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Story Linux Kernel 4.0 Arrives in openSUSE, KDE Plasma 5.3 and GCC 5.0 Coming Up Next Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:33pm
Story Helsinki to prefer open source IT solutions Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:29pm
Story Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts Mohd Sohail 04/05/2015 - 5:04pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:35pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:35pm
Story World’s first Ubuntu powered Drone launched Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:34pm
Story Linux vs Windows: What do people want from their next computer? Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:31pm
Story The loudest lesson from Ubuntu Vivid Vervet: If it’s not broken … Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:30pm
Story Ubuntu 15.10's "W" Codename Being Revealed Soon Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 4:07pm

Linux Training Week: Setup and Compatibility

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Linux If you saw our introductory post yesterday, you’ll know that this week on Zath is Linux training week! Over the next week, I’ll be using Ubuntu version of Linux in place of my norm of Mac OS X and Windows 7 to see how it stacks up against its rivals and whether it’s viable for the average computer user to make the switch.

MeeGo: Paradise lost for N900 hackers?

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Before today’s news I thought I had Nokia’s open-source strategy all figured out. The Symbian Foundation would be a bullet-proof mobile Linux for carrier customization and Maemo would be a gift from on high for power users.

Now I don’t know what to think…

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Is the Linux dream a myth?

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thenakedcoder.blogspot: How many times have you heard the arguments about operating systems and why mine is better than yours etc?

The Dating Game, Linux-Style

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Linux Can geeks find love? Certainly -- but extolling the wonders of GNU/Linux on the first date may not be the best way to go. On the other hand, just think of all the ways a Linux geek can say "I care":

Bringing the Magic to Linux with MeeGo

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  • Bringing the Magic to Linux with MeeGo
  • Linux Foundation to Host MeeGo Project
  • Intel and Nokia merge software to create MeeGo
  • Maemo + Moblin = MeeGo = Failure
  • Intel and Nokia set Linux up for MeeGo fail

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 341

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Mandriva Linux 2010 and its KDE 4.4 Upgrade
  • News: New Mandriva deployment, Squeeze freeze delays, No Freeze Rawhide, Miscellaneous Linux Goodness
  • Questions and answers: Smbclient
  • Released last week: NetBSD 5.0.2, Skolelinux 5.0, MINIX 3.1.6, Linux Mint 8 "Fluxbox" and "KDE64"
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 3, Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Live Hacking CD, UST, CTKArchLive
  • Reader comments

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

I'm not driven by Microsoft hatred: Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth says his creation of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system is not motivated in any way by animosity towards Microsoft.

Important Change to KDE's Security Policy

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Web Information about security vulnerabilities will no longer be published via the Dot at

Linux group LiMo growing

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Top 5 Best Linux Firewalls

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Software As part of the contest we conducted recently, we got 160+ comments from the geeky readers who choose their favorite firewall.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • TeleKast Is a Snazzy Open Source Teleprompter App
  • Is There an Ubuntu 10.04 in Your Future?
  • Gnome Nanny, a Parental Control System
  • When you can’t get into Wubi Ubuntu…
  • Cedega Install: City of Heroes Test Server
  • A Perfect Linux or BSD desktop distribution
  • Why Being a Package Maintainer Sucks
  • CentOS 5.4 : Synergy-Plus Crashing / Hanging on Linux Fixed
  • Gentoo at SCALE 8x
  • Firefox Turning Into A Multi-Browser
  • A primitive command-line ogg tag editor
  • New 3D Game Engine Targets Linux Gamers
  • NVIDIA Has Gallium3D Support In Fedora 13
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #180
  • How To Watch The Olympics Using Linux

Arch is hard to replace

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celettu.wordpress: There’s a good reason I stayed with Arch for so long: it was simple, easy, behaved exactly as it should and it didn’t break. Until now. I started looking at possible replacements. Over the last couple of days, I tried quite a few:

This is the route to hell

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colin.guthr: So I would like to take a few minutes to talk about audio routing in PulseAudio. This is a oft misunderstood topic and it does sometimes seem like black magic and/or broken but, as always, it's pretty simple when you look at it properly.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Feb 1 - 14

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MDV GNOME is now at version 2.29.90 (the first beta of GNOME 2.30). Compared with the previous alpha release, it brings various improvements to the new features previously added.

5 Linux features I miss when on Windows

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Linux In as much as I would love not to, I still use Windows very much in my day to day life. However, being someone who also uses Linux, there are 5 things I really miss when I am behind a Windows machine.

Stuff That Works With Linux #5

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: HAVING dithered for weeks and read review after review, I finally bit the bullet and paid £300 on eBay for an unlocked, SIM-free HTC Hero.

Exaile: The best Amarok since Amarok 1.4

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Software Like a sad dumb dog who still hopefully visits the grave of his dear, departed master, every once in a while I try Amarok 2 again. Unfortunately, there has been no improvement in usability since the last dozen times I checked. But have you seen Exaile lately?

Jack Wallen upgrades to KDE 4.3.5

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Video: Boot - PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta

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youtube: PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta: Kernel, udev 150, Plymouth Bootsplash, Speedboot, ext 4 Standard-Dateisystem, nvidia / fglrx-Treiber, Gnome

Linux Mint 8 KDE Edition

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Linux Linux Mint is one of the most popular Ubuntu based distro’s, possibly for the fact it brings something new to the table rather than just a different set of wallpapers. Its always been one of my favorite distros.

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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
  • Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Breaking Down the Data

Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

today's howtos