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Phoronix Benchmarking.. Statistically Significant?

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Linux

kev009.com: Phoronix has been cranking out a slew of benchmarks recently, pitting various different Linux distros against each other and even different operating systems with their own automated test suite. What I would like to know is… are they bullshit?

gcompris: educational suite for children

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Software

debaday.debian.net: As a parent, have you ever wondered if kids can use FOSS to have fun and learn at the same time? As a teacher, have you ever wondered how to teach using a computer and FOSS tools? The answer is gcompris.

odds & ends

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News
  • SFLC Receives Grant for Work in India

  • Running Linux on Windows XP
  • Unix and Linux Horror Stories
  • Interviews with teachers about OLPC benefits
  • Arch to Gentoo, back to Arch
  • Codec prevents computers from playing movies and music
  • Unix - System VI Release Notes - More Linux and Unix Humor
  • Netflix comes to Linux desktop
  • tasks widget and multi screen
  • Rotating your adult content
  • Linux Hater’s Redux... dead? Long live... Oiaohm?!
  • The Microsoftie Who Embraced the Dark Side (Open Source)
  • Software Goodies
  • Another Win For Ubuntu

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Repackage i386 deb for in lpia (for Dell Mini9)

  • Redirecting network traffic to a new IP using IPtables
  • Working with multimedia files - Part 3
  • Graduate From A Wubi Install To A Dedicated Partition
  • Search For Movies With Totem
  • Simple Wireless Network Manager in Ubuntu
  • Drupal to Wordpress migration
  • Ubuntu Tweak came to Fedora
  • Customizing Firefox to work faster in netbooks
  • Backup your Firefox Passwords
  • Auto Start Applications at Login to GNOME Desktop
  • Customizing Your Desktop in Ubuntu 8.10

Most Underhyped Apps of 2008

lifehacker.com: Now that you've seen all the big names and launches of 2008, it's time to give a nod to the apps that didn't get the attention they should have this past year.

PDF editing on linux

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Software

aldeby.org: PDF editing in linux is still somehow tricky nowadays. This post aims at putting together the currently available resources for manipulating PDF documents.

6 Diamonds in the Rough for Evaluating Open Source Apps

ostatic.com/blog: One of the most popular features offered here at OStatic is our database of over 150,000 open source projects, many of which include screenshot tours, and more. But where else can you look? Here are six good choices.

Ten embarrassing questions

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OS
Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: I was reading a survey showing that only 2% of Obama voters (vs 35% of McCain voters) could correctly answer at least 11 of 12 simple questions like which party has been in charge of Congress for the last two years, when it occurred to me that there might be some interesting Wintel vs Lintel parallels here.

Opera 10.0 Alpha 1 on openSUSE 11.1 - Review

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Software

benkevan.com: I thought i’d give a quick review of Opera 10.0 Alpha 1 that I recently installed on my openSUSE 11.1 RC1 box.

OpenOffice skakes Microsoft

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OOo

australianit.news.com.au: IF THERE'S one thing in life that gives Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's abrasive chief executive, the shivers it's probably the existence of an outfit called OpenOffice.org.

Handbrake 0.93 released, capitulates on DVD decryption

cnet.com: Handbrake, the closest thing to entertainment manna we have, has released the newest version of its open-source DVD ripping software, version 0.93. There's just one problem: it no longer rips DVDs. At least, not the kind you'd want to rip.

Stage Two of Open Source Evolution

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OSS

itworld.com: We have always said that Open Source could likely follow the evolution pattern of the PC's introduction during the mainframe era. For those of us who believed in Open Source in the "birth" stage, we knew the day would come where nearly every firm would be using Open Source in some way. It would be the sign that we had achieved the magical second stage - The Toe Hold.

Alternate Linux desktops

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Software

linuxpoison.blogspot: Most Linux users are familiar with KDE and GNOME. If you have some old PC with minimum hardware and want to run GUI on it then in this case the list of window manager provided below will help you to chose one ..

Forensic investigation using free Linux tools

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Software
HowTos

linux-tip.net: An administrator of a company has been accused of hoarding illegal material of questionable moral content on his company network system. You have been called upon to examine the suspect server and unearth evidence related to the said illegal material. Your boss have told you that you are not allowed to shutdown the server.

Let’s talk about Python 3.0

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Software

b-list.org: I really like Python. It’s my language of choice for new projects, my language of choice for hacking up quick things to play with and the language I get to work with every day at my job. Python fits my brain in ways that no other programming language ever has. But

Linus Torvalds: Life is good again...

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Linux

...because it looks like we figured out what the suspend/resume problem was. And as suspected, the actual resource code had nothing what-so-ever to do with it, and was apparently just a trigger for timing.

7 Best Free/Open-source Image Viewers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: An image viewer (also known as image browser) is a desktop application that can quickly display or handle stored graphical images in different graphics file formats. It can render images according to properties of the display such as display resolution, color depth, and color profile. Other image viewers have advanced features like editing and web publishing.

Linux vs. Binary Blobs, or, Ideology vs. Reality

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Linux

workswithu.com: As Bruce Byfield notes in a recent essay, there’s been a bit of discussion lately about the presence of ‘binary blobs‘ in the Linux kernel. But the larger question, perhaps, is whether or not software freedom really matters so much to mainstream Linux users in the first place.

The Macbook Experiment: Fedora 10 for Two Days

tuxgeek.me: After trying Ubuntu 8.10 for two days on my Macbook, which proved to be a success, I now take Fedora 10 for a spin. Read on to see how my two days experience with this Linux distro was like.

today's leftovers

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News
  • An Overview Of Recent KDE 4 Development

  • Implications of startups choosing open source
  • WINE 1.1.10 Brings Improved 64-Bit Support
  • We need solutions to industry 'bugs,' not critics
  • KDE Videocast Episode 4, December 6
  • Command not found
  • Stable kernel 2.6.27.8
  • Second Firefox 3.1 beta under starters order
  • the linux desktop’s change problem
  • Top of the world, ma! (Monitoring software)
  • Ding Dong the Emeralds Back Compiz
  • The Status of PCLinuxOS 2008/2009
  • Richard Stallman supports Creative Commons. Do you?
  • Combined KDE and Gnome developers meeting
  • Is there really a ‘relationship’ between Linux and Windows?
  • Open source and circling the drain
  • Music Studio Software: Buzztard
  • New version 5.2.7 of PHP has improved stability and security
  • Radeon Driver Gets Tear-Free X-Video
  • Teaching Thunderbird to Tango
  • Post 2.0.0 Git Vaults, Amarok Urls and Bookmarks
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Graphics: AMD, RADV, RadeonSI, Mesa 18.0.1

  • AMDGPU DRM Gets "GFXOFF" Patches To Turn Off Graphics Engine
    AMD's Huang Rui has posted a set of 20 patches providing "GFXOFF" support for the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager Linux kernel driver. GFXOFF is a new graphics processor feature that allows for powering off the graphics engine when it would otherwise be idle with no graphics workload. Obviously, this would equate to a potentially significant power savings with that engine being able to be shut-off.
  • RADV Driver Lands Support For Vulkan's New Descriptor Indexing Extension
    Earlier this month with the Vulkan 1.1.72 specification update was the new VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing extension that is quickly being well received by developers. The VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing extension allows for creating large descriptor sets made up of all their combined resources and selecting those resources via dynamic indexes in a shader.
  • RadeonSI Now Appears To Support "RX Vega M" With Intel Core CPUs
    One of the most common Linux hardware questions I've received dozens of times in the past few weeks alone has been over the support for "RX Vega M" Vega-based graphics processors found on select newer Intel Kabylake CPUs. It appears RadeonSI at least should now support these Radeon graphics on Intel CPUs.
  • mesa 18.0.1
  • Mesa 18.0.1 Released With A Number Of Fixes
    In addition to Mesa 17.3.9 being released today, Mesa 18.0.1 also rolled out the door as the first point release to last quarter's Mesa 18.0 series. Mesa 18.0.1 features improvements to its Meson build system support, several RADV Vulkan driver fixes, various fixes to the Gallium3D Nine (D3D9) state tracker, various Intel driver fixes, several core Mesa improvements, and then the other random smothering of fixes collected over the past few weeks.

Programming: nGraph Compiler, JavaScript Trademark, PyPI and Pip

  • Intel Opens Up nGraph Source Code For DNN Model Compiler
    Intel tonight announced they are open-sourcing their nGraph compiler code, which serves as a framework-neutral deep neural network model compiler. Intel claims with nGraph and Xeon Scalable hardware that researchers can obtain up to 10x performance improvements over previous TensorFlow integrations, as one example. Besides TensorFlow, nGraph also supports PyTorch, MXNet, Neon, Caffe2, and CNTK while also planning to support other frameworks moving forward.
  • Why it's finally time to give up on the name JavaScript
    An iOS developer has apparently received a cease and desist notice from Oracle over the use of the word "JavaScript" in the title of their app. The developer, Tyanya Software, shared the notice on perennial internet soapbox Reddit to seek advice on how to fight the order. [...] If user reviews are any indication, the app is not even particularly good, with reviewers stating things such as "Not ready for production," "Does not work as advertised," and "Waste of money, don't buy this." The last update to the app was in 2014, which the changelog notes was only an upgrade to add support for iOS 8. The app developer is at least honest about the intent behind the unwieldy name for the app, saying in a Reddit comment that "we game the App Store ranking by adding all the keywords to the app name." While Oracle has a duty to protect their trademarks, this type of legal bludgeoning underscores a historical problem that has been left unaddressed for too long: JavaScript is a terrible name for the thing being described. It has nothing to do with Java, an actual product developed by Sun (now owned by Oracle). JavaScript was developed at Mozilla, and the name was changed during beta releases of Netscape Navigator 2.0 from "LiveScript" to "JavaScript." It has, for some time, caused confusion among casual web users about the difference between Java and JavaScript. Given that ECMAScript is also a trademarked term, it seems best to revert to calling the language "LiveScript" to undercut trademark-related legal posturing. [...] Oracle declined to comment on this story.
  • New PyPI launched
    The new PyPI has been launched. Browser traffic and API calls (including "pip install") have been redirected from the old pypi.python.org to the new site. The old PyPI will shut down on April 30. LWN covered the new PyPI last week.
  • Pip 10.0 has been released
    The release of pip 10.0 has been announced. Some highlights of this release include the removal of Python 2.6 support, limited PEP 518 support (with more to come), a new "pip config" command, and other improvements.

Meltdown/PTI Mitigation Impact On BSDs vs. Linux

Besides the fresh BSD/Linux disk performance tests, some other tests I ran on various BSDs and Linux distributions this week was looking at the performance impact of Intel Meltdown CPU vulnerability mitigation on each of them, namely the performance impact of using kernel page-table isolation. On DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Clear Linux I ran tests when the mitigation was enabled and then again when it was off for seeing the performance impact. Read more

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

  • Enterprise Node.js on OpenShift, April 19th, 12 p.m. EDT
    The next online DevNation Live Tech Talk is Thursday, April 19th at 12pm EDT. The topic is “Enterprise Node.js on Red Hat OpenShift” presented by Lance Ball, and hosted by Burr Sutter. The popularity of JavaScript on the front end and the JSON format for data has led to a “JavaScript Everywhere” movement with Node.js at the center. Node.js offers developers an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that is perfect for high concurrency, low-latency applications that run across distributed devices. Its reactive architecture makes it an ideal technology for containerized microservices architectures you’ve been hearing so much about.
  • President to President with Luc Villeneuve, Red Hat Canada
    ITWC President Fawn Annan gets to the point with Red Hat’s general manager for Canada. Villeneuve speaks about building the open source technology firm in the country, the unique differences when dealing with the Quebec market, and how he fosters a positive culture in the workplace. Plus, he dishes on how his experience in journey hockey taught him how to build a successful sales team.
  • Be mindful of jumping into an open source project too soon: RedHat CTO
    Open source software has long been seen as a movement towards collaborative development. In a conversation with BusinessLine, Chris Wright, Vice-President & CTO at RedHat, talks about some of the challenges the open source community is facing and why it is important to set expectations right when it comes to promoting open source software. Edited excerpts:
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  • Two sizzlers stock’s are not to be missed: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), Navient Corporation (NAVI)
  • Fedora Community Blog: Fedora meetup at Pune – March 2018
    Long time we did not had any meetup at Pune, Maharashtra, India, so we decided to get started again. Details about this meetup are available at Fedora Wiki page. Planning for meetup started 1 month before. Initially Ompragash proposed to have meetup.com account for Fedora Pune to get more awareness. Later dropped this plan, since this is not only Fedora Pune level topic but applicable for all Fedora events.
  • Fedora 28 Beta – dnf system-upgrade
    Used DNF to remove duplicate rpms, reinstalled the new kernel and libwbclient, and corrected GNOME’s right-click behaviour, and all is well.