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Apache Holds Steady in a Changing Web Server Landscape

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Software

computerworlduk.com: Once upon a time, the monthly Netcraft Web server survey was nice and boring. Regular as clockwork, it showed the complete dominance of Apache in this sector.

Are Schools Giving Students The Wrong Idea About Technology?

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OSS

itnewstoday.com: Students being taught proprietary systems exclusively will come out of school knowing only those particular systems. Where’s the versatility there? Who exactly would that benefit?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 322

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at HP Mini 110 Mi edition
  • News: Slackware adds KDE 3.5 to repository, Debian presents two new package management systems, Ubuntu and Mandriva announce Moblin-based systems for netbooks, Fedora community launches Fedora Mini
  • Released last week: Moblin 2.0, Absolute Linux 13.0.2
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Beta, Ubuntu 10.04 release schedule
  • New distributions: KDuXP
  • Reader comments

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

FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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OS
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: With these two popular free software operating systems both having major updates coming out at around the same time, we decided it warranted some early benchmarking.

First KDialogue Is Now Open

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: Today, the KDE Community Forums, in collaboration with "People Behind KDE", have launched a new initiative to give the community an opportunity to get to know each other a bit closer: KDialogue.

The size of the Gentoo tree

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Gentoo

blog.flameeyes.eu: You might have noticed that I started working on cleaning up the tree (before I had a few problems with my system, but that’s for another day). Some people wondered whether that’s really going to make much difference, so I wanted to take a look.

Buying Software in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: The new Ubuntu App Center is an interesting addition/replacement to the old Add/Remove Applications program and the complicated synaptic package manager. It promises to bring simplicity to installing new apps to Ubuntu.

today's odds & ends

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #161
  • Mozilla developers move to Palm
  • 10 Open-Source Developments You Need To Know About
  • Learning to love vim
  • Linux Networking and the Intel Atom D945GCLF2
  • Power to the user
  • Xtra Ordinary OS Review: Better than Ubuntu

Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The new kid on the GNU/Linux block is getting long in the tooth. In about three weeks, Ubuntu will be five years old.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add CryptKeeper for on-the-fly encrypted folders in Linux
  • Automatically Install Missing PPA GPG Keys With One Command
  • Howto: Manually assigning X authorisation for Debian superuser
  • Getting Drupal 7 (development snapshot) running on Ubuntu
  • Disabling SSH Tunneling
  • Squid Error : Name error: the domain name does not exist
  • Portable Ubuntu In Windows 7
  • Get Rid of Panel Shadow
  • Compilation of VLC on ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu Spelunkers Need Help

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com: his is the third entry in the continuing "cave dwellers" saga and their new lives with Ubuntu. Someone posted a comment on the previous cave dwellers entry about iTunes not working on Linux. What's a penguinista to do? Try WINE.

5 alternative image manipualtion apps for Linux newbies

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Software

sinaisix.blogspot: One of the drawbacks to most people who want to migrate to Linux is that it lacks some really good image manipulation applications. Below are five.

The C programming language and its importance

aplawrence.com: The C programming language is unique. It is special. It is small. It is great and it is filled with UNIX genius.

Gentoo Ten LiveDVD Testing

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: In honor of Gentoo's 10th birthday, we are producing a new livedvd! We need YOU to test it.

6 of the best media burners for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: Despite all the glitz, the same age-old tools are chugging away at the back-end, giving the front-end apps approximately equal powers. So, how do the various disc burning apps stack up against each other and which one should you trust with your data?

Is the FSF shooting the open-source community in the foot?

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OSS

daniweb.com: Like many I'm sure, I'd heard a little of the Free Software Foundation. I recently stumbled upon a new campaign being run by the FSF, entitled the "Windows 7 Sins"... you guessed it - timed around the release of the launch of Win7.

A different kind of suicide

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Linux

stargazer.at: It is official by now that there are maniacs out there who already migrated their root-filesystem on BTRFS. So why not joining those freaks?

Boot Linux Over HTTP With boot.kernel.org (BKO)

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can boot Linux over HTTP with boot.kernel.org (BKO). All that users need is Internet connectivity and a small program (gpxe) to boot the machine. This gpxe program provides network booting facility.

today's leftovers & stuff

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News
  • GNU/Linux and FOSS versus “Software Piracy”
  • Opera 10.10 – Another Beta, With Fixes For More Than Unite
  • Linux: Gloobus - Quicklook for Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Live CD with LVM capability
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • eee-control – Utility for controlling Eee PC hardware
  • Set your Default Gateway using Route
  • Chromium Linux now has flash support out of the box
  • Flip Flops Are Evil
  • The First Geek Wedding At a LinuxFest
  • Linux Audio Conversion Trick
  • Lucid Lynx – What We Know So Far
  • Linux Advertises on the Radio
  • LinuxCon Audio Diary 3
  • Howto integrate KDE into your life
  • Cuteness 4.6
  • Heroes of Newerth Preview
  • Linux: My Mouse Ate My Homework!
  • Add Stereo Audio Tracks to MKV Files

Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks.

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Reviews

If bookmarking a site in your web browser sounds like rocket science to you then you're probably the perfect candidate for Jolicloud, which dumps a bunch of shortcuts for social networking sites and such onto your netbook screen.

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BSD: OpenBSD, Benchmarking LLVM/Clang, and AMD Zen Scheduler Model Lands In LLVM

  • Blog about my blog
     

    I want to try it again, and this time I decided to create a self-hosted blog. Something that runs on my own server and with httpd, the web server that I wrote for OpenBSD.  

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  • Benchmarking LLVM/Clang's New AMD Zen Scheduler Model
    Just prior to LLVM 5.0 being branched yesterday, the AMD Zen scheduler model finally landed in LLVM and has the potential of boosting the performance of generated binaries targeting AMD's Zen "znver1" architecture. Here are some benchmarks of LLVM Clang 4.0 compared to the latest LLVM Clang compiler code when testing with both generic x86-64 optimizations and then optimized builds for the first-generation Zen CPUs, tested on a Ryzen 7 processor.
  • AMD Zen Scheduler Model Lands In LLVM, Makes It For LLVM 5.0
    It was coming down to the wire for the new AMD Zen scheduler model in LLVM 5.0 but now it's managed to land just hours before the LLVM 5.0 branching. The new Zen "znver1" scheduler model for LLVM was published by AMD in patch form last week and now this morning it's been merged to mainline LLVM. Funny enough, thanks to an Intel developer with commit rights to LLVM due to the AMD contributor not having access.

OSS: VirtualBox, AMD EPYC Platform Letdown, Choosing FOSS, Open Source Blockchain Project, and RcppAPT 0.0.4

  • VirtualBox 5.1.24 Brings a Better Support for AMD Ryzen CPUs
    VirtualBox is a free and an open-source application for virtualization on x86 platforms. VirtualBox development team has announced a new maintenance release VirtualBox 5.1.24. The recent release of VirtualBox brought more support for AMD Ryzen processors to run certain guests such as Microsoft Windows XP. Emulating more SSE2 instructions. Fixing multiple issues with the graphical user interface for KDE Plasma, and black screen on reboot for multi-screen setup under certain conditions.
  • AMD EPYC Platform Security Processor Code Will Not Be Open Source
    AMD EPYC has been getting some bad word of mouth due to what Intel has been trying to portray but much has been cleared out in the official presentation. Many users that are worried about security have asked AMD to open source the AMD EPYC Platform security processor code. That will not be the case according to AMD. AMD EPYC Platform security processor is designed to keep the user safe from attacks because the OS can’t see what the PSP or IME is doing. Similarly, the user will also not know what the chips are doing. That is all great if the chip is keeping the user safe but it also means that if the defenses are breached then the user will not realize that as well.
  • Open Source: To Use Or Not To Use (And How To Choose)
    You'd like to use open source software, but you're not sure what criteria you should use when deciding whether to rely on it for a specific project or not. I have a long, complicated history with open source software.
  • Japanese Online Giant GMO Launches Open Source Blockchain Project
    Internet giant GMO Internet Inc. of Japan today announced the launch of the GMO Blockchain Open Source Software Project (GMO Blockchain OSS). The system will allow users to develop programs using blockchain as open source. In a first attempt by the company using this platform, the company has developed an open source medical record sharing system and launched it on July 6th, 2017.
  • RcppAPT 0.0.4