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Microsoft and software morality

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laserjock.wordpress: Martin Owens recently asked the question “Why do you like Microsoft?” It’s a pretty brave thing to ask an free/libre/open source Linux community like Ubuntu. While some have taken up the challenge, it made me pause and think for a minute.

Thunar File Manager Review - Good, Lightweight Alternative to Nautilus

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Reviews

Thunar is a lightweight file manager included in the Xfce desktop environment. What are the features which come with Thunar, and what makes it a viable alternative to Nautilus?

A Look At Opera 10.00 Beta

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Software

pcmech.com: Opera is one of those browsers that has a very dedicated community, but pales in usage compared to Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Ubuntu Sets Example by Defying Mono Threats

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The Ubuntu Technical Board recently sanctioned continued use of Mono. At the risk of complicating Ubuntu’s strategy for the corporate market, this move positions the operating system to take a tough stance against patent trolls, which should serve as an example for weaker-kneed Linux distributions. Here’s why.

Is Red Hat really an Open Source company ?

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Linux

lonetwin.blogspot: This question keeps cropping up every once in a while on different LUG lists where I lurk. It is a fairly established fact now in the FOSS world (or for that matter in the software world) that businesses can be both Open Source as well as commercial (ie: for profit). However

today's leftovers:

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News
  • What if Microsoft bought Ubuntu?

  • VoIP: Fedora Talk gets talky
  • HOWTO: Compiling packages from source on Debian Linux
  • Ubuntu: Featuring Closed-Source Technology
  • ExMan – the super simple personal expense manager
  • Arena live started
  • LinuxTag aftermath
  • Did OpenBitTorrent just become The Pirate Bay 2.0?
  • The end of the mono-debugger saga
  • Add Facebook chat to Pidgin on Mandriva 2009.1
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 8
  • Gran Canaria Day 1 & 2
  • Frustrated? Try compiz, use as directed.
  • Prefered Linux Applications

Linux console RSS reader Snownews

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Software

ghacks.net: I read a lot of news. One of the many ways I read news is via RSS feeds. Most RSS readers are graphical applications. But did you know there is a console-based RSS reader? There is and it’s called Snownews.

Xubuntu 9.04 frequently asked questions

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Ubuntu

open.knome.fi: We give a huge bunch of user support at #xubuntu. After each release, there’s a peak for the need of user support. Here’s some of the most asked questions after the Xubuntu 9.04 release.

Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate

arstechnica.com: The HTML 5 video element has the potential to liberate streaming Internet video from plugin prison, but a debate over which codec to define in the standard is threatening to derail the effort.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #149

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #149 for the week June 28th - July 4th, 2009 is available.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Disable Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

  • Shrink DVD images in Linux
  • How to install OpenTyrian in Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Apt-p2p for peer-to-peer Debian package downloads
  • Add Ubuntu 9.04 to Windows XP boot manager
  • Install MS fonts in openSUSE 11.1
  • Sound Muted After Restart in Ubuntu (Gnome) Fix
  • Ubuntu Bug with Samba Shares Unmounting
  • Debian Lenny Desktop Install with XFCE 4.6
  • nVidia and Debian Lenny 64bit
  • fix a broken bootloader configuration after a Fedora upgrade
  • PhpPgAdmin for Gentoo
  • Booting ‘Debian Lenny’ into widescreen framebuffer
  • Connecting to Ubuntu from Windows
  • Using Tomboy as a Blogging Client

A second order virtual machine with Falcon

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HowTos

In this article I’ll document some unique features of Falcon that allow users to build easily what I define as a “second order virtual machine”. Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Gnome-Colors: Elegant, consistent and colourful GNOME desktop themes

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Software

sprayfly.com: I have never been a big fan of the default Brown/Orange GNOME themes that ship as standard with each new Ubuntu distribution. It turns out that there is a brilliant project called Gnome-Colours that has set itself the task of dealing with this problem.

The Reactive Desktop

layt.net/john: This blog started at the last Akademy in Mechelen as some thoughts on the location aware desktop, what apps would benefit, and how we should be looking to use GeoClue to achieve this rather than rolling our own.

Tech blog titan Michael Arrington’s next big thing: Hardware

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Hardware

bizjournals.com: In four years, Michael Arrington has gone from knowing relatively little about the Internet or journalism to presiding over the hugely popular, influential and profitable Palo Alto-based TechCrunch network of blogs. Now, Arrington appears to be on the verge of entering the computer hardware business.

New OS, Tmax Window screenshots released

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OS

cnet.com/blogs: TmaxCore released few screenshots of Tmax Window and their web browser "Scoutor" and Tmax Office. After screenshots released, TmaxCore get faced strong complaints but local netizens who finds errors from images because, this image definitely edited by photoshop.

Open Suse 11.1 Review

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SUSE

osrevolution.com: Open Suse is one of the few Linux distributions which seems to evolve by leaps and bounds with every new release. Although numbered as an incremental upgrade from version 11.0, Open Suse 11.1 contains enough improvements and new features.

KDE 4

still sucks
20% (218 votes)
getting there
18% (202 votes)
pretty good
20% (223 votes)
almost perfected
8% (85 votes)
Rocks!
13% (138 votes)
I don't use kde
21% (236 votes)
Total votes: 1102

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linus Issues Independence Day 2.6.31-rc2 Kernel

  • Claws Mail: Must-have plugins
  • Yo Frankie Game Gets Updated, Version 1.1
  • Opera Unite - File Sharing, Messaging, Note Taking & more Right in your Browser
  • The debugged debugger — part 2
  • What does RAND mean?
  • Implement SSH port knocking on OpenSuSE
  • On the importance of MTU
  • Ubuntu Linux Resources

Mandriva, it’s all about packaging

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MDV

alecs1.wordpress: I would suggest Mandriva to try to move all its technology to Debian-like packaging and make the system 99.9% percent compatible with Debian.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
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    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.