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Story Plasma 5.2 Bugfix Update Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 8:03pm
Story Tiny COM adds wireless and storage to i.MX6 Dual SoC Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 7:58pm
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Story DevOps principles resonate with student Linux program Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:22pm
Story How to do fast, repeatable Linux installations Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:20pm
Story Federal open source software activities are growing Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:10pm

Battle Of The OS Titans

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OS

forbes.com: Why consumers likely will win in the operating systems battle brewing among Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux.

REVIEW: Red Hat Fedora 12 Beta Makes Progress on System Privilege, Virtualization Fronts

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Linux

eweek.com: Fedora, Red Hat's leading-edge Linux-based OS, has hit a beta milestone. eWEEK Labs' tests show that Fedora 12 will provide the latest and greatest versions of popular open-source applications, as well as features that strengthen not only Fedora but also Linux distributions in general.

Linux releases will go toe to toe with Windows 7

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Ubuntu

theinquirer.net: WHILE WINDOWS 7 was stealing all the limelight yesterday Canonical made available the Release Candidate (RC) of its latest Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 9.10.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • NVIDIA Releases 190.42 Display Driver
  • Open Office 4 Kids
  • Free Software but not Open Source
  • Meet the Platform Team Managers: Jono Bacon
  • CoverGloobus 1.5 Released – Gets Theme Preview, Auto-restart, Exaile Support & More
  • 6 Linux Twitter Apps, Only 1 Winner [Review]
  • ZaReason Prepares Ubuntu 9.10 Server, Expands Customer Base
  • Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista
  • Open source to reset IT expectations
  • LXer Book Review: Pro Linux System Administration
  • Psystar releases Mac clone software
  • Hulu to begin charging in 2010 says exec
  • LordsAWar! 0.1.6 Released
  • Robbie Williams using Drupal
  • Lucas Arts using Drupal
  • Foresight Linux quickie
  • Autonomously Finding Performance Regressions In The Linux Kernel
  • Cloud Computing: Good or Bad for Open Source?
  • the_source Episode 10 "Ohio Linuxfest 2009" Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Asset scanning with nmap and ndiff
  • Meet and Greet with AutoYaST
  • Using Scenarios in OpenOffice Calc
  • Linux MTU Change Size
  • Building Your Own Linux Kernel: Tricky kernel options (part 3)
  • Wget commands you didn't hear about before
  • Ubuntu’s Encrypted Home Directory: A Canonical Approach to Data Privacy

Ars takes a first look under the hood of Fedora 12

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Linux

arstechnica.com: This week the Fedora community announced the availability of the Fedora 12 beta. We took a look under the hood and explored some of the important technical features, including significant improvements to virtualization and netbook support.

Also: A Few Of Fedora 12's Coming Features

Canonical Takes on Win 7 With Ubuntu 9.10 RC

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: Canonical on Thursday made available the Release Candidate of its latest Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 9.10, on the same day Microsoft launched the long-awaited Windows 7.

How-To Build FFmpeg on Debian Squeeze

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HowTos

It's been a long time now since I wrote my original How-To for building FFmpeg on Debian. A lot has changed since then, in both the Debian and FFmpeg world, so it's definitely time for an update.

Easy Peasy Linux 1.5

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: I don’t own a netbook but I’ve always been fascinated by the operating systems that run on them. Whether it’s a version of Windows, Linux or something else it intrigues me to know what folks are running on their netbooks. So when I ran into Easy Peasy Linux, I just could not resist doing a review of it here for DLR.

LiMo phone sports fan-like interface

linuxfordevices.com: Japanese software firm Access and Israeli mobile design firm Emblaze Mobile today demonstrated a smartphone prototype and device stack based on the LiMo-compatible Access Linux Platform (ALP) 3.0.

Symbian kernel goes open sauce

theregister.co.uk: The multivendor-owned nonprofit foundation has released the kernel under an Eclipse open source licence, as it promised to do in June 2008, when Nokia acquired the OS and spun it out.

Possibly the Funniest Programming Joke Ever

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Humor

junauza.com: Maybe some of you have already heard or read about this one because it's rather old, but just to relive the fun, here it goes.

Open Source and The Geographic Divide – Europe and North America

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OSS

blogs.olliancegroup.com: Observations from the Open World Forum and Open Source Think Tank – Paris, October 2009

Red Hat fights in open source corner

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Linux
Interviews

computing.co.uk: Werner Knoblich, vice president and general manager of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, tells Computing about successful open source subscription models, ongoing battles with proprietary vendors for a level playing field, and opportunities for open source software in cloud computing.

OpenSUSE Linux: When 1-Click Install Bites the Dust

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SUSE

suseblog.com: In OpenSUSE Linux, we have a wonderful thing called One-Click Install. This is a marvelous thing for new users. That said, what happens when it stops working or gets broken?

Mozilla confirms Firefox updates and beta delayed

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Mozilla has confirmed that the release of Firefox 3.0.15 and 3.5.4 have both been delayed until Tuesday the 27th of October. Additionally, the release of the first beta for Firefox 3.6, code-named Namoroka, has been delayed once again.

more shorts:

  • Asus Eee PC 2008HA could make return to Linux
  • A Linus Tokyo moment
  • GNOME 2.28.1 Makes It Out With Fixes

some shorts:

  • First Fedora 13 Features Listed: NFSv4, DisplayPort
  • Moratorium for Python 3
  • FatELF & Ryan Gordon Creates FatELF

Good Things on the Way

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Linux

community.zdnet: There are going to be a lot of good things coming our way over the next few weeks:

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here

Graphics: Greenfield, Polaris, Ryzen

  • Greenfield: An In-Browser HTML5 Wayland Compositor
    Earlier this year we covered the Westfield project as Wayland for HTML5/JavaScript by providing a Wayland protocol parser and generator for JavaScript. Now that code has morphed into Greenfield to provide a working, in-browser HTML5 Wayland compositor.
  • New Polaris Firmware Blobs Hit Linux-Firmware.Git
    Updated firmware files for the command processor (CP) on AMD Polaris graphics cards have landed in linux-firmware.git. These updated firmware files for Polaris GPUs are light on details besides being for the CP and from their internal 577de7b1 Git state.
  • Report: Ryzen "Raven Ridge" APU Not Using HBM2 Memory
    Instead of the Vega graphics on Raven Ridge using HBM2 memory, it appears at least for some models they are just using onboard DDR4 memory. FUDZilla is reporting today that there is just 256MB of onboard DDR4 memory being used by the new APU, at least for the Ryzen 5 APU found on the HP Envy x360 that was the first Raven APU system to market.