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Fragmentation and What it Means

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OS
Software

redmonk.com: “Building web apps is not getting easier. The fragmentation of operating systems and browsers is getting worse, not better.” With a few caveats, the above statement is obviously true.

The State of Mozilla

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Moz/FF
  • The State of Mozilla
  • Mozilla millions still 86% Google cash

No Maverick PPA For Unity

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Ubuntu
  • No Maverick PPA For Unity
  • OpenRespect: It's About Time
  • French Gendarmerie switch 85,000 PC’s to Ubuntu
  • Slew of New Business Tools Coming to Ubuntu

Big Xbox is watching you

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Gaming
  • Big Xbox is watching you
  • LGP Has Been Down For A Month And A Half
  • Pacmanic - Pacman Clone in 3D
  • Kristanix Games Ported To GNU/Linux
  • CodeWeavers Crossover Come To The Light Sale

Microsoft: "Linux at the End of its Life Cycle"

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Linux

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Regular readers of this blog will know that I've tracked the rather painful history of attempts to increase the deployment of free software in Russia, notably in its schools. Well, that saga continues, it seems, with doubts being expressed about the creation of a Russian national operating system based on GNU/Linux:

Benchmarks Of Debian Etch, Lenny & Squeeze

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Linux

phoronix.com: With Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" set to be released in the coming months, we have decided to run a set of benchmarks looking at the performance of Debian 6.0 across different sub-systems relative to the performance of Debian 5.0 "Lenny" and Debian 4.0 "Etch" to see how this new release may stack up.

GNOME 2.32.1 released

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Software

gnome.org: The first update to GNOME 2.32 (and my own first release) is now available. It provides bug fixes, translation updates and the usual care and kindness that our brave GNOME developers and contributors deserves to details.

Dirty PCs: How much filth can you take?

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Hardware
Humor

theregister.co.uk: It's been a tad over a year since our shock insight into the darkest and most fearsome interiors of computing hardware, and by our reckoning that's just about enough time to recover from the trauma.

Health Check: openSUSE (Community before code)

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SUSE

h-online.com: The openSUSE community is on a voyage of introspection and self discovery. SuSE Linux has been around in one form or another since 1992, and, with the possible exception of Slackware, has an older provenance than any other Linux distribution, yet openSUSE is still in search of a unifying vision that sets it apart from its rivals and its past.

Could the Windows Comparison Game Hurt Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: "Ah yes, the old old, OLD story," said Hyperlogos blogger Martin Espinoza. "This argument has only been going on since Linux has been suitable for real work and will probably keep going so long as people are paying for both of them. It matters if you're trying to sell Linux in a world dominated by Microsoft. Otherwise, not so much."

AniWeather, Display Weather Conditions In Firefox

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Software
Moz/FF

ghacks.net: What’s the weather like today? If you want to answer that question you will have to either find it out by yourself, for instance by stepping outside, by asking other people or with the help of weather reports.

Embarrassed to recommend Microsoft

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A few times in the past I've been caught recommending Microsoft products, only to have it come back and bite me when things don't work properly.

Living with Ubuntu:

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Ubuntu
  • Living with Linux: installing and using Ubuntu Netbook Edition
  • Ubuntu To Introduce Its Own Monospace Font
  • Multi-touch in Ubuntu using Kinect [video, ppa]

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 10 (Julia)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 10 (Julia) desktop 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. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 10 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Back In Time, a Free and Simple Backup Software
  • 7 Brilliant GNOME GTK Themes
  • I Hate Thunderbird 3.x
  • Test-driving Bordeaux 2.0.8
  • Top 20 Open Source Packages
  • Clam AntiVirus management tools
  • KMyMoney 4.5.1 stable version is out
  • A Linux server OS that's had 11 years to improve
  • Linux servers for Windows folk: go on, give it a bash
  • Linux Box Goes Live With Email
  • Context Toolbars in The Board
  • Polishing KGet and Friends
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 5
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • LCDTV.net - New Online Magazine Using Drupal 6
  • Linux 2.6.37-rc2 Kernel Released; So Far Looks Painless
  • AMD Catalyst 10.11 Linux Driver Released
  • Hard Lessons Learned: Malicious Ads on SourceForge
  • New Opera address field, mouse gestures, and updated mail panel and extensions
  • Linux distros advance on the networking front
  • FLOSS Weekly 142: CentOS

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The mystery behind LUN (Logical Unit Number)
  • Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE
  • How to Choose a Partition Scheme for Your Linux PC
  • BTTB: looping for shell script under embedded linux
  • Change Bootsplash In Fedora 14
  • How to change network card speed and duplex settings in ubuntu
  • Apache, Authentication and MySQL
  • Convert DEB to RPM (RPM to DEB) Package Using Alien Command
  • Easily Find Subtitles for Any Video with Periscope
  • Install Galaxy Live Wallpaper Compiz Plugin On Ubuntu 10.10
  • Resize, Rename and Convert Images on Linux - EasyImageSizer
  • Using Variables With awk
  • Which Linux® or UNIX® Version Am I Running?

11 OSes that Tried (and failed) to Take Down Windows

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OS

maximumpc.com: Believe it or not, Microsoft’s Windows is 25 years old - which is certianly making some of us feel old. Despite a few ups and downs, growing pains, and BSODs, Windows has survived the test of time and continues to reign as one of the most popular operating systems available today. Of course that’s not to say there haven’t been other operating systems over the years that tried to steal the crown.

Debian Trying to Recruit More Women

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: The Debian Women project is beginning training sessions to encourage more women to participate in the nuts and bolts of Debian development.

Microsoft approves an open source application

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft approves an open source application
  • How To Easily Install Microsoft Office 2007 On Linux
  • Did Internet Explorer 9 Cheat In The SunSpider Bechmark?

Samsung Galaxy Tab review

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Hardware
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab review
  • Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab, LG Android Smartphone Named in Lawsuit

Also: Video Face-Off: Android Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad
And: Samsung Galaxy Tab source code released

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Mozilla: Virtual Reality in Mixed Reality, Taskcluster Development

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OSS Leftovers

  • After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program
    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
  • Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
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  • Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source
    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
    What kinds of companies should consider open source SDN, and what are the associated challenges in using such open source deployments? Lumina Networks has unrivalled expertise in working with customers and partners to deliver implementations, and explains its processes and outlines the benefits of using open source SDN.
  • Luxoft launches PELUX 1.0 open source platform for automotive
    Luxoft’s automotive division has launched PELUX 1.0, an open source platform available to developers. This has been developed from its PELUX software suite as used by carmakers and tier 1 suppliers to build converged infotainment, autonomous driving, communication, HMI and car body control systems.
  • Dev Preview: MongoDB Enterprise Running on OpenShift
    In order to compete and get products to market rapidly, enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their business logic and users instead of infrastructure and interoperability. This key ability separates successful projects from those which drown themselves in tangential work which never stops. In this blog post, we’ll cover MongoDB’s general PaaS and cloud enablement strategy as well as touch upon some new features of Red Hat’s OpenShift which enable you to run production-ready MongoDB clusters. We’re also excited to announce the developer preview of MongoDB Enterprise Server running on OpenShift. This preview allows you to test out how your applications will interact with MongoDB running on OpenShift.
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Security: Updates, IBM, Elytron and Container Vulnerability Scanning

  • Security updates for Friday
  • IBM Security launches open-source AI
    IBM Security unveiled an open-source toolkit at RSA 2018 that will allow the cyber community to test their AI-based security defenses against a strong and complex opponent in order to help build resilience and dependability into their systems.
  • Elytron: A New Security Framework in WildFly/JBoss EAP
    Elytron is a new security framework that ships with WildFly version 10 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.1. This project is a complete replacement of PicketBox and JAAS. Elytron is a single security framework that will be usable for securing management access to the server and for securing applications deployed in WildFly. You can still use the legacy security framework, which is PicketBox, but it is a deprecated module; hence, there is no guarantee that PicketBox will be included in future releases of WildFly. In this article, we will explore the components of Elytron and how to configure them in Wildfly.
  • PodCTL #32 – Container Vulnerability Scanning