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June 2011

Bear Turns Open Source Shark

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OSS
  • Bear Turns Open Source Shark in Deep Water
  • Further thoughts on the decline of ‘open source’ as a competitive differentiator
  • Who Says You Can’t Make Money with Open Source?
  • will Oracle stick with open source?
  • Can Creative Commons solve the digital rights problem?
  • Scientist: How to attribute free software contributions in journal article
  • Do you FOSS or do you FLOSS?
  • Open Source is not a Sin, It's a blessing

How Linux Mint took over all my computers

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Linux

dwasifar.com: Well, it’s all Mint now. Regular readers will recall that I was pretty darn impressed with Linux Mint 10 on my laptop. I’ve been slowly moving other machines to Mint since then, one at a time.

PCLinuxOS LXDE 2011.6 - Excellent Lightweight

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PCLOS

zdnet.co.uk: There were a couple of comments posted to my previous write-up of PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 which said that the LXDE version was already available. Here are my first impressions.

Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update

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Ubuntu

ubuntu-news.org: We are one week away from Alpha 2, so right now you can see lots of developers trying to get as many things into Ubuntu Oneiric as possible:

Peppermint OS: Cloud Oriented Desktop Distro

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Released in July, Peppermint Two is based on Lubuntu 11.04, an Ubuntu-derived distribution using the LXDE desktop environment. Its main distinguishing feature is that it mixes traditional applications with cloud applications that are closely integrated into the desktop.

Mageia-cal Win Over Humanity

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Linux

linuxblog.darkduck: I like Humanity in form of Ubuntu. I like KDE. That's why Kubuntu was my favourite distribution. Few months passed since 11.04 release date, and bugs are still here. That made me look into alternatives to both Ubuntu and Kubuntu. First is to replace Kubuntu, and it will be Mageia.

GNOME 3 vs Unity: Which is right for you?

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Software

linuxuser.co.uk: With so much controversy surrounding the recent release of GNOME 3 and Canonical’s Unity, there’s only one way to resolve things: a head-to-head battle royale. Gareth Halfacree investigates.

Sabayon 6 KDE review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a Gentoo-based, Linux distribution with support for binary package installation. Installation images for the major desktop environments are regularly published and updated. Rolling distributions are cool. In the future, I think most, if not all, distributions will subscribe to the model.

Are Ubuntu's Glory Days Over?

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Ubuntu

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): If there's any lesson to be learned in high school, it's that popularity is a fickle mistress. One day, you can be riding high on the strength of your awesome gaming skills, say, and the next, a fleeting fashion faux pas can bring you crashing down again.

Not much in new Thunderbird 5, but roadmap looks promising

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Software

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has released version 5 of Thunderbird, the popular open source e-mail client. The update includes some new features, updated components under the hood, and a number of performance and stability improvements.

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5 Top Free and Open Source Erlang Web Frameworks

One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements. A web framework offers the developer a choice about how to solve a specific problem. By using a framework, a developer lets the framework control portions of their application. While it’s perfectly possible to code a web application without using a framework, it’s more practical to use one. Read more

Flock over to Mastodon on July 8 for an interactive session

As you probably know, the FSF is on Twitter (with caveats), Mastodon, and GNU Social. We simultaneously post to all three microblogs. You can read all the details about this at https://fsf.org/twitter, which has been updated recently to include more information about centralization, decentralization, and microblogging exclusively with free software. Read more Also: Mastodon Hour on Mastodon: Friday, July 8 starting at 16:00pm EDT (20:00 UTC)

EndeavourOS Artemis Launches with ARM Installer, Linux 5.18, and Latest Calamares

EndeavourOS Artemis is here about two and a half months after EndeavourOS Apollo to bring you an up-to-date installation medium that contains all the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies, starting with the Linux 5.18 kernel series and Mesa 22.1 graphics stack, and continuing with the latest Calamares (3.2.60) graphical installer. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to Echo Into File - VITUX

    The Linux shell has several operators to redirect or pipe the output of commands into a file. In this guide, I will show you several ways to redirect the echo output into a file. We will replace the content of a file with the echo output, then we will append text to an existing file using echo and finally, we will echo text to a file on a remote system by SSH. All examples that are shown here work on any Linux distribution like Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Rocky Linux, etc.

  • How to install EuroLinux 9.0 - Invidious

    In this video, I am going to show how to EuroLinux 9.0.

  • Install Kali Linux 2022.2 on VirtualBox - kifarunix.com

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Kali Linux 2022.2 on VirtualBox. Kali Linux is an Advanced Penetration Testing Debian-based Linux distribution used for Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking and network security assessments. Kali Linux 2022.2 is the second (Quarter 2) 2022 Kali Rolling release. It comes pimped with various awesome updates.