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Story Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:30pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Wayland and Weston 1.6 alpha snapshot (1.5.91) Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC11 Now Available for Download and Testing Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Operating System U Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Backup Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-1 Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:32pm
Story Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:29pm
Story GNOME DOCUMENTATION VIDEO IS OUT Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Qt Creator 3.2 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:11pm

a brief history of beauty in kde 4

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KDE

In The Beginning There was a Desktop ...

KDE wasn't always the shiniest tool in the shed. While KDE 1 certainly looked more coherent and generally nicer than most things on UNIX or Linux at the time, it wasn't .. you know .. gorgeous.

X.Org 7.4 To Lose DRI2 Support

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Software

phoronix.com: It's six months late and X.Org 7.4 still hasn't shipped as its being held up on the release of Mesa 7.1. Hopefully though we'll see the release of Mesa 7.1, X.Org 7.4, and the X Server 1.5 in the very near future. However, there has been some last minute bloodshed before this first major X Server release in nearly a year.

Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is Born

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Jono Bacon has announced the very first Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase! For a long time now we have been shipping a package called example-content with each release of Ubuntu. Why not use example-content as a great way to show off audio and video from free culture artists?

some Linuxworld headlines

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Linux
  • LinuxWorld Conversations Start Tomorrow

  • LinuxWorld: Showcasing the OS in data centers, mobile devices, e-voting
  • LinuxWorld Gets Underway in San Francisco
  • Dell at LinuxWorld this Week
  • Openbravo demonstrates compatibility with Ubuntu at LinuxWorld 2008
  • LinuxWorld preview: IBM engineer touts SELinux

First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

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Software
  • First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

  • Interview with Miguel de Icaza
  • How to remove Mono (M$) from Ubuntu Hardy Heron

PCLinuxOS to OpenSuse 11.0

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SUSE

bluelinux.blogspot: I recently decided to give OpenSuse 11.0 a spin on some of the computer terminals at work, replacing PCLinuxOS. It is not that I have any hard feelings towards PCLinuxOS, it is just that I prefer to stay up on the different distros available to make sure I'm not missing out on something. And, honestly, PCLinuxOS has been dragging behind the 'latest/greatest' software curve for a while now.

Why Microsoft cozied up to open source at OSCON

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Microsoft

linux.com: Last month at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), it seemed like Microsoft was everywhere you looked, avouching its interest in open source. Thanks to the company's history -- including some very recent history -- a great many in the open source community viewed the company's presence with mistrust, suspicious of Redmond's motives and apprehensive of what would follow. Surely Microsoft must want something, so what is it?

KDE 4.0 Style Theme for Firefox 3.0

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Software

fosswire.com: Konqueror as a web browser still unfortunately lags quite a way behind Firefox in terms of compatibility. For that reason, many KDE users stick with Firefox, despite the poorer integration between the desktop environment and the browser.

The technophobe sister and Xubuntu project

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Linux

tuxtraining.com: Let me introduce to you, my sister. She’s the furtherest thing from a geek anyone in our generation can be. And she hates computers. I got a copy of Xubuntu 8.04 and began my install.

ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi with Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: These X48 motherboards have been expensive, but now some of the budget manufacturers are introducing models at a lower cost. For just under $200 USD, ASRock has introduced the X48TurboTwins-WiFi. The ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi pairs Intel's X48 with the ICH9R Southbridge and offers a few extra features such as eSATA, integrated 802.11g WiFi, and IEEE-1394 Firewire.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Make your own Fedora re-spin

  • Replace the System Beep with a Compiz Effect
  • Ubuntu ca0106 Audigy SE sound card working with 5.1
  • dnstop: Monitor BIND DNS Server (DNS Network Traffic) From a Shell Prompt
  • Detecting Old Sound Cards in Ubuntu
  • How to change a users UID and GID
  • How To Turn Any Applications To A Widget In Ubuntu
  • Word completion-like feature in Openoffice.org Calc
  • Kickstart for Ubuntu 8.04 with LDAP Authentication
  • Command Line Quickies - ps
  • OpenAFS installation on Debian

Day Planner and Calizo: Simple calendaring tools

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Software

linux.com: If advanced calendar applications like Evolution and Sunbird are overkill for your needs, try Day Planner, a simple yet efficient calendaring utility. If you want to view your calendar as a timeline, check out Calizo instead.

Desktop Linux Distributions: Expectations of a home user

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Linux

raiden.net: Desktop Linux Distribution is getting fame in every day use among home users and even office users. Given the choice to select from a huge list of Desktop Linux Distributions home users are ought to get confused and it's not unusual that they do distro-hopping in the quest of what is so called "the best" for them.

Jim Zemlin and the Linux Foundation: Looking after Linus

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: While Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has a wide and well established fan-base, fewer people are aware of the wider organisation that supports his vital kernel development work.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 264

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First look - Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1

  • News: Fedora 10 code name, interview with Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst, Debconf8 Schedule
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4, Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 2, and openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 2
  • Reviewed last week: Mandriva 2009 Beta 1, Pardus 2008
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

KDE 3.5.10 to be released in August

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: KDE 4.1 was released just days ago, but the KDE team already prepares the next release for August: KDE 3.5.10. While there won’t be any new features in it it will contain many bugfixes.

My favorite useful Compiz features

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Software

adventuresinswitching.blogspot: Users of Compiz, a window manager that provides pretty visual effects, know that a lot of those effects are just for fun. Personally, I am most concerned with the Compiz plugins that add functionality to my desktop. I am going to outline some of my favorites and most useful.

Better Than Beach Reading: A Linux Starter Kit

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Summer may be a time for some to lie in the hammock with a margarita, but if your inner geek is whispering "is that all there is?" over and over again, you might be ripe for a project. How about making that shift to Linux you've been dreaming about? It's fun, it's cool and -- believe us -- it's not that hard.

Kernel Log: New Nvidia drivers are still slow, Linux 2.6.26.1 soon

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Linux
Software

heise-online.co.uk: Nvidia has released new proprietary GeForce drivers; Version 173.14.12 of the drivers for x86-32 and x96-64. 2D performance problems re not addressed with this update. KDE 4 is so slow with Nvidia drivers that the desktop is not really suitabled for production use.

LiMo Foundation adds new handsets, members

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Linux

news.cnet.com: Seven new mobile phones have passed the LiMo Foundation's certification process, and the group has a few new members to welcome aboard.

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  • Pop!_OS Is Finally Here — System76’s Ubuntu-based Operating System For Developers
    The first ever stable release of Pop!_OS is finally here. You can go ahead and download it from this link. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Earlier this year in June, we reported that System76 is creating its own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.
  • Samsung DeX Promises to Bring the Linux PC Experience to Your Mobile Device
    After unveiling its next-generation Bixby 2.0 intelligent assistant, Samsung today announced that it plans to bring the Linux PC experience to the Samsung DeX ecosystem.
  • Steps toward a privacy-preserving phone
    What kind of cell phone would emerge from a concerted effort to design privacy in from the beginning, using free software as much as possible? Some answers are provided by a crowdfunding campaign launched in August by Purism SPC, which has used two such campaigns successfully in the past to build a business around secure laptops. The Librem 5, with a five-inch screen and radio chip for communicating with cell phone companies, represents Purism's hope to bring the same privacy-enhancing vision to the mobile space, which is much more demanding in its threats, technology components, and user experience. The abuse of mobile phone data has become a matter of worldwide concern. The capture and sale of personal data by apps is so notorious that it has been covered in USA Today; concerns over snooping contribute to the appeal of WhatsApp (which has topped 1.3 billion users) and other encrypted and privacy-conscious apps. But apps are only one attack vector. I got in touch with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism, to find out what the company is doing to plug the leaks in mobile devices.

Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.