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Story Open Source Router Aims to Transform Data Center Networks Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 7:34am
Story Initial Intel Braxton Support Might Come To Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:41am
Story 7 Unikernel Projects to Take On Docker in 2015 Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:39am
Story GNOME 3.16 SDK Runtime Now Available Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:37am
Story SBC runs Linux on new quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:31am
Story Reglue at LibrePlanet Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 3:50am
Story Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 3:41am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 3:33am
Story Tiny, stackable, Linux-based IoT module hits Kickstarter Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:50pm
Story Development activity in LibreOffice and OpenOffice Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:36pm

How To Create A Great Window Maker Desktop

maketecheasier.com: If you’ve never used Window Maker on your Linux desktop, you’re missing out. It’s elegant, functional, flexible, and FAST!

Linux and FOSS are Good, and Windows is Sucky, and the World is Mad

linuxtoday.com: It has been One Of Those Weeks. I don't know why it bothered me this week more than all the other weeks, but reading all the dopey news articles about Windows malware bringing down armies and navies all over the world got to me in a big way.

Complete your XBMC Media Center with YouTube Playlists and Give it Better Looks with XBMC Skin Manager

kabatology.com: XBMC Media Center is a free and open source application for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Xbox. Like any excellent Open Source application, what makes XBMC particular is its extensibility – add-ons, plugins.

First Look: Elive E17 Compiz

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Linux

news.softpedia: Yep, there is a special Elive E17 bundled with all the good 3D stuff. Knowing Elive's reputation of being one of the most beautiful and stylish distributions out there, what can really go wrong if you combine two of Linux's most valuable eye-candy providers?

RawSpeed and Rawstudio: exciting projects

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Software

jcornuz.wordpress: These are exciting times for photography on Linux. Rawstudio is not sitting still either with a couple of great projects down the line.

Valentine's Day ASCII Art

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Misc

Why You Shouldn’t Use Linux - A Linux Enthusiast’s Viewpoint

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Linux

daileymuse.com: Go to any technology web site or blog discussing either Microsoft Windows or Linux and you’ll bear witness to virtual mayhem and destruction. The Operating System Holy War. I’ve read dozens of articles from Linux proponents listing reason after reason why Linux is better than Windows. I only need one reason, however, not to use it.

Defending Linux

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Legal

marilyn.frields.org: Everyone knows patent trolls are constantly hard at work. Back in 2007, IP Innovation filed a lawsuit against Red Hat and Novell alleging infringement of patents on a user interface that has multiple workspaces. Red Hat’s Legal department are inviting all of us to participate in the fight.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Cisco wants it both ways with open source

  • How Linux (and Ebooks) will save the publishing world
  • Nova Baire, el Linux cubano
  • Windows vs Linux
  • Linux Vs. Windows ... Round 2,671,852
  • Are Microsoft Partners Spreading Open-Source Fear?
  • The Open Source Movement, and Microsoft's Unlucky Breaks
  • A different open source market
  • Microsoft, the follower
  • It's That Time Again: KDE and GNOME Invite Students (and Mentors) to GSoC 2009
  • Netbook Nightmare: My Experience With the Sylvania g Netbook
  • An open door for open source?
  • Interview: Ubuntu and Wine Expert Scott Ritchie
  • Enterprise Sponsors and the Open Source Community: An Uneasy Symbiosis?
  • Happy 1234567890! Let’s Reminisce about the Past
  • Tyan Thunder n6650EX
  • Debian Lenny: A Linux Valentine Release
  • Can businesses trust open source?
  • Best Linux Wallpaper of the Day

Love and UNIX: An Undying Affection

oreilly.com: Way back in the last century, in 1999 to be exact, we had the good fortune of publishing several articles by Thomas Scoville. One of his most popular, and certainly the most timeless, is the following song to UNIX. It used to be a Valentines tradition for us, but for various reasons it lay neglected for several years in a little visited directory on one of our servers. But it's time we dusted it off again, and shared it with the world. Enjoy, and Happy Valentines Day.

Improving Linux GPU Power Management

phoronix.com: Red Hat's Matthew Garrett has actively been working on improving power management with graphics processors via the various open-source X.Org drivers. There is quite a lot of work involved, but at the FOSDEM X.Org meeting he shared an update on his progress.

The People of MySQL

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Software

redmonk.com: I consider personnel moves to be material to their employers, and at such times I feel obligated to comment - whether I like it or not. Such is the case with the recent defections from Sun of Mårten Mickos most recently, and Monty Widenius a week or so distant.

Laying foundations

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: If you’re not involved in Fedora already, you might not know that we have four foundations that guide what we do: Freedom, friends, features, first. If you look at what they mean you’ll see that these four foundations are the core values for our community.

A quick review of PC-BSD 7.0

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BSD

people.fruitsalad.org: It would never do to return from FOSDEM with the same OS on my laptop as when I left; so now I have been running PC-BSD instead of OpenSolaris for a week.

Linux keeps growing market share.

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Linux

dthomasdigital.wordpress: Not only is TuxRadar reporting that Linux Format magazine sales are up 13.3% over the last year, but I also find that my local book stores shelves appear to have much more Linux reference books on the shelves as well.

Hidden Linux : Font Frolics

blogs.pcworld: More isn't necessarily more useful. Somehow I've ended up with around 120 fonts. This might be great if I was a graphic designer, but as I typically use no more than half-a-dozen it's actually a damn nuisance.

New LM_Sensors Coming, Brings New Features

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Software

phoronix.com: Jean Delvare of the LM_Sensors project has announced that a new release of this open-source system monitoring program will be coming soon.

A Mandriva user kicks around Fedora Core 10: How does it compare?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: After using a single distribution for many years, it can be hard to give something new a try. Vincent Danen puts Fedore Core 10 through its paces.

6 Free Blog Editors That You Can Use On Your Linux Desktop

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Software

makeuseof.com: While there are many Windows-based blog editors around, there are only a handful that Linux users can use on their desktop. Here are 6 blog editors that you can use on your Linux desktop.

When Will Linux Really Go Mainstream?

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Linux

workswithu.com: Despite the Linux and Ubuntu netbook craze, I think there is a simple reason why Linux is not a mainstream solution for most users — yet. Let me explain.

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Red Hat Woes and Fedora 29 Plans

  • Shares of open-source giant Red Hat pounded on weaker outlook
  • Fedora 29 Aims To Offer Up Modules For Everyone
    The latest Fedora 29 feature proposal is about offering "modules for everyone" across all Fedora editions. The "modules for everyone" proposal would make it where all Fedora installations have modular repositories enabled by default. Up to now the modular functionality was just enabled by default in Fedora Server 28. The modular functionality allows Fedora users to choose alternate versions of popular software, such as different versions of Node.js and other server software components where you might want to stick to a particular version.

GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

  • Linux Fu: The Great Power of Make
    Over the years, Linux (well, the operating system that is commonly known as Linux which is the Linux kernel and the GNU tools) has become much more complicated than its Unix roots. That’s inevitable, of course. However, it means old-timers get to slowly grow into new features while new people have to learn all in one gulp. A good example of this is how software is typically built on a Linux system. Fundamentally, most projects use make — a program that tries to be smart about running compiles. This was especially important when your 100 MHz CPU connected to a very slow disk drive would take a day to build a significant piece of software. On the face of it, make is pretty simple. But today, looking at a typical makefile will give you a headache, and many projects use an abstraction over make that further obscures things.
  • FSFE Newsletter June 2018
  • About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions
    We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
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    While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM. Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available for ARM 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64), including with their new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 based on Linux 4.14.

Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
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    If software development isn't your forte but are looking to help out a leading open-source project while logistics and hospitality are where you excel, the X.Org Foundation is soliciting bids for the XDC2019 conference. The X.Org Foundation is looking for proposals where in North America that the annual X.Org Developers' Conference should be hosted in 2019. This year it's being hosted in Spain and with the usual rotation it means that in 2019 they will jump back over the pond.
  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.