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There's No Such Thing As Web Standards

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Web
  • The Truth Comes Out: There's No Such Thing As Web Standards
  • HTML Versioning Eliminated

Introducing Andreas

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press.redhat.com: Red Hat provides an industry-leading support experience for thousands of open source applications and solutions. An exciting addition to Red Hat’s Support delivery capabilities is a new fault detection framework, Andrea.

Why would anyone use vim?

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mikethecoder.com: I recently switched to vim full time after years of asking myself that question. It seemed like a huge percentage of the better hackers I came across used vim, but all I could see was “no mouse, no IDE goodies, no deal.” Why would anyone subject themselves to that? Here's why:

XPlanetFX - Incredible Tool for Rendering Real Time Earth Wallpaper in Ubuntu

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techdrivein.com: XPlanetFX is an incredible tool for rendering high quality real time earth wallpaper in Ubuntu. XplanetFX comes with a handy GTK interface which makes things a whole lot simpler.

5 open source security projects to watch

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computerworld.com: With network and software vulnerabilities growing at a perpetual rate, good security software can help defend against many of the large-scale threats that occur locally and from all over the Internet.

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) 6 Released

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linux-magazine.com: Kevin Fenzi, one of release-engineers for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) and long time member of the EPEL Fedora Special Interest Group (SIG) discusses the EPEL 6 release.

Mutter: window and compositing manager for GNOME 3

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: GNOME 3 is the GNOME project's ambitious effort to take its desktop into the future. A key component of the desktop is the window manager, which defines much of the overall feel of the system.

Development of FFmpeg under new management

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h-online.com: With over 100 audio and video formats, FFmpeg is at the heart of countless multimedia programs, and it is one of the show-piece projects on the open source scene. Originally founded by Fabrice Bellard, Michael Niedermayer started maintaining the project in 2004. However, a team of 18 developers has now ousted him.

Looking Forward to

Debian 6
14% (268 votes)
Fedora 15
6% (115 votes)
openSUSE 11.4
17% (312 votes)
Mandriva 2011
5% (85 votes)
PCLOS 2011
16% (304 votes)
Ubuntu 11.04
17% (322 votes)
SimplyMepis 11.0
2% (32 votes)
Arch 2011.x
5% (100 votes)
Puppy 5.x/X.x
1% (25 votes)
Mint 11 / LMDE 2011xx
11% (199 votes)
Other
6% (106 votes)
Total votes: 1868

Home Computer - Green, Palm Sized Computer For Rs 5000

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Hardware

linuxhelp.blogspot: elLoka Techsolutions Pvt Ltd a Hyderabad based product design and manufacturing company that delivers Ultra Low Cost Computer Platforms(ULCCP), has come up with a palm-sized computer that is very cheap and consumes very little power.

Linux lovers riled up over Sony PS3 lawsuit, Firefox woes

linuxfordevices.com: The Linux blogosphere is "all shook up" these days, skewering Sony for suing a hacker for jailbreaking the PS3, and hammering Mozilla for skimping on hardware acceleration in the Linux Firefox 4 beta. Meanwhile, Google's decision to drop H.264 from its Chrome browser for open source alternatives received praise from the open source world, but also a surprising amount of criticism.

LibreOffice 3.3 Release Candidate 4 available

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libreoffice.org: The Document Foundation is happy to announce the fourth release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3.

Linux time... again

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proji.co.uk/blogs: I've written previously about my past experimentation with various Linux distros. In fact I've been an on / off linux user for about 10 years now. In that time I've seen much change and a huge leap in the evolution of Linux as an operating system. It's been fascinating watching how the different distros have branched out.

Everything you need to know about Linux.conf.au 2011

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I’m sure you’ve heard about it, but do you really know what it is, why it exists and why you should care?

Getting Enlightened with Bodhi Linux

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maketecheasier.com: In our recent discussion about Ubuntu Remixes, there were a few names that kept popping up in the comments. One of them was a distro mostly unknown to MTE but immediately of interest, and that’s Bodhi Linux. With an Ubuntu base it’s got a solid core behind it, but the real kicker is the Enlightenment (E17) desktop.

5 Operating Systems Starting 2011 With a Bang

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serverwatch.com: 2011 has only just begun, and already there is plenty going on in the world of OS software. From Apple OS X Lion to Microsoft Windows 8, here are the top 5 noteworthy OS developments.

When "open source" software isn't truly open source

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techrepublic.com: Free Software is a term that both promotes Stallman’s ideological goals regarding how software is distributed, thus turning off business-oriented software users who disagree with Stallman’s ideology, and manages to conflate itself with software that simply doesn’t cost anything.

Ubuntu Unity 2D Support

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  • Ubuntu Unity Adds 2D Support in Daily Builds
  • Ubuntu 11.04 switches to LibreOffice in latest daily builds
  • Ubuntu Business Model – A Misunderstood Concept
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal - First Impressions

Installing MyDNS-NG & MyDNSConfig On Debian Squeeze

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This tutorial will describe how to install and configure MyDNS-NG and MyDNSConfig 3 on Debian Squeeze. MyDNS-NG is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files. The advantage is that MyDNS simply reads the records from the database, and it does not have to be restarted/reloaded when DNS records change or zones are created/edited/deleted. A secondary nameserver can be easily set up by installing a second instance of MyDNS that accesses the same database or, to be more redundant, uses the MySQL master / slave replication features to replicate the data to the secondary nameserver.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Debian 6 Expected by February 6
  • 35 Terminal ( text ) based application for Linux
  • Who is profiting from open source?
  • FLOSS Weekly 149: VoltDB
  • No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM
  • Tron: An open source legacy
  • My Desktops for 2011
  • Novell's Linux Support Continues to Lead the Industry
  • Improved Udev Rule For Arch Linux
  • Siding With Canonical on Unity for Ubuntu
  • Firefox 4.0 beta 9: epic fail?
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 19th December 2010
  • First FOSDEM 2011 Speaker Interviews
  • Study charts global open source trends
  • Manage MySQL with Consummate Ease Using SQL Buddy
  • GhostBSD development in 2011
  • Canonical's Qt decision may also be mobile power play
  • Oops! Updates are a Part of Life
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Linux Foundation on Value of GNU/Linux Skills

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GNU/Linux Servers as Buzzwords: "Cloud" and "IaaS"

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Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

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Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more