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Story Kali Linux 1.0.6 released. Cryptsetup has “nuclear option” integrated Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 7:00pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 7:00pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:55pm
Story Linux 3.14 May Bring Big VMware GPU Driver Update Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:52pm
Story Android 4.4 KitKat starts to hit Galaxy Note 3 Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:45pm
Story SteamOS updated with AMD support Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:42pm
Story Linux Drives Automotive Innovation into the New Year Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:37pm
Story Epic OpenShot 2.0 Update!(Part 2 of 3) Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 7:09am
Story Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Ubuntu Linux Performance Update Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 7:02am
Story Black Lab Enterprise Linux and Black Lab Linux for Education released Rianne Schestowitz 13/01/2014 - 6:50am

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.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 233

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Distributions in 2007

  • News: Mandriva enters alpha development, Fedora loses project leader, MEPIS updates desktop artwork, Ulteo announces online services, Daniel Robbins releases Gentoo "stages"
  • Released last week: CentOS 4.6, LliureX 7.11, Litrix Linux 7.12
  • Upcoming releases: NetBSD 4.0, FreeBSD 6.3
  • New distributions: ChurchPup, DEFT Linux, EduPup, Keldix Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Survey says ... Linux desktop is ever more popular

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Linux

desktoplinux: The first thing we can say about the Linux desktop in 2007 is that there are more users than ever. The Linux Foundation 2006 survey had fewer than 10,000 people signing in. This year more than 20,000 Linux desktop users reported in.

Students using PCLinuxOS in Vietnam

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PCLOS

saigonnezumi.com: It is hard to believe that my 10th and 11th Grade Vietnamese and foreign students at the American International School in Saigon have been using Linux for about one month now. I am very impressed at how fast they were able to use Linux in a short period of time.

KDE 4 Preview

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KDE

masuran.org: On Januari 11th the KDE team will be releasing KDE 4, the new release of the award winning K Desktop Environment. KDE 4 has an impressive list of new features and includes an almost completely redone code base. It’s not only faster than KDE 3 it also uses substantially less memory.

Also: KDE gestures you to easier computer control.

Who's King of the Jungle?

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Linux

LinuxInsider: This week the question was raised once again on Slashdot, spurred by a Linux Magazine comparison of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Mac OS X Leopard and drawing well nigh 600 comments by Friday. Which operating system is King of the Jungle is a question that no doubt will continue to be debated as long as a jungle exists, but that doesn't mean the debates can't get heated now, too.

Linus Says It's In Our DNA

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Simon Willison has picked up a nice quotation from Linus he made a few years back, but what really interests me are some other things he said in the same post.

GIMP 2.4.3 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Get your bearings with map extensions for Firefox

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Whether you refer to online maps occasionally or on a daily basis, you can add several extensions to your Firefox browser to make Web-based mapping services even more useful.

Repairo: Fixing a hand-built Ubuntu based Linux computer

on-being-open.blogspot: Linux has a reputation, well earned, that it will run on much more marginal hardware than most other OSes. For all is capabilities though, Linux is not magic. But it can not run on utterly non-boot-able, busted to the rafters hardware. Case in point, my brothers Ubuntu 7.04 system.

Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. It provides all you need for daily work and entertainment, incl. multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, TrueType fonts, VMware Server, ntfs-3g, Sun Java, and many more.

Mandriva Flash 2008 First Look

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MDV

weblog.infoworld.com: A bootable 4 GB Flash Drive containing a portable version of Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available from Mandriva for 79 EUR ($89) and from Amazon for $94. The general idea is that you can take this little memory stick with you and be able to run Linux from it, do Internet and Office tasks with Firefox, Thunderbird, and OpenOffice, and save your files to the free space on the drive.

Linux @ Home - What a botch up

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Linux

geekzone.co.nz: OK, so after some positive use of Suse Gnome @ work on Virtual Machine, I decided to try it out at home. Had my Vista do a complete backup not too long ago, and figured, hey it should be ok. But NO, it was not.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Test Your Wireless Network Security with aircrack-ng

  • Howto: Upload your External IP while behind a router
  • Controlling Firefox Headers and Footers
  • Sharing Files Between Ubuntu Host and Virtual Machines
  • Making Mac OS X play nicely with Novell

Making your Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop look like MAC OS X Leopard

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HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: MAC OS has been traditionally known for their impressive graphical interface and stability. Now even though i have been an avid Linux follower over the past 9 years I have been using Linux, still i find my self attracted to MAC OS. In this tutorial i describe step by step how to make your ubuntu desktop look more like MAC OS X Leopard.

Three Methods for Tunneling your Connections

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HowTos

tipoftheday: Sometimes, you just need to break through a troublesome gateway. Or perhaps you need to test a connection from a remote location. If you’re like most geeks, though, there’s already ample reason to do any of this — because you can.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.

FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

  • Portugal to harmonise usability of govt portals
    All of the code, information and tools are made available for reuse.
  • JRC: ‘Releasing code without a licence hinders reuse’
    Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently just 20 % of all projects published on GitHub, one of the most popular source code sharing platforms, have selected a licence for their work - down from about 60% in 2008, Gentile said, quoting numbers published in 2015 by GitHub.
  • React to React
    The Additional Grant of Patent Rights is a patent license grant that includes certain termination criteria. These termination criteria are not entirely unprecedented when you look at the history of patent license provisions in OSI-approved licenses, but they are certainly broader than the termination criteria [or the equivalent] in several familiar modern licenses (the Apache License 2.0, EPL, MPL 2.0, and GPLv3).
  • BetConstruct declares the source code for its front-end as open source
    The project is distributed under MIT license.

Automotive Grade Linux Adds New Members

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat Bets on Innovation in the Channel
    Red Hat has launched the Red Hat Application Partner Initiative, working with partners to build a practice around core platforms for emerging use cases. IT solution providers tend to focus more on technologies that are just hitting the top of the bell curve in terms of mainstream adoption. But Red Hat is making a case for partners to place more focus on emerging technologies.
  • Huawei takes on servers, HPC and cloud with Red Hat, Intel and GE
    Company unveils plans to build high performance computing centres in in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, and in Munich, Germany. Chinese ICT company Huawei has unveiled a series of agreements and collaborations with some of the world’s largest companies to advance cloud and high performance computing (HPC). Firstly, Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Intel to cooperate in HPC.
  • Red Hat Unveils JBoss AMQ 7
    Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7. The latest release of Red Hat's messaging platform combines the performance and efficiency of reactive programming with a more flexible architecture, giving customers a strong foundation for building distributed, reactive message-driven applications.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): What’s the Story?
  • FCAIC in the House, part III
    Ok, not that “Hello”. I’ve been writing quarterly updates on what I’m working on to help the Fedora Community. If you’re new to the party, welcome. I have the privilege of being the current Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator. I wrote last week on the Red Hat Community blog about what this role means and how it interacts with the world.