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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 10:15pm
Story Mirantis looks to China to fuel OpenStack growth Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 10:02pm
Story 7 things to do after installing Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 10:01pm
Story Linux Based Ubuntu Phones: Aquaris E4.5 and E5 Now In Market Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 9:56pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:39pm
Story Jonathan Riddell: Resolving Tension Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:36pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:31pm
Story Leftovers: Servers Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Meet the Ubuntu family Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:27pm

Kubuntu 10.10 review

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Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Gareth Halfacree takes the KDE spin of popular desktop Linux distribution Ubuntu, known as Kubuntu, through its paces…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 384

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Slax - still alive in the Slax Community remix
  • News: Debian updates installer and artwork, Fedora prepares for Btrfs transition, CentOS considers release options, openSUSE includes Galbraith Latency patch, NetBSD interview
  • Questions and answers: Memory usage
  • Released last week: Asturix 3, Jolicloud 1.1, Vinux 3.1
  • New additions: Madbox Linux
  • New distributions: Groovy Arcade Linux, Swift Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Netflix Opens up About Open Source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Even though it is generally accepted that open source is used widely throughout the business world, it doesn't hurt having a few high-profile examples to point to when people doubt its suitability for this role. Obvious ones like Google and Amazon have been joined more recently by the likes of Facebook and Twitter. And now here's another well-known name opening up, Netflix:

Non-Profits Lead The Way With Linux

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Linux

earthweb.com: In this article, I’ll explore which applications have allowed non-profits, libraries and schools to make the move over to Linux and web-based services and away from a licensing nightmare brought to us by our friends in the proprietary software universe.

European Commission IT chief tackles open source lobby over €189m contract

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OSS

computerweekly.com: The European Commission (EC) IT chief has taken the open source lobby to task over a €189m (£158m) deal the EC signed last week, its largest ever software deal.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Good News Out Of Unigine's Linux Game Competition
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 2 Released
  • Application Menu making it’s way to Ubuntu's Firefox
  • Frogatto & Friends
  • The emacs 30 Day Challenge: Using 'gnus' to read mail
  • Future of U.S. economy debated (featuring Jim Whitehurst)
  • Adding default support for Airport remote sinks in PulseAudio
  • AMD's Hiring Another Open-Source Driver Developer
  • YafaRay [Blender 3D's Open Source Raytracing Engine] is a treat
  • Krita 2.3, New Feature #5: Canvas Rotation
  • Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole
  • 'Parenthetical Purge' Movement Seeks Emoticon-Free December
  • Update This!
  • Why I Hate Samba
  • The RSA Algorithm, Humanized ( sorta )
  • why do they think this is OK? continued

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to execute commands when you log out .logout file
  • setsid how to keep commands running after you exit shell prompt
  • WINE tips: Giving each Windows application its own environment
  • Gentoo Love: Intro to Portage Sets
  • How to connect/transfer files over ssh using Nautilus(file manager)
  • Screenshot Grabbing
  • Encrypt Filesystems
  • Windows 7 auto-change background wallpaper functionality in Ubuntu
  • Eva's Great Guide to Ubuntu – Part 2
  • How to stop / disable ping response in Linux
  • Get Your Favourite Gnome Panel Applets in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Which runlevel am I in | Linux

This week in KWin-GLES

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KDE

martin-graesslin.com: Another week is gone and my KWin-GLES branch got further polishing. All developing on the OpenGL ES code is nowadays happening on my notebook using KWin-GLES. So it is already so useable that I can develop on it.

Synapse and a bit about Gnome Dictionary

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: Most computer users should be familiar with Run Application menu entries. Windows includes a menu entry to execute commands from and so do most Linux desktop managers. GnomeDo development halted around a year ago.

Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
  • Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10 Before the New Year
  • Drag and drop close to landing in Unity
  • Goodbye Ubuntu Netbook Edition Maverick, hello Jolicloud

Trine GNU/Linux Testers Wanted

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Frozenbyte the developers of Shadowgrounds and Trine series are looking for GNU/Linux gamers to test their Trine port.

Where did you that open source licensed code from?

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OSS

computerweekly.com: Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. But as software application development experiences increasingly more rapid iterations (especially in Agile development environments) - could open source code licensing and compliance get overlooked?

KDE Release Polishing

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KDE

nienhueser.de: New KDE versions are released every six months nowadays. Roughly three months are spent on developing new features, the other three are devoted to release preparations. "Why does it take that long?"

Being safe with Ubuntu on a USB flash drive

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: One of the best things a Windows user can do for Defensive Computing is to have a bootable copy of Linux on hand. The classic reason being to rescue a broken copy of the operating sytem, but the much more important reason is for on-line banking.

Five meerkat related xmas presents

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Check in below for 5 gloriously bizarre Ubuntu 10.10-related presents that are sure to put a smile (or at least a look of false-gratitude) on your nearest and dearest this yuletide.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 14

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 14 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Back from the GPL Compliance Engineering Workshop in Taipei

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OSS

gnumonks.org: I've been a bit over a week in Taipei, mainly to co-present (with Armijn Hemel) the GPL compliance engineering workshop at Academia Sinica. The workshop was attended by more than 100 representatives of the local IT industry in Taiwan, from both legal and engineering departments.

oh look, it’s the future

chani.wordpress: A year (and a bit) ago, I blogged some crazy predictions for fun. Let’s go back and see how they turned out. Smile

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 153 is out

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SUSE

Desktop application complexity

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Software

jonmasters.org: So it used to be (back in the day), that you would start an application, it would read some configuration, and you would be done. These days we have many bits and pieces that are needed just to get my rhythmbox application to run.

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DragonFlyBSD 5.2.1 Released

While DragonFlyBSD 5.3/5.4 is exciting on the performance front for those making use of the stable DragonFly operating system releases, DragonFlyBSD 5.2.1 is available this week. This is the first and perhaps only point release over DragonFly 5.2.0 that premiered back in April. DragonFlyBSD 5.2 brought stabilization work for HAMMER2 to make it ready for more users, Spectre and Meltdown kernel work, and months worth of other important updates. Read more

Do European Governments Publish Open Source Software?

From time to time I come across news articles about Governmental bodies in Europe adopting the use of Open Source Software. This seems to be a slowly increasing trend. But if European Governments make software for themselves, or are having it made for them, do they publish that software as Open Source? This was a question that came up in a meeting at one of my clients. To find an answer, I asked my friends at the FSFE NL-team and did a Quick Scan. Here are the results. The short answer: Yes, they do! The longer answer: read on. Read more

Openwashing and FOSS FUD

  • Release: The Winemakers Co-Op to Debut Collaborative Wine: Open-Source Chardonnay June 3
  • Facebook open sources Katran networking tool, outlines automation system called Vending Machine [Ed: When surveillance giants are engaging in openwashing campaigns (all the core code is secret and abuses people)...]
  • Facebook Open Sources Katran Load Balancer; Details Network Provisioning Tool
  • Security and Open Source: Open Source Components Save Time but Need to be Closely Monitored [Ed: After Black Duck, Snyk and White Source another anti-FOSS firm spreads its FUD to sell services; ads disguised as 'articles'. Many of them this month, flooding FOSS news.]
    Chris Wysopal, CTO of Veracode, said that “the universal use of components in application development means that when a single vulnerability in a single component is disclosed, that vulnerability now has the potential to impact thousands of applications – making many of them breachable with a single exploit.”.
  • Linux Redis Automated Mining For Worm Analysis and Safety Advice [Ed: Rather old an issue]
    Since Redis has not authorized the disclosure of the attack method of root authority of Linux system, because of its ease-of-use, the hacking behaviors of mining and scanning of Linux services by using this issue have been endless. Among the many cases that handle this problem to invade the server for black production, there is a class of mining that USES this problem and can automatically scan the infected machine with pnscan. The attack has always been there, but it has shown a recent trend of increasing numbers, which has been captured many times, and we've been able to do a specific analysis of it.
  • Turla cyberespionage group switched to open-source malware [Ed: Crackers share code, so let's badmouth FOSS?]
    The Turla cyberespionage group has implemented some new tactics over the last few months incorporating some open-source exploitation tools instead of relying solely on their own creations to run campaigns. ESET researchers found that starting in March the Turla has been leveraging the open-source framework Metasploit to drop the group's proprietary Mosquito backdoor. The group has periodically used open-source hacking tools for other tasks, but ESET believes the group has never before used Metasploit as a first stage backdoor.
  • A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Not Getting Hacked
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Kata Containers 1.0

  • Kata Containers 1.0
    The 1.0 release of Kata Containers is here! Thank you to the more than 40 individuals who have contributed to the first release of Kata Containers and to developing the Kata community.
  • VM-container chimera Kata Containers emerges from lab
    The open source Kata Containers project, an effort to combine the security advantages of virtual machines with the deployment and management advantages of software-based containers, hit its 1.0 milestone on Tuesday. Forged from a merger of Intel’s Clear Containers and Hyper’s runV announced last December, Kata Containers delivers an Open Container Initiative (OCI)-compatible runtime that addresses the downside of traditional container architecture, a shared kernel.
  • Kata Containers Project Releases 1.0 to Build Secure Container Infrastructure
  • Kata Containers 1.0
  • OpenStack Makes its Open Source CI/CD Platform Available to the Wider World
    The OpenStack Foundation made Zuul, an open source continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) platform, into an independent project. Zuul also released version 3 of its software. Zuul was originally developed for OpenStack CI testing and has since attracted contributors and users across many different organizations, including BMW, GoDaddy, OpenLab, and Wikimedia. It’s the third project to be managed by the OpenStack Foundation, joining OpenStack and Kata Containers.