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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/12/2011 - 7:27am

Mugshot: Social networking open source style

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Now that we have open source beer, open source cars, and open source photography, a social networking service run by Red Hat and based around open source software comes as no surprise.

Debian Etch And Xen From The Debian Repository

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This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an already working Debian Etch system. You can find all the software used here in the Etch repository, so no external files or compilation are needed.

Pidgin 2.0: A true polyglot

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Pidgin 2.0, the latest version of the popular open source instant messaging client formerly known as Gaim, is now available for download. After months of development and numerous beta releases, Pidgin 2.0 is finally ready.A significant improvement over the current 1.5.x series, Pidgin 2.0 includes several compelling features and usability enhancements.

The Top 15 most colorful, controversial Microsoft statements ever

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In the pantheon of controversial Microsoft comments CEO Steve Ballmer's quote this week about the Apple iPod: "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item," ranks right up there.

Apache at 56% - what is wrong?

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The newest Netcraft Web server survey shows again a shrinking of Apaches market share. It is now at 56%, followed by Microsoft with more then 30%.

Seven steps to Feisty Fawn bliss

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With the release of Ubuntu 7.04, aka Feisty Fawn, I naturally couldn't resist taking Kubuntu, my preferred Ubuntu version, for a quick spin on my trusty old Thinkpad testbed.

Here is a six-step process through which I speedily arrived at a highly usable, fully capable desktop Linux system. A comparison to my previous seven-distro Thinkpad exploit appears at the end.

Astronaut Wally Schirra dies

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One of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Walter Schirra Jr., has died of a heart attack at the age of 84.

Could Unix happen today?

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Almost 40 years ago, a relatively few number of folks working on a shoestring budget came up with the Unix operating system, which in hindsight, could be seen as a revolutionary technology. Could that happen today? Maybe not with operating systems, but perhaps in other fields of software, said Brian Kernighan, one of the original developers of the OS.

A quick look at SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02

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What more can be said about SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02 other than the fact that it simply works, and it's worked on any hardware combination that I've thrown at it.

Reiser Prosecution Jolt: Victim's Ex-Lover Confesses to Eight Killings

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A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week.

Mozilla Firefox Community Test Day on Friday

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The Mozilla Quality weblog has announced a Mozilla Firefox and Community Test Day tomorrow. The Community Test Day will allow interested members of the Mozilla community to test release candidates of the upcoming Firefox and releases.

Full review: Mandriva One 2007.1 "Spring Edition": GNOME

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I might be using Mandriva as my main system. Yeah, Spring Edition is that good. Sure, it has Compiz and Metisse built in (with Beryl installable via Drak3D), but it's in those little details that Mandriva truly rocks.

Tux500 YouTube Video

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Some of you may know that my friend Helios (aka Ken Starks of and Blog of Helios) has been working on the Tux500 project which is geared at getting Linux on a car in the Indy500. Take a look at this video made by that explains a bit about the Indy500 and why it is important for Linux to be there.

13 Things to do on a New Mandriva Free 2007 Linux Installation

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Mandriva linux is one of the more user friendly linux distributions available ,Right from it's earlier days when it was called Mandrake Linux (Later they changed name to Mandriva after Mandrake acquired another popular linux distribution ) and Desktop Linux was still infancy , Mandriva Linux has been very user friendly and unlike some other linux distributions has been quite pleasant to work with

Advanced Emacs text operations

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You get a hands-on demonstration of advanced editing techniques, including how to perform a recursive edit, mark and use rectangles of text, and handle complex selection techniques using the kill ring and the secondary selection.

State Open-Source Bills Get Microsoft's Attention

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Ed Homan, an orthopedic surgeon representing a central Florida district in the state legislature, thought an amendment calling for open-source-document formats he tucked into a 38-page bill wouldn't draw much attention.

openSUSE Survey Results

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The openSUSE Survey results are in: thanks to the over 27k people who participated. And over 70% of those use the best desktop environment!

Results in PDF.

Ubuntu Linux 7.04

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It's a tough thing when you're doing a review of a distribution that you want to like but end up having to pan it. The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is called Feisty Fawn, and about all I can see it being good for is venison. We found it to be a real stinker in some ways, despite past versions of Ubuntu having been fairly good.

This version of Ubuntu has a number of new features, including

Linux: Revisiting 2.6.22 Merge Plans

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Following up to feedback on his merge plans, Andrew Morton posted an updated summary of what he is pushing upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.22 kernel.

His list included, "a few serial bits, a few pcmcia bits, one little security patch, the blackfin architecture, small h8300 update, small alpha update, swsusp updates, m68k bits, and lots of UML updates."

The potential danger of .desktop files and more

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In many X11 desktop environments, links to applications are usually represented by files which have the desktop extension in their names. These files, internally, have a format similar to INI files and specify information such as the command to execute and the icon used when representing it.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.