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Story Kubuntu 15.04 Gets KDE Plasma 5.3.1, How to Install It Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 4:12pm
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Story Brasero Review - Burning CDs Like It's the '90s Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 8:24pm
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Story Raspberry Pi 2 Spotted in Point Break Remake, CSI: Cyber, and Big Hero 6 Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:52pm
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OpenBSD: Stealing Versus Sharing Code

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BSD

kernelTRAP: OpenBSD project creator Theo de Raadt detailed his concerns regarding BSD-licensed code and Dual-BSD/GPL-licensed code being re-licensed under only the GPL as previously discussed here, "honestly, I was greatly troubled by the situation, because even people like Alan Cox were giving other Linux developers advice to ... break the law."

KPackage - GUI package administration and management alternative

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Linux administration of RPM packages from linux boxes is basically required for keeping up and maintaining your package database tight, neat, and clean linux boxes. This has been possible from command line terminal ever since RedHat become well know.

NetBSD and Lighttpd help put three 200 MHz PCs put to good use

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BSD

pinderkent.blogsavy: I’m a staunch supporter of putting old, but working, computers to good use again. Personally, I have repurposed numerous systems back into production after they were deemed to be too old, and replaced with newer hardware. One of my favourite tools for enabling this is NetBSD.

How To Get Out of the Microsoft Habit

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Linux

bri-computer.blogspot: If you're like me, a total cheapskate, I believe that you would do well on Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS. Both are very user friendly, and I was blown away by the two Operating Systems.

Avoiding the very appearance of evil at Google

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Google

matt asay: The Economist has an amazingly good article this week on Google, and its growing influence and power. Rather than ring alarm bells about Google's sometimes casual approach to privacy concerns, the article suggests that Google needs a deeper change of heart.

Gentoo forums scheduled downtime

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Gentoo
Web

gentoo.org: The database will be shutdown and backed up, final consistency checks will be performed, and pending the unforseen, the conversion to full UTF-8 support is the last step. The forums will be shutdown during this time. This activity is scheduled to start on 2007-09-08.

today's leftover links

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News
  • 2007 OLF Speakers

  • Nero burns on Linux
  • Motorola's Linux phone arrives at U.S. stores
  • Free x86 Linux router distro rev'd
  • Finally! Upgraded to 7.04 "Feisty"
  • Open source booming in K-12 education
  • Email marketer harnesses the power of Gentoo
  • Two More Linux Games
  • Command line tip - add a user from the command line
  • Finstall: New GUI installer for FreeBSD Operating System
  • Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos: Getting Along With Redmond
  • Video on the Web: Browser Support

Review: A first look at Puppy Linux 2.17

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Linux

CLICK: Since my Puppy 2.16 review took so long that 2.17 came out before I finished it, I decided to dive into Puppy 2.17 now so I don't get beat by 2.18 (though I offer no guarantees).

Linux: Killing Tasks On Frozen NFS Mounts

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I've long hated the non-killability of tasks accessing a dead NFS server," Matthew Wilcox said along with a prototype patch to fix the issue based on a 2002 posting by Linus Torvalds.

Novell's Linux Leanings

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SUSE

Motley Fool: Novell came up aces in its third-quarter report yesterday. The fact that revenues grew means a couple of good things for the software platform designer.

Short-Term/Long-Term: The Battle of OOXML

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Microsoft

Linux Today: It was, for me, a fascinating study of short-term versus long-term as I watched the proceedings surrounding the standardization process of Microsoft's Open XML document format unfold this week. But then, I am easily fascinated.

Speed up Debian with Xfce (or Fluxbox)

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Linux

CLICK: I've probably written the following line a hundred times: "The Xfce desktop didn't seem any quicker than GNOME." After running the Xfce-based Xubuntu, Vector and ZenWalk, as well as running Slackware with Xfce, I decided to try it in Debian.

OLPC parts shortage manageable, says maker

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OLPC

computerworld: The company manufacturing the One Laptop Per Child notebook played down the impact of component shortages, rebutting local reports that the shortages will affect supplies of the computer when it ships in October.

Browser betrayals

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Software
Security

Tux Love (PC World): Most people don't realise how their browsers betray them. It's not so bad at home, but in a work context it could cost you your job.

Also: FileZilla 3 brings Windows FTP goodness to Linux

Entire city of Vista users can't access the internet

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Microsoft

the inquirer: PEOPLE in the city of Lund in Sweden that use the Microsoft Vista OS can't connect to the Internet. The reason is because Lund is a Linux city which has a a Linux server that doesn't like Vista.

Microsoft's ISO manipulation will hurt us all

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Microsoft

jem report: I've always resisted the urge to blindly bash Microsoft -- indeed it does make a few really nice products, and has had a positive impact on the computing world in some important ways. Today I'm writing about something that all computer users need to be aware of, and Microsoft's at the forefront of the effort that goes against user interests.

Also: Microsoft and Its Rivals Take 'Office' Politics Global
And: When the standards are this low, no one wins

Some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux backups powered by Tar

  • Working with GNOME in Fedora 7
  • How to install/use packages in UBUNTU 7.04 DVD?
  • How to use Squid as an easy web filter
  • Ubuntu: Huawei E220 for the sake of Celcom 3G
  • Software audio mixing in Ubuntu
  • Delve deep into drives

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.22.6 Released

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Linux

PCBurn: Greg KH and the -stable team have tagged another release of the 2.6.22 stable kernel. 2.6.22.6 fixes PCI, USB, and TCP bugs which will affect most users along with a handful of more specific issues.

Mandriva Demonstrates KDE/Linux Desktop on the New Intel MID platform

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MDV

Mandriva PR: Mandriva showcased the first prototype of the Mandriva Linux distribution with KDE running on the new Intel Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform at the aKademy 2007 conference.

Ubuntu Release Parties

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Ubuntu

JonoBacon: Well folks, we are getting closer and closer to the release of Ubuntu 7.10, the Gutsy Gibbon, and it is going to rock like a good ‘un when it comes out. Now, I need to draw your attention to something that is always important.

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Today in Techrights

Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.