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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 4:46pm
Story Mir Will Have Legacy Driver Support srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 4:38pm
Story Super Test – RSS feed readers srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 2:24am
Story Linux Extremism: Puts a Hurt on Linux and Nothing Else srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 2:23am
Story GNOME Files 3.9.3 Release srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 2:21am
Story Linux continues to rule supercomputers srlinuxx 19/06/2013 - 1:16am
Story Free and Commercial Game Engines srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:43pm
Story Anne Nicolas: Mageia project is a viable and mature srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:41pm
Story Red Hat says no MariaDB/MySQL decision made srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:37pm
Story Linux Desktop: Change vs. Conservatism srlinuxx 18/06/2013 - 11:34pm

Flipping the Linux switch: My OS is okay, your OS is okay

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: All right, let's quit the touchy-feely psycho-babble talk. There is a lot written about choosing distributions, desktops, and other fun stuff that comes with Linux. But how do you really know if it's something you want to invest time in trying at all?

ReactOS no threat to Windows

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: ReactOS is an implementation of Windows Server 2003, still in alpha stage, and very interesting. But it is no threat to Windows. None at all. Especially compared with Linux. Here's why.

OpenOffice.org obeys Moore's Law?

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OOo

oooninja.com: Let's compare these laws against OpenOffice.org to see which law wins. We'll measure the installed disk usage of OpenOffice.org for Linux in English as built by Sun Microsystems. The size of OpenOffice.org installation over time fits a linear equation with R2 = 0.858 and an expoential curve with R2 = 0.876: that means it is predictable like Kryder's Law.

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 6: The Black Hand

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Have you noticed that the differences in major computer platforms really do seem to make them like different countries? The different ways we do things like run system tasks, open files, shut down and restart, have different file formats and character schemes and default fonts.

more Fedora stuff

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Linux
  • Fedora 9 Released with KDE 4.0.3

  • Fedora 9 Gives Ubuntu a Run For Its Money
  • Hats off to Fedora 9
  • Red Hat lives on the edge with Fedora 9
  • First Look at Sulphur, Fedora 9
  • Promoting Fedora the Blurbuntoo way

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu KDE4 Remix: An Ubuntu User’s View

  • 5 types of people who should be using Ubuntu
  • Week 1 with Ubuntu 8.04LTS

Open letter to standards professionals, developers, and activists

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You’ve read how Microsoft drove its tank through the international standardization process last year and this year, finally winning ISO approval for its legacy OOXML format. The OOXML event proved that we’re in a real fight, and that money and power can break down the existing polite rules and agreements that constitute the international standardization process.

NYSE Euronext banks on Red Hat

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Linux

Matt Asay: If anyone out there persists in believing that Linux isn't ready for serious prime time, NYSE Euronext's dependence on Red Hat should finally lay that silly notion to rest.

Could investor short-termism undermine open source?

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: There is a small, but growing, list of VCs that clearly understand the open source development and distribution models and the long-term profit potential of open source software vendors. Can the same be said of individual and institutional investors buying and selling shares in publicly traded software companies?

some app stuff

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Software
  • Application of the Day - katapult

  • Kumblr - a Lightweight Tumblr Client for KDE
  • Critical security update for openssl
  • vnstat - Command Line Tool to check how much bandwidth you use
  • Make synaptic package manager use gtk theme
  • Review: CNR

Fedora 9 Released

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: Fedora 9 was released today just six months after Fedora 8 was released. It comes in a variety of “spins” with improved networking and eyecandy.

Some Gnome Panel Applets you may not know about!

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Software

ubuntu-unleashed.com: Here is a collection of gnome panel applets that I have found in the repositories, installed applets can be viewed and added to your gnome panel via right click on an empty panel space then click "Add to Panel"

Linux kernel compile secrets. Part 1

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: The Linux kernel is the beating heart of any Linux distribution. It is a strange and complex beast and to many people somewhat mystical in nature. I intend to shed light on some of that mystical shroud and show how simple and easy compiling a Linux kernel really is.

aTunes tries to be the best of two worlds

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Software

linux.com: Are you looking for a free and open source music player that you can use no matter which operating system you boot or switch to during the day? Meet aTunes, a small competitor to both Amarok and Apple's iTunes. Its name sounds like a hybrid of the two, and it tries to have a unique combination of the best of both user experiences.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MIT students show power of open cell phone systems

  • Ubuntu and Windows compared SIDE BY SIDE, literally
  • Defending the oppressed and the forsaken (i.e. KDE3)
  • Google Desktop for Linux
  • The best desktop OS is...
  • Open-Source Software: How the Stock Market Views It
  • Control Your TiVo With Your Ubuntu Machine
  • Radio Free Software: Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and OpenSolaris Community Managers
  • Give Linux a chance
  • optimize/improve internet connection speed and responsiveness
  • Fix Firefox and epiphany Flash Crash
  • Novell to Sun: Here’s an offer you can’t refuse

First look: OpenSolaris 2008.05 a work in progress

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OS

arstechnica.com: The OpenSolaris project, which has been slowly gaining momentum over the past year, issued its first official release last week. Designed with an emphasis on usability and easy installation, OpenSolaris aims to provide a complete desktop platform for users and developers built on top of Sun's Solaris kernel. We have been testing OpenSolaris 2008.05 in order to see how it compares to modern Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE.

Linux PCs still available at Wal-Mart: Just not the one down the road

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Linux
Hardware

practical-tech.com: Recently there were some rumors that Wal-Mart was once more selling Everex PCs with gOS Linux. Well, they got it about a third right.

More Fedora stuff

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Linux
  • Fedora 9 promises better eyecandy, networking

  • Fedora 9: Linux Desktop Alive and Well at Red Hat
  • Rawhide moving on to Fedora 10
  • Paul W. Frields on Fedora 9
  • Fedora 9 - Why it’s so awesome

the hands of many

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KDE

aseigo: thomasz just posted a link to this email from a KDE-on-Kubuntu user. Honest and heartfelt, it's one of the most beautiful things I've read in a while. Who knows what the people of the world will do tomorrow because of what we are doing today.

Best Computing Solutions: Windows vs. Linux

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OS

osweekly.com: As long as there are choices in computing platforms, there will be those that claim that their OS is the best over all others. In this article, I will work to put my own preferences aside, examine my years of experience with past clients who have used all three major platforms and why each made the most sense for them.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

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FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more