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Story Techrights Links Roundups Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 4:21pm
Story No Ubuntu Touch phones before 2015, Canonical manager warns Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 3:22pm
Story Canonical no longer supporting most Nexus devices in Ubuntu Touch Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 3:18pm
Story Taking the long view: Why I'm moving to CentOS Linux on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 3:15pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 12:44pm
Story Home control hub offers Siri-like voice assistant Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 8:50am
Story Epiphany Web Browser Now Uses HTTPS for Google Searches by Default Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 8:46am
Story Netrunner 13.12 released Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 8:44am
Story Tiny ARM9 box-PC adds wireless options Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 8:39am
Story Apache Foundation and Linux Foundation join forces for ApacheCon Roy Schestowitz 15/01/2014 - 8:19am

Vista and Kubuntu - easy installs, uneasy comparisons

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OS

itwire.com: Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience. Both succeed to a certain degree and both fail in some important areas. The question is why?

Closing open source loopholes

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Say what you want about GPLv3, but the update to the most popular open source software license continues to close loopholes that have been used to avoid sharing source code, patent protection and other freedoms that the authors intended.

AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: For the past two months, the AMD release train has been running full speed ahead as they introduced their new driver code-base and last month had dropped in the AIGLX support. However, this month the AMD train has taken an intermediate stop as this closed-source driver embarks on its next journey. As always, we have all of the details for you on this month's ATI Catalyst 7.11 Linux display driver release.

Also: RadeonHD v0.0.3 Driver Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Display And Generate System Hardware Information

  • Testing Connectivity with fping and send mail if any hosts are unreachable
  • Gentoo Linux tutorial: Playing m4a song files in Amarok
  • Root login ubuntu
  • Change Hidden Settings with Ubuntu Tweak
  • Installing KDE 4.0 RC1 in Kubuntu

ASUS EEE PC, Overiew and running other Linux distros on it.

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Linux

tuxvaio.blogspot: Released in the UK on 12 November 2007, I purchased an ASUS Pc 701 on the 14th . I bought it purely on the strength that it came with a Linux OS (Operating System) pre-installed and was so small it weighed a kilogram, WiFi ready and all for £219.

Fedora project goodies

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Two minor issues of the fedoraproject web pages and services have been fixed recently: the repoview is back again, and the build service search is now case-insensitive. In the meantime the package database shapes up to a central place for all package related tasks.

Highly superior gifts for the Linux geek

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Linux

techrepublic: I have scoured the Internet for holiday gifts that are geeky with an open source, stick-it-to-the-man slant. Now these are just my random, probably unsuitable selections, but you feel free to add your own ideas.

A guide to common Linux file and system commands for new users

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HowTos

raiden's realm: The primary reason for writing this is to help new users develop an understanding of the Linux file system commands. Not all of them, just some of the more common ones. Let's look at what they do and why I would need to use them, what not to do, what each thing means and what it's for.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 takes me on one wild ride

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Moz/FF

blogbeebe: Always a patsy for the New and Shiny, today I decided to believe what I read about Firefox 3 in the press. I downloaded the tarball, unpacked it, and ran Firefox 3 Beta 1 on my Ubuntu 7.10 system. Loads of fun!

Also: Review: Firefox 3 Beta 1 -- Packed With New Features And Rock Solid
And: Mozilla warns against using new Firefox 3.0 beta

Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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Linux

itwire.com: People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys, and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles.

What exactly are “universally accessible formats”?

Matthew Aslett: There was a lot of excitement earlier this week following presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s promise to “put government data online in universally accessible formats” should he make it to the White House.

How Red Hat Linux can help you boost performance and shrink IT costs

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Linux

itbusiness.ca: Today's IT departments need to do more, with less budget. There are many key benefits inherent in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

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Software

linux.com: Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free upgrades in the future.

GIMP 2.4.2 Released

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GIMP

Three weeks later enough bug-fixes have piled up to warrant another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.4 series.

Memory test - Firefox 2.0.0.9 vs Firefox 3.0 b 1

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Does Firefox 3.0 beta 1 do a better job of handling memory than earlier versions? In a test put Firefox 3.0 beta up against Firefox 2.0.0.9 in a series of tests.

Also: Mozilla's chief engineer On leaky memory and bumping blockers

Put a Puppy in your PC

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Linux

telegraph: If you followed the steps in parts one and two you should have in front of you a copy of Puppy Linux on CD and a PC that is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive. If you are not sure about the latter there's an easy way to find out, join us now as we load Puppy for the first time.

today's leftovers

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News
  • More progress for ODF

  • What should be proprietary in open source?
  • LJ: Some Linux Audio Updates And Expansions
  • Snort creator Roesch shares secrets of his success
  • Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux MIA
  • ATI HD 2900XT With Open-Source Radeon Driver
  • One "$100 Laptop" for Each Child in Ghana
  • Introducing Mercurial, a distributed version control system
  • Why I Still Use Windows
  • Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War Linux Status
  • NTP: be on time, always
  • IBM Claims Symphony is Music to its Ears

Seek Enlightenment for an easy-to-use Linux GUI

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Software

Jack Wallen: There are many Window Managers available for Linux including the two most popular KDE and GNOME, as well many older ones. Enlightenment has been around for a while, but that doesn't mean it's outdated. It's lightweight, flexible, and reliable.

Linux vs BSD

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OS

bauer-power.net: BSD family of Unix systems is based upon the source code of real Unix developed in Bell Labs, which was later purchased by the University of California - "Berkeley Software Distribution". The contemporary BSD systems stand on the source code that was released in the beginning of 1990's (Net/2 Lite and 386/BSD release).

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Why does xorg’s cpu usage shoot up when using NVidia’s driver?

  • Linux: Double your disk read performance in a single command
  • Linux find the memory used by a program / process using pmap command
  • Ubuntu: Rumint
  • Howto Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Display Linux Session Jobs
  • Fix Ubuntu 7.10 Suspend Issue on Dell M140 Laptop
  • FreeNX Server and Client Installation in Debian Etch
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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.