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Story Samsung's razor-thin Galaxy Tab S takes another run at the iPad Rianne Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 7:02pm
Story HTG Explains: What’s the Difference Between Linux and BSD? Rianne Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 6:37pm
Story GCC 4.10 Performance: Not Much To See Yet Rianne Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 5:41pm
Story The New Features To The Linux 3.16 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 4:19pm
Story Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce RC released! Roy Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 4:12pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 3:52pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 3:45pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 3:45pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 3:43pm
Story New Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 15/06/2014 - 3:42pm

Interview with Donald Knuth

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OSS

informit.com: Andrew Binstock and Donald Knuth converse on the success of open source, the problem with multicore architecture, the disappointing lack of interest in literate programming, the menace of reusable code, and that urban legend about winning a programming contest with a single compilation.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Friday April 25th

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: More and more improvements to the Compiz Fusion codebase this week, some highlights including: Sphere-like cube deformation, cairo text backgrounds and workspace naming.

Asus Eee PC 900 Linux Edition

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: It's not even a year since Asus first demo'd the machine that would become the Eee PC 701 - aka the Eee PC 4G - and here we are reviewing the second version, the 900.

some ubuntu bloggings & such

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu-fied

  • Ubuntu 8.04, Take 2
  • Ubuntu Linux getting worse
  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Released… so what
  • Ubuntu 8.04 - First Impressions
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron - First impressions
  • Nokia Nseries tablets to get Ubuntu, Qt apps
  • Interview: Kenneth Wimer of the Ubuntu Art Team
  • Ubuntu 8.04 "Oliver Hardy"?

Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader

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Linux
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Steve McIntyre is the recently elected Debian Prioject Leader. He is a software engineer and a long-time Debian developer. His best known contributions have been in the field of creating Debian CD/DVD images; he is the Debian-cd team leader and is responsible for generating the official images.

Three myths Microsoft tells Russia

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cnet.com: I'm at the Moscow airport getting ready to fly back to the United States. Before I leave, however, I figured it would be good to note (and then bury) three myths that I heard perpetuated by Microsoft at the Interop Moscow conference.

This, too, shall pass, or: Things to remember when reading news about OLPC

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OLPC

radian.org: It’s easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom over OLPC’s future. But keep things in perspective: they aren’t as bad as they seem.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 Gives A New Face To Solaris

  • From camera to website: Building an open source video streamer
  • Tasque - a simple todo list application for GNOME
  • Opera 9.5 Beta 2 (Kestrel) Is Awesome
  • Protecting directory trees with gpgdir
  • Distrowatch gets real?
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 19
  • Issue 12 - One Year of Full Circle Magazine

Benchmarking Linux With the Phoronix Test Suite

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Knowing how to measure your own computer performance gives you mighty system and network tuning powers. It's also fun. We're going to take a look at the brand-new Phoronix Test Suite, which is for testing hardware performance under Linux.

FreeBSD developer Kip Macy charged with tenant terror

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Legal

theregister.co.uk: Prominent FreeBSD developer Kip Macy has been charged with waging a campaign of terror against people renting apartments in a six-unit building he owns. He stands accused of cutting out floor supports to retaliate against a tenant who went to court to keep from being evicted.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Why I'm recommending people not upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 yet

  • Five Reasons Ubuntu Server Revolution Begins Today
  • Ubuntu’s corporate ready 8.04 is released but is three a crowd in Linux market?
  • Screenlets work with Compiz widget layer in Ubuntu Gutsy

Hardy Heron? Hardly

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: If there appears to be more interest in the release of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) than the average distribution, I think I should take some of the blame.

10 ways to sell corporate on Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Your systems are all way overdue for an operating system upgrade, but your IT department is going over budget. You know you can’t afford the latest version of Microsoft Windows or Office. The easiest path to reining in your costs would be to migrate over to the Linux operating system. Unfortunately, corporate headquarters isn’t convinced that Linux is the way to go. How do you convince them otherwise?

Red Hat-Ubuntu pairing would have potential

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I’m starting to see some big potential for symbiosis between two Linux and open source leaders: Red Hat and Ubuntu. Red Hat’s departure from the consumer desktop Linux market comes at the same time Ubuntu continues rolling in the same market with the release of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron this week.

Firefox reached 29% share in Europe

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: XiTi Monitor has released the latest numbers on browsers utilization in Europe and the rest of the world, announcing it has reached about 29% in March 2008.

Drivers highlight Linux Summit progress

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The final release on the recent Linux Collaboration Summit is out and the big word is drivers. Software drivers.

A coder practices multimedia journalism - with open-source tools

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pbs.org: I use free and open source software, almost exclusively, when I practice journalism. Free and open source software is counter-intuitive to many, but the mantra of the free software movement uses terms that journalists should understand very well.

Hands on with Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

linuxformat.co.uk: Yes, the Hardy Heron is here! This is the new Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu, and is possibly the most eagerly anticipated distro of all time. Read on for our hands-on look at the new features, with screenshots galore...

Also: Review: Why Ubuntu 'Hardy Heron' Wins Laurels

The success in Linux

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: An article recently put out, asks the question "Why are there no Linux billionaires?" What is the problem with there being no "billionaires"? That's the problem with most of the people associated with this, they automatically equate success to expanse of finances.

Browsing the Web the old-fashioned way

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Software

linux.com: Are you in the mood for some '90s-style Web browsing with no graphic elements? Or, more realistically, do you work with a Linux console and often need to check something on the Web? If so, get acquainted with text-based Web browsers such as w3m, Lynx, and the similarly named Links.

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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
    Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our readers using Oracle VM VirtualBox for all of their virtualization needs. The VirtualBox 5.1 maintenance release 28 is here to improve audio support by fixing various issues with both the ALSA and OSS backends, as well as an accidental crash with AC'97.
  • SPARC M8 Processors Launched
    While Oracle recently let go of some of their SPARC team, today marks the launch of the SPARC M8. The initial SPARC M8 line-up includes the T8-1, T8-2, T8-4. M8-8, and SuperCluster M8-8 servers.

Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
    This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors.
  • Malware-Infected CCleaner Installer Distributed to Users Via Official Servers for a Month
    Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed through official channels for almost a month. CCleaner is a utilities program that is used to delete temporary internet files such as cookies, empty the Recycling Bin, correct problems with the Windows Registry, among other tasks. First released in 2003, it has become hugely popular; up to 20 million people download it per month. Users who downloaded and installed CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 should scan their computers for malware and update their apps. The 32-bit versions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were affected.
  • Equifax Suffered a Hack [sic] Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed
  • This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

  • Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC
    While the MB-80580 SBC lists SATA II, the gateway indicates SATA III. Also, the gateway datasheet notes that the RS232 ports can all be redirected to RS232/422/485. Software includes Windows IoT Core and Server, as well as Yocto, Ubuntu Snappy Core, and CentOS Linux distributions.
  • Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen
    The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens.
  • CODESYS announces CODESYS-compatible SoftPLC for open Linux device platforms
  • EPYC Linux performance from AMD
    Phoronix have been hard at work testing out AMD's new server chip, specifically the 2.2/2.7/3.2GHz EPYC 7601 with 32 physical cores.  The frequency numbers now have a third member which is the top frequency all 32 cores can hit simultaneously, for this processor that would be 2.7GHz.  Benchmarking server processors is somewhat different from testing consumer CPUs, gaming performance is not as important as dealing with specific productivity applications.   Phoronix started their testing of EPYC, in both NUMA and non-NUMA configurations, comparing against several Xeon models and the performance delta is quite impressive, sometimes leaving even a system with dual Xeon Gold 6138's in the dust.  They also followed up with a look at how EPYC compares to Opteron, AMD's last server offerings.  The evolution is something to behold.
  • Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt: How AMD Server Performance Evolved Over 10 Years
    By now you have likely seen our initial AMD EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarks. If you haven't, check them out, EPYC does really deliver on being competitive with current Intel hardware in the highly threaded space. If you have been curious to see some power numbers on EPYC, here they are from the Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. Making things more interesting are some comparison benchmarks showing how the AMD EPYC performance compares to AMD Opteron processors from about ten years ago.