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Story Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 8:47pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 5:27pm
Story Custom-built Distributions and the 2,000+ GNU/Linux Distributions Listed by Softpedia Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 2:10pm
Story Open source option wins WA cloud deal Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 8:12am
Story It's Now Even Easier Trying Out KDE Frameworks 5 Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:59pm
Story Android eyewear beats Google Glass to market Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:45pm
Story Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Receives Major Kernel Update Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Federal Agencies Embracing Use Of Open Source Software Code Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:27pm
Story Valve joins the Linux Foundation as it prepares its Linux-powered Steam OS and Steam Machines Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:00pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 1:01pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • DisplayConfig-GTK Saves The Day

  • New Display Tool Coming In Fedora 9
  • Spinning Down Hard Drives in OpenSuse 10.3
  • Red Hat coder moving to Mozilla
  • Current state of Ubuntu switch over
  • Open source Halloween: what scares you most?
  • powertop helps to save 40% of power consumption
  • Ubuntu Tricks today
  • How to remove old kernel images
  • New York Times opens up code
  • Mozilla: We don't need your stinkin' money
  • Ubuntu Presentation at Columbia Teacher’s College
  • Quickzi: How to determine file types on Linux
  • Corporate open source advice

Novell lays off 250 workers in United States

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SUSE

Reuters: Business software maker Novell Inc laid off 250 workers in the United States as part of an ongoing restructuring program to slash costs, company spokesman Bruce Lowry said on Friday.

How Not to Treat Your Readership

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Linux
Web

Linux Today: Today I read an article that so completely blew my mind in its audacity. The article in question is actually the final part of a five-part series of blog entries on InfoWorld, entitled "Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks." I read Kennedy's final piece in the series, and realized that some of us, myself included, were suckers in a game designed to make Linux advocates look foolish.

ODF Alliance hails record growth in application support for ODF

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OSS

enterpriselinuxlog.blogs: The OpenDocument file format isn’t really something we cover a lot here, but from time to time I like to check in on it for no other reason than Simon Phipps from Sun Microsystems said a “Digital Dark Age” would descend upon us all if we didn’t get the world to adopt it. It’s also all about open standards, which for a guy who covers Linux and open source is a Siren’s Song.

Gimp 2.4 - A Proper Review

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GIMP

penguin pete: Now that I've gotten all the fussing about the wrong-headed design changes last time, it's time to talk about the good news: the new features. There is no merely discussing this as "an upgrade". This is basically a reinvention of the Gimp as we knew it. Keep your hat on, as there is just too much to talk about to proceed through in any kind of orderly fashion.

Dual booting: PCLinuxOS 2007 and Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

odysseus.wordpress: As you all know, I am a HUGE PCLOS fan. It is my distro of choice. However, with Dell selling systems with Ubuntu pre-installed, I know I will be getting some calls about what to do. So, I figured I would install Ubuntu and see what I can figure out.

Is Linux Bashing a New Olympic Sport?

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: Our little Penguin is getting dissed from a very unlikely source, InfoWorld. Randall Kennedy (InfoWorld) casts his pearls of misguided wisdom in his 5-part series "Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks." Frankly, I am shocked that anyone can honestly and professionally write about something that they are so uninformed about. Whatever happened to "write what you know?"

ATI releases Catalyst 7.10 drivers for Linux desktops

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Software

desktoplinux: AMD and ATI weren't fibbing. The graphics company, now part of Advanced Micro Devices, has released high-end Catalyst 7.10 graphics drivers for the Linux desktop.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Test Drive

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SUSE

MaximumPC: The way the Linux world has been heating up this year, it was hard not to feel a pang of excitement over the release of the latest openSUSE. Well, it’s been a couple of weeks now, and I’ve given it the old college try, but I just can’t maintain any enthusiasm for this lackluster distro update.

Also: People of openSUSE: Stephan Binner

How Can Linux Market Share Be Accurately Measured?

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Linux

linux devcenter: eWeek ran an article yesterday titled Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server. The article quoted IDC sales figures. There is a real problem counting this way.

Restricted Drivers Manager vs Envy

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Ubuntu

ubuntu tutorials: I have done a bit of testing for Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” on some of our classroom machines this week. These machines are Dell Dimension 4600 with ATI Radeon video cards. Well, as has been my experience with ATI and nVidia with Linux they are a pain in the butt. …all ranting aside I wanted to share how I got them to work on Ubuntu 7.10.

Also: Ubuntu 7.10 Clean Install First Impressions

Archlinux tools: Pacman

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Software

polishlinux: Pacman is the default package manager for Arch Linux distribution. It is written for Arch Linux but its advantages were recognized also by other distribution developers (like Frugalware for example).

kernel stuff

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Linux

Maddog talks Linux devices

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Linux

linuxdevices: Jon "maddog" Hall has made a featured guest appearance on a podcast series devoted to embedded Linux development. The veteran Linux promoter discusses binary kernel drivers, mixing proprietary and GPL software, and his "secret" retirement plan in the latest episode of TimeSys's Linux Radio podcast.

Book Auction to Benefit the FreeBSD Foundation

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BSD

LWN: No Starch Press is holding an auction to benefit the FreeBSD Foundation. "Open source software depends on community support and the efforts of countless non-profits, like The FreeBSD Foundation."

Compiz 0.6.2 and Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 backported to Mandriva Linux 2008

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MDV

adamw: Yep, the backports for the new Compiz and Compiz Fusion releases have hit the 2008 repositories.

Is Linux really losing market share to Windows?

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Linux

linux-watch: Should we be ready, as Kent Brockman might put it, to "welcome our new Microsoft overlords," or are the IDC Quarterly Server Tracker figures not really reflecting the reality of how servers are used in businesses? I, for one, think that what IDC is measuring and what server operating systems people are really using are two entirely different things.

Microsoft working on XP for the US$100 laptop

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Microsoft

zdnet: Microsoft is reportedly working on running a stripped down version of Windows XP to run on the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's "US$100 laptop".

openSUSE 10.3 Installation Guide with Screenshots

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SUSE

softpedia: The latest version of openSUSE Linux (10.3), which was released a couple of weeks ago, brings new features for the end user. Here follows a complete tutorial with screenshots.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gibbon swings on the Asus Eee

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: The Gibbonfest continues. We've just had an Asus Eee in to look at - the £220 laptop that everyone who's seen it is going to buy. However, we inherited the Eee from another reviewer, who had accidentally nuked the Xandros Linux OS with which it had been supplied. Since we couldn't find the binaries to reinstall the Asus custom version of Xandros, and had Ubuntu 7.10 CDs sitting around, we thought we'd give the Gibbon another spin.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Anonymous Open Source Projects
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  • Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead
    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
    Since I'm here at the Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit this weekend, I want to take a break from our usual Techdirt history posts and highlight the new State Of The Commons report that has been released. These annual reports are a key part of the CC community — here at Techdirt, most of our readers already understand the importance of the free culture licensing options that CC provides to creators, but it's important to step back and look at just how much content is being created and shared thanks to this system. It also provides some good insight into exactly how people are using CC licenses, through both data and (moreso than in previous years) close-up case studies. In the coming week we'll be taking a deeper dive into some of the specifics of the report and this year's summit, but for now I want to highlight a few key points — and encourage you to check out the full report for yourself.
  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
  • ASU wins record 14 NSF career awards
    Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7 million in funding for the ASU researchers over five years.

R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
    After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it's here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux's updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft's backup solution from CloudLinux 7's kernel.
  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

Leftovers: Gaming