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Story Shuttleworth: The Internet Is Changing, Not Dying srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 5:09pm
Story The Linux Foundation Adds Five New Members From Japan srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 5:04pm
Story Linux Australia ponders name change srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 4:55pm
Story Interview with Izabel Valverde srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 11:10pm
Story Firefox 12 What’s New srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 11:07pm
Story SOS: Save Our Slackware? srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 11:06pm
Story Siduction 11.1 srlinuxx 1 22/04/2012 - 11:00pm
Story What Ubuntu 12.10 Won't Be Codenamed srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 10:12pm
Story Five Best Linux Distributions srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 10:04pm
Story Mageia 2 Beta 3 - A Preview srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 10:01pm

Shadowgrounds Survivor Coming to Linux

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Gaming

2404.org: Frozenbyte has announced an agreement with Linux specialist company IGIOS Ltd to port "Shadowgrounds Survivor" to Linux.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install.rpm files in Ubuntu

  • Prevent Accidental Deletion with rm -rf *
  • USB gOS install from Windows
  • How To Install KDE4 on Fedora 8
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux Find Out What Package Provides a File
  • Speed Up Your System With Preload On Fedora 8
  • HOWTO recover deleted files on an ext3 file system

Funambol Helps New AGPLv3 Open Source License Gain Formal OSI Approval

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OS

Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced that the AGPLv3 has received formal approval by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Funambol led the process of the license’s approval by the OSI after adopting AGPLv3 in November. It was the first company to adopt the license, which closes the “ASP loophole”.

Navy to focus only on open systems

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OSS

fcw.com: “The days of proprietary technology must come to an end,” he said. “We will no longer accept systems that couple hardware, software and data.”

Open Source Market: FOSS getting hot in Russia

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OSS

robertogaloppini.ne: Recent interest towards FOSS from the Russian government has boosted commercial activity in this field. No longer than a year ago there was no single large company that would say it is capable of doing FOSS system integration projects. Now there are three, and the number will probably grow.

Nigerian Patent Suit Still Dogs OLPC

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OLPC

AP: Ade Oyegbola, an inventor who claims the One Laptop Per Child nonprofit stole his designs for a Nigerian keyboard, recently won a round in a Lagos court. Now this week, Oyegbola kept the U.S. side of his legal fight alive by pressing his case in federal court.

Multifunction copiers in a Linux network

linux.com: In many organizations, copiers get little respect. Often relegated to a break room or storage closet, they are underutilized and underappreciated, and get no attention from the IT department. Yet, multifunction copiers can play a critical role in reducing operating costs and become a hub for document processing.

libc6: nightmare or just a bad dream?

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: From looking at the bug report, forum thread, mailing lists, and IRC, I think some may agree it was a nightmare. I am here to tell you that it was nothing more than a bad dream however. A bad dream?

Linux Product Insider for March 13

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Welcome to the March 13th edition of the "Linux Product Insider", our weekly round-up of new products and services in Linux and open source. Here is what is new and interesting this week.

Wal-Mart didn’t murder Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I had to chuckle at the recent headlines: ‘Wal-Mart yanks Linux,’ ‘Wal-Mart Linux experiment failed,’ ‘Wal-Mart puts lid on Linux.’ Why don’t they just come right out and say what they seem to insinuate: ‘Wal-Mart murdered Linux.’ Now, that’s not really what happened.

What if... Windows went open source?

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Microsoft

itwire.com: When Microsoft talks about open source, people in the FOSS community tend to generally take it with a pinch - or more likely a kilo - of salt. Revealing the crown jewels of its empire - the Windows source code - has never ever been canvassed.

Also: Windows 7 eyed by antitrust regulators

BuffaloLinux is a Slackware based distribution

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Linux

linuxlandit.blogspot: BuffaloLinux is a Slackware based distribution. Additionally, it supports both 'rpm' and 'deb' packages through its install and upgrade scripts ('buff', 'Buff', 'sudobuff' and 'sudoBuff').

How The GPL Can Save Your Ass

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OSS

linux-mag.com: It is time to get serious about this multi-core thing. For years, I have dreaded the day when the computing world hits the parallel wall. As I have said many times in the past, multi-core is parallel computing and parallel programming is hard, expensive, and in some cases non-portable.

Ubuntu drops SPARC from releases

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: The Ubuntu Technical Board has decided to remove SPARC from its list of official releases. In an email to the Ubuntu developer list today, Matt Zimmerman said the board had decided that “offically released architectures for Ubuntu 8.04 will be i386 and amd64.

Fosdem: A Festival of Free

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: With all the hype surrounding free and open source tools the operating system Linux, the Web server software Apache, the Web browser Mozilla Firefox, it is easy to forget the men (and, occasionally, women) who develop them.

Extend Amarok with useful scripts

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Software

linux.com: Amarok is a popular audio player under Linux. It can manage external storage devices, transfer music to your iPod, display lyrics, and play various formats. Although Amarok supports scripts to extend its functionality, not many users know about the powerful features that these simple plugins can provide.

Novell from an openSUSE perspective

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SUSE

mschlander.wordpress: The relationship between openSUSE and Novell is pretty difficult to describe. Ideally openSUSE should be viewed 100% as a community project, where the people employed by Novell, who do the lion’s share of the work, are also seen as members of the openSUSE community on the same level as volunteer contributors.

Create Games the Easy Way with Pygame

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Gaming

junauza.blogspot: Pygame is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It is possible to write simple but decent games with just a few lines of code using the Pygame module. Anyone with a little programming knowledge can create like some of the games shown below:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Answers to Linux Questions

  • Canon i250 on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Obscure Linux Commands: Some of My Favorite Incantations
  • How do you check if your webcam is working properly?
  • HowTo: Convert First Letter of Dir Folder to Uppercase
  • Creating the debian-sys-maint MySQL account on a Debian or Ubuntu system
  • Reading compressed Files

Consumer hardware shipping too many Linuxes by default

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Linux

bytebot.net: At the top of my head now, Linux is hitting the mainstream desktop market, in many variants. So what am I getting at? Complexity.

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today's leftovers

  • How Linux Frustrated Me Into Loving It
    I have been very interested in Linux since my entry into the Wonderful World of Unix in 2006. I found Ubuntu and installed it on a crappy Dell desktop computer I was given when I was doing online schooling. The computer originally came with Windows, and one day while I was browsing, I decided to search for “alternative to Windows.” Linux popped up right away. I had never heard of Linux before, but after voraciously reading article after article, I decided Linux was the path for my future.
  • HP Chromebook 13 is a business-focused Chrome OS laptop with USB-C
    In the grand scheme of things, Chrome OS is hardly a major player from a desktop market share perspective -- for now. With that said, the Linux-based operating system has captured the hearts and minds of many consumers. It has matured quite a bit too, becoming a viable Windows alternative for home users. Actually, it is a great choice for some businesses too -- depending on needs, of course.
  • Summary: Linux Scheduler: A decade of wasted cores - Part 1 - What is NUMA ?
    Last month, a research paper with title 'The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores' was trending on the front page of HN. As an individual who is interested in Systems, I thought it would be good idea to read this 16 page research paper. I spent a good amount of time learning about different topics which were involved in it. This is the first post in the series in which I will try to summarize the paper.
  • Vulkan 1.0.12 Specification Update Adds VK_AMD_rasterization_order
  • GTK+ 3.22 Is Working On An OpenGL Renderer & Scene Graph
    Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has written an update about changes to GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit for the 3.20 cycle but he also mentions some of the exciting work that's brewing for GNOME/GTK+ 3.22. Clasen's latest blog post covers some of the recent internal changes to GTK+ CSS, theme changes, various changes facing application developers, and more. Those interested about the GTK+ tooling changes can read the blog post.
  • Bunsenlabs Rc2
  • April is almost gone
    The second one was the release of pre-release isos of Mageia 6 and OpenMandriva Lx 3. I must say that both distros are doing a great job; the systems performed so well that they did not seem beta versions to me. I did not like Plasma 5, though... I am sure the KDE team is doing a great work, but I truly do not see what the point of this tablet-ready interface is. After all, KDE missed the tablet train (the Vivaldi tablet never saw the light of the day) and tablets are already in decline...
  • New BlackArch Linux version released, now provides 1400 pentesting tools
    BlackArch Linux version 2016.04.28 released for ethical hackers and security researchers with 1400 pentesting tools
  • Manjaro 16.06 - third preview released
    It took us almost another month to prepare this third preview of our upcoming stable release we call Daniella. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new theme called Maia, we already using for our KDE edition.
  • IoT Past and Present: The History of IoT, and Where It's Headed Today [Ed: just devices with a network stack. Nothing new.]
  • 1btn – an Open Source Dash
    The availability of cheap radios, omni-present WiFi and powerful web services means the IoT wave is here to stay. Amazon got into the act with its “do only one thing” Dash button. But a more interesting solution would be an IoT “do it all” button.
  • No Time to Panic as One Quarter Shows Minor Dip in Smartphone Sales - Total Smartphone Market Will Grow This Year (and here's why)
    We now have the Q1 numbers from Strategy Analytics and IDC, the two last remaining of the classic four big smartphone industry analyst houses we used on this blog to calculate the industry average of the total market size, back when the 'smartphone bloodbath' started six years ago. And both SA and IDC are in exceptional, near-perfect agreement on the exact size of the market, we get a total smartphone market for Q1 at 334.8 Million units. That is down 18% from the Christmas sales Quarter (normal that Q1 is down) but for the first time ever in this industry, the YEAR-ON-YEAR comparison of Q1, so the January-March quarter last year 2015 vs now, is down. This has not happened in the smartphone industry in any YoY period. And some are now talking about 'peak smartphone'. That number COULD be a signal that smartphone industry growth has stalled and now peaked and smartphone sales will either plateau flat, or decline into the next year(s).
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    The first alpha release was made available this weekend of GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha 1, a desktop focused operating system built atop FreeBSD 10.3.
  • 3D Printer Crowdfunding projects
    Like every Kickstarter project, there is a risk. But I think that Trinus appears to be a good project, we need to wait to the launch and review a real machine to know if it worth it. Also, the Youtube Channel Maker’s Muse, made a review of the project and the company Konama, creators of Trinus, sent him a the 3d printer and he currently makes the review of this printer that pledged more then 1 million dollars on KickStarter.
  • Refactoring the open-source photography community
    Generally speaking, most free-software communities tend to form around specific projects: a distribution, an application, a tightly linked suite of applications, and so on. Those are the functional units in which developers work, so it is a natural extension from there to focused mailing lists, web sites, IRC channels, and other forms of interaction with each other and users. But there are alternatives. At Libre Graphics Meeting 2016 in London, Pat David spoke about his recent experience bringing together a new online community centered around photographers who use open-source software. That community crosses over between several applications and libraries, and it has been successful enough that multiple photography-related projects have shut down their independent user forums and migrated to the new site, PIXLS.US.
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