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Story Deweloperzy OpenBSD: Landry Breuil Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 8:19pm
Story Fedora 23: KDE vs. Xfce vs. GNOME vs. LXDE vs. MATE Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 4:40pm
Story Linux 4.3-rc7 Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 2:14pm
Story Kernel oops collector is back in Debian! Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 2:05pm
Story A History of Android Market Share: How Google's Mobile Operating System Dominated the Globe Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 1:59pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 1:45pm
Story GNU LibreJS 6.0.10 released Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2015 - 1:24pm
Story Razer Opens OSVR Hacker Development Kit Pre-Orders to General Public Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2015 - 10:17pm
Story Leftovers: BSD Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2015 - 10:15pm
Story Mozilla News Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2015 - 10:14pm

News about the Mageia association

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MDV

blog.mageia.org: Here it is! The association has now been officially created as you can see on the “Journal Officiel”. (You can now send us postcards and gifts! Smile )

HTML 5 Canvas: the only plugin you need?

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Software

itwriting.com: The answer is no, of course. And Canvas is not a plugin. That said, here is an interesting proof of concept blog and video from Alexander Larsson: a GTK3 application running in Firefox without any plugin.

Black Friday in the Linux Blogosphere

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Hardware
Software

linuxinsider.com: Black Friday is here, and Linux bloggers have visions of video cards, Blu-ray players and KVM switches dancing in their heads.

Ultimate Edition Gamers 2.8 Includes Linux Games for All Ages

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Linux

softpedia.com: Announced by TheeMahn on November 25th, Ultimate Edition Gamers 2.8, a popular Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, brings to Linux users lots of pre-added games in a 4GB, downloadable DVD ISO image.

Fuduntu: Fedora Linux remix designed for netbooks

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Linux

liliputing.com: But Fewt, the guy behind the Jupiter power management applet for Linux netbooks, decided to go a bit further in optimizing Fedora to run on a netbook.

Bodhi Linux may just be your favorite new lightweight distro

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Linux

omgubuntu.co.uk: Bodhi Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution that supplants the usual desktop environment of GNOME, KDE or XFCE with something lighter – and better looking: the Enlightenment desktop.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • ADeskBar – A lightweight and gorgeous GNOME panel replacement
  • Is Ubuntu Unknowingly Introducing FUD?
  • Things for which I'm Grateful
  • The best netbook distro of 2010
  • Q&A with Larry Augustin, SugarCRM CEO
  • HP Deskjet 3050 j610 on Debian Squeeze
  • Variety On The Desktop
  • The automated testing of Ubuntu SRUs
  • Open Source Monitoring, Icinga vs Nagios
  • People behind Debian: Colin Watson
  • Impressive 3d slide transations for OpenOffice presentations
  • It's Becoming Very Easy To Run Wayland
  • TrueHD, DTS-HD, E-AC3 Over HDMI On Linux
  • 5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 22

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Introduction to inotify
  • Bug Fix – Revisor not launching under Fedora 14
  • monitor traffic at Cisco router using Linux (Netflow)
  • Get the actual file-type using file command
  • Hide "Last login:" on bash login
  • GNU find – A Multidimensional Tool
  • Compiling the new responsive kernel from scratch
  • recursively delete / erase files with find and rm
  • GIMP Tutorial: Create sweet candy text!
  • Set Up a Rails Application That Uses MySQL on Ubuntu

KDE Look Part 5: KOffice 2

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com: Back when I first started using Linux I was using a very underpowered computer that I got donated as part of my research at school. So OpenOffice.org was a real pain in the butt to use. It took forever to load! KOffice, on the other hand, loaded up quickly.

Evolution, re-evolved

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Software

afaikblog.wordpress: Time for the second instalment of the Evolution redesign saga. My first run threw out some ideas and generated some really useful feedback (thanks for that, everyone). Since then, I’ve gone back and developed the designs into something a little more coherent and much more Evolution-y.

The VLC Media Player – Does it Really Play Everything?

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Software

makeuseof.com: The VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia program, developed by the VideoLAN project. It’s available for all common operating systems, plus a few more. The website boldly states that “It plays everything!” Is that so?

openSUSE Needs to Rebel

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SUSE

anditosan.blogspot: Over the course of a few years, and after openSUSE was launched, the relationship of openSUSE internally has been one of constant rediscovery and also lethargy. openSUSE heaveily relies on the power of the community and their votes on certain issues, features, etc. Simply put, openSUSE is democratic.

Kernel Log: Fast response times via process groups

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Linux

h-online.com: The automatic creation of process groups should keep the desktop interface responsive even when a large number of processes are making the CPU sweat. Meanwhile, the development of 2.6.37 is in full swing.

Penguspy makes it easy to find the best Linux games

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Gaming
  • Penguspy makes it easy to find the best Linux games, with ratings and more
  • Dage – A 3D adventure game engine that is Linux native
  • Alter Ego – a murder mystery adventure that runs out of the box in WINE
  • Blob Wars·: Blob And Conquer
  • Trine And Trine 2 Are Coming To GNU/Linux
  • Dress-Up Pups Is Coming To GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Invaders: First the wallpaper, now the game

KDE 4.6 Beta1 Released

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KDE
  • 4.6 Beta1 Brings Improved Search, Activities and Mobile Device Support
  • KDE 4.6 beta1… HALess!
  • New features in KDE SC 4.6 Beta 1

The King of Open Source Operating Systems: Ubuntu Rocks!

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Ubuntu

blogote.com: We have grown up with Linux over the years and seen the best of operating systems come and go. The best of Microsoft’s and Apple’s have given us in-depth entertainment options to choose from and it has certainly been able to live up to their name.

Firefox 4 Minefield Now With Improved Add-Ons Manager

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: One of the design elements that I did not like in the development builds of Firefox 4 until now was the add-ons manager.

Some rant about desktops, evolution and everything..

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Linux
Software
MDV

dodonov.net/blog: I have been asking myself numerous times before: what does we miss to have the best Desktop? No matter if it runs Windows, or Mac, or Linux, or anything else.

Liberté Linux 2010.1

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Linux

lwn.net: The first release of Liberté Linux is available. "Liberté Linux is a secure, reliable, lightweight, and easy to use Gentoo-based LiveUSB Linux distribution intended as a communication aid in hostile environments."

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Shuttleworth's Ubuntu makes like Space Shuttle
  • FreetuxTV – Web TV and Radio player
  • Viewsonic and the GPL
  • Hands-on: Opera 11 tab stacking vs Firefox Panorama
  • A replacement for X finally!
  • French social security now run on PostgreSQL and Red Hat Linux
  • Fuduntu 14.5 - Subtle improvements
  • Introduction to the Blender Fluid Simulator
  • Control Points and Steering Mechanisms in Open Source Software Projects
  • Norway: All regions and nearly all municipalities now use open source
  • PL: Poznań city's e-Government platform built on open source components
  • Ubuntu One — good or bad?
  • Nero Linux 4 - Never Knew Nero had a Linux Version
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 151: #150 reloaded!
  • Watch for Shares of Red Hat to Approach Resistance at $43.87
  • 7like GNoMenu theme: Ambiance meets windows
  • Xen Dom0 Support May Come Back To Fedora
  • Last Day at Mozilla
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th October
  • FLOSS Weekly 143: Ganymede
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Security: VPNFilter, Encryption in GNU/Linux, Intel CPU Bug Affecting rr Watchpoints

  • [Crackers] infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

    VPNFilter—as the modular, multi-stage malware has been dubbed—works on consumer-grade routers made by Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, TP-Link, and on network-attached storage devices from QNAP, Cisco researchers said in an advisory. It’s one of the few pieces of Internet-of-things malware that can survive a reboot. Infections in at least 54 countries have been slowly building since at least 2016, and Cisco researchers have been monitoring them for several months. The attacks drastically ramped up during the past three weeks, including two major assaults on devices located in Ukraine. The spike, combined with the advanced capabilities of the malware, prompted Cisco to release Wednesday’s report before the research is completed.

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  • Intel CPU Bug Affecting rr Watchpoints
    I investigated an rr bug report and discovered an annoying Intel CPU bug that affects rr replay using data watchpoints. It doesn't seem to be hit very often in practice, which is good because I don't know any way to work around it. It turns out that the bug is probably covered by an existing Intel erratum for Skylake and Kaby Lake (and probably later generations, but I'm not sure), which I even blogged about previously! However, the erratum does not mention watchpoints and the bug I've found definitely depends on data watchpoints being set. I was able to write a stand-alone testcase to characterize the bug. The issue seems to be that if a rep stos (and probably rep movs) instruction writes between 1 and 64 bytes (inclusive), and you have a read or write watchpoint in the range [64, 128) bytes from the start of the writes (i.e., not triggered by the instruction), then one spurious retired conditional branch is (usually) counted. The alignment of the writes does not matter, and it's not related to speculative execution.

In Memoriam: Robin "Roblimo" Miller, a Videographer and Free Software Champion

Videographer Robin Roblimo Miller

Robin "Roblimo" Miller was a clever, friendly, and very amicable individual who everyone I know has plenty of positive things to say about. I had the pleasure of speaking to him for several hours about anything from personal life and professional views. Miller was a very knowledgeable person whose trade as a journalist and video producer I often envied. I have seen him facing his critics in his capacity as a journalist over a decade ago when he arranged a debate about OOXML (on live radio). Miller, to me, will always be remembered as a strong-minded and investigative journalist who "did the right thing" as the cliché goes, irrespective of financial gain -- something which can sometimes be detrimental to one's longterm health. Miller sacrificed many of his later years to a cause worth fighting for. This is what we ought to remember him for. Miller was - and always will be - a FOSS hero.

May everything you fought for be fulfilled, Mr. Miller. I already miss you.

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