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Story Xubuntu 12.04 review - A most pleasant surprise srlinuxx 18/05/2012 - 1:03am
Story A Tale of Two Suites: Do We Still Need OpenOffice.org? srlinuxx 17/05/2012 - 8:59pm
Story Who is the biggest control freak of them all? srlinuxx 17/05/2012 - 2:53am
Story From Laptop to Legion - Turning One Computer Into Many srlinuxx 17/05/2012 - 2:52am
Blog entry Lost mime types under kde gfranken 17/05/2012 - 2:26am
Story NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 Linux srlinuxx 16/05/2012 - 10:42pm
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Story Linux at 21: A new Linux Foundation t-shirt contest srlinuxx 16/05/2012 - 5:31pm

Future Open Source Superstars

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Linux

This week’s Open Source Business Conference was a strange meeting. What is apparent is that in the open source software Red Hat’s no longer exciting. Here are some of the companies that may well be the new open source superstars.

today's leftovers

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News
  • UBI File System

  • Installing Mozilla Prism on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Creating graphs the old-fashioned way with Ploticus
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire with Lisa Hoover (Video) 3-28-08
  • HP Media Vault 2100 Linux Server Reviewed: One Kick-Ass Little Penguin
  • OLPC Nepal Pilot: Preparations
  • Should Gentoo Ditch the LiveCD?
  • Webcams that just work with Ubuntu Linux
  • How To Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Release Notes Rewritten in Plain English
  • Last Minute Vote Switching in OOXML Decision
  • RIP, gPC. Hello Zonbu!
  • OOo: Mail Merge Documents
  • Wash away the photo workflow blues with blueMarine
  • ASUS Eee PC desktop finally revealed?
  • Fedora 9 beta, Knoppix improvements
  • What is the free software community?

Mozilla Developer Reveals What Firefox 4 Holds in Store

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Moz/FF

dailytech.com: With the release of Firefox 3 imminent, the rest of the Firefox team is cooking up some crazy ideas for Firefox 4. Mozilla is pushing strongly for two very different new lines of research: Prism and Weave.

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we took a look at the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700, which is one of NVIDIA's mid-range workstation graphics cards that boasts 512MB of video memory. Today we are looking at the NVIDIA Linux workstation performance once again but this time it's on the mobile front with the Quadro NVS 140M.

Linux wins PWN to OWN contest

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Linux

tippingpoint.com/blog: Yesterday, on day two of the contest, the MacBook Air was successfully compromised first. So at the end of the last day of the contest, only the Sony VAIO laptop running Ubuntu was left standing.

Watch out Red Hat, there's someone following you

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Linux

itwire.com: Red Hat has just released some remarkable results for the first US quarter. In a couple of years, it might find such achievements a mite harder to come by if the views of those who participated in a survey about open source recently are valid.

No Justification Need

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OSS

LinuxToday: What's at the forefront of my crabbiness is the almost-complete capture of the Open Source Business Conference's news cycle by Brad Smith's presence at that conference left me wondering who else was even there this week, other than Smith, Matt Asay, and a few pundits and luminaries.

The 10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever

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Movies

popularmechanics.com: When Arthur C. Clarke died last week at the age of 90, science fiction—hell, science in general—lost one of its greatest, most forward-looking masters. In his honor, PM’s resident geek and sci-fi buff analyzes the most eerily predictive, prescient films of the future. They’re not necessarily the best movies—just the ones that got the science right, or will sometime soon.

Flipping the Linux switch: Enlightening experiences with window managers

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you remember our youth? The good times we had, the games we played, and that great discussion we had about what makes a window manager different from a desktop environment? Then our relationship sort of got stuck on desktop environments.

Ulteo Application System Beta 1 - the FOSSwire review

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Linux

FOSSwire: Ulteo is an interesting concept. Rather than being just another Linux distribution, founder Gaël Duval (previously of Mandriva fame), wants to simplify the way you use your computer and your digital life. Apparently.

M$ stuff

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Microsoft
  • All That Got Stolen Was Microsoft's Thunder

  • Microsoft makes final heroic grab for OOXML votes
  • How Microsoft killed ODF
  • Microsoft OOXML standardization bid: The clock is ticking
  • Should Microsoft be afraid of Linux?

Linux destined for low-cost Intel Atom PCs?

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Linux

news.com (blog): Intel's low-cost Atom processors will be at the core of inexpensive PCs. And inexpensive computers these days often come with Linux. How do PC companies shave off the last hundred dollars or so to get to $299 or in some cases $199? Easy.

Why we still hate Microsoft

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: I’m not trying to be political here. But what seems to upset most people about Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton for that matter, is this habit of parsing. Microsoft also likes to have it both ways. They want to be seen as cooperating with open source, but

Arch Linux: Popular KISS distro

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Linux
Interviews

hardware.no: Draco Linux and similar distributions, are often referred to as KISS-distributions (Keep It Simple, Stupid!). One of the most popular KISS distributions to date is called Arch Linux which, compared to Draco, has a much larger community and number of developers. To help us understand what make Arch Linux so great, we've asked the lead-developer - Aaron Griffin - some questions.

Aaron Seigo, KDE project lead speaks out

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KDE
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Aaron Seigo joined the KDE project, which produces a free software desktop system for Linux and Unix platforms, in 2000 and is sponsored by Trolltech. Here he describes how porting KDE4 to Windows and MacOS will enable Kontact, the Open Source groupware application, to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Outlook in the enterprise.

Why Haven’t We Heard About Linux’s Growing Market Share?

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Linux

slashgear.com: Desktops starting with Dell have begun being sold with Linux pre-installed, almost all of the new UMPC Eee-like notebooks that are selling with Linux, and lots of new computers are getting SLED certified. It has me wondering why there hasn’t been a spike in Linux’s market share?

UltraEdit for Linux Coming?

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Software

linuxfud.wordpress: IDM’s UltraEdit is arguably the world’s best text editor…for Windows. I first used it in 2002 as part of a basic programming tool set provided by my client at the time. I was hooked. Alas, my conversion to Linux several years ago forced me to abandon UltraEdit. I check the UltraEdit user forums from time to time, and what did I see?

Opera Public Acid3 build

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Software

labs.opera.com: Two days ago Opera reached a 100/100 pass rate on the Acid3 test for the first time. I am pleased to announce the first public build with a 100/100 pass rate and pixel-perfect rendering!

SliTaz GNU/Linux, the Smallest “Desktop” Distro Ever Created

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Linux

junauza.com: “At 25 MB, it has to be the smallest desktop distro ever created”. These were the words of Ladislav Bodnar in the most recent issue of Distrowatch Weekly when he announced this fresh and minuscule distribution as a new addition to the waiting list.

OOXML Today (so far)

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OSS
  • Poland confirms its approval for OOXML in ISO

  • Romania maintains OOXML approval
  • What Really Happened at the BRM for OOXML
  • Denmark changes OOXML vote to 'yes'
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OpenStack Roundup

  • OpenStack Summit Returns to Austin With Much Fanfare
    Back in July 2010, 75 developers gathered at the Omni hotel here for the very first OpenStack Summit. At the time, OpenStack was in the earliest stages of development. In April 2016, OpenStack returned to Austin in triumph as the de facto standard for private cloud deployment and the platform of choice for a significant share of the Fortune 100 companies. About 7,500 people from companies of all sizes from all over the world attended the 2016 OpenStack Summit in Austin from April 25 to April 29. In 2010, there were no users, because there wasn't much code running, but in 2016, that has changed. Among the many OpenStack users speaking at the summit were executives from Verizon and Volkswagen Group. While the genesis of OpenStack was a joint effort between NASA and Rackspace, the 2016 summit was sponsored by some of the biggest names in technology today—including IBM, Cisco, Dell, EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some highlights of the 2016 OpenStack Summit.
  • A Look Into IBM's OpenStack Meritocracy
    Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology, discusses how Big Blue has earned its place in the OpenStack community.
  • OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV
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Ubuntu 16.04 vs. vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE vs. Scientific Linux 7

Here are some extra Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Following the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS last week, I was running another fresh performance comparison of various Linux distributions on my powerful Xeon E3-1270 v5 Skylake system. I made it a few Linux distributions in before the motherboard faced an untimely death. Not sure of the cause yet, but the motherboard is kaput and thus the testing was ended prematurely. Read more

GhostBSD 10.3 ALPHA1 is now ready for Testing

Yes we skip 10.2 for 10.3 since was FreeBSD 10.3 was coming we thought we should wait for 10.3. This is the first ALPHA development release for testing and debugging for GhostBSD 10.3, only as MATE been released yet which is available on SourceForge and for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu-based Smartphones And Tablets Sound Good, On Paper, But...Do They Make Any Sense?
    As I previously stated in a recent article, I'm a huge fan of Ubuntu as a desktop operating system. It's friendly, reliable, consumes little resources and is largely virus-free.
  • Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ expected to be based on Ubuntu 16.04
    Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ coming soon, to be based on Ubuntu 16.04 and have plenty of new features
  • BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
    Some investments are financial. Some are emotional. When it comes to Linux on tablets, my motives are mostly of the latter kind. I was super-excited to learn BQ was launching a tablet with Ubuntu, something that I have been waiting for a good solid three years now. We had the phone released last spring, and now there's a tablet. The cycle is almost complete. Now, as you know, I was only mildly pleased with the Ubuntu phone. It is a very neat product, but it is not yet as good as the competitors, across all shades of the usability spectrum. But this tablet promises a lot. Full HD, desktop-touch continuum, seamless usage model, and more. Let us have a look.
  • Kubuntu-16.04 — a review
    The kubuntu implementation of Plasma 5 seems to work quite well. It’s close to what I am seeing in other implementations. It includes the Libre Office software, rather than the KDE office suite. But most users will prefer that anyway. I’m not a big fan of the default menu. But the menu can easily be switched to one of the alternative forms. I’ve already done that, and am preferring the “launcher based on cascading popup menus”. If you are trying kubuntu, I suggest you experiment with the alternative formats to see which you prefer.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Review: Very Stable & Improved, Buggy Software Center, Though
    In almost all the occasions that I tested Ubuntu LTS releases, quite rightly so, they’ve always worked better than the non-LTS releases. And this Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the 6th of such release is no exception. This one actually is even more impressive than the others because it has addressed some security related issues and even although not critical, subtle issues that I mentioned in the review. As far as the performance was concerned, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was only largely outperformed by the memory usage where there is a large increase in memory usage. Other than that, those numbers look pretty good to me. That ‘.deb’ file issues with the Software Center is the only major concern that I can come up with. But I’m sure it’ll be fixed very soon.