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Where does Red Hat grow from here?

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Linux

cnet.com: By just about any measure, Red Hat dominates its open-source competition and holds its own with big proprietary peers like Oracle and Microsoft, as this Wolfram Alpha analysis suggests. But where does Red Hat go from here?

Should Linux and Android Fuse?

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Linux

Android is Linux but it's not. With Google behind it and a ton of new devices coming out, it's got momentum. Will it succeed where all other desktop Linux has failed and become the standard open source OS?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox and the X Windowing System

  • PHP Sessions in Memcached
  • No sound issue SB Audigy in Ubuntu 9.04
  • gitosis on fedora
  • Using ps to Monitor Processes
  • How to install and use winFF a graphical user interface for ffmpeg
  • List only the files that have been updated today

Anatomy of a Linux hypervisor

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Linux

This article begins with a quick introduction to virtualization and hypervisors and Linux-based hypervisors KVM and Lguest

Linux: Lean on Me

daniweb.com/blogs: I received a newsletter from rPath concerning Lean IT and it occurred to me that Linux is the keystone in each one of the elements listed in it:

The State of MySQL

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Software

linux-mag.com: Robust development from outside the Sun/MySQL sphere, new storage engines and the return of Monty are just some of the signs that MySQL is healthy, despite may reports to the contrary.

Gauging Linux Momentum

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Linux

baselinemag.com: Going forward, a lot of IT organizations are going to require both Linux and Windows server stacks.

CentOS Pulse - Community newsletter

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Linux

dag.wieers.com: A CentOS newsletter was what I wanted to have for a long time. It finally materialized the past week and was published today.

Recession and FOSS

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: The key to promote Linux effectively not only lies with Linux enthusiasts but also with Open Source vendors who are yet to find out a way in which it can be monetized efficiently to expand recognition amongst its probable user base.

Is Microsoft ‘Buying-Off’ Linux Netbook Vendors?

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Hardware
  • Is Microsoft ‘Buying-Off’ Linux Netbook Vendors?

  • Are there not enough netbooks in the world?
  • Asustek puts Android netbook on ice for now

FSF welcomes AdBard network for free software advertising

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Software

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today welcomed the launch of AdBard a new advertising network for technology based websites based upon the promotion of Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) friendly products and services.

Linux: I've got to admit it's getting better

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Linux

junauza.com: What struck me most after this very latest installation is how Linux has evolved and has become a more than capable desktop operating system.

Screen shots in RPMdrake

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MDV

linuxbox.co.nz: I’ve been doing some thinking about what would make Mandriva stand out and also what could help Linux distributions in general. I am thinking screenshots.

Ubuntu at Computex

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Ubuntu

canonical.com: Computex starts on June 2 in Taipei and, as every year, sees the world’s PC industry come together to discuss the development of the next generation of notebooks, netbooks and soon-to-be-released products.

Another look at Linux packaging systems

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Software

arklinux.wordpress: The sad shape of apt-rpm, especially in combination with rpm5, has caused us to look at alternatives. Our decision to go with rpm and apt-get was made when we started 8 years ago – since then, a number of new things have come up and a lot of things could have changed.

Fooling around with Midori

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scottnesbitt.net: Over the years, I’ve used a lot of Web browsers. Most of them are dead and gone. So, when I run into a new (at least, for me) browser my friends shake their heads. They can’t understand my curiosity.

Canonical to Deliver Ubuntu for Classmate PCs

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Ubuntu

prweb.com: Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Intel Corporation to deliver Ubuntu as an operating system for the Intel-powered classmate PCs.

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Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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