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Ubuntu Linux on a Tablet PC

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Ubuntu

itwriting.com: I am currently writing about Ubuntu Linux, and for convenience and interest decided to install it on my Toshiba M400 Tablet. I could have used Virtual PC, but although virtual PC and the like undoubtedly have their place, there is no substitute for a real install if you want to get the full flavour of an operating system.

Get a daily dose of comics

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Software

linux.com: When I first started learning to read, my primary motivation was to gain the ability to read the comics in my local paper. I had no idea at that time that there were so many comics in the world. Now I know that there are comics all over the Web, but who has time to go to each site each day and read the latest strip?

Stellarium - watch the sky from Linux

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Stellarium is a real-time 3D photo-realistic nightsky renderer. It can generate images of the sky as seen through the Earth's atmosphere with more than one hundred thousand stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue, constellations, planets, major satellites and nebulas.

The Joy of OOXML

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OSS

Linux Journal: For most of us, file formats are right up there with printer drivers in terms of fun. Certainly, they're important, but not something you'd look to for excitement. And yet that is precisely what the battle between the OpenDocument Format and Microsoft's OOXML is providing.

PS-OSS : A study about Public Sector involvement in Open Source software

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OSS

zeapartners.org: What would be the potential impact on the development of the Information Society if public organisations were to release software fully owned by them under a Open Source licence?

HP launches RedHat Linux desktop PC

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Linux

apcmag: Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has announced it will start selling Linux-based PCs from $AU600 in Australia. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop will come pre-loaded on the HP dx2250 desktop computer -- an AMD-based model.

Using PCLinux2007: A good-bad report

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PCLOS

Tryst with Linux: This is a brief report on my usage-experience with PCLinux2007 (or PCLOS for short). Considering I am still a linux beginner, a post like this documents the kind of positive experiences and challenges a user can once he/she is actually USING linux.

Reiser Jury Selection Postponed Due to Judge's Emergency

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Reiser

cbs5.com: Nearly a year after Nina Reiser disappeared, her husband Hans Reiser appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today for the start of jury selection. However, jury selection was postponed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Google Gphone touted for September

  • New Design for digiKam Camera Interface
  • Microsoft's OOXML 'choice' argument squashed
  • Google's Mobile Operating System: Linux
  • Mount and Unmount Images Using AcetoneISO
  • Send Twitter updates from XChat using Python
  • Can you save the planet by switching to a “black” Google?
  • Open Source VoIP on Campus, Part 1
  • Opera 9.5 Download Available Tuesday
  • Installing Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn on a ThinkPad 600E
  • FoxTorrent - Next-Generation File Sharing
  • Does Google own your content?
  • Turn Firefox into a Security Platform
  • UFRaw 0.12 could make new converts to open source RAW photo conversion
  • Micrososft: Linux Keeps Losing - NOT!

DIY Linux live CD -- the really easy way!

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Thanks to a note from its creator, DesktopLinux.com learned about a new "release candidate" of Custom NimbleX 2 this week. This lesser known Slackware-derived project offers a Web-based tool that lets users concoct, and then download, their own customized live CD Linux images -- in minutes!

Linux: Relicensing Code

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a recent series of patches posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list, it was proposed that some imported Atheros wireless device drivers be re-licensed, some from a dual-BSD/GPL license, others from a modified BSD license, all to a pure GPLv2 license.

Graveman stinks. Use Pyburn.

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Software

kmandla.wordpress.com: I’ve had just about enough of Graveman. It sometimes works for me, sometimes not, shows weird errors after the burn is finished, needs a reboot to recognize my DVD writer … really it’s just an all-around annoyance. I found Pyburn, a teeny weeny Python-GTK application.

Playing the numbers game: how many Linux installations and users are out there?

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Recently the Desktop Linux Survey was published. It showed how the different Free Desktop components and distributions are rated among different users. While of course these numbers are by no means reliable it makes fun to use them for some simple calculations.

Red Hat adds to system monitoring service

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Linux

computerworld: Red Hat said this week it had spruced up its Red Hat Command Center server- and application-monitoring service, eliminating the need for users to maintain a Red Hat-prescribed hardware appliance to collect monitoring data.

Linux command line tips: job management

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HowTos

builderau.com.au: You know all about multitasking on the desktop, but some Linux users aren't aware that you can do exactly the same kind of things in the console, albeit with a little more hands on control. In this article we'll run through the basics of job control in Linux.

How SCO helped Linux

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Linux

Linux-Watch: By drawing so much attention to Linux, and failing so spectacularly to find any legal flaw in it, SCO has actually helped Linux's business acceptance.

2010: The year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: In order to determine when ‘the year of the Linux desktop’ arrives, we should look back in history and determine when ‘the year of the Windows desktop’ arrived and under what circumstances.

KDE4 Hype? Responses

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KDE
  • Aaron Seigo: on the success of kde4

  • Sebastian Kuegler: Revolution or Hype?
  • KDE4 Desktop revisited

Vista at its periapsis

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Microsoft

Motho ke motho ka botho: I was in a local electronics department store and strolled through the new laptop section. Of course, every machine was running Vista, but only a few had the full Aero effects in place, which is what drew me to take a closer look.

Linux Corporation scam targets the unwary

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Misc

linux.com: Be on guard against alleged representatives of Linux Corporation offering to buy your photos -- it's a scam. That's the message that Indian models and photographers should take to heart, if the experiences of Rohan Patwari and Praveen Toshniwal are any indication.

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Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS

  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
  • Telecom organizations boosting support for open source
    Organizational support for open source initiatives is easing the integration of platforms into the telecom world. One key challenge for growing the support of open source into the telecommunications space is through various organizations that are looking to either bolster the use of open source or build platforms based on open source specifications. These efforts are seen as beneficial to operators and vendors looking to take advantage of open source platforms.
  • Google's Draco: Another Open Source Tool That Can Boost Virtual Reality Apps
    With 2017 ramping up, there is no doubt that cloud computing and Big Data analytics would probably come to mind if you had to consider the hot technology categories that will spread out this year. However, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. Last week, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets. Now, Google has delivered a set of open source libraries that boost the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which can help deliver more detailed 3D apps. "Draco" is an open source compression library, and here are more details.
  • Unpicking the community leader
    Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. In 2006 I joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. A few months into my new role I got an email from a kid based in Africa. He shared with me that he loved Ubuntu and the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translated to "humanity towards others," and this made his interest in the nascent Linux operating system particularly meaningful.
  • Open Source Mahara Opens Moodle Further Into Social Learning
    Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

Openwashing and EEE

Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more