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Christmas Eve with KDE4

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KDE

teknostatik.co.uk: While I’m off for Christmas, I thought I’d spend a little time getting to know KDE4. To stop me cheating, I installed the latest KDE version of Mandriva One, which means I’m without a fair few other things I’m very reliant on.

Also: Little kchristmas present

Gifts for All in Linux 2.6.28

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Linux

internetnews.com: Linux creator Linus Torvalds is expected to soon release the final Linux kernel of 2008, loaded full of stocking stuffers for users of the open source operating system.

Will commercialisation destroy Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I have noticed a fellow wooden spoon brandishing compatriot mention several times that commercialisation will destroy the Linux dream. That when the smell of money starts effusing from Linux then the sharks will come and trample all over the Linux utopia.

Five useful command one liners

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HowTos

commandline.org.uk: I had a browse through my shell history (history | less), and there are some interesting commands that I have used recently. The really experienced command line warriors among you will probably know them already, but it never hurts to have a reminder.

Linux Foundation Looks to 2009

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Linux

itbusinessedge.com: As we begin to close the books on 2008 and look into the proverbial crystal ball for open source in the new year, I thought the Linux Foundation was a logical place to start. So I asked LF Marketing what the top five open source predictions would be.

How to export your Firefox 3.0 full profile to Firefox 3.1

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HowTos

This article explains how to move a full profile (addons, themes, cookies, browsing history, passwords and so on) from Firefox 3.0.x to Firefox 3.1.x beta or any other version, but it also works for synchronizing Firefox on 2 different computers or backing up a full profile of Firefox.

Read about moving a FF 3.0 profile to FF 3.1x here.

unrelated downtime

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Site News

Well, just as I posted the "all is well" blog entry, we suffered a power outage here.

How To Chroot Apache 2 Web Server Under Red Hat / CentOS Linux

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Linux
Software
Security

A chroot on Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora Linux operating changes the apparent disk root directory for the Apache process and its children. Once this is done attacker or other php / perl / python scripts cannot access or name files outside that directory. This is called a "chroot jail" for Apache. You should never ever run a web server without jail. There should be privilege separation between web server and rest of the system.

OS shoot-out: Windows vs. Mac OS X vs. Linux

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OS

infoworld.com: The Mac's been on a roll, both due to its highly regarded Mac OS X Leopard operating system and to an unhappy reception for Microsoft's Windows Vista. The result: For the first time in memory, the Mac's market share has hit 9.1 percent, and Windows' market share has dipped below 90 percent. (Linux distributions make up the rest.)

The Other Secret to Red Hat’s Success: A Magazine (No Joke)

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Linux

thevarguy.com: What’s the biggest secret to Red Hat’s success in a down economy? Plenty of pundits think it’s Linux and JBoss open source middleware. But The VAR Guy has another theory:

Alan Cox and the End of an Era

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: In the beginning, free software was an activity conducted on the margins - using spare time on a university's computers, or the result of lonely bedroom hacking. One of the key moments in the evolution of free software was when hackers began to get jobs.

The future of open source

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OSS

infoworld.com: There's no question that the open source community is a passionate one -- and one with significant influence on technology directions and options. We're way past the days when people asked if Linux or Apache was safe to depend on in business. Open source is now a mainstream part of the technology fabric. 11 leaders outline the challenges and opportunities ahead.

BREAKING: compiz++ branch hits git

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Ladies and Gentlemen what you are seeing here may well be the future of compiz as we know it, in a new compiz branch called compiz++ which allows for really neat things like:

GoblinX Releases G:Micro 3.0.beta01

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Linux

GoblinX just released the first beta of the next stable release.

"Merry Christmas!! The GoblinX Project is proud to announce the first beta of the next stable release. The G:Micro 3.0 beta 01 is released."

today's leftovers

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News
  • Sudo: Running a Command with Root Priviledges

  • Epic Troll #2: BN continues to twist the facts
  • openSUSE Download Numbers
  • VLC Media Player To Receive VDPAU Support
  • Save time managing multiple systems with Parallel SSH
  • Boss by day, gamer by night: Tech leaders' favorite video games
  • Quickly get up to 5% more disk space from your ext3 volumes
  • How to set the date on your Linux machine
  • GNOME 2.25.3 Released A Week Late
  • How fast is your X performing?
  • Autodistro?
  • OpenSUSE 11.1 and nVidia == AWESOME!!
  • TED follows Negroponte to Colombia to deliver GNU/Linux XO laptops
  • Bill Gates – Enigmatic As Ever!
  • Mozilla Developer News Dec 23
  • MySQL: Find Out Which Table is Consuming Resources
  • Sabayon 4 & future Entropy

What If Windows Told You What It Was Really Doing

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Microsoft
Humor

linuxloop.com: Reading about Canonicals’ plans for application notifications, I got to wondering if the operating system could tell you what it was doing, too. Then I started wondering what would happen if Windows told you what it was really doing…

A Penguin Deathmatch? Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10

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Linux

tarnaeluin.wordpress: After several weeks of trying I finally had to give in to my sweaty and now pruney hands. I could not get the heat out of my Ubuntu install on my T60p laptop. Last night I grabbed the Fedora 10 ISO.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

  • Ubuntu Enrolls At Cornell College
  • Solution for Ubuntu 8.10 and RTL8187B WiFi problem
  • Singapore supports Ubuntu!
  • bullies of linux
  • Notifications, Popups and U
  • Learning from Ubuntu and Canonical
  • Vista is dying slowly. Apple is a dead end. But Ubuntu needs to grow up.

Bored (or Broke) on the Holidays? Develop a Funambol GNOME Evolution Plugin

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: The mission, should you choose to accept it: Develop a GUI-plugin, based on SyncEvolution to easily, visually sync Evolution to the Funambol SyncML servers.

The top 5 Linux myths: Why you shouldn’t fear the penguin

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Linux

gadgetell.com: As Christmas approaches and Hanukkah comes along to the later days, there’s a chance you might be expecting a new computer, or perhaps even a netbook. Now, what to the do with the old computer?

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FATHOM releases Crystallon

  • FATHOM releases Crystallon, an open-source software for lattice-based design
    Lattice structures are integral to 3D printed designs, and Aaron Porterfield, an industrial designer at additive manufacturing service bureau FATHOM, has developed Crystallon, an open source project for shaping them into structures.
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    California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create lattice structures. FATHOM industrial designer Aaron Porterfield, also an Instructables member, developed the project as an alternative to designing lattices with commercially available software. He joined the company’s design and engineering team three years ago, and is often a featured speaker for its Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Training Program – and as the project developer, who better to explain the Crystallon project?

Kernel and Graphics: Machine Learning, Mesa, Wayland/Mir, AMDGPU

  • AI-Powered / Machine Learning Linux Performance Tuning Is Now A Thing
    A year and a half ago I wrote about a start-up working on dynamically-tuned, self-optimizing Linux servers. That company is now known as Concertio and they just launched their "AI powered" toolkit for IT administrators and performance engineers to optimize their server performance. Concertio Optimizer Studio is their product making use of machine learning that aims to optimize Linux systems with Intel CPUs for peak performance by scoping out the impact of hundreds of different tunables for trying to deliver an optimal configuration package for that workload on that hardware.
  • Pengutronix Gets Open-Source 3D Working On MX8M/GC7000 Hardware
    We've known that Pengutronix developers had been working on i.MX8M / GC7000 graphics support within their Etnaviv open-source driver stack from initial patches posted in January. Those patches back at the start of the year were for the DRM kernel driver, but it turns out they have already got basic 3D acceleration working.
  • SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland Compatibility
    With Mir focusing on Wayland compatibility now, toolkits and other software making direct use of Mir's APIs can begin making use of any existing Wayland back-end instead. GTK4 drops the Mir back-end since the same can be achieved with the Wayland compatibility and now SDL is now making a similar move.
  • Mesa 18.1 Receives OpenGL 3.1 With ARB_compatibility For Gallium3D Drivers
    Going back to last October, Marek of AMD's open-source driver team has been working on ARB_compatibility support for Mesa with a focus on RadeonSI/Gallium3D. Today that work was finally merged. The ARB_compatibility support allows use of deprecated/removed features of OpenGL by newer versions of the specification. ARB_compatibility is particularly useful for OpenGL workstation users where there are many applications notorious for relying upon compatibility contexts / deprecated GL functionality. But ARB_compatibility is also used by a handful of Linux games too.
  • AMDGPU In Linux 4.17 Exposes WattMan Features, GPU Voltage/Power Via Hwmon
    AMD's Alex Deucher today sent in the first pull request to DRM-Next of AMDGPU (and Radeon) DRM driver feature material that will in turn be merged with the Linux 4.17 kernel down the road. There's some fun features for AMDGPU users coming with this next kernel! First up, Linux is finally getting some WattMan-like functionality after it's been available via the Windows Radeon Software driver since 2016. WattMan allows for more fine-tuning of GPU clocks, voltages, and more for trying to maximize the power efficiency. See the aforelinked article for details but currently without any GUI panel for tweaking all of the driver tunables, this WattMan-like support needs to be toggled from the command-line.

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