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Story Analysts debate IBM’s open-source strategies | #IBMinsight Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:59pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:57pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:54pm
Story San Francisco Considers Pioneering Open Source Voting Machine Software Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:52pm
Story Fedora 20 Through Fedora 23 Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:43pm
Story Raspberry Pi Nows Run Any Ubuntu, but not GNOME, KDE, Unity Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Google Adds New "Chell" Chromebook & New Coreboot Graphics Library Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:40pm
Story Lumina Desktop 0.8.7 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Solu Mini-PC Taps Linux for Organic Cloud UI Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:29pm
Story SUSE Offers Beta Preview of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:22pm

How to Become a KDE Developer

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  • How to Become a KDE Developer
  • People behind Debian: David Kalnischkies, an APT developer

I have one! (chrome netbook)

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OS
Hardware

peddicord.net: A few days ago, I ordered a book for my classes next quarter on Amazon. Came back home today thinking that it might have arrived, and found a package on my doorstep. I quickly opened it up to make sure it was the right book, and, wait... what is that?

The frustration is mounting

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OSS

socceroosd.blogspot: Here's a few issues that are having me retreat to the bathroom to contain myself from bursting out in utter frustration at the stubbornness of the humans around me:

Linux Can Deliver A Faster Gaming Experience Than Mac OS X

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Linux

phoronix.com: Here's an additional set of tests showing the measurable leads of NVIDIA Linux over Mac OS X with Apple's NVIDIA driver.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 14 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 14 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 14 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Novell Looks Back and Looks Ahead Amid Attachmate Deal
  • 'Tis the Season for Rolling Releases
  • New version of OpenSSL fixes two vulnerabilities
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 7th November 2010
  • 20% CAGR for GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Certification: 101
  • Linux New Media Awards 2011: Choose Favorite Distribution
  • Want to present your thesis? Please be compatible with Windows
  • Humble Bundle 2; Alpha Vid
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 23
  • Curing “Shy Developer Syndrome”
  • Red Hat mulls offers to relocate corporate HQ
  • UBS AG Boosts Price Target on Red Hat
  • MariaDB 5.1.53 And 5.2.4 Released
  • Stable kernel updates

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a GTK+ application on Linux with Objective-C
  • Using Variables That are Read Only
  • How to Compile Banshee 1.9.0 on Ubuntu
  • How to upgrade SLAX
  • change DNS without downtime
  • install openshot in ubuntu
  • 'Directory Cleaner And Files Organizer' Updated With Command Line Version

Sabayon to Bring Christmas Surprise

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The holidays are upon us and many are running around trying to get loved ones shiny boxes to open Christmas morning. Oftentimes, Linux users get a cute plush penguin or a cool book. But sometimes surprises come from the most unexpected places.

Public sector eyes free software

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OSS

montrealgazette.com: The province's public sector will favour free computer software, like the Linux operating system and the OpenOffice suite of applications, over commercial software, like Microsoft Corp.'s Windows and Office applications.

Opera 11 Browser maintains its Small Cult-like Following after 15 years

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Software

brajeshwar.com: Opera’s browser has developed a small cult-like following since its inception in 1996, its following based primarily on its speed, innovation and open-source ideals.

Linux Mint 10: A Perfect 10?

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Linux Mint is back and better than ever with the Linux Mint 10 release. Though it’s not a massive update on Linux Mint 9, this comes with enough polish and new features that it’s well worth the upgrade.

Billion Dollar Open Source Companies? There Are Lots of Them

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networkworld.com: In the year 2011 we will in all likelihood see the first company to reach a billion dollars in revenue with an open source focused model. Dan Woods over on Forbes.com has an excellent piece highlighting Red Hat as the first and probably only company in the foreseeable future to reach this truly epic milestone. I think there are many open source companies generating a billion dollars.

Happy Birthday Scribus

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Software

rants.scribus.net: It is hard to believe Scribus is almost an adolescent. Just yesterday, Scribus turned ten years old, with the first bits of code written by Franz Schmid in December 2000. A few months later, it was linked on Freshmeat and then, well…

Ubuntu 10.10: A Couple of Gripes

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: I like Ubuntu 10.10, and thought it introduced some fantastic new features when it debuted in October 2010. Lately, however, my enthusiasm for the release has been clouded by lingering problems.

Firefox 3.6.13 Update Available

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: Just like promised Mozilla has delivered an update to the stable branch of the Firefox web browser. The update, which is released on the same day as the Mozilla Thunderbird update, fixes several security and stability issues in the web browser, making it a recommended update for all Firefox 3.6.12 and earlier users.

Enter Mandriva's Wallpaper Contest

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MDV

ostatic.com: As with previous version, Mandriva is holding a contest to bulk up its wallpaper choices in the upcoming release, Mandriva 2010.2.

Geeks.com Gives Full Refund When New Ubuntu Distribution Breaks Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

consumerist.com: Adam ordered an older netbook from geeks.com. When it arrived, the wireless Internet didn't work, so he upgraded the version of Ubuntu Linux from 8.04 to 10.04. This just broke almost everything else.

OStatic's Superguide to Free, Open Source Tools

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Software

ostatic.com: On a regular basis, we at OStatic round up our ongoing collections of open source resources, tutorials, reviews and project tours.

The Web on the Console

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Software
HowTos

linuxjournal.com: The console isn't the wasteland it might seem. Lots of utilities are available for surfing the Web and also for downloading or uploading content.

Testing MEPIS 11 Alpha 4

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: I couldn't help it; I downloaded the fourth alpha of Mepis 11.

It has several changes. Now the wallpaper looks like this:

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Security Leftovers

  • efail: Outdated Crypto Standards are to blame
    I have a lot of thoughts about the recently published efail vulnerability, so I thought I'd start to writeup some of them. I'd like to skip all the public outrage about the disclosure process for now, as I mainly wanted to get into the technical issues, explain what I think went wrong and how things can become more secure in the future. I read lots of wrong statements that "it's only the mail clients" and the underlying crypto standards are fine, so I'll start by explaining why I believe the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards are broken and why we still see these kinds of bugs in 2018. I plan to do a second writeup that will be titled "efail: HTML mails are to blame". I assume most will have heard of efail by now, but the quick version is this: By combining a weakness in cryptographic modes along with HTML emails a team of researchers was able to figure out a variety of ways in which mail clients can be tricked into exfiltrating the content of encrypted e-mails. Not all of the attack scenarios involve crypto, but those that do exploit a property of encryption modes that is called malleability. It means that under certain circumstances you can do controlled changes of the content of an encrypted message. [...] Properly using authenticated encryption modes can prevent a lot of problems. It's been a known issue in OpenPGP, but until know it wasn't pressing enough to fix it. The good news is that with minor modifications OpenPGP can still be used safely. And having a future OpenPGP standard with proper authenticated encryption is definitely possible. For S/MIME the situation is much more dire and it's probably best to just give up on it. It was never a good idea in the first place to have competing standards for e-mail encryption. For other crypto protocols there's a lesson to be learned as well: Stop using unauthenticated encryption modes. If anything efail should make that abundantly clear.
  • Comcast Leaked Customer Wi-Fi Logins in Plaintext, Change Your Passcode Now
    A Comcast Xfinity website was leaking Wi-Fi names and passwords, meaning now is a good time to change your Wi-Fi passcode. The site, intended to help new customers set up new routers, could easily be fooled into revealing the location of and password for any customer’s Wi-Fi network. A customer ID and a house or apartment number was all would-be attackers needed to get full access to your network, along with your full address.
  • Update Fedora Linux using terminal for latest software patches
  • Patch for New Spectre-Like CPU Bug Could Affect Your Performance
  • container_t versus svirt_lxc_net_t

today's howtos

Red Hat News

  • “Ultimate Private Cloud” Demo, Under The Hood!
    At the recent Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, and more recently the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, the OpenStack engineering team worked on some interesting demos for the keynote talks. I’ve been directly involved with the deployment of Red Hat OpenShift Platform on bare metal using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform director deployment/management tool, integrated with openshift-ansible. I’ll give some details of this demo, the upstream TripleO features related to this work, and insight around the potential use-cases.
  • Discover the possibilities of hybrid cloud during a joint virtual event with Red Hat & Microsoft [Ed: [Ed: When Red Hat pus Microsoft executives at top positions inside Red Hat...]
  • Red Hat OpenStack Customer Survey 2018: containers, technical support top of mind
    In 2016, we surveyed our customer base on their use of OpenStack in production, getting a pulse-check on the top considerations, expectations, and benefits of a Red Hat OpenStack Platform deployment. With 2018 marking five years of Red Hat OpenStack Platform, we checked back in with our customers to see if their experiences or expectations of OpenStack have changed. Our survey found:
  • Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst On How He Plans To Win The Container Market
  • Juniper, Red Hat Tighten Integration to Fend Off VMware
    Juniper Networks and Red Hat have tightened their integration efforts in a move to help ease enterprise adoption of cloud-native platforms and bolster their own offerings against the likes of VMware and Cisco. The latest platform integration includes the Red Hat OpenStack Platform; Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform running as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) on top of or next to the OpenStack platform depending on deployment architecture; and Juniper’s Contrail Enterprise Multi-Cloud platform running as the networking and security layer to unify those together. This integration is designed as a managed system to help deploy and run applications and services on any virtual machine (VM), container platform, and any cloud environment.
  • Red Hat OpenStack HCI Targets Telco Hybrid Cloud, 5G Deployments
    Red Hat today rolled out a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform based on OpenStack compute and Ceph storage. The new product targets service providers looking to deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) and 5G technologies on top of open source software. Launched at this week’s OpenStack Summit, the Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 into one product. Red Hat says it is the largest contributor to both open source projects.
  • Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud Bridges Datacenters and Edge Deployments
  • GSoC 2018: Week 1
    This time, I am working on improving the Fedora Community App with the Fedora project. It’s been a week since we started off our coding on may 14. The Fedora App is a central location for Fedora users and innovators to stay updated on The Fedora Project. News updates, social posts, Ask Fedora, as well as articles from Fedora Magazine are all held under this app.

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