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Story Valve promises three announcements this week srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 11:40pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 10:17pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 526 srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 12:40pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/09/2013 - 4:52pm
Story openSUSE 13.1 Beta Released with Btrfs Testing srlinuxx 20/09/2013 - 4:05am
Story Linux kernel luminaries talk enterprise srlinuxx 19/09/2013 - 11:55pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/09/2013 - 1:59pm
Story Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Development at LinuxCon srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:08pm
Story Open source to bridge the global digital divide srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:06pm
Story Slackware 14.1 on Its Way srlinuxx 18/09/2013 - 9:05pm

New Desktop Face-Off: Gnome 2.20 vs KDE 3.5

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O'Reilly OnLamp: With the new features that Gnome and KDE (K Desktop Environment) are adding, each desktop environment is challenging the other for a larger share of the market. In this article I will briefly talk about the new features of both Gnome and KDE, and then look at some similarities and important differences between the two desktop environments.

Font Management In Linux, Part 2

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Linux Planet: Last week we learned some useful tips about font management in Linux. Today we're going to learn a few more ways to preview fonts, how to view font character maps, how to manage console fonts, and how to design your own fonts.

Things that control how content is displayed in Calc spreadsheets

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HowTos Tips: If you spend all day in spreadsheets, sooner or later you want something to help you spot what's important or different. The motion study expert Frank Gilbreth told factories to paint parts different colors to help factory workers spot the right pieces more quickly; Calc has roughly equivalent features to help point out the different types of data you're working with.

openSUSE quickies

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openSUSE news: A small team has created videos of the openSUSE 10.3 installation with commentary and plans to create further ones. — A Live-CD based on openSUSE 10.3 with the KDE 4.0 Beta 3+ packages from the KDE:KDE4 build service project has been announced.

Novell might never get a penny from SCO

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daniweb: Remember when SCO used to be known as a big fish in the Unix OS pond, well respected and pretty much a pillar in this particular vendor community? No, neither do I. The image of a company that sought to claim IBM had somehow inappropriately contributed to Linux development, a bizarre tactical strategy to leverage some kind of financial settlement from Big Blue if you listen to many industry analysts, is the one that pops into my head every time I see the letters S, C and O now.

EU Tells Open Source to Start Paying MS Patent Tax

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OSS EU Commissioner Kroes' deal with Microsoft creates real dangers to Europe's growing open source economy, warns the FFII.

Also: Matt Asay: Red Hat swats Microsoft's European patent ruling
And: Microsoft Invests in Linux Based Architecture

Myah OS 3.0 alpha 1 released

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Linux Myah OS 3.0 alpha 1 is now available to kick off the 3.0 release cycle. This first alpha release has been very carefully put together. The only thing really missing so far is the graphical installer, which is under construction. This release is a live CD that includes package utilities and all development tools.

Opera 9.5 beta released

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Software Opera 9.5 beta is available for download! Since the first alpha release hundreds of bugs have been fixed. Website rendering has been significantly improved, along with performance, stability and usability.

Asian governments driving demand for open source

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linuxworld (idg): Asian governments are pivotal to Red Hat Inc.'s goal of earning 60 percent of its revenue from outside the US by the end of 2009, said Matthew Szulik, the company's chairman, chief executive officer, and president, in a conference call on Thursday.

I’m typing this on a Classmate PC

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zdnet: My Classmate PCs arrived today from Intel and I finally had time to break them out tonight. First off, this is a really small keyboard. Surprisingly, the small screen (7 inches) is not a problem. However, the keyboard takes some serious getting used to.

Reiser trial delayed; attorneys debate TV show impact

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Reiser The trial of Reiser — who is accused of killing Nina Reiser despite her body never being found — was expected to start Monday, however opening statements are now set for Nov. 5.

Gobuntu & Ubuntu

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  • Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 4

  • Post-Install Tips for Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.10 is outstanding

  • Gobuntu
  • Installing Apache 2, PHP 5 and MySQL 5 on Ubuntu 7.10 (a.k.a. “Gutsy Gibbon”)
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) Pragmatic Visual Presentation Critique
  • It’s not even green
  • Howto: Compile JWM 2.01 on Ubuntu 7.10

  • Alternative Installation Methods for Gutsy
  • 10 flaws in Ubuntu 7.10

OLPC experiments with cow-powered laptops (seriously)

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computerworld: The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) is toying with a novel source of power for its low-cost XO laptops: cows. The goal is to develop a low-cost energy source that can be used in Indian villages.

today's leftovers

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  • It's confirmed: Gutsy is killing your HDD!

  • Explanation of Ubuntu Hard Drive Wear and Tear
  • Experimental Support for Compiz-Fusion on Foresight
  • Simple PHP for Dumping a Berkeley Database
  • Alan Cox on open-source development vs. proprietary development
  • rambling forward to 4.0
  • Kivio: Powerful, easy to use Linux flowcharting
  • Palamida: Rival snitched open-source database
  • Joomla! Vs. Drupal - The Nitty Gritty
  • Legit Linux Codecs In the U.S.
  • Laptop foundation production delay means shortage
  • New Laptop: Install Gentoo

HOW TO: Setup a Web-based BitTorrent Client

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HowTos How many times have you been stuck at work when the latest episode of a podcast such as LugRadio has become available for download, or the latest version of your favourite Linux distribution has been released? Wouldn’t it be really useful if you could access a server at home through your web browser and order it to download that file, so that it’s waiting for you when you get there?

The GIMP screenshot monstrosity.

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pinderkent.blogsavy: GIMP 2.4 was recently released. One of the first things I went to check out after reading of the release was the screenshots section of their web page. I have to say, it was a very disappointing experience.

Linux device driver project needs more unsupported devices to work on!

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desktoplinux: Desktop Linux needs drivers. Right? Of course. So why is Novell's Greg Kroah-Hartman, a Linux kernel developer and head of the Linux Driver Project, having to ask people to tell him about devices that need drivers?

ubuntu headlines:

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  • Goodbye OpenSuse, Hello Ubuntu

  • So how are you liking Ubuntu 7.10?
  • Ubuntu Gutsy Internet Help
  • HOWTO Configure Ubuntu for Active Directory Authentication
  • Tesco sell computers with Ubuntu pre-installed - Linux on the up?
  • Ubuntu 7.10 WiFi Quirks
  • All praises for Ubuntu 7.10

Red Hat voices concerns over Microsoft patent model

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zdnet: While Red Hat welcomed Microsoft's recent decision to comply with the European Court of First Instance's antitrust ruling, Michael Cunningham, general counsel for Red Hat, stated that the company was still concerned about Microsoft's patent model.

World Series hype, GPLv3 adoption increase in October

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SearchEnterpriseLinux blog: What can the World Series and the GPL possibly have in common? Well, there’s one thing, if you stretch it really thin: October.The World Series, obviously, will begin tonight between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. The hype, no thanks to FOX and those Dane Cook promos, has reached a fever pitch (pun intended). The GPL, on the other hand, saw above average adoption rates among open source developers and their projects.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • SAP buys into blockchain, joins Hyperledger Project
  • foss-north speaker line-up
    I am extremely pleased to have confirmed the entire speaker line-up for foss north 2017. This will be a really good year!
  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
    Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs. There are glTF utility libraries in JavaScript and other web-focused languages, but Google adding a native glTF 1.0 parser appears to be related to their VR push with supporting VR content on the web. Their glTF parser was added to Chromium Git on Friday.
  • Sex and Gor and open source
    A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. [...] I’ll unpack the first: open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people’s careers and professional lives — cf “the cornerstone of my career” — so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.
  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
  • SecureDrop and Alexandre Oliva are 2016 Free Software Awards winners
  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
  • RApiDatetime 0.0.2

Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
  • FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash
    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more