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The Battle For Wesnoth

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Reviews
Gaming

Phoronix: The Battle for Wesnoth is not your typical run-of-the-mill TBS game. The genre turn-based strategy, or TBS, is very self-explanatory. It is, simply put, a game where-as the game flow is broken down into turns or rounds and the game plays from there on.

short takes

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News
  • UT3 Linux: It Will Ship When It's Ready

  • Vista vs. Gutsy Gibbon
  • Apple adds support for ODF
  • How to Enable More Compiz effect in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Red Hat: Open Source mature, disruptive and innovative

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Interviews

webwereld.nl: Open source is disruptive, it develops rapidly, is adopted quickly, and it efficiently meets market needs while enabling new market capabilities. These were some of the statements made at an open source symposium held in Western Australia (WA) earlier this month. We managed to catch up with Red Hat ANZ Alliances Manager Craig Nielsen after the event to find out where he thinks the Open Source industry stands and where the market is heading.

Exclusive First Review: Asus Eee PC 701

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: The Eee PC may be designed to appeal to children and older customers, but it should also tempt anyone looking for a lightweight budget PC that weighs next to nothing and connects to the Internet easily. It's ten times simpler to use than any Windows machine, starts up twice as fast (no crapware!), and is only about a fifth of the cost of other systems in its weight class.

Linux losing to Windows. Time to reassess how to compete in the server market

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Linux

Matt Asay: A few years ago market share data clearly demonstrated Linux server growth outpacing Windows server growth. Today, Linux server growth has apparently slowed while Windows is picking up, according to IDC. Why? The rate of migration from Unix to Linux has slowed.

And: Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server

Vixta: Nice concept, incomplete execution

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Linux

linux.com: Vixta is a new Linux distribution, first released only last month, based on the not-yet-released Fedora 8. Its main objective is to emulate the visual aspects of Microsoft Vista. Version 095 contains the newest, and sometimes unstable, versions of software.

Govt migrates 23 entities to open source platforms - Venezuela

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OSS

bnamericas.com: Venezuela's government has migrated a total of 23 public institutions to open source platforms, the government said on its website.

My Distribution is the most updated.

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Linux

techzone: October is generally the month when major distributions like OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Mandriva etc make a release. I wanted to check which of the major distributions keep themselves updated and the release of Gimp 2.4.0 on 24th October 2007. In this article I will list the version of Gimp present in various common distributions, the source of different versions is Distrowatch.

Open source vs. commercial software

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Open source software initially was a head-scratcher: “How can you make money selling something for free?” But once open source advocates clarified the meaning of free – “Free as in speech, not as in beer” – the open source economy took off.

Also: VMware vs. Xen vs. Microsoft
And: Novell NetWare vs. Microsoft networking

Open source: The most disruptive influence in IT today

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OSS

Enterprise Linux Log: For some it is gospel. To others, it is completely mind-bending and new. The fact of the matter is clear: Open source software, Linux included, is quickly becoming the disruptive force in IT. Some would say it has already.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 5: Epilogue

  • Xubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots Tour
  • Tweak Ubuntu Software Sources To Stay Bleeding Edge

Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) on Fedora 7. The result is an eye candy, dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the standard gnome-panel.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Hyperic First Enterprise Systems Management Vendor To Support Ubuntu’s Gutsy
  • Gibbon Release

  • Hot Drives: Dealing with SMART data on OpenSuse 10.3
  • Linus Torvalds on gcc thread-safety
  • Linux Security Modules Maintainers
  • Novell cries Wolfe
  • Spanish computer shops to sell Free Software
  • Compiler Misoptimizations

Asus Eee PC Initial Hands On and Video Review

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Linux
Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: The Asus Eee PC 701 4G is the new affordable ultraportable notebook that's bound to be on many consumer's Christmas wishlist this year. Retailing for somewhere between $299 and $399, the Eee PC isn't exactly a workhorse, but it will do just about every basic task you'd need from a laptop. Our initial hands-on actually proves it does more than we expected.

apps, tips, & howtos

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Software
HowTos
  • Can’t Think of a Color Scheme? Agave Can

  • HeX: Using Darkstat & Ntop
  • cups and printers stopping
  • Command Line Progress Bar
  • Sunbird 0.7 is Impressive
  • aMSN - an alternative to Pidgin for Windows Live Messenger
  • Hide Partition Icons From Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Mouse pointer disappears after switching users
  • Ajust LCD brightness from command line
  • Clock skew error
  • Splitting tar archives on the fly

Full Circle Magazine Issue 6 is OUT!

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Ubuntu

Issue 6 of Full Circle Magazine is now available. Highlights this issue include:
* Step-by-Step Ubuntu Feisty > Gutsy upgrade
* How-To : Run Photoshop plugins in GIMP, Set up Samba and Scribus pt.6.
* Top 5 - Racing Games.

The Unreasonable Stance: Linux sucks for desktops

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Linux

crunchgear.com: Linux is great. Really, it is. I used to use it all the time as a teenager when I got into programming. But now that I’ve matured (a little) and fallen into the world of Apple, I can see that Linux on a desktop PC is not a reality.

Five Reasons for Making the Switch to Linux

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Linux

enterpriseitplanet: Hardly a day passes where Linux isn't mentioned in IT circles and by techno-geeks everywhere. But why should you care? In this article, we'll explain why moving to Linux is a smart move for your business and your bottom line.

Who really won in Microsoft vs. the EU?

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Microsoft

linux-watch: My colleague over at Microsoft Watch, Joe Wilcox, declared that "Microsoft bowed before the EU and took its whipping." Eh, after a couple of days to look at the decision, I don't think so. At best, I'd say the European Union got the more favorable end of a draw.

Photoshop For Linux? Don't Hold Your Breath

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Linux
Software

Serdar Yegulalp: There's a few applications that would help make Linux more of a mainstream OS, but don't expect to see them ported to Linux anytime soon. One of the least discussed in this fashion? Adobe Photoshop.

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    Operators tasked with maintaining production environments are relying on monitoring stacks to provide insight to resource usage and a heads-up to threats of downtime. Perhaps the most critical function of a monitoring stack is providing alerts which trigger mitigation steps to ensure an environment stays up and running. Downtime of services can be business-critical, and often has extremely high cost ramifications. Operators working in cloud environments are especially reliant on monitoring stacks due to the increase in potential inefficiency and downtime that comes with greater resource usage. The constant visibility of resources and alerts that a monitoring stack provides, makes it a fundamental component of any cloud.
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  • The journey of a new OpenStack service in RDO
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  • Getting to know the essential OpenStack components better
  • Getting to know core components, speed mentoring, and more OpenStack news
  • Testing LibreOffice 5.3 Notebookbar
    I teach an online CSCI class about usability. The course is "The Usability of Open Source Software" and provides a background on free software and open source software, and uses that as a basis to teach usability. The rest of the class is a pretty standard CSCI usability class. We explore a few interesting cases in open source software as part of our discussion. And using open source software makes it really easy for the students to pick a program to study for their usability test final project.
  • [Older] Drupal member sent out after BDSM lifestyle revealed

    Drupal, like many other open source projects, has a stated goal of welcoming and accepting all people, no matter their heritage, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity or other factors.

  • Controversy Erupts in Open-Source Community After Developer's Sex Life Made Public
    Drupal is a popular open-source content-management system, used to build websites. Like many other open-source projects, Drupal is guided by several committees that are supposed to be accountable to the community and its code of conduct, which enshrines values like "be considerate" and "be respectful." Also like many other open-source projects, Drupal attracts all sorts of people, some of whom are eclectic. Last week, under murky circumstances, Drupal creator Dries Buytaert banned one of the project's technical and community leaders, Larry Garfield. Buytaert attributed the decision to aspects of Garfield's private sex life. Many Drupal users and developers are up in arms about the perceived injustice of the move, exacerbated by what they see as a lack of transparency.
  • HospitalRun: Open Source Software for the Developing World
    When open source software is used for global health and global relief work, its benefits shine bright. The benefits of open source become very clear when human health and human lives are on the line. In this YouTube video, hear Harrisburg, Pennsylvania software developer Joel Worrall explain about HospitalRun software – open source cloud-based software used at developing world healthcare facilities.
  • Scotland emphasises sharing and reuse of ICT
    Scotland’s public administrations should focus on common, shared technology platforms, according to the new digital strategy, published on 22 March. The government says it wants to develop “shared infrastructure, services and standards in collaboration with our public sector partners, to reduce costs and enable resources to be focused on front-line services.”
  • [Older] OpenSSL Re-licensing to Apache License v. 2.0 To Encourage Broader Use with Other FOSS Projects and Products

    OpenSSL Launches New Website to Organize Process, Seeks to Contact All Contributors

  • Austria state secretary promotes open data
    The State Secretary at Austria’s Federal Chancellery, Muna Duzdar, is encouraging the making available of government data as open data. “The administration must set an example and support the open data culture by giving society its data back”, the State Secretary for Digitalisation said in a statement.
  • Study: Hungary should redouble open data initiatives
    The government of Hungary should redouble its efforts to make public sector information available as open data, and actively help to create market opportunities, a government white paper recommends. The ‘White Paper on National Data Policy’ was approved by the government in December.
  • Williamson School Board OKs developing open source science curriculum
    Science textbooks may be a thing of the past in Williamson County Schools. The Williamson County school board approved a proposal Monday night to use open source science resources instead of science textbooks. The switch will require a team of nine teachers to spend a year developing an open source curriculum.
  • How Elsevier plans to sabotage Open Access
    It was a long and difficult road to get the major publishing houses to open up to open access, but in the end the Dutch universities got their much awaited ‘gold deal’ for open access. A recently revealed contract between Elsevier and the Dutch research institutes lays bare the retardant tactics the publishing giant employs to stifle the growth of open access.
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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Monday
  • FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine
    FedEx is making you an offer you can’t afford to accept. It’s offering to give you $5 (actually, it’s a discount on orders over $30) if you’ll just install Adobe Flash on your machine. Nobody who knows anything about online security uses Flash anymore, except when it’s absolutely necessary. Why? Because Flash is the poster child for the “security-vulnerability-of-the-hour” club — a group that includes another Adobe product, Acrobat. How unsafe is Flash? Let’s put it this way: seven years ago, Steve Jobs announced that Flash was to be forever banned from Apple’s mobile products. One of the reasons he cited was a report from Symantec that “highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009.” Flash security hasn’t gotten any better since.
  • Every once in a while someone suggests to me that curl and libcurl would do better if rewritten in a “safe language”
  • An insecure dishwasher has entered the IoT war against humanity

    Regel says that he has contacted Miele on a number of occasions about the issue, but had failed to get a response to his missives, and this has no updated information on the vulnerability.

    He added, bleakly that "we are not aware of an actual fix."

  • Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected
    Along with death and taxes, two things appear inevitable. The first is that Internet of Things devices will not only be built into everything we can imagine, but into everything we can't as well. The second is that IoT devices will have wholly inadequate security, if they have any security at all. Even with strong defenses, there is the likelihood that governmental agencies will gain covert access to IoT devices anyway. What this says to me is that we need a law that guarantees consumers the right to buy versions of products that are not wirelessly enabled at all.
  • Remember kids, if you're going to disclose, disclose responsibly!
    If you pay any attention to the security universe, you're aware that Tavis Ormandy is basically on fire right now with his security research. He found the Cloudflare data leak issue a few weeks back, and is currently going to town on LastPass. The LastPass crew seems to be dealing with this pretty well, I'm not seeing a lot of complaining, mostly just info and fixes which is the right way to do these things.