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Story Several European manufacturers spawn NSA-proof Android “cryptophones” Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:14am
Story Discussing a Linux powered AR-15 and how Ars doesn’t serve “normals” Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:29pm
Story Qimo Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Five best Linux applications for enterprises Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:10pm
Story Google, Synnex Partnership: More Chromebooks In Schools Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 10:35pm
Story Btrfs In 2014: RAID5/RAID6, Data Deduplication Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 9:05pm
Story Firefox OS Tablets, TVs and More to Arrive This Year Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 8:15pm
Story OpenSaaS and the future of government IT innovation Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 8:07pm
Story The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:56pm
Story VirtualBox Is Still Running Slower Than QEMU-KVM Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 7:41pm

Witnesses: Hans Reiser Acting Strange After Wife Went Missing

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Reiser

wired blog: Two witnesses testified at Hans Reiser's murder trial Thursday they saw him acting strangely in the days following his wife's disappearance.

A first look at KDE 4.0 release candidate 2

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KDE

arstechnica: The KDE development community has been working on KDE 4, a major KDE revision that brings in numerous new technologies, and the official release is scheduled for next month. Today we're going to take a look at the second KDE 4 release candidate, which was made available for download earlier this week.

A First Look at Firefox 3’s Icons

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: Firefox 3 will contain roughly 120 icons (190 if you count different sizes) on each of the four platforms. While the icons are styled for each platform, we plan on using consistent metaphors and symbols to ensure that interacting with Firefox feels familiar as users move between platforms.

What a rush!!

Gaël Duval: The Ulteo main web server is experiencing a big, big, rush. It’s been under an heavy load for two days, and of course, page loading is sometimes slower than expected… We have performed urgency tasks, such as moving static stuff to other servers, but the rush is really too big.

Top FOSS security vulnerabilities

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Security

linux.com: Palamida, the San Francisco company that helps companies to audit their use of open source software, has released a list of what it calls "the top five most overlooked open source vulnerabilities." To this list, Palamida has added an additional five vulnerabilities exclusively for Linux.com.

An Introduction to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

techsoup.org: A free, stable, and secure operating system that you can try out risk-free? Open-source operating system Ubuntu comes at a tempting price and offers many of the advantages of popular commercial operating systems such as Windows and OS X. But do its potential drawbacks outweigh its many benefits?

When consoles and PCs collide: Unreal Tournament 3 reviewed

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Gaming

arstechnica: Unreal Tournament 3 feels like an anachronism. Back in the glory days of competitive first-person shooters, it was all about speed, reflexes, and having the best route through each map. Get the health, get the best weapons, and be able to nail a moving target with a headshot. The days of Quake and Unreal were great. Then something happened.

BBC unveils next-generation iPlayer at FM2007

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Software

c21media.net: The next generation of the BBC's iPlayer is now live on the internet, offering not only downloading services but also live streaming, and is now available on Apple and Linux systems as well as to Microsoft users.

Also: Adobe to Open Source Messaging Protocols

Samba Domaincontroller For Small Workgroups With SWAT On Fedora 8

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up and configure a Samba Domaincontroller for small workgroups (up to 250 users) on Fedora 8 with the Samba Web Administration Tool.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day is on

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Ubuntu

jonobacon: Kubuntu fans, today (yes, today!) a demonstration of Kubuntu love is going to be happening on #kubuntu-devel on Freenode.

Turkey's Pardus distro is easy to use

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Linux

linux.com: Pardus originated in Turkey, was once based on Gentoo Linux, and is packaged with KDE. It comes in two versions: a live CD and a traditional, multilanguage installer, which I used. Its full-screen interface is uncluttered, simple, and easy to navigate and decipher.

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th December 2007

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KDE

dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The "simple menu" (similar to the menu found in the KDE 3 series) becomes usable. The clock receives a popup-based calendar widget, with KRunner becoming multi-threaded in Plasma.

Also: trolltech, phonon and open processes

Opera starts throwing rocks at Microsoft

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Software

daniweb.com/blogs: Opera Software ASA has filed an official complaint with the European Commission which describes at some length how, Opera claims, Microsoft is "abusing its dominant position by tying its browser, Internet Explorer, to the Windows operating system and by hindering interoperability by not following accepted Web standards."

GNOME theme engine designer adds transparency to GTK

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Software

arstechnica: GNOME theme engine designer Andrea Cimitan has implemented support for transparent widgets in the Murrine GTK theme engine, bringing Vista-like translucent glass effects to the GNOME desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Review: Asus Eee PC (video)

  • Is Microsoft really scared of Linux
  • Mozilla to addon developers: work on Firefox 3 compatibility
  • gddrescue: a tool for recovering data from damaged media
  • Quick Tip: Configuring Fixed Window Placement in Compiz Fusion
  • Tip from an RHCE: Memory storage on PostgreSQL
  • Quicksilver for Ubuntu
  • Wormux
  • Fedora Core 6 No More
  • Why Sourceforge lost its mojo
  • Are We There Yet? Making the Change to Open Source
  • When "freedom" rhymes with "insanity"

Stuffing it up - ODF and OOXML Document Format Battle

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: Industry Motive: To preserve a monopoly and the fight to protect a four-billion-dollar per year cash cow against those who stand for open standards, against those who want to create even playing fields, fair competition, innovation and open access for everyone to benefit.

The Big Three of Linux - a 52-week view

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Linux

blogs.techtarget.com: What are Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical going to have to do in the next 52 weeks to in order to dominate the desktop and server Linux market? Let’s take a moment and assess the situation.

The World Series of Linux: Round 1

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Linux

crn.com: Welcome to the inaugural edition of CMP Channel's The World Series of Linux. As there are more than 176 Linux distributions, Test Center engineers selected the most popular distributions, Debian-based and RPM-based, for the World Series. Playing in the Debian League was Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, Freespire (the free version of Linspire), and Xandros Professional Edition.

Kubuntu + KDE 4.0 RC2 Screenshots

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KDE

phoronix: KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 2 was made available yesterday as the last testing release before the final KDE 4.0 build next month. Two LiveCDs are the OpenSuSE-based KDE Four Live 0.8 and a KDE 4.0 spin of Kubuntu.

OpenOffice on Ulteo in Pictures

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OOo

blogs.eweek.com: Today my colleague Steven J. Vaughn Nichols is reporting on Mandriva founder Gael Duval's Ulteo, which now offers online access to the OpenOffice.org productivity suite. I'm an OpenOffice.org user and overall fan of software as a service--particularly when it's a free service--so I thought I'd take Ulteo for a spin.

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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.