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Qt Software Releases LGPL'ed Qt 4.5 and Creator 1.0, Provides SDK

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kde.org: Qt Software has made Qt 4.5 and the Qt Creator 1.0 IDE available for download. For the first time, Qt SDK is available, a convenient bundle of the two.

Opera 9.64 Released

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opera.com: ¡Hola! We released 9.64 today. This release is a recommended security upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux Gazette March 2009 (#160)

  • Safari loses, Firefox gains market share
  • Debian Project Leader Elections 2009 nominations
  • Ubuntu now offering mainline kernel builds
  • Oracle's Unbreakable Linux not denting Red Hat
  • Apache FtpServer 1.0.0 released
  • Flock Ditching Firefox, Moving To Google Chrome
  • A ClamAV - Must Antivirus for Linux Systems
  • Givin some Kiosktool lovin' and how you can give some too
  • Summary of the Fedora 11 - 20 Seconds Boot Feature - Test Day
  • Ubuntu is a joke
  • Linux Install Fest a big hit
  • Funny And Fun Wallpapers: Linux And Unix Humor On A Monday
  • Interview With Liz Danico - User Experience
  • Windowmaker takes the back seat … again
  • openSUSE Trademark Guidelines Released
  • Top 10 Data Recovery Software: Windows, Linux and Mac
  • The Linux Nuclear Option
  • compiz fusion on puppy linux 3.00
  • Using Gentoo Linux in K-12 School’s Computer Lab

open source headlines

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  • Hedging against recession with free and open source software

  • What do we know about open source pricing?
  • Opening up Open Sources
  • Open Source Projects Surge On Mobile Devices
  • Government lags the pace of open source
  • Palm leads on open source development, iPhone gaining

netbook stuff

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Hardware
  • Pixel Density on Netbooks Compared to Other Screens

  • Xandros Launches Presto, an Instant-On Mini Linux for Laptops
  • Xandros instant-on platform: Who needs it?
  • Netbook with Detachable Screen and Half-Day Battery Life
  • Touch Book: Linux based touch screen device announced
  • First 5 minutes impressions Asus Eee Pc 901 and Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 5

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing sound volumes in Openbox

  • Finding information on your hardware openSUSE
  • Set up RPM Fusion with Fedora to shore up multimedia support
  • Mounting NTFS in OpenSUSE
  • Debian Lenny PXE Installation on Dell PowerEdge 1950/2950 servers
  • Automatically Logout SSH Sessions After Period of Inactivity
  • Simple Code To Implement C's stat() function On Linux And Unix
  • Read Popular Magazines for Free Using Firefox
  • How To Fix Pidgin Yahoo Error " Could not establish a connection

Linux works out of the box

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dmytry.blogspot: One of good things said about OS X is that OS X works out of the box. But it doesn't work out of the box on any hardware - it works out of the box *on mac hardware*. I believe same can be just as well said about Linux.

Governments: Starting to Vote For Ubuntu Linux?

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workswithu.com: Governments continue to march toward open source. The Dutch government last year committed to use open standards, the French government has deployed Kubuntu desktops to over 1,000 members of parliament and staff, and a few days ago the United Kingdom government announced an Open Source action plan.

Knoppix - Linux 6.0 review

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itreviews.co.uk: The process of getting hold of Knoppix Linux isn't quite as hand-holding as you might expect from your average Ubuntu distribution, but it's certainly got a few tricks of its own up its sleeve.

Simplify the Use of Sudo

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HowTos

sys-con.com: Being in the security business, I am constantly surprised by how many companies continue to rely on security practices that they know to be poor.

5 Minutes of Knoppix 6.0.1

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benhay.blogspot: Outrageously good. The livecd boots faster than most hdd installs. System booted, installed to hdd, and rebooted to hard drive install in less time than the Fedora livecd required just to get to a login prompt.

DreamLinux 3.5 Desktop Edition

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beginlinux.wordpress: DreamLinux Desktop 3.5 Edition was released on March 1st, 2009. The distro has experienced some significant changes recently and it really seemed to do it for me in the past so i thought I’d give it a try and see what it could offer me.

6 cool BASH tricks

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dedoimedo.com: In this article, I'm going to show you a number of simple, yet highly useful tricks that will make your scripting life easier. True, this article may appeal to the more geeky segment of my readers, but there's no reason to stop reading.

How Acquia makes Drupal more valuable

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blogs.zdnet.com: The better a project’s commercial arm the faster that project can progress. Drupal offers a great example.

linux needs more porn

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thegsblog.com: Yes, I went there, and by ‘Linux’ I mean generic software that runs on the platform. This week is the annual Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, and there’s at least a billion users out there who think the computer is at best a porn delivery device.

Boxee

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aplawrence.com: Maybe it's because I'm just coming off having the flu. Maybe it's because at heart I'm an anti-social misanthropist. Whatever - Boxee leaves me underwhelmed.

Open Source versus Microsoft: The next battlefield

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reviews.cnet.com: The competition between Microsoft and Open Source software reaches into the automotive space with the announcement of a new alliance amongst automakers and technology providers called Genivi.

RadeonHD Driver Takes A Blow In Novell Layoffs

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SUSE

phoronix.com: Due to the tough economic conditions around the world, Novell last month began slashing some of their workforce. As a major blow to the development of the open-source ATI graphics stack, one of the key RadeonHD driver developers has been lost.

Dia: A useful, though flawed, solution for simple diagrams

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Dia is specifically billed as a “diagram editor”, which is of course where the name comes from. In principle, you can create vector graphics “from scratch” in Dia, but the interface favors using the built-in symbols and simply connecting.

Ubuntu 'stagnation' is really innovation

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news.cnet.com: Keir Thomas believes that Ubuntu and Mozilla Firefox have forgotten their core values in the rush to popularity. I can't agree.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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