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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
Blog entry Linux conundrums lately srlinuxx 30/09/2010 - 5:03pm
Blog entry under the weather srlinuxx 3 30/09/2010 - 5:20pm
Blog entry Texas Mint Tea, anyone? revdjenk 24/09/2010 - 8:56pm
Blog entry Open Source model for Drug Discovery (OSDD) sackana 12/04/2010 - 9:58am
Blog entry A Fishy Tale harshasrisri 01/05/2011 - 2:11pm
Blog entry Parted Magic - The Ultimate Linux Tool fieldyweb 27/11/2011 - 7:31pm
Blog entry Setting up a CHROOT Apache Server with Name Based Virtual Hosts fieldyweb 19/11/2011 - 8:08pm
Blog entry Sabayon 7 on Acer Aspire One D255 fieldyweb 18/11/2011 - 11:46pm

Git 2.7 Gets Its First Point Release, Adds over 20 Optimizations and Fixes

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OSS

The popular Git free, open-source and cross-platform distributed version control system was updated this past weekend to version 2.7.1, and it's now available for download from the usual channels.

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Here's a Sneak Peek at What's Coming in the Solus 1.1 Linux Operating System

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Linux

Solus' Josh Strobl today announced the 20th installation of the project's weekly newsletter, entitled "This Week in Solus," informing users about the work done in preparation for the upcoming Solus 1.1 release.

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Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

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OSS

I wanted an open source solution and faced a fair amount of resistance from our lawyers, management, users, and proprietary vendors. It was a difficult struggle at times, and it wasn't until the DoD published their first official guidance on the use of open source software that we started to gain traction. Finally, in the middle of all of the drama, the DoD leadership issued a policy update explicitly stating that open source software was acceptable as long as there was support for it, and that the support could come in the form of government programmers, if necessary.

This memo was a game changer, but it took more than just a policy update to get momentum to shift toward open source.

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Android-x86 4.4-r5 Might Be the Last Release in the Android 4.4 "KitKat" Series

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Android

We reported two weeks ago that the Android-x86 4.4-r4 might just be the last in the Android 4.4 KitKat-based series of the Linux distribution, but it looks like the developers have decided to make one more maintenance release.

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Gorgeous Birdie 2.0 Twitter Client for Linux Is Now Available for Beta Testing

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GNU
Linux

Remember when we told you that the developers of the excellent Birdie Twitter client for GNU/Linux operating system announced that they would start work on the next major release, version 2.0, but only for elementary OS?

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Linux 4.5-rc3

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Linux

It's Sunday afternoon, and everything is normal. And that means that
there's a new rc release right on time.

It's slightly bigger than I'd like, but not excessively so (and not
unusually so). Most of the patches are pretty small, although the diff
is utterly dominated by the (big) removal a couple of staging rdma
drivers that just weren't going anywhere. Those removal patches are
90% of the bulk of the diff.

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Q4OS Linux Distro Adds a Trinity Repository, Now Ready for ARM Devices

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GNU
Linux

Softpedia has been informed earlier today, February 7, by the developers of the Q4OS Linux distribution about the immediate availability for download of the seventh point release in the Q4OS 1.4 "Orion" series.

Q4OS 1.4.7 "Orion" is, in fact, a small, yet important maintenance release, which gives users full access to all the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) packages by default, thanks to the implementation of a system-wide Trinity software repository.

This way, Q4OS users won't have to add manually any third-party Trinity Desktop Environment software repositories anymore. Besides this important change, Q4OS 1.4.7 delivers the usual security patches and software updates.

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C.H.I.P. and Raspberry Pi 2

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Linux
Hardware
  • C.H.I.P. – Not A Replacement For Beast, But A Useful Controller Board

    I’ve been looking for an ARMed replacement for Beast’s power-sucking/fanfull/large corpse. This isn’t it. It is a very well documented controller that ships with a minimal installation of Debian GNU/Linux complete with GUI. I could, for instance, use this thing to make a pulsewidth modulator for a power supply. It’s obviously overkill for such a task but at the advertised price, $9, it’s OK.

  • Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

    If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

    The developer board is an uncased computer like the popular Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But South Korea-based Hardkernel claims Odroid-C2 has more horsepower than its popular rival and can be a desktop replacement.

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Phoronix on NVIDIA

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Graphics/Benchmarks
  • Compute Shader Support Patches For NVIDIA Fermi On Nouveau

    Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.

  • NVIDIA Posts Latest PRIME Sync Patches On Road To Better Support

    Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.

  • The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?

    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards?

    The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.

Now Zenwalk 8.0 BETA 2

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Slack

Zenwalk 8.0 release is very close : BETA2 is ready now !

Beta 2 fixes several minor bugs in Zenwalk "z" serie of packages, and also provide all beta2 bugfixes at Slackware level.

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Security Leftovers

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Security
  • ‘White hat’ then, Red Hat now

    “From white hat to Red Hat,” was the joke a senior executive of Red Hat quipped to Alessandro Perilli, after hearing excerpts from The Manila Times interview with him, to which Perilli answered back with a wink, and a seemingly knowing smile. In the vast world of technology, a “white hat” is an internet slang, which refers to an ethical computer hacker or a computer security expert who hacks with the intention of improving security systems.

    Perilli is currently the general manager for Cloud Management Strategy for Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The technology company recently hosted a full-house Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific in Manila, where key senior executives were in attendance.

  • Vulnerability in Font Processing Library Affects Linux, OpenOffice, Firefox

    Four vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with malicious fonts.

  • Air Force to develop cyber-squadrons, Gen. Hyten says at Broadmoor symposium

    The Air Force plans to revolutionize how it handles computer warfare by beefing up its force of cyberspace experts while contracting out easier jobs, like running the service's network.

  • USENIX Enigma 2016 - Usable Security–The Source Awakens

Android Leftovers

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Android

LAVA and Debian Administration Site

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Debian
  • Redesigning my clustered website

    I'm slowly planning the redesign of the cluster which powers the Debian Administration website.

    [...]

    This should turn the middle layer, running on Apache, into simpler things, and increase throughput. I suspect, but haven't confirmed, that making a single HTTP-request to fetch a (formatted) article body will be cheaper than making N-database queries.

    Anyway that's what I'm slowly pondering and working on at the moment. I wrote a proof of concept API-server based CMS two years ago, and my recollection of that time is that it was fast to develop, and easy to scale.

  • lava.debian.net

    LAVA is a continuous integration system for deploying operating systems onto physical and virtual hardware for running tests. Tests can be simple boot testing, bootloader testing and system level testing. Extra hardware may be required for some system tests. Results are tracked over time and data can be exported for further analysis.

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Ubuntu Touch Users Report Serious Bug That Causes Dropped Calls After OTA Update

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Ubuntu

A few Ubuntu Touch users are reporting that a serious bug is affecting the operating system, causing the calls to drop, and they are asking developers to hurry up with an update.

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Korora 23 Is an Exquisite Fedora 23 Remix

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Red Hat

Korora is an unofficial Fedora Remix distribution that improves upon the original Fedora release and aims to make it better in any way possible. The latest Korora 23 is now finally available for download.

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Five reasons I roll with Arch Linux, and why you should too

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Linux

Installing Arch Linux is a bit like building your own house. You have to dig the foundation, erect the walls, build the roofs, run the plumbing and electrical wiring around it … and all the rest of it. In other words, installing Arch Linux is not at all like renting an apartment, just moving in, and letting the landlord take care of everything else.

Arch is the primary distro that runs on my main system. I do use openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu on it and switch between them from time to time. But I spend the majority of my PC time on the Arch system because I find it to be an excellent distribution for advanced, and new, Linux users. In a nutshell, I am hooked on it. And there are reasons for it.

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