux ready for the average user? My wife thinks so
  • Google Chrome on GNU/Linux

Ubuntu tries marketing slogan, fails

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Ubuntu Hey, we like Linux, which is why we're a tad concerned by Ubuntu's efforts to come up with a hip training slogan.

Review: ZaReason Makes Desktop Linux A Breeze

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Hardware Before you finish your holiday shopping, consider the following option: If you’re in the market for a low-end PC, put aside about $300 for the ZaReason Breeze, a small desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux.

Q&A with Joe Brockmeier at Novell

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SUSE If you read the Linux section of the Neowin forums recently, you will know that Neowin was recently given the opportunity for a Q&A session with Joe Brockmeier.

Also: Open Source Matures w/ Joe Brockmeier

Play Linux Games From A Live DVD

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Gaming When it comes to gaming in Linux, one of the most frequently faced problems is the sourcing of the game code then compiling and installing them on your machine. Now, without worrying you about any of the technical details, you can play your favorite Linux game from a Live DVD.

Ubuntu & Songbird, sitting in a tree…..

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Ubuntu I’ve spent the past two days down in Mountain View. Yesterday I spent some time at the Ubuntu Developer Summit meeting with the great guys from the Ubuntu Mozilla-team to see about integrating Songbird into Ubuntu.

Managing your movie collection with Griffith

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Software For a long time, I recorded a basic list of all the backups I made of my movie collection in a scruffy notebook. In due time, I found that relying on a simple piece of paper was wishful thinking. I then endured the laborious process of migrating my list to a spreadsheet on my computer -- but that still wasn't enough. Eventually I found Griffith, a movie collection manager, and was pleasantly surprised to discover what it was capable of.

Archlinux - More Trouble than It’s Worth?

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Linux This is a review-like story about my experiences with the Archlinux Linux distribution. I’ve been using Arch for half an year now and I’ve been quite impressed with it.

Fear Not the Linux Command Line!

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HowTos Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface) that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac. But if you spend all your time in the GUI, you're missing out. 3

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OOo (MacWorld): is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free.

Jack’s best linux tips and features

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HowTos Jack regularly moonlights in the 10 Things blog and occasionally even infiltrates the Windows blog! It’s time to round up some of his Linux-related articles that you might have missed.

How KDE and Kubuntu lost a devotee

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How about "just using" instead of "migrating"?

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Take a big, deep breath and repeat after me, "There is no perfect OS, there is no perfect OS".

OK, fine, now read this.

When bugtracking systems are being fenced

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Software Today, in my quest for a media center solution that suits me, I started fixing some issues with running Elisa on CentOS 5. The Elisa project is using Launchpad for bugtracking and project management and so I created an account to send a few patches.

Two New Linux Beta Distributions

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Linux If you're interested in new Linux distributions, here are a couple of new Betas that I have taken a quick look at:

OpenSolaris 2008.11: Its Time Is Coming

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I was attracted to OpenSolaris 2008.11 in the first place by a couple of other internet articles. Solaris is a Unix-based operating system introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1992 as the successor to SunOS, and OpenSolaris is its Open Source spin-off.

Thoughts on Linux migration

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  • Thoughts on Linux migration

  • Why I Switched From Ubuntu To Vista
  • Beranger Sucks!

Sabayon Recruiting Beta Team Testers

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planet.sabayonlinux: Once again Sabayon Linux is looking to grow. We are looking for a small group of 30 people or so to do beta testing. We’ll have a mailing list and irc room setup for the group to use.

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today's leftovers

  • Puppet Rolls Out New Docker Image Builds
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Earlier this year, Puppet Labs rebranded as simply Puppet, and also named its first president and COO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who came to the company from VMware, where he was a senior vice-president. Now, at PuppetConf, the company has announced the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build, which "automates the container build process to help organizations as they define, build and deploy containers into production environments." This new set of capabilities adds to existing Puppet functionality for installing and managing container infrastructure, including Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos, among others.
  • Five Cool Alternative Open Source Linux Shells
    We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it. We find that there are different kinds of users when it comes to Linux, the ones who tread carefully preferring to stick to tried and tested software, the other kinds are the ones who dive into the deep end of cutting edge software; head first.
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/42
    This was week 42 – The openSUSE LEAP week of the Year. It can’t be a co-incidence that the Release Candidate 1 was announced in Week 42, on the 2nd day (42.2 – European counting, we start our week on Monday, not on Sunday). But also in Tumbleweed things are not standing still: of course many of the things are well in line with what Leap received (like for example Plasma updates), but Tumbleweed rolls at a different pace ahead of the game.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • The Open Source Way
    "Open source", in the world of IT, is program code that is meant for collaboration and open contribution. Intended to be modified and shared, because by design and spirit, it is meant for the public at large. It’s been said that “"open source" intimates a broader set of values—what we call "the open source way." Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.” So it is a natural conclusion that in this age of open and transparent government, that the government IT manager or technician would be one of the first to want to embrace this new role of collaborative team member within a larger community.
  • Another rift in the open source BPM market: @FlowableBPM forks from @Alfresco Activiti
    In early 2013, Camunda – at the time, a value-added Activiti consulting partner as well as a significant contributor to the open source project – created a fork from Activiti to form what is now the Camunda open source BPM platform as well as their commercial version based on the open source core.
  • Pydio, an Open Source File Sharing and Sync Solution, Out in New Version
    If you've followed us here at OStatic, you've probably seen our coverage of open source file sharing, cloud and synchronization tools. For example, we've covered ownCloud and Nextcloud extensively. Not so many people know about Pydio, though, which is out in a new version Pydio7. It's an open source file sharing & sync solution that now has a host of new features and performance upgrades. It's worth downloading and trying. Through a new partnership with Collabora Productivity (the LibreOffice Cloud provider), Pydio7 now combines file sharing, document editing and online collaboration. Users can now not only access documents online, but also co-author new content and work collaboratively.
  • Chrome 55 Beta: Input handling improvements and async/await functions
    Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • Chrome 55 Beta Brings Async/Await To JavaScript
    Google is ending this week by rolling out the Chrome/Chromium 55 web-browser beta. Chrome 55 Beta brings support for the async and await keywords to JavaScript for Promise-based JavaScript coding. Great to see them finally improving the asynchronous JS support.
  • Open-Source Innovations Driving Demand for Hadoop
    AtScale, provider of BI (Business Intelligence) on Hadoop, has released its study titled "The Business Intelligence Benchmark for SQL-on-Hadoop engines," which is a performance test of BI workloads on Hadoop. The report also studies the strengths and weaknesses of Hive, Presto, Impala and Spark SQL, which are the most popular analytical engines for Hadoop.
  • Microsoft CEO Offers SQL Server for Linux Update [Ed: bad idea to use it [1, 2]]
  • New SafariSeat wheelchairs made from bicycle parts help East Africans roam rough terrain
  • SafariSeat, an Open Source Wheelchair for Rural Offroading
    If you’re disabled in a poorly developed part of the world, even a great modern wheelchair may be next to useless. What’s needed is a more off-road design that’s made to be easy to manufacture and repair than something built for a city with sidewalks. SafariSeat is a newly designed open-source wheelchair that hopes to make a big impact for disabled people the world over. It uses push bars for power and has large front wheels and small rear ones to easily roll over large objects. In a novel move, the designers included a moving seat that shifts bit every time you push the bars to help prevent pressure sores on the butt.
  • Five 3D printing projects for Halloween
    With Halloween fast approaching I figured it was time to add some 3D printed decorations to the office. Below are some of my pictures for fun Halloween-themed prints. I tried to pick some models that demonstrate varied printing techniques.