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Debian Project News - October 8th, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Bits from the DPL, What you can do for Lenny, and 500,000th bug reported.

10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: With the unsure economy and Microsoft Vista failing to gain overwhelming acceptance, many people are considering a migration to Linux. Although I find Linux to be far superior to Windows, certain criteria MUST be considered before making the switch.

Opera 9.60 released

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Software

Opera today released a new version of its desktop browser, Opera 9.60. Highlights include Feed preview, Speed enhancements, and Mail improvements.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Torvalds talks about his brand new blog

  • Does Linux suck or is it lusers who suck? (netbook returns)
  • Biggest Enemy Of Linux Netbooks Isn't Windows - It's Expectations
  • Microsoft’s Cloud Computing: The Movie
  • Google is NOT your friend
  • New Linux Broadcom Wi-Fi drivers arrive
  • Quick Reviews: Linux, a n00b's POV
  • Opening Up ISO's Can of Worms
  • Wizbit: a Linux filesystem with distributed version control
  • How to Make a PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Flash drive in Windows
  • Red Hat looks to mainstream markets for growth
  • Buddi - Personal budget software for Ubuntu Desktop
  • Open source does not mean 'open to pilfer trademarks,' suggests Google
  • NH Hoteles: Customers stay for less with open source
  • Open Source vs. Proprietary Intranet Software, Part 3
  • Ubuntu Podcast Episode#8
  • Mozilla Developer News 10/7
  • Red Hat To Adopt Qumranet Desktop Virtualization Products
  • Forget the damn netbooks. Can “Windows” replace Windows?

Linux distros lead jumps from Sun

theregister.co.uk: Sun Microsystems has lost a key individual responsible for getting its aspiring open-source software included in leading Linux distributions. Barton George has quit Sun after 13 years.

NPX-9000 UMPC is inexpensive but underpowered

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: The wave of cheap netbooks, mini laptops, or ultra-mobile PCs has crested with the cheapest yet, the NPX-9000 from Carapelli. Though it was announced in July with great fanfare at a price of £65 (or $110), it has yet to appear on the vendor's Web site. But we got our hands on one of the first units to escape from the factory and put it through its paces.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Forwarding Ports over an active SSH connection

  • How to: secure pronounceable passwords in Ubuntu with passook
  • Using the Linksys WUSB54GC (ralink rt73) Wireless usb adaptor in Linux
  • How to rip a dvd in Ubuntu (as .avi)
  • How to install and configure Rancid with Postfix on Debian

NVIDIA 177.80 Display Driver

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phoronix.com: Over the course of the past few months we have seen several NVIDIA Linux drivers that have all been marked as beta with the last official release appearing in April. Today though NVIDIA has released the 177.80 Linux driver, which is an official update and christens the changes made with the 177.67, 177.68, 170.70, 177.76, and 177.78 beta drivers.

on Perl

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matusiak.eu: I’ve written code in Bash, C, C++, Haskell, Java, Pascal, PHP, Python, Ruby. So I feel like I’ve been around the block a few times, as far as choosing a language. And yet, Perl leaves me bewildered.

Linux News Sites Web Traffic Slowdown: Is this for real?

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Linux
Web

junauza.com: As with the U.S. economy, it seems like the web traffic of several well-known Linux related news sites are slowing down. According to statistics from Alexa, famous sites like Slashdot, Linux.com, and Linux Journal among others have a sudden decrease in site visitors.

Compiz Killed My Video Card

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Having recently installed a new version of Linux I thought I'd see how progress on Compiz, the compositing window manager, was going. And this is where it gets interesting.

Introducing Geode

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: You’ve arrived in a new city, and are looking for a good place to eat. You pull out your laptop, fire up Firefox, and go to your favorite review site. It automatically serves up some delicious suggestions. But first, your browser needs to know where you are. Introducing Geode.

Become a multimedia pro with the Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc

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linux.com: Many audio, video, and graphics professionals would like to make the switch to Linux, but don't want to deal with the hassle of figuring out multimedia on Linux or are scared off by the purported lack of such tools. I created Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc (MMBD) to address this problem and perception.

Free software tools for designing productive community sites

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: These days there’s a lot of buzz about “Web 2.0” and making websites more interactive, but what’s really going on is a reconnection to the community nature of the internet. Here’s a guide to eight technologies you should consider.

10 Handy Productivity Tools in Linux

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dailyartisan.com: For productivity, Linux can compete with Windows and Mac as Linux has a great set of productivity applications. While some applications run on all platforms, there are others just available exclusively on Linux. Here is a list of 10.

Five outliners for Linux

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linux.com: The first essays of the school year are coming due, and with the essays comes the need to outline and plan. GNU/Linux users are fortunate to have a number of outlining applications from which to choose.

wubi: Best Thing Since LiveCD

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Wubi (Windows-based Ubuntu Installer) is amazing. It’s one of those tools that should make 100s if not 1000s of people to try out Linux right away. But I am not sure if this tool is making as much noise as it should.

Untangle Joins The Linux Foundation

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Linux

linux-foundation.org (PR): Open source network gateway company Untangle increases community involvement with Foundation membership; academic affiliates also join the organization.

LinuxWorld is now OpenSource World

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Linux

jeremy.linuxquestions: As a valued member of our LinuxWorld conference speaker community, we wanted you to be among the first to hear of the launch of OpenSource World Conference & Expo, a new event that will focus on open source software and all things Linux.

AMD Walks Away From Manufacturing

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Hardware
  • AMD spins off plants into venture with Abu Dhabi

  • AMD Splits, Launches The Foundry Company
  • AMD and Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi to Create Leading-Edge Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
  • AMD: Keeping Competition Alive
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  • Flatpak'ed Epiphany Browser Becomes More Useful
    Epiphany 3.27.3 was released this morning as the newest release of GNOME's web browser in the road to the GNOME 3.28 stable desktop debut next March.
  • BlackArch 2017.12.11
    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below. Here's the ChangeLog: update blackarch-installer to version 0.6.2 (most important change) included kernel 4.14.4 updated lot's of blackarch tools and packages updated all blackarch tools and packages updated all system packages bugfix release! (see blackarch-installer)
  • Latest Linux Distribution Releases (The Always Up-to-date List)
  • Mining cryptocurrency with Raspberry Pi and Storj
    I'm always looking for ways to map hot technologies to fun, educational classroom use. One of the most interesting, and potentially disruptive, technologies over the past few years is cryptocurrencies. In the early days, one could profitably mine some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, using a home PC. But as cryptocurrency mining has become more popular, thanks in part to dedicated mining hardware, the algorithms governing it have boosted computational complexity, making home PC mining often impractical, unprofitable, and environmentally unwise.
  • Huawei Collaborated with the Developers of Phoenix OS for the Mate 10’s Easy Projection Feature
    Though the company has virtually no presence in the United States, Huawei is a top 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Its subsidiary, Honor, aims to penetrate the Indian market with budget smartphones. Elsewhere, Huawei recently launched the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in several markets around the world, and rumors have it the device will launch in the United States as well. Apart from the AI features powered by the company’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, one of the company’s most publicized features is Easy Projection. While not as powerful as Samsung DeX, it brings a desktop OS-like experience without needing to purchase an expensive accessory. Huawei is pushing the feature on its flagship devices, though there’s something about Easy Projection that hasn’t really been mentioned in the press yet. Behind Huawei’s Easy Projection feature is a relatively unheard of player—Beijing Chaozhuo Technology, developers of Phoenix OS.
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