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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

more stuff

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News
  • Mandriva Smile

  • Finally: 64-bit Flash Comes to Ubuntu
  • When Ubuntu Breaks, Who’s to Blame?
  • Review: Zenwalk 5.2
  • Nexenta, Can you say SolaBuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" – What to expect
  • About Objects, Names and Variables

few more odds & ends

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News
  • Linux Void Episode 13 - Echo

  • Powerdevil: Looks Good
  • Bit More Customized Help for End Users
  • Enable Sudo insults and sl for some laughs
  • Why Apple and Google need to get into the Netbook business
  • Logitech G15 Keyboard

odds & ends

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News
  • openSUSE 11.1: Updates via PackageKit and PolicyKit

  • WUBI - Windows Ubuntu Installer - Tutorial
  • Ask Linux.com: NAS, Find, Squid, and EFS
  • Linux And Martial Arts Humor - Linus Torvalds Vs. Chuck Norris
  • FLOSS Weekly 47: Mifos
  • Open source & Linux
  • File downloads over the command line via CURL
  • Freedom at your disposal
  • How To Buy A Laptop
  • Screencapture made easy with GScrot
  • Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1 Available
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC2 Released

October 2008: Firefox, Opera gain & IE, Safari, Chrome drop

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Software

arstechnica.com: Chrome amassed a higher market share than Opera in its first month, stealing market share from the speedy browser, as well as IE and Firefox. Only Safari gained as well. This month, things have flipped around completely, except for Microsoft.

The best laid plans, No. 73

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: I was going to spend some time tonight writing a big warm and fuzzy blog post about looking forward to Fedora 10 and all the good times ahead. That would have been awesome.

GIMP 2.6.3 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.6.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Fixes include Plugin Map Color Range disappears from GIMP, zoom-focus better, and document history crash.

Ubuntu’d

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Ubuntu
  • Asus Eee, Ubuntu’d

  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Sighting Inside Elastic Server
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' – Missed the mark?
  • My New Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Installation
  • Asus Says Windows and Linux Eee PCs Getting the Same Return Rate?

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE Video Cast Episode 2, Nov 22nd

  • WINE 1.1.9 Brings Improved Memory Performance
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 3
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 4
  • Musical Geek Friday #15: Kill -9
  • IBM buys code-converter firm in Linux move
  • Belgium.be using Drupal
  • Mind Maps: The Fedora Project
  • The Daemon, the GNU, and the Penguin
  • Extended Linux support from Red Hat
  • Ubuntu Linux Install Week at AIS Picture Gallery
  • Metrics of open source success
  • Create Read View Edit Word Document on Ubuntu
  • OpenSUSE 11
  • Public Open Source Companies: Much Ado About Nothing?
  • Five reasons Sun won't be acquired
  • The tanking economy and OSS
  • Damn you Gentoo Devs!
  • The Software Freedomometer

Ten Reasons To Get Fired Up Over Fedora 10

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Linux

redhat.com: Over the next week we plan to post a series of blogs that explore ten examples from around our community, of people making a difference to free software through their work in Fedora.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Gitting going with git: creating your first repository

  • python: writing binary file
  • make your BIOS love security
  • How the Linux Kernel Manages Virtual Memory
  • USB Hard drive spindown fix on Linux
  • An Executive Guide to Open Source
  • Parallels Desktop 4: Installing Parallels Tools with Ubuntu as Guest
  • A graphical way to MySQL mastery
  • Problem installing PECL PHP extensions while /tmp is secured
  • Customizing Firefox for Netbooks

The Gentoo Council

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Gentoo

blog.cardoe.com: The Gentoo Council is a group of elected Gentoo Developers that are elected on a yearly basis by the developer body as a whole for the purpose of deciding on global issues and policies which affect the Gentoo Linux Distro as a whole or part.

Interview With Dries Buytaert

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Interviews
Drupal

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Dries. In specific, we talk about: Building specialized commercial support for open source technology, Making cloud computing more viable for widespread use, and The relationship between Drupal and Linux distros.

Linux Should Copy Amiga

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OS

linuxtoday.com: Mark Shuttleworth made headlines not too long ago when he called for the Linux desktop to surpass Mac OS X in both beauty and functionality. I'm not much of an Apple fan-- I don't care for the Apple desktop. I think there is a better model to aspire to, and that is the AmigaOS.

Tactical Linux computer muscles up

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announced a more powerful version of its rugged tactical mission computer. The Parvus DuraCor 810-Duo runs Linux on a 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and targets "high reliability" military and homeland defense applications.

Reliable Linux netbooks for Black Friday

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: Before charging out the door to buy one, though you need to think this through. You don't want to just rush out there and grab the first cheap machine you see. For example, if your ring size is '11,' than a 7" display netbook isn't going to be for you at any price.

Red Hat Fedora Claims It's the Leader in Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: Counting Linux users is no easy task since there is typically no requirement for users to register their installations. Yet on the eve of its next major release, the distro produces new figures showing that it's ahead of rivals in total users.

YaST Mascot Winner Chosen! Say Hello to Yastie!

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project and YaST team are happy to announce the winner of the YaST Mascot Contest. After extensive deliberation, the judges have chosen the Aardvark concept, submitted by Klára Cihlářová.

Backtrack Linux on a Thumbdrive: Can Security Testing Get Any Easier?

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: I have dealt with a lot of Linux distros since I first learned the power of my newfound penguin friend. He was free unlike a Microsoft or Apple product, had thousands of available programs (also free), and looked damn classy while he was in control of my computer.

The telepathic desktop: apps are out, people are in

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Software

siltala.net: This article is a humble opinion piece of a GNOME user who wishes to stop using communication software and just be in touch with people. I want to write mail to, chat with, talk to, and have video conferences with real people without worrying about applications and technology.

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GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.