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odds & ends

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News
  • Compiz Fusion Community News for December 27th, 2007

  • KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd December 2007
  • Novelty value of new XO laptop comes in loud and clear on eBay
  • 5 Things You'll Love About Firefox 3
  • Will change of CEO hit Red Hat?
  • Winning by not competing at all
  • OpenSUSE 10.3 - Excellent Live Performance
  • HowTo Install Gentoo on a Toshiba Satellite A100-847

The Year the GPL Went to War

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OSS

sdtimes.com: For developers, the open source world of 2007 was all about updates and interesting new projects. From a new version of Eclipse to a new scheduler in Linux, developers around the world contributed their free time to make their lives and the lives of others collectively easier. But in hindsight, the significance of 2007 may well be that the GPL finally grew some teeth.

Christmas gifts in Cooker

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MDV

Fabrice Facorat: Lately there were many things in Mandriva Cooker. So here just a quick summary : GNOME 2.21.4, PulseAudio everywhere, and New ATI/AMD driver 8.443.1 and Nvidia driver 169.07.

Linux Mint: A Newbie's Perspective

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Linux

animelinuxgamer.blogspot: I finally decided it was time to give Linux Mint a try. Overall, Mint is like they say: Minty fresh. Any beginning user could jump in with some help from Google and install Mint with no problems.

War rages on over Microsoft's OOXML plans

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Microsoft

zdnet.com.au: What is it about Microsoft's proposed OOXML standard that has boffins hurling death threats at each other? Brett Winterford investigates.

Linux CEO Brings Open Web Services for Online Dating to Social Networking

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Humor

pr-usa.net: Kevin Carmony, recently-resigned CEO for desktop Linux vendor Linspire, today unveiled his new venture, Dating DNA, LLC (www.datingdna.com). "Online dating continues to move dramatically away from traditional dating sites such as Match.com and eHarmony," said Carmony.

There's more to Linux than Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

thetechandcents.com: I've told a million times by now, that I am a Linux person. I like the operating system, the tools, the applications, the works. I like the process. I like the community. I like the people. And all these positive feelings are not distribution-specific, or "KDE vs. Gnome" or "Is Amarok the best media player?" kind - its genuine people-to-people kind of a thing, and the love for the technology.

10 Things I Hate About KDE4 RC2+

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KDE

linuxtechdaily.com: KDE4 has a lot of hype. It is a significant change, reportedly a big jump forward. There is a lot of new technology and names: Plasma, Oxygen, Phonon, Okular, Solid and more . Depending on what you read, and where you read it, it is either the second coming of the DE Christ, or the first coming of the DE Anti-christ.

AMD 2007 Year In Review

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Hardware

phoronix: At the end of our ATI Year in Review for 2006, we had stated, "next year will be a very interesting time for ATI/AMD Linux users." Looking back upon that statement, it has certainly turned out to be true, but perhaps an understatement for all of the AMD Linux work that has actually went on this year.

Red Hat exec: New CEO has open-source cred

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Linux

c|net: Michael Tiemann, a Red Hat executive with close to two decades of open-source business experience under his belt, has come to the defense of the company's new chief executive.

First look: Qt 4.4.0 with Phonon and WebKit

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Software

arstechnica: Trolltech has released the Qt 4.4.0 technical preview, a pre-release that allows software developers to begin experimenting with the new features that the company has implemented for the next version. Qt is an open source development toolkit that simplifies cross-platform application development.

The Flexibility of Open Source

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OSS

raiden's realm: One of the things that has been a strong point of Open Source Software (OSS) for years, even if it hasn't been held at the forefront of the battle, is the flexibility that OSS offers.

11 Predictions for Free Software in 2008

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OSS

earthweb.com: "You must be mad," Gary Trudeau says in a self-interview in one of his Doonesbury collections, when he raises the subject of political predictions. "I only do post-mortems."

Google OS Or Not?

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Linux

osweekly: How long did you think it would take for an Ubuntu-based machine to make it into Walmart, complete with Google applications scattered all over the place? Apparently it was sooner than we had expected.

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Setup iTunes-compatible Media server in Ubuntu

  • Installing Django with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on Notebooks : Temperature Monitoring and Power Managing
  • A visual GRUB configuration editor
  • How to Play Half-Life 2 on Ubuntu
  • Console Framebuffer in Ubuntu
  • mytop: a top clone for MySQL

today's leftovers

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News
  • 2007 Roundup: Open source comes of age

  • Gentoo SonyEricsson USB Cable DCU-11 driver
  • Umeebee + OLPC = Safe Place for Internet Kids
  • Will Patent Battles End Free Linux?
  • Richard Stallman - The Santa of Software
  • Nixcraft's Most Emailed Linux FAQ in 2007

ubuntu leftovers

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on my HP Laptop...

  • Ubuntu on the rise
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Installing Ruby and Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Prelude to Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 4320

Online games speedlink!

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Gaming

Penguin Pete: I guess I'll make a Christmas tradition out of posting links to online game sites that I've found enjoyable this year. Shuffle - Nice little board game where you hit opponent's balls off the board while trying to keep your own on the board. The computer plays against you, and it's surprisingly strategic.

Maxtor OneTouch4 with Ubuntu Linux

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Hardware

arun-prabha.com: I got the Maxtor OneTouch4 500 GB external hard drive during the Thanksgiving deal. Maxtor uses it's own software to access/backup files from/to the external drive.

Seasons Greetings: Twas The Night Before Christmas Computer Parodies

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Humor

watchingthenet.com: It's time to get away from your Computer and Internet problems (Ho Ho Ho, hopefully Santa fixed you Computer today!) and enjoy these great Computer parodies of 'The Night Before Christmas'.

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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