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gOS Rocket Improves Cheap PC OS, Adds Webcam Support

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Linux

pcmag.com: The Ubuntu Linux-based OS that came with those sub-$200 Everex gPCs sold at Wal-Mart also now gets gBooth webcam software, online storage from Box.net, and some Facebook integration, so Google isn't the only one joining the "g" party.

Testing Mandriva 2008.1 Cooker Gnome

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MDV

Frederik's Blog: This week-end, I installed Mandriva Cooker in a Virtualbox virtual machine. I did a default GNOME installation from my local Cooker mirror. Here's a quick summary of the problems I found:

I’m tired of hearing about how you switched to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

randomviking.wordpress: I have one thing to say to all of you who do this: Stop bragging to Linux users about how great Ubuntu is! Ubuntu is not all that great!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo Beautifulize the Boot Screen with Grub-GFXBoot

  • sysvconfig - utility for configuring init script links
  • How to install Postal 2 Fudge pack on Debian/Ubuntu
  • Listen Internet Shoutcast and Icecast Radio With BMPx Media Player
  • How to connect to Reliance Internet in Linux using RIM LG / Nokia / Samsung CDMA mobile phone and USB data card/stick ?
  • PyTube: Download and Convert YouTube Videos to Various Formats

Shuttle to release sub-$200 Linux box

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Linux

theinquirer: ONE OF THE potentially biggest announcements at CES will probably go unnoticed by most, a Linux box from Shuttle. Get ready for a low priced machine from a big name, a first that I am aware of.

Also: CES 2008: Day 0 Preview

KDE 4 preview on Ubuntu

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KDE
HowTos

tectonic: If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of KDE 4.0 on January 11 and you’re running Ubuntu then get a taste of the next big thing by installing KDE 4.0 release candidate 2 in three easy steps.

PulseAudio Volume Manager

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Software

FOSSwire: With PulseAudio already in Fedora and soon to be in Ubuntu 8.04, it is sure to get even more popularity. But what is so special about it? One big feature is the volume manager.

Linux Software Installation : Clear your Myths

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Linux

manishtech.wordpress: The first problem which people face while switching over to Linux is the “unavailability of softwares” as they claim. They just try to run their windows installer/setup file and end up with frustration saying “Linux is so incompatible!” Is it really so?

E-Lead's Noahpad gets official, enters ring with Eee PC

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Hardware

pocketables.net: E-Lead Electronics has finally gotten around to making an official announcement about it, and it will unsurprisingly be debuting at CES. This 7-inch UMPC will indeed utilize the firm's own human machine interface (HMI).

Drupal Student Project Kicked Off

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Drupal

reitmayr.net: In the scope of OpenUsability’s Season of Usability programme, another student project has just been kicked off: Bevan Rudge, a student of computer science at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, is going to support the content management platform Drupal usability-wise.

First Look: OLPC's XO Laptop

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OLPC

pcworld.com: To say the $188 XO laptop produced by the One Laptop Per Child organization is not your typical laptop is an understatement. For one, the XO is a tech triumph for its low price and rugged design, and will amaze any child in a developing nation (the laptop's intended recipient) lucky enough to get one. On the other hand, anyone familiar with a Windows-based notebook and who expects a similar experience with the XO will be sorely disappointed.

Is OLPC team crossing the lines?

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OLPC

thetechandcents.com: If OLPC team cannot demand that Intel would stop all their "competing with OLPC" programs, then by doing so they are crossing the line. I'm beginning to see sorts of weird "we're the volunteering for the poor, how can you compete with us? shame on you!!!" attitude.

Computer security, all in a USB flash drive

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Linux

sfgate.com: What looks like a USB flash drive is an actual linux computer that filters all incoming traffic and performs 12 different kinds of tasks including attacking viruses, spyware, phishing, spam and other threats.

Sun deploys Linux high performance cluster at Kuwait Oil Company

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Linux

arabianbusiness.com: Kuwait Oil Company has deployed a Linux-based High Performance Cluster from Sun Microsystems to run its reservoir simulation software, increase its processing power, and enable the company to take critical business decisions faster than ever before.

McAfee throws some FUD at the GPL

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OSS

theinquirer.net: In the chill morning dark, quiet except for the sounds of wind and rain outside, it seemed only fitting to happen upon the news of yet more FUD manure thrown at open source software by a vassal of the Volish empire, against its own interests.

leftovers & stuff

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News
  • pwsafe: A cross-platform tool for password management

  • WoW Trial Day 2:
  • The Haven for Linux
  • Who will be the next Open Source Public Enemy #1?
  • Interoperability Still Stumbling Block for Open Source in 2008
  • "Eee" Could Have Meant "Excellent"
  • Use unofficial guides at your own risk!
  • Ubuntu & My New laptop

Firefox Speedup Tweaks

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Moz/FF

Dr Small's blog: I won’t take any of the credit for any of this, since I didn’t discover or make these tweaks, but I will share them with you. First, we’re going to make Firefox faster. So be prepared for faster page loadings when you are done.

KWireless: KDE Wireless Manager for Debian/Ubuntu

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Software

linuxlove.org: Wireless in Linux has finally reached a point where it’s easy to setup and use. KWireless has been specially designed to work with KDE under Debian based systems.

Firefox 3 Beta 2 First Impressions

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Moz/FF

trustedreviews: While the popularity of Firefox is due to a number of elements, including its vast array of add-ons that enable you to perform almost whatever task you can imagine, and its open source development, the predominant reason it grabbed so many people's attention was its tabbed browsing.

What to Expect from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

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Ubuntu

ubuntugeek.com: Hardy is on the way to be a better more reliable system than Windows. Here are propositions that I think would be able to make the average windows user more familiar with Ubuntu and have a better experience.

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Leftovers: OSS

OSS in the Back End

  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more