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Kernel developers squabble over Ext3 and Ext4

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Linux

h-online.com: A number of senior kernel developers, including Linus Torvalds, Ted Ts'o, Alan Cox and Ingo Molnar, have been squabbling over the sense or otherwise of journaling and delayed allocation in Ext3 and Ext4.

How to make a half-a-billion bucks with Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I find it hard to believe that there are still fools out there who don't think you can make money, serious as heart attack money, with Linux and open source. Let Red Hat spell it out for you.

Linux maker a "tempting" takeover target

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Linux

reuters.com: Citigroup said Red Hat Inc, which posted strong quarterly results on Wednesday, is a potential takeover target as the Linux software maker's strategy attracts the attention of larger technology firms.

Epiphany is my new web browser, goodbye Firefox

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Software

izanbardprince.wordpress: For a while I ignored it largely because Firefox *does* work, but it’s been quite obvious for a while that Linux is an afterthought for them. Debian fixed up a lot of the more patently Windows-centric crap including the broken Extensions manager. Their reward?

Truly Honest Linux Opinions

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Linux

lockergnome.com: Without a doubt, this is one of the most honest Linux articles I have read in a very long time. Speaking for myself, as someone who uses Linux on most of his desktops/notebooks each and everyday, I see the Linux situation as follows.

Spruce Up KDE With All the Productivity Tools You’ll Ever Need

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KDE

worldlabel.com: There’s no question computers make our lives easier, especially with all the productivity tools available today. If you use the KDE desktop, then you may already know that there are many wonderful productivity applications designed especially for KDE.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.2 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.2 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

Firefox fix due next week after attack is published

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Online attack code has been released targeting a critical, unpatched flaw in the Firefox browser.

Htop, for system monitoring your desktop

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You don’t have to be an uber system administrator of a network to use Htop. It might have been designed with the masters of the universe in mind but just because you are a mere solitary desktop user in a Pizza-strewn study room staring at a single machine doesn’t mean you can’t get it and use it too.

Hey, Red Hat - Open-source help still lousy?

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: It's been exactly a year since former Delta Airlines vice president turned Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst criticized open-source vendors for doing a lousy job of getting customers involved in the community and projects.

Ubuntu 9.04 vs Fedora 11: A lot can change in one month

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Linux
Ubuntu

subbisays.blogspot: The excitement has already started in anticipation of Q2 2009 l distro releases. As usual, the big names are Ubuntu 9.04 (a.ka. Jaunty Jackalope) and Fedora 11 (Leonidas). It's time for a straight off comparison.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Five great, obsolete operating systems

  • The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 10 Years
  • The correct way to file bugs in Ubuntu
  • Novell Launches Suse 11 With Eye On Virtual Appliances
  • Kernel Hackers On Ext3/4 After 2.6.29 Release
  • Why I love Unix
  • Linux Outlaws 83 - Beard Fetish
  • A newbie turns to Linux
  • Ubuntu promises DIY Amazon cloud
  • OSBC Keynote Competition — IBM Won
  • Why virtualisation is struggling to keep up
  • Reportbug finally has a GUI
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex on my Thinkpad T42 Ticks me off
  • Ubuntu Server Edition Training… From Mark Shuttleworth?
  • Jono Bacon: Painting The Community Manager
  • MES 5 beta-test launches

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Repair a corrupted filesystem in Ubuntu

  • MySQL command-line tip: compare result sets
  • How to fix Ubuntu Jaunty's ridiculous behavior
  • Finding A Process's Idle Time On Linux And Unix
  • Writing GNOME Docs, Part I
  • Gentoo: Tips to upgrade your really old installation
  • Uppercase to lowercase with tr
  • Troubleshooting Network Problems
  • Commandline101: Creating Symbolic Links
  • Breaking out of a script
  • OpenBox and Terminal Transparency

Gnome global menu in KDE4

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KDE

Red Hat profit beats forecasts, shares rise

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Linux

reuters.com: Linux software maker Red Hat Inc reported profit ahead of Street projections on Wednesday , helped by cost cuts and a stock buyback, sending shares up 8 percent.

Microsoft not feeling TomTom Linux patent chill?

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Microsoft

internetnews.com: I asked Sam Ramji senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft about TomTom the other day and he claimed that patent issues aren't causing any chilling effect on his part of Microsoft's open source plans.

Also: The importance of Microsoft’s position paper on open source

digiKam image editor and zoom level...

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Software

digikam.org: Following this old bugzilla entry, about to use a better image scaling algorithm for image editor canvas, i decided to perform some comparisons between Showfoto and other photo editors.

Is there life after Windows?

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Linux

independent.co.uk: Linux is free, easy-to-use and is shedding its geeky image, thanks to fans who prefer it to Microsoft's mighty operating systems. But is it for everyone? Jamie Merrill asks four rookies to put it to the test

Five Essential Ubuntu Modifications

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some of these modifications are essential to get certain features to work, one of them is something I couldn’t do without. Here are my five essential Ubuntu modifications.

Just For Fun: 13 Free Linux Games Worth Trying

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Gaming

classhelper.org: Everyone needs a little down time every now and again. Whether you’re taking a break from hours of programming, trying to calm a conference-induced headache, or just relaxing at home, these Linux-based games offer a nice chance to unwind.

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Leftovers: OSS

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    Reactide is an Integrated Development Environment built for React, which intends to make React development easier for Software Engineers. The project has been widely praised, amassing over 6,000 stars on GitHub.
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    Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.
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    The supersonic growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers in the past few years owes much to open-source communities that fed them cutting-edge tech free-of-charge. Now telecom is mimicking this strategy through involvement with the Linux Foundation, according to Scott Raynovich (@rayno) (pictured, right), guest host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio.
  • Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon
    The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.
  • Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project
  • Oracle draws curtains on OmniOS
    With its openly stated operational remit of ‘aggressive acquisitions’ (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it decides to consume.
  • Partners Healthcare, Persistent Systems to develop open-source platform
  • Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU
    Last week we reported that after reorganization, Libreboot was considering rejoining GNU and was seeking input from its community to determine the amount of support it had for such a move. From reading the comments posted both on our article on FOSS Force and on Libreboot’s website, it comes as no surprise that the project’s core members feel they have the necessary consesus to proceed. Last night, FOSS Force received an email — sent jointly to us and Phoronix — letting us know of the decision. Rather than repeat what’s already been written and said on the subject (for that, follow the first link above), we’re publishing a slightly edited version of the email, which will pretty much bring everyone up to date on the situation.

Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Security OS Brings Wireless Injection Attacks to 802.11 AC
    Offensive Security, the developers of the BackTrack-derived Kali Linux open-source, security-oriented operating system announced the availability of the Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release. Since Kali Linux become a rolling distro, the importance of such updated images was never the same, but Kali Linux 2017.1 appears to be a major release of the ethical hacking distro, adding a bunch of exciting new features and improvements to the Debian-based operating system.
  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Released With New Features | Download ISO Files And Torrents Here
    Offensive Security has updated the Kali Linux images with new features and changes. Termed Kali Linux 2017.1, this release comes with support for wireless injection attacks to 802.11ac and Nvidia CUDA GPU. You can simply update your existing installation by running few commands if you don’t wish to download the updated images from Kali repos.