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Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Culture Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 1:02pm
Story Servers and OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 1:00pm
Story 5 open source tools for taming text Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 12:04pm
Story LinuxIT Acquired Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 12:01pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 11:55am
Story Samsung launches SM-G9198 Android clamshell phone in China Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 11:52am
Story Red Hat ‘plays well with others’ Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 11:44am
Story FSF endorses embedded GNU/Linux distro ProteanOS as fully free Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 11:15am
Story 6 affordable Android phones you'll actually enjoy using Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 9:38am
Story Multimedia conferencing system runs Android Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 7:51pm

A First Look at Linux Mint 9

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Linux

softpedia.com: today, we are proud to present a few screenshots and introduce you guys to the main features of Linux Mint 9 (Isadora).

Get inside Virtualisation

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Software

linuxuser.co.uk: There are many alternatives to VMware’s expensive and proprietary software. Join us as we investigate four of the most prolific tools kickstarting the revolution in open source virtualisation…

TurnKey Linux

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Linux
Software

linuxjournal.com: Ever wanted to instantly have Drupal, Moodle, OTRS, MySQL, WordPress, Zimbra, Bugzilla, phpBB or a slew of other open source software packages up an running in a hassle-free manner to try out or available for rapid deployment?

Totem Gains New Features For GNOME 3.0

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phoronix.com: The first development milestone for GNOME 3.0 is expected to be reached tomorrow with the release of the unstable GNOME 2.31.1. Many mature packages are receiving new features and work too.

KDE vs. GNOME: DVD Tools and Desktop Design

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: DVD tools are more important on Linux than on most operating systems. While Windows or OSX users rarely burn CDs or DVDs except for an occasional backup, for many Linux users, burning a Live CD to investigate a distribution is a common task.

Open Source Browsers Continue to Grab Market Share

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Software
Moz/FF

ostatic.com/blog: According to Net Applications' data for browsers in April, Internet Explorer had 59.5 percent share, Firefox had 24.59 percent share, and Google Chrome had 6.73 percent share.

Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” RC released

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Linux

linuxmint.com: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” RC.

Six new Top-Level Projects at the Apache Software Foundation

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h-online.com: Six projects have been promoted to the Apache Software Foundation's "Top-Level Project" status. Becoming a Top-Level Project means that the Foundation fully endorses and supports the project's development.

Exaile – The First Linux Media Player I Don’t Hate

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maketecheasier.com: There seem to be two types of music players out there: the tiny ones that don’t get in your way but often lack important playlist features or format support, and the monstrous software beasts that drag your system to a halt.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Linux Forum

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Linux
Web

lockergnome.com: When my Linux Adventure began a few years ago, I did the same thing I did when I was learning the ins and outs of Microsoft Windows, I went searching for a friendly community tech support forum.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Canonical licenses H.264/AVC, Ogg Out?

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Software
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Canonical are currently the only Linux company to license H.264/AVC, the patented non-free technology used to compress video and favoured by companies such as Apple & Microsoft for HTML5 Video.

Test Driving Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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Linux

ofb.biz: OFB’s Ed Hurst continues his quest for the perfect UNIX or Linux operating system by looking at a recently released beta of Red Hat’s upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Is it the Linux nirvana? Read on to find out.

xjed: Text editor with Jedi Powers

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ghacks.net: Using xjed will not make you a Jedi Knight, but it will help you in your quest to become a Jedi-level programmer. Right? Wrong. xjed is a text editor that was designed with programmers in mind.

Ubuntu Lucid ordeal

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: MUCH as it pains me to say this, installing Ubuntu 10.4 on my desktop PC was a nightmare.

Using sidux with the newly updated KDE SC 4.4.3

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KDE
Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: As of yesterday, however, the Sid repositories began to be populated with KDE SC 4.4.3, and as of today, we now have Sid (and sidux) implementations of KDE SC 4.4.3 available. I am using it now.

Firefox and the open web

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Interviews
Moz/FF

h-online.com: Firefox is the most popular and widely used free software application and boasts more than a billion downloads and more than 350 million users. The H discusses its history, present and future with Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation.

OpenSUSE Says Farewell To RadeonHD Driver

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SUSE

phoronix.com: The RadeonHD Linux driver that came about in 2007 following the announcement of AMD's open-source driver strategy has had an interesting history. This driver was developed by Novell's developers, but now they are even dropping it from their openSUSE distribution.

Opera 10.53 Beta for Linux and FreeBSD released

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Interviews

opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Today we released the first beta version of Evenes for Linux and FreeBSD. If you've been waiting Opera 10.5 to stabilize before trying it on your Linux or FreeBSD system, now is your chance.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Voting is now open for the Fedora 14 release name
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx First Impressions
  • TripleA
  • Is an open license enough?
  • Gwibber on Gentoo
  • Musings of an open source peddler
  • What’s new with Radio Tray?
  • Happy Birthday ODF!
  • State of Drupal presentation
  • Even the 'worst' open government plans include open source
  • Another successful Company built around Linux
  • Gamers Mad at Sony for Yanking PS3's Linux Compatibility
  • Linux Basement - Episode 54 - Kettle Meet Pot
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Open source intelligent solutions to transform work, businesses

New trends are opening up new opportunities and new ways to deal with IT, according to Thomas di Giacomo, SUSE CTO, speaking at the SUSE executive roundtable, which the open source company hosted in partnership with ITWeb last week. There are many new and innovative technologies that can help IT leaders meet these new demands, he added. Open source based technologies have become the driving force behind most of the technologically disruptive innovations, said Di Giacomo. "It is pretty clear that all the new innovation is coming from open source. "For example, open source progress with Linux and virtualisation a couple of decades ago, cloud in the last 10 years, and more recently, containers for applications, software-defined infrastructure, and platform-as-a-service, empowering DevOps principles." However, these trends also present some new challenges, said Di Giacomo. Compared to a couple of decades ago, the number of open source projects today has skyrocketed - from hundreds in the different foundations like the Linux Foundation, Apache, Eclipse and others, to millions of projects on Github. Read more

today's lefftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • Running for the board of the Open Source Initiative – a few words
    Today I would like to explain my reasons for my candidacy at the board of the Open Source Initiative. I can think of two kinds of reason for my decision: one is personal, and the other one is directly related to current state of Open Source and software freedom. Let’s start with the first one: I’m currently helping the Open Information Security Foundation and the Suricata project in my capacity at ANSSI, while contributing in a minor way to the LibreOffice project and the Document Foundation.
  • Tutanota: Encrypted Open Source Email Service for Privacy Minded People
    Since then, I have heard of another email provider that you may be interested in. It’s a little different, but it touts some of the same features ProtonMail does: privacy, security, open-source code, etc. It’s called Tutanota, and like ProtonMail, I am a very big fan.
  • Open FinTech Forum – Event preview, October 10-11, New York City.
  • The tracker will always get through
    A big objection to tracking protection is the idea that the tracker will always get through. Some people suggest that as browsers give users more ability to control how their personal information gets leaked across sites, things won't get better for users, because third-party tracking will just keep up. On this view, today's easy-to-block third-party cookies will be replaced by techniques such as passive fingerprinting where it's hard to tell if the browser is succeeding at protecting the user or not, and users will be stuck in the same place they are now, or worse. I doubt this is the case because we're playing a more complex game than just trackers vs. users. The game has at least five sides, and some of the fastest-moving players with the best understanding of the game are the adfraud hackers. Right now adfraud is losing in some areas where they had been winning, and the resulting shift in adfraud is likely to shift the risks and rewards of tracking techniques.
  • MozMEAO SRE Status Report - February 16, 2018
    Here’s what happened on the MozMEAO SRE team from January 23 - February 16.
  • The major milestones of the Government Digital Service (GDS)
  • PyTorch Should Be Copyleft
    Most people have heard of Google’s Tensorflow which was released at the end of 2015, but there’s an active codebase called PyTorch which is easier to understand, less of a black box, and more dynamic. Tensorflow does have solutions for some of those limitations (such as Tensorflow-fold, and Tensorflow-Eager) but these new capabilities remove the need for other features and complexity of Tensorflow. Google built a great system for doing static computation graphs before realizing that most people want dynamic graphs. Doh! [...] I wish PyTorch used the AGPL license. Most neural networks are run on servers today, it is hardly used on the Linux desktop. Data is central to AI and that can stay owned by FB and the users of course. The ImageNet dataset created a revolution in computer vision, so let’s never forget that open data sets can be useful.
  • Linux on Nintendo Switch, a new Kubernetes ML platform, and more news
    In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Mozilla's IoT gateway, a new machine learning platform, Code.mil's revamp, and more.