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Story This Week in Linux srlinuxx 17/02/2013 - 3:34am

A short preview of Google Gadgets for Linux

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Software

ubuntudaily.com: About a year ago, Google released their desktop search called Google desktop for Linux. Today Google released an open source version of the Gadgets runtime for Linux!

Major Linux Migrations: An Unbelievable List of Nearly 100

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Linux

suseblog.com: Thoroughly thrilled at the thought of Munich’s progress switching to Linux, I have actually been tracking and logging such migrations for a long time. As a matter of fact, on my OpenSUSE Linux blog, I offer a course wherein I explore all of the migrations of which I am aware. I wanted to share that list with ya’ll.

Channel Insider Names Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2008 Product of the Year

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Linux

press release: Red Hat, Inc today announced that Channel Insider has named Red Hat Enterprise Linux the top server operating system in its 2008 Product of the Year awards. Winners exemplify attributes of high importance to the channel including value, support and profit potential.

Get Your Hands on Firefox 3 RC2 - Now!

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Moz/FF

maximumpc.com: As reported by MacObserver and ZDNet's Andrian Kingsley-Hughes, Mozilla is rolling out Firefox 3's Release Candidate 2. Although the Firefox RC page doesn't yet provide shortcuts to RC2, it's easy to edit the shortcuts provided on the RC1 page to get your hands on RC2 right now:

Also: Firefox 3.0 a memory hog?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Install NVIDIA Manually In Ubuntu And Debian

  • Transform images into videos with images2mpg
  • HowTo Remove the locked screen login after resume
  • Customizing Ubuntu
  • Speeding up Portage and Kernel Compiling
  • Claws mail -> move mail (inbox and other folders) to card
  • An introduction to CGI scripting with Python
  • Python: Generating graphs with matplotlib
  • Burn CDs in the Commandline with Bashburn

OSS Headlines

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OSS
  • European Commission to increase its use of Open Source

  • Dutch Parliament to use Open Source Software
  • Risky Business: Predicting that open source vendors will ultimately win
  • The new case for open source data protection
  • Network Security Concerns? Consider Open Source
  • Beginning a FOSS Based Business and a Simple Broth

PCLinuxOS Magazine June 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, June 2008 (Issue 22) is available to download. Some highlights include: What is root?, Configuring a 5 Button Mouse, and Burn an ISO Disk.

Linux gOS Space 2.9: A personal review

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Linux

themarktrix.blogspot: In one of the previous posts, I mentioned that I'm using gOS Space 2.9 now in place of my PCLinuxOS 2007. After close to 3 weeks with gOS, I thought that I ought to write a simple review of the OS installed on my laptop.

More From The FUD Factory

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: An article at Law.com named "Open Source Software Shows Its Muscle" has been drawing a lot of fire from other commentators on the open source beat. Allow me to add my own heat to that fire.

Ultimate Edition 1.8 "Harty Hotrod"

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: Ultimate Edition (formerly known as Ubuntu Ultimate Edition) was apparently started as a re-packaging of Ubuntu for Christmas, odd as that may sound. Since then it's become an odd sort of amalgamation of programs based on the latest Ubuntu and the software preferences of the maintainers.

Distro Rankings According to Alexa and Compete

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Linux

junauza.com: A website's popularity is often measured by its web traffic or the amount of data sent and received by its visitors. Alexa and Compete are two of the most widely accepted services in measuring a website's traffic data. What if we will use these two web traffic analysis services to measure a Linux distribution’s popularity?

Review: The Linux Powered Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

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Linux
Hardware

raiden.net: For many years people have been looking for a simple and efficient way to take the internet with them. First there was laptops, but those were too big. Then came phones and PDA's, but those were too small. But now that is all history thanks to Nokia's new N810 Internet Tablet!

KDE 4.0.5 Release Announcement

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KDE

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.5, the fifth bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.

Because I am unique, so is my Linux.

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: There are no two people in the world that are exactly the same. Even identical twins from the same egg are different. Being individuals we like to customize everything. From our cars to our workplaces or anything we own, we like to "make our mark" on them to say it is ours and it expresses our individuality.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 25

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #25 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: People of openSUSE: Matthias Fehring, Interview: KDevelop and the openSUSE Build Service, and blogs.zdnet.com: “OpenSUSE 11 RC1: The Mercedes-Benz to Ubuntu’s Volkswagen.”

Acer bets big on Linux

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Linux

vnunet.com: The company is already heavily promoting Linux for its low cost ultra-portable netbook range out later this year, but senior staff have said that Acer will also push Linux on its laptops.

my package of the day: weather-util

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Software

screenage.de/blog: Let me introduce you today into a tool that a lot of people might evaluate as useless: Jeremy Stanley’s weather-util. Whith this tiny python script, which finally found its way into Debian Etch and Ubuntu repositories, you can retrieve weather information from weather stations worldwide directly from the command line.

How well did PC-BSD 1.5 work for me?

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BSD

wheatlandlinux.wordpress: Pretty well actually. The system was stable, I had few problems, except for the fact that I always had to run PC-BSD in safe mode. I also managed to fail in installing the Nvidia graphic driver.

Was leaving MS and opting for Linux a good move?

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Linux

wamukota.blogspot: It's been three years now since I started using Linux, which I think is a reasonable time to look back and evaluate that move. I've always felt that Microsoft does not care very much for the home user, as their systems are clearly marketed at businesses.

Munich Makes Good

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Remember Munich, and its city council's 2003 decision to rip out Microsoft Windows and Office, and to replace them with free software? According to the home page of the project, called LiMux, it's proceeding steadily.

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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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    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.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    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