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Story FreeBSD project servers hacked srlinuxx 19/11/2012 - 4:00pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10 with Nvidia - No, no, NO! srlinuxx 18/11/2012 - 8:50pm
Story few leftovers: srlinuxx 18/11/2012 - 5:10pm
Story A trip down memory lane srlinuxx 18/11/2012 - 4:59pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.10 falko 18/11/2012 - 11:23am
Poll My Main Computer srlinuxx 3 17/11/2012 - 11:51pm
Story Why Linus Torvalds would rather code than make money srlinuxx 17/11/2012 - 11:47pm
Blog entry The EE Nokia Lumia 920 fieldyweb 17/11/2012 - 11:11pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 17/11/2012 - 6:44pm
Story Long-Term Review: openSUSE 12.2 KDE srlinuxx 17/11/2012 - 2:54am

Open Movie Editor Releases New Version

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Movies

Linux based non-linear video application, Open Movie Editor, has released a new version. Originally new sourced were rolled out on May 21st, with a small bug fix update now available from May 23rd.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron on the OLPC XO-1

  • Reporting bugs the Debian way
  • Delete Windows/DOS carriage return characters from text files
  • Going virtual with Windows apps on Novell’s SUSE
  • Try Enlightenment For Your Ubuntu Hardy
  • How fast will you upgrade your Linux installation?
  • Linux opens London's Oyster
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 VS Ubuntu 8.04
  • Using Who To Find What And When On Linux and Unix
  • Is Open Source software safe and secure?
  • Fedora 9: Fix Embedded Youtube Video Browser Problem

More adventures with Mepis

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Linux

arnoarts.blogspot: Things don't usually go as smoothly as we'd like. I had better luck with my computers. As you know I made the switch to Mepis 7.0 and it just works. I am learning to like KDE desktop, it has so much stuff, but I miss Xfce.

Why open source needs an attitude adjustment

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OSS

weblog.infoworld.com: Recession be damned. The first quarter of the year saw a record $203.7 million of venture capital flow to young open source companies. You'd think that would be a cause for celebration, but for too many members of the open source community money is, well, icky.

Linux sales grow 22 per cent in China

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Linux

vnunet.com: The commercial Linux market in China has seen sales value increase 22.6 per cent over the past year, according to new research. "Servers are still the major application for the Linux market," CCID analysts noted in a recent report.

Linux start-up Sugar Labs in informal talks with four laptop makers

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OLPC

betanews.com: Sugar Laboratories, Inc. is now in informal discussions with four ultra-low cost laptop manufacturers about the possibility of running its Linux software on their hardware, according to the new company's founder.

Ubuntu to announce its mobile Linux in June

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Ubuntu

cnet.com: Canonical will announce Netbook Remix, its version of Ubuntu Linux tailored for mobile devices, in two weeks, Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth said.

Firefox is your nanny?

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Moz/FF

commandline.org.uk: Extension frameworks are a good way to add new functionality to large applications that are messy to alter directly, they also help to quickly add functionality now. The whole fun of extensions is that you can make your own and download random ones from the Internet, try them out for a bit. This of course implies two things.

Also: Firefox 3 — The “End Game”

no more desktop icons in KDE 4.1

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: I just committed a change to the default desktop containment that removes desktop icon support. Yes, it has finally happened ... no more splattering icons from the "desktop" folder across the screen. Buh-bye.

EU shows size of Microsoft credibility gap

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: The European Union will investigate Microsoft’s support for the Open Document Format (ODF) in Office. It wonders whether the move increases competition.

Also: Is Microsoft Office in trouble?

Miro

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Miro is a open-source cross-platform application, the program can read RSS feeds and it will let you download those videos. Besides that it can also download videos from url and bittorrent and it will let you import all the videos on your harddrive and create playlists for them.

Fedora 9 tools demystify installation and upgrades

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Linux

linux.com: The Fedora project has always offered installation options. The best known of these options are the Fedora spins -- roll-your-own install images that emphasize a particular desktop or purpose, such as providing the distribution's complete repository on DVD. With Fedora 9, the project has expanded its traditional emphasis with two new tools: LiveUSB Creator, a Windows application for producing live Fedora flash drives, and PreUpgrade, a wizard to help existing users move from one release to another.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 23

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #23 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3, People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller, and Status Updates.

Two Hidden Features New in Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

sitepoint.com/blog: Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 was revealed to the world last week, which means the final release is only about a month away. If you haven’t yet checked that your site works smoothly in the new browser, now’s the time!

Also: about:addons - AMO changes, Future of add-ons, Bundling components & more

Flock draws $15 million for social browsing

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Flock, a Firefox-based Web browser that plays up social networking online, has raised $15 million in a fourth round of funding led by Fidelity Ventures. Flock, which was built on Firefox code, caters to people who want to stay on top of services like Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and Flickr with features that make it easier to broadcast messages to your network.

Asus EeePC, Part Four: A miscellany of Tips and Tricks

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Since the first three parts of this series came out, (One, Two and Three) the beginning of May has seen the launch of the new EeePC 900 series. Yes, the E900 series has a larger screen but you make as well make the most of every available seven or nine inches. Other tips and tricks aimed at boosting performance should also apply.

Microsoft and ODF: Has Hades Gone Sub-Zero?

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: As I've written elsewhere, I see increasing signs of new Microsoft approach to open source, which involves loving applications to death, while undermining GNU/Linux. The idea might be to lull the wider free software community into a false sense of security while digging away at the foundations, so that one day open sources apps find themselves running mostly on Windows, with Microsoft in the driving seat.

Also: Should We Fear the (Redmond) Geeks Bearing Gifts?

30 days without Windows, and with Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"

  • 30 days without Windows, and with Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"

  • Linux after one year

What Freezes the System: Firefox or ext3?

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: A few days ago, the first Release Candidate for Firefox 3 was launched but some problems still remained unfixed, like the one that caused the browser (and sometimes the entire system) to freeze.

Debian's worst nightmare - and how it came about

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Linux
  • Debian's worst nightmare - and how it came about

  • After Debian's epic SSL blunder, a world of hurt for security pros
  • Stand By Your Debian
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  • Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services
  • Amazon’s Giving Away the AI Behind Its Product Recommendations
    Amazon has become the latest tech giant that’s giving away some of its most sophisticated technology. Today the company unveiled DSSTNE (pronounced “destiny”), an open source artificial intelligence framework that the company developed to power its product recommendation system. Now any company, researcher, or curious tinkerer can use it for their own AI applications.
  • Genode OS Framework release 16.05
    The current release marks the most profound API revision in the project's history. The new API is designed to reinforce the best practices for implementing Genode components. It is the result of countless experiments and the practical experiences made while developing over hundred genuine components during the past ten years.
  • Old projects and the free-software community
    The Community Leadership Summit (CLS) is an annual event for community managers, developer evangelists, people who work on public-facing forums, and those with a general interest in engagement or community development for free-software projects. The 2016 edition was held in Austin, Texas the weekend before OSCON. Several sessions at CLS 2016 dealt with the differences exhibited between old and new free-software projects where community management is concerned. One of those tackled the problem of how to foster community around an older software project, which poses a distinct set of challenges.
  • Thunderbird powered by SoftMaker
    Thunderbird, powered by SoftMaker, is a custom version of the popular email client featuring enhancements that come all in the form of extensions. [...] SoftMaker, a company best known for its SoftMaker Office suite, announced recently that it plans to include the Thunderbird email client into the 2016 version of the office suite.
  • The Document Liberation Project: What we do
    The Document Liberation Project: empowering creators to free their data from proprietary formats.
  • EMC Releases UniK Software for Cloud and IoT App Deployments
  • Microsoft Research Awards Demonstrate Commitment to Open Source [Ed: Microsoft openwashing and claims to be about research rather than cheating, bribery, witch-hunting etc.]
  • The open-source generation gap
    OSI General Manager Patrick Masson was one of the session's attendees, and he pushed back on that last point. There is too much "open-washing" these days, he said, but it does not come from the OSI. There is still only one Open Source Definition; the dilution of the term comes from others who use "open" to describe organizations, workflows, processes, and other things unrelated to software licensing. "We have open hardware and open data, but also 'open cola' and 'open beer.' That blurs over an important distinction. Not everything fits." [...] Among the other points raised during the session, attendees noted that it was important that the community distinguish between minting new project contributors and minting new free-software activists, and that it was important for projects to put a check on flamewar-style debates—particularly those that focus on dismissing certain technologies. It is easy for experienced developers to become attached to a language or framework, but there will always be new languages and projects popping up that are the entry points for new coders. Project members deriding language Y because it is not language X may only serve to tell newcomers that they are not welcome.
  • A discussion on combining CDDL and GPL code
    Within the context of an event dedicated to discussing free and open-source software (FOSS) legalities, such as the Free Software Legal & Licensing Workshop (LLW), the topic of conflicting licenses was bound to come up. The decision by Canonical to start shipping the ZFS filesystem with its Ubuntu server distribution back in February led to a discussion at LLW about distributing the kernel combined with ZFS. Discussions at LLW are held under the Chatham House Rule, which means that names and affiliations of participants are only available for those who have agreed to be identified. This year's LLW was held in Barcelona, April 13-15.
  • Mobile Age: using mobility and open data to include senior citizens in open government
    Helping older European people to be part of the open government process and encouraging their access to civic participation through mobility are the main goals of the Mobile Age project, launched last February.
  • All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020
    And, according to the new Innovation Principle, new European legislation must take account of its impact on innovation. These are the main outcomes of the meeting of the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 27 May.
  • Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020
    A few weeks ago we wrote about how the European Union is pushing ahead its support for open access to EU-funded scientific research and data. Today at the meeting of the Council of the European Union, the Council reinforced the commitment to making all scientific articles and data openly accessible and reusable by 2020.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: An Interface For The Headless Linux System
    Connecting a headless Raspberry Pi to a wireless network can be quite a paradoxical situation. To connect it to the network, you need to open an SSH connection to configure the wireless port. But to do so, you need a network connection in the first place. Of course, you can still get command-line access using a USB-to-UART adapter or the Pi’s ethernet port – if present – but [Arsenijs] worked out a much more convenient solution for his Hackaday Prize entry: The pyLCI Linux Control Interface.
  • RepRap, Open Source and 3DPrinting
    The RepRap project started in 2005 by Adrian Bowyer – “Mister RepRap”, when the patent about this technology expired. 3DPrintings isn’t a new technology, history dates that the first model of stereolithography printing emerged in 1984. The main idea around RepRap projects is to produce 3DPrinters that can auto-replicate most of the parts itself. And in 2006, the RepRap 0.2 successfully printed the first part of itself and in 2008, the first 3d model was printed by an end-user. Currently, the printer more replicated and customized of the 67 printers that are listed on RepRap website, is the Prusa Mendel, the model created by Josef Průša, that was disponibility to the public in 2011 and had a lot of development since.
  • Here is a web interface for switching on your light
    Like I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to try out a more hackable wifi plug. I got a Kankun “smart” plug. Like the other one I have the software is horrible. The good news is that they left SSH enabled on it.
  • LeMaker Guitar review
    Anyone who has worked with the Compute Module will find the LeMaker Guitar immediately familiar. The system-on-chip processor, an Actions S500, sits alongside 1GB of memory, a combined audio and power management unit, and 8GB of NAND flash storage on an over-sized small-outline DIMM (SODIMM) form factor circuit board. This board then connects to a baseboard, supplied with the Guitar, which provides more accessible connectivity than the SODIMM’s 204 electrical contacts.
  • Open Source Vs Personal Life — Should GitHub Remove Contribution Graph?
    Should GitHub remove contribution graph from the personal profile of the contributors or the developers? This step might be taken for the personal well-being of the developers. Open source is good but personal life cannot be ignored either.

Leftovers: BSD