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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 10:44pm
Story IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:41pm
Story OpenStack isn't just ready for enterprise adoption, it's already there Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:37pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:36pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:35pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:34pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:33pm
Story Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:28pm
Story Open source initiatives saving grace for many companies Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:25pm

auto_inst: the best kept Mandriva’s secret ?

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Software
MDV

brunocornec.wordpress: Have you ever tried to automatically installed your Linux distribution ? Of course, if you’re a long time sysadmin, and Red Hat user, you use kickstart, or FAI if you happen to be a Debian fan. But if you’re a Mandriva user,

Goofy Pro-Linux Story to Counter Pundit's Awkward Efforts to Install Firefox

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Moz/FF

linuxplanet.com: Back last August, as soon as Firefox 3.5 was released, I installed it on Ubuntu 9.04. I didn't know how to do it, because I was a rank beginner. Still am. But back then I was about as rank a beginner. Since there are so many ways to do various things in the Linux-based systems, it's easy to get confused.

Life after Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft dies

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Microsoft
OSS

Randall C. Kennedy: It's the thought experiment we all like to engage in. What would life be like without Microsoft Windows? To listen to the free open source software crowd, the demise of Windows -- and by extension, Microsoft's hegemony over the PC universe -- would signal a kind of rebirth for information technology. Such thinking is naïve, at best.

KDE vs. GNOME: Configuration and Admin Tools

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: How do the latest versions of GNOME and KDE compare with each other? To find an answer, I divided the two desktop's configuration and admin tools into five main categories. The results, while sometimes murky, give a generally clear picture of the state of the mainstream Linux desktops.

KDE SC 4.4 RC 2 Out

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KDE

The last release candidate of KDE SC 4.4 is out. Following up the first release candidate, another number of bugs has been searched and destroyed. This releases fixes some problems found during the earlier testing phase, and acts as a last line of defense before KDE SC 4.4.0 will be released on February, 9th 2010.

5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration

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Moz/FF
  • 5 Firefox Add-ons For Better KDE Integration
  • 8 Firefox Add-ons I Can’t Do Without
  • Firefox surges

Why There is no Kernel Hacker Sell-Out

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: One of the talks at LCA2010 gave the fact that "75% of the code comes from people paid to do it.” In my view, this 75% figure indicates two things.

Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier Leaving Novell/openSUSE

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SUSE

dissociatedpress.net: January 31st will be my last day with Novell. I've given it a great deal of thought, and decided that it's time to move on.

Amazing Wallpaper - Evolution Of Ubuntu 9.10

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Linux

Amazing Wallpaper - Evolution Of Ubuntu 9.10

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 338

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Hymera and commercial Linux
  • News: Booting Ubuntu in 15 seconds, Lubuntu update, Slackware articles round-up, insecurity of OpenBSD, Qimo 4 Kids 2.0
  • Questions and answers: Linux on Apple hardware
  • Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 2.8, Càtix 1.6
  • New additions: DigAnTel, Element
  • New distributions: Alpine Linux, Gosalia, LFU, MCL, simpleLinux, stali, ÜberStudent, Ubuntu Electronics Remix
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux market share grows vs. Windows and Mac OS X shrinkage

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

blogs.computerworld: We're told Linux is the only OS with a growing market share: Windows and Mac OS X actually shrank. The Net Applications report also shows Windows 7 already dwarfing all versions of Mac OS combined.

Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks

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OS
Linux
BSD

phoronix.com: Last week we published the first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks. We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.

Ubuntu: It's time to tackle the marketing machine, open source style

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: Ubuntu. Ah Ubuntu. My old friend. That operating system that, despite being one of the best (if not THE best) desktop operating systems available, still can not gain any traction. But that can change. In the newest release of the Ubuntu Software Center you will find an “iTunes-like” music service.

Also: Ubuntu Software Centre Gets Star Ratings & Reviews

NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

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Linux

cio.com.au: A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

New Linux user asks: "Where's the anti-virus?"

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Linux

So far, I don’t have much to say about Linux, however, the one thing I’m seriously hung up on is the lack of anti-virus. Having been a Windows user for such a long time, it’s etched in my brain that anti-virus is a must and that if you don’t have it, then you’re an idiot.

More here...

today's howtos & stuff:

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News
HowTos
  • 10 tools to create your own Linux distribution
  • Changing the GNOME Menu panel in openSUSE back to defaults
  • Fishing Cactus Are porting Their Mojito Engine To GNU/Linux
  • Lubuntu Alpha 2 Released; Gets New Bootsplash, Artwork, File Manager
  • Process management roundup/1
  • Inkscape Class Day 4
  • vi controlling problem
  • Connect to a remote Linux desktop with x11vnc and Gtk VNC
  • CMake vs autotools: poppler
  • Patents biggest threat to free software
  • Buddi – Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE
  • QEMU 0.13 To Focus On New Features
  • New GRUB2 Build Brings Official Release Closer

Tech-minded students improve software in Open Source Club

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OSS

thelantern.com: Members of the Open Source Club, a student group formed in 1999, are exploring the world of technology. Specifically, they are interested in open source software.

Open source champion Richard Stallman’s netbook

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Ever find yourself wondering what warrior for the open source movement Richard Stallman uses as his primary computer? It’s a Lemote Yeelong netbook.

Creating a runtime environment for access to important online accounts

Most people know by now that its not really safe to access important accounts from the same install they do all their porn surfing from. Over time, cruft and malware can build up on such a system. Thankfully, Linux is a lot more resistant to these attacks, but no matter what ironclad OS you're running, its best to take all the precautions you can.

NZ Regional council adopts open source

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OSS

stuff.co.nz: Horizons Regional Council will take open-source software for a spin on its desktop computers early this year under a push to bring free software to public sector PCs.

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KaOS 2018.01 KDE-focused Linux distro now available with Spectre and Meltdown fixes

It can be difficult to find a quality Linux distribution that meets your needs. This is partly because there are just too many operating systems from which to choose. My suggestion is to first find a desktop environment that you prefer, and then narrow down your distro search to one that focuses on that DE. For instance, if you like KDE, both Kubuntu and Netrunner are solid choices. With all of that said, there is another KDE-focused Linux distro that I highly recommend. Called "KaOS," it is rolling release, meaning you can alway be confident that your computer is running modern packages. Today, KaOS gets its first updated ISO for 2018, and you should definitely use it to upgrade your install media. Why? Because version 2018.01 has fixes for Spectre and Meltdown thanks to Linux kernel 4.14.14 with both AMD and Intel ucode. Read more

Today in Techrights

KDE: Linux and Qt in Automotive, KDE Discover, Plasma5 18.01 in Slackware

  • Linux and Qt in Automotive? Let’s meet up!
    For anyone around the Gothenburg area on Feb 1st, you are most welcome to the Automotive MeetUp held at the Pelagicore and Luxoft offices. There will be talks about Qt/QML, our embedded Linux platform PELUX and some ramblings about open source in automotive by yours truly ;-)
  • What about AppImage?
    I see a lot of people asking about state of AppImage support in Discover. It’s non-existent, because AppImage does not require centralized software management interfaces like Discover and GNOME Software (or a command-line package manager). AppImage bundles are totally self-contained, and come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and can be managed on the filesystem using your file manager This should sound awfully familiar to former Mac users (like myself), because Mac App bundles are totally self-contained, come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and are managed using the Finder file manager.
  • What’s new for January? Plasma5 18.01, and more
    When I sat down to write a new post I noticed that I had not written a single post since the previous Plasma 5 announcement. Well, I guess the past month was a busy one. Also I bought a new e-reader (the Kobo Aura H2O 2nd edition) to replace my ageing Sony PRS-T1. That made me spend a lot of time just reading books and enjoying a proper back-lit E-ink screen. What I read? The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams, A Shadow all of Light by Fred Chappell, Persepolis Rising and several of the short stories (Drive, The Butcher of Anderson Station, The Churn and Strange Dogs) by James SA Corey and finally Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. All very much worth your time.

GNU/Linux: Live Patching, Gravity of Kubernetes, Welcome to 2018

  • How Live Patching Has Improved Xen Virtualization
    The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor is widely deployed by enterprises and cloud providers alike, which benefit from the continuous innovation that the project delivers. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix, details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping move the project forward.
  • The Gravity of Kubernetes
    Most new internet businesses started in the foreseeable future will leverage Kubernetes (whether they realize it or not). Many old applications are migrating to Kubernetes too. Before Kubernetes, there was no standardization around a specific distributed systems platform. Just like Linux became the standard server-side operating system for a single node, Kubernetes has become the standard way to orchestrate all of the nodes in your application. With Kubernetes, distributed systems tools can have network effects. Every time someone builds a new tool for Kubernetes, it makes all the other tools better. And it further cements Kubernetes as the standard.
  • Welcome to 2018
    The image of the technology industry as a whole suffered in 2017, and that process is likely to continue this year as well. That should lead to an increased level of introspection that will certainly affect the free-software community. Many of us got into free software to, among other things, make the world a better place. It is not at all clear that all of our activities are doing that, or what we should do to change that situation. Expect a lively conversation on how our projects should be run and what they should be trying to achieve. Some of that introspection will certainly carry into projects related to machine learning and similar topics. There will be more interesting AI-related free software in 2018, but it may not all be beneficial. How well will the world be served, for example, by a highly capable, free facial-recognition system and associated global database? Our community will be no more effective than anybody else at limiting progress of potentially freedom-reducing technologies, but we should try harder to ensure that our technologies promote and support freedom to the greatest extent possible. Our 2017 predictions missed the fact that an increasing number of security problems are being found at the hardware level. We'll not make the same mistake in 2018. Much of what we think of as "hardware" has a great deal of software built into it — highly proprietary software that runs at the highest privilege levels and which is not subject to third-party review. Of course that software has bugs and security issues of its own; it couldn't really be any other way. We will see more of those issues in 2018, and many of them are likely to prove difficult to fix.