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Acquia out of beta

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Drupal

drupal.org: After months of hard work, Acquia is now open for business! Starting today, everyone can connect their Drupal 6 site to the Acquia Network to take advantage of our services. Oh my!

Also: Acquia Delivers Commercially Supported Drupal

How To Install VMware Server 2 On An Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

Build It: A Sub-$250 Desktop PC

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcmag.com: Why spend more than you should on a cheap PC that you buy retail? In less than 30 minutes, you can build an ultra-low-budget Linux PC that can handle a multitude of everyday tasks.

Renaming Ubuntu derivatives

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Ubuntu

fabrizioballiano.net: Working together with the Ubuntu trademarks team we renamed our Ubuntu derivatives:

Bits from the Debian Project Leader

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Linux

Steve McIntyre: In the last couple of months, I was ill for 3
weeks (as you may have seen from my blog post[1]) and otherwise very
busy. I've been struggling to catch up with everything, but I think
I'm just about there. So, what's up?

Linux Foundation plans more open open-source conference

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OSS
  • Linux Foundation plans new, more open open-source conference next year

  • Linux Foundation launches new conference
  • Greetings from Tokyo Open Source Conference
  • GPL v3 Project Watch List for Week of 09/19
  • Teaching Open Source @ FSOSS 2008

KpackageKit: future of package managers on your desktop [interview with developers]

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Software
Interviews

polishlinux.org: PackageKit is a system designed to make installing and updating software on your computer easier. The primary design goal is to unify all the software graphical tools used in different distributions. KPackageKit is the KDE interface for PackageKit. Today we talk with Packagekit-Qt and KpackageKit developers about new emerging possibilities in process of managing software on your desktop.

10 Cool Products For An Open Source World

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Hardware
OSS

crn.com: From mobile phones to network infrastructure to fun desktop applications, here's a look at 10 products that embrace Linux and other open source ways of life.

easys GNU/Linux 4.2 released

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Linux

easys GNU/Linux 4.2 has been released and ships the latest KDE Desktop (version 4.1.1) which makes use of QT4. QT3/KDE3-Apps can still be launched with a compat library.

The previous office suite Softmaker Office has been replaced by KOffice which offers enhancements and new functionality like a presentation program. A current version of the Firefox web browser is included.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Omega 10 Desktop Linux

  • When Linux goes bad: the e1000e Ethernet bug
  • What Microsoft Still Does Not Get
  • Open source and the blame game
  • OpenSolaris Granularity
  • Howto: Burn ISO to cdrom from command line
  • What happened to Gentoo?
  • Ubuntu up and running on Pandora
  • OpenOffice.org Power Tools
  • Interview: John VanDyk, Author of Pro Drupal Development
  • Ubuntu vs Windows 2-1
  • Another Open Source Feather In Microsoft's Cap
  • Mini-Review: Asus Eee PC 1000 vs. MSI Wind
  • Review: SuperTux 0.1.3

new podcasts

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Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configuring an Apache Linux Server

  • Control Apache with the apachectl command
  • Unix 101: File Attributes
  • Simplify email with Smail
  • Compiz without fglrx on openSUSE 11.1
  • HowTO: Edit Boot Loader to add/modify/delete entries in openSUSE

Plasma slides and a cast

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Working on a set of presentations for a corporate project, Sebastian and I put together some content covering KDE and Plasma topics over the weekend. We thought it would be cool to share some of the results with you.

Red Hat Linux trumps Unix on TCP price/performance test

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Linux

techtarget.com: In a recent independent test, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform trumped all other operating systems that process more than 1 million transactions per minute -- and at 22% lower cost than its next closest competitor.

Tools for editing vector graphics in GNU/Linux

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Software

linux.com: Over the last decade, vector graphics have gone from being a revolutionary format to a standard method of rendering computer images -- so much so that they are standard in the KDE 4 desktops. This popularity is based on the fact that, because they represent images as mathematical equations -- usually in SVG format. Free software includes a number of options for working with vector graphics.

Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 3

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The Java Sound API contains strong support for MIDI, but I was surprised to find no full-size MIDI sequencers written for Java. Happily, JavaSound's MIDI capabilities are well-exploited by a variety of applications.

Second MEPIS 8.0 Beta Uploaded For Testing

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren has uploaded a second 8.0 beta, MEPIS 7.9.80-beta. MEPIS 8.0 offers up-to-date user applications delivered on top of a Debian Lenny core.

A new image editor for Gnu/Linux

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Software

Nathive is a libre software image editor, but focusing on usability, logic and provide a smooth learning curve for everyone. The project run over Gnome desktop and everyone can colaborate in it with code, translations or ideas.

How Do Companies Make Money with Linux?

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: Open source enthusiasts believe that better software can result from an open source software development model than from proprietary development models. Of course, others can then recompile that product, basically using your product without charge. Here are a few ways that companies are dealing with that issue:

SilverStone Raven RVM01B Mouse with Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While SilverStone Technology has long been known for their high-end (and very expensive) computer cases such as the Sugo and Temjin series, as of late they've begun manufacturing other computer peripherals. This here is SilverStone's first computer mouse and we are looking at it today.

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today's howtos

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
  • Ubuntu 16.10 Unity 8 - new window snapping feature
  • Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 is Taking Place In Mid-November
  • Ubuntu Online Summit: 15-16 November 2016