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Use value and free software

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siltala.net: Free software is all about use value. Even as we can celebrate the liberation of our software as free software users, we must nevertheless take a critical look at the use values we are creating, and how we can do better. I think the solution is to commercialize free software more, not less.

Thoughts on 2.6.34

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Jon Corbet: So, as most people will have heard, the 2.6.34 kernel was released on May 16. Back in February, I was predicting a mid-May release, so I hit it almost exactly. The cycle itself is highly predictable: kernel releases are routinely 10-12 weeks apart with little variation.

Linux Mint 9 (Isadora)

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Whenever a new version of Ubuntu is released, a new version of Linux Mint soon follows. This time around it’s Linux Mint 9. Linux Mint 9 is based on Ubuntu 10.04.

Ubuntu vs. Fedora: The Latest Versions Square Off

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Ubuntu regularly claims to be the most popular Linux distribution. But, if so, Fedora is a competitive second. Both have thriving communities and are a major source of free and open source software innovation. But how do the distributions really compare?

Porting Osmos to Linux: A Post-Mortem (part 2/3)

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hemispheregames.com: Welcome to the second installment of our three-part Linux post-mortem. Part 1 lay the foundations for the article and where we’re coming from. Today’s post directly addresses the question “What worked and what didn’t?”

One of these things is not like the others

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kmandla.wordpress: Having a faster machine in the house means I have the luxury of trying out some of the bigger, heavier distros without feeling like I’m having my brain pressed through a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Linux Mint 9: A First Look

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linuxcritic.wordpress: The folks over at Linux Mint have just released their newest, latest and greatest, Linux Mint 9 “Isadora”.

Plasma Netbook 4.5

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KDE

notmart.org: So, it was pretty a long time since the last time I blogged about the KDE Plasma Netbook project... what's going on on that? you wanna videos?, you'll get videos Smile

The five best things coming in Fedora 13 Linux

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blogs.computerworld: When Fedora 13, Goddard, is released on May 25, it's not going to be your usual Fedora Linux release.

Debian Project News - May 18th, 2010

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.

CentOS 5.5 USB Device Mounting Annoyance

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: What do you expect the next version of your favourite distribution to be? Better or worse. For me upgrading CentOS 5.2 to 5.5 became a worse experience.

Linux Tip: Simplifying Commands

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itnewstoday.com: There are a lot of things that I do to simplify things when using Linux, and I decided that I would start writing about them. First, I’m going to describe a method I use personally to make Linux commands easier to remember.

Life with Linux: Notes on installing Ubuntu 10.4 LTS

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sutor.com: Last night and this morning I installed the latest Ubuntu Linux desktop, version 10.4 LTS Lucid Lynx. LTS stands for “long term support,” though I usually update to new versions when they come out every six months.

Arch Linux 2010.05 arrives

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h-online.com: The Arch Linux developers have announced the release of the project's official 2010.05 installation images.

Porting Osmos to Linux: A Post-Mortem

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hemispheregames.com: It was pointed out to us that while some indie developer forays into Linux had resulted in drama, it was hoped that more indies would “take the plunge” and share their experiences with the Linux community, to work together towards developing Linux into a platform for gaming.

Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” released

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linuxmint.com/blog: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 “Isadora”.

Review Of Linux Torrent Clients

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maketecheasier.com: Bittorrent is the clear leader when it comes to efficiently distributing large files online. Today we’ll round up X of the top clients for Linux and compare features to help you decide the right one for you.

I could license you to use this software, but then I’d have to kill you

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networkworld.com: Developers, exercising their legal right specify their own licensing terms, have come up with some pretty whacky stuff. Fact or fiction? Some software is only legal to use after you are dead.

Ubuntu toolbox

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: AFTER installing a new version of Ubuntu Linux, I always add a number of utilities that make my computing tasks easier.

Linux gets jiggy with more filesystems in 2.6.34 kernel release

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theregister.co.uk: On Sunday a new version of the Linux kernel rocked up, with two new filesystems loaded into the distro.

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Linux Foundation: Juniper/OpenContrail and Bell Canada at Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)

  • Juniper Expands Contrail, Moves Open-Source Project to the Linux Foundation
    "Fortunately at Juniper we have a secrect weapon and one that i'm so very proud of and that's Contrail," Rami Rahim, Juniper Networks CEO said during his keynote. "The way we have been investing and innovating in Contrail over the last few years is sort of similar to how a car company would invest in a Formula 1 car, it's essentially a proving ground for the world's best technology." Rahim commented that the use-cases for Contrail so far have been somewhat limited, but that's about to change. "The future of Contrail is as a platform, a single controller that can solve a variety of really compelling use-cases with ease and simplicity," Rahim said. "Whether it's management of overlay and underlay, or SD-WAN connectivity, or multi-cloud fabric management." Juniper originally acquired Contrail in December 2012 in a deal valued at $176 million. In September 2013, Juniper open-sourcedthe Contrail technology, creating the OpenContrail project.
  • Juniper Networks' OpenContrail software defined network joins The Linux Foundation
    The Linux Foundation is far more than just Linux. It's also the home of many open-source networking projects such as the software-defined network (SDN) OpenDaylight, Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV), and Open Network Automation Program (ONAP). Now, networking power Juniper Networks has announced that OpenContrail, its open-source network virtualization cloud platform, will join the others as part of The Linux Foundation.
  • Juniper Moves OpenContrail to the Linux Foundation
    Juniper first released its Contrail products as open source in 2013 and built a community around the project. However, many stakeholders complained that Juniper didn’t work very hard to build the community, and some called it “faux-pen source.”
  • Juniper Moves SDN-Based OpenContrail Project to The Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks today announced the codebase for OpenContrail, its open source network virtualization platform for the cloud, is moving to The Linux Foundation.
  • Bell Canada says open source ONAP adds modularity, flexibility to its network
    Bell Canada has become one of the first service providers to deploy Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), focusing its initial attention on automating its data center tenant network provisioning process. By making this transition in its network, the service provider said it will provide its operations teams with a new tool to improve efficiency and time to market. This is the first step in using ONAP as a common platform across Bell’s networks on its journey towards a multipartner DevOps model.
  • Bell Canada First to Deploy Open Source ONAP in Production
    Canadian communications provider Bell is the first organization to deploy an open source version of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) in a production environment. The milestone was noted in a blog post by Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration with the Linux Foundation.

Software: Everdo, GIMP, Notepadqq

  • Everdo – A Todo List and Getting Things Done App for Linux
    Everdo is a modern and beautifully-designed Electron-based task management application with which you can keep track of your work using tags, project folders, smart filters, and schedules. It doesn’t need a cloud account to work so your data will remain save on your PC. Everdo features a modern and minimalist User Interface with an extremely clean, clutter-less, and uniform design in order to enhance speedy and distraction-free productivity.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Better PSD Support
    GIMP 2.9.8 has been released with on-canvas gradient editing, better handling of Adobe Photoshop PSD files, and support for those using GIMP on Wayland.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released With On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Wayland Support
    GIMP 2.9.8 has been released as the newest development version of this widely-used, open-source Photoshop-like program in its road to GIMP 2.10. Earlier this week I happened to highlight many of the changes building up for GIMP 2.9.8 as featured in A Lot Of Improvements Are Building Up For GIMP 2.9.8, Including Better Wayland Support.
  • Getting started with the Notepadqq Linux text editor
    I don't do Windows. The operating system, I mean. At least, not on my own computers and not with any of my own work. When I was a consultant, I often had to work out of my clients' offices, which meant using their hardware, which also meant using Windows at many of those offices. Even when using Windows, I tried to install as much open source software as I could. Why? Because it works as well as (if not better than) its proprietary equivalents. One of the applications I always installed was Notepad++, which Opensource.com community moderator Ruth Holloway looked at in 2016.

Getting started with the Notepadqq Linux text editor

I don't do Windows. The operating system, I mean. At least, not on my own computers and not with any of my own work. When I was a consultant, I often had to work out of my clients' offices, which meant using their hardware, which also meant using Windows at many of those offices. Even when using Windows, I tried to install as much open source software as I could. Why? Because it works as well as (if not better than) its proprietary equivalents. One of the applications I always installed was Notepad++, which Opensource.com community moderator Ruth Holloway looked at in 2016. Read more