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Why Chrome OS will turn Linux into a desktop winner

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OS
Google
  • Why Google Chrome OS will turn GNU/Linux into a desktop winner

  • The history and future of Chrome OS
  • Taking the 'PC' out of the Chrome OS equation
  • Google Chrome OS, An Attack on Linux?
  • Google OS invading Microsoft’s space for a change
  • Ubuntu Voltron vs Google Chrome OS
  • Chrome OS as I Imagine It

On Using BloGtk

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Software

everyjoe.com: I’ve been using Drivel for the longest time as my blogging client. It has always been quick and easy for me to select my the blog I was going to write to. BloGtk was giving me problems the last time I tried but I need to try it out again.

Microsoft Exchange Knocks Out Gmail, Open Source at 'Birthplace' of Open Source

itbusinessedge.com: Microsoft (MSFT) ousting Google (GOOG) at MIT are fighting words at the nominal birthplace of open source software, and they’re sure to increase click-throughs all over the open source blogosphere.

A standard compliant web browser and editor: Amaya

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Software

ghacks.net: Some web browsers don’t fully respect web standards and many WYSIWYG HTML editors produce absolutely revolting code. W3C set out standards as to how HTML (and XHTML etc) should appear and whilst some choose to ignore these, some are devoted to the following of these standards.

Complete Shell Audio Player for Linux Based on Ncurses: CMus

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Linux

CMus (C* Music Player) is an ncurses-based audio player which can be run in a shell, with no need for an X server which is very configurable with Vi-like commands, multiple views and keyboard shortcuts. It supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, AAC or WMA.

VirtualBox 3.0.0 Compiz slideshow

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Last week, I reviewed the newly released VirtualBox 3. The experience was simply phenomenal. In my review, I only briefly mentioned the 3D support, but did not dwell too long on this topic. Well, now time has come for a little exhibition.

Make Ubuntu complete with these additional installations

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Software
Ubuntu

sglnx.com: Although Ubuntu tries to provide the user with an operating system that has hassle free installation and ready to be used, there are some common applications left out during the default installation process.

Wolvix-2.0.0beta2

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: This distro was brought to my attention in the BN IRC room, and whilst my distro hopping machine had difficulties with it (its a little anti social at the moment) I gave it a run on one of the many machines dotted around my house and found myself very surprised (pleasantly) by the results.

Linux OS for EEE PCs (700, 701, 900, 901, 1000H etc)

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: ASUS never rolled much needed updates for the EEE PCs that ran their Xandros Linux OS. No upgrades were given to the (poor) users of the EEE 700-series which were forced to use old version of Firefox (v2). Folks at XEPC.org have unveiled version 1.7 of the EEE PC OS.

Six months for a new release. Is it too quick?

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Linux

gnuman.com: There are quite a few distributions out there that are keeping to their word to keep developing a new "updated" version of their distribution and release it every six months, but with that thought, is it a bit too quick?

Stallman on the current state of GNU/Linux

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Linux
Interviews

neowin.net: Richard M. Stallman is defined by Wikipedia as being an "American software freedom activist, hacker and software developer." He is perhaps most notably known for his work on the Free Software movement. Stallman is also the father of the GNU operating system, that which is commonly referred to as Linux but more accurately defined as GNU/Linux.

LXDE on openSUSE

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Software

opensuse.org: “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment“, is an extremely faster, performing and energy saving desktop environment. It comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing.

Reviewed: AVG Anti-virus 8.5 for Linux

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Software

tuxradar.com: As long as NTFS partitions continue to sprawl over heterogeneous networks, anti-virus companies will dole out scanners for Linux. No surprise then that AVG Technologies, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus, has a scanner that runs on Linux in its latest 8.5 series bouquet.

Upgrading Ubuntu on my Dell

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: It took be almost a whole day to realize I was running 8.04 instead of 9.04! Ha. No no, I want to try some of that yummy new goodness, so I set off to update to 9.04!

Free Operating Systems That Aren't Linux

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OS

informationweek.com: We look beyond the traditional open source OS of choice to other free options such BSD, OpenSolaris, HaikuOS, ReactOS, and PureDarwin.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Akademy 2009 Group Photo

  • New Apache board elected
  • Firefox 3.5 makes browsing a delight ... and much faster
  • LOL @ Mono outpaces Java in Linux desktop development
  • GIMP Lightning Brushes
  • Gentoo to Ubuntu Migration Part 3: Conclusion, Part 2, Part 1
  • Windows of mass destruction
  • Silverlight for Linux
  • Keeping In Touch: A Guide To Linux Audio Comm Channels
  • Google vs MS Comic
  • The Web at 20
  • Lancelot 1.7 screencast (KDE 4.3)
  • Linux Basement Episode 40 - SELF Recap

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vacuum your Firefox databases for better performance

  • Over 20 Free Tutorials for Top Open Source Apps and Linux
  • treeview tips
  • Configure FreeBSD To Use Blowfish Password Format
  • openSUSE Network Install over PXE-Boot
  • how to exit Ping and other cli apps
  • Generating Graphs with gnuplot Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • Write Your Own Linux Twitter Client Fast
  • Unable to Boot from Linux Live CD?
  • Basic commands, Part I: Compress and decompress files
  • How to fix VirtualBox 3 cpuload when running CentOS 5 guest
  • HOWTO: Reset your lost/forgotten root password on Debian systems
  • Install Weatherbug In Ubuntu To Get Live Weather Updates
  • Howto: A Theme for KMahjongg
  • Install PSPVC on Fedora – an iPod/PSP Video Converter for Linux
  • Video with Firefox on Debian

Warzone 2100 continues to shine

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Gaming

kmandla.wordpress: Since I occasionally pick up a game or two when I want complete distraction, I revisited Warzone 2100 yesterday, after a hiatus that approached the better part of a year. And I was pleasantly surprised.

Linux, FOSS, and the Time-Honored Tradition of Charging More for Less

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: The tech industry has elevated the time-honored tactic of charging more for less to an art form*. A cornerstone of Microsoft's business is more for less. This more-for-less tactic came into sharp focus with netbooks.

How Google will Fumble Chrome OS

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Google
  • The Google OS surfaced in March--or did it?

  • Chrome in the Clouds: The Google OS
  • More diversity could reduce cyberattacks

  • How Google will Fumble Chrome OS

  • Chrome OS, the Wall of Windows Apps, and Microsoft
  • What does Google Chrome OS really mean for Linux?
  • Yes, lets all take a deep breath, shall we?
  • When you see Chrome OS think business model
  • Google on offense: Chrome OS is a wager on the future
  • All that glistens could be Chrome
  • Will Google Chrome OS bankrupt Canonical?
  • Dell May Test Google's Chrome OS
  • Does Google Chrome OS further fragment Linux landscape?
  • Skype, Netvibes Founders Team To Rival Google OS
  • Chrome OS gets a second look by Gruber
  • Chrome OS: Nice curveball from left field, Google

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Red Hat and Fedora

  • Is there need for Red Hat Certification training in Zimbabwe?
    A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) By The Numbers: Valuation in Focus
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    This year we managed to get a booth on a very popular student job fair called Konteh. (Thanks to Boban Poznanovic, one of the event managers)
  • Fedora 26 Alpha status is NO-GO
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  • Fedora 26 Alpha Faces Another Delay
    Fedora 26 was set back by a delay last week and today it's been delayed again for another week. Fedora 26 Alpha has been delayed for another week when at today's Go/No-Go meeting it was given a No-Go status due to outstanding blocker bugs.

GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on gnome.org, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here
    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.
  • A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)
    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.