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Story Red Hat Foresees Sprawling Cloud, Container Specs in 2015 Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 1:35pm
Story Twitter AnomalyDetection tool goes open source Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 1:23pm
Story Fluxbox 1.3.6 Released After Two-Year Wait Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 1:17pm
Story Alpine Linux 3.1.1 released Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 1:09pm
Story 5 of the Best Smartwatches of 2014 Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 1:04pm
Story 2015: To Ensure an Open Cloud, IT History has to Repeat Itself Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 12:21pm
Story Open Source Software List: 2015 Ultimate List Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 12:19pm
Story 2015: The year the UN resets the count Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 12:13pm
Story NetworkManager 1.0 released! Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 12:04pm
Story MatchStick Hands-On: A Cheap Open Source Chromecast? Yes Please. Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2015 - 11:40am

today's leftovers

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  • KDE4Daily 4.2 Edition

  • KDE4 on Gentoo
  • AMD Catalyst 8.12 Linux Driver
  • Google, Mozilla Heat Up Browser Wars
  • Debian on a Dell E4300
  • My Thunderbird extensions
  • Programming GNOME applications with Vala
  • Nexuiz project is looking for developers, modelers, artists, etc
  • Red Hat Takes a Piece of Jaspersoft
  • End-of-Year Thoughts and Resources on Netbooks
  • Tux3 by Christmas?
  • Short Tip: import larger sets of ics files into kontact
  • Installing Condor the easy-easy way
  • Is This the Cloud OS You Wanted?
  • Whither open source in the land of leeches?
  • SELinux on openSUSE 11.1
  • OOo: outline numbering level attribute as part of paragraph style
  • The Impact Mozilla Challenge
  • GUI suite targets embedded Linux distro
  • Slice and Dice Images with ImageMagick
  • Linux Factoids - Your Time To Live Is Gonna Come
  • Quickly create a video presentation of your Linux desktop
  • Ubuntu Server: Suspend/Hibernate for Jaunty?
  • Why DU And DF Display Different Values On Linux
  • A walk down memory lane ... with GNOME and Stormy
  • One step closer...
  • Hardware Review: Yoggie Open Soho Firewall
  • Compiz-Fusion 'n Awn!!!
  • Configuring a chrooted Ubuntu installation
  • YouTube and GNU/Linux: download and convert videos the easy way

I switched to Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu and …

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Linux Somehow I managed to trash the hard drive in my newly converted Debian box. With a new (to me) 320 GiB drive I just couldn’t resist a multiboot machine.

Unison and Canonical’s Ubuntu Attack Microsoft Exchange

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Software Unison Technologies, with an assist from Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, says it is “launching a major threat to Microsoft Exchange.” Hmmm. The VAR Guy has heard similar grandstanding before from a range of companies. But Unison has caught our resident blogger’s attention a few times. Here’s why.

Mozilla Security Chief Calls It Quits

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Moz/FF Window Snyder, the head of security at Mozilla Corp., will resign her position at the end of the year, she said in a blog post Wednesday.

Slackware 12.2 Released

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Slack Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.2! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.2 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.1) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user.

K12Linux founders hand off project to the Fedora community

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Linux Two Oregon educators who founded the K12Linux project seven years ago are glad that they have been able to hand that project over to Fedora, the home they always meant for K12Linux to have.

Will OpenSolaris 2008.11 Attract Linux Users?

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OS This second OpenSolaris release comes with even more software packages than before, more hardware support, and a few nifty features revolving around ZFS. The question we cannot avoid is, “can it replace Linux?”

Beranger Defects to Windows as a rational act

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Microsoft This is to certify that I have migrated my home laptops to Windows XP Professional for a week already. In a world with too many irrational religions, who needs another one, called... Linux on the desktop? Red Hat doesn't believe in it, so why should I?

Updating the Free Software Definition

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OSS Yesterday, we made some changes to the Free Software Definition to help clarify a few points that had been confusing for people in the past. Because this definition is the benchmark we use to decide whether or not a license is free, we want it to be as easy as possible for people to understand.

Five Features Perl 5 Needs Now

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Software Perl's 21st anniversary of release is next Thursday, 18 December. Perl 5 is already 14 years old. Though the language has seen many changes since 1994, it can't stand still. Perl 5.10 added many wonderful features and Perl 6 will change the landscape for programming languages, but what's the vision for Perl 5? How can the language stay relevant?

Why are Child Soldiers & Prostitution in OLPC Videos?!

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OLPC Joanna Stern at Laptop Mag asks "Has OLPC gone too far" with their latest promotional video, one that starts with child soldiers training to fight and child prostitutes soliciting for sex, before promoting XO's for children:

With HP in, all OEMs now ship desktop Linux

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blogs.computerworld: I have known for more years than I care to think about that HP has been almost ready to release a pre-configured Linux desktop system. But, then, they wouldn't pull the trigger. Now they have.

Also: Novell, Hewlett-Packard Push SUSE Linux for Schools

First Look: NexentaCore OS

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OS Recently, I read about NexentaCore, a new experimental operating system that seeks to merge the functionality of a Linux user environment with the OpenSolaris OS kernel, supporting the ZFS file system. I downloaded NexentaCore, currently at version 1.01, and tried it out using VirtualBox.

Amarok 2.0 Rocks the World

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Software After two years of intense development, Amarok 2 has become a reality! Some of the highlights that are included in the 2.0 release are a completely redesigned user interface, tight integration with online services such as Magnatune, Jamendo, MP3tunes, and Shoutcast.

New Notifications for Jaunty

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Ubuntu The big innovation (and controversy) coming out of the Desktop Experience team here at UDS seems to be the new notifications work going on.

Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 adds speed and privacy

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Moz/FF Firefox 3.1 may only be a point release -- from 3.0 to 3.1 -- but its just-released Beta 2 version is a good indication that the final release will be a must-have upgrade for anyone using Firefox.

OpenSolaris as a file server

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OS A very fast SMB/CIFS server and the modern functionality of the ZFS file system make OpenSolaris a good choice when setting up a LAN file server.

Fedora 10 a Solid Linux Choice

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Linux Fedora 10 offers a broad security framework and new audit capabilities, and gives Linux enthusiasts and good way for upgrad-ing from Fedora 9. However, for those who use the Linux-based OS, don’t ex-pect any support from Red Hat.

10 Linux-based Gadgets Just in Time for Christmas

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Hardware If you haven't bought that special geek in your life something electronic yet for Christmas, here are 10 ideas for you. They're all Linux-based and are sure to bring a smile to any geek's face. They are in no particular order.

Using Linux to Create Holiday Cheer

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Linux I do not believe anyone needs to be reminded that this holiday season is going to be substantially tighter economically than anything celebrated in the recent past. This article will examine the benefits of making room for open source solutions this holiday season in the place of dropping a ton of money.

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  • Purchased a PlayStation 3 Between 2006 and 2010? You May Be Entitled to $65
    PS3 owners first qualified to receive compensation from Sony following the settlement of a lawsuit in 2016. That case dealt with the "OtherOS" feature that came with the console when it debuted. With OtherOS, Sony promised a new PlayStation that would operate like a computer, allowing users to partition their hard drive and install third-party operating systems like the open-source Linux software.
  • Moro – A Command Line Productivity Tool For Tracking Work Hours
    Keeping track of your work hours will give you an insight about the amount of work you get done in a specific time frame. There are plenty of GUI-based productivity tools available on the Internet for tracking work hours. However, I couldn’t find a good CLI-based tool. Today, I stumbled upon a a simple, yet useful tool named “Moro” for tracking work hours. Moro is a Finnish word which means “Hello”. Using Moro, you can find how much time you take to complete a specific task. It is free, open source and written using NodeJS.
  • Twenty years, 1998 – 2018
    curl 4.0 was just a little more than 2000 lines of C code. It featured 23 command line options. curl 4.0 introduced support for the FTP PORT command and now it could do ftp uploads that append to the remote file. The version number was bumped up from the 3.12 which was the last version number used by the tool under the old name, urlget.
  • What’s New in ArchLabs 2018.03
    ArchLabs 2018.03 is the latest release of Linux distribution based on Arch Linux featuring the Openbox window manager as the primary desktop interface. The project’s latest release ArchLabs 2018.03 brings a few fixes and improvements and improve the user. Powered by Linux kernel 4.15 series and based-on latest version of Arch Linux. LUKS and encryption is now working, for those security concious users out there you should be all go on the encryption side. There have been a few installer updates, base-devel is included at install time. Also the mirrorlist is optimised at the same time.
  • [Older] openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018: Call for Host
    The openSUSE.Asia organization committee is accepting proposals to host the openSUSE.Asia Summit during the second half of 2018. The openSUSE.Asia Summit is the largest annual openSUSE conference in Asia, attended by contributors and enthusiasts from all over Asia.
  • TidalScale Software-Defined Servers Now Support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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  • 8 Best Radio Apps For Android To Stream Online Music In 2018

Kernel and Graphics: Torvalds, Linux Foundation, Nouveau and libinput

  • Which Linux Distribution Does Linus Torvalds Use in 2018?
    We know a sizeable amount of his views on Linux distros, thanks to an interview he took long ago in 2007, but who knows – could he have changed his mind? In a 2007 interview, Linus professed that he didn’t use Debian because he found it hard to install, a statement I find interesting because he’s the guy who wrote GIT in C. Anyway, he buttressed his reason for not using Debian in a later interview from 2014, when he explained that because he is responsible for maintaining his computer and all the computers used by his household, he likes to use an OS with virtually no installation hassle. [...] As far as I know, he uses Fedora on most of his computers because of its fairly good support for PowerPC. He mentioned that he used OpenSuse at one point in time and complimented Ubuntu for making Debian accessible to the mass. So most of the flak on the internet about Linus disliking Ubuntu isn’t factual.
  • Linux Foundation, Intel launch open source IoT hypervisor
    The Linux Foundation has unveiled plans for a new open source project to provide streamlined embedded hypervisors for IoT devices. Called Acrn, the project has been assisted by Intel, which contributed code and engineering. The main thrust of the project is to create small, flexible virtual machines. ACRN comprises two main components: the hypervisor and its device model, complete with I/O mediators. The Linux-based hypervisor can run many ‘guest’ operating systems at the same time.
  • Nouveau NIR Support Appears Almost Baked, NV50 Support Added
    Karol Herbst at Red Hat started off this week by publishing his latest patches around Nouveau NIR support as part of the company's effort for getting SPIR-V/compute support up and running on this open-source NVIDIA driver. Red Hat's grand vision around open-source GPGPU compute still isn't entirely clear especially with Nouveau re-clocking not being suitable for delivering high performance at this point, but it must be grand given the number of developers they have working on improving the Linux GPU compute stack at the moment.
  • xf86-input-libinput 0.27.0 Released
    Aside from a few touchpad issues and other minor random issues with select hardware, libinput these days is mostly in great shape for being a generic input handling library that is working out well for both X.Org and Wayland users.

KDE: KDE Applications 18.04, KDE Connect, KMyMoney 5.0.1 and Qt Quick

  • KDE Applications 18.04 branches created
    Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the KDE Applications 18.04 release to them :)
  • KDE Connect – State of the union
    We haven’t blogged about KDE Connect in a long time, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve been lazy. Some new people have joined the project and together we have implemented some exciting features. Our last post was about version 1.0, but recently we released version 1.8 of the Android app and 1.2.1 of the desktop component some time ago, which we did not blog about yet. Until now!
  • KMyMoney 5.0.1 released
    The KMyMoney development team is proud to present the first maintenance version 5.0.1 of its open source Personal Finance Manager. Although several members of the development team had been using the new version 5.0.0 in production for some time, a number of bugs and regressions slipped through testing, mainly in areas and features not used by them.
  • Qt Quick without a GPU: i.MX6 ULL
    With the introduction of the Qt Quick software renderer it became possible to use Qt Quick on devices without a GPU. We investigated how viable this option is on a lower end device, particularly the NXP i.MX6 ULL. It turns out that with some (partially not yet integrated) patches developed by KDAB and The Qt Company, the performance is very competitive. Even smooth video playback (with at least half-size VGA resolution) can be done by using the PXP engine on the i.MX6 ULL.