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Fedora Project announces election results

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Linux

h-online.com: In a post on the project's mailing list, Fedora Project Leader Jared K. Smith has announced the election results for the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo), the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo), and the Fedora Board.

The (open)Fate of openSUSE

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ostatic.com: Now that it is believed that openSUSE will survive the latest complicated Novell dealings, developers and users are moving ahead to improve the next releases. Version 11.4 is due March 10, 2011 and openFATE is playing a significant role.

Red Hat At $1 Billion

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forbes.com: Based on the run rates of the current quarter, Red Hat will likely reach $1 billion in annual revenue in 2011. Only a handful of companies, probably less than 20 software firms, have ever hit this milestone.

Also: Red Hat Buys Makara, Adds PaaS to Its Cloud Mix

The Top 5 Linux-esque Geek mods

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Software

web2linux.com: 1. Fortune in your command line. Any self respecting Linux geek should add fortune to bashrc, so everytime you boot up a terminal a Mark Twain pearl of wisdom greets you.

How to Buy a Ubuntu Computer

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • How to Buy a Computer Preloaded With Ubuntu
  • Lean & Mean Dell Vostro V130 For Ubuntu Users
  • On Dell PCs, Ubuntu Plus Windows Could Be A Winning Combo

Meet Synapse

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Software
  • Meet Synapse – the super fast new GNOME Do replacement
  • Syanpse Is Here: New Launcher with Zeitgeist

Blender: No Maya. No RAM.

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Software

linuxforu.com: Cut to the 21st century. Ram has aged gracefully. He looks more muscular and more global: a blend between American comic super-heroes, Japanese manga characters, and Amar Chitra Katha gods.

Gaming on GNU/Linux: Ryzom MMORPG Goes Native

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Gaming

dev.ryzom.com (PR): Winch Gate Properties Ltd has announced the release of the official native GNU/Linux client for the massively-multiplayer online science-fantasy role playing game, Ryzom. To celebrate the release Ryzom is hosting an in-game contest with a grand prize of a ZaReason Terra-HD Netbook.

Linux Distribution: Lightweight Portable Security

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Lightweight Portable Security is a LiveCD distro designed by the US Department of Defense to function as a secure end node, in other words, a safe environment from which to access the web or a remote desktop host.

The latest news from Mageia

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Linux

blog.mageia.org: Despite the freezing temperatures, things are going pretty well, here are the latest news from Mageia Smile .

Usability Fedora vs Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blog.delouw.ch: I’m writing this post sitting in a train, connected to the internet via UMTS. The device is a Huawai E220 HSDPA modem connected via USB. Guess who is the winner?

Flock Social Browser Declares War on RockMelt With Version 3.5

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mashable.com: Flock, the self-described “social web browser,” is responding to the launch of RockMelt with the release of Flock 3.5, which boasts greater speed and added functionality.

Mozilla exec tells Microsoft, Google and Apple to 'stop being evil'

pcr-online.biz: A representative of Firefox web browser developer Mozilla, has criticised computing giants for ‘unwanted plug-ins’ installed by the companies into the Firefox browser. “Why do they think this is okay?”

State Of Unity In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • The State Of Unity In Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1
  • 10 Alternatives to Default Applications in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Dell’s new Vostro V130 – Ultra-Thin Ubuntu Laptop
  • X Server 1.10 Merge Window Closing; Ubuntu 11.04 To Use

Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 10.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tool that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how you can use it on an Ubuntu 10.10 KVM server.

today's leftovers:

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  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 7
  • Indie side-scrolling shooter BEEP hitting Ubuntu shores soon
  • An Environment to Test Linux and OpenOffice? What about an Academic Dissertation?
  • A New Clutter Development Release
  • Faenza Cairo-Clock theme
  • Tycoon Games Super Bundle
  • Oracle erects mystery Sparc SuperCluster
  • LXC: Ubuntu Working to Improve Containers
  • Red Hat Closing In To Resistance
  • Ubuntu 11.04: Network Manager Finally Gets AppIndicator Support
  • Dr.Saleem Khan needs prayers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Five tips for a smooth migration to Ubuntu's Unity desktop
  • Manage CD and DVD images in Ubuntu using AcetoneISO
  • Fix HDA Intel (Realtek ALC887) No Sound Issue In Ubuntu 10.10
  • Check the version of numpy
  • Install and Configure Monit on Linux for Process Monitoring
  • 20 essential virtualization tips & techniques
  • My desktop backup solution
  • System-wide Performance Profiler for Linux - Sysprof
  • Spice up your desktop with Gnome Colors
  • Best Networking Tweaks for Linux
  • How to logout, stop or kill a user session
  • Speed up Centos using pdnsd caching name server
  • Add a quick-access shortcuts to the GNOME right-click menu
  • Suspend to RAM slackware or Arch Linux
  • Export Variables in Bash
  • Tip of the day: Don’t remember Git clone URLs

Kubuntu 10.10 Review

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Ubuntu

cristalinux.blogspot: A few years back, Ubuntu was my first taste of Linux. As I spent more time using it, I found there were other "flavors" available (namely Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc) Sharing many things with its big GNOME brother, it felt natural for me to get my first cup of KDE through Kubuntu.

Five awesome native Ubuntu First Person Shooters you may not know about

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: There’s nothing like shooting up some bad guys, be they zombies, terrorists or aliens, everyone loves a good FPS.

Testing Natty

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Ubuntu
  • Testing Natty and Unity Safely With a USB Stick
  • Natty: Off To a Great Start!
  • Unity in Natty Evaluation 1
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Programming: ThreadStack and Qt for WebAssembly

  • ThreadStack: Yet Another C++ Project Trying To Make Multi-Threading Easier
    ThreadStack is yet another C++ project trying to make it easier dealing with multiple CPU threads. This latest open-source C++ threading project comes out of academia research. ThreadStack is self-described by its developer, Erkam Murat Bozkurt, as "an innovative software which produces a class library for C++ multi-thread programming and the outcome of the ThreadStack acts as an autonomous management system for the thread synchronization tasks. ThreadStack has a nice and useful graphical user interface and includes a short tutorial and code examples. ThreadStack offers a new way for multi-thread computing and it uses a meta program in order to produce an application specific thread synchronization library." Erkam has been working the rounds trying to raise awareness for this research on the GCC and LLVM mailing lists.
  • Beta for Qt for WebAssembly Technology Preview
    WebAssembly is a bytecode format intended to be executed in a web browser. This allows an application to be deployed to a device with a compliant web browser without going through any explicit installation steps. The application will be running inside a secure sandbox in the web browser, making it appropriate for applications that do not need full access to the device capabilities, but benefits from a swift and uncomplicated installation process.
  • Qt for WebAssembly Tech Preview Reaches Beta
    As part of next month's Qt 5.11 tool-kit update, a new technology preview module will be WebAssembly support for running Qt5 user-interfaces within your web-browser.

today's howtos

Kernel and Graphics: BUS1, Linux 4.17 RC2, Wayland's Weston and Mesa

  • BUS1 Still Remains Out Of The Mainline Linux Kernel, But DBus-Broker Continues
    The BUS1 in-kernel IPC mechanism born out of the ashes of KDBUS still hasn't been mainlined in the Linux kernel, but its code is still improved upon from time to time. At least though DBus-Broker as a new performance-oriented D-Bus implementation continues gaining ground in user-space. DBus-Broker was announced last year as a new message bus implementation of D-Bus focused on high performance and reliability while continuing to offer compatibility with the original D-Bus implementation.
  • Linux 4.17-rc2 Kernel Released With Mostly Routine Changes
    Linus Torvalds has announced the availability of the second weekly test release for what is becoming the Linux 4.17 kernel.
  • Wayland's Weston Gets Optimizations For Its Pixman Renderer
    Wayland's Weston reference compositor with its Pixman software-based renderer back-end has received a number of performance optimizations. Fabien Lahoudere of Collabora posted a set of patches today to optimize the Pixman renderer for Weston. In particular, there are optimizations around compositing damage to the screen as well as optimizing the shadow buffer usage. The Weston Pixman renderer is often used as a software accelerated fallback in cases where no GPU hardware acceleration may be available. As implied by the name, it uses the long-standing Pixman library that is also used by Cairo, the X.Org Server, etc, for pixel manipulation on the CPU.
  • Panfrost Gallium3D Driver For ARM Mali Can Now Render A Cube
    The Panfrost open-source driver project previously known as "Chai" for creating an open-source 3D driver stack for ARM's Mali Midgard hardware now has a working shaded cube being rendered using the open-source code as part of its new "half-way" driver based on Gallium3D.

Thunderbolt 3 in Fedora 28

  • The state of Thunderbolt 3 in Fedora 28
    Fedora 28 is around the corner and I wanted to highlight what we did to make the Thunderbolt 3 experience as smooth as possible. Although this post focuses on Fedora 28 for what is currently packaged and shipping, all changes are of course available upstream and should hit other distributions in the future.
  • Thunderbolt 3 Support Is In Great Shape For Fedora 28
    Red Hat developers have managed to deliver on their goals around improving Thunderbolt support on the Linux desktop with the upcoming Fedora 28 distribution update. This has been part of their goal of having secure Thunderbolt support where users can authorize devices and/or restrict access to certain capabilities on a per-device basis, which is part of Red Hat's Bolt project and currently has UI elements for the GNOME desktop.