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Story Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Will Include the Kernel and Graphics Stack of Ubuntu 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 11:08am
Story "Among The Sleep" Broke, Fedora 21 Branched, and LXLE Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 11:02am
Story GNOME's Tracker 1.1.1 Released with a Brand New Extractor Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:55am
Story EU's Anti-Open Source Approach to Procurement Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
Story 4MLinux 9.1 Reaches Beta Stage of Development with the Core Edition Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:40am
Story NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:34am
Story KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Beta1 Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 8:06am
Story AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:20am
Story Android: Number one with a bullet Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:02am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 10:01pm

Linux examined: Fedora 9

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Linux
Reviews

computerworld.com: For many of us, our first painful introduction to old-school Linux installs came from installing early versions of Red Hat. Like most early Linux installs, it was a highly technical, highly finicky process that was best left to the experts. Well, times have changed. Unfortunately, Fedora 9, the community edition of Red Hat, was a bit too much of a blast from the past for me.

Intense and thoughtful ranting from the OLPC front

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OLPC

education.zdnet.com: Ivan Krstić has left OLPC and posted one heck of a rant on Tuesday. Being a non-profit that leverages goodwill from a tremendous number of community volunteers for its success and whose core mission is one of social betterment, it has a great deal of social responsibility.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • how to find out how long your system has been up?

  • The matrix on your Hardy Desktop
  • Swap out your ssh keys
  • HowTo: Building a firewall with Freebsd and IPfilter
  • Predictive text input with Soothsayer

Closing The Open Source ASP Loophole

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: What is to be done about companies who use open source software to create something derived from open source, but provide it as a Web service and don't contribute their changes back to the community? Aren't they violating the spirit, if not the letter, of the open source agreement? I don't think so.

EU won't seek new antitrust complaint against Microsoft

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Microsoft

computerworlduk.com: The European Commission confirmed it has received a complaint about Microsoft's business practices from a British government agency Tuesday, but isn't following it up as it normally would with an antitrust complaint, according to a press officer.

Eee PC Face-Off: Eee PC 701 vs. Eee PC 900

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: It's finally here. The eagerly -awaited ASUS Eee PC 900 has touched down stateside after several agonizing weeks of reading overseas techies chronicle their experiences with the mini-notebook. So we decided to pit our fresh-out-the-box Eee PC 900 against the original Eee PC 701 (both with Xandros Linux) in a knock-down drag-out.

Also: Asus Eee PC 900 is a ripper not a rip-off: review

Top 10 Firefox Extensions to Impress Your Friends

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Firefox extensions are often lauded for the additional features and functionality that they bring to the browser. Today we’re going to flaunt what the developers have given us. That’s right, it’s time to tell your friends that your browser is better than theirs.

I'm on the Verge of Leaving Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: I started with Ubuntu on the day of their first release, having come from Debian. I've been loyal since then. I spent countless hours on teh forums working with people to help them get settled into Ubuntu. I wrote howtos for the wiki and for this blog. I guess I'll be back to Debian tomorrow.

Also: Giving up on Hardy... for now

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility List. Know It, Love It

  • Who is The VAR Guy?
  • Working With Arrays - Porting Between Linux Or Unix Using Bash, Perl, C and Awk
  • Linux Users: Why Did You Switch?
  • Gentoo Foundation Reinstated
  • Need a generic iptables tcp proxy?
  • Open source software player sets up in Dublin
  • XP's end: Another reason to look at Linux
  • A caution about Drupal as a social software platform
  • Howto: Fix compiz display white screen when locked issue in Ubuntu Hardy

Next Ubuntu LTS in 2010, unless Linuxes synchronize

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Mark Shuttleworth, head of Canonical and founder of the Ubuntu project, has called on other Linux developers to synchronize releases of new versions of their distros.

The 2008 Google SoC: 21 Projects I'm Excited About

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The annual Google Summer of Code is upon us again. This is where great projects like the GDebiKDE installer were created. And this year looks even better than before, with 175 organizations and 1125 students. So today, I’m going to do a short rundown of some of my favorites.

UK education agency nixes OOXML

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OSS

informationweek.com: Brits Want Microsoft Office 2007 Expelled From Classrooms. Instead of Open XML, BECTA wants the EU to compel Microsoft to support open standards, such as the Open Document Format.

New Fedora 9 makes waves by emphasizing contributors

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Linux

linux.com: The Fedora distribution has a reputation for innovation, and the new Fedora 9, released today, is no exception. But for Paul W. Frields, who became Fedora project leader in February, what distinguishes the release is less the technology than the community that supports it, and how the technology contributes to the larger free software world.

Linux gains action RPG

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Software
Gaming

desktoplinux.com: Linux Game Publishing has announced a Linux port of "Sacred Gold," an action role-playing game first published for Windows three years ago. The U.K.-based game publisher plans to ship the title in August of this year, priced at 27 GBP (~ $50).

Totem Movie Player can play YouTube Videos

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Software

linuxdesk.wordpress: It’s installed by default in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and works fabulously! Totem Movie Player now includes a plug-in for searching and playing You Tube videos without leaving the player and without Flash.

OpenSSL & OpenSSH Vulnerabilities : Confirm & Fix Instructions

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HowTos

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’m sure many of you have heard by this point that there is a reported vulnerability in openSSL and openSSH. Security patches have been deployed to the Ubuntu archives so the first step is to, of course, apply any security patches available. Am I Affected?

Mozilla and Flock stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Customising Firefox 3

  • Flock 1.2 Beta Includes Digg Integration
  • Mozilla Developer News May 13

Open Source Security Myths Dispelled

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OSS

itproportal.com: Many IT professionals can’t seem to shake off the belief that OSS is inherently risky unreliable and complex. I am going to examine the most common of these perceptions to highlight how the facts are very often the exact opposite to what people believe.

Flipping the Linux switch: My OS is okay, your OS is okay

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: All right, let's quit the touchy-feely psycho-babble talk. There is a lot written about choosing distributions, desktops, and other fun stuff that comes with Linux. But how do you really know if it's something you want to invest time in trying at all?

ReactOS no threat to Windows

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: ReactOS is an implementation of Windows Server 2003, still in alpha stage, and very interesting. But it is no threat to Windows. None at all. Especially compared with Linux. Here's why.

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LXQt 0.12.0 Desktop Environment Released with Better Support for HiDPI Displays

The developers of the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt) were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability for download of the LXQt 0.12.0 desktop environment. Read more Also: LXQt 0.12 released With Better HiDPI Support, More Robust

GNOME 3.27.1 RELEASED

GNOME 3.25.1, the first unstable release in the 3.28 development cycle, is now available. The porting of more modules to meson continues (which is great!), but It's still causing some problems for some modules. See below. If you want to compile GNOME 3.27.1 by yourself, you can use the JHBuild modulesets available here: Read more Also: GNOME 3.27.1 Released

today's leftovers

  • Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux
    Ordinarily, I would not notice or even recommend a brief article in a magazine but this is Popular Science, the Bible of DIY types especially the young and restless who might actually take the plunge into FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software). It’s a general magazine with a million subscribers.
  • Chromium 62 ready for download
    chromium_iconEarlier this week, Google released a security update for its chrome/chromium browser. The new version 62.0.3202.62 plugs the holes of 35 more or less serious issues, several of them have a CVE rating. When the topic of Chromium 62 came up in the comments section of a previous post, I mentioned that I was unable to compile it on Slackware 14.2. Errors like “error: static assertion failed: Bound argument |i| of type |Arg| cannot be converted and bound as |Storage|” yield some results when looked up on the Internet, and they indicate that Slackware’s own gcc-5.3.0 package is too old to compile chromium 62.
  • Playing with the pine64
     

    So I went for OpenBSD because I know the stuff and who to har^Wkindly ask for help. Spoiler alert, it's boring because it just works.

  • PrismTech Moves Market-Leading Proven DDS Solution to Open Source as Eclipse Cyclone
  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim’s Open-Source Encyclopedia of African History Starts With Ghana
    It is a rare kind of woman who enjoys a project so vast that it’s practically unfinishable, but Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a Ghanaian gallerist, writer, and historian, never quits what she has started. She’s discussing her work on the "Cultural Encyclopaedia", an attempt to “facilitate the re/ordering of knowledge, narratives, and representations from and about the African continent” through an online resource that includes an A-to-Z index and vertices of clickable images for entries. Eventually, a 54-volume book series—one for each country on the continent—will be published with selections from the encyclopedia's long, long list. Oforiatta Ayim is working with a small team of editors, and, starting with her native country, she has taken on the task of documenting all significant cultural touchstones in the thousands of years of African history. Plus, it will be open source to prevent it from having a top-down logic. “I’m a little bit crazy to take it on,” she says. “But if I’m not going to do it, who is going to be as crazy as me?”
  • The Only Person I’ll Pair Program with is my Cat
     

    I could argue (to varying degrees of success) that pair programming isn’t productive. Productivity of a practice is an easy thing to attack because, in our capitalist dystopia, it’s the end-all-be-all metric. But I hate pair programming, and it’s not just because I don’t feel productive. It’s a lot more than that.

  • Reaper: IoT botnet 'worse than Mirai' infects one million organisations worldwide
     

    Check Point first unearthed the botnet, codenamed 'IoT_reaper', at the beginning of September and claims that, since, it's already enslaved millions of IoT devices including routers and IP cameras from firms including GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys and Synology.

  • Google will pay out bounties for bad Android app flaws
     

    "Google Play is working with the independent bug bounty platform, HackerOne, and the developers of popular Android apps to implement the Google Play Security Reward Program. Developers of popular Android apps are invited to opt-in to the program, which will incentivize security research in a bug bounty model," says HackerOne.

today's howtos