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Story Linux powers smart LED bulbs, crockpot, maker kit Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Bitcoin is the Linux of payments. And its killer apps will be for US dollars Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 2:02pm
Story Linux Support Is Priority Over Streaming For Steam Machines Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 1:55pm
Story Firefox OS: The Return of Microsoft’s Netscape Fears Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 9:12am
Story Announcing Apache CloudStack 4.2.1 Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 2:18am
Story Kali Linux 1.0.6 Released with LUKS Self-Destruction Feature Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 1:39am
Story Full-featured Android smartwatches debut at CES Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 1:28am
Story GNOME Ended 2013 With 46k Open Bug Reports Rianne Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 8:48pm
Story Korora 20 (Peach) released with a side of website refreshments Rianne Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 3:31pm

ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux Coming Soon

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phoronix: While Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has been tied up in Epic's legal department, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has been maturing quite nicely since its introduction earlier this year.

Opera CTO: 'We're punished' for following Web standards

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computerworld: Microsoft Corp.'s refusal or inability to fully support three Web standards has cost Opera Software ASA users, the Norwegian browser maker's chief technology officer said today.

Also: New Opera Weekly Snapshot

GNOME Developer Kit: much easier than building from SVN

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arstechnica: The difficulty and frustration of building GNOME from source is a major impediment for many new contributors. Installing the dependencies, getting the tools working, and compiling major components of the desktop environment is a burden.

Stable kernels and

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LWN: The and stable kernel updates have been released - each contains quite a long list of important fixes.

some howtos:

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  • VMWare Server Tip: Display Menus and Toolbars in Quick Switch Mode

  • Howto: XDM
  • Customize Firefox blank page
  • SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
  • Read Your Linux Partition from Windows with DiskInternals Linux Reader
  • XGL and Xen can mix on a T61p!
  • Quick Tip: Rotating Background per Time of Day in KDE

The World Series of Linux: Round 3, The Championship

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Linux So we get to the final smackdown in CMP Channel Test Center's World Series of Linux. It's Ubuntu vs. Fedora.

Dell Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu So after booting up my new Dell Inspirion 6400 the Ubuntu installation wizard popped up asking me for username, password and timezone and I found a standard Ubuntu GNOME Desktop.

Sun will offer back-line support for OpenOffice

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LinuxWorld: Sun Microsystems on Monday plans to announce that it will provide support for the productivity software suite, citing a wave of momentum behind the open-source project.

Linux set for more handsets in 2008-Torvalds

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Reuters: The Linux computer operating system, which so far has had little success in use for cellphones, is set to become more widely available in handsets next year, helped by Google's mobile push, said Linux's creator Linus Torvalds.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Alpha 1 “Barlia” released

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adamw: The first alpha of 2008 Spring is out, with the latest KDE, GNOME, kernel and lots of other fun stuff. It’s also unreasonably stable for a first alpha.

Managing with Net-SNMP and IPython in UNIX and Linux systems

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The Net-SNMP library now has Python bindings, and it is an excellent choice to write custom code to manage a data center or supplement full-blown Network Management Systems. In this article, learn how to use Net-SNMP, Python, and the IPython shell to interactively explore and manage a network.

How will Linux will win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

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Raiden's Realm: For years people have been wondering, how exactly will Linux become the number one operating system in the world? What's the key to Linux winning the OS wars? The answer is actually quite simple. But first you have to look at where we've come to understand where Linux needs to go.

Open source fonts

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Red Hat Magazine: If you’ve ever gone looking for legitimately free fonts, you’ve probably found that there are a lot of really bad ones. But there’s also a lot of discussion out there about “open source fonts.”

The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin: Linux Adoption's Next Phase

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LinuxInsider: As the new year approaches, Zemlin is wrapping up his first year as the head honcho of the nonprofit home of Linux creator Linus Torvalds. LinuxInsider met with Zemlin to get his views on the changing trends in open source computing and his predictions for where all of this is headed in the new year.

Damn Small Linux 4.1: Aptly named

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Linux It's been a while since I've played with Damn Small. I'm curious to see what improvements have been made over the last couple of versions, and whether or not I can justify carrying around a wallet-sized CD-R of it again.

Migrating to Linux

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SUSE Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu has migrated to SUSE Enterprise Linux for Tamil Nadu’s school project that will help it protect its existing investments in hardware.

Microsoft hits back at Opera antitrust claims

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zdnet: Microsoft has hit back at Opera antitrust claims regarding Internet Explorer, denying that it is abusing its dominant market position to lock users into the web browser.

A sleek introduction of $299 laptops

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Hardware Today, Asus Technology will unveil a $299 version of the Eee PC, a 2-pound laptop that stores data on flash memory, not a hard drive, and runs Linux, the open-source operating system, rather than Windows or the Mac OS.

Also: Jono Bacon: Small Is Beautiful

Linux, Perfect? I Think Not!

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Linux I've heard for years how everyone is sick of Windows crashing and how Windows is a poorly made system. At the same time, I've heard about how much better a Macintosh is because it doesn't do any of these things. I've even heard that Linux is better than both of them. I'm going to debunk a lot of the stuff the Linux community puts out.

Bazaar-o World

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linuxtoday blogs: When I was growing up in Indiana, a bazaar was akin to a fancified garage sale. Now, whenever I hear "bazaar," the counter-image of a huge gothic cathedral immediately pops into my head. Of course, after today, another meaning will be attached to this beguiling word, thanks to the auspices of Mark Shuttleworth and his band of coders over at Canonical.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.

FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

  • Portugal to harmonise usability of govt portals
    All of the code, information and tools are made available for reuse.
  • JRC: ‘Releasing code without a licence hinders reuse’
    Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently just 20 % of all projects published on GitHub, one of the most popular source code sharing platforms, have selected a licence for their work - down from about 60% in 2008, Gentile said, quoting numbers published in 2015 by GitHub.
  • React to React
    The Additional Grant of Patent Rights is a patent license grant that includes certain termination criteria. These termination criteria are not entirely unprecedented when you look at the history of patent license provisions in OSI-approved licenses, but they are certainly broader than the termination criteria [or the equivalent] in several familiar modern licenses (the Apache License 2.0, EPL, MPL 2.0, and GPLv3).
  • BetConstruct declares the source code for its front-end as open source
    The project is distributed under MIT license.