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In Defense of The GPL

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OSS

internetnews.com: The GPL is the most widely used open source license on Earth, yet it has never been tested in a U.S. courtroom. That's not to say that alleged GPL license violations aren't already hitting the country's judicial system.

Reiser Murder Trial: Divorce Was 'Hostile;' Couple Fought Over Violent Video Games

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Reiser

wired blogs: The divorce between Nina and Hans Reiser was acrimonious at best, and their disputes often surrounded whether their young son could play violent video games, the missing woman's family law attorney testified here Monday at the husband's murder trial.

Cheap Laptops Bad for Vista, Good for Linux

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Linux

eWeek: The good news for everyone is that you can get a good, solid laptop for under a grand these days. The bad news for Vista users is that many of those laptops, even though they're sold with Vista, have nothing like enough resources to run Vista decently.

The Penguin comes in from the cold

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Linux

australianit: About three years ago, Linux was perceived as Microsoft's Achille's heel, fast-forward and it's obvious Linux hasn't replaced every Windows desktop, but it has achieved some success in Australia.

openSUSE goes live

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SUSE

linux.com: openSUSE is one of the most popular free-software-only distributions, and it's jointly developed by Novell and members of the community. In the first week of November the openSUSE developers released installable live versions of the distro's latest 10.3 release, one each for KDE and GNOME desktop environments.

linux.conf.au: Tying up all those loose ends

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Linux

itwire.com: Every year, there are numerous technical conferences held in Australia where attendees have to make do without internet access. That doesn't happen when the topic is Linux and the meeting is Australia's national Linux conference .

The Gutsy Experience

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Ubuntu

blog.lxpages.com: This article is about Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) and let me tell you all my beloved readers. I’m impressed! Not only was I impressed with the painless installation and setup but I was also pleased with how much quicker the boot up process was!

Ten Firefox extensions to keep your browsing private and secure

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Most people lock their doors and windows, use a paper shredder to protect themselves from identity theft, and install antivirus software on their computers. Yet they routinely surf the Internet without giving a second thought to whether their browser is secure and their personal information safe.

Also: Acid2 Test - Firefox 3 Beta 1 vs Phoenix 0.1, Firebird 0.6 and Firefox 2

Is this the greatest laptop ever made?

thesun.co.uk: IT'S not often I get so excited about a gadget delivery that I keep my eyes peeled for the postman. But when I heard an ASUS EEE PC was on the way, I was desperate to get my hands on it and start tapping away.

A California city rebuilds network using all open source software

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OSS

networkworld.com: When the city of Madera, Calif., needed a new voice system, it turned to open source technology -- not just for the IP telephony but for an entire network-infrastructure overhaul and loads of other functions.

GNOME and Novell: The FUD Stops Here

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SUSE

perkypants.org: As a result of some confusion (and sadly, some very active, ugly and offensive muck-raking) in various sections of the community recently, I thought it might be interesting to do a review of GNOME’s relationship with Novell and some of the people involved in that relationship.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Howto: 3 Easy Install Steps of Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8

  • Manipulate process priority with nice
  • Livna Repository on Fedora 8
  • Linux: Resetting a user’s password
  • gOS on Walmart PC, try it out yourself
  • Skype 2 ( Beta ) On OpenSUSE
  • Using regular expressions in OpenOffice Calc filters
  • Installing the Ubuntu Studio Theme
  • Supercat Text Colorizer
  • Vim tip - showing line numbers

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 230

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Linux Mint 4.0

  • News: RoFreeSBIE and TrueBSD live DVDs, new openSUSE one-click packages, KDE 4 expectations, one year of sidux, Linux Mint "Fedora" edition
  • Released last week: sidux 2007-04, Pardus Linux 2007.3
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1
  • Site news: On DistroWatch release announcements
  • New distributions: Minibuntu, Ultumix
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 5

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 5 of our Linux Media Player Roundup! Today we'll be going over several more media players for you to consider.

The top 10 consumer open source projects

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Our Crave blog has compiled a list of the top 10 open source projects for consumers, and while their list covers 11 Web pages here’s the whole thing, Letterman-style.

Why KDE4 (might) suck!

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KDE

budlite.blogspot: I've been a kde user for very long time, since from before version 3.0. I have been anticipating kde 4.0, the next major release since 3.0 I suppose. But it seems that is just its problem! Its too much of a major release to be pushing out in such a hurry.

Watching (copy-right protected) DVD’s on Ubuntu Gutsy…

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HowTos

readthisaloud.wordpress: Were you shocked as well when you found out that your Ubuntu (in my case Kubuntu Gutsy 7.10) wouldn’t playback DVD’s that you’ve LEGALLY purchased in shops or through Amazon?

Canonical launches Ubuntu Linux developers service

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Ubuntu

computerworld: A new software development collaborative service for Ubuntu Linux is being launched today to give developers a consolidated arena to build code for Ubuntu on the desktop, server and for mobile applications.

Real answers to the question “Can you run your business on Linux and open source?”

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OSS

itwire.com: A friend said to me recently that “Firefox is for the home, Internet Explorer is for the office.” His comments reflect commonly found stigma and fears that free and open source software – and Linux too – are not suitable for a business environment. Let me set the record straight.

A Quick Look at the gOS Operating System

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Linux

justuber.com: Given the explosive arrival of Linux into the consumer desktop market, I thought it’d be interesting to check out the operating system at the heart of the best selling Walmart Linux PC. Let me introduce you to gOS.

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  • Quantifying Benefits of Network Virtualization in the Data Center
    Modern data centers have increased significantly in scale and complexity as compute and storage resources become highly virtualized. The rise of the DevOps style of application deployment means that data center resources must be agile and respond rapidly to changing workload requirements. Data center network technologies have been challenged to keep up with these rapidly evolving application requirements.
  • Apache Zeppelin Joins Several Other Projects Gaining Top-Level Status
    As we've been reporting, The Apache Software Foundation, which incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has been elevating a lot of interesting new tools to Top-Level Status recently. The foundation has also made clear that you can expect more on this front, as graduating projects to Top-Level Status helps them get both advanced stewardship and certainly far more contributions. Only a few days ago, the foundation announced that a project called TinkerPop has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). TinkerPop is a graph computing framework that provides developers the tools required to build modern graph applications in any application domain and at any scale. Now, it has announced that Apache Zeppelin has graduated as well. Zeppelin is a web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics.
  • 6 Open Source Operating Systems for the Internet of Things (IoT)
    Whether you are small to large enterprises, IoT is one of the useful technology that can help you to be connected on-the-go.
  • 6 open source architecture projects to check out
    The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas. The open source architecture movement aims to make architectural designs, drawings, 3D renderings, and documentation freely available for integration into other projects under open source licenses. It owes much of its growth to the growing popularity of the maker movement, DIY culture, 3D printing, and CNC machines, as well as support from architects like Alejandro Aravana.
  • Yorubaname.com has gone opensource, codebase now on GitHub
    Online dictionary for yoruba names, YorubaName, has now made its backlog accessible to the public. In a post on their blog, the guys at YorubaName announced that the website codebase is now on GitHub.
  • A New Version of Rust Hits the Streets
    Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language has been released. Rust is a new language with a small but enthusiastic community of developers.
  • Here's how you can make a career in OpenStack
    OpenStack is one of the biggest open source movements. It is a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). The software platform consists of interrelated components that control hardware pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data centre. According to the official website, hundreds of the world's largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and helping them move faster. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem globally.
  • Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again [Ed: Microsoft lied about .NET going Open Source; just forked it into Open Core version]
    Microsoft's open source fork of the .NET platform, called .NET Core, will be modified for better compatibility with existing applications, says Program Manager Immo Landwerth in a recent post.
  • EMC Ships Open Source Tool for Cloud and IoT Devices
  • Watch Benjamin Hindman Co-Creator of Apache Mesos Speak Live Tomorrow at MesosCon [Ed: Microsoft proxy in a sense]
  • MesosCon Preview: Q&A with Twitter’s Chris Pinkham
  • How to secure your open source code [Ed: more marketing nonsense of Black Duck]
  • Luxembourg launches open data portal
    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg officially launched its national open data portal data.public.lu on April 8th. This portal, supported by Digital Luxembourg, the government agency in charge of digital affairs in the country, was presented during the Game of Code hackathon.
  • Denmark to accelerate government digitisation
    Open standards The existing shared solutions are to be adopted by all authorities and public sector institutions where relevant, according to a presentation in English. “Shared solutions need to be stable, secure and user-friendly, they will also be easy to implement because the infrastructure is based on open standards.” The strategy, an agreement involving the government, regions and municipalities, was announced on 12 May. It includes 33 initiatives, which among other things deal with ease of use, reuse of data, IT architecture, growth, security and digital skills, DIGST says.