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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 7:22pm
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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 7:18pm
Story OpenELEC 6.0 Enters Beta, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.0 and Kodi (XBMC) 15.0 Isengard Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 5:55pm
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Story Linux for Windows XP Holdouts Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 5:28pm
Story Ubuntu MATE Is Becoming A Thriving Member Of The Ubuntu Family Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 5:14pm
Story Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom firms join MIPS open-source push Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 4:49pm
Story Linux 4.1 Power Consumption Appears To Improve For Intel Users Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 4:38pm

CeBIT 2010: Knoppix 6.3 CeBIT Edition released

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h-online.com: At this year's CeBIT Open Source Forum, Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper has announced the release of version 6.3 of his popular Live Linux distribution. Knoppix is a bootable CD, DVD or USB Flash drive distribution of Linux, incorporating automatic hardware detection.

Windows Up, Mac OS X Down, Linux Down

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OS
  • Windows Up, Mac OS X Down, Linux Down
  • IDC: Windows dominates Linux in servers, not just the desktop
  • Linux is doing just fine on servers

KDE and GNOME: Seven Irritations in Each

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: Life in an Olympics-occupied city has left me grumpy. Ordinarily, I'm a tolerably contented desktop user, spending about three-quarters of my time in KDE and the rest in GNOME, with occasional forays into other desktops. But in the last two weeks, I've been noticing irritations in every interface I've used.

Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva Installations on an Old PC

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Linux

bestsyndication.com: I decided to go the free route, because I was looking to have fun using the graphics, video, and music editing applications developed for Linux. On the journey of finding the best free linux operating system installation I learned a few things along the way.

Interview With Melissa Drapper

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Interviews
Ubuntu

fridge.ubuntu.com: Once upon a time I wanted to be an environmental scientist, but during one of the projects for a related course, I ended up with the task to create a website. I learned HTML one weekend, and realized I preferred computers to trees.

Open source: Still room for the little guy?

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Open source started small, but it's increasingly looking like it's a game for big vendors to play.

The Linux Desktop of the Future

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: One of the things I love about Linux is the ambitious and creative people behind it. Anyone with a text editor and a compiler is free to make up whatever strange software experiment they want, without needing to get approval from a huge corporation. With all of these amazing ideas flying around, it made me think, “what would the Linux desktop look like in ten or twenty years?”

[Howto] Introduction to Puppet

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HowTos

The administration of a large number of servers can be quite tiresome without a central configuration management. This article gives a first introduction into the configuration management Puppet.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FFmpeg Project Announces New Work
  • Firefox afterburner for JavaScript
  • Swimming Upstream: Google's Open Source Social Web Aggregator
  • Launchpad Moving to Closed Source Auth
  • Florida State U. Pulls Out of Kuali Open-Source Software Project
  • Differences Between Linux And Windows
  • Dell’s “Linux Tax” is outrageous
  • Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) on Patents and Free Software
  • Talika- Switch between open windows in Gnome using icons
  • What's Wrong with Module::Install
  • Vulnerabilities in sudo closed
  • CeBIT 2010: Munich Shows Migration to Linux and OOo
  • Why Red Hat Surfaced at SAP Partner Summit
  • GNOME collaboration after London UX Hackfest
  • openSUSE's Henne: A Green Rock
  • DtO: Selective Perspective
  • CodePlex open source group moves beyond Microsoft
  • SourceForge.net March Project of the Month - Arianne
  • The Linux Action Show: Linux Mint 8 Review & Linux’s Eventual Unification

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Share Ubuntu folders with NFS
  • Cleaning Up Old Configs On Ubuntu / Debian
  • launching script dialogs
  • Howto Create a Gentoo Distro chroot Environment
  • 2 Ways Of Playing YouTube Videos Without Flash
  • OOo: Notes in Drawings and Presentations
  • Install unsupported Applications and Games with Bordeaux
  • Fixing Broken Images in OpenOffice
  • Flash Player 10.1 Beta 3 is Released
  • Useful Linux Command: pidof
  • How to Run Fullscreen Games In Linux With Dual Monitors
  • Setting up Monit on Ubuntu
  • Tips: Gentoo on a Dell Inspiron Mini 10
  • KDE4: KVpnc connections to PPTP Server

Linux-2.6.33-libre released

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Linux

lwn.net: Linux hasn't been Free Software since 1996, when Mr Torvalds accepted the first pieces of non-Free Software in the distributions of Linux he has published since 1991. Over these years, while this kernel grew by a factor of 14, the amount of non-Free firmware required by Linux drivers grew by an alarming factor of 83.

Vine Linux 5.1 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Vine Linux is a Japanese, RPM-based, multi-purpose distribution. It is developed and maintained by Vinecaves, and it’s based on an earlier version of Fedora.

Open-source evolution hits overdrive

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OSS
  • Open-source evolution hits overdrive
  • Can open source reduce costs?
  • Is Open Source Software More Secure?

Elements of Firefox overhaul arrive for testing

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: Mozilla, faced with new competitive pressures, has begun work on three separate, significant changes to Firefox.

Yarssr - Panel Applet RSS Reader

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Yarssr (Yet Another RSS Reader) is an RSS reader for the GNOME panel. It displays an icon in the notification area which changes colour to alert you to feed updates. Clicking on the icon give you a drop out menu, clicking the title takes you to the post in your default browser.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Feb 15 - 28

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: The kernel is now updated to 2.6.33 final. As usual, KernelNewbies has a complete overview of the changes in this new kernel. Some noteworthy changes include:

Hands-on: Ubuntu goes social, gains Me Menu in 10.04 alpha 3

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, is planning to overhaul the desktop panel and integrate social networking features in Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx.

Five Tools for Measuring and Improving Linux System Performance

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Software

linux.com: Out of the box, Linux runs just fine for many uses. But if you find yourself needing to ferret out performance problems or tune the kernel for better performance, Linux has more than enough tools to measure and tweak system performance.

Five Free PDF viewers for Ubuntu

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Software

unixlab.blogspot: Portable document format is one of the most popular file formats on the web. Of course Adobe is the market leader for PDF. However, there are lot of free alternatives around. Here are some free pdf viewers for ubuntu.

Linux super-duper admin tools: screen

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Time to learn about yet another cool little admin application that will change the way you think and work. screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.

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Security: Uber, Replacing x86 Firmware, 'IoT' and Chromebook

  • Key Dem calls for FTC to investigate Uber data breach

    A key Democrat is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate a massive Uber breach that released data on 57 million people, as well as the company's delay in reporting the cyber incident.

  • Multiple states launch probes into massive Uber breach
  • Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go

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  • Connected sex-toy allows for code-injection attacks on a robot you wrap around your genitals

    However, the links included base-64 encoded versions of the entire blowjob file, making it vulnerable to code-injection attacks. As Lewis notes, "I will leave you to ponder the consequences of having an XSS vulnerability on a page with no framebusting and preauthed connection to a robot wrapped around or inside someones genitals..."

  • Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty
    For Google’s bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (£75,000) for reporting a critical “persistent compromise” exploit of Google’s Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks. Twelve months on and the same researcher was wired an identical pay out for reporting – yes! – a second critical persistent compromise of Google’s Chrome OS. By this point you might think Google was regretting its 2014 boast that it could confidently double its maximum payout for Chrome OS hacks to $100,000 because “since we introduced the $50,000 reward, we haven’t had a successful submission.” More likely, it wasn’t regretting it at all because isn’t being told about nasty vulnerabilities the whole point of bug bounties?
  • Why microservices are a security issue
    And why is that? Well, for those of us with a systems security bent, the world is an interesting place at the moment. We're seeing a growth in distributed systems, as bandwidth is cheap and latency low. Add to this the ease of deploying to the cloud, and more architects are beginning to realise that they can break up applications, not just into multiple layers, but also into multiple components within the layer. Load balancers, of course, help with this when the various components in a layer are performing the same job, but the ability to expose different services as small components has led to a growth in the design, implementation, and deployment of microservices.

Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Debuts with New Theme Engine and ZFS Integrations

Lumina 1.4.0 is a major release that introduces several new core components, such as the Lumina Theme Engine to provide enhanced theming capabilities for the desktop environment and apps written in the Qt 5 application framework. The Lumina Theme Engine comes with a configuration utility and makes the previous desktop theme system obsolete, though it's possible to migrate your current settings to the new engine. "The backend of this engine is a standardized theme plugin for the Qt5 toolkit, so that all Qt5 applications will now present a unified appearance (if the application does not enforce a specific appearance/theme of it’s own)," said the developer in today's announcement. "Users of the Lumina desktop will automatically have this plugin enabled: no special action is required." Read more

today's leftovers

  • qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client
    qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as well as support for the old Qt 4 framework as Qt 5.5.1 or later is now required to run it on all supported platforms. It also brings a new logo and a new SVG-based icon theme can be easily scaled. Lots of other cosmetic changes are present in this release, and the WebGUI received multiple enhancements.
  • FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape
    Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.10075 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    A new firmware for the Kobo ebook reader came out and I adjusted the mega update pack to use it. According to the comments in the firmware thread it is working faster than previous releases. The most incredible change though is the update from wpa_supplicant 0.7.1 (around 2010) to 2.7-devel (current). Wow.
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly different, and reduced, feature set.
  • 7 Best Android Office Apps To Meet Your Productivity Needs
    Office application is an essential suite that allows you to create powerful spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc., on a smartphone. Moreover, Android office apps come with cloud integration so that you can directly access the reports from the cloud, edit them, or save them online. To meet the productivity need of Android users, the Play Store offers an extensive collection of Android office apps. But, we have saved you the hassle of going through each one of them and provided you a list of the best office apps for Android. The apps that we have picked are all free, although some do have Pro version or extra features available for in-app purchases. You can also refer to this list if you’re looking for Microsoft Office alternatives for your PC.

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