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Ubuntu 7.10 vs. Ubuntu 8.04 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Back in December we looked at the initial Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 performance by comparing it to Ubuntu 7.10. Now that we're nearing an end in this development cycle as Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) will be released later this month, we've ran a new set of benchmarks comparing the latest Ubuntu 8.04 packages to the previous Gutsy Gibbon release.

Also: Microsoft.com vs. Ubuntu.com

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Delete Files Permanently & Securely with Shred & SecureDelete

  • Clean up Duplicate Files, Symlinks, Directories in Ubuntu with an easy GUI
  • Recover Deleted Files with Foremost
  • Howto:Recover and Undelete files in Ubuntu the easy way
  • Secure Data Destruction
  • ip command cheat sheet
  • How I Rip and Encode MP3s on the Ubuntu Linux Command Line
  • Creating a dropdown list in OpenOffice Calc that references a list of values

Review: Pidgin Flies Between Linux and Windows

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Software

earthweb.com: We live in a cross-platform world. People work in front of their Windows PCs all day long, then go home to their Mac. Or they code at their Linux terminal then unwind with games on their Windows box. Unfortunately, for as many cross-platform people as there are, it doesn't always seem like there's a lot of software built to follow them from machine to machine. One exception is Pidgin.

Four Things Linux Needs

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ostatic.com: Mike Gunderloy's post on FOSS Factory got me thinking about what Linux needs to gain mass market acceptance. After thinking about it, I've come up with a list of four things that the Linux community needs that aren't (as far as I know) yet in the works.

New AbiWord looks solid but suffers from age-old Linux problem

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Software

linux.com: In this age of multi-core processors and 3-D desktops, some people still get work done on old resource-strapped single-core machines, thanks to programs like the AbiWord word processor. The latest stable AbiWord 2.6.0 release was unveiled last month.

Wanted, Dead or Alive: Open Source Monetization

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OSS

technocrat.net: While I was retching my heart out one of the commenters brought up the idea of "bounties" as a business model for open source development. That idea has been tried repeatedly, commercially. As far as I know there are still some companies that do that. For the most part it doesn't work and can't work for both practical and theoretical reasons.

GIMP 2.5 Developmental Release

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.5.0 is the first release from the 2.5 development series. It gives developers and interested users a view into the current development towards GIMP 2.6.

Evolution - Moving Away from Thunderbird

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Software

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I have been using Thunderbird for quite a while now. It’s a great e-mail client and the fact that you can use it on multiple platforms made it a winner for me. I carry a USB-drive around with Portable Thunderbird on it. But… Thunderbird was starting to give me a few headaches.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Spring Free (Mandriva 2008.1)

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Spring Free (Mandriva 2008.1) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Summit: Linux Advances Into Enterprise, Seeks Better Fix For Bugs

  • New Drupal Book Published
  • What's the Smallest Computer that Runs Linux?
  • Firefox 3 ignore extension compatibility checking is wrong
  • The Linux Window of Opportunity Has Closed, Maybe for Good
  • A Good (Linux) Foundation to Build On
  • The Open Source Commandments
  • Don't show me the money. Show me the CODE!
  • New Cylinder Effect For Compiz Fusion
  • How to Mitigate the Risks Associated with Open Source Code
  • Microsoft gets a new open-source chief
  • Updates on Hardy Heron
  • Software giants crowding roundtable at ISO
  • Construction firm turns to open source for systems management
  • Open source launches attack on software patents
  • ThinkFree Office: Powerful, familiar office suite for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Manslide - a slideshow generator for Linux

Australia’s first Open Source Census published

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OSS

itnews.com.au: Results of Australia’s first large-scale Open Source community census have been released to the public. The Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report gives voice to the business potentials, patterns and concerns of a previously mute sector of the IT industry.

RSA: Security Experts Debate Linux Vs. Microsoft

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OS

crn.com: Like the Hatfields and McCoys, some debates are as old as the hills, and no one ever seems to win. In the IT industry, security pundits have long been arguing the question of whether Linux is more secure than Windows with similarly inconclusive results.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Inspecting disk IO performance with fio

  • Ubuntu Server Guide: Part 2
  • Using the dynamic DNS editor: nsupdate
  • Linux Boot Sequence
  • Installing a Rails Stack on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
  • Howto find DNS Server Version remotely using fpdns
  • cmd.exe for Linux zealots

GIMP User Manual 2.4.1 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: A new release of the user manual is available: new translations: Lithuanian, Polish, new content, spelling and grammar fixes.

Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME Screenshots

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MDV

reviewlinux.com: Here is a short screenshot tour of the latest from Mandriva Linux. Just released Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME and KDE Editions. Today we will show only the GNOME release.

Drupal 6.2 released, fixing security issues

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Drupal

drupal.org: Drupal 6.2, a maintenance release that fixes problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities is now available for download. Upgrading your existing Drupal 6 sites is strongly recommended.

GNOME 2.22.1 released

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Software

mail.gnome.org: This is the first update to GNOME 2.22. Come and see all the bug fixing, all the new translations and all the updated documentation brought to you by the wonderful team of GNOME contributors!

Should Microsoft buy RHT?

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Linux

thedelphicfuture.org: Coming back from the Open Source Goat Rodeo (OSGR) and spending excellent time with old and new friends got me thinking again about this theoretical possibility.

Zenwalking Away From Ubuntu

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Linux

routecafe.com/david: Ubuntu is one of the most popular distros right now. Yet, it has lost its touch in matter of speed and performance for me and my machine. Now, why would I chose Zenwalk over Ubuntu? Lightweight, XFCE adaptation and friendly community.

Free software alternatives: What good is choice if you don't use it?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Look through a list available packages for any free OS and you’ll find a sometimes bewildering choice of browsers, mail readers, editors, desktops and tetris-clones available. Despite this many will just blindly install the first one they’ve heard of. Is this a good policy? What good is all this choice if we don’t use it and what are those choices?

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • The Simply Ubuntu Desktop
    Over on Flickr, fosco_ submitted this simple Ubuntu desktop, with just a few things tweaked for a cleaner experience. Like we’ve said, sometimes less is more, and this desktop makes good use of a few widgets to make a great UI even better.
  • HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.5 Supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Debian 8.4
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  • Convergence delayed: Unity 8 won’t be the default desktop in Ubuntu 16.10
    Canonical’s vision of convergence—a single, highly adaptive environment that spans mobile and desktop uses—has been delayed yet again. The Unity 8 desktop and Mir display server, which are key to that vision, won’t be used by default in Ubuntu 16.10, according to discussion in the Ubuntu Online Summit.
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    After Jack Wallen's recent review of the bq Aquaris M10 tablet, he was hit with a number of questions about the tablet. Jack addresses some of those questions to help you decide if the Ubuntu tablet is a worthy investment.