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Bootchart: boot profiling

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Software

debaday.debian.net: On a recent vacation my laptop boot time (>4 min.) started getting on my nerves. I resolved to enjoy the vacation but fix things on my return. At home a few minutes with Google brought bootchart to my attention.

Interview with Tristan Nitot, President, Mozilla Europe

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Interviews
Moz/FF

groklaw: This is Sean Daly reporting for Groklaw. I'm at FOSDEM 1 in Brussels, and I'm seated here with Tristan Nitot who is president of Mozilla Europe. I would like to ask you a few questions. First of all, could you tell me how many Mozilla developers are here in Brussels this weekend?

Stallman relinquishing reins of GNU Emacs after 32 years

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Software

networkworld.com: After more than three decades of work, the message from Richard Stallman, creator of the GNU Emacs text editor and keeper of its flame since 1976, couldn't possibly have been more matter of fact: Stefan and Yidong offered to take over, so I am willing to hand over Emacs development to them.

Open Source Coders Keep Open Mind About Microsoft

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Microsoft
OSS

pcworld.com: After hearing Microsoft's pledge to open the code for many of its applications and perusing at least some of the first documentation, reaction in the open-source community is varied.

Linux software that sux

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Software

ipozgaj.blogspot: OpenOffice - Good for writing small documents, 50 pages at most. I wrote my diploma thesis in OOo and it was a painful experience. The funniest thing was when I tried to turn the changes tracking on document with 70 pages.

The true cost of one laptop per child

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OLPC

itwire.com: Late last year Uruguay landed its first shipment of 100,000 units of the much lauded, sometimes criticised XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organisation. The question is, however, can the likes of Peru, Mexico, Ethiopia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mongolia and a myriad of other impoverished countries stump up with the cash needed to join the OLPC bandwagon?

Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide will walk you through the setup process for implementing NDT running under Ubuntu 7.10 Server. For those unfamiliar with NDT, it is a network performance testing application.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Clear screen without losing the current command

  • KDE4 : Removing the annoying Konsole beeps
  • Howto Monitor SMART and sensor data with Munin
  • Savage 2 Linux beta client coming within weeks
  • Radeon Driver Gets Textured Video (Xv)
  • OSS R500 Driver Gets Textured Video Too
  • Yahoo could be Microsoft’s ‘prove it’ moment on open source interoperability
  • Android Code Day: gateway to a new kind of application
  • KDE 4 on old hardware
  • More Mepis
  • Testing the Linux Waters
  • Wet, Miserable and Linux
  • This Is Why I Love Linux So Much!
  • My Computer Lab nearly ready
  • Tips from a PCLinuxOS User on Buying a PC and Using an OS

Kubuntu 7.10 Review.

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Reviews

I have been a fan of (K)Ubuntu since ages. It goes back to the 5.x days. I have been using the 6.06 LTS till now. I like the LTS concept and would definitely try to stick with that.

My Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

thegreatbitbucket.com: Ubuntu is an extremely popular Linux distribution. As usual, the servers got clogged with traffic from all the users trying to download Ubuntu all at once. After letting my Ubuntu installation sit for a while, I decide to write a review of it now.

Have Lunch with Bruce Perens at Stanford

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OSS

technocrat.net: Bruce Perens will speak at Stanford University on Thursday, March 6th, 2008, from 12:00 to 1:30. Perens will show how Open Source software is often the most effective strategy for creating and utilizing new innovation.

KDE Commit-Digest for 17th February 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Configuration and layout work in Plasma. A whole load of Plasma backports from trunk to the KDE 4.0 branch (for KDE 4.0.2). Plasma applets begin to be ported to use WebKit from Qt 4.4. Color blindness simulation for KMag. Optimisations in Kalzium, Amarok, and KGet.

The Worst Linux Distro of 2007

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Linux

rad-box.com: Another year has passed in the Open Source Community and there has been many Successes. In this review I shall pick my top 2 (out of the 23 tested) worst Linux Distros for 2007.

Book Review: "Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional”

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Reviews

outflux.net/blog: Apress was kind enough to send me a copy of their new book “Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional” by Sander van Vugt. Overall, I was very impressed with this book — it was well written, filled with applicable examples, covered a wide range of topics, and provided background for people new to Ubuntu or Linux in general.

Nokia N800 + Flash Player = Perfect Video Blogging tool, or not

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aralbalkan.com: Both the Eee PC (at least the 4GB model I have) and the N800 have internal web cams and WiFi. So, budding video bloggers, grab your N800s, connect to Seesmic, and start vlogging away. Not so fast. They're a slight niggle.

What’s holding desktop Linux back?

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Linux

onceupondesign.com: I know that this subject has been hacked up by people all over the internet, but now it’s my turn. I’ve been using Ubuntu on my laptop for a few months now and I think it’s great. I had to ask myself, “What’s holding desktop Linux back?”

CrunchBang Linux 7.10.02 Released

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Linux

crunchbang.org: I've released another version of CrunchBang Linux, my remastered version of Ubuntu featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager. Version 7.10.02 is the version that was never meant to be; however, as soon as people started downloading and using the original I realized I'd better try to clean up the distribution and start to attempt to fix any issues/problems.

more howtos & tips:

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HowTos
  • Your voice, forever etched in electrons. (Cooking with Linux)

  • Howto install gOS on Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu
  • Tomboy: Bulk import files with the D-Bus interface and Python
  • Laptop with Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Linux, Nokia N70 Modem and AIS EDGE Wireless
  • How to run IE in openSUSE 10.3
  • Getting around pesky account limitations on a linux box
  • Linux locking techiniques
  • No audio on Dell laptops with ubuntu gutsy 7.10

The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal: After working on some bugs, testing Alpha 5, and playing around with the new Alpha 5 CDs in Windows Vista, I ran across quite a few things that could be listed as “The good, the bad, and the ugly.” So lets start off with the good.

Ten Years Ago Today: Netscape Launches mozilla.org

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Moz/FF

mozillazine.org: Today marks ten years since Netscape Communications Corporation launched mozilla.org to coordinate the open source development of the Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code, an endeavor that would later become known more broadly as the Mozilla project.

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OpenStack Roundup

  • OpenStack Summit Returns to Austin With Much Fanfare
    Back in July 2010, 75 developers gathered at the Omni hotel here for the very first OpenStack Summit. At the time, OpenStack was in the earliest stages of development. In April 2016, OpenStack returned to Austin in triumph as the de facto standard for private cloud deployment and the platform of choice for a significant share of the Fortune 100 companies. About 7,500 people from companies of all sizes from all over the world attended the 2016 OpenStack Summit in Austin from April 25 to April 29. In 2010, there were no users, because there wasn't much code running, but in 2016, that has changed. Among the many OpenStack users speaking at the summit were executives from Verizon and Volkswagen Group. While the genesis of OpenStack was a joint effort between NASA and Rackspace, the 2016 summit was sponsored by some of the biggest names in technology today—including IBM, Cisco, Dell, EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some highlights of the 2016 OpenStack Summit.
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Ubuntu 16.04 vs. vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE vs. Scientific Linux 7

Here are some extra Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Following the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS last week, I was running another fresh performance comparison of various Linux distributions on my powerful Xeon E3-1270 v5 Skylake system. I made it a few Linux distributions in before the motherboard faced an untimely death. Not sure of the cause yet, but the motherboard is kaput and thus the testing was ended prematurely. Read more

GhostBSD 10.3 ALPHA1 is now ready for Testing

Yes we skip 10.2 for 10.3 since was FreeBSD 10.3 was coming we thought we should wait for 10.3. This is the first ALPHA development release for testing and debugging for GhostBSD 10.3, only as MATE been released yet which is available on SourceForge and for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu-based Smartphones And Tablets Sound Good, On Paper, But...Do They Make Any Sense?
    As I previously stated in a recent article, I'm a huge fan of Ubuntu as a desktop operating system. It's friendly, reliable, consumes little resources and is largely virus-free.
  • Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ expected to be based on Ubuntu 16.04
    Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ coming soon, to be based on Ubuntu 16.04 and have plenty of new features
  • BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
    Some investments are financial. Some are emotional. When it comes to Linux on tablets, my motives are mostly of the latter kind. I was super-excited to learn BQ was launching a tablet with Ubuntu, something that I have been waiting for a good solid three years now. We had the phone released last spring, and now there's a tablet. The cycle is almost complete. Now, as you know, I was only mildly pleased with the Ubuntu phone. It is a very neat product, but it is not yet as good as the competitors, across all shades of the usability spectrum. But this tablet promises a lot. Full HD, desktop-touch continuum, seamless usage model, and more. Let us have a look.
  • Kubuntu-16.04 — a review
    The kubuntu implementation of Plasma 5 seems to work quite well. It’s close to what I am seeing in other implementations. It includes the Libre Office software, rather than the KDE office suite. But most users will prefer that anyway. I’m not a big fan of the default menu. But the menu can easily be switched to one of the alternative forms. I’ve already done that, and am preferring the “launcher based on cascading popup menus”. If you are trying kubuntu, I suggest you experiment with the alternative formats to see which you prefer.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Review: Very Stable & Improved, Buggy Software Center, Though
    In almost all the occasions that I tested Ubuntu LTS releases, quite rightly so, they’ve always worked better than the non-LTS releases. And this Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the 6th of such release is no exception. This one actually is even more impressive than the others because it has addressed some security related issues and even although not critical, subtle issues that I mentioned in the review. As far as the performance was concerned, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was only largely outperformed by the memory usage where there is a large increase in memory usage. Other than that, those numbers look pretty good to me. That ‘.deb’ file issues with the Software Center is the only major concern that I can come up with. But I’m sure it’ll be fixed very soon.