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Windows 7, round 1

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Microsoft

majewsky.wordpress: I decided to give Windows 7 a try. Because my university is enrolled in Micro$oft’s MSDNAA program, I could recieve a free copy and license of Windows 7.

Why people don't use free software

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: Whenever ideas run short, columnists and bloggers like to pontificate about why free and open source software isn't more successful. Inevitably, they trot out the same old explanations. My efforts to persuade people to use free software have suggested to me an explanation so simple that it is seldom mentioned --

More Than 3GB Of RAM In Ubuntu Karmic Koala 32bit, Without Server Kernel

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Ubuntu

Some time ago we talked about using more than 3 GB of RAM in Ubuntu 32bit which involved installing the server kernel. Well, this is no longer possible in Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10).

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Telepathy Q&A from the Boston GNOME Summit
  • Open source resource centre awards Kongsberg municipality
  • Open source phone firm regroups around Wikipedia gadget
  • Gentoo : Xorg X Server 3D hardware acceleration
  • Open Source marketing: Lead with Free or benefits?
  • Ubuntu to store copies of all users' address books
  • Linux tip: get useful information about your Laptop’s battery health and status
  • MySQL in Gentoo …
  • Boston GNOME Summit 2009
  • How Nokia Learned to Love Openness
  • Identi.ca: Microblogging meets Open Source
  • Speed Up Debian Linux KDE Desktop
  • Android or WebOS? Try before you buy! Part 2.
  • Installing Ubuntu without external media
  • More ZSH Prompt Love
  • launch2net – Mobile Internet Connection Manager for Ubuntu
  • Preferences, not mandates, for open source
  • findpkgs: Find packages for application

Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: In my most recent article “Five ways to ease the migration from Windows to Linux” I examined how you can help new users make the migration from Windows to Linux easier. But does the same hold true when trying to migrate from Mac OS X to Linux? Let’s find out.

Banshee 1.5.1 Released

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Software

digitizor.com: Banshee 1.5.1 is finally here! And it has brought with it some new features. Here is a brief rundown of some of the new features in Banshee 1..5.1.

Want That Early Chrome OS Build? You Got It.

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OS

techcrunch.com: The hits keep on coming from Jonathan Frederickson, the TechCrunch reader who turned our initial revelation of a “chromeos” folder on the Chromium build site into a full-on walk through. Today, he’s doing what Google won’t: Making the early Chrome OS build available for download.

How to Reduce Hard Drive Crashes

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Hardware

earthweb.com: Hard drive failures are a fact of life. Here are five things you can do to help ensure the drives in your organization keep running smoothly:

Its stock red hot, Red Hat’s insiders are ca$hing out shares

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Linux

localtechwire.com: Red Hat’s stock is red hot, and company insiders are cashing out.

Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux

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Linux

linux-blog.org: There was no announcement…no news posting…no clue dart thrown toward Foresight for this discontinuation. There was only a comment on a single bug in the rPath issue tracker just this past May…Formally discontinued…

Five ways the Linux desktop shoots itself in the foot

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: I don't just write about the Linux desktop, I use it every day. At my desk, I tend to use MEPIS and Mint. On the road, it's Ubuntu on my Dell netbook and openSUSE on my Lenovo ThinkPad. I do this because they work well and they're as safe as a desktop operating system can get. So why aren't more people using them?

Review: Argosy HV359T Multimedia HDD Player

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Hardware

raiden.net: Recently I've been in the market for a self contained video player with a hard drive in it. Hence the use of a multimedia player with a self contained hard drive. That's when I was referred to the Argosys HV269T media player. Now right away you're likely asking, "So what does this have to do with Linux?"

XFCE: A Bitch Session

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Software

thelinuxexperiment.com: After a full day of using XFCE as my new desktop environment, I have just a few complaints, handily summarized in the following ordered list:

Ubuntu's Design Team: Make It Look Good, Run Better

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Interviews
Ubuntu

informationweek.com/blog: On Tuesday afternoon I spoke with Ivanka Majic, leader of Canonical's design team for Ubuntu Desktop and Netbook Remix. She's spearheading the effort to make Ubuntu that much more appealing and useful -- to make it more of its "Linux for human beings" namesake.

freedom services

aseigo.blogspot: The idea of integrating online services, especially the sort that are (poorly, IMHO) referred to as "cloud computing", is met with resistance by some. Here are my thoughts as they currently stand on what those commitments should be for a service to be considered "Free as in Freedom":

Responding Sanely to Sexism in FOSS

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: I've been watching the latest kerfuffle about sexism in the FOSS community with a combination of concern and dismay. Concern, because it's an issue I care deeply about and dismay because both sides are so busy screaming at each other, no one is stopping to listen.

First Atom-powered Android netbook debuts

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Acer and Amazon announced pre-sales for the first Android-powered netbook running on an Intel Atom. Acer's Aspire One AOD250-1613 netbook offers a 10.1-inch display, gesture-enabled touchpad, and a dual-boot system in which Android handles 18-second boot-ups.

Fedora 12 Beta To Come Next Week

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Linux

There has not been a new development release of Fedora 12 since the Constantine Alpha release back in August. However, the second and last development release, Fedora 12 Beta, is set to be released next week. It has been delayed a few times already, but Fedora 12 Beta packs all of the features that are to be found in Fedora 12 with the final development freeze already in effect. Here is an early look at where the Fedora 12 Beta is at in regards to its artwork and feature set.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.