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Original Articles from 2006

  1. What's New in Symphony OS 2006-12 - Dec 25, 2006
  2. openSUSE 10.2 Final Report - Dec 23, 2006
  3. Installing openSUSE 10.2 on a Compaq laptop (Part 2) - Dec 21, 2006
  4. Installing openSUSE 10.2 on a Compaq laptop (Part 1) - Dec 19, 2006
  5. openSUSE 10.2 Changelog & Version Report - Dec 15, 2006
  6. The KANOTIX distro implodes - Nov 30, 2006
  7. Another Sabayon Linux 3.2 Look (from a non-Gentoo user) - Nov 26, 2006
  8. openSUSE 10.2 RC 1 Report - Nov. 25, 2006
  9. MiniTutor: Shell Colors and Cursor Positions - Nov 17, 2006
  10. Quick Look at Urli OS 6.10 - Nov. 13, 2006
  11. openSUSE 10.2 Beta 2 Report - Nov 12, 2006
  12. MiniTutor: MPlayer and Video Output - Nov 6, 2006
  13. Another OpenSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 Review - Oct 29, 2006
  14. openSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 Report - Oct 29, 2006
  15. Howto: ATI fglrx driver + Xgl + compiz on Debian Sid for KDE users - Oct 21, 2006
  16. openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5 Report - Oct 09, 2006
  17. SLED 10 rocks! - Oct 4, 2006
  18. Countdown to Final: Mandriva 2007 RC2 - Sep 19, 2006
  19. openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 4 Report - Sep 08, 2006
  20. Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.2 - Sep 04, 2006
  21. Mandriva 2007 Beta 3 Report - Sep 02, 2006
  22. Taking Fedora Core 6 Test 2 for a Live-Spin - Aug 31, 2006
  23. PCLinuxOS 0.93a - The Full Monty - Aug 22, 2006
  24.'s Shift Linux 0.2 - Aug 14, 2006
  25. Elive 0.5 Beta-3.1 - Aug 13, 2006
  26. openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 Report - Aug 12, 2006
  27. Discovering Linux - The Experiences of a Linux Newbie - Aug 9, 2006
  28. KateOS 3.0 Released & Tested - Aug 9, 2006
  29. PCLinuxOS 0.93a MiniMe - Aug 5, 2006/li>
  30. HOWTO: Installing Grsecurity patched kernel in debian/ubuntu - Aug 2, 2006
  31. Mandriva 2007 Beta 1 - Aug 1, 2006
  32. Berry Linux 0.72 - July 31, 2006
  33. SimplyMEPIS 6.0 - What Happened? - July 28, 2006
  34. Testdriving Freespire Beta2 (Build 0.0.76) - July 27, 2006
  35. Dreamlinux 2.0 XGL Edition - July 18, 2006
  36. Ladislav Bodnar - Keeper of the Record - July 17, 2006.
  37. SUSE Linux 10.2a2 report - July 15, 2006
  38. Kubuntu Clash: Should I stay or should I go? - Jul 13, 2006
  39. BlueWhite64 Linux pre-11.0-beta - July 8, 2006
  40. Xandros 4: Home Edition - Premium - July 1, 2006
  41. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10rc3 - June 28, 2006
  42. Mandriva 2007.0 alpha livecd - KDE version test - June 23, 2006
  43. SimplyMepis 6.0 rc1 - June 18, 2006
  44. The Break-Up: Not a good date movie - June 17, 2006
  45. SUSE 10.2 alpha 1 tested - June 15, 2006
  46. Feel the Freedom: KateOS 3.0a1 - June 14, 2006
  47. Cars - The Must-See Movie of the Summer? - June 14, 2006
  48. Google Earth on Linux - June 12, 2006
  49. The Omen (2006) - June 12, 2006
  50. A Linux User's Look at Vista Beta 2 - June 10, 2006
  51. Taking Puppy for a short walk - June 7, 2006
  52. Updating My Toolbox - Knoppix 5.0.1 - June 4, 2006
  53. Kubuntu 6.06 - June 2, 2006
  54. Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Final Look - June 1, 2006
  55. Hola Tuquito 2.0 Beta 3 - May 30, 2006
  56. Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate - May 26, 2006
  57. Puppy Linux 1.0.9 CE - May 21, 2006
  58. Symphony OS 2006-05 Beta (act 5) - May 18, 2006
  59. Wizard's Kid-Safe Livecd - May 14, 2006
  60. SUSE Linux 10.1 Final Report - May 12, 2006
  61. Same Austrumi - Only Better - May 09, 2006
  62. Slax 5.1.4 - Your Pocket OS - May 08, 2006
  63. Personal Computing - BSD Style - May 02, 2006
  64. emerge -p litrix 6.0 - May 01, 2006
  65. SuSE Linux 10.1 RC3 Report - Apr. 29, 2006
  66. Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 - Apr. 28, 2006
  67. SneakPeak at Xawtv 4 - Apr. 25, 2006
  68. xfce4.4 beta 1 - Apr. 23, 2006
  69. SuSE Linux 10.1 RC2 Report - Apr. 23, 2006
  70. The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME - Apr. 21, 2006
  71. Damn Small Linux - NOT - Apr. 20, 2006
  72. LG3D LiveCD 2.4 Test 1 - Apr. 20, 2006
  73. SUSE 10.1 RC1 from a Mdv/PCLOS User - Apr 17, 2006
  74. Suse 10.1 RC 1 Report - Apr. 14, 2006
  75. Mepuntu: Mepis 6.0 Alpha 1 - Apr. 11, 2006
  76. Get your game on with SuperGamer-1 - Apr. 8, 2006
  77. Kororaa XGL - Part 0.2: The Harddrive Installer - Apr. 7, 2006
  78. It's a liiiive - with XGL: Phaeronix .85 Beta 1 - Apr. 2, 2006
  79. SuSE 10.1 Beta 9 Report - Mar. 31, 2006
  80. Damn Small Linux 2.3: 50mb of Penguin Power - Mar. 29, 2006
  81. Taking MyahOS 2.0 for a little spin - Mar. 18, 2006
  82. SUSE 10.1 Beta 8 report - Mar. 17, 2006
  83. Introducing Kwort Linux - Mar. 12, 2006
  84. Kororaa XGL LiveCD - Mar. 09, 2006
  85. Yoper 3.0 Beta Tested - Mar. 07, 2006
  86. SUSE 10.1 Beta 6 Report - Mar. 05, 2006
  87. MandrivaOne - a livecd - Mar. 03, 2006
  88. Four Flat Tires: Accelerated Knoppix - Mar. 01, 2006
  89. SUSE 10.1 Beta 5 Report - Feb. 27, 2006
  90. Mandriva One - a livecd attempt - Feb. 25, 2006
  91. Meet Hedinux - Feb. 20, 2006
  92. SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 Report - Feb. 19, 2006
  93. Elive 0.4 - Feb. 18, 2006
  94. Testdriving Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 Beta 2 - Feb. 17, 2006
  95. DreamLinux 1.0 Studio Edition - Feb. 13, 2006
  96. A New Breed of Puppy: Grafpup Linux 1.0.2 - Feb. 13, 2006
  97. GoblinX Premium 2006.1 Tested - Feb. 11, 2006
  98. rr4 linux 3.0b0 - Feb. 07, 2006
  99. Opera 9p2 Mini Tour - Feb. 07, 2006
  100. SUSE 10.1 beta 3 Report - Feb. 03, 2006
  101. Ultima Linux: Third Time's a Charm? - Jan. 29, 2006
  102. Solving Rubix Linux 1.0 RC2 - Jan. 25, 2006
  103. KDE 3.5.1: Just Around the Bend - Jan. 23, 2006
  104. SuSE 10.1 Beta 1 Report - Jan. 21, 2006
  105. VLOS 1.2.1 Tested - Jan. 20, 2006
  106. Little looksee at sam-2006-1-preview - Jan. 19, 2006
  107. A glimpse at SimplyMEPIS_3.4-3.rc1 - Jan. 15, 2006
  108. UltimaLinux LiveCD - Jan. 14, 2006
  109. Stx Linux 1.0 Final Look - Jan. 10, 2006
  110. What's all the FUSS? - Jan. 8, 2006
  111. When Choice Matters: VectorLinux SOHO 5.1 rc2 - Jan. 07, 2006
  112. Ubuntu Meets Gentoo: Ututo Linux - Jan. 02, 2006

More in Tux Machines

GNOME: NVMe Firmware and GSConnect

  • Richard Hughes: NVMe Firmware: I Need Your Data
    In a recent Google Plus post I asked what kind of hardware was most interesting to be focusing on next. UEFI updating is now working well with a large number of vendors, and the LVFS “onboarding” process is well established now. On that topic we’ll hopefully have some more announcements soon. Anyway, back to the topic in hand: The overwhelming result from the poll was that people wanted NVMe hardware supported, so that you can trivially update the firmware of your SSD. Firmware updates for SSDs are important, as most either address data consistency issues or provide nice performance fixes.
  • Gnome Shell Android Integration Extension GSConnect V12 Released
    GSConnect v12 was released yesterday with changes like more resilient sshfs connections (which should make browsing your Android device from the desktop more reliable), fixed extension icon alignment, along with other improvements. GSConnect is a Gnome Shell extension that integrates your Android device(s) with the desktop. The tool makes use of the KDE Connect protocol but without using any KDE dependencies, keeping your desktop clean of unwanted packages.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Communitheme, Cantata & VS Code
    GSconnect is a magical GNOME extension that lets your Android phone integrate with your Linux desktop. So good, in fact, that Ubuntu devs want to ship it as part of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 release (though last I heard it probably just end up in the repos instead). Anyway, a new version of GSconnect popped out this week. GSconnect v12 adds a nifty new features or two, as well as a few fixes here, and a few UI tweaks there.

Red Hat Leftovers

  • Red Hat Advances Container Storage
    Red Hat has moved to make storage a standard element of a container platform with the release of version 3.1 of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (OCS), previously known as Red Hat Container Native Storage. Irshad Raihan, senior manager for product marketing for Red Hat Storage, says Red Hat decided to rebrand its container storage offering to better reflect its tight integration with the Red Hat OpenShift platform. In addition, the term “container native” continues to lose relevance given all the different flavors of container storage that now exist, adds Raihan. The latest version of the container storage software from Red Hat adds arbiter volume support to enable high availability with efficient storage utilization and better performance, enhanced storage monitoring and configuration via the Red Hat implementation of the Prometheus container monitoring framework, and block-backed persistent volumes (PVs) that can be applied to both general application workloads and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) infrastructure workloads. Support for PVs is especially critical because to in the case of Red Hat OCS organizations can deploy more than 1,000 PVs per cluster, which helps to reduce cluster sprawl within the IT environment, says Raihan.
  • Is Red Hat Inc’s (NYSE:RHT) ROE Of 20.72% Sustainable?
  • FPgM report: 2018-33

OSS Leftovers

  • Infineon enables open source TSS ESAPI layer
    This is the first open source TPM middleware that complies with the Software Stack (TSS) Enhanced System API (ESAPI) specification of the Trusted Computing Group . “The ease of integration on Linux and other embedded platforms that comes with the release of the TPM 2.0 ESAPI stack speeds up the adoption of TPM 2.0 in embedded systems such as network equipment and industrial systems,” says Gordon Muehl, Global CTO Security at Huawei.
  • Open source RDBMS uses spurred by lower costs, cloud options
    As the volumes of data generated by organizations get larger and larger, data professionals face a dilemma: Must database bills get bigger in the process? And, increasingly, IT shops with an eye on costs are looking to open source RDBMS platforms as a potential alternative to proprietary relational database technologies.
  • Progress open sources ABL code in Spark Toolkit
    New England headquartered application development company Progress is flexing its programmer credentials this month. The Massachusetts-HQ’d firm has now come forward with its Progress Spark Toolkit… but what is it? The Progress Spark Toolkit is a set of open source ABL code combined with some recommended best-practices.
  • Mixing software development roles produces great results
    Most open source communities don’t have a lot of formal roles. There are certainly people who help with sysadmin tasks, testing, writing documentation, and translating or developing code. But people in open source communities typically move among different roles, often fulfilling several at once. In contrast, team members at most traditional companies have defined roles, working on documentation, support, QA, and in other areas. Why do open source communities take a shared-role approach, and more importantly, how does this way of collaborating affect products and customers? Nextcloud has adopted this community-style practice of mixing roles, and we see large benefits for our customers and our users.
  • FOSS Project Spotlight: SIT (Serverless Information Tracker)
    In the past decade or so, we've learned to equate the ability to collaborate with the need to be online. The advent of SaaS clearly marked the departure from a decentralized collaboration model to a heavily centralized one. While on the surface this is a very convenient delivery model, it simply doesn't fit a number of scenarios well. As somebody once said, "you can't FTP to Mars", but we don't need to go as far. There are plenty of use cases here on Earth that are less than perfectly suited for this "online world". Lower power chips and sensors, vessel/offshore collaboration, disaster recovery, remote areas, sporadically reshaping groups—all these make use of central online services a challenge. Another challenge with centralization is somewhat less thought of—building software that can handle a lot of concurrent users and that stores and processes a lot of information and never goes down is challenging and expensive, and we, as consumers, pay dearly for that effort. And not least important, software in the cloud removes our ability to adapt it perfectly for use cases beyond its owner's vision, scope and profitability considerations. Convenience isn't free, and this goes way beyond the price tag.
  • ProtonMail's open source encryption library, OpenPGPjs, passes independent audit
    ProtonMail, the secure email provider, has just had its credentials re-affirmed after its encryption library, OpenPGPjs, passed an independent security audit. The audit was carried out by the respected security firm, Cure53, after the developer community commissioned a review following the release of OpenPGPjs 3.0 back in March.
  • Uber Announces Open Source Fusion.js Framework
    Uber Announces Fusion.js, an open source "Plugin-based Universal Web Framework." In the announcement, Uber senior software engineer Leo Horie explains that Uber builds hundreds of web-based applications, and with web technologies changing quickly and best practices continually evolving, it is a challenge to have hundreds of web engineers leverage modern language features while staying current with the dynamic nature of the web platform. Fusion.js is Uber's solution to this problem.
  • ASAN And LSAN Work In rr
    AddressSanitizer has worked in rr for a while. I just found that LeakSanitizer wasn't working and landed a fix for that. This means you can record an ASAN build and if there's an ASAN error, or LSAN finds a leak, you can replay it in rr knowing the exact addresses of the data that leaked — along with the usual rr goodness of reverse execution, watchpoints, etc. Well, hopefully. Report an issue if you find more problems.
  • Oracle Open-Sources GraphPipe to Support ML Development
    Oracle on Wednesday announced that it has open-sourced GraphPipe to enhance machine learning applications. The project's goal is to improve deployment results for machine learning models, noted Project Leader Vish Abrams. That process includes creating an open standard. The company has a questionable relationship with open source developers, so its decision to open-source GraphPipe might not receive a flood of interest. Oracle hopes developers will rally behind the project to simplify and standardize the deployment of machine learning models. GraphPipe consists of a set of libraries and tools for following a deployment standard.
  • OERu makes a college education affordable
    Open, higher education courses are a boon to adults who don’t have the time, money, or confidence to enroll in traditional college courses but want to further their education for work or personal satisfaction. OERu is a great option for these learners. It allows people to take courses assembled by accredited colleges and universities for free, using open textbooks, and pay for assessment only when (and if) they want to apply for formal academic credit. I spoke with Dave Lane, open source technologist at the Open Education Resource Foundation, which is OERu’s parent organization, to learn more about the program. The OER Foundation is a nonprofit organization hosted by Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand. It partners with organizations around the globe to provide leadership, networking, and support to help advance open education principles.
  • Tomu Is A Tiny, Open Source Computer That Easily Fits In Your USB Port
    There are a number of USB stick computers available in the market at varying prices. One of them that really stands out is Tomu — a teeny weeny ARM processor that can entirely fit inside your computer’s USB port. Tomu is based on Silicon Labs Happy Gecko EFM32HG309 Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller that runs at 25 MHz. It sports 8 kb of RAM and 60 kb of flash onboard. In spite of the small size, it supports two LEDs and two capacitance touch buttons.
  • RcppArmadillo
    A new RcppArmadillo release, based on the new Armadillo release 9.100.5 from earlier today, is now on CRAN and in Debian. It once again follows our (and Conrad's) bi-monthly release schedule. Conrad started with a new 9.100.* series a few days ago. I ran reverse-depends checks and found an issue which he promptly addressed; CRAN found another which he also very promptly addressed. It remains a true pleasure to work with such experienced professionals as Conrad (with whom I finally had a beer around the recent useR! in his home town) and of course the CRAN team whose superb package repository truly is the bedrock of the R community.
  • PHP version 7.1.21 and 7.2.9
    RPM of PHP version 7.2.9 are available in remi repository for Fedora 28 and in remi-php72 repository for Fedora 25-27 and Enterprise Linux ≥ 6 (RHEL, CentOS). RPM of PHP version 7.1.21 are available in remi repository for Fedora 26-27 and in remi-php71 repository for Fedora 25 and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS).

GNU/Linux on Laptops and Desktops

  • Endless OS and Asus, Update on L1TF Exploit, Free Red Hat DevConf.US in Boston, Linux 4.19 Kernel Update
    Some of us may recall a time when ASUS used to ship a stripped down version of Xandros Linux with their line of Eee PC netbooks. Last week, the same company announced that Endless OS will be supporting non-OS offerings of their product. However it comes with a big disclaimer stating that ASUS will not officially support the operating system's compatibility issues.
  • The Chromebook Grows Up
    What started out as a project to provide a cheap, functional, secure and fast laptop experience has become so much more. Chromebooks in general have suffered from a lack of street-cred acceptance. Yes, they did a great job of doing the everyday basics—web browsing and...well, that was about it. Today, with the integration of Android apps, all new and recently built Chrome OS devices do much more offline—nearly as much as a conventional laptop or desktop, be it video editing, photo editing or a way to switch to a Linux desktop for developers or those who just like to do that sort of thing.
  • Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing [Ed: Microsoft is still striving to control and master GNU/Linux through malware, Vista 10]
  • What Dropbox dropping Linux support says
    You've probably already heard by now that Dropbox is nixing support for all Linux file systems but unencrypted ext4. When this was announced, much of the open source crowd was up in arms—and rightfully so. Dropbox has supported Linux for a long time, so this move came as a massive surprise.
  • Winds Beautifully Combines Feed Reader and Podcast Player in One Single App
    Billboard top 50 playlist is great for commuting. But I’m a nerd so I mostly prefer podcasts. Day after day, listening to podcasts on my phone has turned into a habit for the better and now, I crave my favorite podcasts even when I’m home, sitting in front of my computer. Thus began, my hunt for the perfect podcast app for Linux. Desktop Linux doesn’t have a huge selection of dedicated podcast applications. Of course, you can use Rhythmbox music player or VLC Media player to download podcasts (is there anything VLC can’t do?). There are even some great command line tools to download podcasts if you want to go down that road.
  • VirtualBox 5.2.18 Maintenance Update fixed VM process termination on RDP client disconnect
    Virtualbox developers released a maintenance update for virtualization solution on the 14th of August, 2018. The latest update raised the version of VirtualBox to 5.2.18. The improvements and additions have been welcomed by several users as it makes the virtualization product even more convenient to use.