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Story Best Android phones of 2015 so far Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 11:17pm
Story GNU Hurd 0.7, GNU Mach 1.6, GNU MIG 1.6 released Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 11:14pm
Story How can you make a drone better? Install Linux on it! Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 11:01pm
Story Where to find high-quality, Linux-compatible music Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 10:54pm
Story How To Join The Power Linux Evolution Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 10:41pm
Story European Parliament wants EU institutions to switch to open source Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 10:36pm
Story Fedora 23: A walk through my favorite Linux installer - Anaconda Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 10:33pm
Story PSA: Do **NOT** upgrade FreeIPA servers to Fedora 23 yet Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 10:27pm
Story Linus Torvalds launches Linux kernel 4.3 (and a Torvalds rant) Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 10:21pm
Story Release Dates: It’s On-Time When It’s Ready Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2015 - 10:17pm

Debian 6.0 Homestretch Just Around Corner

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ostatic.com: Neil McGovern, Debian release team member, issued another release update as Debian 6 moves glacially yet inevitably toward release. Bug reports, documentation updates, and remaining blockers are among the topics discussed.

What Brave New World Is This?

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Software

randomguy3.wordpress: As most of you are probably aware, HAL is dead. So let us all cry out: HAL is dead, long live… what, exactly?

Should Companies That Use Open Source Software Pay a Tithe?

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technologyreview.com: The founder of search engine Duck Duck Go just pledged 10 percent of the site's income--will anyone follow suit?

Natty Community Team Plans

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Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon: Natty Community Team Plans
  • OpenRespect.org: a bid to deflect criticism of Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu: Project, Platform, Products
  • New Introduction Video To Ubuntu 10.10
  • Make it really easy to fix bugs on Ubuntu

Linux Mint 10

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Whenever a new version of Ubuntu is released, you can be sure a new version of Linux Mint will soon follow. This time around it’s Linux Mint 10.

Try the uzbl browser if you're tired of feature bloat

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techrepublic.com: Seven years ago, many computer users found a new Web browser that was a breath of fresh air after dealing with the long-term feature creep, security problems, and unreliability. 21 April 2009 marked the first commit in the GitHub project for a browser called uzbl.

MariaDB 5.2 is released as stable

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monty-says.blogspot: I am happy to announce that MariaDB 5.2.3 is now released as a stable release.

Oracle releases Solaris 11 Express

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infoworld.com: This version of the OS can be used for testing and development only and includes network virtualization capabilities

Also: Oracle responds to Apache Java defiance

HP netbook targets frugal businesses

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Hardware
SUSE

linuxfordevices.com: HP has released a budget-priced netbook for business users, offered with mobile broadband and GPS options. The $300 Mini 1103 runs SuSE Linux or Windows 7 on a 1.66GHz Atom N455 processor.

GNOME Shell: Getting prettier by the day

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Gnome-Shell’s UI revamp continues apace. With so many visual changes now landing MrMars decided to drop some screenshots off in the OMG! Inbox! along with a link to his Italian Ubuntu forum post touching on them.

Opera Extensions – 113 And Counting

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lockergnome.com: It hasn’t taken long for those that like to program small things to add functionality to get going on a large number for the 11th major revision of Opera browser.

The case for National Linux Distributions

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: There's a lot of news flying around at the moment about the latest Russian attempt to create a national, Linux-based operating system. Let's take a look at some of the issues that surround the creation of national Linux distributions.

Windows Legacy Apps vs. Linux Desktop Adopters?

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OSS
  • Windows Legacy Apps vs. Linux Desktop Adopters?
  • Avoid the tool trap when building communities
  • An Open Source Toolkit for Your Small Business

AMD Joins MeeGo Project

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Hardware
  • AMD Joins MeeGo Linux Open Source Project
  • 'Super-secret' debugger discovered in AMD CPUs
  • AMD Having Second Thoughts About Killing Off ATI Brand?
  • Nvidia CEO: We're Done with Chipsets

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Fedora 14: Strong follow-up still same niche appeal
  • Upgraded to Fedora 14
  • Attention class! Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

55 Open Source Replacements for Popular Multimedia Software

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earthweb.com: Open source multimedia software clearly has remarkable growth potential. Statistics reveal that multimedia grabs a huge percentage of the time most users spend with their PCs and smartphones. The multimedia craze can also be seen within the open source community. We collected some of the best open source apps to help you view, find, buy, share, create, organize and manage multimedia files.

The Apple-Oracle plot against open source

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zdnet.com: It’s really quite clever. Tie Google up in court, sign a deal with Apple to coordinate development of Java, and ignore the open source community.

Debian Squeeze beta- a first look

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dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: OK, this is still a beta, so any nits found here may be fixed before release, but these are my first impressions of Debian Squeeze Beta. The good:

5 Best Free Linux / Ubuntu Firewalls

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pcsplace.com: Linux OS is actually considered as a robust platform. It is not easily attacked by virus and other unwanted Internet junk. Yet it is better to keep your system protected, so we compile a list of 5 best free Ubuntu / Linux firewalls.

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Linux Foundation on Value of GNU/Linux Skills

  • Jobs Report: Rapid Growth in Demand for Open-Source Tech Talent
    The need for open-source technology skills are on the rise and companies and organizations continue to increase their recruitment of open-source technology talent, while offering additional training and certification opportunities for existing staff in order to fill skills gaps, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open-source talent, and nearly half (48%) report their organizations have begun to support open-source projects with code or other resources for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those software skills. After a hiatus, Linux skills are back on top as the most sought after skill with 80% of hiring managers looking for tech professionals with Linux expertise. 55% of employers are now also offering to pay for employee certifications, up from 47% in 2017 and only 34% in 2016.
  • Market value of open source skills on the up
    The demand for open source technology skills is soaring, however, 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open source talent, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report which was released this week.
  • SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27
    The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talent is a priority and Linux is the most in-demand open-source skill. In addition, 57 percent of hiring managers are looking for people with container skills and many organizations are starting to get more involved in open-source in order to attract developers.

GNU/Linux Servers as Buzzwords: "Cloud" and "IaaS"

  • Linux: The new frontier of enterprise in the cloud
    Well obviously, like you mentioned, we've been a Linux company for a long time. We've really seen Linux expand along the lines of a lot of the things that are happening in the enterprise. We're seeing more and more enterprise infrastructure become software centric or software defined. Red Hat's expanded their portfolio in storage, in automation with the Ansible platform. And then the really big trend lately with Linux has been Linux containers and technologies like [Google] Cooper Netties. So, we're seeing enterprises want to build new applications. We're seeing the infrastructure be more software defined. Linux ends up becoming the foundation for a lot of the things going on in enterprise IT these days.
  • Why next-generation IaaS is likely to be open source
    This is partly down to Kubernetes, which has done much to popularise container technology, helped by its association with Docker and others, which has ushered in a period of explosive innovation in the ‘container platform’ space. This is where Kubernetes stands out, and today it could hold the key to the future of IaaS.

Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft
    Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was initially created in 2014, but recently underwent rebranding efforts.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Certified on Select Intel NUC Mini PCs and Boards for IoT Development, LibreOffice 6.0.5 Now Available, Git 2.8 Released and More
    Canonical yesterday announced that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is certified on select Intel NUC Mini PCs and boards for IoT development. According to the Ubuntu blog post, this pairing "provides benefits to device manufacturers at every stage of their development journey and accelerates time to market." You can download the certified image from here. In other Canonical news, yesterday the company released a microcode firmware update for Ubuntu users with AMD processors to address the Spectre vulnerability, Softpedia reports. The updated amd64-microcode packages for AMD CPUs are available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), "all AMD users are urged to update their systems."
  • Canonical issues Spectre v2 fix for all Ubuntu systems with AMD chips
    JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU'D HEARD THE END of Spectre, Canonical has released a microcode update for all Ubuntu users that have AMD processors in a bid to rid of the vulnerability. The Spectre microprocessor side-channel vulnerabilities were made public at the beginning of this year, affecting literally billions of devices that had been made in the past two decades.
  • A first look at desktop metrics
    We first announced our intention to ask users to provide basic, not-personally-identifiable system data back in February. Since then we have built the Ubuntu Report tool and integrated it in to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS initial setup tool. You can see an example of the data being collected on the Ubuntu Report Github page.

Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more