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Story Open source switches gain more vendor traction Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 10:33pm
Story Canonical Gains Powerful Partners in Internet of Things Push Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 10:25pm
Story Samsung, OpenChain Aim to Build Trust With Open Source Compliance Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 10:03pm
Story Microsoft Loves Linux - or So They Say Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 6:36pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:31am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:30am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:29am
Story Linus Torvalds runs one of the most world's important software projects from a tiny 'Zombie shuffling' desk Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 9:15am
Story Linux 4.0-RC1 Tagged, Linux 4.0 Will Bring Many Notable Improvements Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 9:06am
Story Running Bodhi 3.0.0 Legacy on Older Hardware Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 8:47am

Christophe fergeau replaces Pixel at Mandriva

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MDV

cfergeau.blogspot: The good news is that I started working at Mandriva 2 weeks ago. I'll be working on the core distro to (partially) replace pixel which means I'll hack on urpmi and bootloaders among tons of other things.

Don’t Use Zypper to Upgrade OpenSuse

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SUSE

scott.sherrillmix: I installed OpenSuse on my work computer and I’ve been really happy with it so far. Recently, OpenSuse came out with a new version 11.1 so I figured I would upgrade. Since this was my first time updating, I turned to google and the first result for “upgrade opensuse 11.1″ is this page about zypper. It sure sounds easy.

HP's Mini 1000: Sometimes a Road Warrior Needs a Good Peashooter

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Hardware

technewsworld.com: Maybe the biggest adjustment one has to make to use a netbook is the physical tininess of the keyboard and touchpad. HP's Mini 1000 makes good use of a small space and delivers a passable keyboard, but the touchpad still puts the buttons off to the side, which is much less comfortable.

Liberation fonts for Linux

blogs.computerworld: I was reminded yesterday that just because I know something, doesn't mean that everyone knows it. This time it was some friends who really didn't like their current fonts in Ubuntu and OpenSolaris respectively. So, I suggested that they try Red Hat's open-source Liberation fonts. To my surprise, it turns out they didn't know about them.

The "Microsofting" of Linux

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: While we love to hammer at proprietary companies like Microsoft for "dumbing down" the interaction for users, it's something of a shock when we realize that some Linux distros are doing the exact same thing.

Another reason to use Linux: Maximum burning speed!

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Linux

raiden.net: For those looking for yet another reason to switch to Linux, I offer you this simple fact. CD's and DVD's burned on Linux tend to be processed faster, are more stable, better quality.

Linux can save your business.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: In these hard times I am seeing businesses dropping like flies. Even the big boys are talking about and acting on the laying off of thousands of workers. As always in these sort of situations what is a disaster for some is an opportunity for others. What is one mans pain is another's pleasure so to speak.

Is the Open Standards Alliance Betraying Open Source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com/blogs: Interoperability has always been at the heart of the Open Solutions Alliance. There was, it is true, a slight blurring of the focus, as reflected in the name: Open *Solutions* Alliance, not Open *Source* Alliance.

Migration from Microsoft to Linux - O, the Joy

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Linux

therantzone.blogspot: So I finally made the plunge. I've long wanted to be part of that geeky elite who broke from the crowd, stepped aside from their fellow computer lemmings and took a different plunge - instead of off the cliff, but into an alien and poorly understood (by the masses) computer operating system - Unix.

LCA2009: That mysterious thing called the kernel

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Linux

itwire.com: For the last four years, the pony-tailed Jonathan Corbet, kernel developer and editor, has presented what he calls the kernel report at Australia's national Linux conference.

Linus Torvalds on regression, laziness and having his code rejected

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Linux

apcmag.com: Want to know what happens if you suggest a way to fix Linux that might solve a major difficulty, but also introduce new problems? To quote Linus Torvalds: " I laugh in your face!"

Interview with Daniel Holbach, Ubuntu Community Developer

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Interviews
Ubuntu

oneopensource.it: Daniel Holbach works for Canonical where is involved in the Ubuntu Community, taking care the relationship with the MOTU team, the Ubuntu developers. Daniel gave us an interview where he speaks about his own work.

Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com: It's one of those perennial age-old battles that can never be resolved. Coke or Pepsi? Chocolate or vanilla? Linux or Windows?

Linux CD Ripping Utilities

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Software

thelinuxblog.com: CD Ripping with Linux doesn’t have to be the labor intensive task that it once was. No longer do we have the days of writing a hundred character command to rip a CD with the perfect options. Here are some utilities aimed at making your life of ripping your collection of CD’s to a digital format you can actually use.

Calls for open source government

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OSS

news.bbc.co.uk: The secret to a more secure and cost effective government is through open source technologies and products. The claim comes from Scott McNealy, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs): Still Coming Soon?

  • The Case for Open Source Development, a Personal Case Study
  • The Netbook is dead. Long live the notebook!
  • Linux Recording With the MobilePre
  • FLOSS Weekly 52: Casey Reas and Ben Fry on Processing.org
  • The SFLS Episode 0x05: Eben Moglen on Origins of Copyright and Patents
  • Eric Raymond on Hacking, Open Source, and the Cathedral and the Bazaar
  • Comux 000100
  • Auto-launching Programs on Ubuntu Startup
  • Microsoft donates code to Apache Stonehenge project
  • Advantages of IPv6 - The Next Generation Internet
  • Nokia Using Drupal
  • Industrial Linux groups merge
  • Multi-Pointer X Support For GTK+
  • Are you a Linux?
  • about:mozilla Jan 20
  • Back to Gentoo

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Some useful Linux bash tricks

  • Recover Deleted Files Using Linux
  • Making changes to an OpenOffice.org chart in Draw
  • Create a Sound File from a Text File
  • You pushd me again and I will popd you one
  • How To Install And Configure Cairo Dock In Ubuntu Intrepid
  • Remotely monitor servers with the Nagios check_by_ssh plugin
  • Using vi to Encrypt Text Files
  • Shared Terminal Sessions over SSH

Open-source chief optimistic about proprietary support

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The incoming president of an alliance of open-source companies hopes he can persuade big-name proprietary ISVs to join rivals in his group to further interoperability.

"Green" netbook boasts five-hour battery life

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: CherryPal announced an Atom-based "Bing" netbook that runs Linux or Windows XP, and offers a claimed five hours of battery life. The company also announced an upgraded version of its Linux-based nettop, the CherryPal C114, and launched a "Green Maraschino" open-source Linux distribution supporting the Bing.

The Wide Gulf: Techies and Ordinary Users

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Linux

jehurst.wordpress: I seriously doubt any of my clients will ever be “Linux newbies” for the simple reason too many Linux people assume “newbie” means someone who will become one of the techies.

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Tidelift Backed by Former Red Hat Chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik

  • Open source startup Tidelift snags $15 mln Series A
    Boston-based Tidelift, an open source startup, has secured $15 million in Series A funding. General Catalyst, Foundry Group and former Red Hat Chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Larry Bohn, managing director at General Catalyst, Ryan McIntyre, co-founder and managing director at Foundry Group and Szulik have all joined Tidelift’s board of directors.
  • Tidelift raises $15M to find paying gigs for open-source developers maintaining key projects
    Tidelift wants to give open-source developers a way to earn some money for contributing to important open-source projects and while helping the companies that are using those projects in key parts of their business, and it just raised $15 million to build those connections. General Catalyst, Foundry Group, and former Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik co-led the Series A founding round into the Boston-based startup, the first time the 17-person company has taken financing, said Donald Fischer, co-founder and CEO of Tidelift. The other co-founders — Havoc Pennington, Jeremy Katz, and Luis Villa — share a wealth of open-source experience across companies like Red Hat and organizations like The Wikimedia Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation.
  • Tidelift Raises $15M Series A To Make Open Source Work Better--For Everyone

today's howto

Linux and CPU Security

  • 22 essential security commands for Linux
    There are many aspects to security on Linux systems – from setting up accounts to ensuring that legitimate users have no more privilege than they need to do their jobs. This is look at some of the most essential security commands for day-to-day work on Linux systems.
  • CVE-2018-3639: Spectre Variant 4 Vulnerability Affects the Linux Kernel
    A Spectre variant 4 vulnerability has been identified in the Linux kernel and represents a very dangerous threat to all affected machines. All system administrators are urged to apply the latest updates as soon as possible to mitigate any possible impact.
  • Spectre Number 4, STEP RIGHT UP!
    In the continuing saga of Meltdown and Spectre (tl;dr: G4/7400, G3 and likely earlier 60x PowerPCs don't seem vulnerable at all; G4/7450 and G5 are so far affected by Spectre while Meltdown has not been confirmed, but IBM documentation implies "big" POWER4 and up are vulnerable to both) is now Spectre variant 4. In this variant, the fundamental issue of getting the CPU to speculatively execute code it mistakenly predicts will be executed and observing the effects on cache timing is still present, but here the trick has to do with executing a downstream memory load operation speculatively before other store operations that the load does not depend on. If the CPU is convinced to speculatively execute down this victim path incorrectly, it will revert the stores and the register load when the mispredict is discovered, but the loaded address will remain in the L1 cache and be observable through means similar to those in other Spectre-type attacks.