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Story Pocket-sized mobile touchscreen web server runs Tizen Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:24pm
Story Coding is fun! Europe Code Week is back Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 7:14pm
Story Adobe Digital Editions 4 Spies on Users - Because of DRM Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 5:20pm
Story Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Practices is On the Rise Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Behind the scenes with CTO Michael DeHaan of Ansible Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 4:48pm
Story The Source of Vulnerabilities, How Red Hat finds out about vulnerabilities. Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 4:44pm
Story AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 4:31pm
Story Kernel 3.17 and kdbus – the kernel column Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 4:20pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 4:18pm
Story F2FS File-System Gets Even Better With Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2014 - 4:06pm

Windows' days may be numbered

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: Some very interesting documents have been leaking out of Microsoft. They clearly indicate, believe it or not, that Microsoft is considering shifting its users from Windows to a new operating system: Midori.

Canonical’s Smartest Move of 2008

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: When Canonical canceled its Ubuntu Live conference — which had been scheduled to coincide with OSCON in Portland, Oregon — I was deeply disappointed. But in retrospect, here’s why canceling Ubuntu Live — and focusing more resources on August’s LinuxWorld Expo — was a very smart move by Canonical.

Some july-august Cooker news

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: After Mandriva 2009.0 Beta 1 release, here are some news on the Cooker front: Improving mdkapplet behaviour, Xmetisse and Xgl in contrib, and Refreshed installer UI landing in cooker.

18 CLI Audio Tools for Linux

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Linux

This article reviews all the most common command line tools for manipulating and listening to audio formats on Linux. Players, editors, encoders/decoders, tag editors, music servers, they are all here. Currently it includes no less than 18 CLI (Command Line Interface) tools.

Video Editing in Linux: Kino v Open Movie v KdenLive

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Software

desktoplinux.wordpress: I have yet to see a decent article on using video with Linux, so I thought I would write one. I’ve been working with video and posting my clips on YouTube using Windows Movie Maker 2. It is an adequate program, but I’d like to find something that could be as good or better in Linux. Could I pull it off? Follow along and see…

What Linux Needs to do to go Mainstream - Part 1

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Linux

itsuperhero.wordpress: The news from LinuxWorld got me psyched to check out Linux again to see what has changed in the year or so since I last experimented with the alternative OS. On a few occasions over the years, I’ve tried some various flavors of Linux. The things that have frustrated me the most about Linux are installing applications, hardware compatibility, and general usability of the OS. So what did I find this time around?

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu is already more attractive that osx

  • Ubuntu really is Linux for humans
  • Ubuntu Linux - Not Ready for Primetime

getdeb.net announces Playbuntu

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Linux

getdeb.net, a leading provider of new and updated programs for Ubuntu is announcing the start of a gaming repository for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #103

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #103 for the week of August 3rd - August 9th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Intrepid Alpha-4 ahead, Ubuntu Studio looking for help, SRU needs you, and New Ubuntu Members.

Jono Bacon On Potential

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OSS

jonobacon.org: Regulars of this ‘ere blog will be familiar with my abundant love of all things community. The thing I find so exciting about community is the sheer potential it offers.

PHP 4 is dead, long live PHP 4

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Software

computerworld.com.au: The 8th of August marked the end of life for PHP 4, which has been in stable release since May, 2000. With no further security patches to come for the technology, what options are there for those who can't or won't upgrade?

Best Application Ever

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Software

amarok.kde.org/blog: so the very kind folks who won the Akademy awards last year ( sebastian trueg, matthias kretz, danny allen ) decided to go ahead and award Amarok with the Best Application award! we are obviously very excited.

GIMP Save for Web plugin

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Linux

Save for Web allows to find compromise between minimal file size and acceptable quality of image quickly. While adjusting various settings, you may explore how image quality and file size change.

10 Coolest Devices Running Linux

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Linux

168hours.wordpress: Linux is not limited to just desktops. It’s far reaching, actually. Not that you’d have a Terminal app on it or anything, but you could. Are there any other cool devices out there running on Linux or Unix? Of course there are:

Qt 4.5 to Dramatically Improve QtWebKit and QGraphics

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Software

dot.kde.org: Video support, animations and transitions, optimisations to speed up painting and animations, and new graphical effects open up nearly endless new possibilities for developers to present their user interfaces with.

Free Software Essay

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OSS

jakeneumann.wordpress: Imagine a world in which computer software was free. Now, imagine a world where software can be modified in whatever way the user desires. This is the world of free software. Free software was designed to give people freedom in choice for the software that they used, and freedom to do what they wanted to with it.

Getting involved with GNOME

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Software

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Many people get started “giving back” to the Linux community by getting involved in the community surrounding the distro that they use. However, another great way to get involved is by contributing to the Desktop Environment that you or your distro use.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up a DHCP server on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

  • How to compile your own linux kernel for openSUSE
  • Accessing Linux Partitions from Windows
  • Configuring WPA2 (AES) in Slackware
  • Richard Stallman inspects my computer

Impressions: gOS 3 Gadgets BETA

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Linux

justplaintech.com: I thought gOS would be good, solely based on the fact its built off of Ubuntu, which is great. After testing gOS I realize it’s even better than i had expected. Read on after the jump to find out more.

More On GEM & Intel's Next Driver

phoronix.com: The xf86-video-intel 2.4 driver was just released about three weeks ago, but we're already well into the xf86-video-intel 2.5 development cycle, which will be Intel's next quarterly graphics driver release. Intel's Jesse Barnes has provided a brief status on the code mergers taking place for this next open-source release.

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KaOS 2018.01 KDE-focused Linux distro now available with Spectre and Meltdown fixes

It can be difficult to find a quality Linux distribution that meets your needs. This is partly because there are just too many operating systems from which to choose. My suggestion is to first find a desktop environment that you prefer, and then narrow down your distro search to one that focuses on that DE. For instance, if you like KDE, both Kubuntu and Netrunner are solid choices. With all of that said, there is another KDE-focused Linux distro that I highly recommend. Called "KaOS," it is rolling release, meaning you can alway be confident that your computer is running modern packages. Today, KaOS gets its first updated ISO for 2018, and you should definitely use it to upgrade your install media. Why? Because version 2018.01 has fixes for Spectre and Meltdown thanks to Linux kernel 4.14.14 with both AMD and Intel ucode. Read more

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KDE: Linux and Qt in Automotive, KDE Discover, Plasma5 18.01 in Slackware

  • Linux and Qt in Automotive? Let’s meet up!
    For anyone around the Gothenburg area on Feb 1st, you are most welcome to the Automotive MeetUp held at the Pelagicore and Luxoft offices. There will be talks about Qt/QML, our embedded Linux platform PELUX and some ramblings about open source in automotive by yours truly ;-)
  • What about AppImage?
    I see a lot of people asking about state of AppImage support in Discover. It’s non-existent, because AppImage does not require centralized software management interfaces like Discover and GNOME Software (or a command-line package manager). AppImage bundles are totally self-contained, and come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and can be managed on the filesystem using your file manager This should sound awfully familiar to former Mac users (like myself), because Mac App bundles are totally self-contained, come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and are managed using the Finder file manager.
  • What’s new for January? Plasma5 18.01, and more
    When I sat down to write a new post I noticed that I had not written a single post since the previous Plasma 5 announcement. Well, I guess the past month was a busy one. Also I bought a new e-reader (the Kobo Aura H2O 2nd edition) to replace my ageing Sony PRS-T1. That made me spend a lot of time just reading books and enjoying a proper back-lit E-ink screen. What I read? The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams, A Shadow all of Light by Fred Chappell, Persepolis Rising and several of the short stories (Drive, The Butcher of Anderson Station, The Churn and Strange Dogs) by James SA Corey and finally Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. All very much worth your time.

GNU/Linux: Live Patching, Gravity of Kubernetes, Welcome to 2018

  • How Live Patching Has Improved Xen Virtualization
    The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor is widely deployed by enterprises and cloud providers alike, which benefit from the continuous innovation that the project delivers. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix, details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping move the project forward.
  • The Gravity of Kubernetes
    Most new internet businesses started in the foreseeable future will leverage Kubernetes (whether they realize it or not). Many old applications are migrating to Kubernetes too. Before Kubernetes, there was no standardization around a specific distributed systems platform. Just like Linux became the standard server-side operating system for a single node, Kubernetes has become the standard way to orchestrate all of the nodes in your application. With Kubernetes, distributed systems tools can have network effects. Every time someone builds a new tool for Kubernetes, it makes all the other tools better. And it further cements Kubernetes as the standard.
  • Welcome to 2018
    The image of the technology industry as a whole suffered in 2017, and that process is likely to continue this year as well. That should lead to an increased level of introspection that will certainly affect the free-software community. Many of us got into free software to, among other things, make the world a better place. It is not at all clear that all of our activities are doing that, or what we should do to change that situation. Expect a lively conversation on how our projects should be run and what they should be trying to achieve. Some of that introspection will certainly carry into projects related to machine learning and similar topics. There will be more interesting AI-related free software in 2018, but it may not all be beneficial. How well will the world be served, for example, by a highly capable, free facial-recognition system and associated global database? Our community will be no more effective than anybody else at limiting progress of potentially freedom-reducing technologies, but we should try harder to ensure that our technologies promote and support freedom to the greatest extent possible. Our 2017 predictions missed the fact that an increasing number of security problems are being found at the hardware level. We'll not make the same mistake in 2018. Much of what we think of as "hardware" has a great deal of software built into it — highly proprietary software that runs at the highest privilege levels and which is not subject to third-party review. Of course that software has bugs and security issues of its own; it couldn't really be any other way. We will see more of those issues in 2018, and many of them are likely to prove difficult to fix.