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Novell finalises OpenSuse 11

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SUSE

zdnet.co.uk: OpenSuse 11.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) appeared on Thursday, the same day Novell revealed strong growth in its Linux business, strengthening its position against Linux market leader Red Hat.

Does Novell stand alone in the Linux desktop market?

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Linux

cnet.com: Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Novell, took an unwarranted swipe at Red Hat for failing to show up to the Linux desktop market, but by Red Hat's own admission, it's not really interested in the traditional desktop market. It's a bit like being prom queen when you're home schooled.

The most popular desktop Linux is…

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Linux

practical-tech.com: A) Ubuntu, Cool PCLinuxOS, C) Fedora, D) openSUSE or E) None of the above?

The answer is: E) None of the above.

Who Uses The 2.4 Stable Kernel

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: In April, 2.4 kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau queried the Linux kernel mailing list regarding how the 2.4 kernel is still being used. He followed up summarizing the responses, suggesting that about 5% of 2.4 users run the kernel on old recycled laptops at home or on PDA's and thin clients, running whatever works with no real need to upgrade.

High flyer hangs hat on open source

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Interviews
OSS

australianit.news.com: As chief operating officer, Whitehurst was widely tipped to succeed the outgoing Delta chief executive but despite turning around the corporate basket case his day in the sun never came.

KDE 4: So long and thanks for all the fish

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: The release of KDE 4 has long since come and gone. Much ballyhoo has been made over the release. Many are praising it. Many are condemning it. Me? I fall in the latter category. Why? Let me explain.

Sea Monkey only has four bugs left

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Moz/FF

theinquirer.net: ACCORDING TO Mozilla's bugzilla site that hosts bug reports, the Sea Monkey web browser and e-mail client, formerly known as the Mozilla Suite, only has four bugs left to fix... honest.

Also: Flock adds support for Digg, Pownce and AOL Webmail

5 Reasons Why Switching to Ubuntu is a Really Dumb Idea

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: So you want to get with the “cool” crowd, drop Uncle Bill’s operating system, and switch to the very free and completely open source alternative Ubuntu Linux. Here’s five reasons why you should think very carefully before even attempting that installation:

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 255

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: openSUSE package management with Zypper

  • News: FreeBSD moves to Subversion, Novell reports growing Linux business, Ubuntu plans universal connectivity, Fedora outlines KDE plans, BLAG and Granular interviews
  • Released last week: DeLi Linux 0.8.0, Foresight Linux 2.0.2, Myah OS3.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008
  • Donations: FileZilla receives US$400
  • New distributions: BSDanywhere
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

KDE 4 Progress: New plasmoids, Akonadi, KRunner and more

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KDE

polishlinux.org: In spite of fragmentary information about changes, that I’ve published since my last insight (like the Amarok 2 visual changelog), I’ve decided after all to gather them all in one place. Hence, I invite you to the next insight of KDE 4. The revision of the day is 811150.

Mandriva Powerpack 2008 Spring - a question of price

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MDV

hertenberger.co.za: This weekend saw me trash my long-running Fedora system for something new. Followers of these pages will know that I’ve had no end of issue with the recent spate of upgrades and new releases of various Linux distributions. The main cause of my frustrations?

Is Firefox 3 Ready For Prime Time?

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Moz/FF

tectonic.co.za: With release candidate 1 available, Firefox 3 is edging closer to a final release. But is Firefox 3 in a fit enough state to be released? Right now it doesn’t look so.

Android will be 100% open source, says Google

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Software

blogs.zdnet: Contrary to some reports, everything that makes Android “Android”, including all the core platform components and libraries needed to port Android to new devices will be open sourced under commonly used, industry standard licenses, says Google.

JOE: Joe’s own editor, a really usable text editor

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Back in the day, when I was new to Linux, joe was the first text editor that I managed to quit without having to reboot my machine. That I am still using it today, many years later, goes to show just how simple yet powerful joe is.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron steps in to make Linux a proper desktop alternative to Windows

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za/blogs: I am going to risk sounding like a fan boy for the sake of being a fan boy in the craze for Ubuntu but here goes nothing! My experience with my new Hardy Heron installation just keeps on getting better and better.

Mozilla Firefox vs the Internet Explorer

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Moz/FF

itvoir.com: Mozilla Firefox, the open source substitute for Internet Explorer is gaining popularity. The Internet Explorer is loosing grounds and the Mozilla Firefox is gaining market share gradually.

Also: Essential Thunderbird add-ons

Review: Ubuntu on the Eee PC

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Ubuntu

diyplanner.com: Well, it didn't take me long to realise that I wasn't very fond of the Xandros Linux distribution that comes stock with the Eee PC 701. I don't like a Linux box I can't mod. So I backed up my personal files onto a 4GB SD card, downloaded and burned the eeeXubuntu distro.

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 05/30

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: This week our GPL v3 projects has grown to 2471 GPL v3 projects, which is in increase of 44 new GPL v3 projects. Our AGPL v3 count has just hit its first benchmark of 100 AGPL v3 projects, with the 5 new AGPL v3 projects that were added over the past week. And lastly, the LGPL v3 count is now at 236.

Sharjah school dumps high-cost software for open-source applications

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OSS

itp.net: Education provider Scholars International Academy (SIA) has opted for open-source software and thin client systems, in a bid to save parents the cost of proprietary software.

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report 2007Q3/Q4 Now Available

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for Q3 and Q4 2007, covering July to September, and October to December 2007. This document includes reports of the board and the working groups.

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Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

  • Slaps and Beans now in Early Access
    Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans [Steam] is now in Early Access after a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the developers gained over $200k.
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Software and howtos

New: NuTyX 9.93 and Linux Mint 18.3

  • NuTyX 9.93 available with cards 2.3.105
    The NuTyX team is please to annonce the 9.93 release of NuTyX. NuTyX 9.92 comes with kernel LTS 4.14.6, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2.0, binutils 2.29.1, python 3.6.0, xorg-server 1.19.5, qt 5.10.0, KDE plasma 5.11.3, KDE Framework 5.41.0, KDE Applications 17.12.0, mate 1.18.2, xfce4 4.12.4, firefox 57.0.2 Quantum, etc...
  • Linux Mint 18.3 'Sylvia' Xfce and KDE editions are available for download
    Linux Mint is killing the KDE version of its operaring system -- a move some people applaud. That's what makes the new 18.3 version -- named "Sylvia" -- so frustrating. It's bizarre to release a new version of an operating system that essentially has no future. But oh well, here we are. After a short beta period, the KDE distro is now available for download -- if you still care. I recommend that KDE loyalists just switch to Kubuntu or Netrunner, but I digress. Despite being the final version of Linux Mint KDE, it is still a great alternative to the consistently disappointing Windows 10. After all, it has been discovered that Microsoft is bundling a bug-ridden password-manager with its operating system without user consent! How can you trust such an OS?! Sigh.
  • Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE and Xfce Editions Officially Released, Download Now
    The Linux Mint team released the final Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Xfce and Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE editions to download, as well as an upgrade for existing Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" users. Previously in beta, the Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE and Xfce editions are now officially released and ready for production use. Just like the Cinnamon and MATE flavors, they are based on Canonical's long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and use the Linux 4.10 kernel by default for new installations.

GNU: Glibc, GIMP, GCC

  • Glibc 2.27 Lands Yet More Performance Optimizations
    Earlier this month I wrote how Intel engineers have been busy with continuing to tune glibc's performance with FMA and AVX optimizations. That work has continued but also other architectures continue tuning their GNU C Library performance ahead of the expected v2.27 update. There has been a ton of optimization work this cycle, particularly on the Intel/x86_64 front. For those with newer Intel 64-bit processors, this next glibc release is shaping up to be a speedy update.
  • GIMP PIcks Up Support For The New Flatpak/FreeDesktop.org Screenshot API
    Hot off the release of the new GIMP 2.9.8 and ahead of the expected GIMP 2.10 release candidates that are expected to begin, a new addition to GIMP is a plug-in supporting the new FreeDesktop.org/Flatpak screenshot API. The org.freedesktop.portal.Screenshot specification aims to be a screenshot API that will work not only cross-desktop (e.g. KDE, GNOME, etc) but also work for sandboxed applications (i.e. Flatpak) and also work regardless of whether you are using Wayland or X11.
  • GCC Prepares For Fortran 2018 Support
    The Fortran committee decided last month to rename the upcoming Fortran 2015 programming language update to Fortran 2018. GCC support is being prepped. With this updated programming language technical specification not expected to be published until mid-2018, the committee behind this long-standing programming language decided to rename Fortran 2015 to Fortran 2018. Fortran 2018 should further improve interoperability with C code, improve its parallel programming capabilities, support hexadecimal inputs/outputs, and other improvements over Fortran 2008.