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Story 2013 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 7:55pm
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Story Berlin: IT centralisation thwarts open source Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:31am
Story LibreOffice 4.2 Office Suite Boasts New Features, Performance Boost Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 3:47am
Story ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 GNOME review Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 3:35am
Story Firefox Set to Get a New Look, Better Sync Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 1:31am

Linux is not a "Bazaar" and BSD is not a "Cathedral"

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raiden.net: When it comes to development styles, it has been said time and again that BSD uses the Cathedral model of development, and Linux uses the Bazaar. But that's incorrect.

Buying A Netbook? Think Linux

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Linux

bmighty.com/blog: Many netbook computer buyers are still reluctant to "take a chance" on Linux rather than Windows XP. But which operating system is really the riskier choice for a netbook buyer?

Linux takes a seat on Qantas’ new superjumbo

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: The Flying Kangaroo will soon become the Flying Penguin as Qantas embraces Linux-powered Inflight Entertainment systems from Panasonic.

Kernel Log: New stable kernels and Nvidia drivers, long-term maintenance for 2.6.27

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Almost in parallel with the release of Linux 2.6.27 at the end of last week, the maintainers of the Linux stable series have also released two new kernels, 2.6.25.18 and 2.6.26.6. Both kernels offer a number of minor corrections and improvements over the two previous series 2.6.x kernel versions.

Dell Launches Consumer Advertising for Ubuntu Linux PCs

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: It’s one small step for Dell and consumer Linux — and one giant leap for Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux efforts. Specifically, Dell is spending advertising dollars to promote PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled.

Mandriva 2009

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MDV

celettu.wordpress: The end of the year traditionally is a very busy time for distribution lovers… Only major release so far has been Mandriva 2009. Let’s see if its place in the spotlight is deserved.

Which Linux makes the best business Windows replacement desktop?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Some of my Linux-savvy friends and I have been hashing out what the best Linux desktop would be for a SMB (small to medium sized business). Out of that conversation Ken Hess and Jason Perlow sees Ubuntu as the best Linux desktop. Ah... I disagree.

Mozilla launches video accessibility drive

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla launches video accessibility drive

  • Finer session restore for Firefox 3.1
  • FireFox for Mobile: first screenshots

Review: Dell Linux laptop

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Linux
Hardware

mirabilis.ca: This is a review of my new Dell Linux laptop, an Inspiron 1525. I am not a Windows user, and I’m tired of paying for Windows when I buy a new computer.

Numbers about OOo 3.0 release

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: At the 8th birthday of OpenOffice.org the release of OOo 3.0 is done. For all of you, who wants to have a deeper look into the release here are the statistics of OOo 3.0.

Will open source ruin the economy?

  • Will open source ruin the economy?

  • Credit crunch moves business to adopt open source
  • Open Source: Make It Work, Yahoo!
  • Value, value and values in an open source world
  • Open source is not a business model
  • Economics of open source remains an academic challenge
  • Does the credit crunch represent a silver lining for open source?

No Press at Linux Foundation End User Summit

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Linux

blog.internetnews: There is a big Linux event in NYC today and tomorrow - but I won't be there. The Linux Foundation has decided to keep the End User Collaboration event as a closed event without press.

NSW considers giving students Linux laptops

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Linux
Hardware

australianit.news.com: NSW secondary school students could be issued with $56 million worth of Linux-based laptops as part of Kevin Rudd's digital education revolution.

Opera 10 will be 'prettier'

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Software

news.zdnet: The next major release of Opera for the desktop will be 'prettier' than the current version of the browser, claims the company.

The Audacity of Open Source Audio

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Software

ostatic.com: The Audacity audio editor is a great program. Take that as you will: It's truly functional software. It's a great illustration of the power and versatility of open source. Audacity has been an active project for some time.

US Presidential Candidates and open source

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Yesterday I was just roaming around the “interwebz” when I came across a poll asking which US presidential candidate is most likely to support open source. This intrigued me. I decided to do a little bit of research.

The Linux Personal Achievements 2008 Awards

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Linux

beranger.org: Linux is arguably the best alternative to Microsoft Windows, and it should be able to provide with a free or affordable solution for most cases. I applaud and acknowledge the personal achievements of some individuals who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of Linux... with remarkable results.

At 17, Is Linux Still Wet Behind the Ears?

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linuxinsider.com: Linux turned 17 this week, just short of adulthood in most places. However, is it mature enough for the mass market? It's a question often asked on the Linux blogs, but the answers still keep coming: Sure it is; no it isn't; it doesn't matter.

More OOo headlines

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 is an incremental improvement

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 released: the same #2!
  • The LXF Test: OpenOffice.org 3.0
  • iTWire's First Look
  • OpenOffice.org overwhelmed by demand for version 3.0

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 274

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux package management cheatsheet, part 3

  • News: Mandriva's long errata list, Lenny release delays
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2009, Puppy Linux 4.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3
  • New additions: iMagic OS
  • New distributions: Brasillinux, Zonbu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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  • My Experiences Converting Users To GNU/Linux
    My wife, TLW, runs GNU/Linux with few problems. She uses a tablet, an Odroid-C2 ARMed thick client, and a big notebook all running Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu and her Android/Linux smartphone and her scanner and printer all deal with Beast, my GNU/Linux server. I have her file-system plugged in via NFS so she can do IT in bed, in front of the TV, on TV, or in her office and all her thousands of pictures, documents, scans etc. are all in the same place. She doesn’t even have much problem using Ubuntu or XFCE4 on Debian because she mostly uses the same applications all day long. It just works for her and memories of That Other Operating System are fading. She was locked to a single thick client with limited capabilities in those Dark Days. She had repeated crashes and malware. Today, her issues with IT are things like changing the name of a file on the FTP server or how to scan a light image or…, real problems, not problems M$ causes billions of people every day.
  • Shame on Microsoft for Leaving Surface Pro Customers in the Dark
    When Microsoft came out with its first batch of Surface tablets a few years ago, the company took a bath on them. It didn't help that they were conceived around the unpopular Windows 8 and the now-defunct Windows RT and that the prospects for the OS were in question. After Microsoft wrote off $900 million on its money-losing Surface business, the deathwatch was on. But the Intel-based Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 showed a glimmer of hope, and Microsoft finally delivered a solid hit with the Surface Pro 3. After that water­shed release, the Surface division is now an important business that brings in more than $1 billion revenue per quarter. Yet Microsoft isn't showing much appreciation toward the customers who helped put its Surface business on solid footing.
  • A quick introduction to Audacity for teachers
  • SX 2.2 RELEASE
    Skylable is proud to announce immediate availability of SX 2.2. The new release provides a significant performance boost by improving calculation, index usage and maintaining cache of frequently computed values, as well as performing background propagation of all replicas above 1 by default. Additionally, sxfs now enables caching of smaller objects for improved latency. The source code and binary packages are available for download now. SX 2.2 is backward compatible with previous 2.x releases, and all you need to do is to run sxsetup –upgrade on every node after updating it!
  • 3 Awesome Themes For Plank, The Linux Dock App
    Plenty of people use the desktop dock Plank on their Linux desktop — and for good reason. Plank is a nimble, customisable desktop dock for Linux desktops.
  • hackmud, a cyberpunk themed text-based hacking simulator is now out with Linux support
    The game is listed as Single-player and Multi-player, so it's not entirely clear what type of game it is. As it also claims it's an MMO. I think the developer needs to make it much clearer exactly what is online and what is offline.
  • Yooka-Laylee has another trailer, featuring Shovel Knight
  • ContractPatch, Step 2: Understanding the power balance
    At the point you are presented with a job offer, your prospective employer really wants to hire you. Chances are, they’ve screened and interviewed a number of candidates and put a lot of work into the process. Your manager has thought deeply about who they want in the position and has probably imagined how it will all work out with you in the role. Both you and the hiring decision-maker(s) are probably very optimistic about what you’ll accomplish in the role and how well you’ll get along working together. At this point, no one wants to go back to the drawing board and start the process over again. You will be excited to start the new job but it’s worth taking a step back to appreciate the unusual position you are in with your new employer.
  • Epiphany Icon Refresh
  • Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 3 Is Out with Full EFI Support, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today, September 26, 2016, by Black Lab Software's CEO Robert J. Dohnert about the availability of the third Beta development snapshot of the upcoming Black Lab Linux 8 GNU/Linux operating system. Black Lab Linux 8 "Onyx" Beta 3 is here approximately three weeks after the second Beta pre-release and it comes with a major change. It is no longer based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), as the development team decided to switch base and move to the next Ubuntu LTS version, namely Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
  • DevOps: All Development, No Database
    Since the last time I touched working code in a production environment, it’s no exaggeration to say that no part of the development process remains untouched. Over the last decade plus, effectively every aspect of the application development process has been scrutinized, rethought and in many cases reinvented. From version control to build systems to configuration and deployment to monitoring, modern development’s toolchain is multi-part and sophisticated. As it must be. Processes that work for code released in cycles measured in months cannot be expected to handle workflows measured in days or minutes. For all that the process of developing software has evolved, however, the database remains curiously overlooked. Consider the example of Cloud Native. Describing a modern, typically legacy-free approach to building applications appropriate for cloud environments, the term Cloud Native has gone from informal descriptor to accepted industry shorthand in short order – to the extent that it has its own technical foundation. If we look at the membership of that foundation, the CNCF, it would appear that the roster includes no database vendors at the Platinum or Gold membership levels, at least if you assume Google’s involvement is around Kubernetes and not tools such as BigQuery. Of the 41 silver members, meanwhile, two can be considered database vendors: Crunchy and Treasure Data.

Red Hat Financial News

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • What does it mean to change company culture?
    Tools are specific concrete things that a culture has decided is a way to improve a process. Buckminster Fuller has a great quote about tools and thinking: "If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking." In particular, DevOps tools can provide folks new ways to look at things—like delivering code into a production environment, for example. But there's lots of examples where a new tool doesn't influence the thinking of the people who use it, so things don't change.
  • Why Open Beats Closed
  • Google Improves Image Recognition; Releases Project as Open Source Software
    Google says its algorithm can correctly caption a photograph with nearly 94 percent accuracy. The company says the improvements come in the third version of its system named Inception, with the score coming from a standardized auto-caption test named ImageNet. It reports the first version scored 89.6 percent, the second 91.8 percent and the new one 93.9 percent.
  • Contributing to Open Source Projects Not Just For the Experts
    XDA has long been a proponent of open source development, and we’ve seen it flourish over the years. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons our community has grown as fast as it has over these past 13 years, with Android’s core being the driving force. Many people desire to be part of open source and contribute but often don’t know how they can, whether because they think they lack the skills or they just don’t have the time.
  • Firefox Reader Mode is Finally Getting a Keyboard Shortcut
    Among the changes which arrived in the September release of Firefox 49 were an enhanced set of Reader Mode features, including spoken narration and line-width spacing options. All very welcome. But the improvements aren’t stopping there. Firefox 50, which is due next month, will add another sorely needed feature: a keyboard shortcut for Reader Mode. Y
  • Introduction to OpenStack by Rich Bowen
    In this talk, Rich, the OpenStack Community Liaison at Red Hat, will walk you through what OpenStack is, as a project, as a Foundation, and as a community of organizations.
  • How Microsoft Measures Open Source Success [Ed: Wim Coekaerts got a bigger salary offer from Microsoft than from Oracle so now he’s propagandist/EEE in chief]
  • Public licenses and data: So what to do instead?
    Why you still need a (permissive) license Norms aren’t enough if the underlying legal system might allow an early contributor to later wield the law as a threat. That’s why the best practice in the data space is to use something like the Creative Commons public domain grant (CC-Zero) to set a clear, reliable, permissive baseline, and then use norms to add flexible requirements on top of that. This uses law to provide reliability and predictability, and then uses norms to address concerns about fairness, free-riding, and effectiveness. CC-Zero still isn’t perfect; most notably it has to try to be both a grant and a license to deal with different international rules around grants.
  • NIST Releases New 'Family' of Standardized Genomes
    With the addition of four new reference materials (RMs) to a growing collection of “measuring sticks” for gene sequencing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now provide laboratories with even more capability to accurately “map” DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and future customized drug therapies. The new tools feature sequenced genes from individuals in two genetically diverse groups, Asians and Ashkenazic Jews; a father-mother-child trio set from Ashkenazic Jews; and four microbes commonly used in research. NIST issued the world’s first genome reference material (NIST RM 8398)—detailing the genetic makeup for a woman with European ancestry—in May 2015. Together, all five RMs serve as a collection of well-characterized, whole genome standards that can tell a laboratory how well its DNA sequencing processes are working by measuring the performance of the equipment, chemistry and data analysis involved.
  • ANSI Seeks Organizations Interested in Serving as U.S. TAG Administrator for ISO Technical Committee on Blockchain and Electronic Distributed Ledger
  • Industrial IoT leaders work towards interoperability and open source collaboration

LLVM News

  • Pairing LLVM JIT With PostgreSQL Can Speed Up Database Performance
    Using the LLVM JIT with PostgreSQL can vastly speed up the query execution performance and shows off much potential but it hasn't been mainlined yet. Dmitry Melnik presented at this month's LLVM Cauldron over speeding up the query execution performance of PostgreSQL by using LLVM. Particularly with complex queries, the CPU becomes the bottleneck for PostgreSQL rather than the disk. LLVM JIT is used for just-in-time compilation of queries.
  • LLVM Cauldron 2016 Videos, Slides Published
    The inaugural LLVM Cauldron conference happened earlier this month ahead of the GNU Tools Cauldron in Hebden Bridge, UK. All of the slides and videos from this latest LLVM conference are now available.