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Story Canonical’s “Snappy Ubuntu” Lands On AWS Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:55pm
Story Public Interest, Software Freedom and Open Standards Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Defending the Free Linux World Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:47pm
Story And the best distro of 2014 is ... Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:44pm
Story Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:41pm
Story Hands-On with Tanglu 2.0 Bartholomea annulata Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:38pm
Story Case study: Sky News turns to Red Hat for IT upgrade Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:35pm
Story Did Cyanogen betray OnePlus for India? Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:15pm
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha, Tanglu 2 Review, and More Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2014 - 9:12pm

Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 1: Getting What You Want

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: For newcomers to the open source world, selecting a Linux desktop from the many available choices can seem overwhelming. But don't let that stop you! There's plenty of free expert advice available online to help you narrow the field and figure out which distro is likely to best suit your needs.

Linux rising

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Linux

expresscomputeronline.com: When we talk about the Linux market, it means different things to different people. While much of the industry in 2008 stagnated or even receded, Linux revenues grew 23.4% to touch $567 million. The top selling server OSs came from Red Hat and Novell.

Open Source’s Dying Narrative

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OSS

infoworld.com: Brian Prentice over at Gartner has posted an interesting blog article called "Open Source's Dying Narrative." While I don't quite get the title, it's an insightful piece about how open source has attracted attention and (gasp) money.

Windows license refund donated to Linux Mint

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxmint.com/blog: I was recently contacted by a person called Graeme Cobbett. In his email he told me he got his Windows license refunded and donated that money to Linux Mint. Of course, as you can imagine, he felt pretty happy about it and he wanted to let people know how he did it. So here’s his article:

Ubuntu sucks says Eeebuntu developer

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The popular Ubuntu Linux distribution has received criticism from an unexpected corner and its ASUS Eee netbook users are likely to be left with an unworkable system.

Never heard applications for Linux

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Software
  • Never heard applications for Linux
  • Useful GTK applications
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2 Beta released
  • Midori 0.2.0 Released
  • Evernote – Free Note Taking Software
  • Get Your Five-Minute Multiplayer Game Fix with OMGPOP
  • Doomsday 1.9.0-beta-6.7 released
  • Warzone 2100 2.2.4 released

KDE4 overtaking GNOME?

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KDE
Software
  • KDE4 overtaking GNOME in terms of usability?
  • GNOME slip ups; a KDE perspective
  • A Dozen GNOME Themes

Fedora 12 goodness

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Linux

happyassassin.net: I just spent a fun hour and a half with Rahul bashing on the Fedora 12 Beta announcement text, trying to keep it as short and readable as possible while highlighting as many of the awesome new features in Fedora 12 as we could.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Firefox 3.6 beta delayed
  • Mozilla will let rival browsers run Firefox security tool
  • New Opera Widgets Independent of Browser
  • Antomic is a project to build a free operating system based on GNU
  • Clang/LLVM support on FreeBSD
  • Open Source Could Save UK Schools £60 Million A Year
  • Why Would You Pay for Free Software?
  • Open source Game Editor for Linux and Windows
  • Stanford using Drupal
  • Duke using Drupal
  • Strayer using Drupal
  • KDE is a terrible tease and the reason we can’t have nice things
  • Open Sourcing America's Operating System
  • GHCA’s Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux
  • KDE example code
  • Helio Castro Leaves Mandriva
  • Linux Developers Get Boost with Beta Release of LINA 1.0 Software
  • FLOSS Weekly Interviews Roy Roy Schestowitz

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • User password expiration
  • Ubuntu 9.10 UFW Firewall
  • Kill X in Ubuntu with dontzap
  • Securing machine from any kind of SSH access
  • /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config in RHEL/CentOS
  • Ubuntu Tip : Simplified way to add PPA repositories in Karmic

omg! gnome...

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Software
  • Random Gnome-Games News, Tips and Tweaks.
  • Gnome-Do Docky No Longer Part Of Gnome-Do

rename Ubuntu package formats

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Ubuntu
  • An open request to rename Ubuntu package formats
  • Ubuntu Bittorrent Issues
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix - Have You Seen it Lately?
  • eWeek's Ubuntu 9.10 Slideshow

Linux virtualization and PCI passthrough

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Linux

Processors have evolved to improve performance for virtualized environments, but what about I/O aspects? Discover one such I/O performance enhancement called device (or PCI) passthrough. This innovation improves performance of PCI devices using hardware support from Intel (VT-d) or AMD (IOMMU).

Easily Upgrade Any Hard Drive with Linux

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Linux
Hardware
HowTos

linux.com: I can get a half-tetrabyte drive for under $100 retail (and around $60 online) seems just short of amazing. It was just such an opportunity that helped me decide to pop into the local big-box store and grab such a drive.

Ubuntu Wins!

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.wordpress: I never thought I would say that in this blog. But there it is, for all the world to see.

Apple gets best spot in EU browser 'ballot screen,' Mozilla says

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Moz/FF

news.idg.no: Mozilla has again slammed the browser "ballot screen" proposal that Microsoft's made to European antitrust regulators, saying that the voting will be skewed Apple's way because its Safari browser will be the first choice on the list.

Linux equivalents to popular Mac apps

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Software

ghacks.net: In my most recent article (”Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux“) I outlined ways to help end-users transfer from the Mac operating system to the Linux operating system. It was suggested to me that I should cover applications that could serve as replacements for popular Mac apps.

Why I Use and Promote Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

tannerhelland.com: I’ve been pretty hard on Ubuntu lately. Considering that the product is free, is it appropriate for me to do things like insult its appearance and request huge lists of fixes?

Windows KDE4: Dolphin (File Manager)

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KDE

thinkdigit.com: Dolphin the KDE4's default file manager. You can think of it as an equivalent to Windows Explorer on a KDE based Linux. Much like Explorer it allows you to browse the contents of your computer, and manage files and folders.

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GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available
    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now
    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing. After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.
  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?
    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right :( And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.
  • Continuous defence against open source exploits
    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand. Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.
  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.