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Why MeeGo - not Android

  • Why this Linux Fan roots for MeeGo - not Android
  • Open Source: Like A Damned Phoenix
  • The dirty little secret about Google Android

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 368

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a long look at Salix OS 13.1.1
  • News: Ubuntu gets multitouch, FreeNAS developments, running KDE 4.5 on OpenSolaris, the Java drama
  • Questions and answers: Chatting with Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04.1, Nexenta Core Platform 3.0, Frugalware Linux 1.3
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14 Alpha
  • New distributions: Plinx, mFatOS, Me-OS, Pinguy OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Are open source defences crumbling?

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: Over time I have heard or read a lot of stories regarding attacks against open source software. In each of those stories open source has vigorously defended itself and occasionally even gone on the attack. Recently however,

Matterhorn: Open source lecture recording tool

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Software

h-online.com: After more than a year of research and development, the Opencast project under the patronage of the University of California Berkeley has presented the Matterhorn 1.0 lecture recording system.

systemd Status Update

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Software

0pointer.de: It has been a while since my original announcement of systemd. Here's a little status update, on what happened since then.

Top Free Linux for Netbooks

techtree.com: Since people saw the big impact of Netbooks in the market, different Linux distributions came out that were customized for Netbooks. They were designed a little differently to optimize viewable area on small 10-inch screen sizes

Gnash 0.8.8 Released, Claims 100% Youtube videos now work

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The latest version of open-source flash player ‘Gnash’ boasts that ‘100% of all YouTube videos’ should now work using it.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.04 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

odds & ends:

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News
  • Make A Movie Out Of Photos In Ubuntu Using PhotoFilmStrip
  • Judges named for NZ Open Source awards
  • EU: Guide on procurement of open source revised
  • A Glimpse of Ubuntu Desktops in the Financial World
  • Using Open Source to Bootstrap Your Data Service
  • Pocketbook announces color touch screen Android e-reader
  • I Lost the Discs with the drivers
  • Big Brother is searching you
  • Oracle v. Google Timeline at Groklaw
  • IBM Cuts Power Systems Shops a Linux Price Break
  • FOSDEM 2011 Is The 5th & 6th Of February
  • Going Linux - Aug 20: #112 - Linux for Small Business
  • Linux Outlaws 164 - I Love It When a Pod Casts Together

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix "Ignoring File .save" error in Ubuntu
  • Maybe not-too-neat Apache tricks; Part 1
  • Open Gnome Nautilus As Root
  • Easily Delete Thumbs.db Files From All Directories
  • iPod Touch as a Secondary Display on Linux
  • Console into Sun, Linux and other servers from a Linux box
  • Digup - update md5sum or shasum digest files
  • Debian swirl in Gnome
  • Remote Access in Linux
  • How to enable proxy on opensuse 11.3

More stuff you can, but shouldn’t, do

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Remember 3ddesktop? Before Compiz was adopted as the messiah of the Linux desktop experience, 3ddesktop was the way cool kids spun their work environments and dazzled their Windows-using friends.

Games resurrected using DOSBox - Part 3

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: It's been a long while since I wrote parts one and two, so I decided to freshen up the collection a bit and add several more titles to the list of successfully tested and played games using DOSBox.

Windows 7 Theme for GNOME

lifehacker.com: Last week, we shared a program that makes your Windows machine look like OS X, and today we feature a similar method to change your Linux GUI to a more familiar Windows interface.

Make use of the KDE 4.5 Clipboard

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: In this article I am going to introduce you to the Klipper tool contained within the KDE 4.5 desktop.

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 5 – Dreamlinux

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Linux

g33q.co.za: Just getting Dreamlinux Installed or running in anything but a VM has been a nightmare. It kernel panicked when booting from a flashdrive, and installation failed repeatedly.

Ubuntu fail

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Ubuntu

djberg96.livejournal: Only a short time ago I setup my laptop to be a dual boot Ubuntu/Vista system. At first, it worked well. The wireless worked (yay!) and the Ubuntu interface was pretty nice. But, all was not well.

User friendly showdown: Ubuntu 10.04 versus Windows 7

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

techrepublic.com: So recently I have written a lot about how user-friendly Linux has become. Naturally the nay-sayers have spoken loudly and insisted that Linux is far, far behind Windows in the user-friendliness category. So, I decided I wanted to figure out a way to test this argument to see which operating system was, in fact, more user friendly.

Important system tools

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Software

unixbhaskar.wordpress: In this article I am going to take you to different level of system information. To know more about internals and methods.

BleachBit: A Utility To Clean Up Your Linux System

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Software
HowTos

makeuseof.com: It’s no secret: many programs fill your hard drive with well-meaning, but useless, crap. From browser caches to install leftovers to logs, computers are full of unnecessary information.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 137

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 137.

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Canonical/Ubuntu Watching You

  • Two-thirds of Ubuntu users are happy to give up data on their PC
    As announced back at the start of the year, Canonical made the decision that Ubuntu would collect data on its user base – and now the initial results of those statistics have been published by the firm, including the headline fact that 67% of users were happy to provide details of their PC (and other bits and pieces). So, this scheme that has been unfavorably compared to Microsoft’s collection of telemetry data in Windows 10, which has long been a point of controversy. However, it appears that the majority of folks are happy to give up their data to the company providing their Linux distribution, and don’t seem perturbed by this prospect.
  • Ubuntu reports 67% of users opt in to on-by-default PC specs slurp [Ed: 33% of Ubuntu users say to Canonical "don't spy on me" and Canonical then counts them, which means that Canonical collects data on them, too]
    However just 33 per cent of the undisclosed number of users Canonical’s analysed didn’t opt in to the slurpage. Which is where things get a little bit weird, because Canonical’s post reports an “Opt In rate”. Yet the data slurpage is selected by default: there’s an active opt out but a passive opt in.
  • The Average Ubuntu Install Takes 18 Minutes (And Other Stats)
    Did you know that the average Ubuntu install takes just 18 minutes? That’s one of several nuggets of information Canonical has collected (and now revealed) thanks to the new “Ubuntu Report” tool included in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This tool, when given permission to, collects non-identifiable system data about new Ubuntu installs and upgrades and ferries it back to Canonical for analysis.

Linux Foundation's TODO and New Chinese Ties

  • The Linux Foundation and TODO Group Release Chinese Versions of Open Source Guides for the Enterprise
    -The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has released Chinese translations of 10 Open Source Guides for the Enterprise, created to help executives, open source program managers, developers, attorneys and decision makers learn how to best leverage open source.
  • Tencent joins the Linux Foundation as a platinum member
    Chinese tech giant Tencent has announced it’s joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. Tencent is one of a few companies to offer the highest level of support to the Linux Foundation. Other tech companies in this stable include IBM, Microsoft, and Intel, as well as fellow Chinese titan Huawei. As part of the deal, Tencent will take a chair on the Foundation’s board of directors. It has also promised to offer “further support and resources” to the Foundation’s efforts. So far, this has taken the form of Tencent donating several pieces of its software.
  • Tencent becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member to increase its focus on open source
    Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation and Linux generally, it is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s deep learning program that launched earlier this year, and now as a platinum member (the highest tier) it will take a board of directors seat and work more closely with the organization. That works two ways, with Tencent pledging to offer “further support and resources” to foundation projects and communities, while the Chinese firm itself will also tap into the foundation’s expertise and experience.
  • Tencent Supports Open Source Community With Linux Foundation Platinum Membership
    LinuxCon China -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announces Tencent has become the latest Platinum member of the foundation. Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, offering some of China's most popular websites, apps and services including QQ, Qzone, Tencent Cloud and Weixin/WeChat.
  • TARS and TSeer Form Open Source Project Communities Under The Linux Foundation to Expand Adoption and Pace of Development
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing that TARS, a remote procedure call (RPC) framework, and TSeer, a high availability service discovery, registration and fault tolerance framework, have become Linux Foundation projects. Both projects were initially developed by leading Chinese technology company, Tencent, which open sourced the projects last year. This follows the announcement of Tencent becoming a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation, and reflects the foundation’s growing collaboration with the Chinese open source community.
  • Tencent Becomes Latest Platinum Member of Linux Foundation
    Chinese behemoth looking to cultivate open source ties The Linux Foundation has announced that Tencent has become the latest member to obtain platinum membership. The non-profit American tech company, which is funded by membership payments, uses the funding for sustainable open source projects. Within the foundation, there are three membership tiers, starting from silver to gold, all the way up to platinum where members have to pay $500,000 a year (approx. £377,643) for that category.
  • Tencent Joins The Linux Foundation, Open-Sources Projects
    China's Tencent holding conglomerate that backs a variety of Internet services/products is the latest platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

Events: DebCamp, openSUSE Conference, OSSummit Japan 2018

  • Yes! I am going to...
    Of course, DebCamp is not a vacation, so we expect people that take part of DebCamp to have at least a rough sketch of activities. There are many, many things I want to tackle, and experience shows there's only time for a fraction of what's planned.
  • Dates, Location set for openSUSE Conference 2019
    The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the location and dates for the 2019 openSUSE Conference. The openSUSE Conference 2019 will return to the Z-Bau in Nuremberg, Germany, and be Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 26. Planning for the 2019 conference will begin this summer and community members are encouraged to take part in the planning of the conference through the organizing team. The openSUSE Board proposed the idea of having organizing team for openSUSE Conferences last month at oSC18. An email about the organizing team was sent out to the openSUSE-Project mailing list.
  • OSSummit Japan 2018
    Some Debian developers (Jose from Microsoft and Michael from credativ) gave a talk during this event.

Games: Warhammer, Steam, OpenSAGE and Wine