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Is There More Than Meets the Eye in Microsoft's Moblin Stance?

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ostatic.com/blog: Is Moblin, the open source mobile operating system initially launched by Intel and now overseen by the Linux Foundation, a potential thorn in Microsoft's side?

Acer Aspire One Linux Netbook

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Hardware

zimbio.com: Netbooks have very much become an integral part of our hyperconnected lifestyles. One of the most affordable netbooks on the market today is the Acer Aspire One lineup.

Quake Live

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Web
Gaming

terminally-incoherent.com/blog: I should really stop finding new and exciting time wasters for myself. And yet, these things just keep finding their way into my browser somehow. My newest browser distraction is Quake Live.

How Will Users React to GNOME 3.0?

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earthweb.com: GNOME 2.28 was supposed to preview GNOME 3.0. But it hasn't quite turned out that way, and whether what is visible will leave users eagerly anticipating or uneasy and rebellious is still anybody's guess.

7 Best Free and Open Source Vector Graphics Editors for Linux

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junauza.com: A software application that gives users the ability to compose and edit vector graphics images interactively on a computer is called a vector graphics editor. Here are some of the best Free and Open Source vector graphics editors:

Open Android Alliance formed

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LinuxCon: Shuttleworth Video Online

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: We posted the video of the LinuxCon Shuttleworth keynote online. Mark Shuttleworth replied to my email and has no comments to add at this time.

VectorLinux Light vs. Zenwalk: Benchmarks

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Linux

tropicofvector.wordpress: I figured I could do a little benchmarking myself to see if my choice of lightweight Linux distribution could be substantiated by hard figures.

What if microsoft were to go Open Source?

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: A friend of mine who regularly comments on my blog, often stirring the pot with statements to make us think about what we are writing about, mentioned to me in an email about what the consequences would be if microsoft were to go Open Source.

…Not free as in fundamentalist

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blogs.the451group: Matt Asay set the cat amongst the pigeons late last week with his post declaring that “Free software has lost. Open source has won." To my mind, there is actually a lot to agree with in Matt’s post but where it falls down is in its generalisation of the Free Software movement.

Explaining to girls

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: Yes, I was there, in person, at the event, in the audience, during the keynote. The remark in question was sexist, and although it may seem small in itself, it is representative of an attitude which is harmful to the community.

Unix at 40: Hanging on despite strong Linux, Windows challenges

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infoworld.com: In a twist of irony, the Unix platform celebrates its 40th birthday this year, as does the man whose work probably has done more to diminish the trendiness of Unix than anyone else: Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Dell releases ‘Latitude ON’ alternative Linux OS for laptops

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apcmag.com: Tiny system-on-a-chip module combines fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web and run for days on a standard laptop battery.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mandriva 2010 backgrounds contribution
  • Nvidia Releases OpenCL Drivers
  • Great new features in OOo 3.2
  • 5 of the most popular Linux powered mobile devices of 2009
  • Open source can save schools billions
  • User Agent Switcher keeps Ubuntu usable at College
  • Rutgers using Drupal
  • More SMBs are adopting open source
  • Osmos Coming to Linux
  • Aquaria Coming to Linux
  • With Zipit, who needs a netbook?
  • Open source is a platform, not a product
  • Neterion, Intel, Red Hat Jointly Demonstrate Single Root I/O Virtualization Technology
  • So I “Hacked” My Crappy MP3 Player
  • Google's Doodles: 10 of the best including UFOs and Googlle
  • Quirky Wallpaper Series: Random NASA Wallpaper Script

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Configure Custom Shortcuts in KDE
  • Get network versatility with SSH tunneling and netcat
  • How to install / enable Java Plugin / Applets in Firefox on CentOS 5
  • Setting up FreeNX (nxserver-freenx) on Gentoo
  • How to Make Web 2.0 Work Using Open-Source Enterprise Content Management
  • Exaile, another media player for Linux
  • eyeOS: Your Own Private Linux Cloud that You Control (part 2)
  • Removing .la files, for dum^W uncertain people
  • resolv.conf options rotate and discovery of ISP DNS issue
  • Free Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks Percentage
  • Working with text files in Unix/Linux (part 3/3)
  • Installation guide for eGroupware on Ubuntu Server

Linux and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

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h-online.com: As computing and the internet become ever more a part of everyday life, reliable and strong security becomes increasingly necessary. Security is critical in the areas of business communications, online banking and online shopping, but until quite recently security has not been an integral part of the core computing hardware. Hardware manufacturers have been taking steps to rectify that by introducing the idea of trusted computing based on devices such as the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

Velocitized by Slitaz

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Today I threw the Slitaz CD into my Thinkpad, partly as an experiment and partly just to see be reminded of what the GUI looked like on that machine, before X went and scrambled the siliconmotion driver.

Open sourcers strike back at Google cease-and-desist

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theregister.co.uk: Three days after Google told an independent developer to stop bundling proprietary applications with his alternative Android operating system, fans of the popular package have shot back with plans to work around the move.

5 Things You Can Do to Put Linux in the Driver Seat

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Linux

daniweb.com: I don't blame the kind volunteers that donate their time to program bits and pieces of the Linux kernel and associated programs but I do blame the hardware manufacturers for not supporting a huge user base of Linux users. I'm tired of it and it's time for action. Here's what we can do:

10 easy ways to play with Linux without leaving Windows

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downloadsquad.com: If you're still using Windows for your primary OS there are tons of ways to get your feet wet like a true penguin without making any serious commitments. Here are ten ways.

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    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
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Tizen News: Phones and TVs

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    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
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    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more