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Grafting American attitudes on European open source

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blogs.zdnet: Big Money Matt Asay is fairly dismissive of European open source. It lacks the killer instinct, he writes. The only way to graft that on is to bring the European to America.

Also: European open-source guidelines spark debate

Linux for Older PCs : From Ubuntu to Vector Linux

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anojrs.blogspot: Finally after 2 long years, this week, I decided to move on a bit, and try something new. My PC is getting older and constantly struggles to carry the huge processing needs for the latest KDE4 or Gnome. This week, I tried Vector Linux.

The GNU Cake

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reeteshification.blogspot: Today is GNU's 25th Birthday and the FSF Student Chapter at GRIET, my college celebrated the event with great enthusiasm. The main part was the cake Cutting at the end where all us FSF members and Staff of CSE Department ate a GNU!..... Cake.

Mandriva 2009/KDE 4.1 Revisited

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As Mandriva prepares for its 2009 release, I've been updating Mandriva 2009 daily from their "cooker" (development) repository ever since I installed a beta version a few weeks ago. Last night's update was massive, with an update of over 350 packages.

First Impressions: Pardus 2008.1 KDE4 Edition

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: ALMOST a year has passed since I first reviewed Pardus. As my previous review shows, I was mightily impressed with Pardus, so I was delighted to see a recent appearance in the Distrowatch release listings for the latest version, 2008.1.

100+ Beautiful Free Fonts for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu If you are a graphic and web designer, the default fonts that came with Ubuntu will surely be not enough for your needs. However, if you know where to look, you can find plenty of additional fonts that can help get the job done. I'll show you.

Ubuntu Forums Promotes Silence; Thumb Sucking

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Ubuntu For those of you out there who use Ubuntu Linux (or any Linux distro for that matter), recent events on the Ubuntu Forums might intrigue you. Recently, a new policy has been enacted by the moderators, which prevents people from posting new threads in “The Backyard”.

Paul Newman dies at 83

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Obits The screen legend Paul Newman has died at the age of 83 after losing a long battle against cancer. Newman died yesterday at his farmhouse near Westport.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Release Candidate 2 (Gnome)

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MDV I've previously reviewed Mandriva 2009 Beta 1 using KDE 4 as the window manager. I didn't like what I saw. This time, it's the Gnome window manager and this is the last development release before the final version hit the download mirrors on the 9th of October 2008. Hopefully they've got everything right.

Atheros HAL Under Free Software License

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Software Last year the MadWiFi project abandoned their proprietary HAL in favor of using OpenHAL. This week Atheros Communications has made another step forward in enabling their wireless products on Linux. Atheros has released their HAL used for their 802.11a/b/g devices under the ISC.

Want to try GNOME 2.24?

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Software Thanks to Ken VanDine, you can try the fresh new GNOME in an easy and painless way: through a virtual machine!

Understanding Moore's Law

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Sci/Tech In April of 1965, Electronics magazine published an article by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. The article and the predictions that it made have since become the stuff of legend, and like most legends it has gone through a number of changes in the telling and retelling.

I keep coming back to Gentoo!

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rahulthewall.wordpress: I don’t know why, but somehow after using Gentoo it is impossible for me to use any other Linux Distro. I wanted to try KDE-4.1.1 quickly and I burned Kubuntu Ibex Alpha 6. I could only tolerate it for 45 minutes.

Ubuntu 7.04 reaches end-of-life on October 19, 2008

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Ubuntu Ubuntu announced the release of 7.04 almost 18 months ago, on April 19, 2007. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 7.04 will reach end of life on Sunday, October 19th.

PCLinuxOS Repositories

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PCLOS To equip the standard PCLinuxOS user with how to change repos, we first need to understand how the repository is structured, how the developers use the repositories, and how the community should make use of repositories.

Even When Linux Fans Win, They Lose

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Linux Linux fans have been arguing - very loudly - for years that we should all be using Linux. There are quite a few *nix fans that say if you use Ubuntu, it’s a “for noobs only” OS. It is this attitude that pisses me off about the Linux community as a whole.

today's leftovers

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  • Have some fun with Ubuntu Virtualization

  • Jono Bacon: The Validity of 5-A-day
  • Q&A with Stuart Cohen
  • OLPC laptops to hit Indian market soon
  • Michael Robertson Sued Over Linspire's Missing Cash
  • The Netherlands Patent Office goes open source
  • Madison XO laptop project brings innovative tool to local children
  • Linux Clusters, Complexity, and HA
  • The case for licensed open source software
  • The smallest unit of freedom: A Fellow
  • Linux and FOSS in a Slowing Economy
  • About Mapping Open Source into Your Business Model

few howtos:

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  • How-To: Quick Wireless Setup With Ubuntu 8.04

  • Installation and Configuration of Gnome-DO
  • KDE - Blog from KOrganizer HOWTO
  • Package management in Fedora 9
  • Tip: Multimedia codecs on OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Recover Deleted Files with Foremost & scalpel in Ubuntu
  • How to get package info on just about anything in Ubuntu

some shorts

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  • Mandriva 2009 RC2 KDE4 Screenshot

  • live ISO 0.9.4 released
  • NVIDIA 177.78 Beta Linux Driver
  • Ubuntu T-Shirts
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2008.09.26
  • OpenSuse 11 is a great distribution
  • Linux + Compiz + Touchscreen = Lethal Combo

Gentoo still rules

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  • Gentoo still rules

  • Viva Gentoo
  • Satisfied Gentoo users
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Zorin OS 12 Beta - Flat white, no sugar

I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold