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Top 6 ultra-portable laptops

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Hardware

techradar.com: The laptop market has been absolutely turned on its head in the last 12 months. In the year that Alienware has unleashed its frighteningly quick Area-51 m15x gaming laptop, all anyone wants to talk about is the latest low-end Eee PC rival to have broken the £300 barrier. Here are six great ultra-portable notebooks available now.

Red Hat Summit Preview: Five Trends Worth Watching

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy will keep a close eye on the Red Hat Summit, which kicks off June 18 in Boston. Here are five trends and themes he’ll be investigating at the event.

Screenlets add customized functionality to the desktop

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Software

linux.com: Screenlets.org, the site for their development and listing, describes screenlets as small Python applications, and the screenlet libraries as an effort "to simplify the creation of fully themeable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy" of the modern desktop.

Mandriva 2008

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MDV

desktoplinux.wordpress: I’m trying out a new distro on my new laptop and so far, pretty good. This is a Dell Vostro 1500 (1 G RAM Intel 2 core duo) which came preloaded with Windows XP. I’ve had my eye on Mandriva for awhile. One thing I like about Mandriva is the option of upgrading to the Power Pack version if I choose.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: New Installer, with Stephan Kulow

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SUSE

opensuse.org: I’m glad to announce the beginning of the Sneak Peaks at openSUSE 11.0 series! Over the next few weeks we will be taking a look at all of the exciting changes and improvements in openSUSE 11.0, with each article being followed by an interview with a developer in the field.

Bulgaria: 'Government's increasing use of Open Source inevitable'

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OSS

metamorphosis.org.mk: The Bulgarian government will turn more and more to Open Source software, predicts Krasimir Panayotov, coordinator of the GNU/Linux User Group in the city of Rousse, the country's fifth-largest city.

A Microsoft coupon bonanza for Novell? Not really

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SUSE

Matt Asay: Ed Moltzen writes headlines an article with "Microsoft's Coupon Money Boosts Novell's Linux Numbers," which is true on its face, but not as interesting under the covers. Justin Steinman, Novell's head of Linux marketing, had told me a week ago

IBM releases ODF-based Office killer

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Software

linuxworld.com: IBM has officially launched the commercial version of its Lotus Symphony suite of productivity applications, and looks set amount a challenge to Microsoft Office in its enterprise heartland.

Alternative distros: DeLi Linux

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Linux

Josh Saddler: I'm in search of a lightweight distro for an ancient 1ghz, 128MB RAM laptop. One of these days, I'll find a distro that properly supports ACPI and VGA-out. I hope. Now it's time for DeLi Linux.

Why must everything be newbie-friendly?

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I love Ubuntu as much as the next person, and I won’t ever say a bad thing about it. But occasionally I see one unusual side effect of the Ubuntu phenomenon — the sudden press to make everything “newbie-friendly.”

Firefox 3 RC2: still flawed

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet: The world seems enamored of Firefox 3. I’m not one of them. I would like to be if it wasn’t for the flaws I keep finding when using the Mac version.

Installing Songbird Media Player On Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to set up Songbird 0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the Songbird page: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Second Firefox 3 Release Candidate now available for download

  • Firefox 3 RC 2 review
  • Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Is the Best Browser For Web — For Now
  • A Review of Songbird
  • How long will it be before Linux is on your desktop?
  • Smaller Than a Laptop, but Bigger Than a Phone
  • OpenSUSE 11 Release Candidate 1 Review
  • Rotate Apache logs using Awstats
  • Announcing the openSUSE Marketing Team
  • Ubuntu Global Bug Jam
  • 90 things that are the same in Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org
  • Microsoft's Coupon Money Boosts Novell's Linux Numbers
  • Advice for anyone who wants to put on a regional Linux show (video)
  • Taking note of Basket
  • Ubuntu is Slow
  • IT posters to cover your empty walls

GNOME 2.23.3 Released

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Software

phoronix.com: For those not interested by today's KDE 4.0.5 release, perhaps you're interested in trying out the latest development version of GNOME. GNOME 2.23.3 has been released and what's special about this release is a great number of bug fixes.

A review of blender-containing live CD's

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Linux

pterandon.blogspot: Nineteen different live CD Linux distros were tested on a laptop. Knoppix 5.3.1, SLAMPP, and Wolvix make the cut in my first round of evaluation of the best live Linux CD for 3D graphics work. Artistix and Sabayon showed some problems but get an honorable mention for the sheer quantities of graphics software available.

One-Time Contributers

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Tony Luck offered some statistics focused on the frequency of developers that only contribute to the Linux kernel one time, "I skimmed through looking for drive-by contributors (defined as someone who contributes to just one release and is then never heard from again)."

How Linux saved my life

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Linux

itwire.com: Have you ever been in a situation where you realised the frailty of your own existence? It happened to me. I sat thinking this is the end of the line but how little did I realise that I had a saviour alongside me in the form of the free open source operating system called Linux.

WSJ to Microsoft: You need to open source Windows

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Many of us have been saying for a long time that Microsoft's Windows product would be better if the company open sourced it. But today marks the first day that the Wall Street Journal has chimed in to second the motion.

Pardus Linux 2007.3: Nobody's business but the Turks

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Linux

techiemoe.com: I've actually ranted on Pardus before, but for some reason during an update I lost the actual rant. I don't remember if I ranted on this particular release or not, but here I go again either way.

A short preview of Google Gadgets for Linux

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Software

ubuntudaily.com: About a year ago, Google released their desktop search called Google desktop for Linux. Today Google released an open source version of the Gadgets runtime for Linux!

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Linux 4.15, Linux 4.16, and Linux Foundation's CNCF and CII

  • Linux 4.15 Gets Fixed To Report Current CPU Frequency Via /proc/cpuinfo
    A change recently in the Linux kernel led the CPU MHz reported value via /proc/cpuinfo to either be the nominal CPU frequency or the most recently requested frequency. This behavior changed compared to pre-4.13 kernels while now it's been fixed up to report the current CPU frequency.
  • Linux 4.16 Will Be Another Big Cycle For Intel's DRM Driver
    We are just through week one of two for the Linux 4.15 merge window followed by eight or so weeks after that before this next kernel is officially released. But Intel's open-source driver developers have already begun building up a growing stack of changes for Linux 4.16 when it comes to their DRM graphics driver.
  • CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'
  • Open Source Threat Modeling
    Application threat modeling is a structured approach to identifying ways that an adversary might try to attack an application and then designing mitigations to prevent, detect or reduce the impact of those attacks. The description of an application’s threat model is identified as one of the criteria for the Linux CII Best Practises Silver badge.

Linux World Domination and Microsoft Corruption in Munich

Programming/Development: 'DevOps', NumPy, Google SLING

  • 5 DevOps leadership priorities in 2018
    This week, DevOps professionals gathered in San Francisco to talk about the state of DevOps in the enterprise. At 1,400 attendees, the sold-out DevOps Enterprise Summit has doubled in size since 2014 – a testament to the growth of the DevOps movement itself. With an ear to this event and an eye on the explosion of tweets coming out of it, here are five key priorities we think IT leaders should be aware of as they take their DevOps efforts into the new year.
  • NumPy Plan for dropping Python 2.7 support
    The Python core team plans to stop supporting Python 2 in 2020. The NumPy project has supported both Python 2 and Python 3 in parallel since 2010, and has found that supporting Python 2 is an increasing burden on our limited resources; thus, we plan to eventually drop Python 2 support as well. Now that we're entering the final years of community-supported Python 2, the NumPy project wants to clarify our plans, with the goal of to helping our downstream ecosystem make plans and accomplish the transition with as little disruption as possible.
  • Google SLING: An Open Source Natural Language Parser
    Google Research has just released an open source project that might be of interest if you are into natural language processing. SLING is a combination of recurrent neural networks and frame based parsing. Natural language parsing is an important topic. You can get meaning from structure and parsing is how you get structure. It is important in processing both text and voice. If you have any hope that Siri, Cortana or Alexa are going to get any better then you need to have better natural language understanding - not just the slot and filler systems currently in use.