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Story UBS upgrades Micro Focus, eyes spin-out of Linux unit Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:13pm
Story Ubuntu Touch with a Mouse Cursor Is Interesting and Cool at the Same Time Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:10pm
Story GNU/Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 8:02pm
Story Analysts debate IBM’s open-source strategies | #IBMinsight Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:59pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:57pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:54pm
Story San Francisco Considers Pioneering Open Source Voting Machine Software Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:52pm
Story Fedora 20 Through Fedora 23 Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:43pm
Story Raspberry Pi Nows Run Any Ubuntu, but not GNOME, KDE, Unity Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Google Adds New "Chell" Chromebook & New Coreboot Graphics Library Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:40pm

RTFM!

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: Before and during the openSUSE conference, some nice people (Jens-Daniel, Jürgen, Darix) created the following site for you: http://rtfm.opensuse.org

Nine questions for a Linux Day

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Linux

stop.zona-m.net: The organizers of the first Linux presentation in an Italian shopping center asked me to prepare a short list of questions to hand out to all the visitors of that shopping center. Such questions may be useful in any occasion in which you want to quickly give an idea of what Free Software is all about.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux: 13.5 Million Lines of Code and It’s Free
  • Is Android Open?
  • WiiMote on Linux
  • ratGPU - Free OpenCL ray tracing renderer
  • Investigating SIGABRT problems on Debian
  • Debian Releases and its Code Names
  • Red Hat Inc. EVP, CFO Charles E Jr Peters Sells 5,688 Shares
  • PCLinuxOS Quarterly Release Uploading
  • The Best Banshee Feature Ever (video)
  • Release party poster for F14 or A story about ninjas
  • KDEPIM 4.4.7 Available
  • FreeBSD Will Pay For Some KMS & GEM Love
  • IronRuby and IronPython Opportunities
  • Which of these is not a web browser?
  • OpenLogic joins the Linux Foundation - Why now?
  • Open-Source Vendor Battles VMware Lock-in No One Else Sees
  • Mac, Linux security products 'for compliance', says vendor
  • Going Linux Oct 21: #117 - Computer America #31

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to disable ipv6 in Ubuntu Linux
  • How to find out the filesystem type of devices and partitions
  • Setup Ubuntu-style Sudo on other Distributions
  • Video: How To Customize Avant Window Navigator - Lucido Style
  • How to Reset the Root Password in MySQL
  • ICH6 Intel Sound on Unity or Mandriva PulseAudio Fix
  • New kernel (2.6.36), new patch to apply to VMware Workstation 7.1
  • Tutorial: "Solar winds" graphics effect
  • Easily Install 2.6.35 (Maverick) Kernel on Ubuntu 10.04
  • A Simple Bash Script to Download and Organize Photos
  • Elegant Gnome Pack Themes On Ubuntu PPA
  • Installing Webmin on CentOS 5.5 Tutorial
  • Develop Apache HTTP Server Modules

PiTiVi 0.13.5 Video Editor Review

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Software

gauravlive.com: PiTiVi has hogged a lot of limelight recently due to its inclusion in popular linux distros. PiTiVi is targeted towards home user who are not seriously in hardcore video editing but only for getting their vacation videos in neat shape maybe with a custom soundtrack.

4 Reasons to Give Linux Mint 10 a Try

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Linux

pcworld.com: Canonical's newly released Ubuntu 10.10 -- or "Maverick Meerkat" -- may still be dominating the headlines in the Linux world these days, but it's by no means the only excellent distribution of the open source operating system.

Exploring the KDE Plasma Netbook interface

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KDE

linuxbsdos.com: The latest K Desktop Environment, KDE, features two modes of interacting with the desktop – the classic Desktop interface and the Netbook interface.

12-year-old finds critical Firefox flaw, earns $3,000

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Moz/FF

zdnet.com/blog: The security researcher who found and reported this critical buffer overflow and memory corruption vulnerability in Mozilla’s Firefox browser is none other than Alex Miller, a 12-year-old boy who earned a $3,000 bounty for his discovery.

Another 10 Things To Do

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Ubuntu
  • 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.10
  • Post-Maverick Install Woes - no /home
  • Ubingo!

Creating stronger privacy controls inside Google

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Google

googleblog.blogspot: We’ve spent the past several months looking at how to strengthen our internal privacy and security practices, as well as talking to external regulators globally about possible improvements to our policies. Here’s a summary of the changes we’re now making.

Nouveau Now Supports Page-Flippin

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Hardware
Software
  • Nouveau Now Supports Page-Flipping, Sync-To-VBlank
  • There May Still Be Hope For R600g Supporting XvMC, VDPAU
  • AMD Catalyst 10.10 For Linux Officially Released

Charles H. Schulz Leaving OOo Project

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LibO
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: Today is a special day. I feel both sad and relieved, happy and somewhat disgusted. I have officially resigned from my all my duties, roles and positions inside the OpenOffice.org project.

Preview: Linux Mint 10 "Julia" GNOME (RC)

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: A new version of my favorite and current distribution, Linux Mint, is just around the corner. Although the developers have a policy of "releasing it when it's ready", they are pretty good about releasing the main GNOME version not more than a few weeks after the corresponding Ubuntu release.

Open Source Skills: The Road to Riches?

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OSS

cmswire.com: Everybody who is anybody knows that learning Drupal or PHP or <<insert trendy open source technology here>>, is the gold-plated highway to developer riches. Right?

Taco Bell Programming

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Software

teddziuba.com: Every item on the menu at Taco Bell is just a different configuration of roughly eight ingredients. The more I write code and design systems, the more I understand that many times, you can achieve the desired functionality simply with clever reconfigurations of the basic Unix tool set.

Logic game ‘Brukkon’ second item on sale in the ubuntu software centre

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Software
Gaming
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Challenging puzzle game ‘Brukkon‘ has become the second item to go on sale in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

The incredible growth of the Internet since 2000

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Web

pingdom.com: It doesn’t feel like 2000 was all that long ago, does it? But on the Internet, a decade is a long time. Since then people have welled onto the Internet. You don’t actually realize how many more people are on the Internet now until you start comparing numbers.

Firefox: are we fast yet?

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Moz/FF

mozillazine.org: Last week we moved ahead of Apple's Nitro engine and today we move ahead of Google's V8 engine. That gives Mozilla's Spidermonkey JavaScript engine (including the Tracemonkey and JägerMonkey JITs) the fastest Sunspider scores on the planet!

The top 10 geek sins that will get your geek card revoked

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Humor

zdnet.com/blog: TechRepublic has previously talked about some of the things you can do to increase your geek cred. Naturally, there are also some things that can hurt your geek cred. In fact, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the worst transgressions for any geek.

AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Graphics Cards On Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: This evening AMD has officially launched their Radeon HD 6800 series, which currently includes the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards. How though does the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series play with Linux?

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Canonical/Ubuntu Watching You

  • Two-thirds of Ubuntu users are happy to give up data on their PC
    As announced back at the start of the year, Canonical made the decision that Ubuntu would collect data on its user base – and now the initial results of those statistics have been published by the firm, including the headline fact that 67% of users were happy to provide details of their PC (and other bits and pieces). So, this scheme that has been unfavorably compared to Microsoft’s collection of telemetry data in Windows 10, which has long been a point of controversy. However, it appears that the majority of folks are happy to give up their data to the company providing their Linux distribution, and don’t seem perturbed by this prospect.
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    However just 33 per cent of the undisclosed number of users Canonical’s analysed didn’t opt in to the slurpage. Which is where things get a little bit weird, because Canonical’s post reports an “Opt In rate”. Yet the data slurpage is selected by default: there’s an active opt out but a passive opt in.
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Linux Foundation's TODO and New Chinese Ties

  • The Linux Foundation and TODO Group Release Chinese Versions of Open Source Guides for the Enterprise
    -The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has released Chinese translations of 10 Open Source Guides for the Enterprise, created to help executives, open source program managers, developers, attorneys and decision makers learn how to best leverage open source.
  • Tencent joins the Linux Foundation as a platinum member
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  • Tencent becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member to increase its focus on open source
    Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation and Linux generally, it is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s deep learning program that launched earlier this year, and now as a platinum member (the highest tier) it will take a board of directors seat and work more closely with the organization. That works two ways, with Tencent pledging to offer “further support and resources” to foundation projects and communities, while the Chinese firm itself will also tap into the foundation’s expertise and experience.
  • Tencent Supports Open Source Community With Linux Foundation Platinum Membership
    LinuxCon China -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announces Tencent has become the latest Platinum member of the foundation. Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, offering some of China's most popular websites, apps and services including QQ, Qzone, Tencent Cloud and Weixin/WeChat.
  • TARS and TSeer Form Open Source Project Communities Under The Linux Foundation to Expand Adoption and Pace of Development
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  • Tencent Joins The Linux Foundation, Open-Sources Projects
    China's Tencent holding conglomerate that backs a variety of Internet services/products is the latest platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

Events: DebCamp, openSUSE Conference, OSSummit Japan 2018

  • Yes! I am going to...
    Of course, DebCamp is not a vacation, so we expect people that take part of DebCamp to have at least a rough sketch of activities. There are many, many things I want to tackle, and experience shows there's only time for a fraction of what's planned.
  • Dates, Location set for openSUSE Conference 2019
    The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the location and dates for the 2019 openSUSE Conference. The openSUSE Conference 2019 will return to the Z-Bau in Nuremberg, Germany, and be Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 26. Planning for the 2019 conference will begin this summer and community members are encouraged to take part in the planning of the conference through the organizing team. The openSUSE Board proposed the idea of having organizing team for openSUSE Conferences last month at oSC18. An email about the organizing team was sent out to the openSUSE-Project mailing list.
  • OSSummit Japan 2018
    Some Debian developers (Jose from Microsoft and Michael from credativ) gave a talk during this event.

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