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Story MATE 1.8 Arrives in Debian Repositories Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 7:10pm
Story Why the release of RHEL 7 is important to Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:57pm
Story Tizen based Samsung NX1, 28MP sensor camera to launch in September? Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:23pm
Story GNU ddrescue 1.18.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:01pm
Story GCC 4.7.4 Released Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 5:54pm
Story Home Media Center MythTV Gets Massive Update Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 5:21pm
Story What To Expect From The First Ubuntu Smart Devices? Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 5:19pm
Story Mozilla begins repackaging Firefox OS apps for Android Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 4:45pm
Story Randa Meetings Interview One: Cristian Oneț Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 4:29pm
Story Marvell lifts curtain on popular NAS SoC Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 4:06pm

Booksize PC = Good Cheap Alternative Computing

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Hardware

pcmech.com: In 2007 and 2008 the netbook laptop format made a big splash and continues to do so in 2009. But what about having this mini-sized format in a standalone desktop computer? Is there an option and moreover it is cheap?

Open source safety - Tories vindicated ?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: The most surprising thing about George Osborne's recent Open Source announcements was the lack of backlash.

Linux, Windows Seek to Compete

internetnews.com: The variety of Linux distros may be ensuring Linux grabs an ever-increasing share of the enterprise server OS market, Windows pretends to compete against itself, and Apple, well, Apple just doesn't bother.

some odds & ends

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News
  • a small tip for more efficient command line usage on debian

  • Dear Obama: Please consider open-source a waste of your time
  • Open-source software and the law
  • usekde.com - We want you!
  • Deny or allow countries with Apache htaccess
  • Allow VMWare Server to load after reboot without having to rerun vmware-config.pl
  • MS Office is not integrated

The Linux Software Repositories

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: Our word for the day this fine Linux President's Day Monday is “repository.” I admit, it was one of those alien words that buffaloed me when I first started learning.

Which Will Run?: Mint 6, SuSE 11.1, Mandriva 2009 or Antix 8

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: In this post, I describe how I compared 4 distros to run on the old family desktop. I’m presently auditioning for a new distro. PCLinuxOS 2007 has been the family favorite for the past year or so.

The Silly Names Of Linux-Distributions

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Linux

blog.isecore.net: Linux is Free Software. Generally the average person tends to think of “Linux” as simply one operating system, but it’s rather a family of systems. A few minutes ago I found this (swedish-language) thread about why Linux-distributions have such silly names.

Making money with "free-to-play" games

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Gaming

news.cnet.com: Free-to-play games are looking more and more like open source products as commercial entities behind the development and operations figure out ways in which to add value and monetize their user base.

Ubuntu partners with HP on Servers

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: While HP was slow in supporting Linux on the desktop, HP has long supported Linux on the server. HP currently supports RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), Novell's SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), Oracle Enterprise Linux and even the community's own Linux, Debian on its server hardware. Now, HP is about to start supporting Ubuntu on its ProLiant server line.

Top 10 best open source games

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Gaming

tech.blorge.com: While open source development isn’t as prevalent in the gaming industry as it is elsewhere, there’s still a number of freely available open source games that cater to all types of gaming.

Review: Linux Mint 6

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I reviewed Linux Mint 5 Light back in July 2008. Since I wasn’t using VirtualBox at the time, I only tested it as a LiveDVD and that may have been the source of some of my problems testing the software installation. Plus this time I can review the installation process.

You may find you're a Linux geek, too

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Linux

dailynews.com: The free Linux operating system doesn't reveal its charms easily, but charms it has. You just have to know how to make the software work for you.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #129

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #129 for the week of February 8th- February 14th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu LoCo Teams Meeting, New MOTU’s, Rockin’ LoCo Docs Day, Ubuntu Hug Day, and much more.

GIMP 2.6.5 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.6.5 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. As usual, the source can be downloaded from ftp.gimp.org. Binary packages for the various supported platforms should become available soon.

Updated system to 2009.1 beta/Cooker

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Yesterday, I updated my system at home from Mandriva 2009.0 (with lots of personal backports, such as GNOME 2.24.3) to Mandriva Cooker, which rougly corresponds to beta 1 now.

New Plasma themes, new Qt, new Lancelot

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KDE

ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog: First I would like to point out that there are two new Plasma themes on kde-look. Well, at least two *my* new themes. Apart from fixing bugs related to the Qt 4.5, there are some new cool things in Lancelot and its theming mechanism.

10 Firefox themes that don't suck

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: I've gotten several comments since I started writing for DownloadSquad from readers that want to know what Firefox theme I'm running in my screenshots. Since I had some spare time on my hands, I decided it was time to put together a selection of my favorites to share.

Weekend Success - Ubuntu 8.10 on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet: Well, after considerable struggle, it has been a successful weekend. I've been trying since the first day that I got my HP 2133 Mini-Note to get Ubuntu 8.10 installed on it. I decided to bite the bullet and use the text based alternate installer.

Five network tricks for Linux on S/390 systems

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Linux

Linux brings the power of Open Source Unix tools to the S/390 mainframe. All the current versions of standard Unix services may run in a Linux partition gaining the advantages of mainframe hardware.

GNU is Not Unix, but it is 25

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OSS

sdtimes.com: In the earliest days of computers, just about everything could be considered free software. Along the way, software developers change their attitudes and move away from openness toward the proprietary. It was this shift in the hacker culture, as he called it, that eventually led Richard Stallman to strike out on his own in 1983.

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Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 and 'Squad' Might be Coming to GNU/Linux

  • Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 Improves Compatibility For Origin, GOG Galaxy & More
    Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 was released on Sunday as the newest version of this experimental/testing Wine build. This time around there are some exciting new patches. On top of re-basing off Friday's Wine 2.0-rc5 release and continuing to maintain quite a number of patches that haven't yet made their way into mainline Wine, a few more patches were added. Upstream Wine is currently under a code freeze until the 2.0 release later this month but that doesn't stop the Wine-Staging crew.
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    The game uses Unreal Engine and we know already how iffy their Linux support actually is. Hopefully they won't come across too many troubles.

Security News

  • Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February [iophk: "further obscuring"; Ed: See this]
    Microsoft next month will stop issuing detailed security bulletins, which for nearly 20 years have provided individual users and IT professionals information about vulnerabilities and their patches. One patching expert crossed his fingers that Microsoft would make good on its pledge to publish the same information when it switches to a new online database. "I'm on the fence right now," said Chris Goettl, product manager with patch management vendor Shavlik, of the demise of bulletins. "We'll have to see [the database] in February before we know how well Microsoft has done [keeping its promise]."
  • Reflected XSS through AngularJS sandbox bypass causes password exposure of McDonald users
    By abusing an insecure cryptographic storage vulnerability (link) and a reflected server cross-site-scripting vulnerability (link) it is possible to steal and decrypt the password from a McDonald's user. Besides that, other personal details like the user's name, address & contact details can be stolen too.
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    DragonFlyBSD has been working on its (U)EFI support and with the latest Git code its installer now has basic UEFI support.

A Look At The Huge Performance Boosts With Nouveau Mesa 17.0-devel On Maxwell

Landing this week in Mesa 17.0-devel Git was OpenGL 4.3 for NVC0 Maxwell and a big performance boost as well for these GeForce GTX 750 / 900 series NVIDIA "Maxwell" graphics processors. Here are some before/after benchmarks of the performance improvements, which the patch cited as "1.5~3.5x better", when testing a GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 980. Read more Also: Fresh Tests Of Intel Beignet OpenCL

Q4OS 1.8.2, Orion

New version 1.8.2 is based on the the most recent release of stable Debian Jessie 8.7, important security patches have been applied and core system packages have been updated. Q4OS Update manager has been rewritten from scratch to provide a robust and reliable tool for safe system upgrades. Other Q4OS specific fixes and under the hood improvements are delivered as usual. All the updates are immediately available for existing Q4OS users from the regular Q4OS repositories. Most attention is now focused on the development of the testing Q4OS 'Scorpion' version 2.2, based on Debian 9 Stretch. Q4OS 2.2 Scorpion continues to be under development so far, and it will stay as long as Debian Stretch will be testing, the release date is preliminarily scheduled at about the turn of April and May 2017. Q4OS 'Scorpion' will be supported at least five years from the official release date. Read more