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Linux is Political!

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: I have had so many different discussions with people about which computer operating system is the best. Most people that I talk to swear by the one they use. I do think that an operating system should not be judged solely on its technical strengths and weaknesses but also on its ideology and the way it is developed.

3 Great Linux Radio Apps To Discover Great New Music

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Software

makeuseof.com: Massive MP3 collections are nice, but they don’t do everything. Sometimes you want to discover new music, for example, or listen to the news. Traditionally this was the role of the radio, but if you’re a geek (and if you’re reading this blog I’m betting you are) you’re far more likely to be around computers than FM receivers.

Firefox 4 a big deal

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 a big deal
  • Mozilla Looks Ahead to More Secure Firefox

At Work with Linux: Linux Mint 9 Gnome and KDE

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: One of the nicer features about the office lab is the fact we have a number of still-powerful workstations on which to run various operating systems. Linux Mint 9 KDE was actually the second Mint 9 distribution installed; the first was Linux Mint 9 Gnome.

How Much Faster Is Konqueror With WebKit?

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KDE
Software

digitizor.com: Yesterday we wrote about how you can make WebKit default in Konqueror. We always knew that WebKit is going to make Konqueror faster; but how much faster? Today we test.

Kernel.org shares some cute e-mails

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Linux

zdnet.com/blog: Should the Linux kernel be renamed the Linux “colonel” due to its prowess?

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 4 Linux Mint 9?

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Linux

g33q.co.za: I love it. It has got all the goodness of Ubuntu, rolled with the good stuff that KDE4 brings you with an extra helping of Linux Mint special stuff.

32 bit vs 64 bit Linux - Which to Choose?

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: This is a question I have fielded many times, it is one most new Linux users ask before they even download their first Linux ISO. There is a short answer and a long answer to this question.

User space memory access from the Linux kernel

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Linux

An introduction to Linux memory and user space APIs

Debian 6.0 on Track, Fedora 14 Slips

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Linux
  • Debian 6.0 on Track for December Release
  • Well, Fedora 14 Will Not Ship On Time

KDE Reaches New Audiences in North America

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE software has traditionally been strongest in Europe and South America. With the growth of events such as Camp KDE and many key contributors calling North America home, KDE is increasing its presence in this region.

Feature Freeze in place for Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Feature Freeze is now in effect for Maverick. The focus from here until release is on fixing bugs and polishing.

Comparing Three Linux RSS Feed Readers

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Here at MTE we’ve already covered some useful desktop feed readers for Windows and Mac, so now seems like a good time to check out what Linux has to offer.

Top 8 Games For 'Non-Gamers' in Linux

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Gaming

techdrivein.com: I am not a serious gamer at all. If you want to see me totally disoriented, play an FPS game in front of me. But then there are always these silly games for people like me. Here is a quick list of my favorite time wasters or puzzle games or whatever you call it.

Backtrack 4 R1 Screenshots

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: For those of you that have yet to discover it, Backtrack is a popular Linux security distribution focused on providing a powerful selection of penetration testing tools.

Bug 626593 – Gnome ate my boyfriend Help

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Humor

geek.com: GNOME is an open-source desktop environment used with operating systems such as Linux. Like most open-source projects it has a bug tracker where users can report issues they are having, and developers can respond and/or implement fixes.

Two cool KDE Plasmoids

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KDE

ghacks.net: It’s time to head off to that wonderful land of KDE where the desktop only gets better and better with each release. Let’s take a look a some Plasmoids that are sure to make your desktop a bit better.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Put Your Unused XO Laptop to Good Use in a Boston School
  • Can't Linux and Android Just Get Along?
  • Top 10 best practices for enterprise open source adopters
  • OpenOffice - The Image Writer
  • Colorize Code in OpenOffice.org Writer Documents with COOoder
  • The best Web browser:
  • Drupal 6.18, 6.19 and 5.23 released
  • Oracle unveils Sparc and Solaris 5-year plan
  • Forrester: Open-source BI Has Pros and Cons
  • LinuxCon: Where's Linux Headed?
  • Global Knowledge Named Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year
  • FLOSS Weekly 130: VirtualBox
  • Monty's MariaDB extends the open source database
  • Linux Foundation Makes Enterprise Open Source Boring
  • New Shutter Release add support for UbuntuOne
  • Jump: a bookmarking system for the bash shell
  • Tuesday Afternoon Linux at the Farmers' Market

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Avoiding the Oops
  • KDE 4.5 final available for Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Mounting Remote shares with SSHFS
  • Basic Rendering in OpenGL
  • Sabayon Kernel Upgrade Refresher
  • Convert ext2/3 to ext4
  • Tips to get a Mac-like Experience in Ubuntu
  • Modify Images in Linux - Mogrify
  • Problems installing software in openSUSE?, Simple solution!
  • Add "Open in Terminal" to GNOME Right-click menu
  • Linksys WUSB600N v1 on Slackware 13.1
  • UNIX ar Examples
  • Play Beautiful game Frogatto in ubuntu
  • Scanning X-Ray Films Using the XSane Software
  • Install and Run Opera Mini and Mobile on Ubuntu
  • play Zaz game (space balls) in Ubuntu

Could this be Muinshee 2.0?

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Software

omgsuse.com: Muinshee is a basic interface for playing and queueing songs similar to the Muine music player that long-time GNOME users may remember.

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Linux 4.17-rc7

So this week wasn't as calm as the previous weeks have been, but despite that I suspect this is the last rc. This week we had the whole "spectre v4" thing, and yes, the fallout from that shows up as part of the patch and commit log. But it's not actually dominant: the patch is pretty evenly one third arch updates, one third networking updates, and one third "rest". The arch updates are largely - although not exclusively - spectre v4. The networking stuff is mostly network drivers, but there's some core networking too. And "the rest" is just that - misc drivers (rdma, gpu, other), documentation, some vfs, vm, bpf, tooling.. The bulk of it is really pretty trivial one-liners, and nothing looks particularly scary. Let's see how next week looks, but if nothing really happens I suspect we can make do without an rc8. Shortlog appended as usual. Go out and test. Read more

Today in Techrights

Libre Hardware

  • Flash your Libre Firmware with a Libre Programmer
    Whether or not you personally agree with all the ideals of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), you’ve got to give them credit: they don’t mess around. They started by laying the groundwork for a free and open source operating system, then once that dream was realized, started pushing the idea of replacing proprietary BIOS firmware with an open alternative such as Libreboot. But apparently, even that’s not enough, as there’s still more freedom to be had. We’re playing 4D Libre Chess now, folks. [...] Luckily, the FSF has just awarded the Zerocat Chipflasher their “Respects Your Freedom” certification, meaning every element of the product is released under a free license for your hacking enjoyment.
  • Coreboot Picks Up Support For Another Eight Year Old Intel Motherboard
    If by chance you happen to have an Intel DG41WV motherboard, it's now supported by mainline Coreboot so you can free the system down to the BIOS. The DG41WV motherboard comes from the LGA-775 days with an Intel G41 Eaglelake chipset back when DDR3-1066 was great, motherboards topped out with 4GB of RAM, four USB 2.0 ports were suitable, and motherboard PCBs were much less fashionable. The DG41WV was a micro-ATX board and a decent choice for the times to pair with a CPU like the Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad.

Events: KubeCon, openSUSE Conference 2018 and Hacker Summer Camp 2018

  • Diversity, education, privilege and ethics in technology
    And that is the ultimate fraud: to make the world believe we are harmless little boys, so repressed that we can't communicate properly. We're so sorry we're awkward, it's because we're all somewhat on the autism spectrum. Isn't that, after all, a convenient affliction for people that would not dare to confront the oppression they are creating? It's too easy to hide behind such a real and serious condition that does affect people in our community, but also truly autistic people that simply cannot make it in the fast-moving world the magical rain man is creating. But the real con is hacking power and political control away from traditional institutions, seen as too slow-moving to really accomplish the "change" that is "needed". We are creating an inextricable technocracy that no one will understand, not even us "experts". Instead of serving the people, the machine is at the mercy of markets and powerful oligarchs. A recurring pattern at Kubernetes conferences is the KubeCon chant where Kelsey Hightower reluctantly engages the crowd in a pep chant: When I say 'Kube!', you say 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' Cube Con indeed... I wish I had some wise parting thoughts of where to go from here or how to change this. The tide seems so strong that all I can do is observe and tell stories. My hope is that the people that need to hear this will take it the right way, but I somehow doubt it. With chance, it might just become irrelevant and everything will fix itself, but somehow I fear things will get worse before they get better.
  • openSUSE Conference 2018
    This year openSUSE conference was held in Prague and, thanks to both my employer and openSUSE conference organizers, I've been able to spend almost a full day there. I've headed to Prague with a Fleet Commander talk accepted and, as openSUSE Leap 15.0 was released Yesterday, also with the idea to show an unattended ("express") installation of the "as fresh as possible" Leap 15.0 happening on GNOME Boxes. The conference was not so big, which helped to easy spot some old friends (Fridrich Strba, seriously? Meeting you after almost 7 years ... I have no words to describe my happiness on seeing you there!), some known faces (as Scott, with whom I just meet at conferences :-)) and also meet some people who either helped me a lot in the past (here I can mention the whole autoyast team who gave me some big support when I was writing down the autoinst.xml for libosinfo, which provides the support to do openSUSE's express installations via GNOME Boxes) or who have some interest in some of the work I've been doing (as Richard Brown who's a well-know figure around SUSE/openSUSE community, a GNOME Boxes user and also an enthusiastic supporter of our work done in libosiinfo/osinfo-db).
  • Hacker Summer Camp 2018: Prep Guide
    For those unfamiliar with the term, Hacker Summer Camp is the combination of DEF CON, Black Hat USA, and BSides Las Vegas that takes place in the hot Las Vegas sun every summer, along with all the associated parties and side events. It’s the largest gathering of hackers, information security professionals and enthusiasts, and has been growing for 25 years. In this post, I’ll present my views on how to get the most out of your 2018 trip to the desert, along with tips & points from some of my friends.