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Defense of the Six-Month Release Cycle

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Instead of pushing out an updated version of Ubuntu with a new feature set every six months, some have argued, developers should issue new releases less frequently, or recommend that only LTS versions be used for production. I disagree.

Can Linux recapture the netbook?

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Linux

smh.com.au: Microsoft stole the netbook market from Linux, can the penguin steal it back? Sadly I think the answer is no.

OpenOffice 3.1 ready to lick Microsoft's suite?

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OOo

theregister.co.uk: OpenOffice.org remains the most popular open source answer to Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite, and in these recessionary times, the appeal of "free" software is stronger than ever.

MacOSX-like Dock Menu for KDE: Fancy Tasks [Linux]

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KDE

Here is a video (watch in full-screen) to get a better idea about this Mac OSX-like dock menu for KDE:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • How to Follow Linux Developments

  • DRM Hell
  • Linux Torvald’s plagiarism revealed
  • Trademarks and Open Source
  • Building Bibletime 1.7 from source
  • X and Hal on Gentoo
  • Why I don’t recommend reusing /home
  • 12 of the Best Free Linux News Aggregators
  • 10 Ways to Contribut to GNU
  • Some Hard Disk Chores Made Easy with Linux
  • Bulk Editing Text Files
  • Creating a new GPG key
  • How to install a .run file in Ubuntu
  • Have You Seen the Beagle Board?
  • Linux Live CDs: Why I love them
  • So I'm running Gentoo
  • PCBSD 7.1
  • Notifications in Ubuntu 9.04: they’re not that bad…
  • Open Source Source Code Editor
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 4

Monday openSUSE Community Week Sessions

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SUSE

opensuse.org: openSUSE Community Week runs from May 11 through May 17. Our community week is a chance to get people from around the world together at the same time to focus on specific topics, and to transfer knowledge about openSUSE.

XBMC 9.04 delivers impressive media center experience

arstechnica.com: The XBMC project has released version 9.04 of the popular open source media center application. Ars takes the new version for a test ride to see how it compares to Boxee.

Steam on Linux

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Software

linuxloop.com: I’ve always avoided Wine, a Windows-compatibility layer for Linux, based upon the reported unreliability of applications run using it. Today I decided to test out running Steam.

10 Free Linux Ebooks For Beginners

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: No matter how experienced you are with Linux systems, there is always something new you can learn from a good book that focuses on specific aspects of a Linux system.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #141

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 141 for the weeks May 3rd - May 9th, 2009. is available.

Why I chose GNU/Linux

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Linux

internetling.com: Many people will give you many reasons why GNU\Linux is better than Windows, Mac, or any other Operating System out there. I will not, I am just going to give the reasons I feel GNU/Linux is a better OS.

Evolution vs sha256, or why my new key is useless

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Software
Security

ubuntu-nl.org/dennis: There’s one problem though: even when you generate a new gpg key that supports better hashing, your applications will still need to support the better hashing for it to be effective.

Prism - Mozilla minimal browser beta

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: The Mozilla Foundation has released version 1.0 beta of its Prism software. Formerly called WebRunner, this program closes the gap between local applications and web applications.

The Freedom Maintainers Rocking Ahead

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Linux

siltala.net: In his anniversary message to the gnewsense-users mailing list, project co-founder Paul O’Malley had a look at both the past and the future of the distribution.

Useful Tools for your Ubuntu installation

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Software

brajeshwar.com: With the advent of the latest release of probably the most preferred Linux distro, Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), life for a lot of has become simpler. What adds to the glory is the availability of numerous free applications.

A Review of Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu

linuxphile.org: The installation of Ubuntu always takes me by surprise. Each time I upgrade or install Ubuntu on a new machine I see improvements in user interface, hardware detection, and speed. This release was even more impressive.

Why Your Mother Wants You to Use Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: As the saying goes, mother knows best. So if moms were give a chance to pick an operating system that would be right for their children, they will surely choose Linux. Here’s why:

Why Windows users should switch to Linux

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Linux

techradar.com: Forget the thousands of school and university students running Linux on their desktops. Forget Google, NASA, the US Department of Defense and dozens of global government agencies that use Linux for their day-to-day operations. Why should you run Linux on your computer?

Do more with less

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Linux
  • Do more with less

  • When Do You Have To Use The Terminal?
  • Wait, I Thought Command Lines Were More Evil Than Hitler?

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.1 With GNOME

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2009.1 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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  • AsteroidOS 1.0 Alpha on the Asus Zenwatch 3
    In a previous article, I published a small userspace image and Linux kernel for the Zenwatch 3 that enables root access with SSH over USB on the watch. By now, I reached my initial goal to get AsteroidOS, the alternative Android Wear operating system, running on the Zenwatch 3. Similar to SailfishOS and Ubuntu Touch, AsteroidOS uses the original Android kernel - a patched Linux kernel - with a GNU/Linux userspace that, in turn, also uses some of the original, closed-source Android libraries to access certain hardware like the GPU. As the Android libraries expect a different software ecosystem, e.g., a different C library called bionic, we cannot simply call the Android libraries from within a common GNU/Linux application. Instead, we need an additional software layer that translates between the Android and the common GNU/Linux world. This layer is called libhybris.
  • How Ironic: Harman Kardon’s Microsoft Cortana Speaker Is Powered by Linux
    Harman Kardon, the company recently acquired by Samsung, has developed its very own Cortana speaker, which is very similar to the Amazon Echo but featuring Microsoft’s famous digital assistant. And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.
  • MontaVista® Launches Carrier Grade eXpress®(CGX) 2.2 Linux® for 5G and IoT at MWC 2017
  • The Numbers Article for Mobile in 2017 - All the Statistics You Could Ask For
    Mobile is the hottest industry. Banking and payments are rushing to mobile. Governments doing healthcare and education with mobile. Travel from airlines to taxis to trains and busses to hotel bookings is going mobile. Your driver's licence is migrating to the mobile phone as are your keys to your home. And all the other big tech stories from Internet of Things (IoT) to 'Big Data' analytics to Cloud computing - are all dependent on mobile. And next week we have the massive industry event in Barcelona, Mobile World Congress. My brand new TomiAhonen Almanac 2017 is now finished and is released today. So this is the perfect time to do my annual 'State of Mobile' blog of the major statistics. What are the big numbers. Lets start with reach. Yes, mobile is by far the most widely-spread communication technology humankind has ever witnessed.
  • Tizen Store Expands Its Service Coverage to 222 Countries
    The Tizen Store, as the name suggests, is the Tizen Application Store for developers to publish their free and paid for Tizen apps. In April 2015, we saw the store expand it’s coverage to include 182 countries, which was mainly for FREE apps, but we saw this as setting the foundation for providing paid for apps further down the road.

Android Leftovers