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Why should your office use Linux?

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: For some people they don’t really think about what OS is installed in their computers. However, if you’re one of the decision makers of the company, you will think about this problem carefully. There are actually many reasons why you should use Linux in your office and I could list some of them.

Battle of the Minis (The Rematch): DSL vs. Puppy

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Linux

junauza.com: On your left is the challenger, weighing in at exactly 48.5MB, armed with the latest weapon version, please welcome the totally upgraded DSL 4.2. On your right is the defending champion, now leaner than ever and weighing in at exactly 87.1MB, put your paws together for the newly trained Puppy Linux 4.0.

Impact of the Debian OpenSSL vulnerability

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Linux

LWN.net: CentOS looks at the impact of the Debian SSL vulnerability for CentOS users. "This vulnerability can affect CentOS machines through the use of keys that were generated with the OpenSSL package from Debian."

In honour of Ubuntu LTS - 8.04

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Ubuntu

gnufied.org: Newest version of operating system for human beings is out. Kicking ass and users. Yes users, you heard it right. I am not very happy with this release. In fact, I regret that I upgraded to this version. Why?

Fedora 9 Post Install Problems

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Linux

blog.bobpeers: Well I have to say the my Fedora 9 install didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped. It seems that Fedora 9 is a bit rough around the edges so here’s a run down of my issues so far:

Announcing SugarLabs

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OLPC

sugarlabs.org: Sugar Labs Foundation is being established to further extend Sugar, the highly acclaimed open source “learn learning” software platform that was originally developed for the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) XO laptop.

Five Classic Linux Tips!

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HowTos

extremetech.com: Our forum moderator is on vacation this week, but that doesn't stop him from digging up five classic Linux tips.

Ubuntu's Pipe Dream: True Free Software Syncronicity

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Ubuntu

dev-loki.blogspot: I can't imagine Mark Shuttleworth could be that clueless about the reality of software development and how the whole ecosystem around a distribution actually works. He isn't. Can't be. So what agenda is he having/endorsing when he pushes that idea so loudly?

OpenOffice 3.0 beta : Can it finally replace Microsoft Office?

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OOo

computerworld.com: If you think that you always get what you pay for, the just-released beta of OpenOffice 3.0 should convince you otherwise. This free, open-source software suite provides most of what anyone could want in an office suite, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, database, drawing tools, and math equation editor.

Geeky Humor Continues…

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Humor

cybernetnews.com: Today we’re kicking back for some laughs and taking a look at a handful of funny jokes from around the web that most of you will enjoy. It’s been a while since we’ve compiled a bunch of jokes, so let the geeky humor continue!

openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Resolves Over 700 Bugs

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Resolves Over 700 Bugs

  • People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller
  • Redesign of YaST Expert Partitioner
  • OpenSuse joins Google Summer of Code

How To Get a Mac OSX Style Dock In Hardy Heron

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: For those who are a crazy fan of the Mac OSX dock, you can now install Avant Window Navigator to achieve the similar dock-like effect in Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

SliTaz has got a GTK+ package manager

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Linux

beranger.org: Tazpkg has been updated to 2.1, the package [manager] provides now a graphical user interface, so you can install, remove, search or upgrade packages in a few clicks.

Removing the Big Kernel Lock

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "As some of the latency junkies on lkml already know, commit 8e3e076 in v2.6.26-rc2 removed the preemptible BKL feature and made the Big Kernel Lock a spinlock and thus turned it into non-preemptible code again. This commit returned the BKL code to the 2.6.7 state of affairs in essence."

Gentoo Foundation reinstated, Gentoo Council goes out with a fizzle

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Gentoo

kloeri.livejournal: The Gentoo Foundation was filed and approved a few days ago, but unfortunately the Council has invalidated itself by the poor attendance yesterday.

Early adventures with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

callum-macdonald.com: I’ve been thinking about switching from Fedora to Ubuntu. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu version a few weeks ago. Today I took the plunge and booted it up.

today's leftovers

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News
  • yum vs. ZYpp speed / memory usage

  • Open source largest software industry: Alfresco CEO
  • Building a glossier front end for MythTV
  • Linux wins big in financial trading
  • What open source teaches publishers
  • Declare victory and go home
  • $7 Soc runs Linux
  • Linspire CNR adds Transgaming's Windows game emulator
  • Picasa Downlaod Album in Linux
  • Why Wireless is a Mess in Linux?
  • Video: Fedora Project leader on Fedora 9
  • Mandriva 2008.1 on Acer Aspire 3680-2622 Laptop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Iptables: How to save and restore rules at boot & shutdown

  • Welcome to the Linux Command Line Interface Desktop
  • Getting started with awk
  • Extending the Gedit Text Editor with Plugins
  • Ubuntu Tip of The Week: Configuring Static IP Addressing
  • The /etc/default/rcS file
  • wget - Resume downloads, limit the speed and much
  • How To Replace ScreenCapture with KSnapshot

Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

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OLPC
  • Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

  • One Laptop - hello Windows, goodbye Linux
  • It’s finally official: XP is coming to the XO
  • Windows XP on the XO Laptop - Microsoft Buys Out OLPC
  • Microsoft Press Release

What’s wrong at OpenSolaris

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OS
  • What’s wrong at OpenSolaris

  • Linux shop adds Solaris for performance boost
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05, and other places the sun don't shine
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  • Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1 Is Now Available in the Arch Linux and Solus Repos
    Mozilla quietly delivered the first point release of the Mozilla Firefox 47.0 web browser to users of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the day of June 28, 2016. However, because the built-in updater of the Mozilla Firefox web browser doesn't work on GNU/Linux distributions, users have to wait for the latest version of the software to be first pushed by the maintainers of their operating systems on the main repositories before they can upgrade.
  • Questions loom about the future of open source at VA
    The CIO for the Department of Veterans' Affairs sought to reassure stakeholders that the agency was committed to open source in the future, but with Congress pressuring the agency to give up the homegrown health record system VistA, the open source community is a bit perplexed.
  • Watch out for job offers from Google after this open source course
    Over five lakh polytechnic students from 500 colleges across Tamil Nadu would begin training on open source software from Friday, learning more about the nitty-gritties of ‘free’ software under a programme run by the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay along with the Tamil Nadu government.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange: Open source is a mindset
    Open source is still gaining momentum in the industry worldwide. Despite naysayers, open-source software and hardware are making believers out of a broad array of users. In the case of Bombay Stock Exchange, LTD (BSE), the transition has been cost efficient, as well as has improved order processing power. By switching from proprietary hardware to open source, Kersi Tavadia, CIO of BSE, reported going from being able to process 10 million orders a day to 400 million. Even with the increase, the new open-source hardware is only using 10 percent capacity.
  • GitHub releases data on 2.8 million open source repositories through Google BigQuery
    GitHub today announced that it’s releasing activity data for 2.8 million open source code repositories and making it available for people to analyze with the Google BigQuery cloud-based data warehousing tool. The data set is free to explore. (With BigQuery you get to process up to one terabyte each month free of charge.) This new 3TB data set includes information on “more than 145 million unique commits, over 2 billion different file paths and the contents of the latest revision for 163 million files, all of which are searchable with regular expressions,” Arfon Smith, program manager for open source data at GitHub, wrote in a blog post.
  • How one company is using open source to double its customers’ mobile business
    Most retailers today stay a step or two behind when it comes to modern technology, especially on the mobile side. Sawyer Effect, LLC, a consultant for J.Crew Group, Inc., has been using Red Hat, Inc.’s open-source product Ansible, an IT automation engine, to get its customer’s mobile business up to speed and greatly improve its business.
  • Can Capital One change banking with open source, mobile apps, and NoSQL?
    Oron Gill Haus of Capital One came to MongoDB World to present on Hygieia, an open source DevOps dashboard built on MongoDB. Behind that dashboard lies an ambition to change the customer banking experience – no small feat. Prior to his keynote, Haus shared his team’s story with me.
  • How bank Capital One developed an open source DevOps visualisation tool based on MongoDB
    In order to keep up with customers' expectation of a proactive service available 24x7 on many devices, US bank Capital One moved to an agile DevOps structure and a year ago released its own DevOps dashboard. While visualisation tools were available for continuous integration, scanning and testing, Capital One's development team was unable to find one that provided a complete overview of the whole production process. The dashboard they developed, called Hygieia, was open sourced to encourage rapid development. It is currently in version 2.0. VP of engineering Gil Haus explained some of the thought processes that went into the creation of Hygieia.
  • What is DC/OS?
    What if we could take the total amount of power in any cloud computing datacentre and provide a means of defining that as one total abstracted compute resource? This notion has given brith to DC/OS, a technology base built on Apache Mesos to abstract a datacentre into a single computer, pooling distributed workloads and (allegedly) simplifying both rollout and operations.
  • What's holding your conference back
  • Airtel Leverages Cloudera Enterprise to Improve Customer Experience and Product Personalization
  • Airtel adopts Cloudera for business intelligence
  • Airtel moves customer data on an open source platform
  • ​RightScale can help you pick out the right public cloud
    For example, let's say you need a local cloud in Australia. With the tool, you'll see that Google can't help you while the others can. Or, for instance say you've tied your business to Oracle and you want Oracle Linux as your operating system. The program will quickly and easily tell you that AWS and Azure are the clouds for you.
  • The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Bahir™ as a Top-Level Project
    Apache Bahir bolsters Big Data processing by serving as a home for existing connectors that initiated under Apache Spark, as well as provide additional extensions/plugins for other related distributed system, storage, and query execution systems.
  • Bahir is the Latest Big Data Project to Advance at Apache
    Recently, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support and more.
  • MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering
    MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming later.