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Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:32pm
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Story GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 18 new GNU releases! Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 12:29pm
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Story OnePlus is planning a Smartwatch Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 6:47am

Fedora 9 "Sulphur" : It doesn't stink.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Fedora is one of the top five most popular distributions on DistroWatch.com. It has a very large user base and its developers are both Redhat employees and volunteers. It has a reputation as being the first to try new things. This is both a good and bad thing.

How To Run Linux From A USB Flash Drive

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HowTos

informationweek.com: Most of the time, Linux is run from either an installation on a hard drive or a live CD/DVD distribution. Over the last few years, though, we've seen the emergence of something that combines the speed of a hard drive install with the convenience of a live CD: running Linux from a USB flash drive.

Compiz Fusion Community News for May 20, 2008

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Software

It’s time for another edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News, as I come to tell you all about the cool stuff that has been going on in the Compiz Fusion project since the last time I told you about all the cool stuff going on in the project! Highlights for this edition are new plugins - Moustrails, Ghost, Desktopclick.

What's the "Linux Tax" Worth to You?

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Linux

oreillynet.com/linux/blog: In When Do You Trade in Your Gibbon for a Heron?, I mentioned that I’m considering upgrading my System76 laptop from Gutsy Gibbon to Hardy Heron. A commenter named Scummy suggested that a similarly configured Dell system is cheaper: Dude - you just paid a $350 ‘Linux Tax’ by NOT going mainstream in your hardware…

Six Annoyances in Hardy Heron Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

mattcutts.com: I’m a huge fan of Ubuntu Linux. I’ve used many flavors of Linux over the years, and Ubuntu is my favorite by far. For my needs, Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) is worse than 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). I cannot recommend Hardy Heron at this time.

New Ubuntu Version Fixes A Lot of Linux Problems

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Ubuntu

osweekly.com: Hardy Hero, a new version of Ubuntu, was announced a little while ago, and the features for this release of Ubuntu are actually rather compelling to me. Because Gutsy only wowed me on two levels - a better wireless stack and the inclusion of tracker by default, here’s some of what I would like to see with Heron.

Grandmom’s Guide to the Asus Eee PC

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Hardware

bloggernews.net: Well, my itsy bitsy teeny weenie seven inch Asus Eee PC finally arrived with the relatives visiting for fiesta season. I had bought it in the US six months ago, but it was backordered and not delibered on time. So my grandson Luke has been using it in the meanwhile.

Lundy: Time is right for open source in AU government

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: Open source might get a better look-in within government, says Senator Kate Lundy, if those responsible for purchasing decisions were forced by policy to evaluate all the options on the market.

SSL Spoofing Hell in Firefox 3!

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Moz/FF

beranger.org: Who says only Microsoft is putting you into trouble? Unless you pay (a lot of) attention, the new Firefox 3 is putting your digital identity and your money at risk too!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Galeon: It's like Firefox for Spartans

  • Linux appliance distro rev'd
  • Study Formal Linux Course While Working
  • Three-step approach boosts Linux security, admin's control
  • Popular open source spam filter gets boost
  • Race Started, Vote Now for your fav distro
  • Are open source advocates growing soft over Microsoft?
  • Autoconf: The Unsung Hero of Source Code Compatibility
  • Announcing Exherbo!
  • Open source code examined

Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 8 To Fedora 9 With PreUpgrade

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HowTos

This document describes how to upgrade your desktop from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 via PreUpgrade. PreUpgrade provides a frontend that allows the user to easily download all packages that are needed for the distribution upgrade, and then perform the distribution upgrade.

open source headlines

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OSS
  • Eight Things Microsoft Can And Should Do To Be More 'Open'

  • Worry About Integration, Not Installation
  • To Market, To Market
  • Cohen’s negotiated open source idea moving ahead
  • Open Source, by Any Other Name….

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Perl Search and Replace

  • RPM -e Error Specifies Multiple Packages
  • How to Replace Nautilus with PCMan File Manager in Ubuntu
  • How to find which service is listening on a given port
  • Make Older Add-Ons Work with Firefox 3.0
  • Essential commands for Linux network administration
  • potrace: Transform bitmap images into vector graphics
  • Ping or nmap to identify machines on the LAN
  • Tainted Perl On Linux or Unix - Helping You Protect You From Yourself

Sugar Stuff

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OLPC
  • Who will win open source professor cage match?

  • Revenge is (Sugar) Sweet
  • Should Sugar be put out to pasture?

openSUSE Wants Your Vote (on Bugs)

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Attention openSUSE users and contributors! It’s time to exercise your vote and help the openSUSE team identify the bugs that need to be squashed prior to the openSUSE 11.0 release. On May 22nd, we’re having a bug voting day to help ensure we identify the most troublesome issues.

The Origins of Linux [Video]

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Linus Torvalds tells the story of how he went from writing code as a graduate student in Helsinki in the early 1990s to becoming an icon for open source software by the end of the decade.

Open Season Episode 17

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The latest episode of our Open Season podcast series is live for your enjoyment. This time, former Sleepycat/Oracle bigwig Mike Olson joins us and provides clarity across our mess of discussion. What do we talk about?

A tantalizing taste of Firefox 3: testing RC1

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has issued the first official release candidate of Firefox 3, the next major version of the popular open source web browser. Firefox 3 includes a visual refresh as well as a multitude of exciting new features and significant improvements. Our testing indicates that this release candidate is fairly robust and ready for extensive testing.

Babies, grandmas and Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: It’s not often that I can go to a friend or community gathering and get the chance to talk open source with new people. But last weekend, while attending a baby shower, it went beyond the usual, flimsy open source familiarity. I met a man who actually uses Linux.

The state of Open Source in the Data Centre

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OSS

it-director.com: At a time of stability and excellent support in the Linux world, we can look back at the revolution over the last few years and wonder how we got here.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
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    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.