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Red Hat: The 1st billion-dollar open-source company?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: A few months back Glyn Moody, noted open-source journalist, asked the question, "Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?" Guess what? Red Hat is on its way.

Why Gnome? Why.

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Software

doctormo.org: I have a love/hate relationship with gnome. I use it, I develop for it and at the same time I dislike the way the gnome project produces functional libraries.

Red Hat profit falls, beats Street view

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Linux

reuters.com: Red Hat Inc (RHT.N) reported lower fiscal second-quarter profit on Wednesday but still beat Wall Street forecasts as sales of its software rose sharply.

Radical Innovation is needed for GNU/Linux distributions

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Linux

standardsandfreedom.net: There’s a certain movement these days in the world of GNU/Linux distributions. I think we are experiencing one of these moments that starts with a question that has been asked and heard many times -

An Early Look At Firefox 4

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: It is not really a big secret anymore that Mozilla is working on getting its Firefox 4 browser out the door, and we have had plenty of betas (six so far) of the evolving new browser. Here is our first impression.

OpenIndiana Picks up Where OpenSolaris Left off

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OS

linuxjournal.com: For those disappointed by Oracle's decision to discontinue supporting a free version of its Solaris Unix-like operating system, a new alternative emerged to take its place.

Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?

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Web

pingdom.com: Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it.

Top 6 Gnome Shell Themes Ever!

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Software

techdrivein.com: We had featured 4 GNOME Shell themes before, 2 more themes are on its way and its all getting a bit cluttered. So I decided to bring all the themes under one roof err.. post. So here are 6 of the most beautiful GNOME Shell themes I have ever seen.

Firefox 4 beta 7 dev going slow, RC1 not due until late October

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Moz/FF

zdnet.com: The Mozilla team is making progress on the next generation of Firefox but it may not be ready for prime time until the holiday season.

Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack

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Software
  • Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack
  • Nokia releases Qt 4.7 with terrific new mobile UI framework
  • Nokia Releases Qt 4.7 with Qt Quick
  • KDE will soon run even faster! (QT 4.7 released)
  • Qt 4.7.0 in openSUSE; KDE updates

OpenShot 1.2.2 Released with New Goodies

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Software
  • OpenShot Video Editor 1.2.2 Released with New Effects, 3D Titles and Netbook Optimizations
  • OpenShot 1.2.2 (Video Editor) Released With 3D Animated Titles, DVD Export

PCLinuxOS 2010.7 - Hello, Old Friend

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PCLOS

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: PCLinuxOS 2010.7 Final release has been out for a couple of months, and I have finally gotten around to loading it up again. It is, as the title of this entry says, like seeing an old friend again after a long time.

Spiritual And Religious Software For Linux

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Software

maketecheasier.com: While some might assert that Linux itself is a religion, there are plenty of religious and spiritual people who use and love Linux. Therefore, there are naturally a number of software packages for various religions.

20 Linux Apps That Make the Desktop Easier

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Software

earthweb.com: For most of us, using our preferred desktop Linux distributions has become second nature. Yet remembering back to when I first made the switch, it seems that specific Linux apps made the OS change much easier.

Let RedNoteBook be your daily journal

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Software

ghacks.net: There are those of us who like to keep a daily journal. For those that do, the application used for this purpose must fit the bill. For some the daily journal can simply be a text document. For others, however, the journal must be a full-fledged application geared specifically for that purpose. One such tool is RedNoteBook.

"Sorry, but your system does not meet the minimum system requirements"

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Sorry, but your system does not meet the minimum system requirements (Adobe). The all-new Yahoo! Mail has not been tested with your operating system (Yahoo). What do these two messages have in common?

today's leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Weird Konsole Split
  • Ubuntu Software Center Screenshots
  • Storage Monitoring via SystemTap
  • Getting Started With FreeBSD 8.1
  • Experiments, adventures, and consequences
  • How to reduce Ubuntu 10.04 start-up memory usage
  • Anthony Kolasny Explains How KDE Software is Used At Johns Hopkins University
  • Wireshark for Network analysis
  • Canonical Hosts Leading ODMs At Ubuntu Hardware Summit
  • Linux Live USB Creator
  • Will PostgreSQL excite the open source DB community?
  • How is FreeBSD 9.0 shaping up?
  • If VMware Buys SUSE Linux, Could Red Hat Feel the Heat?

Debian move to increase project members

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Linux

itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux project has announced that it will be welcoming as full project members those who make a contribution other than packaging applications.

Linpus Lite 1.4 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Linpus Lite is the distribution for netbooks and smartbooks developed and maintained by Linpus Technologies, Inc. of Taipei, Taiwan. The company’s flagship Linux distribution used to be Linpus Desktop until it decided to focus on the Lite and QuickOS line.

OOo4Kids: A workable compromise

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Software
OOo

linux-magazine.com: I am always of two minds about office suites or applications for children. On the one hand, I can see the value of offering a simplified interface for learning on. On the other hand, I wonder if children shouldn't start with the interface they will be using as adults. OOo4Kids balances these.

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GNOME: WebKit, Fleet Commander, Introducing deviced

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KDE: Usability & Productivity, AtCore , Krita

  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 6
  • AtCore takes to the pi
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  • Look, new presets! Another Krita 4 development build!
    We’ve been focusing like crazy on the Krita 4 release. We managed to close some 150 bugs in the past month, and Krita 4 is getting stable enough for many people to use day in, day out. There’s still more to be done, of course! So we’ll continue fixing issues and applying polish for at least another four weeks. One of the things we’re doing as well is redesigning the set of default brush presets and brush tips that come with Krita. Brush tips are the little images one can paint with, and brush presets are the brushes you can select in the brush palette or brush popup. The combination of a tip, some settings and a smart bit of coding! Our old set was fine, but it was based on David Revoy‘s earliest Krita brush bundles, and for Krita 4 we are revamping the entire set. We’ve added many new options to the brushes since then! So, many artists are working together to create a good-looking, useful and interesting brushes for Krita 4.

Software: GIMP, Spyder, SMPlayer

  • Five free photo and video editing tools that could save burning a hole in your pocket and take your creativity to the next level
    GIMP stands for the Gnu Image Manipulation Program and is the first word that people usually think about when it comes to free image editors. It’s a raster graphics editor, available on multiple platforms on PC. It has a similar interface to Photoshop: you have your tools on one side, there’s an option for your tool window and then you have your layers window on another side. Perhaps one of the most useful features of GIMP is the option of plugins. There is a wide database for them and there’s a plugin for almost any task you might need to carry out. GIMP is extremely extensive, and it’s the choice of the FOSS community, thanks to the fact that it’s also open source. However, there are also some disadvantages. For example, GIMP has no direct RAW support yet (you have to install a plugin to enable it, which means a split workflow). It also has quite a bit of a learning curve as compared to Photoshop or Lightroom.
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Funding: Ethereum and Outreachy

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  • Outreachy Is Now Accepting Applications For Their Summer 2018 Internships
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