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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 11:17am
Story Ubuntu Touch Major Update Confirmed for July 20 Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 11:05am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 9:37am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 9:35am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 9:32am
Story Samsung Z3 is the developer giveaway at the Tizen Developer Summit 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 8:19am
Story Here Are the New Beautified Monochromatic Icons of Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 8:14am
Story MeX Linux Distro Is Now Based on Linux Mint 17.2, Ubuntu 15.04, and Debian 8 Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 8:12am
Story Alternative is the question, Linux is the answer Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 8:00am
Story OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 3 Is Based on Linux Kernel 4.1 and Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" RC2 Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 7:53am

Open source training more attractive

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  • Open source training more attractive to workers
  • For Openness – and Open Source - We Need Transparency
  • Vendor ownership doesn't mean lower open source risk

Five handy tools in the GIMP toolbox

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  • Five handy tools in the GIMP toolbox
  • Will scripts- A collection of plugins with nice effects for Gimp

Android OS gets loaded onto the Iphone

  • Android OS gets loaded onto the Iphone
  • Hacker runs Google's Android on Apple's iPhone

Open vs. Closed: Ubuntu Walks the Line

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  • Open vs. Closed: Ubuntu Walks the Line
  • Canonical open sources Launchpad and Ubuntu Single Sign On code
  • Canonical to Roll Out Independent Certified Professional Certification

Sabayon – Sneak Peek at New Installer

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Software I grabbed the beta version yesterday and thought I would give yas a peek at it.

PCLinuxOS 2010 review

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: I was very excited about this release of PCLOS and have been waiting for it to hit for a while now. PCLinuxOS (PCLOS for short) was my second Linux distro I ever used and I really liked it.

The First Benchmarks Of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0

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Linux The first beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 was made available yesterday morning. RHEL 6.0 is set to offer many virtualization enhancements, power management improvements, new security features, many package updates, and even some reported performance enhancements.

today's leftovers:

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  • Intel's Meego OS to Reach Mainstream Laptops
  • Why I like Oracle’s $90 ODF Plugin
  • Ubuntu power users community
  • Making your open source software releases more secure
  • The GNU/Linux Advanced Administration
  • New mailing list : mandriva-kde
  • Some Panasonic TVs running FreeBSD
  • Linux Computer Systems in Law Enforcement
  • Google Chrome OS Not On System Builders' Radar
  • Palm Handhelds Pre, Pixi Dropped from RadioShack
  • Italy to begin an open source competence centre
  • open vs. standard
  • Ubuntu ditching notification area, awesome things to come
  • IT: Children hospitals saving money by using open source
  • Nigeria: Open Source Software As Business Solution

some howtos:

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  • Bash Shell Functions Tutorial with 6 Practical Examples
  • Monitor your Linux System with saidar
  • How To Print To A Shared Windows Printer from openSUSE
  • Remote Control Your Linux Desktop Using the iPhone
  • Create MySQL RPM
  • Join a Ubuntu machine to a Windows domain
  • Medibuntu Repository Down - What To Do?
  • Easy DNS wildcard setup for local domains using dnsmasq
  • Installing nVidia Driver in Ubuntu 10.04

Linux Shedding Indie Status is a Good Thing

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Linux Having watched people advocate the Linux desktop for more than 10 years, it's always surprising to see the same people arguing against the things that will help bring Linux (and software freedom) to a larger audience.

Lexicon Alpha works with Linux

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soundsoflinux.blogspot: Recently I had a chance to put my hands on Lexicon Alpha usb recording interface and I must say I was surprised to discover that it works out of the box with Linux.

Ubuntu 10.04 Integrates All Your Inboxes

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Ubuntu This morning I woke up and checked my email. There were 13 messages. Though this isn’t overwhelming enough, I needed to monitor the ice hockey pool I moderate, check Twitter, Google Voice, and several messages left on my IM program. This is the cardinal problem for modern computer users: too many inboxes.

The Thing about Volunteers and Civility The thing about volunteers is that they don't have to do what they're doing. If you're getting paid to hang out in an IRC channel and answer questions all day, that's one thing. If you're hanging out on an IRC channel all day because you want to, that's another.

Obama open sources custom White House code

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Drupal Dave Cole, a senior advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office of the President, announced the code release this afternoon during a keynote at the DrupalCon trade show in downtown San Francisco.

Proof In Steam's Mac Client Of Linux Support

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Gaming We have our hands on the bash launcher used by Valve's Steam client for Mac OS X that was recently announced. While such scripts are usually insignificant, there is something interesting within it and that is explicit support for Linux.

SETI Releases Data for Open Source Search SETI director Jill Tarter is asking people around the globe to get more involved in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by opening up SETI's servers to the public calling for a worldwide, open source contribution to the search.

Jon 'maddog' Hall's Picks for Today's Six Best OSS Projects

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OSS Here are my picks today, though, for hot new OSS projects:

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is set to be released next Thursday and a release candidate is poised to be released tomorrow, but there's some last minute problems within the Lucid Lynx camp.

RE: 10 characteristics of a Linux Guru?

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Linux This article is a response to an article posted on, by Ken Hess. What prompted Ken to write his original piece was an article somewhere, written supposedly by a Linux guru, but falling short of Ken's expectation

MEPIS Releases ISOs for 1GB USB Keys

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Linux MEPIS LLC has announced the upload of SimplyMEPIS 8.5 ISOs that will fit on a 1GB USB key for 32 and 64 bit processors.

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Graphics: X.Org Foundation Board of Directors and Vulkan

  • Six Candidates Are Vying For This Year's X.Org Foundation Board
    There are six candidates running for this year's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors with four seats being open this election. Those six candidates for this year's X.Org elections include Eric Anholt (Broadcom), Robert Foss (Collabora), Bryce Harrington (Samsung), Keith Packard (HP), Laurent Pinchart (Ideas on Board), and Harry Wentland (AMD).
  • Vulkan 1.1.71 Released As The First Update To Vulkan 1.1
    The first point release to the Vulkan 1.1 release from earlier this month is now available. Vulkan 1.1 promoted a lot of functionality to core while also officially adding sub-groups and protected content support. This Vulkan 1.1.71 point release adds a new extension and fixes. This first point release to Vulkan 1.1 is officially version 1.1.71. This is because when Vulkan 1.1 was created, Khronos decided not to reset the patch number... Vulkan 1.1 was technically 1.1.70 and not 1.1.0. So now with this first update it's bumped to Vulkan 1.1.71.
  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Updated With Improvements For Sub-Groups & Multi-View
    The AMD developers working on their official cross-platform "AMDVLK" Vulkan driver have updated their open-source code-base for Linux users. On Friday the AMD developers pushed to the open-source repository their latest work, their first update since introducing Vulkan 1.1 support back on launch day earlier this month.

Programming: Google Opens Maps APIs, Survey, Firefox Addons and GCC

  • China's open source AI, a GitHub tool for licensing, and more news
  • Google Opens Maps APIs and World Becomes Dev Playground
    Google this week announced that it will open its Maps APIs to video game developers, which could result in far more realistic settings in augmented reality games. With access to real-time map updates and rich location data, developers will have many choices of settings for their games. The APIs will provide devs with what Google has described as a "living model of the world" to use as a foundation for game worlds. Developers will have access to more than 100 million 3D buildings, roads, landmarks and parks from more than 200 countries around the globe.
  • Developers dread Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2, SharePoint - survey
    Stack Overflow’s annual survey has revealed the tools and tech that developers love to hate: Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2 and SharePoint. According to the poll, which took in the views of more than 100,000 devs, Rust is the most loved programming language for the third year running. It is closely followed by Kotlin, which makes its debut in the survey. [...] At the other end of the spectrum is Visual Basic 6, which has been voted most dreaded programming language. Visual Basic 6 is also linked to lower pay, with Stack Overflow saying that devs using it are “paid less even given years of experience”.
  • [Firefox] March Add(on)ness: Momentum (2) vs Grammarly (3)
  • Intel SGX Enclave Support Added To GCC
    The latest feature addition to the GCC compiler this week is support for Intel's new "ENCLV". ENCLV is a new intrinsic that is part of the Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). The Enclave happens to be a trusted execution environment embedded into a process with isolated memory regions of Enclaves are protected areas of execution and the ENCLV instruction is needed to put application code into that special mode.

BSD: HAMMER2, Split, and ZFS

  • HAMMER2 Gets Many Fixes On The Latest DragonFlyBSD Git
    The HAMMER2 file-system has been available with install-time support since DragonFlyBSD 5.0 while the latest Git code continues to revise this next-generation FS for DragonFly. Landing overnight in DragonFlyBSD were several HAMMER and HAMMER2 improvements.
  • [Older] Exploring permutations and a mystery with BSD and GNU split filenames

    In summary, gsplit's default file naming behavior is to add a letter to the prefix and suffix of a filename whenever it reaches 26^r - 26 files (with r being the current length of the suffix), so you don't need to worry about running out of filenames (just disk space, haha).  

  • Turbocharging ZFS Data Recovery

    Besides being able to display the new debug information, zdb has another new feature that brings its capabilities on par with the kernel: the ability to set global libzpool variables.