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The state of Linux

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Linux

blog-of-gentoo: We often talk about how Linux is ready (or not), it's on Desktop (I even wrote a peace about that as well), or on server, and how its better than Windows because ....... (fill in your favorite), and how its more open than MacOS, etc. What I'm saying, its this: Linux is ( and already for some time) ready.

KDE 4 beta 3 delayed one week

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KDE

vizzzion.org: It has just been decided that the Beta 3 will be out one week latet than originally planned. This is mainly due to some changes in how plasma work that we'd like to see in the new Beta.

First US GPL case is not settled

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OSS

linux.com: Contrary to yesterday's report, the lawsuit against Monsoon Multimedia for violating the GNU General Public License (GPL) in its distribution of BusyBox may not be headed for a quick settlement. Nor will the settlement necessarily be out-of-court.

Kind of fond of FaunOS

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: FaunOS offers a full KDE desktop system with a comprehensive set of applications as either a live DVD or a live USB flash drive. The USB format is the distro's primary focus. FaunOS is based upon Arch Linux, and ships with Arch's package management system. The more I tested FaunOS, the more impressed I was.

How to change boot order of Ubuntu and Windows

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HowTos

mathijs.jurresip.nl: This is for people who have a dual boot installation of Ubuntu and Window (XP or Vista). If you want to change the default OS or change the order in which the present OSes are listed, this is what you do…

Kernel Markers Aiming for 2.6.24

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of his Linux Kernel Markers patchset explaining, "following Christoph Hellwig's suggestion, aiming at a Linux Kernel Markers inclusion for 2.6.24, I made a simplified version of the Linux Kernel Markers."

Also: 2.6.23-rc8, "Getting Close"

The best desktop Linux for Windows users: Xandros 4

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Linux

desktoplinux: What's the best desktop Linux? For me, it's SimplyMEPIS 6.5, soon to be replaced by 7.0. But this is both a dumb question and a dumb answer. The real question is what is the best desktop operating system for you?

Installing Debian, XP and… Windows Vista in Vmware

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HowTos

polishlinux: In the first part of this article (Vmware Server Console - Introduction to Virtualization) learned how to set up Vmware for a LiveCD system. Now I’m going to show you how to install Debian, Windows XP and… Windows Vista under Vmware.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: 1-CD Installation & Multimedia support

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SUSE

opensuse news: openSUSE 10.3 has seen a lot of changes with the media selection; the most prominent one being the new 1-CD installation for KDE, and 1-CD installtion for GNOME. Multimedia support in the distribution has also been improved, with MP3 support out-of-the-box for Banshee and Amarok. Today we bring you a special double-bill covering these two stories, and we’ll be talking to Michael Loeffler, the Product Manager of openSUSE, to give us a little more insight.

Install Gentoo Portage on non-Gentoo Distribution

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HowTos

xanda.org: Requires Python >= 2.2.x and Development Packages (gcc, binutils, automake, autoconf, libtool, gawk, mawk, bison). Make sure your current distro installed with above packages. If not, use apt-get or yum to install it. Make sure you have enough space in /.

I Now Recommend PCLinuxOS & DreamLinux

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Linux

stephencuyos.com: Two weeks ago I facilitated a five-day workshop on Linux. The participants found PCLinuxOS to be the easiest to use, DreamLinux as the most beautiful, and Ubuntu as the hardest to master.

Linux DDR3 Synthetic Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix: We have several DDR3 related articles in the works, but in this article we will be looking just at the DDR3 system memory performance in the RAMspeed synthetic benchmark under Linux. The DDR3 memory we'll be using is the OCZ DDR3-1333 2GB Gold Kit with a part number of OCZ3G13332GK.

New Ubuntu Team Reports

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Ubuntu

jonobacon: Iam pleased to announce the availability of the very first Ubuntu Project Team Report - this is for September 2007. This report provides a summary of work for the various teams.

Installing The IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 Office Suite On Ubuntu 7.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to set up IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 on Ubuntu 7.04. IBM Lotus Symphony is an office-suite that is based on OpenOffice.org.

Ubuntu Desktop not used in business

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Ubuntu

itwriting.com: I got a telling reponse from Canonical when I approached its Public Relations team looking for case studies of businesses that had switched from Windows: Ubuntu desktop is largely in the consumer space not business.

NERO game evolves to version 2.0

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Gaming

linux.com: Last year, we reviewed Neuro-Evolving Robotic Operatives (NERO), a unique game in which players train forces of autonomous bots, then pit those forces against each other in hands-off, artificial intelligence (AI)-only competitions. NERO spawned a new major release a few weeks ago, and like its eponymous operatives, it has learned some new moves over time.

OpenOffice TIFF flaw affects Windows, Linux and Mac

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Security
OOo

builder.au: Security experts have discovered TIFF-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities in OpenOffice, which could allow attackers to remotely execute code on Linux, Windows or Apple Mac-based computers.

There's a new GNOME in town

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Software

arstechnica: GNOME 2.20 was officially released last week after six months of development. The new version includes strong incremental improvements that contribute to a better user experience and provide more flexibility and integration opportunities for third-party software developers. This article explores some of the new features in GNOME 2.20 and GTK 2.12.

The 7 Most Influential GNU/Linux Distributions

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Linux

itmanagement: GNU/Linux offers a bewildering variety of flavors -- or distributions, as they're called. To a newcomer's eye, many of these seem virtually identical to each other. Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of the seven distributions that have most affected GNU/Linux as a whole:

Why desktop Linux really hasn’t (yet) succeeded

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Linux

zdnet blogs: The most important reason you don’t see Linux desktops everywhere you look is that Linux desktop applications aren’t generally compelling.

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today's leftovers

  • Red Hat - Another Quarter And A Totally New Set Of Investor Perceptions
  • BIG open-source love Microsoft and Google? You still won't catch AWS [Ed: Microsoft does not love FOSS (or loved by it); it actively attacks FOSS.]
    Open source wasn’t supposed to matter in the cloud. After the Free Software Foundation’s failed attempt to rein in network-delivered software services, some wrung their hands and waited for the open source apocalypse. Instead of imploding, however, open source adoption has exploded, with ever more permissive licenses rising to largely eliminate the need to contribute anything back.
  • Open Source Data:The Last Frontier of the Fintech Revolution
    In the early days of computing, programmers and software developers shared their creations learned from each other and therefore advanced computing and software engineering to new heights.
  • The cheap arm project: An affordable, open-source robotics project
    What do you get when you put together wood and rope? Well according to Plymouth University’s Professor Guido Bugmann: a low-cost, open source, 2 meter tall robot! All buildable for under £2000. The Cheap Arm Project (CHAP) began as an MSc project aimed at developing an affordable mobile robot arm system that could be used by wheelchair users to access daily objects at inaccessible heights or weights (the extreme case being 2 litre bottle).
  • European Interoperability Framework: Commission presents new guidance for digital public services
    The announcement will be made today, at the Digital Day in Rome, together with other initiatives that aim to promote cooperation between EU Member States to better prepare society to reap the full potential of the digital transformation. Many EU Member States are digitising their public administrations to save time, reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve the quality of services that they offer to citizens and businesses. Doing this in a coordinated way ensures that the public sector is not only digital but also interoperable. The EU framework published today will help Member States to follow a common approach when making their public services available online, also across countries and policy areas. This will contribute to reducing bureaucracy for people and businesses, for example, when requesting certificates, enrolling to services, or handing in tax declarations.
  • Carbon Black warns of over reliance on 'nascent' machine learning security

    Security professionals cited high false positive rates and the ease with which machine learning-based technologies can be bypassed – at present – as the most serious barriers to adoption.

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