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Story Mageia 5 Stable Available Now Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:28pm
Story Goodbye F20, F23 development, and Fedora Hubs Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:23pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 6:57pm
Story Run Any Windows Application in the Robolinux 7.9.2 Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 11:17am
Story Is It That Hard to Use Linux as Your Main Computer Operating System? Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 11:14am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 10:25am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 10:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 10:22am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 10:21am
Story Red Hat CEO Helps Turn Open Source Software Into $2 Billion Business Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 10:18am

Ubuntu 10.10 To Be Released on 28th of October

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 To Be Released on 28th of October
  • Ubuntu Should Block User Choices
  • Hands-on: a close look at Ubuntu's new non-brown theme
  • What Can Less Brown Do For You?
  • Short: New in Lucid
  • 6 little things in Ubuntu 10.04 that I love
  • Is Ubuntu ready to run your business servers?
  • The Linux Desktop Will Have Its Day: Q&A With Mark Shuttleworth

Be Afraid if Someone's Got a Voltmeter Hooked to Your CPU

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OSS
Security

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I had a hunch what was going on. I quickly downloaded a copy of the academic paper that was cited as the sole source for the story and read it. As I feared, OpenSSL was getting some bad press unfairly.

Try the Linux desktop of the future

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Linux
Software

tuxradar.com: For the tinkerers and testers, 2010 is shaping up to be a perfect year. Take a trip with us on a voyage of discovery to find out exactly what's happening and how the Linux desktop experience is likely to evolve over the next 12 months...

Red Hat extends Szulik's time as chairman

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Red Hat is keeping Matthew Szulik around at least a little longer. The Raleigh-based software company has agreed to extend Szulik's term as chairman for another year, until Feb. 28, 2011.

BBC claims angry iPlayer plugin mob 'conflated' open source term

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Software
Web

theregister.co.uk: The BBC has tried to draw a line under its decision to bar open source implementations of RTMP (real-time messaging protocol) streaming in the iPlayer, after The Register revealed the Corporation's quiet switcheroo last week.

Contributing Upstream

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Linux
OSS
Ubuntu

lxer.com: The foundations of Linux, with how it has been developed and when we look at the Debian model on which Ubuntu is based, the contributions of developers by and large are because of their common interests and a willingness to accept conceptualizations.

Igelle DSV: A New Fast Lightweight Linux

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Linux
Reviews

linuxplanet.com: Building a Linux distribution with the novice user in mind has been tried many times over the years. If you had to pick one area where many new users struggle, it would have to be installing new applications. Missing dependencies or improperly configured repositories lead to frustration and, ultimately, abandonment of the entire platform.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 RC2 is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS 8.4.99, RC2 of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

Linux Video Editing with Openshot

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Openshot is a non-linear video editor for the Linux operating system. It is designed to be easy to use, but powerful at the same time.

Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild

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Linux
  • Distribution Release: Elive 2.0
  • Elive Topaz 2.0 Homepage
  • Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild
  • Elive 2.0 Stable Finally Released

PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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BSD
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: PC-BSD 8.0 was released last week and we took this opportunity to deliver a fresh set of *BSD benchmarks. In this article we have benchmarks of PC-BSD 8.0 x64 against Kubuntu 9.10 x86_64.

You Can Finally 'Taste' The Ubuntu 10.04 Light (Radiance) And Dark (Ambiance) Themes For Yourself

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Ubuntu

The new Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lunx themes have landed: the Light and Dark themes are now available for all. The themes are called Ambiance (dark) and Radiance (light). The post includes download links for the new themes so Ubuntu Karmic users can also enjoy these beautiful new themes.

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today's leftovers, part 2:

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News
  • A 2D GTK Window Decorator in Compiz
  • Arch Linux Reviewed
  • Choices Choices...
  • 20 Reasons Why Oracle is the World's Largest OSS Company
  • Do you know Ubuntu Games?
  • The road back to par: Radical changes for Firefox 4.0
  • MeeGo Linux for netbooks coming this month
  • Electric Green School motorcycle runs Linux
  • Rebranding OpenOffice.org
  • Google says PCs will be dead in three years
  • Little Things That Matter: Rhythmbox Indicator Applet
  • Would You Like To Help The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine?
  • Unite Media Player, A Widget for Opera
  • Earthquake in Chile Shortened Day, Shifted Axis, NASA Says
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #343 3/3/10

today's leftovers, part 1:

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News
  • The Uniform Driver Interface—why wasn’t it adopted?
  • Selective Disclosure, At Last?
  • Evolution of GNU/Linux system..must read for Linux newbies
  • Shiney new PHP for 10.04
  • Klavaro - A very flexible touch typing tutor
  • LA Funds Important Legal Research on Free Software Compliance
  • Ubuntu CEO Silber Pushes Retail Ubuntu
  • 5 open source and free software books that are worth your time
  • Linux Learning Centers Growing in Central Texas
  • Download wineasio .deb packages
  • Psion Launches the New Workabout Pro 3
  • It’s Crazy Ass Rumor Thursday: Whispers On RHT
  • Options Intelligence Report: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
  • Which white knight will save Novell?
  • Unintended Consequences: Twelve Years Under the DMCA

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to convert RPM software packages to Debian (.deb)
  • Free GIMP Button Brushes
  • Formatting OpenOffice spreadsheet cells with DD/MM/YY
  • Subversion self tutorial
  • Using Restrictive Constructors in PHP 5
  • How to configure Compiz in Elive
  • How to create audio cd in Ubuntu using Brasero
  • Beginner's Guide to Nmap
  • Remmina-free and open-source Remote Desktop Client written in GTK+
  • How to view the contents of an initrd image
  • Run GlassFish V3 As a Non-Root Service on Gentoo Linux
  • Q-Tips: Speeding up Gentoo Compile Times

Musings on Software Freedom for Mobile Devices

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I started using GNU/Linux and Free Software in 1992. In those days, while everything I needed for a working computer was generally available in software freedom, there were many components and applications that simply did not exist.

Hear that Mozilla Drumbeat? No, Me Neither

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Moz/FF

opendotdotdot.blogspot: A few months ago, I wrote about Mozilla's new Drumbeat campaign, "a global community of people and projects using technology to help internet users understand, participate and take control of their online lives."

Magnatune sends $614.20 to GNOME Foundation

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Software

blogs.magnatune.com: A long while ago, I pledged Magnatune to pay 10% of its sales due to Rhythmbox (a fantastic music player for Linux), back to the GNOME Foundation. Today, I wrote the check.

'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

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Security

theregister.co.uk: Computer scientists say they've discovered a "severe vulnerability" in the world's most widely used software encryption package that allows them to retrieve a machine's secret cryptographic key.

Leeenux Review – Linux OS for Asus Eee 701

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: There are countless Linux distros out there for the netbooks. Do we really need another one? Well, if you still use the first generation Eee PC or have it lying around as it is of no use to you, Leeenux OS can give a new life to it.

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GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.