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Story Which Linux Desktop is Right For You? Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:35pm
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America's Army 3.0 "May Return" To Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Back in September we talked about the possibility of America's Army returning to Linux with the 3.0 release. One of the America's Army developers mentioned that it's a possibility and there may be a way to get the client restored and updated on Linux.

Mandriva, Litrix Reviews

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Linux
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 review

  • Linux Distro Review - Litrix 9.0

Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

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Linux
  • Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

  • 7 reasons Why Dell Won’t Buy Red Hat

I Don’t Like Linux Because …

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Ten Reasons Not to Like Linux (with rebuttals inline)

Empathy: the New Pidgin?

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Software

workswithu.com: There’s some reason to believe that Empathy is the next big thing in instant-messaging on the Ubuntu desktop. There have been passionate calls for its adoption in Ubuntu 9.04 as a replacement for Pidgin, and the Gnome people seem to be pushing it.

Clam anti-virus on Ubuntu

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Software

itwire.com: Ordinarily I don't use anti-virus software on my Linux machines. If I can't get infected by viruses, trojans and spyware that is designed for Windows, and there is effectively none of this malware that is targeted towards Linux, why would I bother?

today's leftovers

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News
  • What Ubuntu must do

  • Personalising the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu
  • Loading ...Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part III
  • A New Year Brings A New NVClock Beta
  • Howto Create your own aliases in Debian
  • My Experiences Installing Ubuntu
  • Perl For Loop
  • Crontabs 101
  • KDE 4.2 shaping up well
  • Linux & Teachers
  • CentOS: KDE Upgrade the Hard Way
  • Commercial open source business strategies in 2009 and beyond
  • Will the Gnome Project change version control system?
  • Pupils conquer fear of computers
  • OpenSuSE 11.1 First Impressions
  • Palm "Nova" Linux set for CES debut?
  • How to Get the "Do You Want to Print a Form Letter?" in OOo
  • openSUSE Installation, DVD vs. LiveCD
  • How to Create a Fedora 10 Linux Distribution
  • Firewall MySQL with GreenSQL
  • Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer
  • KDE 4.2 Branched
  • Check the spell of your documents from command line
  • No X Server 1.6 Release In Sight
  • Call for enabling HP Pavilion internal softmodem
  • The FOSS Project Blues
  • OOo: Delete the recent document history
  • The rebirth of the uncool

Cisco Lawsuit: A Test for the GPL?

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OSS
Legal

internetnews.com: Cisco and FSF lawsuit over GPL The lawsuit between the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco may be critical in shaping the future of the open source ecosystem, according to legal experts closely watching the saga's next stages.

Mandriva One 2009:

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MDV

neuraldump.com: I've been distro-hopping a bit over the break and have arrived at my new favorite flavor of linux: Mandriva.

Oregon State's Open Source Lab one of nation's 10 coolest

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kval.com: Want to organize and title your music collection? Find a free alternative to popular office software programs? Or enjoy a supportive environment for women in computing at “LinuxChix”?

Cool Bash Tips

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HowTos

Top 10 Linux Distributions in 2008

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Linux

Linux desktop gains kid-friendly browser

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gOS and a bag full of mostly goodies

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Well, I have to say that I did go and look at gOS Gadgets...and downloaded it...and installed it on my daughter's computer: P4 1.2Ghz or thereabouts, with 768Mb RAM and a 64Mb ATI video card.

Next netbook - thinner, cheaper, better, Linux

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Hardware

blogs.the451group: I recently had a very interesting talk with Freescale’s Glen Burchers, director of global consumer marketing, regarding netbooks, where Linux stands with this emerging form factor and what we can expect to see as everybody and their grandma pushes innovation of these devices.

"Zubuntu" keeps Zaurus spirit alive

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Ubuntu

linuxdevices.com: Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) has been ported to the Sharp Zaurus PDA in an open source distribution called "Zubuntu." Developed by hacker Omegamoon, Zubuntu 1.0 uses the LXDE interface, and can now be booted (mostly) from flash memory.

Linux: this year's silver lining?

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theregister.co.uk: With the new year under way and all of the problems in the old year still largely unsolved, people in the IT sector are looking around for a little good news and some prospects for growth. There are a lot of clouds out there right now, and Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, thinks the rain is going to be good, particularly for Linux.

Kernel Log: 2.6.29 development kicks off, improved 3D support

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heise-online.co.uk: Following the release of Linux 2.6.28 on Christmas Eve, the start of the hectic merge window phase of development for the next version was delayed for a few days of peace on earth, before business as usual, with Linus Torvalds begining to collect changes for 2.6.29 on the 28th of December.

TORCS 1.3.1 released

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: TORCS version 1.3.1 is available for download. The most important changes are reworked cars and tracks, new and better looking opponents, and a lot of little improvements and a few new features.

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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.