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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 4:05pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 4:03pm
Story Plasma Mobile Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 4:01pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 3:56pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 3:55pm
Story Linux Mint 17.2 OEM images available Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 1:58pm
Story Plasma Mobile, a Free Mobile Platform Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 11:54am
Story The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 9:16am
Story Ubuntu Phone is shipping, but it appears the software isn’t ready Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 9:07am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 9:05am

some shorts:

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  • ArchBang shifts to LXDE and other Changes
  • Earnings Look Ahead: In 5 days, Red Hat Releases Its Quarterly Numbers
  • Stunning new Bisigi Themes For Ubuntu

Turpial 1.3.3 – A native Twitter client for Linux

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openbytes.wordpress.com: In the past Ive been unimpressed by native, locally installed Twitter apps, so it was with a little hesitance I checked out Turpial.

TransferSummit - Open innovation at Apache: "No Jerks Allowed!"

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h-online.com: Over the past decade, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has been supporting the Apache community’s development of some of the most ubiquitous products in Open Source, benefiting billions of users worldwide. Its collaborative, consensus-based development process, affectionately dubbed "The Apache Way", is one of its secrets to creating dozens of high quality, industry-leading software products that all began with a single project.

Has Windows 7 killed Linux on the desktop?

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techradar.com: People don't just like Windows 7, it's the anti-Vista: loved for as many often spurious reasons as Vista was hated. But has Window 7 seen off any threat from open source operating systems? In other words, has Windows 7 killed Linux on the desktop?

Traditional Server Guy's Views on the Linux Desktop

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: While Linux is growing leaps and bounds, it's time we spread the same in the mass psyche, public mind share. So, where do we start? Noobs? New converts? Non-profit, governmental organizations? Or from the top, the busy Enterprise Linux server room managed by a traditional server guy? To me the latest seems a good starting point. Here is a few of his theories.

More Results from the Debian Community Poll

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twerner.blogspot: I'll publish my analysis of the remaining questions about changes to Debian now.

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 13 Server

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 13 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

today's leftovers:

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  • Microsoft, VMware Trade Words Over Novell SUSE Support
  • Chrome OS In Q4 - Is It Time to Bid External Storage Goodbye?
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.0 Ships
  • Element OS - An Ubuntu Based Distro For HTPCs
  • Full Circle Side-Pod #2: A World Cup -free zone
  • My Impressions of the Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • Suicide by victory: more on SCO
  • let’s move that kde source code so it doesn’t get lazy
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 128 is out
  • Lab curves for GIMP
  • Going Linux Jun 18: #105 - Computer America #105

some howtos:

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  • Record Net Radio with Mplayer
  • Install debian server in a linux chroot environment
  • Add a Frosted Glass Caption Bar to a photo with The GIMP
  • Set up a L2TP over IPSec VPN using a Radius backend
  • Using your new Bluecherry MPEG-4 codec card and driver...
  • Backup up your GoogleMail locally with getmail
  • Spotify Links Working in Linux
  • Restrict network access by time or IP address with Squid
  • Module parameters from rc.conf in Arch

some shorts:

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  • NVIDIA 256.xx Linux Driver Enters RC Phase
  • No One Takes Linux Seriously Until...
  • Two interesting Ubuntu Themes

Results from the Debian Community Poll

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Linux

twerner.blogspot: I have closed the poll today and I will start publishing its results now.

Browser Speed – Perception IS Reality

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Moz/FF

lockergnome.com: It looks as though the people over at Mozilla Foundation are more than a little fed up with the fact that their software, no matter how it changes, has of late been perceived as slow, especially at start up.

Using Gnome Shell – Day 6

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g33q.co.za: I was not going to spend a lot of time with Gnome-Shell doing work so I decided to bring you: THE CHEAT SHEET.

Are the shoulders of Linux groaning under the weight of the world?

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toolbox.com/blogs: I never get tired of mentioning the fact that Linux supports more hardware and is on more devices than any other operating system I know of. It runs on anything from the largest super computers in the world to a computer smaller than a matchbox. In short practically the whole world is supported by Linux.

The Top 7 New Features of WordPress 3.0

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  • WordPress 3.0 Released: The Top 7 New Features
  • 400,000 WordPress 3.0 Downloads in 2 Days
  • Q&A: Founder of WordPress talks tech

7 of the best Linux firewalls

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techradar.com: You're walking down a dark alley, late at night, when suddenly someone jumps out at you and forces you to hand over your passport, your credit cards, and the keys to your car. This is a good analogy of what using the internet is like.

Linux zealots - Isn't it time to grow up?

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fewt.com: I read an article today about an issue that a user had with windows popping up over the screen saver in an environment with ePHI. The author concludes rightfully so that there will never be a year of Linux on the "desktop". When I got down into the comments, I found the typical responses from the Linux zealots.

Be a pal; share Linux with your friends and family

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itwire.com: Are you the local computer boffin in your social circle? Tired of forever having to clean off that annoying fake super anti-virus 2010 trojan? Well, friends shouldn’t let friends run Windows. Be a friend to your friends.

8 of the Best Online Backup Services for Linux

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Web

junauza.com: A remote or online backup service has become quite an important tool for those of us who travel a lot and require some of our files on the cloud for easy access anytime and any place with Internet connection.

today's leftovers:

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  • GNOME Foundation 2010 Elections Results
  • Luckybackup 0.4.1 released
  • GPL'd Linux driver released for MPEG-4 compression card
  • Tracing the Gentoo libpng update mess
  • Debian Project At LSM/RMLL 2010
  • Porn's Lessons on the Plentiful Possibilities of Perl and PHP
  • Tunisian govt. launches FOSS training programme
  • Marave Featured in LinuxUser
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 Available...
  • Editing PDFs On Ubuntu
  • Moonlight 3.0, Preview 7
  • FLOSS Weekly 124: Zenoss
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  • State of Linux Containers
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  • AT&T contributes code to Linux open source edge computing project
    The Linux Foundation recently announced a new project, dubbed Akraino, to develop an open source software stack capable of supporting high-availability cloud services for edge computing systems and applications. To kick off the project, AT&T will contribute code made for carrier-scale edge computing applications running in virtual machines and containers.
  • AT&T Brings Akraino Networking Project to Edge of the Linux Foundation
    The Linux Foundation has been particularly busy in 2018 thus far consolidating its existing networking project under a single umbrella, known as LF Networking. That umbrella might need to get a bit larger, as on Feb. 20 the Linux Foundation announced the new Akraino project, with code coming initially from AT&T.
  • FreeOffice 2016 – An Efficient Alternative to Microsoft Office
    FreeOffice 2016 is the latest version of the Office software from SoftMaker. In fact, you wouldn’t be wrong if you called it the free version of SoftMaker Office 2018 seeing as it features the same suite of applications.
  • Stellaris 2.0 'Cherryh' patch & Stellaris: Apocalypse expansion released, over 1.5 million copies sold
    Stellaris: Apocalypse [Steam], the latest expansion for the grand space strategy game from Paradox Development Studio is out. The big 2.0 'Cherryh' patch is also now available. Paradox has also announced today, that Stellaris has officially passed 1.5 million copies sold making it one of their most popular games ever made. I'm not surprised by this, as I consider Stellaris their most accessible game.
  • Action-packed platformer with local and online co-op 'Vagante' has left Early Access
    After being in Early Access for quite some time, the action-packed platformer 'Vagante' [Steam, Official Site] has now officially left Early Access.
  • Gentoo has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2018 mentoring organization
  • Getting Debian booting on a Lenovo Yoga 720
    I recently got a new work laptop, a 13” Yoga 720. It proved difficult to install Debian on; pressing F12 would get a boot menu allowing me to select a USB stick I have EFI GRUB on, but after GRUB loaded the kernel and the initrd it would just sit there never outputting anything else that indicated the kernel was even starting. I found instructions about Ubuntu 17.10 which helped but weren’t the complete picture. What seems to be the situation is that the kernel won’t happily boot if “Legacy Support” is not enabled - enabling this (and still booting as EFI) results in a happier experience.
  • Dell PowerEdge T30
    I just did a Debian install on a Dell PowerEdge T30 for a client. The Dell web site is a bit broken at the moment, it didn’t list the price of that server or give useful specs when I was ordering it. I was under the impression that the server was limited to 8G of RAM, that’s unusually small but it wouldn’t be the first time a vendor crippled a low end model to drive sales of more expensive systems. It turned out that the T30 model I got has 4*DDR4 sockets with only one used for an 8G DIMM. It apparently can handle up to 64G of RAM.
  • Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC
    Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications. Emtrion, which recently announced its emCON-RZ/G1H module based on an octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H SoC, has unveiled a Renesas based, quad-LAN port SBC-RZN1D SBC focused on industrial communication. The SBC-RZN1D taps the Renesas RZ/N1D (R9006G032), one of a new line of RZ/N1D SoCs launched last year by Renesas for industrial multi-protocol communications. Renesas recently collaborated with Avnet to ship its own dual-Ethernet Renesas RZ/N1D Solution Kit (see farther below).
  • Postage-Stamp Linux
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  • Most Popular Android Versions In February 2018 (Always Updated List)
    Android is the most used operating system on the planet. In fact, it’s almost omnipresent in the mobile ecosystem. Even the Android versions, like Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, etc. have been able to build their individual fan following.

Red Hat and Fedora: David Egts, Radcom, Google Summer of Code 2018, FOSS Wave

  • Red Hat’s David Egts: Microservices Tech Could Help Simplify App Deployment
    David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s public sector, told MeriTalk in an interview published Wednesday that the microservices technology works to help the developer split complex, large applications into small components and share them with other members of the DevOps team.
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OSS Leftovers

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  • Percona Unveils Full Conference Session Schedule for the Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018
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OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

  • OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability
    A few days back FreeBSD 11 stable was mitigated for Meltdown (and Spectre vulnerabilities), which came more than one month after these nasty CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed while DragonFlyBSD was quickly mitigated and the first of the BSDs to do so. While OpenBSD is known for its security features and focus, only today did it land its initial Meltdown mitigation.
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    Meltdown mitigation is coming to OpenBSD. Philip Guenther (guenther@) has just committed a diff that implements a new mitigation technique to OpenBSD: Separation of page tables for kernel and userland. This fixes the Meltdown problems that affect most CPUs from Intel. Both Philip and Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) spent a lot of time implementing this solution, talking to various people from other projects on best approaches.

    In the commit message, Philip briefly describes the implementation [...]