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What's coming in Ubuntu's new Unity Linux desktop

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zdnet.com: Windows 8 isn’t the only operating system that’s bringing a new look to the PC desktop. Canonical is changing the looks of its Ubuntu Unity Linux desktop.

How To Set Up SSL Vhosts Under Nginx + SNI Support (Ubuntu 11.04/Debian Squeeze)

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This article explains how you can set up SSL vhosts under nginx on Ubuntu 11.04 and Debian Squeeze so that you can access the vhost over HTTPS (port 443). SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer and is a cryptographic protocol that provides security for communications over networks by encrypting segments of network connections at the transport layer end-to-end. In addition to that I will show how to make use of SNI (Server Name Indication) to allow multiple SSL vhosts per IP address.

Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

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datamation.com: Recently I've given a lot of thought to my first experiences with Ubuntu. Flash forward to now, Linux users are presented with two Gnome-type solutions that both fail to offer the kind of experience I once enjoyed.

Why I Ubuntu

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mterry.name: I thought I’d share my source of motivation for working on Ubuntu in the hopes that it might inspire others too!

Best New Feature of Ubuntu Oneric - GNOME Shell

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techdrivein.com: know many of you cringe at the mere mention of GNOME Shell or Unity. I don't have any reservations like that. As a matter of fact, I really like Unity a lot. But what about GNOME foundation's official GNOME Shell?

A new release process for Ubuntu?

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netsplit.com: With the nomination period beginning for the Ubuntu Technical Board, big changes like Unity having arrived in Ubuntu recently, and the upcoming UDS for being what will likely be a new LTS release of Ubuntu, it’s as good as time as any to ask big questions about the development process.

Some Great Alternatives to the Ubuntu Unity Launcher

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  • Some Great Alternatives to the Ubuntu Unity Launcher
  • Unity: The War Without End?
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Development update

Mainframe Ubuntu Linux?

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zdnet.com: Sources close to Canonical and IBM are telling me that Ubuntu may soon be certified on IBM’s System p mini-computers and blades and System z mainframes.

Running Drupal 7.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

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This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Drupal 7.7 web site on Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 with nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). In addition to that I will also show you how you can use the Drupal Boost plugin with nginx. nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

Bacon Justifies Ubuntu Decisions

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ostatic.com: Seems Jono Bacon just can't understand why users are still complaining about the drastic changes that came with Ubuntu 11.04 and the Unity desktop. He begins by stating emphatically that he's no interface designer, but the problem isn't the overall design so much. The issue for The Distro for Human Beings is that it actually doesn't understand human beings.

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    Samsung has been getting pretty serious about its Smartwatches and has certainly excelled with its latest creation, the Tizen based Gear S2. The company has had a little dabble with Android wear in the past, with the Galaxy Gear Live, and since has been focusing on Tizen. According to a report from Fast Company stating that “no more Samsung Android Wear devices are in development or being planned.” This is according to a Samsung executive. The report goes further to say that Samsung executives are going with Tizen because it’s “far more battery-efficient than Android Wear” and “the standard OS on other Samsung products from TVs to refrigerators.”
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Leftovers: OSS

  • Linksys Sees Value Open Source Market for WRT Wireless Routers
    The wireless router world remains safe for open source -- at least for users of certain Linksys Wi-Fi devices, which will still allow the installation of open source firmware like DD-WRT after new FCC rules take effect next week. Here's the back story: Last fall, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) introduced new regulations that required device manufacturers to ensure "that third parties are not able to reprogram the device to operate outside the parameters for which the device was certified." Those rules go into effect June 2.
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    In this Keynote, Luciano Resende, Architect, Spark Technology Center at IBM, will showcase Open source Analytic platforms. Luciano will also discuss how they are being leveraged by different organizations to upend their competition, as well as enable new use cases.
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    The field of pure mathematics has always depended on computers to make tables, prove theorems and explore new theories. Today, computer aided experiments and the use of databases relying on computer calculations are part of the pure mathematician's standard toolbox. In fact, these tools have become so important that some areas of mathematics are now completely dependent on them.
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