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KateOS 3.0 Package List

CD 1

a2ps-4.13b-i486-1.tgz
aaa_base-3.0-i486-1.tgz
aaa_etc-3.0-noarch-1.tgz
aalib-1.4rc5-i486-1.tgz
acct-6.3.2-i486-1.tgz
acpid-1.0.4-i486-1.tgz
alsa-lib-1.0.11-i486-1.tgz
alsa-oss-1.0.11-i486-1.tgz
alsa-utils-1.0.11-i486-1.tgz
apache2-2.2.3-i486-1.tgz
apmd-3.2.2-i486-1.tgz
apsfilter-7.2.6-i486-1.tgz
ash-0.4.0-i386-1.tgz
aspell-0.60.4-i486-1.tgz
aspell-af-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-am-0.03_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-az-0.02_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-be-0.01-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-bg-4.0_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-bn-0.01.1_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-br-0.50_2-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ca-20040130_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-cs-20040614_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-csb-0.02_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-cy-0.50_3-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-da-1.4.42_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-de-20030222_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-el-0.50_3-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-en-6.0_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-eo-0.50_2-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-es-0.50_2-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-et-0.1.21_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-fa-0.02_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-fi-0.7_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-fo-0.2.16_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-fr-0.50_3-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ga-3.6_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-gd-0.1.1_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-gl-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-gv-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-he-0.9_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-hi-0.01_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-hil-0.11_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-hr-0.51_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-hsb-0.01_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-hu-0.99.4.2_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ia-0.50_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-id-1.2_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-is-0.51.1_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-it-2.2_20050523_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ku-0.12_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-la-20020503_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-lt-1.0_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-lv-0.5.5_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-mg-0.03_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-mi-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-mk-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-mn-0.01_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-mr-0.10_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ms-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-mt-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-nds-0.01_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-nl-0.50_2-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-nn-0.50.1_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-no-0.50_2-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ny-0.01_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-or-0.03_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-pa-0.01_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-pl-0.51_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-pt-0.50_2-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-qu-0.02_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ro-0.50_2-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ru-0.99f7_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-rw-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-sc-1.0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-sk-0.52_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-sl-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-sv-0.51_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-sw-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-ta-20040424_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-tet-0.1.1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-tl-0.02_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-tn-1.0.1_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-tr-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-uk-0.51_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-uz-0.04_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-vi-0.01.1_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-wa-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-yi-0.01.1_1-noarch-1.tgz
aspell-zu-0.50_0-noarch-1.tgz
at-3.1.8-i486-1.tgz
atk-1.11.4-i486-1.tgz
audiofile-0.2.6-i486-1.tgz
aumix-2.8-i486-1.tgz
autofs-4.1.4-i486-1.tgz
bash-3.1-i486-2.tgz
bc-1.06-i486-1.tgz
bin-3.0-i486-1.tgz
bind-9.3.2-i486-1.tgz
bitchx-1.1-i486-1.tgz
bluez-libs-2.25-i486-1.tgz
bluez-utils-2.25-i486-1.tgz
bootp-2.4.3-i486-1.tgz
btmgr-3.7_1-i486-1.tgz
bzip2-1.0.3-i486-2.tgz
cairo-1.2.0-i486-1.tgz
cdlabelgen-3.6.0-noarch-1.tgz
cdparanoia-3a9.8-i486-1.tgz
cdrdao-1.2.1-i486-1.tgz
cdrtools-2.01-i486-1.tgz
checkinstall-1.6.0-i486-1.tgz
circuslinux-1.0.3-i686-2.tgz
coreutils-5.97-i486-1.tgz
cpio-2.6-i486-1.tgz
cracklib-2.8.6-i486-1.tgz
cups-1.1.23-i486-1.tgz
curl-7.15.4-i486-1.tgz
cxxlibs-6.0.6-i486-1.tgz
cyrus-sasl-2.1.21-i486-1.tgz
db4-4.4.20-i486-1.tgz
dbh-1.0.24-i486-1.tgz
dbus-0.61-i486-1.tgz
dcron-2.3.3-i486-1.tgz
desktop-file-utils-0.10-i486-1.tgz
device-mapper-1.01.05-i486-1.tgz
devs-2.3.1-noarch-25.tgz
dhcp-3.0.4-i486-1.tgz
dhcpcd-2.0.2-i486-1.tgz
diffutils-2.8.1-i486-1.tgz
discover-2.0.7-i486-1.tgz
dvd+rw-tools-6.1-i486-1.tgz
e2fsprogs-1.39-i486-1.tgz
ekg-1.6-i486-1.tgz
elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz
elvis-2.2_0-i486-1.tgz
enscript-1.6.4-i486-1.tgz
epic4-2.4-i486-1.tgz
esound-0.2.36-i486-1.tgz
espgs-8.15.1-i486-1.tgz
expat-1.95.8-i486-1.tgz
fetchmail-6.3.4-i486-1.tgz
findutils-4.2.27-i486-1.tgz
flac-1.1.2-i486-1.tgz
floppy-5.5-i486-1.tgz
freeciv-2.0.8-i686-1.tgz
freeglut-2.4.0-i686-1.tgz
fuse-2.5.3-i486-1.tgz
gawk-3.1.5-i486-1.tgz
gdbm-1.8.3-i486-1.tgz
gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0-i486-1.tgz
genpower-1.0.3-i486-1.tgz
getmail-4.5.4-noarch-1.tgz
gettext-0.14.6-i486-1.tgz
getty-ps-2.1.1-i486-1.tgz
gimp-2.2.12-i686-1.tgz
gimp-data-extras-2.0.1-i486-1.tgz
glib-1.2.10-i486-1.tgz
glib2-2.10.2-i486-1.tgz
glibc-2.4-i486-1.tgz
glibc-i18n-2.4-noarch-1.tgz
glibc-solibs-2.4-i486-1.tgz
glibc-zoneinfo-2.4-noarch-1.tgz
glibmm-2.8.4-i486-1.tgz
gmp-4.1.4-i486-1.tgz
gnet-2.0.7-i486-1.tgz
gnokii-0.6.12-i486-1.tgz
gnu-gs-fonts-6.0-noarch-1.tgz
gnupg-1.4.4-i486-1.tgz
gphoto2-2.1.99-i486-1.tgz
gpm-1.20.1-i486-1.tgz
gqview-2.0.1-i486-1.tgz
graveman-0.3.12.4-i486-1.tgz
grep-2.5.1a-i486-1.tgz
groff-1.19.2-i486-1.tgz
grub-0.97-i486-1.tgz
gtk+-1.2.10-i486-1.tgz
gtk+2-2.8.19-i486-1.tgz
gtkam-0.1.13-i486-1.tgz
gtkmm-2.8.3-i486-1.tgz
gtksee-0.6.0b1-i486-2.tgz
gtk-xfce-engine-2.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
gutenprint-5.0.0rc2-i486-1.tgz
gxine-0.5.5-i686-1.tgz
gzip-1.3.3-i486-2.tgz
hal-0.5.7-i486-1.tgz
hdparm-6.3-486-1.tgz
hicolor-icon-theme-0.5-noarch-1.tgz
hpijs-2.1.4-i486-1.tgz
htdig-3.1.6-i486-1.tgz
id3lib-3.8.3-i486-1.tgz
ifhp-3.5.18-i486-1.tgz
imapd-4.64-i486-1.tgz
imlib-1.9.15-i486-1.tgz
imlib2-1.2.1-i486-1.tgz
infozip-5.52-i486-1.tgz
inkscape-0.44-i686-1.tgz
iproute2-2.6.15_060110-i486-1.tgz
iptables-1.3.5-i486-2.tgz
iptraf-3.0.0-i486-1.tgz
irda-utils-0.9.16-i486-1.tgz
irssi-0.8.10a-i486-1.tgz
isapnptools-1.26-i486-1.tgz
ispell-3.3.02-i486-1.tgz
ispell-ca-1.0-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-de-1.0-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-el-1.0-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-es-1.7-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-fr-1.0-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-nl-1.1-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-no-1.1a-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-pl-0.8-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-ru-1.0-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-sk-0.1.9-noarch-1.tgz
ispell-sv-1.2.1-noarch-1.tgz
ivman-0.6.10-i486-1.tgz
jed-B0.99_17.135-i486-1.tgz
jfsutils-1.1.10-486-1.tgz
joe-3.3-i486-1.tgz
jove-4.16.0.69-i486-1.tgz
kateos-version-3.0-noarch-1.tgz
kbd-1.12-i486-1.tgz
kernel-2.6.17.6_kateos-i486-1.tgz
kernel-modules-2.6.17.6_kateos-i486-1.tgz
ksh93-20060124-i486-1.tgz
lame-3.96.1-i486-1.tgz
less-394-i486-1.tgz
lesstif-0.94.4-i486-1.tgz
lftp-3.5.2-i486-1.tgz
libart_lgpl-2.3.17-i486-1.tgz
libexif-0.6.13-i486-1.tgz
libexif-gtk-0.3.5-i486-1.tgz
libexo-0.3.1.8beta2-i486-1.tgz
libgc-6.6-i486-1.tgz
libglade-2.5.1-i486-1.tgz
libglademm-2.6.2-i486-1.tgz
libgphoto2-2.1.99-i486-1.tgz
libid3tag-0.15.1b-i486-1.tgz
libidl-0.8.6-i486-1.tgz
libieee1284-0.2.10-i486-1.tgz
libjpeg-6b-i486-1.tgz
libmad-0.15.1b-i486-1.tgz
libmhash-0.9.4-i486-1.tgz
libmikmod-3.1.11-i486-1.tgz
libmng-1.0.9-i486-1.tgz
libmusicbrainz-2.1.2-i486-1.tgz
libpng-1.2.10-i486-1.tgz
librsvg-2.9.5-i486-1.tgz
libsigc++-2.0.17-i486-1.tgz
libtiff-3.8.0-486-1.tgz
libtunepimp-0.4.2-i486-1.tgz
libungif-4.1.4-i486-1.tgz
libusb-0.1.11-i486-1.tgz
libutempter-1.1.3-i486-1.tgz
libxfcegui-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
libxfcemcs-4.3.90.2-i486-2.tgz
libxfceutil-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
libxml2-2.6.23-i486-1.tgz
libxslt-1.1.15-i486-1.tgz
lilo-22.7.1-i486-1.tgz
links-2.1pre22-i486-1.tgz
linuxdoc-0.9.21-i486-1.tgz
linux-faqs-20060228-noarch-1.tgz
linux-howtos-20060228-noarch-1.tgz
logrotate-3.7.1-i486-1.tgz
lprng-3.8.28-i486-1.tgz
lsof-4.76-i486-1.tgz
lvm2-2.01.15-i486-1.tgz
lynx-2.8.5rel.5-i486-1.tgz
madplay-0.15.2b-i486-1.tgz
mailx-12.0-i486-1.tgz
man-1.6d-i486-1.tgz
man-pages-de-0.4-noarch-1.tgz
man-pages-en-2.23-noarch-1.tgz
man-pages-es-1.28-noarch-1.tgz
man-pages-fr-0.9.7-noarch-1.tgz
man-pages-pl-0.23-noarch-1.tgz
mc-4.6.1-i486-1.tgz
mdadm-2.5.1-i486-1.tgz
metamail-2.7-i486-1.tgz
minicom-2.1-i486-1.tgz
module-init-tools-3.2.2-i486-1.tgz
most-4.10.2-i486-1.tgz
mousepad-0.2.6-i486-2.tgz
mozilla-libs-1.0.3-i686-1.tgz
mp3blaster-3.2.2-i486-1.tgz
mpeg_lib-1.3.1-i486-1.tgz
mpfr-2.2.0-i486-1.tgz
mpg321-0.2.10-i486-1.tgz
mplayer-1.0pre8-i486-1.tgz
mt-st-0.9b-i486-1.tgz
mutt-1.5.11-i486-1.tgz
mysql-5.0.22-i486-1.tgz
nano-1.3.10-i486-1.tgz
nc-1.10-i486-1.tgz
ncftp-3.1.9-i486-1.tgz
ncurses-5.5-i486-1.tgz
ndiswrapper-1.21_2.6.17.6_kateos-i486-1.tgz
netatalk-2.0.3-i486-1.tgz
netpipes-4.2-i386-1.tgz
netwatch-1.0a-i486-1.tgz
newspost-2.1.1-i486-1.tgz
nfs-utils-1.0.8rc2-i486-1.tgz
nmap-4.11-i486-1.tgz
nn-6.7.3-i486-1.tgz
ntfsprogs-1.13.0-i486-1.tgz
ntp-4.2.0a-i486-1.tgz
obexftp-0.20-i486-1.tgz
oggutils-1.1.3-i486-1.tgz
openldap-client-2.3.24-i486-1.tgz
openobex-1.2-i486-1.tgz
openssh-4.3p2-i486-1.tgz
openssl-0.9.8b-i486-1.tgz
openssl-solibs-0.9.8b-i486-1.tgz
orage-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
pam-0.99.3.0-i486-1.tgz
pango-1.12.1-i486-1.tgz
pciutils-2.2.0-i486-1.tgz
pcmciautils-012-i486-1.tgz
pcre-6.4-i486-1.tgz
php-5.1.4-i486-1.tgz
pidentd-3.0.19-i486-1.tgz
pilot-link-0.12.0pre4-i486-1.tgz
pine-4.64-i486-1.tgz
pkgtools-3.0-i486-10.tgz
pmount-0.9.9-i486-1.tgz
popa3d-1.0-i486-1.tgz
popt-1.7-i486-1.tgz
portmap-5.0-i486-1.tgz
postgresql-8.1.4-i486-1.tgz
ppp-2.4.4-i486-1.tgz
ppracer-0.3.1-i686-1.tgz
procmail-3.22-i486-1.tgz
procps-3.2.6-i486-1.tgz
proftpd-1.3.0-i486-1.tgz
qtlib-3.3.6-i686-1.tgz
qtlib-htmldocs-3.3.6-noarch-1.tgz
quota-3.13-i486-1.tgz
raidtools-1.00.3-i486-1.tgz
rdist-6.1.5-i486-1.tgz
readline-5.1-i486-1.tgz
reiser4progs-1.0.5-i486-1.tgz
reiserfsprogs-3.6.19-i486-1.tgz
ripperX-2.7.0-i486-1.tgz
rpm-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz
rp-pppoe-3.8-i486-1.tgz
rsync-2.6.8-i486-1.tgz
samba-3.0.23a-i486-1.tgz
sc-7.16-i486-1.tgz
screen-4.0.2-i486-1.tgz
sdl-1.2.9-i486-1.tgz
sdl_gfx-2.0.13-i486-1.tgz
sdl_image-1.2.4-i486-1.tgz
sdl_mixer-1.2.6-i486-1.tgz
sdl_net-1.2.5-i486-1.tgz
sdl_perl-2.1.3-i486-1.tgz
sdl_ttf-2.0.7-i486-1.tgz
sed-4.1.4-i486-1.tgz
sendmail-8.13.7-i486-1.tgz
sendmail-cf-8.13.7-noarch-1.tgz
shadow-4.0.14-i486-1.tgz
shared-mime-info-0.16-i486-1.tgz
slang-2.0.5-i486-1.tgz
slocate-2.7-i486-1.tgz
slrn-0.9.8.1pl1-i486-1.tgz
smartmontools-5.33-i486-1.tgz
sox-12.17.9-i486-1.tgz
startup-notification-0.8-i486-1.tgz
stunnel-4.14-i486-1.tgz
sudo-1.6.8p12-i486-1.tgz
supertux-0.1.3-i686-1.tgz
svgalib-1.9.25_2.6.17.6_kateos-i486-1.tgz
sysfsutils-2.0.0-i486-1.tgz
sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-1.tgz
syslinux-3.11-i486-1.tgz
sysvinit-3.0-i486-2.tgz
t1lib-5.1.0-i486-1.tgz
taglib-1.4-i486-1.tgz
tar-1.15.1-i486-1.tgz
tcpdump-3.9.4-i486-1.tgz
tcpip-0.17-i486-3.tgz
tcsh-6.14.00-i486-1.tgz
terminal-0.2.5.4beta2-i486-1.tgz
texinfo-4.8-i486-1.tgz
tf-50b6-i486-1.tgz
thunar-0.3.2beta2-i486-1.tgz
tin-1.8.1-i486-1.tgz
toppler-1.1.2-i686-1.tgz
traceroute-1.4a12-i486-1.tgz
trn-3.6-i486-1.tgz
tuxmath-2001.09.07-i486-1.tgz
tuxpuck-0.8.2-i486-1.tgz
udev-095-i486-1.tgz
usbutils-0.71-i486-1.tgz
util-linux-2.12r-i486-1.tgz
uucp-1.07-i486-1.tgz
vim-7.0.017-i486-1.tgz
vsftpd-2.0.5-i486-1.tgz
vte-0.12.1-i486-1.tgz
wget-1.10.2-i486-1.tgz
whois-4.7.11-i486-1.tgz
wireless-tools-28-i486-1.tgz
workbone-2.40-i486-1.tgz
wxGTK-2.6.2-i486-1.tgz
xarchiver-0.3.9.2beta2-i486-1.tgz
xaw3d-1.5-i486-1.tgz
xfburn-0.0.3-i486-1.tgz
xfce-appfinder-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-icon-theme-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-mailwatch-plugin-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-mcs-manager-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-mcs-plugins-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-mixer-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-panel-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-session-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-trigger-launcher-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfce-utils-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfdesktop-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfmedia-0.10.0-i486-1.tgz
xforms-1.0.90-i486-1.tgz
xfprint-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xfs-progs-2.7.11-i486-1.tgz
xfwm-4.3.90.2-i486-2.tgz
xfwm-themes-4.3.90.2-i486-1.tgz
xine-lib-1.1.2-i686-1.tgz
xinetd-2.3.14-i486-1.tgz
xine-ui-0.99.4-i686-1.tgz
xmms-1.2.10-i486-1.tgz
xorg-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-devel-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-docs-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-fonts-misc-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-fonts-scale-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-xdmx-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-xnest-7.1-i486-1.tgz
xorg-xvfb-7.1-i486-1.tgz
yptools-2.9-i486-1.tgz
ytalk-3.3.0-i486-1.tgz
zinf-2.2.5-i486-1.tgz
zlib-1.2.3-i486-1.tgz
zsh-4.2.6-i486-1.tgz

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I've taken my daughter, now 13, to FOSDEM in Brussels every year that I had slots there. She isn't a geek, yet enjoys the crowds and the freebies. When I could, I also took my kids to other events, where I was speaking. In this post I'd like to capture my feelings about why children should be part of conferences, and what conferences can do to make this easier. First off, the "why?" Traditional conferences (in all domains, not just software) are boring, ritualized events where the participants compete to see who can send the most people to sleep at once. The real event starts later, over alcohol. It is a strictly adult affair, and what happens at the conf stays at the conf. Now our business is a little different. It is far more participative. Despite our history of finicky magic technologies that seem to attract mainly male brains, we strive for diversity, openness, broad tolerance. Most of what we learn and teach comes through informal channels. Finished is formal education, elitism, and formal credentials. We are smashing the barriers of distance, wealth, background, gender, and age. Read more

50 Essential Linux Applications

If you’re a refugee from Windows, you may be finding the Linux world slightly confusing, wondering how you can get the all same functionality you had in Windows, but still enjoy the freedom that Linux offers. Never fear! Linux is not some scary, difficult to use monster that’s only used by hackers and programmers, it’s actually becoming more and more user friendly every day. Read
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today's leftovers

  • Debugging gnome-session problems on Ubuntu 14.04
  • Introducing snapd-glib
  • An awesome experience!
    GUADEC has been a week full of memorable moments. As my friend Rares mentioned in his post, our newcomers group was welcomed by friendly community members right as we arrived at the hotel. For someone who has never attended a similar event before, this really helped with getting into the conference atmosphere. In the first couple days of the conference, I found myself meeting a lot of people that I knew from IRC. It felt really nice to finally know the person behind the internet nick. I was especially excited about getting to meet my mentor, Carlos Soriano =). In between the presentations I also took the time to prepare my own lightning talk about compressed files in Nautilus. Speaking in front of the GNOME community for the first time was a unique experience.
  • Commvault Announces Support of Red Hat Virtualization 4 with Commvault Software
  • Modularity Infrastructure Design
    The purpose of our Modularity initiative is to support the building, maintaining, and shipping of modular things. So, in order to ensure these three requirements are met, we need to design a framework for building and composing the distribution. In terms of the framework, in general, we are concerned about the possibility of creating an exponential number of component combinations with independent lifecycles. That is, when the number of component combinations becomes too large, we will not be able to manage them. So that we don’t accidentally make our lives worse, we must limit the number of supported modules with a policy and provide infrastructure automation to reduce the amount of manual work required.
  • more, less, and a story of typical Unix fossilization
    In the beginning, by which we mean V7, Unix didn't have a pager at all. That was okay; Unix wasn't very visual in those days, partly because it was still sort of the era of the hard copy terminal. Then along came Berkeley and BSD. People at Berkeley were into CRT terminals, and so BSD Unix gave us things like vi and the first pager program, more (which showed up quite early, in 3BSD, although this isn't as early as vi, which appears in 2BSD). Calling a pager more is a little bit odd but it's a Unix type of name and from the beginning more prompted you with '--More--' at the bottom of the screen. All of the Unix vendors that based their work on BSD Unix (like Sun and DEC) naturally shipped versions of more along with the rest of the BSD programs, and so more spread around the BSD side of things. However, more was by no means the best pager ever; as you might expect, it was actually a bit primitive and lacking in features. So fairly early on Mark Nudelman wrote a pager with somewhat more features and it wound up being called less as somewhat of a joke. When less was distributed via Usenet's net.sources in 1985 it became immediately popular, as everyone could see that it was clearly nicer than more, and pretty soon it was reasonably ubiquitous on Unix machines (or at least ones that had some degree of access to stuff from Usenet). In 4.3 BSD, more itself picked up the 'page backwards' feature that had motived Mark Nudelman to write less, cf the 4.3BSD manpage, but this wasn't the only attraction of less. And this is where we get into Unix fossilization.
  • PNScan Linux Trojan Resurfaces with New Attacks Targeting Routers in India
    A trojan thought to have died out resurfaced with new attacks and a new and improved version, launching new attacks on routers running Linux-based firmware located in India's cyber-space.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • 4 tips for teaching kids how to build electronics
    Kids are naturally curious about how things work, and with a new trend in hardware companies creating open source hardware products, it's a great time to teach kids about electronics. But modern technology can seem too complex to even begin to understand. So where do you start?
  • Oil companies joining open source world by sharing data [Ed: No, oil companies, sharing data is open data and not open source. More openwashing, like greenwashing]
    The oil and gas industry has long collected huge volumes of data, but it hasn’t always known quite what to do with it all. Often, the terabytes aren’t even stored on computer systems that readily talk to each other. Industry insiders are used to it, said Michael Jones, senior director of strategy at the oil and gas software maker Landmark. But it’s not OK, he said. So, about a year ago, Jones and some of his oil industry colleagues set about to fix it. This week, at Landmark’s Innovation Forum & Expo at the Westin hotel in northwest Houston, the company unveiled the beginnings of a collaborative its members called groundbreaking. In a move to drive technology further, faster — and, perhaps, take a bigger piece of the burgeoning big-data market — Landmark is pushing its main computing platform into the cloud, for all to use.
  • Interactive, open source visualizations of nocturnal bird migrations in near real-time
    New flow visualizations using data from weather radar networks depict nocturnal bird migrations, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Judy Shamoun-Baranes from University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues.
  • Go! Speed Racer Go!
    I finally reached a point where I could start running the go version of sm-photo-tool. I finished the option validation for the list command. While I was testing it I noticed how much faster the Go version felt. Here are the python vs Go versions of the commands.
  • Semantic Interoperability for European Public Services will be presented at the SEMANTiCS 2016 conference
    The revision of the European Interoperability Framework and the importance of data and information standardisation for promoting semantic interoperability for European Public Services will be presented by Dr. Vassilios Peristeras, DG Informatics, ISA unit at the SEMANTiCS 2016 conference which takes place in Leipzig on September 13th and 14th 2016. The title of the presentation is “Promoting Semantic Interoperability for European Public Services: the European Commission ISA2 Programme” (slideset to appear here soon).