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Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2015 - 12:22am
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Red Hat At $1 Billion

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Linux

forbes.com: Based on the run rates of the current quarter, Red Hat will likely reach $1 billion in annual revenue in 2011. Only a handful of companies, probably less than 20 software firms, have ever hit this milestone.

Also: Red Hat Buys Makara, Adds PaaS to Its Cloud Mix

The Top 5 Linux-esque Geek mods

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Linux
Software

web2linux.com: 1. Fortune in your command line. Any self respecting Linux geek should add fortune to bashrc, so everytime you boot up a terminal a Mark Twain pearl of wisdom greets you.

How to Buy a Ubuntu Computer

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • How to Buy a Computer Preloaded With Ubuntu
  • Lean & Mean Dell Vostro V130 For Ubuntu Users
  • On Dell PCs, Ubuntu Plus Windows Could Be A Winning Combo

Meet Synapse

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Software
  • Meet Synapse – the super fast new GNOME Do replacement
  • Syanpse Is Here: New Launcher with Zeitgeist

Blender: No Maya. No RAM.

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Software

linuxforu.com: Cut to the 21st century. Ram has aged gracefully. He looks more muscular and more global: a blend between American comic super-heroes, Japanese manga characters, and Amar Chitra Katha gods.

Gaming on GNU/Linux: Ryzom MMORPG Goes Native

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Gaming

dev.ryzom.com (PR): Winch Gate Properties Ltd has announced the release of the official native GNU/Linux client for the massively-multiplayer online science-fantasy role playing game, Ryzom. To celebrate the release Ryzom is hosting an in-game contest with a grand prize of a ZaReason Terra-HD Netbook.

Linux Distribution: Lightweight Portable Security

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Lightweight Portable Security is a LiveCD distro designed by the US Department of Defense to function as a secure end node, in other words, a safe environment from which to access the web or a remote desktop host.

The latest news from Mageia

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Linux

blog.mageia.org: Despite the freezing temperatures, things are going pretty well, here are the latest news from Mageia Smile .

Usability Fedora vs Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blog.delouw.ch: I’m writing this post sitting in a train, connected to the internet via UMTS. The device is a Huawai E220 HSDPA modem connected via USB. Guess who is the winner?

Flock Social Browser Declares War on RockMelt With Version 3.5

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Software

mashable.com: Flock, the self-described “social web browser,” is responding to the launch of RockMelt with the release of Flock 3.5, which boasts greater speed and added functionality.

Mozilla exec tells Microsoft, Google and Apple to 'stop being evil'

pcr-online.biz: A representative of Firefox web browser developer Mozilla, has criticised computing giants for ‘unwanted plug-ins’ installed by the companies into the Firefox browser. “Why do they think this is okay?”

State Of Unity In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • The State Of Unity In Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1
  • 10 Alternatives to Default Applications in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Dell’s new Vostro V130 – Ultra-Thin Ubuntu Laptop
  • X Server 1.10 Merge Window Closing; Ubuntu 11.04 To Use

Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 10.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tool that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how you can use it on an Ubuntu 10.10 KVM server.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 7
  • Indie side-scrolling shooter BEEP hitting Ubuntu shores soon
  • An Environment to Test Linux and OpenOffice? What about an Academic Dissertation?
  • A New Clutter Development Release
  • Faenza Cairo-Clock theme
  • Tycoon Games Super Bundle
  • Oracle erects mystery Sparc SuperCluster
  • LXC: Ubuntu Working to Improve Containers
  • Red Hat Closing In To Resistance
  • Ubuntu 11.04: Network Manager Finally Gets AppIndicator Support
  • Dr.Saleem Khan needs prayers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Five tips for a smooth migration to Ubuntu's Unity desktop
  • Manage CD and DVD images in Ubuntu using AcetoneISO
  • Fix HDA Intel (Realtek ALC887) No Sound Issue In Ubuntu 10.10
  • Check the version of numpy
  • Install and Configure Monit on Linux for Process Monitoring
  • 20 essential virtualization tips & techniques
  • My desktop backup solution
  • System-wide Performance Profiler for Linux - Sysprof
  • Spice up your desktop with Gnome Colors
  • Best Networking Tweaks for Linux
  • How to logout, stop or kill a user session
  • Speed up Centos using pdnsd caching name server
  • Add a quick-access shortcuts to the GNOME right-click menu
  • Suspend to RAM slackware or Arch Linux
  • Export Variables in Bash
  • Tip of the day: Don’t remember Git clone URLs

Kubuntu 10.10 Review

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Ubuntu

cristalinux.blogspot: A few years back, Ubuntu was my first taste of Linux. As I spent more time using it, I found there were other "flavors" available (namely Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc) Sharing many things with its big GNOME brother, it felt natural for me to get my first cup of KDE through Kubuntu.

Five awesome native Ubuntu First Person Shooters you may not know about

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: There’s nothing like shooting up some bad guys, be they zombies, terrorists or aliens, everyone loves a good FPS.

Testing Natty

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Ubuntu
  • Testing Natty and Unity Safely With a USB Stick
  • Natty: Off To a Great Start!
  • Unity in Natty Evaluation 1

Gnome Shell Overview-Relayout Branch

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Software

webupd8.org: The Gnome Shell overview relayout has been merged into the master branch. That means it is now officially part of Gnome Shell.

The good and bad news about Dell and Ubuntu

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Hardware
Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: A friend of mine recently got a surprise. She was setting up her brand spankin' new Dell Inspiron m101z with its dual-core AMD Athlon processor and 4GBs RAM) with Windows 7 Home Premium. When, out of the blue she got an Ubuntu Light (PDF Link) v1.0 Setup window. What the heck?

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  • ‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

    The then-23-year-old giant, which ruled the personal computer market with a despotic zeal, stood accused of using monopoly power to bully collaborators and squelch competitors. Its most famous victim was Netscape, the pioneering web browser, but everyone from Apple to American Airlines felt threatened by late-’90s Microsoft. The company was big enough to be crowned America’s most valuable firm, bold enough to compare attacks on its domain to Pearl Harbor, and, eventually, bad enough to be portrayed as a (semifictionalized) cadre of hypercapitalist murderers in a major motion picture. The “don’t be evil” optics that colored the rise of today’s tech giants (and have recently lost their efficacy) were a direct response to Microsoft’s tyrannical rule.

  • Michał Górny: Empty directories, *into, dodir, keepdir and tmpfiles.d
  • FRAMED Collection, a noir-styled spy adventure where you rearrange comic tiles is now out
    It's actually a compilation of FRAMED and FRAMED 2, games that have been widely praised and previously only available on mobile platforms. It has you moving around slices of an animated comic book, to put the noir-styled spy adventure story together. It actually sounds hilarious, as it's not a basic "this one has to go here" type of game, as it changes what happens based on where you put the tiles creating some amusing sounding failures:
  • Paradox’s grand strategy titles will be getting more content soon
    At their annual convention, Paradox Interactive have announced new expansions for their current grand strategy titles. There’s a little bit of everything for fans of these games.
  • Why OpenShift Is The New OpenStack For Red Hat
  • Help the Debian kernel team to help you
    I gave the first talk this morning at Mini-DebConf Hamburg, titled "Help the kernel team to help you". I briefly described several ways that Debian users and developers can make it easier (or harder) for us to deal with their requests. The slides are up in on my talks page, and video should be available soon.
  • UbuCon Europe 2018: Analysing a dream [English|Spanish]
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  • 19-year-old Developer at the Forefront of TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
  • 19-years-old German developer Spearheads TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
    No doubt that Tron community is preparing for mainnet launch, with different ideas coming in from all roads. As part of its readiness, Tron has unveiled its Opensource Wallet DApp developed by 19-year old German developer, Marius Gill, who has been programming since 13 years old. The DApp is an outcome of Project Genesis, which was launched in March 2018 purposely to encourage TRON’s community engagement in bringing in new things into Tron ecosystem. The project provides a bonus pool of 2 billion dollars for active members around the world have lent their hands in implementing ideas for the community.
  • Collabora and GStreamer spring in Sweden
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  • Majority of software plagued by vulnerabilities as open source adoption soars [Ed: More of Black Duck's FUD]
  • SiFive Releases 'Expansion Board' to Build Interest in RISC-V Processor
  • FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 2 Available For Testing, Brings PTI Optimization
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Steam Controller Kernel Driver Is Landing In The Linux 4.18 Kernel

The Linux 4.18 kernel will feature the initial Steam Controller kernel driver that works without having to use the Steam client or using third-party user-space applications like the SC-Controller application. A few months back we reported on a kernel driver being worked on for the Steam Controller by an independent user/developer outside of the gates of Valve. In part through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been working on this native Steam Controller Linux kernel driver that works for both USB cable and wireless modes of the Steam Controller and is a proper HID driver. Read more

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KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released

KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released We today provide a stabilization and bugfix release with version 5.2.2 and 5.2.3. 5.2.2 was tagged 6 weeks ago, but we never managed to release it because we did not have the patience to fix the Windows installers in time due to a broken CI. Windows installers are provided for 5.2.3 again. We'll only provide source tarballs for 5.2.2 and we encourage everyone to just skip this release and use 5.2.3 which contains a few more bug fixes. This is a bugfix-only release, which introduces no new features and as such is a safe and recommended update for everyone currently using KDevelop 5.2.1. Read more Also: This week in Usability & Productivity, part 19