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Story On new applications and use cases for container technology Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 12:37pm
Story Mozilla creates web tools and practices for open science Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 12:27pm
Story LibreOffice annual conference and milestones Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:54am
Story Container Security with SELinux and CoreOS Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:14am
Story New Chromecast devices target HDTVs and sound systems Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:08am
Story Hadoop/Spark Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:06am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:04am
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:03am
Story Linux Gaming Keeps Getting Better Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 10:53am
Story The Linux Foundation Says You Should Install Linux on Your Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 10:32am

Sony PS3 gets jailbroken to run Linux

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: Hell hath no fury like an angry open sourceror. WHEN THE GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Sony decided to stop people from running Linux on its Playstation 3 it made a lot of open sourcerors quite angry.

It is a Windows World

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Linux
Microsoft

jeffhoogland.blogspot: "If you don't like Windows so much then don't use it!" This is something I have been told more than once (sometimes in not those kind of words) by various people when we have been discussing operating systems.

Open-source's roots in the 19th century

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OSS

gcn.com: Who pioneered the concept of open source? Red Hat? Sun? Louis Daguerre set a precedent for other to follow – or not...

Ok, I’m calling it… DVD-Video is dead.

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Hardware
Software

openattitude.com: Look, this isn’t just because I use Linux, okay? Although it has certainly helped me to see the light. But the days of DVD-Video have clearly come and gone. Off the top of my head…

ASRock Core 100HT NetTop

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Today we are now reviewing the ASRock Core 100HT, which is their newest nettop and it boasts an Intel Core i3-330M processor with 4GB of DDR3 system memory, a 500GB hard drive, and is completed with USB 3.0 and 802.11n wireless network connectivity.

IBM Lotus Symphony - Weird but good

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Software

dedoimedo.com: When IBM is concerned, a software product is going to be either a revolution or total failure. There's no middle ground. Is there? IBM Lotus Symphony may just be the product that could be somewhere in between.

Bazaar: A Powerful, next-generation source control system

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Linux

Intro to Bazaar, a great place to keep your code

Is Oracle Taking OpenOffice.org Closed-Source?

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OOo

acrossad.org: Today I downloaded and installed the latest stable version of OpenOffice, version 3.2.1. There were a few things that I noticed that gave me great reason for concern. Based on what I saw, I have serious doubts as to whether OpenOffice.org will continue to be free software/open source.

Ubuntu One has cool new features for maverick

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu One has many changes and new features planned for release alongside Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat this October. These new features such as Windows syncing and improvements to speed might be just the thing users are after!

Which Licence is Best for the Future?

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OSS

h-online.com: Recent discussions around the so-called “Open Core” model for open source have been remarkable for a couple of reasons.

Hardware manufacturers and the proprietary problem

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Hardware
OSS

linuxuser.co.uk: Simon thinks that having consumer-friendly standards is a good and useful thing. Hardware manufacturers, for different reasons, tend to agree…

Use Linux? Now you can video chat too

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Software

gmailblog.blogspot: If you’ve been wanting to use voice and video chat on Linux (our top video chat request), then we have good news for you: it’s now available!

The Urbi Robotic Software Platform Goes Open Source

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OSS

sbwire.com: Gostai, the editor of innovative software for robotics & AI, is pleased to announce that its core Urbi technology is opening its code base to the open source community.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 15
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Life Cycle Support Launched
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 81 Mona Interview
  • Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 Second Edition released
  • Reaching Out To Which Community?
  • Developers with feet in Debian and Ubuntu
  • LLVMpipe & Compiz 0.9 Still Don't Play Along
  • Supporting Multi-Touch In Non-Multi-Touch Linux Apps
  • DeKoenigsberg: Guess at 11.10 Codename
  • The GNOME Developers Put Out The First SeedKit Release
  • Reducing Code Risks with Open Source
  • Eben Moglen on what it takes to keep defending FOSS
  • Mandriva S.A. - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review For Sale
  • Ready to be an open source contributor but don't know where to start?
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-08-18

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cloning Debian System Packages
  • Playing With Python And Gmail – Part 2
  • Using the /proc Filesystem to Examine Your Inner Working
  • Display pre-login banner on your SSH server
  • DateTime.DateTime, line 1145, in to Zone
  • Few tricks and info about sudo
  • Reinstall Debian init.d scripts into default runlevels
  • Generating labels and business cards in OpenOffice.org
  • How to enable proxy on opensuse 11.3
  • Hard Drive Caching with SSDs
  • Creating Fancy and Stylish Screenshots with Screenie
  • Use fsarchiver to backup Mandriva
  • Compile C Programs Using Make Command
  • apt-file: Locate Missing Package Files
  • Epidermis-Manager Gnome Desktop themes with one Click

planet larry needs a new home

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Gentoo
Web

wonkabar.org: Alright, so in my quest to move forward with my life, I'm going to be discarding certain projects that I really haven't been making a priority. Planet Larry is one of those.

Free Interaction Design for your FLOSS Project

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OSS

mairin.wordpress: Matt Jadud made a blog post yesterday offering up free interaction design for free & open source projects. This is a great opportunity.

Debian: Yesterday's Distribution?

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: The latest Debian Project News recently announced a code freeze in preparation for a new release by the end of 2010. It's a sign of the times that the news went mostly unreported. Which makes me wonder: What is Debian's role today?

Banshee sheds HAL

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Software

lamalex.net: Yesterday it finally landed. Gabriel Burt, one of Banshee’s maintainers, merged in the GIO/udev hardware backend that Alan McGovern and I have been working on. This is awesome for everyone. Here’s why it’s awesome for you.

Does Intel Buying McAfee Have Any Impact On Open Source

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OSS

networkworld.com: The big news in tech today is of course Intel buying McAfee, in a deal valued at about 7.7 billion dollars. I think this deal is all about mobile devices and mobile computing security. I think Intel has made a huge misstep here and the reason maybe they don't understand open source software.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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