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linux love, gentoo love!

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Gentoo

invalidmagic.wordpress: recently i updated my gentoo box. the computer is a c2c processor with a fast nvidia graphics card. but what is cool about that “you” wonder?

Xandros Launches Apps2Market

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Linux
Software
Web

thevarguy.com: Xandros, the company behind the Linux distribution called Xandros OS, has launched a custom application store that will deliver digital content to any kind of Internet-connect device, agnostic of any sort of platform.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 3) - Storage

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Linux

h-online.com: The kernel development team have enhanced various aspects of Btrfs, one effect of which is to significantly improve the experimental file system's write performance. A number of changes to the block layer promise better data throughputs and reactivity. There are also several new drivers for storage hardware.

ChromeOS first impressions

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OS
Google

tech.xlab.si: As with anything new coming from Google, there has been a lot of expectation regarding the new Google “operating system” for PCs based on the Chrome browser.

Also: Was Chrome OS a Disappointment?
And: VMware Image of Google Chrome OS

10 easy steps to Ubuntu freedom

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: You may be afraid to make the jump to Ubuntu Linux, thinking it may be too daunting to install it by yourself. In this blog I will show you exactly how easy it is to install Ubuntu.

Knoppix Live CD distro rev'd

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Klaus Knopper has released version 6.2 of his Debian-based live-CD Linux distro. Based on Debian 5.0 ("Lenny"), the new version uses the lightweight LXDE as the default desktop, and includes a new version of the ADRIANE talking menu system for vision-impaired users.

Intel Linux Graphics Shine With Fedora 12

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Linux
  • Intel Linux Graphics Shine With Fedora 12
  • Fedora 13 May Support Btrfs System Rollbacks

Karmic Issues That I've Faced

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: Everyone has their share of Karmic Koala stories. My re-installations weren't without problems. Here are the ones I personally ran into. No hearsay here...

openSUSE 11.2 - James Bond's choice

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.2 - James Bond's choice
  • OpenSUSE 11.2
  • Enhancing openSUSE 11.2:

The Google ChromeOS - Not the Linux messiah

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OS
Google
  • The Google ChromeOS - Not the Linux messiah
  • Chrome OS: Internet failing at PC > PC failing at Internet
  • Try Out Google Chrome OS For Yourself

EU extends review of Oracle plan to buy Sun

reuters.com: European regulators extended their review of Oracle Corp's (ORCL.O) proposed $7-billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc (JAVA.O), giving the software maker more time to address anti-competitive concerns.

Is Ubuntu Too Big for Its Own Good?

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: The universe and multiverse repositories contain too much software for Ubuntu to QA properly. The number of bug reports during alpha and beta is so large that many of them aren't triaged until long after release.

Trust Linux!

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Linux
SUSE

cordis.europa.eu: A team of researchers has implemented support for ‘trusted computing’ in a commercially available version of the open source operating system Linux, breaking new ground in the global drive toward more secure computing environments.

Mono sinks its claws into Fedora

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Linux
  • Mono sinks its claws into Fedora
  • Saving the "Best" for Last - Fedora 12
  • Installing Fedora 12
  • Fedora : PackageKit change
  • Fedora 12 (Rant)

MS, other rivals slam Google Chrome OS

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OS
  • Microsoft, other rivals slam Google Chrome OS
  • Google Chrome OS - do we want another monoculture?
  • [Video] ChromeOS Vs Windows Vs Mac Vs Linux – Hilarious

today's leftovers:

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News
  • PrBoom+ 2.5.0.5 released
  • Making money from open source: Still an issue
  • Jolicloud Steps Up Its Game in wake of Chrome OS
  • Vendetta Online 5th Anniversary
  • Slackpack Package Manager version 1.1.9 released
  • Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation (part 2)
  • Microsoft Files Cross Motion to Dismiss Wordperfect Case
  • Drupal or Django? A Guide for Decision Makers
  • Security Blanket v4.0.0 Sneak Preview
  • About Open Source Value Creation and Consumption
  • DtO: Kloud Komputing Konference Day 2
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid may include a backup tool by default
  • Nokia won't demote Symbian, but Linux OSs rule in north America
  • Hands on With the Dell Mini 3i Smartphone
  • Theory of competition fails in open source, elsewhere

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mastering Grub 2 The Easy Way
  • Installing and configuring MailScanner for virus and spam filtering
  • Ubuntu Tips: Using The “Windows Key” to open up Gnome Panel
  • More Fun With Bash Quoting
  • IRC Chats with Pidgin
  • How to : Time Synchronisation with NTP
  • Save for Web GIMP Plugin
  • How to create a Fedora 12 Constantine Live USB boot disk?
  • How to Install Enlightenment (E17)
  • What is LVM?
  • Transparent directory replacement with zsh
  • Tweaking GNOME power-saving settings

Google Chrome OS and Canonical

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Google
Ubuntu
  • Google Chrome OS and Canonical
  • Google Chrome OS: Should Ubuntu and Canonical Worry

SugarLabs: Sugar-sweet or Sugar-coated?

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Linux
OLPC

olpcnews.com: It's engineering goals call for a (Linux) OS and hardware-agnostic platform, with transparent, free and readily accessible and modifiable code that can be also easily shared among users. The normal user has absolute control over the Sugar part but the core system remains secure from malicious activities.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Canada’s Spy Agency Releases its Cyber-Defense Tool for Public
  • Canadian govt spooks open source anti-malware analytics tool
    The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said the AssemblyLine tool is designed to analyse large volumes of files, and can automatically rebalance workloads.
  • Microservices served on blockchain, in open source
    Cloud application marketplace company Wireline is working with open source blockchain project developer Qtum The new union is intended to provide a conduit to consuming microservices at [web] scale using blockchain at the core. As we know, microservices offer the ability to create Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) without having to manage the underlying hardware and software infrastructure. [...] The Qtum a blockchain application platform combines the functions of Bitcoin Core, an account abstraction layer allowing for multiple virtual machines and a proof-of-stake consensus protocol aimed at tackling industry-use cases. The Qtum Foundation, headquartered in Singapore, is the decision-making body that drives the project’s development.
  • Rendering HTML5 video in Servo with GStreamer
    At the Web Engines Hackfest in A Coruña at the beginning of October 2017, I was working on adding some proof-of-concept code to Servo to render HTML5 videos with GStreamer. For the impatient, the results can be seen in this video here
  • Working Intel CET Bits Now Land In GCC8
    A few days back I wrote about Intel's work on Control-flow Enforcement Technology beginning to land in GCC. This "CET" work for future Intel CPUs has now landed in full for GCC 8. The bits wiring up this control-flow instrumentation and enforcement support are now all present in mainline GCC SVN/Git for next year's GCC 8.1 release.
  • Using Gitea and/or Github to host blog comments
    After having moved from FSFE’s wordpress instance I thought long about whether I still want to have comments on the new blog. And how I would be able to do it with a statically generated site. I think I have found/created a pretty good solution that I document below.

Security Leftovers

  • Where Did That Software Come From?
    The article explores how cryptography, especially hashing and code signing, can be use to establish the source and integrity. It examines how source code control systems and automated build systems are a key part of the software provenance story. (Provenance means “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.” It is increasingly being applied to software.)
  • Judge: MalwareTech is no longer under curfew, GPS monitoring [Updated]
    A judge in Milwaukee has modified the pre-trial release conditions of Marcus Hutchins, also known online as "MalwareTech," who was indicted two months ago on federal criminal charges. Under US Magistrate Judge William Duffin’s Thursday order, Hutchins, who is currently living in Los Angeles, will no longer be subject to a curfew or to GPS monitoring.
  • [Older] Leicester teen tries to hack CIA and FBI chiefs' computers
    A teenager attempted to hack senior US government officials' computers from his home. Kane Gamble, 18, from Coalville, Leicestershire, pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to computer hacking. His targets included the then CIA director John Brennan and former FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano.

Debian: pk4, Freexian and More

Kernel and Graphics: ZenStates, AMDGPU, RADV, Vulkan, NVIDIA

  • ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux
    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
  • AMDGPU DC Gets A Final Batch Of Changes Before Linux 4.15
    The AMDGPU DC display code has a final batch of feature updates that were sent in this weekend for DRM-Next staging and is the last set besides fixes for the "DC" code for the 4.15 target.
  • Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver
  • Vulkan 1.0.64 Adds In Another AMD-Developed Extension
    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
  • NVIDIA TX2 / Tegra186 Display Support Isn't Ready For Linux 4.15
    While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel. Thierry Reding of NVIDIA sent in the Tegra DRM driver changes for DRM-Next that in turn is staged for Linux 4.15. Reding commented that there is prepatory work for the TX2 (Tegra186) but it's not all ready for upstream yet.