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Linux Around the World

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: One of the coolest things about the Internet for me personally is that it lets you travel the world, yet can always bring you home in an instant. This may sound corny, but it never fails to amaze me, especially when I am far from home, as I am now.

Tiny Silent Linux PC Gets Updated

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Linux
Hardware

automatedhome.co.uk: In 2007 we ran a story on the tiny linux PC The Linutop. Now the diminutive system has hit version 2.4 and with it an official launch in the UK. The pint-sized, open source Linux PC is designed to run silently and is highly energy efficient at just 8 watts.

Damn Small indeed

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Linux

tangledbits.blogspot: Over the last several weeks I have been cleaning out my computer room. While digging through paperwork I found a pen that someone had given to me. The pen contained a 64MB USB drive. I set the pen off to the side. "Great," I thought, "now I can try to put Linux on there."

Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

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Interviews

slashgear.com: SlashGear caught up with Xfce creator Olivier Fourdan, whose desktop environment has not only been selected by Intel for Moblin but can be found on many existing Linux netbooks, and talked Intel, Moblin, the future for netbooks and what challenges he sees for open-source newcomer Android.

why a widget, brother?

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KDE

More about Linux games - Part 5

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: This time of season again: Linux gaming. Today, I will show you several more interesting titles that you may want to run on your Linux desktop.

Canonical's Survey Results Give Insight to Server Market Far Beyond Ubuntu

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: After taking a closer look at the survey, I'd recommend it to anyone interested in current server technologies, or where the server market is headed -- even if Ubuntu Server isn't part of the equation.

RPM 4.6.0 released

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Software

heise-online.co.uk: Nine months after the last release, the RPM.org developers have announced RPM 4.6.0, a new version of the RPM Package Manager, one of the main packaging formats for many Linux distributions and part of the Linux Standard Base (LSB).

Woah, What?!?!

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: The Phoronix headline was probably a little confusing, Compiz Fusion as a project is not being dropped, we’re here to stay, however considering that the same two leaders are in charge of both Compiz and Compiz Fusion, we have decided to merge the two projects.

Ubuntu shines where OS X fails

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Ubuntu

ubuntuproductivity.com: Coming from a lifetime as a Mac user you can imagine that I am rather trusting of the OS, especially as a creative tool. The first catastrophe was using Leopard server.

Marten Mickos is leaving Sun amid reorg

blogs.the451group: I just got news that Marten Mickos, former MySQL CEO, is to depart Sun amid a reorganisation of its infrastructure and database business units. Marten’s departure is a big loss for Sun and follows quickly after the departures of Monty Widenius and David Axmark.

Open Source Means Business

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OSS

forbes.com: Sizable companies have been built from commercializing open-source software. Some entrepreneurs have found ways to build their companies on a shoestring using open source software, and they have figured out how to make money off something generally considered free.

Linux is a piece of cake

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toolbox.com/blogs: There is no limit to how you make your cake. You can experiment or follow a tried and true family recipe. You can make it as large as you wish or as small as you wish. It is all up to you.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Don't Forsake These Java Apps, Linux Users

  • Converting Fedora CVS to Git
  • OpenOffice installs insecure version of Java
  • More Efficient Factory Development
  • Microsoft patent deal covers Linux printers
  • The open-source mandates are coming
  • Clonezilla, IN DEPTH
  • Accented Characters with KDE
  • Gentoo: Informative output for unresolved blockers
  • Foresight Linux and KDE 4.2
  • Ubuntu Vs. Fedora Artwork

The Little Sister Experiment

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Linux

kdubois.net: So my little sister bought a shiny new Thinkpad SL400, preinstalled with Windows Vista. She was complaining about it being slow, and the wifi being flaky. She knows I use Linux, and asked me to install it on her computer to give it a try.

Fedora Classroom: Sessions this Weekend

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Linux

sexysexypenguins.com: It’s time again for the Fedora Classroom!! If you aren’t familiar with the Fedora Classroom IRC sessions, we hold them about once a month in #fedora-classroom in irc.freenode.net.

Finding Slackware Packages Easily

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Slack

linux.blogs2k: Most of Debian and/or it’s derivatives uses apt-get to find the packages they wanted to install on their system. This is working as Debian has a very large repositories which contains lots of packages. The same goes with some other big distribution like Mandriva and OpenSUSE. What about Slackware?

Picking Linux software made easy

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blogs.computerworld: In a recent story, my fellow scribe Preston Gralla wrote, "If Linux has an Achilles heel, from the point of view of a Windows user, it's installing new software." Now, he's seen the error of his ways about that, but he also noted that, "I was rewarded with a long list of recommended updates -- and what they were, or were used for, is anyone's guess.

Why Debian release schedules don't matter

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itwire.com: We all love it when things run on time. There are certain things which need to happen when the clock strikes the hour - buses and trains need to arrive, a cron job on your server needs to spark some script or the other to life, your kids need to be at school.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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