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Amarok 2.0 Rocks the World

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dot.kde.org: After two years of intense development, Amarok 2 has become a reality! Some of the highlights that are included in the 2.0 release are a completely redesigned user interface, tight integration with online services such as Magnatune, Jamendo, MP3tunes, Last.fm and Shoutcast.

New Notifications for Jaunty

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Ubuntu

blogs.gnome.org: The big innovation (and controversy) coming out of the Desktop Experience team here at UDS seems to be the new notifications work going on.

Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 adds speed and privacy

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Firefox 3.1 may only be a point release -- from 3.0 to 3.1 -- but its just-released Beta 2 version is a good indication that the final release will be a must-have upgrade for anyone using Firefox.

OpenSolaris as a file server

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heise-online.co.uk: A very fast SMB/CIFS server and the modern functionality of the ZFS file system make OpenSolaris a good choice when setting up a LAN file server.

Fedora 10 a Solid Linux Choice

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eweek.com: Fedora 10 offers a broad security framework and new audit capabilities, and gives Linux enthusiasts and good way for upgrad-ing from Fedora 9. However, for those who use the Linux-based OS, don’t ex-pect any support from Red Hat.

10 Linux-based Gadgets Just in Time for Christmas

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Hardware

daniweb.com: If you haven't bought that special geek in your life something electronic yet for Christmas, here are 10 ideas for you. They're all Linux-based and are sure to bring a smile to any geek's face. They are in no particular order.

Using Linux to Create Holiday Cheer

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earthweb.com: I do not believe anyone needs to be reminded that this holiday season is going to be substantially tighter economically than anything celebrated in the recent past. This article will examine the benefits of making room for open source solutions this holiday season in the place of dropping a ton of money.

Best Linux/FOSS Podcasts of 2008

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OSS

junauza.com: One of the most fun ways to get your daily dose of Linux and other FOSS-related news is to listen to a podcast. In no particular order, I have here a list of some of the best and highly recommended Linux/FOSS podcasts of 2008:

Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuse .. does it really matter?

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anojrs.blogspot: It's the perfect time of the year to experiment and look around. It's a season of new releases. Be it Ubuntu with 8.10, or Fedora's 10th release, Mandriva's shiny 2009 edition or the upcoming betas of OpenSuse and Vector Linux.

A Gentoo User Gives Debian a Go Around

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lxer.com: A few weeks ago, I installed Debian for the first time on the desktop. I have run Gentoo for the past four years, and most of the times it's hard to 'learn' something else. However, I still liked to try and find out for myself if Debian was an easy distribution to use. So, how did I fare?

On Linux for Netbooks

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blog.wificat: After almost 3 weeks (and lots of late nights), my experiment with installing another Linux distribution for my Asus Eee 900 netbook has more or less come to a conclusion. After numerous installations I'm settling now with Mandriva One.

Types Of Repositories

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codeghar.wordpress: Many linux distributions divide their repositories into different parts based on certain criteria. It could be for support, policy, or anything else. I will provide a brief introduction here and link to more information.

Checking out the neighbors, part II

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meandubuntu.wordpress: More exploration with non-Ubuntu based distributions. This time I’m checking out Arch Linux and CentOS.

Sun adds goodies to OpenSolaris 2008.11

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theregister.co.uk: Well, it may be December, but it is time for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 update, the second tweak of the open source variant of the Solaris Unix platform. With the new release today, it's getting some interesting storage enhancements as well as the usual update additions.

Ubuntu 9.04 To Get Nouveau Driver

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phoronix.com: Nouveau still doesn't have a stable released version of its 2D DDX or Mesa 3D driver, but development snapshots of it have appeared in Fedora and a few other distributions. With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 next April, a packaged version of Nouveau will finally appear in Ubuntu's repositories.

FreshRPMs and Livna Join Forces

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ericsbinaryworld.com: If you use Fedora and you want to be able to do useful things like play MP3s or DVDs you need to add an external repository like FreshRPMs or Livna. However, for the good of the Fedora users, they have finally teamed up in the form of RPM Fusion.

HP preinstalls Linux on SMB desktop

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desktoplinux.com: HP and Novell today jointly announced that HP will pre-load Novell's SUSE LInux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) on its Compaq dc5850 desktop PC for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

today's leftovers

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  • E-tax could include Apple, Linux users

  • Linux Outlaws 67 - Host Busses Don't Grow on Trees
  • Ubuntu@Work, finally…
  • Novatel Announces 'Smart Hotspot'
  • Red Hat Invests In Open Source Business Intelligence Company
  • Linux Prey Workarounds
  • SFL Show Episode 0x02: Getting to Know the FSF
  • When Being Proprietary Makes You Do Stupid Things
  • Mozilla Developer News Dec 9
  • Is Cisco an open source leech?
  • USB Drives Better With Linux
  • up-to-date Arch on an i586
  • Vietnam joins open source software alliance
  • Humorous Alt.Sysadmin.Recovery (ASR) Man Pages
  • Dell triples Windows XP downgrade tax to $150
  • Novell Sets New Performance Records with SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time
  • From Netvibes to Netbooks: Tariq Krim readying Jolicloud OS
  • Black Duck Software Busts Open Source Myths
  • Using HDMI Audio/Video On Linux
  • mintCast - Episode 2
  • Yo Frankie Game Now Available Online
  • Firefox 3: 8 Untold Secrets
  • Thunderbird 3 beta 1 - a platform for innovation shapes up
  • How to Install and Configure DHCP Server in Ubuntu
  • 14 more companies sign up to Open Handset Alliance
  • Who Wants Snow?
  • Monetizing open source and killing Adobe AIR
  • Savage 2 Goes Freeware, Mac Client Released
  • VLC Gripe

The Future Facelift of OpenOffice.org

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OOo

earthweb.com: "The mission statement: Create a User Interface so that OpenOffice.org becomes the users' choice not only out of need, but also out of desire." It’ s about time.

Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 Preview Release

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mozillamessaging.com: Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality of the new features and platform changes that will be included in Thunderbird 3.

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  • ‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

    The then-23-year-old giant, which ruled the personal computer market with a despotic zeal, stood accused of using monopoly power to bully collaborators and squelch competitors. Its most famous victim was Netscape, the pioneering web browser, but everyone from Apple to American Airlines felt threatened by late-’90s Microsoft. The company was big enough to be crowned America’s most valuable firm, bold enough to compare attacks on its domain to Pearl Harbor, and, eventually, bad enough to be portrayed as a (semifictionalized) cadre of hypercapitalist murderers in a major motion picture. The “don’t be evil” optics that colored the rise of today’s tech giants (and have recently lost their efficacy) were a direct response to Microsoft’s tyrannical rule.

  • Michał Górny: Empty directories, *into, dodir, keepdir and tmpfiles.d
  • FRAMED Collection, a noir-styled spy adventure where you rearrange comic tiles is now out
    It's actually a compilation of FRAMED and FRAMED 2, games that have been widely praised and previously only available on mobile platforms. It has you moving around slices of an animated comic book, to put the noir-styled spy adventure story together. It actually sounds hilarious, as it's not a basic "this one has to go here" type of game, as it changes what happens based on where you put the tiles creating some amusing sounding failures:
  • Paradox’s grand strategy titles will be getting more content soon
    At their annual convention, Paradox Interactive have announced new expansions for their current grand strategy titles. There’s a little bit of everything for fans of these games.
  • Why OpenShift Is The New OpenStack For Red Hat
  • Help the Debian kernel team to help you
    I gave the first talk this morning at Mini-DebConf Hamburg, titled "Help the kernel team to help you". I briefly described several ways that Debian users and developers can make it easier (or harder) for us to deal with their requests. The slides are up in on my talks page, and video should be available soon.
  • UbuCon Europe 2018: Analysing a dream [English|Spanish]
    The idea of organising the Ubucon in Xixon, Asturies was set two years ago, while participating in the European Ubucon in Essen (germany). The Paris Ubucon took place and in those days we uderstood that there was a group enough of people with the capacities and the will to hold an European Congress for Ubuntu lovers. We had learnt a lot from German and French colleagues thanks to their respective amazing organizations and, at the same time, our handicap was the lack of s consolidated group in Spain.
  • 19-year-old Developer at the Forefront of TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
  • 19-years-old German developer Spearheads TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
    No doubt that Tron community is preparing for mainnet launch, with different ideas coming in from all roads. As part of its readiness, Tron has unveiled its Opensource Wallet DApp developed by 19-year old German developer, Marius Gill, who has been programming since 13 years old. The DApp is an outcome of Project Genesis, which was launched in March 2018 purposely to encourage TRON’s community engagement in bringing in new things into Tron ecosystem. The project provides a bonus pool of 2 billion dollars for active members around the world have lent their hands in implementing ideas for the community.
  • Collabora and GStreamer spring in Sweden
    Earlier this month, a few of us from Collabora, Olivier Crête, Nicolas Dufresne, George Kiagiadakis and I attended the GStreamer Spring Hackfest in Lund, Sweden. Hosted by Axis Communications (who uses GStreamer in their surveillance cameras for many years now), it was a great opportunity for the GStreamer community to touch base and work on open bugs and pet projects. [...] As for myself, I mainly worked on (or rather started to work on) split-field interlacing support in GStreamer, adding relevant formats and modes in the GStreamer video library. In addition, as a Meson developer (Nirbheek Chauhan) was present, I took the opportunity to discuss with him the last bit of porting build system of Geoclue to Meson, a side project I've been working on. It helped me get it done faster but also helped Nirbheek find some issues in Meson and fix them! All in all, my first GStreamer hackfest was an awesome experience (even though I was not feeling well). It was also very nice to hangout and socialize with old and new friends in the GStreamer community after a long time. Many thanks again to Axis for hosting us in their offices! See you at the GStreamer Conference this fall!
  • Reality Redrawn Opens At The Tech
    The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose was filled on Thursday with visitors experiencing new takes on the issue of fake news by artists using mixed reality, card games and even scratch and sniff cards. These installations were the results of Mozilla’ Reality Redrawn challenge. We launched the competition last December to make the power of misinformation and its potential impacts visible and visceral. Winners were announced in February.
  • Tangerine UI problems
    I've been a big fan of Tangerine for a while, it's a bank that doesn't charge fees and does what I need to do. They used to have a great app and website and then it all went a bit wrong. It's now a HTML app for Desktop and mobile. This isn't the fault of the tools used, but there's some terrible choices in the app across both. [...] The overall feel of the app is that its full of spinners, far too cluttered and just to confusing. Hey not everything I've built is perfect, but even I can spot some real problems with this app. I pretty sure Tangerine can do better than this. And yes, I'm writing this while drinking a beer I recently bought, as shown on my transaction page.
  • Majority of software plagued by vulnerabilities as open source adoption soars [Ed: More of Black Duck's FUD]
  • SiFive Releases 'Expansion Board' to Build Interest in RISC-V Processor
  • FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 2 Available For Testing, Brings PTI Optimization
    The second beta release of FreeBSD 11.2 is now available for weekend testing. FreeBSD 11.2-BETA2 is now available with a variety of bug fixes, a fix to restore boot support for the Banana Pi ARM board, a context switch optimization for page table isolation (PTI), DTrace improvements, various build fixes, and a range of other system fixes.
  • Sony Is Working On AMD Ryzen LLVM Compiler Improvements - Possibly For The PlayStation 5
    One of Sony's compiler experts has taken to working on some tuning for the AMD Ryzen "znver1" microarchitecture support within the LLVM compiler stack. This begs the question why Sony is working on Ryzen improvements if not for a future product.
  • Popular YouTuber Says Apple Won't Fix His iMac Pro Damaged While Disassembled

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Steam Controller Kernel Driver Is Landing In The Linux 4.18 Kernel

The Linux 4.18 kernel will feature the initial Steam Controller kernel driver that works without having to use the Steam client or using third-party user-space applications like the SC-Controller application. A few months back we reported on a kernel driver being worked on for the Steam Controller by an independent user/developer outside of the gates of Valve. In part through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been working on this native Steam Controller Linux kernel driver that works for both USB cable and wireless modes of the Steam Controller and is a proper HID driver. Read more

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KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released

KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released We today provide a stabilization and bugfix release with version 5.2.2 and 5.2.3. 5.2.2 was tagged 6 weeks ago, but we never managed to release it because we did not have the patience to fix the Windows installers in time due to a broken CI. Windows installers are provided for 5.2.3 again. We'll only provide source tarballs for 5.2.2 and we encourage everyone to just skip this release and use 5.2.3 which contains a few more bug fixes. This is a bugfix-only release, which introduces no new features and as such is a safe and recommended update for everyone currently using KDevelop 5.2.1. Read more Also: This week in Usability & Productivity, part 19