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Is Linux Community Biased

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Linux

2indya.com: After some experiences on writing some posts about Linux and trying my hands on this system, I came to conclude Linux community is a biased.

How do open source projects develop?

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OSS
  • How do open source projects develop?

  • The Open Source Philosophy (Continued)
  • Every Open Source Developer Is Both An Author And A Librarian

Why Ubuntu Should Embrace Wine

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: In an ideal world, software vendors would write native ports of their applications for Linux and release the source under the GPL. But that’s never going to happen.

10 handy Firefox about:config hacks

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Moz/FF

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you really want to fine-tune your Firefox functionality, you have to roll up your sleeves and tinker with the about:config page.

To users that miss xorg.conf

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Software
  • To users that miss xorg.conf and complain about it

  • Expressing my approval: it’s Organized Mass-Suicide

OpenOffice 3.1 Gets a Makeover

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OOo
  • OpenOffice 3.1 Gets a Makeover

  • OpenOffice.org 3.1: Looking Sharp
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 arrives, improves user interface
  • Fresh Wind at Work: OpenOffice 3.1
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1: the same sh*t

Fix Amarok 2 and last.fm Scrobbing in Ubuntu Jaunty

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Ubuntu

Amarok 2 in Jaunty is not working scrobbing the music to last.fm service but you can add to your sources list the kubuntu-experimental repository and update Amarok. Last.fm scrobbing is working with the latest version of Amarok 2.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Murphy's Law: Is Linux Really at a One Percent Adoption Rate?

  • openSUSE Community Week
  • Get Ready for openSUSE Community Week
  • continued theora improvements
  • Football clubs and free software projects
  • A Few Facts As Antidote Against Microsoft's anti-ODF FUD Campaign
  • Easy Search and Replace in Multiple Files on Linux Command Line
  • How to use Arch Linux pacman through a proxy
  • Linux Game Publishing Sale
  • Revert the Update Behavior in Jaunty to the Old Way
  • Tunneling X Connection Through Intermediate Linux / BSD Gateway
  • Hands on with Mono 2.2
  • Interview With Stefano Fornari - CTO - Funambol
  • Will Linux own the cloud?
  • Desktop Sharing with YuuGuu: Ubuntu 9.04
  • Fedora's system-config-firewall
  • Windows 7 makes me laugh
  • Perfectbuntu Script Automates the Installation of Multimedia Codecs, Fonts and More
  • Why the London Olympics is closed source
  • Which project will win best Commercial Open Source Project?
  • I Had a Dell Recall Battery? An Ubuntu 9.04 Feature Told Me So.
  • Debian changes from GLIBC to EGLIBC

What Do Carrot Top and Ubuntu Have in Common

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Ubuntu

gramourshots.com: They’re both ugly, orange and annoying. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution, a free alternative operating system, if you will. As a “hobbyist OS”, it was fine. So where does the orange and annoying come in?

What does open source community mean?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay is out with a post calling the whole concept of open source community overhyped. If by that you mean the Tom Sawyer concept of volunteers coming over to whitewash the fence for you, he’s right.

Linux Users are Lazy

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Linux

thelinuxblog.com: Some one told me once that all of the good system administrators are lazy, I believe this but I also think that Linux users are lazy. While I’m not a full time systems administrator, I am a full time Linux user.

Troubled Times: The X.org As We Know It, Is Over…

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Software

linuxcauldron.com: Ahhhh….the old days. Wait, no I have only used Linux since 2004, but thats enough to still know that X.org.conf was still fully functional at that time. With new releases of distributions such as Ubuntu 9.04, we now see X.org.conf as a deprecated.

The Open Source Philosophy

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OSS

raccoonfink.com: There has been a lot of discussion recently on the Open Source Definition, and the use (and abuse) of the term "Open Source." One of the things that has been missing from this discussion is a higher-level overview of where the friction between "open source" and so-called "fauxpen source" comes from: intent.

FSF launches new free software activist internship program

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OSS

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a new internship program for free software activists, inviting students to apply for its first round of openings by Monday, May 25th.

The Ubuntu and ATI Blues

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Ubuntu
  • The Ubuntu and ATI Blues

  • Ubuntu 9.04 CD covers, a game changer
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty - Terminal velocity
  • Ubuntu Intel Performance Still In Bad Shape

Sabayon 4.1 - A Linux monster (cute one)

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Sabayon was probably the first Linux that offered 3D gadgets in the live session out of the box, no special configurations on behalf of the user required. It is also probably the first Linux that demanded more than 10GB of hard disk space.

8 Beautiful Conky Desktop Monitor Setup

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Conky is a highly customizable desktop monitor for X Window System. Think of it as KDE4 desktop widgets on crack.

Get to know Linux: Window Maker

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Software

ghacks.net: Continuing with our introduction to old-school Linux window managers, I would like to bring to you Window Maker. The Window Maker window manager was designed to look and feel like the old NeXT GUI.

OpenOffice 3.1: The new features

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OOo

h-online.com: Compared to its predecessors, OpenOffice 3.1 offers a whole range of new features. Instant eye catchers are the improved anti-aliasing for graphics, better chart functionality, and the new text highlighting in Writer. However,

Moonlight 2 preview shows promise, still needs work

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Software

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the open source Moonlight project have announced the availability of a Moonlight 2.0 preview release. This version brings preliminary support for Silverlight to the Linux platform.

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Leftovers: Software

Linux and FOSS Events

  • Debian SunCamp 2017 Is Taking Place May 18-21 in the Province of Girona, Spain
    It looks like last year's Debian SunCamp event for Debian developers was a total success and Martín Ferrari is back with a new proposal that should take place later this spring during four days full of hacking, socializing, and fun. That's right, we're talking about Debian SunCamp 2017, an event any Debian developer, contributor, or user can attend to meet his or hers Debian buddies, hack together on new projects or improve existing ones by sharing their knowledge, plan upcoming features and discuss ideas for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
  • Pieter Hintjens In Memoriam
    Pieter Hintjens was a writer, programmer and thinker who has spent decades building large software systems and on-line communities, which he describes as "Living Systems". He was an expert in distributed computing, having written over 30 protocols and distributed software systems. He designed AMQP in 2004, and founded the ZeroMQ free software project in 2007. He was the author of the O'Reilly ZeroMQ book, "Culture and Empire", "The Psychopath Code", "Social Architecture", and "Confessions of a Necromancer". He was the president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), and fought the software patent directive and the standardisation of the Microsoft OOXML Office format. He also organized the Internet of Things (IOT) Devroom here at FOSDEM for the last 3 years. In April 2016 he was diagnosed with terminal metastasis of a previous cancer.
  • foss-gbg on Wednesday
    The topics are Yocto Linux on FPGA-based hardware, risk and license management in open source projects and a product release by the local start-up Zifra (an encryptable SD-card). More information and free tickets are available at the foss-gbg site.

Leftovers: OSS

  • When Open Source Meets the Enterprise
    Open source solutions have long been an option for the enterprise, but lately it seems they are becoming more of a necessity for advanced data operations than merely a luxury for IT techs who like to play with code. While it’s true that open platforms tend to provide a broader feature set compared to their proprietary brethren, due to their larger and more diverse development communities, this often comes at the cost of increased operational complexity. At a time when most enterprises are looking to shed their responsibilities for infrastructure and architecture to focus instead on core money-making services, open source requires a fairly high level of in-house technical skill. But as data environments become more distributed and reliant upon increasingly complex compilations of third-party systems, open source can provide at least a base layer of commonality for resources that support a given distribution.
  • EngineerBetter CTO: the logical truth about software 'packaging'
    Technologies such as Docker have blended these responsibilities, causing developers to need to care about what operating system and native libraries are available to their applications – after years of the industry striving for more abstraction and increased decoupling!
  • What will we do when everything is automated?
    Just translate the term "productivity of American factories" into the word "automation" and you get the picture. Other workers are not taking jobs away from the gainfully employed, machines are. This is not a new trend. It's been going on since before Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. Industry creates machines that do the work of humans faster, cheaper, with more accuracy and with less failure. That's the nature of industry—nothing new here. However, what is new is the rate by which the displacement of human beings from the workforce in happening.
  • Want OpenStack benefits? Put your private cloud plan in place first
    The open source software promises hard-to-come-by cloud standards and no vendor lock-in, says Forrester's Lauren Nelson. But there's more to consider -- including containers.
  • Set the Agenda at OpenStack Summit Boston
    The next OpenStack Summit is just three months away now, and as is their custom, the organizers have once again invited you–the OpenStack Community–to vote on which presentations will and will not be featured at the event.
  • What’s new in the world of OpenStack Ambassadors
    Ambassadors act as liaisons between multiple User Groups, the Foundation and the community in their regions. Launched in 2013, the OpenStack Ambassador program aims to create a framework of community leaders to sustainably expand the reach of OpenStack around the world.
  • Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

Proprietary Traps and Openwashing

  • Integrate ONLYOFFICE Online Editors with ownCloud [Ed: Proprietary software latches onto FOSS]
    ONLYOFFICE editors and ownCloud is the match made in heaven, wrote once one of our users. Inspired by this idea, we developed an integration app for you to use our online editors in ownCloud web interface.
  • Microsoft India projects itself as open source champion, says AI is the next step [Ed: Microsoft bribes to sabotage FOSS and blackmails it with patents; calls itself "open source"]
  • Open Source WSO2 IoT Server Advances Integration and Analytic Capabilities
    WSO2 has announced a new, fully-open-source WSO2 Internet of Things Server edition that "lowers the barriers to delivering enterprise-grad IoT and mobile solutions."
  • SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says
    SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday in a case pitting SAP against Diageo, the alcoholic beverage giant behind Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database, potentially leaving them liable for license fees for every customer that accesses their online store. "If any SAP systems are being indirectly triggered, even if incidentally, and from anywhere in the world, then there are uncategorized and unpriced costs stacking up in the background," warned Robin Fry, a director at software licensing consultancy Cerno Professional Services, who has been following the case.
  • “Active Hours” in Windows 10 emphasizes how you are not in control of your own devices
    No edition of Windows 10, except Professional and Enterprise, is expected to function for more than 12 hours of the day. Microsoft most generously lets you set a block of 12 hours where you’re in control of the system, and will reserve the remaining 12 hours for it’s own purposes. How come we’re all fine with this? Windows 10 introduced the concept of “Active Hours”, a period of up to 12 hours when you expect to use the device, meant to reflect your work hours. The settings for changing the device’s active hours is hidden away among Windows Update settings, and it poorly fits with today’s lifestyles. Say you use your PC in the afternoon and into the late evening during the work week, but use it from morning to early afternoon in the weekends. You can’t fit all those hours nor accommodate home office hours in a period of just 12 hours. We’re always connected, and expect our devices to always be there for us when we need them.
  • Chrome 57 Will Permanently Enable DRM
    The next stable version of Chrome (Chrome 57) will not allow users to disable the Widevine DRM plugin anymore, therefore making it an always-on, permanent feature of Chrome. The new version of Chrome will also eliminate the “chrome://plugins” internal URL, which means if you want to disable Flash, you’ll have to do it from the Settings page.