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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Flipping out with Linux
  • Session Management Docklet Coming to Docky
  • Simple OpenOffice.org-based Document Management Solution
  • Comcast Uses Open Source for IPv6 Deployment
  • The open stories from OSBC
  • Firefox zero-day fix set up for 30 March release
  • All This Great Technology Just to Reinvent Television
  • Options Activity for Red Hat Inc
  • Open Season
  • Studying kernel bugs
  • Novell to release Pulse social network for testing
  • Ryan Szrama On Drupal-Based E-Commerce
  • Going Linux: Mar 17: #096 - Computer America #24
  • FLOSS Weekly 113: Simon Phipps
  • Rwanda: SOS Pupils Get 150 Laptops
  • Achron Alpha Build Now For GNU/Linux 64-Bit
  • NVIDIA Releases OpenGL 3.3 Linux Driver
  • Monitor Energy Saver
  • Rethinking Failsafes for Critical Linux Systems
  • Hacker Evolution: Untold Now Available For GNU/Linux
  • Ex-MySQL Chief Marten Mickos Lands New CEO Job

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tweak your Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak
  • A way out of all those Wubi problems
  • Removing the user list from Gnome 2.28 login screen
  • Useful command line little tricks (part 4)
  • Solving pilot-xfer sync problem on Ubuntu/Mint
  • Install Latest Cairo-Dock/update every week in Ubuntu

Open Source is Not a Democracy

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OSS

itworld.com: Design and themes have been a key part of the Linux buy-in for as long as I can remember. In fact, once upon a time, the look and feel of application was actually used as its primary selling point to me.

An Overview of HTML5 and Its Anticipated Features

linux.com: “Standards are as interesting as a Russian Truck,” said Ken Olsen, president and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation, at that time the second largest computer system company in the world.

All-in-one PC has dual-core Atom

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Shuttle announced a compact, all-in-one PC featuring a 15.6-inch touchscreen and a dual-core Intel Atom D510 available with SUSE Linux. The X50V2 includes a 1366 x 768 display, webcam, 4-in-1 card reader, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay, and up to 4GB of RAM.

ArchBang website live

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Linux
Web

pdg86.wordpress: Wow! Can you believe it? Just 2 months back what had started out as a forum thread in Arch Linux Forum, now we have a Website.

Open Source Gets Political

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OSS
  • Open Source Gets Political
  • 2010 Open Source Business Conference – Day Two
  • Open Source Business Models Going to the Core
  • Open source makes another move on Wall Street
  • Open-source innovation: A matter of price?
  • Why Open Source and Operations Matter in Cloud Computing
  • Open Source Business Model Still Relies on Closed Source

Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun

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Ubuntu
  • Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun
  • Ubuntu 10.04 beta1 Screenshot tour
  • The New Ubuntu Linux's five best features
  • All Done With Ubuntu
  • Lubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 Released; Screenshots

Is Wikipedia's "Deletionism" Out of Control?

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Web

ostatic.com/blog: Wikipedia has become famous, or perhaps infamous, for its intolerance of new content. The deletionists are getting renewed attention after proposing that the dwm entry be deleted because it's a a "non-notable window manager."

Intel Atom: NVIDIA ION vs. Radeon HD 4330 Graphics

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Before devoting this hardware to the farm, we ran a few benchmarks comparing the performance of NVIDIA's ION GeForce 9400M graphics processor to the ATI Radeon HD 4330 graphics processor.

LiMux project management, "We were naïve"

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Linux

h-online.com: Florian Schießl, deputy head of Munich's LiMux project for migrating the city's public administration to Linux, has, for the first time, explained why migrating the city's computing landscape to open source software has taken longer than originally planned.

The hunt for the Fastest Browser on Earth

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Software

thinkdigit.com: The Browser Wars are heating up again. This article then is purely about which one of our favourite browsers is the Fastest. We haven't covered all the browsers under the sun but certainly all the usual suspects.

GParted is such sweet software

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Software

sourceforge.net: A physical disk device can be subdivided into one or more partitions on which the operating system can read and write data. GParted enables you to change the partition organization on a disk device while preserving the contents of the partitions.

Reviewed: OpenOffice.org 3.2

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OOo

tuxradar.com: There's a new version of Linux's grandest office suite, but is it a major step forward or just another humdrum release with little to show? And most importantly, does it finally get the startup time down to an acceptable level? Read on for all the gory details...

RedNotebook - Advanced Diary Keeping

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Software

linuxjournal.com: RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts.

Insight into GNU/Linux boot process

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Linux
HowTos

unixbhaskar.blogspot: Linux has grown from a system that used to boot from a floppy providing no luxurious features to the user, to the current jazzy Linux systems. It is important to have an insight of the Linux boot procedure.

Bye Ubuntu, it could have been fun...

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Ubuntu
  • Bye Ubuntu, it could have been fun .. but it wasn't
  • Why Shuttleworth is right - Ubuntu not a democracy and shouldn't be
  • Democratic, Meritocratic, or Dictatorship?
  • Is the Scrollbar Going Away?
  • Ubuntu: three little buttons cause a great deal of angst
  • Testing The Power Management Of Ubuntu 10.04
  • Lucid Lynx Review: New features since Ubuntu 9.10
  • Is the UbuntuOne Music Store ready yet?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 1 Out for Testing

Easy (and amazing) Debian for the Nokia N900

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Hardware

By the time you read this my Nokia N900 will be packed up and on its way back to the kind folks who let me test it. As a last hurrah I spent my evening yesterday seeing how far I could push it; the results are fairly spectacular…

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[Tip] Auto rotate images

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Linux
HowTos

This data includes information about the position of the camera when the image was taken... However, some image programs use this data to rotate the image when displaying it while others don't, leaving the user to face inconsistent behaviour. This can be fixed.

[Howto] Sys admin tool of the week: sysstat

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Linux
Software
HowTos

The tool chain of a sys admin should always be comprised of effective tools. Today we are introducing the package sysstat. Read More

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Linux 4.15, Linux 4.16, and Linux Foundation's CNCF and CII

  • Linux 4.15 Gets Fixed To Report Current CPU Frequency Via /proc/cpuinfo
    A change recently in the Linux kernel led the CPU MHz reported value via /proc/cpuinfo to either be the nominal CPU frequency or the most recently requested frequency. This behavior changed compared to pre-4.13 kernels while now it's been fixed up to report the current CPU frequency.
  • Linux 4.16 Will Be Another Big Cycle For Intel's DRM Driver
    We are just through week one of two for the Linux 4.15 merge window followed by eight or so weeks after that before this next kernel is officially released. But Intel's open-source driver developers have already begun building up a growing stack of changes for Linux 4.16 when it comes to their DRM graphics driver.
  • CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'
  • Open Source Threat Modeling
    Application threat modeling is a structured approach to identifying ways that an adversary might try to attack an application and then designing mitigations to prevent, detect or reduce the impact of those attacks. The description of an application’s threat model is identified as one of the criteria for the Linux CII Best Practises Silver badge.

Linux World Domination and Microsoft Corruption in Munich

Programming/Development: 'DevOps', NumPy, Google SLING

  • 5 DevOps leadership priorities in 2018
    This week, DevOps professionals gathered in San Francisco to talk about the state of DevOps in the enterprise. At 1,400 attendees, the sold-out DevOps Enterprise Summit has doubled in size since 2014 – a testament to the growth of the DevOps movement itself. With an ear to this event and an eye on the explosion of tweets coming out of it, here are five key priorities we think IT leaders should be aware of as they take their DevOps efforts into the new year.
  • NumPy Plan for dropping Python 2.7 support
    The Python core team plans to stop supporting Python 2 in 2020. The NumPy project has supported both Python 2 and Python 3 in parallel since 2010, and has found that supporting Python 2 is an increasing burden on our limited resources; thus, we plan to eventually drop Python 2 support as well. Now that we're entering the final years of community-supported Python 2, the NumPy project wants to clarify our plans, with the goal of to helping our downstream ecosystem make plans and accomplish the transition with as little disruption as possible.
  • Google SLING: An Open Source Natural Language Parser
    Google Research has just released an open source project that might be of interest if you are into natural language processing. SLING is a combination of recurrent neural networks and frame based parsing. Natural language parsing is an important topic. You can get meaning from structure and parsing is how you get structure. It is important in processing both text and voice. If you have any hope that Siri, Cortana or Alexa are going to get any better then you need to have better natural language understanding - not just the slot and filler systems currently in use.