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A day of failure with Debian

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andym3.wordpress: Today, I tried installing Debian on my HP ProBook 4510S. Three times.

Gigolo – it mounts what it’s told to

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Software Okay, before we go any further I need to make it clear that we’re not talking about the latest adult video release, but rather a networking utility for Linux. Sorry. That cheeky tagline comes straight from the author. And it’s true!

Increased Clientele for Red Hat

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  • Increased Clientele for Red Hat
  • As Novell’s Woes Continue, Red Hat Is the Beneficiary
  • You can help the defenders

Two magic words: “merged upstream”

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Software The lives of distributions packagers are full of words that make them cringe – backport, regression, hotfix, custom patch, … – but there are two that can make your day truly shine:

Flip: A Simple Camera Done Right

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Hardware Sometime back I gave a pretty strong pan review of a couple of “toys” that were not compatible with GNU/Linux. Recently, I fully expected to repeat this depressing experience when my brother-in-law gave my son a “Flip” digital video camera, but I was pleasantly surprised:

My Linux Experience

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Ubuntu In the vein of recent posts, I thought I might take a second to explain how I came to use Ubuntu. My first Linux experience was with Red Hat 5 or 6 I believe. I got CD out of the back of one of those Teach your Linux books. I was probably 16.

Corporate America's Cruel Linux Hoax

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Linux I propose companies take a closer look at the Linux desktop and consider its potential return juxtaposed with the return they see from Linux servers in the back room.

KDE SC 4.5 Falls Short

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KDE Last week, I finally had a chance to check out KDE SC 4.5.0. I’ve used it before with the official Live CD, however there was a delay with my distribution (Arch) receiving this release due to some packaging issues, so I’m taking a look at it a bit late. The verdict?

The five inaccurate reasons Linux beats Windows for servers

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Linux I am always interested in a good debate of Linux vs Windows. That said, I read an article this morning talking about the five reasons that Linux beat Windows for servers. By the time I finished reading the article though I had a list of many reasons why the article was actually wrong.

XBMC 10.0 Beta 1 features new Add-ons system

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Software After more than nine months of development, the XBMC project has announced the arrival of the first beta of version 10.0 of its open source media player, code named "Dharma".

KDE Releases 4.5.1

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Today, KDE updated the Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces to 4.5.1, new releases bringing a number of important bugfixes on top of 4.5.0. 4.5.0 was released only three weeks ago and receives monthly service updates. 4.5.1 is the first in this series of bugfix and translation updates.

An Application Dock for Linux

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Software I am a PC, Mac, and Linux user. At night I dual boot between Vista and Ubuntu and during the day I use a Mac almost exclusively. As a result, there are many things I like about using my Mac at work and would not mind seeing them on my home desktop.

A Good Reason to Use PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS The search for the perfect kernel scheduler is like searching for the Holy Grail. Linux 2.6 started with the O(1) scheduler, which solved a lot of issues for real-time processes. However, it didn’t scale to large NUMA (non-uniform memory access) machines.

Google Adds Phone Calls to Linux Gmail Use

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HowTos Five days after the announcement of Voice and Video Chat service in Gmail for Debian-based Linux distributions, Google unveiled a Gmail phone call service for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Also: Installing Google Voice And Video Chat in openSUSE

What openSUSE can build for you?

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SUSE Ever heard of OBS, also known as the openSUSE Build Service? You may not recognize the acronym, but if you're using openSUSE you're certainly using software built by OBS. The build service provides an invaluable tool for developers to overcome some of the challenges caused by the slight fragmentation between the various Linux distributions.

Debian mourns the loss of Frans Pop

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Obits The Debian Project has lost a member of its community. Frans Pop (fjp) died on August 20th.

today's leftovers:

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  • VMware should buy Novell
  • Software Freedom Day is Coming
  • Breaking the Internet in one easy step
  • My life with Ben, episode 3
  • EE: Tallin city and college fund poll and referenda application
  • UK: 'Government use of ODF would help break vendor lock-in'
  • Keep on...
  • streamtuner2 Live internet radio browser
  • Oracle and Apple have public ties
  • Interview with SevenL Networks, 6 Year Gentoo Sponsor
  • Paul Allen's Complaint Against the World, as text
  • Wind River launches Linux developer community
  • open source Linux-based cell tower
  • Review: The Official Ubuntu Book
  • Time trackers for the console
  • Linux Basement - Episode 60 - Spork You Oracle
  • Empathy's Meta-Contacts feature Gets Detailed

some howtos:

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  • Filesystem internals from user space
  • Pashto Under Gentoo Linux
  • Launch Application from Any Terminal or Create Shortcut
  • Make An App Open On A Certain Virtual Desktop (Using Compiz)
  • Use the Windows Key for the “Start” Menu in Ubuntu
  • How to block flash videos using Squid proxy Server
  • Manage your LDAP data with phpLDAPadmin
  • Virus Scan A Windows Machine
  • Assign a Shortcut Key to Activate an Open Application
  • Correct Lens Distortion with digiKam
  • Inkscape Tiled Clones
  • Dropbox: Painless and Free Backup
  • Split large files with GNOME Split
  • Dropbox: Painless and Free Backup
  • Split large files with GNOME Split

Firefox 4 Review: App Tab, Panorama and Sync

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Moz/FF Mozilla has recently released the fourth beta of the Firefox 4 browser. I have been testing it since the first beta and I am happy to see the progress and the addition of new features with each beta.

What’s cooking in openSUSE’s GNOME for 11.4

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SUSE The openSUSE GNOME team has launched itself full throttle into preparations for openSUSE 11.4, which will be released with GNOME 2.32 as one of the desktops. Along the way, we decided on our focus points for the upcoming release:-

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Blockchain: DigitalBits, Aventus, Cryptocurrency

  • DigitalBits launches open-source blockchain-based marketplace for loyalty points
    Their value — or at least their versatility — could get a boost if The DigitalBits Project is successful. This community endeavor, soon to become a nonprofit foundation based out of the tiny European country of Lichtenstein, is today launching an open-source blockchain-based infrastructure that supports trading loyalty points or rewards or transferring them to other individuals.
  • Aventus Announces Development of Open-Source Protocol Foundation
    Aventus, the blockchain ticketing startup that raised 60,000 Ether via a crowdsale in 2017, has announced the next stage of development for its non-profit foundation. The Aventus Protocol Foundation will serve as an entity tasked with supporting open-source projects built using the Aventus protocol. This encourages the growth of the Aventus ticketing ecosystem while protecting the rights of holders of AVT, the native Aventus token.
  • An Overview of Cryptocurrency Consensus Algorithms
    One of the most important aspects of a decentralized cryptocurrency project is the consensus algorithm it employs. A consensus algorithm is crucial to the implementation of a digital currency because it prevents the double spending problem, a challenge that has historically limited the development of digital currencies until the recent development and adoption of the blockchain ledger method. Because cryptocurrencies are implemented as public, decentralized ledgers that are append-only, they must employ a consensus algorithm to verify that there “is one version of the truth” and that the network cannot be overwhelmed by bad actors.

today's howtos

Fedora: Release Party, Fedora Diversity, Critical Firefox Fix

Microsoft Openwashing and Revisionism

  • Microsoft joins effort to cure open source license noncompliance [Ed: Pushing Microsoft lies under the false pretenses that Microsoft plays along with the GPL (it violates, smears and undermines it)]
  • Microsoft joins group working to 'cure' open-source licensing issues [Ed: Mary Jo Foley uses this initiative to whitewash Microsoft after it repeatedly violated the GPL and attacked it publicly, behind the scenes etc. And watch the image she uses: a lie.]
    It's kind of amazing that just over a decade ago, Microsoft was threatening Linux vendors by claiming free and open-source software infringed on 235 of Microsoft's patents. In 2007, Microsoft was very openly and publicly anti-GPLv3, claiming it was an attempt "to tear down the bridge between proprietary and open source technology that Microsoft has worked to build with the industry and customers."
  • Today's channel rundown - 19 March 2018
    The six have committed to extending additional rights "to cure open source license noncompliance". The announcement was made by Red Hat, which says the move will lead to greater cooperation with distributors of open source software to correct errors. In a statement, Red Hat referenced widely used open source software licenses, GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Lesser General Public License, which cover software projects including the Linux kernel. GPL version 3 offers distributors of the code an opportunity to correct errors and mistakes in license compliance.
  • Tails Security Update, Companies Team Up to Cure Open Source License Noncompliance, LG Expanding webOS and More
    According to a Red Hat press release this morning: "six additional companies have joined efforts to promote greater predictability in open source licensing. These marquee technology companies—CA Technologies, Cisco, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and SUSE—have committed to extending additional rights to cure open source license noncompliance. This will lead to greater cooperation with distributors of open source software to correct errors and increased participation in open source software development."