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Blog entry Amnesia: TDD Ready srlinuxx 08/09/2010 - 2:30pm
Blog entry Virtualization artwales 08/09/2010 - 8:16pm
Blog entry Maintenance Release - pclinuxos lxde 2010.10 Texstar 05/11/2010 - 11:35pm
Blog entry Maintenance Release - pclinuxos phoenix xfce 2010.10 Texstar 05/11/2010 - 11:32pm
Blog entry Maintenance Release - pclinuxos zen mini 2010.10 Texstar 05/11/2010 - 11:29pm
Blog entry Distribution Release - pclinuxos enlightenment 2010.11 Texstar 05/11/2010 - 11:22pm
Blog entry Some site news srlinuxx 2 01/11/2010 - 5:24pm
Blog entry Malware Warning (resolved) srlinuxx 3 24/10/2010 - 10:51am
Blog entry Upgrade Ubuntu to latest version – using shell dhavalthakar 13/10/2010 - 3:06am
Blog entry How to install libreoffice in Ubuntu using PPA gg234 07/10/2010 - 6:27am

Logic Supply Announces Fanless, Intel Atom-Based Internet of Things Gateway

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Hardware

The Logic Supply hardware company, known for selling all sorts of industrial and embedded computers powered by GNU/Linux operating systems like Ubuntu, announced the general availability of a fanless Internet of Things (IoT) gateway.

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Cinnamon 2.8 to Add Device Vendor and Model Information, Better Box Pointers

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Linux

Apparently, the creator and lead developer of the Linux Mint project, Clement Lefebvre, already works on the next major release of the acclaimed Cinnamon open-source desktop environment.

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Linux 4.2-rc8: .. one more last -rc after all

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Linux

So rc8 isn't a big rc, and most of it is actually some last-minute
reverts for stuff that just wasn't quite ready. Mostly drivers, with
some networking, an x86 fix, and a smattering of perf tooling fixes.
The shortlog gives an overview of the details.

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Mesa 10.6.5 Brings Nouveau and Radeon Fixes, Mesa 11 Release Candidate Arrives

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Graphics/Benchmarks

The developers of the open-source Mesa 3D Graphics Library that is currently used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux operating systems, have announced the release of the fifth maintenance version of Mesa 10.6.

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Enlightenment 0.19.9 Open-Source Desktop Environment Is Out with 28 Bugfixes

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GNU
Linux
OSS

The developers of the Enlightenment open-source desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems have announced the release and immediate availability of the ninth maintenance version of Enlightenment DR 0.19.

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BlackBerry’s first Android device

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Android

Micromax Is Planning To Release An Android-Based OS

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Android

This Android-based OS is quite probably being developed by Micromax’s Bengaluru team, and 75 people (mostly designers) acquired from Nokia‘s R&D department. Micromax’s co-founder has also mentioned that the developers will have the option to port their apps to the new OS, and that they’ll release far more details about the operating system in the coming months, though he did not provide any specific dates regarding unfortunately. He did, however, say that the first smartphones sporting this new OS will be available by the end of the financial year.

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LG's latest 10-inch Android tablet comes with a sharper screen

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Android

Still (still?) looking for the Android tablet that fits your lifestyle? Maybe LG will capture your imagination, / wallet with a G Pad sequel that cranks up the processor speed (now a quad-core Snapdragon 800) while pairing it with a battery that's actually smaller (7,400mAh) than its name-based predecessor. It's now got a sharper 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display and while there's an LTE option, there's only a single color choice: Brilliant bronze. We'll ignore those with third-place connotations from the outset, but it otherwise sounds like pretty inoffensive Android tablet.

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Linux Foundation to Launch New Security-Focused Badge Program for Open-Source Software

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Linux
Security

During the LinuxCon and CloudOpen events that took place last week in Seattle, North America, Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative announced that they are developing a new free Badge Program and that they want to know the open source community's opinion on the matter.

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OpenSSH 7.1 Fixes Root Access Authentication Issue, Adds Better Support for WinSCP

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OSS
BSD

OpenBSD, through Dave Wreski, announced the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the OpenSSH 7 and Portable OpenSSH 7 open-source SSH (Secure Shell) protocol 2.0 implementations.

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The Top Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel

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Linux

If all goes well, the Linux 4.2 kernel will be officially released before the day is through. If you haven't been keeping up with the flow of Phoronix articles over recent weeks, here's a look at some of the highlights for Linux 4.2.

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Ubuntu Core Receives Support For GPIO and I2C on the Raspberry Pi 2 - Video

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Ubuntu

Canonical's Kyle Fazzari wrote an interesting article on his blog informing about the latest work done by him and his team of Ubuntu developers at Canonical for the Ubuntu Core operating system.

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Original: Snappy Scope: Progress Update

GitHub Code

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Development

Linux Machines Produce Easy to Guess Random Numbers

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Linux
Security

A study carried out by two security researchers revealed that the internal system used by Linux systems to produce random numbers, which are later utilized to encrypt data, is much weaker than previously thought.

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Android Smart lock: Should you be using it?

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Android
Security

Here's my suggestion... at least on a user level. If you want to use Smart lock to be able to gain quick and easy access to certain aspects of your device (such as the phone), but keep a modicum of security on other aspects (such as email, messages, etc), employ an app locker app (such as AppLock) to lock down the applications that require security.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get a LibreOffice Doc Viewer Soon

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Ubuntu

LibreOffice 5.0 was released a week ago, and one of the things mentioned in the announcement was the fact that it's a cornerstone of the mobile clients for Ubuntu Touch and Android. A developer wanted to clarify what that actually meant.

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The New Ubuntu-Supported Video Driver PPA Is Well Received by Community

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu will have a dedicated PPA for video drivers, for now only for the Nvidia ones, and third-party developers are already praising the devs for this decision.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • IBM partners with Linux in new mainframe push

    Earlier this year, IBM launched the new z13 mainframe, its first in nearly three years. Bolstered by strong sales, the company is putting more of a focus on mainframes, partnering with Linux in a new strategy.

  • Google Rolls Out OnHub Router, Powered By Gentoo Linux

    Google's OnHub is a WiFi router that also has home automation support for their Nest products as well as support for devices using the Zigbee, ZWave, and Thread protocols. OnHub is designed to be easy to setup via a mobile app, its firmware is self-updating, and is optimized for today's (largely streaming) web needs.

  • Arch-based Antergos Refreshed, Installer Overhaul
  • Another big update in slackware-current

    But the real interesting stuff is not just those sheer number of updated packages – it’s the new 4.1.6 Linux kernel, the gcc 4.9.3 compiler suite, glibc 2.22 C libraries, mesa 10.6.4, a new libepoxy package which was required to get glamor 1.0.0 into the xorg-server… exciting times for the adventurous who are running slackware-current!

  • Cisco, Red Hat create platform for IoT innovation

    “We’re building a platform … so that people can consume on demand, as they need it, what they’re looking for,” said Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, Inc. Wright, along with Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 discuss the current Red Hat/Cisco partnership that aims to bring open source to the next level, making it a carrier-grade technology.

  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Falls 3.54% for August 21

    One of the S&P 500’s big losers for Friday August 21 was Red Hat Inc. (RHT). The company’s stock fell 3.54% to $72.47 on volume of 1.27 million shares.

  • Fedora's Rawhide Might See Some Changes

    Rawhide, the name of Fedora's development version and repository, may be restructured and improved as part of an initiative following discussions last week at the distribution's Flock conference.

  • GSoC 2015: Wrap up report
  • Quickest path to a local apt repository

    As I’m writing this, DebConf 15 is coming to an end. I spend most of my time improving the situation of the Haskell Packages in Debian, by improving the tooling and upgrading our packages to match Stackage 3.0 and build against GHC 7.10. But that is mostly of special interest (see this mail for a partial summary), so I’d like to use this post to advertise a very small and simple package I just uploaded to Debian:

  • Canonical Updated Firefox On All The Supported Ubuntu Systems

    Most likely, Canonical has forgot to replace Yahoo with Google as the default search engine, the Firefox browser for other platforms using Yahoo.

  • The Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update May Be Delayed
  • GCC Developers Might Finally Switch Over To Using Git
  • The GCC Developers May Move The Development From SVN To Git

    At the GNU Tools Cauldron 2015 in Prague, the developers have announced that they are thinking of switching to Git as the default version control system. A mailing list has been created and the developers have started asking questions.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
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