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Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 7:41pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 7:05pm
Story openSUSE 42.1 Leap Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 6:19pm
Story Ubuntu Software Centre To Be Replaced in 16.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 6:16pm
Story The best smartwatch for Android Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 6:04pm
Story Review OpenSUSE 42.1 Leap Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:44pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel, Graphics Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:40pm
Story GNOME’s newcomer guide is improving Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:39pm
Story Kubuntu Developers Planning Improvements For 16.04 Xenial Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:35pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:32pm

Linux kernel slips out at CES

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Linux
  • Linux kernel slips out at CES
  • Expert: Linux capabilities don't add security

Ubuntu At CES

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu At CES: Courtesy Chinese Companies
  • Bacon: Making Ubuntu More Personal
  • Nook Color Hacked to Run Ubuntu

today's leftovers:

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News
  • OLPC cuts price of XO 1.75 laptop to $165, power by half
  • light up the synchrotron
  • CodeWeavers And Linsoft Announce Anniversary Sale
  • Why Linux is Alpha and Omega
  • CES: Motorola Atrix converts smartphone into laptop
  • GTK+ 3.0 Is Just About Here
  • Tron Legacy GNOME Shell theme is all kinds of cool
  • Yea Closed Source, Boo Open Source
  • No Business Like Bad FOSS Business
  • Ubuntu Set to Kill Fullscreen Applications?
  • Updated open source business strategy framework
  • The kde-www war: part 2
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 153: Brocade
  • FLOSS Weekly 147: Big Blue Button
  • RSS notification Indicator adds new features
  • Linux Link Tech Show #383 1/5/11
  • Puppy Linux 5.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 10.04
  • To Know Software Is to Love It?
  • Going Linux Jan 05: #125 - Listener Feedback
  • My Switch To FOSS (Debian, QEMU, Mercurial, vi & Python)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mutt: An Introduction
  • How to Tear Up A Photo With Gimp
  • Even less is even more in modern X
  • Intro to Nested-RAID: RAID-01 and RAID-10
  • Get Linux and FreeBSD hardware info with guide to commands
  • find duplicate songs in your music collection with dupeguru

Review of openSUSE Trademark Guidelines

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SUSE
  • Review of openSUSE Trademark Guidelines
  • Putting our Accessibility Heads Together
  • New OpenSUSE Foundation will still be dominated by Novell

‘Angry birds’ may be coming to Ubuntu

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Gaming
  • ‘Angry birds’ may be coming to Ubuntu
  • M.A.R.S 2D space shooter brings retro pink back into fashion

Timesys Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux
  • Timesys Joins Linux Foundation
  • Broadcom Joins the Linux Foundation
  • Protecode Joins Linux Foundation

VIA's Open Linux Graphics Driver Has Been Defenestrated

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Hardware
Software
  • VIA's Open Linux Graphics Driver Has Been Defenestrated
  • There May Finally Be Better ATI Linux Video Playback
  • Intel Bumps libva: Android & Sandy Bridge Friendly

Open Source HTPC’s That Don’t Suck

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Linux
Software

tech.nocr.at: In our next installment of Distros That Don’t Suck we will be looking at open source HTPC software. Sure you can load up VLC or even use Windows Media player, but having a dedicated solution with a UI that is made for a TV is a lot easier and pleasing.

What is Upstart?

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Software
Interviews

linux-magazine.com: Originally created for use in Ubuntu, Upstart is suitable for deployment in all Linux distributions as an alternative to the System-V init.

4 Open Source Applications for the Visually Impaired

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Software

ostatic.com: When you're visually impaired, getting around the Internet isn't always easy. Fortunately, the open source community takes accessibility very seriously.

Linux on the Door Stop

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Linux

lxer.com: Recently someone on Reddit posted a message noting that they hadn't seen a single article yet declaring 2011 to be the year of the Linux desktop. While I can't do that one, I offer instead a replacement prediction -- 2011 will be the year of Linux on the Door Stop.

Bodhi, a cool little distro!

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Linux

thelinuxscoop.blogspot: The other day I stumbled upon a new distro called Bodhi. The website claims that Bodhi is a minimalistic OS (based on Ubuntu) using the enlightened desktop. I have never had luck using the Enlightment desktop, but I really wanted to try this distro.

Banshee now default in Natty daily builds

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Software
  • Banshee now default in Natty daily builds
  • Fluendo Releases Moovida Pro, Adds Linux Support
  • DVDShrink alternative for Linux Users: K9Copy
  • MusicMe: a transparent music player for Linux
  • Bombono DVD reached 1.0
  • Advance Music Player and Organizer - Clementine

My Top 5 Favorite Open Source Happenings in 2010

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OSS

sourceforge.net: It’s a new year, and as we look to 2011 as the year that open source kicks butt, we should take a few moments to reflect back on 2010. After all, that’s what you’re supposed to do in January, right? Look back, then look ahead, then resolve to be better.

Key open source security benefits

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: When trying to engage in a truly productive exchange of ideas, it is helpful to keep in mind the fact that when something is worth doing, it is usually worth doing for more than one reason. This applies to the security benefits of an open source development model.

LibreOffice – The Likely Future of OpenOffice

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LibO

maketecheasier.com: The Document Foundation will soon release LibreOffice, a community-based fork of OpenOffice which has already received backing from the likes of Canonical, Red Hat, and Google. While the final release is not yet available, we can get our hands on the release candidate which should tell us what kind of changes we’re in for.

6 Lightweight Linux Distributions To Give Your Old PC A New Lease of Life

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Linux

makeuseof.com: If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got at least one old desktop PC or antiquated laptop lying dormant in the attic, cupboard or still under your desk. I’d even hazard a guess you’ve got a CRT monitor and a serial mouse to boot.

FOSS Is Fun – The Unsung Heroes

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OSS

linuxforu.com: There is always an ongoing debate in FOSS circles on how to define a FOSS contributor. What is real FOSS contribution? Who are the elite contributors, and who are the also-rans?

What the WWF has to learn about FOSS

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OSS

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: The WWF must have understood by now that you cannot enter the realm of software development without finding the FOSS community on your way.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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