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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Microsoft blames open source for revenue fall ,----[ Quote ] | Microsoft has listed companies such as Red Hat and Canonical, both sellers of | GNU/Linux, among the reasons for the 17 percent fall in revenue for the | fourth quarter, year on year. `---- http://www.itwire.com/content/view/26746/1231/ Oiling the digital society ,----[ Quote ] | That shared ideology is far more significant than the specifics of particular | alliances or clashes over certain parts of the market. Google's Chrome OS, | for example, is really just a minor adjustment of pieces on the chess board | of the modern computing industry, neither a declaration of intent against | Microsoft nor an attempt to annex GNU/Linux into Google's worldview. `---- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8185762.stm Recent: Is free the new pay? ,----[ Quote ] | Matthew Szulik runs a successful business that gives its products away for | free. | | What is more, Mr Szulik was recently named the United States Entrepreneur of | the Year. | | The company he works for - Red Hat - turns a profit by distributing free, | open source software; computer programs and applications that anyone can | download. `---- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8178929.stm -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkp5+PEACgkQU4xAY3RXLo60YgCgs8/n3Zlrs4I2eP5RRPwv3hWz d9sAoKf+B9MPg9tLwYYuRn3toPrZCszZ =eCeq -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 5) - Architecture code, memory management, virtualisation and tracing ,----[ Quote ] | The forthcoming kernel version will support | Intel's Moorestown platform, SFI - the | alternative to ACPI, and the Trusted | Execution Technology, which used to be | called "LaGrande Technology". If required, | the new KSM can now reduce memory loads by | combining identical memory content in | virtual machines. The new kernel also | includes Timechart, a new tool for | visualising what's going on in the system | and kernel. `---- http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Kernel-Log-Coming-in-2-6-32-Part-5-Architecture-code-memory-management-virtualisation-and-tracing-870357.html Again, Linux is not an OS ,----[ Quote ] | This brings me back to something I wrote | earlier this year: Linux is not an OS. | Besides the typical point that Linux is just | the kernel my basic point was that what we | typically call "Linux" is not really a | single coherent operating system, but rather | a framework for developing them or an | ecosystem which spawns them. I instead opt | to call specific distributions as operating | systems rather than all of Linux, whatever | that may include. `---- http://www.nuxified.org/blog/again-linux-not-os Recent: Getting to the Heart of the Linux Kernel ,----[ Quote ] | Against that background, you almost begin to | feel sorry for Micros...

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[News] Fedora GNU/Linux 13 to be Called "Segovia" Or "Commodus"
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Fedora 13 Could Be Segovia Or Commodus ,----[ Quote ] | The list of name suggestions for Fedora 13 is | available on the Fedora Wiki. So far for | Fedora 13 we know that it will likely carry X | Server 1.8 support, NFSv4 support, greater | DisplayPort monitor recognition with the | open-source drivers, and other features. `---- http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzY4Nw Recent: - From Fedora 11 to Ubuntu 9.10 ,----[ Quote ] | Bottom line: I don't think Ubuntu is really | any better than Fedora. Setting up ANY Linux | distro to navigate codecs and video/audio | formats is a pain. But for both key distros | (Ubuntu and Fedora), it's the sort of thing | you mostly just do once. Call it a couple of | hours -- but less than five minutes of | typing. I kind of like the idea of the new | Ubuntu One program -- free online storage | that promises to sync across systems. `---- http://jaslarue.blogspot.com/2009/11/from-fedora-11-to-ubuntu-910.html -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkr6HREACgkQU4xAY3RXLo5ekwCcD+crXZAqz69Tv/14+g2cRa3p LosAoKx417R4cTS/Z5k9/yWdEXm015Gn =XDhM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- Roy Schestowitz, ye fen-sucked profane coxcomb, contemptuous base born callet, ye pestered: > Fedora 13 Could Be Segovia Or Commodus Commode -noun 1. toilet (def. 1). A chair enclosing a chamber pot. 2. a portable toilet, esp. one on a chairlike...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 The Ultimate Ultraportable? ,----[ Quote ] | As I've noted a number of times, I think the appearance of the ultraportable | platform will provide a huge boost for GNU/Linux among ordinary users, and | prove to be a watershed in the history of open source. The combination of | ultraportable form factor with Ubuntu's ease-of-use will only magnify that | effect. And if the rumours about Dell's new mini Inspiron running Ubuntu | (presumably the Netbook Remix) prove correct, we could be witnessing the | birth of the ultimate ultrapor...

[News] GNU/Linux a "Defensive Computing" Tool on the Desktop
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Defensive Computing Priorities ,----[ Quote ] | I know this is extreme, but I'm far from the | only person offering this advice. Firefox, | running off a bootable copy of Linux on a CD, | USB flash drive or SD memory card can be your | best friend. For more, see my trio of articles | on this at eSecurity Planet: | | * Consider Linux for Secure Online Banking | August 2009 | * Windows and Online Banking: A Dangerous | Mix October 2009 | * Online Banking: Taking Issue With The New | York Times December 2009 | | There are so many choices and options. | Hopefully this list will help you prioritize | your time and money. `---- http://blogs.computerworld.com/15280/defensive_computing_priorities Recent: On-Line Banking and Linux ,----[ Quote ] | I have been banking on-line for a long time | now. Indeed I started banking by telephone | with the Co-operative Bank when they first | introduced it, well before any other bank | had done so in the UK. I haven't actually | been to my nearest bank (which is 48 miles | away) for about 15 years. No need.......cash | machines for cash at no cost, cheque | deposits through the Post Office and of | course the on-line banking for paying bills | and moving money around. | | [...] | | I am no Linux expert but how about providing | a "barebones" Linux OS which in the form of | a LiveCD, configures your internet | connection wired or wireless, a...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 A free software conference or an open source conference? ,----[ Quote ] | linux.conf.au describes itself as a | "conference about Open Source Software, | including Linux that brings together the | world's community of Linux enthusiasts who | contribute to the Linux operating system". | The description is apt because it clearly | states how focused on the "open source" | philosophy that conference is. Their views | and conclusions would differ if they focused | more on software freedom instead. "...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Year in Review: Software and desktops in 2009 ,----[ Quote ] | This was followed in November by the latest | flavour of Linux, in the guise of a Karmic | Koala, the interesting name for Ubuntu 9.10, | which for a free OS proved to be really very | good indeed, and certainly worth a look for any | company thinking about divorcing Microsoft. `---- http://www.itpro.co.uk/619006/year-in-review-software-and-desktops-in-2009 Operating Systems of 2009 ,----[ Quote ] | For those who, like me, like to play around | with different operating systems, 2009 saw some | interesting developments. The following four | operating systems especially made an impression | on me during the past year. | | Kubuntu | | Kubuntu is, despite being an ubuntu-derivative, | a very decent operating system. And since the | addition of KDE4, it actually looks nice too! | It does not feel like a bloated system, it is | fast and responsive, even if you don’t have 3d | acceleration available. `---- http://www.nemra.nl/2009/12/operating-systems-of-2009/ Recent: 10 OSes on the Move ,----[ Quote ] | 6. Ubuntu — Linux for the rest of us | | Running Linux on a desktop in the early part of | this decade was not a job for the faint- | hearted, and certainly not for "normal" people. | Ubuntu helped change that, making Linux a | viable alternative to Windows for your average | chap (or chappess.) But although Ubuntu is a | well-known name...

[News] New "Plugs" Running GNU/Linux: TonidoPlug and Pogoplug
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Open Source Hardware Hacking with the PogoPlug ,----[ Quote ] | Brad Dietrich, is the CTO and co-founder of | Cloud Engines, Inc. Brad graduated from | Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachlors of | Science in Electrical and Computer | Engineering, and in Computer Science. He also | is a published author and a contributor to | several open source projects. `---- http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/open-source-hardware-hacking-pogoplug Pogoplug ,----[ Quote ] | In steps the Pogoplug a device that allows you | to connect multiple hard drives to the | Internet to allow you to store and share files | from. Your own "personal cloud" as the box | shouts. `---- http://m.pocket-lint.com/reviews/review_summary.phtml/4607 More on the TonidoPlug - the geeky stuff ,----[ Quote ] | It’s important to remember as well that the | plug is, at its core, a Ubuntu box. Any Ubuntu | software that you want to install that can be | accessed by command line or a web interface | (e.g., backup, clustering, load balancing, | FTP, etc.) can be installed from an SSH | session. `---- http://education.zdnet.com/?p=3620 Recent: Second generation Pogoplug adds more USB ports ,----[ Quote ] | The second generation Pogoplug now features | four USB ports. Cloud Engines has released the | second generation of its popular Pogoplug | "plug-top computer". The Pogoplug unit is a | small Linux computer running an A...

[News] Drawbacks of the "Mac" Computers Compared to Desktop GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Mac computers are restrictive. ,----[ Quote ] | There are amazing PC laptop computers that you can buy for $600 | comparing to Apple latops that are usually around $1300 and more. | Apple computers are overpriced, proprietary, restrictive and | protectionist. This might not be a good direction to be heading | into. Could Apple prove to be even more restrictive and opressive | than Microsoft? `---- http://www.idreamoflinux.com/2009/09/mac-computers-are-restrictive.html Recent: Can Ubuntu 9.10 Outperform Mac OS X 10.6? ,----[ Quote ] | Of the 26 tests shown in this article, Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" was the | clear winner in 12 of the 26 tests while Snow Leopard had won a handful and | the rest of the tests had results that were too close to call or unchanged | between the Apple and Canonical operating systems. Ubuntu 9.10 can certainly | compete with Mac OS X 10.6 when it comes to the performance, but of course a | few of these tests do show performance regressions compared to the earlier | Ubuntu 9.04 release, an area where Ubuntu developers could improve. | Additionally, not all areas of the system or hardware combinations were | tested, such as with the Intel Linux graphics performance struggling compared | to Mac OS X. On top of that, the Ubuntu Linux installations had NVIDIA's | proprietary driver manually installed, where as the "out of the box" | experience on Ubuntu does not provide any ...

[News] "Linux performance appears to be about 25% faster" Than Windows, SGI Uses GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Windows Server vs. Linux ,----[ Quote ] | "With Linux, the operating system is | effectively free," says Phil Cox, principal | consultant with SystemExperts. "With | Microsoft, there are licensing fees for any | version, so cost is a factor." And relative | to any physical hardware platform, Linux | performance appears to be about 25% faster, | Cox says. `---- http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=110508BA-1A64-6A71-CEB0AA3218A4C060 SGI ends Itanium era with UV supers ,----[ Quote ] | The full Altix UV 1000 machine, which first | lashes together 256 blades into a fat tree | configuration and then links these clusters | together in an 8x8 2D torus, for a total of | 16,384 cores, will be available by the end of | the calendar year, delivering 74.3 teraflops | in a global shared memory system running | Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and | SGI's ProPack extensions. Red Hat's | Enterprise Linux is now supported on the | Altix boxes, too. `---- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/04/sgi_ships_altix_uv_propack/ Recent: Cray-1 resurfaces in pieces on eBay ,----[ Quote ] | What are the odds that two different | sellers on both sides of the Pond would | find themselves peddling some of the | processing modules of the original Cray-1 | vector supercomputer? `---- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/24/cray_1_gate_module_ebay/ Nearly every supercomputer runs Linux ,----[ Qu...

[News] Idea of GNU/Linux Promotion With "Quit Microsoft Day" or "Quit Apple Day"
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 It's Quit Facebook Day; Are You Quitting? ,----[ Quote ] | It would be interesting to see a Quit | Microsoft Day or Quit Apple Day. A day when | people chose to break the shackles of | restriction, humiliation and monopoly and | choose their freedom. | | The world will not stop without proprietary | technolog, it will infact become a better | place to live in. There are alternatives to | Microsoft Windows and Apple Macs, iPad and | iPhone. | | Gnu/Linux based Ubuntu is one of the most | powerful secure and user-f...

[News] GNU/Linux Makes Computers "Cool Again", Sold for a Price Also
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Computers are becoming cool again ,----[ Quote ] | Lenovo’s Ultra portable Skylight smart book, | is also powered by efficient cell processors | most of us have never heard of. It runs on a | Lenovo user interface on Linux, although you | wouldn’t know it when using it. One battery | charge gives you 11 hours on the go. It has | WiFi and always - connected cellular 3G. It | basically bridges what has been missing | between smart phones and Netbooks. `---- http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Computers+becoming+cool+again/2464584/story.html A no-cost Windows killer: On Sale Now, only $26! ,----[ Quote ] | A quick visit to Ubuntu.com, and I found | Buying Ubuntu on CD and DVD. This links to | authorized distributors all over the planet, | and their pricing is rather different than | WashingtonCD. For example, at On-disk.com CDs | and DVDs are under $5.00US, and couple bucks | for shipping. (WashingtonCD is not an | authorized distributor.) Canonical will ship | you a CD edition for free. Really free, not | free + money. | | Don't wait, folks, get your unauthorized no- | cost Windows killer for only $20 + $6 shipping | now! `---- http://blog.linuxtoday.com/blog/2010/01/a-no-cost-windo-1.html Recent: Intel's AppUp Center Could Enhance Netbooks and Mobile Devices ,----[ Quote ] | The new AppUp Center apps will also be cross- | platform, meaning that they can run on a | Windows-based netbook or a ...

[News] Russia Bets Big on GNU/Linux, Makes "National OS"
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Russia to create "National OS" Based on GNU/Linux? ,----[ Quote ] | Although the proposal is still in its early stages, the attractiveness of the | proprosal to a government keen to assert its independence at all levels is | obvious. It will be interesting to see how this develops. `---- http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2009/01/russia-to-create-national-os-based-on.html Recent: The Russian schools Linux pilot goes nationwide http://robertogaloppini.net/2008/06/30/the-russian-schools-linux-pilot-goes-nationwide/ Open source t...

[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux is an "OS that Just Works", But Nothing is 100% Perfect
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Ubuntu Lucid Lynx: free OS that Just Works ,----[ Quote ] | So there you have it: Ubuntu: It Just Works. | Install it, spend two weeks wondering where | the cutlery drawer is, watch it disappear. | Thereafter, only notice it when it does | something amazing, like flawless OS updates or | very simple transfers to new machines. `---- http://www.boingboing.net/2010/06/10/ubuntu-lucid-lynx-fe.html Quit Expecting Ubuntu To Be Perfect ,----[ Quote ] | I followed the news-feed links to the latest | post at OMG! Ubuntu! (LOLOMGWTF!!!! | 111eleventy-one) and as soon as I saw the | opening sentence thunder that Ubuntu was "a | steaming pile of mediocrity," I said to | myself, "Gee, I wonder if this is going to be | a fair, balanced evaluation?" `---- http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index.php?title=quit_expecting_ubuntu_to_be_perfect&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Ubuntu 10.04: Getting rid of the "indicator applet" http://i-think-n-feel.blogspot.com/2010/06/ubuntu-1004-getting-rid-of-indicator.html Recent: Ubuntu enchancements expected by 10.10 ,----[ Quote ] | In recent Linux related news I have been | reading about the Ubuntu Control Center | (UCC) and the Ubuntu Application Menu | (Global Menu). The projects looked | extremely interesting so I decided to | install them and give them a try. Note that | directions for download and installation | are provided in the links above. `----...

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