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Specialized Linux Distributions - AV Linux 5.0

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zdnet.co.uk: I always keep an eye out for interesting and different Linux distributions. There are quite a few which are very specialized, either for a particular purpose or application, or for particular kinds of hardware. One of those which caught my eye recently was AV Linux.

Q&A With Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin, Part 2

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linuxinsider.com: Where is Linux going? For Part 2 of this interview, LinuxInsider continued speaking with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to discuss Linux in a wider variety of technology, new programs intended to make it easier for businesses to switch.

Updating to rawhide is harder than I thought.

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smoogespace.blogspot: So with my work done with the Fedora Board, I have decided to spend more time on things I can fix (technical things) versus those I can not (human interactions). One of those things, was to use more of the Rawhide release.

Just how hard is Linux to use?

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it.toolbox.com: The question in this title may seem to be a hard one to answer. I think it is an easy one to answer.

A Linux User Tries Mac OS X

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Mac

datamation.com: Over the years, I've come very close to giving OS X serious consideration for replacing my existing Linux PCs. Recently I decided to look into my mindset a little more closely.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 410

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: What's cooking? It's SliTaz
  • News: Funtoo improves on Gentoo, Scientific Linux gains mindshare, Mint updates rolling-release editions, Debian and Bodhi interviews
  • Questions and answers: Personal firewall applications
    Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 3.7, Parted Magic 6.2, AVLinux 5.0
  • Site news: Annual package database update
  • New additions: Funtoo Linux
  • New distributions: BlueOnyx, BootMed, Jeoss Linux, quantOS,
  • Semplice Linux, unRAID Server
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

A Quick Look at Pinguy OS 11.04

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techgage.com: Ubuntu may be the most popular desktop Linux choice, but it wouldn't surprise me if the total install-base of its derivatives proved to be the more impressive of the two.

Windows' Endgame. Desktop Linux's Failure

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: After almost 20-years of ruling the computing world, Windows is on its way down. Linux will not be the winner though.

Weekend ruined

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Microsoft
Mac

macworld.com: When the weekend comes, Macalope likes to put his hooves up and enjoy some alfalfa and a grain-based beverage. Is that too much to ask? Apparently it is, according to PCWorld’s Katherine Noyes. Why else would she have so thoughtlessly decided to write this insipid piece—”Post-MacDefender, Linux Looks Better Than Ever“—about Mac and Linux security?

Linux Outlaws 213

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  • Linux Outlaws 213 - Mister Spliffy
  • Going Linux: Jun 20: #141 Install Ubuntu on a Mac
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  • Why Does the Government Use Open Source Code?
  • Twitter open-sources Diffy, a tool for automatically spotting bugs in code
    Twitter is today announcing the availability of Diffy, a new piece of open-source software that developers can use to spot bugs when they’re making updates to certain parts of code. Twitter uses the code internally. Now the social networking company is releasing it to the rest of the world.
  • We wrote an open source bank parser
    Our first project is something I was already working on, an extensible parser to chew bank statements and shit out transaction sheets. We made a gem, made an API and learnt a lot in the process. (We even wrote a java API to unlock pdf files given a password. Whew!). We currently have a meager three bank support, but we've managed to build a framework that makes it super easy to add other banks and statement formats.
  • Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Chrome 45
  • Chrome Browser Nearing 30 Percent Market Share [Ed: Calling Microsoft-connected firm “a prominent Web analytics company”]
    It's no secret that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox--both open source browsers--were locked in a neck-and-neck market share battle for a long time. The two browsers have remained on rapid release cycles, and for years they tended to leapfrog each other for market share in small increments each month.
  • FossaMail Open-Source Mail Client Launches Update
    FossaMail is built on the Mozilla Thunderbird client but without all the will-they-or-won’t-they of the rumors that Mozilla has done with Thunderbird. Even better, FossaMail is compatible with both Windows and Linux, while offering a 64-bit download in Windows to up the speed, address more memory, and perform other 64-bit operations. At the same time, FossaMail looks and feels just like Thunderbird, despite the oval tab fiasco. It still offers a contacts list, calendar, and chat, just like most users have come to expect from their email platforms. It’s so close to Thunderbird, in fact, that the developers didn’t bother with an extensive tutorial or FAQ, but instead just point users to the Thunderbird help section if they have any problems.
  • Proprietary vs. open source WCM [Ed: pro-proprietary]
    As it turns out, open source software is not always so free, proprietary software is not necessarily closed, and help from the open source community isn’t nearly as comprehensive as the level of support you get from a professional vendor.
  • Releases 1.19.1 of Tioga and 0.13.1 of ctioga2
  • ORNL Building Efficiency Software Available as Open Source Code
  • Autotune Code from ORNL Tunes Your Building Energy Efficiency
  • ORNL Offers Automated Calibration Software for Building Efficiency Studies as Open Source Code
  • Book cover for the Free Culture book finally done
    Creating a good looking book cover proved harder than I expected. I wanted to create a cover looking similar to the original cover of the Free Culture book we are translating to Norwegian, and I wanted it in vector format for high resolution printing. But my inkscape knowledge were not nearly good enough to pull that off.
  • Hacker proves with Open Data that Microsoft license costs don’t matter
    goes against one of the arguments used more frequently to promote Free Software (which, in and by itself, is intrinsically weak, and therefore not used as the main one by the most experts) that is licensing costs. The graph clearly show that such costs (the leftmost column) are only a small part of the total. From left to right the columns show “software license costs”, “immaterial goods” (whatever that means…), “software acquisition and development”, “litigation and other legal expenses” (as much as licenses..), “software assistance and maintenance”
  • M$’s Licensing Costs Are Only The Tip Of The Iceberg Of IT – Look Below
  • There’s still a chance to save WiFi
    You may not know it, but wifi is under assault in the USA due to proposed FCC regulations about modifications to devices with modular radios. In short, it would make it illegal for vendors to sell devices with firmware that users can replace. This is of concern to everyone, because Wifi routers are notoriously buggy and insecure. It is also of special concern to amateur radio hobbyists, due to the use of these devices in the Amateur Radio Service (FCC Part 97).