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Story Mobile Threat Monday: Analyzing Android Apps with Santoku Linux Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 4:02pm

Linux killed the One Laptop Per Child project

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OLPC

codeeleven.blogspot: Part of the concept was to use Linux as the base operating system. The end result was a interface called "Sugar" that was unlike any known computer interface in the developed world. Written in Python, it was definitly unique, though some people find its UI strange and counterintuitive.

Also: $100 Laptop Blocked by “chicken feed” Politics

Ubuntu Wired Networking Woes? Read This Closely

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Ubuntu

Matt Hartley: It’s enough to make you want to scream, having connectivity issues with your favorite Linux distro. And frankly why most people are best off with a Mac Mini, as it sometimes means getting your hands dirty.

Also: Ubuntu power management nonsense

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th November 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A Trash applet, various general improvements, and support for sharing configuration layouts in Plasma. "Undo close tab" feature in Konqueror. Development continues towards Amarok 2.0, with services becoming plugins and support for the Amapche music server.

And the Best Community Linux Is…

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Linux

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: The three biggest community Linuxes are Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. They're all popular. They're all good. But which is the best?

Why Microsoft Rattles The Patent Saber

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Microsoft

Charles Babcock: It must be maddening to believe you command developer loyalties and lead legions worldwide, then watch developers flock to the Linux kernel. Maddening, that is, if you're Microsoft. Why does Microsoft say its patents cover Linux, while at the same time reaching out to other open source code projects?

Also: Windows And The New Coke Syndrome
And: Test Drive Windows Vista For Free Over The Internet

Desktop Linux Trio Offers Look at What's To Come

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Linux

eWeek: The latest versions of fast-moving OpenSUSE, Ubuntu and Fedora make a strong case for Linux on the desktop, but there's lots of integration work to be done.

Book Review: Linux Firewalls - Attack Detection and Response with iptables, psad, and fwsnort

blogcritics.org: Working in a university environment, one gets used to doing more with less. Security, particularly, seems to never get the budget it deserves though it has increased in recent years. For all their limitations, open-source tools are the vital lifeblood that makes IT work, and work securely, in academia.

OLPC XO vs. Asus Eee PC 701

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: While it's not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison (the XO and the Eee PC are intended for two different markets, after all), there's enough similarities between the two to merit a head-to-head comparison. Here's how these two cheap but innovative portables stack up in seven categories.

Reiser Murder Trial Theme Emerging: Wife Was a Good Mom, Bad Mom

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Reiser

wired blog: Witness No. 3 continued on the stand Tuesday in the Hans Reiser murder trial, and she quickly became the subject of several insults under cross examination by the defendant's attorney.

Red Hat, Novell issue back-to-back announcements

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Linux

blogs.techtarget.com: In the past 24 hours, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) beta became available to the public through Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud service. While RHEL has been available in limited beta for a few weeks, this public beta announcement comes right before Novell’s launch of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10, its latest enterprise OS offering.

some *buntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu

  • Failure of Gutsy Install on HP Pavilion dv6575: Round 1(2, 3, 4, 5…)
  • Remastering an “Ubuntu alternate” ISO with Ubuntu Customization Kit
  • HOWTO - Install Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC
  • Linux Mint - Ubuntu + Multimedia
  • Emulate the OLPC or Eee PC operating systems in Ubuntu

The best IT vendor of all? Red Hat

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Linux

linux-watch: For the fifth year, CIO Insight polled IT executives on how well their major vendors deliver business value, reliability and quality. This year's winner? The No. 1 vendor? None other than Linux distributor Red Hat.

Linux Audio Editors: An Overview

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Software

onlamp.com: If you're not familiar with the area of Linux audio editors, you might be totally amazed at just how many there are. Clearly, writing these has scratched more than a few itches and more than one has earned grades as a class project.

CLI Magic: No-nonsense network monitoring tools

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Software

linux.com: Linux is an excellent platform for network administration. If you want to monitor your network traffic, you can find many tools -- some accessible from a Web interface, others using a graphical interface -- but nothing beats the speed of the command line. Command-line tools are also useful in shell scripts, where they can help you perform complex tasks. Here's a handful of my favorites for monitoring network traffic.

Can Linux forget desktops and servers?

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: While Linux might be able to gain share at the expense of the still-unpopular Vista, it's possible that tired old PCs aren't that important anyway.

Choice breeds complexity for Linux desktop

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Linux

regdeveloper.co.uk: There are lots of reasons why Linux has not ousted Windows - many of them nothing to do with technology or logic and more to do with politics. Nevertheless there are still outstanding technical issues - not least is the problem of fragmentation that confuses users and developers alike. A quick scan of a Distrowatch more than illustrates the simple point - yes I know I like Linux - but which version?

Life Must Go On For MEPIS

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: On this year's 48th issue of DistroWatch Weekly, Ladislav Bodnar wrote a message to MEPIS fans that sent heated emails to DistroWatch. Righteously, he gave them lessons on the proper things that they should have done. But what caused some MEPIS fans to act this way?

How to make Firefox look and feel like IE, Safari, or Opera

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Moz/FF

linux.com: One of the biggest complaints a Firefox evangelist encounters is "it doesn't act or feel like browser X." Internet Explorer users complain that Firefox doesn't look like what they're used to. Opera, Safari, and Netscape users complain that it's missing many of their favorite features.

Also: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10 Released

Switching from OS X to Linux

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Linux

osweekly.com: Although I do use Windows for some work related tasks, other than that, I’m basically on either one of my Macs 100 percent of the time. The switch has been very good to me, and although I never thought that I would get to the Machead stage, I’m definitely there, albeit in a reasonable way.

Linux Kernel Maintainers: Accountable To All, Beholden To None?

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Linux

Charles Babcock: The Linux kernel is surrounded by hundreds of interested parties. How is it that none of them gains a commanding influence over the kernel's development priorities? HP, IBM, Oracle. Google, eBay and Intel each has a primary stake in Linux and employs kernel developers. Does this mean money talks when it comes to Linux? If not, why not?

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  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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