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Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 10:17pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 526 srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 12:40pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/09/2013 - 4:52pm
Story openSUSE 13.1 Beta Released with Btrfs Testing srlinuxx 20/09/2013 - 4:05am
Story Linux kernel luminaries talk enterprise srlinuxx 19/09/2013 - 11:55pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/09/2013 - 1:59pm
Story Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Development at LinuxCon srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:08pm
Story Open source to bridge the global digital divide srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:06pm
Story Slackware 14.1 on Its Way srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:05pm
Story Intel: The year of the Linux desktop is here srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:04pm

Open source vs. commercial software

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Open source software initially was a head-scratcher: “How can you make money selling something for free?” But once open source advocates clarified the meaning of free – “Free as in speech, not as in beer” – the open source economy took off.

Also: VMware vs. Xen vs. Microsoft
And: Novell NetWare vs. Microsoft networking

Open source: The most disruptive influence in IT today

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OSS

Enterprise Linux Log: For some it is gospel. To others, it is completely mind-bending and new. The fact of the matter is clear: Open source software, Linux included, is quickly becoming the disruptive force in IT. Some would say it has already.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 5: Epilogue

  • Xubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots Tour
  • Tweak Ubuntu Software Sources To Stay Bleeding Edge

Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) on Fedora 7. The result is an eye candy, dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the standard gnome-panel.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Hyperic First Enterprise Systems Management Vendor To Support Ubuntu’s Gutsy
  • Gibbon Release

  • Hot Drives: Dealing with SMART data on OpenSuse 10.3
  • Linus Torvalds on gcc thread-safety
  • Linux Security Modules Maintainers
  • Novell cries Wolfe
  • Spanish computer shops to sell Free Software
  • Compiler Misoptimizations

Asus Eee PC Initial Hands On and Video Review

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Linux
Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: The Asus Eee PC 701 4G is the new affordable ultraportable notebook that's bound to be on many consumer's Christmas wishlist this year. Retailing for somewhere between $299 and $399, the Eee PC isn't exactly a workhorse, but it will do just about every basic task you'd need from a laptop. Our initial hands-on actually proves it does more than we expected.

apps, tips, & howtos

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Software
HowTos
  • Can’t Think of a Color Scheme? Agave Can

  • HeX: Using Darkstat & Ntop
  • cups and printers stopping
  • Command Line Progress Bar
  • Sunbird 0.7 is Impressive
  • aMSN - an alternative to Pidgin for Windows Live Messenger
  • Hide Partition Icons From Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Mouse pointer disappears after switching users
  • Ajust LCD brightness from command line
  • Clock skew error
  • Splitting tar archives on the fly

Full Circle Magazine Issue 6 is OUT!

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Ubuntu

Issue 6 of Full Circle Magazine is now available. Highlights this issue include:
* Step-by-Step Ubuntu Feisty > Gutsy upgrade
* How-To : Run Photoshop plugins in GIMP, Set up Samba and Scribus pt.6.
* Top 5 - Racing Games.

The Unreasonable Stance: Linux sucks for desktops

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Linux

crunchgear.com: Linux is great. Really, it is. I used to use it all the time as a teenager when I got into programming. But now that I’ve matured (a little) and fallen into the world of Apple, I can see that Linux on a desktop PC is not a reality.

Five Reasons for Making the Switch to Linux

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Linux

enterpriseitplanet: Hardly a day passes where Linux isn't mentioned in IT circles and by techno-geeks everywhere. But why should you care? In this article, we'll explain why moving to Linux is a smart move for your business and your bottom line.

Who really won in Microsoft vs. the EU?

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Microsoft

linux-watch: My colleague over at Microsoft Watch, Joe Wilcox, declared that "Microsoft bowed before the EU and took its whipping." Eh, after a couple of days to look at the decision, I don't think so. At best, I'd say the European Union got the more favorable end of a draw.

Photoshop For Linux? Don't Hold Your Breath

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Linux
Software

Serdar Yegulalp: There's a few applications that would help make Linux more of a mainstream OS, but don't expect to see them ported to Linux anytime soon. One of the least discussed in this fashion? Adobe Photoshop.

What Is It Like Migrating Mission Critical Servers from Paid Linux (RHEL) to Free Linux (CentOS)?

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Linux

eWeek: Stephane Saux, IT Director of SFGate.com, the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle, begins a series of questions and answers about a recent Linux migration project.

A First Tussle With Linux's iPhone Killer: The OpenMoko Neo1973

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Sci/Tech

wired: The Neo1973 is the first physical manifestation of a grand idea -- a new breed of wireless handheld built for the open-source age. Using Linux, it is the first release from the OpenMoko project, a group working to create a fully open source software platform for smartphones, a community-driven alternative to, say, the iPhone.

Red Hat: time to come into the 21st century

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Linux

iTWire: Just yesterday morning I was admiring the features of Fedora Core 5 on an iBook at the home of a man who is in many ways my Linux guru. He has the distribution running on various computers all made by Apple and I was quite impressed with what the developers have managed to achieve.

What 10,000+ People Say About Linux Graphics

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Linux

phoronix: This past Sunday we started our first-ever Linux Graphics Survey that looked at the usage of X.Org display drivers, hardware, and the display features being sought after by Linux desktop users. In less than four days, we received over 10,000 survey submissions!

Plea for a more reasonable release cycle

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Linux

beranger: Some people (certainly, not my sysadmin, who generally still prefers Solaris 9 to RHEL 4) don't understand why I strongly believe that a 6 months release cycle for a Linux distro is inappropriate. Fedora, Ubuntu and Mandriva have opted for a 6 months release cycle. They can't be all wrong, can they?

Forbes columnist Dan Lyons says he really likes Linux (video)

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Linux
Interviews

linux.com: During a session at the 2007 Online News Association conference in Toronto, Canada, I had a chance to point my video camera at Forbes columnist (and Fake Steve Jobs blogger) Dan Lyons. He told me that people who say he dislikes Linux are not being fair to him; that out of 70 articles he's written about Linux, 67 have been positive.

KDE 4 Beta Videos

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Jos Poortvliet has produced a set of videos showing some features fo the upcoming KDE 4. Until now the featured applications are some games, KTouch, Kalzium and Gwenview.

Also: Colors again

New Desktop Face-Off: Gnome 2.20 vs KDE 3.5

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Software

O'Reilly OnLamp: With the new features that Gnome and KDE (K Desktop Environment) are adding, each desktop environment is challenging the other for a larger share of the market. In this article I will briefly talk about the new features of both Gnome and KDE, and then look at some similarities and important differences between the two desktop environments.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Communities of Communities: The Next Era of Open Source Software
    We are now about 20 years into the open source software era. You might think that open source simply means publishing the source code for something useful. While this is correct by definition, the most important component of any open source project is its community and how it works together. Open source projects are not isolated islands. In fact, it’s common for them to depend on each other. As new projects are created, it is also common that members come from related projects to work on something new. Apache Arrow is an example of a new project that worked across many related projects, creating a new community that from the beginning knew it needed to build a community of communities.
  • 9 Open Source Storage Solutions: A Perfect Solution To Store Your Precious Data
    Whatever business nature you have, there must be some precious data which you want to store in a secured place. Finding a right storage solution is always critical for business, especially for small and medium, but what if you get a perfect solution at no cost. There is no doubt that business cant runs without data, but while looking for a solution, you might need to spend a fortune to cover all your storage requirements. Open source tools come as the viable solution where you won’t spend money yet get a suitable solution to store your precious data. And don’t worry we will help you to find one of the best.
  • 15 Open Source Solutions To Setup Your Ecommerce Business
    In the past few years, there is a rapid growth in the online sales. According to a survey, more than 40% people are now shifted to online stores and majorly buying products from their smartphones and tablets. With the expeditious rise in the online marketplace, more business introducing online stores. For the big fishes in the industry, the expenses of setting up an online store is like spending peanuts, but for the small or startups, it appears to be a fortune. The smart move could be open source platforms, to begin with as they are not only free also reliable and scalable. One can set up the online store not only quickly as well as, in future if you want to add some of the functionalities, which are available with only premium, can be done by paying quite a small amount.
  • An Industry First: Teradata Debuts Open Source Kylo to Quickly Build, Manage Data Pipelines
  • MUA++ (or on to thunderbird)
  • OpenSSL Re-Licensing to Apache License v. 2.0

    The OpenSSL project, home of the world’s most popular SSL/TLS and cryptographic toolkit, is changing its license to the Apache License v2.0 (ASL v2). As part of this effort, the OpenSSL team launched a new website and has been working with various corporate collaborators to facilitate the re-licensing process.

Linux Graphics

  • Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19
    While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus.
  • NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau
    Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver. Lyude has published a set of six patches for adding GL_NV_fill_rectangle support to Gallium3D and wires it up in the Nouveau NVC0 driver for GM200+ hardware.
  • New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver
    Intel's Michael Thierry published the fifth version of these patches on Friday. While there has been GPU reset support within the Intel DRM driver in case of hangs, this new engine-reset support is superior as it can reset a particular engine rather than performing a full GPU reset.
  • Vulkan 1.0.45 Released
    Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification.

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