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Story Samsung merges camera and mobile divisions in a bid to differentiate its smartphones Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 5:28pm
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Open Source Pros Pick their Favorite Projects

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Software

itmanagement.earthweb: There is, to be sure, no lack of “top software” lists in the open source world (or in software in general). The Internet is drowning in such lists. But these compendiums, however helpful, are typically created by tech journalists. What about the top picks of actual community leaders?

A Look at Pardus 2007.3 Lynx

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Pardus is a Linux distribution developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptography. I'd never seen it before this week and only heard the name briefly in passing, so I had no idea what to expect. I spent a few days with Pardus and here's how I got on.

Open source open to attack

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OSS

GNC: As open-source coding begins to appear with increasing regularity in commercial software products, government users need to be aware of the potential security vulnerabilities in open-source code, industry experts say.

Alien Arena 2007 v6.10 Has Been Unleashed

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Gaming

PCBurn: It's been a long, grueling time for Alien Arena developers, but version 6.10 is finally here! You in for some major changes, enhancements, and surprises!

Collecting Kernel Oops Data

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "The http://www.kerneloops.org website collects kernel oops and warning reports from various mailing lists and bugzillas," noted Arjan van de Ven, announcing the new website. He included a summary of the top 10 oopses collected in the past 7 days noting, "this is the first such report that I'm posting; Please let me know if this is useful or not."

Audio in Linux is awesome

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Software

darkness.codefu.org: I’ve got some poorly recorded MP3s of people speaking. I want to try to make them a little easier to hear. In Windows I’d reach for Sound Forge. How about in Linux?

Unreal Tournament 3 Linux Status

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Gaming

fscking: For those of you who are not subscribed to the mailing list, here’s the email verbaitim from Ryan Gordon, the man behind the curtain who is responsible for the Linux port of UT3 Linux server and client binary distribution… which still hasn’t happened yet - but they will be available “as soon as possible.”

about:mozilla (development news)

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Moz/FF

In this issue: about:mozilla holiday hiatus, Firefox 3 Beta 2 shipping, and Ensuring compatibility of add-ons and themes for Firefox 3.

Linux event planned for China

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Linux

infoworld blog: The growing prominence of Linux in China is resulting in an industry event to take place there in February, co-sponsored by the Linux Foundation and Chinese OSS Promotion Union, the foundation announced Monday.

XOh the Humanity! The First XO Brick Delivery

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: So, I was a first day donor (bought online about two hours in) and finally got my XO this morning... and it is DOA! No lights, no power.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Adobe PDF Reader 8.1.1 with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox in Gutsy Gibbon

  • OOo: Undocking the Gallery
  • How do I find out Linux Disk utilization?
  • Backing up and restoring partitions with partimage
  • Filter for unwanted mail and mailing lists with procmail
  • How can I view man or info pages in the GNOME and KDE graphical environments?
  • Pidgin and OpenSuSE 10.2
  • Track projects and time the easy way with jWorkSheet
  • Tilda - A Quake-Style Terminal for GNOME

Vista and Leopard both make it onto PC World’s “Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007″

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: Well there’s a surprise - both Vista and Leopard make it onto PC World’s “Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007.”

It's all so clear now..

the distrogue: Now I think I know what the deal is with Ulteo. It's going to be a completely online OS that can be run over a fast internet connection on a remote computer.

Witnesses Describing Motive and Method in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

wired blog: Week six in the Hans Reiser murder trial began Monday combining both motive and method, at least according to how prosecutors want jurors to see it, over why and how the Linux programmer's wife was killed.

linux.conf.au: Games Linux users play

iTWire: Some people tend to take a fancy to something or the other after being exposed to the same at an early stage in life. In Tim 'Mithro' Ansell's case, it was exactly the reverse.

My Open Source Christmas Wish List

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: I figured since the holiday was fast approaching I should probably pull my old OSCWL out and see what it has to offer this year. So, without further ado…

BusyBox Developers and Xterasys Corporation Agree to Settle GPL Lawsuit

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Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center today announced that it has settled the GPL violation lawsuit filed on behalf of BusyBox developers Erik Andersen and Rob Landley against Xterasys Corporation.

Doing it with style: bringing more bling to GTK with OpenGL

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Software

arstechnica: Although some critics might be inclined to prematurely deride Müller's work as indulgent eye-candy, he primarily envisions developers adopting OpenGL integration to tangibly improve the user experience by increasing usability.

BBC iPlayer Linux screenshots

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Software

polishlinux: BBC iPlayer after a lot of complains, petitions, talks and discussions is finally available for GNU/Linux as beta. I took a look at what BBC has prepared and in general I have to say: good job!

First Impressions of the Eee PC Laptop from a Public Library Point of View

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Hardware

blogs.pcworld: I have shown this laptop to hundreds of people who have visited the public library where I work. People universally comment that this laptop is very small and very cute. It is so light and rugged and well designed.

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Security Leftovers

  • Someone is putting lots of work into hacking Github developers [Ed: Dan Goodin doesn't know that everything is under attack and cracking attempts just about all the time?]
    Open-source developers who use Github are in the cross-hairs of advanced malware that has steal passwords, download sensitive files, take screenshots, and self-destruct when necessary.
  • Security Orchestration and Incident Response
    Technology continues to advance, and this is all a changing target. Eventually, computers will become intelligent enough to replace people at real-time incident response. My guess, though, is that computers are not going to get there by collecting enough data to be certain. More likely, they'll develop the ability to exhibit understanding and operate in a world of uncertainty. That's a much harder goal. Yes, today, this is all science fiction. But it's not stupid science fiction, and it might become reality during the lifetimes of our children. Until then, we need people in the loop. Orchestration is a way to achieve that.

Leftover: Development (Linux)

  • Swan: Better Linux on Windows
    If you are a Linux user that has to use Windows — or even a Windows user that needs some Linux support — Cygwin has long been a great tool for getting things done. It provides a nearly complete Linux toolset. It also provides almost the entire Linux API, so that anything it doesn’t supply can probably be built from source. You can even write code on Windows, compile and test it and (usually) port it over to Linux painlessly.
  • Lint for Shell Scripters
    It used to be one of the joys of writing embedded software was never having to deploy shell scripts. But now with platforms like the Raspberry Pi becoming very common, Linux shell scripts can be a big part of a system–even the whole system, in some cases. How do you know your shell script is error-free before you deploy it? Of course, nothing can catch all errors, but you might try ShellCheck.
  • Android: Enabling mainline graphics
    Android uses the HWC API to communicate with graphics hardware. This API is not supported on the mainline Linux graphics stack, but by using drm_hwcomposer as a shim it now is. The HWC (Hardware Composer) API is used by SurfaceFlinger for compositing layers to the screen. The HWC abstracts objects such as overlays and 2D blitters and helps offload some work that would normally be done with OpenGL. SurfaceFlinger on the other hand accepts buffers from multiple sources, composites them, and sends them to the display.
  • Collabora's Devs Make Android's HWC API Work in Mainline Linux Graphics Stack
    Collabora's Mark Filion informs Softpedia today about the latest work done by various Collabora developers in collaboration with Google's ChromeOS team to enable mainline graphics on Android. The latest blog post published by Collabora's Robert Foss reveals the fact that both team managed to develop a shim called drm_hwcomposer, which should enable Android's HWC (Hardware Composer) API to communicate with the graphics hardware, including Android 7.0's version 2 HWC API.

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