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Story NVIDIA's 352 Linux Driver Against Linux 4.1 With Nouveau Gallium3D Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 7:45pm
Story FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 7:42pm
Story ​Google releases second preview of Android M Roy Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 7:28pm
Story Google Releases Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast Roy Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 7:25pm
Story Point Linux 3.0 Is Out Now. Distro Review Roy Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 7:02pm
Story Tin Hats Ready, RMS No Problems Linux Used for Evil Roy Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 6:35pm
Story Review bq Aquaris E5 - Ubuntu Edition Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 5:50pm
Story Open source licensing at GitHub Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 12:48am
Story French Government IT directorate stands its ground : ODF supported, OOXML rejected Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 12:47am
Story Richard Stallman 'basically' has no problem with the NSA using GNU/Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 12:41am

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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Software

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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Software
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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Software
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

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Multimedia support in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Keyboard Problem with Ubuntu 10.04 Login Window on VMware
  • How To Disable IPv6 In Ubuntu 10.04
  • fsync() on a different thread: apparently a useless trick
  • Let’s Play With Tarballs
  • MySQL in SSH: Basic Guide
  • When you hit a strange Gentoo bug, make sure to rule out ccache
  • Downgrading GRUB [ Ubuntu 10.04 ]
  • Changing your password in Ubuntu
  • Set up infinote server for collaborative use
  • PDF pagination only takes a few lines
  • Preparation for Mounting /var/run as tmpfs
  • Installing Nagios Core monitoring system (client and server)

I Love WordPress But…

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Software

redmonk.com/sogrady: At RedMonk, we’e big fans of WordPress. But between a few issues of our own and some challenges helping spin up someone else’s new business on WordPress.com, there are some macro areas for concern, I think.

Windows Vista is the best Windows ever!

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Microsoft

dedoimedo.com: This title may shock you. Are you high, Dedo, you may ask. Perhaps inebriated? No, I'm perfectly sober and sane. I'm just stating the most overlooked fact in computing history, that of Microsoft Windows Vista being the best release to ever have come out of Redmond forges.

Why you should not use client-side window decorations…

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KDE
Software
Ubuntu

blog.martin-graesslin.com: So finally I know who had the idea of client side decorations: it’s Canonical. Why didn’t I think of it before? I have been aware of the fact that GTK wants to do client-side window decorations since it was mentioned on the EWMH mailinglist and I think it is a completely stupid idea which has the potential to destroy one of the most important advantages of the free desktop:

Linux Versus E. coli

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Linux

blogs.discovermagazine.com: In 1991, a 21-year-old Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvald got annoyed. He had bought a personal computer to use at home, but he couldn’t find an operating system for it that was as robust as Unix, the system he used on the computers at the University of Helsinki. So he wrote one. In his quest to avoid crap work, Torvald unleashed a monster.

Hardware drivers, the only Linux problem?

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Linux

go2linux.org/blog: I have read many articles dealing with that Linux is better or worse off than Windows. After researching the topic a bit, I think I have something to say in the matter.

“But why isn’t Debian using Launchpad?”

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net/blog: Due to my work on Ultimate Debian Database, I’m sometimes asked why Debian isn’t using Launchpad.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu
  • Comparing Maemo & Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Ubuntu Reviewed: Hands on With Lucid Lynx
  • Kubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
  • 10.04 Workarounds
  • Workarounds for Unrecognized Clicks in Flash Player
  • Known Lucid Lynx issues/bugs with workarounds : UF post
  • Nice themes for ubuntu 10.04

Debian Project News - May 3rd, 2010

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

* New Debian Project Leader
* Special funding for DebConf Newbies
* Debian welcomes Google Summer of Code students
* ... and much more.

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More in Tux Machines

GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.