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Story Smooth like btrfs: Inside Facebook’s Linux-powered infrastructure Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 9:01pm
Story Fedora Linux running on the Amazon Fire TV (video) Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 8:58pm
Story Peppermint Five is Live Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 8:05pm
Story The People Who Support Linux: Systems Engineer Teaching Himself Python Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:45pm
Story OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:40pm
Story Linux Mint KDE 17 review; is this the Plasma you were looking for? Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 7:08pm
Story Resurrect Your Old Computer with Emmabuntüs 1.08 Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:51pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:31pm
Story Mozilla Delivers Built-in HTML5 App Development Tool for Firefox Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:28pm
Story NVIDIA VDPAU Performance Metrics On Ubuntu 14.04 Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2014 - 4:19pm

OpenSSL & OpenSSH Vulnerabilities : Confirm & Fix Instructions

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HowTos

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’m sure many of you have heard by this point that there is a reported vulnerability in openSSL and openSSH. Security patches have been deployed to the Ubuntu archives so the first step is to, of course, apply any security patches available. Am I Affected?

Mozilla and Flock stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Customising Firefox 3

  • Flock 1.2 Beta Includes Digg Integration
  • Mozilla Developer News May 13

Open Source Security Myths Dispelled

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OSS

itproportal.com: Many IT professionals can’t seem to shake off the belief that OSS is inherently risky unreliable and complex. I am going to examine the most common of these perceptions to highlight how the facts are very often the exact opposite to what people believe.

Flipping the Linux switch: My OS is okay, your OS is okay

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: All right, let's quit the touchy-feely psycho-babble talk. There is a lot written about choosing distributions, desktops, and other fun stuff that comes with Linux. But how do you really know if it's something you want to invest time in trying at all?

ReactOS no threat to Windows

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: ReactOS is an implementation of Windows Server 2003, still in alpha stage, and very interesting. But it is no threat to Windows. None at all. Especially compared with Linux. Here's why.

OpenOffice.org obeys Moore's Law?

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OOo

oooninja.com: Let's compare these laws against OpenOffice.org to see which law wins. We'll measure the installed disk usage of OpenOffice.org for Linux in English as built by Sun Microsystems. The size of OpenOffice.org installation over time fits a linear equation with R2 = 0.858 and an expoential curve with R2 = 0.876: that means it is predictable like Kryder's Law.

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 6: The Black Hand

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Have you noticed that the differences in major computer platforms really do seem to make them like different countries? The different ways we do things like run system tasks, open files, shut down and restart, have different file formats and character schemes and default fonts.

more Fedora stuff

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Linux
  • Fedora 9 Released with KDE 4.0.3

  • Fedora 9 Gives Ubuntu a Run For Its Money
  • Hats off to Fedora 9
  • Red Hat lives on the edge with Fedora 9
  • First Look at Sulphur, Fedora 9
  • Promoting Fedora the Blurbuntoo way

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu KDE4 Remix: An Ubuntu User’s View

  • 5 types of people who should be using Ubuntu
  • Week 1 with Ubuntu 8.04LTS

Open letter to standards professionals, developers, and activists

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You’ve read how Microsoft drove its tank through the international standardization process last year and this year, finally winning ISO approval for its legacy OOXML format. The OOXML event proved that we’re in a real fight, and that money and power can break down the existing polite rules and agreements that constitute the international standardization process.

NYSE Euronext banks on Red Hat

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Linux

Matt Asay: If anyone out there persists in believing that Linux isn't ready for serious prime time, NYSE Euronext's dependence on Red Hat should finally lay that silly notion to rest.

Could investor short-termism undermine open source?

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: There is a small, but growing, list of VCs that clearly understand the open source development and distribution models and the long-term profit potential of open source software vendors. Can the same be said of individual and institutional investors buying and selling shares in publicly traded software companies?

some app stuff

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Software
  • Application of the Day - katapult

  • Kumblr - a Lightweight Tumblr Client for KDE
  • Critical security update for openssl
  • vnstat - Command Line Tool to check how much bandwidth you use
  • Make synaptic package manager use gtk theme
  • Review: CNR

Fedora 9 Released

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: Fedora 9 was released today just six months after Fedora 8 was released. It comes in a variety of “spins” with improved networking and eyecandy.

Some Gnome Panel Applets you may not know about!

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Software

ubuntu-unleashed.com: Here is a collection of gnome panel applets that I have found in the repositories, installed applets can be viewed and added to your gnome panel via right click on an empty panel space then click "Add to Panel"

Linux kernel compile secrets. Part 1

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: The Linux kernel is the beating heart of any Linux distribution. It is a strange and complex beast and to many people somewhat mystical in nature. I intend to shed light on some of that mystical shroud and show how simple and easy compiling a Linux kernel really is.

aTunes tries to be the best of two worlds

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Software

linux.com: Are you looking for a free and open source music player that you can use no matter which operating system you boot or switch to during the day? Meet aTunes, a small competitor to both Amarok and Apple's iTunes. Its name sounds like a hybrid of the two, and it tries to have a unique combination of the best of both user experiences.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MIT students show power of open cell phone systems

  • Ubuntu and Windows compared SIDE BY SIDE, literally
  • Defending the oppressed and the forsaken (i.e. KDE3)
  • Google Desktop for Linux
  • The best desktop OS is...
  • Open-Source Software: How the Stock Market Views It
  • Control Your TiVo With Your Ubuntu Machine
  • Radio Free Software: Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and OpenSolaris Community Managers
  • Give Linux a chance
  • optimize/improve internet connection speed and responsiveness
  • Fix Firefox and epiphany Flash Crash
  • Novell to Sun: Here’s an offer you can’t refuse

First look: OpenSolaris 2008.05 a work in progress

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OS

arstechnica.com: The OpenSolaris project, which has been slowly gaining momentum over the past year, issued its first official release last week. Designed with an emphasis on usability and easy installation, OpenSolaris aims to provide a complete desktop platform for users and developers built on top of Sun's Solaris kernel. We have been testing OpenSolaris 2008.05 in order to see how it compares to modern Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE.

Linux PCs still available at Wal-Mart: Just not the one down the road

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Linux
Hardware

practical-tech.com: Recently there were some rumors that Wal-Mart was once more selling Everex PCs with gOS Linux. Well, they got it about a third right.

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Microsoft EEE

  • Why the Windows Subsystem for Linux Matters to You – Even if You Don’t Use it [Ed: Microsoft pulling an EEE on GNU/Linux matters. Sure it does... while suing GNU/Linux with software patents Microsoft says it "loves Linux".]
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Servers: Kubernetes, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Sysadmin 101

  • Kubernetes Snaps: The Quick Version
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  • Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alone AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal have all joined. It’s not every day you see this group of companies agree on anything, but as Kubernetes has developed into an essential industry tool, each of these companies sees it as a necessity to join the CNCF and support its mission. This is partly driven by customer demand and partly by the desire to simply have a say in how Kubernetes and other related cloud-native technologies are developed.
  • The Cloud-Native Architecture: One Stack, Many Options
    As the chief technology officer of a company specialized in cloud native storage, I have a first hand view of the massive transformation happening right now in enterprise IT. In short, two things are happening in parallel right now that make it radically simpler to build, deploy and run sophisticated applications. The first is the move to the cloud. This topic has been discussed so much that I won’t try to add anything new. We all know it’s happening, and we all know that its impact is huge.
  • Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up
    I hope this description of levels in systems administration has been helpful as you plan your own career. When it comes to gaining experience, nothing quite beats making your own mistakes and having to recover from them yourself. At the same time, it sure is a lot easier to invite battle-hardened senior sysadmins to beers and learn from their war stories. I hope this series in Sysadmin 101 fundamentals has been helpful for those of you new to the sysadmin trenches, and also I hope it helps save you from having to learn from your own mistakes as you move forward in your career.

Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

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  • PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives
    PostgreSQL 10 has been queuing up improvements to declarative partitioning, logical replication support, an improved parallel query system, SCRAM authentication, performance speed-ups, hash indexes are now WAL, extended statistics, new integrity checking tools, smart connection handling, and many other promising improvements. Our earlier performance tests of Postgre 10 during its beta phase showed some speed-ups over PostgreSQL 9.
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Graphics: NVIDIA Progress, VC4/VC5, Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa

  • NVIDIA 384.90 Linux Driver Brings Fixes, Quadro P5200 Support
    One day after releasing updated GeForce Linux legacy drivers, NVIDIA is now out with an update to their long-lived 384 branch. The NVIDIA 384 Linux series is the current latest series for their proprietary driver. Coming out today is the 384.90 update that is primarily comprised of bug fixes but also includes Quadro P5200 support.
  • NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support
    Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support. Alex Goins of the NVIDIA Linux team presented on their HDR ambitions for the Linux desktop and the work they are still doing for prepping the X.Org stack for dealing with these next-generation computer displays. This is a project they have also been looking at for more than one year: NVIDIA Is Working Towards HDR Display Support For Linux, But The Desktop Isn't Ready.
  • The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5
    ric Anholt of Broadcom just finished presenting at XDC2017 Mountain View on the state of the VC4 driver stack most notably used by the Raspberry Pi devices. Additionally, he also shared about his early work on the VC5 driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics.
  • Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa Have Hit Amazing Milestones This Year
    Kaveh Nasri, the manager of Intel's Mesa driver team within the Open-Source Technology Center since 2011, spoke this morning at XDC2017 about the accomplishments of his team and more broadly the Mesa community. Particularly over the past year there has been amazing milestones accomplished for this open-source driver stack.