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Have Debian Forks Hurt Debian?

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Linux

robinzrants.wordpress: It has been argued both ways for years. Both sides have valid points, and experience varies so widely depending on so many factors that it seems impossible to come to a conclusion.

6 Things I like about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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Ubuntu
  • 6 Things I like about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • It’s the fat that makes you look fat
  • Unscrewing Your Failed Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Who is KDE part XXX
  • A shout-out to nouveau
  • Debian on a Lenovo IdeaPad S10
  • Easter eggs in Firefox
  • It’s time for Hulu to adopt HTML5 instead of Flash
  • Apache Cassandra gets boost from Riptano (Q&A)
  • Nouveau, Gallium3D, and Compiz on Debian
  • apt-rdepends: How to know the dependencies of a package in Ubuntu
  • Using Linux again - on an Acer Aspire 250D
  • apt-get how to fix very broken packages
  • How to Split mp3 audio files - Mp3splt
  • Linux Action Show! s11e10 | Ubuntu 10.04 Review

Ogg versus the world: don't fall for open-source FUD

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OSS

zdnet.com/Bott: While researching the recent battle over H.264 as the default HTML5 media format, I’ve discovered that open-source advocates are just as capable of spreading FUD as those mega-corporations. And the single worst offender is the Free Software Foundation.

Four tools I don’t use

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have no idea if these things work. None whatsoever. They might do what they claim and then again, they might spiral wildly out of control and create more problems than they’re worth.

The Social Black Box Paradox

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OSS

doctormo.org: An article has caught my eye; it’s a semi Free Software, semi philosophical entry about freedom and how it is traded. This is my response.

Ubuntu Poor Choice - Battle of Movie Editors

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Software
Ubuntu

everydaylht.com: Yet again, with Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu has shunned a much better technology for no good reason other than what appears to be NIH syndrome. Now PiTiVi has been around for a long time, but has progressed very little.

Top 10 science and technology writers

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Sci/Tech

pcauthority.com.au: From Albert Einstein to Robert X. Cringley, these are the famous people who make progress understandable.

Linux On The Desktop?

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Linux

technologysolutionslive.com: Though Linux has evolved considerably over the years, it has yet to eclipse the popularity of Microsoft’s Windows operating system at the consumer and small business level- which is dominated by “desktop” computer sales.

Does free software create a challenge for Linux?

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Linux
OSS

linusearch.com: Why is it that most people still have not heard of Linux? Could it be that one of things that drives many people toward Linux, the fact that it is free as in free beer, is also an impediment to it’s adoption?

Ubuntu 10.04 is Awesome

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #191
  • Ubuntu 10.04 is Awesome
  • Packages I install after a fresh load of Kubuntu 10.04
  • Tracking The Performance Of Ubuntu 10.10
  • Empathy as Ubuntu's IRC client

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) 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, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

Gwibber and Zeitgeist – Another Case of Implicit Relating

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Software

reflaction.info: Today, a user who wants to get back to what s/he was doing while perceiving or doing something else is given a hard time. Why? Well, because this user is not supplied with a direct link to the information X, which was used while Y happened, upon provision of that Y.

Microsoft Only Singles Out *Linux* As "Infringing On Its Patents"

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Linux
Microsoft

penguinpetes.com: Funny how it's always Linux which Microsoft is alleging is infringing on Microsoft's patent portfolio, isn't it? Not FreeBSD, not OpenBSD, not NetBSD, not Solaris (open or closed), not Plan Nine From Bell Labs, not ReactOS, not Minix, not GNU-HURD, not any of the flavors of proprietary Unix.

Ubuntu 10.4 lives up to the hype

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: I realize over the last couple of months I have been just as guilty of hyping up Ubuntu 10.4 as every other person in the media. Did it stand up to what was promised? From my perspective it not only stood up to it, it surpassed the hype.

Growth Market in Theora FUD

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Software

drdobbs.com: In my last post, I mentioned one of the big problems for the Theora video codec: an active whisper campaign regarding its potential for patent infringement.

Kobby: KDE collaborative text editor

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KDE
Software

ghacks.net: The KDE equivalent of Gobby is, to no surprise, Kobby. Kobby is a tool that allows users to to collaborate on text files either with another Kobby instance or even an instance of Gobby.

Gunfight at the Linux Corral

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Linux
PCLOS

bloggeringidiot.blogspot: I had been running the PCLinuxOS 2010 beta in VMWare Player for a while, and update after update it just kept getting better and better. So much better in fact, I decided it was finally good enough to install on the laptop.

Nightmare on Kubuntu Street

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Ubuntu
  • Nightmare on Kubuntu Street
  • Revisiting Bisigi - 13 Top Notch Themes For Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop i386 bootable USB image
  • Ubuntu 10.04 - Late Night Thoughts
  • Ubuntu 10.04
  • (X)ubuntu 10.04

today's howtos and leftovers:

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HowTos
  • How to fix Firefox slow problem in ubuntu 10.04
  • Install e17 from SVN/source on Ubuntu
  • How to enable Wi-Fi in Asus Eee 1201N and 1201T [Ubuntu 10.04]
  • Improving your resolv.conf file
  • Don’t let updatedb take your Linux down
  • How to Fix the Big and Ugly Plymouth Logo in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Howto Show Home/MyComputer in Ubuntu Desktop
  • Ubuntu for Facebook Users
  • Implementing a shared cache: Part 2
  • Nautilus File Conflict Bug Fixed After 8 Years
  • Building a Fedora 13 Beta Remix
  • openSUSE Weekly News, issue 121 is out
  • A quick one on Being Free
  • The customer is (almost) always right
  • KDevelop 4.0 Stable Released into the Wild
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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
  • Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Breaking Down the Data

Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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