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PC-BSD Day 9: Communication

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ruminations: For the larger part of the last 12 months I have been using Ubuntu and the GNOME desktop. Now it’s time to take a closer look at the KDE desktop and really use the applications that were designed for it.

Open source prima donnas to crush IBM, BEA and MS in 2008

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the register: If you have anything at all to do with open source software, you'll want to listen to Episode 2 of Open Season because there's a good chance we said something good or bad about you.

today's leftover links

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  • OSS & IT Analyst Firms

  • Nine Inch Nails' open source remix album available as free torrent
  • Asia On My Mind
  • South Africa: Celebrate software freedom this Saturday
  • Gartner Open Source Conference
  • Open standards 'more important' than open source
  • Corrupt countries were more likely to support the OOXML document format
  • The open source volume myth
  • BootUtils - Seeker of the Root Volume
  • Belkin Wireless N1 On Ubuntu

Arch Linux Review

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Linux The Arch Linux project was started by Judd Vinet in his attempt to create his own ideal distribution. He wanted to make a lightweight and simple system aimed at power users. I believe that Arch is an excellent flavor of Linux that hasn't got the share of publicity and attention if deserves from the community yet.

sidux 2007-03 Review - The Sexiest

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Linux Sidux 2007-03 is a Sid-based Live CD. For those who need a "more-friendly" and more stable Debian sid, then Sidux is for you. I think Sidux would also appeal to those users who prefer a rolling-release type of Linux distro, so that they don't have to reinstall the resident Linux distro whenever the "hot cake" arrives every 4 to 6 months.

Ubuntu saved the day

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Ubuntu My PC died two days ago. I bought new hardware. Today I assembled the whole shebang. Not knowing what to expect when powering up the system, I could never have guessed I was in for a very very pleasant surprise.

Revive your Inner Carjacker: GTA2 on Linux

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Tip 'o the Day: Rockstar Games has been kind enough to release some of their classics for free download– including Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2. Here’s a quick howto on how to get GTA2 running under WINE. So get ready to blow up some hummers and hos!

Whitelists and Blacklists

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kernelTRAP: "It turns out that USB devices suck when it comes to powermanagement issues :(" lamented Greg KH in posting some patches to handle USB autosuspend problems.

Ubuntu comes knocking on Oracle's door

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vnunet: Canonical has stated that its Ubuntu Server needs increased support from independent software vendors and system builders. Increased vendor support could boost Ubuntu's overall credibility. Oracle's support for Linux in 1998 is considered a watershed moment in the history of the open source operating system.

SCO, Novell back in court Monday in Unix fight

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computerworld: The SCO Group Inc. will begin its latest legal battle Monday over what it continues to assert are its rights to Unix -- but this battle is one the company may have never imagined it would be fighting.

Cybersquatter storms the Bastille (Linux)

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the register: Downloads of Bastille Linux have always been offered through SourceForge, with serving more as a store-front than as a primary download location. The change of ownership of the site came to light only after duty staff at the Internet Storm Centre followed up a tip that something was amiss.

PC Makers Take Surveys on Linux; A Red Hat Exec Says Follow the Money

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Linux Max Spevack is the Fedora Project leader for Linux distributor Red Hat, and he has some observations to make about recent surveys by Lenovo and Dell.

Open Source Software and the Curse of Plenty

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OSS Building a commercial software product may be like putting together a major motion picture, but getting any software project done will have similarities to TV/film productions. The number one attribute of any successful project is having a project vision. The driving force behind any project has to be a vision of what the finished product will look like.

If Linux server adoption is slowing, then my name is Steve Ballmer

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Enterprise Linux Log: Linux adoption in the enterprise is slowing down? Not so fast says one analyst firm, which took a closer look at a report that showed Linux adoption slowing from the significant growth rates of the past few years.

Drupal, Joomla! among finalists for open-source CMS award

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Drupal UK-based Packt Publishing has announced the finalists for its Open Source CMS Award: CMS Made Simple, Drupal, e107, Joomla!, and PHP-Fusion. The overall winning project, scheduled to be announced in November, will receive $5,000, with an additional $15,000 distributed among runners-up and subcategory winners.

What’s in a Name? Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Ubuntu, or Ubuntu Linux?

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daveshields.wordpress: I presented some thoughts on “Linux” and “GNU/Linux” in a recent post trying to make the case to use “Linux” in preference to “GNU/Linux.” You face a similar choice when writing a post about Ubuntu.

Damn Small Linux Makes Darn Big Impression

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Linux Planet: At a mere 50MB, Damn Small Linux (DSL) seems like it would be more at home in the realm of rescue disks instead of Desktop OSs. After booting up into full graphical mode, you may be hooked on this tiny distribution forever. I am impressed.

Review of Ubuntu 7.04 Server on Old Hardware

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Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux have been releasing server versions of their distro for a while now, aimed at providing a quick and easy way to set up a Linux server, so I decided to give it a try.

Why SimplyMEPIS 6.5

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linuxhaxor: SimplyMEPIS as a Live CD or DVD allows you to run the Linux operating system and all the programs from your CD or DVD drive before you install. There is no need to backup all your data, delete the whole hard disk and install the system, just to find it doesn’t meet your needs and expectations.

howtos and stuff

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  • Hosting multiple projects with DrProject

  • Counting Words in Files With HTML Markup
  • Linux allow / restrict system logins to specific user groups using pam_listfile
  • Pwn files with gzip?
  • 3 More Ways to Improve Firefox
  • Make your Thunderbird start page a wiki
  • How to gain more control over your synaptics touch pad in Ubuntu
  • fsck upon start. Why?
  • 7 Ways to Get a High WAF when Switching to Linux
  • Linux Help: Download Linux
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  • Device Tailored Compositors with Qt Wayland at CLAAS E-Systems
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  • KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Launches with LLDB and OpenCL Support, Many Changes
    The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1. KDevelop 5.1 is now the most advanced stable version of the application, which is written entirely in Qt and designed to be used on various GNU/Linux distributions that usually ship with the KDE Plasma desktop environment, but also on the latest releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Leftovers: Gaming

GNOME News: GNOME 3.24 Everywhere

  • GNOME 3.24 released
    The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.24, "Portland".
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New
    Hurrah! GNOME 3.24 is now available to download. The latest stable release of the open-source GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.24 brings a number of new features and improvements to the proverbial table, including one that might even help you sleep better!
  • GNOME 3.24 Linux desktop environment is here
    My absolute favorite desktop environment for Linux is GNOME. Quite frankly, if the DE went away tomorrow, I might have to rethink my use of Linux entirely. Yeah, I am that passionate about it. Environment aside, the GNOME experience also includes a collection of applications, creating a coherent user experience.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released
    GNOME 3.24, the latest version of GNOME 3, is now available. Introducing an updated platform and applications, the release includes a number of major new features and enhancements, as well as many smaller improvements and bug fixes. 3.24 represents another step forward for GNOME, and has much to offer both users and developers.