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Story Track the night sky with Stellarium on Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 9:34am
Story systemd 227 Is a Major Release That Adds a Lot of Awesome New Features Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 9:29am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Will Arrive on October 19 for All Ubuntu Phones Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 9:27am
Story One Uncle's gift of Linux Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 9:25am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 9:23am
Story Microsoft Ubuntu Rumors and Kernel Resignation Opinions Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:59am
Story Calligra Words Port to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 Now Complete, Here's How It Looks Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:59am
Story Enlightenment 0.19.12 Desktop Environment Drops Support for Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:56am
Story HP and pals release open source switch OS Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:53am
Story Linux Security: Lock Down a New System Immediately Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:50am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Anatomy of an exploit: CVE-2010-3081
  • Quick Way to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10
  • Listen to Text and Instant Messages with Gespeaker
  • How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7
  • Merge, split, and watermark your PDFs with PDF Chain
  • How to Backup Your Linux PC with Simple Backup
  • Understanding and modifying file permissions using chmod
  • Free Up Disk Space in Ubuntu by Deleting Cached Packages
  • Changing Mouse Sensitivity from the Command Line
  • Ratpoison and dmenu
  • How to set Shell Environment Variables (bash shell)?
  • Hidden Linux: Sensing temperature
  • Free-form note taking with Xournal
  • Turn a Pogoplug into a Fully-Featured Linux Web Server
  • Install Create Background Slideshow (CreBS) On Ubuntu 10.10
  • NTOP for Network Analysis
  • Building a Security Audit Toolkit
  • Retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service - FetchYahoo
  • Zeya- Streaming music server using HTML 5 | Ubuntu
  • Restore suspend function in Xfce Xubuntu 10.10
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • File Associations With Different Applications for KDE

User Riots: What Does Not Work with Launcher Menus (Part 2)

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SUSE

Various stats suggest that 85% of people are right handed. These could also be interpreted as the majority of people using computers are right handed as well. The majority of Launcher menus sit on the bottom left of the screen.

Lightspark's Advanced Graphics Engine Progresses

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Software

phoronix.com: For those interested in the state of the "advanced graphics engine" for Lightspark, the newest and promising open-source project to implement support for Adobe's Flash/SWF specification, there's an update.

Bye bye Suse, welcome Fedora

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Linux
SUSE

blog.delouw.ch: After using SuSE and later OpenSuse since 1994 it was time for a change. I was stuck at OpenSuse because of its excellent multimedia support trough 3rd party repostitories from packman. Last evening another update brought the system down once again. Time for change.

Top 12 PC Games Of All Time

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Gaming

informationweek.com: With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.

Amarok 2.3.2 Raises The Bar On Linux Media Players

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Software

thebluemint.net: A heads up, for those who haven't heard: the venerable flagship media player Amarok has released a new version upon the masses. 2.3.2, Codenamed "Moonshine", includes a series of bug fixes along with some cool new features as well.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 142 is out!

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Developers fork Mandriva Linux - Welcome Mageia

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MDV

linuxjournal.com: Everyone knows Mandriva Linux is in trouble. At best the desktop version is being starved into oblivion and many expect the company to disappear completely. The exodus of developers has been recorded over the last few months...

Linux-based signal processing system from Spectrum Signal Processing

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Linux

militaryaerospace.com: Engineers at Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (TSX:VCM) in Burnaby, British Columbia showcased their Linux-based signal processing platform -- the SDR-2010 at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Lost Luggage Studios "Anirah" Mac and Linux Versions Released

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Gaming

pr.com: Newest version of "Anirah: Riddle of the Pharaohs," a MahJongg-like math-based puzzle game, now runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows 7 for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

UNetbootin - Bootable USB Media Made Easy

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Linux
Software

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I think that one of the most useful developments of the past couple of years has been bootable USB sticks. Not just "LiveUSB" sticks, from which you can actually run Linux, although those are wonderful too, but just plain old bootable distribution installers.

Memo From Novell to Oracle: No Oracle Linux Needed

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Call it an open letter from Novell to Oracle and the broader Linux industry. In a blog post, Novell Director of Linux Appliances Michael Applebaum says the world “doesn’t need a third Linux distro.”

Organizing photos with jBrout

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: Lately, I’ve been looking at a number of tools for organizing my photos. It’s not that I have a lot of photos. I’m just trying to find a minimal yet useful app to help me organize my photos.

openSUSE 11.3 Edu-Li-f-e - Amazing

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SUSE

dedoimedo.com: Edu-Li-fe is a special version of the mainstream openSUSE distribution, aimed toward education and entertainment, loaded with programs that can help high-school pupils, university students, parents, teachers, and software developers enjoy instant productivity, laced with fun and an ultra-refined, high-quality desktop experience. Sounds good, right?

Preview: ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: ArchBang, while not a badly-spelled version of #!, is actually inspired by (but not derived) from #!; it aims to be to Arch Linux what #! is to Debian (and was to Ubuntu before version 10 "Statler").

PCLinuxOS Progresses Undeterred

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: If computer is your hobby, you will, sooner or later, run into Linux. Most often sticking to linux depends on hitting a good no-nonsense distribution (like PCLinuxOS, Mint or Mepis) at the first chance. IMO, PCLinuxOS tops the list.

Are Platform Vendors Stealing Linux?

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Linux

itworld.com: Something rather interesting is going on in the Linux enterprise space, something which I think enterprise Linux vendors (and the rest of us) need to pay attention.

Texas Mint Tea, anyone?

What if … a new Texas-Irish distro could rise from joining forces of the current number three and number six distro "factories?"

Debian-Main Locus(t) Error

from XKCD 24-09-2010

Smile

Linux Desktop PC on Steroids From ZaReason

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: I asked independent Linux OEM vendor ZaReason for a high-end super-powered Linux desktop PC to review, and they delivered 8-core madness right to my door.

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Security Leftovers

  • efail: Outdated Crypto Standards are to blame
    I have a lot of thoughts about the recently published efail vulnerability, so I thought I'd start to writeup some of them. I'd like to skip all the public outrage about the disclosure process for now, as I mainly wanted to get into the technical issues, explain what I think went wrong and how things can become more secure in the future. I read lots of wrong statements that "it's only the mail clients" and the underlying crypto standards are fine, so I'll start by explaining why I believe the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards are broken and why we still see these kinds of bugs in 2018. I plan to do a second writeup that will be titled "efail: HTML mails are to blame". I assume most will have heard of efail by now, but the quick version is this: By combining a weakness in cryptographic modes along with HTML emails a team of researchers was able to figure out a variety of ways in which mail clients can be tricked into exfiltrating the content of encrypted e-mails. Not all of the attack scenarios involve crypto, but those that do exploit a property of encryption modes that is called malleability. It means that under certain circumstances you can do controlled changes of the content of an encrypted message. [...] Properly using authenticated encryption modes can prevent a lot of problems. It's been a known issue in OpenPGP, but until know it wasn't pressing enough to fix it. The good news is that with minor modifications OpenPGP can still be used safely. And having a future OpenPGP standard with proper authenticated encryption is definitely possible. For S/MIME the situation is much more dire and it's probably best to just give up on it. It was never a good idea in the first place to have competing standards for e-mail encryption. For other crypto protocols there's a lesson to be learned as well: Stop using unauthenticated encryption modes. If anything efail should make that abundantly clear.
  • Comcast Leaked Customer Wi-Fi Logins in Plaintext, Change Your Passcode Now
    A Comcast Xfinity website was leaking Wi-Fi names and passwords, meaning now is a good time to change your Wi-Fi passcode. The site, intended to help new customers set up new routers, could easily be fooled into revealing the location of and password for any customer’s Wi-Fi network. A customer ID and a house or apartment number was all would-be attackers needed to get full access to your network, along with your full address.
  • Update Fedora Linux using terminal for latest software patches
  • Patch for New Spectre-Like CPU Bug Could Affect Your Performance
  • container_t versus svirt_lxc_net_t

today's howtos

Red Hat News

  • “Ultimate Private Cloud” Demo, Under The Hood!
    At the recent Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, and more recently the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, the OpenStack engineering team worked on some interesting demos for the keynote talks. I’ve been directly involved with the deployment of Red Hat OpenShift Platform on bare metal using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform director deployment/management tool, integrated with openshift-ansible. I’ll give some details of this demo, the upstream TripleO features related to this work, and insight around the potential use-cases.
  • Discover the possibilities of hybrid cloud during a joint virtual event with Red Hat & Microsoft [Ed: [Ed: When Red Hat pus Microsoft executives at top positions inside Red Hat...]
  • Red Hat OpenStack Customer Survey 2018: containers, technical support top of mind
    In 2016, we surveyed our customer base on their use of OpenStack in production, getting a pulse-check on the top considerations, expectations, and benefits of a Red Hat OpenStack Platform deployment. With 2018 marking five years of Red Hat OpenStack Platform, we checked back in with our customers to see if their experiences or expectations of OpenStack have changed. Our survey found:
  • Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst On How He Plans To Win The Container Market
  • Juniper, Red Hat Tighten Integration to Fend Off VMware
    Juniper Networks and Red Hat have tightened their integration efforts in a move to help ease enterprise adoption of cloud-native platforms and bolster their own offerings against the likes of VMware and Cisco. The latest platform integration includes the Red Hat OpenStack Platform; Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform running as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) on top of or next to the OpenStack platform depending on deployment architecture; and Juniper’s Contrail Enterprise Multi-Cloud platform running as the networking and security layer to unify those together. This integration is designed as a managed system to help deploy and run applications and services on any virtual machine (VM), container platform, and any cloud environment.
  • Red Hat OpenStack HCI Targets Telco Hybrid Cloud, 5G Deployments
    Red Hat today rolled out a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform based on OpenStack compute and Ceph storage. The new product targets service providers looking to deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) and 5G technologies on top of open source software. Launched at this week’s OpenStack Summit, the Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 into one product. Red Hat says it is the largest contributor to both open source projects.
  • Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud Bridges Datacenters and Edge Deployments
  • GSoC 2018: Week 1
    This time, I am working on improving the Fedora Community App with the Fedora project. It’s been a week since we started off our coding on may 14. The Fedora App is a central location for Fedora users and innovators to stay updated on The Fedora Project. News updates, social posts, Ask Fedora, as well as articles from Fedora Magazine are all held under this app.

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