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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 53

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SUSE

Issue #53 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Masim Sugianto: First Hackfest for Indonesian openSUSE Community, How to Make openSUSE 11.1 LiveUSB, and Joe Brockmeier: openSUSE - One of the 10 coolest of 2008.

Review of Circus Linux

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Gaming

ryanorser.com: Well, I am back from holidays and I wanted to get a game review in. The game I have decided to review is called Circus Linux.

Fedora, Two Weeks On

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: After two weeks of using Fedora on a daily basis, i thought it important to give an overview. With any OS there are pros and cons. Fedora 10 is definitely no exception.

Song Parodies: Ubuntu's Full of User Guys

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Ubuntu
Humor

Ubuntu's full of user guys
Their forums are insane
Whenever a new distro's out
My question is the same

Opinion: Absolutism hurting Debian

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Linux

VC funding for open source: mixed messages from 2008

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OSS

blogs.the451group: The figures for publicly disclosed venture capital funding in open source vendors during Q4 and FY08 are in and while the numbers themselves provide a mixed picture, the statistics don’t necessarily tell the full story.

Tools for Migrating from Windows to Linux

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Software

earthweb.com: Taking baby steps to become more familiar with a new operating system can be as simple as revamping the OS already in use on your computer. Here are some tips on utilizing different open source resources to make the goal of a full time switch over to Linux a lasting one:

16 Free Games - Part 1

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Gaming

pcmech.com: Here’s a list of free games you can get right now. Many of these games run on Windows, Mac OS X and/or Linux. All of them are ready for download and don’t cost a dime.

An Inside Look at how Microsoft got XP on the XO

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Linux

As part of a small personal project, I've been reading through the court exhibits presented in Comes V Microsoft. One of those exhibits is a chain of internal Microsoft emails discussing how to get Windows XP on the OLPC.

Everyone's free Linux: DeviceVM's Splashtop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: One of the neat things about Linux has always been that you can run it on just about anything: iPhones, xBoxes, PS3, you name it, you can run Linux on it. So, why not, the good people at DeviceVM thought, make a desktop Linux that came bundled in a PC's motherboard: Splashtop.

Also: Phoenix HyperSpace: An Instant-On Linux Environment?

The great window manager speed test

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Software

toolbox.com/blogs: The regular readers of my blog would remember a few articles ago where I observed that some window managers don't seem to be as fast in screen redraw speed as others. I stated that I would perform some tests and report the results. Well I did those tests and here are the results.

The Open Source BIOS is Ten

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Interviews

heise-online.co.uk: Most PCs use a commercial, proprietary BIOS, but steadily, open source firmware is making a place for itself. coreboot, previously known as LinuxBIOS, is one of the leading BIOS projects and is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Anton Borisov, who has researched the economics of open source firmware.

America's Army 3.0 "May Return" To Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Back in September we talked about the possibility of America's Army returning to Linux with the 3.0 release. One of the America's Army developers mentioned that it's a possibility and there may be a way to get the client restored and updated on Linux.

Mandriva, Litrix Reviews

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Linux
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 review

  • Linux Distro Review - Litrix 9.0

Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

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Linux
  • Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

  • 7 reasons Why Dell Won’t Buy Red Hat

I Don’t Like Linux Because …

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Ten Reasons Not to Like Linux (with rebuttals inline)

Empathy: the New Pidgin?

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Software

workswithu.com: There’s some reason to believe that Empathy is the next big thing in instant-messaging on the Ubuntu desktop. There have been passionate calls for its adoption in Ubuntu 9.04 as a replacement for Pidgin, and the Gnome people seem to be pushing it.

Clam anti-virus on Ubuntu

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Software

itwire.com: Ordinarily I don't use anti-virus software on my Linux machines. If I can't get infected by viruses, trojans and spyware that is designed for Windows, and there is effectively none of this malware that is targeted towards Linux, why would I bother?

today's leftovers

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News
  • What Ubuntu must do

  • Personalising the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu
  • Loading ...Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part III
  • A New Year Brings A New NVClock Beta
  • Howto Create your own aliases in Debian
  • My Experiences Installing Ubuntu
  • Perl For Loop
  • Crontabs 101
  • KDE 4.2 shaping up well
  • Linux & Teachers
  • CentOS: KDE Upgrade the Hard Way
  • Commercial open source business strategies in 2009 and beyond
  • Will the Gnome Project change version control system?
  • Pupils conquer fear of computers
  • OpenSuSE 11.1 First Impressions
  • Palm "Nova" Linux set for CES debut?
  • How to Get the "Do You Want to Print a Form Letter?" in OOo
  • openSUSE Installation, DVD vs. LiveCD
  • How to Create a Fedora 10 Linux Distribution
  • Firewall MySQL with GreenSQL
  • Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer
  • KDE 4.2 Branched
  • Check the spell of your documents from command line
  • No X Server 1.6 Release In Sight
  • Call for enabling HP Pavilion internal softmodem
  • The FOSS Project Blues
  • OOo: Delete the recent document history
  • The rebirth of the uncool
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Red Hat Woes and Fedora 29 Plans

  • Shares of open-source giant Red Hat pounded on weaker outlook
  • Fedora 29 Aims To Offer Up Modules For Everyone
    The latest Fedora 29 feature proposal is about offering "modules for everyone" across all Fedora editions. The "modules for everyone" proposal would make it where all Fedora installations have modular repositories enabled by default. Up to now the modular functionality was just enabled by default in Fedora Server 28. The modular functionality allows Fedora users to choose alternate versions of popular software, such as different versions of Node.js and other server software components where you might want to stick to a particular version.

GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

  • Linux Fu: The Great Power of Make
    Over the years, Linux (well, the operating system that is commonly known as Linux which is the Linux kernel and the GNU tools) has become much more complicated than its Unix roots. That’s inevitable, of course. However, it means old-timers get to slowly grow into new features while new people have to learn all in one gulp. A good example of this is how software is typically built on a Linux system. Fundamentally, most projects use make — a program that tries to be smart about running compiles. This was especially important when your 100 MHz CPU connected to a very slow disk drive would take a day to build a significant piece of software. On the face of it, make is pretty simple. But today, looking at a typical makefile will give you a headache, and many projects use an abstraction over make that further obscures things.
  • FSFE Newsletter June 2018
  • About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions
    We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
  • Oracle Linux 7 Now Ready For ARM Servers
    While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM. Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available for ARM 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64), including with their new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 based on Linux 4.14.

Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
  • X.Org Is Looking For A North American Host For XDC2019
    If software development isn't your forte but are looking to help out a leading open-source project while logistics and hospitality are where you excel, the X.Org Foundation is soliciting bids for the XDC2019 conference. The X.Org Foundation is looking for proposals where in North America that the annual X.Org Developers' Conference should be hosted in 2019. This year it's being hosted in Spain and with the usual rotation it means that in 2019 they will jump back over the pond.
  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.