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Story Windows Users Are Top Downloaders of elementary OS "Freya" Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 12:21pm
Story Gaming Community Asks for Open Source GOG Galaxy Client Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 12:18pm
Story 3 big lessons I learned from running an open source company Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 12:14pm
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Story Linux Graphics Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 9:14am
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Story Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Use Linux Kernel 4.1, Most Likely Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 8:42am
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Story End of Foresight and What Makes Fedora Different Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 8:28am

Why You Don’t Need Anti-Virus Software For Linux

davestechsupport.com/blog: I was just browsing Ubuntu Forums recently and someone wanted to get a second opinion to see if it were indeed true that Linux doesn’t need anti-virus software. I humbly obliged them with my own answer on the matter:

Fav Browser

Firefox
54% (1142 votes)
Konqueror
3% (63 votes)
Opera
14% (288 votes)
Safari
1% (25 votes)
Chrome
13% (286 votes)
IE
1% (21 votes)
Flock
0% (5 votes)
Other
14% (303 votes)
Total votes: 2133

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A quick look at some new features in Banshee 1.5.5
  • A Year of Quake Live
  • Google's Slow March Toward World Domination
  • Multi Tail – Multi Tail!
  • Turn your old computer into a music server with VortexBox Linux
  • What CPAN Doesn't Do
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta 1
  • All Hail Our Benevolent Corporate Overlords
  • The MicroShills Are At It Again
  • The Linux Foundation Store: Linux gets silly
  • Updating the Mozilla Public License
  • Linux struggles to make a dent in desktop
  • IMDbPY projects IMDb.com data onto your screen
  • Microsoft's Internet Driving Licence: stupid, unworkable and unenforceable
  • Mozilla refreshes its open-source backbone
  • And the winner of the Novell sweepstakes is...Microsoft?
  • Peering at Paldo 1.21
  • City of Athens using Drupal
  • A Bright Future for Drizzle
  • Dominions 3: The Awakening v3.24 Released
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 135 - Darktable

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • AWK Arrays Explained with Examples
  • Rescue that infected Windows machine with Trinity Rescue
  • msrp, a useful addition to your toolbox
  • Sync your iPhone Music Libary With Rhythmbox in Ubuntu
  • Two front ends for Clamav
  • SSH Warning: “Remote host identification has changed
  • How to enable Facebook Chat in Pidgin

Selecting an Open Source Operating System

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Linux

networkworld.com: There's a large selection of free and open source (FOSS) operating systems available these days, and choosing the right one for any given circumstance can be quite a challenge. This article outlines the key factors.

Saving Money with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Saving Money with Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Gets New Logout Dialogues
  • Canonical speaks to the 'commercial' debate

Some cool features in Fedora 13

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Linux

linuxers.org: Recently, I have been a little out of touch with Fedora news. With the release of Fedora 13 alpha, I finally got a chance to get back to work. Went through the list of new additions in Fedora 13 alpha and as expected, Goddard has some really cool new features.

Best Linux Distro for Web Server

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Linux

junauza.com: Best Linux Distro for Web Server: If you are planning to build a web hosting company or simply host your own website at home, then it is best to use Linux as your operating system.

Is Microsoft Afraid to Say the “L”-word?

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Microsoft

computerworlduk.com: It seems that, having lost its position as monarch of the world of computing, Microsoft has decided to become the industry jester.

16 things that could be improved in Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: In this post I’m going to list 16 things that I think could be improved in Lucid.

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In my last article I looked at performance loopers for Linux. This week I begin a 2-part review of similar applications called arpeggiators.

Window Maker Desktop: Lightweight Linux Minimalism

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Window Maker is a fast, lightweight window manager based as closely as possible on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface.

GNOME Do to get more pizazz

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Software
  • GNOME Do to get more pizazz
  • GNOME Developer Kit Slimmed Down
  • Setting up a slide show screen saver in GNOME

Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.34 goes into testing

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h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has released the first RC of Linux 2.6.34 and completed the integration of the next version of the kernel's most important changes. Improvements include graphics drivers for recent Radeon GPUs and for the graphics cores of some Intel processors that are only expected to be released early next year. Another new addition is the LogFS SSD file system.

And thank you for the penguins

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Linux

raiden.net: Of the many thousands of things we have Linus Torvalds to thank for, one of them is the venerable penguin, symbol of all things Linux. But what if Linus had chosen to instead use the Gnu, or a beaver, or a bear, or maybe a demon like Freebsd uses?

PCLinuxOS 2010 mini review

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PCLOS

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: The much awaited PCLinux OS 2010 was released in beta yesterday. Time for another celebration and another install test. PCLinux OS (PCLOS) is all I wanted, a stable KDE distro with the latest KDE 4.4.1 and Firefox 3.6. I spared no time and tried the beta on my Virtualbox setup.

The 10 Most Downloaded Open Source Apps Of All Time

geektrio.net: Everyone loves open source software. After all… its free! Many times I’ve heard the question, “what are the most popular open source applications of all time?” I decided to find out.

Nokia's N900 vs. Other QWERTY Keypads

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Hardware

Since Nokia's Maemo-powered smartphone is a mobile device (albeit a rather large one), I thought it might be interesting to see how it fares against other Nokia qwerty devices for character input.

In other words, it’s time for a smackdown!

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  • How Open Source Tech Helps Feds Solve Workforce Turnover Issues
    Just as a mainframe from decades ago might be ready for retirement, the IT staff who originally procured and installed that system might also be preparing for a new phase in their lives. It’s up to the current and next generation of government IT employees to prepare for that eventuality, but there are indications they may not be ready, despite evidence that older IT professionals are retiring or will soon be leaving their positions. Unfortunately, a skills gap exists even among younger generation IT workers. Agencies are scrambling to find personnel with expertise in cloud service management, cybersecurity, technical architecture and legacy technologies, such as common business-oriented language (COBOL) and mainframes, among other areas. At the same time that many workers are getting ready to retire, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge, many younger IT professionals are struggling to gain the knowledge they will need to take their agencies into the future.
  • Introducing Fn: “Serverless must be open, community-driven, and cloud-neutral”
    Fn, a new serverless open source project was announced at this year’s JavaOne. There’s no risk of cloud lock-in and you can write functions in your favorite programming language. “You can make anything, including existing libraries, into a function by packaging it in a Docker container.” We invited Bob Quillin, VP for the Oracle Container Group to talk about Fn, its best features, next milestones and more.
  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
    I had attended to Tokyo area debian seminar #157. The day’s special guest is Chris Lamb, the Debian Project Leader in 2017. He had attended to Open Compliance Summit, so we invited him as our guest.
  • Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure
    Overclock Labs wants to make it easier for developers to deploy and manage their applications across clouds. To do so, the company is building tools to automate distributed cloud infrastructure and, unsurprisingly, it is betting on containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container orchestration tools — to do this. Today, Overclock Labs, which was founded two years ago, is coming out of stealth and announcing that it raised a $1.3 million seed round from a number of Silicon Valley angel investors and CrunchFund — the fund that shares a bit of its name and history with TechCrunch but is otherwise completely unaffiliated with the blog you are currently reading.
  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
    MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced new product enhancements to MariaDB AX, delivering a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions. MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform. With MariaDB AX, data across every facet of the business is transformed into meaningful and actionable results.
  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
    AT&T says it’s not enough to deploy white box hardware and to orchestrate its networks with the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) software. “Each individual machine also needs its own operating system,” writes Chris Rice, senior vice president of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture, in a blog post. To that end, AT&T announced its newest effort — the Open Architecture for a Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS).
  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
  • p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress
  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
    Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process. SUSE's Richard Biener announced minutes ago that GCC 8 entered stage three development, meaning only general bug fixing and documentation updates are permitted.
  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
  • Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out
    Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes. On one side, the Software Freedom Law Center, which today seeks to resolve licensing disputes amicably. On the other, the Software Freedom Conservancy, which takes a relatively harder line against the noncompliance of licensing terms. The battleground: the, er, US Patent and Trademark Office. The law center has demanded the cancellation of a trademark held by the conservancy.
  • Open Source Underwater Glider: An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner
    Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds
    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for version 4.15 of the Linux kernel. Torvalds' ire was directed at open software aficionado and member of Google's Pixel security team Kees Cook, who he has previously accused of idiocy. Cook earned this round of shoutiness after he posted a request to “Please pull these hardened usercopy changes for v4.15-rc1.”
  • Free Software Principles
    Ten thousand dollars is more than $3,000, so the motives don't add up for me. Hutchins may or may not have written some code, and that code may or may not have been used to commit a crime. Tech-literate people, such as the readers of Linux Magazine, understand the difference between creating a work and using it to commit a crime, but most of the media coverage – in the UK, at least – has been desperate to follow the paradigm of building a man up only to gleefully knock him down. Even his achievement of stopping WannaCry is decried as "accidental," a word full of self-deprecating charm when used by Hutchins, but which simply sounds malicious in the hands of the Daily Mail and The Telegraph.
  • New warning over back door in Linux
    Researchers working at Russian cyber security firm Dr Web claim to have found a new vulnerability that enables remote attackers to crack Linux installations virtually unnoticed. According to the anti-malware company, cyber criminals are getting into the popular open-source operating system via a new backdoor. This, they say, is "indirect evidence" that cyber criminals are showing an increasing interest in targeting Linux and the applications it powers. The trojan, which it's calling Linux.BackDoor.Hook.1, targets the library libz primarily. It offers compression and extraction capabilities for a plethora of Linux-based programmes.
  • IN CHATLOGS, CELEBRATED HACKER AND ACTIVIST CONFESSES COUNTLESS SEXUAL ASSAULTS
  • Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking [sic] safeguards for elections
     

    The guidelines are intended to reduce risks in low-budget local races as well as the high-stakes Congressional midterm contests next year. Though most of the suggestions cost little or nothing to implement and will strike security professionals as common sense, notorious attacks including the leak of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have succeeded because basic security practices were not followed.  

  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

    On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.