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Open source, priceless resource

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Linux
OSS

dailyemerald.com: I was told once about someone called a “cyber hippie.” They dual boot with Linux and Mac OSX or Windows. They use open source browsers, instant messengers and office suites. They write their own code. They essentially live on Slashdot in lieu of professional news sites. The sinking realization that this idea may be true brought a certain horror to my thoughts.

Watching the Sun Set

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Software
  • Watching the Sun Set
  • Thoughts on Jeremy's Sun/Oracle Analysis

RHCS: an Introduction

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Linux

The Red Hat Cluster Suite is a framework to bind two or more machines together to jointly handle one task. The following article gives an introduction to RHCS in terms of service failover

PostgreSQL Agenda 2010

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OSS

PostgreSQL is taking some big steps forward this year. The publishing of version 9.0 is just around the corner, while some of the older versions are coming to the end of their lifetime.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • In case you love Amarok 1.4 more than Amarok 2.x
  • Ubuntu One Music Store is Coming to Rock Your World
  • Good for the goose but not for the gander
  • Half of business apps open to security breaches
  • Gentoo Optimizations Benchmarked - Part 2
  • LinuxUser: Kernel Column #84
  • Nouveau, Pulseaudio and a critique of modern Linux distros
  • Open-Source Software: Bad, Evil and Un-American
  • An Open Letter to The United States Trade Representative
  • Opera's all-or-nothing bid to build the best browser
  • Live Hacking CD a Success
  • MySQL vs PostgreSQL- In depth comparison
  • VLC is used in Formula One
  • Ten Leading Open Source Server Technologies
  • Samba 3.5 release includes experimental SMB2 support
  • LiMo Foundation Seeks Alliance With WAC
  • The Linux Foundation Launches Free Webinar Series With Big Names
  • Photo options being removed from Krita
  • Thoughts about the current Zeitgeist situation (GNOME 3 and beyond)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Connecting to a Microsoft VPN with Linux
  • Build a Netbook NAS With Linux
  • How to install Opera 10.50 Alpha in Linux
  • Advene - Annotate Digital Video, Exchange on the net
  • Install Nvidia graphic drivers in OpenSuse 11.2 and enable desktop effects
  • Monitor Network Activity in Mandriva
  • Installing KDE 4.4 on openSuSe
  • tar.gz, tgz and tar.bz2
  • Ubuntu for Beginners
  • Panel power in Ubuntu
  • Running awstats on Gentoo
  • Revitalise your desktop with Compiz
  • How to Migrate a Mysql Databaser with a simple method

Announcing Connect!

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SUSE

stick.gk2.sk/blog: During the last openSUSE Conference we had a brainstorming meeting about social aspects of our community. We felt that openSUSE is missing something similar than Ubuntu Launchpad or Fedora Community. I created connect.opensuse.org.

Microsoft exec suggests Internet tax to pay for cyber security

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Web

infoworld.com: Charney equates infected PCs with infected people, and suggests the equivalent of quarantines to stop malware from spreading.

Also: Cyberwar, are we being lied to?

Vermont Adopts Open Source Software Policy

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OSS

govtech.com: Vermont has become the latest government to enact an open source software policy, after Secretary of Administration Neale F. Lunderville recently signed a policy developed under state CIO David Tucker's leadership.

Hedge Fund Offers to Buy Novell

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SUSE
  • Hedge Fund Offers to Buy Novell
  • Hedge fund Elliott Associates offers $1 billion for Novell
  • Elliott offers to take Novell private for $2 bln
  • Novell Soars on Takeover Offer

Are Firefox’s glory days behind it?

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: Firefox has, for a long time, been gaining ground in the Web browser wars, eating in to Internet Explorer’s still-sizable lead all the while. But no longer.

KDE SC 4.4.1 Out Now

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE has released an update to the 4.4 series of our Software Compilation. Among other improvements, this update includes a fix for KMail hanging when sending emails that just missed the deadline for 4.4.0 and a number of fixes.

CentOS Pulse #1001 - The CentOS Newsletter

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Linux

With a little delay, issue #1001 of the CentOS Pulse newsletter has been released. In this issue we have a very interesting interview on the usage of CentOS at University College London, a report on FOSDEM 2010 (where nearly all of the main CentOS personnel showed up) and, of course, the usual categories like community, jokes and updates.

You can read the newsletter at:

http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/Latest

An open letter to Dell regarding Ubuntu, or “go big or go home”

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Ubuntu

linuxcritic.wordpress: With the exception of your two netbook offerings, I have yet to have seen you offer anything else that indicates to me that you have any intentions to make Ubuntu a real option for your customers.

Minting the Girlfriend

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: A few weeks back the girl I have been dating for awhile now had idly made a complaint about her laptop being poky at certain tasks. I like this girl a lot and figured it was time to take that next step in our relationship: I offered to put Linux on her laptop.

Keep Your Cloud, I'm a Customer Not a Consumer

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Software
Web

linuxtoday.com/blog: The cloud hype is getting thicker and smellier every day. All the cloud excitement is coming from those who hope to profit from it, the vendors and breathless tech journalists who can't think of anything worthwhile to write about. They're working very hard to make it sound like a wonderful thing, a miracle of rare device that will transform life as we know it.

CrossOver 9.0 Improves Windows Application Support on Linux

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Software

starryhope.com: CodeWeavers, supporter of the open source Wine project, have released their latest version of CrossOver for Linux and Mac. CrossOver 9.0 is a commercial product that makes installing Windows applications via Wine extremely easy for Linux users.

Topeka renames itself ... Google, Kansas?

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Google

computerworld.com: All that what missing was a promotional video of Dorothy Gale clicking her ruby slippers and whispering, "There's no place like Google; there's no place like Google ..."

Novell president's pay goes down to $5.7m

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SUSE

computerworlduk.com: Novell president and CEO Ron Hovsepian's total compensation fell 17% in 2009, amid declining annual revenue and a wider net loss.

CeBIT 2010: Knoppix 6.3 CeBIT Edition released

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Linux

h-online.com: At this year's CeBIT Open Source Forum, Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper has announced the release of version 6.3 of his popular Live Linux distribution. Knoppix is a bootable CD, DVD or USB Flash drive distribution of Linux, incorporating automatic hardware detection.

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Graphics: Mesa 17.2.6 RC, AMDGPU, and Vulkan

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Kernel: Linux 4.15, TLDR, and Linus Torvalds' Latest Rant

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Unity 7 Hoping To Become An Official Flavor For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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