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Links 21/12/2008: KDE 4.2 Raves; Linux 2.6.28 Before Xmas?

Posted in News Roundup at 7:39 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • Stocks in focus for Monday [Red Hat to Impress?]

    Red Hat RHT is estimated to report a profit of 17 cents a share excluding stock option expenses in the third quarter.

  • Week 51: Desktop? What Desktop?

    But see, here’s the thing: whether Linux succeeds on the desktop is simply the wrong question to ask. The better question is where Linux has succeeded now and it will succeed in the future? For instance: Apache on Linux continually dominates the web server surveys on Netcraft. Yet we never hear 20-whatever is the Year of the Linux Web Server, even though you could make a case that the the 21st Century to date is the Century of the Linux Web Server. Why is that?

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  • New Compiz Animation: Bonanza

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  • NVIDIA CUDA 2.1 Beta Released
  • LB – Episode 33 – Zenoss by Linux Basement
  • Kernel

  • Virtualisation

  • KDE4

    • A glance at KDE 4.2 beta 2

      So that would be what all I could notice in a day. With added stability, beta 2 is a must try. It has so much more than the 4.1.x releases that you will definitely be surprised and more importantly, pleased! It works like a charm on this old laptop of mine with a GMA900 onboard :D Now I’m eagerly waiting for the final release ;)

    • KDE 2008 fly-by.

      So what’s up next year? Personally, I’m hoping, actually being confident that in 2009 we see the rise of new technologies such as Akonadi, Decibel, integrated desktop search and the semantic desktop. I’m looking forward to seeing KOffice2 becoming available and maturing. Higher level concepts such as the Social Desktop will start to be integrated, and a wide variety of new and existing applications will make their way onto everyone’s desktops and mobile devices.

      More imminent, there will be the second KDE conference in the Americas on Jamaica in January, and a smashing Akademy during the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit in July.

      It’s been a smashing year, and we’re not even done yet.

    • Review: PC/OS OD 2009

      So, that’s PC/OS 2009. if you’re not sick to death of Ubuntu spin-offs it’s well worth a look, if only for its web-centric approach.

  • Distributions

  • Devices

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F/OSS

Internet

  • IPv6 Makes Slow Progress
  • Why Internet & Infrastructure Need to be Fields of Study
  • Aussie System Admin Guild says NO to net filtering

    The System Administrators Guild of Australia (SAGE-AU) has sent an open letter to Australia’s Minister for Communications, stating that it is “unable to support the Federal Government’s proposed Internet filtering initiative”, explaining the reasons why and outlining its “significant concerns”.

  • Psychiatric treatment used to ‘silence’ Chinese critics

    Local officials in China appear to be increasingly using forcible psychiatric treatment to silence critics, a leading expert said today amid claims that at least 18 complainants were held in a mental hospital in Shandong province against their will.

    Authorities in Xintai district committed people who had pursued grievances ranging from police brutality to property disputes, according to the Beijing News, well known for its investigative journalism. Some were force-fed drugs.

  • Brave New India

    So when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says it’s the greatest internal security threat, it allows various state governments to pass all kinds of laws that could call anybody a terrorist. Say, tomorrow, they came into my house here. Just the books that I have would make me qualify as a terrorist.

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