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Asustek Eee PC shipments beat expectations

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Hardware

digitimes.com: In less than one quarter, accumulated worldwide shipments of Asustek Computer's Eee PC have reached nearly 350,000 units, exceeding the estimated 300,000 units made by industry watchers, according to the company.

ATI fglrx 8.44/7.12 on openSUSE

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Software

CyberOrg: This time there is no how-to, hopefully the new drivers will be provided via 1-click soon. Here is a quick look at the state of the matter.

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal: As promised, the second part of this series presents still more commercially available music and sound software for Linux. Come see (and hear) what your money will buy...

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Use md5sum to Verify Data Integrity

  • Enhancing ‘rm’ to Send Files to Trash in KDE or Gnome
  • Syncing your BlackBerry on Linux
  • Howto Clean up your packages
  • Take charge of your window manager with WMCTRL and Devil's Pie
  • How to setup an HTTP proxy with privoxy

The Case of Ultumix or How NOT to Remaster PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

opensourcelearning.info: One of the core principles of open source development is “freedom”. As such, there are few limitations for developers and end users to take the work of others and move it into a direction they deem better. This has led to a proliferation of Linux distributions, remasters and scores of applications that sometimes are hard to distinguish from other distributions, remasters or applications.

Free/Open-source 3D Graphics Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: 3D computer graphics software refers to programs used to create 3D computer-generated imagery. There are always free/open-source software alternatives that can help produce highly commendable 3D animations like it did in the short film entitled “Elephants Dream”.

You Might be a Geek if…

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Humor

cybernetnews.com: Are you a geek? You might be if… 1) All of the software on your computer is open source. And you compiled it all yourself, and contributed code to at least half of them. 2) Your household ratio of computers to humans is at least 4:1… 3) You can hold conversations in Perl…

Can an airline exec run Red Hat? You’d be surprised

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Linux

Larry Dignan: When former Delta Airlines chief operating officer James Whitehurst takes over as CEO of Red Hat on New Year’s Day he’ll face the worst kind of doubters–the quiet ones. But Whitehurst could very well take Red Hat to the next level.

Ubuntu 2007: The Year in Review

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Ubuntu

boredandblogging.com: Writing for the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, I try to keep my ear to the ground and track the major happenings in the community. It is truly amazing to see how large the Ubuntu community is and how fast it continues to grow. Here are some of my highlights of the year.

My (daughter’s) OLPC laptop has arrived

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OLPC

blogs.zdnet: My–actually my daughter’s–XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child Project has arrived and a few things were striking: Its size (built for kids), the software interface, which is very intuitive, and the realization that this tool is designed for children–not adults. In other words, dad needs to step aside and see how the XO does with the kids.

Perl 5.10 now available

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Software

oreilly onlamp/blog: Today the Perl Foundation announces the release of Perl 5.10, the first major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic programming language in over five years. This latest version builds on the successful 5.8.x series by adding powerful new language features and improving the Perl interpreter itself.

Review: The Linux Powered Sandisk Sansa Connect PMP

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Hardware

Raiden's Realm: The Sandisk "Sansa Connect" MP3 player is more than just your typical mobile music player. It's a complete multimedia experience the likes of which I haven't seen in a while. While some would say that it won't beat Apple's iPod, I really beg to differ.

Pardus 2007.3: the same ol' Windows mocker

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Linux

beranger: I considered Pardus to be a very promising distro, but then I noticed how they screwed up the whole security concept. Even the most recent three reviews (on Linux.com, by Susan Linton; on LinuxPlanet, by Dan Lynch; on Raiden.net, by Steve Lake) fail to discuss anything security-related. OK, so I thought I should check myself what's the deal with Pardus 2007.3.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Review: The Official Damn Small Linux Book

  • Linux Wireless Woes Overheat Notebook Computers
  • A comparison of Linux and Windows
  • Running Hundreds Of Evolution Users
  • 10 Technologies to Watch in 2008 - SLE Resolves 3
  • Gaël Duval: Two coffees with Ladislav
  • How much OS is just enough?
  • Zenmap, official nmap GUI

open source and open standards topics

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OSS
  • Interview with Opera's CEO, CTO and General Counsel

  • no, Michael Bay ain't crazy
  • There is value in source code, whether you want it or not
  • New York nears decision on ODF vs OOXML
  • 2007: Open Source, Patents, SCO, And More

some more firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Robots! New Firefox Beta Splash Screen

  • Latest Firefox beta passes Acid2 test, IE8 claims to pass also
  • Pimp Your Firefox: 12 Essential Extensions for Web Developers & Designers

ubuntu odds & ends

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Ubuntu
  • Useful and Fun things to do with the Ubuntu Terminal

  • Fixing suspend and hibernation in ubuntu….
  • An interview with LaRoza

Ubuntu Full Circle Magazine Issue 8 Released

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Ubuntu

Full Circle - The Independent Ubuntu Community Magazine is proud to announce the release of issue eight. It contains Mythbuntu - Step-by-step Install, How-Tos : Install Wubi, Get a Christmas Desktop, Multi Boot Linux and Learning Scribus Pt.8.

Matthew Szulik resigns as Red Hat CEO, is replaced by an airline COO

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Linux

Matt Asay: Wow. If there was ever an industry that has little to nothing to teach the software industry, it's the airline industry. And yet that is precisely what Red Hat has done: Matthew Szulik, its long-time CEO, has resigned to be replaced by Jim Whitehurst, former COO of Delta Airlines, the paragon of disruptive and agile thinking.

Also: Red Hat Taps New CEO As It Reports Solid Third Quarter

AMD Catalyst 7.12 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: It's that time of the month again where we get to share with you all of the details on the latest ATI/AMD Linux driver release. This month, the ATI Catalyst 7.12 Linux driver (formally, what is known as fglrx 8.44) brings a host of new changes, mostly in the form of bug fixes.

Also: Open-Source ATI 6.7.197 Driver Released

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Why Open-Source Pros Are in Great Demand
    The majority of hiring managers predict that the demand for open-source IT professionals will rise more than other recruitment-based areas of interest over the next six months, according to a recent survey from the Linux Foundation and Dice. The resulting report, "Moving Toward Professionalization: Rising Need for Open-Source Skills in 2016," indicates that these managers struggle to fill open-source positions, especially when trying to find candidates with needed cloud, networking and/or security experience. Meanwhile, when considering an offer, open-source professionals said they're most interested in working on appealing projects with cutting-edge technology challenges. Money and perks are of secondary interest, even though, given the hot market, many open-source specialists are able to negotiate a great compensation package. According to the report, "In the last decade, open-source development has experienced a massive shift: Once a mostly community and volunteer-based concern, the model has since become a mainstay of the IT industry. Flexibility in accommodating new technologies and speed at adapting to a changing market have made open source vital to modern companies, which are now investing zealously in open source and open-source talent. More and better code is the way forward, and the skilled professionals who can make it happen are highly in demand." More than 400 hiring managers and 4,500 open-source professionals took part in the research.
  • Open Source Realm Mobile Database Hits Version 1.0
    Citing advantages over the SQLite and Core Data databases commonly used in iOS and Android apps, Realm today launched version 1.0 of its namesake "mobile-first database."
  • Realm has hit the version 1.0 milestone, and now reaches over 1 billion users
    As mobile databases go, Realm was already a fan favorite. Now we get an idea of just how popular it really is, as the company notes it now reaches one billion iOS and Android users via 100,000 active developers.
  • Rackspace Adopts OX's Dovecot Pro Open Source IMAP Email Platform
    Dovecot, the open source email platform from Open-Xchange, received a significant endorsement this week from Rackspace, which announced that it will use the company's Dovecot Pro product for email hosting.
  • An Apparent Exodus Continues At OwnCloud
    This week we've now seen the announcements by Jos Poortvliet, Lukas Reschke, Björn Schießle, and Arthur Schiwon are among those leaving ownCloud Inc. Each of their blog posts confirm they are leaving but don't shed much light on the underlying situation at the company.
  • Upcoming governance workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement
    On the 15th June, 2016, DG Connect and DG Growth wil be co-hosting an interactive workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement. This catalogue of standards is being developed to assist public procurers implement interoperable ICT solutions across Member States, as well as reducing incidence of vender lock-in, and ultimately to assist in the continued development of the Digital Single Market.
  • American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong
    To truly impact an children’s cognitive development, and prepare them for future computing jobs that may not even exist yet, we must move beyond pop computing. I strongly believe that learning computing should become mandatory in all schools, and should be viewed in the same context as reading and writing. Students must be challenged and encouraged to think differently in each grade level, subject matter, and read/write various computing projects every day in their academic life. With this mindset and approach we’ll help this generation of students fill those one million jobs, all of which require so much more than dragging and clicking.
  • Google Inbox Notifications
    I made a Firefox addon that brings that functionality to Google Inbox. It gives you a notification when new mail arrives and updates the pages title with the unread mail count. You can get it here!
  • Upcoming Webinar on Getting Linux Certified - Tips, Tactics, and Practical Advice

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things
    Internet pioneer Paul Vixie spoke with SearchSecurity about IPv6 NAT, IPv6 and the Internet of Things, and the long, thankless path to deploying IPv6.
  • PHP 7.0.7 Released Fixing 28 Bugs
    As is the case with a .xy update, this is mostly a bug fix update, with at least 28 different issues being fixed in an effort to make PHP 7.x more stable. Though the PHP project hasn't identified any specific security vulnerabilities that are fixed in the update, I see at least one with bug #72162.
  • Skimmers Found at Walmart: A Closer Look
    Recent local news stories about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations reminds me of a criminal sales pitch I saw recently for overlay skimmers made specifically for the very same card terminals.

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: BSD

  • Faces of FreeBSD 2016: Michael Lucas
    Back by popular demand, we’re again sharing a story from someone involved in FreeBSD with our Faces of FreeBSD series. It may be a story from someone who’s received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, or advocate for FreeBSD. Or, it may be from someone who gives back to FreeBSD financially or in another way. Regardless, it is always from someone who is making a positive difference in the FreeBSD world.
  • pfSense 2.3.1 FreeBSD Firewall Update Patches Web GUI Security Issue, Seven Bugs
    Released a week ago as the first maintenance build in the 2.3 stable series, pfSense 2.3.1 received its first update, bringing a patch for a major security issue in the Web GUI, as well as seven other bug fixes. pfSense 2.3.1 was a major point release of the FreeBSD-based network firewall distribution that introduced over 100 changes, but pfSense 2.3 brought a new pkg system that lets the project's maintainers update only individual parts of the system.