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Why Linux Still Struggles on the Desktop

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ibiztech.wordpress: I was reading through a Harvard Business Review article and I came across a distinction which essentially says [in my own words] … “people don’t want a car, they just want to get from here to there” I was struck by how true this is and how often we geeks fail to understand that subtlety.

When to use Unix or Linux, part 2: Applications and support

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Linux
Software

techtarget.com: In Part I of our report on choosing Unix or Linux, we discussed the questions you might ask when considering either Unix or Linux. In this tip, we'll delve more into application-related issues and look more deeply into support.

10 Things Every New openSUSE User Should Know

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Some people asked me to compile a 10 bullet list what every user should know if new to openSUSE. It’s not intended to be useful for the hardcore user, it’s for beginners. It’s not only openSUSE 11.0 focused, most of the stuff can be also used with older versions.

Setup and Configuration of Opensource Media Center - Elisa

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Linux

Elisa is an open source cross-platform media center connecting the Internet to an all-in-one media player.

Mandriva Linux 2009: Now with KDE 4. Yippee?

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MDV

techiemoe.com: Mandriva has an odd naming scheme for their releases. It sort of follows the way automakers in the US name their cars. Thus it's October 2008 and I'm playing with Mandriva 2009. I guess the idea is that I'll use 2009 well into the real year 2009. Or something.

25 reasons to use Linux Mint

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beranger.org: Mint, the only leafy plant not to be ignored (excluding the cannabis). How about Mint Linux? #1: It's not brown. No, really, it's not brown! #2: Multimedia codecs, browser plugins, DVD playback, and so on, out of the box.

The netbook newbie's guide to Linux

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Linux
Hardware
  • The netbook newbie's guide to Linux

  • Netbook explosion takes Acer to number 1
  • Netbooks take ten per cent of Euro PC market
  • Happy Birthday Eee PC
  • OLPC's Last Billion

Microsoft: We're all 'mixed source' companies

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Microsoft
OSS

news.cnet.com: In case you were wondering, Microsoft thinks the battle of open source vs. proprietary software is basically over. "Today, but increasingly in the future, we are all going to be 'mixed source'," Microsoft's top intellectual property lawyer said in a lunchtime interview on Thursday.

Linux Kongress 2008

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heise-online.co.uk: At the recent 2008 Linux conference, big names in the world of Linux presented current and future developments. Samba developers now want to combine the code for Samba 3 and 4, which until now have been developed separately. In future, HA and cluster developers want to bundle their efforts on specific modules. Dirk Hohndel showed off

OpenSolaris 2008.11 Starts Coming Together

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OS

phoronix.com: OpenSolaris 2008.05 had given a new face to Solaris through a vastly improved desktop experience. While OpenSolaris 2008.05 was not perfect, it was quite pleasant and a very nice first step. Sun Microsystems is now preparing for the release of OpenSolaris 2008.11 to incorporate their latest set of changes.

Everex Zonbu Notebook: Greener and safer option for new users

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Linux
Hardware

techtreak.com: Everex Zonbu Notebook is 1.5 inches thick and weighs around 5 pounds. When it comes to display, Zonbu is provided with a 15.4 inch widescreen display. Its WXGA display (1440 x 900) along with a VGA output is adequate for clear display.

Everlasting OpenOffice.org bugs

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OOo
  • Everlasting OpenOffice.org bugs, revisited

  • Microsoft: OpenOffice a bigger rival than Google
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0: The Big Yawn

Benchmarking Flash Player 10

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Software

arstechnica.com: The web collectively got a bit shinier this week with Adobe's release of Flash Player 10. The new version offers designers a compelling set of new features including support for rich 3D visual effects, a new antialiasing engine, an improved drawing API, support for color management, and enhanced support for streaming audio and video content.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Remastering openSUSE : How to Build your Own openSUSE Based Distro

  • Installing Ubuntu on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9
  • Animating slide shows in OpenOffice.org Impress
  • Debugging EasyUbuntu
  • Miro - Internet TV for your Ubuntu Desktop
  • The watch command
  • 10 Ubuntu Tips
  • Reboot like a racecar with kexec
  • Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 Hardening Guide
  • Intel e1000e Corruption Fixed in openSUSE 11.1 Beta2
  • Probable e1000e corruption culprit found (and 2.6.27.1 released)
  • Ubuntu
  • openSUSE Linux 11.0
  • Debian as a Desktop
  • VC funding for open source down 12% in Q3
  • Adept 3.0 Beta 4 released
  • Compiz-Fusion MPX Support is Complete
  • Linux, The Standard Version (LSB)

Is the Linux Foundation allergic to the media?

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itwire.com: A few days back, October 13 and 14 to be precise, the Linux Foundation held what it called an end user collaboration summit in New York city. The event did not get much publicity. Not surprising at all, when one considers that the media were not allowed within 100 yards of the place.

GNU/Linux vs. Open Source Software

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sob.apotheon.org: In some respects, the worst enemy of open source software — the ideals, the commercial success, the mindshare, the development success, and the widespread use of open source software — is GNU/Linux.

Top Graphical Text Editors

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Software

linuxpoison.blogspot: A text editor is software used for editing plain text files. It has many different uses such as modifying system configuration files, writing programming language source code, etc ...

Russia's Open Source Revolution

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OSS

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: WHAT does Microsoft do when someone says: No, sorry, we do not want to use your software any more. If that someone is a small business operating in an increasingly cut-throat world, a great deal of pressure can be brought to bear on them to fall into line. But what if that someone is a whole nation?

Interesting Linux Blogs To Follow

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Linux
Web

linuxhaxor.net: There are a lot of interesting blogs out there focusing on FOSS and Linux development, even though most of them are news aggregators, some of them publishes original contents which is what I am most interested in.

Nine Smart Tips for Becoming an Anti-Linux Troll

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Linux
Humor

codingexperiments.com: You have seen those extremely brilliant ant-Linux trolls that demonstrate their brilliance on IRC channels, message boards, and blog posts, right? I bet that you’ve always wanted to become one of those trolls.

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Events: Video Conferences, Code.gov, and LibreOffice

  • How to video conference without people hating you
    What about an integrated headset and microphone? This totally depends on the type. I tend to prefer the full sound of a real microphone but the boom mics on some of these headsets are quite good. If you have awesome heaphones already you can add a modmic to turn them into headsets. I find that even the most budget dedicated headsets sound better than earbud microphones.
  • Learn about the open source efforts of Code.gov at this event
    The U.S. government has a department looking to spread open source projects, and members will be in Baltimore this week. Code.gov is looking to promote reuse of open source code within the government to cut down on duplicating development work, and spread use of the code throughout the country. On April 26 event at Spark Baltimore, team members from Code.gov, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Presidential Innovation Fellowship are among those invited to be at a meetup to share more. Held from 12-3 p.m., the event will feature talks from the invited guests about what they’re working on and Federal Source Code Policy, as well as how it can apply locally, said organizing team member Melanie Shimano.
  • LibreOffice Conference 2018 Takes Place in Tirana, Albania, for LibreOffice 6.1
    While working on the next major LibreOffice release, The Document Foundation is also prepping for this year's LibreOffice Conference, which will take place this fall in Albania. The LibreOffice Conference is the perfect opportunity for new and existing LibreOffice developers, users, supporters, and translators, as well as members of the Open Source community to meet up, share their knowledge, and plan the new features of the next major LibreOffice release, in this case LibreOffice 6.1, due in mid August 2018. A call for papers was announced over the weekend as The Document Foundation wants you to submit proposals for topics and tracks, along with a short description of yourself for the upcoming LibreOffice Conference 2018 event, which should be filed no later than June 30, 2018. More details can be found here.
  • LibreOffice Conference Call for Paper
    The Document Foundation invites all members and contributors to submit talks, lectures and workshops for this year’s conference in Tirana (Albania). The event is scheduled for late September, from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never spoken in public before, if you have something interesting to share about LibreOffice or the Document Liberation Project, we want to hear from you!

GitLab Web IDE

  • GitLab Web IDE Goes GA and Open-Source in GitLab 10.7
    GitLab Web IDE, aimed to simplify the workflow of accepting merge requests, is generally available in GitLab 10.7, along with other features aimed to improve C++ and Go code security and improve Kubernets integration. The GitLab Web IDE was initially released as a beta in GitLab 10.4 Ultimate with the goal of streamlining the workflow to contribute small fixes and to resolve merge requests without requiring the developer to stash their changes and switch to a new branch locally, then back. This could be of particular interest to developers who have a significant number of PRs to review, as well as to developers starting their journey with Git.
  • GitLab open sources its Web IDE
    GitLab has announced its Web IDE is now generally available and open sourced as part of the GitLab 10.7 release. The Web IDE was first introduced in GitLab Ultimate 10.4. It is designed to enable developers to change multiple files, preview Markdown, review changes and commit directly within a browser. “At GitLab, we want everyone to be able to contribute, whether you are working on your first commit and getting familiar with git, or an experienced developer reviewing a stack of changes. Setting up a local development environment, or needing to stash changes and switch branches locally, can add friction to the development process,” Joshua Lambert, senior product manager of monitoring and distribution at GitLab, wrote in a post.

Record Terminal Activity For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

At times system administrators and developers need to use many, complex and lengthy commands in order to perform a critical task. Most of the users will copy those commands and output generated by those respective commands in a text file for review or future reference. Of course, “history” feature of the shell will help you in getting the list of commands used in the past but it won’t help in getting the output generated for those commands. Read
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Linux Kernel Maintainer Statistics

As part of preparing my last two talks at LCA on the kernel community, “Burning Down the Castle” and “Maintainers Don’t Scale”, I have looked into how the Kernel’s maintainer structure can be measured. One very interesting approach is looking at the pull request flows, for example done in the LWN article “How 4.4’s patches got to the mainline”. Note that in the linux kernel process, pull requests are only used to submit development from entire subsystems, not individual contributions. What I’m trying to work out here isn’t so much the overall patch flow, but focusing on how maintainers work, and how that’s different in different subsystems. Read more