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Story Firefox OS gains reference devices, $25 phone Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 8:55pm
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Story KDE Applications and Development Platform February Updates Available Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 6:02pm
Story Introducing Photocrumbs: A Forgetful Photo Web App Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 5:45pm
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Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia: The fourth alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few minutes ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

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OS

Paul Murphy: As we saw yesterday the much vaunted Unix skills premium over Windows is pretty small - 15% or so in an overheated market and less than that elsewhere. Notice, however, that this information pertains only to larger organizations.

Linux Desktops Dressed Up as Macs

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Linux

lifehacker.com: Several Linux users in the Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr group are showing off their Ubuntu Hardy Heron desktop—dressed up as a Mac. Let's take a look at a few Ubuntu desktops passing as Macs with the help of a few add-ons like Compiz Fusion.

gOS 3 Beta, Netbooks, and Linux: An Interview with David Liu, Founder of Good OS

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Linux
Interviews

laptopmag.com: With the recent release of gOS 3 Beta, we thought it was prime time to take a closer look at the company responsible for creating the OS that powered the ill-fated Everex Cloudbook, and the gorgeous (and Mac OS X Leopard-inspired) gOS Space.

Windows apps on Linux the CrossOver way

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Software

linux.com: Who says you have to give up your must-have Windows applications when you migrate to Linux? If you can't leave some crucial Windows program behind, you can run it using CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux.

Gallium3D: a short explanation where it fits in

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: In a comment I was recently asked where Gallium3D does fit in in regards to Mesa and OpenGL. Given that I’m not an expert the answer was short and simple but might interest others as well.

My first taste of KDE…

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KDE

meandubuntu.wordpress: I am seriously concerned with GNOME’s infatuation with Microsoft technologies. Having recently heard about the new KDE4 - I thought I might give KDE a shot!

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

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Linux

informationweek.com: What will desktop Linux be like four years from now? The single biggest change you'll see is the way Linux evolves to meet the growing market of users who are not themselves Linux-savvy, but are looking for a low-cost alternative to Microsoft.

How To Install Django On Mandriva 2008.1 (Apache2/mod_python)

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Mandriva 2008.1 server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat: Disrupting Symantec Veritas?

  • Firefox 3 is still a memory hog that slows other programs
  • plasmoids in firefox
  • 10 Essential Linux Applications for Daily Use
  • Editra — A multi-platform text editor
  • Hidden Linux : Compiz con-Fusion
  • The Great God Linux Won't Save Wireless Internet
  • CIO Reality Check: Linux Security
  • Open source will win quietly, not through public displays of affection
  • Open source at school 'could help businesses'
  • A hands-on look at Vyatta Community Edition 4 networking software
  • 2.6.27-rc3, "Things Really _Have_ Calmed Down"
  • Debian on the Old Laptop
  • Foundation donates open source HIE code
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 13, 2008
  • ISO Master - GUI Tool to edit ISO Images in openSUSE
  • Linux Foundation Publishes Guide to Participating in the Linux Kernel Community
  • Would-Be Linux Contributors May Get a Leg Up
  • The Next Linux You Use Could Be Virtual
  • Flickr taps into open source for better maps. Yahoo Maps to follow?
  • Organizational Battle Ubuntu vs Gentoo vs RHEL & Fedora
  • New wiki measures open source license use

Integration at Akademy

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KDE

dot.kde.org: An important topic at Akademy is modularisation and integration. It has been the main topic of one talk but you will find it comes up in many others. It is clearly on the minds of many hackers here.

The entire State of Pahang moves to OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openmalaysiablog.com: Its just been made official that the State of Pahang is migrating all its productivity suites to OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is distributed for free and represents a suite which is on par with other office suite software applications.

Lessons From PHP 4.4 End-of-Life Announcement

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Software

ostatic.com: The developers of PHP announced last week that PHP version 4.4.9 is now available. This would not be remarkable in and of itself, except that the developers also indicated that this would be the last release of PHP 4.4. If PHP were commercial software, its "end of life" would be cause for panic.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to setup ndiswrapper with BT Voyager 1055 in Ubuntu

  • iTunes on Linux with Wine
  • HowTo: Repairing a read only partition or slice in Linux or BSD
  • How to watch streamed TV from dr.dk in openSUSE or *buntu
  • Delete old files
  • Tip of the Trade: ps Options
  • So you want to play DVDs
  • Back To Basics: Avoiding Recursive Alias Disasters On Linux And Unix
  • Why build solutions for FireFox?

Workbench 1.0 - Developers' Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I discovered this little gem in this week's DistroWatch Weekly. When a distribution claims to be "Linux for Software and Web Developers," both of which I happen to be, my ears prick up. Could this be the distribution I've been waiting for?

Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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Linux

apcmag.com: Dell may be one of Microsoft’s largest customers, but the hardware heavyweight has decided that Windows simply isn’t good enough for today’s fast-paced and ‘instant on’ world. Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.

Learning Linux the Mailing Lists Way

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: When a new Linux stumbler decides on switching on to Linux for full-time, s/he is often marred by an array of negative thoughts which intercept his desires of doing things differently.

SliTaz live CD: small but beautifully marked

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: When I came across the oddly named SliTaz I really didn’t know what to expect. Yet another predictable fork of some better known distro which would blaze briefly in the free software firmament, burn out and fall to Earth, spent? Boy, was I ever wrong.

Windows Security vs. Linux Security

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OS

computingtech.blogspot: If you’ve switched to Ubuntu from Windows, there’s a very good chance that the security failings of Windows featured in your decision. By any measure, Microsoft’s record on security within its products is appalling.

Software as a Service is a key to Linux Growth

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There are many very good sites that offer software that many Linux and other Opensource OS's can use to expand their usefulness and presence in the average Joe's home desktop. What other kinds of software is missing from the free software world that hasn't made it over yet?

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Red Hat News

  • Improving Storage Performance with Ceph and Flash
    Ceph is a storage system designed to be used at scale, with clusters of Ceph in deployment in excess of 40 petabytes today. At LinuxCon Europe, Allen Samuels, Engineering Fellow at Western Digital, says that Ceph has been proven to scale out reasonably well. Samuels says, “the most important thing that a storage management system does in the clustered world is to give you availability and durability,” and much of the technology in Ceph focuses on controlling the availability and the durability of your data. In his presentation, Samuels talks not just about some of the performance advantages to deploying Ceph on Flash, but he also goes into detail about what they are doing to optimize Ceph in future releases.
  • Ceph and Flash by Allen Samuels, Western Digital
  • Red Hat Opens Up OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    When businesses and enterprises begin adopting data center platforms that utilize containerization, then and only then can we finally say that the container trend is sweeping the planet. Red Hat’s starter option for containerization platforms is OpenShift Dedicated — a public cloud-based, mostly preconfigured solution, which launched at this time last year on Amazon AWS.
  • Volatility Numbers in View for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Rhizome is working on an open-source tool to help archive digital content
    "The stability of this kind of easy archiving for document storage, review and revision is a great possibility, but the workflow for journalists is very specific, so the grant will allow us to figure out how it could function." Another feature of Webrecorder that journalists might find appealing, and one of the software's core purposes, is to preserve material that might be deleted or become unavailable in time. However, the tool is currently operated under a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown policy. This means any individual can ask for a record of their web presence or materials to be removed, so Rhizome will be working to "answer the more complicated questions and figure out policies" around privacy and copyright with the latest round of funding.
  • An ode to releasing software
    There is one particular moment in every Free and Open Source Software project: it’s the time when the software is about to get released. The software has been totally frozen of course, QA tests have been made, all the lights are green; the website still needs to be updated with the release notes, perhaps some new content and of course the stable builds have to be uploaded. The release time is always a special one. The very day of the release, there is some excitement and often a bit of stress. The release manager(s), as well as everyone working on the project’s infrastructure are busy making sure everything is ready when the upload of the stable version of the software, binaries and source, has been completed. In many cases, some attention is paid to the main project’s mirror servers so that the downloads are fluid and work (mostly) flawlessly as soon as the release has been pushed and published.
  • Diversity Scholarship Series: My Time at CloudNativeCon 2016
    CloudNativeCon 2016 was a wonderful first conference for me and although the whirlwind of a conference is tiring, I left feeling motivated and inspired. The conference made me feel like I was a part of the community and technology I have been working with daily.
  • WordPress 4.7 Content Management System Provides New Design Options
    WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers. As is typically the case with new WordPress releases, there is also a new default theme in the 4.7 update. The 2017 theme provides users with a number of interesting attributes including the large feature image as well as the ability to have a video as part of the header image. The Theme Customizer feature enables users to more intuitively adjust various elements of a theme, to fit the needs of websites that use will upgrade to WordPress 4.7. In addition, the new custom CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) feature within a theme preview lets users quickly see how style changes will change the look of a site. As an open-source project, WordPress benefits from participation of independent contributors and for the 4.7 release there were 482 contributors. In this slideshow eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the WordPress 4.7 release.
  • Psychology Professor Releases Free, Open-Source, Preprint Software
    The Center for Open Science, directed by University of Virginia psychology professor Brian Nosek, has launched three new services to more quickly share research data as the center continues its mission to press for openness, integrity and reproducibility of scientific research. Typically, researchers send preprint manuscripts detailing their research findings to peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Nature and Science. The review process can take months or even years before publication – if the research is published at all. By contrast, “preprinting,” or sharing non-peer-reviewed research results online, enables crucial data to get out to the community the moment it is completed. That, said Nosek, is critical.
  • Integral Ad Science Launches Open Source SDK to Drive Mobile Innovation for the Advertising Industry
  • Tullett Prebon Information, Quaternion and Columbia University form open source risk collaboration
  • Tullett Prebon Information And Quaternion Risk Management Partner To Enhance Transparency And Standardisation In Risk Modelling – Partnership Fuels Columbia University Research To Improve Understanding Of Systemic Risk
  • Integral Ad Science Partners with Google, Others for Open Source Viewability
  • DoomRL creator makes free roguelike open-source to try and counter Zenimax legal threat
  • DoomRL Goes Open-Source in Face of Copyright Claims
    Earlier this week, ZeniMax Medi hit DoomRL, a popular roguelike version of the original first-person shooter, with a cease-and-desist order. This order instructed producer ChaosForge to remove the free downloadable game to prevent further legal action. Instead of taking it down, co-creator Kornel Kisielewicz turned the game open-source.
  • This Indian software company just partnered with the world’s biggest open source community
    In what can be called a major motivation for Indian tech firms, Amrut Software, an end-to-end Software, BPO services and solutions provider has become a GitHub distributor for India region. GitHub hosts world’s biggest open source community along with the most popular version control systems, configuration management and collaboration tools for software developers. It has some of the largest installations of repositories in the world.
  • Python 3.6 released with many new improvements and features
    Python,the high-level interpreted programming language is now one of the most preferred programming language by beginners and professional-level developers.So,here Python 3.6 is now available with many changes,improvements and of course the ease of Python was not left in the work list.

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