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Fedora 9 Rawhide Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix.com: The beta release of Fedora 9 has been pushed back another week to March 20, because of stability issues, but to see the progress made by the Fedora / Red Hat developers we did a clean Rawhide installation.

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • X61 Suspend On Linux Works Perfectly

  • Ubuntu Hardy Alpha 6 plus some great personal finance software
  • Trying Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha VI
  • Ubuntu Wall of Shame
  • I have Ubuntu installed again

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Networking 1: server work load balancing with multiple NICs

  • How to Burn a CD’s/DVD’s in Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu wiki editing made easy
  • Suspending Compiz
  • How to create software patches on Linux/Unix
  • How to setup Internet Connections in Ubuntu
  • What Linux distribution it is

Things to do in Emacs when you're bored...

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Humor

penguinpetes.com: Start a conversation between Eliza and Zippy. It's easy; just "Meta-X doctor", then for the reply line, hit "Ctrl-U Meta-X yow" and hit return twice.

BBC iPlayer on GNU/Linux without Flash using only free software

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HowTos

exploringfreedom.org: The BBC is funded by every single household with a TV in the UK (except old people). iPlayer is a platform for watching BBC shows you've missed. Initially iPlayer was Windows XP only, then, they released a Flash version, but as Flash isn't free software.

FREE software for your home office

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Software

thesudburystar.com: Last week I wrote about the wealth of free software applications on the world wide web. To follow up on that, here is a small sampling of some of the popular ones.

Ubuntu 8.04 Will The Hardy Heron Bear Fruit?

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com/theoracle: With the problems of Vista, the end of the availability of XP, and the lack of Apple to see the light and open up OS X to non-Apple hardware, much is expected of the next release of the most popular consumer Linux distribution. If Heron is indeed hardy, it could be the most important release of any non-Microsoft operating system ever.

New icon for Mandriva menu in KDE kicker

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MDV

Fabrice Facorat: Previous Mandriva versions were using an icon featuring the mandriva logo and the text for menu. Now finally, with the 2008.1 Spring, the menu icon will keep a small size even when increasing kicker height.

Is Microsoft Losing Ground With Portable Computer Users?

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OS

informationweek.com/blog: Hey, what is going on here? In Thursday's list of Amazon's best-selling portable computers, only seven out of the top 25 run Windows. The Linux-based Asus Eee PCs and Nokia tablets are grabbing high positions in the list. That's a lot of computers that aren't paying tribute to Microsoft.

Also: Another low cost Linux PC. I think we can officially call it a trend

NVIDIA Workstation Performance: Windows vs. Linux vs. Solaris

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OS

phoronix.com: The last time we had looked at the NVIDIA performance under both Linux and Windows was last July. For today's workstation testing we had run the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 512MB on Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5, Solaris Express Developer 1/08, and Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate.

Linux crossword puzzle

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Linux

linux.com: We know our readers are a multifaceted lot, so when crossword puzzle author Myles Mellor offered to create a Linux-themed puzzle for us, we thought at least some of you would enjoy it. You can complete the puzzle online.

Mandriva Linux is NOT a purely "KDE distribution"

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Frederic Crozat: No, Michael, Mandriva Linux is NOT a purely "KDE distribution" and it hasn't been for the last 7 years! It might have been 8 or 9 years ago, when it was originally created, but it is no longer the case for more than half a decade now.

Ubuntu Doesn't work for me ... yet ! aka. Ubuntu Sucks

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sharninder.blogspot: To put things into perspective, I am a fairly advanced Linux user, having started using Linux around 10 years back. I started with RedHat, moved on to Slackware, Redhat again, Fedora, Debian (stabl and sid) and finally Ubuntu.

this morning's howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Enable and Disable Ubuntu Root Password

  • Installing Linux over the network
  • How to run html2image linux on Ubuntu64
  • Apache Tip: Enable server-status to View Activity in Real-Time
  • Linux sudo Configuration
  • umask: create new files with specified file mode
  • It is about Time ... a process
  • Mount an iso image as a CD
  • FreeBSD ldconfig

today's leftovers

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News
  • Fedora Developer Interview: Eric Sandeen on ext4 Implementation

  • Interview with Carlos Piana - lawyer for Samba and FSFE
  • Why 'LiveCD' Should Be a Part of Every Computer User's Vocabulary
  • Opera: IE8's changes don't let Microsoft off legal hook
  • Broadcom 4318 working on PCLOS 2007!
  • GeForce 9600GT Gets Open "nv" Support
  • Visual (In)Consistency in KDE 4
  • Open-source adopters prove a mixed bag
  • Open source = market development
  • Sun officials laud Philippines open-source community
  • Linux Product Insider
  • MindTouch learns the open source walk
  • Basics of a Linux-based School IT Infrastructure
  • Mythbuntu Linux Media Center

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Playing Music & Not Getting Sound in Flash?

  • Howto: Create ISO File From CD/DVD in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Useful Linux Terminal Commands for New Users
  • mplayer and internet radio streams
  • LDAP: troubleshooting “I have no name!”
  • Bio-Linux - Bioinformatics Tools for Linux
  • Patching and Building The VT6655 Driver On Ubuntu 7.10
  • Are You Keeping Your Ubuntu Linux PC Secure?
  • Gentoo and Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E - part 3: Connectivity with Bluetooth
  • Sftp
  • Turn your Ubuntu box into a simple router

LinDVD for Kiowa

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Software

oneclicklinux.blogspot: If you're new to Linux, one of the first things you're likely to do is pop in a commercial DVD and attempt to play it. You'll find that, just like Windows, unless you install a legal DVD player on your Linux system, you won't be able to play the disc's content.

People of openSUSE: Detlef Reichelt1 Star

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Do you know who is behind the PackMan project? Then it’s time to we present you Detlef Reichelt - PackMan project maintainer and openSUSE Member!

Also: KDE 4.0.2 is out, Get it now for openSUSE 10.3

Report: U.S. likely to maintain 'yes' vote for OOXML in ISO

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OSS

computerworld.com: An esoteric-but-key technical committee will recommend that the U.S. maintain its support for making Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format an ISO-certified open standard, despite controversy at a meeting last week discussing fixes to the proposed specification.

Full Circle Podcast #1

We’ve finally got Full Circle Podcast - Episode #1 out! Yes, the audio quality has increased noticeably! Topics include Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4, KDE 4.1 Feature Plan and Release Schedule, and Torvalds pans Apple with ‘utter crap’ putdown.

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Microsoft EEE

  • Why the Windows Subsystem for Linux Matters to You – Even if You Don’t Use it [Ed: Microsoft pulling an EEE on GNU/Linux matters. Sure it does... while suing GNU/Linux with software patents Microsoft says it "loves Linux".]
  • Canonical Teams Up with Microsoft to Enable New Azure Tailored Ubuntu Kernel
    In a joint collaboration with Microsoft's Azure team, Canonical managed to enable a new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel in the Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure starting today, September 21, 2017. The Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel is now enabled by default for the Ubuntu Cloud images running the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, and Canonical vows to offer the same level of support as the rest of its Ubuntu kernels until the operating system reaches end of life.

Servers: Kubernetes, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Sysadmin 101

  • Kubernetes Snaps: The Quick Version
    When we built the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK), one of our goals was to provide snap packages for the various Kubernetes clients and services: kubectl, kube-apiserver, kubelet, etc. While we mainly built the snaps for use in CDK, they are freely available to use for other purposes as well. Let’s have a quick look at how to install and configure the Kubernetes snaps directly.
  • Kubernetes is Transforming Operations in the Enterprise
    At many organizations, managing containerized applications at scale is the order of the day (or soon will be). And few open source projects are having the impact in this arena that Kubernetes is. Above all, Kubernetes is ushering in “operations transformation” and helping organizations make the transition to cloud-native computing, says Craig McLuckie co-founder and CEO of Heptio and a co-founder of Kubernetes at Google, in a recent free webinar, ‘Getting to Know Kubernetes.’ Kubernetes was created at Google, which donated the open source project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
  • Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alone AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal have all joined. It’s not every day you see this group of companies agree on anything, but as Kubernetes has developed into an essential industry tool, each of these companies sees it as a necessity to join the CNCF and support its mission. This is partly driven by customer demand and partly by the desire to simply have a say in how Kubernetes and other related cloud-native technologies are developed.
  • The Cloud-Native Architecture: One Stack, Many Options
    As the chief technology officer of a company specialized in cloud native storage, I have a first hand view of the massive transformation happening right now in enterprise IT. In short, two things are happening in parallel right now that make it radically simpler to build, deploy and run sophisticated applications. The first is the move to the cloud. This topic has been discussed so much that I won’t try to add anything new. We all know it’s happening, and we all know that its impact is huge.
  • Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up
    I hope this description of levels in systems administration has been helpful as you plan your own career. When it comes to gaining experience, nothing quite beats making your own mistakes and having to recover from them yourself. At the same time, it sure is a lot easier to invite battle-hardened senior sysadmins to beers and learn from their war stories. I hope this series in Sysadmin 101 fundamentals has been helpful for those of you new to the sysadmin trenches, and also I hope it helps save you from having to learn from your own mistakes as you move forward in your career.

Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

  • PostgreSQL 10 RC1 Released
    The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces today that the first release candidate of version 10 is available for download. As a release candidate, 10 RC 1 should be identical to the final release of the new version. It contains fixes for all known issues found during testing, so users should test and report any issues that they find.
  • PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives
    PostgreSQL 10 has been queuing up improvements to declarative partitioning, logical replication support, an improved parallel query system, SCRAM authentication, performance speed-ups, hash indexes are now WAL, extended statistics, new integrity checking tools, smart connection handling, and many other promising improvements. Our earlier performance tests of Postgre 10 during its beta phase showed some speed-ups over PostgreSQL 9.
  • Pivotal Greenplum Analytic Database Adds Multicloud Support
    Pivotal’s latest release of its Greenplum analytic database includes multicloud support and, for the first time, is based entirely on open source code. In 2015, the company open sourced the core of Pivotal Greenplum as the Greenplum Database project. “This is the first commercially available release that we are shipping with the open source project truly at its core,” said Elisabeth Hendrickson, VP of data research and development at Pivotal.

Graphics: NVIDIA Progress, VC4/VC5, Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa

  • NVIDIA 384.90 Linux Driver Brings Fixes, Quadro P5200 Support
    One day after releasing updated GeForce Linux legacy drivers, NVIDIA is now out with an update to their long-lived 384 branch. The NVIDIA 384 Linux series is the current latest series for their proprietary driver. Coming out today is the 384.90 update that is primarily comprised of bug fixes but also includes Quadro P5200 support.
  • NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support
    Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support. Alex Goins of the NVIDIA Linux team presented on their HDR ambitions for the Linux desktop and the work they are still doing for prepping the X.Org stack for dealing with these next-generation computer displays. This is a project they have also been looking at for more than one year: NVIDIA Is Working Towards HDR Display Support For Linux, But The Desktop Isn't Ready.
  • The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5
    ric Anholt of Broadcom just finished presenting at XDC2017 Mountain View on the state of the VC4 driver stack most notably used by the Raspberry Pi devices. Additionally, he also shared about his early work on the VC5 driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics.
  • Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa Have Hit Amazing Milestones This Year
    Kaveh Nasri, the manager of Intel's Mesa driver team within the Open-Source Technology Center since 2011, spoke this morning at XDC2017 about the accomplishments of his team and more broadly the Mesa community. Particularly over the past year there has been amazing milestones accomplished for this open-source driver stack.