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Story A Linux Desktop Designed for You Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 5:00am
Story Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 2:22am
Story Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:17am
Story LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:10am
Story About the use of linux for normal people Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:04am
Story Mesa 10.2.6 Has Plenty Of OpenGL Driver Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 12:53am
Story The Connected Car, Part 3: No Shortcuts to Security Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 12:38am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:41pm

Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 1

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The first development snapshot for the forthcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 is finally here. Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 is far from meeting the quality standards for end-users (there isn't even a desktop LiveCD spin of this release), but that didn't stop us from playing with this latest build from the Canonical camp.

Novell is a "Buy" again

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SUSE

Matt Asay: Of some significance this past week, Jefferies raised its rating on Novell to a "Buy," arguing that the Linux and Identity Management vendor's revenue stream is "as stable as you can get during a recession." Perhaps this is why a Novell director bought 10,000 more shares of stock?

Install software on Linux - a minor conspiracy?

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Linux

opednews.com: Being an OpEd reader, I begin to see the pattern when things like climate change or nuclear weapons or hunger or Linux are discussed. The first three are major compared to all things Linux, so we have a minor Linux conspiracy to deal with.

Making the right Linux choice

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: With Microsoft's Vista earning a mixed response, a growing number of computer users are considering switching to the open source Linux operating system. Which version of Linux? We offer a simple guide to Linux distributions.

Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

truthseekernz.blogspot: I've been user of the Linux operating system since kernel 0.99 in 1994. I've watched it improve steadily over the past 14 years, but there was always some function or application missing. Those days now appear to be over.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Best. Linux Distro. Ever? Ubuntu Studio 8.04

  • How “Ignorant of Standards” was Microsoft Really?
  • Python vs Lua, data structure
  • Open source tour of Europe: Spain
  • Apache “Directory index forbidden by Options directive:”
  • Linux Weather Forecast: 2.6.26: almost there
  • Orbitz paves the way to enterprise open-source contributions
  • The French way to open source
  • Developing an open-source platform
  • Linux On The Move Once More
  • Fight Phishing From The Unix Or Linux Command Line
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part Four: Gedit
  • Opera 9.51 RC 2
  • Greg Kroah Hartman on the Linux Kernel [Video]
  • another gnome easter egg
  • Using Tux Typing with my Vietnamese students
  • Linux in the wild world

The Difficulty Divide Redux: Linux vs. Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

workswithu.com: Previously, I introduced my theory of the Difficulty Divide. It’s a concept that I’ve used for several years when talking about why I use Linux, and why some people may give up on it. I also promised that I would present on how I’ve modified it in recent years to reflect the current state of things.

Move Your Tux: Show your appreciation to Linus

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: There is currently this crazy challenge named: Move Your Tux. This challenge involves a small real, physical Tux (about 12 or 15cm in height) that will travel around the World from hand to hand and finally end on Linus Torvalds’ desk.

Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" Alpha 1 Released

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Ubuntu

phoronix: The first alpha release for Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" was supposed to be out over two weeks ago, but now Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has finally made it out on this Friday night. There isn't much to look at unless you're a developer or Ubuntu-phile, but Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has a massive selection of updated packages from Debian.

Time's a' Wastin'

linuxtoday.com: When I woke up this morning and started checking the news feeds for stuff to link to, I noticed a high degree of "Bill Gates' last day" stories out on the wires. Curiously, a number of them speculated on the eventual health of Microsoft.

Coming Battle Over Open Source Phones

forbes.com: Forget the iPhone. The real battle in the mobile industry is over open-source software.

How To Deal With Shortage Of UNIX / Linux Administrators

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Linux

cyberciti.biz: It happens all the time. Sooner or later, every organization may run out of qualified UNIX system administrator / staff because of various issues. As a single admin you may have to do lots of work because other people in accouting, sales, or programmers may not have all the skills required to run servers.

Does Gentoo make sense?

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Gentoo

ceki.blogspot: When I mention to colleagues in the IT industry that compiling packages before installing them on a computer is a good thing, they either give me a blank look or an ever slight smirk. What is the point wasting many hours waiting for some package to compile instead of fetching the binaries from a repository and have it installed in seconds?

The Dawn of a Post-Gates, Post-Microsoft World

linuxjournal.com: The depth of Microsoft loathing among our clan is perhaps only second to our penguin loving. This loathing makes sense, given that Linux and open-source people are so fiercely merit driven, and great products have failed to end Microsoft's hegemony. But times they are a changin', for a post-Gates, post-Microsoft age has already begun.

Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

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Ubuntu

linux.com: With Ubuntu, Canonical has had notable success in convincing people to switch from other platforms, but potential Ubuntu users are still running into trouble in several areas. Having spent some time on Canonical's forums, I've identified 10 points that seem to be common sticking points for new users.

Sabayon Linux 3.5 RC-2

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Linux

wolf911.us: As predicted, rc-2 came out for core-beta team and I have assembled the iso files. If there is no problems, the final will finally be released.

The heart of open source is trust

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Open source has definitely reached the third level of fame. You know, level one is “What’s open source?” Level two is “Get me open source!” Level three is put open source on everything.

GPLv3, one year later

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OSS

linux.com: Figures on adoption of the GPL family vary somewhat, depending on whom you talk to. According to Doug Levin, president and CEO of Black Duck Software, a company that tracks open source code, 2,476 projects are now using the third version of the GPL, 358 are using the LGPL, and 72 the AGPL.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • “Suspend to RAM” in OpenSUSE 11 for HP

  • Gnome and Nautilus Keyboard Shortcut Keys
  • Speed up ubuntu boot speed
  • Getting Started with GNU Privacy Guard
  • How to: install Linux on your PlayStation 3
  • Trick: Backup and Restore MBR

Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester

  • Firefox 3: Top ten extensions
  • Firefox 3: Top five themes
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today's howtos

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.