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Story Polishing the Rare Gem That Is Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 12:27pm
Story Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Beta Release Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 12:23pm
Story Web App Shortcuts To Get New Look in Chrome, Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 8:06am
Story The Development Of Ubuntu 14.10 Has Already Started Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 6:51am
Story Driving sustainable innovation in Governments with Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 6:44am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 On Amazon EC2: Xen PV vs. HVM Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 4:42am
Story Intel's P-State Driver Is Getting Better Tuned For Performance Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 1:41am
Story Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 1:35am
Story Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia Android phones Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Red Hat: Certain To Grow With Rising Linux Acceptance Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 9:00pm

Linux's '09 Outlook: Everywhere, Even On Windows Machines

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Linux

informationweek.com: It sounded like a wild hook for a story, to put it mildly: In 2009, it is said, Linux will ship on more PCs than Windows. So I sat down with Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation to explain his reasoning behind such a statement.

Free Software Foundation's Richard Stallman Says Don't Call It 'Open Source'

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OSS

informationweek.com: GNU guru Richard Stallman sent me an e-mail the other day complaining that we erred by saying that the Free Software Foundation, of which he's president, promotes open source software. "We have never supported the idea of 'open source' because that idea denies the importance of users' freedom," he writes.

Linux Mint 6: More unique, still minty.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is a spin-off of Ubuntu with some different visual polish and the inclusion of *gasp* useful multimedia codecs. I've been impressed by it in the past, so as you can imagine this release had a lot to live up to.

10 things for non-coders to do with free software over Christmas

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Some of us will find some kind of alleged spare time on our hands over the next few weeks. Certainly, there’s often some kind of break from “work” over the festive season.

Letter to Mandriva Community

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: We are pleased to announce you the launch, by January ‘09, of a world wide Mandriva Community Steering Committee whose main targets will be to:

Where has my disk space gone?

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Software

linux.com: If Parkinson's Law for computers holds true, then no matter how much disk space you have, it will get used up. If you're already feeling a pinch, consider using a disk space analyzer tool to see what's eating your space.

Linux games - Lots of great choices

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: In this article, I'm going to present a whole variety of Linux games, across a range of genres. I'm going to review several titles in detail, complete with screenshots and grades.

Review: Parted Magic 3.3

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things I've found that new users tend to have trouble with is disk partitioning. Even some professional computer repairman have issues with it. That's why I was glad the day I stumbled onto Gparted. But that had its issues. That's where Parted Magic is so nice.

OpenSolaris 2008.11 tested

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OS

heise-online.co.uk: With its new version 2008.11, OpenSolaris makes further progress in terms of user friendliness, but also in terms of integrating the special Solaris features into a modern desktop environment.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 7

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: It's not just the audio drivers which have seen important changes during the second half of the development phase for 2.6.28 – there have also been significant developments relating to the various architectures supported by Linux, and in virtualisation technologies and memory management.

Windows crushing Linux in netbook market: Acer

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Linux

itwire.com: Contrary to some recent reports, senior managers at Acer and other leading vendors have confirmed that Microsoft Windows XP now dominates the emerging sub-notebook market with more than 90% of new sales.

KDE 4.2 Beta 2 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Canaria", (a.k.a KDE 4.2 Beta 2), the second testing release of the new KDE 4.2 desktop.

Easy in Linux, almost impossible in windows

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: What really gets me excited about Linux is its ability to recover from disasters. When, in an emergency, a program or service has to be moved from one machine to another in the shortest time possible I would bet on Linux every time.

The Great Linux/Grandmother Experiment

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Linux

mumbojumbodaily.com: My Grandmother, who is 86 and nearly blind, kept telling me about how her computer was giving her all sorts of trouble. She has an older Dell Dimension that was running Windows XP.

Review: Zattoo Player - Free TV On Your PC

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: HERE'S a free-to-view, TV-via-the-web service you might like to check out over the Christmas break - and the good news is it works with Windows, Mac AND Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • 2008 in Review, Surveying the OS Landscape

  • Dear Ubuntu Installer: For the Sake of Usability, Could You Have the Colors Make More Sense?
  • A refactoring journey: the YaST control center
  • Larry Wall on the Zen of Perl 6
  • Linux Devices - Christmas Edition
  • about:mozilla Dec 16
  • My Lenovo Desktop - First Impressions
  • openSUSE 10.2 has reached End of Life
  • Updated X.Org, X Server Packages Hit Ubuntu 9.04
  • Abandoning Gentoo
  • Will Cisco settle or battle?
  • Hey Apple, What About iLinux?
  • Wine In Ubuntu: Implementation Is Key
  • Best Way to Download openSUSE
  • Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.1: The Latest GNOME Desktop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • MySQL Bin Files Eating Lots of Disk Space

  • Tracking build status with Pulse
  • How to virtualize XP on Ubuntu
  • Outfoxing Firefox - how to pimp your browser
  • Recovering deleted file using Foremost
  • Command line stop watch
  • Making Color Corrections with GIMP
  • Download to CD
  • Adding Newsletters to a Web Site Using Drupal 6
  • How to Run Ubuntu Safely
  • Add MAC Style Launch Buttons To Your Ubuntu Desktop With AWN
  • How to make your video or music player play on another sound card in Fedora (and Ubuntu)
  • Programming Multimedia Keyboards
  • Who wants to be a Wizard?
  • HOWTO : Avoid to drop to busybox in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Get Flash Working in Flock Browser in Ubuntu
  • Reboot or Shutdown Ubuntu Safely When Your System Freezes

Comments on Phoronix Benchmarking openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

Andreas Jaeger: Phoronix has run some tests comparing the openSUSE 11.1 release candidate (RC1), Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 and Mandriva 2009.0 on Intel Atom. We have looked at the results and they are not good for openSUSE 11.1. I’ve talked with a few engineers and want to present below our first analysis.

2009: Year Of The Linux Revolution

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Linux

fastcompany.com: As our software becomes more Web-centric and our devices cheaper, Linux is becoming the operating system on everyone’s lips for 2009. Sorry, Microsoft. If this week’s news is any indication, you’ve been served.

Firefox 3.0.5 and 2.0.0.19 security updates now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.5 and Firefox 2.0.0.19 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Manuskript is a Promising Open-Source Scrivener Alternative
    Whether you plan to work on a book, a screenplay, or better structure your dissertation, you’ll probably see apps like Scrivener recommended. If you’re running Windows, macOS or even Android then you’re spoilt for choice, with various competing proprietary apps at varying price points readily available. On Linux the choices are somewhat limited.
  • Tor 0.2.9 Is Just Around the Corner As 0.2.8.10 Fixes Memory Leak in OpenSSL 1.1
    The past weekend brought us new stable and development builds of the Tor anonymity network project, versioned 0.2.8.10, as the most advanced version out there, and 0.2.9.6 RC (Release Candidate).
  • Pitivi 0.98 Linux Video Editor Adds Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
    Version 0.98 of the GNOME-aligned GStreamer-powered Pitivi non-linear video editor was tagged today as the newest development milestone. The main feature addition of Pitivi 0.98 is now supporting customizable keyboard supports! Aside from finally supporting customizable keyboard shortcuts for this open-source video editor, a lot of warnings were fixed from GTK 3.22, and there has been a lot of other bug fixing. Bugs around Pitivi's timeline were primarily targeted by this release.
  • Phoronix Test Suite 6.8-Tana Officially Released
    Phoronix Test Suite 6.8.0 is now available as the latest version of our open-source, fully-automated, reproducible benchmarking software for Linux, BSD, Solaris, macOS, Windows, and other operating systems. Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 is the latest stable release now of our GPL-licensed benchmarking software updated on its regular quarterly release cadence. Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 development focused on a number of low-level improvements to particularly benefit Phoromatic and the Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) software/hardware library abstraction layer.
  • iPerf As Another Network Benchmark Is Now Available Via The Phoronix Test Suite
  • Chromium-Based Vivaldi 1.6 Browser Enters Development, Brings Tab Stack Renaming
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard informs us about the availability of a new snapshot for the cross-platform, Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser, which promises to let users name tab stacks. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.6.682.3 marks the beginning of the development of Vivaldi 1.6, the next major version of the popular web browser, and it looks like it has been rebased on Chromium 55.0.2883.64. Besides fixing a bunch of regressions, the new development release implements an option under Settings -> Tabs -> Tab Features -> Tab stacking -> Allow Tab Stack Renaming, which lets you rename or name tab stacks.

today's howtos

Security News

  • HP shutting down default FTP, Telnet access to network printers
    Security experts consider the aging FTP and Telnet protocols unsafe, and HP has decided to clamp down on access to networked printers through the remote-access tools. Some of HP's new business printers will, by default, be closed to remote access via protocols like FTP and Telnet. However, customers can activate remote printing access through those protocols if needed.
  • Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash
  • Cyberattacks are going to get a lot worse, former NSA official says
    The face of cybercrime is changing. Healthcare has gone from a declared mission of stealing personal data to much more disruptive issues. In fact, healthcare has seen the largest jump in ransomware attacks than in any other industry. When Joel Brenner opened the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Boston Monday morning, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology research fellow - who focuses on cybersecurity, privacy and intelligence policy - and former senior counsel at the National Security Agency, didn’t sugarcoat the state of healthcare security. The government isn’t going to sort out that problem until we suffer some great losses, Brenner said.
  • Google Debuts Continuous Fuzzer for Open Source Software
    A new Google program aimed at continuously fuzzing open source software has already detected over 150 bugs. The program, OSS-Fuzz, currently in beta mode, is designed to help unearth programming errors in open source software via fuzz testing. Fuzz testing, or fuzzing is when bits of randomly generated code is inputted into programs as a means to discover code and security flaws.
  • Chrome 55 Now Blocks Flash, Uses HTML5 by Default
    Chrome 55, released earlier this week, now blocks all Adobe Flash content by default, according to a plan set in motion by Google engineers earlier this year. Back in May, Google's staff announced that starting with Q4 2016, Chrome would use HTML5 by default, while Flash would be turned off. While some of the initial implementation details of the "HTML5 By Default" plan changed since May, Flash has been phased out in favor of HTML5 as the primary technology for playing multimedia content in Chrome.

Red Hat News

  • Building MySQL DBaaS on OpenStack And Ceph Clouds
    With a properly configured OpenStack deployment and Red Hat Ceph storage backend, DBaaS clients merely go to a self-service interface and request the number and configuration of databases they require. OpenStack dynamically provisions the required storage capacity from the appropriate Ceph storage pool. No more manual placement of these database instances on MySQL clusters of various shapes and sizes. This manual exercise was a bit like playing the old Tetris game, trying to fit new database instances into fixed-sized clusters, followed by moving or rearranging them to new clusters when they outgrew available capacity.
  • Now available: The Open Organization Leaders Manual
    Available now, The Open Organization Leaders Manual is a community-produced companion to Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization. With contributions from more than 15 authors, it explores new attitudes and practices leaders should adopt when leveraging the power of transparecy, meritocracy, inclusivity, sharing, and collaboration to build the workplaces of the future.
  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) Stake Maintained by Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A.
  • National Pension Service Purchases 12,387 Shares of Red Hat Inc (RHT)