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The move from Linux to FreeBSD

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nileshgr.com: About 2 months ago, I had a spare VPS at my host, Hetzner. So I decided to play with FreeBSD which was being offered for Hetzner servers and VPSes. That’s how the whole thing started.

Red Hat CEO: Open Source is Not Just About Cost

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datamation.com: Red Hat is a company that generates over $1 billion a year in revenues from open source software. It should come as no surprise then, that the CEO of Red Hat sees being open as the key to innovation.

Debian Edu interview: Jonathan Carter

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skolelinux.org: There is a certain cross-over between the Debian Edu / Skolelinux project and the Edubuntu project, and for example the LTSP packages in Debian are a joint effort between the projects. One person with a foot in both camps is Jonathan Carter, which I am now happy to present to you.

Fedora Day Four: Performance

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refugeeks.com: So I’m now a few days into my time with Fedora, and things are going well so far. The machine is all up and running, and I’m back at my keyboard working away. We now know how to make Fedora look good, but how well does it perform in practice? Let’s take a look…

Debian 7.0 GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD

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  • Debian 7.0 GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 320
  • BackTrack 5 or Kali Linux 1.0
  • 11-Way Linux, BSD Platform Comparison
  • Linux 3.9.x and GCC 4.8.1 Goes to Slackware-Current
  • SUSE Linux does data big
  • Fixing the Linux black screen of death on machines with Intel HD video
  • Install Unity Smart Scopes in Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu Touch: First look at the Linux smartphone OS
  • install Python 2.6 in ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04
  • I can do it better Arch

Linux Mint 15: Solid, But Unsettled

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  • Linux Mint 15: Solid, But Unsettled
  • Linux Mint 16 will be a harder sell
  • Linux Mint 16 Wishes
  • Linux Mint 15: Almost Perfect!
  • Linux MintBox a Mini Linux Desktop
  • Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon: Ready For Prime Time

What Makes a Community Distro?

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  • What Makes a Community Distro?
  • Our test with Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon
  • Schedule of openSUSE Conference
  • Stop Ubuntu from going to sleep while watching movies
  • What Is Yumex in Linux?
  • The Linux Setup - Tony Baldwin, Translator
  • FreeBSD 8.4 Released
  • 7 Years of SlackBuilds Project
  • F18 -> F19 distro-sync with yum
  • make Mint Menu always show favorite applications
  • How to Install and Test Beaglebone black in Ubuntu / Debian
  • Updating packages on OpenSUSE via console
  • Privacy Under Linux | LAS s27e04

Amazing Raspberry Pi Projects

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Hardware
  • Amazing Raspberry Pi Projects – Part 1
  • Amazing Raspberry Pi Projects – Part 2

The Best Features Of The Linux 3.10 Kernel

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  • The Best Features Of The Linux 3.10 Kernel
  • Looking Forward To The Linux 3.11 Kernel

Mageia Releases Fixed ISOs

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ostatic.com: Yesterday, the Mageia project announced the released of updated Mageia 3 classic installer images. A little bug in the first set could cause unsuspecting users to be running development branch instead of stable.

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  • Hyper Is a Terminal Emulator Built Using Web Technologies
    A lot of us use the terminal on Ubuntu, typically from an app like GNOME Terminal, Xterm or an app like Guake. But did you know that there’s an JS/HTML/CSS Terminal? It’s called Hyper (formerly/also known as HyperTerm, though it has no relation to the Windows terminal of the same/similar name) and, usefulness aside, it’s certainl a novel proof-of-concept. “The goal of the project,” according to the official website, “is to create a beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards.”
  • Little Kids Having Fun With “Terminal Train” In Ubuntu Linux
    Linux is often stereotyped as the operating system for tech savvy users and developers. However, there are some fun Linux commands that one can use in spare time. A small utility named sl can be installed in Linux to play with the Terminal Train.
  • This Cool 8-Bit Desktop Wallpaper Changes Throughout The Day
    Do you want a dynamic desktop wallpaper that changes throughout the day and looks like the sort of environment you’d be able to catchPokemon in? If so, check out Bit Day wallpapers. Created by Redditor user ~BloodyMarvelous, Bit Day is a collection of 12 high-resolution pixel art wallpapers.
  • This Script Sets Wallpapers from Imgur As Your Desktop Background
    Pyckground is a simple python script that can fetch a new desktop background on the Cinnamon desktop from any Imgur gallery you want. I came across it while doing a bit of background on the Bit Day wallpaper pack, and though it was nifty enough to be of use to some of you. So how does it work?
  • Productivity++
    In keeping with tradition of LTS aftermaths, the upcoming Plasma 5.9 release – the next feature release after our first Long Term Support Edition – will be packed with lots of goodies to help you get even more productive with Plasma!
  • Core Apps Hackfest 2016: report
    I spent last weekend at the Core Apps Hackfest in Berlin. The agenda was to work on GNOME’s core applications: Documents, Files, Music, Photos, Videos, Usage, etc.; to raise their overall standard and to make them push beyond the limits of the framework. There were 19 of us and among us we covered a wide range of modules and areas of expertise. I spent most of my time on the plumbing necessary for Documents and Photos to use GtkFlowBox and GtkListBox. The innards of Photos had already been overhauled to reduce its dependency on GtkTreeModel. Going into the hackfest we were sorely lacking a widget that had all the bells and whistles we need — the idiomatic GNOME 3 selection mode, and seamlessly switching between a list and grid view. So, this is where I decided to focus my energy. As a result, we now have a work-in-progress GdMainBox widget in libgd to replace the old GtkIconView/GtkTreeView-based GdMainView.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Did Amazon Just Kill Open Source?
    Back in the days, we used to focus on creating modular architectures. We had standard wire protocols like NFS, RPC, etc. and standard API layers like BSD, POSIX, etc. Those were fun days. You could buy products from different vendors, they actually worked well together and were interchangeable. There were always open source implementations of the standard, but people could also build commercial variations to extend functionality or durability. The most successful open source project is Linux. We tend to forget it has very strict APIs and layers. New kernel implementations must often be backed by official standards (USB, SCSI…). Open source and commercial implementations live happily side by side in Linux. If we contrast Linux with the state of open source today, we see so many implementations which overlap. Take the big data eco-systems as an example: in most cases there are no standard APIs, or layers, not to mention standard wire protocols. Projects are not interchangeable, causing a much worse lock-in than when using commercial products which conform to a common standard.
  • Firebird 3 by default in LibreOffice 5.4 (Base)
    Lots of missing features & big bugs were fixed recently . All of the blockers that were initially mentioned on tracking bug are now fixed.
  • Linux & Open Source News Of The Week — Comma.ai, Patches For Firefox and Tor, And OSS-Fuzz
  • Open Source Malaria helps students with proof of concept toxoplasmosis pill
    A team of Australian student researchers at Sydney Grammar School has managed to recreate the formula for Daraprim, the drug made (in)famous by the actions of Turing Pharmaceuticals last year when it increased the price substantially per pill. According to Futurism, the undertaking was helped along by an, “online research-sharing platform called Open Source Malaria [OSM], which aims to use publicly available drugs and medical techniques to treat malaria.” The students’ pill passed a battery of tests for purity, and ultimately cost $2 using different, more readily available components. It shows the potential of the platform, which has said elsewhere there is, “enormous potential to crowdsource new potential medicines efficiently.” Although Daraprim is already around, that it could be synthesized relatively easily without the same materials as usual is a good sign for OSM.
  • Growing the Duke University eNable chapter
    We started the Duke University eNable chapter with the simple mission of providing amputees in the Durham area of North Carolina with alternative prostheses, free of cost. Our chapter is a completely student-run organization that aims to connect amputees with 3D printed prosthetic devices. We are partnered with the Enable Community Foundation (ECF), a non-profit prosthetics organization that works with prosthetists to design and fit 3D printed prosthetic devices on amputees who are in underserved communities. As an official ECF University Chapter, we represent the organization in recipient outreach, and utilize their open sourced designs for prosthetic devices.

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