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|Story||State of Firefox 4.0 on GNU+Linux||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 6:38pm|
|Story||Amnesia @ 1 Month||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 6:36pm|
|Story||Eight Tech Signs the World really might be coming to an End||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 4:48pm|
|Story||Wallpaper Changer for Linux||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 4:46pm|
|Story||starting with a clean slate||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 4:45pm|
|Story||Gimp 2.7 released for testing and we are Impressed with the outcome||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 4:42pm|
|Story||Linux Audio Update: The Fall Fashions||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 4:41pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 5:18am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||16/10/2010 - 3:15am|
|Story||Firefox 4 falling behind schedule?||srlinuxx||1||16/10/2010 - 12:57am|
mozillaZine: The notes from the second meeting on the future of Mozilla Firefox support have been made available online. The telephone conference was organised by the Mozilla Corporation and took place on Thursday.
Also: Real time customization for Firefox with Personas
And: Raising Mozilla on Linux Runtime Requirements Proposed
Software in Review: It's been more than 6 years since the last release of Microsoft's Windows desktop operating system. In that time, the operating system market has changed dramatically. No longer are there simple, standard PCs -- we now have tablets, handhelds, set-top boxes, and network appliances. We have low-end "email and Web" desktops, high-end gaming machines, and superpowered workstations. Having tested Windows Vista Ultimate Edition I have to wonder if the Microsoft software engineers have been paying attention.
Also: No end in sight for Vista's Long Goodbye
channel9.msdn.com: To think Ive spent 3 years trying to go back in time. Trying to get MS to see the errors it has made in regards to the main mistake of disbanding IP&Ts division. But now that Im here in Ubuntu - I can finally say that with conviction - as I am a Linux troll now!
LinuxDevices: Parisian startup Linutop has started shipping a compact, Linux-based computing appliance said to draw less than six Watts. Linutop's "Linutop" can serve as a standalone PC or Linux terminal, and targets web surfing kiosks in libraries, schools, offices, hotels, hospitals, Internet cafes, and family rooms.
- FSM Dead! Official!
- Linux Foundation Prepares For Microsoft's Legal Action
- Microsoft Wants to 'Kill' Open Source
- Microsoft desperate, says patent target OpenOffice.org
- Microsoft: Market Shrugs Off Linux Patent Claims
- Microsoft’s Patent Play: The Q&A
- Open-source users, companies scoff at Microsoft threats
ITJungle: Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat hosted its eponymous customer and partner summit last week, and among the many announcements that the company made, including raising the curtain a little on its desktop strategy, partnering with IBM for Linux support on mainframes (more on that in next week's issue), and launching the Red Hat Exchange, the company's executives were obviously keen on talking about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, which was launched two months ago.
dot.kde.org; The two days of the KOffice ODF sprint were very productive. Most time was spent on group discussions, and designing specific parts of KOffice in smaller groups. Of course, code was written as well, and for an overview of what happened, read on!
lockergnome: John Locke expressed the importance of making sure you fully understand two very important things regarding potential customers: they generally don’t care about software licensing, and they simply need everything to work with as little cost as possible. Based on this foundation of understanding, John then clearly outlined, step-by-step, how to get this done.
- Microsoft Won't Sue Linux Users, Company Exec Says
- Author of Linux Patent Study Says Ballmer Got It Wrong
- "Microsoft takes on the free world", and loses
- What Does Microsoft Want From the Free World?
- Novell Open PR: Fortune Magazine article
- Microsoft vs. Linux: setting the battle lines
- Microsoft Patent Claims Hint at Internal Issues
- Why Microsoft Won’t ID Patent Violations…
LinuxPlanet: Do you realize how much value is packed into each and every distribution of Linux? A Linux machine can help you solve problems that simply are too time consuming, complex, or expensive to solve with other operating systems. Mr. Small- and Medium-Businessman, what's holding you up?
LinuxGames.com: Our very own curmudgeon, Matt Matthews, had the opportunity to interview Linux gaming luminary Ryan "icculus" Gordon about various topics last week:
FreeSoftware Mag: Red Hat’s, Brian Stevens, claims that the desktop is dead. This may seem a trifle premature, but from my own perspective, that has already been the case for several years.
- How to make use of the extra Multimedia keys in Laptops and Keyboards in Linux
- Pocket PC Syncing with Evolution in Ubuntu
- A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring
- What is the use of runlevels?
- How do I configure the Virtual Console login to display a pre-login message?
- Auditd still crashing RHEL3/Centos3 systems
- How To Back Up MySQL Databases Without Interrupting MySQL
Linux-Watch: "Even the founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, noted last year that Linux infringes well over 200 patents from multiple companies The real question is not whether there exist substantial patent infringement issues, but what to do about them."
Life of Riley: I've posted here before some announcements about the fact that Venezuela was shifting to Linux as their preferred operating system in sync with Cuba who has made a major re-commitment to Linux in an .attempt to grow its open source community and steer further away from tech dependencies on imperialism.
Also: Ubuntu, Craft, and iTunes
Linux.com: eBay is a great way to acquire hard-to-find collectibles. Trouble is, the best deals are often found in auctions that end in the middle of the night. When that happens, the Biet-O-Zilla (BOZ) extension for Firefox can help you, by tracking auctions and scheduling bids in advance.
ZDNet: So all 4 of my kids spent the weekend on and off the computers in the basement. They played games, looked up cheat codes for their console games, sent emails, and wrote a research paper on Langston Hughes.
EETimes: An official at the One Laptop per Child project criticized the WiMAX community on Monday for mainly focusing on equipment in the licensed bands, which will stymie innovation and stall a rapid decline in equipment prices.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Web log: A broken motherboard
- News: Fedora 7, Red Hat Global Desktop, Gentoo Linux 2007.0, openSUSE Software Portal, Slackware vs Pidgin, PCLinuxOS page hits
- Released last week: Gentoo Linux 2007.1, BLAG Linux And GNU 60001
- Upcoming releases: Updates on Fedora 7, openSUSE 10.3, SabayonLinux 3.4, sidux 2007-02 and Skolelinux 3.0
- New addition: Ubuntu Studio
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....