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Commercial Linux Distro Support Shootout

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Money can't buy you love; nor can it buy you happiness. But it just might bring you peace of mind. The Big 3 commercial Linux vendors; Canonical, Novell and Red Hat are ready to serve you through support subscription services for your Linux infrastructure.

Why the gOS Could Now Hurt Microsoft

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Linux

crn.com: Good OS, the Taipei, Taiwan-based company that launched in 2007, could turn out to be bad news for Microsoft.

Goo Blimey, It's "Awesome"

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Gaming

reddevil62-techhead: MY nine-year-old son bellowed: "This is awesome.. world class!" I was hooting with laughter. The source of this merriment? A game.

The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) [ISPConfig 2]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Open source traits lead to secure applications

  • Linux Tool Resurrects Deleted Images
  • Is Firefox really that bad?
  • Linux basics: Picking a distribution
  • World of Goo for Linux
  • Ubuntu's Shuttleworth Opens Up
  • The statist approach to open source
  • New KWin effect: Sheet
  • Novell: Five Goals for Feb. 26 Earnings Announcement
  • Let's Use Stimulus to Boost Open Source in Schools
  • WiFi-centric dual-mode Linux phone rev'd
  • New installation DVDs for Fedora
  • 6 Resources for the Powerful Drupal Content Management System
  • The boot-up showdown
  • Five reasons why the economic slowdown is good news for open source
  • Freescale promises $200 netbook
  • Linux Haters Make a Few Valid Points
  • Simplicity-money combo spells MySQL success
  • Linux Basement Episode 36 - Interview With Brandon
  • Linux Void Episode 21 - Super Nova

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Per-Process Namespaces

  • Duplicate your Ubuntu Installation....
  • Fast access to frequently used directories
  • How Linux Shuts Down
  • bash completion: /dev/fd/62: No such file or directory
  • Adding Custom Shortcuts to Gnome
  • How to resolve the ‘/bin/rm: Argument list too long’ error
  • Extract the MP3 Audio Portion of a Video

Novell MD on getting along with Microsoft

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Interviews
SUSE

news.zdnet.co.uk: The company signed a deal with Microsoft in 2006 to collaborate over sales and to license patents Microsoft claims to hold over Linux. ZDNet UK caught up with McCarry to discuss the relationship with Microsoft and Novell's strategy for working with the technology company.

5 types of company open source relationships

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OSS

stormyscorner.com: First off, there is no ideal company/community relationship. There are lots of different types of relationships between companies and the communities they work with (or don't work with) - and no one way is perfect for everyone.

Microsoft's biggest threat: Linux

community.zdnet: I get to hear about the biggest threat to Microsoft's hegemony and market dominance quite a bit. It often goes something like this: "Linux isn't Microsoft's biggest threat, Google is."

Test Center Analysis: Playing the Netbook OS Game

crn.com: There's one major decision that hits potential netbook buyers right up front: if the netbook is the system of choice, do they want a system based on Microsoft Windows XP Home or would they rather go the open-source route with a netbook based on Linux?

New project was born: halrv

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Software

rg03.wordpress: Some days ago I started a new small project called halrv. It is a very simple Python script that allows you to manage removable volumes from the command line using HAL.

Debian Lenny Mini Review

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Linux

technichristian.net: Having always been a Debian person at heart, I eagerly awaited the latest Debian version to hit the mirrors. When Lenny was released, I downloaded the DVD ISO through torrent and installed it.

When will enterprises contribute to open source?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: When will enterprises get serious about contributing to open source projects run by others?

HOW TO: Introduce Ubuntu into your workplace

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Ubuntu

refresh.co.za: Having worked with the system a bit here and there, and now for a few hours today, I’ve truly seen the power and potential of using an Ubuntu system.

Linux’s Greatest Strength: No One Uses It

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Linux

workswithu.com: An Ubuntu user published a piece on his blog last week about using .desktop files to deliver malware under Gnome and KDE. But in a world where Linux market share remains negligible, do these flaws translate to a decline in the actual (rather than theoretical) security of a desktop Linux system?

"Linux 101 Hacks" Available as Free Download

ostatic.com/blog: Ramesh Natarajan is giving out free copies of his ebook, Linux 101 Hacks. Though it targets a more experienced audience than the Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference download Sam covered last month, it looks like a handy reference.

Gutenberg books with GNU/Linux - Part 1

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Linux

I am a great fan of the Gutenberg project, a noteworthy and honorable effort to digitize copyright-free texts. This project has released into the public domain over 20,000 classic books. This article will explain how to integrate this huge body of material with the Ubuntu desktop.

Around the Web: Samba - The Interoperability Dance

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Software

tuxdeluxe.org: People have always made music. Once human beings had computers available, software became just like music. People create software the same way they create music. They really do. You don't do it because you get paid for it. You do it because it's fun. Samba is the equivalent of a garage band that made it big.

Review: Pardus 2008.2

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Linux

raiden.net: Do you know what I love so much about Linux? It's the feeling you get when you stumble upon a distribution that's pure computing gold.

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Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS

  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
  • Telecom organizations boosting support for open source
    Organizational support for open source initiatives is easing the integration of platforms into the telecom world. One key challenge for growing the support of open source into the telecommunications space is through various organizations that are looking to either bolster the use of open source or build platforms based on open source specifications. These efforts are seen as beneficial to operators and vendors looking to take advantage of open source platforms.
  • Google's Draco: Another Open Source Tool That Can Boost Virtual Reality Apps
    With 2017 ramping up, there is no doubt that cloud computing and Big Data analytics would probably come to mind if you had to consider the hot technology categories that will spread out this year. However, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. Last week, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets. Now, Google has delivered a set of open source libraries that boost the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which can help deliver more detailed 3D apps. "Draco" is an open source compression library, and here are more details.
  • Unpicking the community leader
    Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. In 2006 I joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. A few months into my new role I got an email from a kid based in Africa. He shared with me that he loved Ubuntu and the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translated to "humanity towards others," and this made his interest in the nascent Linux operating system particularly meaningful.
  • Open Source Mahara Opens Moodle Further Into Social Learning
    Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

Openwashing and EEE

Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more