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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash Shell: Convert Tabs To Spaces In a File
  • Virtual Machine clocksource issue
  • Map your mind with VYM (View Your Mind)
  • How To Setup Squid Proxy Server to use outgoing IP address
  • Nautilus With Zeitgeist Integration [How-to]
  • Tulip - Graph visualization software
  • Stop CPU beep in Ubuntu/Debian
  • Lucidor: Simple eBook Reader for Ubuntu
  • Linux RAM Disk: Creating A Filesystem In RAM

some shorts:

  • Nautilus + Zeitgeist
  • Let me tell you where to put the buttons…
  • Small systemtray change for KDE 4.5

Interview with Deborah Nicholson of the FSF

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Interviews
OSS

ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation is gearing up for a big event March 19th through 21st to be held in Cambridge, Mass. at Harvard's University Science Center. LibrePlanet 2010 is a three day event with workshops on using free software for everything from Web development to video editing and graphics.

Finding sources for FLOSS projects: Make it easy!

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OSS

dissociatedpress.net: One of the more difficult things for reporters working in the tech industry, especially those who aren't really familiar with a beat, is finding contacts for free software projects.

Firefox alpha dons Flash flack jacket

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has pushed out a Firefox developer preview that runs Adobe Flash and other plug-ins as a separate process, hoping to prevent crashing plug-ins from crashing the browser proper.

Heaven and hell with SyncML (on Nokia's N900)

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Software

You may recall that on a previous occasion I bitched and moaned about supposed "Linux phones" ignoring the open standard of SyncML and choosing Microsoft Exchange instead.

Well, I finally got Nokia to loan me an N900 and thanks to a little app called SyncEvolution SyncML works like a dream!

More here...

aLinux 12.9 – A Blast From the Past

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Linux

ostalks.com: On February 22, 2010. aLinux 12.9 stable was released to the public on ibiblio, after practically 3 years of waiting.

Are these the last days of Novell?

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SUSE
  • Are these the last days of Novell as we know it?
  • Why Microsoft Can’t Afford To Let Novell Die

Swiftfox: a fast Firefox alternative for Linux users

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: In my ongoing search to find the perfect browser, I’ve generally stuck to Opera for the past several years, on Windows and on Linux. Well, today, I’m here to report that this situation might well have changed, due to something called Swiftfox.

Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are

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Google
Software
  • Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are
  • Google open source guru says Android code will be in Linux kernel in time
  • Friday Fun: Play 3D Rally Racing in Chrome

Ubuntu 10.10 To Be Released on 28th of October

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 To Be Released on 28th of October
  • Ubuntu Should Block User Choices
  • Hands-on: a close look at Ubuntu's new non-brown theme
  • What Can Less Brown Do For You?
  • Short: New in Lucid
  • 6 little things in Ubuntu 10.04 that I love
  • Is Ubuntu ready to run your business servers?
  • The Linux Desktop Will Have Its Day: Q&A With Mark Shuttleworth

Be Afraid if Someone's Got a Voltmeter Hooked to Your CPU

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OSS
Security

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I had a hunch what was going on. I quickly downloaded a copy of the academic paper that was cited as the sole source for the story and read it. As I feared, OpenSSL was getting some bad press unfairly.

Try the Linux desktop of the future

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Linux
Software

tuxradar.com: For the tinkerers and testers, 2010 is shaping up to be a perfect year. Take a trip with us on a voyage of discovery to find out exactly what's happening and how the Linux desktop experience is likely to evolve over the next 12 months...

Red Hat extends Szulik's time as chairman

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Red Hat is keeping Matthew Szulik around at least a little longer. The Raleigh-based software company has agreed to extend Szulik's term as chairman for another year, until Feb. 28, 2011.

BBC claims angry iPlayer plugin mob 'conflated' open source term

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Software
Web

theregister.co.uk: The BBC has tried to draw a line under its decision to bar open source implementations of RTMP (real-time messaging protocol) streaming in the iPlayer, after The Register revealed the Corporation's quiet switcheroo last week.

Contributing Upstream

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Linux
OSS
Ubuntu

lxer.com: The foundations of Linux, with how it has been developed and when we look at the Debian model on which Ubuntu is based, the contributions of developers by and large are because of their common interests and a willingness to accept conceptualizations.

Igelle DSV: A New Fast Lightweight Linux

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Linux
Reviews

linuxplanet.com: Building a Linux distribution with the novice user in mind has been tried many times over the years. If you had to pick one area where many new users struggle, it would have to be installing new applications. Missing dependencies or improperly configured repositories lead to frustration and, ultimately, abandonment of the entire platform.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 RC2 is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS 8.4.99, RC2 of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

Linux Video Editing with Openshot

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Openshot is a non-linear video editor for the Linux operating system. It is designed to be easy to use, but powerful at the same time.

Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild

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Linux
  • Distribution Release: Elive 2.0
  • Elive Topaz 2.0 Homepage
  • Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild
  • Elive 2.0 Stable Finally Released
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Report from Debian SnowCamp and a Look at Solyd XK, a Debian-Based Distribution

  • Report from Debian SnowCamp: day 1
  • Report from Debian SnowCamp: day 2
    Of course, we’re still sorely lacking volunteers who would really care about mentors.debian.net; the codebase is a pile of hacks upon hacks upon hacks, all relying on an old version of a deprecated Python web framework. A few attempts have been made at a smooth transition to a more recent framework, without really panning out, mostly for lack of time on the part of the people running the service. I’m still convinced things should restart from scratch, but I don’t currently have the energy or time to drive it… Ugh.
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Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone - With Android

I ever so slightly regret the "upgrade" to Android. With a version less than the tablet, the UI changes are extremely noticeable, and the transition isn't as smooth. The device lags, and it just doesn't have enough processing power to give the necessary feel of goodness and elegance. On the other hand, you get tons of native applications that you can actually use, as opposed to the Ubuntu Touch idea. Shame really. For 'tis a compromise. If you ask me, I wholeheartedly embrace the M10 tablet upgrade, but on the phone, you might as well keep Ubuntu unless you need the device for serious use. If it's just an opportunistic call/SMS thing for when abroad and such, or to loan to friends, the original combo is adequate. If you need apps, then Android is the way to go, but do not except any miracles. It won't be speedy, and it won't be too pretty. All in all, an okay player. It is silly attaching sentiments to software or hardware, but I do guess I will fondly remember the Ubuntu phone attempt as a noble idea to make something great and fun. I could have kept the device in its original state, perhaps, but in the end, it would have ended in a pile of ancient stuff you keep around for a decade until you decide you need to throw it away to leave room for fresh memories and less ancient stuff. Having a flawless Android experience would have helped soften the edge, but as it is, it remains the bittersweet attempt at what could have been a revolution. The end. Read more Also: Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 23, 2018

​Docker and Red Hat News

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    Atos and Red Hat announced this morning "a new fully-managed cloud container solution - Atos Managed OpenShift (AMOS) - built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform". The press release adds, "Because AMOS is built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a container-centric hybrid cloud solution, it can deliver the flexibility customers seek from cloud-native and container-based applications."
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