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Story Finally, the Debian Project Will No Longer Offer CDs for the GNU/Linux Distribution Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2015 - 4:21am
Story Latest HummingBoard SBC drops price, supports Click add-ons Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 9:30pm
Story Today in Techrights Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 2:00pm
Story Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.3 RC2, Things Are Looking Fairly Calm and Small Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 12:03pm
Story [How To] Install Intel Graphics In Ubuntu 15.04 Or Derivatives Linux OS Mohd Sohail 21/09/2015 - 9:13am
Story Valve's Steam Controller to Get Driver in Linux Kernel 4.3 Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 8:00am
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:42am
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:40am
Story Gaming Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:40am
Story Leftovers: KDE Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:38am

Dell Preparing Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Systems

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Plenty of folks are confused about Dell’s commitment to Ubuntu, the Linux distribution promoted by Canonical. In recent days, old rumors about Dell abandoning Ubuntu have returned. But in reality, Dell indicates it is preparing to ship systems with Ubuntu 10.04.

openSUSE 11.0 reaches end of life

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SUSE

h-online.com: The openSUSE Project developers have announced that version 11.0 of their popular Linux distribution has reached its end-of-life.

Firefox 'CPU resources' issue better but not gone

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: The popular Web browser has had a longstanding CPU (Central Processing Unit) utilization issue that--in some cases--overtaxed the CPU, caused noticeable heat issues in small laptops.

BeyondTrust Partners with Red Hat for Secure Mission-Critical Linux

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Linux

(PR): BeyondTrust Software Inc. today announced a formal partnership with Red Hat. BeyondTrust will join Red Hat’s ISV Partner Program and create joint solutions aimed at offering Red Hat users a tightly aligned package of the Privileged Identity Management (PIM) tools needed for mission-critical servers.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE file transfer with KBluetooth
  • Speak[er Setup] Now, or Forever hold your Peace
  • Shimel's 10 Commandments For Open Core
  • Userful prepackages Linux and applications for multiseat educational use
  • Frogatto 1.0 Released
  • PlainSight – Open Source Computer Forensics LiveCD
  • Two Creative Button Concepts For Ubuntu
  • Librarian of Congress Still Clueless About Linux
  • The Mission of KDE’s Wikis
  • $35 Tablet from India: an OLPC Complement, not Competitor
  • Quamachi: The VPN GUI with the funny name
  • Military Adoption of Open-Source Software May Increase Flexibility, Lower Cost
  • PCLinuxOS 2010.07 now Running perfectly On My Toshiba Satellite A100
  • Ubuntu Studio 2.0 (Puppy Edition) Screenshots
  • Lenovo Steps up Server Bid With New Entry-level Systems

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remove Old Kernel in Ubuntu and Grub2
  • Nautilus PyExtensions
  • GNU libextractor - simple library for keyword extraction
  • Using Linux To Create a Music Blog
  • Compiz Screensaver install and troubleshooting
  • Test Drive webOS Without Buying a Phone
  • OpenOffice.org Writer extension for replacing carriage returns
  • Linux security - A few useful, tactical tips
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 2
  • Installing Indian Rupee font in Fedora, Ubuntu & Debian

KDE Software Compilation 4.5 RC3 Released

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KDE

KDE's release team has made available the last release candidate before 4.5.0 comes out next week. Please give it another whirl and tell us about problems with this release. Tagging will happen in the next days, so be quick doing that!

Mozilla delays second Firefox 4 beta

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Originally scheduled for release late last week, Mozilla has confirmed that the second beta for version 4.0 of its open source Firefox web browser has been delayed by one week.

Also: Tab Candy: Making Firefox Tabs Sweet

OpenSSO, Neglected by Oracle, Gets Second Life

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Software

pcworld.com: A Norwegian startup is assuming responsibility for maintaining an open source Web authentication technology originally developed by Sun Microsystems, and seemingly neglected by Oracle, which purchased Sun in January.

The most popular Linux for Web servers is

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Linux

computerworld.com: Even a Linux fan might not have heard of CentOS Linux but, if you're a Web or other edge-server administrator, I can guarantee you know about CentOS.

LiMo Foundation and GNOME Foundation Collaborate on Mobile Operating Systems

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Linux

(PR): LiMo Foundation and GNOME Foundation today announced a key partnership with the objective of collaborating closely on open source innovation. Starting immediately, LiMo Foundation will become a member of GNOME Foundation’s Advisory Board and GNOME Foundation will become an Industry Liaison Partner for LiMo Foundation.

Open source is filled with freeloaders

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OSS

zdnet.com: With OSCON in the rear-view mirror the usual grievances are being aired.

OpenGL 4.1 Specification Released

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Software

extremetech.com: The Khronos Group announced today the release of the OpenGL 4.1 specification, which has been defined by Khronos' OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB).

Ubuntu's two big advantages over Windows and Mac

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Ubuntu

techrepublic.com: I’ve been using the latest version (10.04) of Ubuntu Linux since April and there’s a lot to like about it. Today I want to talk about two significant advantages that Ubuntu has over Windows 7 and Mac OS X.

Interview with Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin

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Linux
Interviews

opensource.com: We got a chance to send a few questions to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. We wanted to explore open source principles like transparency, community, and collaboration in his world.

When and how to add proprietary software to your desktop Linux

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Software

itworld.com: Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs.

Do the math: 175 million copies of Windows 7 isn't that impressive

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Last week Microsoft reported amazing results for the quarter ending June 30, 2010. Where's the beef? That's what I want to know.

OpenOffice.org 3.3 Definitely On Its Way

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: On July 19 the first developmental snapshot from OOO330 was released for early testers and developers and it appears 3.3 will have plenty of new features.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 4) - Architecture and infrastructure

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Linux

h-online.com: Measures to optimise the power management code and fully support the Turbo Core function of recent AMD six-core processors increase the data throughput and processing speed of Linux 2.6.35. Further kernel additions include tracing interfaces for KVM, another kernel configuration program, and functions for de-fragmenting the working memory.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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