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Story Open source software security: Who can you trust? Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 10:07am
Story Red Hat: Open source "more secure" than proprietary Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 10:05am
Story Ubuntu Touch: Canonical Is Focusing On The RTM Branch. The Scope Management Experience Has Been Improved Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 9:48am
Story Unity 8 and Mir Updates Show Great Progress Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 9:38am
Story GCC 5.0 Adds DragonFlyBSD Support Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 9:25am
Story The GNOME Foundation's 2013 annual report Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 8:55am
Story September 2014 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine Released Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 8:48am
Story Open source not just software at Red Hat Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 8:47am
Story Android mini-PC jumps on Cortex-A17 trend Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 8:43am
Story Parallels to line up with Linux containers Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 8:32am

VIA Publishes Three Programming Guides

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Since VIA announced their open-source strategy earlier this year, all they had provided was a simple kernel frame-buffer driver. However, VIA has now made available three programming guides that cover their PadLock, CX700, and VX800/820 products.

tigers and elephants

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Microsoft

opensource.org: Gandhiji said "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." If we do not allow Microsoft to join us, we can never "win".

some odds & ends

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News
  • Where have you been my whole life? (Pkgfiles script)

  • Cloud Computing: When Computers Really Do Rule
  • Mandriva 2008.1 on the Eee
  • When the Pros Are Out to Lunch, the Rabble Take Over
  • Open source + open data = Open cloud
  • Banshee, Music Player by Day, Comedian by Night

few other howtos:

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HowTos
  • RPMing the night away!

  • How to make QT applications look better in GNOME
  • How To Tell If An Application Is 64-bit In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Review: NimbleX 2008 - Going Places, Quickly

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: NimbleX is a small, versatile operating system which is able to boot from mini CDs, flash memory, hard drives and even from the network. Based on Slackware, it uses Linux-Live scripts and comes with a reputation for speed and excellent package choices.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 32

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #32 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.0 Survey, openSUSE 11.0 PromoDVD, and openSUSE 11.1 Alpha1 is Available.

Puppy Linux 4.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: This month Linux Format Magazine included Puppy Linux 4.0 on their disc and I thought I’d check it out. I’m mainly focusing on how things have changed and improved or gotten worse since Puppy 3.01. I burned the disc and put it into my test rig computer.

Website for the KDE Utilities Launched

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The family of KDE websites has got a new member, the site for the fine utilities applications from the module kdeutils. Despite being one of the first modules, kdeutils has always been without its own website. No longer. At utils.kde.org you can now find a lot of information about the KDE Utilities.

Debian 5.0 “Lenny”

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Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before - I’m running multiple Linux distributions, on different computers. I have my main desktop running Debian “Lenny” (currently the “testing” release.

tar.gz is the best package format for complex programs

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Software

antirez.com: There are two kind of Unix programs. The real problem is for complex programs with tons of dependencies, like firefox, amule, openoffice and a lot of less famous unix applications. To compile this applications is hard for the newbie and tedious for the expert Unix user so it's mandatory to have a binary distribution if the project goal is to reach a big user base.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • GIMP Tricks: Fake Fill Flash

  • Create video animations with Inkscape, ImageMagick and FFmpeg
  • Apt and Dpkg Tips

Geek Sheet: A Tweaker’s Guide to Solid State Disks (SSDs) and Linux

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Is 20th-century conventional Winchester multi-platter, multi-head random-access disk technology too quaint for you? Want to run your PC or server on storage devices that consume far less energy than the traditional alternatives? Do you have $500-$1500 in spare change lying around? Then Solid State Drives (SSDs) are for you.

17 ways Greasemonkey can revolutionise Firefox

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Moz/FF

pcadvisor.co.uk: Do you get frustrated and angry when a poorly designed website doesn’t load quick enough or is only partially visible? Well Greasemonkey, a free Firefox add-on, offers hundreds of free script to improve the functionality of websites and the net.

10 Download Managers Available in Ubuntu

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Software

qozan.com: A download manager is a computer program designed to download files from the Internet,unlike a web browser, which is mainly intended to browse web pages on the World Wide Web (with file downloading being of secondary importance).

KDE 4.1: What to Expect

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KDE

dawningvalley.com: Recently, Gnome’s been gaining a lot of ground on its KDE counterpart in the desktop environment wars. The KDE developers were hoping to change this with KDE 4, the new radical release of KDE, but it was not to be.

Is OpenSolaris in hot water?

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OS

linux.com: Here's how it works: Novell owns Unix's IP (intellectual property). SCO sold Unix's IP to Sun. Sun then included some Unix IP into Solaris. Finally, Sun open sourced Solaris as OpenSolaris. Sounds like trouble, doesn't it?

Tabs in file managers

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Software

celettu.wordpress: These days, everyone agrees that tabs belong in webbrowsers. As I’m writing this article, I have nine tabs open, one to write this and eight with the articles I’ll link in it. I think tabs are one of the best things the new generation of web browsers have. But do they belong in file managers?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo x64 - Performance Shock

  • On Governance
  • OSCON 2008 in photos
  • CrunchBang Linux 8.04.02 Release Notes
  • How many nautilus windows can 882.7mb of RAM handle?
  • Marc Fleury starts an open-source home automation project
  • OLS: Kernel documentation, and submitting kernel patches
  • Google Hands Oregon State $300,000 for Open Source
  • OpenID gets the third degree at OSCON
  • Open Source Skype Scuppered
  • Every OS Sucks
  • More Linux and Unix Laughs For The Weekend
  • Howto Use Bootchart to Time and Track your Boot Sequence
  • How to reset/recover the ROOT password in openSUSE
  • Linux Outlaws 48 - LugRadio Live
  • Software achieves Linux compliance
  • Asustek to extend battery life and storage capacity for Eee PCs in 2H08
  • Open Source - What is the Total Cost of Ownership?
  • Open-source electronic voting
  • 3 open-source challenges: cloud computing, open Web, mobile

Customize Compiz Fusion effects In Ubuntu

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Software

geekishblog.com: Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy Heron) comes with a full featured version of Compiz Fusion, but the main problem is that there is no way to configure these effects. To configure the different options we will use a tool called Compiz Config.

Testdriving Zimbra Desktop Mail for Linux

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Software

anojrs.blogspot: Ever since Yahoo acquired Zimbra, a lot of us were waiting for the next big thing in desktop emailing. Recently, Yahoo launched Zimbra desktop, an open source email client which aims to increase your productivity by integrating an email client, calendar, task list, contact manager and a briefcase, all in one slick and easy package. It's time to see how well it fares.

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today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
  • MX 17 Beta 2
  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

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Security: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire

  • Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accounts

    The researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the stolen credentials can successfully be used by cyber crooks to gain access to functioning Google accounts.

  • Data breaches, phishing, or malware? Understanding the risks of stolen credentials

    Drawing upon Google as a case study, we find 7--25\% of exposed passwords match a victim's Google account.

  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with 10 women across North America and Marquis-Boire's home country of New Zealand who say that they were assaulted by him in episodes going back years. A woman that The Verge gave the pseudonym "Lila," provided The Verge with "both a chat log and a PGP signed and encrypted e-mail from Morgan Marquis-Boire. In the e-mail, he apologizes at great length for a terrible but unspecified wrong. And in the chat log, he explicitly confesses to raping and beating her in the hotel room in Toronto, and also confesses to raping multiple women in New Zealand and Australia."