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Story $15 plug-in crypto key supports RPi and other Linux devices Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2015 - 6:51am
Story Exploring Tiling Window Managers matthartley 18/09/2015 - 11:26pm
Story Open source ‘essential for heritage preservation’ Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2015 - 11:17pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2015 - 11:05pm
Story Fedora 23 Dates Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2015 - 10:16pm
Story How To Install & Use TrueCrypt In Ubuntu Linux To Encrypt Files & Folders Mohd Sohail 18/09/2015 - 9:57am
Story How will you celebrate Software Freedom Day? Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2015 - 9:17am
Story Exercising Software Freedom in the Global Email System Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2015 - 9:07am
Story Open source is way forward: Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2015 - 8:58am
Story LibreOffice Installations In EU Governments Approach One Million Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2015 - 8:50am

An Accurate Comparison of Perl 5 and Rakudo Star

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Software

modernperlbooks.com: Rakudo Star is a useful and usable subset of Perl 6 you can use right now. It does not implement the complete Perl 6.0 specification, and it's by no means the final release.

Interview of the Free Software Foundation

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Interviews
OSS

zeropaid.com: Open source has been in the media for quite some time whether directly or indirectly. With ACTA leak and the ASCAP letter two big news items that affects open source, we decided to sit down with the Free Software Foundation and talk about these.

GhostBSD 1.5 Screenshots

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BSD

easylinuxcds.com: GhostBSD 1.5 is based on the FreeBSD live CD however because this release is a little larger it comes on as a live DVD. As of this release GhostBSD is completely installable by issuing a list of commands and pc-sysinstall.

Why the risk of running as root is overblown

tuxteam.com: “Don’t run as root” is an oft-repeated mantra of *nix security. While I agree 100%, it’s not as big on the desktop as some would think. I’d like to point out why here.

Is OpenSolaris About To Be Forked?

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OS

phoronix.com: There are still a few weeks left before the deadline that demands Oracle appoint a community liaison for their OpenSolaris operating system. However, some OpenSolaris community developers have already had enough: they've begun work on a new project.

Distribution - A Brief History

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Add one part GNU, one part Linux kernel, stir lightly, bake for 19 years, and you get 452 different meals.

My life in Linux

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Linux
  • Man Driver - Mandriva Linux
  • Mepis Mepis Mepis
  • Sabayon - no, I dont know what it means!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 134 is out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our brand new openSUSE Weekly News 134! Smile

NVIDIA's Dead Open-Source Driver Gets Updated

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in March an announcement came out of NVIDIA that they would be dropping support for the xf86-video-nv driver. However, today they have decided to release an updated driver.

Also: NVIDIA Puts Out Two Drivers, Including For OpenGL 4.1

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free Resources For Getting Your GIMP Graphics Game On
  • Samsung Open Sources Captivate’s Code
  • 5 lessons for win-win open source projects
  • full circle magazine Issue 39 Ready
  • Negroponte Offers OLPC Technology for $35 Tablet
  • openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with MeeGo desktop
  • Kubuntu gets Global Menu
  • Snort Creator Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
  • Festbox for building new speech synthesis voices
  • Open Source IDS Wars: You Were There

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fluxbox on openSUSE 11.3
  • How to install Eclipse SDK 4.0 on Linux (Slackware 13.1)
  • Scripts – User Activity, View Processes, Display Memory
  • Collaborate and manage projects with Todoyu
  • How To setup Dmenu with Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu: Fixing the Blank Screen on Installation Bug
  • Creating self-signed certificates with gnoMINT

Distro Hoppin`: Mandriva 2010.1

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MDV

itlure.com: Mandrake... the 5 CD Linux distro that came with that latest edition of a computer magazine... oh how it stood there in that kiosk's display, how it lured me into wanting even more to expand the possibilities of my beloved PC. I could hesitate no more! I had to get it! And I did.

Ubuntu Empire Strikes Back

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: The old "Ubuntu doesn't contribute back" argument cropped up again when Dave Neary released a report of the talk he gave at GUADEC on the contributions made to the GNOME desktop environment. A firestorm of debate ensued and Shuttleworth was accused of name calling and guilt to try to win the argument.

Foobillard, an opensouce Billiard Simulation game for Linux

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Gaming

linuxers.org: Foobillard is free and opensource, cross-platform, OpenGL based game and the best part is that it was originally built for Linux and later ported to MacOS and Windows.

Three Months Until Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 End of Life

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Linux

softpedia.com: Red Hat has issued another notification signaling the approaching end-of-life (EOL) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. The aging Linux distribution is approaching the end of its support cycle, patches and security updates will only be issued for another three months.

A Review of OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

acrossad.org: Now that the dust has started to settle, I decided to give OpenSUSE 11.3 a try for myself. I installed OpenSUSE 11.3 from the DVD where users have the choice of KDE, GNOME and several other desktop environments.

Spotify 'will launch in US by end of 2010'

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Web

telegraph.co.uk: Spotify has vehemently denied an American news report that its negotiations in the US have made no progress, saying it is “still on track to launch in 2010”.

GNU and Open Source

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OSS

elevenislouder.blogspot: The GNU project developed some of the 21st century's most important software. The GNU Compiler Collection is used on Linux systems, BSD/OSX systems, and on Windows. GNAT has, for the most part, replaced any other Ada compiler ever created. The list could go on, but you get the idea.

Desktop Summit 2011 Announced

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KDE
Software

kdenews.org: GNOME and KDE are teaming up again to host the 2011 Desktop Summit in Berlin, Germany. Due to the success of the 2009 Desktop Summit the projects will co-locate GUADEC and Akademy once again in August, 2011 for the largest free software desktop event ever.

Device support in Windows vs. Linux

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: One of the highly debated subjects with Windows and Linux is with device support. The two have different methods of how drivers are created and implemented into the operating system.

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Server/OSS: Data Storage, OpenStack, Nextcloud, Puppet

  • Open Source Storage: 64 Applications for Data Storage
    As data storage needs continue to grow and many organizations move toward software-defined infrastructure, more enterprises are using open source software to meet some of their storage needs. Projects like Hadoop, Ceph, Gluster and others have become very common at large enterprises. Home users and small businesses can also benefit from open source storage software. These applications can make it possible to set up your own NAS or SAN device using industry-standard hardware without paying the high prices vendors charge for dedicated storage appliances. Open source software also offers users the option to set up a cloud storage solution where they have control over security and privacy, and it can also offer affordable options for backup and recovery.
  • OpenStack Moves Beyond the Cloud to Open Infrastructure
    The OpenStack Summit got underway on May 21, with a strong emphasis on the broader open-source cloud community beyond just the OpenStack cloud platform itself. At the summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced that it was making its open-source Zuul continuous development, continuous integration (CI/CD) technology a new top level standalone project. Zuul has been the underlying DevOps CI/CD system that has been used for the past six years, to develop and test the OpenStack cloud platform.
  • OpenStack makes Zuul continuous delivery tool its second indie project
    The OpenStack Foundation has launched its Zuul continuous delivery and integration tool as a discrete project. Zuul is therefore Foundation’s second project other than OpenStack itself. The first was Kata Containers. Making Zuul a standalone effort therefore advance’s the Foundation’s ambition to become a bit like the Linux and Apache Foundations, by nurturing multiple open source projects.
  • OpenStack spins out its Zuul open source CI/CD platform
    There are few open-source projects as complex as OpenStack, which essentially provides large companies with all the tools to run the equivalent of the core AWS services in their own data centers. To build OpenStack’s various systems the team also had to develop some of its own DevOps tools, and, in 2012, that meant developing Zuul, an open-source continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform. Now, with the release of Zuul v3, the team decided to decouple Zuul from OpenStack and run it as an independent project. It’s not quite leaving the OpenStack ecosystem, though, as it will still be hosted by the OpenStack Foundation.
  • Nextcloud 13: How to Get Started and Why You Should
    In its simplest form, the Nextcloud server is "just" a personal, free software alternative to services like Dropbox or iCloud. You can set it up so your files are always accessible via the internet, from wherever you are, and share them with your friends. However, Nextcloud can do so much more. In this article, I first describe what the Nextcloud server is and how to install and set it up on GNU/Linux systems. Then I explain how to configure the optional Nextcloud features, which may be the first steps toward making Nextcloud the shell of a complete replacement for many proprietary platforms existing today, such as Dropbox, Facebook and Skype.
  • Why use Puppet for automation and orchestration
    Puppet the company bills Puppet the automation tool as the de facto standard for automating the delivery and ongoing operation of hybrid infrastructure. That was certainly true at one time: Puppet not only goes back to 2005, but also currently claims 40,000 organizations worldwide as users, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. While Puppet is still a very strong product and has increased its speed and capabilities over the years, its competitors, in particular Chef, have narrowed the gap. As you might expect from the doyenne of the IT automation space, Puppet has a very large collection of modules, and covers the gamut from CI/CD to cloud-native infrastructure, though much of that functionality is provided through additional products. While Puppet is primarily a model-based system with agents, it supports push operations with Puppet Tasks. Puppet Enterprise is even available as a service on Amazon.

today's howtos

Oregan unveils new middleware for Linux STBs and Android TV

Oregan Networks, a provider of digital TV software services, has announced the launch of a new set-top box client middleware product for pay-TV operators called SparQ. The software is designed to work on the most challenging and resource-limited STB platforms in the field, making it feasible to introduce new OTT content services and applications on customer devices that were deployed as part of the first wave of IPTV and hybrid broadcast deployments. Read more

KDE Development Updates

  • Revisiting my talk at FOSSASIA summit, 2018
    Earlier this year, I had the chance to speak about one of KDE community’s cool projects that is helpding developers erase the line between desktop and mobile/tablet UI’s with ease. I’m referring to the Kirigami UI framework – a set of QtQuick components targetted at the mobile as well as desktop platforms. This is particularly important to KDE and a lot of projects are now migrating towards a Kirigami UI, particularly keeping in mind the ability to run the applications on the Plasma Mobile.
  • This Week in KDE, Part 2 : OYLG, Workspace KCM, Single/Double Click
    Last weekend, I went to İstanbul to attend Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri (Free Software and Linux Days 2018) to represent LibreOffice. We had 3 presentations during the event about LibreOffice Development and The Open Document Format. We had booth setup with stickers, flyers, roll-up etc. These were all thanks to The Document Foundation’s supports! You can find detailed information about the event from here : https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2018/OYLG2018
  • Watching the Detectives
    For instance, Kevin Ottens has been writing about understanding the KDE community by the “green blobs” method, showing who is active when. Lays Rodrigues has written about using Gource to show Plasma growing up. Nate Graham describes the goings-on in the KDE community nearly every week. Those are, roughly: a metric-, a visual-, and a story-based approach to understanding the community, over different timescales. But understanding of a system doesn’t come from a single dimension, from a single axis of measurement. It comes from mixing up the different views to look the system as a whole.
  • Managing cooking recipes
    I like to cook. And sometimes store my recipes. Over the years I have tried KRecipes, kept my recipes in BasKet notes, in KJots notes, in more or less random word processor documents. I liked the free form entering recipes in various notes applications and word processor documents, but I lacked some kind of indexing them. What I wanted was free-ish text for writing recipes, and some thing that could help me find them by tags I give them. By Title. By how I organize them. And maybe by Ingredient if I don’t know how to get rid of the soon-to-be-bad in my refridgerator.