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Story First Beta of Epiphany 3.12 Web Browser Brings a Revamped Location Bar Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Debian for OpenRISC Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:31pm
Story To avoid Android pitfalls, Mozilla shoulders Firefox OS update burden Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:23pm
Story Four Chrome extensions to make Chromebook web reading easier Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 8:13pm
Story YunTab S5 Android phone uses 3D infrared for secure face unlock Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Exciting Features Coming For Qt 5.3 Rianne Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 5:22pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/02/2014 - 4:41pm

Does open source software raise security issues?

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OSS

electronicsweekly.com: Pushing the boundaries of product design, manufacturers continually look to do more – features, functionality and processing power – in less space for less money. Fundamental to achieving these goals is the use of open source code.

Flipping the Linux switch: The anti-virus question

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: We were at a major electronics retailer a few days ago, gazing lovingly at the little ASUS Eee. We were not alone. They asked why the user interface wasn't as familiar as their home machine. "Linux," said the salesman. (He was ever so helpful.) The next question, "Does it come with anti-virus?"

KDE Utils: Falling in love all over again

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Today we're going to look at the little tools in KDE4, or at least some of them. There are far too many to be able to cover in one blog entry, and so I've decided to cover a few of the ones that I personally use and which have had visible improvements over their KDE3 counterparts.

LiMo Foundation touts real mobile Linux

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: The LiMo foundation delivered a clear snub to Google's Android this week as it announced 18 handsets running its version of Linux at Mobile World Congress this week.

Free/Open-source IRC/IM Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. Instant Messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text over a network. I have here a long list of excellent free/open-source IRC and IM clients that you may want to try out.

Wx/Net - Weather monitoring for penguins

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Software

raiden's realm: In my periodical wanderings around the net, I sometimes stumble onto a number of rather unique and interesting applications. Wx/Net is one of them. The majority of people out there might not think that an open source application designed to interface with weather monitoring stations is all that exciting.

Where is Ubuntu headed, and why are Linux users upset?

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.blogspot: Seven years ago, I knew what every process running on my computer was. I could -- with confidence -- tell users exactly how to solve a problem which was occurring. That's not really true anymore. The changes that are happening upset a fair number of older users, but I think that even the ancient among us can respect what's being accomplished.

Doom and Gloom! Oh My! Linux Kernal in Trouble?

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Linux

tmgstudio.com: Nothing like a little doom and gloom to start the morning! The folks over at PC World think the sky is falling. "They could be exploited by malicious, *local* users to cause denial of service attacks, disclose potentially sensitive information or gain “root” privileges." Ooh, scary!

some shorts

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News
  • Opera accuses Mozilla of irresponsible disclosure

  • Kiba-Dock with AIGLX in KDE + Gentoo
  • AWN Manager - Applet Preferences gets an Overhaul
  • ATI R700 Series Gain ALSA HDMI Audio

People of openSUSE: Michael Meeks

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Interviews
SUSE

news.opensuse: GNOME and full time OpenOffice.org developer Michael Meeks was invited by ‘People of openSUSE’ to an interview, and here are his answers! Just in case, if you will be in FOSDEM 2008 do not miss the opportunity to meet him there, and attend his talk in the openSUSE DevRoom.

Commercial Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

thetechandcents: I just read a post by Bruce Byfield, where he raises an interesting question: after the fact that Canonical will try and offer commercial software from a specific repository, would anyone use it? And if not, could it alienate other users of Ubuntu from using the distribution at all?

California firm buys Utah-based Linux

sltrib.com: A Silicon Valley company has bought the assets of Utah supercomputer maker Linux Networx Inc. for an undisclosed amount of stock.

Discover the possibilities of the /proc folder

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HowTos

linux.com: The /proc directory is a strange beast. It doesn't really exist, yet you can explore it. Its zero-length files are neither binary nor text, yet you can examine and display them. By studying the /proc directory, you can learn how Linux commands work, and you can even do some administrative tasks.

Quick Review: Firefox 3 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: Mozilla has released the latest beta of Firefox 3 for testers and early adopters. This latest beta includes many useful features and improved user interface.

How To Configure Remote Access To Your Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can enable a remote desktop on an Ubuntu desktop so that you can access and control it remotely.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Eight Distros a Week: Linux Mint Daryna 4.0 Xfce

  • Save your command for later execution
  • GNOME Scaling Problem
  • Developers warned over OOXML patent risk
  • Red Hat, Hyperic start open-source project
  • Another OpenSUSE 10.3 Kernel Upgrade
  • Open Season Episode 11
  • Opera 9.26 - coming soon!
  • Major Linux security glitch lets hackers in at Claranet
  • Ubuntu, Red Hat and Novell SUSE Linux jockey for position
  • Jono Bacon: Quickies
  • Open JDK and Ubuntu: Bringing Java to Linux - Part 1 (video)

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Screen

  • Resizing the slides in OpenOffice Impress Handouts
  • Linux Tip No. 17: Enable/Disable interface
  • Gnome Panel Font Color Part Deux
  • How to Install Vector Linux 5.9 Gold
  • How to use shared object rules in Snort
  • Installing and Configuring GNUMP3d, The Streaming MP3/OGG Server
  • A Shortcut for Creating Shortcuts
  • How to Gain Root Access
  • Setting up mod_rewrite in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibon
  • Quick’n'dirty undelete pictures from memory card howto
  • Increase PHP memory limit

Open source - and an open mind

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OSS

itwire.com: When Con Zymaris started a little company offering free software services 17 years ago - when the concept of open source did not exist - it is unlikely that he thought he would be around in 2008, doing the same business.

The scaling problem and open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Most trends in the open source market come down to one word. Scaling.

The Demise Of Commercial Open Source

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Steve Goodman, co-founder and CEO of network management startup PacketTrap Networks, is predicting that commercial open source companies are doomed to fail.

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

today's howtos

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.