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openSUSE Utah Open Source Conference wrap-up

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse.org: If you weren’t in Salt Lake City last week for the Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC), you missed out big time! UTOSC was one heck of a community show, and it seemed like all who attended had a really good time.

Mission Impossible: Linux Live USB for Aspire One?

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Linux

johannesoikarinen.blogspot: Past days have gone by in a search for Linux Live CD that would work from USB memory. The idea is first to test the Linux on USB memory and after which to move the Linux on SDHC memory. The search has proven to be more difficult than expected.

Fluxbox 1.1 Released, 100+ Changes

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Fluxbox

phoronix.com: Fluxbox 1.0 was released in October of 2007, but its first post-1.0 update has now been released. The source to Fluxbox 1.1 has just hit its SourceForge page, but at this time there is no release announcement nor has their project web-site been updated.

Linux Distros for the weekend

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Linux

technoemperor.blogspot: I have been using ubuntu and vista in my laptop for quite some time now. But I think it's time to try something new. So after all the initial research that I could do, I have decided to try 2 different Linux distro's for the time being.

Book review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Ubuntu has experienced its share of success, but it's still relatively unknown amongst non-technical people. Many aren't aware that an open source operating system actually exists, and those who are lack the education required to move comfortably from Microsoft Windows to a Linux-based desktop. Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook introduces non-Linux users to the world of Linux and shows them how to be productive in a complete Linux environment.

Reiser's children file wrongful death suit against father

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: The two children of computer programmer Hans Reiser have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their father in connection with the murder of their mother, Nina Reiser.

KDE 4 - The Future of the Desktops?

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KDE

bitburners.com: I have been using the KDE 4.1 since it was published in late July. I have used it with both, nVidia and ATI videocards, so I think I have pretty good overview of KDE 4’s status with the modern hardware. There are many good things about the KDE 4, but there is also a lot of room for improvement.

Finnix: Compact Linux distribution for system administrators

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Linux

linux.com: Finnix is a live CD distribution designed to assist system administrators in such tasks as system recovery and network monitoring. Based on Debian testing and Linux kernel 2.6, Finnix helps with filesystem and partition manipulation as well as with data recovery, installation of other operating systems, and boot record repair.

Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

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Google
  • Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

  • If Google’s new browser isn’t even available on Linux, why is this great news for Linux
  • First look at Google Chrome
  • Hands on: Google Chrome review
  • Chrome - first impressions
  • Hands-On With Chrome: Clean and Crisp, But Needs Extensions
  • LIVE, from Google Chrome Demo
  • Why I won’t be using Google’s Chrome much
  • Intuitive system that guards against irritating crashes
  • Google Chrome Memory Usage
  • Google Chrome is insanely fast … faster than Firefox 3.0
  • Google Chrome: Steal this browser
  • Can Google not do evil?

5 Best HTML Editors for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Creating a website has become a lot easier these days, thanks to the more powerful and versatile HTML editors. To those who are using Linux and are seriously considering a career in web development, you can try some of the best Free and Open-source HTML editors that I have here on my list:

Playdeb - The Gaming Repository for Ubuntu

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Gaming

tombuntu.com: Tired of finding and downloading packages for games, and having to check for updates youself? Playdeb is a software repository for the games available on GetDeb, who package recent games and applications for Ubuntu. With Playdeb, games are easy to install and will be updated when new versions are available.

Strip mining of open source

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OSS

itpro.co.uk: Strip mining of open source can be interpreted as the appropriation of free software code for proprietary gain with no intention of feeding code changes back to the community. Open source software developers beware...

Advertising Firm Standardizes On Ubuntu Linux Servers, Desktops

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Advertising and marketing agencies have been loyal to the Apple Macintosh for more than two decades. But Yooter InterActive Marketing Agency is breaking from tradition and standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition and Ubuntu Desktop Edition, Works With U has learned. Here are the details.

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

  • Mozilla, Firefox and Google Chrome
  • The real reason Google is making Chrome
  • Google Chrome: Winners and Losers
  • Why Google Chrome Really Matters
  • 11 Reasons Why Firefox Should Really, Really Be Afraid of Google's Chrome
  • about:mozilla - Ubiquity, Fennec, Shredder, Firefox logo, Chrome, upcoming events, and more…

Small KWin update

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: Kind of a quiet week the past week in KWin—a few bug fixes, some backend work and a couple of small (But extremely useful) features thrown in as a bonus.

Debian not complying to licenses

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Linux

blog.daniel-baumann.ch: A couple of years ago, I took over the maintenance of the syslinux package since its previous maintainer was MIA. if debian-cd is embedding a syslinux binary with a different version, it must contain the sources for it

VIA births another kneetop

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: VIA HAS ANNOUNCED the release of yet another teeny weeny snappy lappy with Vista Home Basic out of the box alongside a Linux dual interface.

Tomorrow's War: Why FOSS Needs to Change its Views of Apple

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Mac
OSS

itmanagement.earthweb: By definition, free and open source software (FOSS) is opposed to proprietary companies. But, while fear and loathing of Microsoft often reaches towering, even paranoid heights, Apple is hardly ever condemned, and even seems to be regarded with approval by many members of the FOSS community. Yet, in some ways, Apple poses a greater proprietary threat than Microsoft.

About the openSUSE Board and the Elections

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SUSE

dev-loki.blogspot: As you have probably already read, the openSUSE Election Committee has taken over and finalized a process and page about the upcoming openSUSE Board Elections. These are drawn on the preliminary work of the current Board and the community itself.

Opening the box: The story of the Pandora (so far)

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Linux
Interviews
Gaming

pocketgamer.co.uk: Open source handhelds have been with us for a while now. Those of you with a decent memory will recall the excellent GP2X from Korean manufacturer Gamepark Holdings. Sadly, production of the GP2X has now ceased. We spoke to Craig Rothwell about why he's helping to produce the Pandora.

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Leftovers: Software

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    The popular, open-source, and cross-platform MPV video player software received a new update, version 0.20.0, which comes only two weeks after the previous 0.19.0 maintenance release. MPV 0.20.0 is not a major update, and, according to the release notes, it only implements a couple of new options and commands, such as "--video-unscaled=downscale-big" for changing the aspect ratio. Additionally, the MPlayer-based video playback application also gets the "--image-display-duration" option for controlling the duration of image display, and a new "dcomposition" flag for controlling DirectComposition.
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    The major FFmpeg 3.1 "Laplace" open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework has received recently its third maintenance update, version 3.1.3, which brings updated components. FFmpeg 3.1 was announced two months ago, at the end of June, and it introduced a multitude of new features to make the popular multimedia backend even more reliable and handy to game and application developers. Dubbed Laplace, FFmpeg 3.1 is currently the most advanced FFmpeg release, cut from Git master on June 26, 2016.
  • GNU Scientific Library 2.2 released
    Version 2.2 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is now available. GSL provides a large collection of routines for numerical computing in C. This release contains new linear algebra routines (Pivoted and Modified Cholesky, Complete Orthogonal Decomposition, matrix condition number estimation) as well as a completely rewritten nonlinear least squares module, including support for Levenberg-Marquardt, dogleg, double-dogleg, and Steihaug-Toint methods. The full NEWS file entry is appended below.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Report: If DOD Doesn't Embrace Open Source, It'll 'Be Left Behind'
    Unless the Defense Department and its military components levy increased importance on software development, they risk losing military technical superiority, according to a new report from the Center for a New American Security. In the report, the Washington, D.C.-based bipartisan think tank argues the Pentagon, which for years has relied heavily on proprietary software systems, “must actively embrace open source software” and buck the status quo. Currently, DOD uses open source software “infrequently and on an ad hoc basis,” unlike tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook that wouldn’t exist without open source software.
  • The Honey Trap of Copy/Pasting Open Source Code
    I couldn’t agree more with Bill Sourour’s article ‘Copy.Paste.Code?’ which says that copying and pasting code snippets from sources like Google and StackOverflow is fine as long as you understand how they work. However, the same logic can’t be applied to open source code. When I started open source coding at the tender age of fourteen, I was none the wiser to the pitfalls of copy/pasting open source code. I took it for granted that if a particular snippet performed my desired function, I could just insert it into my code, revelling in the fact that I'd just gotten one step closer to getting my software up and running. Yet, since then, through much trial and error, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to use open source code effectively.
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Leftovers: BSD

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