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Story 7 Things We Expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:35am
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Story Why do Windows journalists have to trash Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 2:24am
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Story GCC, LLVM, Copyleft, Companies, and Non-Profits Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:20pm
Story Android ends 2013 on a high note Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:19pm

A Look at Pardus 2007.3 Lynx

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Pardus is a Linux distribution developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptography. I'd never seen it before this week and only heard the name briefly in passing, so I had no idea what to expect. I spent a few days with Pardus and here's how I got on.

Open source open to attack

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OSS

GNC: As open-source coding begins to appear with increasing regularity in commercial software products, government users need to be aware of the potential security vulnerabilities in open-source code, industry experts say.

Alien Arena 2007 v6.10 Has Been Unleashed

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Gaming

PCBurn: It's been a long, grueling time for Alien Arena developers, but version 6.10 is finally here! You in for some major changes, enhancements, and surprises!

Collecting Kernel Oops Data

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "The http://www.kerneloops.org website collects kernel oops and warning reports from various mailing lists and bugzillas," noted Arjan van de Ven, announcing the new website. He included a summary of the top 10 oopses collected in the past 7 days noting, "this is the first such report that I'm posting; Please let me know if this is useful or not."

Audio in Linux is awesome

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Software

darkness.codefu.org: I’ve got some poorly recorded MP3s of people speaking. I want to try to make them a little easier to hear. In Windows I’d reach for Sound Forge. How about in Linux?

Unreal Tournament 3 Linux Status

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Gaming

fscking: For those of you who are not subscribed to the mailing list, here’s the email verbaitim from Ryan Gordon, the man behind the curtain who is responsible for the Linux port of UT3 Linux server and client binary distribution… which still hasn’t happened yet - but they will be available “as soon as possible.”

about:mozilla (development news)

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Moz/FF

In this issue: about:mozilla holiday hiatus, Firefox 3 Beta 2 shipping, and Ensuring compatibility of add-ons and themes for Firefox 3.

Linux event planned for China

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Linux

infoworld blog: The growing prominence of Linux in China is resulting in an industry event to take place there in February, co-sponsored by the Linux Foundation and Chinese OSS Promotion Union, the foundation announced Monday.

XOh the Humanity! The First XO Brick Delivery

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: So, I was a first day donor (bought online about two hours in) and finally got my XO this morning... and it is DOA! No lights, no power.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Adobe PDF Reader 8.1.1 with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox in Gutsy Gibbon

  • OOo: Undocking the Gallery
  • How do I find out Linux Disk utilization?
  • Backing up and restoring partitions with partimage
  • Filter for unwanted mail and mailing lists with procmail
  • How can I view man or info pages in the GNOME and KDE graphical environments?
  • Pidgin and OpenSuSE 10.2
  • Track projects and time the easy way with jWorkSheet
  • Tilda - A Quake-Style Terminal for GNOME

Vista and Leopard both make it onto PC World’s “Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007″

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: Well there’s a surprise - both Vista and Leopard make it onto PC World’s “Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007.”

It's all so clear now..

the distrogue: Now I think I know what the deal is with Ulteo. It's going to be a completely online OS that can be run over a fast internet connection on a remote computer.

Witnesses Describing Motive and Method in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

wired blog: Week six in the Hans Reiser murder trial began Monday combining both motive and method, at least according to how prosecutors want jurors to see it, over why and how the Linux programmer's wife was killed.

linux.conf.au: Games Linux users play

iTWire: Some people tend to take a fancy to something or the other after being exposed to the same at an early stage in life. In Tim 'Mithro' Ansell's case, it was exactly the reverse.

My Open Source Christmas Wish List

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: I figured since the holiday was fast approaching I should probably pull my old OSCWL out and see what it has to offer this year. So, without further ado…

BusyBox Developers and Xterasys Corporation Agree to Settle GPL Lawsuit

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Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center today announced that it has settled the GPL violation lawsuit filed on behalf of BusyBox developers Erik Andersen and Rob Landley against Xterasys Corporation.

Doing it with style: bringing more bling to GTK with OpenGL

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Software

arstechnica: Although some critics might be inclined to prematurely deride Müller's work as indulgent eye-candy, he primarily envisions developers adopting OpenGL integration to tangibly improve the user experience by increasing usability.

BBC iPlayer Linux screenshots

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Software

polishlinux: BBC iPlayer after a lot of complains, petitions, talks and discussions is finally available for GNU/Linux as beta. I took a look at what BBC has prepared and in general I have to say: good job!

First Impressions of the Eee PC Laptop from a Public Library Point of View

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Hardware

blogs.pcworld: I have shown this laptop to hundreds of people who have visited the public library where I work. People universally comment that this laptop is very small and very cute. It is so light and rugged and well designed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 233

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Distributions in 2007

  • News: Mandriva enters alpha development, Fedora loses project leader, MEPIS updates desktop artwork, Ulteo announces online services, Daniel Robbins releases Gentoo "stages"
  • Released last week: CentOS 4.6, LliureX 7.11, Litrix Linux 7.12
  • Upcoming releases: NetBSD 4.0, FreeBSD 6.3
  • New distributions: ChurchPup, DEFT Linux, EduPup, Keldix Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Kernel Space: HMM, Cloud Native, Linux 4.12, TFS, Linux 4.11.2, and 4.10 EoL

  • Faster machine learning is coming to the Linux kernel
    Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a device’s driver to mirror the address space for a process under its own memory management. As Red Hat developer Jérôme Glisse explains, this makes it easier for hardware devices like GPUs to directly access the memory of a process without the extra overhead of copying anything. It also doesn't violate the memory protection features afforded by modern OSes.
  • Product Development in the Age of Cloud Native
    Ever since the mass adoption of Agile development techniques and devops philosophies that attempt to eradication organizational silos, there’s been a welcome discussion on how to optimize development for continuous delivery on a massive scale. Some of the better known adages that have taken root as a result of this shift include “deploy in production after checking in code” (feasible due to the rigorous upfront testing required in this model), “infrastructure as code”, and a host of others that, taken out of context, would lead one down the path of chaos and mayhem. Indeed, the shift towards devops and agile methodologies and away from “waterfall” has led to a much needed evaluation of all processes around product and service delivery that were taken as a given in the very recent past.
  • Running Intel Kabylake Graphics On Linux 4.12
  • TFS File-System Still Aiming To Compete With ZFS, Written In Rust
    The developers behind the Rust-based Redox operating system continue working on the "TFS" file-system that they hope will compete with the long-standing ZFS file-system, but TFS isn't being tied to just Redox OS.
  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.11 Series
    Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the Linux community about the release and immediate availability of the seventeenth maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which also marked the end of life.
  • Linux Kernel 4.11.2 Has Many F2FS and CIFS Improvements, Lots of Updated Drivers

ROSA Fresh R9

ROSA is a desktop distribution that was originally forked from Mandriva Linux, but now is independently developed. While the company which produces ROSA is based in Russia, the distribution includes complete translations for multiple languages. The ROSA desktop distribution is designed to be easy to use and includes a range of popular applications and multimedia support. ROSA R9 is available in two editions, one featuring the KDE 4 desktop and the second featuring the KDE Plasma 5 desktop. These editions are scheduled to receive four years of support and security updates. I decided to download the Plasma edition of ROSA R9 and found the installation media to be approximately 2GB in size. Booting from the ROSA disc brings up a menu asking if we would like to load the distribution's live desktop environment or begin the installation process. Taking the live option brings up a graphical wizard that asks us a few questions. We are asked to select our preferred language from a list and accept the project's warranty and license. We are then asked to select our time zone and keyboard layout from lists. With these steps completed, the wizard disappears and the Plasma 5.9 desktop loads. Read more

More of today's howtos

Software: Linfo, EasyTag, Simple Scan, Albert, VLC, Remote Desktop, Frogr, Brisk Menu, and OpenShot

  • Linfo – Shows Linux Server Health Status in Real-Time
    Linfo is a free and open source, cross-platform server statistics UI/library which displays a great deal of system information. It is extensible, easy-to-use (via composer) PHP5 library to get extensive system statistics programmatically from your PHP application. It’s a Ncurses CLI view of Web UI, which works in Linux, Windows, *BSD, Darwin/Mac OSX, Solaris, and Minix.
  • 2 tag management tools for organizing your music library
    These days, EasyTag seems to be my go-to tag editor. While I can't claim to have tried them all, I have mostly stopped looking now that I have this one. Generally speaking, I like its three-panel layout: file system directory on the left; selected tracks in the middle, showing file name and tags; and specific tags and cover image on the right.
  • New Simple Scan Designs Emerge; Seeking Devs to Implement Them
    Simple Scan is one of my personal favourite and perhaps even one of the "essential" apps on the Linux desktop for me. It does what it says on the tin: it's simple and it scans, with a nice preview system and enough options to be decently functional. Some new designs for the app have emerged and they are looking quite nice indeed. GNOME UX designer and Red Hat Desktop Team Member, Allan Day, showed the new mockup designs off in his blog post. Simple Scan has a pretty sparse and simplistic interface already, and I mean that in a positive way, but Allan believes that "just because it's great, doesn't mean it can't be improved" and that most of the improvements are simply "refinements", rather than major overhauls, in order to make some of the app's functions a bit easier to discover and navigate.
  • Albert – A Fast, Lightweight and Flexible Application Launcher for Linux
    A while ago, we have written about Ulauncher which is used to launch application quickly. Today we came up with similar kind of utility called Albert which is doing the same job and have some additional unique features which is not there in ulauncher.
  • 5 Tricks To Get More Out Of VLC Player In Linux
    In fact, for the desktop, VLC is much more than just a tool to play videos stored on your hard drive! So, stay with me for a tour of the lesser known features of that great software.
  • 5 of the Best Linux Remote Desktop Apps to Remotely Access a Computer
    Remote desktop apps are a very useful group of apps because they allow access to a computer anywhere in the world. While the simplest way to do this is via a terminal, if you don’t want to have to type commands but rather want a more advanced way to access a remote computer, here are five of the best remote desktop apps for Linux.
  • Frogr 1.3 released
  • Brisk Menu 0.4.0 Is Out with Super Key Support, Adapts to Vertical Panel Layouts
    Solus Project founder and lead developer Ikey Doherty is today announcing the release and immediate availability of the Brisk Menu 0.4.0 application menu for Solus and other supported GNU/Linux distributions.
  • OpenShot 2.3.3 Open-Source Video Editor Released with Stability Improvements
    OpenShot developer Jonathan Thomas is announcing the release and immediate availability of the third maintenance update to the OpenShot 2.3 stable series of the open-source and cross-platform non-linear video editor.