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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 28 July 2008

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Gentoo

gentoo.org/news: Welcome to the July issue of the Gentoo monthly newsletter! Since our last issue, Gentoo Linux 2008.0 has been released and the Gentoo Security Team held a meeting on July 14, 2008. In howtos: this guide will show you a method for trying to recover just about any deleted file.

openSUSE at OSCON

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse.org: I can’t believe OSCON is over already. It seems like the week flew by, probably because there was almost zero downtime from the time I arrived in Portland until the time I went to the airport.

Foxconn, ACPI fail, and leaving money on the table

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Matthew Garrett writes, "Linux hasn't claimed to be Linux in response to OSI queries since 2.6.24." With the current kernel.org Linux pretending to be Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, or Vista, as a motherboard vendor you could just "not support Linux." What a mess. Why support Linux at all?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Running Quicken Premier 2008 on Linux with Wine

  • How to configure DSL in Fedora Linux
  • Eye Candy in Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron
  • Our LTSP hackfest effort: KIWI-LTSP 0.4.3 with Live USB and CD support
  • mkinitrd for XFS
  • Google Earth on Gentoo (inspite of Digest error)
  • Open Web Foundation to Play Freedom Cop for Net Specs
  • Videos: Dolphin, Gwenview & More in KDE 4.1
  • Ubuntu on Atom: coming soon to a subnotebook near you

OpenSolaris

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OS

blog-linux.com: Until now I worked exclusively with Linux, I had no experience with other UNIX operating systems. At the weekend I had a bit of time and I decided to make a little experiment - install Open Solaris on my desktop computer.

How to: Installing and running Ubuntu on the Eee PC

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HowTos

arstechnica.com: When the Asus Eee PC came out last year, we found that the eeextremely eeenticing subnotebook had the potential to be a real game-changer. Indeed, the diminutive wonder has spawned countless imitation products from a wide range of other vendors.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the Asus EEE PC

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Ubuntu

greenhughes.com: I finally took the plunge the other day and decided to wipe the operating system that came with my EEE PC and install Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and I'm very glad I did! I've been using it for a few days now and am really pleased with it.

Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions

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Linux

oreilly.com: 10 days ago Linux creator Linus Torvalds gave an interview in which he talked about what he likes and doesn't like in a Linux distribution:

An Introduction to the Linux Command Line

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Linux

makeuseof.com: A command line is a method of interacting with your computer that involves typing commands (that is, words and phrases that have meaning to the computer) to make it do things. Command line interfaces replaced punch card systems back in the 1950’s and subsequently made room for GUIs.

X3 Game For Linux Still In Development

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Gaming

phoronix: Since January of 2007, Linux Game Publishing (LGP) has been working on porting X3: Reunion over to Linux. This game is the sequel to X2: The Threat, which was ported by this Linux game company already. X3: Reunion was scheduled to be released a year ago on the 1st of August.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #101

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ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 101 for the weeks July 20th - July 26th, 2008 is now available. In this issue: Intrepid Alpha 3 released, Ubuntu Screencasts, and Ubuntu Stats, and much, much more!

Fedora NA - Regional Ambassadors

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Linux

fedoratutorials.com: One of the things I’ve been working pretty heavily on the past couple weeks is getting more involved in the Fedora Ambassador program. And let’s just say its been a blast. I love the new direction of the North American Ambassador program and am excited to be a part of the newly rejuvenated program.

Further Foxconn fun

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Linux
Hardware

mjg59.livejournal: Ryan kindly sent me a copy of the ACPI tables for his motherboard, so I've had the opportunity to look at them in a little more detail. There's nothing especially surprising. The first method of interest is OSFL.

Dont Preach Linux. Just Mention it

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dogbuntu.wordpress: A lot of Linux users especially the ones who are newly finding their feet and have become recent converts of Linux get far too enthusiastic about the joys and benefits they experience after they have converted to Linux. They get excited and try to convert as many people as possible to their favourite OS. These people just get far too excited and end up trying to force people to Linux.

Living with Linux - Stories of a User

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silivrenion.com: I've had Fedora linux for a while now. I've enjoyed all of it for the longest time. I wasn't always, I was a Windows user. I am by no means a linux expert, but I am somewhat confident with my PC skills. Either way, the switch to linux that I made was hard, but has paid off in so many ways now.

Ubuntu Linux is Much Better than Windows

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deepbluespaces.blogspot: I have worked with Ubuntu Linux for about 2 months and find that Ubuntu is much better than Windows. My computer is Thinkpad T43 laptop. The reasons that Ubuntu is better are:

Mojave, strength of the Bear, speed of the Puma?

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Microsoft

bushweed.blogspot: So, Microsoft decided to pull some publicity about Vista by inventing a name, and showcasing it under that name. This is what they did:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Find BASH Shell Array Length

  • Setting up mpd locally
  • Keyboard Shortcut Keys in Ubuntu
  • Gmrun - Substitute for gnome run dialog in Ubuntu
  • VirtualBox Wireless Bridging
  • Getting VirtualBox working on Ubuntu after a kernel upgrade
  • Automated scanning with the shell
  • Automatically mount a windows share at boot time in OpenSuse 11
  • Taking Screenshots in Gnome
  • HOWTO: PCLOS custom session
  • Customize Compiz Fusion effects In Ubuntu
  • Compiz Fusion in openSUSE 11.0

PCLOS 2007.1 Soon, Followed by PCLOS 2008

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Good news to Linux Desktop Users! Tex and Ripper Gang will be offer PCLinuxOS 2007.1 soon followed by PCLinuxOS 2008. Now no more downloading of more than 400MB software after installing PCLinuxOS 2007.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated with support for newer hardware

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debian-administration.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename etch). In addition to correcting several security problems and a few serious defects in the stable release, for the first time in Debian's history an update for a stable distribution also adds support for newer hardware by giving users the option to install newer drivers.

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Microsoft Watch

  • Microsoft to Cut 2,850 More Jobs in Exit From Phone Business [iophk: "and how many permatemps are also getting axed?" Ed: Lots of other layoffs for years now]
    Microsoft Corp. is more that doubling an earlier job cut plan, part of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s move to pare the company’s smartphone ambitions. Some 2,850 positions worldwide will be eliminated in fiscal 2017, the company said Thursday in a regulatory filing. That’s in addition to 1,850 job cuts, primarily in the smartphone hardware business and sales, announced in May.
  • Cortana removal will not be tolerated in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
    CORTANA IS taking over. The forthcoming Anniversary Update of Windows 10 has shown a new twist in Microsoft's 'do as we say' attitude towards customers. It appears that the update, due for release on 2 August, just three days after the end of the free upgrade period for Windows 10, removes the ability to turn personal assistant bot Cortana off, reported PC World (not that one, the IDG one). In all fairness, the upshot of this is fairly minimal. Cortana butts into your computing only if it's told to, and it's very easy for it not to. However, the fact that it's always on means that it's always collecting metadata, and that might leave some people feeling a tad uncomfortable.
  • Microsoft faces two new lawsuits over aggressive Windows 10 upgrade tactics [Ed: more of the same, still...]
    Microsoft is facing two more lawsuits over the company’s questionable Windows 10 upgrade tactics. Both suits are seeking class-action status. The first suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Florida. It alleges that Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade prompts “violated laws governing unsolicited electronic advertisements,” as reported by The Seattle Times. The suit also says Microsoft’s tactics are against the Federal Trade Commission’s rules on deceptive and unfair practices. The second suit was filed in June in Haifa, Israel alleging that Microsoft installed Windows 10 on users’ computers without consent. Microsoft already paid out a $10,000 award in a previous U.S. suit over similar circumstances. Microsoft told the Seattle Times it believes the suits won’t succeed. The Times also reports that Microsoft said Windows 10 upgrades (the Times report called them “updates”) are a “choice, not a requirement.” The story behind the story: That’s quite a disingenuous statement considering that Microsoft violated the known behavior of the Windows interface to essentially trick people into upgrading.

Fedora 24 Linux OS Gets New, Updated Lives ISOs with Latest Security Patches

Founder of The Fedora Unity Project and Fedora Ambassador, Ben Williams, is happy to report that updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system are now available for download. Read more

Parrot Security OS 3.1 Distro for Ethical Hackers Moves to Linux Kernel 4.6

The guys over Parrot Security OS have announced that the first point release of the 3.x series of the Debian-based distribution designed for security professional and ethical hackers is now available for download. Read more

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