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Where do you find Linux?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Looking through my home for Linux systems I just realized that it is everywhere. First of all, I find it on my computers - from servers to laptop. That is the obvious place though. I wonder, where else can I find Linux running?

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-07-28
  • Alien Arena 2010(v7.45) released!
  • No video for you in Fedora 14
  • Fedora Events in LATAM a Big Draw for Participants
  • Ristretto lightweight picture-viewer for Xfce
  • 10 years on: free software wins, but you have nowhere to install it
  • Kmart Android tablets and the GPL
  • Ubuntu Linux could do well betting less on Dell
  • Gnash Funding Plea
  • Blam, a simple feed reader for GNOME
  • Full GNOME Census report released Free
  • Firefox 4 beta 2 arrives as open source browser use grows
  • Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The S*cial Web
  • Nicholas Negroponte Welcomes India's $35 Tablet for Education
  • New GNOME Shell Mockup Looks Good – But Is It Better?
  • Plasma in KDE's Wikis

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Recover an application that was removed due to update Ubuntu/Debian
  • Mount usb device in Linux command line
  • Log Effectively Using Custom Perl Logger Module
  • How To Extract data from .deb file in Linux
  • View bash shell history and Change bash history file size in Ubuntu
  • Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions
  • Fix Compiz Slowness For Proprietary ATI Drivers In Ubuntu
  • A requested Linux theming tutorial
  • Battery may be broken
  • Writing your own traceroute in 8 easy steps
  • Change Login window theme in Ubuntu 9.10/10.04 and higher

10 reasons why your kids should be using Linux

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Linux

techrepublic.com: In this article, I will give you 10 good reasons why you should do just this. In the end, you can decide for yourself whether they’re reason enough to migrate those young users away from other operating systems.

What’s new in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu

khattam.info: Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been scheduled to be released 10 October 2010 (10/10/10) and most of the changes have been already implemented as it is heading for the 3rd Alpha release in August 5th.

KDE 4.5 Screenshot Tour

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KDE

abhitux.com: KDE 4.5 is coming out in August but I simply couldn’t wait to try it out a few days before the release. Hence, I got my hands on the Release Candidate v2.

Friday Five: Red Hat’s Max McLaren

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Linux
Interviews

delimiter.com.au: Max McLaren has for the past five years been pushing the cause of open source software in Australia in his role as general manager of Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand

Sabayon 5.3 LXDE Screenshots

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: I recently tried the new Sabayon 5.3 LXDE release and found it to be lightweight yet still hold up Sabayon’s feature packed, out-of-the-box way of doing things.

Linux-based Hard Drive Data Recovery Tools

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Linux
Software

junauza.com: Linux-based Hard Drive Data Recovery Tools: If your hard drive is unbootable due to corrupt partition tables, computer viruses, system errors, and other non-mechanical issues, you may consider using a hard drive data recovery tool to save your precious files or data from being permanently wiped out.

SystemRescueCD

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Linux

linuxsysconfig.com: Yet another recovery OS has been updated this month. SystemRescueCD 1.5.8 is a minor update (the 2nd release in 3 weeks) to provide new standard kernels (2.6.32.16), alternative kernels (2.6.34.1) and a new version of the gparted package.

Basket – A Multi-Purpose Note Pad For KDE

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Basket Note Pads is a multipurpose note-taking application for KDE. Business people can use it to keep track of important tasks and notes.

Remember the year of the Linux desktop?

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: It´s a long standing joke, but I think two or three years ago people stopped claiming next year will be the year of the Linux desktop. Not sure why that is.

Mandriva One 2010 Spring KDE

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MDV

muktware.com/blog: When I optimistically downloaded the 690MB ISO file from Mandriva’s website, I had high hopes that this version would improve the steadily degrading once immensely popular GNU/Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 10.04: A Second Look

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04: A Second Look
  • Linux Mint 9 KDE Review and Screenshots

Warning: Five Things to Know Before Switching to Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

pcworld.com: A happy customer might tell someone. An unhappy customer tells everyone. Converting to Linux before taking a dose of reality might make you a very unhappy customer. Linux isn't for everyone-yet.

Linux is dough, windows is glass.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: The thing with operating systems, any operating system, is that they have logic errors. In other words they have bugs. The most important thing is how does the operating system handle this crash.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 5) - Drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: Expanded support for USB 3.0, a new subsystem for the use of infra-red remote controls, and an EDAC driver for Nehalem processors are just a few of the many new or improved drivers.

New GNOME Shell Mockups

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Software
  • New GNOME Shell Mockups Look Like Unity, Nautilus Elementary
  • GNOME Shell Mockup - Pretty Beast

Spotlight on Linux: SimplyMEPIS 8.5.x

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linuxjournal.com: SimplyMEPIS is a simply wonderful distribution. It was the first to offer a complete out of the box experience all tied up in a pretty package. It would be fair to say that it was probably the inspiration for many of the easy-to-use distributions available today.

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Canonical/Ubuntu Watching You

  • Two-thirds of Ubuntu users are happy to give up data on their PC
    As announced back at the start of the year, Canonical made the decision that Ubuntu would collect data on its user base – and now the initial results of those statistics have been published by the firm, including the headline fact that 67% of users were happy to provide details of their PC (and other bits and pieces). So, this scheme that has been unfavorably compared to Microsoft’s collection of telemetry data in Windows 10, which has long been a point of controversy. However, it appears that the majority of folks are happy to give up their data to the company providing their Linux distribution, and don’t seem perturbed by this prospect.
  • Ubuntu reports 67% of users opt in to on-by-default PC specs slurp [Ed: 33% of Ubuntu users say to Canonical "don't spy on me" and Canonical then counts them, which means that Canonical collects data on them, too]
    However just 33 per cent of the undisclosed number of users Canonical’s analysed didn’t opt in to the slurpage. Which is where things get a little bit weird, because Canonical’s post reports an “Opt In rate”. Yet the data slurpage is selected by default: there’s an active opt out but a passive opt in.
  • The Average Ubuntu Install Takes 18 Minutes (And Other Stats)
    Did you know that the average Ubuntu install takes just 18 minutes? That’s one of several nuggets of information Canonical has collected (and now revealed) thanks to the new “Ubuntu Report” tool included in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This tool, when given permission to, collects non-identifiable system data about new Ubuntu installs and upgrades and ferries it back to Canonical for analysis.

Linux Foundation's TODO and New Chinese Ties

  • The Linux Foundation and TODO Group Release Chinese Versions of Open Source Guides for the Enterprise
    -The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has released Chinese translations of 10 Open Source Guides for the Enterprise, created to help executives, open source program managers, developers, attorneys and decision makers learn how to best leverage open source.
  • Tencent joins the Linux Foundation as a platinum member
    Chinese tech giant Tencent has announced it’s joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. Tencent is one of a few companies to offer the highest level of support to the Linux Foundation. Other tech companies in this stable include IBM, Microsoft, and Intel, as well as fellow Chinese titan Huawei. As part of the deal, Tencent will take a chair on the Foundation’s board of directors. It has also promised to offer “further support and resources” to the Foundation’s efforts. So far, this has taken the form of Tencent donating several pieces of its software.
  • Tencent becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member to increase its focus on open source
    Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation and Linux generally, it is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s deep learning program that launched earlier this year, and now as a platinum member (the highest tier) it will take a board of directors seat and work more closely with the organization. That works two ways, with Tencent pledging to offer “further support and resources” to foundation projects and communities, while the Chinese firm itself will also tap into the foundation’s expertise and experience.
  • Tencent Supports Open Source Community With Linux Foundation Platinum Membership
    LinuxCon China -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announces Tencent has become the latest Platinum member of the foundation. Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, offering some of China's most popular websites, apps and services including QQ, Qzone, Tencent Cloud and Weixin/WeChat.
  • TARS and TSeer Form Open Source Project Communities Under The Linux Foundation to Expand Adoption and Pace of Development
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing that TARS, a remote procedure call (RPC) framework, and TSeer, a high availability service discovery, registration and fault tolerance framework, have become Linux Foundation projects. Both projects were initially developed by leading Chinese technology company, Tencent, which open sourced the projects last year. This follows the announcement of Tencent becoming a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation, and reflects the foundation’s growing collaboration with the Chinese open source community.
  • Tencent Becomes Latest Platinum Member of Linux Foundation
    Chinese behemoth looking to cultivate open source ties The Linux Foundation has announced that Tencent has become the latest member to obtain platinum membership. The non-profit American tech company, which is funded by membership payments, uses the funding for sustainable open source projects. Within the foundation, there are three membership tiers, starting from silver to gold, all the way up to platinum where members have to pay $500,000 a year (approx. £377,643) for that category.
  • Tencent Joins The Linux Foundation, Open-Sources Projects
    China's Tencent holding conglomerate that backs a variety of Internet services/products is the latest platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

Events: DebCamp, openSUSE Conference, OSSummit Japan 2018

  • Yes! I am going to...
    Of course, DebCamp is not a vacation, so we expect people that take part of DebCamp to have at least a rough sketch of activities. There are many, many things I want to tackle, and experience shows there's only time for a fraction of what's planned.
  • Dates, Location set for openSUSE Conference 2019
    The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the location and dates for the 2019 openSUSE Conference. The openSUSE Conference 2019 will return to the Z-Bau in Nuremberg, Germany, and be Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 26. Planning for the 2019 conference will begin this summer and community members are encouraged to take part in the planning of the conference through the organizing team. The openSUSE Board proposed the idea of having organizing team for openSUSE Conferences last month at oSC18. An email about the organizing team was sent out to the openSUSE-Project mailing list.
  • OSSummit Japan 2018
    Some Debian developers (Jose from Microsoft and Michael from credativ) gave a talk during this event.

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