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Improved RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux hardware support

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dag.wieers.com: The past few months a bunch of very cool CentOS community members (and I am not including myself here) spend their time creating kernel modules for the stock RHEL5 2.6.18 kernel to extend hardware support. The result is now known as: ELRepo

Get to know Linux: man pages

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Linux

ghacks.net: Have you ever had someone tell you to “RTFM” (aka: “Read The Flippin’ Man page”) only to realize you have no idea what man pages were?

Get started with Linux - part 1

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Linux

computeractive.co.uk: As the years go by, many computers start to slow down. One way to breathe new life into an old computer is to re-install Windows but, unless you have all the required discs, this can be tricky. One easier way to bring an old computer back up to speed is to install a copy of Linux.

Linux desktop adoption boosted by economy

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techtarget.com: While hard numbers remain elusive, business adoption of Linux on the desktop appears to be growing, motivated at least in part by the need to stretch IT budgets during the current economic slump.

5 reasons to switch to Linux

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Linux

techdigest.tv: It's time to wave goodbye to Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer and give Linus Torvalds' operating system a go.

Moblin: a First Look at Intel's Open-Source OS

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OS

pcworld.com: Moblin is an Intel-created open-source operating system for netbooks and, specifically, the kind of people who use them.

Turn Your Old Laptop into a Powerful Linux Workhorse

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Linux

blog.worldlabel.com: If your laptop is getting long in the tooth, here is no reason to rush out to buy a new one. Instead, you can relegate the most demanding computer tasks to your desktop machine and use your laptop to run applications remotely.

Is microsoft setting itself up for another antitrust case?

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Those of us who remember the word Netscape will also remember the browser wars. Then microsoft spliced internet explorer into its operating system and set itself up for one of the most publicised antitrust cases of this century.

Linux is ..... amazing

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Linux

raiden.net: All too often people concentrate on what Linux isn't .... they look for anything lacking and make a huge big deal about it, and in doing so miss the simple fact that Linux - this little community project - can so so much.

Available Now: GNOME 2.26.3

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Software

softpedia.com: The GNOME developers, through Lucas Rocha, have announced early this morning in a press release that the last maintenance release of the popular GNOME 2.26 desktop environment is now available for download.

Can FAT patch avoid Microsoft lawsuits?

desktoplinux.com: Andrew Tridgell has published a patch that could make the Linux implementation of the FAT filesystem impervious to Microsoft patent claims of the kind that forced a settlement from TomTom. The patch alters the VFAT code so that it does not generate both short and long filenames.

Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 1: Wi-Fi

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.31 will be IEEE 802.15.4 capable and will include a new Wi-Fi driver for Intel chips. The Wi-fi stack and drivers are now better able to use newer power saving technologies.

Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook?

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Linux
Microsoft

maximumpc.com: That shiny new netbook is light and portable, plays music and movies, and cost less than an iPhone (with service). Problem is: you might be ready to chuck it off a bridge. The answer to the netbook dilemma is: find an alternative operating system.

Why Ubuntu has become the flag bearer for Linux

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: It's easy to argue that Ubuntu's success is because there's an unlimited supply of investment from its super-rich parent company, Canonical. But Linux isn't like any ordinary software stack.

CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02: A review

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: As I become more knowledgable about Linux, the thought has crossed my mind to create my own distribution. Well, someone beat me to it, and that someone is Philip Newborough. The distribution is called CrunchBang Linux.

Virtual Linux is the prescription for hospital

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Linux
SUSE

itwire.com: A Californian hospital is using Linux virtual desktops to provide patients with email and web access.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Microsoft punishes Linux, Mac and white box PC builders

  • Windows And Linux Prepare For Netbook Wars II
  • Linux Netbooks: 3 paths to a bright future
  • Red Hat creates program for cloud providers
  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services Helps Users Build Private Clouds
  • Gecko end-of-life
  • 3 Alternative CD Ripping applications on Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
  • Tracking Your Time with Project Hamster
  • Why do I have to fill out a registration form to use VirtualBox?
  • Cisco Getting Ready to Delivery Office-Like Apps?
  • The Benefits of Setting up sSMTP or any Email Server
  • Mono is not a patent threat for Debian
  • What is Distro and Why They Exist
  • Linux Gazette July 2009 (#164)
  • Kubuntu 9.04
  • Tiny Core Linux 2.1
  • Novell SLES 10 to OpenSUSE 11.1 Migration
  • Linux virtualisation hypervisor KVM hits release 87
  • The Cost Of Free, Revisited
  • Three Books Every System Administrator Should Read
  • HP Mini 2140 - I Get To Try One
  • Creeping Unix featurism
  • SourceForge New Site On Line
  • Veteran Actor Karl Malden Dies at 97

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • howto enable graphical login manager in Slackware

  • howto make Fluxbox feel like home
  • Firefox 3.5 hangs on fullscreen flash
  • HOWTO : Logwatch on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Improving Battery Life on Linx Mint by 50%
  • Building the GNOME Desktop from Source
  • How-To: Install FrostWire 4.18.0 in Debian Lenny

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 beta released with KVM

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Linux

internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL), which in my view is a lot more than a typical point release. Sure we're all waiting for the big RHEL 6 release, but there are some major changes in RHEL 5.4.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack
    CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it's somewhat surprising it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments.
  • Docker and Core OS plan to donate their container technologies to CNCF
    Containers have become a critical component of modern cloud, and Docker Inc. controls the heart of containers, the container runtime. There has been a growing demand that this critical piece of technology should be under control of a neutral, third party so that the community can invest in it freely.
  • How Blockchain Is Helping China Go Greener
    Blockchain has near-universal applicability as a distributed transaction platform for securely authenticating exchanges of data, goods, and services. IBM and the Beijing-based Energy-Blockchain Labs are even using it to help reduce carbon emissions in air-polluted China.
  • An efficient approach to continuous documentation
  • The peril in counting source lines on an OSS project
    There seems to be a phase that OSS projects go through where as they mature and gain traction. As they do it becomes increasingly important for vendors to point to their contributions to credibly say they are the ‘xyz’ company. Heptio is one such vendor operating in the OSS space, and this isn’t lost on us. :) It helps during a sales cycle to be able to say “we are the a big contributor to this project, look at the percentage of code and PRs we submitted”. While transparency is important as is recognizing the contributions that key vendors, focus on a single metric in isolation (and LoC in particular) creates a perverse incentive structure. Taken to its extreme it becomes detrimental to project health.
  • An Open Source Unicycle Motor
    And something to ponder. The company that sells this electric unicycle could choose to use a motor with open firmware or one with closed firmware. To many consumers, that difference might not be so significant. To this consumer, though, that’s a vital difference. To me, I fully own the product I bought when the firmware is open. I explain to others that they ought to choose that level of full ownership whenever they get a chance. And if they join a local makerspace, they will likely meet others with similar values. If you don’t yet have a makerspace in your community, inquire around to see if anyone is in the process of forming one. Then find ways to offer them support. That’s how we do things in the FOSS community.
  • The A/V guy’s take on PyCon Pune
    “This is crazy!”, that was my reaction at some point in PyCon Pune. This is one of my first conference where I participated in a lot of things starting from the website to audio/video and of course being the speaker. I saw a lot of aspects of how a conference works and where what can go wrong. I met some amazing people, people who impacted my life , people who I will never forget. I received so much of love and affection that I can never express in words. So before writing anything else I want to thank each and everyone of you , “Thank you!”.
  • Azure Service Fabric takes first tentative steps toward open source [Ed: Microsoft Peter is openwashing a patent trap with back doors]
  • Simulate the Internet with Flashback, a New WebDev Test Tool from LinkedIn
  • Mashape Raises $18M for API Gateway Tech
    Casado sees Mashape's Kong API gateway in particular as being a particularly well positioned technology. Kong is an open-source API gateway and microservice management technology.
  • PrismTech to Demonstrate Open Source FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Implementation at Air Force FACE Technical Interchange Meeting
    PrismTech’s TSS reference implementation is being made available under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 open source license terms.
  • How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

    The latest issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine features a special report on open-source robotics hardware and its impact in the field.

Security Leftovers

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Switching to Linux? 4 Operating Systems That Feel Like Home

Switching to Linux opens the door to new tools and techniques to make your computing experience easier. But there is a learning curve, and depending on your choice of Linux operating system even navigating your desktop may be a challenge. Here’s how to make your new journey a little more familiar. Read more