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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 506 srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:29pm
Story Debian 7.0 is Finally Here srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:27pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:59am
Blog entry Ubuntu 13.04 raring to go on Acer C7 Chromebook fieldyweb 04/05/2013 - 2:49pm
Blog entry Using a Chromebook to develop in the cloud… fieldyweb 04/05/2013 - 2:46pm
Story Distro Super Test – Raspberry Pi Edition srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 4:59pm
Story Valve Release Portal Beta For Linux srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 4:58pm
Story openSUSE is Configuration Torture srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 4:55pm
Story The Linux desktop is already the new normal srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 3:52pm
Story Man wants Raspberry Pi as drone detector srlinuxx 03/05/2013 - 3:51pm

Wolvix 1.1.0 & openSUSE 10.3 Revisited

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Linux

beranger: Yesterday, in the second half of Last weekend, part 2/2: sniffing a few distros, all of a sudden I praised Wolvix Hunter version 1.1.0. Now, this needs some more clarifications.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days - Countdown to Ubuntu 7.10 - Deskbar and Tracker

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: As we close in on the release of Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon during the development cycle, we thought we would tell you a little bit about some of the new features and improvements that make the release exciting. So over the next ten days, we will talk about one rocking feature each day until the 18th of October, when Ubuntu 7.10 goes live.

Russian schools move to Linux

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Linux

BBC: Schoolchildren in Russia are to be taught using the free, open-source Linux software in an effort to cut the cost of teaching information technology.

Microsoft's Ballmer Reportedly Threatens Red Hat

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Linux

groklaw: "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," Ballmer said at a company event discussing online services in the UK last week. A video report of Ballmer's speech was posted online over the weekend.

Mark Shuttleworth Develops New Way to Distribute OSS

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Ubuntu

OSWeekly: Just when I was sure that I had seen just about every sort of means of distributing open source software, the concept of the Freedom Toaster rolled into my inbox. Based on the idea that open source software should be made readily available to those in need, the distribution center/kiosks from Mark Shuttleworth and the Freedom Toaster team are here with another innovative product in the market.

Is it time to open source Microsoft Windows?

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Microsoft

CBR: Given the importance of the Microsoft Windows platform in global IT, perhaps it is time for Windows to be opened up and made open source. Indeed, while some may consider such a move unthinkable, a number of benefits could be had from it, for both Microsoft and the global IT world.

Halo movie canned

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Movies

the inquirer: THERE is no chance of a movie being made of Halo, despite it being the most successful game classic since Space Invaders.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

  • HOWTO make Gentoo great

  • What is your LUG doing?
  • Threading Benchmarks, NetBSD versus FreeBSD
  • Microsoft "regrets patent deal" tactics
  • Boot Linux Faster With An Open BIOS
  • Upgrading to Gutsy
  • The OLPC is "retro-futurist"
  • Open Source conference in Argentina draws a crowd
  • Some thoughts on git
  • Novell OES 2: Powered by Linux
  • Google's OS dreams calling on Linux

The Future of Hardware is Open Source

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Hardware

raiden's realm: What if we lived in a world where all hardware was open source, including CPU’s, memory, motherboards, and all peripherals? Would it be a better world, or would it be a rolling nightmare, plagued with problems, and rampant with show stopping bugs that would bring the world to a grinding halt?

KDE Commit-Digest for 7th October 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Image support in Parley, and support for formulas in the note feature of the Step physics simulation package. blinKen changes capitalisation to Blinken for the KDE 4.0 release. Theme work across kdegames, with better collision detection in Kolf. More XMP integration work in Digikam.

Linux Mint 3.1

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is (if you'll pardon the pun) a fresh idea: take a decently popular and stable distribution, and add all the stuff that said distribution's maintainers refuse to add even though their users want it. The time for excuses is over for the Linux desktop.

Sabayon Linux

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go2linux.org: Sabayon is an Italian Linux that is user oriented, and it is based on Gentoo. Ok the first thing you will see when start installing Sabayon is Anaconda, as I am a fan of Fedora, this was great for me, as Anaconda is a great installer.

An in-depth look at Puppy Linux

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desktoplinux: Guest columnist Howard Fosdick has previously used Puppy Linux to successfully revive "mature" PCs. Now, he takes a broader, deeper look at the parsimonious distribution and its potential value on normal desktop PCs, covering its features, flexibility, capability to peacefully coexist with Windows, ease of use, and limitations.

Bastille: Classic Linux and Unix Security

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Carla Schroder: The glamorous new kids in the Linux security parade are SELinux, AppArmor, and all manner of virtualization technologies. But don't overlook the reliable, helpful old-timer Bastille Linux.

Review: openSuSE 10.3

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SUSE

sunnytalkstech.blogspot: For the last 10+ yrs, I have spent quite a lot of my PC experience on SuSE beginning with v4.2. openSuse 10.3 was released 4th Oct, 2007. A lot has improved over the years and I've seen how SuSE has improved with every new version.

Ubuntu Users Looking For Linux Chicks

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Ubuntu

Alexander Wolfe: It's always been my impression that, appearances to the contrary, Linux aficionados are no different than the rest of us. So I wasn't surprised when I saw a post on the Ubuntu Women forum, from a guy, who's wondering if there are "any good places online to meet like-minded free software women."

openSUSE 10.3: one step forward, two steps back

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SUSE

iTWire: These days when you download a Linux distribution and burn it to CD, you would expect that it would not take too much of an effort to have a look at it. Unless, of course, it's one of three distributions which are aimed at so-called geeks - Gentoo, Debian and Slackware.

Also: openSUSE 10.3 - Review

How to effectively address the free software community

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OSS

Rudd-O: Winds of change are sweeping through the software industry. Today, it’s no longer fashionable to decry free software types as it was just a few years ago — the cool kids are all “leveraging” and reaching out to free software communities. But not everyone’s doing it right, so let’s explore how to start a positive relationship with free software.

Fluxbox Stable 1.0 Released

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Fluxbox

Fluxbox.net: A new stable release! Finally after almost four and a half years with 0.9.x release we got to 1.0.0! This release includes a lot of bugfixes, new styles, updated language support, better shaped corners and much more.

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Red Hat News

  • 'Indian IT decision makers adopting open source to go digital'
  • 86% CIOs in India Bank on Open Source for Digital Innovation
    Red Hat, Inc. has announced the results of a commissioned study by Forrester Consulting, on behalf of Red Hat, about the use of open source in digital innovation initiatives in the Asia Pacific region. The results, highlighted in the study Open Source Drives Digital Innovation, revealed that IT decision makers in India are turning to open source to drive digital innovation to support business with new capabilities. The research surveyed 455 CIOs and senior IT decision makers from nine countries in Asia Pacific. The insights gathered reflect that 73 percent of respondents from India regard open source as a cost-saving initiative. The survey respondents from India believe that technology innovation is either “very important” or “critical” to their organization’s success.
  • Indian IT decision makers turn to open source: Study
    86 percent of survey respondents highlighted reducing cost as one of their key business initiatives within the next 12 months. Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, has announced the results of a commissioned study by Forrester Consulting, on behalf of Red Hat, about the use of open source in digital innovation initiatives in the Asia Pacific region. The results, highlighted in the study Open Source Drives Digital Innovation, revealed that IT decision makers in India are turning to open source to drive digital innovation to support business with new capabilities.
  • Red Hat's OpenShift Gives Storage Flexibility to Developers
    Software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a mighty tech trend, and many of the leadin players on the open source scene are waking up to it. While it is known widely for its enterprise Linux efforts, Red Hat has updated its OpenShift Container Platform to provide support for dynamic storage provisioning in local and remote applications. It's all done with the cloud in mind. "Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 provides a platform for innovation while retaining a focus on existing mission-critical workloads, offering dynamic storage provisioning for both traditional and cloud-native applications and multi-tenant capabilities that can support multiple applications, teams and deployment processes in a hybrid cloud environment," the company notes.
  • Earnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • The Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. Boosts Stake in Red Hat Inc. (RHT)
  • Earnings Outlook Revision Scan: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Capital Investment Counsel Inc Has $1,706,000 Stake in Red Hat Inc. (RHT)

Code for Pakistan and Linux Foundation Event

  • Code for Pakistan to host Open Source Day for Women
    Open source refers to software with its source code publicly available for people to modify and share. However, it does not simply mean to write a source code and make it publicly available, it is also about collaborative participation, transparency, rapid growth and community-oriented development. The Open Source Day is an opportunity for women with a background in Computer Science to get started on Open Source Projects and network with mentors in the tech industry. It provides them an opportunity to come together and hone their tech skills.
  • Open Source Software Strategies for Enterprise IT
    Enterprises using open source code in infrastructure must understand both the risks and benefits of community-developed software. Professional open source management is a discipline that focuses on minimizing risk and delivering the benefits of open source software as efficiently as possible. For successful open source management, enterprises must adopt clear strategies, well-defined policies, and efficient processes. Nobody gets all this right the first time, so it’s also important to review and audit your policies for continuous improvement. Additionally, successful open source initiatives for enterprise IT must provide real ROI in acquisition, integration, and management.

Security Leftovers

Leftovers: BSD

  • BSD Mag: Understanding Unikernels by Russell Pavlicek
    The number of tasks which lend themselves to being unikernels is larger than you might think. In 2015, Martin Lucina announced the successful creation of a “RAMP” stack. A variant of the common “LAMP” stack (Linux. Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python), the “RAMP” stack employs NGINX, MySQL, and PHP each built on Rumprun. Rumprun is an instance of a Rump kernel, which is a unikernel system based on the modular operating system functions found in the NetBSD project. So even this very common solution stack can be successfully converted into unikernels.
  • Summary of the preliminary LLDB support project
    Operating systems can be called monitors as they handle system calls from userland processes. A similar task is performed by debuggers as they implement monitors for traced applications and interpret various events that occurred in tracees and are messaged usually with signals to their tracers. During this month I have started a new Process Plugin within LLDB to incept NativeProcessNetBSD - copied from NativeProcessLinux - implementing basic functionality and handling all the needed events in the MonitorCallback() function. To achieve these tasks, I had to add a bunch of new ptrace(2) interfaces in the kernel to cover all that is required by LLDB monitors. The current Process Plugin for NetBSD is capable to start a process, catch all the needed events correctly and if applicable resume or step the process.
  • NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support
    NetBSD developers have been implementing the relevant interfaces needed for the LLVM debugger to effectively monitor and work on the operating system. As part of that they have also improved some of their own documentation, provided new ptrace interfaces, and more. Those interested in LLDB and/or NetBSD can learn more about this debugging work via this NetBSD.org blog post.