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Original Articles from 2005

  1. Stx 1.0rc3 - An update - Dec. 31, 2005
  2. Mandriva Linux 2006.1-0.3 - Dec. 27, 2005
  3. Return to Na Pali ...er ...Nepalinux - Dec. 25, 2005
  4. Linux XP 2006 - Dec. 24, 2005
  5. Top Distros of 2005 - Dec. 22, 2005
  6. Kororaa - Revisited - Dec. 18, 2005
  7. Kat Continues to Purrrr - Dec. 17, 2005
  8. SUSE 10.1 Alpha 4 Report - Dec. 17, 2005
  9. DSL 2.1r2 Report - Dec. 15, 2005
  10. Stx 1.0 r2: He Wanted Testers!... - Dec. 11, 2005
  11. A Taste of the Berry 0.65 - Dec. 10, 2005
  12. The Alpha-Male: Kenneth Granerud of Wolvix - Dec. 9, 2005
  13. KateOS 2.3: Kicking butt and taking names - Dec. 9, 2005
  14. DSL 2.1r1 on old Laptop - Dec. 6, 2005
  15. Wolvix 1.0.4, the adventure continues - Dec. 3, 2005
  16. grrrrrr-rr4 - Dec. 3, 2005
  17. Mutagenix 2.6.14.2-1 Reviewed - Nov. 27, 2005
  18. KDE 3.5 Unannounced - Nov. 26, 2005
  19. Kanotix 2005-04-RC17 - Nov. 24, 2005
  20. PCLOS .92 - It just works - Nov. 23, 2005
  21. Goodgoat - A shortcut to Gentoo? - Nov. 23, 2005
  22. Suse 10.1 alpha3 Report - Nov. 20, 2005
  23. Kurumin 5.1 Alpha 5 released - Nov. 19, 2005
  24. Kororaa - Close but no cigar... - Nov. 19, 2005
  25. KDE 3.5r1 Installed - Nov. 13, 2005
  26. Ubuntu 6.04 pre-beta (Dapper Drake) - Nov. 13, 2005
  27. Kurumin: From Brazil with Lov^H^H^HLinux - Nov. 12, 2005
  28. MitraX in the Matrix - Nov. 9, 2005
  29. MyahOS 1.1 - Moving on up - Nov. 5, 2005
  30. An Arabian Night - Nov. 2, 2005
  31. The Latest & Greatest from the Best of the Best - Oct. 28, 2005
  32. Act 3: Symphony OS Beta 1 PR1 - Oct. 26, 2005
  33. LG3D-Livecd 2.3 - Oct. 21, 2005
  34. Debian Pure 0.4 - Oct. 19, 2005
  35. Let's Take a Zenwalk - Oct. 16, 2005
  36. Going Live with Elive - Oct. 15, 2005
  37. Mandriva 2006 Final Look - Oct. 14, 2005
  38. All Hail! King of the Minis: DSL - Oct. 13, 2005
  39. Stuck on Stux - Oct. 12, 2005
  40. Come on in the Water's Fine - Oct. 8, 2005
  41. About SUSE Linux 10.0 - Oct. 7, 2005
  42. Gentoo User's Response to Slacker who tried Gentoo - Oct. 6, 2005
  43. Meet Komodo Linux - Oct. 5, 2005
  44. My Top 5 Distro Picks - Oct. 2, 2005
  45. SuSE 10.1 Alpha1 Report - Sept. 30, 2005
  46. Featherweight -> down for the count - Sept. 28, 2005
  47. My oh my, Myah - Sept. 25, 2005
  48. A Mini-Mandriva! - Sept. 23, 2005
  49. Taprobane GNU/Linux 0.4.1 - Sept. 23, 2005
  50. Wolvix: Leader of the Pack - Sept. 21, 2005
  51. Slackware 10.2 - Sept. 15, 2005
  52. MDV 2006 RC2 - In the Homestretch? - Sept. 15, 2005
  53. Education through Edubuntu - Sept. 13, 2005
  54. Your rPath to Conary - Sept. 11, 2005
  55. Is SUPER Superior? - Sept. 10, 2005
  56. OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 is here too! - Sept. 9, 2005
  57. Ultima Linux: Ultimate Disappointment - Sept. 7, 2005
  58. Mandriva 2006 RC1 has arrived! - Sept. 7, 2005
  59. Beyond Beyond Linux from Scratch (lfs - part3) - Sept. 5, 2005
  60. Linux From Scratch 6.1 - Part 2 - BLFS - Sept. 2, 2005
  61. OSS 10.0b4 report - Sept. 1, 2005
  62. Get it while the Gettings Good - Sept. 1, 2005
  63. My Take On PocketLinux - August 29, 2005
  64. Beastie of an OS - August 27, 2005
  65. Keepin Ya Posted: SUSE Linux 10.0b3 - August 25, 2005
  66. Mandriva 2006 Beta 3 - August 23, 2005
  67. Quick Look-See at Freespire - August 23, 2005
  68. Exploring the outer limits - August 22, 2005
  69. SUSE Linux 10.0 Beta 2 Report - August 20, 2005
  70. Because Beauty is Basic - August 19, 2005
  71. Interview: Roberto Cappuccio of KAT - August 17, 2005
  72. Austrumi 0.9.7 Released - August 14, 2005
  73. Mandriva 2006 Beta 2 is Looking Goood - August 12, 2005
  74. The Lizard Blizzard Begins - August 10, 2005
  75. SymphonyOS - Act II (Alpha 4) - August 3, 2005
  76. Dark Water & Charlie & Choc Factory - July 24, 2005
  77. KDE 3.4.2: Just around the bend - July 23, 2005
  78. yum! raspBerry 0.60 - July 21, 2005
  79. Mandriva 2006 Beta1 - July 16, 2005
  80. Damn Small Look - July 15, 2005
  81. Linux From Scratch 6.1 (part 1?) - July 11, 2005
  82. Review: War of the Worlds - July 7, 2005
  83. Underground Desktop - July 5, 2005
  84. My Kinda Gal: KateOS 2.1 - July 4, 2005
  85. For the best in today's fashions: Frugalware - June 26, 2005
  86. Emerge Litrix-3.0 - June 19, 2005
  87. PCLinuxOS Preview-9 - June 14, 2005
  88. MiniSlack is no mini Slack - June 12, 2005
  89. Sneak Peek at PCLOS pre-9 - June 8, 2005
  90. Sneak Peek at Mandriva 2006 - June 6, 2005
  91. Helios Speaks out on Lobby4Linux - June 5, 2005
  92. Mini-Review of a Mini-Slack - June 3, 2005
  93. Venture into the Fox's Den - May 29, 2005
  94. KDE 3.4.1 is Coming Your Way - May 25, 2005
  95. An Austrumi Assessment - May 23, 2005
  96. Putting on my Tie & Tails - May 15, 2005
  97. Movietime: XXX: State of the Union - May 11, 2005
  98. My Mutagenix Monday - May 9, 2005
  99. A Damn Small Sunday - May 8, 2005
  100. Kickin the Tires: Taking PC-BSD for a Spin - May 2, 2005
  101. Movie Review: The Interpreter - April 25, 2005
  102. A Month With Fluxbox - Part 2 - April 22, 2005
  103. At the Movies: The Amityville Horror - April 20, 2005
  104. 411 on 2005 - April 17, 2005
  105. Your Very Own Mandriva - April 14, 2005
  106. Performance Tweaks & Tips - April 9, 2005
  107. Mini Distro Round-Up - April 4, 2005
  108. Origins of April Fool's Day - April 1, 2005
  109. Mandrake Thinking Name Change? - March 31, 2005
  110. A Month With Fluxbox - Part 1 - March 28, 2005
  111. This Week's Movies, part 2: The Ring Two - March 23, 2005
  112. This Week's Movies: The Jacket and The Pacifier" - March 21, 2005
  113. Computer Addiction or Healthy Enthusiam? - March 20, 2005
  114. KDE 3.4 Unleashed - March, 16, 2005
  115. KDE user's look at Gnome-2.10 - March 12, 2005.
  116. A Week with KDE 3.4rc1 - March 06, 2005
  117. Snapshots of KDE_3.4rc1 - February 27, 2005
  118. Slackware 10.1 - February 25, 2005
  119. Mdk 10.2 beta 3 - February 24, 2005
  120. This Week at the Movies: Million Dollar Baby & Constantine - February 22, 2005
  121. This Week at the Movies: Hitch & The Aviator - February 18, 2005
  122. A Week with KDE 3.4beta2 - February 17, 2005
  123. In Quest of Freedom - February 13, 2005
  124. This Week At the Movies: Boogeyman & Alone in the Dark & Hide and Seek - February 09, 2005
  125. Genesis of an Operating System - February 08, 2005
Articles By Others

  1. Remastering: The undocumented process - Submitted by sennachie on Wed, 10/12/2005
  2. OnebaseGo 3.0 Review - Submitted by DJ Jackson on Fri, 08/19/2005
  3. Making a dual-boot RH9 and Fedora Core 3 computer - Submitted by TGodfrey on Thu, 07/07/2005
  4. Ubuntu 5.04 Review/Install - Submitted by TGodfrey on Fri, 07/01/2005
  5. Linux made workable, productive, and easy! - Submitted by TGodfrey on Tue, 06/28/2005
  6. Building a New Computer System for Linux - Submitted by gfranken on Thu, 06/16/2005
  7. You Want A WAR? I'll Give You A War! - Submitted by helios17 on Mon, 06/13/2005
  8. An Open Letter To Linux Developers - Submitted by helios17 on Wed, 04/27/2005
  9. Windows Users Test Linux Waters - Submitted by helios17 on Sun, 04/17/2005
  10. A Peak at MDK 10.2-b2 AMD64 - Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/19/2005










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today's leftovers

  • My Experiences Converting Users To GNU/Linux
    My wife, TLW, runs GNU/Linux with few problems. She uses a tablet, an Odroid-C2 ARMed thick client, and a big notebook all running Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu and her Android/Linux smartphone and her scanner and printer all deal with Beast, my GNU/Linux server. I have her file-system plugged in via NFS so she can do IT in bed, in front of the TV, on TV, or in her office and all her thousands of pictures, documents, scans etc. are all in the same place. She doesn’t even have much problem using Ubuntu or XFCE4 on Debian because she mostly uses the same applications all day long. It just works for her and memories of That Other Operating System are fading. She was locked to a single thick client with limited capabilities in those Dark Days. She had repeated crashes and malware. Today, her issues with IT are things like changing the name of a file on the FTP server or how to scan a light image or…, real problems, not problems M$ causes billions of people every day.
  • Shame on Microsoft for Leaving Surface Pro Customers in the Dark
    When Microsoft came out with its first batch of Surface tablets a few years ago, the company took a bath on them. It didn't help that they were conceived around the unpopular Windows 8 and the now-defunct Windows RT and that the prospects for the OS were in question. After Microsoft wrote off $900 million on its money-losing Surface business, the deathwatch was on. But the Intel-based Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 showed a glimmer of hope, and Microsoft finally delivered a solid hit with the Surface Pro 3. After that water­shed release, the Surface division is now an important business that brings in more than $1 billion revenue per quarter. Yet Microsoft isn't showing much appreciation toward the customers who helped put its Surface business on solid footing.
  • A quick introduction to Audacity for teachers
  • SX 2.2 RELEASE
    Skylable is proud to announce immediate availability of SX 2.2. The new release provides a significant performance boost by improving calculation, index usage and maintaining cache of frequently computed values, as well as performing background propagation of all replicas above 1 by default. Additionally, sxfs now enables caching of smaller objects for improved latency. The source code and binary packages are available for download now. SX 2.2 is backward compatible with previous 2.x releases, and all you need to do is to run sxsetup –upgrade on every node after updating it!
  • 3 Awesome Themes For Plank, The Linux Dock App
    Plenty of people use the desktop dock Plank on their Linux desktop — and for good reason. Plank is a nimble, customisable desktop dock for Linux desktops.
  • hackmud, a cyberpunk themed text-based hacking simulator is now out with Linux support
    The game is listed as Single-player and Multi-player, so it's not entirely clear what type of game it is. As it also claims it's an MMO. I think the developer needs to make it much clearer exactly what is online and what is offline.
  • Yooka-Laylee has another trailer, featuring Shovel Knight
  • ContractPatch, Step 2: Understanding the power balance
    At the point you are presented with a job offer, your prospective employer really wants to hire you. Chances are, they’ve screened and interviewed a number of candidates and put a lot of work into the process. Your manager has thought deeply about who they want in the position and has probably imagined how it will all work out with you in the role. Both you and the hiring decision-maker(s) are probably very optimistic about what you’ll accomplish in the role and how well you’ll get along working together. At this point, no one wants to go back to the drawing board and start the process over again. You will be excited to start the new job but it’s worth taking a step back to appreciate the unusual position you are in with your new employer.
  • Epiphany Icon Refresh
  • Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 3 Is Out with Full EFI Support, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today, September 26, 2016, by Black Lab Software's CEO Robert J. Dohnert about the availability of the third Beta development snapshot of the upcoming Black Lab Linux 8 GNU/Linux operating system. Black Lab Linux 8 "Onyx" Beta 3 is here approximately three weeks after the second Beta pre-release and it comes with a major change. It is no longer based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), as the development team decided to switch base and move to the next Ubuntu LTS version, namely Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
  • DevOps: All Development, No Database
    Since the last time I touched working code in a production environment, it’s no exaggeration to say that no part of the development process remains untouched. Over the last decade plus, effectively every aspect of the application development process has been scrutinized, rethought and in many cases reinvented. From version control to build systems to configuration and deployment to monitoring, modern development’s toolchain is multi-part and sophisticated. As it must be. Processes that work for code released in cycles measured in months cannot be expected to handle workflows measured in days or minutes. For all that the process of developing software has evolved, however, the database remains curiously overlooked. Consider the example of Cloud Native. Describing a modern, typically legacy-free approach to building applications appropriate for cloud environments, the term Cloud Native has gone from informal descriptor to accepted industry shorthand in short order – to the extent that it has its own technical foundation. If we look at the membership of that foundation, the CNCF, it would appear that the roster includes no database vendors at the Platinum or Gold membership levels, at least if you assume Google’s involvement is around Kubernetes and not tools such as BigQuery. Of the 41 silver members, meanwhile, two can be considered database vendors: Crunchy and Treasure Data.

Red Hat Financial News

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • What does it mean to change company culture?
    Tools are specific concrete things that a culture has decided is a way to improve a process. Buckminster Fuller has a great quote about tools and thinking: "If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking." In particular, DevOps tools can provide folks new ways to look at things—like delivering code into a production environment, for example. But there's lots of examples where a new tool doesn't influence the thinking of the people who use it, so things don't change.
  • Why Open Beats Closed
  • Google Improves Image Recognition; Releases Project as Open Source Software
    Google says its algorithm can correctly caption a photograph with nearly 94 percent accuracy. The company says the improvements come in the third version of its system named Inception, with the score coming from a standardized auto-caption test named ImageNet. It reports the first version scored 89.6 percent, the second 91.8 percent and the new one 93.9 percent.
  • Contributing to Open Source Projects Not Just For the Experts
    XDA has long been a proponent of open source development, and we’ve seen it flourish over the years. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons our community has grown as fast as it has over these past 13 years, with Android’s core being the driving force. Many people desire to be part of open source and contribute but often don’t know how they can, whether because they think they lack the skills or they just don’t have the time.
  • Firefox Reader Mode is Finally Getting a Keyboard Shortcut
    Among the changes which arrived in the September release of Firefox 49 were an enhanced set of Reader Mode features, including spoken narration and line-width spacing options. All very welcome. But the improvements aren’t stopping there. Firefox 50, which is due next month, will add another sorely needed feature: a keyboard shortcut for Reader Mode. Y
  • Introduction to OpenStack by Rich Bowen
    In this talk, Rich, the OpenStack Community Liaison at Red Hat, will walk you through what OpenStack is, as a project, as a Foundation, and as a community of organizations.
  • How Microsoft Measures Open Source Success [Ed: Wim Coekaerts got a bigger salary offer from Microsoft than from Oracle so now he’s propagandist/EEE in chief]
  • Public licenses and data: So what to do instead?
    Why you still need a (permissive) license Norms aren’t enough if the underlying legal system might allow an early contributor to later wield the law as a threat. That’s why the best practice in the data space is to use something like the Creative Commons public domain grant (CC-Zero) to set a clear, reliable, permissive baseline, and then use norms to add flexible requirements on top of that. This uses law to provide reliability and predictability, and then uses norms to address concerns about fairness, free-riding, and effectiveness. CC-Zero still isn’t perfect; most notably it has to try to be both a grant and a license to deal with different international rules around grants.
  • NIST Releases New 'Family' of Standardized Genomes
    With the addition of four new reference materials (RMs) to a growing collection of “measuring sticks” for gene sequencing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now provide laboratories with even more capability to accurately “map” DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and future customized drug therapies. The new tools feature sequenced genes from individuals in two genetically diverse groups, Asians and Ashkenazic Jews; a father-mother-child trio set from Ashkenazic Jews; and four microbes commonly used in research. NIST issued the world’s first genome reference material (NIST RM 8398)—detailing the genetic makeup for a woman with European ancestry—in May 2015. Together, all five RMs serve as a collection of well-characterized, whole genome standards that can tell a laboratory how well its DNA sequencing processes are working by measuring the performance of the equipment, chemistry and data analysis involved.
  • ANSI Seeks Organizations Interested in Serving as U.S. TAG Administrator for ISO Technical Committee on Blockchain and Electronic Distributed Ledger
  • Industrial IoT leaders work towards interoperability and open source collaboration

LLVM News

  • Pairing LLVM JIT With PostgreSQL Can Speed Up Database Performance
    Using the LLVM JIT with PostgreSQL can vastly speed up the query execution performance and shows off much potential but it hasn't been mainlined yet. Dmitry Melnik presented at this month's LLVM Cauldron over speeding up the query execution performance of PostgreSQL by using LLVM. Particularly with complex queries, the CPU becomes the bottleneck for PostgreSQL rather than the disk. LLVM JIT is used for just-in-time compilation of queries.
  • LLVM Cauldron 2016 Videos, Slides Published
    The inaugural LLVM Cauldron conference happened earlier this month ahead of the GNU Tools Cauldron in Hebden Bridge, UK. All of the slides and videos from this latest LLVM conference are now available.