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Story Trying Intel OpenCL On Linux For Video Encoding Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:08am
Story For 50 percent of developers, open source is a 9-to-5 job Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:01am
Story Who's to blame when products fail? Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:56pm
Story GhostBSD 4 preview Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:53pm
Story Google plans multiple Android Wear updates as Apple's wearable looms Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:49pm
Story Sony Joins AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:48pm
Story Google's sub-$100 'Android One' devices said to be unveiled on September 15 Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:45pm
Story Ubuntu MATE Developer Makes the System Look Like Windows XP Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:42pm
Story Camera Pi – How Raspberry Pi can see Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:38pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: SanDisk Advances Storage Industry Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:35pm

Notes from the Field: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 1

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: openSUSE officially announced the start of 11.1's development cycle with a drop of alpha 1. What follows are some quick notes taken after booting into the KDE Live CD version. Note that this is indeed an alpha 1.

Open Web Foundation to Keep Data 'Open'

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OSS
Web

eweek.com: The Open Web Foundation launches at OSCON with a focus on keeping open-source community efforts open and unfettered.The effort is backed by individuals and companies such as Facebook, Google and MySpace.

Interview: Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch Software

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Interviews

raiden.net: I had the unique opportunity to interview Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch, and discuss their new MindTouch Deki known as "Kilen Woods". What he had to say was quite interesting.

Listen 0.5 - Yet Another Good GTK Audio Player

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Listen is a not so widely known audio player written in Python and using the GTK toolkit, with an interface similar to the one of Rhythmbox, and including features like a music library, podcasts support, lyrics fetching, Wikipedia integration, and Last.fm song submission.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL vs. PostgreSQL

  • Foresight Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 out
  • Gentoo: Portage’s new --jobs feature
  • Dell's Ubuntu 8.04 Offering—Technical Details
  • More Perl One-Liners for Linux Or Unix
  • 2016: "You’re watching the Linux Channel."
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Launchpad to be open source in 12 months
  • What happens when open source turns out to be better? Much better?
  • VIA Appoints An Open-Source Liaison
  • openSUSE: Better TabletPC support
  • The Open Source Community - Please wait a while…
  • Missing 'spam king' kills self, family
  • Silber runs Canonical while Shuttleworth runs around (video)
  • "Handheld recording studio" mixes with Linux
  • Building an HPC Linux cluster has gotten simpler, Beowulf leader says
  • Day 30 Without GUI: All Done!
  • If wishes were horses.
  • The rich irony of Kevin Johnson's departure from Microsoft

No tax support for Mac or Linux yet

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: The Australian Taxation Office has advised Australians using Apple or Linux operating systems that they will be unable to lodge tax returns electronically using the ATO's e-tax software unless they use a Windows emulator or a kiosk in one of the agency's shop fronts.

Ubuntu on a laptop is great!

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Ubuntu

geek.com: We’ve covered Ubuntu in the past, first in a rave by RickGeek and recently in a beta preview by Sal Cangeloso. After reading Sal’s impressions back in April, I downloaded the ISO and installed it on a spare machine I had lying around.

Ingres gives Fortify security study a good fisking

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Since Fortify released its security study, unleashing the FUD flood, I have been waiting for someone to give it a good fisking. Today we have a winner.

Open source leadership model

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OSS

indiatimes.com: As I study some of the thriving new age organisations, I see many of them successfully nurturing , what I call an open source leadership model, an offshoot of the software model. It is changing the rules of the game, and it is proving to be successful. So, what defines an open source leadership model?

Shuttleworth: Microsoft Does Not Want War

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical Ltd., which maintains the Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution said he doubts Microsoft would file suit against a free software developer unless the software giant wants "war."

How A rootkit Exactly Works

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Security

How A rootkit Exactly Works — Explaination and dissection of the dica rootkit (a variant of the t0rn rootkit).

My Favourite Linux Sites

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Linux
Web

internetling.com: I am on vacation so I do not have much time to write. But if you are wondering which sites I visit often, do take a look at this little list.

Writing Without Distractions in Linux

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Software

junauza.com: The best way to write or compose something important using a computer is to do it without any distraction. But how is it possible to concentrate if your email notification keeps on popping, your Twitter updates are flashing, and you are always tempted to open your RSS reader?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 3, Part 4

  • Howto: build and install the intl PECL extension for PHP5 in Debian
  • How to change the default timeout before default OS boots in grub
  • Using Adobe Flash and other 32-bit applications on 64-bit Linux
  • Guake Drop-Down Terminal for GNOME
  • How to install the Web 2.0 i686 Flock Web Browser on 64-bit Gentoo Linux…
  • Installing Fonts Using Synaptic In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

HP reveals plans for a second ‘low-cost’ mini-note

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Linux
Hardware

apcmag.com: One day after Toshiba revealed the company is working on its first mini-note, HP has announced plans for its second mini-note. In addition to its premium ‘business class’ Mini-note, HP is working on a new ‘economy’ model for budget-minded buyers.

10 ways to make Linux boot faster

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux rarely needs to be rebooted. But when it does, it’s often slow to boot. Fortunately, there are ways to speed things up. Some of these methods are not terribly difficult. (although some, unfortunately, are). Let’s take a look.

Linux 2.6.25.12 released

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Linux

lwn.net: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.25.12 kernel. It contains loads of bugfixes, all over the map. Any users of the 2.6.25 kernel series should upgrade to this version.

The Four Consideration in Choosing Linux

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Linux

warungdigital.com: The advantage that can be picked from Linux usage is not only some money that we can save but also features. In deciding which Linux we want to choose there are four consideration that we can use:

Folder View becomes smarter

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KDE

ereslibre.es: After some hacking I have got a nice requested feature for the folder view containment. Mime type filter support. I took some screenshots so you can have a look yourself.

The two essential Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

blogs.computerworld: Now, a lot of people publish lists of 'best' extensions. It's quick and easy to make these lists. One difference between my list and some of those "99 Must Have, Best Firefox Extensions!" is that is the real list of the extensions that I use every day.

Also: What fires Firefox

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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.
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  • 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."