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Story VMware heads to court over GPL violations Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 10:44pm
Story 5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2 Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:30am
Story COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1 Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:25am
Story From the Editors: You’ve come a long way, Linux Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:21am
Story SteamOS A Linux Distribution For Gaming Mohd Sohail 05/03/2015 - 4:22am
Story KDE Applications 14.12.3 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 1 04/03/2015 - 11:30pm
Story Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:58pm
Story Calligra 2.9.0 is Out Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:38pm
Story Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1 Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:30pm
Story ​Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:22pm

Microsoft Deserves Some Credit for Reaching Out to Moonlight

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Software

linuxloop.com: Whatever you might want to say about Microsoft calling Silverlight “crossplatform” and not making a version for Linux, you have to give them credit for what they did leading up to Obama’s inauguraiton.

Not Linux' Quietest Couple of Weeks

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Linux

ldn.linuxfoundation.org: Well, I'd have to say that for January, these past few days have certainly been chock full o' Linux news. And not just any news: a big Linux conference, a significant licensing shift for a big-name Linux library, layoffs in Redmond, and--perhaps most earth-shattering of all--Bdale Garbee got his beard shaved off for charity.

Introducing KDE 4 - Kontact: Kmail

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: I can't truly comment on how much it improve, since I didn't use Kontact in KDE 3.5.x, however, what I can say is I'm completely amazed by it. It works well, it has a overall good interface (with some, from my point of view, little mistakes here and there).

Editor's Note: Joe Sixpack Must Die

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Linux advocacy is caught up in a race to the bottom, and this is understandable, because for those who wish to dethrone Windows, diving to the bottom appears to be the most direct route to the throne. But appearances are deceiving.

Linux pitfall of soft links ln - Rhythm Box - Music Player on Ubuntu

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Software

watkissonline.co.uk: I came across a strange issue on one of my Ubuntu computers. I had added some more MP3 files to my music folder and so to my surprise I ended up with two of each file in my library on Rhythm Box.

Jolicloud OS for netbooks grows up, gets its own interface

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Linux

liliputing.com: Jolicloud is an operating system that’s being designed specifically for netbooks. It’s based on Ubuntu Linux, but it’s really designed to provide quick and easy access to internet based applications like Facebook, Gmail, Skype, and Twitter.

3 Hacks for Firefox That Will Double Your Internet Browsing Speed

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Moz/FF

gnoted.com: There are many people out there complaining about the Firefox RAM Memory Bug. Now a lot of us have found the ’secrets’ on how to manipulate settings in “about:config” to drop the memory usage as long as possible and to increase the speed at which Firefox loads sites.

Combo media box runs Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Blusens Technologies has announced a combination set-top box, digital video recorder, network-attached storage device, and media server that runs Linux on a Sigma SMP8634 SoC.

Tabbed Browsing for Packages

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: There are many approaches to managing software packages. Some users like to use command line tools like zypper. Others prefer a GUI tool like the YaST2 package selector. How do you select any of those filter views?

Suse Studio: Linux customization for the masses

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Software

news.cnet.com: One of the great promises of software is its infinite malleability: software can be whatever you want, so long as you have the skills necessary (and legal rights) to modify it. I'm therefore hugely impressed by Novell's Suse Studio, an innovative way to enable both standardization and customization of the Linux kernel.

7 differences between Linux and Windows

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OS

bradshawenterprises.com/blog: Having mainly used various linuxes over the last few years, I’ve returned to using Windows 7 on my main desktop (out of curiosity) and XP on my work laptop (out of the fact it’s not mine!). Thought I’d share somethings I’ve noticed now I’m moving between them daily.

What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3

heise.de: Red Hat has released version 5.3, the third update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 operating system, first introduced in March 2007. In addition to various bug fixes, RHEL 5.3 also offers a number of new features and improvements.

LCA2009: The third wave of open source

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OSS

itwire.com: Open source has reached the third wave of its evolution and those who have been using the older models which were procurement-driven need to adapt.

Top 50 Linux Alternatives to Popular Apps

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Software

laptoplogic.com: Linux is quickly gaining popularity, but there are still many users afraid to convert as they are not familiar with the applications. Today our Linux guru Blair Mathis is back to introduce fifty of the most popular applications on this OS.

Seven newbie tips for installing Linux apps

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HowTos

blogs.computerworld: After I wrote in my article, Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows, about the trouble I had with installing and updating Linux applications, I received literally hundreds of helpful responses offering me advice on how to handle things better. Here are seven top tips.

Why Ubuntu Needs Hardware Compatibility Testing

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: Something few people seem to realize when they “compare” Windows and Ubuntu is that they are using a computer that was designed and built for Windows, not Ubuntu.

Fedora video bonanza

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The great thing about the Fedora community is that when there’s work to be done, people roll up their sleeves and pitch in.

A Great Time for the Gates Foundation to Embrace Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: This is a great time for the Gates Foundation to embrace Linux, bringing the value of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) to people who might otherwise not hear of the value of Free and Open Source Software.

Goodbye Vincent, welcome back Oden!

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: After nearly 9 years, Vincent Danen will be leaving Mandriva at the end of this month. This departure will not leave empty chair, oden Eriksson will be in charge of security team.

Friday funnies for fun and groans

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Humor

toolbox.com/blogs: These will either make you laugh or groan. They are original and come straight from my twisted mind.

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  • 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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