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Story A house divided: Linux factions threaten success srlinuxx 03/06/2013 - 6:42pm
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Story One Week With GNOME Classic: Day Three srlinuxx 01/06/2013 - 2:55am

Emerging consensus in favour of a unified document format standard?

Mark Shuttleworth: It’s too early to say for certain, but there are very encouraging signs that the world’s standards bodies will vote in favour of a single unified ISO (”International Standards Organisation”) document format standard.

Common UNIX Printing System 1.3.0

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CUPS 1.3.0 is the first stable feature release in the 1.3.x series and includes over 30 new features and changes since CUPS 1.2.12, including Kerberos authentication, DNS-SD/Bonjour/Zeroconf support, improved on-line help, and localized printer drivers. This is also the first release since being acquired by Apple.

Linux in my pocket

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manilastandardtoday: TWO weeks ago, I wrote about portable applications that you can carry in your pocket. Wouldn’t it be simpler if you could run the operating system right off a flash drive and bring the programs and data you need on the same stick?

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Fedora 7

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This document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users.

Autostart Apps in PCLinuxOS 2007

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HowTos

linux-blog.org: Many people want to know how to get programs to startup immediately upon login. Now there are two ways to do this...kind of.

Virtualization Explored: Installing VMware

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HowTos

tgdaily.com: In this article we'll go through the entire process of setting up a virtual machine. You'll learn what software is required, what hardware should be used and, as a companion to the three-part article, why it is desirable to do so.

A KDE branded bus in Turkey.

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Linux
Humor

As I had no other choice but to come back on time to I don't know exactly what state things are at work I had to use a bus to come back to Ankara from Bodrum. At the last rest stop in Afyon I saw a bus number plate that tickled my fancy so much I had to take a photo of it to share with you.

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Linux Boom Ahead?

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Forbes: The SCO Group frightened potential business users away from Linux with lawsuits demanding billions in royalties. But the litigious company's claims were shot down in a ruling that will likely boost uptake of the operating system.

Linux media center distro adds flashy features

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linuxdevices: A project aimed at building a Linux distribution for media center PCs has achieved a major new release. LinuxMCE 0704 is based on Kubuntu, and offers lots of flashy features, such as whole-house high-definition video distribution, optional alpha-blended graphics, gyroscopic remote control, and much more.

Today's extras and shorts:

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  • Red Hat rated #1 IT vendor in Japan

  • Serving Two Markets
  • My new Ubuntu laptop
  • Bug Slashing/Hunting Weekend is Over
  • A Fond Farewell Smiling
  • LinuxWorld Expo 2007 report
  • Nokia Siemens joins Linux Foundation to push 'telco' Linux
  • MEPIS - MEPIS Talks - 4
  • Low-cost GPS silicon targets Linux gadgets
  • Linux dances with penguins' Happy Feet
  • “kernel: VFS: Busy inodes after unmount. Self-destruct in 5 seconds. Have a nice day…”?
  • Counter-Strike on Linux
  • PCLinuxOS 2007– Ready for Average Joes?
  • Linux ready to play with rivals
  • Distro Choices
  • Mozilla Labs reveals animated PNG editor for Firefox
  • Dells are this much cheaper with Ubuntu rather than Windows
  • Ask On-Disk.com

Is the OLPC project doomed to failure?

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ZDNet: As laudable as this dream is, the ideal unfortunately runs counter to a fundamental fact of life: a computer cannot exist independent of basic economic realities.

Linux: 2.6.23-rc3, Patch Rate Calming Down

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kernelTRAP: "Either people really are calming down, and figuring out that we're in the stabilization phase," Linus Torvalds began in announcing 2.6.23-rc3, "or it's just that it's the middle of August, and most everybody at least in Europe are off on vacation."

Vote in the 2007 Desktop Linux Survey

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DesktopLinux: DesktopLinux.com launched its 2007 Desktop Linux Survey on August 13, asking users of Linux desktops to identify what distributions they use, as well as their choice of windowing environment (KDE, GNOME, etc.), web browsers, email clients, and Windows-on-Linux solutions.

Update on Stacks

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The Linux Movement: A bit ago I wrote about stacks on Awn well now it's been slightly updated. It looks nicer and has some nice new features but it is still a little buggy.

Installing Fedora - a video tour

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Linux

linux.com: Ready to try Linux but want some hand-holding when you do? Here are three videos that walk you through the process of installing Fedora GNU/Linux.

Mozilla's Lawyer Isn't a GPLv3 Fan

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internetnews.com: The GPL version 3 has been out for six weeks, and the debate about whether to adopt it remains heated.

Also: Mozilla 24: A 24-hour worldwide community event
And: Ubuntu Gutsy - Firefox GranParadiso Alpha 7 has GTK Widgets
&: Pimp Your FireFox

GPLv3 crosses the 50% threshhold

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matt asay: This just in from Palamida: roughly 50% of active projects licensed under the GPL are now GPLv3. In just one month. That's huge.

Ubuntu Kills Linux, Then Self, Dell Suspected of Foul Play

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OS

devside.net blogs: The world wants Linux. And as we all know, the news can’t be wrong. Especially if it’s regurgitated over and over again on every tech site on the net. Just one problem though…

Novell's Victory Over SCO Could Have Downside For Linux Users

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information week blogs: The free software world spent the weekend celebrating after a judge nixed SCO's ownership claims over Unix and, by extension, Linux. But the ruling did not specifically address SCO's charge that Linux is a Unix knock off--and a case that could have settled that question for good may now fade away as a result of Friday's decision.

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today's leftovers

  • Red Hat - Another Quarter And A Totally New Set Of Investor Perceptions
  • BIG open-source love Microsoft and Google? You still won't catch AWS [Ed: Microsoft does not love FOSS (or loved by it); it actively attacks FOSS.]
    Open source wasn’t supposed to matter in the cloud. After the Free Software Foundation’s failed attempt to rein in network-delivered software services, some wrung their hands and waited for the open source apocalypse. Instead of imploding, however, open source adoption has exploded, with ever more permissive licenses rising to largely eliminate the need to contribute anything back.
  • Open Source Data:The Last Frontier of the Fintech Revolution
    In the early days of computing, programmers and software developers shared their creations learned from each other and therefore advanced computing and software engineering to new heights.
  • The cheap arm project: An affordable, open-source robotics project
    What do you get when you put together wood and rope? Well according to Plymouth University’s Professor Guido Bugmann: a low-cost, open source, 2 meter tall robot! All buildable for under £2000. The Cheap Arm Project (CHAP) began as an MSc project aimed at developing an affordable mobile robot arm system that could be used by wheelchair users to access daily objects at inaccessible heights or weights (the extreme case being 2 litre bottle).
  • European Interoperability Framework: Commission presents new guidance for digital public services
    The announcement will be made today, at the Digital Day in Rome, together with other initiatives that aim to promote cooperation between EU Member States to better prepare society to reap the full potential of the digital transformation. Many EU Member States are digitising their public administrations to save time, reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve the quality of services that they offer to citizens and businesses. Doing this in a coordinated way ensures that the public sector is not only digital but also interoperable. The EU framework published today will help Member States to follow a common approach when making their public services available online, also across countries and policy areas. This will contribute to reducing bureaucracy for people and businesses, for example, when requesting certificates, enrolling to services, or handing in tax declarations.
  • Carbon Black warns of over reliance on 'nascent' machine learning security

    Security professionals cited high false positive rates and the ease with which machine learning-based technologies can be bypassed – at present – as the most serious barriers to adoption.

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