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Red Hat - S&P 500 Top Performer For The Week

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tradershuddle.com: Red Hat was the S&P 500's top performer during the week with the stock closing at $46.34 representing 18.49% versus the previous weekly session. Shares of Red Hat, the world's leading open source technology solutions provider have defined support at $38.75 and resistance at $47.88.

Also: Sohaib Abbasi Joins Red Hat’s Board of Directors

Hotot: Give this new Linux twitter client a tweet

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Software

ghacks.net: I use Twitter for a lot of things. Hotot is a Google Chrome tool that installs easily on Debian-based systems and will have you tweeting quickly and happily. Let’s install this and use it.

Why Unix Is Superior

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pthree.org: Quick post, outlining what I think makes the Unix family of operating systems superior, including “unix-like” operating systems such as GNU/Linux, BSD, and others.

POV-Ray - A whole new level of 3D art

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dedoimedo.com: POV stands for Point of View, Prisoners of Var (no such thing, really) and Persistence of Vision Raytracer. We're interested in the last option, which is a superb-quality, free 3D creation and rendering program.

Jono Bacon: Balancing Freedom and Functionality: A Design Challenge

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: I want to share a short story with you folks as the basis for a little challenge I wanted to set. Let me start at the beginning. A little while back John Lea, a member of the Canonical Design Team filed this bug. The essence of the bug was grounded in one of the check-boxes on one of the pages of the Ubuntu installer:

Review – openSUSE 11.4 and the much improved XFCE 4.8

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opensuse.org (Jos Poortvliet): Just a few months ago, the XFCE project announced XFCE 4.8, the result of over 2 years of hard work. This desktop, one of the four official desktops of openSUSE 11.4, brings many new features.

Bodhi Linux: Interview with Jeff Hoogland

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Linux
Interviews

techrepublic.com: Smitten with Bodhi Linux, Jack Wallen poses some questions to Jeff Hoogland, one of the Bodhi developers. Is it time for you to give a new distribution a try? Jack thinks so.

A Research Project For KDE's KWin On Wayland

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KDE
Software

phoronix.com: Martin Gräßlin has been making some very interesting advancements to KWin in the past year or so, after having issues with open-source Mesa drivers, this German developer has made this compositing window manager for the KDE Plasma desktop run on OpenGL ES 2.0 and even optional support for OpenGL 3.x.

My thoughts about Fedora 15

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Linux

doom.co.il: In short, it is awesome.

Why?

BEEP, New Space Explorer and Platformer Coming to Linux in April

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Gaming

ubuntuvibes.com: Big Fat Alien, a Kelowna based indie game development studio is coming up with new fun space explorer and platformer for Linux in this April called BEEP.

Nostalgic for those ALSA mixer channels that KMix and GNOME Volume Control used to have?

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Software
HowTos

fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress: These days the GUI mixers KMix and GNOME Sound Preferences display PulseAudio devices and streams rather than ALSA mixer channels.

What is the Value of Red Hat's Patents?

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internetnews.com: Linux leader Red Hat has now been recognized for the strength of its patents, what is it doing with all that intellectual property?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 398

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First looks at GhostBSD 2.0 and Kororaa Linux 14
    News: Red Hat increases profits, Fedora adds GNOME 2 style option, Arch responds to package-signing criticism, Mageia status report, PBI format in PC-BSD 9
  • Questions and Answers: All about wireless
  • Released last week: Zenwalk Linux 7.0, Bodhi Linux 1.0.0,
  • Foresight Linux 2.5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.04 beta 1
  • New distributions: Dream Studio, Tulga GNU/Linux, WhirlWind
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Zenwalk Linux 7.0

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zdnet.co.uk: As Slackware Linux is approaching a new release (they posted RCpi over the weekend), I have been trying out the Release Candidates. The basic philosophy of Slackware is still the same as it has always been -

Linux Foundation announces the Linux.com Linux Gurus for 2011

h-online.com: The non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Linux, the Linux Foundation, has announced its top five 2011 Linux.com Linux Gurus.

Yahoo Plans to Open Source Code for Non-core Technologies

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OSS

pcworld.com: Yahoo plans to release some technologies, including storage technologies, to the open source community, a senior executive of the company said.

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • First Command to Run After Installing Ubuntu
  • Half-Life 2 On The Phoronix Test Suite
  • Configuring the BeagleBoard to have network over usb0
  • The AMD "Radeon HD 8000" Open-Source Milestone
  • Android May Be The Greatest Legal Destruction Of Wealth In History
  • Pacifistic SuperTux
  • Open Hardware Logo Selection Underway
  • It's Not Just the Downloads - Firefox 4 Usage Rockets Up
  • How to harden RHEL systems
  • Icculus at Flourish!

Announcing Foresight Linux 2.5.0

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ogmaciel.com: At last, after a long hiatus, I can shout out for the whole world to hear: Foresight Linux 2.5.0 is out and about! This is our first official release in almost 2 years (2.1.1 was released May 15th, 2009!!!) and it is filled to the brim with the very latest stable applications out there!

ReactOS 0.3.13 Brings Lots Of Improvements

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phoronix.com: ReactOS, the free software operating system that aims to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2003 while being completely written from scratch, has a new release out.

Free Software needs Free Speech!

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: You might think that a good program is all about good programming. But for a number of applications, the barrier to success isn’t programming at all. Some of the most interesting projects nowadays — speech recognition, for example — rely on machine-learning from databases of information.

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Linux Foundation on Value of GNU/Linux Skills

  • Jobs Report: Rapid Growth in Demand for Open-Source Tech Talent
    The need for open-source technology skills are on the rise and companies and organizations continue to increase their recruitment of open-source technology talent, while offering additional training and certification opportunities for existing staff in order to fill skills gaps, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open-source talent, and nearly half (48%) report their organizations have begun to support open-source projects with code or other resources for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those software skills. After a hiatus, Linux skills are back on top as the most sought after skill with 80% of hiring managers looking for tech professionals with Linux expertise. 55% of employers are now also offering to pay for employee certifications, up from 47% in 2017 and only 34% in 2016.
  • Market value of open source skills on the up
    The demand for open source technology skills is soaring, however, 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open source talent, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report which was released this week.
  • SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27
    The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talent is a priority and Linux is the most in-demand open-source skill. In addition, 57 percent of hiring managers are looking for people with container skills and many organizations are starting to get more involved in open-source in order to attract developers.

GNU/Linux Servers as Buzzwords: "Cloud" and "IaaS"

  • Linux: The new frontier of enterprise in the cloud
    Well obviously, like you mentioned, we've been a Linux company for a long time. We've really seen Linux expand along the lines of a lot of the things that are happening in the enterprise. We're seeing more and more enterprise infrastructure become software centric or software defined. Red Hat's expanded their portfolio in storage, in automation with the Ansible platform. And then the really big trend lately with Linux has been Linux containers and technologies like [Google] Cooper Netties. So, we're seeing enterprises want to build new applications. We're seeing the infrastructure be more software defined. Linux ends up becoming the foundation for a lot of the things going on in enterprise IT these days.
  • Why next-generation IaaS is likely to be open source
    This is partly down to Kubernetes, which has done much to popularise container technology, helped by its association with Docker and others, which has ushered in a period of explosive innovation in the ‘container platform’ space. This is where Kubernetes stands out, and today it could hold the key to the future of IaaS.

Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft
    Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was initially created in 2014, but recently underwent rebranding efforts.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Certified on Select Intel NUC Mini PCs and Boards for IoT Development, LibreOffice 6.0.5 Now Available, Git 2.8 Released and More
    Canonical yesterday announced that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is certified on select Intel NUC Mini PCs and boards for IoT development. According to the Ubuntu blog post, this pairing "provides benefits to device manufacturers at every stage of their development journey and accelerates time to market." You can download the certified image from here. In other Canonical news, yesterday the company released a microcode firmware update for Ubuntu users with AMD processors to address the Spectre vulnerability, Softpedia reports. The updated amd64-microcode packages for AMD CPUs are available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), "all AMD users are urged to update their systems."
  • Canonical issues Spectre v2 fix for all Ubuntu systems with AMD chips
    JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU'D HEARD THE END of Spectre, Canonical has released a microcode update for all Ubuntu users that have AMD processors in a bid to rid of the vulnerability. The Spectre microprocessor side-channel vulnerabilities were made public at the beginning of this year, affecting literally billions of devices that had been made in the past two decades.
  • A first look at desktop metrics
    We first announced our intention to ask users to provide basic, not-personally-identifiable system data back in February. Since then we have built the Ubuntu Report tool and integrated it in to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS initial setup tool. You can see an example of the data being collected on the Ubuntu Report Github page.

Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more