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Story Sabayon Linux 14.06 Can Be Turned into a Gentoo-Based Steam Machine Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 10:39pm
Story UAS: USB Attached SCSI now available in the 3.15 kernel, qemu USB-3.0 compatibility coming up Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 10:32pm
Story Must have apps for rooted Android devices Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 10:21pm
Story Google Fit: Google’s new health service to challenge Apple’s HealthKit Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 10:13pm
Story Where does troubled Mozilla go from here? Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 10:08pm
Story Meet Cubicle OS 2.3, a Failed Attempt at Building a Proper Linux Distribution Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 10:02pm
Story Trying Out Nouveau GPU Re-Clocking On Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:58pm
Story PC-BSD 10.0.2-RC2 Available for Testing Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:43pm
Story First handheld Steam Machine revealed Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Tails interview Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:32pm

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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OSS

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.

Nemo Review: A New File Manager for Linux

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Software

madpenguin.org: Generally speaking, I have been quite happy using Nautilus with a little help from Tracker from time to time. Nautilus is a no nonsense file manager that allows most users to get the most out of their files and the way they choose to manage them.

Where do we go from here now that Gnome has grown up?

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: My recent post about old the beginnings of Gnome and my natural tendency to look at the Roadmap for the next version of Gnome and Ubuntu when an Ubuntu release comes out have led me to a conclusion: Gnome is pretty much finished.

The Usefulness Of Linux-Next

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Discussing the latest breakage of the linux-next tree, Stephen Rothwell noted that the problem went unnoticed due to the arm tree not currently being included, "this is why I would have liked you to participate in the linux-next tree ...".

Is it too late for open source Java?

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Software

blogs.zdnet: Sun says it is working hard to make Java completely open source so Linux shops can use it. But is it already too late?

One last, good look at KDE 3 Part 2

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KDE

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Some little updates on my KDE experiment. First of all, I run an rsync script semi-daily to backup my home drive to an external hard drive in case the main one fails. It’s already happened to me once before and I was really glad to have had backups. However, as you can imagine, this is a huge drain on my computer’s resources.

New Opera 9.5 Beta Improves Security and Adds More Syncing Features

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Software

blog.wired.com: Opera Software has release a second beta for version 9.5 of its flagship browser. Opera 9.5 beta 2 brings several new features and a number of bug fixes as Opera moves toward the final release.

Eurocrats study Microsoft OOXML under procurement rules

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Microsoft

the inquirer: THE EUROPEAN Commission has started investigating Microsoft's OOXML standard under procurement rules instead of the old competition statute with which they usually bash the software giant.

Switching to Linux which distro to use, openSUSE?

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SUSE

opencomputer.net: We’ll do this test with the live (Gnome) CD to analyze: parts of the hardware that are recognized, software package installed, general usability (setup adjustments, software installation).

Thinking Of Switching?: Linux Ubuntu vs. Windows Vista vs. OSX Leopard

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OS

athensexchange.com: Every few years, new operating systems are released for computers that promise new features, greater security and usability. Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.2 and Windows Vista Service Pack One were both released in February of 2008. Linux Ubuntu released the latest version of its operating system.

Coupla Early Ubuntu 8.04 Reviews

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04: Hardy Heron Review

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: Jaded Janus
  • Official Ubuntu Tour
  • Downloads
  • Mark Shuttleworth: The Heron takes flight

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: A First Look

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Stuff I have learned about displays

  • K Module, a.k.a. the KDE Pages
  • Novell strips SLES down to its undies
  • Ubuntu propagandist creates cool Vista dissing sticker
  • OpenSUSE 11.0: Who gets top billing? GNOME or KDE?
  • Time and talent are the open source speed limits
  • A Linux Server in the Palm of Your Hand
  • Did Open Source Doom the OLPC?
  • SE Radio Interview on Open Source Business Models
  • Project Diaspora Open Sourced and Finished. Space MMORPG
  • Web 2.0 Conference: Lots of News for Open Sourcers
  • How big can Ubuntu get?

Microsoft’s eco system: cracks in the reliability

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Microsoft

liquidat.wordpress: The microsoft eco system is often mentioned to be long term reliable and therefore be a good option for companies with long term plans or needs. However, recently some parts of Microsoft’s eco system fall apart and became incompatible, which is not what you expect from a reliable system.

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Red Hat: Patent 'Promise', Proprietary 'Gifts', Imminent Results, Fedora 27 Delays

  • Red Hat pledges patent protection for 99 per cent of FOSS-ware [Ed: And when Red Hat gets taken over (like Sun and Oracle) this promise will be worthless]
    Red Hat says it has amassed over 2,000 patents and won't enforce them if the technologies they describe are used in properly-licensed open source software. The company's made more or less the same offer since the year 2002, when it first made a “Patent Promise” in order to “to discourage patent aggression in free and open source software.” In 2002 the company didn't own many patents and claimed its non-enforcement promise covered per cent of open source software. The Promise was revised in order to reflect the company's growing patent trove and to spruce up the language it uses to make it more relevant. The revised promise “applies to all software meeting the free software or open source definitions of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative (OSI)”. That verbiage translates into any software licensed on terms the OSI approves on this list, or which meet the Initiative’s definition of open source offered here. Licenses listed by the Free Software Foundation as a free software license at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#SoftwareLicenses also come under the Promise's purview, as do those here as of the date this edition of Our Promise is published.
  • Red Hat Open Source Day rewards with proprietary hardware. For the fourth time
    The above is an excerpt of the 2017 event announcement. Which, as you can see below, will be at least the fourth consecutive one in which Red Hat Italia will award participants with some of the most proprietary devices around. Please note the absence of anything like, e.g. Matchstick, “100% Linux compatible laptop, with Linux preinstalled”, or a Fairphone, in the screenshots...
  • Red Hat (RHT) to Report Q2 Earnings: Will it Beat Estimates?
    We expect Red Hat Inc. RHT to beat expectations when it reports fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Sep 25.
  • Needle Action Activity Spotted in Enbridge Inc (ENB) and Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • Fedora 27 Beta Hit By A Second Delay
    Last week it was decided to delay the Fedora 27 beta due to bugs while this week they've been forced to delay the release a second time. The first beta delay wasn't too bad as the F27 schedule already had a built-in "rain date", in acknowledging Fedora's frequent release delays. But today a second unplanned delay is pushing back F27 Beta by at least one more week. This will now also push back the Fedora 27 final release by at least one week.
  • Fedora 27 Beta status is NO-GO
  • News: The new Krita 3.3.0

Security: Apple's Betrayal, Intel ME Back Doors Backfire, and Optionsbleed

  • iOS 11 Muddies WiFi and Bluetooth Controls
    Turning WiFi and Bluetooth off is often viewed as a good security practice. Apple did not rationalize these changes in behavior.
  • How To Hack A Turned-Off Computer, Or Running Unsigned Code In Intel Management Engine
    Intel Management Engine is a proprietary technology that consists of a microcontroller integrated into the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) microchip with a set of built-in peripherals. The PCH carries almost all communication between the processor and external devices; therefore Intel ME has access to almost all data on the computer, and the ability to execute third-party code allows compromising the platform completely. Researchers have been long interested in such "God mode" capabilities, but recently we have seen a surge of interest in Intel ME. One of the reasons is the transition of this subsystem to a new hardware (x86) and software (modified MINIX as an operating system) architecture. The x86 platform allows researchers to bring to bear all the power of binary code analysis tools.
  • Optionsbleed: Don’t get your panties in a wad
    To be honest, this isn’t the first security concern you’ve run in to, and it isn’t the first security issue you’re vulnerable to, that will remain exploitable for quite some time, until after someone you rely on fixed the issue for you, meanwhile compromising your customers. [...] Is it a small part of the SSL public key? A small part of the web request response? A chunk of the path to the index.php? Or is it a chunk of the database password used? Nobody knows until you get enough data to analyse the results of all data. If you can’t appreciate the maths behind analysing multiple readings of 8 arbitrary bytes, choose another career. Not that I know what to do and how to do it, by the way.

OSS: Puppet Acquires Distelli, Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection, Fake List of Open Source Companies, and Open Source Summit

  • Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings
    Puppet, the open source company that markets cloud-native software management tools, has acquired startup Distelli. Based in Seattle, Distelli offers a software as a service platform used by developers to build, test, and deploy code written in any language to any server, including cloud platforms. This is an obvious good match, as both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker. "Today, a company's success is predicated on how quickly and successfully it can deliver new experiences to customers through software," Puppet's CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, said in a statement. "Automation makes world-class application delivery straightforward for every enterprise, not just for companies born in the cloud. Together with Distelli, we are bringing a comprehensive solution for orchestrating and automating the entire software delivery lifecycle, from infrastructure, all the way up through containers."
  • Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking
    Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10.3 or later. It comes with support for Apple's recently launched iOS 11 operating system, as well as tracking protection, which is enabled by default in the private browsing mode to automatically block third-party trackers in an attempt to increase browsing speed.
  • 35 Top Open Source Companies [Ed: Easy to see that this list will be a 'scam' when the company listed in number one is Adobe. It has even listed Black Duck as "Open Source Company". It’s PROPRIETARY and ANTI-FOSS.]
  • Open Source Summit in Los Angeles: Day 1 in 5 Minutes
    Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles was packed with keynotes, technical sessions, and special presentations, including a conversation with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. In case you couldn't make it, CodePop.com's Gregg Pollack has put together some short videos recapping highlights of the event.