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Story Open-Source NFV Group Readying Software Releases for 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 11:24pm
Story On Docker, CoreOS, open source and virtualization Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 11:17pm
Story 8 open-source holiday gifts Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 11:14pm
Story Red Hat Chief Jim Whitehurst: Open Source Is Spurring Innovation Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 11:11pm
Story Samsung working on another Tizen based Smart Camera – NX500 Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 10:59pm
Story The Best Linux Tools for Teachers and Students Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 10:55pm
Story The 7 Best Alternative Linux Distributions Of 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 10:00pm
Story Devil-Linux 1.6.7 released Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 9:54pm
Story Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 9:52pm
Story Linux, the overweight king of cloud: Will this change anytime soon? Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:59pm

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Next Firefox can detect computer orientation
  • Gnome Summit (@MIT)
  • Reuters using Drupal
  • 'Amateur' Linux IBM mainframe failure blamed
  • Supported Files Of Various Ubuntu Multimedia Programs
  • Karmic Gets New Sound For Empathy
  • Debian powers robotic sub to victory
  • Linux is an Evil and Uncompassionate OS
  • Is Big Blue a Desktop Linux Friend or Foe?
  • Windows Does Not Scale
  • Free/Open Source Software Academia Conference
  • Go track yourself
  • Why Public Education Must Use Public Software
  • Marten Mickos: Trust the Mighty MySQL Nation

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Enable Facebook Chat In Empathy
  • Start screen and automatically run a command
  • Gnu Screen theme cycle with keybinding
  • Enhancing Pidgin
  • Recover deleted files in linux with Photorec
  • Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
  • How to disable Popup Bubble notifications in Pidgin messenger?
  • Create deb file of packages installed in your system
  • Alternative to magic_quotes in PHP 5.3 and PHP6
  • Get Things Done Faster With Kupfer
  • How to install VMware Server on Ubuntu
  • HowTo Install Latest Version of Wine on Ubuntu Linux
  • Android or WebOS? Try before you buy!

Review: Ubuntu 9.10 Brings Good Karma To Linux

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Ubuntu

crn.com: Canonical has some lofty ambitions for Ubuntu 9.10, code-named "Karmic Koala." CRN Test Center reviewers took a look at the beta release of Ubuntu 9.10.

Green Computing is More Than Sleep Mode

linuxplanet.com: Carbon footprint and sustainability is increasingly important for all of us -- so how does the ecological footprint of your computing habits pan out?

Apple vs. Microsoft: Top 20 stolen ideas of OS wars

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OS

infoworld.com: Although Mac fanboys and Windows zealots don't like to admit it, the fact is that both Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard contain features that originated in the other OS. Some features were stolen so long ago that they've become part of the computing landscape, and it's difficult to remember who invented what.

The Great Software Freedom Debate, Part 368

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: It seems that we can never quite get away from our industry's version of "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin." Namely, how open source are you? Or, as it is usually expressed: I'm more open source than you.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA Linux source code now available

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OSS

liliputing.com: The Asus Eee PC 1008HA is a thin and light netbook that weighs just 2.4 pounds and measures just an inch thick. And it’s currently only available with Windows XP. But this weekend Asus did something interesting.

Chromium: It really shines

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Software

amarok.kde.org: Have you tried it yet? I'm running the Chromium "Daily Builds" on Kubuntu 9.10. At first, not very long ago, I was quite skeptical about Chromium. It looked unfamiliar, it seemed to lack features. Then, about a week ago, I gave it another try. And boy, has it improved!

How to use Amarok to manage your iPod

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Software

howtogeek.com: Sometimes it can be difficult to manage your iPod in Linux without hacking iTunes on your Ubuntu machine. Today we take a look at using the popular music player Amarok to mange your iPod on Ubuntu.

Bringing Linux to Small Business

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry: We are all impressed and excited by the success of commercial Linux vendors. But let's face it, small- to medium-sized businessed are still underserved by Linux and free/open source software.

ARMing desktop Linux

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: For a brief time in 2008, the Linux desktop actually owned a segment of the desktop industry: netbooks. That was then. ARM-based netbooks, however, are on their way and, since these systems can't run Windows, Linux has the potential market all to itself.

The Many Ways to Copy, Move, Rename, and Archive in KDE 4

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: In my last post, I covered some of the features in Dolphin that I find particularly useful. In this post, you will learn about some very basic features that everyone uses, but you may not know all of the various easy methods of accomplishing them.

Sun releases Solaris 10 10/09

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OS

h-online.com: Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of the 10/09 update for its Solaris 10 operating system (OS). The latest release includes a number of bug fixes, feature updates and expanded support for new processors.

OLPC Afghanistan's Pedal Powered Progress

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: Just this morning we tested the first prototype - the PAIWASTOON team that perform the technical implementation designed a new pedal powered machine that can power the XO as you pedal and use it at the same time. Even small kids (3/4th grade) can power it.

Ubuntu 9.10 makes a serious charge toward the enterprise level

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: At the end of this month (October 29th, 2009 to be exact), Ubuntu will be releasing its newest take on the Linux operating system. This time around, it should be obvious (even to the biggest of skeptics) that Ubuntu is making some serious inroads to the business and enterprise scene.

Top 5 open source Firewall

blog.taragana.com: With perilous threats from crackers and script kiddes lurking in the network, IT administrators could do no better than placing a firewall protection. After an comprehensive search we assorted the top 5 open source firewall.

TM's Top 10 Linux Distributions of 2009

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Linux

Daniweb published their list of Top 10 Linux Distributions for 2009 and unfortunately I and not-just-I didn't agree with his list. So here's our Top 10 List:

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  • Building Images with Dockerfile and Docker Hub
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  • What can developers learn from being on call?
    We often talk about being on call as being a bad thing. For example, the night before I wrote this my phone woke me up in the middle of the night because something went wrong on a computer. That’s no fun! I was grumpy. In this post, though, we’re going to talk about what you can learn from being on call and how it can make you a better software engineer!. And to learn from being on call you don’t necessarily need to get woken up in the middle of the night. By “being on call”, here, I mean “being responsible for your code when it breaks”. It could mean waking up to issues that happened overnight and needing to fix them during your workday!
  • Making the Internet Archive’s full text search faster.
    The Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital library based in San Francisco. It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, books, documents, papers, newspapers, music, video and software. This article describes how we made the full-text organic search faster — without scaling horizontally — allowing our users to search in just a few seconds across our collection of 35 million documents containing books, magazine, newspapers, scientific papers, patents and much more.
  • DevOps: More Than Automation
    Type “devops” into any job search site today and the overwhelming majority of results will be for some variation of “DevOps Engineer”. The skills required will centre on tools like Puppet/Chef/Ansible, AWS/Azure, scripting in Python/Perl/Bash/PowerShell etc. Essentially, they’ve taken a deployment automation engineer role, crossed out “deployment automation” and written “DevOps” in its place.

How Linux and makerspaces can strengthen our social fabric

In recent years, we've seen the rise of makerspaces, a new social invention where people with shared interests, especially in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), gather to work on projects and share ideas. I was intrigued when I learned about a makerspace in my community, because I had never heard of such a concept before. I've since learned that makerspaces offer so much more than just a place to learn and build. A well-run makerspace also knits together a community and its social fabric—and, most importantly, invites in people who might otherwise be marginalized. Read more