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Story FOSS & the IRS: Now We're Talking Rianne Schestowitz 19/07/2014 - 1:07am
Story Linux Foundation SysAdmin Konstantin Ryabitsev, an SELinux Expert Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 9:17pm
Story KernelASan: Bringing Address Sanitizer To The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 9:11pm
Story OSCON 2014 – The Art of Tizen UI Theme Technology in Various Profiles Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 9:03pm
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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 8:55pm
Story More Intel DRM Improvements Aimed For Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 8:50pm
Story KDE Ships July Updates and Second Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14 Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Raspberry Pi 3D full-body scanner interview Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 8:16pm
Story CRUX 3.1 Distro Is for Linux Aficionados Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2014 - 3:59pm

What’s behind “lzma compressed livecds”

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opensuse.org: There are various ways to build a live cd and since 11.2 Milestone 1 there is a new one: clicfs. I’ll try to explain:

Are Linux netbooks becoming extinct?

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Hardware

itwire.com: The netbook ought to have been the domain of Linux. It certainly started that way. Then Windows XP came back into vogue and the vendors backed away. Both ASUS and Dell confirmed today that Linux features little in their future plans.

Which Programmer are you?

Debian and LXDE

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Linux
Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve been trying to use Linux since 94. It replaced XP as my desktop OS in 2004, and I’ve been using it exclusively since then. So it’s rather puzzling to me I’ve never installed Debian.

Experimenting with Alternate Desktop Managers

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have been recently been looking into desktop managers other than Gnome and KDE. Fortunately, with Ubuntu (and probably others) it is relatively easy to download and install several such desktop managers, and then choose between them on login.

HP debuts ProBook laptops with preinstalled SuSE Linux

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Hardware
SUSE

blogs.zdnet.com: Hewlett-Packard today announced its new ProBook series of 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-in. laptops intended to merge business functionality, stylish design cues and a (hopefully) low price tag.

Ubuntu brings advanced Screen features to the masses

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The latest version of Ubuntu includes some nifty embellishments to the GNU Screen program. These improvements make some of Screen's more sophisticated features accessible to users and simplify.

Ubuntu Karmic development kicks off

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tectonic.co.za: With Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) now safely out the door the Ubuntu team has kicked off Karmic Koala development, the next major release scheduled for October this year.

Make Your Linux Desktop More Productive

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Software

debaira.blogspot: Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. The short answer is that, for most halfway tech-savvy people who aren't hardcore gamers, yes, you can.

The Great Mixer Debate (or, Where Did All My Sliders Go?)

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happyassassin.net: Those of you - you poor, poor people - who read the Fedora development mailing list - were treated this week to a flamefest regarding the change to the official GNOME audio volume control applications which will appear in Fedora 11.

OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft’s recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.

Linux for real people

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manilastandardtoday.com: IT seemed like a perfectly geeky thing to do, so I braved rain and the Saturday night traffic to get to the Ubuntu Release Party at the Ortigas Center.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Desktop Linux: Why it may have lost its chance

  • What’s New in openSUSE 11.2
  • Novell SLED 11 feels a lot like Window 7, MacOS
  • Ubuntu Launch Week, CD Request Site Signs Off…
  • KVM vs. VMware: A Case Study
  • System76 Launches Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook
  • West Africa to invest in FOSS Study
  • When Would You Use OOXML and When ODF? -- What is OOXML For?
  • The Oracle open source credibility gap
  • Mandriva and Microsoft
  • Impressed with the PostgreSQL Installer
  • Amarok Playlist Usability Testing Summary
  • Military enlists open source community
  • The Netbook Flu and the Linux Pill
  • Desktop Linux: Where Art Thou?
  • Open-source software moves into public sector
  • Roll Your Own Linux with New Solutions
  • RMS issues ukase against Software as a Service - and I agree it’s an iffy idea

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to rip DVD movies in Linux with Handbrake

  • How to make a podcast
  • Linux Firewall Part 4: Installation
  • Making OpenSolaris and Ubuntu Coexist: Grub Config
  • How to install fonts on Ubuntu 9.04
  • LVM made easy
  • Remove The Shutdown/Restart Countdown
  • Creating an invoicing system with OpenOffice.org

ReactOS 0.3.9 boasts insanely huge speedups

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OS

tuxradar.com: For the last few years we've been intrigued by the progress of ReactOS, a free software Windows implementation that could one day give Microsoft the chills. Well, ReactOS 0.3.9 is now here, with major performance improvements.

Debunked: Linux OSs and Viruses

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: There’s seems to be a lot of confusion regarding viruses, the security of Unix based OSs, even in more tech savvy groups. So, what’s the deal with viruses and Linux?

Ubuntu Debates Usability Changes (Passionately)

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earthweb.com: Ever since last summer, when Mark Shuttleworth called on Ubuntu to surpass Mac OS X in desktop design within two years, Ubuntu mailing lists and blogs have become one of the main places to go for detailed discussions about GNU/Linux usability.

Get a handy multi-item clipboard with Glipper

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blogs.techrepublic.com: One thing I really enjoy about OS X are a number of clipboard managers that allow you to retain a clipboard history of multiple items with easy access and navigation. Productivity tools like this also exist for some Linux desktop managers.

Open Letter to Larry Ellison about OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openoffice.blogs.com: I'm sure there are many reasons for Oracle buying Sun. You might not be having meetings this week about OpenOffice.org. You might be having meetings next week about spinning it off into a foundation. But if you keep interest or control over OpenOffice.org, please consider the following.

ASRock X58 SuperComputer

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Hardware

phoronix.com: One of the cheapest Intel X58 motherboards on the market is the ASRock X58 SuperComputer, which has a number of exciting features but at a lower cost. In this article today we are seeing how well the ASRock X58 SuperComputer runs with Linux.

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  • Who's cashing in on containers? Look to the cloud
    Docker-style containers are so hot they’ve broken the scale ETR uses to measure CIO intent to purchase enterprise technology, registering “the strongest buying intention score ever recorded in [its] six-year history.” While that data is more than a year old, more recent analyses peg Docker adoption up by a factor of 2.6 in 2016 over 2015, yielding a market worth $762 million in 2016, projected to bloat to $2.7 billion by 2020, according to 451 Research.
  • Serverless Computing Is the Stack Reimagined [Ed: Serverless=you have less control over the computer you use. Cloud=you have no ownership of the computer you use. Serverless Cloud=suicide.]
    In Ho's own words, "Serverless computing is the code execution model that the cloud provider abstracts the complexity of managing individual servers." This basically means the provider worries about the servers. You just run your code on them.
  • Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security
    The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently. Docker officially announced its 1.13 release on Jan. 19, with new capabilities to help build, manage and secure containers.

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Linux Kernel 4.4.44 LTS Brings Some x86 Improvements, Various Updated Drivers

After informing us about the availability of the fifth maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series, which has recently become a long-term supported branch, Greg Kroah-Hartman is today announcing the availability of Linux 4.4.44 LTS. If you're reading our regular reports on the Linux kernel, you should be aware of the fact that the Linux 4.4 kernel branch is a long-term support (LTS) one that should get security patches for one more year, until February 2018. This branch is currently available in several popular GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Alpine Linux, and Arch Linux, and Linux 4.4.44 LTS is now the most advanced release. Read more Also: Linux 4.9 Confirmed As The New Long-Term Supported Kernel