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Story Penn Manor goes 'all in' with open source Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:01pm
Story OpenDaylight Helium Bootstraps SDN Security Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:56pm
Story OverlayFS Proposed For The Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:39pm
Story Open-spec control oriented SBC builds on RPi COM Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:30pm
Story DDOS Attack Brings Tux Machines Down Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:26pm
Story NVIDIA Suggests Explicit Synchronization For Nouveau Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:20pm
Story What The End-days Of Wintel Looks Like Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:34pm
Story Ubuntu GNOME Devs Encouraged by Ubuntu Team to Add Latest GNOME in Future Versions Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:24pm
Story Spanish anti tax fraud unit renews Linux contract Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:19pm
Story Building a Linux lab and its great potential in education Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:14pm

Canonical Opens Codec Sales and Potential Can of Worms

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: It feels the most positive word that can be applied to this announcement is "bittersweet." There are many more colorfully negative words that are applicable, as well.

Ubuntu's BulletProofX Takes Simpler Step Forward

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Introduced in Ubuntu 7.10 was a feature known as BulletProofX, which provides a fail-safe mode that is by default used when the X server fails to properly initialize. In this original implementation, it would default back to using the VESA display driver. This Canonical implementation also had frustrated other users.

Life without walls.

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Microsoft

it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: Life without walls is the title of microsoft's new advertising campaign. It is yet another example of microsoft taking someone else's idea and trying to claim it as their own. This has put me in rant mode because for a long time there has been a quote floating around in the Linux camp.

Canonical Store: Worthless

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: Sh*t like this just makes me so mad. The Canonical Store won’t let me place an order, and just ignores any attempts I make to contact them.

Linux.conf.au lineup ready to go

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: The organising committee for Linux.conf.au (LCA) have finalised the program for the conference to be held at the University of Tasmania's Sandy Bay campus from January 19-24.

Some things that bother me on open source/free software

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OSS

lizards.opensuse.org: First I have to say i’m happy with openSUSE 11.0. Everything start on sunny day i’m happy installing openSUSE 11.0 from x84_86 DVD. Everything goes fine and smooth. Then I set up LTSP5.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Symbian: Linux unfit for mobile phones

  • Extremely easy driver installation
  • Microsoft blackouts… Software Freedom
  • Linux will be getting more attention from software companies
  • Where Do YOU Send Netbook Users For Help?
  • Drupal developer Barry Jaspan discusses Acquia (video)
  • New Zeeland government using Drupal
  • If not Google, which corporation best champions open source?
  • Planned power outage in Raleigh Delays Fedora Beta
  • Minds Meet to Mull Linux Marketing
  • Free Software Shouldn't Mean You Can't Make a Buck
  • Comparing Server Virtualization Solutions
  • What’s behind GregKH’s (latest) Rant?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to restore GRUB with an Ubuntu Live CD

  • How to make your application appear in the Add/Remove tool
  • Tar remote dir over SSH
  • Using wine to run windows application on openSUSE 11
  • Nokia E71 as a USB or Bluetooth 3G Data Modem on Linux
  • Mailman and Exim4
  • Combinations Vs. Permutations On Linux and Unix
  • How to View .Chm files in Linux
  • How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

A new Linux landscape

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Linux

irishtimes.com: A FEW years ago, the open-source operating system Linux was well known to techies, and barely known to the person on the street. It wasn't the easiest system to install or use for typical computer users. Well, Linux has arrived.

Welcome to the new browser wars

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Software

mercurynews.com: I feel like I've just jumped into the Wayback Machine and landed in 1997. The Spice Girls are playing on the radio. Everyone and their dog is taking a dot-com public. And, oh yes, Netscape and Microsoft are at each others' throats, fighting for control of the browser markets.

Switched From Ubuntu To Gentoo

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.

IEs4Linux lets you install Internet Explorer under Linux

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Software

linux.com: Because a large portion of end user machines attached to the Internet are Windows machines, Web developers have no choice but to develop Web applications that, while they don't necessarily rely on Microsoft technology, do have to work properly with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. That usually means developers require a Windows installation at their disposal.

Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part one

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Software

itwire.com: I've claimed that Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) is hampered by its built-in limitations. These constraints have been designed in. Why would you opt for SBS when you could have it all using Linux? It's time to put my money where my mouth is. Here's what I look for in a Linux-based solution and starting today not one, but five, options to pick from.

What Mozilla Means to Me

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Moz/FF

toolness.com: When I talk to my friends and family about Mozilla, I notice that they all have different perceptions of what Mozilla is. Looking at Mozilla’s Wikipedia entry doesn’t shed much light on things either, as it’s largely a glorified disambiguation page that attempts to clarify the word’s many different meanings over time.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 has been released as the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex. This release ships with the latest GNOME 2.24 and Linux 2.6.27 bits along with X Server 1.5.0.

some shorts

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News
  • Ubuntu-ZA LoCoTeam gets new leader

  • Slax: Your Pocket Operating System
  • Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
  • When OpenOffice.org 3?
  • 32 times faster deleting your home directory

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 39

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #39 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Board election, OpenOffice_org 3.0rc1 available, and Call for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE Beta Testers.

Canadian party includes open source software in election platform

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: As computer hardware improves, it is important that software programs are readily modifiable by the people who buy and use them.

Netbook sports 320GB hard disk

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Czech vendor Eltrinex has announced a netbook computer that runs Linux or Windows XP Home Edition, and sports a 320GB hard drive. The "MobilePC" includes a Via C7-M ULV processor, 10.2-inch display, 1GB of RAM, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, and a bundled external DVD writer, the company says.

AMD Catalyst 8.9 Gets WINE Fix, RandR 1.2 Support

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Software

phoronix.com: This new driver update does bring a few exciting changes: the long-awaited WINE fixes, what appears to be RandR 1.2 with accelerated rotation support, and a horde of bug-fixes.

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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]
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    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
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  • 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.