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Story Red Hat Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2015 - 8:04am
Story GNOME 3.18 in Fedora 23, Gallery, and Plans for GNOME 3.20 Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2015 - 8:01am
Story Mozilla Firefox Release, Now in GNU/Linux Repos Rianne Schestowitz 1 24/09/2015 - 7:56am
Story VIA’s first ARM COM runs Linux on a 1GHz dual-core i.MX6 Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2015 - 7:53am
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Story OSS Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2015 - 7:28am
Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2015 - 7:26am
Story Evolution of Apache Hadoop Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2015 - 11:44pm
Story Programming News Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2015 - 11:36pm
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Are Platform Vendors Stealing Linux?

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Linux

itworld.com: Something rather interesting is going on in the Linux enterprise space, something which I think enterprise Linux vendors (and the rest of us) need to pay attention.

Texas Mint Tea, anyone?

What if … a new Texas-Irish distro could rise from joining forces of the current number three and number six distro "factories?"

Debian-Main Locus(t) Error

from XKCD 24-09-2010

Smile

Linux Desktop PC on Steroids From ZaReason

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: I asked independent Linux OEM vendor ZaReason for a high-end super-powered Linux desktop PC to review, and they delivered 8-core madness right to my door.

aptosid 2010-02

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Aptosid, for those who aren’t familiar with it, is actually made by the same developers that created the popular distro Sidux. There was apparently some conflict and controversy within the Sidux e.V association that resulted in Sidux morphing into Aptosid.

Ubuntu 10.10: a meaningless release

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Over the last week, I've been playing around with the beta of the forthcoming Ubuntu release - Maverick Meerkat or version 10.10 - which is scheduled to be officially unveiled on October 10. And I have just one question to ask:

The real problem with Java in Linux distros

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Software

fnords.wordpress: Java is not a first-class citizen in Linux distributions. We generally have decent coverage for Java libraries, but lots of Java software is not packaged at all, or packaged in alternate repositories.

Tale of two Ubuntus

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Two of the systems I planned on trying out with the Mebius were Ubuntu versions, one four years older than the other. Results were what I anticipated, although there was a small surprise attached.

VortexBox 1.5: Turn an Old PC into a Jukebox

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Linux
Software

linux-mag.com: Have an old PC sitting around with nothing to do? Just add VortexBox and you can have a Linux-based streaming jukebox in no time.

My Top 5 Favorite Free Software Programs

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Software
OSS

watchingthewatchers.org: Happy Software Freedom day! In celebration of it, I'll list the top 5 free software programs I use.

It’s Not That Complicated

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OSS
  • It’s Not That Complicated
  • Observe OSS best practices to avoid legal reprisals

Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop

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KDE
Software
  • Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop
  • The future of KDE
  • The 5 Dollar KDE Challenge
  • Linux's new Gnome desktop to take on KDE and Windows

Why is Dell UK Making it so Difficult?

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Ubuntu
  • Why is Dell UK Making it so Difficult?
  • Goodbye Ubuntu 9.04
  • Can Ubuntu Linux Attract More Hardware Partners?
  • Ubuntu Netbook Edition Review

8 essential privacy extensions for Firefox

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Software
Moz/FF

computerworld.com: They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives, and it's definitely not acceptable to reveal them haphazardly. With hackers becoming ever more sophisticated, you have to take precautions.

10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Among the variety of enhancements for the Linux desktop, there are a few gems that will really blow you away. Jack Wallen pinpoints some additions you’ll definitely want to try.

Ubuntu 'not necessarily competing' with Windows 7

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk: Ubuntu is not in direct competition with Windows 7 in the desktop operating system market, according to a top Canonical executive.

GeeXboX: Lightweight Media System

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: GeeXboX is a live distribution that can quickly turn a PC into a straight-forward media playback solution. It can be installed to a hard disk, but it works quite well when booted from a CDROM or other removable media

Red Hat CEO Talks Turkey With The Motley Fool

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Linux
Interviews

fool.com: In an exclusive interview after the traditional earning call, CEO Jim Whitehurst took the time to talk with me about what makes Red Hat a success in open-source software sales.

Copying Ubuntu Bug No. 1

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Linux
MDV

livejournal.com/shlomif: Ubuntu can't have all the fun only for itself", open source distributors are saying as they rush to copy its Bug No. 1 titled "Microsoft has a majority market share".

Firefox 4 struggling to reach finishing line

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla may release an eighth beta of Firefox 4 before heading to Release Candidate, as the open-source developer struggles to get the new browser out of the door.

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OSS Leftovers

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    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
  • Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
    Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming, recommendations and machine learning, big data, content encoding, studio technology, internal engineering tools, and other Netflix workloads. Titus offers a convenient model for managing compute resources, allows developers to maintain just their application artifacts, and provides a consistent developer experience from a developer’s laptop to production by leveraging Netflix container-focused engineering tools.
  • Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source
    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
    What kinds of companies should consider open source SDN, and what are the associated challenges in using such open source deployments? Lumina Networks has unrivalled expertise in working with customers and partners to deliver implementations, and explains its processes and outlines the benefits of using open source SDN.
  • Luxoft launches PELUX 1.0 open source platform for automotive
    Luxoft’s automotive division has launched PELUX 1.0, an open source platform available to developers. This has been developed from its PELUX software suite as used by carmakers and tier 1 suppliers to build converged infotainment, autonomous driving, communication, HMI and car body control systems.
  • Dev Preview: MongoDB Enterprise Running on OpenShift
    In order to compete and get products to market rapidly, enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their business logic and users instead of infrastructure and interoperability. This key ability separates successful projects from those which drown themselves in tangential work which never stops. In this blog post, we’ll cover MongoDB’s general PaaS and cloud enablement strategy as well as touch upon some new features of Red Hat’s OpenShift which enable you to run production-ready MongoDB clusters. We’re also excited to announce the developer preview of MongoDB Enterprise Server running on OpenShift. This preview allows you to test out how your applications will interact with MongoDB running on OpenShift.
  • Is Open Source The AI Nirvana for Intel? [Ed: openwashing a malicious company using buzzwords and urban myths]
  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
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