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Why I switched from Fedora to openSUSE

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SUSE

terminal-variant.blogspot: Up until now I had a Fedora 11 KDE setup but just a few days back I installed openSUSE. There were a few reasons behind it and ultimately when you hop from one distribution to another your reasons for switching will vary.

Novell Pet project

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Web

novell.com: Perhaps you have allergies or maybe you live in a small apartment, and so you’ve lived without the companionship of an animal friend. Well, no matter what your circumstances now you can have your own virtual pet Geeko.

Yum, It’s Starting to Get Tasty

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Linux
  • Yum, It’s Starting to Get Tasty

  • Fedora 11 Review (KDE) - Desktop Emphasis
  • Fedora 11 Upgrade Tutorial

Disinformation Disinfected, pt. 3: Banshee in Ubuntu

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: Here, let’s take a look at one of the main things that get’s me going about mono-supporters. There is a strong push to get Banshee in as the default media player in Ubuntu. Here’s my take on that.

The USB Penguin: For the Linux Nerd in Your Life

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Hardware

i4u.com: Do you know someone who hates every commercial operating system with a passion that borders on the manic? Do they own a fleet of laptops, netbooks, and desktop PCs all loaded up with different Linux distros? If so, your holiday shopping just got a heck of a lot easier.

A Linux Day of Gratitude

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: I was toiling into the night on my studio computer (which is a dedicated machine for audio recording and managing digital photos) and I had one of those "wow, this is really excellent" moments. It's an average PC that runs Kubuntu 8.04LTS.

Does the Mac-Windows-Linux Race Ever Change?

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OS

earthweb.com: I’ve been on a history kick lately, inspired by the fact that the foundation of the Unix operating system was created just 40 years ago this summer, starting with software written by Ken Thompson at Bell Laboratories.

Open source, digital textbooks coming to California schools

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Interviews
OSS

arstechnica.com: The cash-strapped Golden State has decided that, starting next school year, schools will be able to use open source, digital textbooks for a number of math and science subjects.

Accessing your favorite media via the terminal

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Software
HowTos

ubuntumagazine.net: This article is touches upon learning how to leverage some of the real power of Linux via the terminal. The terminal gives you full control of everything behind the scenes.

Hands on with blazingly quick Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

nbr.co.nz: Mozilla Corp. has delayed the release candidate of Firefox 3.5 from this week ‘til next, but NBR's tests reveal it'll be worth the wait - this fox is blazingly fast.

Ubuntu, almost two weeks in

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Ubuntu

wttf.blogspot: Well, the laptop has been running Ubuntu Studio 9.06 (64bit) for almost two weeks and so far the verdict is: Bye-Bye Vista!

Fun Linux Wallpapers

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Software

howtogeek.com: Yeah, it's a little ironic that we'd put together a collection of Linux wallpapers since we cover mostly Microsoft topics—but we're also fans of open-source goodness and use Linux all the time.

Review: Linux Mint 7

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Linux

raiden.net: Linux Mint is one of those distributions that not only has a big parent, and an even bigger grandparent, but it's also a distribution that has always improved, and never failed to impress. But everything that goes up must at some point come down.

KDE 4.3 Beta 2 Out

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE release train continues to roll, delivering another beta release of KDE 4.3 to you today. The effort has shifted towards increasing stability and adding polish to the codebase so our users will find a well-working KDE 4.3.0 on their desktops when it is released in late July.

Linux Kernel 2.6.30 released

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Linux

h-online.com: After eight release candidates and a rather short development cycle, Linus Torvalds has released Linux version 2.6.30, dubbed "Man-Eating Seals of Antiquity".

Also: What's new in Linux 2.6.30

Linux Troubleshooting Guide: Fix the Most Common Problems

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Linux
HowTos

maximumpc.com: Troubleshooting has always been one of the most frustrating aspects of computer ownership. Due to the practically infinite number of potential problems, it would be utterly impossible to write a how-to guide to fix all of them, but in this article we are going to address some of the most common problems.

Another Site Shuns GNU/Linux Users

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Web

riplinton.blogspot: I have used MapsOnUs for years to map out my trips. Recently I started getting a message, that my browser is not supported.

First Linux USB 3.0 drivers emerge

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Software

linuxpromagazine.com: After a year-and-a-half's worth of work, Intel hacker Sarah Sharp announced that Linux will be the first operating system supporting USB 3.0.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 75

  • Do We Need an Apps Store for GNU/Linux?
  • Looking Forward to Central America Open-Source Software Festival
  • SFLC - Episode 0x0F: Your Questions
  • Dell Bundling Open Source Applications for SMBs
  • Fedora 11 leaps into filesystem unknown
  • What’s in a Linux Name?
  • First space storm seen impacting above Earth
  • Fedora 11 Delivers Big Feature Boost
  • Asus WL-138g V2
  • Getting to the root of Ubuntu
  • Google I/O Foretells the Future of the Internet
  • 5 disadvantages of Linux
  • Fedora 11 Launches with New Community Portal Project
  • New installs
  • OpenSolaris for embedded systems
  • Ubuntu censoring rap
  • What's Noteworthy in Linux, BSD, OS X & Windows in 2010?
  • Mozilla Developer News June 9
  • Giving Control (Gentoo Use Flags)
  • Microcore and Qemu
  • Novell's open-source app store: We've heard this one before
  • Moblin on the Nettop - First Steps

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Wipe Deleted Files with dd

  • Tuxguitar and Ubuntu Tip
  • Use tabs to open multiple files in vim
  • Setting Up Arch Linux
  • Install Boxee in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty x86_64
  • HOWTO Share Directories via NFS -Gentoo
  • Linux Tips: Modify ctrl-alt-del behavior
  • Joining Gentoo Servers to Active Directory
  • Netbook Broadcom (43xx) Cards with Debian Lenny
  • Explain Linux TCP Wrappers
  • Integrate Firefox 3 and KDE 4
  • IPTables Tips
  • Setting up a Proftp server
  • How to add additional swap area in SuSe/openSUSE
  • Linux Tips
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Tip Round-up
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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.

Games: Warhammer, Steam, OpenSAGE and Wine