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Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 6:40pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 6:47am
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Rock Solid Desktop Distribution For Companies srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 3:11am
Story LibreOffice 4.1.0 is Here with New Goodies srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 3:09am
Story World’s cheapest computer gets millions tinkering srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 2:24am
Story The open source job market is booming srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 2:22am
Story Wayland, Weston 1.2 Development Statistics srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 2:21am
Story Linux shorts srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 8:39pm
Story Bloomberg TV: Most of Modern Society Running Linux srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 8:34pm
Story antiX 13.1 "Luddite" Review: Superb srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 8:31pm

'The Shining' gets remade with WowWee bots

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Movies
Humor

engadget.com: All work and no play makes Robosapien a dull bot. All work and n0 play makes R0b0sapien a dull bot. All w0rk and no play makes R0101ap1en a dull b0t. A11 w0rk a1d n0 play m01es R0101ap1en a dull b0t. A11 101k 11d n0 p10y m01es R010101e0 a d011 b0t.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 15 out

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Ubuntu

it’s that time of month again! This month: command and conquer - The Ins and Outs of Directories, how-to: Create a Separate Home Partition, Create Your Own Server (Part 7), Using GIMP (Part 4), and GRUB 101, and my story - Ubuntu Saves the Day and From Mickey’s ABCs to Kubuntu.

Microsoft and Its Open-Source Plans

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Microsoft

eweek.com: Microsoft is now a major sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation and is putting its protocols and formats into a royalty-free licens, all part of a larger open-source push.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOW-TO enable read/write in FAT partition after error

  • Howto: Use xplanet for a desktop weather map
  • How To Harden Your Linux Server (Debian / Ubuntu)
  • Gentoo Prefix: PORTAGE_TMPDIR on NFS solution
  • Install “ubuntu netboot remix” menu in hardy heron
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 5
  • Performance Tuning Best Practices for MySQL
  • debian: building custom exim packages
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X61t Touch support
  • Dpkg Cheat Sheet
  • The Sort Command
  • Upgrade to the Latest Compiz Fusion Release
  • -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p 50 -j ACCEPT
  • Bash scripting Tutorial
  • Getting that wiki feeling on the desktop, part 3

Top Ten mailing list posts in the history of free/open source software

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OSS

commandline.org.uk: A few months ago, we looked at Linus Torvalds in his own words, which was surprisingly popular. So following the same approach, what are the top-ten best mailing list posts in the history of free/open source software?

Linux Secret Lovers

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Linux

junauza.com: Some Windows users secretly love Linux. They want to use Linux but are too chicken to install it on their hard drive. So, they use a program like Windows Blinds to radically alter the graphical user interface of their Windows desktop and make it look like that of Linux. To prove it, here are some screenshots of Linux secret lovers' desktop.

Ultamatix: The New Automatix

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Software
Gaming

softpedia.com: I guess all Linux users, especially Ubuntu ones, have used or at least heard about Automatix. Unfortunately, a few months ago, Automatix died. Today we are pleased to announce the Automatix replacement: Ultamatix!

Foxconn ‘sabotages’ BIOS to stop Linux running

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Linux
Hardware

custompc.co.uk: ACPI support automatically broken when Linux is detected on G33M-S motherboard, alleges Ubuntu forums poster

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: The third alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few minutes ago.

SourceForge Community Choice Awards winners

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: Winners of the SourceForge Community Choice Awards were announced at OSCON today. Best Project: OpenOffice.org. Best Project for the Enterprise:

Notes from the Field: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 1

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: openSUSE officially announced the start of 11.1's development cycle with a drop of alpha 1. What follows are some quick notes taken after booting into the KDE Live CD version. Note that this is indeed an alpha 1.

Open Web Foundation to Keep Data 'Open'

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OSS
Web

eweek.com: The Open Web Foundation launches at OSCON with a focus on keeping open-source community efforts open and unfettered.The effort is backed by individuals and companies such as Facebook, Google and MySpace.

Interview: Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch Software

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Interviews

raiden.net: I had the unique opportunity to interview Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch, and discuss their new MindTouch Deki known as "Kilen Woods". What he had to say was quite interesting.

Listen 0.5 - Yet Another Good GTK Audio Player

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Listen is a not so widely known audio player written in Python and using the GTK toolkit, with an interface similar to the one of Rhythmbox, and including features like a music library, podcasts support, lyrics fetching, Wikipedia integration, and Last.fm song submission.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL vs. PostgreSQL

  • Foresight Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 out
  • Gentoo: Portage’s new --jobs feature
  • Dell's Ubuntu 8.04 Offering—Technical Details
  • More Perl One-Liners for Linux Or Unix
  • 2016: "You’re watching the Linux Channel."
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Launchpad to be open source in 12 months
  • What happens when open source turns out to be better? Much better?
  • VIA Appoints An Open-Source Liaison
  • openSUSE: Better TabletPC support
  • The Open Source Community - Please wait a while…
  • Missing 'spam king' kills self, family
  • Silber runs Canonical while Shuttleworth runs around (video)
  • "Handheld recording studio" mixes with Linux
  • Building an HPC Linux cluster has gotten simpler, Beowulf leader says
  • Day 30 Without GUI: All Done!
  • If wishes were horses.
  • The rich irony of Kevin Johnson's departure from Microsoft

No tax support for Mac or Linux yet

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: The Australian Taxation Office has advised Australians using Apple or Linux operating systems that they will be unable to lodge tax returns electronically using the ATO's e-tax software unless they use a Windows emulator or a kiosk in one of the agency's shop fronts.

Ubuntu on a laptop is great!

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Ubuntu

geek.com: We’ve covered Ubuntu in the past, first in a rave by RickGeek and recently in a beta preview by Sal Cangeloso. After reading Sal’s impressions back in April, I downloaded the ISO and installed it on a spare machine I had lying around.

Ingres gives Fortify security study a good fisking

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Since Fortify released its security study, unleashing the FUD flood, I have been waiting for someone to give it a good fisking. Today we have a winner.

Open source leadership model

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OSS

indiatimes.com: As I study some of the thriving new age organisations, I see many of them successfully nurturing , what I call an open source leadership model, an offshoot of the software model. It is changing the rules of the game, and it is proving to be successful. So, what defines an open source leadership model?

Shuttleworth: Microsoft Does Not Want War

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical Ltd., which maintains the Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution said he doubts Microsoft would file suit against a free software developer unless the software giant wants "war."

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Learn from the Experts at The Linux Foundation’s Europe Events
    The Linux Foundation has released session details for three major conferences coming up this fall: MesosCon Europe, Embedded Linux Conference / OpenIoT Summit Europe, and LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe. MesosCon Europe, which will take place August 31-September 1 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers for two days of sessions about Mesos and related technologies. This year, the MesosCon program will include workshops to get started with Mesos, keynote speakers from industry leaders, and sessions led by adopters and contributors.
  • The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
    Firebird distills its identity into the phrase "True universal open-source database" and boasts not only of being "free like free beer" but also, fittingly, of being "free like a bird". The latter permits anyone to build a custom version of the Firebird, as long as the modifications are made available for others to use and build upon.
  • Report: Austria can benefit from Big Data solutions
    Big Data solutions can contribute significantly to Austrian public administrations, a working group concludes in a report published in June. Benefits include improved quality of life, finding optimal business locations, and offering better guidance to citizens. The report by the Big Data working group aims to help public administration when considering Big Data solutions, providing legal, economic and technical context.
  • Report: over half of Spain’s regions now use SaaS
    In 2014, 59% of Spain’s regional governments used Software as a Service, according to the 2015 eGovernment report published on 30 June by PAe, Spain’s eGovernment portal. Next most-used cloud computing service is Infrastructure as a Service (40%), and third is Platform as a Service (20%). The usage of cloud computing is just one of the attributes of and indicators for eGovernment services that are aggregated in the report. The document shows the use of document management systems and support of electronic signatures. The text looks at interoperability, open data portals and eParticipation, lists region’s maturity levels of eGovernment services, from the availability to download forms online to the fully electronic management of applications.
  • Software Freedom in Kosovo, Waiting for Xfce Mint & More…
    It’s not FOSS, but I reckon the biggest story in tech this week, ignoring claims of Russia hacking for Trump, is the sale of Yahoo to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Considering that traffic watcher Alexa says the site is the fifth most visited address on the web, that seems like something of a bargain to me. Add to that Yahoo’s prime Silicon Valley real estate and the price seems to be in the “it fell of the truck” category. The sale puts Verizon in control of both America Online and Yahoo, so I suspect we’ll be seeing Verizon trying to compete with Google and Bing for a share of the search advertising market. [...] We’ve also heard from Software Freedom Kosova, which tells us it’s issued this year’s call for speakers, which will be open through September 15. This will be the seventh year for the Kosovo event, which aims to “promote free/libre open source software, free culture and open knowledge” — all laudable goals in my estimation. Potential speakers should know “the topic must be related to free software and hardware, open knowledge and culture.” Mike DuPont, the SFK member who made us aware of the event, told FOSS Force, “There might be travel expenses for qualified speakers.” The event will take place October 21-23.
  • Cloud, open source and DevOps: Technology at the GLA
    David Munn, head of IT at the Greater London Authority, explains what technology his organisation has adopted in order to help individuals keep innovating
  • Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink
    Money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum. We will now have to learn to collaborate and to share [...] Does money matter? Does wealth make us rich any more? These might seem like odd questions for a physicist to try to answer, but Britain’s referendum decision is a reminder that everything is connected and that if we wish to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, we’d be very foolish to ignore the role that wealth does and doesn’t play in our society.
  • France’s Insee and Drees publish microsimulation model to increase transparency
    Insee (Institut national de la statistique), the French public agency for statistics, and Drees (Direction des études du Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la santé), which is in charge of surveys at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, has published the source code of the microsimulation algorithmic model called Ines.
  • Plant Sciences pushing open-source berry model
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  • Drug discovery test leads to malaria drug prospects at UW
  • Worldwide Open-Source Project Discovers Promising Disease-Fighting Compounds
  • Open-source drug discovery a success
  • The Global Open Data Index to be updated
    Open Knowledge International, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes openness and transparency, has decided to update the survey for its Global Open Data Index. This index measures Open Data publication in 122 countries.
  • This Startup Created the Ultimate Open-Source Prototyping Product
    The world has become a technologically focused place. Unless you’ve set up shop in a cabin in the woods, your life is likely filled with gadgets, wearables, devices, and doodads that control everything from your TV to your laptop. And with all this technology, it’s no wonder tech jobs have become so prevalent in the market. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to learn skills and prototyping projects that will impress even the most critical interviewer. And one startup has built the perfect product to do just that. Created by a group of students from the India Institute of Technology, evive is an open-source prototyping module that can make creating projects easier than ever. It has a power module, plug and play hardware interface, user interface, data acquisition module, shield stack space and more. It’s even IoT ready so it can connect to more devices than you can count. Plus, it works across multiple platforms like LabVIEW, MATLAB, Scratch, Eclipse, ROS, Python, Arduino IDE and many more.
  • Friday's security updates
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Sailfish OS 2.0.2

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