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From 4.1 to 4.2: KWin

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: A lot has happened in trunk since the release of KDE 4.1 in July. With 4.2 final just a little over one month away, now is the perfect time to look back and see if we have achieved our goals. I would like to try and start something here by writing an overview of what has happened in KWin over these past six months.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.1

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11.1 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

11 ways to create a successful Linux distro

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Linux

techradar.com: What can you do to stand out from the hundreds of other Linux distros that already exist? There are a number of angles you can explore for this – choose one, two or all of them if you want!

Boxee - You are NOT “Open”

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: I’ve been researching building a better media PC, and recently someone pointed out Boxee to me. Another vivid example of how so many companies are only paying lip-service to the term “Open”.

openSUSE 11.1 installed and running

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: I hadn't received my openSUSE 11.1 boxed set yet, in spite of pre-ordering it December 9th, and it looks like it won't ship until January 5th. No matter. The downloadable ISOs are available and I just grabbed the official release versions and re-installed.

Also: 5 Days on openSUSE 11.1 was an early X-Mas present

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 51

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SUSE

Issue #51 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 out, Lee Matheson: NEWBIES - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation, and Joe Brockmeier: Leaping lizards! Lots going on in the openSUSE community.

How to best utilize screen real estate in Gnome

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Software

tuxtraining.com: Gnome does a pretty bad job at utilizing screen real estate. Desktop environments in Linux use up far too much screen real estate for just about everything. This problem is not exclusive to Ubuntu..

A horrific start with openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

alternativenayk.wordpress: In the past 24-hours with the latest openSUSE 11.1, I’ve had a horrific experience. And while I’ve not given up on the distribution, I’m putting down my experiences here neither as a call for help nor as a rant to keep people away.

Top 10 Open Source Stories Of 2008

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OSS

informationweek.com: The year 2008 showed open source -- both in the form of Linux specifically and as a software development model generally -- coming into the mainstream like never before. Here are the top highlights of the past year in the open source arena.

Compiz Fusion Community News, December 20th, 2008: Animations and Elements

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: In this edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News: Elements-extendable complete, New animations from animationsplus, Work started on simple-animations, and more.

Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 2 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 2 was originally scheduled to be released yesterday, December 18th, but I guess the developers encountered some issues with it.

Gentoo: First sets of weekly stage3 tarballs and minimal CDs released

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: The time has come! Our release engineers have been refining their automated builds of the minimal CD and stage3 tarballs, and the first builds are uploaded to our mirrors.

No such thing as a free Linux distro

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: A few Linux distributions emphasize license freedom as a goal, but Tom “Spot” Callaway says that there’s no such thing as a free Linux distro.

5 Known Linux Anti-virus Software for Paranoid Users

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Software

junauza.com: Like other Unix-like computer operating systems, Linux is widely considered as secured and well-guarded against computer viruses. Though malicious programs that are specifically written for Linux are really small in number, there is still a possibility for them to cause some harm.

Open Source and Anarchism?

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OSS

loupgaroublond.blogspot: Open Source development is pretty close to Anarchism. Still, we rely on the courts and government to protect Open Source. What if we were to lose that support, what would the Open Source ecosystem look like then?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Vulnerability Assessment System

  • Install Adobe Air For Linux In Ubuntu Intrepid
  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 2: lossy video codecs
  • Matching RAID partitions on a new disks
  • GeForce and experiencing freezes with desktop effects
  • Create a Button to Restart USB in Ubuntu
  • Speed Up Your System and Save Your Hard Drive: Disable Tracker
  • Simple Desktop File Sharing with Giver
  • Firefox on film
  • Firefox 2.0.0.20 now available for download
  • NVIDIA Updates CUDA Toolkit and SDK
  • NVIDIA CUDA 2.1 Beta Released
  • Red Hat's new support product demonstrates subscription value
  • Working at Red Hat
  • Open source makes serious headway in the U.S. Department of Defense
  • What vendors really mean by 'open source'
  • Open source programming languages for kids
  • This Week in OpenNMS
  • Exaile media player
  • Linux Outlaws - Misbehaving Beautifully
  • ASI using Drupal
  • Linux Foundation goes from Novell to IBM CTO

First Look: MySQL 5.1 Open Source Database

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Software

rcpmag.com: MySQL 5.1 was released by Sun Microsystems in April, but I decided to test it out this month. I downloaded the Windows version of this open source database management app and gave it a spin.

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  • CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack
    CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it's somewhat surprising it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments.
  • Docker and Core OS plan to donate their container technologies to CNCF
    Containers have become a critical component of modern cloud, and Docker Inc. controls the heart of containers, the container runtime. There has been a growing demand that this critical piece of technology should be under control of a neutral, third party so that the community can invest in it freely.
  • How Blockchain Is Helping China Go Greener
    Blockchain has near-universal applicability as a distributed transaction platform for securely authenticating exchanges of data, goods, and services. IBM and the Beijing-based Energy-Blockchain Labs are even using it to help reduce carbon emissions in air-polluted China.
  • An efficient approach to continuous documentation
  • The peril in counting source lines on an OSS project
    There seems to be a phase that OSS projects go through where as they mature and gain traction. As they do it becomes increasingly important for vendors to point to their contributions to credibly say they are the ‘xyz’ company. Heptio is one such vendor operating in the OSS space, and this isn’t lost on us. :) It helps during a sales cycle to be able to say “we are the a big contributor to this project, look at the percentage of code and PRs we submitted”. While transparency is important as is recognizing the contributions that key vendors, focus on a single metric in isolation (and LoC in particular) creates a perverse incentive structure. Taken to its extreme it becomes detrimental to project health.
  • An Open Source Unicycle Motor
    And something to ponder. The company that sells this electric unicycle could choose to use a motor with open firmware or one with closed firmware. To many consumers, that difference might not be so significant. To this consumer, though, that’s a vital difference. To me, I fully own the product I bought when the firmware is open. I explain to others that they ought to choose that level of full ownership whenever they get a chance. And if they join a local makerspace, they will likely meet others with similar values. If you don’t yet have a makerspace in your community, inquire around to see if anyone is in the process of forming one. Then find ways to offer them support. That’s how we do things in the FOSS community.
  • The A/V guy’s take on PyCon Pune
    “This is crazy!”, that was my reaction at some point in PyCon Pune. This is one of my first conference where I participated in a lot of things starting from the website to audio/video and of course being the speaker. I saw a lot of aspects of how a conference works and where what can go wrong. I met some amazing people, people who impacted my life , people who I will never forget. I received so much of love and affection that I can never express in words. So before writing anything else I want to thank each and everyone of you , “Thank you!”.
  • Azure Service Fabric takes first tentative steps toward open source [Ed: Microsoft Peter is openwashing a patent trap with back doors]
  • Simulate the Internet with Flashback, a New WebDev Test Tool from LinkedIn
  • Mashape Raises $18M for API Gateway Tech
    Casado sees Mashape's Kong API gateway in particular as being a particularly well positioned technology. Kong is an open-source API gateway and microservice management technology.
  • PrismTech to Demonstrate Open Source FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Implementation at Air Force FACE Technical Interchange Meeting
    PrismTech’s TSS reference implementation is being made available under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 open source license terms.
  • How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

    The latest issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine features a special report on open-source robotics hardware and its impact in the field.