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2010: The year open source went invisible

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The big open source news in 2010 is that open source became essentially invisible. It's not that the media stopped reporting on open source. Far from it. Up until 2010, coverage of open source had remained roughly static, as evidenced by Google News result for "open source" in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

OpenBSD backdoor claims: bugs found during code audit

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Security
BSD

itwire.com: The OpenBSD project has found two bugs during an audit of the cryptographic code in which, it has been alleged, the FBI, through former developers, was able to plant backdoors.

AUSkey finally gets open source support

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: After initially airing plans for Linux support in July, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is now offering preliminary support to open-source users on specific platforms.

"Ubuntu: Up and Running" Book Review

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Ubuntu

maxolasersquad.blogspot: This book touts itself as "A Power User's Desktop Guide." This rather accurately defines the target audience of the book. It is not for your average user, but for a technically inclined user who is interested in getting his or her hands dirty with Ubuntu.

How’d Ya Do That?

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Software

georgetoon.com: “How’d ya do that?” I get this question as often as I get , “How do you get your ideas?” And, of course, the first question refers to the kinds of digital tools I use to help produce my cartoon features and images for my blog posts.

What has happened to the Dot?

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KDE
Web

hanschen.org: Some of you might see a message if you visit dot.kde.org, forum.kde.org or try to edit a page in one of the KDE wikis and wonder what it’s all about. There’s no need to worry.

Top 6 Eyecandy Compiz Plugins

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Software

techdrivein.com: Who doesn't like some eyecandy for their desktops, definitely not me. Compiz is actively being developed now and we can expect a lot of surprises for next major Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal". Here is a collection of Compiz experimental plugins that does not come with the default package.

The future of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

debayan.wordpress: Traditionally Ubuntu has been known for providing the world with a stable, friendly and usable GNU/Linux desktop while Fedora has been known for launching cutting edge technologies which might not be very mature at the point of release.

Screenshots Of The New Unigine Game

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Gaming
  • Screenshots Of The New Unigine-Based Linux Game
  • For Those Hoping To See UT3 On Linux This Holiday...
  • Here's Another New Linux Game, Using Unigine Too
  • Alien Arena 2011 Released

Why Hulu Plus Sucks, and Why You Should Use It Anyway

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Hulu Plus is the subscription based big brother to Hulu's free video streaming platform. It costs $7.99 a month, and really does open up the catalog of available titles. In fact, for subscribers, there are many shows that have the complete catalog of episodes from every season.

Ubuntu as Intended. My Experience Of Using the ‘Default’ Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Recently, after setting up a new Ubuntu Maverick install for my wife, I began to wonder what it would be like to run a system on the defaults. To try things their way – to use Ubuntu’s desktop settings, Ubuntu’s preferred applications and configuration.

Who bought those 882 Novell patents?

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SUSE
  • Who bought those 882 Novell patents? Not just Microsoft
  • Unholy Alliance - Microsoft Teams With Apple, Oracle and EMC on 882 Novell Patents

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 3) - Network and storage hardware

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Linux

h-online.com: Numerous changes to the network and storage code are to increase processing speed and improve the system's hardware support. Among the new additions are a PPTP stack, various drivers for Wi-Fi hardware by Atheros, Broadcom and Realtek, and code for hard disks with a logical sector size of 4 Kbytes.

Opera 11 Is Here - Overview & Screenshots

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Reviews

Opera 11 was released just a few hours earlier today, and it comes with several notable features, a new interface, and many other improvements. Written using the Qt toolkit and taking advantage of its own Presto engine, the Opera browser has been around for years, and it comes with unique features, which make it a popular browser even among the free software users on the Linux platform, with a respectable third position after Firefox and Google Chrome.

Mandriva Flash 2010 Christmas Sale

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MDV

softpedia.com: Now here's a special Christmas present for all of you Linux enthusiasts out there, as Mandriva announced the availability of its portable USB Mandriva Flash Drive.

Red Hat Dictates Fedora 15 Wallpaper

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Linux

ostatic.com: With its recent release out the door the Fedora design team gathered to discuss the direction of artwork for the upcoming Fedora 15. That's when the news surfaced that Red Hat had already made the decision.

The Next New Year of Linux on the Desktop: 2011?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Those of us who have been part of the FOSS community for more than, oh, say 10 minutes, are no doubt already familiar with the recurring "Year of Linux on the Desktop" debate.

Opera 11 goes final

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Software

my.opera.com: We just released Opera 11 which includes cool stuff as tab stacking, visual mouse gestures, performance improvements, memory issue fixes and tons more.

OpenBSD backdoor claims denied

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Security
BSD

itwire.com: Two developers named as having played a role in creating backdoors for the FBI in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have denied they did so.

Novell’s Sale to Attachmate: The Untold Story Finally Revealed

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy did some digging and found an SEC filing that more fully describes Novell’s pending sale to Attachmate. The filing describes how J.P. Morgan, working on Novell’s behalf, shopped Novell around to multiple bidders, and mulled potential deals involving Microsoft and other unnamed companies.

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