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Story Ubuntu 15.10 Release Schedule Firmed Up Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:59pm
Story Open source as a path to innovation Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:52pm
Story How open source disrupted the CMS market Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Lemon Pi, a powerful Raspberry Pi Clone Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Windows 10 vs Ubuntu – Which OS Will Be The First? Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:35pm
Story Is Red Hat ready for the Internet of Things? Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:32pm
Story Dell Launches Cheap Ubuntu-Powered Inspiron 15 3000 Series Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:23pm
Story Google developing “Brillo” Internet of Things OS based on Android Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Misplaced ire toward Ubuntu and Canonical is hurting Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Ubuntu & the Windows Subscription Gambit Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:10pm

Ubuntu: Consumer ready, Enterprise grade.

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Ubuntu

fewt.com: What's the best new feature coming to Lucid? You could even call this one Lucid's killer feature.

Let he who is without proprietary features cast the first stone

blogs.the451group: If the recent debate about open core licensing has proven one thing, it is that the issue of combining proprietary and open source code continues to be a controversial one.

Becoming a "Linux Security Artist"

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Security

linux.com: After forty years in the commercial computing business, the one idea that has been drilled into me by security professionals is the fact that there is no such thing as a secure computer system, only levels of insecurity.

Installing Linux on a Thinkpad X40 with a CF Drive

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Linux

gnuru.org: The IBM ThinkPad X40 was one of the greatest lightweight ultra-portables of the time. Replacing the hard drive either with an original Hitachi 1.8" drive or a flash-based drive was out of the question. Fortunately, there is an alternative.

Oracle set to disclose MySQL plans next week

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Software

computerworld.com (IDG): MySQL users are set to receive fresh information about Oracle's road map for the open-source database during a keynote address by chief corporate architect Edward Screven at Tuesday's O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Why Is Free, Open Source Software So Great?

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OSS

blog.flameeyes.eu: Since people wishfully read my previous posts criticising (part of) the GNU project as a wide-area attack on Free Software, I would like this time to post some positive thoughts on the greatness of Free Software altogether.

Mandriva Announces Arnaud Laprévote as CEO

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva today announced that its board of directors has named Arnaud Laprévote on the 24th of March to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer.

First Debian Mini Conference to be held in Germany

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the first Debian Mini Conference in Germany will take place on the 10th and 11th of June in Berlin as a subconference of this year's LinuxTag.

12 Things New About Upcoming Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: The next major update of Ubuntu code named Ubuntu Lucid Lynx is scheduled to arrive in April 2010. Even though Ubuntu 10.04 is going to be an LTS release, a complete overhaul is on the cards. Lets take a peek at what's coming in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

How it works: Linux audio explained

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: There's a problem with the state of Linux audio, and it's not that it doesn't always work. The issue is that it's overcomplicated.

6 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro

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Software

maketecheasier.com: While it’s hard to make the claim that there aren’t enough Linux distros out there, it’s also hard to escape the fact that no distribution is all things to all people. There are all kinds of reasons to consider rolling your own, but many people never make the attempt because it seems like such a huge undertaking.

Drupal 6 Hosting With nginx And PHP-FastCGI On Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Drupal is a great CMS but is a bit hefty when you host it on bargain-basement shared hosting, and virtual private servers are great but memory-constrained at the low-end. Apache can be a big offender when it comes to resource usage, so a nice alternative is nginx, a fast, light-weight and efficient http server that supports PHP via PHP-FastCGI. So this is a pretty slick setup for hosting Drupal, and I've taken a few different howtos and forum posts to put together this guide, which should have all you need in one stop, including a working URL rewrite config.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Top 5 Firefox addons that enhance your web experience
  • Interview With Zeev Suraski – CTO Zend, Co-creator PHP
  • KDE Teams over the years
  • MacBook 2.1 : The Best Linux Distro
  • From openSUSE 11.2 to Kubuntu 9.10 - Part 1
  • Open sound series: Part 1 - The Freesound Project
  • What I Have Against Contextual Design and Personas
  • C is number one!
  • AMD Launches FirePro V8800 Graphics Card
  • The future of MySQL in a post-Sun world
  • You like Linux? Tell it to the world
  • New element discovered: Ununseptium
  • Bug fixing in Gentoo: How we are performing #2
  • PaleXO is Deploying OLPC to Palestinian Schools
  • CompTIA and Linux Professional Institute Join Forces
  • Linux Outlaws 144 - No Muppetry Included

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Aspell: Command line spell check
  • Improve NVidia Laptop Graphics Performance in Ubuntu
  • How to install Monitorix in Ubuntu 9.10 Server
  • Unix How-To: the Linux /etc/inittab file
  • Commandline Tips
  • Create Cool ASCII Text Banners from the Linux Terminal
  • ODF Performance Tip #1: Don’t re-compress images
  • Sharing Thunderbird's profile between Linux and Windows

The Difference a Decade Makes

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Software

linux-magazine.com: I spent part of the last week reviewing GNOME 2.30. As I worked, I kept returning to the fact that 2.30 is probably the last release of the GNOME 2.0 series, which began in June 2002.

10th Anniversary of Linux for the Mainframe: Beginning to Today

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Linux

eweek.com: 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Linux for the mainframe. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Bill Claybrook delves into the 10-year history of Linux for the mainframe, discussing its first deployments, advantages and appropriate workloads, as well as its current market outlook, cost of ownership and available applications.

KGB Says: The Best Linux is Ubuntu or Fedora

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Linux

daniweb.com: Last night while watching my usual list of recorded television programs, I saw a commercial for KGB, the company that begs you to text them with your questions. I posed the following question using her cell phone: "Which Linux distribution is the best for new users?"

IBM’s Open Source Patent Pledge

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OSS

linuxfoundation.org: To get to the bottom of things I contacted Dan Frye, VP of Open Systems Development at IBM and member of the Linux Foundations board of directors, to “say it wasn’t so.” Fortunately all of us can breathe easy - IBM remains true to their word. Here is the note I received from Dan which is very clear:

Hidden Linux : KSnapshot

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KDE
Software

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: KSnapshot is KDE's in-built screenshot grabber. Just hit the PrtScr key and you can save a screenshot in a wide range of formats.

The Best New User Distribution is not Necessarily Ubuntu

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: For some time now I have watched Canonical grab headlines touting its ‘buntu releases, such as Ubuntu and Kubuntu, as “newbie” friendly. Much of the IT press goes along with this marketing scheme. But, is Ubuntu truly the “best” new user distribution?

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today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
  • MX 17 Beta 2
  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

Red Hat: OpenStack and Financial News

Security: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire

  • Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accounts

    The researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the stolen credentials can successfully be used by cyber crooks to gain access to functioning Google accounts.

  • Data breaches, phishing, or malware? Understanding the risks of stolen credentials

    Drawing upon Google as a case study, we find 7--25\% of exposed passwords match a victim's Google account.

  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with 10 women across North America and Marquis-Boire's home country of New Zealand who say that they were assaulted by him in episodes going back years. A woman that The Verge gave the pseudonym "Lila," provided The Verge with "both a chat log and a PGP signed and encrypted e-mail from Morgan Marquis-Boire. In the e-mail, he apologizes at great length for a terrible but unspecified wrong. And in the chat log, he explicitly confesses to raping and beating her in the hotel room in Toronto, and also confesses to raping multiple women in New Zealand and Australia."