Daily Links for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Politics / Government Public Access Policies for Science and Technology Funding Agencies Across the Federal Government With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, requests input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Open Source What’s New in openSUSE 11.2 Linux Magazine / Joe Brockmeier openSUSE 11.2 is finally out after 11 months of development. The openSUSE Project released openSUSE 11.2 with a bevy of updates and improvements over last year’s 11.1 release, including KDE 4.3, Gnome 2.28, a new Linux kernel, as…

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Working with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala: initial impressions

I’ve been playing with the latest Ubuntu desktop release, 9.10 Karmic Koala, since the first beta and I’ve now been using it full time for business work for three days. Here are my impressions and comments: For some reason, the beta seemed much more stable than the Release Candidate that…

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Daily Links for Monday, October 5, 2009 – Evening Edition

Open Source Netgear intros 802.11n Wi-Fi router with Linux Electronista Netgear this morning challenged Cisco in customizable routers with a new Linux-based RangeMax model. The WNR3500L has the same 802.11n Wi-Fi, gigabit Ethernet and USB device sharing as the regular WNR3500 but runs on an open-source Linux platform and will…

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Life with Linux: More apps

I’ve been working on tuning the Linux installation I have on my work Lenovo Thinkpad T400, and it’s time to add a few more applications. I’ll break them down by category. User Interface One feature I really like on OS X for the Mac is the ability to change the…

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Life with Linux: Up and running, and changing the look

In the previous entry on this topic I did some basic personal customizations to my Ubuntu 9.04 Linux installation on my Lenovo T400 laptop. As I left it, I was about to install the IBM internal software layer that contains things such as Lotus Notes, SameTime, and Symphony. That went…

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Life with Linux: First customizations

By the end of the last entry, I had installed and updated a basic, vanilla Ubuntu 9.04 Linux desktop on a Lenovo T400 laptop. There was nothing about the installation that was special to the hardware or to how I wanted the environment to be. I’ll now start customizing, and…

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So you want to be an open source contributor?

I’m sometimes asked by people how they can participate in open source projects. Alternatively, I’m asked for support money by people who have very specific open source projects they want to do, but that’s another blog entry. If you have coding skills and want to use them to develop open…

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Daily Links 04/01/2009 (p.m.)

Introducing Opera Face Gestures “Today we introduce Face Gestures, a revolutionary technology designed to make interacting with your browser easier and simpler on computers with cameras. Face Gestures lets you perform frequent browsing operations with natural and easy to make face gestures. By using an internal technology dubbed Face Observation…

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Daily Links 07/17/2008 (a.m.)

Stormy Peters lands on Gnome Foundation | The Register “The Gnome Foundation yesterday announced that it has hired former Hewlett-Packard industry analyst Stormy Peters as its new executive director. … Peters previously headed up HP’s open source strategy, policy and biz practices before becoming director of community and partner programs…

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links for 2007-11-27

24/7 Wall St.: Sun Microsystems Reflects Ticker Change Over 1-4 Reverse Split (JAVA, JAVAD) I had missed this when it was first announced. “The high-end server maker and owner of the rights to Java will temporarily change its stock ticker to “JAVAD” to reflect its 1 for 4 reverse stock…

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links for 2007-11-26

Real Estate Growing number of foreclosures creates a new scam – The Boston Globe “The National Consumer Law Center estimates that thousands of troubled borrowers across the country were victimized in the last few years.” (tags: realestate) Where Mansions Go Begging – New York Times “Almost 700 homes are currently…

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links for 2007-07-04

Virtual Worlds ConsortiumInfo.org – Standards, Virtual Worlds and The Big Question From last month, but some deep thoughts by Andy Updegrove. (tags: secondlife virtual_worlds standards) Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Linden Lab Files Response to Complaint “Mr. Bragg, a Second Life Resident under the user name “Marc Woebegone,” had…

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links for 2007-03-27

Demise of Print InfoWorld: InfoWorld Brand Moves Online “The news hit the internet this morning: as of next month, InfoWorld will no longer be distributed in a print edition.” About time, I hope the others follow. (tags: news) Office 2.0 Start-up Zimbra takes Web e-mail offline | CNET News.com “E-mail…

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links for 2006-12-27

Open Source: Distros, Books, and Careers Update sweetens Ubuntu-based Linux Mint ‘The project team for Linux Mint, one of the first “customized” Ubuntu distributions, this week released its 2.1 version, featuring a 2.6.17 kernel, the Gnome desktop environment, and an expanded set of browser plugins and multimedia tools.’ (tags: linux…

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links for 2006-10-12

Open Source Portland points desktop Linux at $10 billion market “Nearly a year in the making, the OSDL and freedesktop.org today announced general availability of Portland 1.0, the first set of common interfaces for Gnome and KDE desktops.” (tags: linux opensource desktop) Eudora switches to open source – vnunet.com “Qualcomm…

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links for 2006-06-20

Hmmmmm Will Microsoft’s US$30 million grant to Massachussetts buy more than software? “Still, he [Updegrove] points out that the company has given the state only US$40 million over the preceding five years, so this is an unusually large grant that comes at a crucial time.” (tags: odf massachusetts microsoft) Open…

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Setting up Ubuntu

On my personal time, I’ve been playing with Ubuntu on the desktop. This is one of the most popular Linux distributions and it is part of the Debian family of distributions. From time to time I’m going to post about my experiences with this and other desktops and open source…

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links for 2006-04-18

Sanjiva Weerawarana’s Blog – Debate about Jini vs. WS-* For my money, Sanjiva’s one of the smartest people in the world regarding web services, so when he speaks, I listen. I remember having these types of debates back in 2000. (tags: web_services) New GNOME Does Search Right The Linux desktop,…

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