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Dvorak Likes Linux

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Linux

pcmag.com: Almost all the newest hardware coming out has Linux support. The critical mass has been reached, and it's time everyone tried Ubuntu.

Also: Microsoft's business model is done

How should we spread the Linux word?

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toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is great, it's fantastic, it's superkalafragilisticexpealidocious. It's everything you ever dreamed about. It's so good it invented sliced bread. If you tell a non-Linux person this they will most probably say "What you talking about Willis?"

The Good, The Bad And The Open

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: A quote attributed to various sources goes as follows: "Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral." It takes the shape you give to it, but it will always take one shape or another. The same could be said of open source, and ought to be.

System76 Serval Professional Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: Finding a laptop that can run Linux is no longer much of a challenge. In this review we are looking at the System76 Serval Professional notebook.

Out of the Park

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: If baseball is what gets you cooking on gas, prepare to say goodbye to your family, become a recluse, and thrive on a world of management decisions and statistics: Out of the Park 9 is available on Linux.

Dream Linux 3.5 - Results and Summary

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Linux

community.zdnet: I've had a few days now to try out Dream Linux on all of my laptops, and the results are interesting, if mixed:

Interview: Steve McIntyre of Debian

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Linux
Interviews

h-online.com: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader talks about his work with the free open source Linux distribution.

One Ubuntu To Rule Them All

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Ubuntu

linuxcanuck.wordpress: We have all seen Ubuntu emerge as the top distribution. You can argue the figures if you like, but by any standard that I have seen it is far and away the most popular distribution. The biggest problem however is not the Canonical Ubuntu derivatives but the growing number of non-Canonical ones.

10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: A new battle is playing out in the Linux desktop arena. See why Jack Wallen believes that today’s GNOME has pulled ahead of today’s KDE in terms of design, stability, and usability.

Novell's SUSE Linux futures

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SUSE

blogs.computerworld: Novell is in trouble. As Novell CFO Dana Russell said during the recent earnings call, "Our Linux business is dependent on large deals, which may result in some fluctuations of our quarterly invoicing. Moving ahead, Novell plans on reducing the prices of its products.

Frets on Fire Confirms I Am Better at Compiling Than Playing Guitar

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Gaming

ostatic.com/blog: Late last year I broke down and picked up Rock Band for the resident game console, a Nintendo Wii. Given the humbling experience Rock Band (continues) to be for me, I wasn't exactly eager to try out the open source rhythm game, Frets on Fire. However,

10 Reasons You Should Not Switch To Linux

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linuxhaxor.net: Not a single week passes by without me bumping in to yet another blog post giving you 10 – 25 or even 100 reasons you should switch to Linux right now. I say bah humbug to them. If you need someone to give you 100 reasons to switch your current OS of choice, you are better of sticking with it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 293

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tutorial: An introduction to Logical Volume Management

  • News: openSUSE releases trademark guidelines, Ubuntu delivers mainline kernel, Debian elects new project leader, ULTILEX live CD
  • Released last week: Zenwalk Linux 6.0
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 and beyond, Ubuntu 9.10 release schedule
  • New additions: Damn Vulnerable Linux, Parslinux, Tiny Core Linux, wattOS
  • New distributions: ArchPwn, Ultra X Linux, VoIP on CD
  • Reader comments

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

Im worried about Gnome

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Software

hyperfish.org: Gnome has been doing some worrying things recently, firstly we have the whole new notifications debacle, it shows the rifts that can be caused by one little thing in gnome, I hold the opinion that its “only notifications” and am worried how easily the little things get turned into big issues.

The rush to Ext4: What's the hurry?

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raiden.net: This is somewhat of a simple observation on my part, but one of the things I've noticed of late is how the cry for Ext4 is growing, and fast. Sure, recent benchmarks make it look like the ultimate solution. But I don't recommend moving to the Ext4 file system just yet.

Xfig: a classic program for diagram editing

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Just as there are “classic” cars that never seem to go out of style, there are some classic pieces of software that remain useful long after most of their contemporaries. One of those programs is Xfig.

Another Look at Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I recently downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 5, “Jaunty Jackalope,” to see for myself what’s in the works for the next release of Ubuntu, set to come out in stable form on April 23. Following are some observations, with screenshots.

Opinion: Google's Android OS is coming to the desktop this year

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OS

computerworld.com: It's not news that Microsoft will get Windows 7 out as fast as possible this year. What is news is that Google will have its own contender for desktop operating system king: Android.

29 Music-making Apps for Linux

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Software

Last week we looked at why Linux deserves some consideration when choosing an operating system for your digital recording studio. But even the worthiest operating system is useless without useable apps.Fortunately, there is a long list of excellent music applications available for Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Mandriva Assembly Cooker Chef for Translation Says “Hi!”

  • All in one Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Program for OpenSuse
  • DBAN via PXE: Automagically Wipe a Drive via Network Boot
  • PAM configuration files
  • Get your machines IP address
  • PIDA: the Python Integrated Development Application
  • Vector rendering with Blender in Ubuntu
  • New KDE Four Live-CDs
  • Easy live upgrade from 11.0 to 11.1
  • German Dell Shop with Strange Ubuntu Logo
  • Fixing a Firefox user profile, and Foxmarks
  • My experience with Linux, especially Ubuntu
  • Remove Bluetooth from Ubuntu
  • VIDE (Vim with Qt Creator’s Quick Browse and more…)
  • Mdadm Cheat Sheet
  • The Linux killer 10 inch netbook
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Leftovers: Software

Linux and FOSS Events

  • Debian SunCamp 2017 Is Taking Place May 18-21 in the Province of Girona, Spain
    It looks like last year's Debian SunCamp event for Debian developers was a total success and Martín Ferrari is back with a new proposal that should take place later this spring during four days full of hacking, socializing, and fun. That's right, we're talking about Debian SunCamp 2017, an event any Debian developer, contributor, or user can attend to meet his or hers Debian buddies, hack together on new projects or improve existing ones by sharing their knowledge, plan upcoming features and discuss ideas for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
  • Pieter Hintjens In Memoriam
    Pieter Hintjens was a writer, programmer and thinker who has spent decades building large software systems and on-line communities, which he describes as "Living Systems". He was an expert in distributed computing, having written over 30 protocols and distributed software systems. He designed AMQP in 2004, and founded the ZeroMQ free software project in 2007. He was the author of the O'Reilly ZeroMQ book, "Culture and Empire", "The Psychopath Code", "Social Architecture", and "Confessions of a Necromancer". He was the president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), and fought the software patent directive and the standardisation of the Microsoft OOXML Office format. He also organized the Internet of Things (IOT) Devroom here at FOSDEM for the last 3 years. In April 2016 he was diagnosed with terminal metastasis of a previous cancer.
  • foss-gbg on Wednesday
    The topics are Yocto Linux on FPGA-based hardware, risk and license management in open source projects and a product release by the local start-up Zifra (an encryptable SD-card). More information and free tickets are available at the foss-gbg site.

Leftovers: OSS

  • When Open Source Meets the Enterprise
    Open source solutions have long been an option for the enterprise, but lately it seems they are becoming more of a necessity for advanced data operations than merely a luxury for IT techs who like to play with code. While it’s true that open platforms tend to provide a broader feature set compared to their proprietary brethren, due to their larger and more diverse development communities, this often comes at the cost of increased operational complexity. At a time when most enterprises are looking to shed their responsibilities for infrastructure and architecture to focus instead on core money-making services, open source requires a fairly high level of in-house technical skill. But as data environments become more distributed and reliant upon increasingly complex compilations of third-party systems, open source can provide at least a base layer of commonality for resources that support a given distribution.
  • EngineerBetter CTO: the logical truth about software 'packaging'
    Technologies such as Docker have blended these responsibilities, causing developers to need to care about what operating system and native libraries are available to their applications – after years of the industry striving for more abstraction and increased decoupling!
  • What will we do when everything is automated?
    Just translate the term "productivity of American factories" into the word "automation" and you get the picture. Other workers are not taking jobs away from the gainfully employed, machines are. This is not a new trend. It's been going on since before Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. Industry creates machines that do the work of humans faster, cheaper, with more accuracy and with less failure. That's the nature of industry—nothing new here. However, what is new is the rate by which the displacement of human beings from the workforce in happening.
  • Want OpenStack benefits? Put your private cloud plan in place first
    The open source software promises hard-to-come-by cloud standards and no vendor lock-in, says Forrester's Lauren Nelson. But there's more to consider -- including containers.
  • Set the Agenda at OpenStack Summit Boston
    The next OpenStack Summit is just three months away now, and as is their custom, the organizers have once again invited you–the OpenStack Community–to vote on which presentations will and will not be featured at the event.
  • What’s new in the world of OpenStack Ambassadors
    Ambassadors act as liaisons between multiple User Groups, the Foundation and the community in their regions. Launched in 2013, the OpenStack Ambassador program aims to create a framework of community leaders to sustainably expand the reach of OpenStack around the world.
  • Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

Proprietary Traps and Openwashing

  • Integrate ONLYOFFICE Online Editors with ownCloud [Ed: Proprietary software latches onto FOSS]
    ONLYOFFICE editors and ownCloud is the match made in heaven, wrote once one of our users. Inspired by this idea, we developed an integration app for you to use our online editors in ownCloud web interface.
  • Microsoft India projects itself as open source champion, says AI is the next step [Ed: Microsoft bribes to sabotage FOSS and blackmails it with patents; calls itself "open source"]
  • Open Source WSO2 IoT Server Advances Integration and Analytic Capabilities
    WSO2 has announced a new, fully-open-source WSO2 Internet of Things Server edition that "lowers the barriers to delivering enterprise-grad IoT and mobile solutions."
  • SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says
    SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday in a case pitting SAP against Diageo, the alcoholic beverage giant behind Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database, potentially leaving them liable for license fees for every customer that accesses their online store. "If any SAP systems are being indirectly triggered, even if incidentally, and from anywhere in the world, then there are uncategorized and unpriced costs stacking up in the background," warned Robin Fry, a director at software licensing consultancy Cerno Professional Services, who has been following the case.
  • “Active Hours” in Windows 10 emphasizes how you are not in control of your own devices
    No edition of Windows 10, except Professional and Enterprise, is expected to function for more than 12 hours of the day. Microsoft most generously lets you set a block of 12 hours where you’re in control of the system, and will reserve the remaining 12 hours for it’s own purposes. How come we’re all fine with this? Windows 10 introduced the concept of “Active Hours”, a period of up to 12 hours when you expect to use the device, meant to reflect your work hours. The settings for changing the device’s active hours is hidden away among Windows Update settings, and it poorly fits with today’s lifestyles. Say you use your PC in the afternoon and into the late evening during the work week, but use it from morning to early afternoon in the weekends. You can’t fit all those hours nor accommodate home office hours in a period of just 12 hours. We’re always connected, and expect our devices to always be there for us when we need them.
  • Chrome 57 Will Permanently Enable DRM
    The next stable version of Chrome (Chrome 57) will not allow users to disable the Widevine DRM plugin anymore, therefore making it an always-on, permanent feature of Chrome. The new version of Chrome will also eliminate the “chrome://plugins” internal URL, which means if you want to disable Flash, you’ll have to do it from the Settings page.