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Google To Launch New Open Source Web Browser

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Google
Software
  • Google To Launch New Web Browser Chrome Tomorrow; Open Source

  • Google to Release Web Browser Tuesday
  • Google plans bold new browser, "Chrome", based on Webkit
  • Google Ignites a New Browser War With Microsoft By Unveiling One of its Own This Week
  • Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project
  • Inside Google’s Open Source Browser
  • Is Google Chrome an IE/Firefox/Opera/Safari killer?
  • Google comic announces new open source browser
  • Google to launch browser to battle IE; Is Firefox a target or tag-team partner?
  • Google unveils Chrome: its own web browser
  • Google plans to launch web browser: report
  • Thoughts on Chrome & More
  • Google plans 'Chrome' browser
  • Why is Google Releasing a Browser?
  • A fresh take on the browser

Is Windows Vista really driving people to Linux?

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Microsoft

itwire.com: Last year, curious over the hype that was flooding the internet in the wake of the release of Windows Vista, I decided to turn masochist and inflict a 14-day Vista trial on myself. I found the operating system much worse than even its worst critic.

Entering the world of GNU/Linux

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Linux

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Linux is a UNIX like operating system and has been one of the most popular proponents of free open source software. Even though popularly GNU/Linux is called Linux operating system, but the name is somewhat misleading because Linux is the name of the kernel of the operating system.

Ubuntu on the Asus eee 901

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Ubuntu

ubuntukids.org/blog: I recently wrote about my frustrations with the 901 model of the Asus eee PC. My solution, at least for now, is to load Ubuntu, and I have done so. Here is a not-so-brief rundown of what I did, what issues still exist, and my general impressions of Ubuntu on a device like this.

Also: Installing Ubuntu 8.04 on the Eee PC 901

CTL vows $149 Atom, Linux-based desktop

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Linux
Hardware

electronista.com: Classmate PC reseller CTL plans to set a new floor for desktops with a nettop that shares the same design philosophy as Intel's portable. The 2go pc nettop will cost as little as $149 thanks to its use of a 1.6GHz Atom processor but desktop-oriented parts.

Andrew Lampitt defines Open-Core Licensing

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: JasperSoft’s business development director Andrew Lampitt has kicked off his new blog with an interesting post related to business models used by open source-related vendors.

Open Source Etiquette

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: I follow a lot of mailing lists…all of them either Linux or open source in nature. Some of these lists I have been following for years. So I figured I had best offer some advice for those of you who might venture out into the world of Linux/open source mailing lists. Here’s my top advice.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Background with xplanet and XFCE

  • Browse your KDE Bookmarks with KIO_Bookmarks
  • Remove debian udev persistent-net-rules
  • Gimp Giving You a Headache?

Are you ready for Ubuntu Developer Week

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Ubuntu

daniel.holba.ch/blog: Only a very few hours left until we start a fantastic week of Ubuntu Developer action. So let’s take a look at the schedule for today:

6 Places to Buy Pre-installed Linux Computers

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Linux
Hardware

linuxhaxor.net: Gone are the days when the only source of linux distribution was the web. Today, we will look at some of the popular distributors/resellers, who are selling pre-installed linux systems for home users (not servers).

Interview with Aza Raskin, Head of User Experience for Mozilla Labs

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Interviews
Moz/FF

oneopensource.it: What’s cooking in Mozilla’s labs? We decided to make some questions to Aza Raskin, user interface guru, son of the great Jef Raskin, founder of Humanized Inc., music search engine Songza and above all Head of User Experience for Mozilla Labs.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 268

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: The upcoming release season

  • News: SUSE Studio, Xubuntu on OLPC, Linpus Linux Lite, interviews - openSUSE's Joe Brockmeier and FreeNAS's Olivier Cochard-Labbe and Volker Theile
  • Released last week: Turbolinux 12, Beyond Linux From Scratch 6.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 5
  • Donations: Parsix GNU/Linux receives US$300
  • New additions: PC/OS
  • New distributions: iMagicOS, Linux Tiger, Macpup, Salgix, ScratchLinux
  • Reader comments

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

Things I Miss When I'm Forced to Work in Windows

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu: I do 95% of everything in Debian Gnome, but my school standardized on Windows XP. As a result, there are times when I'm required to use it. There are a few things that I really miss, even when the work is shallow and quick.

Puppy Linux 4.0 Review

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Linux

happylinuxthoughts.blogspot: After my last review of Puppy Linux, I was very skeptical about the new release. But, I'll say right away that it has improved quite a bit.

Transmission: don’t “fix” what ain’t broken!

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I love fast, simple, lightweight applications, so when I discovered Transmission it seemed like a godsend. Transmission is a bittorrent client that’s just that: small, simple, fast, easy. But lately they changed the layout of their file-selection dialogue, and in my opinion, screwed it completely.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 31 August 2008

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Gentoo

The August issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: PHP4 removal, GSOC interview, new Gentoo-based distributions, and more!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Enlightenment LiveCD based on OpenSUSE-11.0

  • Distros For Old Pentium Computers
  • Comparing KDE 3 with $SOMETHING
  • Why Linux...? You might be surprised
  • How to create KVM virtual machines
  • Minor Linux Victory: Getting Amazon MP3 Client To Work in Kubuntu
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th August 2008
  • GNU/Linux / FLOSS Podcasts
  • Age of Linux
  • 10 Reasons I Use Linux
  • The Flavor of Mint
  • Backups and Data Recovery in Linux
  • Mobile Linux app developer snapped up by Wind River

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • For A Parallel World. Case Study n.3: temporary files naming

  • Respecting CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS, reality testing
  • File rescue with Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux password policies
  • 4 Easy Ways To Get Yourself Out Of a Ubuntu Crash
  • Ask Linux.com: Lost passwords, lost files, and terminal tricks redux
  • Pybackpack - A user friendly file backup tool for Ubuntu Linux Desktop
  • HowTo use "diff" and "patch"
  • Installing Ubuntu Packages Offline
  • TCPDump: Capture and Record Specific Protocols / Port
  • How to buy a mini-laptop
  • How can I create a background image for Grub?

What a nuisance (gNewSense)

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: The latest release, 2.1, was just announced on Distrowatch. Based on Ubuntu, it strips out all the proprietary bits, including codecs and drivers, and forces the end user to initially use the open and free equivalents if they exist. If they don't then you're stuck without features such as 3D acceleration, DVD playback, QuickTime movies, etc.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #106

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #106 for the week of August 24th - August 30th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Second Ubuntu Developers Week, Intrepid feature freeze - Alpha 5 freeze ahead, Call for testing of 2.6.27 kernel(Intrepid), and Xfce 4.6-beta now available for Intrepid users.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
  • Ubuntu 16.10 Unity 8 - new window snapping feature
  • Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 is Taking Place In Mid-November
  • Ubuntu Online Summit: 15-16 November 2016

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • 10 Top Open Source Artificial Intelligence Tools for Linux
    In this post, we shall cover a few of the top, open-source artificial intelligence (AI) tools for the Linux ecosystem. Currently, AI is one of the ever advancing fields in science and technology, with a major focus geared towards building software and hardware to solve every day life challenges in areas such as health care, education, security, manufacturing, banking and so much more.
  • List of FLOSS International Conferences September 2016 Materials
  • This Week In Servo 78
    Our overall roadmap is available online and now includes the initial Q3 plans. From now on, we plan to include the quarterly plan with a high-level breakdown in the roadmap page.
  • Firefox 49 Release: Find out what is new
    Firefox 49.0 is the next major stable release of the web browser. Firefox 48.0.2 and earlier versions of Firefox can be updated to the new release.
  • Open-Source Climate Change Data From NASA, NOAA, & Others Available For 1st Time
    Climate change has many components — rising sea levels, alterations in rainfall patterns, and an increase in severe storm activity, among others. Communities around the world are faced with the need to plan for climate change but don’t have the information available to do so effectively.
  • Another Setback for 3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson as Court of Appeals Rules That National Security Concerns Outweigh Free Speech
    It’s been a long, drawn-out battle, beginning in 2013 when Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, published the open source files for his 3D printed handgun, the Liberator, online. The State Department ordered that he take the files down, and Wilson complied, but not before thousands had downloaded them and spread them elsewhere on the Internet. In 2015, with the help of gun rights organization The Second Amendment Foundation, Wilson filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the State Department had violated not only his Second Amendment but his First Amendment rights. By suppressing his right to share information online, Wilson argued, the State Department was violating his right to free speech.
  • In 3D-Printed Gun Case, Federal Court Permits Speech Censorship in the Name of Alleged National Security
  • Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels
    With Oracle now trying to get back on track with advancing enterprise Java, the company is seeking rapprochement with factions that had sought to advance the platform on their own. The two groups involved are mostly amenable to patching up the relationship. Oracle's Anil Gaur, group vice president of engineering, said this week he had already been in touch with some of the concerned parties. The two factions include Java EE Guardians, led by former Oracle Java EE evangelist Reza Rahman, and Microprofile.io, which has included participation from Red Hat and IBM.

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