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10 Reasons for Switching to Linux

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Linux

techie-buzz.com: Linux has always been the geek’s favorite operating system. However, times are changing and Linux is now being promoted to suit the everyday user. Here are the top ten reasons as to why you need to switch to Linux today!

Desktops and Linux are Not Dead

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: So, in an article at PCW Robert Strohmeyer argues that the dream of desktop Linux is dead. I disagree. I strongly disagree.

Also: Is the Linux desktop dream dead?

Debian Project News

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Linux
  • Debian Project News - October 18th
  • Understanding Debian’s release process
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks With Its New Kernel

GNU is not Unix: How the GNU Project has gone astray

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Linux

techrepublic.com: The GNU Project is hailed by a lot of people as the genesis of the entire free Unix-like OS ecosystem, the reason we even have open source OSs like Linux-based systems. There have been some criticisms of the GNU Project’s toolset over the years.

55 Open Source Replacements for Popular Networking Tools

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Software

earthweb.com: For this list we've collected open source replacements for both enterprise-class networking products and consumer products. We've also tried to give you an idea of the wide variety of open source network-related tools available.

Quality Printing with GIMP

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GIMP
HowTos

worldlabel.com: In spite of Silicon Valley’s best efforts, it is still not a paperless world. There are still a few things the average user can do to enhance the quality of prints from graphics applications like GIMP.

SkySQL will try to drive MySQL fork, Oracle's ouster

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Software

zdnet.com: The creation of SkySQL — a virtual spinoff of MySQL (pre-Sun, pre-Oracle)– was as inevitable as LibreOffice.

New Chart features in OpenOffice.org 3.3 Beta (part 3)

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: And here are some more Chart features in OOo 3.3 Beta:

What open source community?

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OSS

opensource.com: Is there such a thing as the open source community?

Ubuntu 10.10 – the release cycle in review…

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 – the release cycle in review…
  • Ubuntu, deKaffeinated
  • Ubuntu 10.10 on the Lenovo Thinkpad T410s
  • Ubuntu 11.04 development begins
  • Ubuntu 10.10 reviewed in brief
  • One week, three distributions (Day 2: Kubuntu)

Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

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Linux
  • Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
  • Linux Mint 9 review
  • Review: Linux Mint Debian

"LXDE" is a really svelt Linux GUI

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chasblogspot.blogspot: I'm not claiming it's the smallest (it's not) or even the fastest or the best, but it is pretty good for my needs, on my 12 year old celeron computer in my back porch farm office/dog room/Ham radio shack. It only has 576 megs of ram.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 376

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Kubuntu 10.10
  • News: Looking back at Ubuntu "Maverick" release cycle, Smeegol versus Meego, Arch Linux Handbook and security guide
  • Interview: Elizabeth Naramore, Community Development Manager at SourceForge
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.4 "SpinBase", "CoreCDX", Tiny Core Linux 3.2, Super OS 10.10
  • New additions: antiX, Fusion Linux
  • New additions: Linux MintPPC, 3MX
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

today's howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • Simple tip:How to convert djvu to pdf
  • ‘Pop' goes OSS
  • Use Mplayer With Hardware Acceleration In Ubuntu
  • KDEMU – Claudia Rauch
  • Development (build-essential) tools Slackware
  • Feather Linux’s stats.pl perl script
  • Backing up Master Boot Record
  • Nano: Open a file at a specific position
  • Cli Utility to Upload and Download from Megaupload and Rapidshare
  • Creating Planets and Planetary Rings in GIMP
  • Change your Grub(2) Splash Screen in Ubuntu
  • Dell likely first to deliver Ubuntu Light netbooks
  • Setting Up a New Ubuntu Box for Java/CFML Development
  • Testing MariaDB on Hardened Gentoo

PCLinuxOS Magazine: Command Line Interface Intro Special Edition

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the Command Line Interface Intro Special Edition of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.

Ubuntu, open source apps use on the rise

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu, open source apps use on the rise: Linux Users Group
  • Is Ubuntu 10.10 the perfect rescue distro?
  • ditch Windows for Ubuntu 10.10 Linux

Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead

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Linux

pcworld.com: It kills me to say this: The dream of Linux as a major desktop OS is now pretty much dead. Over the past few years, modern Linux distributions such as Ubuntu have utterly transformed the open-source desktop and the market share remains stagnant at around 1 percent.

Top 10 Docky Themes – Gnome Do Dock

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linuxnov.com: After installing Ubuntu 10.10 I installed avant window navigator dock the development version but i had many problems with it. i installed Gnome do docky lately on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and to totally awesome.

Geeko Comes to Schools

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: Recently I was asked to prepare the computer lab for elementary and junior high school in Yogyakarta Province – Indonesia. We select openSUSE Li-f-e as the operating system in every pc.

Video editors usage statistics: duty calls

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jeff.ecchi.ca/blog: I can’t resist biting OpenShot’s bait. Jonathan, with all due respect, I think you haven’t paid enough attention in statistics class.

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Mozilla: Rust, Security, Things Gateway, Firefox and More

  • Rust pattern: Precise closure capture clauses
    This is the second in a series of posts about Rust compiler errors. Each one will talk about a particular error that I got recently and try to explain (a) why I am getting it and (b) how I fixed it. The purpose of this series of posts is partly to explain Rust, but partly just to gain data for myself. I may also write posts about errors I’m not getting – basically places where I anticipated an error, and used a pattern to avoid it. I hope that after writing enough of these posts, I or others will be able to synthesize some of these facts to make intermediate Rust material, or perhaps to improve the language itself.
  • This Week in Rust
  • Mozilla publishes recommendations on government vulnerability disclosure in Europe
    As we’ve argued on many occasions, effective government vulnerability disclosure (GVD) review processes can greatly enhance cybersecurity for governments, citizens, and companies, and help mitigate risk in an ever-broadening cyber threat landscape. In Europe, the EU is currently discussing a new legislative proposal to enhance cybersecurity across the bloc, the so-called ‘EU Cybersecurity Act’. In that context, we’ve just published our policy recommendations for lawmakers, in which we call on the EU to seize the opportunity to set a global policy norm for government vulnerability disclosure.
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  • K Lars Lohn: Things Gateway - a Virtual Weather Station
  • Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – April 20th – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14. Thank you all for helping us make Mozilla a better place: gaby2300, micde, Jarrod Michell, Thomas Brooks.
  • Supporting Same-Site Cookies in Firefox 60
    Firefox 60 will introduce support for the same-site cookie attribute, which allows developers to gain more control over cookies. Since browsers will include cookies with every request to a website, most sites rely on this mechanism to determine whether users are logged in. Attackers can abuse the fact that cookies are automatically sent with every request to force a user to perform unwanted actions on the site where they are currently logged in. Such attacks, known as cross-site request forgeries (CSRF), allow attackers who control third-party code to perform fraudulent actions on the user’s behalf. Unfortunately current web architecture does not allow web applications to reliably distinguish between actions initiated by the user and those that are initiated by any of the third-party gadgets or scripts that they rely on.
  • Enterprise Policy Support in Firefox
    Last year, Mozilla ran a survey to find out top enterprise requirements for Firefox. Policy management (especially Windows Group Policy) was at the top of that list. For the past few months we’ve been working to build that support into Firefox in the form of a policy engine. The policy engine adds desktop configuration and customization features for enterprise users to Firefox. It works with any tool that wants to set policies including Windows Group Policy.
  • any.js
    Thanks to Ms2ger web-platform-tests is now even more awesome (not in the American sense). To avoid writing HTML boilerplate, web-platform-tests supports .window.js, .worker.js, and .any.js resources, for writing JavaScript that needs to run in a window, dedicated worker, or both at once. I very much recommend using these resource formats as they ease writing and reviewing tests and ensure APIs get tested across globals.
  • Alex Gibson: My fifth year working at Mozilla
    Today marks my fifth year working for Mozilla! This past year has been both fun and frantic, and overall was a really good year for both Mozilla and Firefox. Here’s a run down a few of the things I got to work on.

Fedora Workstation 28 Coming Soon

  • Warming up for Fedora Workstation 28
    Been some time now since my last update on what is happening in Fedora Workstation and with current plans to release Fedora Workstation 28 in early May I thought this could be a good time to write something. As usual this is just a small subset of what the team has been doing and I always end up feeling a bit bad for not talking about the avalanche of general fixes and improvements the team adds to each release.
  • Fedora Workstation 28 Is Shaping Up To Be Another Terrific Update
    Fedora Workstation 28 is shaping up to be another compelling update for those that are fans of this bleeding-edge Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution. I've been running Fedora Workstation 28 snapshots on a few laptops and test machines here and am quite happy with how it's shaped up as another Fedora release that delivers not only the latest features, but doing so in a seemingly sane and stable manner: I haven't encountered any problems unlike some of the past notorious Fedora releases from years ago. Overall, I am quite excited for next month's Fedora 28 release and will be upgrading my main production system to it.

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Configuring local storage in Linux with Stratis

Configuring local storage is something desktop Linux users do very infrequently—maybe only once, during installation. Linux storage tech moves slowly, and many storage tools used 20 years ago are still used regularly today. But some things have improved since then. Why aren't people taking advantage of these new capabilities? This article is about Stratis, a new project that aims to bring storage advances to all Linux users, from the simple laptop single SSD to a hundred-disk array. Linux has the capabilities, but its lack of an easy-to-use solution has hindered widespread adoption. Stratis's goal is to make Linux's advanced storage features accessible. Read more