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Story Google offers sweet new SDK to let Android devs join 'Lollipop' guild Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 5:26pm
Story Top 4 Linux network managers Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 5:17pm
Story Firefox Hello Does Account-Free Video Chat Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:54pm
Story CherryPy – A Minimalist Python Web Framework Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:54pm
Story Edward Snowden suggests you use Silent Circle Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:53pm
Story Android 5.0 L Developer Preview and Android 5.0 SDK for Google Nexus 5 and 7 Now Live for Download Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:44pm
Story libguestfs 1.28 released Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:40pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 7:55am
Story HP to shutter webOS cloud services Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 7:51am
Story All current Nexuses, including Nexus 4 and 2012 Nexus 7, will get Lollipop Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 7:39am

Getting to grips with Linux

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Linux

news.bbc.co.uk: The torrid time that Gary Parkinson lived through when converting to Linux compelled him to share his experiences with one of the alternatives to Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system.

Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 Released

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Software

phoronix.com: Phoronix Media has announced the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 (codenamed "Malvik"), an update to its leading and award-winning benchmarking software, during the 2008 X Developers' Summit.

Yaka...Yake...Ya Quake...Yakuake....What?

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Software

it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: It seems a funny name and just looking at it from a long list of over 20,000 choices does nothing to make it stand out. For all you know Yakuake could be some ancient Inca ritual. Well some ritual did inspire it but definitely not an Inca ritual.

today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Going pretty well

  • Your Favorite Open Source Company's Acquired. Now What?
  • Open Source Blossoms at TDWI
  • Introducing Picasa 3.0 (and big changes for Picasa Web Albums)
  • IBM Ditches i and AIX in U.S. Open Systems for Linux
  • Dell Mini launching Thursday?
  • Dwarves and hobbits in open-source land
  • Red Hat's Project Spacewalk could make it the hub in the open-source wheel
  • 8 Reasons Why Every Computing Student Will Love Linux
  • laptop woes episode2
  • Emtec Gdium - Das Linux Netbook - Bilder und Video
  • A working “service” script in Ubuntu Intrepid
  • World's Most Famous Movie Trailer Announcer Dies In L.A.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Testing the corner cases

  • Lists vs. Strings: Perl List Permutations For Linux
  • Send messages and alerts from the command line
  • How to build Google Chrome on Ubuntu
  • Sharing files using apache
  • SSH Escape
  • Intel: iwl3945 madness
  • How to find and delete all hard links to a file

Ubuntu Server vs. Windows Small Business Server: Looming Showdown?

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Some small businesses and start-ups are standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition because it’s a low-cost alternative to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 2008. The VAR Guy wonders: Could a bigger trend be coming? Will hundreds — or thousands — of small businesses make the move to Ubuntu Server Edition?

How Many of Us Are There?

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Tonight, on the WFTL Linux Show Marcel and I were talking about the number of Linux users that were out there. A prediction of 20% for Linux in 2008 was a bit high in my estimation because I saw another website that placed us around 2%.

Will Chrome lead to Google Linux?

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Google

dvorak.org/blog: Googlers gah-gah over the Google Chrome browser. Will Microsoft be affected? I think not. Chrome is more of a competitor to Safari than anything else. I think it leads to the Google OS.

Also: Google Chrome: Good or evil?

Interview with David Axmark, the co-founder of MySQL

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Software
Interviews

bangkokpost.com: David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL, was in Bangkok to explain the history of MySQL, the company's culture and the power of open source development as well as give a glimpse of its future now that MySQL has been taken over by Sun Microsystems.

openSUSE Utah Open Source Conference wrap-up

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse.org: If you weren’t in Salt Lake City last week for the Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC), you missed out big time! UTOSC was one heck of a community show, and it seemed like all who attended had a really good time.

Mission Impossible: Linux Live USB for Aspire One?

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Linux

johannesoikarinen.blogspot: Past days have gone by in a search for Linux Live CD that would work from USB memory. The idea is first to test the Linux on USB memory and after which to move the Linux on SDHC memory. The search has proven to be more difficult than expected.

Fluxbox 1.1 Released, 100+ Changes

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Fluxbox

phoronix.com: Fluxbox 1.0 was released in October of 2007, but its first post-1.0 update has now been released. The source to Fluxbox 1.1 has just hit its SourceForge page, but at this time there is no release announcement nor has their project web-site been updated.

Linux Distros for the weekend

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Linux

technoemperor.blogspot: I have been using ubuntu and vista in my laptop for quite some time now. But I think it's time to try something new. So after all the initial research that I could do, I have decided to try 2 different Linux distro's for the time being.

Book review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Ubuntu has experienced its share of success, but it's still relatively unknown amongst non-technical people. Many aren't aware that an open source operating system actually exists, and those who are lack the education required to move comfortably from Microsoft Windows to a Linux-based desktop. Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook introduces non-Linux users to the world of Linux and shows them how to be productive in a complete Linux environment.

Reiser's children file wrongful death suit against father

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: The two children of computer programmer Hans Reiser have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their father in connection with the murder of their mother, Nina Reiser.

KDE 4 - The Future of the Desktops?

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KDE

bitburners.com: I have been using the KDE 4.1 since it was published in late July. I have used it with both, nVidia and ATI videocards, so I think I have pretty good overview of KDE 4’s status with the modern hardware. There are many good things about the KDE 4, but there is also a lot of room for improvement.

Finnix: Compact Linux distribution for system administrators

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Linux

linux.com: Finnix is a live CD distribution designed to assist system administrators in such tasks as system recovery and network monitoring. Based on Debian testing and Linux kernel 2.6, Finnix helps with filesystem and partition manipulation as well as with data recovery, installation of other operating systems, and boot record repair.

Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

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Google
  • Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

  • If Google’s new browser isn’t even available on Linux, why is this great news for Linux
  • First look at Google Chrome
  • Hands on: Google Chrome review
  • Chrome - first impressions
  • Hands-On With Chrome: Clean and Crisp, But Needs Extensions
  • LIVE, from Google Chrome Demo
  • Why I won’t be using Google’s Chrome much
  • Intuitive system that guards against irritating crashes
  • Google Chrome Memory Usage
  • Google Chrome is insanely fast … faster than Firefox 3.0
  • Google Chrome: Steal this browser
  • Can Google not do evil?

5 Best HTML Editors for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Creating a website has become a lot easier these days, thanks to the more powerful and versatile HTML editors. To those who are using Linux and are seriously considering a career in web development, you can try some of the best Free and Open-source HTML editors that I have here on my list:

Playdeb - The Gaming Repository for Ubuntu

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Gaming

tombuntu.com: Tired of finding and downloading packages for games, and having to check for updates youself? Playdeb is a software repository for the games available on GetDeb, who package recent games and applications for Ubuntu. With Playdeb, games are easy to install and will be updated when new versions are available.

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Meltdown and Spectre Linux Kernel Status - Update

I keep getting a lot of private emails about my previous post previous post about the latest status of the Linux kernel patches to resolve both the Meltdown and Spectre issues. These questions all seem to break down into two different categories, “What is the state of the Spectre kernel patches?”, and “Is my machine vunlerable?” Read more

today's leftovers

OSS: Jio, VMware Openwashing, and Testing Jobs

  • Jio is committed to use open source technology: Akash Ambani
    Speaking at the India Digital Open Summit 2018, Akash Ambani, Director of Reliance Jio Infocomm, said that open source is very important for his company. “The year 2017 was the tipping point for AR and VR globally. In India, AR and VR are in the initial stages of adoption but at Jio, we believe it will grow at a 50 percent compounded rate for the next five years,” Akash said. He also spoke on the evolution of artificial intelligence and blockchain.
  • VMware and Pivotal’s PKS Distribution Marries Kubernetes with BOSH [Ed: It looks like the author has been reduced to Microsoft propaganda and other openwashing puff pieces sponsored by proprietary software giants. We have given up on several writers who used to support GNU/Linux. Seeing their activity, it seems as though they ended up with neither gigs nor credibility (used to get far more writing assignments from LF, often for Microsoft openwashing).]
  • Hehe, still writing code for a living? It's 2018. You could be earning x3 as a bug bounty hunter
    Ethical hacking to find security flaws appears to pay better, albeit less regularly, than general software engineering. And while payment remains one of the top rationales for breaking code, hackers have begun citing more civic-minded reasons for their activities. A survey of 1,700 bug bounty hunters from more than 195 countries and territories by security biz HackerOne, augmented by the company's data on 900 bug bounty programs, has found that white-hat hackers earn a median salary that's 2.7 times that of typical software engineers in their home countries. In some places, the gap is far more pronounced. In India, for example, hackers make as much as 16 times the median programmer salary. In the US, they earn 2.4 times the median.

Security: Spectre and Meltdown, Industrial System Sabotage, VDP, Windows in Healthcare

  • Some thoughts on Spectre and Meltdown
     

    Contrast that with what happened this time around. Google discovered a problem and reported it to Intel, AMD, and ARM on June 1st. Did they then go around contacting all of the operating systems which would need to work on fixes for this? Not even close. FreeBSD was notified the week before Christmas, over six months after the vulnerabilities were discovered. Now, FreeBSD can occasionally respond very quickly to security vulnerabilities, even when they arise at inconvenient times — on November 30th 2009 a vulnerability was reported at 22:12 UTC, and on December 1st I provided a patch at 01:20 UTC, barely over 3 hours later — but that was an extremely simple bug which needed only a few lines of code to fix; the Spectre and Meltdown issues are orders of magnitude more complex.  

  • Menacing Malware Shows the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage
     

    At the S4 security conference on Thursday, researchers from the industrial control company Schneider Electric, whose equipment Triton targeted, presented deep analysis of the malware—only the third recorded cyberattack against industrial equipment. Hackers [sic] were initially able to introduce malware into the plant because of flaws in its security procedures that allowed access to some of its stations, as well as its safety control network.

  • 25 per cent of hackers don't report bugs due to lack of disclosure policies
     

    One of the standout discoveries was that almost 25 per cent of respondents said they were unable to disclose a security flaw because the bug-ridden company in question lacked a vulnerability disclosure policy (VDP).

  • 'Professional' hack [sic] on Norwegian health authority compromises data of three million patients [iophk: "Windows TCO"]