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Story Fedora 22 Xfce and beyond Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 5:44pm
Story Fedora 22 KDE Delivers A Great Plasma 5 Experience Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 4:24pm
Story The 7 Best Features in LibreOffice Writer Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 4:24pm
Story GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 5.1 vs. GCC 6.0 SVN Compiler Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:58pm
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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:22pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:22pm
Story Steam Machines (Debian-powered) Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:17pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:14pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:13pm

Pardus 2009.1 Review

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Linux

distrocheck.wordpress: Having tried Pardus 2009, I was excited to try this upgrade (2009.1) since the previous one simply blew me away. They make this 2009.1 version on the year 2010 which is kind of odd, but I guess the changes were not worthy enough to make it a whole new version, or it was probably intended to come out a bit earlier.

Ubuntu 9.10 on Dell Latitude D820 Laptop

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Ubuntu

openfarmtech.org: The PowerBook G4 Mac in the house finally quit working. We splurged $300 on a brand new laptop recently. We got a 3 year old Dell Latitude D820 from Craigslist. With 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo, and 1920×1200 screen resolution – that makes for an impressive system with Ubuntu 9.10 installed.

Linux of the Rings

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Last month saw the launch of http://www.data.gov.uk web site not only built on Open Source Technology but designed to give UK-data back to the UK-people. In the same month both UK political parties restated their total commitment to Open Source software. What is going on? What has happened to the forces of darkness?

The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 3

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KDE

raiden.net: Welcome to part 3 of our overview of the KDE 4.3 System Settings panel, the replacement for the old control panel of KDE 3.5. Today we're going to look at the Computer Administration master section.

LinuxCertified Laptop – a review, and a side plug for Linux, and Mint!

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Reviews

I have spent two days with my new laptop, the LC2210Si from LinuxCertified.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 3) - Graphics

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Linux

h-online.com: The next version of Linux is not only the first to offer the Nouveau KMS graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware, it also comes with a multitude of improvements for the two AMD/ATI and Intel graphics drivers which support Kernel-based Mode Setting (KMS).

Ubuntu 9.10: Some they giveth some they taketh away

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Since I like this saying so much, I decided to write an entire article revolving around its message. And the focus of the message, once again, the much loved/hated and controversial Ubuntu, the Paris Hilton of the Linux world.

The Linux Community - Bringin' it...

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: The HeliOS Project, some would argue, is a local effort fueled by a handful of people who want to make a difference. Is that what you think? Silly you.

Matt Asay - From Alfresco to Canonical

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Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: After more than four years at Alfresco, I have joined Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, as its chief operating officer.

Deluge – An Unappreciated Cross-Platform BitTorrent Client

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Software

makeuseof.com: There are thousands of BitTorrent clients on the market; that is, thousands of applications you can use to download files using BitTorrent technology. If you’re curious which BitTorrent program is the best I believe is an underappreciated piece of software: Deluge.

Alternative Browsers: Beyond Chrome and Firefox

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Software

linux-mag.com: Looking for a new flavor of Web browser? If the mainstream favorites aren’t doing the trick, or you just want to test drive something new, we take a look at several of the “alternative” Web browsers for the Linux desktop.

5 open source office suites to watch

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Software

computerworld.com.au: The Microsoft Office productivity suite has risen to become the dominant application of its type for business IT management. But there are open source office productivity suites available that may provide a suitable alternative to Office.

A fresher Linux desktop

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Software

mybroadband.co.za: It's been a long time in the coming but this year Linux will get a makeover, thanks to the Gnome project. In September the Gnome team, makers of one of the most popular desktop interfaces for Linux, will release version 3.0 of their desktop environment and they are promising "big user-visible changes".

Also: Gnome-Shell, I changed my mind

Symbian is Open Source - Really?

  • Symbian is Open Soruce - Really?
  • Symbian won't lead an open source revolution
  • Symbian tablets 'very likely', says Foundation chief

Linux Foundation Announces 2010 “We’re Linux”

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Linux
  • Linux Foundation Announces 2010 “We’re Linux” Video Contest: The Linux Super Bowl Ad
  • I’m Linux, you’re Linux, we’re all Linux!
  • Linux Foundation announces "We're Linux" video contest

today's leftovers:

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News
  • NVIDIA Publishes 195.xx Linux Driver Beta
  • Symbian using Drupal
  • Raising Money for OSS Projects: How Can We Improve?
  • A marvelous comic book archive viewer
  • Video: Nautilus + CoverFlow = Awesome
  • Windows Genealogy Programs on Linux
  • [release] ArchBang 1.04
  • Help The 'Ubuntu Welcome Tour' Project
  • Sigh! A simple USB stick causes so many problems.
  • Can Android survive its forks and fragments?
  • MySQL Founder Monty Widenius On What to Expect Next: Part 2
  • Wordpress for Android - A Blogger's Dream App
  • eHomosapien Metacity Now Available To Download
  • Latest, Greatest, Scariest, and the Future of Information
  • Blogilo: A Powerful Blogging Client
  • Apple, Google, and the importance of Bing
  • Registration now open for Texas Linux Fest 2010
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 339
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Securing a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • Selecting color in GIMP
  • How to enhance the physical security posture of your Linux/BSD-powered PC
  • How to Import / Export (Backup / Restore) MySQL Database
  • HOWTO: Bootstrapping Gentoo on the Mini2440
  • How to Manage Multiple SSH Connections in Ubuntu with SSHMenu
  • dpkg error: trying to overwrite A which is also in B
  • lpr: error - no default destination available
  • Check and repair corrupted tables on MySQL database
  • HOWTO get alternate characters from a Linux keyboard

Linux Mint 8: Polished, Professional and Nearly Perfect

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: The last time I wrote about Linux Mint was when version 5, the Fluxbox Community Edition, launched in 2008, and I was mightily impressed. So, what's new in Mint 8? Let's have a look.T

interesting bits in 4.4.0 for plasma-*

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: With KDE Software Compilation v4.4.0 tagged and going through final release engineering processes, early reviews and discussions about it are appearing around the Internet. It's great to see the interest bubbling around it all.

Outfoxed?

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Moz/FF

oneandoneis2.org: I saw on ars the other day that IE8 and Chrome are the two browsers with the most momentum at the moment: IE8 because it's the least-bad IE version, and Chrome because it's the hot new kid on the block, one imagines. Strange, really, when one considers how Firefox was the browser that came from nowhere and rekindled the browser wars..

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today's leftovers

  • MX Linux Review of MX-17 – For The Record
    MX Linux Review of MX-17. MX-17 is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. It’s XFCE based, lightning fast, comes with both 32 and 64-bit CPU support…and the tools. Oh man, the tools available in this distro are both reminders of Mepis past and current tech found in modern distros.
  • Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots
    Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users. SamMobile reported the other day that Samsung halted all Android 8.0 Oreo rollouts for its Galaxy S8/S8+ series of Android smartphones after approximately a week since the initial release. But only today Samsung published a statement to inform user why it stopped the rollouts, and the cause appears to be related to a limited number of cases of unexpected reboots after installing the update.
  • Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian
    The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and automotive space. This blog series highlights the companies contributing to the changes and growth being made to the Xen Project and how the Xen Project technology bolsters their business.
  • Initial Intel Icelake Support Lands In Mesa OpenGL Driver, Vulkan Support Started
    A few days back I reported on Intel Icelake patches for the i965 Mesa driver in bringing up the OpenGL support now that several kernel patch series have been published for enabling these "Gen 11" graphics within the Direct Rendering Manager driver. This Icelake support has been quick to materialize even with Cannonlake hardware not yet being available.
  • LunarG's Vulkan Layer Factory Aims To Make Writing Vulkan Layers Easier
    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.

Logstash 6.2.0 Released, Alfresco Grabbed by Private Equity Firm

  • Logstash 6.2.0 Release Improves Open Source Data Processing Pipeline
    The "L" in the ELK stack gets updated with new features including advanced security capabilities. Many modern enterprises have adopted the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to collect, process, search and visualize data. At the core of the ELK stack is the open-source Logstash project which defines itself as a server-side data processing pipeline - basically it helps to collect logs and then send them to a users' "stash" for searching, which in many cases is Elasticsearch.
  • Alfresco Software acquired by Private Equity Firm
    Enterprise apps company taken private in a deal that won't see a change in corporate direction. Alfresco has been developing its suite of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) technology since the company was founded back in June of 2005. On Feb. 8, Alfresco announced that it was being acquired by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL). Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

Servers and GPUs: Theano, DevOps, Kubernetes, AWS

  • Open Source Blockchain Computer Theano
    TigoCTM CEO Cindy Zimmerman says “we are excited to begin manufacturing our secure, private and open source desktops at our factory in the Panama Pacifico special economic zone. This is the first step towards a full line of secure, blockchain-powered hardware including desktops, servers, laptops, tablets, teller machines, and smartphones.” [...] Every component of each TigoCTM device is exhaustively researched and selected for its security profile based especially on open source hardware, firmware, and software. In addition, devices will run the GuldOS operating system, and open source applications like the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash blockchains. This fully auditable stack is ideal for use in enterprise signing environments such as banks and investment funds.
  • Enterprises identify 10 essential tools for DevOps [Ed: "Source code repository" and other old things co-opted to promote the stupid buzzword "devops"]
    Products branded with DevOps are everywhere, and the list of options grows every day, but the best DevOps tools are already well-known among enterprise IT pros.
  • The 4 Major Tenets of Kubernetes Security
    We look at security from the perspective of containers, Kubernetes deployment itself and network security. Such a holistic approach is needed to ensure that containers are deployed securely and that the attack surface is minimized. The best practices that arise from each of the above tenets apply to any Kubernetes deployment, whether you’re self-hosting a cluster or employing a managed service. We should note that there are related security controls outside of Kubernetes, such as the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (S-SDLC) or security monitoring, that can help reduce the likelihood of attacks and increase the defense posture. We strongly urge you to consider security across the entire application lifecycle rather than take a narrow focus on the deployment of containers with Kubernetes. However, for the sake of brevity, in this series, we will only cover security controls within the immediate Kubernetes environment.
  • GPUs on Google’s Kubernetes Engine are now available in open beta
    The Google Kubernetes Engine (previously known as the Google Container Engine and GKE) now allows all developers to attach Nvidia GPUs to their containers. GPUs on GKE (an acronym Google used to be quite fond of, but seems to be deemphasizing now) have been available in closed alpha for more than half a year. Now, however, this service is in beta and open to all developers who want to run machine learning applications or other workloads that could benefit from a GPU. As Google notes, the service offers access to both the Tesla P100 and K80 GPUs that are currently available on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • AWS lets users run SAP apps directly on SUSE Linux
  • SUSE collaborates with Amazon Web Services toaccelerate SAP migrations

Chrome and Firefox

  • The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter.
    Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an "ad filter"—which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an "ad blocker." EFF welcomes the elimination of the worst ad formats. But Google's approach here is a band-aid response to the crisis of trust in advertising that leaves massive user privacy issues unaddressed. Last year, a new industry organization, the Coalition for Better Ads, published user research investigating ad formats responsible for "bad ad experiences." The Coalition examined 55 ad formats, of which 12 were deemed unacceptable. These included various full page takeovers (prestitial, postitial, rollover), autoplay videos with sound, pop-ups of all types, and ad density of more than 35% on mobile. Google is supposed to check sites for the forbidden formats and give offenders 30 days to reform or have all their ads blocked in Chrome. Censured sites can purge the offending ads and request reexamination. [...] Some commentators have interpreted ad blocking as the "biggest boycott in history" against the abusive and intrusive nature of online advertising. Now the Coalition aims to slow the adoption of blockers by enacting minimal reforms. Pagefair, an adtech company that monitors adblocker use, estimates 600 million active users of blockers. Some see no ads at all, but most users of the two largest blockers, AdBlock and Adblock Plus, see ads "whitelisted" under the Acceptable Ads program. These companies leverage their position as gatekeepers to the user's eyeballs, obliging Google to buy back access to the "blocked" part of their user base through payments under Acceptable Ads. This is expensive (a German newspaper claims a figure as high as 25 million euros) and is viewed with disapproval by many advertisers and publishers.
  • Going Home
  • David Humphrey: Edge Cases
  • Experiments in productivity: the shared bug queue
    Over the next six months, Mozilla is planning to switch code review tools from mozreview/splinter to phabricator. Phabricator has more modern built-in tools like Herald that would have made setting up this shared queue a little easier, and that’s why I paused…briefly
  • Improving the web with small, composable tools
    Firefox Screenshots is the first Test Pilot experiment to graduate into Firefox, and it’s been surprisingly successful. You won’t see many people talking about it: it does what you expect, and it doesn’t cover new ground. Mozilla should do more of this.