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How Does Ubuntu 9.04 Measure Up to Mac OS X?

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Bypassing Windows altogether, Mark Shuttleworth has stated that OS X is the operating system to beat. With Ubuntu’s 9.04 now in wide distribution, we look at how it stacks up with the competition.

US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: US State Department workers have begged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to let them use Firefox.

Google Chrome Browser Exhibits Risky Behavior

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Software

informationweek.com: Even Google Chrome, touted for its security architecture, has security issues. According to one security expert, there are no secure browsers.

What I don't like about KDE4

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KDE

toolbox.com/blogs: The gauntlet has been thrown. After an unexpected interest and response from my last article where I said goodbye to KDE I was informed that I had not specifically stated why I don't like KDE any more.

Elive 1.9.35 (Unstable)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Elive is based on Debian and uses the Enlightenment window manager rather than KDE or Gnome. The version I picked for this review is the 1.9.35 release which is currently labeled as unstable.

Banshee by default – outlook looks hazy

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Software
Ubuntu

apebox.org: So. Banshee as a default media player for Karmic, replacing Rhythmbox. You’ve read the analysis on the Internest, you’ve read ill-informed tripe from pretend-journalists, and you’re running in fear of a switch to a “worse” player. Well, it’s time to lay down a little dose of reality for all you naysayers.

The coolest tools in the box

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: My last note was a bit negative, so I’d do better to offer something a little more positive this time — probably the coolest utilities that I have found thus far, in my short Linux experience.

5 Ways to Use Your Old PC

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Hardware

earthweb.com: Don't throw away those old PCs yet. Whether you're cleaning out or upgrading the computers in the office or at home, you should be able to find something to do with them.

VirtualBox Seamless Mode: The only way to virtualize

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: When I finally started poking around at some of the nuances of VirtualBox I realized that I had to bring it up here on Techrepublic. One of those “nuances” (if you can actually call it that) is Seamless Mode.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 311

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Five Great Linux Distributions That Did Not Survive

  • News: Slackware gets official ARM port, Ubuntu interviews with Shuttleworth and Bacon, BSD Magazine lives on, Google announces Chrome OS
  • Released last week: PC-BSD 7.1.1, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "KDE", CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01, Kongoni GNU/Linux 1.12.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2010 Alpha 2, Pardus Linux 2009, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Element GNU/Linux, 8ix Zenith CE
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...

Can VLC 1.0 change the world?

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: There’s a new hit on the Web. VLC 1.0 has about 6 million downloads since its launch a few days ago, and the number was climbing at over 11 per second at last count.

Shuttleworth about GNOME 3.0 - What's good, what's missing, what needs work

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Interviews
Ubuntu

derstandard.at: In the last few years Ubuntu has emerged as the dominant force in the Linux Deskop field. During the recent Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to conduct the following interview with Shuttleworth. Sees good possibility of having a common meta-release cycle with Debian - Not sure if GNOME3 will make the next LTS

Who needs games when you've got bling.

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Linux

linux-noob.com: My eldest son is ten years old. He has been using computers in one way or another since he was 4, and he has already seen Linux because I had installed Ubuntu and SLED 10 on his XP computer some years ago. The month has passed and I wanted to see what Christopher thought about using Linux daily.

Google Chrome OS Netbooks Could Arrive This Year

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Google
Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Chrome OS may give Eric Schmidt reason to leave Apple’s board, but he declined to acknowledge Microsoft as a competitor

more odds & ends

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News
  • Opera 10 Adapts Flawlessy Into Gnome Desktop - Goodbye Ugly Opera!

  • The Recipe for Linux's Netbook Success
  • Open Source is Infiltrating the Enterprise
  • 0 A.D. Game Goes Open-Source
  • iotop – simple top-like I/O monitor
  • How tinderbox is relevant to users
  • Hard disk upgrade (SATA)
  • Another Linux Myth Killed In Broad Daylight
  • Google releases open source NX server
  • Linus: Not-so-evil empire
  • Microsoft Mono move means exactly nothing
  • FLOSS Weekly 77: Jaunty Jackalope

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google, a list of inspiring individuals who made everything possible

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: This article was originally published on “2008-06-15 13:09:55 +0000”. I re-read it, and decided that it deserved to be re-published in Free Software Magazine as a tribute to those individual who made GNU/Linux possible.

Is Oracle getting ready to kill OpenSolaris?

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OS

blogs.computerworld.com: So, what does a Linux company like Oracle wants to do with its newly purchased Sun's open-source operating system, OpenSolaris? The answer appears to be: "Nothing."

Getting things done with Linux to-do list programs

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Software

arstechnica.com: To-do list programs can help you stay organized and boost productivity. Ars looks at GTG, KOrganizer, and other task management tools for the Linux desktop.

An interview with RVM, developer of Smplayer

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Interviews

tech-no-media.com: Last week I did a review of the excellent media player for Linux and Windows Smplayer. This week the developer behind this great Mplayer front-end granted me an email interview:

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #150

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #150 for the week July 5th - July 11th, 2009 is available.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.