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Story LXD Is the New Pure-Container Hypervisor for Linux, Says Mark Shuttleworth Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2015 - 5:24am
Story Software defined radio module runs Linux on Zynq SoC Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2015 - 5:21am
Story Breeze is finished Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2015 - 5:18am
Story Dutch Standards Board mulls making ODF mandatory Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2015 - 5:14am
Story How to Setup SSH Keys on a Linux System matthartley 17/09/2015 - 1:16am
Story Booting Windows 10…Out the Door Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 8:33pm
Story An Everyday Linux User Review Of Q4OS Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 8:08pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Robotics Edition Brings Microsoft Kinect Support to ODROID Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 4:34pm
Story Samsung to bring Tizen to Europe with Germany, France, UK, Russia and Poland on the hit list? Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 7:40am
Story Italian military to switch to LibreOffice and ODF Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 7:37am

Former Sun Open Source Evangelist Forges Forward

computerweekly.com/blogs: Simon Phipps is one of those technology purists that makes you wish you were even half as enthusiastic as he is about your favourite subject.

Debian Project News - July 26th

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Welcome to this year's eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Debian Day in New York coming up, Mini Debian conference in India, and Debian Installer beta1 coming up.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.04

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an Ubuntu 10.04 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

[Howto] Debian preseed with Netboot

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HowTos

The vast majority of Debian installations are simplified with the use of Preseeding and Netboot. Friedrich Weber, a school student on a work experience placement with us at our German office has observed the process and captured it in a Howto here.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tool of the week – ftsh
  • How to install Dropbox in Mandriva 2010.1
  • The Linux Action Show s12e10 - Inside Look at openSUSE Build
  • Service & SUSE Studio
  • More Cars Will Be Driven By Linux (meego)
  • A Debian server at 150Mhz, 32Mb
  • Ubuntu 10.04 on Envy 14
  • Synfig and Project Morevna
  • Review of openSUSE 11.3 – Totally impressive
  • AT: Increasing number of schools turn to open source
  • How to change GDM background/wallpaper
  • Linux Mint 10 to be codenamed Julia

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 1 openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

g33q.co.za: On the final day of my series on using KDE4 for seven days I made the bold statement that I would switch from being a Gnome user to KDE4 if I could only find myself the perfect KDE4 distro. Today I start that quest with openSUSE 11.3

A Linux experiment gone horribly...perfect!

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blogs.techrepublic.com: The other day someone who knows I am in the computer business came to me with a very sick laptop (Gateway W340 with Intel graphics chip and Broadcom wireless). The machine was a fairly innocuous little guy that had some serious issues. I decided it was time for an experiment.

Desktop in the Shell

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jeff.ecchi.ca: I once wrote a nice rant about the inadequacy of the desktop metaphor. In the light of the upcoming GNOME 3, the more document-centric Shell and the browser-mode nautilus (instead of spatial mode), I wanted to remix my thoughts a bit.

Collaborate with Abiword

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ghacks.net: Collaboration is a key component to working in a business or on a team. There are so many ways to collaborate on a project: Google Docs, Online Whiteboards, Chatting, CMS tools, and many more. One tool, though, has a bit of a different approach.

A GStreamer based Video Transcoder - Transmageddon

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linuxers.org: So, after trying out winff, the graphical frontend for ffmpeg, I kept looking for more such tools and found the "Transmageddon Transcoder".

On Variety and Linux

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Ernest Hemingway once said that one cat just leads to another. Somehow, the same happens with Linux:

Why I’m not moving to KDE (yet)

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standardsandfreedom.net: In previous posts, I had mentioned that I’m using KDE more and more. This is very much true today, but somehow I haven’t entirely migrated to KDE yet. I’m of course talking about the KDE 4 branch.

Not Really The Best Approach

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v00d00.net: Today I stumbled across Netrunner GNU/Linux Community Distro and it made me wonder about a few things.

5 Cool Sites for buying Computers Preinstalled with Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Dell has all but bowed to pressure from Microsoft to torpedo its Ubuntu line of computers. In case you are wondering, there are still lots of other vendors that offer a choosy range of machines preinstalled with Linux for your convenience.

Myths Surrounding PCLinuxOS 2010

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I had some good times with the Red Hat. Then the KDE side of the world looked more appealing, and I had some off-and-on relationship with Mandrake (Mandriva) and Mepis. It was PCLinuxOS who finally won my heart. It feels home.

glc - The Linux FRAPS

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dedoimedo.com: For those wondering, FRAPS is a Windows program that can be used to record video streams of applications running on your desktop, most often games. For instance, I've used FRAPS to grab a handful of cool videos while playing Live for Speed.

Fastest OS on the world is Puppy 5 Lucid

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linux2u.co.cc: This is first review of Puppy 5 lucid which is Ubuntu based. It is the fastest OS I used ever,it feels better than DSL.So I am going to share my Experience with you.

Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro

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Web

makeuseof.com: Portable Apps for Windows and Mac have been around for a long time, but are less common in the Linux world. Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream. Until now.

Manhattan OS Makes It Easier To Convert Users To Linux

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webupd8.org: Manhattan OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu created by Kevin McDole, a frequent WebUpd8 reader and commenter. Manhattan OS is in fact inspired by everything we post here, at WebUpd8.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • FFmpeg's VP8 Decoder Blasts Google's Decoder
  • RPM quickies – The Ultimate RPM Guide for Newbies
  • Not getting a package on Ubuntu?
  • OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux for layman users
  • How can India build a $35 tablet? More details emerge
  • OLPC: What does the XO-1.5 HS look like?
  • Simply adding a Linux Partition via fstab
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE Announcement
  • Gwibber Concept - Part 1
  • How to install Sabayon 5.3 on a btrfs filesystem
  • The irony of Dell's Ubuntu site!
  • Linux: Retro Desktops
  • Firefox 3.6.8 now available for download
  • Dwarf Fortress for the console … sort of
  • 5 Best Web eCommerce Software for Linux
  • New Artwork For Lubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
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Security Leftovers

  • efail: Outdated Crypto Standards are to blame
    I have a lot of thoughts about the recently published efail vulnerability, so I thought I'd start to writeup some of them. I'd like to skip all the public outrage about the disclosure process for now, as I mainly wanted to get into the technical issues, explain what I think went wrong and how things can become more secure in the future. I read lots of wrong statements that "it's only the mail clients" and the underlying crypto standards are fine, so I'll start by explaining why I believe the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards are broken and why we still see these kinds of bugs in 2018. I plan to do a second writeup that will be titled "efail: HTML mails are to blame". I assume most will have heard of efail by now, but the quick version is this: By combining a weakness in cryptographic modes along with HTML emails a team of researchers was able to figure out a variety of ways in which mail clients can be tricked into exfiltrating the content of encrypted e-mails. Not all of the attack scenarios involve crypto, but those that do exploit a property of encryption modes that is called malleability. It means that under certain circumstances you can do controlled changes of the content of an encrypted message. [...] Properly using authenticated encryption modes can prevent a lot of problems. It's been a known issue in OpenPGP, but until know it wasn't pressing enough to fix it. The good news is that with minor modifications OpenPGP can still be used safely. And having a future OpenPGP standard with proper authenticated encryption is definitely possible. For S/MIME the situation is much more dire and it's probably best to just give up on it. It was never a good idea in the first place to have competing standards for e-mail encryption. For other crypto protocols there's a lesson to be learned as well: Stop using unauthenticated encryption modes. If anything efail should make that abundantly clear.
  • Comcast Leaked Customer Wi-Fi Logins in Plaintext, Change Your Passcode Now
    A Comcast Xfinity website was leaking Wi-Fi names and passwords, meaning now is a good time to change your Wi-Fi passcode. The site, intended to help new customers set up new routers, could easily be fooled into revealing the location of and password for any customer’s Wi-Fi network. A customer ID and a house or apartment number was all would-be attackers needed to get full access to your network, along with your full address.
  • Update Fedora Linux using terminal for latest software patches
  • Patch for New Spectre-Like CPU Bug Could Affect Your Performance
  • container_t versus svirt_lxc_net_t

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Red Hat News

  • “Ultimate Private Cloud” Demo, Under The Hood!
    At the recent Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, and more recently the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, the OpenStack engineering team worked on some interesting demos for the keynote talks. I’ve been directly involved with the deployment of Red Hat OpenShift Platform on bare metal using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform director deployment/management tool, integrated with openshift-ansible. I’ll give some details of this demo, the upstream TripleO features related to this work, and insight around the potential use-cases.
  • Discover the possibilities of hybrid cloud during a joint virtual event with Red Hat & Microsoft [Ed: [Ed: When Red Hat pus Microsoft executives at top positions inside Red Hat...]
  • Red Hat OpenStack Customer Survey 2018: containers, technical support top of mind
    In 2016, we surveyed our customer base on their use of OpenStack in production, getting a pulse-check on the top considerations, expectations, and benefits of a Red Hat OpenStack Platform deployment. With 2018 marking five years of Red Hat OpenStack Platform, we checked back in with our customers to see if their experiences or expectations of OpenStack have changed. Our survey found:
  • Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst On How He Plans To Win The Container Market
  • Juniper, Red Hat Tighten Integration to Fend Off VMware
    Juniper Networks and Red Hat have tightened their integration efforts in a move to help ease enterprise adoption of cloud-native platforms and bolster their own offerings against the likes of VMware and Cisco. The latest platform integration includes the Red Hat OpenStack Platform; Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform running as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) on top of or next to the OpenStack platform depending on deployment architecture; and Juniper’s Contrail Enterprise Multi-Cloud platform running as the networking and security layer to unify those together. This integration is designed as a managed system to help deploy and run applications and services on any virtual machine (VM), container platform, and any cloud environment.
  • Red Hat OpenStack HCI Targets Telco Hybrid Cloud, 5G Deployments
    Red Hat today rolled out a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform based on OpenStack compute and Ceph storage. The new product targets service providers looking to deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) and 5G technologies on top of open source software. Launched at this week’s OpenStack Summit, the Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 into one product. Red Hat says it is the largest contributor to both open source projects.
  • Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud Bridges Datacenters and Edge Deployments
  • GSoC 2018: Week 1
    This time, I am working on improving the Fedora Community App with the Fedora project. It’s been a week since we started off our coding on may 14. The Fedora App is a central location for Fedora users and innovators to stay updated on The Fedora Project. News updates, social posts, Ask Fedora, as well as articles from Fedora Magazine are all held under this app.

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