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Story Open-Source Radeon Driver Reworks Audio Code, Adds DisplayPort Audio Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 8:27pm
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D2X-XL: Unique 6 Degrees Of Freedom Game (Descent 2 Mod)

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D2X-XL is an OpenGL mod for the classic 3D game Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6, has all bugs from D2X 0.2.6 fixed and has restored all features from the original D2_3dfx (official Voodoo graphics version). D2X-XL is free and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Everybody Loves Windows 7 - Part 2 (RMS Error)
  • Blog posts are no replacement for documentation
  • Novell Will File Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the US Supreme Court
  • Phonon backends
  • Psystar's $50 hackintosh tool not all it's cracked up to be
  • The quest for a truly open smartphone: can it be done?
  • AbiWord 2.8 Brings Notable Changes
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest
  • KDE 4.3.2 now official in Slackware
  • Accessing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) from Mandriva
  • Intel graphics and gaming, Abiword 2.8.0

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Building The Ultimate KDE Desktop With Arch Linux (Part 1)
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrading To GRUB 2
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrade Your File System To Ext4
  • Linux Kernel /etc/sysctl.conf Security Hardening
  • Preparing An Ubuntu Machine For Upgrade
  • Booting Linux from Internet with boot.kernel.org
  • The cure for everything - chmod 777
  • How to Lift Ubuntu Linux Ram Limit
  • Batch Resize Images Using ImageMagick
  • Inkscape Tutorial - An Isometric Tileset - part 3
  • Seahorse - Encryption Made Easy
  • Convert virtually any video into a DVD-valid MPEG2 stream

Mozilla fixes 16 flaws with Firefox 3.5.4

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla today patched 16 vulnerabilities in Firefox, 11 of them critical, as it updated the open-source browser to version 3.5.4.

Doing the Linux Math

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: Taking the market share for Windows, the number of Linux Users both paying the most for this special "name your price" sale and the fact that they remain customers since they discovered 2dboy...

Fedora's target audience

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Linux

gmane.org: The specific discussion about making the best possible distro has focused in on target audience. This is a sensible (and arguably overdue) step, because to provide a Fedora that satisfies someone, we first have to know who that person is, and differentiate them from the mass of "everyone," and also we need to be clear in what we expect them to be able to do.

Leaked links to Ubuntu koala final

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Ubuntu
  • Leaked links to Ubuntu koala final
  • Dear Mr. Shuttleworth, Canonical, and Ubuntu developers
  • Ubuntu Ready for Another Crack at Netbooks
  • Select fastest mirror for your ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Upgrade
  • An Interview With lisati

How To Enable Networking In Xen Guests On Hetzner's New EQ Servers (Debian Lenny)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable networking in Xen guests (domU) on Hetzner's new EQ servers. With the new EQ servers, you can get up to three additional IPs that are in the same subnet as the server's main IP.

E17 vs KDE 4.3.1

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KDE
Software

intosimple.blogspot: Recently, I have started using KDE 4.3.1 after it came in Gentoo stable tree. I have been using E17 svn versions for quite some time now. I found that with E17 the cpu is relatively cooler. Of course, my benchmarking is not precise yet it shall provide you an overall view. My system is Thinkpad R60.

An office suite for people :)

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Software

opera.com/it-s: Recently I came across a very curious application and it fascinated me so that I decided to share my experience with you guys. The application is in a nutshell an OpenOffice derivative, created by a Chinese company responsible for RedFlag Linux distro. The application suite is called: RedOffice and you can get an experimental Linux version.

Konqueror tips and tricks

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: If you are familar with KDE you know Konqueror. Konqueror used to be one of the finest file managers on the PC desktop – period. But now KDE has migrated toward a simpler, more user-friendly file manager (Dolphin) and pushed Konqueror to serve as a web-browser only. That does not mean Konqueror can not be used as a file manager. It can. In fact, Konqueror can do many things.

Five Interesting GIMP Filters

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GIMP

linux.com: The Gimp is a powerful graphical application that can handle just about any kind of bit-mapped editing job. You can re-touch photos, shrink or enlarge pictures, combine elements using layers, and many other operations with little to moderate effort.

It's On! Ubuntu and Microsoft Going to the Mat

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Microsoft
Ubuntu
  • It's On! Ubuntu and Microsoft Going to the Mat
  • 10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Overview
  • Ubuntu is still rubbish
  • What's new in ubuntu 9.10
  • Inside a Windows 7 house party

KDE 4, please integrate 10 Administrative tools!

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KDE

gnuski.blogspot: I am a big fan of the KDE desktop but their current KDE 4.3.2 release is still missing tools that are required for a 'complete desktop experience', specifically for system administration tasks with a Graphical User Interface.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2: KDE 4.3 Experience

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KDE
SUSE

opensuse.org: The KDE 4 experience in openSUSE has been enhanced daily, and while the desktop environment itself has matured significantly since the last release, there has been a constant focus to provide an outstanding delivery of it in openSUSE 11.2.

Mozilla releases SeaMonkey 2.0

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla releases SeaMonkey 2.0
  • Firefox gains 30m users in eight weeks

Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7

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Microsoft
Mac
Ubuntu
  • Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7
  • Windows 7 is 'Restrictive' for Netbooks, Claims Linux Rival
  • Review: Ubuntu 9.10 v Windows 7
  • Ubuntu's Future Shouldn't Be This Unpredictable
  • Surprise! It's Already Started

X.Org 7.5 released

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Software

Virtual appliances and the Open Virtualization Format

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Linux

Virtual appliance fundamentally changes the way software is delivered, configured, and managed. But the power behind virtual appliances lies in the ability to freely share them among different hypervisors. Discover
a standard solution for virtual appliance interoperability called the Open Virtualization Format.

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Security: Windows 10 Bypass, Slackware OpenJDK Update and More

  • [Older] GHOSTHOOK ATTACK BYPASSES WINDOWS 10 PATCHGUARD
    A bypass of PatchGuard kernel protection in Windows 10 has been developed that brings rootkits for the latest version of the OS within reach of attackers. Since the introduction of PatchGuard and DeviceGuard, very few 64-bit Windows rootkits have been observed; Windows 10’s security, in particular its mitigations against memory-based attacks, are well regarded. Researchers at CyberArk, however, found a way around PatchGuard through a relatively new feature in Intel processors called Processor Trace (Intel PT).
  • [Slackware] OpenJDK 8 security round-up for July ’17
    Sooner than I anticipated, there is an update for OpenJDK 8. Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) announced the release of IcedTea 3.5.0. The new icedtea framework compiles OpenJDK 8 Update 141 Build 15 (8u141_b15). This release includes the official July 2017 security fixes.
  • ROI (Not Security) the Most Immediate IoT Challenge
    According to Defining IoT Business Models, a new report from Canonical, the software company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, device security and privacy (45 percent) falls behind quantifying the return of investment (ROI) of their IoT projects (53 percent) as an immediate challenge. Canonical drew its conclusions from a survey of 361 IoT professionals conducted by IoTNow on behalf of the company.
  • Apply the STIG to even more operating systems with ansible-hardening
    Tons of improvements made their way into the ansible-hardening role in preparation for the OpenStack Pike release next month. The role has a new name, new documentation and extra tests. The role uses the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) produced by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and applies the guidelines to Linux hosts using Ansible. Every control is configurable via simple Ansible variables and each control is thoroughly documented.
  • Open Source Flaw 'Devil's Ivy' Puts Millions of IoT Devices at Risk
    Millions of IoT devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks due to a vulnerability initially discovered in remote security cameras, Senrio reported this week.
  • Microsoft’s secret weapon in ongoing struggle against Fancy Bear? Trademark law [Ed: Microsoft should make a start by stopping the addition of back doors to all its software]
  • SECURITY FOR THE SECURITY GODS! SANDBOXING FOR THE SANDBOXING THRONE
    Last year, probably as a distraction from doing anything else, or maybe because I was asked, I started reviewing bugs filed as a result of automated flaw discovery tools (from Coverity to UBSan via fuzzers) being run on gdk-pixbuf. Apart from the security implications of a good number of those problems, there was also the annoyance of having a busted image file bring down your file manager, your desktop, or even an app that opened a file chooser either because it was broken, or because the image loader for that format didn't check for the sanity of memory allocations.

5 open source tools for developing IoT applications

The internet of things is growing at a staggeringly fast pace, and is quickly coming to revolutionize virtually every aspect of modern life. Aspiring developers hoping to hop on board and profit off the growing phenomenon are constantly looking for the right tools to use. So what are the open source tools best suited for working with the IoT, and where can developers find them? A plethora of open source tools lay at the disposal of any would-be developer eager and wise enough to use them. By utilizing these five, you’ll find yourself tackling challenges and developing successful applications in no time. Read more Related: