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OpenOffice.org Opens up for Business

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OOo

worldlabel.com: The economic situation is eating into your profits, and the Microsoft Office licenses look more expensive than before. You don’t have to buy Microsoft Office thanks to OpenOffice.org: the best kept secret in office suites.

Top 10 Firefox Add-ons for Linux Users

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: One of Firefox’s greatest strengths is that it can be extended to provide additional functionality to the end user. We look at that top 10 Firefox add-ons that can improve your productivity on Linux.

Open source gains while proprietary software declines

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OSS

news.cnet.com: It used to be so easy to be a proprietary-software vendor. That is, until the open-source neighbors moved in.

What IS the relevance of an operating system?

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OS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Back when I was studying CIS in the ’90s I took a class called “Operating Sytems”. In that class an operating system was defined as a mediator between user and hardware. We never discussed the concept of Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac, etc.

Canonical Announces Availability of Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical Announces Availability of Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope slices boot time in half
  • Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04: Progress with HP
  • New Ubuntu 9.04 installed - not many dead
  • Ubuntu: Dell and Zealots
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Arrives, But Where Are the Channel Partners?
  • Upgrading from Intrepid to Jaunty
  • First look: Ubuntu 9.04 RC

Oracle buys MySQL shocker

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OSS
  • Oracle buys MySQL shocker (and they get the rest of Sun too)

  • The five biggest changes out of Sun/Oracle
  • OpenSolaris, Linux Could Merge Under Oracle
  • Oracle-Sun: an enterprise catastrophe
  • Oracle's Sun Purchase Raises New Questions
  • What the Oracle Acquisition of Sun Means for Linux
  • Shuttleworth: Oracle now largest open source player
  • What does Oracle mean for Sun's open source efforts?
  • What Sun can do now - and why you should help.
  • Oracle Buys Sun. Linux Gets a Boost.
  • What Might Oracle Do With OpenOffice?
  • Shuttleworth: Oracle's Sun buy validates open source
  • Oracle buys Sun, but does it buy open source?
  • Oracle buys Sun: understanding the impact on open source
  • MySQL conference kicks off; too early for Oracle buzz

Has Microsoft lost its war on open source?

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Is Microsoft a friend or foe of open source? Going by the company's actions, Microsoft can't seem to decide whether to make love or war. But if it's war, Microsoft appears to lack the legal weaponry to defeat or even disturb its adversaries.

Home Education and Open Source Software

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Home education is all the rage and for good reasons. How can Open Source Software help?

Ubuntu inside Windows: the Good, Bad and the Ugly

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Recently there has been tremendous buzz surrounding a method of running a full Ubuntu Linux installation within Windows. Unlike similar alternatives for Windows, however, the user is not installing Linux only to have to reboot out of Windows to enjoy their new Linux install.

PC-BSD 7.1 vs. Kubuntu 9.04 Benchmarks

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OS

phoronix.com: Earlier this month PC-BSD 7.1 was released. With the Phoronix Test Suite now having enhanced support for PC-BSD, we decided to see how well PC-BSD 7.1 performs against Kubuntu 9.04.

Oracle buys Sun - what now for MySQL, Java and OOo?

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Software

tuxradar.com: Oracle has announced it is purchasing Sun Microsystems for just over $7 billion. The official word from Oracle is that the purchase gives it two key assets - Java and Solaris - but open sourcerers will understandably be more interested in MySQL and OpenOffice.org.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 299

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Opinion: FOSS needs a central bug tracker

  • Tips and tricks: Reverting to older kernel under Ubuntu
  • News: Ubuntu takes pre-orders for Jaunty, Mandriva supports Smolt, Easy Peasy focuses on interface improvements, interview with Fedora developer
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 4.1 "GNOME", SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio and Mythbuntu 9.04
  • New additions: Satux
  • New distributions: Desktop Paraná, Lihuen
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

PC-BSD 7.1 Operating System Review

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BSD

extremetech.com: PC-BSD is another option for those who want an alternative to Windows but who might not be interested in Linux or Mac OS X. PC-BSD is an operating system that is based on FreeBSD and uses the KDE desktop.

Review: Backups with Back in Time

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Software

fosswire.com: Backing up generally isn’t a fun activity, but always proves to be worth it when that disaster you are not expecting happens.

Evolution Gripes

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Software

workswithu.com: I’ve used Evolution, the default email client in Ubuntu, for a couple of years to manage numerous mail accounts. In general, I think it’s a great application. But as with everything in life, there’s always room for improvement.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How To search for an string in a file using grep

  • User Guides for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Ultimate Resources for Ubuntu
  • The Current State of Linux Distros
  • A quick guide to backups using tar
  • Working with VESA 1.2
  • The GNOME Help Browser
  • How to Quickly View Calendar in Terminal
  • How to add rc.local support to Debian
  • I am now an official Linux Fan
  • glibc 2.10 news
  • Cross-Platform Open Source Video Game: Nexuiz
  • Upgrade Ubuntu with a CD Image
  • Computing Energy Usage…
  • Fix Your Crap 1: Want Tracker Support in Nautilus?
  • Too Many Choices?

Six Linux softphone's list

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Software

go2linux.org: VoIP has improved a lot since its first days, today a lot of multinational business are using it as a reliable way to keep stay in touch.

SliTaz 2.0: Screenshot Tour

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Linux

linuxinfusion.com: If you are looking for something small to run on an older computer, SliTaz is definitely a worthy contender to look into. Do not let the small size of the ISO fool you. It contains more than enough software to get you going.

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New GNU/Linux Releases: TheSSS, Arkas OS, Black Lab, and Parrot

  • The Smallest Server Suite Gets Special Edition with PHP 7.0.15, Apache 2.4.25
    4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of a special edition of the TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) Live Linux operating system. Carrying the same version number as the original TheSSS release, namely 21.0, and dubbed TheSSS7, the new flavor ships with more recent PHP packages from the 7.0.x series. Specifically, TheSSS7 includes PHP 7.0.15, while TheSSS comes with PHP 5.6.30.
  • Descent OS Is Dead, Arkas OS Takes Its Place and It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Some of you out there might remember the Descent OS distro created by Brian Manderville and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, and today we have some bad news for them as the development is now officially closed. Descent OS first appeared in February 2012 as a lightweight Ubuntu derivative built around the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Back then, it was known as Descent|OS, and was quite actively developed with new features and components borrowed from the latest Ubuntu releases.
  • Black Lab Linux 8.1 Out Now with LibreOffice 5.3, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today by the Black Lab Software project about the general availability of the first point release to the Black Lab Linux 8.0 operating system series. Serving as a base release to the company's enterprise offerings and equipped with all the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Linux 8.1 comes with up-to-date components and the latest security patches ported from Ubuntu's repositories as of February 15, 2017. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1. Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series. In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017, as well as application updates," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software.
  • Parrot 3.5 – Call For Betatesters
    We did our best to prepare these preview images including all the updates and the new features introduced since the last release, but now we need your help to understand how to make it even better, and of course we need your help to understand if there is something that doesn’t work as expected or something that absolutely needs to be included in the final release.

Linux and Graphics

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It
    Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines. Linux 4.10 is now the most advanced kernel branch for all Linux-based operating systems, and brings many exciting new features like virtual GPU support, better writeback management, eBPF hooks for cgroups, as well as Intel Cache Allocation Technology support for the L2/L3 caches of Intel processors.
  • Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
    Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
  • Mesa 13.0.5 Released for Linux Gamers with over 70 Improvements, Bug Fixes
    We reported the other day that Mesa 13.0.5 3D Graphics Library will be released this week, and it looks like Collabora's Emil Velikov announced it earlier this morning for all Linux gamers. Mesa 13.0.5 is a maintenance update to the Mesa 13.0 stable series of the open source graphics stack used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux distributions, providing gamers with powerful drivers for their AMD Radeon, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. It comes approximately three weeks after the Mesa 13.0.4 update.
  • mesa 13.0.5

Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.