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Story Jessie Freeze, Reviews, and Linux Outlaws Quitting Rianne Schestowitz 07/11/2014 - 8:30am
Blog entry Fireworks! And Tux Machines Works. Roy Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 11:54pm
Story today's howtos and more Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 11:27pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 11:26pm
Story KaOS ISO 2014.11 Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 9:28pm
Story OpenStack: Distribution or service? Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 9:24pm
Story Joyent open-sources its core technology Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:57pm
Story Look out OpenDaylight, there's a new open source SDN controller Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:57pm
Story The NetBSD Project: ARM multiprocessor support Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 8:41pm

BFS Scheduler Benchmarks

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Linux A few weeks back Con Kolivas returned to the Linux kernel scene after parting ways with kernel development for two years. Con, who has contributed a great deal to the Linux kernel in the past particularly with CPU schedulers, returned and introduced BFS.

today's odd & ends:

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  • Ohio LinuxFest is ready for 40 Years
  • How to turn your old PC into a home media server
  • Recover data with Linux
  • Security vs. Utility
  • openSUSE-LXDE Live CD 1.0.0
  • Tomorrow's World classics go online
  • Is ZipTie a good candidate for a fork?
  • Small Tip - Copy and paste on Linux
  • Celebrate Software Freedom Day on September 19!
  • Ubuntu r0xx! on The IT Crowd

some howtos:

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  • Ubuntu 9.04 Eye Candy
  • Running Warcraft 3 in Widescreen in Linux/Ubuntu
  • Kernel Compilation - The Debian way
  • Disable Ubuntu 9.04 Notifications
  • How to configure Firestarter firewall on Zenwalk 6.2
  • vCard printing with Scribus
  • Ubuntu Gaming made easy with PlayDeb
  • Fun and Profit with Liferea Conversion Filters
  • Hidden text files and the mysterious ~
  • Set Gmail As Your Default Mail Client In Firefox
  • Kernel Modules in Haskell
  • Enable GNOME Support in Firefox 3.5 with Ubuntu 9.04
  • Advanced Urban Terror Setup
  • Password less ssh login using RSA/DSA authentication in Fedora 11
  • Turn your Linux machine into a PDF printer

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #159

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #159 for the week September 6th - Septenber 12th, 2009 is available.

'If a logo works at 16px, you've cracked it'

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Interviews Opera's new senior designer Jon Hicks tells Oliver Lindberg of .net magazine why he left freelance life behind and explains the creative process behind Opera 10's user interface.

Linux Mint 7 XFCE Review

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beginlinux.wordpress: Linux Mint 7 Gloria XFCE was just released featuring the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, Xorg 7.4 and XFCE 4.6 desktop. Linux Mint 7 has introduced us to some exciting improvements.

Karmic’s Notification Changes

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Ubuntu Ubuntu’s notification system will see several improvements and changes for it’s inclusion in Karmic. The most notable and obvious of these is will be its appearance. The large rectangular pop-up’s of Jaunty are replaced with a sleeker smaller bubble.

Ubuntu Report Card (2009)

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Ubuntu The purpose of this article is to bring some perspective to the evolution (or lack thereof) that Ubuntu has experienced between versions 8.04 and 9.04. I write this article in an attempt to help. Linux is reaching a point where it needs less zealots and more (loving!) critics.

Distro Hoppin`: moonOS 3

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Linux When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie... Ah, I love that song. What I also love are Linux distributions that try to make computing a bit less serious and add a bit more “life” into it. moonOS, that recently reached version 3, is one of those distros that can light up your office days.

Midori Lightweight Web Browser Alternative

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Software Midori’s approach is the lightweight but still comfortable web browser. The portable web browser is based on WebKit which is also used by Google Chrome and Safari. This guarantees great page rendering speeds. One of the greatest benefits of the web browser is its low resource usage.

6 Unique Features That Make Opera 10 Stand Out

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Software Being an Opera long-time fan (back to the days of Netscape vs. IE), I’m also curious about what goodies Opera 10 has to offer. So I gave Opera 10 – Mac version for me – a test drive, and here is my Opera browser review with several nice features that I like.

Does Microsoft Have an Open Source Strategy Any More?

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Microsoft Whenever I write about Microsoft here I usually get a few comments asking me, with varying degrees of politeness, why I am wasting electrons on this subject on a site devoted to GNU/Linux. The reason I do this – and why I am about to do it again – is that whether we like it or not, Microsoft remains probably the single most important external factor in the free software world.

Thoughts: Where is Linux Going?

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Just talk

My first ventures into Linux were way back in 1995 with a copy of Red Hat, and i'll put my hands up, i just didn't get it, command line, when Windows had a GUI, nothing seemed to work, and a strange command set, but even back then, not understanding Linux, and wondering what the fuss was about, i will say, i was very aware of what this ment to the industry, and knew it was important.

The first Linux botnet?

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Linux Has Linux security been breeched? Are Linux systems in danger of being transformed into botnet zombies the way millions of Windows PCs have been? In a word: "Nah."

Should Ubuntu “Software-Store” Be Renamed?

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Ubuntu Ubuntu Karmic Koala will see the first step of the much heralded package-management replacement named “Software Store” – whose name has caused a lot of controversy within the Ubuntu Community.

CodePlex accepted by Linux, open source community: Microsoft Microsoft’s own SourceForge-like repository of open source projects, CodePlex, celebrated its third anniversary recently. According to Sara Ford, CodePlex program manager, the site is accepted and welcomed among the fans of open source and Linux software.

today's leftovers:

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  • GNOME Group Photo
  • Side effects of using QtWebKit for desktop apps
  • More Impressions of C#: 3.0
  • How Important Is The Wayland Display Server?
  • Success: Ubuntu 9.04 on Fujitsu U810 with Dual Monitors
  • Flash: I hate you
  • Open Source Think Tank Europe 2009
  • Apache enabling tunneling SSH over HTTPS
  • Market Parallels – Cloud and Open Source?
  • Sometimes automake is no good… Mono projects
  • LXDE: LXDM and Trash support
  • FOSS.IN: Wind of Change
  • FLOSS Weekly 86: Ardour

some howtos:

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  • Screen Compositing without Compiz, Metacity or KWin
  • openSUSE 11.2 64 bit and mp3
  • Installing, Configuring and Running VirtualBox 3 on Ubuntu
  • Disable Pidgin Pop-up Notification System
  • Building Stuff, the Gentoo Way
  • Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Fedora 11
  • Create your own mobile Ubuntu repository with APTonCD
  • Fix Dolphin Thumbnail Previews
  • Installing English - Malayalam Dictionary on Arch linux
  • gedit: Add Python / C++ Autocomplete Support
  • Playing with Synergy on Gentoo and Debian

Max Payne - Welcome to despair

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Gaming Max Payne is definitely one of the more original games ever made. While it cannot steal away the coveted accolade of being the best First Person Shooter ever made from the fantastic and legendary Operation Flashpoint, it comes quite close in that regard.

Why Users Dumped Your Open Source App for Proprietary Software

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OSS FOSS adherents are happy to discuss all the reasons that open source is attractive. But the hard fact is that sometimes people try an open source application — such as yours — and they end up not using it.

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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