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GoblinX Releases G:Mini 3.0.beta01

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Linux

GoblinX just released the second beta of the next stable release.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 - why neither will lose

  • Don't Convert Mandriva Systems to ext4
  • From Ubuntu Netbook Remix to Ubuntu UMPC
  • A diagram of the apt system
  • get_iplayer - Download BBC iplayer, BBC Radio & ITV programmes
  • Learning more about Nagios for server monitoring
  • Microsoft and open source
  • Holiday Cheer, Holiday Uncheer - Part 2
  • Windows 7 on Netbooks: Does Linux Stand a Chance?
  • Fastest web serving on earth made possible by 64 Bit Linux
  • Asus confirms Eee phone
  • Shared data feed
  • Open source lessons in the Nortel bankruptcy
  • Technology firms in the recession
  • Firefox 3.1 beta 3 now due Feb 2
  • Some Fanboys Don’t Like Windows 7 Either
  • Can Mozilla Prove Firefox Is the Most Secure Browser?
  • What Keeps Me Going with One Laptop Per Child
  • Proprietary Barriers to Education

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Talking to a Wiimote in Ubuntu 8.10

  • Setting up an access point with WPA on Ubuntu Intrepid
  • Sierra MC8775 UMTS/HSDPA modem with Gentoo
  • Linux Shell Editing Shortcuts
  • Unix time - 1234567890
  • adduser vs useradd -Debian / Ubuntu-, Gentoo, Fedora/CentOS
  • Hidden Linux : Don't smash that drive!
  • Making eye candy for GRUB
  • /dev/vcs and /dev/tty

Suggested Tips for Taming the Extreme Side of the Linux Community

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codingexperiments.com: Sometimes, I feel that Linux is so very close to making it on the desktop. Sometimes that I feel that there are only few barriers to populating the world with a massive amount of cheap, secure computers running Linux and other open source software.

GNOME 2.24.3 Desktop Released

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gnome.org: This is the third update to GNOME 2.24. It contains many fixes for important bugs that directly affect our users, documentation updates and also a large number of updated translations.

LCA 2009: Making Linux more secure

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itwire.com: Russell Coker is not a man who sleeps with his computers. But he does come pretty close - two servers are positioned in a little cabinet in his bedroom, one being his server and the other his Security Enhanced Linux "play machine."

In Over My Head: Blinux

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jehurst.wordpress: For the past couple of years, I’ve been doing what little I could to assist a friend of mine going blind from Macular Degeneration. The experience has caused me to explore Linux for the Blind, or “Blinux.”

What does Stormy do as Executive Director of GNOME?

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stormyscorner.com: I want to say I'm really glad I work for an organization where people feel comfortable asking "what do you do?" It shows they care about the organization and are not afraid to ask tough questions. Have you ever asked your boss what they did, exactly?

Ubuntu Faster on My Internet Than Windows XP

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itworld.com: This isn't a rigorous benchmarked lab test yet, but I found something bizarre this morning. After fixing a little router problem, I tested the download speeds on my DSL line from AT&T and my cable Internet line from Time Warner Cable. I have both for product testing needs.

New Mexico in the midst of a geek renaissance

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dthomasdigital.wordpress: New Mexico is not really a place that comes to mind when you think of cutting edge technology. Funny thing is that’s exactly what is happening and has been happening for years in the Land of Enchantment.

OpenOffice Lives, More Involvement Needed

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linux-magazine.com: Free office solution OpenOffice.org is still in the best of shape, based on reactions from project members to Novell developer Michael Meeks's recent pessimistic view. The Linux Foundation is one of many who are concerned. All want one thing: more.

What's new in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

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This article describes the newest version of Lotus Notes 8.5 and its rich additional Eclipse functionality and presents itself as a modern and effective interface.

Launchpad's License Will Be AGPLv3

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softwarefreedom.org/blog: Last week, I asked Karl Fogel, Canonical's newly hired Launchpad Ombudsman, if Launchpad will use the AGPLv3. His eyes said “yes” but his words were something like: Canonical hasn't announced the license choice yet. I was excited to learn this morning from him that Launchpad's license will be AGPLv3.

Open Source Alternatives to iTunes: Your Favorite?

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earthweb.com: While it's true that Apple iTunes has some compelling services, such as their TV/music/movie store, the media player itself leaves many power users yearning for something more.

Free Software Song Rocks

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junauza.com: I still find the Free Software Song inspiring in some way although I know it will never ever win a Grammy Award or whatever. So, I thought I would share this to all of you especially those who are starting to lose faith in free software.

Desktop Linux - If it ain't broke don't fix it!

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Hobbyist attitude in Linux world is not always good. There is no hue and cry if a Microsoft release is delayed or a Mac OS is postponed for sometime.

Paradox argumentations from a KDE project leader

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the-gay-bar.com: "i will not drink the koolaide" is a rant on a particular software called "pulseaudio." Let's do some string replacing here and after :s/PulseAudio/KDE4/ you have summed up a lot of the complaints people had about KDE4: KDE3 worked.

Happy eighth birthday Drupal

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buytaert.net: Today, eight years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! When I started work on Drupal as a graduate student, Drupal was just a little hobby project grown out of my own interest in the web.

Windows 7

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today's leftovers

  • CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes
    Harry (Lei) Zhang, together with the CTO of HyperHQ, Xu Wang, will present “CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018, May 2-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation will clarify about more about CRI, container runtimes, KataContainers and where they are going. Please join them if you are interested in learning more.
  • Meet Gloo, the ‘Function Gateway’ That Unifies Legacy APIs, Microservices, and Serverless
    Gloo, a single binary file written in Go, can be deployed as a Kubernetes pod, in a Docker container, and now also on Cloud Foundry. The setup also requires a copy of Envoy, though the installation process can be greatly simplified through additional software developed by the company, TheTool. The user then writes configuration objects to capture the workflow logic.
  • Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?

    The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF, all while guaranteeing a non-disruptive transition for Linux users.

  • The developer of Helium Rain gave an update on their sales, low overall sales but a high Linux percentage
    Helium Rain [Steam, Official Site], the gorgeous space sim from Deimos Games is really quite good so it's a shame they've seen such low overall sales. In total, they've had around 14,000€ (~$17,000) in sales which is not a lot for a game at all. The good news, is that out of the two thousand copies they say they've sold, a huge 14% of them have come from Linux. It's worth noting, that number has actually gone up since we last spoke to them, where they gave us a figure of 11% sales on Linux.
  • Want to try Wild Terra Online? We have another load of keys to give away (update: all gone)
    Wild Terra Online [Steam], the MMO from Juvty Worlds has a small but dedicated following, now is your chance to see if it's for you.
  • Arch Linux Finally Rolling Out Glibc 2.27
    Arch Linux is finally transitioning to glibc 2.27, which may make for a faster system. Glibc 2.27 was released at the start of February. This updated GNU C Library shipped with many performance optimizations particularly for Intel/x86_64 but also some ARM tuning and more. Glibc 2.27 also has memory protection keys support and other feature additions, but the performance potential has been most interesting to us.
  • Installed nvidia driver
  • Stephen Smoogen: Fedora Infrastructure Hackathon (day 1-5)
  • Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018
    The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects.
  • Costales: UbuCon Europe 2018 | 1 Week to go!!
    We'll have an awesome weekend of conferences (with 4 parallel talks), podcasts, stands, social events... Most of them are in English, but there will be in Spanish & Asturian too.
  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports.

OSS Leftovers

  • IRS Website Crash Reminder of HealthCare.gov Debacle as OMB Pushes Open Source
    OMB is increasingly pushing agencies to adopt open source solutions, and in 2016 launched a pilot project requiring at least 20 percent of custom developed code to be released as open source – partly to strengthen and help maintain it by tapping a community of developers. OMB memo M-16-21 further asks agencies to make any code they develop available throughout the federal government in order to encourage its reuse. “Open source solutions give agencies access to a broad community of developers and the latest advancements in technology, which can help alleviate the issues of stagnated or out-dated systems while increasing flexibility as agency missions evolve over time,” says Henry Sowell, chief information security officer at Hortonworks Federal. “Enterprise open source also allows government agencies to reduce the risk of vendor lock-in and the vulnerabilities of un-supported software,” he adds.
  • Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.

    Migrations are both essential and frustratingly frequent as your codebase ages and your business grows: most tools and processes only support about one order of magnitude of growth before becoming ineffective, so rapid growth makes them a way of life. This isn't because they're bad processes or poor tools, quite the opposite: the fact that something stops working at significantly increased scale is a sign that it was designed appropriately to the previous constraints rather than being over designed.

  • Gui development is broken

    Why is this so hard? I just want low-level access to write a simple graphical interface in a somewhat obscure language.

OpenBSD and NetBSD

Security: Twitter and Facebook

  • Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising in Jan
     

    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
     

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook
     

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers
     

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.