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October 2013

Debian Project News - October 28th

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Linux

Welcome to this year's nineteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Sold! (tentatively)

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Site News

I guess tuxmachines.org has been sold for $1000. I know it's kinda low, but times have changed and the new owner plans to carry on the tuxmachines tradition.

going twice

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Site News

going twice

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 531

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Linux

distrowatch.com: Welcome to this year's 43rd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Open source software comes in many different forms, representing various styles and ideals. This week we aim to celebrate the diversity of the open-source ecosystem by looking at projects and technologies that have a wide range of goals and varying target audiences. First up is a review of the PC-BSD operating system.

fair warning - going once....

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Site News

Well, I think I'm going to accept one of the two $1000 bids received, unless anyone else wants to bid...

Linus Torvalds: 'free' OS X Mavericks is no threat to Linux

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Linux
Mac

tuaw.com: After yesterday's surprise announcement of the free upgrade to OS X Mavericks, some Twitter wags and industry pundits assumed that the free OS would be a danger to the continued existence of Linux.

10 best features of Ubuntu 13.10

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Ubuntu

techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen lists the 10 features that make Saucy Salamander a more polished Ubuntu distribution.

Forced’s Successful Launch on PC, Linux and Mac

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Gaming
  • Forced’s Successful Launch on PC, Linux and Mac
  • Battle Worlds: Kronos initiates advance wars November 4
  • Trilobyte Games Titles Now on Steam
  • War for the Overworld now supports Linux
  • Secrets of Rætikon flies to Indiegogo
  • Sweeney and Carmack chime in on Steam Machines
  • ‘Monaco’ Holloween update brings zombies, Blondes, and Linux
  • The 7th Guest, 11th Hour bundle up for safety on Steam
  • Here’s your October 24, 2013 Indie Game Bundle Update
  • GamingOnLinux Reviews - Trine 2: Complete Story
  • 7 Days To Die Taken Down From Steam
  • Torvalds gives the thumbs up to SteamOS
  • SteamOS could really help desktop Linux adoption, says Torvalds

Learn how to compile from source Linux software with AbiWord 3

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HowTos

techrepublic.com: Marco Fioretti explains the most common way to install from sources on Linux, using a compilation of AbiWord 3.0.0 as an example.

10 Best Quotes from Linus Torvalds' Keynote at LinuxCon Europe

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Linux

linux.com: Linux creator Linus Torvalds took the stage today at LinuxCon Europe in Edinburgh with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist Dirk Hohndel to discuss the present and future of Linux and answer questions from the community.

More in Tux Machines

Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.

Microsoft EEE and Openwashing