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Story Red Hat Launches Latest Version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 6:33pm
Story ARM-based Ubuntu Servers: Ready for Partners? Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 6:26pm
Story What Android 4.4 KitKat will bring to your current smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 6:22pm
Story The Rise of Linux in Embedded Systems Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:28pm
Story Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch coming December 2nd for $349.99 Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:36pm
Story Ouya goes white with new limited edition, more expensive microconsole Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:31pm
Story PyPy 2.2 released Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:20pm
Story Top 20 mobile skills in demand Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:15pm
Story Valve—It Really Does Love Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:08pm
Story Ubuntu dev, media slammed over 'security' comment Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:05pm

Thinkfree Office Suite On Ubuntu

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ma65p.wordpress: I tried out Thinkfree about a year ago and just recently check back and it was a pleasant surprise. The website looks much more professional and the user interface for the online version is total awesome. Best off all, Thinkfree offers an offline version that sync seemlessly with the online storage. I love it.

Installfest: Untangle, Ubuntu Linux Save 750 PCs From Landfills

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thevarguy.com: The final numbers are in. During Installfest at this week’s LinuxWorld Expo, Untangle and its partners put Ubuntu Linux on 750 aging PCs that now run like new.

Forgotten PC history: The true origins of the personal computer

computerworld.com: This year marks an almost forgotten 40th anniversary: the conception of the device that ultimately became the PC. And no, it did not happen in California.

Linux Kernel news: Wlan and Webcams for everyone

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: At the Ottawa Linux symposium the current state of Wlan in Linux was highlighted in detail. In the meantime, the development version of the Linux kernel included the gspca webcam drivers.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The Open Source Licensing Implosion

  • Open source census says, free as in beer
  • QNX opens up the source code for its filesystems
  • IBM Exec on Linux Apps: 'I'm Tired of Waiting'
  • Exporting logs from Suunto X6HR watches on Linux
  • Microsoft creates open-source lab in RP
  • Canonical Preparing Virtual Ubuntu Server Appliances
  • An unplanned quick look at LinuxWorld 2008
  • Drizzle makes MySQL lean, mean again
  • Why Europe loves open source
  • 2.6.27-rc2, "A Lot Of Random Changes"
  • Some Pictures Worth a Thousand Words - Caldera OpenLinux Lite
  • Ubuntu attracts the lion's share of LinuxWorld's smaller crowds
  • My Bootchart Record: 12 Seconds to Boot, 7 Seconds to X
  • Tiny open source computer made from six ICs
  • Portrait: Michelle Murrain lives the open source lifestyle
  • Outsider No More: Linux Critical In Many Data Centers
  • At last -- native apps for Motorola Linux phones

Stunning OpenSolaris running on VirtualBox

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OS

jamesselvakumar.wordpress: Having tried many versions of Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse and PCLinuxOS, I thought of trying Solaris, but it was never easy. I ordered a free Solaris DVD from Sun but it would never install inside VirtualBox. I always viewed Solaris as something very complex to setup and needs extensive knowledge about it.

Being Debian leader can be 'scary at times'

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itwire.com: A little more than three months after he became leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Steve McIntyre is beginning to realise that it can be a little scary at times.

New gOS Linux OS Surrounded by Netbooks

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Linux

pcmag.com: gOS, the Linux OS which has powered the $199 Wal-Mart PC and assorted netbooks, announced its latest version, which the company calls gOS3 Gadgets.

Fedora Art Concepts

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Today I want to discuss some of the best Fedora art submissions judged, appropriately enough, not by the art but by the concept. I will even go so far as to rank them. First place goes to…

First Look: Mozilla Snowl

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Moz/FF

webworkerdaily.com: Now this all sounds very lovely, but it’s kinda ‘meh’ - all Snowl seems to do is chop up some message data into a different presentation, there doesn’t seem to be any intelligence in analyzing the patterns of communications.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configuring WPA-PSK (TKIP) in Slackware

  • How to Set WinAmp equalizer presets in Banshee 1.2
  • Tweet From your KDE 4 Desktop
  • Run compiz on Blacklisted Hardware
  • Using Grep To Streamline Your Shell And Command Line Scripting
  • Posting to Identi.ca From Ubuntu 8.04 Using Gwibber Client
  • Flipping the Linux switch: ZOMG! ffmpeg
  • Howto Check Wireless link quality in Ubuntu Linux
  • A Guide to Linux Graphics Software 02: fotoshopping without Photo Shop

Conversations With My Dad About Open Source

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OSS

linux-mag.com: My father was one of those old school guys when it came to adopting computer technology. During the early years of the Internet, it took him a while to get his mind around the business model. By 1999, he called me one day and said “Know anything about this company Red Hat?

Today's Highlights from LinuxWorld

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  • Today's Highlights from LinuxWorld

  • At LinuxWorld, problem-solvers hunt open-source solutions
  • Mobile takes center stage at LinuxWorld
  • Video: IBM: Linux in 2018?
  • I went to Moscone Center and all I got was this stupid T-Shirt
  • IBM furthers the Linux cause with server, desktop moves

IBM Desktop Linux Plan Faces Steep Challenges

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crn.com: IBM faces an uphill battle in its plans to work with Linux vendors and PC makers to deliver Linux-based desktop systems—but not one it can't win.

Is the Linux desktop missing the boat?

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openlogic.com/blogs: Last year, there was a bit of discussion about how the launch of Vista was going to open a lot of doors for Linux on the desktop. I’m not going to go into a discussion about the pros and cons of Windows Vista and why the door is open to alternatives, but I have been very interested in seeing how this would turn out.

ubuntu headlines

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Kernel Next

  • Dell XPS 1530n and Studio 15n Now Available with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Canonical Bundles Alfresco Enterprise CMS and Ubuntu Linux
  • Canonical to Offer Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop Through Ubuntu(R) Partner Repository
  • Ubuntu gets into unified comms, chides Microsoft

Gentoo 2008.0: Return to greatness?

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Gentoo

linux.com: When the long-awaited Gentoo 2008.0 release finally hit mirrors last month, the two largest groups of users found themselves out of luck: x86 users discovered that their live CD wouldn't copy the kernel during install, and the AMD64 image wouldn't fit onto a standard CD-ROM. This was not a great start for a distribution whose comeback may rest upon this release.

The importance of UNIX in SOA environments

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News

Discover how and why existing systems and applications with which you are already familiar deployed on operating systems that you know well are so critical to the present and future of Web-based computing, particularly in the area of SOA.

openSUSE shorts

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SUSE
  • Join the openSUSE proofreading team

  • Announcing Hack Week III
  • Novell Ain’t the Bad Guy
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Leftovers: Software

  • A Quick Hands-On With Chatty, A Desktop Twitch Chat Client
    Chatty is a desktop Twitch Chat client for Windows, macOS and Linux written in Ja
  • HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.8 Adds Support for Linux Mint 18, Fedora 24
    The open-source HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) project has been updated on August 29, 2016, to version 3.16.8, a maintenance update that adds support for new printers and GNU/Linux operating systems. According to the release notes, HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.8 adds support for new all-in-one HP printers, including HP OfficeJet Pro 6970, HP OfficeJet Pro 6960, HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile, HP DeskJet 3700, as well as HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700. Also new in the HPLIP 3.16.8 update is support for the recently released Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, and the upcoming KDE editions, the Fedora 24 Linux operating system, as well as the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" distribution. So if you're using any of these OSes, you can now update to the latest HPLIP release.
  • MPlayer-Based MPV 0.20.0 Video Player Released with New Options and Commands
    The popular, open-source, and cross-platform MPV video player software received a new update, version 0.20.0, which comes only two weeks after the previous 0.19.0 maintenance release. MPV 0.20.0 is not a major update, and, according to the release notes, it only implements a couple of new options and commands, such as "--video-unscaled=downscale-big" for changing the aspect ratio. Additionally, the MPlayer-based video playback application also gets the "--image-display-duration" option for controlling the duration of image display, and a new "dcomposition" flag for controlling DirectComposition.
  • FFmpeg 3.1.3 "Laplace" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Now Available for Linux
    The major FFmpeg 3.1 "Laplace" open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework has received recently its third maintenance update, version 3.1.3, which brings updated components. FFmpeg 3.1 was announced two months ago, at the end of June, and it introduced a multitude of new features to make the popular multimedia backend even more reliable and handy to game and application developers. Dubbed Laplace, FFmpeg 3.1 is currently the most advanced FFmpeg release, cut from Git master on June 26, 2016.
  • GNU Scientific Library 2.2 released
    Version 2.2 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is now available. GSL provides a large collection of routines for numerical computing in C. This release contains new linear algebra routines (Pivoted and Modified Cholesky, Complete Orthogonal Decomposition, matrix condition number estimation) as well as a completely rewritten nonlinear least squares module, including support for Levenberg-Marquardt, dogleg, double-dogleg, and Steihaug-Toint methods. The full NEWS file entry is appended below.

today's howtos

Leftovers: OSS

  • Report: If DOD Doesn't Embrace Open Source, It'll 'Be Left Behind'
    Unless the Defense Department and its military components levy increased importance on software development, they risk losing military technical superiority, according to a new report from the Center for a New American Security. In the report, the Washington, D.C.-based bipartisan think tank argues the Pentagon, which for years has relied heavily on proprietary software systems, “must actively embrace open source software” and buck the status quo. Currently, DOD uses open source software “infrequently and on an ad hoc basis,” unlike tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook that wouldn’t exist without open source software.
  • The Honey Trap of Copy/Pasting Open Source Code
    I couldn’t agree more with Bill Sourour’s article ‘Copy.Paste.Code?’ which says that copying and pasting code snippets from sources like Google and StackOverflow is fine as long as you understand how they work. However, the same logic can’t be applied to open source code. When I started open source coding at the tender age of fourteen, I was none the wiser to the pitfalls of copy/pasting open source code. I took it for granted that if a particular snippet performed my desired function, I could just insert it into my code, revelling in the fact that I'd just gotten one step closer to getting my software up and running. Yet, since then, through much trial and error, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to use open source code effectively.
  • Affordable, Open Source, 3D Printable CNC Machine is Now on Kickstarter
    The appeals of Kickstarter campaigns are many. There are the rewards for backers, frequently taking the form of either deep discounts on the final product or unusual items that can’t be found anywhere else. Pledging to support any crowdfunding campaign is a gamble, but it’s an exciting gamble; just browsing Kickstarter is pretty exciting, in fact, especially in the technological categories. Inventive individuals and startups offer new twists on machines like 3D printers and CNC machines – often for much less cost than others on the market.
  • Open Standards and Open Source
    Much has changed in the telecommunications industry in the years since Standards Development Organization (SDOs) such as 3GPP, ITU and OMA were formed. In the early days of telecom and the Internet, as fundamental technology was being invented, it was imperative for the growth of the new markets that standards were established prior to large-scale deployment of technology and related services. The process for development of these standards followed a traditional "waterfall" approach, which helped to harmonize (sometimes competing) pre-standard technical solutions to market needs.

Leftovers: BSD

  • The Voicemail Scammers Never Got Past Our OpenBSD Greylisting
    We usually don't see much of the scammy spam and malware. But that one time we went looking for them, we found a campaign where our OpenBSD greylisting setup was 100% effective in stopping the miscreants' messages. During August 23rd to August 24th 2016, a spam campaign was executed with what appears to have been a ransomware payload. I had not noticed anything particularly unusual about the bsdly.net and friends setup that morning, but then Xavier Mertens' post at isc.sans.edu Voice Message Notifications Deliver Ransomware caught my attention in the tweetstream, and I decided to have a look.
  • Why FreeBSD Doesn't Aim For OpenMP Support Out-Of-The-Box