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Story KDE Akademy 2014 – Welcome, new KDE board! Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Edison IoT module ships with Atom/Quark combo SoC Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 8:42pm
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Jono Bacon On Potential

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jonobacon.org: Regulars of this ‘ere blog will be familiar with my abundant love of all things community. The thing I find so exciting about community is the sheer potential it offers.

PHP 4 is dead, long live PHP 4

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Software

computerworld.com.au: The 8th of August marked the end of life for PHP 4, which has been in stable release since May, 2000. With no further security patches to come for the technology, what options are there for those who can't or won't upgrade?

Best Application Ever

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amarok.kde.org/blog: so the very kind folks who won the Akademy awards last year ( sebastian trueg, matthias kretz, danny allen ) decided to go ahead and award Amarok with the Best Application award! we are obviously very excited.

GIMP Save for Web plugin

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Linux

Save for Web allows to find compromise between minimal file size and acceptable quality of image quickly. While adjusting various settings, you may explore how image quality and file size change.

10 Coolest Devices Running Linux

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Linux

168hours.wordpress: Linux is not limited to just desktops. It’s far reaching, actually. Not that you’d have a Terminal app on it or anything, but you could. Are there any other cool devices out there running on Linux or Unix? Of course there are:

Qt 4.5 to Dramatically Improve QtWebKit and QGraphics

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dot.kde.org: Video support, animations and transitions, optimisations to speed up painting and animations, and new graphical effects open up nearly endless new possibilities for developers to present their user interfaces with.

Free Software Essay

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jakeneumann.wordpress: Imagine a world in which computer software was free. Now, imagine a world where software can be modified in whatever way the user desires. This is the world of free software. Free software was designed to give people freedom in choice for the software that they used, and freedom to do what they wanted to with it.

Getting involved with GNOME

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: Many people get started “giving back” to the Linux community by getting involved in the community surrounding the distro that they use. However, another great way to get involved is by contributing to the Desktop Environment that you or your distro use.

few howtos:

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  • Setting up a DHCP server on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

  • How to compile your own linux kernel for openSUSE
  • Accessing Linux Partitions from Windows
  • Configuring WPA2 (AES) in Slackware
  • Richard Stallman inspects my computer

Impressions: gOS 3 Gadgets BETA

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justplaintech.com: I thought gOS would be good, solely based on the fact its built off of Ubuntu, which is great. After testing gOS I realize it’s even better than i had expected. Read on after the jump to find out more.

More On GEM & Intel's Next Driver

phoronix.com: The xf86-video-intel 2.4 driver was just released about three weeks ago, but we're already well into the xf86-video-intel 2.5 development cycle, which will be Intel's next quarterly graphics driver release. Intel's Jesse Barnes has provided a brief status on the code mergers taking place for this next open-source release.

KDE Akademy 2008

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KDE
  • Akademy 2008 - Day 1

  • Letter from Akademy
  • how to survive akademy

My Linux Anniversary - 1 Year Later . . .

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Linux

sharplinux.blogspot: Well, it has been a year since I took the plunge and installed Debian on my parents' old desktop, and my what a year it has been! One year ago I was a reference librarian at a busy suburban library who found a book about Linux and decided to try out Knoppix for the first time.

Review: OpenArena 0.8.0

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Gaming

headshotgamer.com: Being such a new version, you might not be seeing this in Ubuntu 8.10, Mandriva 2009, Fedora 10 or Suse 11.1 – unless they update their repos quick smart. All is not lost however, as it's a quick download without the need to compile anything, as you run the game from the directory choosing either the x86 or the x86-64 runtime.

5 Useless Compiz Fusion Effects

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linuxhaxor.net: Compiz Fusion is the best thing that happened to Linux desktop user experience yet. In the world of Linux bashers who argue that Linux is not quite ready for home users; compiz is one of the few things that really set Linux apart from other OS with major market share. Still I feel we need to make a list of “WTF, why would anyone want to use this?” effects with Compiz Fusion.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Debian Etch

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his guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Debian Etch server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the lighttpd server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Coverity's open source code audit efforts are funded by the US government (video)

  • DebConf8 Streams
  • Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum, Creator of MINIX
  • Ubuntu Community Interview: Alan Pope
  • Olympic concept KDE 4.1 theme preview
  • Review: Powermanga 0.90
  • Ubuntu on Fujitsu Siemens ST5112
  • Manage HD partitions with GParted
  • How to show apt log history
  • Short tip: Moving files on sshfs mounts
  • Gentoo: Banshee with iPod flag; podsleuth
  • Linux Journal's Linuxworld Pix
  • Linux and Unix Humor With The Operator From Hell

PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, August 2008 (Issue 24) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Players - Part 1, Alphabet of programming languages, and Chapter 4 - Kde User Guide.

Gnome has Empathy for You

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: Just after 2.22 was released, I took a look at the upcoming Gnome release, and I said, for probably the fifth time, that I wish Empathy and Telepathy would make it into Gnome, but that it wasn't going to happen because

NFS Overhaul Promises Big Payoff

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internetnews.com: The network file system (NFS) protocol is getting its biggest overhaul in more than a decade, and the results could be profound for end users.

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  • How Open Source Tech Helps Feds Solve Workforce Turnover Issues
    Just as a mainframe from decades ago might be ready for retirement, the IT staff who originally procured and installed that system might also be preparing for a new phase in their lives. It’s up to the current and next generation of government IT employees to prepare for that eventuality, but there are indications they may not be ready, despite evidence that older IT professionals are retiring or will soon be leaving their positions. Unfortunately, a skills gap exists even among younger generation IT workers. Agencies are scrambling to find personnel with expertise in cloud service management, cybersecurity, technical architecture and legacy technologies, such as common business-oriented language (COBOL) and mainframes, among other areas. At the same time that many workers are getting ready to retire, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge, many younger IT professionals are struggling to gain the knowledge they will need to take their agencies into the future.
  • Introducing Fn: “Serverless must be open, community-driven, and cloud-neutral”
    Fn, a new serverless open source project was announced at this year’s JavaOne. There’s no risk of cloud lock-in and you can write functions in your favorite programming language. “You can make anything, including existing libraries, into a function by packaging it in a Docker container.” We invited Bob Quillin, VP for the Oracle Container Group to talk about Fn, its best features, next milestones and more.
  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
    I had attended to Tokyo area debian seminar #157. The day’s special guest is Chris Lamb, the Debian Project Leader in 2017. He had attended to Open Compliance Summit, so we invited him as our guest.
  • Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure
    Overclock Labs wants to make it easier for developers to deploy and manage their applications across clouds. To do so, the company is building tools to automate distributed cloud infrastructure and, unsurprisingly, it is betting on containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container orchestration tools — to do this. Today, Overclock Labs, which was founded two years ago, is coming out of stealth and announcing that it raised a $1.3 million seed round from a number of Silicon Valley angel investors and CrunchFund — the fund that shares a bit of its name and history with TechCrunch but is otherwise completely unaffiliated with the blog you are currently reading.
  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
    MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced new product enhancements to MariaDB AX, delivering a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions. MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform. With MariaDB AX, data across every facet of the business is transformed into meaningful and actionable results.
  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
    AT&T says it’s not enough to deploy white box hardware and to orchestrate its networks with the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) software. “Each individual machine also needs its own operating system,” writes Chris Rice, senior vice president of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture, in a blog post. To that end, AT&T announced its newest effort — the Open Architecture for a Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS).
  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
  • p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress
  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
    Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process. SUSE's Richard Biener announced minutes ago that GCC 8 entered stage three development, meaning only general bug fixing and documentation updates are permitted.
  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
  • Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out
    Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes. On one side, the Software Freedom Law Center, which today seeks to resolve licensing disputes amicably. On the other, the Software Freedom Conservancy, which takes a relatively harder line against the noncompliance of licensing terms. The battleground: the, er, US Patent and Trademark Office. The law center has demanded the cancellation of a trademark held by the conservancy.
  • Open Source Underwater Glider: An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner
    Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds
    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for version 4.15 of the Linux kernel. Torvalds' ire was directed at open software aficionado and member of Google's Pixel security team Kees Cook, who he has previously accused of idiocy. Cook earned this round of shoutiness after he posted a request to “Please pull these hardened usercopy changes for v4.15-rc1.”
  • Free Software Principles
    Ten thousand dollars is more than $3,000, so the motives don't add up for me. Hutchins may or may not have written some code, and that code may or may not have been used to commit a crime. Tech-literate people, such as the readers of Linux Magazine, understand the difference between creating a work and using it to commit a crime, but most of the media coverage – in the UK, at least – has been desperate to follow the paradigm of building a man up only to gleefully knock him down. Even his achievement of stopping WannaCry is decried as "accidental," a word full of self-deprecating charm when used by Hutchins, but which simply sounds malicious in the hands of the Daily Mail and The Telegraph.
  • New warning over back door in Linux
    Researchers working at Russian cyber security firm Dr Web claim to have found a new vulnerability that enables remote attackers to crack Linux installations virtually unnoticed. According to the anti-malware company, cyber criminals are getting into the popular open-source operating system via a new backdoor. This, they say, is "indirect evidence" that cyber criminals are showing an increasing interest in targeting Linux and the applications it powers. The trojan, which it's calling Linux.BackDoor.Hook.1, targets the library libz primarily. It offers compression and extraction capabilities for a plethora of Linux-based programmes.
  • IN CHATLOGS, CELEBRATED HACKER AND ACTIVIST CONFESSES COUNTLESS SEXUAL ASSAULTS
  • Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking [sic] safeguards for elections
     

    The guidelines are intended to reduce risks in low-budget local races as well as the high-stakes Congressional midterm contests next year. Though most of the suggestions cost little or nothing to implement and will strike security professionals as common sense, notorious attacks including the leak of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have succeeded because basic security practices were not followed.  

  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

    On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.