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aKademy 2007: Summer of Code

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KDE

dot.kde.org: On Tuesday, the Summer of Code BoF was held at aKademy 2007. I conducted an interview with Emanuele Tamponi about the session and his first experiences of aKademy.

Also: aKademy 2007: KDE e.V. Meeting

Dell to Offer Ubuntu Business & Machines Outside US

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Ubuntu

direct2dell: I wanted to be clear that Dell does have plans to offer Linux to more consumers in additional locations outside the United States. We will also offer Ubuntu to small business customers in the future.

Nokia Skypes its N800 Linux tablet

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Linux

linuxdevices: Nokia has released updated firmware for its Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet. The fourth Tablet OS 2007 release this year -- "4.2007.26-8" -- brings a Skype client, Flash 9 player, and support for 8GB SD memory cards, while Nokia's own VoIP service beta installer has been removed.

As Specialized A Linux Distro As You're Likely to Find

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Linux

informationweek blog: You want proof there's a Linux distribution for absolutely every possible application? Here's one for you: Hikarunix, a distro dedicated to Go players and based on the ever-versatile Damn Small Linux (DSL).

Sun finalizes Open Document Format translator

LinuxWorld: Sun has released the final version of its Open Document Format (ODF) plug-in for Microsoft Office, designed to allow the ODF standard to better compete with Microsoft's dominant Office formats.

Synfig experiments with 2-D animation

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Software

linux.com: Synfig Studio is a 2-D animation program that uses vector graphics. Although it has only just released version 0.61.06-1, it is already approaching early maturity, with enough tools and innovations that professionals might seriously consider using it.

Linux: Reducing Power Consumption

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kernelTRAP: "With all the tickless and other goodies going into the kernel in the last few months, there is a lot of hope that this helps Linux reduce power consumption," Arjan van de Ven began on the lkml, "and the good news is that it does... once you fix some bugs and fix a bunch of userspace applications."

Novell statement on Microsoft’s GPLv3 position

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OSS

Novell Open PR: Shortly after the GPLv3 license was released, Microsoft issued a statement in which they expressed their view that Microsoft is not a party to the GPLv3 and it is therefore not applicable to them. For those customers who will obtain their Linux via a certificate from Microsoft, Novell will provide them with a regular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription, regardless of the terms of the certificate provided by Microsoft.

An overview of the Nvidia video driver for Linux

Raiden's Realm: The larger Linux distros now allow the user to download and install the Nvidia accelerated driver directly from repositories. While this is convienent, we tend to lose perspective as to the details of the driver package.

How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

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HowTos

element14: Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file.

Interview with FSFE President Georg Greve by Sean Daly

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Interviews

Groklaw: Sean Daly had the opportunity to meet up in Brussles with George Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe, on July 2nd, and naturally he wanted to ask him about GPLv3.

Setting up a dial up connection in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Chxta's World: Ubuntu includes some useful utilities to get your dial-up connection up and running. Here are the ways you can connect to your dialup connection:

Feds snub open source for 'smart' radios

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OSS

ZDNet: Anew federal rule set to take effect Friday could mean that radios built on "open-source elements" may encounter a more sluggish path to market--or, in the worst case scenario, be shut out altogether.

Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu Feisty

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theopensourcerer: Here’s how I installed the latest Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu Feisty. A member of the Compiz Fusion team has set up a repository for Ubuntu. But to simplify it here are the steps for Ubuntu Feisty i386.

A frontier spirit

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Ubuntu

iafrica.com: He’s probably best known for space travel. The scale of Mark Shuttleworth’s ambition is, therefore, like space itself — constantly expanding in infinite measure. But for the sake of more earthly conversation, we can take his latest measure of progress — Ubuntu.

Help choose the 2007 SourceForge.net Community Choice Award winners

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Software

linux.com: Now that the SourceForge.net community has selected the nominees, you can vote for the projects you think represent "the cream of the crop on SourceForge.net."

Linux robots descend on Atlanta

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Linux

LinuxDevices: Linux-powered robots are flocking to Atlanta this week to compete in the Robocup scientific competition. The eleventh annual event has attracted at least two Linux-based designs aiming to replace Sony's Aibo as the de facto hardware platform for standard Robocup league play.

A Review of openSUSE 10.2

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Reviews
SUSE

Just Another Tech Blog: In this review, I'll take a look at the latest openSUSE release, 10.2, and see how it stacks up to its previous versions and other distros.

2008: Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

MaximumPC: When Evans Data released its survey on Tuesday showing a sharp shift toward Linux (and away from Windows) among developers in North America, the Linux world went wild. Wistful pengiun heads heralded the coming Open Source Age.

NTFS-3G Install and Usage Guide

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HowTos

Raiden's Realm: This tutorial will teach you how to install and use NTFS-3G on your PC. Make Sure To Read All Of This Post Before Doing Anything, If You Don't Understand It ALL, Do Not Continue

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IBM’s Systems With GNU/Linux

  • IBM Gives Power Systems Rebates For Linux Workloads
    Big Blue has made no secret whatsoever that it wants to ride the Linux wave up with the Power Systems platform, and its marketeers are doing what they can to sweeten the hardware deals as best they can without adversely affecting the top and bottom line at IBM in general and the Power Systems division in particular to help that Linux cause along.
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Security News

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  • Widely used WebEx plugin for Chrome will execute attack code—patch now!
    The Chrome browser extension for Cisco Systems WebEx communications and collaboration service was just updated to fix a vulnerability that leaves all 20 million users susceptible to drive-by attacks that can be carried out by just about any website they visit.
  • DDoS attacks larger, more frequent and complex says Arbor
    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more frequent and complex, forcing businesses to deploy purpose-built DDoS protection solutions, according to a new infrastructure security report which warns that the threat landscape has been transformed by the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) botnets. The annual worldwide infrastructure security report from Arbor Networks - the security division of NETSCOUT - reveals that the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack reported in 2016 was 800 Gbps, a 60% increase over 2015’s largest attack of 500 Gbps.