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Story MariaDB Enterprise adds Suse Linux and IBM Power8 support Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 6:06pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 5:25pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 5:24pm
Story Ubuntu Core Changes The Game For Container Operating Systems Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 5:02pm
Story ​Best Linux Desktop of 2014: Linux Mint 17.1 Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:29pm
Story Xojo: A Linux development suite that doesn't really support Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:26pm
Story AMD Catalyst 14.12 Linux Driver Released -- Huge Update! Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:23pm
Story Significant ACPI & Power Management Changes In Linux 3.19 Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:14pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:10pm
Story Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:08pm

Sparkle GeForce 9500GT 1GB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: We've checked out ATI's Radeon HD 4550 low-end graphics card already and found it to be a nice solution for Linux users on a budget, but how does NVIDIA's competitor contend? In this review we are looking at the NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT from Sparkle.

Red Hat opens Dubai Office

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Linux

cpilive.net: Red Hat has announced the expansion of its international presence with the opening of an office in Dubai. The new office will provide support for its growing customer base in the Middle East and Africa and enable Red Hat to leverage experts with local knowledge to meet new business demands in the region.

Non-Constructive Linux Bashing Does Require A Kevlar Suit

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Linux

linuxloop.com: An article published in iTWire titled “Opinion: why Linux sucks at being user friendly” has been drawing a lot of attention recently. I am going to start by responding to each of the author’s points and then pointing out what I think the overall problem is.

Xubuntu 8.10 - Review

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Ubuntu

linux-hardcore.com: I like speed and stability. To be honest I find Gnome and Kde do not live up to my perception of speed, so I choose Xfce and Fluxbox.

Choosing Your Shell

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: In most Linux systems, your default shell is the bash shell. There are many other shells, and you can activate a different one by simply typing the new shell’s command (ksh, tcsh, csh, sh, bash, and so forth) from the current shell.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Using Your Linux Computer As A UPnP AV Server (Part 3)

  • How will Windows 7 affect Linux?
  • stats.larrythecow.org — what’s installed on your box?
  • Is Smolt the Key to Counting Linux Users?
  • Where to find royalty-free cliparts for OpenOffice.org?
  • Open Source enterprise to facilitate University Education
  • Back to the roots with Gentoo...
  • Ubuntu Podcast Episode #11
  • Ballmer’s upside down thinking on open source
  • Notes in OpenOffice.org 3.0 Writer
  • Linux print server enhances library printing
  • Supercharging a home network with Amahi
  • Open Source Software and Africa
  • Having more than 4GB of RAM on x86 Linux
  • Open Letter to Richard Stallman
  • Mepis 7.0- My Distro of Choice
  • Russia and Cuba Unite Against Microsoft
  • Gollem: A Web-based file manager for back-end data
  • Kernel tcp_output “work around” implemented for openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5
  • Origin of Famous Linux Distibutions

Desktop Linux – Will It Ever Stick?

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Linux

popsci.com: About seven years ago, I tried to free myself from the oppression and misery of running Windows ME by installing Linux on my PC. Ever installed the Linux operating system? It’s not for the faint of heart. So, when it was recently reported that Linux-based netbooks are being returned at a rate four-times higher than their Windows-based brethren, I can’t say I was surprised.

OpenNMS 1.6.0: Birthing an Elephant

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Software

blogs.opennms.org: We were finally able to release the next stable version of OpenNMS, 1.6.0, at the end of October, but I wasn’t able to write about it. Getting a new stable release out can be painful. Anyway, here’s a short overview of all the work that went in to 1.6.0.

GNOME as the computing platform for the future

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Software

stormyscorner.com: Often when people talk about open source software businesses they immediately think about companies like Jboss or MySQL. All these companies – and many more - successfully use GNOME technologies to improve their business. How does that work? What is GNOME and what about it makes it good for businesses and society?

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.10 and OpenOffice.org 3.0

  • Ubuntu Special Characters
  • Why choose Ubuntu 8.10 as a server?
  • Installing Ubuntu 8.10 In 12 Easy Steps
  • Ubuntu from your flash drive - easier than ever before
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • 50 amazing Ubuntu time-saving tips

YaST releases independent of openSUSE releases?

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Software
SUSE

opensuse.org: YaST is one of the cornerstones of openSUSE. There never was a release of YaST independent of openSUSE. Even the versioning of YaST is tied to openSUSE. But in principle, YaST is a tool that can be used across distributions.

Why Microsoft is running scared of Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Microsoft is frightened. Even Ballmer is telling users that they can skip Vista, which tells you everything you need to know about Vista's failure. In the past, Microsoft wouldn't have sweated this kind of flop. "What can users do?" they'd say. "Move to Linux or Macs? Ha!" That was then. This is now.

Also: Windows 7 Will Let Microsoft Track Your Every Move

The View From Firefox's Bleeding Edge

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Moz/FF
  • The View From Firefox's Bleeding Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 update coming November 12
  • My Most-Useful Firefox Add-ons
  • Microsoft breaks HotMail for Linux users?

Some kinda Linux mix

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Linux
Ubuntu

beranger.org: If there is a distro that supports well my hardware, then it doesn't hibernate, or the provided OpenOffice.org can't load the Antidote RX plugin, or some other software is missing, or it doesn't offer GNOME, or it doesn't provide updates in a timely manner, or its developers are Nazis when comes to a particular subject, or some of the software in the repositories is broken, or the distro is supported for only about 12-13-18 months, etc. etc. Yes, I've installed Ubuntu 8.10...

Can't we all just get a distro?

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Linux

neowin.net: Its no secret that open source is a viable alternative to pay for systems such as Vista and OSX; but why has it taken until now for laptop manufactures to start shipping Linux as an option?

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 Initial Impressions

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SUSE

dtschmitz.com: Even if I wasn't such an openSUSE devotee, I think I might find a lot of good things to say about this Linux product. Beta 4 is almost stable enough for production use.

Linux growth: The Asus connection

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Asustek is not a name most people know. The Taiwan-based hardware maker traditionally operates in the PC-board sector. But a few years ago the company began to make its own notebook PCs.

Puppy Linux - Absolutely stunning!

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Puppy Linux is an amazing distro. If you're thinking this tiny, 93MB distro is going to leave you with a spartan, minimalistic desktop experience, think again.

Why do old bugs still exist?

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Software

raiden.net: It's really begun to baffle me why certain bugs within the FOSS world haven't been fixed yet, or have taken so long to be fixed. A couple that come to mind come from recent experiences I've had either directly, or indirectly with these bugs.

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

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today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
  • Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files
  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.