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Story Tails 0.23 is out Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 12:43am
Story Android-based touchscreen router does home automation Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 10:51pm
Story [LibreOffice] Freshly Stable Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 8:24pm
Story Meet Milou, the alternative of Krunner Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 8:02pm
Story Apple may bring iTunes to Android, and it makes sense Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 6:35pm
Story TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.12.0 Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 6:28pm
Story Engaging developers Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 12:05pm
Story Video of Unity 8 showcasing Mir’s capabilities released Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 10:00am
Story Security Exaggeration, Linux on ATMs, and Mac Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 9:22am
Story OpenStack job market doubles, open-source opportunities abound Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2014 - 8:14am

European open-source guidelines spark debate

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computerworld.com: Should European governments favor open-source software when they hold tenders for public contracts? Economists and policy-makers appear to think so, but industry giants, including Microsoft Corp., argue that this would be discriminatory and are considering legal action to prevent this from happening.

Red Hat HPC Linux cometh

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Linux

theinquirer.net: RED HAT WILL announce its first high performance computing optimised distro, the Red Hat HPC on 7 October. The distro is a step forward from the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Nodes.

5 Things That Make Linux Great

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Have you ever heard of or considered using Linux? Here are five reasons to give it a look for your desktop or server. This article gives you a look at the five biggest reasons why you should take a look at Linux for yourself or your business.

Richard Stallman looks back at 25 years of the GNU project

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linux.com: On September 27, 1983, Richard M. Stallman announced his intention to found the GNU project in order to build a free operating system. Now, 25 years later, the Free Software Foundation is marking the anniversary of the announcement with a month-long celebration.

Ubuntu Server Team Wants to Know – How do you Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

LONDON, September 25, 2008 – Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is asking users of Ubuntu Server edition just exactly how they are using it and in what kind of organisations.

why 5-a-day makes me cringe

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Ubuntu

laserjock.wordpress: An issue with any metric is that you need to make very sure that you’re actually measuring/reporting what people think you are. 5-a-day stats are exactly that, stats on the 5-a-day participants, not Ubuntu as a whole. 5-a-day promotes quantity rather than quality.

Devil-Linux distro bundles router/firewall and server in one live CD

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Linux

linux.com: Devil-Linux might sound hellish for a Linux distribution, but this live CD offers many blessings for your server needs. Originally developed as a router/firewall distribution, Devil-Linux has expanded its functionality to include nearly every service that a server might offer. It can function as an LDAP server, a VPN server, an email or file server, and more.

10 amazingly alternative operating systems

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OS

royal.pingdom.com: This post is about the desktop operating systems that fly under the radar of most people. We are definitely not talking about Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, or even BSD or Solaris. There are much less mainstream options out there for the OS-curious.

Avoiding Ruinous Compromises

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OSS

Richard Stallman: The free software movement aims for a social change: to make all software free so that all software users are free and can be part of a community of cooperation. Every non-free program gives its developer unjust power over the users. Our goal is to put an end to that injustice.

Review: Pan Newsreader 0.129

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Software

raiden.net: In my quest to find the best possible Usenet news reader on Linux, especially one that can easily handle binaries posts, I've been scouring the web quite a bit and have found a few that might meet my needs. Pan Newsreader is one of those suggested to me.

Introducing enhancerepo 0.3

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SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar.com: You may know that we are slowly heading to use the rpmmd format as the default one. We already do for the build service since the beginning, and the only remaining part is the media.

Looking Forward to Distro Octoberfest

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Linux

junauza.com: October is going to be an exciting month for Linux enthusiasts. Three big-time distributions namely Debian, Mandriva, and Ubuntu will unleash their latest and hopefully their greatest distro versions.

Five operating systems that time forgot

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OS

techradar.com: While you're cursing the slow boot times of your modern PC or wondering why you can't have 50 applications open at once without the system taking a hit, cast your mind back to the operating systems of old. Here are five operating systems we fondly remember.

Europe lagging on open source

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OSS

techworld.com: Open-source software developers are seeing a lot of interest in their products in Europe - but it's North American companies that are opening their cheque books, said speakers at Paris Capitale du Libre, a conference organised by the Federation of Open Source Software Industry.

Linux Where You'd Least Expect It

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: We all know Linux is at home in enterprise servers and, sometimes, on desktops. However, it's not so easy to tell that Linux is at home inside all sorts of consumer electronics.

A dozen cool plasmoids for your KDE desktop

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KDE

techworld.com.au: A plasmoid is an applet developed with KDE’s new Plasma application development environment. So let’s take a look at what people have been cooking up with Plasma – the results are quite surprising and many are already shipping with the standard KDE 4.1 desktop.

FOSS: time to stop the navel-gazing

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OSS

itwire.com: Discussions about free and open source software can arouse strong emotions. That's something I've known for many years but one often tends to forget these things in the rush of daily life.

GOS 3 on a EEE pc 901

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Linux

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: I am environment friendly, I am a botanist and probably that's the reason why I love Green. I am a fan of the environmental friendly Asus EEE pc which consumes less power and seemingly helps reduce global warming. It would be a good combination for GOS and EEE to work together in delivering a great computing experience. So I set out to test my hypotheis by installing GOS on my new EEE 901.

How To Stop Firefox Clickjacking Exploit Attack

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Security

cyberciti.biz: Really scary exploit attack in wild, which affects all browsers under any desktop operating systems including MS IE, Linux, Apple safari, Opera, Firefox and Adobe flash. Any website that uses CSS, flash and IFRAME can be used to attack on end users. Attacker is able to take control of the links that your browser visits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • 125+ Linux wallpapers

  • Linux triumphs in UK schools as hell freezes over
  • Will GNOME 2.2.4 improve the Linux desktop?
  • Upgrade Your Linux Desktop Experience With GNOME 2.24
  • Mandriva Mini: Linux For Atom -- And For OEMs Only (So Far)
  • More On The Mandriva Mini
  • Open source: The new usability testing
  • Linux criticisms probably won't win Solaris converts
  • 2.6.27 Kernel Killing Network Hardware
  • openSUSE Membership Applications…
  • 3 Ways to Visualize Your Search History With FireFox
  • How To Avoid Becoming a Defendant in a GPL-Related Lawsuit
  • GNOME 3.0 Art / User-Interface Roadmap
  • S01E15 - Five Sleepy Heads - Ubuntu UK Podcast
  • Sidux 2008-03
  • Microsoft: Windows and Linux offer same TCO in emerging markets
  • Verify that a daily cron function is running in gentoo

  • How to run the jack audio connection seamlessly in gnome on Fedora
  • Never Installed a Firewall on Ubuntu? Try Firestarter
  • TuxGuitar - A multitrack guitar tablature editor and player
  • Process monitoring with ps-watcher
  • A Poor Man’s Multi-Monitor Setup On A Single Physical Head
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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Lenovo Cloud Director: Open Source Technologies Are The Glue That Binds The Hybrid Cloud
    Hardware giant Lenovo is banking on a future where both public and private clouds are critical in driving IT innovation, and the glue binding those hybrid environments is mostly open source technologies. Dan Harmon, Lenovo's group director of cloud and software-defined infrastructure, encouraged solution providers attending the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo on Wednesday to explore opportunities to engage Lenovo as its products stock the next generation of cloud data centers. Both public and private clouds are growing rapidly and will dominate the market by 2020, Harmon told attendees of the conference produced by CRN parent The Channel Company.
  • Cloudera Ratchets Up its Training for Top Open Source Data Solutions
    Recently, we've taken note of the many organizations offering free or low cost Hadoop and Big Data training. MIT and MapR are just a couple of the players making waves in this space. Recently, Cloudera announced a catalog of online, self-paced training classes covering the company's entire portfolio of industry-standard Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark training courses. The courses, according to Cloudera, allow you to learn about the latest big data technologies "in a searchable environment anytime, anywhere." Now, Cloudera has announced an updated lineup of training courses and performance-based certification exams for data analysts, database administrators, and developers. The expanded training offerings address the skills gap around many top open source technologies, such as Apache Impala (incubating), Apache Spark, Apache Kudu, Apache Kafka and Apache Hive.
  • Netflix’s open-source project Hollow, NVIDIA’s deep learning kits for educators, and new IBM Bluemix integrations—SD Times news digest: Dec. 6, 2016
  • Open governance enhances the value of land use policy software
    In December 2015, the COP21 Paris Agreement saw many countries commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through initiatives in the land sector. In this context, emissions estimation systems will be key in ensuring these targets are met. Such solutions would not only be capable of assessing past trends but also of supporting target setting, tracking progress and helping to develop scenarios to inform policy decisions.
  • Blender Institute collaborate with Lulzbot in the name of open source
    Blender Institute, a platform for 3D design and animation, are collaborating with Lulzbot 3D printers. This project a continuation of Lulzbot and Blender Institute’s approach to open source and aimed at enhancing collaboration. The Blender Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is an important figure in the Free and Open Source Software community (FOSS). Providing open source design tool software for 3D movies, games, and visual effects. While Lulzbot, a product line of Aleph Objects take an open source approach to hardware through their 3D printers.
  • Bluetooth 5 Specification Released

Remembering Linux Installfests

Ah, yes. I remember the good old days when you had to be a real man or woman to install Linux, and the first time you tried you ended up saying something like “Help!” or maybe “Mommmmyyyyy!” Really, kids, that’s how it was. Stacks of floppies that took about 7,000 hours to download over your 16 baud connection. Times sure have changed, haven’t they? I remember Caldera advertising that their distribution autodetected 1,500 different monitors. I wrote an article titled “Monitor Number 1501,” because it didn’t detect my monitor. And sound. Getting sound going in Linux took mighty feats of systemic administsationish strength. Mere mortals could not do it. And that’s why we had installfests: so mighty Linux he-men and she-women could come down from the top of Slackware Mountain or the Red Hat Volcano and share their godlike wisdom with us. We gladly packed up our computers and took them to the installfest location (often at a college, since many Linux-skilled people were collegians) and walked away with Linuxized computers. Praise be! Read more

What New Is Going To Be In Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'

Right on the heels of Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Ubuntu 17.04 is currently scheduled for release on April 13, 2017 but know that this is only an estimate. One thing to know is that all things being equal, it is going to be released in April 2017. Ubuntu Zesty Zapus will be supported for only 9 months until January 2018 as it is not a LTS (long term support) release. Read
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  • Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels
    Researchers from antivirus provider Eset said "Stegano," as they've dubbed the campaign, dates back to 2014. Beginning in early October, its unusually stealthy operators scored a major coup by getting the ads displayed on a variety of unnamed reputable news sites, each with millions of daily visitors. Borrowing from the word steganography—the practice of concealing secret messages inside a larger document that dates back to at least 440 BC—Stegano hides parts of its malicious code in parameters controlling the transparency of pixels used to display banner ads. While the attack code alters the tone or color of the images, the changes are almost invisible to the untrained eye.
  • Backdoor accounts found in 80 Sony IP security camera models
    Many network security cameras made by Sony could be taken over by hackers and infected with botnet malware if their firmware is not updated to the latest version. Researchers from SEC Consult have found two backdoor accounts that exist in 80 models of professional Sony security cameras, mainly used by companies and government agencies given their high price. One set of hard-coded credentials is in the Web interface and allows a remote attacker to send requests that would enable the Telnet service on the camera, the SEC Consult researchers said in an advisory Tuesday.
  • I'm giving up on PGP
    After years of wrestling GnuPG with varying levels of enthusiasm, I came to the conclusion that it's just not worth it, and I'm giving up. At least on the concept of long term PGP keys. This is not about the gpg tool itself, or about tools at all. Many already wrote about that. It's about the long term PGP key model—be it secured by Web of Trust, fingerprints or Trust on First Use—and how it failed me.