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Story 6 Most Good-Looking Music Players for Linux srlinuxx 21/02/2013 - 10:52pm
Story In Search of Linux's Greatest Moment srlinuxx 21/02/2013 - 10:45pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 21/02/2013 - 8:21pm
Story Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 18 falko 21/02/2013 - 12:28pm
Story Enough with the UEFI drama already srlinuxx 20/02/2013 - 10:48pm
Story Fedora 18: Nice Tweaks to the OS, but It's Haunted by a GNOME srlinuxx 20/02/2013 - 10:44pm
Story Chakra 2013.02 Benz review srlinuxx 20/02/2013 - 10:42pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/02/2013 - 9:25pm
Story Shuttleworth embraces tablet terror srlinuxx 20/02/2013 - 8:16pm
Story Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" XFCE Review: Simply the best srlinuxx 20/02/2013 - 8:12pm

Open source helps keep vulnerable people connected

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OSS

siliconrepublic.com: Four IBM workers in Dublin are to be awarded for their contribution to the development of a community project that uses open source software to ensure older people and vulnerable members of the public in 20 counties across Ireland receive a good neighbour service.

Review: Mandriva One Spring 2008 LiveCD

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MDV

muddygeek.wordpress: I’ve been sampling GNU/Linux distros for years now. I’ve played with Red Hat and the old SuSE. And I think Mandriva One Spring 2008 is a joke. Its realistically performs no better than those old distros.

KDE 4 sucks big time

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KDE

thelinuxrant.com: I’ve been a KDE user for many years. Maybe it’s just me, maybe the UI world is changing, but the newest incarnation of KDE sucks big time.

Running a GNU/Linux desktop on the web with Ulteo

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Is it possible to develop full GNU/Linux desktops that run on the web and can therefore be accessed from anywhere? We already have a flavour of this with web-based services such as Google’s Gmail, Google Docs and online storage space but these are run from the user’s own desktop and are restricted to bespoke services. What about full desktops? Enter Ulteo, created by Gael Duval.

Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.0

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Software

phoronix.com: It's been a lot of work -- over the past few months especially -- though we've reached our initial goal in formalizing and releasing our internal test tools and at the same time developing a feature-rich platform. In this article we'll highlight some of what is already possible with Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Can open source help liberate the bureaucracy?

  • Future of FLOSS password storages: combined solution soon?
  • The Mismanagement of One Laptop Per Child.
  • Cheap Mobil Computing
  • Mark Shuttleworth: People do research to win customers, not to file patents
  • KDE Everywhere
  • Sourceforge: Vote for your favorite open source projects
  • 'Duke Nukem Forever' Gameplay Video
  • Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • Top video capture/editing software
  • What I think of the manifesto b...s...
  • Will Linux force Microsoft to give XP Pro more life?
  • Linux Outlaws 41 - Now with File Retention Technology
  • The 10 Best Linus Torvalds Quotes

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Put irssi in a chroot jail

  • An Introduction to Gnome Inform7, Part 1
  • Linux tar: /dev/st0: Cannot write: Invalid argument error and solution
  • Filter Out RIAA/MPAA with PeerGuardian on IPCop
  • Setting up ubuntu from scratch
  • Accessing upnp server from ubuntu
  • eBay sniping with JBidwatcher 2.0
  • Ubuntu Forums Menu Firefox Extension

Why does the retail box matter? (openSUSE 11.0 ready for pre-order)

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse: Retail box? What’s up with that, right? We’re all about the free downloads over here, right? Yes, but… there’s a method to the madness of offering a retail box as well.

Open source ‘not a threat’: group

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OSS

sunstar.com.ph: A GROUP of computer manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the country believe the emergence of the open source software technology is not a threat to the industry. Instead, the group considers open source technology as a source of “grassroots ideas.”

2.6.26-rc5, "Another Batch Of Mostly Pretty Small Fixes"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Another week, another batch of mostly pretty small fixes. Hopefully the regression list is shrinking, and we've fixed at least a couple of the oopses on Arjan's list," said Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc5 kernel.

IceWM Guide

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HowTos

celettu.wordpress: IceWM is a delightful little window manager, which aims to be must faster than the standard desktop environments like Gnome or KDE, without being as sparse as, for example, Openbox. This step-by-step guide can help anyone who tries to install, configure and use IceWM.

It's Not About the Distro

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: This summer, I'm changing our entire 250+ workstation infrastructure from Fedora to Edubuntu. Under the hood, our computers will be very, very different. Not a single one of my users, however, will notice.

One Linux distro to rule them all?

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Ubuntu

newlinuxuser.com: In one way or another, Ubuntu has been getting popular over the past how many years. In the beginning I didn’t like Ubuntu much. For the last two years I’ve been wondering if Ubuntu will be the Linux distro to rule them all.

Big Buck Bunny, We Want More!

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Movies

junauza.com: Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation, made another animated open content film entitled Big Buck Bunny. I watched Big Buck Bunny yesterday together with my 3-yr old son. While Elephant's Dream has a darker storyline, Big Buck Bunny is the complete opposite.

Desktop Environments: The Past and The Future

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Software

polishlinux.org: While looking at modern operating systems, like: Ubuntu, Windows or Mac OS X, it’s difficult to believe that the GUI is a pretty old idea. The fact that we can see icons on the desktop, or that we can move the mouse pointer around doesn’t mean we’re using a desktop environment. This term stands for a whole of programs enabling to work in a graphical mode.

Opera Looking Sharp

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Software

my.opera.com: If one word should describe the new look, it would be Sharp. We wanted to create a skin with clean lines and clear icons, inspired by the intuitive symbols you can expect at an airport and in line with our Scandinavian heritage. This also better matches the look and feel we introduced on the Wii and refine in Opera 9.5 for Windows Mobile.

Never Heard of Exherbo? Never Will, Either.

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Gentoo

crn.com: In the open-source world, it's fairly commonplace for developers to modify an existing application and create a new application. We don't begrudge developers their fun, but Exherbo made us pause. It shares a lot of concepts from Gentoo, but Exherbo's developers claim that it is not a true Gentoo fork.

Can the Average Lawyer Install an Ubuntu Linux Server?

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Ubuntu

lawtech.wordpress: In April, Canonical had a major, Long Term Service (LTS) release of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, both for the desktop and the server, code-named Hardy Heron. There was quite a bit of hype on the Net about the new features and how good it was. Since I had an older machine from when I upgraded my office desktop, I decided to give it a try.

Mozilla says Firefox 3.0 bug-free

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. late yesterday unveiled the second release candidate of Firefox 3.0 and said all of the issues that remain are on the server or site side, not in the application itself.

Windows will go open source when pigs fly

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet: Matt and the Wall Street Journal have offered some speculation that Windows should go open source. This will happen when pigs fly.

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    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
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    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
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  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
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    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
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    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
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    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more