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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu man extends olive branch to irate Debian devs

  • KDE 4.3: Kopete and Lancelot potential issues
  • Lancelot launcher
  • Tech = Change, Change is Good
  • The open-source imperative for system integrators
  • Edubuntu followup
  • Ubuntu: Patent Policy and Private Support
  • First pic of Microsoft retail store's construction
  • Is Open Source Software Legal To Use For My Business?
  • The Status Of Gallium3D Drivers, State Trackers
  • Linux Mint 7 KDE
  • SCO vs. Linux: an end in sight?
  • Linux distro mints "Gloria" KDE release
  • Easy To Use Gnome Audio Conversion Application
  • Taking FOSS Security Seriously
  • Install Ubuntu kernel updates without rebooting using Ksplice Uptrack
  • Google Chrome: Meet the New Boss
  • Stemming the tide of Ubuntu kernel bugs
  • Arch Linux Magazine, August 2009
  • Now using Fluxbox on Ubuntu 9.04
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.08.07

First Look: KDE 4.3.0 - A smooth desktop experience

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KDE

news.softpedia.com: On the 4th of August, 2009, the KDE community released KDE 4.3.0, delivering its user base the first iteration of this next-generation KDE desktop environment. It boasts a modern and beautiful desktop, with over 10,000 bugs fixed and close to 2,000 features implemented over the older versions.

Ohio LinuxFest 2009 Sept 25-26

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Linux

michaeldolan.com: It’s only a little more than a month from now, the seventh Ohio LinuxFest. This year we will be celebrating 40 years of Unix!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Measure Your Ubuntu System’s Boot Performance With Boot Chart

  • Gedit plugins: Extension and customization guide
  • How To Setup Google Chrome with Adblock, Greasemonkey, Themes and Plugins on Linux
  • Use NERDtree to browse files from vim
  • Use Wireshark to track your network behavior
  • Easily tile and organize multiple terminals in one window
  • Take screenshots with Gscreendump
  • Week of bash scripts – grok and cdf

Antix M8.2; comparison to Linux Mint

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Reviews

relst.nl: I have an old pc, it's from 2005. I mostly use Linux mint on all my PC's at school, but on my home PC it was getting rather slow and hoggy. I knew it was time to switch.

Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 2: Graphics, audio and video

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.31 will offer Kernel-Based Mode-Setting for Radeon graphics cards up to model X1950. The developers have included new drivers for X-Fi sound cards and for Intel's "Next-Generation Graphics Device". Many further improvements affect the drivers for webcams and TV hardware.

Fall In Love With Ardour's Digital Audio Workstation

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Ardour is a digital audio workstation that's designed for musicians, podcasters, voice actors, editors, and anyone who needs full-blown professional software with all the bells and whistles.

10 best Multimedia Entertainment Software for Linux

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Software

blog.taragana.com: Most of you are of the notion that Linux stands nowhere in entertainment when compared to Windows. Especially, people complain Linux has no cool games. On the contrary, Linux has added up a number of cool multimedia entertainment software to its support. We assembled the 10 best.

Another Look at openSolaris

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OS

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It has been about six months since I tried out openSolaris 2008.11, and since then they have released their 2009.06 version. Time for another look!

Complete Guide: Configure and Customise ioQuake3 in Linux

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Gaming
HowTos

Following the article on configuring Urban Terror, a popular first-person shooter game based on the ioQuake3 engine, here is a guide for configuring the original ioQuake3 game, including customisation of cvars, using new maps, weapons and characters models, and more. This guide will also successfully apply to the newer OpenArena game, which is practically ioQuake3 with changed weapons, maps and models.

XML Patent for Microsoft

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Microsoft

Moblin Linux - The next big operating system

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: I have spent the last few days playing with Moblin 2. Boy, it's something else. Mark my words. In 2015, two out of every three netbooks will be running Moblin.

Ubuntu User Interface Tweaks

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HowTos

packtpub.com: One of the greatest things about a Linux based Desktop environment is the ability to customize nearly everything you see. In this article by Christer Edwards, we will see how to find hidden UI options as well as save all of your customizations for easy replication.

Top 10 Google Chrome Themes

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Software

junauza.com: Just like Firefox, Google Chrome web browser is now theme-able. From the gallery, there are currently 28 (excluding the default classic theme) good-looking themes that can be easily downloaded and installed. Here are my Top 10 favorite.

The Power of Open Source Development

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OSS

osindia.blogspot: Most literature around open source focus on using open source software. While the benefits of OSS are gaining increased recognition, some smart organizations are going a step further and applying the Open Source Development Model (OSDM) to solve problems that proved to be otherwise intractable.

Are there too many versions of Linux? No.

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Linux

raiden.net: Gene over at Errac webload recently posted (as many others before him have) that there are too many versions of Linux. At one time I would glady have agreed with him.

Back To School With Linux!

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Linux

oneclicklinux.com: I just received my first back to school notice in my email box. It came from PCMagazine. They're touting "Back to School software." But they also feature a review of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

A Guide to Configure Urban Terror on Linux

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Gaming
HowTos

Urban Terror (or UrT for short, not to be confused with Unreal Tournament) is a great standalone first-person shooter available for Linux too, using the ioQuake3 engine. In this article I'll show several ways to make it a little faster.

Browser battler fights back

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Moz/FF

ft.com: Mozilla's Firefox has been my favourite web browser since the first version of the free software download appeared in November 2004. Since then, Firefox - developed by the open-source Mozilla nonprofit foundation - has won about 23 per cent of the browser market.

Mono advocate offers Mono-free Ubuntu remix

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Debian and Ubuntu Mono packager Jo Shields has come up with a Mono-free remix of the last released version of Ubuntu, version 9.04, which he has chosen to call Chicken Little Remix.

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    Let us accept the fact – “Managing Docker on different Infrastructure is still difficult and not portable”. While working on Docker for Mac, AWS, GCP & Azure, Docker Team realized the need for a standard way to create and manage infrastructure state that was portable across any type of infrastructure, from different cloud providers to on-prem. One serious challenge is that each vendor has differentiated IP invested in how they handle certain aspects of their cloud infrastructure. It is not enough to just provision n-number of servers;what IT ops teams need is a simple and consistent way to declare the number of servers, what size they should be, and what sort of base software configuration is required. Also, in the case of server failures (especially unplanned), that sudden change needs to be reconciled against the desired state to ensure that any required servers are re-provisioned with the necessary configuration. Docker Team introduced and open sourced “InfraKit” last year to solve these problems and to provide the ability to create a self healing infrastructure for distributed systems.
  • CMTL Testing First Linux Based Intel® Server Board
    The board is designed for HPC workload environments requiring parallel computing processing performance. Up to 72 cores for optional support and 100Gb/s node interconnect. Six slots for DDR4, 2400Mhz registered ECC DIMMS to achieve a capacity of 384G.
  • [Older] DNS Infrastructure at GitHub
    At GitHub we recently revamped how we do DNS from the ground up. This included both how we interact with external DNS providers and how we serve records internally to our hosts. To do this, we had to design and build a new DNS infrastructure that could scale with GitHub’s growth and across many data centers.
  • ServiceMaster polishes DevOps process for Linux container security
    ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc., which owns consumer brands such as Terminix, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and ServiceMaster Clean and Restore, deploys 75,000 service trucks to residential driveways each day. Five years ago, the company was taken private by an equity firm, and new leadership, including a new CIO, was brought in to modernize its operations. When it returned to the public market in 2014, the company had completely overhauled its approach to IT.
  • My Love Affair with Synology
    In my "Hodge Podge" article in the October 2016 issue, I mentioned how much I love the Synology NAS I have in my server closet (Figure 1). I got quite a few email messages from people—some wanting more information, some scolding me for not rolling my own NAS, and some asking me what on earth I need with that much storage. Oddly, the Linux-running Synology NAS has become one of my main server machines, and it does far more than just store data. Because so many people wanted more information, I figured I'd share some of the cool things I do with my Synology.
  • Certified Ubuntu Cloud Guest – The best of Ubuntu on the best clouds
    Ubuntu has a long history in the cloud. It is the number one guest operating system on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. In fact there are more Ubuntu images running in the public cloud than all other operating systems combined. Ubuntu is a free operating system which means anyone can download an image, whenever they want. So why should cloud providers offer certified Ubuntu images to their customers?
  • Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes: Different Tools
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  • Ubuntu OpenStack Pike Milestone 2
    The Ubuntu OpenStack team is pleased to announce the general availability of the OpenStack Pike b2 milestone in Ubuntu 17.10 and for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via the Ubuntu Cloud Archive.
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Chromebook Dual Boot How-to: Ubuntu 17.04 GNOME and Chrome OS

Last year when I got my Acer Chromebook 11 (C740), I wrote a tutorial to teach you guys how to remove Google Chrome OS and install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice, but things got boring. Read more