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Story Volunteers add mobile to Norway’s FixMyStreet Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2015 - 10:13am
Story Firefox OS to fuel Panasonic TVs, Chromecast-like devices Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2015 - 10:10am
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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2015 - 2:15am
Story Thinking about working on KDE 5 again (frameworks, plasma, applications) Roy Schestowitz 08/01/2015 - 2:00am
Story Raspberry Pi B+ gets it’s Grove on Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 11:53pm

The Failure of Commercial Open Source Software

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OSS
  • The Failure of Commercial Open Source Software

  • Could open source have built Silicon Valley?
  • Is This The Right Room For An Argument About Open Source?
  • Open Source Future
  • S'pore developers create open source buzz
  • Intuit launches open source community
  • Open source API dreams of The Meta Cloud
  • Standing out in the crowd: my OSCON keynote

Go Back to School With Linux: Part One

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: This week, I'm going to take a look at three of the most popular open source software bundles created just for student and classroom use. First up, Ubuntu Education Edition, better known as Edubuntu.

Upgrading from Windows XP to a Linux desktop

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Linux

sutor.com: If you are going to wipe your hard drive, but before you pay a dime for Windows 7, try a Linux desktop distribution. If you don’t like it, what’s the worst that’s going to happen?

What's "Linux on the Desktop" Mean, When We Don't Know What a Desktop Is, Anymore?

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Linux

itworld.com: It's typical, sensible, and useful for a conference wrap-up keynote address to look at the big picture, with session descriptions like, "Where Linux has been and where it's headed." At last week's Open Source Convention, the role of identifying the major Linux trends and challenges was given to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.

Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look

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Moz/FF
  • Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look

  • Chromfox Extreme 3 Makes Firefox Look Like Google Chrome
  • Mozilla: Well positioned against Google, Microsoft, and Apple
  • First Look at Firefox 4.0 Design Mockups
  • Better Mouse Scrolling In Firefox With SmoothWheel

Microsoft's EC proposals now include ODF and interoperability

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Microsoft

h-online.com: Microsoft's original proposal to the European Commission, that it drop the web browser entirely from Windows 7, has been superseded with a new proposal that users be offered a "ballot box" of browser options.

Also: Sneak Peek: Microsoft’s Retail Stores

Hannah Montana Linux

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Sometimes I run into a distro that is so odd…so strange…so disgusting…that I don’t even know where to begin in reviewing it. Hannah Montana Linux is one such distribution.

5 Newest Updates for Open Source Community

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Software

blog.taragana.com: There have been several grand events surrounding the open source community this year. We decided to discuss on 5 newest updates for open source community.

Reviewed: Fedora 11

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Leonidas, is the 11th release of the Fedora operating system. Along the way there have been a few duds. Fedora 10 was a rock-steady release that introduced a slew of new features, and Leonidas is promising more of the same.

Hands-on with an alpha of the Jolicloud netbook distro

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Jolicloud is a Linux-based netbook OS that is built on top of Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix. It uses Mozilla's Prism environment to make Web applications accessible outside of the browser.

Yes Linus, Microsoft hating is a disease. And it's a pandemic

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Microsoft

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The submission by Microsoft of twenty thousand lines of code to the Kernel has, predictably, caused many an eyebrow to arch. The phrase “beware Greeks bearing gifts” comes swiftly to mind.

15 Apps I Install On My Newly Installed Ubuntu

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: I decided to reinstall Ubuntu after using Kubuntu for some time. Here are some apps which I installed, I hope you will find it useful:

50 Open Source Apps Transforming Education

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Software

earthweb.com: More teachers and institutions are now participating with organizations like SchoolForge, the Open Source Education Foundation, and Open Source Schools. These educators are beginning to see that the open source philosophy has the power to transform education in several key ways.

Why should Linux aim for the desktop?

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Linux

toolbox.com: Linux is a great operating system in the back room. It is used in mobile(cell) phones, networking equipment, printers and many other embedded devices. It doesn't matter what operating system you use, as soon as you surf the internet you will be using Linux.

6 Things I Miss About Windows Vista in Linux

opendaily.wordpress: As I go through the daily grind on my trusty Thinkpad, I once in a while notice quirks in Linux Mint / Ubuntu that makes me miss certain small but important conveniences from Windows Vista. I’ve been taking notes, and here’s my list.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 313

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: A distro odyssey - looking for the best fit, part 1

  • News: Gentoo celebrates tenth birthday, Omega offers latest Fedora with extras, Linux Mint switches to Launchpad and Github, FreeBSD outlines internal engineering process
  • Released last week: antiX MEPIS 8.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "CoreCD"
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Ice-Z Linux, pcubuntoo, Photo Artists Workshop Live CD, sEEcher OS, Xin Yang Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Music Player Review '09 edition - Wave 1.5

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Software

gquigs.blogspot.com: Wave 1.5 just asks two questions. Playing all the songs on shuffle. Generating a playlist is fine as long as I can select multiple (read all) folders. Who is out?

Launchpad Open-Sourced. Now What?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: With a number of its other products remaining proprietary, what are Canonical’s real intentions towards living by the free-software ideology that drives projects like Ubuntu?

Finding Linux Bugs Before they Become Exploits

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Linux

internetnews.com: It's not everyday that there is a public security exploit published for the Linux kernel, yet that is what happened in early July.

Even a 2 Year Old Can Use Linux

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Linux

reallylinux.com: I appreciated the stories and articles that showed Linux as easy to use and beneficial, although sometimes with a reserved cynicism. But when I left for a few minutes yesterday to go use the toilet and returned to find my own 2 year old daughter playing it up on a Centos test machine -- I woke up.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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