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Story Linux.conf.au Broke, Another Bug, and Mint 17 Released Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:53am
Story Are Ubuntu Derivatives a Bad Idea? Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:26am
Story Configurable IoT gateway runs Linux on Intel Quark Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:11am
Story First ideas for a better GNOME browser Rianne Schestowitz 2 03/06/2014 - 12:16am
Story Linux 3.16 Supports ARM Suspend/Resume With ARM Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 10:48pm
Story LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC1 Is Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 9:54pm
Story Announcing Rapid Progress on Core Infrastructure Initiative Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 6:22pm
Story South Korean govt open source forum to hear EU cases Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 6:10pm
Story Crytek Announces A New FPS Game With Linux Support Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Create Your Own Ubuntu Distro with Ubuntu Mini Remix 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:03pm

Will the real KDE Research Team please stand up?

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hemswell.lincoln.ac.uk: The KDE Research project has undergone a resurgence of interest recently. This is a good thing. Now, however, we have gone back into thumb-twiddling mode and, if you don't mind, I want to steal two minutes of your time to find out what you would expect from the team....

ODF vs MSXML adoption

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limulus.wordpress: On the eve of what may well be an ‘ends justify the means’ victory for MS at the ISO, I did a little experiment to compare the rate of ODF format documents vs MS’ XML document format.

Introduction to Linux

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Linux

techwarelabs.com: For those who are not already familiar, here is a brief introduction: Linux is a free open-source alternative to Windows and Macintosh. Based off of Unix, Linus Torvalds laid the framework for the kernel many years ago and then made the source code open to all.

Stellarium: A Planetarium on your Desktop

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Software

debaday.debian.net: I’ve always been interested in astronomy. But it was only after moving out of the city that I discovered merely by tilting my head up I could see some of the amazing things I had seen pictures of and learned about. Unfortunately, I knew very little about how to find interesting things in the sky. This is where Stellarium comes in!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Trick grep not to report itself in a process search

  • Apt-Get Linux Fix
  • Quickzi: Find files over a certain size on Linux
  • Python: Regex Test Function
  • Save streaming audio and video as a file with Mplayer
  • Getting Compiz/XGL working on a Lenovo X61
  • Encrypted swap partition on Debian/Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Studio and NVIDIA 9600GT
  • Putting the Thinkpad T60p to sleep in Ubuntu Hardy Heron beta
  • HowTo: AD Domain Authentication in Ubuntu 7.04 Server

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My OS/2 Gone?

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OS

blog.eracc.com: The news of the demise of IBM’s OS/2 is at best premature and at worst deliberate spread of FUD. Sure, IBM is no longer selling the OS/2 brand itself and stopped supporting it in 2006. However, those who got hooked on the Workplace Shell (a.k.a. WPS) can still get their fix by purchasing the eComStation operating system.

Yes, it is still about Microsoft

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Linux

zerias.blogspot: One of the more disconcerting comments I saw during 2007 was echoed recently in an IM conversation I had. The essence of the comment or statement is that Linux is no longer about being anti-Microsoft. I'm not so sure that I agree.

Report: Complaints trigger rewrite of Photoshop Express terms

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news.com: It appears Adobe is quickly responding to concerns about a surprising clause in its terms of service for Photoshop Express, the free Web-based software launched Wednesday that has otherwise been well-received.

Linux last OS standing, but it it really better?

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: Some of the show's 400 attendees had found bugs in the Linux operating system, she said, but many of them didn't want to put the work into developing the exploit code that would be required to win the contest.

KDE 4 rev 790000: Better stability and performance

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polishlinux.org: This is another revision of the development version of KDE 4 environment. Lots of you have asked why it took me so long to publish this article. Well, I was just waiting for rev 790000, that’s all.

How Open Technology Could Lead Us Out Of Recession

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OSS

penguinpetes.com: Well, here we all are in the USA, on the brink of market panic. Every other headline and news story is bemoaning our dark economic climate. Layoffs, bankruptcies, and lost jobs galore, plus a weakened US dollar and a continued expensive war campaign, all are lining up to create a "perfect storm" of market downturn.

Gwenview: New Thumbnail Bar

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KDE

agateau.wordpress: Thanks to the hard work of Ilya Konkov, Gwenview now features nice thumbnail bars. You can find one in the new fullscreen bar:

OOXML Vote: Irregularities in Germany & Croatia

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OSS

groklaw.net: If Microsoft gets this OOXML format "approved", it will be by irregularities in the voting, it seems. Here's more on what happened in Germany and a report on what is being called a scandal in Norway. And another odd process in Croatia.

Microsoft's chickens are coming home to roost

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Microsoft

blogbeebe.blogspot: Microsoft's brand power has been in sharp decline over the past four years, an indication the company is losing credibility and mindshare with U.S. business users, according to a recent study by market research firm CoreBrand.

All About Linux 2008: Ten great live distros

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crunchgear.com: One of the great features of many Linux distributions is the ability to test them out before committing to installing them on your hard drive. Live distributions can be burned to bootable CDs, DVDs, flash drives, and more.

Open Season for March 29

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theregister.co.uk: We evaluated Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst's performance at the OSBC conference. Then, it was on to Mark Shuttleworth's depressing and desperate addiction to panda scrotum and Dave's abuse of former Linux Magazine editor in chief and now Novell openSuse manager Joe Brockmeier.

Fedora 9 Beta mini-review

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Linux

fengshaun.wordpress: In one sentence: so far so amazing! It’s now stable and completely usable. I now have a workable F9 system ( rawhide ) which I use daily. Some of the things I really like about F9 are:

KDE4 - Kalzium

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lazytechguy.com: Apart from those KDE 4 has also improved many KDE applications and introduced a few new ones. I am planning to start a series wherein I'll try to look at some of the non-core KDE applications. I am starting with KDE Education package and Kalzium in particular.

Asus' Eee PC vs CloudBook: Which is the best £200 sub-notebook?

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Linux
Hardware

pcadvisor.co.uk: Back in October 2007, Taipei-based Asustek Computer Inc proved that less can be more with its £200 Eee PC. Since then, other subnotebooks have followed. Can I similarly forgive the CloudBook's faults and limitations?

The future of desktop Linux

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Linux

raizlabs.com/blog: The current dogma is that Linux can’t become a popular desktop operating system while the worlds most popular applications are written for Windows. But that’s just not true anymore.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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