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Kernel Log: The second day of Kernel Summit 2008

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Following the release on Tuesday of details about debates and decisions at this year's Kernel Summit, LWN.net has now reported on the second and final day of the conference. Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, and some 80 other important and nearly all male kernel developers discussed their approaches to the further development of Linux and exchanged experiences.

Eee PC stuffs opposition at awards bash

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Hardware

theinquirer.net: THE ASUS EEE PC has won the 'Gadget of the Year' gong at the 2008 Stuff Magazine Gadget Awards held at a swanky London hotel earlier this week.

GoblinX Published Xfce 4.5.90 Screenshot Tour

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Linux

GoblinX published a screenshot tour of the Xfce 4.5.90. The tour is a good preview of the next Xfce.

Songbird Rocks!

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Software

junauza.com: I'm not that picky when it comes to desktop audio player. Typically, I just use whatever audio player that comes with my Linux distro. As long as it plays all of my audio files (with the right plugins of course), I'm good. Until most recently...

The ‘pirate’ manpage, Arrrgggghhhhh!

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Software

dustinkirkland.wordpress: Aye mates! man pirate … odds are, ye don’t ‘ave pirate installed… Shimmy on o’er t’ http://manpages.ubuntu.com and type in th’ search box: “pirate“.

Review: gNewSense 2.1

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Linux

raiden.net: gNewSense, a Linux distribution put out by the Free Software Foundation, is designed and intended to provide you with a distro completely free of any and all proprietary drivers, software, or codecs. It strives to also be new-user friendly, reliable, and easy to use. But does it really succeed at fulfilling its desires, or does it become a nuisance (pun intended) instead?

Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

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OSS

fsf.org: In January of 2008, software code at the heart of GNU/Linux 3D applications was discovered to be non-free—a potential disaster for free software advocates hoping to see advanced graphical acceleration now common on modern operating systems.

distro bloggings

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Linux
  • Making the Switch from Debian to Ubuntu and Back Again

  • Installing OpenSUSE 10.3 onto a HP nc4010
  • 24 hours with t' Intrepid Alpha

Mandriva unveils Linux for netbooks

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MDV

vnunet.com: Linux publisher Mandriva has unveiled a version of its platform designed specifically for the new breed of mini laptops.

Canonical Opens Codec Sales and Potential Can of Worms

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: It feels the most positive word that can be applied to this announcement is "bittersweet." There are many more colorfully negative words that are applicable, as well.

Ubuntu's BulletProofX Takes Simpler Step Forward

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Introduced in Ubuntu 7.10 was a feature known as BulletProofX, which provides a fail-safe mode that is by default used when the X server fails to properly initialize. In this original implementation, it would default back to using the VESA display driver. This Canonical implementation also had frustrated other users.

Life without walls.

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Microsoft

it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: Life without walls is the title of microsoft's new advertising campaign. It is yet another example of microsoft taking someone else's idea and trying to claim it as their own. This has put me in rant mode because for a long time there has been a quote floating around in the Linux camp.

Canonical Store: Worthless

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: Sh*t like this just makes me so mad. The Canonical Store won’t let me place an order, and just ignores any attempts I make to contact them.

Linux.conf.au lineup ready to go

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: The organising committee for Linux.conf.au (LCA) have finalised the program for the conference to be held at the University of Tasmania's Sandy Bay campus from January 19-24.

Some things that bother me on open source/free software

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OSS

lizards.opensuse.org: First I have to say i’m happy with openSUSE 11.0. Everything start on sunny day i’m happy installing openSUSE 11.0 from x84_86 DVD. Everything goes fine and smooth. Then I set up LTSP5.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Symbian: Linux unfit for mobile phones

  • Extremely easy driver installation
  • Microsoft blackouts… Software Freedom
  • Linux will be getting more attention from software companies
  • Where Do YOU Send Netbook Users For Help?
  • Drupal developer Barry Jaspan discusses Acquia (video)
  • New Zeeland government using Drupal
  • If not Google, which corporation best champions open source?
  • Planned power outage in Raleigh Delays Fedora Beta
  • Minds Meet to Mull Linux Marketing
  • Free Software Shouldn't Mean You Can't Make a Buck
  • Comparing Server Virtualization Solutions
  • What’s behind GregKH’s (latest) Rant?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to restore GRUB with an Ubuntu Live CD

  • How to make your application appear in the Add/Remove tool
  • Tar remote dir over SSH
  • Using wine to run windows application on openSUSE 11
  • Nokia E71 as a USB or Bluetooth 3G Data Modem on Linux
  • Mailman and Exim4
  • Combinations Vs. Permutations On Linux and Unix
  • How to View .Chm files in Linux
  • How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

A new Linux landscape

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Linux

irishtimes.com: A FEW years ago, the open-source operating system Linux was well known to techies, and barely known to the person on the street. It wasn't the easiest system to install or use for typical computer users. Well, Linux has arrived.

Welcome to the new browser wars

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Software

mercurynews.com: I feel like I've just jumped into the Wayback Machine and landed in 1997. The Spice Girls are playing on the radio. Everyone and their dog is taking a dot-com public. And, oh yes, Netscape and Microsoft are at each others' throats, fighting for control of the browser markets.

Switched From Ubuntu To Gentoo

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.

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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

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • 10 Top Open Source Artificial Intelligence Tools for Linux
    In this post, we shall cover a few of the top, open-source artificial intelligence (AI) tools for the Linux ecosystem. Currently, AI is one of the ever advancing fields in science and technology, with a major focus geared towards building software and hardware to solve every day life challenges in areas such as health care, education, security, manufacturing, banking and so much more.
  • List of FLOSS International Conferences September 2016 Materials
  • This Week In Servo 78
    Our overall roadmap is available online and now includes the initial Q3 plans. From now on, we plan to include the quarterly plan with a high-level breakdown in the roadmap page.
  • Firefox 49 Release: Find out what is new
    Firefox 49.0 is the next major stable release of the web browser. Firefox 48.0.2 and earlier versions of Firefox can be updated to the new release.
  • Open-Source Climate Change Data From NASA, NOAA, & Others Available For 1st Time
    Climate change has many components — rising sea levels, alterations in rainfall patterns, and an increase in severe storm activity, among others. Communities around the world are faced with the need to plan for climate change but don’t have the information available to do so effectively.
  • Another Setback for 3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson as Court of Appeals Rules That National Security Concerns Outweigh Free Speech
    It’s been a long, drawn-out battle, beginning in 2013 when Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, published the open source files for his 3D printed handgun, the Liberator, online. The State Department ordered that he take the files down, and Wilson complied, but not before thousands had downloaded them and spread them elsewhere on the Internet. In 2015, with the help of gun rights organization The Second Amendment Foundation, Wilson filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the State Department had violated not only his Second Amendment but his First Amendment rights. By suppressing his right to share information online, Wilson argued, the State Department was violating his right to free speech.
  • In 3D-Printed Gun Case, Federal Court Permits Speech Censorship in the Name of Alleged National Security
  • Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels
    With Oracle now trying to get back on track with advancing enterprise Java, the company is seeking rapprochement with factions that had sought to advance the platform on their own. The two groups involved are mostly amenable to patching up the relationship. Oracle's Anil Gaur, group vice president of engineering, said this week he had already been in touch with some of the concerned parties. The two factions include Java EE Guardians, led by former Oracle Java EE evangelist Reza Rahman, and Microprofile.io, which has included participation from Red Hat and IBM.

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