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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Linux Kernel Works To Make Better Random Reseeding Rianne Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 7:48am
Story Munich signs off on Open Source project Rianne Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 7:38am
Story RJ45-sized Linux networking server goes IPv6 Rianne Schestowitz 16/12/2013 - 7:32am
Poll Google's Android and ChromeOS are... Rianne Schestowitz 1 16/12/2013 - 5:54am
Story Linux 3.13-rc4 Kernel Released, But It's Too Big Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2013 - 9:33pm
Story Lenovo X201 Support Comes To Coreboot Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2013 - 9:14pm
Story Running The SteamOS Kernel On Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2013 - 8:58pm
Story The First NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On The SteamOS Beta Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2013 - 1:36pm
Story CentOS 6.5 Review – Red Hat for all Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2013 - 1:22pm
Story Dell also joins the Chrome OS bandwagon launches Chromebook 11 Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2013 - 12:28pm

some bloggings

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Linux
  • Linux Mint: With Freedom Came Elegance, and Some Pain

  • I Bid Adieu, Ubuntu
  • Review: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition RC1
  • Ubuntu upgrade woes

How To Move Linux to a New Hard Drive

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HowTos

penguinpetes.com: It's been a busy week for me. It's been one of those weeks where all the machines in the house gang up on me and demand attention at once. One of the computers ran out of hard drive space. So I had a bigger hard drive with four times the disk space handy, and swapped them. The steps:

Mandriva 2008 - Best Linux for Laptop

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MDV

blog.earneasypro: I tried all major Distros like Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora, DreamLinux etc. But most of them didn't detect my wifi card. Few of them did detect my wifi card correctly but still there was no option to Configure or to make my WLAN work so that was useless. I finally tried Mandriva Linux One 2008 Spring.

I'm A Believer

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Linux

dannychoo.com: I just wanted to share with you all my life changing experience. I always trusted Microsoft and Microsoft only. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why people talked of Linux as though it were the best thing since the Tenga devices. Finally, my curiosity was peaked and I purposed in my mind to install a dual boot.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu / Vista dual boot installation on a Sony VGN-FZ

  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 5, Part 6
  • Setup ATI Graphics with AIGLX Rendering in openSUSE 11.0 for Compiz
  • Setup Intel Graphics card with AIGLX Rendering for Compiz-Fusion
  • Setup nVidia Graphics card with AIGLX rendering for openSUSE 11.0

Recuperating an old Thinkpad - Part 1

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Linux

maniaravings.com/blog: I bought my Thinkpad in 2001. It’s an i series 1300 and it came with modest configuration. For most of its lifetime, it has run Windows XP. My Thinkpad began to show signs of aging in 2006. I decided to try out Kubuntu.

Second Alpha Release of Amarok 2.0, Codenamed "Aulanerk"

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Software

dot.kde.org: The Amarok team is proud to present the second Alpha of Amarok 2.0. Development is moving at full speed and a lot of bugs have been fixed since Alpha 1, as well as features polished.

RIP XGL

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Software

dev.compiz-fusion.org: The X server technology that gave us Compiz, resulting possibly in inspiration of KDE4’s kwin effects - Xgl is no more. Xgl will also not be shipped on openSUSE 11.1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.

Bit more here

VIA Publishes Three Programming Guides

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Since VIA announced their open-source strategy earlier this year, all they had provided was a simple kernel frame-buffer driver. However, VIA has now made available three programming guides that cover their PadLock, CX700, and VX800/820 products.

tigers and elephants

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Microsoft

opensource.org: Gandhiji said "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." If we do not allow Microsoft to join us, we can never "win".

some odds & ends

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News
  • Where have you been my whole life? (Pkgfiles script)

  • Cloud Computing: When Computers Really Do Rule
  • Mandriva 2008.1 on the Eee
  • When the Pros Are Out to Lunch, the Rabble Take Over
  • Open source + open data = Open cloud
  • Banshee, Music Player by Day, Comedian by Night

few other howtos:

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HowTos
  • RPMing the night away!

  • How to make QT applications look better in GNOME
  • How To Tell If An Application Is 64-bit In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Review: NimbleX 2008 - Going Places, Quickly

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: NimbleX is a small, versatile operating system which is able to boot from mini CDs, flash memory, hard drives and even from the network. Based on Slackware, it uses Linux-Live scripts and comes with a reputation for speed and excellent package choices.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 32

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #32 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.0 Survey, openSUSE 11.0 PromoDVD, and openSUSE 11.1 Alpha1 is Available.

Puppy Linux 4.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: This month Linux Format Magazine included Puppy Linux 4.0 on their disc and I thought I’d check it out. I’m mainly focusing on how things have changed and improved or gotten worse since Puppy 3.01. I burned the disc and put it into my test rig computer.

Website for the KDE Utilities Launched

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The family of KDE websites has got a new member, the site for the fine utilities applications from the module kdeutils. Despite being one of the first modules, kdeutils has always been without its own website. No longer. At utils.kde.org you can now find a lot of information about the KDE Utilities.

Debian 5.0 “Lenny”

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Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before - I’m running multiple Linux distributions, on different computers. I have my main desktop running Debian “Lenny” (currently the “testing” release.

tar.gz is the best package format for complex programs

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Software

antirez.com: There are two kind of Unix programs. The real problem is for complex programs with tons of dependencies, like firefox, amule, openoffice and a lot of less famous unix applications. To compile this applications is hard for the newbie and tedious for the expert Unix user so it's mandatory to have a binary distribution if the project goal is to reach a big user base.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • GIMP Tricks: Fake Fill Flash

  • Create video animations with Inkscape, ImageMagick and FFmpeg
  • Apt and Dpkg Tips

Geek Sheet: A Tweaker’s Guide to Solid State Disks (SSDs) and Linux

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Is 20th-century conventional Winchester multi-platter, multi-head random-access disk technology too quaint for you? Want to run your PC or server on storage devices that consume far less energy than the traditional alternatives? Do you have $500-$1500 in spare change lying around? Then Solid State Drives (SSDs) are for you.

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More in Tux Machines

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat, Logicalis in digital transformation partnership in Latin America
    PromonLogicalis, a provider of information technology and communication solutions and services in Latin America, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced a collaboration that aim to help organizations navigate the digital transformation of their infrastructures to pave the way for cloud and the software-defined technologies, and to advance open source technology awareness in the region. Open source is delivering significant advancements in many areas of technology through community-powered innovation, including cloud computing, mobile, big data, and more. And, as companies embrace modern technology as a competitive advantage via digital transformation efforts, many are turning to open source because of the flexibility and agility it can enable.
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”
  • An Easy Way To Try Intel & RADV Vulkan Drivers On Fedora 24
    Fedora 25 should have good support for the open-source Vulkan Linux drivers (particularly if it lands the next Mesa release) while Fedora 24 users can now more easily play with the latest Mesa Git RADV and Intel ANV Vulkan drivers via a new repository. A Phoronix reader has setup a Fedora Copr repository that is building Intel's Vulkan driver from Mesa Git plus the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver re-based from its source (David Airlie's semi-interesting GitHub branch). Fedora COPR, for the uninformed, is the distribution's equivalent to Ubuntu PPA repositories.
  • Meeting users, lots of users
    Every year, I introduce Fedora to new students at Brno Technical University. There are approx. 500 of them and a sizable amount of them then installs Fedora. We also organize a sort of installfest one week after the presentation where anyone who has had any difficulties with Fedora can come and ask for help. It’s a great opportunity to observe what things new users struggle with the most. Especially when you have such a high number of new users. What are my observations this year?

Linux Devices

  • 96Boards SBCs host Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules
    Gumstix announced two SBCs this week, based on Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules and built to 96Boards CE and IE form-factor specifications, respectively. At Linaro Connect Las Vegas 2016, where earlier this week Linaro’s 96Boards.org announced a new 96Boards IoT Edition (IE) spec, Gumstix announced support for 96Boards.org’s open SBC standards with two new single-board computers. Both SBCs will be available for purchase in October.
  • ORWL — First Open Source And Physically Secure PC, Runs Linux And Windows
    ORWL is the first open source, physically secure computer. Using a secure microcontroller (MCU) and an ‘active clamshell mesh’, the device makes sure that nobody breaks the security of the system. Its maker, Design Shift, has also launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowd Supply.
  • Purism Is Still Hoping To Build A GNU/Linux Free Software Librem Smartphone
    Purism, the startup behind the Librem laptops with a focus on free software and user privacy/freedom, still has their minds set on coming up with a GNU/Linux smartphone. Purism continues selling their high-priced laptops and their Librem 11 is forthcoming as an Intel-based tablet/convertible device with stocking station. Next on their horizon they want to produce "the ideal no-carrier, Free Software phone running a bona fide GNU+Linux stack."

Leftovers: OSS

  • Asterisk 14 Improves Open-Source VoIP
    Digium, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Asterisk open source PBX project announced the release Asterisk 14 this week, continuing to evolve the decade old effort, making it easier to use and deploy.
  • Yahoo open-sources a deep learning model for classifying pornographic images
    Yahoo today announced its latest open-source release: a model that can figure out if images are specifically pornographic in nature. The system uses a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data (like dirty images) and getting them to make inferences about new data. The model that’s now available on GitHub under a BSD 2-Clause license comes pre-trained, so users only have to fine-tune it if they so choose. The model works with the widely used Caffe open source deep learning framework. The team trained the model using its now open source CaffeOnSpark system. The new model could be interesting to look at for developers maintaining applications like Instagram and Pinterest that are keen to minimize smut. Search engine operators like Google and Microsoft might also want to check out what’s under the hood here. “To the best of our knowledge, there is no open source model or algorithm for identifying NSFW images,” Yahoo research engineer Jay Mahadeokar and senior director of product management Gerry Pesavento wrote in a blog post.
  • Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Uber to Keynote at Apache Big Data and ApacheCon Europe
  • Vendors Pile on Big Data News at Strata
    Cloudera, Pentaho and Alation are among vendors making Big Data announcements at this week's Strata event. Vendors big and small are making news at this week's Strata + Hadoop event as they try to expand their portion of the Big Data market. Cloudera highlighted a trio of Apache Software Foundation (ASF) projects to which it contributes. Among them is Spark 2.0, which benefits from a new Dataset API that offers the promise of better usability and performance as well as new machine learning libraries.
  • New alliances focus on open-source, data science empowerment
    How can data science make a true market impact? Partnerships, particularly amongst open source communities. As IBM solidifies its enterprise strategies around data demands, two new partnerships emerge: one with Continuum Analytics, Inc., advancing open-source analytics for the enterprise; and another with Galvanize, initiating a Data Science for Executives program. Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda — a leading open data science platform powered by Python — has allied with IBM to advance open-source analytics for the enterprise. Data scientists and data engineers in open-source communities can now embrace Python and R to develop analytic and machine learning models in the Spark environment through its integration with IBM’s DataWorks Project. The new agreement between IBM and Galvanize, which provides a dynamic learning community for technology, will offer an assessment, analysis and training element for Galvanize’s Data Science for Executives program. This program empowers corporations to better understand, use and maximize the value of their data. The program will support IBM’s DataFirst Method, a methodology that IBM says provides the strategy, expertise and game plan to help ensure enterprise customers’ succeed on their journey to become a data-driven business.
  • Apache Spot: open source big data analytics for cyber
  • Chinese open source blockchain startup Antshares raises $4.5M through crowdsourcing [Ed: Microsoft-connected]
  • August and September 2016: photos from Pittsburgh and Fresno
  • Libre Learn Lab: a summit on freely licensed resources for education
    Libre Learn Lab is a two-day summit for people who create, use and implement freely licensed resources for K-12 education, bringing together educators, policy experts, software developers, hardware hackers, and activists to share best practices and address the challenges of widespread adoption of these resources in education. The 2nd biennial conference is Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, at the MIT Tang Center. The keynote addresses will be delivered by the FSF’s own Richard M. Stallman, former Chief Open Education Advisor Andrew Marcinek and founder of HacKIDemia Stefania Druga. At the event, there will be a special tribute to Dr. Seymour Papert (the father of educational computing) by Dr. Cynthia Solomon.

Security Leftovers

  • Friday's security advisories
  • ICANN grinds forward on crucial DNS root zone signing key update
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is moving -- carefully -- to upgrade the DNS root zone key by which all domains can be authenticated under the DNS Security Extensions protocol. ICANN is the organization responsible for managing the Domain Name System, and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) authenticates DNS responses, preventing man-in-the-middle attacks in which the attacker hijacks legitimate domain resolution requests and replaces them with fraudulent domain addresses. DNSSEC still relies on the original DNS root zone key generated in 2010. That 1024-bit RSA key is scheduled to be replaced with a 2048-bit RSA key next October. Although experts are split over the effectiveness of DNSSEC, the update of the current root zone key signing key (KSK) is long overdue.
  • Cybersecurity isn't an IT problem, it's a business problem
    The emergence of the CISO is a relatively recent phenomenon at many companies. Their success often relies upon educating the business from the ground up. In the process, companies become a lot better about how to handle security and certainly learn how not to handle it. As a CIO, knowing the pulse of security is critical. I oversee a monthly technology steering committee that all the executives attend. The CISO reports during this meeting on the state of the security program. He also does an excellent job of putting risk metrics out there, color coded by red, yellow, and green. This kind of color grading allows us to focus attention on where we are and what we’re doing about it.