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Welcome to Open Source 2.0

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OSS

Linux Journal: There is no doubt that 3 February 1998 was a historic day. For it was then, at a meeting in Mountain View, that a small group led by Eric Raymond came up with the term “open source” as an alternative to the description “free software”. The question is, will history count 21 June 2007 as another such pivotal moment – the day that Open Source 2.0 was born?

Kestrel is coming!

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Software

my.opera.com: The last couple of months we've been working hard on the upcoming Opera 9.5 release, codename Kestrel. Opera 9.5 will contain many cool new features, improvement of existing features, and we fixed a lot of bugs. Within a few weeks

Test Your Knowledge of Users and Groups

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HowTos

Unix Review: If there is one thing that all administrators deal with on a regular basis, it is users and groups. If there is one topic that you should know inside and out, it is users and groups. That said, following are 50 questions intended to test your knowledge of user and group fundamentals at an intermediate level.

Upgrade to Ubuntu on the Windows Marketplace

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Ubuntu

tech.blorge: This is a very good thing, a very bad thing or a complete and total blunder by someone. The Ubuntu desktop is listed for free download on the Windows marketplace complete with description and user reviews.

A Roundup of Free Operating Systems

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OS

Informit: The Free Software community is well known for its diversity. This is most obvious at the application level, but even exists in the context of operating systems. David Chisnall takes a break from UNIX-derivatives and explores some of the more esoteric options.

Is money a good measure of OSS success?

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OSS

Infoworld blogs: Is money a good measure of OSS success? In our free market society, I believe it is. This does not minimize the importance of other measures of success.

SuperMaze Set Free

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Gaming

decane.net: SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous non-violent hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. Now it's a free download.

Tuning the Linux kernel for better network throughput

ZDNet: The Linux kernel and the distributions that package it typically provide very conservative defaults to certain network settings that affect networking parameters. These settings can be tuned via the /proc filesystem or using the sysctl program.

Make your own distro, in easy steps

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Linux

CyberOrg: Jiri Suchomel has created YaST module that makes creating KIWI images breeze, here are the steps to create your own live distro.

Detect insider threats with Linux auditing

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Security

linux.com: Organizations of all sizes need to mitigate the risk of insider threats. Misconduct by authorized users represents a grave threat to an organization. You can secure your network perimeter with intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and virus scanners, but don't neglect to monitor authorized users. The Linux Audit daemon can help you detect violations of your security policies.

Episode 21 - Sabayon Linux 3.3

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Linux

Linux on the desktop: Today on Linux on the desktop, episode 21, we look at Sabayon Linux 3.3 as a Live DVD distribution. News headlines includes San Diego Unified School District plans to rolls out laptops with Linux. Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0 is released. Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs.

The Open Source CEO: Dries Buytaert, Drupal

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Drupal

Matt Asay: In this tenth installment of the Open Source CEO Series, I shifted gears again to talk with someone that has chosen not to carry the CEO title, despite ample opportunity to claim it. Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, is Linus-like in his ability to build an amazing community without undue concern for commercializing his success.

Goodbye Edubuntu, hello SUSE

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SUSE

ZDNet: Much to my children’s chagrin, my basement Edubuntu setup is going away, only to be replaced by an alpha version of OpenSUSE 10.3. Oh yeah, they were thrilled.

Set Up A Fedora 7 Mail Server Using Qmail Toaster

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a Fedora 7 mail server based on Qmail Using Qmail Toaster. Qmail is an Internet Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) for UNIX-like operating systems. It is a drop-in replacement for Sendmail.

Microsoft's audacity at its best: "Our software is less of a security risk than Linux, Mac OS X"

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Wow. Sometimes, you read things like this and you wonder if Microsoft employees inhabit the same universe. Apparently, they haven't been following the rampant, constant security holes discovered and exploited in Windows over the past decade.

Vista: They took five years for this?

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Microsoft

iTWire: Linux users can, at times, be the worst kind of ingrates, whining and complaining about what they perceive as missing features in a free operating system. My advice to all such whingers: spend 10 days using the latest version of Windows and you'll realise that you are living in a world of relative bliss.

Relive a classic, penguin style

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Gaming

FOSSwire: How long did you use to spend sitting in front of a PC or NES playing the classic Lemmings? Don’t lie. That’s right, countless hours. Well, prepare to do it all over again in the open-source game Pingus.

Open Source is Not Innovative

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huffingtonpost.com: Quick -- name an open source product that's innovative. If you said "Linux," you failed the test. Linux -- the darling of counter-culture programmers, for its "free software" advocacy and for providing an alternative to Microsoft Windows -- is not an innovation. It's essentially a copy of another operating system, called Unix, that has been around since the 1970s.

KDE's Plasma is heating up

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KDE

linux.com: If you visited the Plasma project's outdated Web site in past weeks, you might have gotten the impression that the team behind the project to revitalize the KDE desktop hasn't been up to much these past months. Delve into KDE's SVN repository, mailing lists, or the mind of lead developer Aaron Seigo, however, and you'll find a more exciting story.

Also: KDE 4 to have Cool Icon Enhancement

Amarok 1.4.6 Released

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Software

Your very own Amarok team announces the immediate availability of the latest 1.4 series release, 1.4.6. So, what's new?

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OSS Leftovers

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    OpenMake Software wants to improve how developers use the Continuous Delivery pipeline with its recently open-sourced Application Release Automation (ARA) solution, Release Engineer, which is based on version 7.7 of the ARA solution and offered under the FreeBSD license.
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  • Doom-inspired roguelike goes open-source in a bid to outrun Zenimax lawyers
    Last week news broke that Zenimax is threatening legal action against the developer of DoomRL, a free Doom-inspired roguelike. Now, DoomRL's creator is open-sourcing it in an attempt to put it beyond the reach of Zenimax's legal team. Many devs will probably appreciate the symbolic resonance of this move, given that id Software open-sourced the original Doom code almost twenty years ago.
  • 6 organizational growing pains you can avoid
    Everything has a season, and as organizations age—communities, charities, companies, churches and more—they face similar diseases of time. These are emergent patterns of failure that arise not from mistakes but from the consequences of earlier success. In open source, we are seeing the same patterns emerge; this should not be a surprise. Some of them are unavoidable. Understanding them helps leaders reduce the risk that will arise and helps identify them when they do. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but we have encountered all of these modes of systemic failure, some of them often.
  • Spark and Hadoop Training Can Lead to Top Job Prospects
    In the tech job market race these days, hardly any trend is drawing more attention than Big Data. And, when talking Big Data, the subject of Hadoop inevitably comes up, but Spark is becoming an increasingly popular topic. IBM and other companies have made huge commitments to Spark, and workers who have both Hadoop and Spark skills are much in demand.With all this in mind, several providers are offering free Hadoop and Spark training.
  • Michael Meeks: 2016-12-08 Thursday.
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    Frank Desmond, CEO at TPI, says: “Quaternion’s open source risk framework is of huge value to the academic community, facilitating research into the fundamental drivers of financial markets. Our data, Quaternion’s innovative approach and Columbia University’s research will provide the financial markets with more clarity on risk."
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Devices/Mobile

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    Smartwatches may not have taken off like companies were hoping, but they have come quite far in terms of what they can offer and what sorts of features are available for the many different models of smartwatches that are out there. Even with the updated functionality of options like Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Android Wear platforms, though, smartwatches can still feel a little bit limiting, and part of this undoubtedly includes the reason that the operating systems aren’t as open as platforms like Android. That is now changing thanks to a platform called AsteroidOS which is an open source operating system for smartwatches.
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Technical
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Financial Fedora/Community
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