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Point and click GUIs: why are we still stuck with them? Fast-forward a decade or two and astonishingly little has changed. The windows GUI has, you might say, proven to be extremely gluey. Linux and Apple's Macintosh operating systems have scarcely been any more innovative. More user-friendly and configurable?

5 things you didn't know about Java performance monitoring

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Java performance profiling with JConsole and VisualVM

Is This the End of the Line for Python 2.x?

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Software The Python programming language has been in a rather long transition. Version 3.x came out 18 months ago, but 2.x has carried on as developers support legacy apps and code. But now that developers have had 18 months to get ready, wonders, will Python 2.7 be the end of the 2.x line?

Oh where oh where could our CDs be

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Ubuntu Lucid, 10.04, was released nearly 3 months ago and still to this date the Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team has not received our shipment.

Orage: Xfce calendar application

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Software As we continue on with our travels down the Xfce path, I thought it would be smart to highlight the Xfce calendaring application Orage.

Top 10 Totally Amazing Wallpapers Made Using Inkscape Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw, using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. This wallpaper collection is a pictorial illustration on what Inkscape can do.

Virtual DJ Software for Linux: Mixxx

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Software When I was still using Windows, I remembered playing or should I say scratching with the popular audio/video mixing software made by Atomix Productions called VirtualDJ. So I started looking for DJ software program that I could install on my Linux box.

Clementine 0.4: Amarok 1.4 reborn

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I’m really not a fan of the new Amarok, and I’ve been as yet unsuccessful in finding something to replace my beloved Amarok 1.4. Fortunately, I’m not the only Amarok 1.4 lover out there. It’s been forked, and the new version is called Clementine.

Make Music For Free

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Software Free Linux music packages Ardour, Hydrogen and Jack will help you fall in love with a whole new world of creative possibilities

The Job of the Linux Distribution

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Linux If you are using a Linux operating system as you read this, lean back and take a look at the desktop. Chances are you've got a few things running:

Five and a Half Reasons I Prefer Linux

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Linux Linux is growing in popularity for many reasons, and as an operating system it is many things to many people. While we all have our own reasons for liking Linux and open source, here are my top five.

IRC, Still the Best Support Around If you haven't gotten our subtle hints during the past year or so, IRC certainly is not dead. It really is the best way to get knowledgeable support from the folks who know best. There are a few caveats, however.

Where we're going:

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  • Where we're going: Working together for Free Software
  • Malaysian Government has reached 97% OSS Adoption -- WOW!
  • Open Source Software: Less Feature-Rich Than Proprietary Competition?
  • Open Source Project Management Tools
  • Defending against laws which threaten user freedom

PCLinuxOS quarterly ISO updates released

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PCLOS The PCLinuxOS developers have released the quarterly ISO updates for the GNOME, KDE and LXDE editions of their Linux distribution. The 2010.07 releases include a number of desktop and package updates, but don't add any new features to the operating system.

Mandriva 2010 Spring: A Review for Newbies

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Yesterday, Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) was released after a rather long wait that kept many people wondering if there was going to be a new Mandriva after "Adelie" . Since I had the opportunity to download the ONE version, I immediately installed it on my Dell Mini Inspiron V Netbook to test it.

Dump Microsoft, Use Linux to Save Money, U.K. Officials Suggest

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Linux U.K. government staff suggested replacing Microsoft Corp. operating systems on computers with free alternatives in response to a call for ideas for Prime Minister David Cameron’s cost-cutting drive.

Linux Doesn't Cost Anything - But Maybe It Should

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Linux Linux is easy to learn, highly capable of fulfilling a typical computer user's needs, and 100 percent free. So why is it that Linux still has such a miniscule share of the overall desktop market?

today's leftovers:

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  • Opera Borks Gmail
  • Stuff to Play!
  • Ubuntu closes root hole
  • What Font To Use For Your Ubuntu Desktop? Try These!
  • Windows vs. Linux
  • Do customers want open core?
  • Tile Windows On Ubuntu Using X Tile Applet
  • Red Hat grows partner ecosystem
  • OLPC: Upgrading X0-1 to new SugarLabs Release
  • Open source software battle heats up
  • About BlankOn
  • Benchmarks Of FreeBSD 8.1 RC2 Against FreeBSD 8.0, Ubuntu Linux
  • Why you want PHP-5.3.2
  • Blacklisting drivers for some KWin effects
  • Novell's SLED11 SP1
  • Why GLEP 55 is a Good Idea and thus a Bad Thing

some howtos:

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  • download ISO files directly to a CD\DVD\BLU-RAY
  • Converting OpenOffice documents to PDF or HTML, as a batch
  • 8 PostgreSQL Date and Time Function Examples
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu Linux on T101MT

Linux Outlaws 157

  • Linux Outlaws 157 - Horny, Horny, Horny
  • FLOSS Weekly 126: AskoziaPBX
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #361 7-7-10
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 12
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Security: Updates, Reproducible Builds, and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
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  • A glitch reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data

    A Match Group spokesperson confirmed that a “limited number” of old accounts had been accidentally reactivated recently and that any account affected received a password reset.’s current privacy statement, which was last updated in 2016, says that the company can “retain certain information associated with your account” even after you close it. But that Match Group spokesperson also told The Verge that the company plans to roll out a new privacy policy “in the next month or so,” in order to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); under the new policy, all those years-old accounts will be deleted. The Verge has requested clarification on which accounts will qualify for deletion, and what “deletion” will specifically entail, but has not received a response as of press time.

  • New hacks siphon private cryptocurrency keys from airgapped wallets

    Like most of the other attacks developed by Ben-Gurion University professor Mordechai Guri and his colleagues, the currency wallet exploits start with the already significant assumption that a device has already been thoroughly compromised by malware. Still, the research is significant because it shows that even when devices are airgapped—meaning they aren't connected to any other devices to prevent the leaking of highly sensitive data—attackers may still successfully exfiltrate the information. Past papers have defeated airgaps using a wide array of techniques, including electromagnetic emissions from USB devices, radio signals from a computer's video card, infrared capabilities in surveillance cameras, and sounds produced by hard drives.

  • New hacker group targets US health-care industry, researchers say

    The group, which Symantec has named “Orangeworm,” has been installing backdoors in large international corporations based in the U.S., Europe and Asia that operate in the health-care sector.

    Among its victims are health-care providers and pharmaceutical companies, as well as IT companies and equipment manufacturers that work for health organizations.

today's howtos

Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more