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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 10:10am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 10:08am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 10:07am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 10:04am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 10:03am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 9:59am
Story Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Will Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 9:58am
Story Debian-Based Webconverger 33.1 Kiosk Linux OS Is Out with Mozilla Firefox 42.0 Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 3:40am
Story GTK+ 3.20 Gets Another Milestone with Theming Improvements and Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 3:38am
Story MongoDB success stories Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 3:34am

CrossOver, Wine RC, and a Final Release in 2015

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Knoppix 7.6 Now Available

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Available this weekend is the latest version of Knoppix, version 7.6.

It's been a while since last hearing anything about Knoppix, the Debian-based Linux distribution viewed as the original Live CD/DVD OS, but an update has been pushed out this weekend.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Moodle Launches New Open Source Learning Platform To Enhance Student Quiz, Modules, Forums

    Moodle, an open source software and learning tool, launched a newer version of its digital learning platform that came with functionality improvements, enhancing administrators and learners' quizzes, forums, assignment modules, among others and creating a more personalized learning environment.

  • GCC 5.3 To Be Released Within A Few Weeks

    While GCC 6 is the next major feature release of the GNU Compiler Collection that will come out in 2016, GCC 5.3 will be here in likely about two weeks.

    GCC 5.3 is just the latest point release to GCC 5, per the group's version handling change that began with the GCC 5 release earlier this year. GCC 5.3 is mainly about bug-fixes and documentation updates.

  • HarfBuzz 1.1 Released

    This text shaping library used by Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice, Qt, Pango, and others is up to version 1.1 as its latest stable release. HarfBuzz 1.1 implements a 'stch' stretch feature for supporting the Sryiac Abbreviation Mark, implements shaping of various Unicode space characters, fixes resulting from continous fuzzing, and other bug fixes and optimizations.

  • ​Secure Network Time Protocol goes beta

    Network Time Protocol is a vital part of the Internet that's recently been used in major DDoS attacks. To keep it from misused in the future, the first secure version of NTP beta has just been released.




  • Open Source Enthusiasts to Converge on Asterisk World at ITEXPO East 2016
  • Desktops DevRoom @ FOSDEM 2016: Have you submitted your talk yet?

    FOSDEM 2016 is going to be great (again!) and you still have the chance to be one of the stars.

    Have you submitted your talk to the Desktops DevRoom yet?

  • OSCON Deadline Nears, Linux in High Places & More…

    While the folks at the Southern California Linux Expo are putting the final touches on the speaker schedule for SCALE 14X, which takes place in January in Pasadena, a little further north in Sebastopol in the San Francisco Bay Area, our friends at O’Reilly are watching the clock wind down to the deadline for their speaker submissions for OSCON. OSCON’s proposal deadline is midnight on Nov. 24 for a conference which takes place in mid-May 2016 in Austin, Texas. This, of course, means that while you’re racing to get that proposal in — and we know you are (and that’s okay) — you’re going to want to keep in mind that it’s still going to have to be relevant in a half-year. Your mantra, then, from here on in is “long shelf life.” And good luck with that proposal.


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LinuxG on Ubuntu, Mint

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Mostly based on Softpedia's articles (close to plagiarism)...

Leftovers: KDE

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  • My personal difficulties finding students (or: Why my colleagues have no open culture)

    Hello guys. I have never written on the planet what I was thinking but today I finally found the courage. Not because I didn't feel like, but because I have always considered this place as a kind of showcase of everything we do. Lately I was a bit busy, I have so many things on my mind and I can concentrate on my passions (free) a little less than I would like. KDE project and the OCS-server unfortunately are among these.

  • Your input, please: naming of action icons (tables, vectorpaths, animation, text, …)

    Developing an application where you use or need icons for actions around tables, vectorpaths, animations, text formatting? Looking forward to use Breeze-styled icons, shared with other applications? Then please read on, this is especially for you:

  • KDE Applications 15.12 Now In Beta
  • KDE Applications 15.12 Is Now in Beta, Final Release Lands on December 16

    Today, November 20, KDE has had the pleasure of informing users about the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the upcoming KDE Applications 15.12 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.

  • Efficiency Matters!

    We don’t want to reinvent all Qt’s display machinery, so unless we can convince Qt to compress textures, any possible savings would be academically nice, but practically impossible. Fortunately, through the QOpenGLTexture class (a KDAB contribution, btw), QQ2, provides all the necessary APIs to let us change the underlying behavior to use compressed textures without mucking around in the internals.

Nouveau Kepler Re-Clocking Is Working A Lot Better On Linux 4.4

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With the in-development Linux 4.4 kernel, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700 series (Kepler) graphics cards are manually re-clocking a lot better to allow better performance on this unofficial NVIDIA Linux driver.

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DockerCon EU Highlights

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  • ClusterHQ Bringing Storage Smarts to Docker Containers

    VIDEO: ClusterHQ CEO Mark Davis discusses the Docker storage opportunity and how his company's open-source Flocker technology fits in.

    Mark Davis is no stranger to the world of virtualization storage. From 2007 until 2013, Davis was CEO of storage virtualization vendor Virsto, which he sold to VMware. Now Davis is once again in the storage virtualization space, this time as CEO of Docker storage startup ClusterHQ.

  • Container Security, Management Advances Grab DockerCon EU Spotlight

    Few technologies are as hyped today as is the open-source Docker container ecosystem. At the the DockerCon EU conference in Barcelona, Spain, held Nov. 16-17, developers, users and vendors from around the world gathered to not only learn more about Docker, but to also demonstrate new technologies and talk about what's next. For Docker Inc., the lead commercial sponsor of Docker, the event was an opportunity to highlight its next big commercial service, the Universal Control Plane, which provides enterprise-grade deployment and management capabilities. Meanwhile, one primary topic of discussion in multiple sessions was security, with new capabilities announced including hardware-based key signing for application images as well as enhanced control of applications through user namespace policies. Docker isn't just about Docker Inc.—it's a broad ecosystem of vendors, with IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise among the big-name supporters. Users of Docker also were front and center at the event, with gaming vendor Electronic Arts talking about how it uses containers to deliver mobile gaming infrastructure and airline software vendor Amadeus discussing how containers can work in a highly regulated, compliance-driven environment. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the DockerCon EU event.

  • Mirantis Led FUEL Project Gets Installed Under OpenStack Big Tent

    Mirantis first publicly released the FUEL library as an open-source effort in March of 2013. Now the FUEL effort has been formally approved by the OpenStack Foundation to be included under what is known as the 'Big Tent' model.

Security Leftovers

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  • Chrome Extensions – AKA Total Absence of Privacy

    Google, claiming that Chrome is the safest web browser out there, is actually making it very simple for extensions to hide how aggressively they are tracking their users. We have also discovered exactly how intrusive this sort of tracking actually is and how these tracking companies actually do a lot of things trying to hide it. Due to the fact that the gathering of data is made inside an extension, all other extensions created to prevent tracking (such as Ghostery) are completely bypassed.

  • 10 dumb security mistakes sys admins make

    When you log in as root, you have full control over the box. This can be extremely dangerous because if your credentials get stolen, an attacker can do whatever he or she wants.

  • Friday's security updates

today's leftovers

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  • DevOps explained in issue #159

    Docker, Puppet, Vagrant, CoreOS, Otto and more inside the new issue. Plus, code a Breakout game in Pygame Zero

  • 3D Printing Under Arch Linux

    3D technology and 3D printing are under quick development at this time. They have big future and can involve all parts of our live. But they are still quite expensive for normal user. BUT …. everything is changing. The 3D printing based on FDM technology is suitable and accessible for everybody.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2015/47
  • Red Hat Cut to “Hold” at Vetr Inc. (RHT)
  • Red Hat Focuses on Containers with Enterprise Linux 7.2

    It's been a week full of container news. Docker, which has driven the trend toward running application code in containers instead of widely used virtual machines, announced new tools that can help companies work with containers without getting rid of existing infrastructure. The Docker Universal Control Plane tool can run in data centers, and can also be useful in public cloud environments.

  • Debian/TeX Live 2015.20151116-1

    One month has passed since the big multiarch update, and not one bug report concerning it did come in, that are good news. So here is a completely boring update with nothing more than the usual checkout from the TeX Live tlnet distribution as of yesterday.

  • Openly Thankful
  • Community Appreciation Day

    Today is Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day, but this year I am going to expand my appreciation beyond the boundaries of the Ubuntu Community to include anyone in open source that has impacted my journey in open source.

  • Raspberry Pi: Simple forms of input

    It’s time to play with some affordable methods of getting input into your tiny Linux machine.

  • Future for Windows in smartphones is grim, Gartner says

    Gartner is predicting a grim future for Microsoft's Windows mobile OS, saying it won't make its mark in consumer smartphones, remaining relegated to enterprise users.

    Microsoft's Windows 10 mobile OS is just now reaching devices, but prior versions didn't fare so well. Windows Mobile was in just 5.87 million handsets shipped during the third quarter this year, declining from 9.03 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Leftovers: Software

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  • The Elementary OS Developers Have Decided To Fork Geary Under A New Name: Pantheon Mail

    As you may know, Yorba is a foundation that develops open-source software, famous for Geary, an awesome email client, Shotwell, a screenshot tool similar to Windows’ Snipping tool and California Calendar.

  • Cockpit 0.83 and 0.84 Released

    Cockpit releases every week. This week it was 0.84. I’ll also include notes from 0.83 here.

  • Pitivi 0.95 — Enfant Suisse

    Hey everyone! It’s time for a new Pitivi release, 0.95. This one packs a lot of bugfixes and architectural work to further stabilize the GES backend. In this blog post, I’ll give you an overview of the new and interesting stuff this release brings, coming out from a year of hard work. It’s pretty epic and you’re in for a few surprises, so I suggest listening to this song while you’re reading this blog post.

  • Cat discovers GNOME desktop bug

    It's a tip of the open source hat today to a cat belonging to one Christoph Reiter, which recently discovered a bug in Linux desktop GNOME.

  • gspell news

    If everything goes fine, the 1.0 version will be released at the same time as GNOME 3.20, with a stable API.

  • smartmontools

    I've also uploaded a new version of smartmontools which updates the package to the new upstream version. I'm not the regular maintainer for this package, but it is in the set of packages covered by the collab-maint team. To be polite I uploaded it to DELAYED-7, so it will take a week to hit unstable. I've temporarily put a copy of the package here in the meantime.

Leftovers: Gaming

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    Previously available on Windows PC, Sublevel Zero has just launched on Mac and Linux and will be coming to consoles and VR in 2016. Sublevel Zero is a first-person, six-degree-of-freedom roguelike shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. Take the helm of a lone gunship and prepare to navigate your way through a dizzying labyrinth of procedurally-generated 3D levels, puzzles and raging enemies to source valuable ancient artefacts. Descend into a vast underground facility in your mission to loot and craft ancient technology which holds the key to your clan’s survival!

  • Road Redemption Combat Racer Fixed Up For Linux & SteamOS, Performs Well Now

    The Road Redemption developers delivered and fixed up their botched release, it seems the problem was a debug build that was sent up by mistake for SteamOS & Linux.

    The update was released in the early hours of the morning for me, so I was asleep while this was all fixed up. I also have a life outside of this website during the day, so I am not always able to write things up as soon as they happen, so please be mindful of that before bashing me/GOL in future (really surprised I had to write this section due to some comments recently). I am pleased to say I tested it out now I had some time, and it seems to work fine. It's really great to see them deliver.

  • Vendetta - Curse Of Raven's Cry Released For SteamOS & Linux

    Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry the big update to the poorly recieved Raven's Cry is now available on Linux & SteamOS.

    I really hope they have fixed the game up properly, and if you own Raven's Cry you can get a free copy, but you need to manually request it.

    There are no reviews yet, so it's not clear if it's actually any better. I'm not willing to spend £31.49 right now to see if it's worth it or not either considering the history. What I don't like is that they have now hidden the original release on Steam, to hide the poor reviews of course. I don't agree with that approach, as it's quite obvious they are hiding the past of the game.

  • Wine 1.8-rc1 Released

Leftovers: More on OSS and Sharing

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  • FOSDEM '16 -- Call for Participation

    FOSDEM 2016 (the free and open source developer's meeting in Brussels, Europe) will feature a new track on Containers and Process isolation. Therefore, we invite developers and users from the containers community to join us for this track and present your talks or demos.

  • VMware Open Sources Photon Controller For Container Users

    VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.

  • It’s NotABug …

    As Gitorious recently faded away, we have been searching for a Git Hosting solution for our FSFE Localgroup Zurich. We have evaluated several options including self-hosting. The latter has been tested with a software called GitBucket but it seems that a lot of recourses are required for that. At least it does not work well on my Atom-based Server.

  • The force is with us!(So Close!)

    Here we have a lot of long runs *(prints with more than 4 hours) hope that you enjoy it ! The material used is ABS provided by our sponsor, “Filamentos 3D Brasil“, thanks a lot fot the stuff and support guys!

  • Camel in a Hat: perl-CryptX package

    I'm going to package CryptX Perl module [1] soon.

  • rough code and working consensus

    On their better days, standards groups follow a principle of rough consensus and working code. Somebody builds something, announces it to some friends and maybe a few competitors, and says, hey, if you build something similar, it’s possible for our implementations to interoperate. Everyone’s a winner. Sometimes the design isn’t perfect, but the fact that at least one person/group has built an implementation is an existence proof that it can be built. Valuable knowledge to have.

Windows at 30, Slack Live Beta Systemd-less

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Today in Linux news, Windows turns 30 and The Verge has a pictorial. In other news, AlienBob said Slackware Live will remain without systemd "for a while" and The Register overheard a GNOME bugzilla report crediting a cat for finding a bug. Stephen O'Grady tracked changing attitudes towards Open Source and the Elementary OS are forking Geary to save it.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Receives New Unity 8, Next-Gen Bluetooth Support, More

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By now all users of the Meizu MX4, BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 devices should have received the new Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 software update, so the time has come for us to bring you up to speed with the latest developments.

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Review: BlackBerry's keyboard not enough to make it stand out in Android pack

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BlackBerry, the longtime device maker that helped pioneer the smartphone market but is now struggling to stay relevant, has done what previously might have been considered unthinkable.

Earlier this month, BlackBerry released a phone called the Priv that runs not on one of the company's own, home-brewed operating systems, but on Google's Android. The new phone has a BlackBerry keyboard and some of the company's software, but it looks and works like an Android device.

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