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USA-wide Approved LoCo’s by the end of the year! Lets do it.

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: OK folks are you ready make something cool happen? Christer and co at the excellent USTeams Project are working hard to get an Ubuntu LoCo team in every state in the USA. Their specific goal is to have an approved team in every state by the end of the year.

Linux: CFS and 3D Gaming

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kernelTRAP: Some of the concerns expressed about the Completely Fair Scheduler were reports that it might not handle 3D games as well as the SD scheduler. In a recent thread, Ingo Molnar noted, "people are regularly testing 3D smoothness, and they find CFS good enough and that matches my experience as well.

Ars at Akademy with Bruno Coudoin of GCompris

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arstechnica: At Akademy 2007 in Glasgow, Ars Technica had the opportunity to sit down with the lead developer of the open source educational suite GCompris. GCompris is a suite of educational activities geared towards early childhood. Bruno Coudoin, the lead developer and original author of GCompris was kind of answer a few questions about his work.

Slow downloads in Linux? IPv6 may be to blame

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Linux

ZDNet: IPv6, in addition to providing several security and efficiency enhancements, provides on the order of 340 “undecillion” addresses (that’s a lot, by the way). Sounds great, and it will be once we’re all connecting to networks and hardware that make use of IPv6. However this probably won’t apply to most of us for some time.

Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops

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ZDNet: Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia.

City uses Linux, OSS for its free municipal Wi-Fi

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Linux

the inquirer: SINCE LAST week the coastal city of Rosario, Argentina's second largest city and home of about a million people is among the growing club of World cities with free municipal Wi-Fi access.

Linux Has Just Vanished Forever

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Linux

OSWeekly: You wake up one morning and you suddenly realize that Linux no longer exists. Regardless of how absurd this sounds, it does provoke some interesting points from various Linux users, and today, we'll be exploring these closely.

Top 5 Linux Myths

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Linux

OSWeekly: The sheer ignorance regarding casual Linux users astounds me to no end. While I'm not interested in pointing fingers, there is a lot of misinformation about the Linux community, and we will help to dispel some of these myths, once and for all.

Keep users informed with PHPList

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Software

linux.com: If you've ever considered throwing together a mailing list to keep the members of your group, project, or organization informed, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better application for that purpose than PHPList, a free and open source newsletter manager.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

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Linux
HowTos

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod.

Linux: Custom Kernels with Debian and Fedora

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: Last week we took a tour of the generic way of building custom Linux kernels. Today we'll look some nice Debian shortcuts, and Fedora's unique way of building custom kernels.

Acer installs Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: COMPUTER MAKER Acer seems to have followed Dell's lead and started preinstalling Ubuntu in at least one range of its laptops.

Firefox 2.0.0.6 update available now

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: A quick update to Firefox 2.0.x branch has been released by Mozilla to address a couple of security related bugs.

Also: Make Firefox Extensions Compatible After Firefox Update Breaks Them For No Good Reason

Today's Too Many to Link tos

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News
  • Tips and Tricks: How do I find the inode size of an ext2/ext3 filesystem?

  • How would you change the OLPC XO?
  • Uh Oh. Another Smooth Move from Microsoft: Watch out, Ruby. Watch out OSI.
  • GPLv3 report: 30% increase with Sugar on top
  • If someone says UBUNTU, Don't say Kazoonteit.
  • Medison Celebrity: CEO Blog and Yahoo Group
  • Open source firm reaps Google benefits
  • Linux Non-compete Agreements?
  • Linux: Avoiding Pluggable Designs
  • Open Source Being Repositioned in Corporate America
  • Linux: Designing the Completely Fair Scheduler

Debunking Linux and its Relationship with Gaming

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Gaming

micahville: I’m tired of people who are afraid to switch to Linux because of its so called “lack of games, or at least good ones.” What I think is they just want the games they like ported to Linux instead of trying new ones. Or maybe it’s because the games are free and that is already a sign the game is bad, but I’m beginning to think quite the opposite. I have a list here of 17 games that I think every Linux user should give a shot.

Free Software Money Management Quandary

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Moving to Freedom: I found myself facing a moral quandary yesterday. I considered using proprietary software for a job that has lots of free software alternatives. You see, I have these doubts and reservations about the free options.

Unix/Linux rootkits 101

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Security

techrepublic blogs: The term rootkit originated with a reference to the root user account on Unix systems. Rootkits are not limited to Unix, however, or even to administrative user accounts like the Unix root account. No matter what operating system you use, you should be familiar with good practices for detecting and dealing with the threat of rootkits.

Also: Clamav is great

Amarok Sneak peak, pretty playlist, raw plasma

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Amarok Blog: I thought it was time to post a screenshot of how Amarok2 development is moving along. As my focus is on the service integration, I have chosen to show a few of the new things that are happening in this area, as well as some of the more general and cool stuff that is being worked on.

NVIDIA & ATI GTK Benchmarks

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Hardware

Phoronix: Since publishing our Avivo versus fglrx driver GtkPerf benchmarks that compared the GTK performance between the community open-source driver and ATI's official driver, we have received a number of requests for more of these 2D benchmarks with different graphics cards and different drivers.

Enterprising Ubuntu?

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RedMonk: In the three years since Ubuntu was unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace, debate as to its viability and marketability within “the enterprise,” whatever that means anymore, has been rampant. Cynics contend that the status quo - where there’s Red Hat and there’s everyone else - is also the shape of things to come.

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more