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The Many Ways of Capturing the Moment With Linux

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Just like doing almost anything in Linux, something as simple as snapping a screen cap means you get to pick from a variety of applications designed to get that image from screen to file with just the right combination of whistles and bells -- or lack thereof -- along the way.

London Stock Exchange smashes world record trade speed with Linux

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has said its new Linux-based system is delivering world record networking speed, with 126 microsecond trading times.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Keynote at Interop New York

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Linux

redhat.com: Red Hat today announced that President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will deliver the keynote address at Interop New York. Interop aims to drive the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success.

Mozilla preempts Google with 'open' web app store prototype

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has released a prototype for what it calls an "open web app ecosystem," a browser-agnostic answer to Google's upcoming Chrome Web App Store.

Linus Torvalds Honored by NEC C&C Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: Torvalds to receive one of the world’s most prestigious awards for contributions to computer technologies and their social impact

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Pamela Jones 2010 EFF Pioneer Awards Winner
  • AsbestOS: Run Linux on your PS3 without OtherOS
  • Escape from Quaoar
  • 'Happy Days' Tom Bosley dead at 83
  • US Government app store in action
  • MythTV 0.24 RC1 Released, Brings Many Features
  • The choice engine is an Italian job
  • Root privileges through vulnerability in GNU C loader
  • Red Hat Launches First Red Hat Academy in the Middle East
  • LiMo Foundation has joined the Wholesale Applications Community
  • Gentoo: Why do we bump just to bump?
  • The Fedora RPG
  • Saving Yourself with Data Replication
  • blackPanther OS Joins Open Invention Network as Licensee
  • GBM earns Red Hat partner status
  • Pledge for funding to the Gnash project
  • Debian welcomes non-packaging contributors
  • C++ STL containers: memory experimentations
  • Has FOSS lost the battle against patents
  • American Tobacco plays host to Red Hat visit

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • E17 Basics - An FAQ
  • Sudo without password on Fedora
  • Install Gnome Shell (From GIT) In Ubuntu
  • Slackware package manager - how to install applications
  • Configure a web server with PHP, MySQL, and Apache
  • Howto: Switch to a console lifestyle
  • How to Maximize the Battery Life on Your Linux Laptop
  • Unmount busy drives
  • How to Add a Background picture to Grub2 on Ubuntu 10.10
  • How To: Set Up RVM on Linux
  • Intro to Linux Pluggable Authentication Modules
  • Noflipqlo: Popular Screensaver "Fliqlo" Comes To Linux
  • 15 EMC PowerPath Powermt Command Examples
  • How to use spell check with vim
  • Gentoo, useradd, and SSH
  • ascii to pdf part 2, part 3
  • Proxy problem with pacman
  • Wallpapers Clocks Are Incredible

Why You Should Install Nautilus Elementary Now

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Having used Nautilus (the default file manager in Ubuntu) for several years, I have really no complaints about it. However, after installing Nautilus Elementary, I am surprised by the simplicity and the enhancements that it adds.

HP announces Palm Pre 2 with WebOS 2.0

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: HP announced a faster, 1GHz Palm Pre 2, as well as a major WebOS 2.0 update that features "true multitasking," improved "Synergy" sync, and a "Just Type" feature that enables text entry before an app fully opens.

0 A.D. Alpha 2 released with new in-game UI, better gameplay, performance

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: Wildfire Games has announced the second alpha release of open-source ‘ancient warfare’ RTS game 0 A.D.

When Will Folks Acknowledge GNU/Linux Has Arrived?

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Linux

pogson.6k.ca: There’s more FUD on the web about GNU/Linux never being a major desktop OS. Wake up people! GNU/Linux has arrived:

Firefox 3.6.11 and 3.5.14 security updates now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Firefox 3.6.11 and Firefox 3.5.14 are now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://firefox.com. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest versions.

The Large Hadron Collider

linuxjournal.com: What is at the heart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments? It should not surprise you that open-source software is one of the things that powers the most complex scientific human endeavor ever attempted.

Shuttleworth denies move toward Open Core

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OSS
Ubuntu

itwire.com: Mark Shuttleworth has denied that his company, Canonical, which is known in FOSS circles for its Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has any Open Core products or any plan to accept it as a strategy.

Open source moves into the enterprise at NZ organisations

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OSS

computerworld.co.nz: There was a time when open source software was almost inseparable from the image of altruistic, community-loving developers, coding away in command line interfaces in a darkened room. But those days are long gone.

Why 'Fragmentation' Isn’t a Problem for Android or Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: Why is it that what's viewed as healthy competition in one arena is so frequently labeled a "fragmentation problem" in other areas these days?

Does “Open Core” Actually Differ from Proprietary Relicensing?

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn: I've been criticized — quite a bit this week, but before that too — for using the term “Open Core” as a shortcut for the phrase “proprietary relicensing0 that harms software freedom”. Meanwhile, Matt Aslett points to Andrew Lampitt's “Open Core” definition as canonical. I admit I wasn't aware of Lampitt's definition before, but I dutifully read it when Aslett linked to it.

Why Free Software doesn’t always fly

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OSS

lxnay.wordpress: One of the reasons why this happens, unfortunately, in my opinion, is very simple: as I wrote before, developers keep breaking the compatibility of their libraries with the rest of the world, whenever they feel, with no communication with downstream at all.

Quick Look: Xubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

eyeonlinux.com: If you aren’t familiar with Xubuntu, it’s essentially a combination of Ubuntu and the Xfce desktop environment. Xubuntu is designed to provide a lighter-weight desktop experience than GNOME (Ubuntu’s default desktop).

How open source advocates beat themselves

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OSS

zdnet.com: It’s a story I heard from every European open source advocate I talked to over the last three weeks. “So-and-so (name or institution) is in the pocket of so-and-so (Google, Microsoft, IBM).”

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Mozilla: Virtual Reality in Mixed Reality, Taskcluster Development

  • Building Bold New Worlds With Virtual Reality
    From rich text to video to podcasts, the Internet era offers an array of new ways for creators to build worlds. Here at Mozilla, we are particularly excited about virtual reality. Imagine moving beyond watching or listening to a story; imagine also feeling that story. Imagine being inside it with your entire mind and body. Now imagine sharing and entering that experience with something as simple as a web URL. That’s the potential before us.
  • This Week in Mixed Reality: Issue 3
    This week we’re heads down focusing on adding features in the three broad areas of Browsers, Social and the Content Ecosystem.
  • New to me: the Taskcluster team
    At this time last year, I had just moved on from Release Engineering to start managing the Sheriffs and the Developer Workflow teams. Shortly after the release of Firefox Quantum, I also inherited the Taskcluster team. The next few months were *ridiculously* busy as I tried to juggle the management responsibilities of three largely disparate groups.
  • Taskcluster migration update: we're finished!
    Over the past few weeks we've hit a few major milestones in our project to migrate all of Firefox's CI and release automation to taskcluster. Firefox 60 and higher are now 100% on taskcluster!

OSS Leftovers

  • After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program
    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
  • Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
    Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming, recommendations and machine learning, big data, content encoding, studio technology, internal engineering tools, and other Netflix workloads. Titus offers a convenient model for managing compute resources, allows developers to maintain just their application artifacts, and provides a consistent developer experience from a developer’s laptop to production by leveraging Netflix container-focused engineering tools.
  • Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source
    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
    What kinds of companies should consider open source SDN, and what are the associated challenges in using such open source deployments? Lumina Networks has unrivalled expertise in working with customers and partners to deliver implementations, and explains its processes and outlines the benefits of using open source SDN.
  • Luxoft launches PELUX 1.0 open source platform for automotive
    Luxoft’s automotive division has launched PELUX 1.0, an open source platform available to developers. This has been developed from its PELUX software suite as used by carmakers and tier 1 suppliers to build converged infotainment, autonomous driving, communication, HMI and car body control systems.
  • Dev Preview: MongoDB Enterprise Running on OpenShift
    In order to compete and get products to market rapidly, enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their business logic and users instead of infrastructure and interoperability. This key ability separates successful projects from those which drown themselves in tangential work which never stops. In this blog post, we’ll cover MongoDB’s general PaaS and cloud enablement strategy as well as touch upon some new features of Red Hat’s OpenShift which enable you to run production-ready MongoDB clusters. We’re also excited to announce the developer preview of MongoDB Enterprise Server running on OpenShift. This preview allows you to test out how your applications will interact with MongoDB running on OpenShift.
  • Is Open Source The AI Nirvana for Intel? [Ed: openwashing a malicious company using buzzwords and urban myths]
  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
    Recently I really got interested to learn Go, and to be honest I found it to be a beautiful language. I personally feel that it has that performance boost factor from a static language background and easy prototype and get things done philosophy from dynamic language background. The real inspiration to learn Go was these amazing number of tools written and the ease with which these tools perform although they seem to be quite heavy. One of the good examples is Docker. So I thought I would write some utility for fun, I have been using fortune, this is a Linux utility which gives random quotes from a database. I thought let me write something similar but let me do something with jokes, keeping this mind I was actually searching for what can I do and I landed up on jokes about Chuck Norris or as we say it facts about him. I landed up on chucknorris.io they have an API which can return different jokes about Chuck, and there it was my opportunity to put something up and I chose Go for it.

today's howtos

Security: Updates, IBM, Elytron and Container Vulnerability Scanning

  • Security updates for Friday
  • IBM Security launches open-source AI
    IBM Security unveiled an open-source toolkit at RSA 2018 that will allow the cyber community to test their AI-based security defenses against a strong and complex opponent in order to help build resilience and dependability into their systems.
  • Elytron: A New Security Framework in WildFly/JBoss EAP
    Elytron is a new security framework that ships with WildFly version 10 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.1. This project is a complete replacement of PicketBox and JAAS. Elytron is a single security framework that will be usable for securing management access to the server and for securing applications deployed in WildFly. You can still use the legacy security framework, which is PicketBox, but it is a deprecated module; hence, there is no guarantee that PicketBox will be included in future releases of WildFly. In this article, we will explore the components of Elytron and how to configure them in Wildfly.
  • PodCTL #32 – Container Vulnerability Scanning