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Story AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver Preparing For A World Without An X Server? Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:21pm
Story KDE Applications and Development Platform 4.14 Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:13pm
Story What is a good EPUB reader on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:08pm
Story Qt Licence Update Roy Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 4:48pm
Story Munich Switching to Windows from Linux Is Proof That Microsoft Is Still an Evil Company Roy Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 9:01am
Story Dangling the Linux Carrot Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:45am
Story Red Hat Sets New 12-Month High at $61.97 (RHT) Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:38am
Story Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:33am
Story Desktop Obsessions, Steam Sacrifices, and LibreOffice Review Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 6:31am
Story Black Hat 2014: Open Source Could Solve Medical Device Security Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:11am

Dconf in GNOME 3.0 : one step further to Windows registry ?

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linux-wizard.net: Today, while reading LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 9 concerning GNOME 3.0, I noticed the part about dconf. Dconf aims to replace ... gconf already. Yeah, we can't keep a simple technology as simple as reading and writing application configurations settings more than 8 years ...

Switching To KDE From Gnome

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KDE

customdistros.com: This morning I thought I would shake things up a little and start using KDE instead of Gnome. Installation of KDE is simple enough, but actually using it turned out to be a little different for a KDE newbie such as myself.

10 things you should look for in a netbook

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Hardware

blogs.techrepublic.com: When you’re evaluating netbooks, you have to weigh the convenience of their small form factor against a variety of limitations. Erik Eckel explains several key considerations that will help you find a suitable middle ground.

Nexuiz 2.5

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: So what are the big selling points of 2.5 from the player side of view? According to the changelog: New HUD, new weapons, new racing game mode, improved look & sound, better bots.

Do you need to worry about the new /dev/mem rootkit problem?

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Security

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: A new paper was presented in late March about using /dev/mem to inject and hide a rootkit (PDF), and the method has been getting some press, leading to a little concern.

Lancelot and Raptor menu - the other way

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KDE
Software

polishlinux.org: Lancelot and Raptor are alternative menus intended for KDE 4. We are, however, at the frosty point, and we should ask ourselves the most important question here - which one to choose.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30

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Linux

h-online.com: The next major Linux version will include new Wi-Fi drivers for chips from Atheros, Intel, Intersil/Prism and Marvell and new drivers for Intel LAN chips. The kernel will also in future make better use of energy saving features.

Linux Desktop in Peril

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Linux

daniweb.com: As I've written before, the Linux desktop in danger of extinction. If operating systems could be placed on the Endangered Species list, I'd lobby for it.

Health Check: openSUSE - Then and now

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SUSE

h-online.com: openSUSE 11.1, the latest community edition of Novell SUSE Linux, was released just in time for Christmas, to largely favourable reviews. openSUSE remains one of the market leaders, and features the latest and greatest stable releases of most of the important packages that make a classic GNU/Linux distribution, but it has had its troubles during recent years.

Ubuntu circus set to start again

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Six days from today, the Ubuntu circus will start all over again. The release of version 9.04 is scheduled for April 23 and lots of bandwidth will be consumed that day as people upgrade or else download the distribution for the first time.

Xen vs. KVM: The Linux Foundation’s Small-Minded View of Virtualization

windowsconnected.com: But the crux of the issue is really around why The Foundation chose KVM in the first place. It’s simple: KVM = Linux; Xen = Xen (that is, a purpose-built hypervisor derived from Linux). Second, KVM is not a true hypervisor.

Desktop Linux Needs A Bit More Organisation

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Linux

eweekeurope.co.uk: There are plenty of desktop Linux apps. The problem is finding, installing and managing them, says Jason Brooks. Linux vendors and communities could do a lot better.

“US copyright law is far too strict” – GNU founder

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Interviews
OSS

russiatoday.com: American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking.

Also: Of RMS, Ethical Visions, and Copyright Law

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Manipulate Your Way to the Root of It

  • Derivatives of Ubuntu used for various applications
  • One of the Philippines Leading Retailers to Use Linux-based System
  • IBM passes open source license baton to Eclipse
  • The new Ubuntu Certified Professional course
  • Open-source server distro builds on Ubuntu
  • Open-source misperceptions live on
  • Day Planner 0.10
  • Will telcos embrace open source and what if they did?
  • Will the U.S. follow UK into the open source market?
  • Distributed Distribution Development, and Why Git
  • Big investments in open source
  • Is RMS Entering the Fray Again?
  • How to Kill a Linux/Unix System and Live to Tell the Tale
  • Connecting hobby and business in open source
  • Is Open Source Experience Overrated?
  • Tart, Funny, Smart, Insightful, Whiny: Linux Today Reader Comments
  • TomTom/Microsoft: A Wake-Up Call for GPLv3 Migration
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Release Candidate Is Here

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Teaching Programing Skills to Children with Logo

  • How to build aircrack-ng on openSUSE
  • Upgrading Multiple Debian Machines Quickly With approx
  • BleachBit to cleanup unwanted files on your openSUSE
  • View hidden files
  • prevent your SSH session from disconnecting in Linux
  • Dropbox on Ubuntu
  • Automate Your System Backup With Back In Time

Shuttle offer now Power-saving Nettop with SUSE Linux

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Hardware
SUSE

hitechreview.com: Shuttle is now expanding its portfolio of Mini-PCs with Open Source operating systems. The latest offshoot is the X270V complete system based on the Shuttle Barebone X27D.

PC-BSD 7.1 Galileo Edition Review

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BSD

theitmassive.com: PC-BSD 7.1 is a desktop operating system aimed at the normal user and is based on FreeBSD. It enables fast installation of software and getting a working desktop running fast.

BBC iPlayer goes high definition

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Software

bbc.co.uk: The BBC's iPlayer is to start offering high definition (HD) streams and downloads of some programmes, and a cross-platform manager that will allow Windows, Mac, and Linux users to download BBC programmes, including those in HD.

NSW Government not giving away Linux vs MS details

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Linux

itwire.com: The Government has been far from forthcoming when it comes to revealing any details behind the New South Wales (NSW) laptop tender choices. There are unanswered questions.

Introducing KDE 4 - Kontact: To-do (KOrganizer)

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: This is going to be a small overview, since the "To-Do" is in fact part of KOrganizer, which was mostly seen on the last article. It's just going be fast view at the main interface, the changes to the interface remain the same as on Calendar.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.