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F*cking programming

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Humor

codeulate.com: Yesterday I stumbled onto a delightful tool from Google Labs: Code Search. Turns out Google is now crawling through source code. Granted access to billions of lines of code and the awesome power of Google’s search technology, I did what any rational, thinking programmer would do: I typed in some profanity and hit enter.

Asustek Eee PC shipments beat expectations

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Hardware

digitimes.com: In less than one quarter, accumulated worldwide shipments of Asustek Computer's Eee PC have reached nearly 350,000 units, exceeding the estimated 300,000 units made by industry watchers, according to the company.

ATI fglrx 8.44/7.12 on openSUSE

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Software

CyberOrg: This time there is no how-to, hopefully the new drivers will be provided via 1-click soon. Here is a quick look at the state of the matter.

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal: As promised, the second part of this series presents still more commercially available music and sound software for Linux. Come see (and hear) what your money will buy...

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Use md5sum to Verify Data Integrity

  • Enhancing ‘rm’ to Send Files to Trash in KDE or Gnome
  • Syncing your BlackBerry on Linux
  • Howto Clean up your packages
  • Take charge of your window manager with WMCTRL and Devil's Pie
  • How to setup an HTTP proxy with privoxy

The Case of Ultumix or How NOT to Remaster PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

opensourcelearning.info: One of the core principles of open source development is “freedom”. As such, there are few limitations for developers and end users to take the work of others and move it into a direction they deem better. This has led to a proliferation of Linux distributions, remasters and scores of applications that sometimes are hard to distinguish from other distributions, remasters or applications.

Free/Open-source 3D Graphics Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: 3D computer graphics software refers to programs used to create 3D computer-generated imagery. There are always free/open-source software alternatives that can help produce highly commendable 3D animations like it did in the short film entitled “Elephants Dream”.

You Might be a Geek if…

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Humor

cybernetnews.com: Are you a geek? You might be if… 1) All of the software on your computer is open source. And you compiled it all yourself, and contributed code to at least half of them. 2) Your household ratio of computers to humans is at least 4:1… 3) You can hold conversations in Perl…

Can an airline exec run Red Hat? You’d be surprised

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Linux

Larry Dignan: When former Delta Airlines chief operating officer James Whitehurst takes over as CEO of Red Hat on New Year’s Day he’ll face the worst kind of doubters–the quiet ones. But Whitehurst could very well take Red Hat to the next level.

Ubuntu 2007: The Year in Review

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Ubuntu

boredandblogging.com: Writing for the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, I try to keep my ear to the ground and track the major happenings in the community. It is truly amazing to see how large the Ubuntu community is and how fast it continues to grow. Here are some of my highlights of the year.

My (daughter’s) OLPC laptop has arrived

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OLPC

blogs.zdnet: My–actually my daughter’s–XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child Project has arrived and a few things were striking: Its size (built for kids), the software interface, which is very intuitive, and the realization that this tool is designed for children–not adults. In other words, dad needs to step aside and see how the XO does with the kids.

Perl 5.10 now available

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oreilly onlamp/blog: Today the Perl Foundation announces the release of Perl 5.10, the first major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic programming language in over five years. This latest version builds on the successful 5.8.x series by adding powerful new language features and improving the Perl interpreter itself.

Review: The Linux Powered Sandisk Sansa Connect PMP

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Hardware

Raiden's Realm: The Sandisk "Sansa Connect" MP3 player is more than just your typical mobile music player. It's a complete multimedia experience the likes of which I haven't seen in a while. While some would say that it won't beat Apple's iPod, I really beg to differ.

Pardus 2007.3: the same ol' Windows mocker

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Linux

beranger: I considered Pardus to be a very promising distro, but then I noticed how they screwed up the whole security concept. Even the most recent three reviews (on Linux.com, by Susan Linton; on LinuxPlanet, by Dan Lynch; on Raiden.net, by Steve Lake) fail to discuss anything security-related. OK, so I thought I should check myself what's the deal with Pardus 2007.3.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Review: The Official Damn Small Linux Book

  • Linux Wireless Woes Overheat Notebook Computers
  • A comparison of Linux and Windows
  • Running Hundreds Of Evolution Users
  • 10 Technologies to Watch in 2008 - SLE Resolves 3
  • Gaël Duval: Two coffees with Ladislav
  • How much OS is just enough?
  • Zenmap, official nmap GUI

open source and open standards topics

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OSS
  • Interview with Opera's CEO, CTO and General Counsel

  • no, Michael Bay ain't crazy
  • There is value in source code, whether you want it or not
  • New York nears decision on ODF vs OOXML
  • 2007: Open Source, Patents, SCO, And More

some more firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Robots! New Firefox Beta Splash Screen

  • Latest Firefox beta passes Acid2 test, IE8 claims to pass also
  • Pimp Your Firefox: 12 Essential Extensions for Web Developers & Designers

ubuntu odds & ends

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Ubuntu
  • Useful and Fun things to do with the Ubuntu Terminal

  • Fixing suspend and hibernation in ubuntu….
  • An interview with LaRoza

Ubuntu Full Circle Magazine Issue 8 Released

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Ubuntu

Full Circle - The Independent Ubuntu Community Magazine is proud to announce the release of issue eight. It contains Mythbuntu - Step-by-step Install, How-Tos : Install Wubi, Get a Christmas Desktop, Multi Boot Linux and Learning Scribus Pt.8.

Matthew Szulik resigns as Red Hat CEO, is replaced by an airline COO

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Linux

Matt Asay: Wow. If there was ever an industry that has little to nothing to teach the software industry, it's the airline industry. And yet that is precisely what Red Hat has done: Matthew Szulik, its long-time CEO, has resigned to be replaced by Jim Whitehurst, former COO of Delta Airlines, the paragon of disruptive and agile thinking.

Also: Red Hat Taps New CEO As It Reports Solid Third Quarter

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.