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Story ConnochaetOS 14.1 RC1 Is Out with Linux Libre 3.10.75, Runs Well on a 10 Year Old System Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 11:49pm
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Best Twitter and Facebook apps

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Software
  • Post Twitter and Facebook status from the GNOME panel
  • Get the best Twitter app for Linux

Special 301: FOSS users. Now we're all Communists and Criminals

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Linux

There seems to be no respite from the predations of Microsoft FUD and the machinations of Big Business. Just when it seemed safe to come out of the closet and admit to being a user of free and open source software without being accused of being a Communist, it appears that we are now criminals too—

6 Desktop Fonts to try in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • 6 Desktop Fonts to try in Ubuntu
  • First impressions of Ubuntu's new look
  • Ubuntu One KDE Tech Preview
  • Kubuntu apps repraise
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Alpha 3 Screenshots Gallery

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 113 is out

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SUSE

Issue #113 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Oh dear! Qt incompatibility on the horizon

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Software

kamikazow.wordpress: The Symbian Foundation and Nokia with Maemo (now MeeGo) are building two widget sets on top of QGraphicsView – while both are called Direct UI, they are entirely different. It’s totally braindead to have incompatibe widget sets.

How Linux Can Achieve Faster World Domination

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Linux

tomshardware.com: Today we have Keith Curtis returning for a new discussion on Linux. Curtis spent 11 years as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft before examining Linux and the open source side of things, which resulted in a change of perspective and a published book.

Linux Nvidia drivers might also have the GPU fan speed issue

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Hardware
Software

linuxers.org: According to Nvidia, until the problem is resolved, Linux users should revert to 190.53 web release or the 195.30 public beta. They are going to remove the 195.36.08 and 195.36.03 drivers from NVIDIA's FTP site.

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine March 2010 issue Released

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the March 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. Highlights include: *Flash! PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta 1 Available For Download*, KDE 4: A Brief Look at Configuring Dolphin, and Web Browser Roundup.

Ubuntu Artwork Gaining Momentum - 5 Cool Community Themes from Ubuntu Artwork Pool

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: The trend had already started with the release of Ubuntu Karmic. A number of community contributed themes started pouring in and some of them even got into the list of default themes for Ubuntu.

Top 10 Addictive games on Linux

For millions of users who are hooked onto that square-rectangular box for most part of their day, passing time becomes almost imperative sometimes. And if the source of this entertainment is addictive enough, then we are definitely talking about Computer games and especially if the games are played on an Open source platform like that of Linux. You possibly have no reason to complain.

today's leftovers, part 2:

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News
  • PCs for technophobes go head-to-head
  • 137 years of Popular Science Magazine now online
  • Feel a “natural flow” in your desktop (Panel at the top)
  • The Mint Newsletter – issue 101
  • Hypervisor supports Linux guests
  • I did it! I found a Linux that works well with Laptops
  • And Ubuntu changed again!
  • Meego: Towards Day One
  • CeBIT 2010: Debian with BSD Kernel
  • Computer choice
  • Five ways to keep your PC free of viruses and Trojans
  • Microsoft Has Become The Follower & Will Lead No More
  • First Impressions of OpenSuse 11.2
  • Package KDE applications easily for multiple distributions
  • The Possibility Of Nouveau 1.0.0?
  • Midnight Commander: Small Update, Big Enhancements
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 3

today's leftovers, part 1:

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News
  • Is Open Source Creating a 'Tidal Wave of Job Losses'?
  • Linux Australia to fund research into licence compliance
  • The OSI Categorically Rejects IIPA's special pleadings
  • Guest post: 2010 - Threats to copyleft
  • Can open source make 311 relevant?
  • Federal Intellectual Property Enforcement Gears Up
  • MySQL migration and risk management
  • Second maintenance release for PHP 5.3
  • Hillary Clinton Touts the Work of OLPC
  • Laptops aid villagers
  • MySQL's Urlocker Joins Revolution Board
  • Rugged railroad computer runs Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 111: CMake

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash Shell: Convert Tabs To Spaces In a File
  • Virtual Machine clocksource issue
  • Map your mind with VYM (View Your Mind)
  • How To Setup Squid Proxy Server to use outgoing IP address
  • Nautilus With Zeitgeist Integration [How-to]
  • Tulip - Graph visualization software
  • Stop CPU beep in Ubuntu/Debian
  • Lucidor: Simple eBook Reader for Ubuntu
  • Linux RAM Disk: Creating A Filesystem In RAM

some shorts:

  • Nautilus + Zeitgeist
  • Let me tell you where to put the buttons…
  • Small systemtray change for KDE 4.5

Interview with Deborah Nicholson of the FSF

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Interviews
OSS

ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation is gearing up for a big event March 19th through 21st to be held in Cambridge, Mass. at Harvard's University Science Center. LibrePlanet 2010 is a three day event with workshops on using free software for everything from Web development to video editing and graphics.

Finding sources for FLOSS projects: Make it easy!

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OSS

dissociatedpress.net: One of the more difficult things for reporters working in the tech industry, especially those who aren't really familiar with a beat, is finding contacts for free software projects.

Firefox alpha dons Flash flack jacket

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has pushed out a Firefox developer preview that runs Adobe Flash and other plug-ins as a separate process, hoping to prevent crashing plug-ins from crashing the browser proper.

Heaven and hell with SyncML (on Nokia's N900)

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Software

You may recall that on a previous occasion I bitched and moaned about supposed "Linux phones" ignoring the open standard of SyncML and choosing Microsoft Exchange instead.

Well, I finally got Nokia to loan me an N900 and thanks to a little app called SyncEvolution SyncML works like a dream!

More here...

aLinux 12.9 – A Blast From the Past

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Linux

ostalks.com: On February 22, 2010. aLinux 12.9 stable was released to the public on ibiblio, after practically 3 years of waiting.

Are these the last days of Novell?

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SUSE
  • Are these the last days of Novell as we know it?
  • Why Microsoft Can’t Afford To Let Novell Die
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OSS Leftovers

  • 20 Most Promising Open Source Solution Providers - 2017
    Open source has become an imperative part of every developer’s arsenal. The potential to gather assistance from the community and the capacity to link into a range of systems and solutions make open source incredibly powerful. As open source software becomes ubiquitous, and used by the vast majority of enterprises throughout the world, 2017 is all set for vendors of application delivery controller (ADC) to start providing improved and tighter integration packages for various open source projects, especially surrounding ADC-generated telemetry. Companies have been extensively using their analytics and machine learning capabilities for quite some time to identify actionable patterns from the collected data. With the rising demand for business intelligence, this year is foreseen to be the year of information superiority with businesses, leveraging data as a key differentiator. In the past couple of years, containers have been emerging as an imminent trend. As the business focus starkly shifts on rightsizing of resources, containers are expected to become a common phenomenon, giving businesses the ability to leverage highly portable assets and make the move into micro services much simpler. Adjacently, automation has become essential now. Mostly intensified by DevOps adoption, the automation of software delivery and infrastructure changes have freed developers to spend more time creating and less time worrying about infrastructure.
  • DevOps pros and open source: Culturally connected
    Like chocolate and peanut butter, DevOps and open source are two great tastes that taste great together. For many DevOps pros, it's the perfect cultural and technical match.
  • Interoperability: A Case For Open Source - GC@PCI Commentary
    He continues: “An open source model allows companies to see the assumptions behind the calculation and lowers the cost of entry into the cat modeling business. More importantly, the standardized and interoperable hazard, vulnerability and financial modules included in a true open source model facilitate the collaboration of data from insurers, reinsurers, entrepreneurs, scientists, computer programmers and individuals, all of which may result in a new generation of cat models.”
  • DevOps Skills Are Key to Collaboration within Organizations
    DevOps is one of the most highly sought skills employers are seeking to fill among 57 percent of respondents in the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report, from Dice and The Linux Foundation. Specifically, firms are looking for developers (73 percent) and DevOps engineers (60 percent).
  • Projects You Can Help With For Advancing Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Graphics
    Longtime Nouveau contributor Karol Herbst has been working on an updated list of project ideas for new contributors or those that may be wanting to participate in an Endless Vacation of Code / Google Summer of Code.
  • Join The Linux Foundation at Open Source Summit EU for Booth Swag, Project Updates, and More
    Going to Open Source Summit EU in Prague? While you’re there, be sure stop by The Linux Foundation training booth for fun giveaways and a chance to win one of three Raspberry Pi kits.
  • Oracle Promises To Open Source Oracle JDK And Improve Java EE
    Oracle had already announced it would be moving Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation, and the announcements at JavaOne move the language further to a more vendor-neutral future. It's worth noting that the keynote was preceded by a Safe Harbor disclaimer in which Oracle said it could not be held to plans made during the speech, so nothing is actually certain.
  • Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement
  • Linux Kernel Gets An "Enforcement Statement" To Deal With Copyright Trolls
    Greg Kroah-Hartman on the behalf of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board has today announced the Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement. This statement is designed to better fend off copyright trolls. Among the copyright troll concerns is how a Netfilter developer has been trying to enforce his personal copyright claims against companies for "in secret and for large sums of money by threatening or engaging in litigation."
  • An enforcement clarification from the kernel community
    The Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory board, in response to concerns about exploitative license enforcement around the kernel, has put together this patch adding a document to the kernel describing its view of license enforcement. This document has been signed or acknowledged by a long list of kernel developers. In particular, it seeks to reduce the effect of the "GPLv2 death penalty" by stating that a violator's license to the software will be reinstated upon a timely return to compliance.

OSS Leftovers

  • 20 Most Promising Open Source Solution Providers - 2017
    Open source has become an imperative part of every developer’s arsenal. The potential to gather assistance from the community and the capacity to link into a range of systems and solutions make open source incredibly powerful. As open source software becomes ubiquitous, and used by the vast majority of enterprises throughout the world, 2017 is all set for vendors of application delivery controller (ADC) to start providing improved and tighter integration packages for various open source projects, especially surrounding ADC-generated telemetry. Companies have been extensively using their analytics and machine learning capabilities for quite some time to identify actionable patterns from the collected data. With the rising demand for business intelligence, this year is foreseen to be the year of information superiority with businesses, leveraging data as a key differentiator. In the past couple of years, containers have been emerging as an imminent trend. As the business focus starkly shifts on rightsizing of resources, containers are expected to become a common phenomenon, giving businesses the ability to leverage highly portable assets and make the move into micro services much simpler. Adjacently, automation has become essential now. Mostly intensified by DevOps adoption, the automation of software delivery and infrastructure changes have freed developers to spend more time creating and less time worrying about infrastructure.
  • DevOps pros and open source: Culturally connected
    Like chocolate and peanut butter, DevOps and open source are two great tastes that taste great together. For many DevOps pros, it's the perfect cultural and technical match.
  • Interoperability: A Case For Open Source - GC@PCI Commentary
    He continues: “An open source model allows companies to see the assumptions behind the calculation and lowers the cost of entry into the cat modeling business. More importantly, the standardized and interoperable hazard, vulnerability and financial modules included in a true open source model facilitate the collaboration of data from insurers, reinsurers, entrepreneurs, scientists, computer programmers and individuals, all of which may result in a new generation of cat models.”
  • DevOps Skills Are Key to Collaboration within Organizations
    DevOps is one of the most highly sought skills employers are seeking to fill among 57 percent of respondents in the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report, from Dice and The Linux Foundation. Specifically, firms are looking for developers (73 percent) and DevOps engineers (60 percent).
  • Projects You Can Help With For Advancing Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Graphics
    Longtime Nouveau contributor Karol Herbst has been working on an updated list of project ideas for new contributors or those that may be wanting to participate in an Endless Vacation of Code / Google Summer of Code.
  • Join The Linux Foundation at Open Source Summit EU for Booth Swag, Project Updates, and More
    Going to Open Source Summit EU in Prague? While you’re there, be sure stop by The Linux Foundation training booth for fun giveaways and a chance to win one of three Raspberry Pi kits.
  • Oracle Promises To Open Source Oracle JDK And Improve Java EE
    Oracle had already announced it would be moving Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation, and the announcements at JavaOne move the language further to a more vendor-neutral future. It's worth noting that the keynote was preceded by a Safe Harbor disclaimer in which Oracle said it could not be held to plans made during the speech, so nothing is actually certain.
  • Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement
  • Linux Kernel Gets An "Enforcement Statement" To Deal With Copyright Trolls
    Greg Kroah-Hartman on the behalf of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board has today announced the Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement. This statement is designed to better fend off copyright trolls. Among the copyright troll concerns is how a Netfilter developer has been trying to enforce his personal copyright claims against companies for "in secret and for large sums of money by threatening or engaging in litigation."
  • An enforcement clarification from the kernel community
    The Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory board, in response to concerns about exploitative license enforcement around the kernel, has put together this patch adding a document to the kernel describing its view of license enforcement. This document has been signed or acknowledged by a long list of kernel developers. In particular, it seeks to reduce the effect of the "GPLv2 death penalty" by stating that a violator's license to the software will be reinstated upon a timely return to compliance.

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