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IBM To Linux Desktop Developers: 'Stop Copying Windows'

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Linux

informationweek.com: Company executives call on the open source community to do more to make Linux popular as a desktop OS for consumers and businesses.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ultamatix - Ubuntu NL warns against

  • Gallery: Rise of Open Source at LinuxWorld
  • Open-source gadgets at LinuxWorld
  • Linux on Servers? Great. On PCs? Not So Much
  • Virtual Ubuntu: traps for young players
  • Open letter to the developers of TrueCrypt
  • Got XP?
  • USB sound card on Ubuntu
  • RipCode builds video transcoding device on Linux base
  • Ubuntu Goes Enterprise
  • How much would S10 cost with Linux?
  • Sexy, smooth fonts on (K)Ubuntu
  • Lenovo In Talks To Join IBM's 'Microsoft-Free' Program, Sources Say
  • New Firefox 3 Digg Extension Released
  • Stable kernels 2.6.25.15 and 2.6.26.2
  • Video games as the next open source frontier
  • Windows XP "not ready for prime time" on XO
  • Who's Paying For Open Source And Why
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - whole load of apps going on

On the savannah, where the gnu roam...

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OSS

fsf.org/blogs: There are many services that will host your project's source code, mailing lists and bug trackers. While very few of these services charge for their services, most of them are built on proprietary software. Worse, some of them have started adding adverts for proprietary software in their mailing lists, or refusing projects with certain free software licenses.

The best news Linux could ever receive: LinuxWorld's a bust

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cnet.com: The latest proof that Linux has conquered the corporate data center crowd: LinuxWorld is a dud. The relatively sparse turnout reflects that change in perception. Some parts of the floor at San Francisco's cavernous Moscone convention center were so thinly populated that you could have run a pickup game of Frisbee football without risk of smacking into bystanders.

Also: The Last LinuxWorld Expo?

Lightweight GNOME alternative emerges

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Software

desktoplinux.com: A fast, fast-booting, implementation of GNOME aimed at netbooks and older hardware has emerged, and shows "a lot of promise." LXDE has already stacked up a heap of distribution partners.

GNOME 2.23.6 Released

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Software

gnome.org: FREEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZEEE! That's it. We're feature frozen now. This means what you have in 2.23.6 is a good approximation of what you'll get in 2.24.0.

openSUSE TV

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Some may know about the Geeko’s Tube, I’m not so sure that many do though. There has been for a while now tube.opensuse.org, this is the official repository of videos by openSUSE people.

Record your desktop with Linux tools

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Software

linux.com: You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux's many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.

Wine sucks and I'm not going to pretend otherwise

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yokozar.livejournal: Wine is a lot like my cell phone. It sucks, but it would be really awesome if it didn't. As much as we'd like to, we can't give up on it entirely. So the only reasonable thing to do is try and make it suck less.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cairo-Dock - Desktop dock for openSUSE Linux

  • Inkscape tutorial: creating a simple ribbon
  • Howto use SSH local and remote port forwarding
  • Faking filesystem access
  • Portscan in one line
  • VirtualBox in Gentoo
  • Ubuntu Linux Install GDesklets GNOME Program
  • Putting Ubuntu on the R400
  • Recursive FTP with the command line
  • Customizing Amonymous Comments In Drupal
  • Fixing Windows MBR with Ubuntu 8.04.1 Live-CD
  • Fix Your MTRR on Gentoo with Thinkpad x61 Intel x3100
  • A Guide to Linux Graphics Software 01: bitmap vs vector

Desktop Linux still DOA

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Linux

blogs.ft.com: One of the great tech non-events of the last few years involves Linux on PCs. Every so often, another wave of hype washes in about how companies are finally going to ditch their Windows machines in favour of the open-source operating system and productivity apps.

8 Useful Adobe AIR Applications That Work In Linux

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makeuseof.com: While we have previously covered some of the cool AIR applications, most of them are meant for the Windows/Mac platform. For Linux users who are constantly looking for AIR applications, here is a list of 8 useful AIR applications that we have tested and found them to be working in Linux.

Today’s the big day: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo

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zonker.opensuse: Hello from San Francisco! LinuxWorld Expo is going pretty well so far — we ran out of DVDs at the booth yesterday, which was a pleasant problem to have.

Reiser4 Update

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kerneltrap.org: "I have had to apply the reiser4 patches from -mm kernels to vanilla based patchset for over a year now. Reiser4 works fine, what will it take to get it included in vanilla?" began a brief thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list. Theodore Ts'o offered several links detailing the reamining issues with Reiser4.

We Don't Need Another Linux Hater

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junauza.com: While going over Linux Hater's Blog, I can best describe it as Béranger on anabolic steroids. I'm sorry if I can't find a better description than that, but for clarity sake, I would simply put Linux Hater's blog as a series of rants against Linux as well as other open source software.

Low-power netbooks run Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A Germany-based retailer called One is shipping four branded, Linux-based netbooks that consume only 3.5 Watts apiece. The One A440, A110, A115, and A140 are all based on the Via C7-M Ultra Low Voltage processor (ULV), and come with integrated Via graphics chips.

A New Acceleration Architecture For X

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phoronix.com: XAA, or the XFree86 Acceleration Architecture, is over twelve years old and finally in 2005 it was greeted by a replacement, EXA. EXA was designed to offer speed improvements over XAA by accelerating more options and enhancing X's RENDER extension.

Ulteo: What Gael Did Next

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Almost immediately upon leaving Mandrakesoft, he began making teasing statements about his next project, claiming it would revolutionise the way we use computers. The Ulteo project, as it became known, was all about freeing us from our home desktops.

9 + 5 things you’ll get with Fedora 10

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fabrizioballiano.net: Fedora 10 will be released on 28th October 2008, let’s take a look at what some of the upcoming features, 9 of them have been accepted by the team, 5 more are still in the “proposed” state.

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Linux Foundation: Juniper/OpenContrail and Bell Canada at Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)

  • Juniper Expands Contrail, Moves Open-Source Project to the Linux Foundation
    "Fortunately at Juniper we have a secrect weapon and one that i'm so very proud of and that's Contrail," Rami Rahim, Juniper Networks CEO said during his keynote. "The way we have been investing and innovating in Contrail over the last few years is sort of similar to how a car company would invest in a Formula 1 car, it's essentially a proving ground for the world's best technology." Rahim commented that the use-cases for Contrail so far have been somewhat limited, but that's about to change. "The future of Contrail is as a platform, a single controller that can solve a variety of really compelling use-cases with ease and simplicity," Rahim said. "Whether it's management of overlay and underlay, or SD-WAN connectivity, or multi-cloud fabric management." Juniper originally acquired Contrail in December 2012 in a deal valued at $176 million. In September 2013, Juniper open-sourcedthe Contrail technology, creating the OpenContrail project.
  • Juniper Networks' OpenContrail software defined network joins The Linux Foundation
    The Linux Foundation is far more than just Linux. It's also the home of many open-source networking projects such as the software-defined network (SDN) OpenDaylight, Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV), and Open Network Automation Program (ONAP). Now, networking power Juniper Networks has announced that OpenContrail, its open-source network virtualization cloud platform, will join the others as part of The Linux Foundation.
  • Juniper Moves OpenContrail to the Linux Foundation
    Juniper first released its Contrail products as open source in 2013 and built a community around the project. However, many stakeholders complained that Juniper didn’t work very hard to build the community, and some called it “faux-pen source.”
  • Juniper Moves SDN-Based OpenContrail Project to The Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks today announced the codebase for OpenContrail, its open source network virtualization platform for the cloud, is moving to The Linux Foundation.
  • Bell Canada says open source ONAP adds modularity, flexibility to its network
    Bell Canada has become one of the first service providers to deploy Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), focusing its initial attention on automating its data center tenant network provisioning process. By making this transition in its network, the service provider said it will provide its operations teams with a new tool to improve efficiency and time to market. This is the first step in using ONAP as a common platform across Bell’s networks on its journey towards a multipartner DevOps model.
  • Bell Canada First to Deploy Open Source ONAP in Production
    Canadian communications provider Bell is the first organization to deploy an open source version of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) in a production environment. The milestone was noted in a blog post by Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration with the Linux Foundation.

Software: Everdo, GIMP, Notepadqq

  • Everdo – A Todo List and Getting Things Done App for Linux
    Everdo is a modern and beautifully-designed Electron-based task management application with which you can keep track of your work using tags, project folders, smart filters, and schedules. It doesn’t need a cloud account to work so your data will remain save on your PC. Everdo features a modern and minimalist User Interface with an extremely clean, clutter-less, and uniform design in order to enhance speedy and distraction-free productivity.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Better PSD Support
    GIMP 2.9.8 has been released with on-canvas gradient editing, better handling of Adobe Photoshop PSD files, and support for those using GIMP on Wayland.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released With On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Wayland Support
    GIMP 2.9.8 has been released as the newest development version of this widely-used, open-source Photoshop-like program in its road to GIMP 2.10. Earlier this week I happened to highlight many of the changes building up for GIMP 2.9.8 as featured in A Lot Of Improvements Are Building Up For GIMP 2.9.8, Including Better Wayland Support.
  • Getting started with the Notepadqq Linux text editor
    I don't do Windows. The operating system, I mean. At least, not on my own computers and not with any of my own work. When I was a consultant, I often had to work out of my clients' offices, which meant using their hardware, which also meant using Windows at many of those offices. Even when using Windows, I tried to install as much open source software as I could. Why? Because it works as well as (if not better than) its proprietary equivalents. One of the applications I always installed was Notepad++, which Opensource.com community moderator Ruth Holloway looked at in 2016.

Getting started with the Notepadqq Linux text editor

I don't do Windows. The operating system, I mean. At least, not on my own computers and not with any of my own work. When I was a consultant, I often had to work out of my clients' offices, which meant using their hardware, which also meant using Windows at many of those offices. Even when using Windows, I tried to install as much open source software as I could. Why? Because it works as well as (if not better than) its proprietary equivalents. One of the applications I always installed was Notepad++, which Opensource.com community moderator Ruth Holloway looked at in 2016. Read more