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Story How 'Post-PC' could be good for Linux srlinuxx 1 19/01/2012 - 6:09pm
Story Infographic: Linux lovers love big data srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 3:01pm
Story All Hail Debian, King of the Web Server World srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 2:58pm
Story Linux should be like a window srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 2:56pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 4:48am
Story few howtos: srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 4:39am
Story Annex: Conquer the World srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 4:35am
Story Meet Bodhi's Bulky Brother: Bloathi srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 4:31am
Story Cheap Tabloid Tricks: The Truth About Linux, Open Source And The Media srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 4:29am
Story Where are they now? srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 2:18am

KWin composite video available

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KDE

liquidat: Francis Giannaros published a screencast featuring KWin’s compositioning features. The very well made video is provided as a Flash video (Google) as well as an high quality Ogg video. It shows KDE 4 from a point of view which got just to few attention the last weeks.

At least 125m Firefox users estimated

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Moz/FF

tectonic: In a recent blogg post John Lilly, chief operating officer at Mozilla, said that Mozilla estimated worldwide that at least 125 million unique users ran Firefox each month.

Gartner underhypes open source

Matt Asay: I'm not sure who Gartner talks to when it puts together its famous "Hype Cycle" reports, but I'm finding it hard to believe that it talks with enterprises. I was recently reading through its "Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2007" report, and was astounded to find out that I've been tricked by paying customers into believing that they were, well, paying.

One Laptop Per Child Doesn't Change the World

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OLPC

John C. Dvorak: Hands Across America, Live AID, the Concert for Bangladesh, and so on. These folks think that any sort of participation in these events, or even their good thoughts about world poverty and starvation, actually help. Now they can sleep at night. It doesn't matter that nothing has really changed. This is how I view the cute, little One Laptop Per Child computer.

Five days of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

bluesuncorp.co.uk: Last wednesday I ordered a new laptop. I’ll definitely be installing Vista on it, if only for gaming and DirectX 10, but I also plan to use it as an excuse to get to grips with Linux. This is my account of it, as a completely new user.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Following the series of Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux betas over the past year, the Adobe folks have unleashed the Flash Player 9 Update 3 Final build. This update is not only available for Windows and Mac OS X, but a new Linux build was released on the same day.

Wow! Red Hat can sling some mud!

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Linux

opsamericas.com: I woke up early this morning to catch an early flight out… and thought I’d check my email. What did I find, but this headline: “Red Hat exec says Novell sells beta code” which is a ZDnet UK blog entry.

And what exactly will sudo rm -rf do?

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Misc

kmandla.wordpress: The furor around the sudo rm -rf clowns has subsided (but will no doubt resurface in the future), but just for the record, what will that command do?

Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts'o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist

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Linux

marketwire: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts'o is joining the organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist.

The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment: A return to basics

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Software

linux.com: The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) resembles a classic Unix project -- it's partly constructed out of pre-existing programs, its emphasis is on speed, and its configuration requires taking time in a text editor.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Quick and easy backup with lftp

  • Konqueror Tip: Saving the Window Size
  • Taking Bash Completion to the Next Level
  • Check Your Gmail Account with cGmail
  • Getting Sound to work on your Ubuntu 7.10 installation on Lenovo Y410 Series laptop

Nokia N810 review

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: When I first began to test the N810 last week, my first impression of the product was somewhat mixed. I was impressed with the device overall, but I felt that the new features don't quite justify the higher price tag.

The Importance of the 'Completely Libre' Distributions

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: The appearance in the past year of so-called "completely libre" distributions such as gNewSense and Gobuntu. Should we be looking for the "rise of the completely libre distros", or is there something more subtle that we should notice?

Red Hat Finally Nears Real-Time Linux Launch

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Linux

internetnews.com: For the last several years, Red Hat has been pushing forward the development of real-time enhancements for Linux. Yet the company has made no formal product announcement of how it would attempt to productize its real-time Linux innovations. That changed today.

Also: Red Hat Ranked #1 Most Valuable Software Vendor

What I don't like about Linux

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Linux

ittoolbox blogs: I think that Linux is a great operating system. In general it does everything that I want it to. As with any operating system there are a few niggley things that occasionally frustrate.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Eee PC - eerily popular

  • Want To Try KDE 4 Now? Go Live
  • NVIDIA XRender Performance Improved
  • Peru signs up for 260,000 OLPC laptops
  • A 2008 Press Release Prediction: Diamondville XO-2 Laptop
  • "Terminator" franchise plans videogame assault
  • Bruce Perens Leaves Sourcelabs
  • Are all Linux distributions created equally?
  • Has it been a week with Ubuntu already?
  • Linux dark matter obscures real Firefox user numbers
  • Firefox 3’s location bar power for Firefox 2
  • KDE Project Day at FOSS.IN/2007
  • Tips for Taming SE Linux
  • Solar + Tiny PC + Linux = Sweeeet

Minty 4.0 Fresh

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Linux

Desktoplinux.com: While there are some Linux users who still insist on running free software exclusively, a growing number are more than happy to mix and match open-source and proprietary software. For these latter users, Ubuntu 7.10-based Mint 4.0 is a distribution made in heaven.

Put a Puppy in your PC, part 5

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Linux

telegraph.co.uk: It's time to say goodbye to Puppy Linux but before you put your disc away, in readiness for a disaster that will hopefully never happen, here's some more configuration tips and features you might like to try.

Open-source backer: Software a 'renewable' resource

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: As a lawyer, law professor and software programmer, Eben Moglen is passionate about technology, software and user freedom. He's so serious about open source that he's never used Windows or the Mac OS.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services
  • Amazon’s Giving Away the AI Behind Its Product Recommendations
    Amazon has become the latest tech giant that’s giving away some of its most sophisticated technology. Today the company unveiled DSSTNE (pronounced “destiny”), an open source artificial intelligence framework that the company developed to power its product recommendation system. Now any company, researcher, or curious tinkerer can use it for their own AI applications.
  • Genode OS Framework release 16.05
    The current release marks the most profound API revision in the project's history. The new API is designed to reinforce the best practices for implementing Genode components. It is the result of countless experiments and the practical experiences made while developing over hundred genuine components during the past ten years.
  • Old projects and the free-software community
    The Community Leadership Summit (CLS) is an annual event for community managers, developer evangelists, people who work on public-facing forums, and those with a general interest in engagement or community development for free-software projects. The 2016 edition was held in Austin, Texas the weekend before OSCON. Several sessions at CLS 2016 dealt with the differences exhibited between old and new free-software projects where community management is concerned. One of those tackled the problem of how to foster community around an older software project, which poses a distinct set of challenges.
  • Thunderbird powered by SoftMaker
    Thunderbird, powered by SoftMaker, is a custom version of the popular email client featuring enhancements that come all in the form of extensions. [...] SoftMaker, a company best known for its SoftMaker Office suite, announced recently that it plans to include the Thunderbird email client into the 2016 version of the office suite.
  • The Document Liberation Project: What we do
    The Document Liberation Project: empowering creators to free their data from proprietary formats.
  • EMC Releases UniK Software for Cloud and IoT App Deployments
  • Microsoft Research Awards Demonstrate Commitment to Open Source [Ed: Microsoft openwashing and claims to be about research rather than cheating, bribery, witch-hunting etc.]
  • The open-source generation gap
    OSI General Manager Patrick Masson was one of the session's attendees, and he pushed back on that last point. There is too much "open-washing" these days, he said, but it does not come from the OSI. There is still only one Open Source Definition; the dilution of the term comes from others who use "open" to describe organizations, workflows, processes, and other things unrelated to software licensing. "We have open hardware and open data, but also 'open cola' and 'open beer.' That blurs over an important distinction. Not everything fits." [...] Among the other points raised during the session, attendees noted that it was important that the community distinguish between minting new project contributors and minting new free-software activists, and that it was important for projects to put a check on flamewar-style debates—particularly those that focus on dismissing certain technologies. It is easy for experienced developers to become attached to a language or framework, but there will always be new languages and projects popping up that are the entry points for new coders. Project members deriding language Y because it is not language X may only serve to tell newcomers that they are not welcome.
  • A discussion on combining CDDL and GPL code
    Within the context of an event dedicated to discussing free and open-source software (FOSS) legalities, such as the Free Software Legal & Licensing Workshop (LLW), the topic of conflicting licenses was bound to come up. The decision by Canonical to start shipping the ZFS filesystem with its Ubuntu server distribution back in February led to a discussion at LLW about distributing the kernel combined with ZFS. Discussions at LLW are held under the Chatham House Rule, which means that names and affiliations of participants are only available for those who have agreed to be identified. This year's LLW was held in Barcelona, April 13-15.
  • Mobile Age: using mobility and open data to include senior citizens in open government
    Helping older European people to be part of the open government process and encouraging their access to civic participation through mobility are the main goals of the Mobile Age project, launched last February.
  • All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020
    And, according to the new Innovation Principle, new European legislation must take account of its impact on innovation. These are the main outcomes of the meeting of the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 27 May.
  • Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020
    A few weeks ago we wrote about how the European Union is pushing ahead its support for open access to EU-funded scientific research and data. Today at the meeting of the Council of the European Union, the Council reinforced the commitment to making all scientific articles and data openly accessible and reusable by 2020.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: An Interface For The Headless Linux System
    Connecting a headless Raspberry Pi to a wireless network can be quite a paradoxical situation. To connect it to the network, you need to open an SSH connection to configure the wireless port. But to do so, you need a network connection in the first place. Of course, you can still get command-line access using a USB-to-UART adapter or the Pi’s ethernet port – if present – but [Arsenijs] worked out a much more convenient solution for his Hackaday Prize entry: The pyLCI Linux Control Interface.
  • RepRap, Open Source and 3DPrinting
    The RepRap project started in 2005 by Adrian Bowyer – “Mister RepRap”, when the patent about this technology expired. 3DPrintings isn’t a new technology, history dates that the first model of stereolithography printing emerged in 1984. The main idea around RepRap projects is to produce 3DPrinters that can auto-replicate most of the parts itself. And in 2006, the RepRap 0.2 successfully printed the first part of itself and in 2008, the first 3d model was printed by an end-user. Currently, the printer more replicated and customized of the 67 printers that are listed on RepRap website, is the Prusa Mendel, the model created by Josef Průša, that was disponibility to the public in 2011 and had a lot of development since.
  • Here is a web interface for switching on your light
    Like I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to try out a more hackable wifi plug. I got a Kankun “smart” plug. Like the other one I have the software is horrible. The good news is that they left SSH enabled on it.
  • LeMaker Guitar review
    Anyone who has worked with the Compute Module will find the LeMaker Guitar immediately familiar. The system-on-chip processor, an Actions S500, sits alongside 1GB of memory, a combined audio and power management unit, and 8GB of NAND flash storage on an over-sized small-outline DIMM (SODIMM) form factor circuit board. This board then connects to a baseboard, supplied with the Guitar, which provides more accessible connectivity than the SODIMM’s 204 electrical contacts.
  • Open Source Vs Personal Life — Should GitHub Remove Contribution Graph?
    Should GitHub remove contribution graph from the personal profile of the contributors or the developers? This step might be taken for the personal well-being of the developers. Open source is good but personal life cannot be ignored either.

Leftovers: BSD