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today's leftovers:

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  • HoN Free2Play Week For Everyone
  • Second release candidate for Opera 10.61
  • LibrePlanet 2010: Eben Moglen on the current state of free software
  • Ubuntu Needs a New Sound Theme
  • Ubuntu 10.10 To Ship With Firefox 3.6
  • Gentoo lost and Fedora is losing to OpenSuSe
  • Consider open source appliances for backup
  • Arduino: The Documentary, a Movie About Open Source Hardware
  • Jolicloud: The future is HTML 5
  • Intel Releases PowerTop 1.13 With New Features
  • Frederic Crozat to work for Novell on MeeGo
  • Firefox Falls Further Behind in Browser Wars
  • DebConf 10: Day 1
  • MeeGo 1.0 IVI For Your Car Is Released
  • Official PC-BSD Blog Launched
  • Ubuntu Business (Part Two)
  • One Laptop Per Child Finds New Partners in Sri Lanka Test Run
  • Too Smart for Git
  • Can You Make Money from Open Source+Open Data?
  • Cloud-based RSS reading with Google Reader and Liferea
  • Mandriva paywalls
  • SourceForge's August Project of the Month: Wireshark
  • Seigo: writing a plasma shell

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get to know Linux: Grub2
  • How to set static or fixed IP address using DHCP
  • Conky Colors Makes Your Conky Beautiful In Seconds
  • Compile VLC 1.1.2 on Fedora 13
  • Changing screen resolution at the command line
  • Puppet – server management made easy
  • Load Balancing using the CUPS Print Queues
  • Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 Goddard with Shared /home
  • Christine - Small media player based on Gstreamer
  • New Ubuntu (10.10) Font For (almost) Everyone
  • Dial-up Internet Access With A USB Modem in Ubuntu
  • Debian and Plymouth
  • Use Single Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse To Access Multiple Computers
  • How to convert MP3 to OGG using VLC
  • Solving the Freeze Problem with APT-GET / Synaptic
  • Load Multiple Desktops on One Linux Distribution
  • useful uses of OpenSSH
  • Get all the required Process Information and Statistics - Psinfo
  • create a free audio link over the Internet using an old PC
  • Creating UI Mockups in Inkscape Video Tutorial
  • Protect Linux Against Overflow Exploits
  • Using Checkinstall To Build Packages From Source

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 3 Linux Mint 9

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Linux

g33q.co.za: I am writing this from Linux Mint 9 KDE4. Already I am feeling very at home with it. Is Linux Mint 9 the KDE nirvana I am looking for?

Top 10 Avant Window Navigator AWN Themes #Part 2

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Software

linuxnov.com: Been a long time for changing Avant window Navigator theme, found really cool collection on deviantart, you will find many themes appropriate for your desktop and installed themes you have even it was dark theme or bright theme.

Debian Developer Conference Underway in New York City

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Linux

eweek.com: The tenth annual Debian Developer Conference has opened in New York City. DebConf 2010 is the first time the event has been held in the United States.

Users are sticking to Windows XP

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Microsoft

theinquirer.net: Even after dumping support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), the Vole is still finding it hard to get people to move off Windows XP and onto Windows 7.

4 Educational Linux Distributions

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: As you may know, the Linux and open source community provides a wealth of free operating systems. Today, we'll review 4 different desktop distributions specifically designed for educational and academic use.

going on in the Plasma worlds

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: ... lots has been going on in the Plasma worlds, including:

Red Hat - GNOME Contribution Press Release

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Linux
Software
  • GNOME Study Shows Red Hat Desktop Development Lead (PR)
  • Shuttleworth and DeKoenigsberg Kiss and Make-up
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #204

IT Lure Search Distro Hoppin`: Pinguy OS

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Linux

itlure.com: Yes, yes, ANOTHER Ubuntu based distribution... This OS is based on the latest release of Ubuntu - 10.04 - and comes with both 32- and 64-bit editions.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 365

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Linux Fund)
  • News: Improvements to DTrace in FreeBSD, guides to networking and changes in the openSUSE project
  • Questions and answers: A comparison of BSD and Linux
  • Released last week: Clonezilla, Linux Mint, GhostBSD
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

What's new in Linux 2.6.35

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Linux

h-online.com: Measures to support the power saving mechanisms of AMD graphics chips, network code optimisations for multi-core processors, features for de-fragmenting the working memory and an improved support of the power management and turbo features offered by modern processors are KL 2635 Logo among the highlights of the new kernel version.

Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux Desktop

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Linux

phoronix.com: For those not familiar with Calculate Linux Desktop (Calculate is ranked as the 81st most popular Linux distribution according to DistroWatch), it along with Calculate Directory Server and Calculate Linux Scratch make up the Calculate Linux family. Calculate Linux is described by its developers as "an optimized distribution designed for rapid deployment in a corporate environment.

Quick Impressions of openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

techgage.com: About two weeks ago, the openSUSE Project released version 11.3 of its popular Linux distribution, and after putting it off for quite a while, I decided to give the latest version a download and see what SUSE has been up to.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Air Forte Released
  • Linux in the Movies
  • AppArmor Is Going Into The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel
  • Linux Again
  • New Beautiful Screenshots Coming to KDE
  • The Adventures of Rick Rocket v1.1
  • Linux light - SalixOS 13.1 "LXDE" Edition
  • DeKoenigsberg Backpedals
  • Elegant Gnome (Theme) Pack
  • Indonesia Defense Ministry wins open-source award
  • Linux Outlaws 160 - Outlaws Ride Twingos

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • “Indicator Applet Complete” has quit unexpectedly
  • Clone your Linux disk with ddrescue
  • How to enable the btrfs Anaconda option on Fedora 13
  • Hair-Saving Tip: MySQL import/export permissions
  • Some things to do after an openSUSE installation
  • How To Change The Mouse Cursor Theme In Ubuntu With Compiz
  • Encrypt files with GnuPG
  • Disable screensaver and make Display never sleep in Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to make a Globe/Planet photo manipulation in GIMP
  • Shell trick: CRLF to LF
  • screen-message prompt for Awesome

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 2 Why Not openSUSE 11.3?

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SUSE

g33q.co.za: I have spent more than a week with openSUSE 11.3 KDE4. Right now I am downloading Linux Mint 9 KDE. I have not decided on my perfect KDE4 distro, but openSUSE 11.3 is a really strong contender.

Why I prefer the Linux desktop for software development

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Linux

vbsteven.be: I’ve been a full time Linux user for the past 6 years. In this post I’ll try to explain why I prefer the Linux desktop for doing all my software development work.

Ubuntu is ‘Free’, ‘Better’ & ‘Worth a Try’

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Ubuntu

brajeshwar.com: It’s time for a change. Your computer can be better – it can be fun, fast and easier to use.

Overview: Common Linux desktops

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KDE
Software

linuxgazette.net: Something most new Linux users often struggle to understand is the concept of desktop environments. What a desktop environment actually is, I feel, gets further clouded when users start exploring different "spins" of a distro (short for distribution).

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today's leftovers

  • MX Linux Review of MX-17 – For The Record
    MX Linux Review of MX-17. MX-17 is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. It’s XFCE based, lightning fast, comes with both 32 and 64-bit CPU support…and the tools. Oh man, the tools available in this distro are both reminders of Mepis past and current tech found in modern distros.
  • Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots
    Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users. SamMobile reported the other day that Samsung halted all Android 8.0 Oreo rollouts for its Galaxy S8/S8+ series of Android smartphones after approximately a week since the initial release. But only today Samsung published a statement to inform user why it stopped the rollouts, and the cause appears to be related to a limited number of cases of unexpected reboots after installing the update.
  • Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian
    The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and automotive space. This blog series highlights the companies contributing to the changes and growth being made to the Xen Project and how the Xen Project technology bolsters their business.
  • Initial Intel Icelake Support Lands In Mesa OpenGL Driver, Vulkan Support Started
    A few days back I reported on Intel Icelake patches for the i965 Mesa driver in bringing up the OpenGL support now that several kernel patch series have been published for enabling these "Gen 11" graphics within the Direct Rendering Manager driver. This Icelake support has been quick to materialize even with Cannonlake hardware not yet being available.
  • LunarG's Vulkan Layer Factory Aims To Make Writing Vulkan Layers Easier
    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.

Logstash 6.2.0 Released, Alfresco Grabbed by Private Equity Firm

  • Logstash 6.2.0 Release Improves Open Source Data Processing Pipeline
    The "L" in the ELK stack gets updated with new features including advanced security capabilities. Many modern enterprises have adopted the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to collect, process, search and visualize data. At the core of the ELK stack is the open-source Logstash project which defines itself as a server-side data processing pipeline - basically it helps to collect logs and then send them to a users' "stash" for searching, which in many cases is Elasticsearch.
  • Alfresco Software acquired by Private Equity Firm
    Enterprise apps company taken private in a deal that won't see a change in corporate direction. Alfresco has been developing its suite of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) technology since the company was founded back in June of 2005. On Feb. 8, Alfresco announced that it was being acquired by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL). Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

Servers and GPUs: Theano, DevOps, Kubernetes, AWS

  • Open Source Blockchain Computer Theano
    TigoCTM CEO Cindy Zimmerman says “we are excited to begin manufacturing our secure, private and open source desktops at our factory in the Panama Pacifico special economic zone. This is the first step towards a full line of secure, blockchain-powered hardware including desktops, servers, laptops, tablets, teller machines, and smartphones.” [...] Every component of each TigoCTM device is exhaustively researched and selected for its security profile based especially on open source hardware, firmware, and software. In addition, devices will run the GuldOS operating system, and open source applications like the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash blockchains. This fully auditable stack is ideal for use in enterprise signing environments such as banks and investment funds.
  • Enterprises identify 10 essential tools for DevOps [Ed: "Source code repository" and other old things co-opted to promote the stupid buzzword "devops"]
    Products branded with DevOps are everywhere, and the list of options grows every day, but the best DevOps tools are already well-known among enterprise IT pros.
  • The 4 Major Tenets of Kubernetes Security
    We look at security from the perspective of containers, Kubernetes deployment itself and network security. Such a holistic approach is needed to ensure that containers are deployed securely and that the attack surface is minimized. The best practices that arise from each of the above tenets apply to any Kubernetes deployment, whether you’re self-hosting a cluster or employing a managed service. We should note that there are related security controls outside of Kubernetes, such as the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (S-SDLC) or security monitoring, that can help reduce the likelihood of attacks and increase the defense posture. We strongly urge you to consider security across the entire application lifecycle rather than take a narrow focus on the deployment of containers with Kubernetes. However, for the sake of brevity, in this series, we will only cover security controls within the immediate Kubernetes environment.
  • GPUs on Google’s Kubernetes Engine are now available in open beta
    The Google Kubernetes Engine (previously known as the Google Container Engine and GKE) now allows all developers to attach Nvidia GPUs to their containers. GPUs on GKE (an acronym Google used to be quite fond of, but seems to be deemphasizing now) have been available in closed alpha for more than half a year. Now, however, this service is in beta and open to all developers who want to run machine learning applications or other workloads that could benefit from a GPU. As Google notes, the service offers access to both the Tesla P100 and K80 GPUs that are currently available on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • AWS lets users run SAP apps directly on SUSE Linux
  • SUSE collaborates with Amazon Web Services toaccelerate SAP migrations

Chrome and Firefox

  • The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter.
    Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an "ad filter"—which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an "ad blocker." EFF welcomes the elimination of the worst ad formats. But Google's approach here is a band-aid response to the crisis of trust in advertising that leaves massive user privacy issues unaddressed. Last year, a new industry organization, the Coalition for Better Ads, published user research investigating ad formats responsible for "bad ad experiences." The Coalition examined 55 ad formats, of which 12 were deemed unacceptable. These included various full page takeovers (prestitial, postitial, rollover), autoplay videos with sound, pop-ups of all types, and ad density of more than 35% on mobile. Google is supposed to check sites for the forbidden formats and give offenders 30 days to reform or have all their ads blocked in Chrome. Censured sites can purge the offending ads and request reexamination. [...] Some commentators have interpreted ad blocking as the "biggest boycott in history" against the abusive and intrusive nature of online advertising. Now the Coalition aims to slow the adoption of blockers by enacting minimal reforms. Pagefair, an adtech company that monitors adblocker use, estimates 600 million active users of blockers. Some see no ads at all, but most users of the two largest blockers, AdBlock and Adblock Plus, see ads "whitelisted" under the Acceptable Ads program. These companies leverage their position as gatekeepers to the user's eyeballs, obliging Google to buy back access to the "blocked" part of their user base through payments under Acceptable Ads. This is expensive (a German newspaper claims a figure as high as 25 million euros) and is viewed with disapproval by many advertisers and publishers.
  • Going Home
  • David Humphrey: Edge Cases
  • Experiments in productivity: the shared bug queue
    Over the next six months, Mozilla is planning to switch code review tools from mozreview/splinter to phabricator. Phabricator has more modern built-in tools like Herald that would have made setting up this shared queue a little easier, and that’s why I paused…briefly
  • Improving the web with small, composable tools
    Firefox Screenshots is the first Test Pilot experiment to graduate into Firefox, and it’s been surprisingly successful. You won’t see many people talking about it: it does what you expect, and it doesn’t cover new ground. Mozilla should do more of this.