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Story SIVEO joins the Mageia community to boost the development of the PULSE software Roy Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 9:49am
Story Refined player: Fedora 23's workin' it like Monday morning Roy Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 9:47am
Story DockerCon and Servers Roy Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 9:42am
Story Bodhi 3.1.1 Released, Fedora 21 EOL, Mint 17.3 Betas Roy Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 2:21am
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Story Changing Tack: Evolving Attitudes to Open Source Roy Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 2:04am
Story How were Linux kernel servers rooted four years ago? Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 1:07am
Story 8 ways Red Hat’s CMO is building a modern marketing strategy Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 12:43am
Story GNOME 3.19.2 unstable tarballs due Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2015 - 12:20am
Story Work Set on Open Source Compiler Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2015 - 11:42pm

Sourceforge Attack: Full Report

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Security
Web

sourceforge.net: As we’ve previously announced, SourceForge.net has been the target of a directed attack. We have completed the first round of analysis, and have a much more solid picture of what happened, the extent of the impact, our plan to reduce future risk of attack.

2011: The Year of Women in FOSS

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OSS

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: In my last blog post, which dealt with an issue tied deeply to testosterone and its effect on the faces of human males who deal with FOSS, it has been brought to my attention that I had ignored a significant portion of the FOSS population; that is, those in FOSS who are not bearded and, for the most part, not male.

12 Thunderbird Addons You Shouldn’t Be Without

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: One of the most common applications people look for is a desktop email application. Thunderbird from Mozilla is a fantastic replacement for Outlook. Much like Firefox, Thunderbird can be customized with any number of addons. These are 12.

EXT4 In Australia

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Linux
  • What Was Said About EXT4 In Australia
  • Videos Of The Graphics Talks From Linux.Conf.Au 2011

Cross linked command line glossary

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Linux

Over 1500 Linux commands cross linked, search-able and easy to use. Don't now exactly what you need. No problem use the glossary to quickly find the exact command needed. http://here2serve.biz

Thinkpad T410 and Kubuntu

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • Thinkpad T410 and Kubuntu
  • 10" Ubuntu Tablet gets priced, spec’d and demoed

MPlayer Is Getting Closer To Version 1.0 Too

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Software

phoronix.com: Version 1.0 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries was released just hours ago after being in development for a long while. But here's another surprise: MPlayer is getting closer to version 1.0 too.

GNUPlot—Plotting is fun

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Software

linuxforu.com: GNUPlot is a portable command-line driven graphing utility for Linux, MS Windows, OSX, and many other platforms. While the source code is copyrighted, it can be freely distributed. GNUPlot supports many types of plots in 2D and 3D, and can draw using lines, points, boxes, contours, vector fields, surfaces, and various associated text, besides Web scripting.

Processor Architecture, Linux, and the Future

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Linux
Hardware

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Twice in the past week I have gotten into discussions with friends about the topic of processor architecture. One of these discussions was about the cell processor.

How to save your Linux screen space

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HowTos

techradar.com: You probably already know that a tiling window manager is one of the alternatives often provided by distributions alongside the standard Gnome or KDE desktops.

Artists should be paid, Part 3: The Big Picture

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Legal

Can artists actually make money on a free software driven free culture project? Having established the motivations and the basic principles in the first two parts, I’m going to look at the big picture here:

Pirate Bay, Decentralised P2P-DNS, ICANN and the law of Unintended Consequences

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Web

The recent kerfuffle over Pirate Bay is too well known to require detailed recounting here. What is really interesting though is where it might just eventually take us in terms of internet freedom.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Version 1.0 Of Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
  • Fuduntu Weekly Update
  • Firefox StayInOnlineMode Prevents Switching State To Offline Mode
  • Join us virtually at FUDCon and share your open source story
  • It's like someone rewrote Plasma from scratch

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Convert bin-cue images to iso in GNU / Linux
  • Equalize / Homogenize brightness on an image
  • How to remaster PCLinuxOS
  • Record your terminal with Script
  • How to play DVD Movies in Ubuntu Linux 10.10
  • create perfectly repeatable textures
  • Text Watermarking in linux
  • How to Change Eye Color with Gimp
  • Subtitle Editor – A subtitle editor based on GStreamer and GTK+ in Ubuntu
  • IPv6 and Your Network (or: What we’ve forgotten about networking)
  • Learning More About Networking

Bodhi Linux Release Candidate Screenshots

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Today the Bodhi team and I are happy to announce our release candidate (0.1.5) is now available to the general public. This disc includes a number of package updates, most notably Firefox beta 10 and EFL 1.0 stable release.

exclusive interview with Linus Torvalds

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Linux
Interviews

omgubuntu.co.uk: Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago.

Maverick boots in 8 seconds on SSD

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Let me be a fanboy for a few minutes and tell you a story about my latest endeavor. Without going into details how I got this machine, I installed it with Maverick, setting a 25GB root, 4GB swap and dedicating the rest to home, formatted with Ext4.

When Is It Time To Switch Operating Systems?

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

lockergnome.com: Every once in a blue moon, the opportunity to re-evaluate exactly which OS is best for a given user comes along. And this can come into play on a number of factors:

openSUSE Weekly News

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SUSE
Ubuntu

Mandriva 2010.2 makes Linux easy

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MDV

mybroadband.co.za: Mandriva Linux's latest release is testament to the work done by developers to make it one of the easiest to use Linux releases ever.

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Games: Riot Games, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Dead Cells

  • Riot Games' anti-cheat software for League also targets Linux users
    This week Riot Games implemented a new anti-cheat software for the game that is meant to limit the number of players who use third-party programs while playing. Most of these programs help users cheat in-game, such as by inputting movement commands for a player to allow them to dodge enemy skillshots. Unfortunately for players who run Linux as their operating system, the new anti-cheat also targets it as a third-party program, preventing them from playing League. Many players took to Reddit and other forums to protest the change, even creating a petition for Riot to add Linux compatibility.
  • Riot Games New Anti-Cheat Could Wipe Out League of Legends Linux Player Base
    ​Riot Games has been working on a new anti-cheat system for League of Legends. There are reports that this update would make the game unplayable for Linux users, because it would make the game incompatible with virtual environments, something Linux users have to employ to play the game.
  • A small but nice update on Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and Linux support
    We've been waiting quite a while for any real news on the Linux port of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation [Official Site]. While we still don't know when, we do know it's still happening.
  • Dead Cells, a 'RogueVania' now has a Beta available for Linux
    Dead Cells mixes in elements of a Rogue-lite with a MetroidVania to create an interesting mix and it's now available on Linux with a Beta. I did notice in the comments of the previous article, that people were debating the choice of article title. I said it was a "rogue-lite metroidvania action-platformer", which was obviously a bit wrong. They've actually coined their own term for it, calling it a "RogueVania".

"Microsoft may find the developers it just paid so much to reach slipping from its grasp."

  • Mixed Reaction
  • After Github purchase, Microsoft remains a relatively untrusted open source player to some
  • What is GitHub?
    GitHub is now the de facto home of open-source software. But Microsoft’s acquisition reignited a debate over the platform’s centrality. Microsoft assures users the service is safe under its stewardship, but many are wary. When Mr Ballmer spoke of developers, he had a specific sort in mind: those using Microsoft’s tools to build projects for Microsoft products. He once called open-source Linux a “cancer”, which would spread uncontrollably. In a sense, his words proved prophetic: today, open-source software is everywhere, from websites to financial markets to self-driving cars. Under Mr Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft has embraced open-source development. In buying GitHub it hopes to gain the trust of developers it once spurned. But some wonder if the change is complete, or if Microsoft will use its newly bought dominance of open-source hosting to push its own products. Alternatives to GitHub—some themselves open-source—wait in the wings. If it is not careful, Microsoft may find the developers it just paid so much to reach slipping from its grasp.

Making Free Software Suffer Using New Laws

  • Free software is at risk in the EU -- take action now
    Members of the European Parliament want to turn upload platforms like GitLab into "censorship machines" that require user-uploaded materials to be monitored and automatically filtered, a process which would prevent modified and reused code from being uploaded. This provision is covered under Article 13 of the Copyright Directive. If Article 13, embedded within the proposal, becomes official policy, it will be impossible for developers to build off of one another's code -- which is not only a blow to the collaborative development of free software, but a push against the basic freedoms of free software. Software isn't free unless it can be modified and shared. Article 13 will affect all users of free software -- as development of free software suffers, the quality and availability of updates, new features, and new programs will also suffer.
  • Open Source Industry Australia Says Zombie TPP Could Destroy Free Software Licensing
    Without the ability to enforce compliance through the use of injunctions, open source licenses would once again be pointless. Although the OSIA is concerned about free software in Australia, the same logic would apply to any TPP-11 country. It would also impact other nations that joined the Pacific pact later, as the UK is considering (the UK government seems not to have heard of the gravity theory for trade). It would presumably apply to the US if it did indeed rejoin the pact, as has been mooted. In other words, the impact of this section on open source globally could be significant. It's worth remembering why this particular article is present in TPP. It grew out of concerns that nations like China and Russia were demanding access to source code as a pre-requisite of allowing Western software companies to operate in their countries. Article 14.17 was designed as a bulwark against such demands. It's unlikely that it was intended to destroy open source licensing too, although some spotted early on that this was a risk. And doubtless a few big software companies will be only too happy to see free software undermined in this way. Unfortunately, it's probably too much to hope that the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade will care about or even understand this subtle software licensing issue. The fate of free software in Australia will therefore depend on whether TPP-11 comes into force, and if so, what judges think Article 14.17 means.

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