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Thinking About X

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  • Thinking About X
  • Why Ubuntu Linux Is a Good Business Choice
  • Making Our World More Respectful
  • Huge Ubuntu Changes to Come (Unity review)
  • The X.Org Plans In Ubuntu 11.04, Again

10 Myths & Reasons

  • 10 Reasons Open Source Is Good for Business
  • Ten myths that plague Linux

Kraft - A Useful Tool for Invoices etc.

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Software If you are doing contracting or have a small business, you want to have some inexpensive tools to help you do your paperwork, such as offers and invoices, in an efficient and professional manner.

Fusion Linux 14 - Distro Review

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Fusion Linux aims to do for Fedora what distros such as Linux Mint, PinguyOS, and Zorin did for Ubuntu. It aims to alleviate much of the messy setup work that is required to get a fully functional desktop.

Linux Commands for 99 Bottles of Beer

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Humor Linux server admins need good scripting skills and command-line chops, but who says they can't be fun? Learn Bash Karaoke with 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, quickly find disk hogs, and display used/free disk space.

Casting My Vote for Fedora 14

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  • Casting My Vote for Fedora 14
  • Fedora 14 - A Take On Its New Features
  • Fedora 14 - A very smooth release!

Is Shuttleworth Crazy, Brave, or Smart?

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Ubuntu Last week Mark Shuttleworth dropped the bomb that the next release of Ubuntu, 11.04, would ship with Unity as the default window manager. But yesterday he went even further - he announced that Ubuntu would be moving to Wayland graphical server as well. Has Shuttleworth lost his mind? Or does he know something we don't?

Gnash Supporters Offer Cash for Open-Source Flash Player

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Software In a perfect world, open-source development would always be done for free. And in an even more perfect world, Adobe would not have a monopoly on a technology as ubiquitous as Flash. But because utopia, alas, remains elusive, supporters of the Gnash project recently announced a contest -

What Microsoft Linux Would Mean

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: Telling me that it is a bad idea does no good. Like that bad song you hear on your clock radio first thing in the morning and it stays in your head all day, it is an idea that won’t go away.

Why I Prefer Debian to RHEL: Top 5 Reasons

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: RHEL still remains the fodder for all those academicians and enterprises. For example, if you want pursue a course in Linux you are advised to do RHEL cos that's what enterprises care. I'd choose Debian over RHEL. Why?

Pardus 2011 on the way with new goodies

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Linux Pardus Linux, a popular independent distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, will be releasing version 2011 in the coming weeks and with it lots of nice updates and improvements.

Review: SalixOS 13.1.2 KDE

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Linux Ever heard of SalixOS? Well, it’s only the best (hands-down?) Slackware based Operating System!

Seeing the light

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  • Seeing the light
  • Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland
  • Is Canonical’s Unity Move Divisive?
  • Ubuntu's risky leap: Unity on Wayland
  • Linux beyond X: Shuttleworth contemplates Wayland
  • After Gnome Shell, Ubuntu Ditches X Server
  • Ubuntu Linux moving to Wayland from X is a Natty move

MeeGo 1.1 Netbook vs. Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook

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  • Initial Findings: MeeGo 1.1 Netbook vs. Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook
  • Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 2, KDE Plasma Netbook

today's leftovers:

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  • A ncurses based VLC audio player for console - nVLC
  • Run…Or Help Run!
  • AskUbuntu Extension for Chrome, Firefox & Opera 11
  • EasyImageSizer - Programe to batch reduce filesize of images
  • Going Linux Nov 05: #119 - Listener Feedback
  • Is Your Business Compliant with Open Source Licenses?
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Sabayon Linux 5.4 “Experimental Spins”: Stable release
  • Can The Unigine Engine Get Any Better? Yes, And It Has.
  • The White House gets opens source
  • 8 (More) Free and Open Source Project Management Software
  • The Unsaid Document Foundation (talkbacks)
  • Linux Link Tech Show #374 11 03 10
  • More Upside For Red Hat?
  • Five Hosting Sites In the Top 41
  • Governments want more commercial out of commercial open source
  • Heroes of Newerth 1.0.17 Released

some howtos:

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  • How to add Broadcom 43xx wireless to Scientific Linux 5.5
  • Clear The Cache From Memory
  • Whatis internal dummy connection in Apache
  • Fedora14 behind a proxy | solved
  • Embedding Python In Apache2 With mod_python
  • Build A Linux Web Server With An Old Computer [Part 1]
  • Configuring a static 6in4 tunnel in Gentoo
  • Intro to Linux Virtual Server
  • Two Methods for Changing Your Password in Ubuntu
  • How to dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7
  • Ridding Fedora of Unwanted Software Repositories
  • Check the filesize or disk space usage of directories/files using du
  • Updating the squashfs with an external rootfs
  • Speed up Internet access by using Persistent DNS caching with Pdns Ubuntu

Six Secrets of Open Source Community Building

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Drupal The Drupal content management system (CMS) is one of the most successful open source projects on the Internet today, thanks in no small part to its community.

Linux E-Readers are evolving into Android-tablets I have no doubt that Linux-based tablets will eventually be winners. I knew that dedicated e-readers would die off. What I didn't see happening was that the e-reader vendors would also see that happening and start transforming their Android Linux-powered e-reader devices into tablets.

Blender – A Powerful Free Cross-Platform 3D Content Creation Suite

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Software As anyone who has ever dabbled in 3D modeling will tell you – it sure ain’t easy. Becoming proficient in any powerful software suite takes time, patience, trial and error – and yet more patience. That’s where Blender comes in.

Kubuntu 10.10 aka Maverick Meerkat Review

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Ubuntu Kubuntu 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, a debian based distro with KDE Desktop environment and is derived from Ubuntu. The latest version of the distro was released on Oct 10, 2010 and has all the application one would need for their day-to-day use.

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today's leftovers

  • CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes
    Harry (Lei) Zhang, together with the CTO of HyperHQ, Xu Wang, will present “CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018, May 2-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation will clarify about more about CRI, container runtimes, KataContainers and where they are going. Please join them if you are interested in learning more.
  • Meet Gloo, the ‘Function Gateway’ That Unifies Legacy APIs, Microservices, and Serverless
    Gloo, a single binary file written in Go, can be deployed as a Kubernetes pod, in a Docker container, and now also on Cloud Foundry. The setup also requires a copy of Envoy, though the installation process can be greatly simplified through additional software developed by the company, TheTool. The user then writes configuration objects to capture the workflow logic.
  • Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?

    The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF, all while guaranteeing a non-disruptive transition for Linux users.

  • The developer of Helium Rain gave an update on their sales, low overall sales but a high Linux percentage
    Helium Rain [Steam, Official Site], the gorgeous space sim from Deimos Games is really quite good so it's a shame they've seen such low overall sales. In total, they've had around 14,000€ (~$17,000) in sales which is not a lot for a game at all. The good news, is that out of the two thousand copies they say they've sold, a huge 14% of them have come from Linux. It's worth noting, that number has actually gone up since we last spoke to them, where they gave us a figure of 11% sales on Linux.
  • Want to try Wild Terra Online? We have another load of keys to give away (update: all gone)
    Wild Terra Online [Steam], the MMO from Juvty Worlds has a small but dedicated following, now is your chance to see if it's for you.
  • Arch Linux Finally Rolling Out Glibc 2.27
    Arch Linux is finally transitioning to glibc 2.27, which may make for a faster system. Glibc 2.27 was released at the start of February. This updated GNU C Library shipped with many performance optimizations particularly for Intel/x86_64 but also some ARM tuning and more. Glibc 2.27 also has memory protection keys support and other feature additions, but the performance potential has been most interesting to us.
  • Installed nvidia driver
  • Stephen Smoogen: Fedora Infrastructure Hackathon (day 1-5)
  • Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018
    The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects.
  • Costales: UbuCon Europe 2018 | 1 Week to go!!
    We'll have an awesome weekend of conferences (with 4 parallel talks), podcasts, stands, social events... Most of them are in English, but there will be in Spanish & Asturian too.
  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports.

OSS Leftovers

  • IRS Website Crash Reminder of Debacle as OMB Pushes Open Source
    OMB is increasingly pushing agencies to adopt open source solutions, and in 2016 launched a pilot project requiring at least 20 percent of custom developed code to be released as open source – partly to strengthen and help maintain it by tapping a community of developers. OMB memo M-16-21 further asks agencies to make any code they develop available throughout the federal government in order to encourage its reuse. “Open source solutions give agencies access to a broad community of developers and the latest advancements in technology, which can help alleviate the issues of stagnated or out-dated systems while increasing flexibility as agency missions evolve over time,” says Henry Sowell, chief information security officer at Hortonworks Federal. “Enterprise open source also allows government agencies to reduce the risk of vendor lock-in and the vulnerabilities of un-supported software,” he adds.
  • Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.

    Migrations are both essential and frustratingly frequent as your codebase ages and your business grows: most tools and processes only support about one order of magnitude of growth before becoming ineffective, so rapid growth makes them a way of life. This isn't because they're bad processes or poor tools, quite the opposite: the fact that something stops working at significantly increased scale is a sign that it was designed appropriately to the previous constraints rather than being over designed.

  • Gui development is broken

    Why is this so hard? I just want low-level access to write a simple graphical interface in a somewhat obscure language.

OpenBSD and NetBSD

Security: Twitter and Facebook

  • Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising in Jan

    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.