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Story NBD Vulnerabilities Fixed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:55pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:52pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Transforms into a PC with Just a Bluetooth Mouse - Video Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:52pm
Story Android rocks out with a new Marshall smartphone for music lovers Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:34pm
Story Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 12:35pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:26am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:20am

5 Netbook Operating Systems

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  • 4 Netbook Operating Systems Worth Checking Out
  • Peppermint: Just like any other Lubuntu, only more so

KDE and the Masters of the Universe

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KDE I stared a new podcast called KDE and the Masters of the Universe (KDEMU for short). It is an *all* KDE podcast that will cover a wide range of KDE topics, releases, interviews with developers, etc. Our premier episode with Aaron Seigo and has just been released Today!

some howtos:

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  • Implementing SPF checks in Postfix
  • Make your Microsoft Windows Incredible with Cygwin
  • VirtualBox: start and stop a guest in a headless mode
  • CRUX - Upgrading a Package
  • Ailurus makes Linux easier
  • VPN through SSH: a script with a couple of surprises

Open MySQL security holes

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Security Oracle's forthcoming version 5.1.47 of MySQL is said to contain several important security patches. The changelog states that the developers have closed three security holes which allow attackers to cause a server crash, obtain unauthorised database access or, in the worst case, inject arbitrary code and execute it on the server.

Zeitgeist: The Road to Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu Just like last year Zeitgeist developers were present at UDS… Working with Ubuntu and Canonical is in an honor and we need to provide them with something stable and maintainable. To cut to the point here is a list of how we should proceed within the next couple of months:

live cd compare : ubuntu/kubuntu 10.04 and pclinuxos 2010

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cidtux.blogspot: There are various Linux distributions that use the livecd, but this time I am just going to try livecd of ubuntu and PCLinuxOS distro. To see the best capabilities of two live cd distro.

openSUSE Weekly News 123

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  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 123 is out
  • Kernel News with openSUSE Flavor

Compiz Bugfixing and a-Testing

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smspillaz.wordpress: So a release is coming around, but there is nothing stopping you from testing the next development version of compiz right now!

Add a Pandora Screenlet to your Linux desktop

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Software If you haven’t experienced Pandora radio you don’t know what you’re missing. Pandora can stream music to your web browser specifically tuned to your tastes. Imagine having that ability right on your desktop – always at your fingertips? Pretty cool eh?

CentOS 5.5 Finally Released

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Linux A month and a half has passed since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, but CentOS 5.5 has finally made it out into the world as the community equivalent to the RHEL5.5 packages.

Hacks to Make Firefox Faster than Google Chrome

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Moz/FF I tried a few tweaks that significantly improved the speed of Firefox making it a little bit snappier than the latest version of Google Chrome when loading webpages.

Morevna: Open Source Anime Using Synfig, Blender, Gimp, and Krita

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Software Most of the readers of this blog probably already know about Big Buck Bunny, Blender's open movie project codenamed Peach; some may even know about Sintel (Durian). Few, however, know about the Morevna project, an anime project dedicated to using only open-source tools in its production.

A litmus test for an open-source company

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OSS Recently a colleague from Apache commented to me that there are no such things as open-source companies. Instead, he identified a few types of companies that "make money out of open source":

Microsoft turning into a toothless tiger?

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Microsoft Many moons ago, while the IT jungle was still fresh and green. There was a big blue king of the jungle. With a snarl here and a snarl there and everywhere a patent lawsuit this tiger ruled the pack for many, many years.

Desktop Fun: 21 Cool Ubuntu Wallpapers

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 10.04 was released last month, and comes with some breath taking design enhancements, and has some fabulous art work integrated into it. We’ve put together a collection of wallpapers to make it more customized.

Feuds and rivalries are damaging open source

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OSS For a community that's supposed to rally under the noble banners of freedom, fairness and fraternity, the world of free software is chockfull of disagreement, feuds and simmering rivalries.

today's leftovers:

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  • Quake-Live Follow-Up: Strategy Observations
  • Pidgin 2.7.0: Movin' on Up
  • Carving up the corpse of Fluxbuntu
  • Using qemu to instrument Windows
  • Why Illumination Software Creator is Important
  • Akonadi Meeting and the KDE SC 4.5 release
  • Android Surges Into Second Place
  • Litl Plans to Launch Web-Connected TV Box
  • Chromium daily shifts buttons to left for Ubuntu
  • Penumbra: Overture, HPL1 Engine And OALWrapper Released As Open Source
  • More Images Of What Chrome OS Will Probably Look Like
  • Whoops! Google Says It Collected Private Data by Mistake
  • prll is a pearl of a utility for parallel command execution
  • Whats up in KDE Remote Desktop Client?
  • Time to Stop Preaching to the Converted?
  • Btrfs May Be The Default File-System In Ubuntu 10.10

linux & oss podcasts

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  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.05.14
  • Linux Outlaws 149 - God's Favourite Coffee
  • FLOSS Weekly 120: The Haiku Operating System
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #353 05/12/10

some howtos:

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  • set Smart Package Manager on PCLinuxOS
  • find who is using your disk space
  • How to save your rpm's for future reuse in Mandriva
  • How to Share Folders With Virtualbox/Ubuntu
  • Watch: Repeat Unix Commands or Shell-Scripts every N seconds

What Jon Stewart Said, I Say Too. A lot. These past few days I haven't felt so optimistic. I'm starting to think that trying to influence legislators is a losing battle. Because they keep upping the stakes, and it gets harder and harder to counter the tidal wave of big money sweeping over the hallowed legislative halls.

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Android/Google: Pixel 2, Xiaomi Kernel Source, David Kleidermacher on Security

  • Google Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Tech Is Now Open Source
    The tech behind the portrait mode on Google Pixel 2  has been made open source by the company. For those who not familiar with it, one of the main draw to the algorithm in the Pixel 2’s camera app is excellent subject isolation without needing additional apparatus such as specialized lens or second camera.
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    Xiaomi promised that the Mi A1 would receive Oreo by the end of 2017, and the company hit a buzzer-beater by rolling out Android 8.0 to the Android One device on December 30th. But the kernel source code was nowhere to be found, a violation of the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2), and an affront to the development and enthusiast community. It's about two-and-a-half months late, but Xiaomi has finally released the Android 8.0 Oreo source code for the Mi A1.
  • Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That
    Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS. Google recently published its "Android Security 2017 Year In Review" report where the company talks about how Android security has matured in the last few years and how it fights to find new ways to protect Android users from malware and all the other nasty stuff you obviously don't want to have on your mobile phone or tablet.

If you owned a 'fat' PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a "computer". The claims were such that Sony suggested that owners could install Linux -- which, technically speaking, they could. However, installing Linux on a PS3 also posed something of a security issue, and Sony backtracked on the "Other OS" feature, killing it will a firmware update. Unsurprisingly, a lawsuit followed, and the result of this is that you could in line for a pay-out. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
    y involvement in Fedora goes back to late 2003 early 2004 somewhere as a packager for I started by getting a few packages in to scratch some of my itches and I saw it as a way to give back to the greater open source community. Around FC3 somewhere I stepped up to help in infrastructure to rebuild the builders in plague, the build system we used before koji and that we used for EPEL(Something that I helped form) for awhile until we got external repo support in koji. I was involved in the implementation of koji in Fedora, I joined OLPC as a build and release engineer, where I oversaw a move of the OS they shipped from FC6 to F8, and laid a foundation for the move to F9. I left OLPC when Red Hat opensourced RHN Satellite as “spacewalk project” I joined Red Hat as the release engineer for both, after a brief period there was some reorganisation in engineering that resulted in me handing off the release engineering tasks to someone closer the the engineers working on the code. As a result I worked on Fedora full time helping Jesse Keating. When he decided to work on the internal migration from CVS to git I took over as the lead. [...] Recently I have accepted a Job offer to become the manager of a different team inside of Red Hat.

Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
  • [Older] Linus Torvalds Interview by Kristaps

    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]