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Lexmark's Linux Secret

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: There is one printer manufacturer though that as of last year has begun supporting Linux from top to bottom with their entire line-up of printers. Not only are they providing CUPS drivers, but also they are even printing Tux in the corner of every box they ship right besides the Windows and Apple logos. Do you know who we are talking about?

7 Things That Are Easier To Do In Ubuntu Than In Windows

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: When the average computer user hears about Ubuntu or Linux, the word “difficult” comes to mind. Using Ubuntu is actually easier and better than using Windows. Don’t believe me? Here are some examples.

Firefox 3.6.3 security update now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.6.3 is now available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://www.firefox.com.

Shooting for the Perfect 10.10 with Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: It’s time to put our heads together to envision “the perfect 10″.

Linux Gazette April 2010 (#173)

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Linux

Linux Gazette for April 2010 is ready. Highlights are Linux's problem with Simplified Chinese, Codeweavers vs. Cedega - Commercial Wine Product Comparison, and Quick and Dirty Web Filtering on Linux.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Acer to bring out dual-boot Windows/Android netbook
  • Google’s Empire In Progress with Don’t Be Evil Motto (Video)
  • Google Asks, "Are You Done With That Sandwich?"
  • Debian Squeeze Linux - Where Is It?
  • Linux on your iPhone
  • Perl 4, Back Where It Belongs
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 - April Fools
  • Interview with Andrzej Wasylkowski from the checkmycode project
  • Official Statement Objecting BBC/OFCOM Proposal
  • MeeGo gets going: source code and developer builds available
  • Using Alexandria
  • Firefox claims 40% of Euro browser share
  • GNU Generation 2.0
  • Introducing Larval Editor
  • Wtf? The US FDA Just Banned Caffeine?
  • Root of Cult of SEO
  • Update on Ubuntu Buttons
  • PureOS 2.0 Screenshots
  • One Laptop Per Child delivers 200 XO computers to NT kids
  • The best windows emulator for Linux
  • Sony's PS3 Drops Linux; Why You Should Care
  • Linux Link Tech Show #347 - 3/31/10

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A fast guide to system rescue using open tools
  • Beginner’s Guide to Grep
  • Upgrade to KDE4.4.2 in openSUSE 11.2
  • Running Commands at Startup in Debian and Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: Make ALSA default instead of PulseAudio
  • How to Get wireless button working on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718
  • How to Install Applications from GetDeb Website
  • Script: average
  • iptables rules for desktop computers
  • Using the USB Cable in Linux
  • Install Latest VLC Media Player in Ubuntu in 2 steps

Former Sun open source officer joins OSI board

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OSS
  • Former Sun open source officer joins OSI board
  • Sales and marketing for open source – same difference
  • Importance of open source screen readers for accessibility: Interview with Joanie Diggs
  • The growing popularity of open source assistive technology: Interview with Will Walker
  • What Does a Paying Open Source Customer Look Like?
  • Tech hiring poised for recovery -- and open source leads the way
  • Why Toyota Should Go Open Source

Debian Junior Art

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Software

ghacks.net: If you’ve ever tried your hand at The GIMP, you know that, at first, The GIMP can be a bit challenging to learn. That is coming from an adult. Imagine a younger user attempting to use The GIMP.

Gentoo packs it up – joins Exherbo

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Gentoo
  • Paludis is Going Into a Cave
  • Gentoo packs it up – joins Exherbo
  • Gentoo Exherbo merger

Linuxuser: kernel column #85

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: The latest kernel includes lots of shiny new features that have been developed over the past three months since 2.6.32, including some nice virtualisation speed-ups (detecting when virtual machine guest’s VCPUs are within spinlocks and automatically yielding), driver updates and the removal of the legacy ‘anticipatory’ IO scheduler.

Microsoft says Windows will cease distribution

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Microsoft
Humor

geeksmack.net: Earlier today, Microsoft Spokesperson Brianna Pinder, confirmed that Microsoft will be ceasing development of the Windows Operating System due to the nature of innovation in the computer industry.

Top April Fools' Day jokes

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Humor
  • Top 5 April Fool’s Day jokes 2010
  • Top 10 List: An April Fool's Day Round Up
  • Geeky in-jokes dominate April Fools' Day 2010

KDE4: It hurt, but did it work?

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KDE

linuxjournal.com: Last month's release of the KDE 4.4 desktop environment restored the faith of many after what has been something of a roller coaster two years. Even the most loyal KDEians found that loyalty stretched by the debut of version 4.0.

GIMP 2.8: A preview of the new features

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: A specific release date for GIMP 2.8 is still unknown, however, following deveolpers work and discussion, it seems that GIMP 2.8 will be released somewhen in 2011, maybe in Q2 or Q3.

First Look: GNOME 2.30

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Software

softpedia.com: April Fools turned out to be a great day for Linux enthusiasts, as GNOME developers decided to offer them something to look forward to except getting pucked and do a proper launch, and a pretty big one at that.

Oracle buys Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
Humor
  • Oracle buys Ubuntu!
  • Ubuntu Manual Audio Book
  • Ubuntu to be licensed under friendiler version of the GPL

SCO Group: Die Hard 17

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SUSE
  • SCO Group: Die Hard 17
  • What's next for Novell now that it owns Unix?
  • Novell vs. Microsoft Antitrust Suit Dismissed

Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1

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Ubuntu
  • Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1
  • Ubuntu 10.04: Five Changes You May Not Have Noticed
  • Will Ubuntu’s new look bring in the masses?
  • A few Ubuntu “power user” tips
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Edition On My Dell Mini 10 v

Linux: Removing The Big Kernel Lock

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Linux
Humor

kerneltrap.org: Arnd Bergmann noted that he's working on removing the BKL from the Linux kernel, "I've spent some time continuing the work of the people on Cc and many others to remove the big kernel lock from Linux and I now have [a] bkl-removal branch in my git tree".

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    The first ever stable release of Pop!_OS is finally here. You can go ahead and download it from this link. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Earlier this year in June, we reported that System76 is creating its own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.
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Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.