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Story Xen EFI Support Being Added To Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:43pm
Story Unity 8 and Mir Updates Show Good Progress Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:35pm
Story Linux OpenCL Performance With The Newest AMD & NVIDIA Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:22pm
Story New Ubuntu Browser for Phones Design Looks Superb Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:11pm
Story Black Lab Enterprise Linux 6 Preview now available Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:03pm
Story Does Oracle Linux 7 Give Larry A Cutting (Open) Edge? Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:41pm
Story x86 Will See KVM Improvements In Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:31pm
Story What is Docker and why is it so darn popular? Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:13pm
Story Mozilla's Developer Network Site Has Leaks Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:03pm
Story Android users MORE ACTIVE than iOS fanbois for the first time Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:46pm

Distro Review - Arch Linux 2009.02

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: The Arch fans are always really passionate and enthusiastic in describing it to me; so I figured it was high time I found out for myself. After many broken promises and much procrastination, I finally made it onto Arch Linux and that’s where I’ve been for the past couple of weeks now.

N280 netbook has optional TV tuner

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: MSI has announced a netbook that uses Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor and offers an optional TV tuner. The "Wind U123" has a 10-inch display, 80GB, 120GB, or 160GB hard disk drives, "EasyFace" security software, and available HSDPA.

Browser wars 2009: Firefox, Chrome, & Internet Explorer

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Software
Moz/FF

blogs.computerworld: Over the last weeks, I've been working a lot with all three of the major Web browsers, and I've come to some conclusions.

Review: Sandisk Sansa Clip w/ Linux

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Hardware

montanalinux.org: I have always wanted a good quality audio player that works well with Linux and plays Ogg Vorbis files. Even though the Sansa Clip was originally released in 2007, I somehow missed it.

10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks

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Ubuntu
HowTos

pcworld.com: Recently I started work on a new Ubuntu tips book that will partner my existing title, Ubuntu Kung Fu. The new book is still being planned and won't be published until next year, but I thought I'd share 10 tips that are on my list to be included.

Vista/7 more secure than Linux and Mac OS X

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Operating system security is always a hotly contended subject, and last week Microsoft amped up the hype by claiming that Windows Vista and the soon-to-be-released 7 is the world’s most secure OS, beating both Linux and Mac OS X.

Expanding Linux desktop market

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Quite a lot of people have given this prospect a thought. Can Linux become a serious player on the desktop market? Can it contest with Windows and MAC - and possibly even overcome them one day? Here's my view.

Introduction to GNU Screen

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Software

nixtutor.com: Screen is one of those tools you can’t live without once you know about it. In this guide we check out some of the most common uses of screen and give you an introduction to this wonderful utility.

Install Firefox 3.6 alpha1pre Minefield in Ubuntu (from repository)

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Ubuntu

You may ask why would you want to install Firefox 3.6 alpha1pre Minefield in Ubuntu. Well, for testing purposes of course.

5 Excellent ToDo List Apps For Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: Most Gnome users probably use Evolution, the default PIM, to manage their tasks and ToDo lists. However, if you are like me, who is not a user of Evolution and are looking for a native standalone ToDo list app for your Linux machine, here are 5.

10 Individuals who have contributed the most to FOSS

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OSS

l2admin.com: This is a followup to my previous post on the top 5 companies involved in enterprise Linux. enjoy!

Two Linux Twitter Clients: Twidge and Tircd

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Software

itmanagement.earthweb: Most Twitter and other micro-blogging clients use the same interface as Twitter.com, but two new free software clients make Twitter easy to use from the command-line or an IRC client.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 298

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: First look at PC-BSD 7.1

  • News: Linux Foundation to include Novell Build Service, Moblin aims for 2-second boot, Fedora 11 64-bit beta re-issued, FreeBSD hits 20,000 ports, new Debian leader announced, Kubuntu prepares KDE 3 images, Ubunchu! manga
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 6 "Fluxbox" and "KDE", PC-BSD 7.1
  • Upcoming releases: Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0, Ubuntu 9.04 RC
  • New additions: Baltix GNU/Linux, Canaima GNU/Linux, Toorox
  • New distributions: TurnKey Linux, ayuOS
  • Reader comments

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

Mandriva 2009.1 Preview and Screenshots

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MDV

techenclave.com: Mandriva one of the leading distro provider has finally released their last testing version for their upcoming spanking distro named 2009.1 Spring ... 2009.1 tries mend the flaws that 2009.0 came with..

Intel, Google warn of Open Source risks

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OSS

theinquirer.net: IN MOST OPEN sauce fairy tales, little Linux developers tremble in fear at the mention of the big, bad Vole, but with Google and Intel now seemingly joining Microsoft in its huffing and puffing, the story of open sourcery could do with a refresh.

Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently, I purchased a Linux-based EeePC. I bought it for easy “packing” so I could have the means to write in serious “go mode.” It worked well but there was something that bothered me a bit - the pre-installed OS.

Steve McIntyre re-elected Debian leader

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Linux

itwire.com: British developer Steve McIntyre has been re-elected leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project (DPL) for 2009-10.

GNOME vs. KDE: The Final Smackdown

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KDE
Software

linux-mag.com: Hello ladies and gentleman, and welcome to the Linux Magazine Arena in beautiful downtown San Francisco! We’re here for tonight’s main event; GNOME vs. KDE; The Final Smackdown!

Back and Better Than Ever--PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS

extremetech.com: It's been quite a while since the last update to PCLinuxOS back in 2007. While Ubuntu and other distros come out every 6 months, PCLinuxOS is considered a "rolling release distribution" that gets updated regularly as new stuff appears in the PCLinuxOS repository. So was it worth the wait?

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  • Windows 10 least secure of Windows versions: study
    Windows 10 was the least secure of of current Windows versions in 2016, with 46% more vulnerabilities than either Windows 8 or 8.1, according to an analysis of Microsoft's own security bulletins in 2016. Security firm Avecto said its research, titled "2016 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Study: Mitigating risk by removing user privileges", had also found that a vast majority of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products could be mitigated by removing admin rights. The research found that, despite its claims to being the "most secure" of Microsoft's operating systems, Windows 10 had 395 vulnerabilities in 2016, while Windows 8 and 8.1 each had 265. The research also found that while 530 Microsoft vulnerabilities were reported — marginally up from the 524 reported in 2015 — and 189 given a critical rating, 94% could be mitigated by removing admin rights. This was up from 85% in 2015.
  • Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they’re not from the Store [Ed: By Microsoft Peter. People who put Vista 10 on a PC totally lose control of that PC; remember, the OS itself is malware, as per textbook definitions. With DRM and other antifeatures expect copyright enforcement on the desktop soon.]
    The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build doesn't add much in the way of features—it's mostly just bug fixes—but one small new feature has been spotted, and it could be contentious. Vitor Mikaelson noticed that the latest build lets you restrict the installation of applications built using the Win32 API.
  • Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours
    "Well, f**k." Harsh language was appropriate under the circumstances. My router had just been hacked. Setting up a reliable home network has always been a challenge for me. I live in a cramped three-story house, and I don't like running cables. So my router's position is determined by the fiber modem in a corner on the bottom floor. Not long after we moved in, I realized that our old Airport Extreme was not delivering much signal to the attic, where two game-obsessed occupants fought for bandwidth. I tried all sorts of things. I extended the network. I used Ethernet-over-powerline connectors to deliver network access. I made a mystic circle and danced naked under the full moon. We lost neighbors, but we didn't gain a signal.
  • Purism's Librem 13 Coreboot Port Now "100%" Complete
    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
  • The Librem 13 v1 coreboot port is now complete
    Here are the news you’ve been waiting for: the coreboot port for the Librem 13 v1 is 100% done! I fixed all of the remaining issues, it is now fully working and is stable, ready for others to enjoy. I fixed the instability problem with the M.2 SATA port, finished running all the tests to ensure coreboot is working correctly, fixed the headphone jack that was not working, made the boot prettier, and started investigating the Intel Management Engine issue.
  • Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw
    Andrey Konovalov, a security researcher at Google, found a use-after-free hole within Linux, CSO Online reported. This particular flaw is of interest because it appears to be situational. It only showed up in kernels built with a certain configuration option — CONFIG_IP_DCCP — enabled.

Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

Are you a bit tired of the same old options of salt and pepper, meaning having to choose only between the venerable Windows and MAC computer operating systems? Looking to branch out a bit, maybe take a walk on the wild side, learn some new things and save money? If so, the Linux operating system, which has been around for a long time and is used and loved by many hard-core techies and developers, may now be ready for prime time with the masses. Read more

Braswell based Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple expansion options

Axiomtek’s PICO300 is a Pico-ITX SBC with Intel Braswell, SATA-600, extended temperature support, and both a mini-PCIe and homegrown expansion connector. Axiomtek has launched a variation on its recently announced Intel Apollo Lake based PICO312 SBC that switches to the older Intel Braswell generation and offers a slightly reduced feature set. The board layout has also changed somewhat, with LVDS, SATA, and USB ports all changing location. Read more