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The kernel column #86

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Last month saw the release of the final 2.6.33 Linux kernel, following several months of development. In his release announcement, Linus Torvalds specifically drew attention to newly added support for Nvidia graphics acceleration through the ‘upstreaming’ of the Nouveau 3D graphics driver, as well as the final upstreaming of the DRBD ‘Distributed Replicated Block Device’ driver that has existed for years in a separate project.

Linux Media Players Suck – Part 1: Rhythmbox

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Software

thelinuxexperiment.com: The state of media players on Linux is a sad one indeed. If you’re a platform enthusiast, you may want to cover your ears and scream “la-la-la-la” while reading this article, because it will likely offend your sensibilities. This article will concentrate on lambasting Rhythmbox.

The Scribes experience: It’s all about productivity

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Software

ghacks.net: When a text editor’s catch phrase is “Scribes: It’s about the experience, not features.” you have to wonder what you are in for.

Kubuntu 10.04: Another Average KDE Distro

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Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu 10.04: Another Average KDE Distro
  • Ubuntu: Unexpected upgrade difficulties
  • Compiz Keyboard Shortcuts in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Koala to Lynx Almost Flawless
  • Philippines 2010 Elections and Ubuntu

How To Build A Standalone File Server With Nexenta 3.0 Beta2

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HowTos

Nexenta is a project developing a debian user-land for the OpenSolaris kernel. This provides all of the advantages of apt as a package respoitory (based on the Ubuntu LTS apt repository, currently using 8.04) as well as the advantages of the ZFS filesystem. In the resulting setup every user can have his/her own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol or NFS with read-/write access.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Enlightenment Screenshots
  • Is the Android truly open source?
  • Harnessing UML in Ubuntu
  • What Do Open Source Surveys reveal?
  • 100$ Android Tablet from China: Eken M001
  • Best Practices for Contributors: Getting Started with Linux Distro Development
  • WeakNet IV Linux, a Great Distro for Security Experts
  • Package BLOCK for Perl 5.14
  • Red Hat and Drupal Announce New Support/Training Offerings
  • KDE Priorities
  • Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Keynotes, Mini-Summits
  • The GNU/Linux Code of Life
  • Beef up Firefox Privacy Features
  • Pomodoro and KDE
  • Krusader Team Celebrates 10th Birthday and Seeks New Contributors

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Enable larger persistent data for Linux Live on SolidState or USB devices
  • Bg, Fg, &, Ctrl-Z – 5 Examples to Manage Unix Background Jobs
  • 16 GB encrypted candy file
  • Installing CRUX from a CD-ROM
  • Symbian development using Linux on real life
  • How to Install XAMPP on Ubuntu Linux
  • Diagnose PC Hardware Problems with an Ubuntu Live CD
  • switching from gnu screen to tmux
  • Improving battery life time in Linux
  • Browse Folders In openSUSE With Full Root Access
  • Restore Grub 2 As The Main Bootloader
  • fix function keys (FN) issue after upgrading to ubuntu 10.04
  • Hudzilla Coding Academy: Project Ten
  • How to enable a second monitor NVIDIA
  • Compiling and installing gcocoadialog in Ubuntu

Interview with Cory Fields of XBMC

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Software
Interviews

linuxjournal.com: I recently had the honor of spending time with Cory Fields, the Public / Business Relations Manger for XBMC.

Chrome VS Midori

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Both in response to my recent review of Midori and some argument... ehm, discussion, in yesterdays Ubuntuesday OMG! Podcast, I have taken on the task of running Midori and Google Chrome through a few tests to see which one performs better and faster.

Tilting at Windows. Why rejecting Microsoft’s OSS contributions is counter-productive

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Microsoft
OSS

blogs.the451group: Yesterday I had a look at the response of the Joomla! community to the news that Microsoft had signed the Joomla! Contributor Agreement and was contributing code to the content management project.

Upgrading your distro should come with a warning

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Linux

thelinuxcurmudgeon.blogspot: The upgraders, who prefer to leave their computer as is, and hit the "upgrade" button, hoping to come back to their computers in a couple hours and revel in their shiny new OS. But is the upgrade method really worth it?

No GNOME-Shell in Maverick

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Ubuntu
  • Shuttleworth: No GNOME-Shell in Maverick
  • Ubuntu 10.04 – packed with goodies.
  • Canonical explains Ubuntu unfree video choice
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx – Gasp What’s Wrong With ALSA ?

Osmos for Linux...prepare to be assimilated

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Gaming

linuxlock.blogspot: When Dave Burke from Hemisphere games emailed me to let me know that his game "Osmos" had been ported to Linux, it got my attention. As requested, he sent me a link to download it and give it a try. And as most always with Indie guys, it comes with no form of DRM.

Finally a graphics card for Linux that works flawlessly with compiz and is lightning fast

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Hardware

deathwing00.org: After years of struggling and looking around, I have finally found a graphics card that works flawlessly when running compiz under Linux and that processes all the effects at lightning speed. I've never seen something like this for that reasonable price!

My Wallpaper changer search

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Software

raiden.net: With the Advent of Ubuntu 10.1 I began tweaking the Os to my liking, changing the desktop, adding programs, and that sort of stuff. I was doing good until I find that wallpaper-tray is no longer supported by Ubuntu.

PCLinuxOS 2010 - Familiar taste of radical simplicity

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PCLOS

dedoimedo.com: I find PCLinuxOS to be the big small distro. While it has a modest development team, the final product has always felt quite solid and polished, beyond the normal expectations of limited resources.

Ceph: A Linux petabyte-scale distributed file system

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Linux

A recent addition to Linux's impressive selection of file systems is Ceph, a distributed file system that incorporates replication and fault tolerance while maintaining POSIX compatibility. Explore the architecture of Ceph and learn how it provides fault tolerance and simplifies the management of massive amounts of data.

KDE 4.4.3 Is Upon Us

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KDE

KDE today released the 3rd monthly update to the 4.4 series, bringing a slew of bugfixes and translation updates to our users. Konsole has seen some love, so has Okular.

Linux Brands: Desired and Distracting at the Same Time

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Linux

itworld.com: Branding first appeared on the splash screens of Linux distributions: cleverly designed logos that briefly showed the world what kind of Linux you were using, then rolled away to reveal the stock GNOME, KDE, or other window environment/manager underneath.

AMD Radeon HD 4290 On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Last week we delivered benchmarks of the AMD Athlon II X3 425 processor running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS while this week we are continuing in benchmarks from this triple-core budget processor as we try out its gaming performance when paired with an AMD 890GX motherboard boasting integrated Radeon HD 4290 graphics.

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    Just as a mainframe from decades ago might be ready for retirement, the IT staff who originally procured and installed that system might also be preparing for a new phase in their lives. It’s up to the current and next generation of government IT employees to prepare for that eventuality, but there are indications they may not be ready, despite evidence that older IT professionals are retiring or will soon be leaving their positions. Unfortunately, a skills gap exists even among younger generation IT workers. Agencies are scrambling to find personnel with expertise in cloud service management, cybersecurity, technical architecture and legacy technologies, such as common business-oriented language (COBOL) and mainframes, among other areas. At the same time that many workers are getting ready to retire, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge, many younger IT professionals are struggling to gain the knowledge they will need to take their agencies into the future.
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    Fn, a new serverless open source project was announced at this year’s JavaOne. There’s no risk of cloud lock-in and you can write functions in your favorite programming language. “You can make anything, including existing libraries, into a function by packaging it in a Docker container.” We invited Bob Quillin, VP for the Oracle Container Group to talk about Fn, its best features, next milestones and more.
  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
    I had attended to Tokyo area debian seminar #157. The day’s special guest is Chris Lamb, the Debian Project Leader in 2017. He had attended to Open Compliance Summit, so we invited him as our guest.
  • Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure
    Overclock Labs wants to make it easier for developers to deploy and manage their applications across clouds. To do so, the company is building tools to automate distributed cloud infrastructure and, unsurprisingly, it is betting on containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container orchestration tools — to do this. Today, Overclock Labs, which was founded two years ago, is coming out of stealth and announcing that it raised a $1.3 million seed round from a number of Silicon Valley angel investors and CrunchFund — the fund that shares a bit of its name and history with TechCrunch but is otherwise completely unaffiliated with the blog you are currently reading.
  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
    MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced new product enhancements to MariaDB AX, delivering a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions. MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform. With MariaDB AX, data across every facet of the business is transformed into meaningful and actionable results.
  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
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  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
  • p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress
  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
    Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process. SUSE's Richard Biener announced minutes ago that GCC 8 entered stage three development, meaning only general bug fixing and documentation updates are permitted.
  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
  • Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out
    Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes. On one side, the Software Freedom Law Center, which today seeks to resolve licensing disputes amicably. On the other, the Software Freedom Conservancy, which takes a relatively harder line against the noncompliance of licensing terms. The battleground: the, er, US Patent and Trademark Office. The law center has demanded the cancellation of a trademark held by the conservancy.
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    Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds
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  • Free Software Principles
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  • New warning over back door in Linux
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  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

    On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.