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58 Open Source Replacements for Commercial Communications Apps

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earthweb.com: Here are 58 open source replacements for popular commercial communications software:

An Ecology Of Ardour

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Software

linuxjournal.com: This article is a brief report on some of the current news and activities going on in the world of Ardour, Paul Davis's superb open-source digital audio workstation (DAW).

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 372

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Rolling in Mint
  • News: Former Mandriva employees fork Mandriva, Fedora chooses Upstart over systemd, openSUSE prepares for GNOME 3 migration, changes in FreeBSD 9
  • Questions and answers: On PC-BSD's licence, development team and hardware support

The geek who guides Linux Australia's fortunes

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Linux

itwire.com: John Ferlito doesn't like to be called a nerd. He prefers to be referred to as a geek - though judging from his photo, he looks just like one of the many youthful businessmen in the tech community.

Dear VMware: Please don't buy Novell

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SUSE

infoworld.com: I'll come right out and admit it: I don't like Suse Linux as a server OS. Some of my dislike is based around the fact that it's not nearly as common as Red Hat, CentOS, or Ubuntu in the United States, and thus feels very foreign. And now VMware might buy Novell- this means I'm going to have to deal with Suse even more now.

PCLinuxOS - Rolling on a river

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PCLOS

itpro.co.uk: The best ideas are just as likely to spring from the users and developers of Debian, Gentoo, Arch or PCLinuxOS, who are contributing for fun, to 'scratch an itch', or just because they can -

Linux Mint, Debian Edition

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A couple of weeks ago Linux Mint announced a new distribution - based on the Debian Testing branch, rather than Ubuntu. It didn't take much thought to realize what a good idea this could be.

First Impressions: Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

besttechie.net: If you’re a Linux user like myself – or even a potential Linux user – chances are you’re eagerly awaiting the release of Ubuntu 10.10. Today I decided to give the beta version of Ubuntu 10.10 a test-drive using a virtual machine, and I have to say, I’m not all that impressed.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Java sitting at kids table at Oracle conference
  • Gentoo Hardened [Mostly] Ready for Servers
  • IA32 System Call Entry Point Vulnerability
  • Stripes: Arch
  • Microsoft reported to side with Oracle – Not really shocking?
  • Ubuntu Software Centre has great potential
  • Quake Live Premium Event
  • Jury Vindicates Former Linspire Employees of 3-Years of Robertson Attacks
  • How to deal with exploding codebases?
  • Wanna Help Make the Dot Better
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e08 | Epic Linux News

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Change Nautilus opening every folder in a new window
  • See what images are being viewed on your network with driftnet
  • Splitting and Merging multiple files
  • setup Secure HTTP (SSL) on Apache in Ubuntu
  • SASL : IMAP authentication system
  • Pipes – Getting the most out of your shell
  • How to use the most popular command in Unix – Grep
  • Maintain a history of your copy/paste entries using Glipper
  • Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian
  • How to Fake a Tilt-Shift Miniature Photograph in GIMP
  • Google’s Picasa 3 on Linux
  • Gamgi is a program to build, view, and analyze atomic strucures

Uncle Sam meets open source with open arms

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networkworld.com: It seems everywhere I look, I see another example of government adopting open source.

Software And Other Legacy Of The Baby Boomer Generation

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OSS

keithcu.com: Free versus proprietary software is similar to the divide between science and alchemy. We can blame the baby boomers for making proprietary software the dominant model. Linus Torvalds is a Generation X-er.

Amnesia Release Analysis

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Linux
Gaming

linuxgames.com: The response we got from the game is a lot better than we expected, yet the sales are only “good” according to our, much more modest, expected response. Linux purchases have run at about 5% of total sales, on par with the Mac edition.

Firefox, Free my memory

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Moz/FF

jeff.ecchi.ca/blog: My fellow Antistress argued that I should be going back from Chromium to Firefox today. I replied, “Only when it starts up in less than 3 seconds and frees my memory when closing tabs”.

Gnash needs more support

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whilos.blogsite.org: I’ve just tested Gnash 0.8.8 in a recent firefox beta and it works very well with youtube here. Other famous video (e.g. vimeo) sites, checked some pr0n sites as well, don’t work (properly) though.

“Sent using Ubuntu” default in Ubuntu Evolution

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lucidfox.org: A “bug” was filed asking to add a “Sent using Ubuntu” signature by default to Evolution. How did this happen and who decided it was a bug? Judging by the way it was so quickly responded to, it seems like a decision made in Canonical behind closed doors and filed on Launchpad as a mere formality.

The wonders of Digikam

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cristalinux.blogspot: Originally started by photographers who wanted to "view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs under Linux systems", the Digikam project has come a long way.

Pixlr Grabber, Firefox Screenshot Taking Add-On

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The free Firefox add-on Pixel Grabber makes it dead easy to take screenshots in the browser. How does it work? Simply right-click on a page, or click on the status bar icon to grab a screenshot of the whole page, custom or visible area.

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
HowTos

This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on OpenSUSE 11.3. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

5 Reasons Debian One of the Most Popular Distros

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Linux

tuxarena.blogspot: Debian is one of the oldest and most popular distributions among the Linux users. There are probably hundreds of distributions which are based on Debian. So, let's proceed and see what makes Debian so popular and loved among the Linux users.

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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

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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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