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Alternative distros, alternative desktops

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Linux

Josh Saddler: In the last few weeks I've tried Arch Linux, Zenwalk, and Myah OS. In other news, we're looking to release [Gentoo] 2008.0 final soon.

Linux Distros - My Upgrade Mandate

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Linux

easylinuxguide.com/blog: It took me a long time to find my main distro of choice (Arch) and I can be picky, however; in looking at some of the new releases lately, I am reminded of something that really bothers me about the upgrade process.

Browser bruiser: Opera 9.5 versus Firefox 3

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Software

download.com: Two of the four major browsers have undergone some big changes in the past two weeks. Firefox 3 is, of course, the big news of the week. However, the Opera browser updated to its much-awaited version 9.5 last week. Since both of them have got game but for different reasons, let's take a look at how they match up.

Linux Plumbers Conference Registration Open

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Linux

The Linux Plumbers Conference is a working conference. LPC brings
together the top developers working on the "plumbing" of Linux -
kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing system, etc. - and gives
them three days to work together on core design problems.

GPL divide still lives, one year on

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: More proof time flies. GPL v. 3 is one year old. Barring a sudden change of heart by one of these larger projects. V.3 acceptance will slow to just 10% per month this year.

MySQL quits Torvalds' former BitKeeper love interest

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Software

theregister.co.uk: MySQL has ended its five-year relationship with BitKeeper and handed all code management for its database to a Canonical-backed system to secure broader community input on development.

Also: Catching Up With Colin Charles And MySQL

Is Asus backsliding on GNU/Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Businesses are not philanthropists. They are not, intentionally, educators or evangelists for ideologies. However, from time to time their business models just happen to coincide with their more idealistic customers own interests. Asus is one such company.

The Linux Server Tournament

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Linux

Which distros cooperate the best? We take 4 distros at a time and put them all on a LAN to see how well they perform individually and collaboratively.

Convert people to Linux: the easy way

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: Amongst Linux users, there’s a shared feeling that any Linux OS is superior by far to anything Microsoft produces. There’s a lot of talk about converting people to Linux, and the best way to do that. But actually, it’s very easy. Here are some tips.

Win a Box of OpenSUSE 11.0

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SUSE
  • Interview: openSUSE's Product Manager On Today's Release of openSUSE 11.0

  • A Quick Look at the Latest openSUSE Offering
  • Giveaway: OpenSUSE 11.0 box set with all the trimmings

Crazy Like a Firefox

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Moz/FF
  • The Next Million Mozillians

  • Mozilla investigates critical Firefox 3.0 bug
  • Mozilla already working on a Firefox 3 security fix
  • New Firefox claims victory, but is it a record?
  • Why I Think Firefox Is Better than Flock
  • Firefox 3 fans cry foul as first vulnerability reported
  • The Best Firefox Feature You'll Overlook
  • Edit Wiki Pages with a Firefox Button
  • Crazy Like a Firefox

Phoronix Test Suite brings Linux benchmarking to the desktop

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Software

linux.com: Despite a variety of open source testing tools, until recently there wasn't an easy way to measure and compare the performance of two Linux-powered machines. Phoronix Test Suite (PTS), released this month, addresses this -- and how! Using the suite you can gauge and compare multiple Linux-powered machines to find out if a particular setup is better than another for a particular task, such as hosting a Web server or playing games.

Also: Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.1 Released

Fresh Linux Mint is a mixed bag

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Linux

linux.com: Linux Mint is a heavily customized community-driven derivative built on top of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. According to the creators, its purpose is "to produce an elegant, up-to-date, and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution." Although Mint is a great desktop, a few problems keep it from perfection.

Novell OpenSUSE 11 Is For Power Users

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SUSE
  • Review: Novell OpenSUSE 11 Is For Power Users

  • What's new in openSUSE 11.0
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 proves chameleons can take on Herons any day
  • Installing openSUSE 11.0 - From GNOME or KDE Live CD
  • openSUSE 11 the perfect Ubuntu replacement (openSUSE vs Ubuntu)
  • Novell Joins Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program

Firefox 3.0: A Testament to the Power of the Crowd

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.0: A Testament to the Power of the Crowd

  • Tweak Firefox 3 full page zoom
  • Firefox 3 - triumph or disaster?

Red Hat and the Linux Desktop 2008

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Linux
  • Red Hat Summit keynotes: Wednesday, June 18

  • Red Hat chief: We're 'tough to do business with'
  • Red Hat and the Linux Desktop 2008

Hands on with OpenSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

linuxformat.co.uk: Bang on schedule, the new major release of OpenSUSE is here. Read on for our look at the new features, how it performs on the desktop, and what challenges it faces with Ubuntu and Fedora also in the ring...

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 GM

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opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.0 — everything you need to get started with Linux on the desktop and on the server. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE Project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE.

AMD Makes An Evolutionary Leap In Linux Support

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Less than a year ago we shared with you the revolutionary steps AMD was taking to deliver significant improvements to their once infamous proprietary Linux display driver. This has been truly phenomenal to see, but AMD has now evolved their Linux support by taking it a large step further.

Also: Latest ATI Linux Driver Introduces Support for YUY2 and UYVY

Writing a kernel module for FreeBSD FreeBSD hacking 101

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BSD

FreeBSD 7.0 has already been released. If you are a real hacker, the best way to jump in and learn it is hacking together an introductory kernel module. In this article I’ll implement a very basic module that prints a message when it is loaded, and another when it is unloaded.

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Red Hat: Patent 'Promise', Proprietary 'Gifts', Imminent Results, Fedora 27 Delays

  • Red Hat pledges patent protection for 99 per cent of FOSS-ware [Ed: And when Red Hat gets taken over (like Sun and Oracle) this promise will be worthless]
    Red Hat says it has amassed over 2,000 patents and won't enforce them if the technologies they describe are used in properly-licensed open source software. The company's made more or less the same offer since the year 2002, when it first made a “Patent Promise” in order to “to discourage patent aggression in free and open source software.” In 2002 the company didn't own many patents and claimed its non-enforcement promise covered per cent of open source software. The Promise was revised in order to reflect the company's growing patent trove and to spruce up the language it uses to make it more relevant. The revised promise “applies to all software meeting the free software or open source definitions of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative (OSI)”. That verbiage translates into any software licensed on terms the OSI approves on this list, or which meet the Initiative’s definition of open source offered here. Licenses listed by the Free Software Foundation as a free software license at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#SoftwareLicenses also come under the Promise's purview, as do those here as of the date this edition of Our Promise is published.
  • Red Hat Open Source Day rewards with proprietary hardware. For the fourth time
    The above is an excerpt of the 2017 event announcement. Which, as you can see below, will be at least the fourth consecutive one in which Red Hat Italia will award participants with some of the most proprietary devices around. Please note the absence of anything like, e.g. Matchstick, “100% Linux compatible laptop, with Linux preinstalled”, or a Fairphone, in the screenshots...
  • Red Hat (RHT) to Report Q2 Earnings: Will it Beat Estimates?
    We expect Red Hat Inc. RHT to beat expectations when it reports fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Sep 25.
  • Needle Action Activity Spotted in Enbridge Inc (ENB) and Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • Fedora 27 Beta Hit By A Second Delay
    Last week it was decided to delay the Fedora 27 beta due to bugs while this week they've been forced to delay the release a second time. The first beta delay wasn't too bad as the F27 schedule already had a built-in "rain date", in acknowledging Fedora's frequent release delays. But today a second unplanned delay is pushing back F27 Beta by at least one more week. This will now also push back the Fedora 27 final release by at least one week.
  • Fedora 27 Beta status is NO-GO
  • News: The new Krita 3.3.0

Security: Apple's Betrayal, Intel ME Back Doors Backfire, and Optionsbleed

  • iOS 11 Muddies WiFi and Bluetooth Controls
    Turning WiFi and Bluetooth off is often viewed as a good security practice. Apple did not rationalize these changes in behavior.
  • How To Hack A Turned-Off Computer, Or Running Unsigned Code In Intel Management Engine
    Intel Management Engine is a proprietary technology that consists of a microcontroller integrated into the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) microchip with a set of built-in peripherals. The PCH carries almost all communication between the processor and external devices; therefore Intel ME has access to almost all data on the computer, and the ability to execute third-party code allows compromising the platform completely. Researchers have been long interested in such "God mode" capabilities, but recently we have seen a surge of interest in Intel ME. One of the reasons is the transition of this subsystem to a new hardware (x86) and software (modified MINIX as an operating system) architecture. The x86 platform allows researchers to bring to bear all the power of binary code analysis tools.
  • Optionsbleed: Don’t get your panties in a wad
    To be honest, this isn’t the first security concern you’ve run in to, and it isn’t the first security issue you’re vulnerable to, that will remain exploitable for quite some time, until after someone you rely on fixed the issue for you, meanwhile compromising your customers. [...] Is it a small part of the SSL public key? A small part of the web request response? A chunk of the path to the index.php? Or is it a chunk of the database password used? Nobody knows until you get enough data to analyse the results of all data. If you can’t appreciate the maths behind analysing multiple readings of 8 arbitrary bytes, choose another career. Not that I know what to do and how to do it, by the way.

OSS: Puppet Acquires Distelli, Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection, Fake List of Open Source Companies, and Open Source Summit

  • Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings
    Puppet, the open source company that markets cloud-native software management tools, has acquired startup Distelli. Based in Seattle, Distelli offers a software as a service platform used by developers to build, test, and deploy code written in any language to any server, including cloud platforms. This is an obvious good match, as both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker. "Today, a company's success is predicated on how quickly and successfully it can deliver new experiences to customers through software," Puppet's CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, said in a statement. "Automation makes world-class application delivery straightforward for every enterprise, not just for companies born in the cloud. Together with Distelli, we are bringing a comprehensive solution for orchestrating and automating the entire software delivery lifecycle, from infrastructure, all the way up through containers."
  • Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking
    Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10.3 or later. It comes with support for Apple's recently launched iOS 11 operating system, as well as tracking protection, which is enabled by default in the private browsing mode to automatically block third-party trackers in an attempt to increase browsing speed.
  • 35 Top Open Source Companies [Ed: Easy to see that this list will be a 'scam' when the company listed in number one is Adobe. It has even listed Black Duck as "Open Source Company". It’s PROPRIETARY and ANTI-FOSS.]
  • Open Source Summit in Los Angeles: Day 1 in 5 Minutes
    Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles was packed with keynotes, technical sessions, and special presentations, including a conversation with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. In case you couldn't make it, CodePop.com's Gregg Pollack has put together some short videos recapping highlights of the event.