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Five outliners for Linux

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linux.com: The first essays of the school year are coming due, and with the essays comes the need to outline and plan. GNU/Linux users are fortunate to have a number of outlining applications from which to choose.

wubi: Best Thing Since LiveCD

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linuxhaxor.net: Wubi (Windows-based Ubuntu Installer) is amazing. It’s one of those tools that should make 100s if not 1000s of people to try out Linux right away. But I am not sure if this tool is making as much noise as it should.

Untangle Joins The Linux Foundation

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linux-foundation.org (PR): Open source network gateway company Untangle increases community involvement with Foundation membership; academic affiliates also join the organization.

LinuxWorld is now OpenSource World

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jeremy.linuxquestions: As a valued member of our LinuxWorld conference speaker community, we wanted you to be among the first to hear of the launch of OpenSource World Conference & Expo, a new event that will focus on open source software and all things Linux.

AMD Walks Away From Manufacturing

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Hardware
  • AMD spins off plants into venture with Abu Dhabi

  • AMD Splits, Launches The Foundry Company
  • AMD and Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi to Create Leading-Edge Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
  • AMD: Keeping Competition Alive

New Ubuntu 8.10

Gonna be great!
52% (354 votes)
meh.
24% (163 votes)
Gonna suck!
7% (48 votes)
Won't test it.
18% (121 votes)
Total votes: 686

Listen to music with open source Banshee

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Perhaps one of the most popular media players for Linux currently is Amarok, a KDE-based music player. While Amarok is certainly good, for GNOME users who prefer something that looks more native, Banshee is a great alternative.

Has open source won--or has it lost?

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OSS

cnet.com: Assessing the Open Source scorecard is complicated. A complete "state of Open Source" would fill many pages. But here are a few things that have struck me over the past year or two.

Rallying call for late Debian 5.0

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: GNU/Linux Debian 5.0, "Lenny" has missed its originally proposed September release because of too many critical bugs. The developers have now issued a rallying call to Debian maintainers and users to encourage them to work on the next major release of Debian, with the aim of getting 5.0 out before the end of 2008.

The free software ecosystem and its denizens

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OSS

mdzlog.wordpress: Free software is a remarkable phenomenon. It is a highly evolved form of collaboration: compared to other creative endeavors, free software developers all over the world are able to work together on a project with surprisingly little friction. There are many recognized roles in free software, but they can be broadly classified into three types.

OOXML: Flogging a Dead Horse

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OSS

theopensourcerer.com: I am continually amazed by the amount of time, energy and expense that the ISO are going to to support the standard that nobody really wants or believes (in except for one corporation and it’s paid lackeys of course). Yes, it’s IS29500 (OOXML to you and me).

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts.

PC-BSD 7 is a mixed bag

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BSD

linux.com: FreeBSD is a Unix-like open source operating system that can trace its ancestry back to the original Unix. It's well known and well respected in the server marketplace, but until recently FreeBSD lacked an easy-to-use desktop version. In 2005 the PC-BSD project was started to provide just that. This month PC-BSD version 7 was released.

8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine

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maketecheasier.com: Once in a while, you may want to do some maintenance on your Ubuntu machine and clean up unnecessary files that are chunking up large storage space in your hard disk. Here are 8 ways that you can use to clean up your Ubuntu:

Bad marketing undermines Linux netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

tectonic.co.za: Over the past couple of days the online media has been full of stories of dissatisfied Linux netbook users returning their computers. Bloggers and journalists quickly picked up on the fact that return rates for Linux-based netbooks were apparently much higher than for Windows.

Browser surf wars

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Software

networkworld.com: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari... We rate the Big 5 of the browser brigade to help you decide which should be your window to the cyber-world.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 RC 4

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OOo

OOo Release Candidate 4 is available. If all goes well, this is the last RC before 3.0 comes out.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Confirms Linux Netbook Returns Higher than Anticipated

  • October promises to be hot month for Drupal, Mono, OpenOffice, Ubuntu
  • Microsoft's OOXML Endgame Revealed?
  • In Open Source Development, Does Money Change Everything?
  • KWord: ODF Lists
  • GIMP User Manual 2.4.2 Released
  • One more 2.6.27 prepatch
  • Freeing your phone with the FIC Neo FreeRunner
  • Executive moves: Sonatype and Novell upgrade their open-source execs
  • Interview: Rich Green, Executive VP of Software, Sun Microsystems
  • Linux Void Episode 9 - Cockta Rules
  • Areca and plan/b offer Java-based backup for Linux
  • Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Winners
  • New Manju project plans to redraw desktop art
  • maddog: digital tipping point
  • You get what you pay for: Paid contributors drive open source
  • zypper best feature
  • The Future of KDE's Online Presence?

Is .NET on Linux Finally Ready?

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internetnews.com: Microsoft's .NET framework on Linux is getting a big boost today with the official release of Novell's Mono 2.0. With the latest version, the gap between the two is getting smaller.

Rewarding Scottish Open Source

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OSS

openpr.com (PR): The 2008 Scottish Open Source Awards is now open for nominations. As we talk around we are hearing of Open Source initiatives in Scotland that are outside of the seen Open Source community.

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Android Leftovers

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  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
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    With 2017 ramping up, there is no doubt that cloud computing and Big Data analytics would probably come to mind if you had to consider the hot technology categories that will spread out this year. However, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. Last week, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets. Now, Google has delivered a set of open source libraries that boost the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which can help deliver more detailed 3D apps. "Draco" is an open source compression library, and here are more details.
  • Unpicking the community leader
    Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. In 2006 I joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. A few months into my new role I got an email from a kid based in Africa. He shared with me that he loved Ubuntu and the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translated to "humanity towards others," and this made his interest in the nascent Linux operating system particularly meaningful.
  • Open Source Mahara Opens Moodle Further Into Social Learning
    Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more