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IT Lure Search Distro Hoppin`: Pinguy OS

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Linux

itlure.com: Yes, yes, ANOTHER Ubuntu based distribution... This OS is based on the latest release of Ubuntu - 10.04 - and comes with both 32- and 64-bit editions.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 365

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Linux Fund)
  • News: Improvements to DTrace in FreeBSD, guides to networking and changes in the openSUSE project
  • Questions and answers: A comparison of BSD and Linux
  • Released last week: Clonezilla, Linux Mint, GhostBSD
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3
  • Reader comments

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

What's new in Linux 2.6.35

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h-online.com: Measures to support the power saving mechanisms of AMD graphics chips, network code optimisations for multi-core processors, features for de-fragmenting the working memory and an improved support of the power management and turbo features offered by modern processors are KL 2635 Logo among the highlights of the new kernel version.

Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux Desktop

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phoronix.com: For those not familiar with Calculate Linux Desktop (Calculate is ranked as the 81st most popular Linux distribution according to DistroWatch), it along with Calculate Directory Server and Calculate Linux Scratch make up the Calculate Linux family. Calculate Linux is described by its developers as "an optimized distribution designed for rapid deployment in a corporate environment.

Quick Impressions of openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

techgage.com: About two weeks ago, the openSUSE Project released version 11.3 of its popular Linux distribution, and after putting it off for quite a while, I decided to give the latest version a download and see what SUSE has been up to.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Air Forte Released
  • Linux in the Movies
  • AppArmor Is Going Into The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel
  • Linux Again
  • New Beautiful Screenshots Coming to KDE
  • The Adventures of Rick Rocket v1.1
  • Linux light - SalixOS 13.1 "LXDE" Edition
  • DeKoenigsberg Backpedals
  • Elegant Gnome (Theme) Pack
  • Indonesia Defense Ministry wins open-source award
  • Linux Outlaws 160 - Outlaws Ride Twingos

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • “Indicator Applet Complete” has quit unexpectedly
  • Clone your Linux disk with ddrescue
  • How to enable the btrfs Anaconda option on Fedora 13
  • Hair-Saving Tip: MySQL import/export permissions
  • Some things to do after an openSUSE installation
  • How To Change The Mouse Cursor Theme In Ubuntu With Compiz
  • Encrypt files with GnuPG
  • Disable screensaver and make Display never sleep in Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to make a Globe/Planet photo manipulation in GIMP
  • Shell trick: CRLF to LF
  • screen-message prompt for Awesome

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 2 Why Not openSUSE 11.3?

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g33q.co.za: I have spent more than a week with openSUSE 11.3 KDE4. Right now I am downloading Linux Mint 9 KDE. I have not decided on my perfect KDE4 distro, but openSUSE 11.3 is a really strong contender.

Why I prefer the Linux desktop for software development

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vbsteven.be: I’ve been a full time Linux user for the past 6 years. In this post I’ll try to explain why I prefer the Linux desktop for doing all my software development work.

Ubuntu is ‘Free’, ‘Better’ & ‘Worth a Try’

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brajeshwar.com: It’s time for a change. Your computer can be better – it can be fun, fast and easier to use.

Overview: Common Linux desktops

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KDE
Software

linuxgazette.net: Something most new Linux users often struggle to understand is the concept of desktop environments. What a desktop environment actually is, I feel, gets further clouded when users start exploring different "spins" of a distro (short for distribution).

Why the Desktop Gets No Respect, and Should

pcmag.com: Because of this new idea of an app phone and the app-oriented iPad, we have lost sight of the power of the desktop.

GNOME a full-featured OS?

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OS
Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Last weeks GUADEC was less like a developers conference and more like a presidential campaign rally! The enthusiasm, positivity and general feedback that it has garnered is incredible but amongst the many interesting things propositioned at GUADEC came the idea of a GNOME as an OS.

My life with Debian

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alkandratsenka.blogspot: I'm a long time Debian user. And I'm a happy Debian user. My current Debian installation is very (and I mean very, very) old. I don't remember exactly how old it is, but it's more than 6 years old. And it's probably as much as 9 years old.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 13 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Shuttleworth Apologizes for Sexist Comments at LinuxCon

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Mark Shuttleworth has apologised “unreservedly to all offended” for his “poor choice of language” during LinuxCon 2009 during which a comment made by the Ubuntu founder was deemed to be sexist by many members of the Linux community.

Just started...

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SUSE

nowwhatthe.blogspot (Jos Poortvliet): As of now I'm an employee of Novell. That means a couple of things. First of all: awesomeness, working with all of you!

A Linux for everyone (and everything)!

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techrepublic.com: What if a distribution of Linux was developed that included everything people needed to run standard Linux applications as well as everything they would need to run Windows applications…even games!

Shuttleworth and Bacon should forget the spin and deal with the facts

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Canonical is also top class when it comes to spin. Any criticism levelled at the company is met by a much bigger reaction from its owner Mark Shuttleworth who not many dare to contradict.

Let's Talk about Piracy III - Open Source Software

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Linux

techtree.com: Continuing with our series on anti-piracy and how to overcome it, we'll today look at the core of piracy in PCs -- the Operating System.

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Games: Riot Games, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Dead Cells

  • Riot Games' anti-cheat software for League also targets Linux users
    This week Riot Games implemented a new anti-cheat software for the game that is meant to limit the number of players who use third-party programs while playing. Most of these programs help users cheat in-game, such as by inputting movement commands for a player to allow them to dodge enemy skillshots. Unfortunately for players who run Linux as their operating system, the new anti-cheat also targets it as a third-party program, preventing them from playing League. Many players took to Reddit and other forums to protest the change, even creating a petition for Riot to add Linux compatibility.
  • Riot Games New Anti-Cheat Could Wipe Out League of Legends Linux Player Base
    ​Riot Games has been working on a new anti-cheat system for League of Legends. There are reports that this update would make the game unplayable for Linux users, because it would make the game incompatible with virtual environments, something Linux users have to employ to play the game.
  • A small but nice update on Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and Linux support
    We've been waiting quite a while for any real news on the Linux port of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation [Official Site]. While we still don't know when, we do know it's still happening.
  • Dead Cells, a 'RogueVania' now has a Beta available for Linux
    Dead Cells mixes in elements of a Rogue-lite with a MetroidVania to create an interesting mix and it's now available on Linux with a Beta. I did notice in the comments of the previous article, that people were debating the choice of article title. I said it was a "rogue-lite metroidvania action-platformer", which was obviously a bit wrong. They've actually coined their own term for it, calling it a "RogueVania".

"Microsoft may find the developers it just paid so much to reach slipping from its grasp."

  • Mixed Reaction
  • After Github purchase, Microsoft remains a relatively untrusted open source player to some
  • What is GitHub?
    GitHub is now the de facto home of open-source software. But Microsoft’s acquisition reignited a debate over the platform’s centrality. Microsoft assures users the service is safe under its stewardship, but many are wary. When Mr Ballmer spoke of developers, he had a specific sort in mind: those using Microsoft’s tools to build projects for Microsoft products. He once called open-source Linux a “cancer”, which would spread uncontrollably. In a sense, his words proved prophetic: today, open-source software is everywhere, from websites to financial markets to self-driving cars. Under Mr Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft has embraced open-source development. In buying GitHub it hopes to gain the trust of developers it once spurned. But some wonder if the change is complete, or if Microsoft will use its newly bought dominance of open-source hosting to push its own products. Alternatives to GitHub—some themselves open-source—wait in the wings. If it is not careful, Microsoft may find the developers it just paid so much to reach slipping from its grasp.

Making Free Software Suffer Using New Laws

  • Free software is at risk in the EU -- take action now
    Members of the European Parliament want to turn upload platforms like GitLab into "censorship machines" that require user-uploaded materials to be monitored and automatically filtered, a process which would prevent modified and reused code from being uploaded. This provision is covered under Article 13 of the Copyright Directive. If Article 13, embedded within the proposal, becomes official policy, it will be impossible for developers to build off of one another's code -- which is not only a blow to the collaborative development of free software, but a push against the basic freedoms of free software. Software isn't free unless it can be modified and shared. Article 13 will affect all users of free software -- as development of free software suffers, the quality and availability of updates, new features, and new programs will also suffer.
  • Open Source Industry Australia Says Zombie TPP Could Destroy Free Software Licensing
    Without the ability to enforce compliance through the use of injunctions, open source licenses would once again be pointless. Although the OSIA is concerned about free software in Australia, the same logic would apply to any TPP-11 country. It would also impact other nations that joined the Pacific pact later, as the UK is considering (the UK government seems not to have heard of the gravity theory for trade). It would presumably apply to the US if it did indeed rejoin the pact, as has been mooted. In other words, the impact of this section on open source globally could be significant. It's worth remembering why this particular article is present in TPP. It grew out of concerns that nations like China and Russia were demanding access to source code as a pre-requisite of allowing Western software companies to operate in their countries. Article 14.17 was designed as a bulwark against such demands. It's unlikely that it was intended to destroy open source licensing too, although some spotted early on that this was a risk. And doubtless a few big software companies will be only too happy to see free software undermined in this way. Unfortunately, it's probably too much to hope that the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade will care about or even understand this subtle software licensing issue. The fate of free software in Australia will therefore depend on whether TPP-11 comes into force, and if so, what judges think Article 14.17 means.

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