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Demo Video of the XFCE Pre-seed

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: The video shows the following: The Iceweasel brwser with Flash and Java plugins, The Thunar file manager with XDG directories, and Double-clicking an audio file to play it in MPlayer.

Also: Demo Video of the Gnome Pre-seed

New Adept coming for KDE

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Next week is feature freeze in Ubuntu land, so we are working hard on filling the distros with the necessary features. We got a new Adept in thanks to the excellent mornfall, so now people can install and upgrade and manage their packages again.

Netbook Prices Are Now Falling

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Hardware

blogs.nytimes: Personal computer maker Acer said Friday morning it is cutting the price of its Aspire “netbook” to $349 from $399. It’s cutting the price of another netbook, the Linpus Linux Lite, to $329 from $379. None too soon.

FLA for KDE

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: In case you missed it, the membership of KDE e.V. have adopted a new legal instrument: a Fiduciary License Agreement. So ... what does it mean?

ubuntu headlines

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 release hour by hour

  • Dell Mini Inspiron caught running Ubuntu in the wild
  • In defense of Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu? No thanks
  • Installing virtualbox on Ubuntu
  • Installing and Configuration Ubuntu Samba Server
  • Ubuntu Love Day Manila 2008
  • Ubuntu Linux Bloggers Wanted

Novell and Microsoft: Stop with the FUD already

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Microsoft
SUSE

blogs.computerworld: Unlike a lot of open-source supporters, I don't turn red with anger at the very thought of Novell working with Microsoft. Like it or not, getting Linux and Windows to work better together makes good, hard business sense. What I do find annoying is that Novell is continuing to feed Microsoft's FUD machine about Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 35

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SUSE

Issue #35 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha2 is available, Linux Distribution Popularity Across the Globe, and openSUSE to add SELinux Basic Enablement in 11.1.

OpenOffice.org Impress: Using Master Slides

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: The Master view in Impress is the equivalent of page styles in Writer. It's the view where you can set elements of design that appear throughout your presentation, such as the slide background and foreground colors, any reoccurring elements, and the fonts. By creating the master slides you need before you add content, you can automate your work and free yourself to focus on content.

FOSS Is More Valuable Than $60 Billion

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: So let me tell you how my day went. It started at 7am on my back deck. I usually start my workday there when the weather is nice. It's cool, the bugs aren't awake yet, and it's just plain nice to be outside.

Oops! I Fixed the Linux Kernel

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Linux

internetnews.com: When Linux crashes, users don't get a Blue Screen like they do on Windows. Instead, Linux generates an "oops" -- a crash signature that can help developers to figure out what went wrong. The feature may have a silly name, but it's increasingly serious business.

How do we attract the next generation?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Once upon a time, Red Hat did sell its software in a shrink wrapped box and you could find it on the shelf next to Windows98. But that was then and this is now. What are we doing to expose new users to Linux and Open Source solutions?

Hidden Linux : Test Driving KDE 4.1

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KDE

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: KDE 4.1 was released at the end of July and you can add it to any Ubuntu installation with a simple repository update. Add is the operative word here. It's basically a no-risk operation since 4.1 will happily co-exist with your current version of KDE or Gnome.

Acetoneiso2 - A full feature rich Image/ISO tool for openSUSE

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Software

susegeek.com: AcetoneISO2, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as fuseiso, AcetoneISO2 will let You mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such as ISO BIN NRG MDF IMG and is more than a simple ISO mount software.

Seinfeld target is not open source

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Jerry Seinfeld and Superman for American ExpressI have been reading up on Jerry Seinfeld’s deal with Microsoft and this much seems very clear. Open source is not his target.

Software Freedom Day Worth Celebrating

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: Software Freedom Day is an annual grass roots effort to educate the public on the virtues of free and open source software. The 2008 event takes place on September 20 and will be celebrated in 65 countries across the globe. So exactly what is this open source movement and why are people celebrating it? Moreover, why should you care?

Ma.gnolia Goes Open Source - Will it Matter?

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readwriteweb.com: Ma.gnolia, one of the most popular second tier social bookmarking services on the web, announced today at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle that the company has thrown itself to the mercy of the development community and is going to make its code available in open source.

Using Evolution for Time Management

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lawofficelinux.com: I've been struggling with the best way to organize and handle my time. Here's what I have come up with. My time and case management is based of Gnome Evolution.

First Opera 9.60 Snapshot

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my.opera.com: Hot on the heels of Wednesday's 9.52 release comes our first snapshot of 9.60. Everyone here at on the Desktop Team has been working hard to add new features to your favorite browser, and here's what you can look forward to in 9.60:

Ulteo Application System is innovative, easy, and a little buggy

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Linux

linux.com: Ulteo Application System is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Kubuntu and designed to work with the Ulteo Online Desktop service to provide you with an automatic offsite backup and file synchronization between live CD instances. It attempts to require as little user configuration and maintenance as possible, and provides several unique features that set it apart from being "just another distribution."

A Second Taste of KDE: Laptop Flavor

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KDE

meandubuntu.wordpress: Although KDE 4.1 was not ready for my multi-headed desktop, I eventually realized I could give it a shot on my laptop. Since my laptop is practically a thin-client for my desktop right now, I can be a little more daring with it.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

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FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more