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Story Interesting facts about Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 9:28pm
Story What does an open design studio look like? Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 9:14pm
Story Linux 3.17 Doesn't Boost Ivy Bridge Performance Numbers Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:18pm
Story Does open source boost mental health? Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:10pm
Story AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:02pm
Story Tanglu 2.0 Alpha 1 (Bartholomea annulata) Is an Interesting OS Based on Debian Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Experimenting with Panamax Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:44pm
Story Red Hat bids to become a hybrid cloud power Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:31pm
Story First Firefox OS Phone Arrives in India, Priced at $33 Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:23pm

Reminder: Physical access = Root access

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Linux

useopensource.blogspot: Today I needed to reset a password on an Ubuntu system. While doing this, I was reminded of just how simple it is to get root access on a default install of Ubuntu. I wanted to share these steps on this blog to remind people that if someone has physical access to your Ubuntu system, they can get root access in just a few seconds.

Also: To root or not to root. That is the question.

Trademarks and open source monopoly

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Our own Big Money Matt is en fuego. Today he asks some great questions about the reach of trademark law in protecting open source companies from competition.

Fedora, Slackware, Debian... and Philosophy

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have been quiet about Linux this week because I have been busy trying several new versions. In the process, I have learned quite a bit more, and started to think about the philosophy behind Linux, operating system choices, and Free / Open Source software in general. These latest three Linux variants are illustrative of what a good job the "easy" distributions are doing.

Intrepid Ubuntu plans out

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: With Intrepid Ibex, the next version of Ubuntu Linux, just a few months away the development team has released details of the most pressing issues for the 8.10 release. Among these are better 3G integration, tighter Firefox integration in KDE, and faster boot times.

Firefox is King

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: Mozilla Firefox is now the king of all browsers. --At least based on the web traffic data gathered from junauza.com and from a popular tech blog by known Windows Vista fanboy user Jeff Atwood.

Also: 11 Powerful Firefox 3 Add-ons That Can Replace Standalone Applications

Opinion: Year of the penguin

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Linux

crn.com.au: It’s taken the confluence of several disparate but connected events to create the perfect breeding ground for desktop versions of Linux to finally flourish.

Be super-productive with Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: It might sound a bit weird but the kind of Operating System you’re probably using may affect your productivity at work! Though, a user is a more responsible entity when it comes to productivity, but somewhere down-the-line, we can hold your operating system responsible for the same.

KDE 4 : The Lightest Desktop Yet ?

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KDE

techenclave.com: People must be thinking that I've has gone mad ? But read and you will get everything .

Best Buy Selling Ubuntu: Now, the Bad News

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The Web is buzzing about Best Buy’s decision to stock Ubuntu Linux on its shelves. But I have to say, I’m not all that impressed by the news. Here’s why.

Also: I’ll have the #3 Value Meal, Super Size, with an order of Linux

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of OpenSUSE 11, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Have linux, will travel

  • Post-Gates: Microsoft, Competition and the Semantic Web
  • Why I Am Leaning Toward Debian
  • Bank of America may finally embrace Firefox
  • Can Open Source Drive Sustainable Innovation?
  • Italian lawyers use open source software to move online
  • Cheese : Easy to use WebCam application for Linux
  • Howto Schedule Bittorrents to Automatically Download in Ubuntu
  • FIRST: Water found on Moon
  • Announcing openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo
  • MTN Huawei E220 on ubuntu linux
  • "Piggybacking" and the open-source trademark issue
  • The Open Source Mobile OS Battle Continues

How broken is Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

beranger.org: I thought it was me, but there are several reports of Firefox/Iceweasel 3.0 bugs, including missing images, right after they were loaded!

Drupal 6.3 and 5.8 released, fixing security issues

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Drupal

drupal.org: Drupal 6.3 and Drupal 5.8, maintenance releases fixing problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. Upgrading your existing Drupal 5 and 6 sites is strongly recommended.

Open-Source Business Policies: Everyone Is Making It Up As They Go Along

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OSS

cio.com: We know your company uses open-source applications. We also know many of you already have an open-source policy. Sort of. "Somewhat effective" policies are like "somewhat effective" security; clearly, there's more to be learned. CIO.com asked CIOs and other people in the trenches about what's working—and what's not.

Meet the People Who Have Trillions Riding on Linux this Fall

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: If you work around Linux regularly, in some ways the latest amazing news is… not that amazing. The New York Stock Exchange, where the world’s largest public companies trade their stocks, is now running on Linux. In addition the Chicago Mercantile Exchange also runs on Linux. While perhaps not as famous as the NYSE, the CME is one of the largest exchanges in the world. Even the Tokyo Stock Exchange is running on Linux. Why is this?

Palit GeForce 9600 GSO Sonic with Gentoo

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Hardware
Reviews

bioslevel.com: Palit is the second largest graphics manufacturer in the world. I'll be using the same system I've used in previous videocard reviews, and the system will be running both Windows Vista Business 64-bit with Service Pack 1 and Gentoo Linux 2008.0 64-bit. I'll look at some of the latest games in Windows, and look at a few similar benchmarks in Linux including results from the Phoronix Test Suite.

A Better Introduction to Linux User Interface

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Today I cam across a nice article by cnet on Linux user interface. The article obviously was geared towards new users who might be interested in Linux. For new users switching to Linux or even test-driving it has never been easier. But do we really think if we want to encourage new users towards linux, we can achieve it by showing an image of a Solitaire game and (oh my gosh!) a calculator?

Open source finally blooms at Google

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Google
OSS

Matt Asay: For all the bile that I and others have spewed at Google over the years for its adoption of open source, with little in the way of contributions back, it's amazing to see the trickle of open source from Google turn into an absolute flood.

Book Review - Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition

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Ubuntu

fosswire.com: It’s no coincidence that Ubuntu is now the most popular distribution of Linux for desktop PCs. It is one of the easiest distributions to set up and use for day-to-day tasks. Despite this, getting onto the ‘Linux ladder’, making your first steps into the world of Linux, can be daunting, especially without support.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Update compiz fusion

  • Intel Wireless 3945abg on Gentoo
  • Using qemu on Windows
  • How to install Ubuntu on an MSI Wind laptop
  • Tip-add a option Delete to pop-up menu on Gnome
  • How to check what is running on your system
  • Enable Timed or Automatic Login on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Yum Download Only
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Linux 4.15, Linux 4.16, and Linux Foundation's CNCF and CII

  • Linux 4.15 Gets Fixed To Report Current CPU Frequency Via /proc/cpuinfo
    A change recently in the Linux kernel led the CPU MHz reported value via /proc/cpuinfo to either be the nominal CPU frequency or the most recently requested frequency. This behavior changed compared to pre-4.13 kernels while now it's been fixed up to report the current CPU frequency.
  • Linux 4.16 Will Be Another Big Cycle For Intel's DRM Driver
    We are just through week one of two for the Linux 4.15 merge window followed by eight or so weeks after that before this next kernel is officially released. But Intel's open-source driver developers have already begun building up a growing stack of changes for Linux 4.16 when it comes to their DRM graphics driver.
  • CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'
  • Open Source Threat Modeling
    Application threat modeling is a structured approach to identifying ways that an adversary might try to attack an application and then designing mitigations to prevent, detect or reduce the impact of those attacks. The description of an application’s threat model is identified as one of the criteria for the Linux CII Best Practises Silver badge.

Linux World Domination and Microsoft Corruption in Munich

Programming/Development: 'DevOps', NumPy, Google SLING

  • 5 DevOps leadership priorities in 2018
    This week, DevOps professionals gathered in San Francisco to talk about the state of DevOps in the enterprise. At 1,400 attendees, the sold-out DevOps Enterprise Summit has doubled in size since 2014 – a testament to the growth of the DevOps movement itself. With an ear to this event and an eye on the explosion of tweets coming out of it, here are five key priorities we think IT leaders should be aware of as they take their DevOps efforts into the new year.
  • NumPy Plan for dropping Python 2.7 support
    The Python core team plans to stop supporting Python 2 in 2020. The NumPy project has supported both Python 2 and Python 3 in parallel since 2010, and has found that supporting Python 2 is an increasing burden on our limited resources; thus, we plan to eventually drop Python 2 support as well. Now that we're entering the final years of community-supported Python 2, the NumPy project wants to clarify our plans, with the goal of to helping our downstream ecosystem make plans and accomplish the transition with as little disruption as possible.
  • Google SLING: An Open Source Natural Language Parser
    Google Research has just released an open source project that might be of interest if you are into natural language processing. SLING is a combination of recurrent neural networks and frame based parsing. Natural language parsing is an important topic. You can get meaning from structure and parsing is how you get structure. It is important in processing both text and voice. If you have any hope that Siri, Cortana or Alexa are going to get any better then you need to have better natural language understanding - not just the slot and filler systems currently in use.