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Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards

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consortiuminfo.org: Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations.

Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?

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  • Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?
  • Kernel Log: 2.6.36 development and new stable kernels and drivers

War of the Peppermint Gargantuas

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Linux

jimlynch.com: Now – many years after the War of the Gargantuas movie – there are two more gargantuas that are at war. These two aren’t brown and green, these two are peppermint. I’m referring, of course, to Peppermint OS One and Peppermint Ice.

KDE desktop integrates Webkit

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KDE
  • KDE desktop integrates Webkit
  • How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror

Spotlight on Linux: openSUSE 11.3

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linuxjournal.com: The distribution is always of the highest quality with a professional feel and polish. Novell employs full-time developers to work on openSUSE and community projects, because many of the innovations first seen in openSUSE will end up in Novell's commercial SUSE Enterprise edition.

PCLinuxOS 2010 [Review]

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PCLOS

thinkdigit.com: The PCLinuxOS distro comes in a number of flavours. It offers Gnome, KDE, and OpenBox desktop enviromnents amongst others. It also comes in a variant known as 'Enlightenment Desktop' which includes a window manager of the same name.

Android Beats Ubuntu and Linux

muktware.com: Linux has become omnipresent. It's presence is so deep that a user may not even know that he/she is in-fact using Linux. However, in recent times some GNU/Linux based products have become overly popular outshining Linux.

Ubuntu Licensing

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Ubuntu

peterswapan.wordpress: Ubuntu is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies. Each of these programs may come under a different licence.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL 1.0.x
  • Writing in an open source world
  • Top 5 Open Source Linux Server Provisioning Software
  • Basenji - A portable volume indexer
  • Use Maximus to Go Full-Screen in Ubuntu
  • Mozilla Draws Controversy Over Silent Firefox Updates
  • Bradley M. Kuhn: May LF Make Me Superfluous
  • New OOo 3.3 Beta release
  • LinuxCon: Linux's Future in the Spotlight
  • Linux Chief Sounds Off on Android, Apple and App Stores
  • Hype vs. Reality: Today's Linux Story from the Media's Perspective
  • The continuum of Linux news #LinuxCon
  • Beginners Tour of Shotwell
  • An overview of today’s top-ten Linux distributions
  • Dell backs Ubuntu
  • Beware of “functions are first class citizens” mantra

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find fastest mirrors for yum CentOS/Fedora/RHEL
  • Die Flash Cookie, Die!
  • Add a Word Count Feature to Tomboy
  • Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Linux?
  • Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts
  • Equinox GTK Theme + Faenza Icon Theme = Awesomeness!
  • Easily Create a Custom Lightweight Desktop Environment
  • Regular expressions for everyone: The basics
  • How to enable Autologin to Linux console using mingetty
  • RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 Explained with Diagrams
  • Smart Cards and Secret Agents
  • Disable the Ugly Gnome Metacity Minimize Effect
  • How to use teapot like a pro
  • New Illumination Tutorial
  • arranging windows from the gnu/linux command line with wmctrl
  • Lazy sound notification

ON TEST: Jolicloud Netbook OS

apcmag.com: With netbooks, you can either run "lite" software, or push the grunt work into the cloud. Jolicloud OS, based on Ubuntu, aims to do the latter.

Changing distributions: openSUSE?

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blogs.gnome.org: Due to everything that has happened at Mandriva, I guess it is time to switch distributions. I have no idea when I made the switch to Mandriva, but I know for certain I’ve used it for the last 5 years. At the moment I’m considering Fedora and openSUSE.

DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness

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Web

webmonkey.com: The folks at DeviantArt, a website best known for hosting images of fairies and vampires created by gothy art students, have debuted a new browser-based drawing tool created entirely with web standards.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

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Interviews
OSS

computerworld.com.au: Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 135 is out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 135.

Thousands Play Starcraft 2 on Linux

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Gaming

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I play Starcraft 2 on Linux and apparently I'm not the only one.

A look at Emacs

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Software

technologytales.com: It’s amazing what work can bring your way in terms of technology. For me, (GNU) Emacs Has proved to be such a thing recently. It may have been around since 1975, long before my adventures in computing ever started in fact, but I am asking myself why I never really have used it much.

Missing From Linux 2.6.36

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Linux
  • Missing From Linux 2.6.36: VIA's TTM/GEM DRM
  • Ubuntu Kernel Developer releases Firmware Test Suite
  • Deviant Google Android probes Linux kernel re-entry
  • Stable kernel updates

Linux is a time killer

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Linux

mostlymaths.net: I have been using Linux since around 1998, when I installed Debian from scratch in my old Pentium II. I am more end-user than power user, but the computer I use most often (my netbook) has Linux in it by default. Linux is a time waster. It can come in two time-wasting fashion:

Ubootnu versus the neck beards

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  • Ubootnu versus the neck beards
  • Of GNU/Linux, Hardliners and a clear case of double standards!
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Security: Updates, Trustjacking, Breach Detection

  • Security updates for Monday
  • iOS Trustjacking – A Dangerous New iOS Vulnerability
    An iPhone user's worst nightmare is to have someone gain persistent control over his/her device, including the ability to record and control all activity without even needing to be in the same room. In this blog post, we present a new vulnerability called “Trustjacking”, which allows an attacker to do exactly that. This vulnerability exploits an iOS feature called iTunes Wi-Fi sync, which allows a user to manage their iOS device without physically connecting it to their computer. A single tap by the iOS device owner when the two are connected to the same network allows an attacker to gain permanent control over the device. In addition, we will walk through past related vulnerabilities and show the changes that Apple has made in order to mitigate them, and why these are not enough to prevent similar attacks.
  • What Is ‘Trustjacking’? How This New iOS Vulnerability Allows Remote Hacking?
    This new vulnerability called trustjacking exploits a convenient WiFi feature, which allows iOS device owners to manage their devices and access data, even when they are not in the same location anymore.
  • Breach detection with Linux filesystem forensics
    Forensic analysis of a Linux disk image is often part of incident response to determine if a breach has occurred. Linux forensics is a different and fascinating world compared to Microsoft Windows forensics. In this article, I will analyze a disk image from a potentially compromised Linux system in order to determine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the incident and create event and filesystem timelines. Finally, I will extract artifacts of interest from the disk image. In this tutorial, we will use some new tools and some old tools in creative, new ways to perform a forensic analysis of a disk image.

SUSE Launches Beta Program for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing

While SUSE is working hard on the major SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 release, they recently announced that the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing (HPC) platform is now a dedicated SUSE Linux Enterprise product based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, available for public testing on 64-bit and ARM 64-bit architectures. SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 will introduce numerous new features and improvements, including a brand new installer that offers a single unified method to install one of the supported SUSE Linux Enterprise products, including the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing module, which comes with a set of components used in high-performance computing environments. Read more Also: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Prepares HPC Module

Programming: ThreadStack and Qt for WebAssembly

  • ThreadStack: Yet Another C++ Project Trying To Make Multi-Threading Easier
    ThreadStack is yet another C++ project trying to make it easier dealing with multiple CPU threads. This latest open-source C++ threading project comes out of academia research. ThreadStack is self-described by its developer, Erkam Murat Bozkurt, as "an innovative software which produces a class library for C++ multi-thread programming and the outcome of the ThreadStack acts as an autonomous management system for the thread synchronization tasks. ThreadStack has a nice and useful graphical user interface and includes a short tutorial and code examples. ThreadStack offers a new way for multi-thread computing and it uses a meta program in order to produce an application specific thread synchronization library." Erkam has been working the rounds trying to raise awareness for this research on the GCC and LLVM mailing lists.
  • Beta for Qt for WebAssembly Technology Preview
    WebAssembly is a bytecode format intended to be executed in a web browser. This allows an application to be deployed to a device with a compliant web browser without going through any explicit installation steps. The application will be running inside a secure sandbox in the web browser, making it appropriate for applications that do not need full access to the device capabilities, but benefits from a swift and uncomplicated installation process.
  • Qt for WebAssembly Tech Preview Reaches Beta
    As part of next month's Qt 5.11 tool-kit update, a new technology preview module will be WebAssembly support for running Qt5 user-interfaces within your web-browser.

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