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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:54am
Story Eating our own dog food in open source Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:41am
Story NVIDIA shows some Tegra Note 7 love with Android 5.1 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:34am
Story Apple Watch and Android compatibility: Should it happen? Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:21am
Story Should You Be Buying an Ubuntu Phone Right Now? Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 8:18am
Story Android Maintains Grip on France's Smartphone Market Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 8:11am
Story FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:14pm
Story Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:21pm
Story Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 10:05pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2015 - 10:31am

KDE4: Cartoonish über Alles

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KDE

beranger: I used to blame the Compiz guys for mental shallowness. Now I have to add the KDE4 developers to that... sigh.

Namesys vanishes, but Reiser project lives on

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Reiser

c|net: Namesys, the company run by murder suspect Hans Reiser, has fallen off the face of the Internet, but the file-system software it was commercializing is still under development by volunteers.

PCLinuxOS 2008: We have Another Winner

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PCLOS

distrogue.blogspot: I waxed poetic about PCLinuxOS 2007 a few months ago when I compared it to Mint (and even earlier about version 0.93a). The new version, PCLinuxOS 2008, will ship with KDE 4, but at the time of writing, the final isn't out yet. They recently released a so-called "MiniMe" version of the final product with KDE 3.5, and it's better than ever- to the point that I would actually use it.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 5

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SUSE

The fifth issue of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: KDE 4.0 Released with openSUSE Packages and openSUSE-based live CD, Lenovo delivers preloaded SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, and Temporary Download Failure.

Annvix: A stable, secure, no-frills server distro

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Linux

linux.com: Annvix is a distribution aimed at providing a secure, stable, and fast base for servers. Be warned, however: Annvix is not for everyone.

How Vector Linux 5.9 breathed new life into a tired old laptop

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: It was the first laptop I ever bought and cost me as much as a small, secondhand car but there's always been something special about my old Dell 8000 Inspiron. I began wondering how the 8000 would perform with one of the current crop of Linux distros famed for their speed and low resource requirements.

Russian Teachers Receive First Alt Linux Delivery

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Linux

cnews.ru: First formal acquaintance with Linux OS has been held. On Friday, January 11th 2008 the teacher Alexander Ponosov and ALT Linux vise president Alexey Novodvorsky presented the rural teachers of informatics in Vereschagino District of Perm Region with the developments of the consortium.

Mozilla's New CEO, John Lilly Steps Up To The Task

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Interviews
Moz/FF

informationweek: The former COO talks about launching the group's e-mail client, modifying the browser for mobile devices, and dispelling rumors about taking the company public.

Linux guru offers sneak peek at Kernel Report

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Linux
Interviews

techworld.com: Jonathan Corbet is an active kernel contributor, co-founder and president of Linux development community news site LWN.net, and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. His renowned Kernel Report has been presented to audiences worldwide, and this year in Melbourne will mark his fourth appearance at Linux.conf.au.

A spotter’s guide to open-source Linux package formats

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Software

iTWire: Want to find open source tools? Linux distros have long had the tradition that software is bundled into easily-installed packages. Yet, finding packages can be less than intuitively obvious and even then they may not appear to be available for your flavour of choice. Here’s how to get the most out of Linux packages.

Also: Source or package install?

Sun Micro says to buy MySQL for $1 billion

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Software

reuters: Sun Microsystems Inc said on Wednesday it will buy open source developer MySQL AB for about $1 billion, allowing it to expand into an estimated $15 billion database market.

synergy: sharing the keyboard and mouse

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Software
HowTos

DPotD: There are many occasions at which a user needs to use two computers at the same time, even with two different operating systems, all in the same desktop. One of the most annoying things that might happen is that you will need to use a different set of keyboard and mouse for each computer with the resulting waste of space on your table.

Kernel Madness: Basic Kernel Knowledge

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HowTos

FOSSline: For a fair number of people not accustomed to the operating system concept of a kernel, installing a Linux, BSD, or Hurd based distributions typically involves crossing your fingers and hoping that the installer can detect all of your hardware properly. I want to give an overview of what a kernel is.

The State of Google's Everex Linux PCs

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Linux

Matt Hartley: It was only a short time ago I wrote a piece detailing my initial thoughts on the little Everex boxes running a Google branded OS (Linux) that magically had no actual Google fingerprints anywhere on it at all. Today, I learned that their main distributor, Wal-Mart, has completely sold out of them. I have to admit, I'm speechless.

CNR.com Beta Usage Numbers Released

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Linux

press release: Since the launch of CNR.com beta last month, over 20,000 new CNR users have downloaded and installed the beta CNR Client. In addition, over 250,000 software programs, packages and libraries were downloaded and installed at an 89.9% successful installation rate.

Build A Linux-Based Wireless Access Point (Part 2)

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: In Part 1 we looked at some of the great hardware choices for building a custom Linux-based wireless access point, including mini-ITX and embedded systems. Today we'll learn how to convert an ordinary old PC into a powerful, customizable access point.

Mandriva and Turbolinux Announce Manbo-Labs

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Linux

Press Release: Mandriva and Turbolinux announce a partnership by creating a lab named: Manbo-Labs. This Lab is the result of an agreement between Mandriva and Turbolinux to share resources and technology to release a common base system on each of the Linux distributions.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open XML trumping ODF in document format war, say analysts

  • Howto: Printscreen in IceWM
  • Pandora Screenlet
  • Setup and Benchmark Encrypted Partitions in Ubuntu
  • Open source a Pull-a-Part yard?
  • Even Linux haters run Linux
  • Justice for open source in Italy?
  • Memcached 1.2.2 on RHEL/Centos using DAG rpms
  • about:mozilla for Jan 15
  • How to fix your Windows MBR with an Ubuntu liveCD
  • ISO Master wrangles disc images
  • Who says you can't use Active Directory with Linux?
  • whee! crux at 1ghz
  • Problems at Gentoo Wiki

Open Season - Episode 9

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: Adobe Dave helped kick off the show by walking us through some of Adobe's open source efforts and intentions. The four of us also dug into Red Hat's new CEO.

Stepping Up for Gentoo

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Gentoo

LinuxToday blog: Any day now, we should start seeing four more faces on the backs of milk cartons: those of the apparently vanished members of the former Gentoo Foundation who have apparently resigned from the five-member board.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Anonymous Open Source Projects
    He made it clear he is not advocating for this view, just a thought experiment. I had, well, a few thoughts on this. I tend to think of open source projects in three broad buckets. Firstly, we have the overall workflow in which the community works together to build things. This is your code review processes, issue management, translations workflow, event strategy, governance, and other pieces. Secondly, there are the individual contributions. This is how we assess what we want to build, what quality looks like, how we build modularity, and other elements. Thirdly, there is identity which covers the identity of the project and the individuals who contribute to it. Solomon taps into this third component.
  • Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead
    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
    Since I'm here at the Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit this weekend, I want to take a break from our usual Techdirt history posts and highlight the new State Of The Commons report that has been released. These annual reports are a key part of the CC community — here at Techdirt, most of our readers already understand the importance of the free culture licensing options that CC provides to creators, but it's important to step back and look at just how much content is being created and shared thanks to this system. It also provides some good insight into exactly how people are using CC licenses, through both data and (moreso than in previous years) close-up case studies. In the coming week we'll be taking a deeper dive into some of the specifics of the report and this year's summit, but for now I want to highlight a few key points — and encourage you to check out the full report for yourself.
  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
  • ASU wins record 14 NSF career awards
    Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7 million in funding for the ASU researchers over five years.

R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
    After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it's here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux's updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft's backup solution from CloudLinux 7's kernel.
  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

Leftovers: Gaming