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5 Ways to Get Involved with Ubuntu–for Non-technical Users

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Ubuntu

2indya.com: If you are not a technical user of Linux but want to get involved with the sweeping wave of Linux/GNU operating system, Ubuntu offers you some great opportunities.

The Android name kerfluffle

blogs.zdnet.com: The media is absolutely filled with “oh noes” stories concerning Google, and its partners in the Open Handset Alliance, being sued by Erich Specht of Palatine, Ill over its use of the word Android to describe its mobile phones.

Windows 7 RC1 Review

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Microsoft

blog.scotsnewsletter.com: I’ve been working with the Windows 7 RC1 (release candidate 1) for about a week and a half now. Barring unforeseen bugs, I doubt at this point that Microsoft is more than four months away from the release of Windows 7.

ReactOS works! Sort of …

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OS

kmandla.wordpress: On a whim, I installed the latest pre-release release of ReactOS today. I tried it a long time ago and had no luck whatsoever — black screens, nonbooting or just generalized irregular behavior — and so I rarely give it a thought.

Creating A Fully Encrypted Para-Virtualised Xen Guest System Using Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This document explains how to set up a fully encrypted para-virtualized XEN instance. In this howto, the host system is running Debian Etch, while the guest system to be installed will be using Debian Lenny.

Why Desktop Linux isn't profitable

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Linux

zerias.blogspot: One of the more popular videos making the tech news rounds is Bryan Lunduke's Linux Sucks! video from LinuxFest NW. He makes several valid points, and covers one of my biggest problems with Open-Source development, the sheer number of duplicated efforts.

The future of PowerDevil (and of power management)

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KDE

drfav.wordpress: PowerDevil has proven to be quite a solid software, and I’m both proud and happy about it: the 4.2->4.3 transition has happened almost with no maintainance. The problem is that PowerDevil GUI does suck, big time, because it’s way too cluttered.

NoScript and AdBlock Plus Dramas

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: Maybe you’ve already read a bit about the big stink around NoScript? Personally, I find both of these extensions very useful, and have been using both for as long as I have been aware of them. Along with FireGestures, they are the first extensions I always install along with Firefox.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • KDE 4.2.2 still has a few problems

  • Gnot Invented Here
  • Migrating my home Ubuntu Server toward a linutop
  • GNU sed goes GPL3
  • Sometimes I Hate Gentoo
  • How Well Does Computer Humor Age?
  • FLOSS Weekly 67: Xen
  • QuakeLive Linux SITREP
  • Notification Changes For Karmic Koala
  • Using Mew as a Mail Client
  • How to set the date in Linux
  • Translate Your Documentation
  • Ubuntu Tip:Linking Music Across Operating Systems
  • How to securely clean up data on a hard disk on Linux
  • Installing Ubuntu without external media
  • How to Block AIM’s Annoying ‘AOL System Msg’ in Pidgin
  • The Best Virtual Drive For Linux
  • Insert the Last Argument of the Last Command
  • How to get Chromium daily builds in Ubuntu

openSUSE 11.1 Impressions

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SUSE

wlnelson.blogspot: I've never been a big fan of SuSE/openSUSE in the past. It's always felt like a mixed bag to me. Due to some coursework I need to perform for my university I felt I was best served by a distribution that has a very large package repository.

Migration to Mepis 8.0 Complete

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Linux

muskratsweb.net: Mepis 8.0 is working out just fine. I finally got VLC to play my media files, although Kaffiene and mplayer still just show a blue screen. I am now using Mepis as my fulltime/main desktop on my laptop.

A Weekend Look At OpenSolaris 2009.06

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OS

phoronix.com: It has been a while since last talking about OpenSolaris 2009.06 at Phoronix, but this weekend we decided to fire up Sun's latest build based upon the SXCE 111a build available from Genunix.

Microsoft and Linux trade patent words in Europe

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Microsoft
OSS

theregister.co.uk: Microsoft has teamed with General Electric to petition European regulators on a fundamental principle that will continue to drive a wedge between the company and open source supporters.

Ubuntu 9.04 and Intel graphics

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: For Linux users who don't need absolute top-notch 3D performance, Intel is considered the preferred graphics solution. However Intel’s drivers are currently in a state of some disarray.

Inside Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

informationweek.com: Critics are calling 'Jaunty Jackalope' as slick and seamless as Mac OS X. We uncover the Linux distro's pitfalls and gotchas.

Top 10 KDE4 Applications

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KDE

tuxarena.blogspot: Here's a list of great applications for the KDE 4 desktop such as Yakuake, Amarok 2, and SMPlayer.

FreeBSD 7.2 Review

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BSD

cyberciti.biz: FreeBSD is just plain old good UNIX with rock solid networking stack. It is quite popular amongst hosting companies, ISPs, portals (such as Yahoo) and a few large financial institutions because of its reliability, robustness and performance.

Do we really "need Photoshop" on the Linux desktop?

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: Whenever the talk comes to Desktop Linux and why it has not had the success people predicted this year you'll hear the "Photoshop Myth": "I would love to switch to Linux but I really need Photoshop."

Arch User Magazine Issue 2

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Linux

The second issue of Arch User Magazine is read to preuse. Some highlights are Replacing the Arch Initscripts, Command Line: Grep by Paragraph, and Disaster Preparation.

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Fresh Supply of FOSS FUD

  • Think open source software is free? Think again… [Ed: Think open source FUD is dead? Think again… gymnastics in logic and cherry-picking]
  • Open Source: Not Pragmatic After All? [Ed: FUD that is repeating Microsoft talking points and dirty tricks in Munich, pretending that proprietary software never ceases development]
    Another open-source project, the Mozilla-backed (and Dipert-beloved) Thunderbird email client also mentioned as atypically thriving in my late-2012 blog post, is now also struggling. As is Firefox itself, which recently wound down its Firefox OS-for-smartphones efforts and is also facing browser add-on developer defections due to its embrace of Chrome-model APIs and other changes. Even mighty Linux is struggling with developer-induced bugs. Wonder if all this uncertainty is behind longstanding open-source poster child Munich, Germany's reconsideration of Microsoft products?
  • You Can’t Get Around Code Scanning if You Care About Open Source Licenses [Ed: Let's just pretend there are no issues associated with proprietary licensing, renewal, patching etc.]

DOD Adopts FOSS

Red Hat and Fedora

Linux Kernel News

  • Linux Foundation smushes two smaller projects together to form Open Networking Automation Platform
    The Linux Foundation announced yesterday that it had combined open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project into ONAP, the Open Networking Automation Platform, with the aim of helping users automate network service delivery, design, and service through a unified standard. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that ONAP should be a boon to enterprise IT departments, thanks to improved speed and flexibility.
  • Linux Foundation merges Open Source ECOMP, OPEN-O, further harmonizes virtualization group efforts
    Open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) have merged to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, further harmonizing the ever-growing array of disparate virtualization groups. ONAP will allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.
  • I am a Cranky, White, Male Feminist
    Today, I was re-reading an linux.com article from 2014 by Leslie Hawthorne which had been reshared by the Linux Foundation Facebook account yesterday in honor of #GirlDay2017 (which I was regrettably unaware of until it was over). It wasn’t so much the specific content of the article that got me thinking, but instead the level of discourse that it “inspired” on the Facebook thread that pointed me there (I will not link to it as it is unpleasant and reflects poorly on The Linux Foundation, an organization which is in most circumstances largely benevolent).
  • encyclopedia snabb and the case of the foreign drivers
    Peoples of the blogosphere, welcome back to the solipsism! Happy 2017 and all that. Today's missive is about Snabb (formerly Snabb Switch), a high-speed networking project we've been working on at work for some years now. What's Snabb all about you say? Good question and I have a nice answer for you in video and third-party textual form! This year I managed to make it to linux.conf.au in lovely Tasmania. Tasmania is amazing, with wild wombats and pademelons and devils and wallabies and all kinds of things, and they let me talk about Snabb.