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Story New major release of Linux Video Disk Recorder srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:22pm
Story Analysts unleash the bears on Red Hat srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:20pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:12pm
Story Linux schisms are a blessing in disguise srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:53am
Story GNOME 3.8 in moving pictures srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:50am
Story Free and Open—and Their Opposites srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:47am
Story Red Hat names former Microsoft exec virtualization chief srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:39am
Story Nine Myths That Shouldn't Stop You From Trying Debian srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 12:40am
Story Firefox 20.0: Find out what is new srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 8:16pm
Story MySQL and the forks in the road srlinuxx 02/04/2013 - 8:09pm

Hands on: Flock 2 steps up the social browser game

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Software

arstechnica.com: Flock is an intriguing new "social web browser" that is designed not just as a portal to the web, but to your friends' lives and the online communities where we share many of today's experiences.

Canadian Firm Shows Faith In Ubuntu Server

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: While most major server vendors take a “wait and see” approach to Ubuntu, a major Canadian Web host says the server operating system is ready for prime time. Indeed, Cirrus Tech is now offering Ubuntu on its server hosting plans. Here’s a closer look at Cirrus Tech’s announcement, and the state of Ubuntu on the server.

First 'stable' Wine puts Windows apps on Linux

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Software

zdnet.com.au: The makers of Wine, a compatibility tool that allows Windows applications to run on Linux machines without Windows installed, have released a stable version of Wine 1.0.

O'Brien: Mozilla's open-source model represents valley at its best

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Moz/FF

mercurynews.com: After the official demise of the Netscape browser back in 2003, it seemed as if Microsoft's Internet Explorer would dominate the browser market, well, forever. It was hard to imagine how or why anyone would invest time and resources to create a new rival. But they did.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Konqueror 3.5.9 Review - The Great Swiss Knife

  • Linux Development Thriving
  • gPodder's no plodder when it comes to podcasts
  • How to create desktop icons in KDE4
  • New Webcam and Linux
  • If Business Succeeds with GNU/Linux, Why Not OLPC?
  • Sixty-Six OLPC XO Laptops Stolen in Peruvian Town
  • Mail merge in OpenOffice.org
  • Linux Outlaws 43 - The Unbreakable Car
  • The Linux promise
  • Is open source only good for undermining competitors?
  • Meld - a Visual Diff Tool for GNOME
  • Firefox 3 plug-ins are still center stage
  • Google keeps killing penguins for money
  • Linux on a Wii
  • Intel GMA 4-Series Support On Linux

Eee PC proves why Linux blows

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Linux

hydrapinion.com: A week or so ago, one of the online shopping sites I frequent was selling Eee PCs on the cheap. Out of the box, it's easy to use and has almost all the apps one needs to be productive. My plan is to use the Eee PC in meetings, interviews, for the odd Skype call (Skype is included without any need to install extra software) and in my studies. This is where it starts to get annoying.

Also: Asus EEE-PC 900 completely misses the point
And: Mandriva and EEE PC, 2009.0 specs

Ian Lynch's take on the BECTA fiasco

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I have recently read an eye-opening email from Ian Lynch about what happened in the UK with BECTA. I have received his permission to republish here his thoughts. I think his email speaks volumes about what happened.

Is Linux the most secure OS?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux-based systems get a lot of press in IT trade publications. A lot of that press relates to its security characteristics. While many Linux distributions may outshine both MS Windows and Apple MacOS X by a significant margin, there’s evidence to suggest that most Linux distributions are not up to the standards of FreeBSD.

Kernel space: Interview with Andrew Morton

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Linux
Interviews

linuxworld.com: A core Linux maintainer answers users' questions about quality, the pace of development, and how new kernel developers can get involved.

Timeline: Firefox vs. IE over the years

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Since the fall of 2004, Mozilla's Firefox has been pitting itself against Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer for the Web browser crown. While IE is still the dominant power by far, Firefox has picked up a lot more loyal adherents than many expected when it first launched. What follows are some of the highlights of Computerworld's coverage of the battle of Firefox vs. IE.

Also: The cake is a lie: IE team bakes a treat for Mozilla

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tunnel to locally running mysql server using ssh

  • Bash for Loop
  • Bash Arrays
  • Use Fuse to mount remote ssh directories
  • Apache and OpenSSL
  • How-To: Use Web Shortcuts in Firefox
  • Firefox 3, RealPlayer, Ubuntu and BBC’s iPlayer
  • Howto add permanent static routes in Ubuntu
  • HowTo Fix Resolution Problem in Ubuntu

Firefox? Who's that? Opera says 4.7 million have downloaded version 9.5

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Hardware

downloadsquad.com: Are the oldschool browser wars starting up again? It sure seems like it. Who's missing from this uber release party? Oh, that would be Microsoft's Internet Explorer...

Dell at Red Hat Summit and FUDCon

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Linux
Hardware

direct2dell.com: This week, Dell will be out "in force" at the Red Hat Summit in Boston. If you're attending the show, be sure to stop by the Dell booth in the expo area, where we'll have one of our new PowerEdge M1000e modular blade enclosures on hand, as well as a Precision M6300 mobile workstation (coincidentally sold with Red Hat Enterprise Linux installed).

Mandriva Linux 2009 plans announced

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2009 comes a step closer to reality today with the unveiling of the release schedule and the technical specifications. The schedule includes two alphas, two betas, and two release candidates, prior to the final release in early October 2008. The first alpha release is scheduled for June 25th - just a week away.

Why upgrade to openSUSE 11 from openSUSE 10.x

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SUSE

benkevan.com: You’re at the breaking point of what to do with your current openSUSE 10.x (hopefully at least 10.2) installation. You hear that openSUSE 11.0 is just about to come out, but why should you go from a .2/.3 release to a .0 release? Well here are some main reasons why:

Mozilla servers back up, serving Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: After a blackout of more than an hour caused by users trying to download the final release of Firefox 3.0, Mozilla Corp. has restored service to its servers.

And: Firefox Fail: Download Day Derailed By Servers
And: Test Center review: Firefox 3 comes out sizzling
And: Download Counter

openSUSE 11 Review

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SUSE

theunixgeek.blogspot: I know it's a day early, but I was able to get my hands on a copy of the release version of openSUSE 11 and I must say it's a really good distribution! Here are three lists of what I noticed, what I liked, and what I didn't like about the GNOME live CD.

Tried Arch Linux after 2 years: hummmmm

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Linux

fabrizioballiano.net: I used Arch Linux from 2004 to 2006 with pleasure. In 2006 I decided to switch to Ubuntu. Today I decided to give Arch a try to see what’s happened in these 2 years.

First Look at Firefox 3.0 for Linux

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Moz/FF
  • First Look at Firefox 3.0 for Linux

  • Firefox 3 launches today; Five reasons you can't live without it
  • Hold off on Firefox version 3
  • Mozilla Developer News - Firefox 3 launch day edition

Get ready for Firefox 3.0

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News

Mozilla Firefox 3 is a major release with many enhancements, some of which are targeted at users, and some at developers. In this article, you will learn more about these new Firefox 3 features. For example, one of the updates gives Web developers the ability to build Web applications that work even when the user is disconnected from the Internet.

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Security Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1 Is Now Available in the Arch Linux and Solus Repos
    Mozilla quietly delivered the first point release of the Mozilla Firefox 47.0 web browser to users of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the day of June 28, 2016. However, because the built-in updater of the Mozilla Firefox web browser doesn't work on GNU/Linux distributions, users have to wait for the latest version of the software to be first pushed by the maintainers of their operating systems on the main repositories before they can upgrade.
  • Questions loom about the future of open source at VA
    The CIO for the Department of Veterans' Affairs sought to reassure stakeholders that the agency was committed to open source in the future, but with Congress pressuring the agency to give up the homegrown health record system VistA, the open source community is a bit perplexed.
  • Watch out for job offers from Google after this open source course
    Over five lakh polytechnic students from 500 colleges across Tamil Nadu would begin training on open source software from Friday, learning more about the nitty-gritties of ‘free’ software under a programme run by the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay along with the Tamil Nadu government.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange: Open source is a mindset
    Open source is still gaining momentum in the industry worldwide. Despite naysayers, open-source software and hardware are making believers out of a broad array of users. In the case of Bombay Stock Exchange, LTD (BSE), the transition has been cost efficient, as well as has improved order processing power. By switching from proprietary hardware to open source, Kersi Tavadia, CIO of BSE, reported going from being able to process 10 million orders a day to 400 million. Even with the increase, the new open-source hardware is only using 10 percent capacity.
  • GitHub releases data on 2.8 million open source repositories through Google BigQuery
    GitHub today announced that it’s releasing activity data for 2.8 million open source code repositories and making it available for people to analyze with the Google BigQuery cloud-based data warehousing tool. The data set is free to explore. (With BigQuery you get to process up to one terabyte each month free of charge.) This new 3TB data set includes information on “more than 145 million unique commits, over 2 billion different file paths and the contents of the latest revision for 163 million files, all of which are searchable with regular expressions,” Arfon Smith, program manager for open source data at GitHub, wrote in a blog post.
  • How one company is using open source to double its customers’ mobile business
    Most retailers today stay a step or two behind when it comes to modern technology, especially on the mobile side. Sawyer Effect, LLC, a consultant for J.Crew Group, Inc., has been using Red Hat, Inc.’s open-source product Ansible, an IT automation engine, to get its customer’s mobile business up to speed and greatly improve its business.
  • Can Capital One change banking with open source, mobile apps, and NoSQL?
    Oron Gill Haus of Capital One came to MongoDB World to present on Hygieia, an open source DevOps dashboard built on MongoDB. Behind that dashboard lies an ambition to change the customer banking experience – no small feat. Prior to his keynote, Haus shared his team’s story with me.
  • How bank Capital One developed an open source DevOps visualisation tool based on MongoDB
    In order to keep up with customers' expectation of a proactive service available 24x7 on many devices, US bank Capital One moved to an agile DevOps structure and a year ago released its own DevOps dashboard. While visualisation tools were available for continuous integration, scanning and testing, Capital One's development team was unable to find one that provided a complete overview of the whole production process. The dashboard they developed, called Hygieia, was open sourced to encourage rapid development. It is currently in version 2.0. VP of engineering Gil Haus explained some of the thought processes that went into the creation of Hygieia.
  • What is DC/OS?
    What if we could take the total amount of power in any cloud computing datacentre and provide a means of defining that as one total abstracted compute resource? This notion has given brith to DC/OS, a technology base built on Apache Mesos to abstract a datacentre into a single computer, pooling distributed workloads and (allegedly) simplifying both rollout and operations.
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  • Airtel moves customer data on an open source platform
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  • The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Bahir™ as a Top-Level Project
    Apache Bahir bolsters Big Data processing by serving as a home for existing connectors that initiated under Apache Spark, as well as provide additional extensions/plugins for other related distributed system, storage, and query execution systems.
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  • MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering
    MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming later.