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Story VirtualBox 4.3.22 Brings Support for Linux Kernel 3.19, X.Org Server 1.17, Windows 10 Preview Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 11:11am
Story What happens to open source vendors when they get mature Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 11:05am
Story Linux-powered quadcopter acts like a smart shuttlecock Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 10:54am
Story Xiaomi’s MIUI overlay makes Android prettier, more clever Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 10:42am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:06am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:05am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:04am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:02am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 11:11pm
Story The Open-Source Question Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 11:00pm

Linux group to discuss free software in schools

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OSS

thehindu.com: The Indian Linux Users’ Group (ILUG), Kochi chapter, will discuss various aspects of free software education in schools in the State at its monthly meeting at the Internet Club in Broadway Enclave on Sunday.

Dell's Pricing "reeks of market distortion?"

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: The Bumbling Nitwits of Boycott Novell recently wrote that Dell's pricing of Ubuntu-equipped netbooks vs. those with Windows "reeks of market distortion." The only thing that reeks is the deliberate distortion of facts.

The Annual Christmas Online Games Speedlink Post

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Software
Web

penguinpetes.com: Just when you were all wondering if I'd abandoned the dang blog, I'll carry on my Christmas tradition of posting a list of online games and toys that I found interesting this year. Because at least I got Christmas off work!

The 10 Coolest Open Source Products Of 2008

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Software

crn.com: Open Source Software is about more than just the Linux operating system. Here's a look at the coolest open source products to come across the transom in 2008.

Watch Out - Great Looking Ubuntu Intrepid Apps

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Software

openmode.ca: When you install a fresh new version of Ubuntu on your machine, is there a time when you find yourself scrolling through the entire list of all available applications to install? Hoping to find something new that may make using your Linux system that much more easier, productive, or fun to use?

Replacing your Windows/Mac apps on Linux

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Software

jgadgets.com: Switching operating systems can be tough. When you get accustomed to certain applications sometimes it can be hard to learn how to use other ones. Here’s a quick guide so you can make your Linux machine feel like home.

Ubuntu and Desktop Notifications

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Ubuntu

chipx86.com: Being the maintainer of libnotify, notification-daemon and the Desktop Notifications specification, some people were concerned that this work would supersede my own.

It's a Wonderful FLOSS

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org/blog: I don't miss the opportunity to watch It's a Wonderful Life when it inevitably airs each year. This year, what jumped out at me was the second of the three key speeches that George Bailey gives in the film. I thought immediately of Microsoft's presence at OSCON this year and the launch of their campaign to pretend they haven't spent the last ten years trying destroy all of Free Software and Open Source.

If Santa Claus used Linux

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Linux
Humor

itwire.com: % time snow
% OneHorseOpenSleigh > fields
% banner lol

Windows vs Linux mk 2

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OS

aronzak.wordpress: A short while ago, I installed Windows XP on one of my computers. *horror*. It’s not so bad. It does some things quite well. Even after bloating it up with about 50 open source apps, it still seems to chug away quite merrily.

My New Laptop and Linux

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Linux

I got my first laptop as an early Christmas present. It's an Acer Aspire 6930. Since it has Intel 5100 wifi built in, I needed a Linux version that would support that.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenSuSE 11.1 sadness

  • Mandriva One 2009 KDE
  • Ubuntu and Back Again, a Scenic Journey
  • Happy Holidays - More ASCII Art
  • Interview with Petko D. Petkov on Netsecurify
  • Configuring Gaim
  • Gentoo December public service announcement
  • Perl 5 Repository Transistions to Git
  • Starting, Stopping, and Connecting to OpenOffice with Python
  • FSF bootable membership cards are (finally) here!
  • MySQL: Now and Then… and Dual License Community Impact
  • How to make Transparent Png files in Linux
  • Open source becomes paid software in 2009
  • How To Run Emerald At Startup
  • Netbook Netbook Netbook Netbook Netbook
  • Displaying maps with OpenLayers

Wink - Tutorial and Presentation creation software

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Today, we'll learn how to create impressive, captivating animated screencast-like presentations that will help you deliver your ideas in a unique, highly professional manner.

AIR on Linux test run

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Software

computerworld.com: AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-operating system runtime that lets you use rich Internet applications that combine HTML, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Flex technologies. What that means to you and me is that it's lets us run another kind of application on our Internet-connected Windows PCs, Macs, and just this month, Linux desktop computers.

What’s Your Holiday Gift to the Linux Community?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: In case you forgot to put the Linux community on your list or in case you just couldn’t find anything for them, you’re in luck. There’s a last minute gift opportunity:

Blah blah blah Linux blog clients blah blah blah

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I’m appalled. No, I’m worse than appalled. I’m horrified, shocked, amazed, disgusted, insulted and flummoxed. Apparently — and as always, please tell me if I am wrong — but there is no blogging software for Linux that does not have ties to the Gnome horde.

The GPL is not a burden

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OSS

loupgaroublond.blogspot: One editor of the LWN commented recently on his yearly predictions for the ecosystem and how well they performed. Perhaps the grumpy editor was a bit too grumpy this year. There hasn't even been enough coal to go around in people's stockings.

notifications

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: I do have to say that it's a little embarrassing that Mark's blog got picked up by places like Slashdot. I really hope it was a slow news day or something, but I suspect a bit of star worship at play.

Three Great Distributions for Christmas: sidux, AntiX M8.0 and SimplyMEPIS 8.0

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Linux

lxer.com: The Debian project has packaged and produced some really great software and the latest project, code named "Lenny" has resulted in a couple of really outstanding derivatives, AntiX and its parent SimplyMEPIS. In addition, the Debian project "Sid", has led to the creation of an awesome cutting edge system called sidux. Any of the three would make a great Christmas gift for the Linux geek in your life.

Linux in 2009: Recession vs. GNU

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earthweb.com: Pundits and business executives alike are predicting gloomy economic times for 2009. But when the talk turns to free and open source software (FOSS), suddenly the mood brightens. Whether their concern is the business opportunities in open source or the promotion of free software idealism, experts see FOSS as starting from a strong base and actually benefiting from the hard times expected next year.

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Lenovo Accused of Being Enemy of GNU/Linux (Again)

  • Lenovo denies claims it chose Windows over Linux in second row over technology
    Lenovo Group has angrily denied claims it chose the popular Microsoft Windows system over a domestically-produced Linux operating system (OS) in a recent government procurement programme. The company branded the allegations as “slander” in a statement that follows an internet storm in China in recent weeks over the company’s decisions on domestic versus overseas technology. China’s largest personal computer (PC) maker insisted it had suggested using a domestically-produced Linux OS for both desktop and notebook PCs in a recent PC procurement meeting for suppliers organised by the Central Government Procurement Center, according to the company statement on Tuesday.
  • Lenovo denies on voting against preloading domestic operating systems: report
    Lenovo says the report about it voting against preloading domestic operating systems (O/S) are "deliberate slander," and the company "strongly condemns" the rumor, according to a report by qq.com late Monday. Lenovo claimed the suggestion it made was to use a separately made domestic Linux system solution, including in desktops and notebooks, adding that the advice has been submitted. The company has always supported the development of domestic O/S, Lenovo said. The response came after domestic news site guancha.cn reported earlier the same day that four leading computer manufacturers including Lenovo voted against preloading domestic O/S in personal computers in a poll organized by a government purchasing center on May 16.

Qt Contributor’s Summit 2018 and GSoC 2018 for KDE

  • KDAB at Qt Contributor’s Summit 2018, Oslo
    KDAB is a major sponsor of this event and a key independent contributor to Qt as our blogs attest. Every year, dedicated Qt contributors gather at Qt Contributors’ Summit to share with their peers latest knowledge and best practices, ensuring that the Qt framework stays at the top of its game. Be a Contributor to Qt!
  • Krita 2018 Sprint Report
    This weekend, Krita developers and artists from all around the world came to the sleepy provincial town of Deventer to buy cheese — er, I mean, to discuss all things Krita related and do some good, hard work! After all, the best cheese shop in the Netherlands is located in Deventer. As are the Krita Foundation headquarters! We started on Thursday, and today the last people are leaving.
  • Back from Krita Sprint 2018
    Yesterday I came back from 3,5 days of Krita Sprint in Deventer. Even if nowadays I have less time for Krita with my work on GCompris, I’m always following what is happening and keep helping where I can, especially on icons, and a few other selected topics. And it’s always very nice to meet my old friends from the team, and the new ones!
  • GSoC 2018 Week #1 with KDE
    There were quite some implementations out of the pre-plans and were huge. They got me very nervous at first. Such changes meant big updation in the code base and lots of time to have everything in place and with no warnings/errors ( well I can’t say much about bugs :p as they always arise in some cases which I or others haven’t tried, but hopefully they will be much less ).

Security and Bugs

  • After Meltdown and Spectre, Another Scary Chip Flaw Emerges

    At the same time, though, a larger concern was also looming: Spectre and Meltdown represented a whole new class of attack, and researchers anticipated they would eventually discover other, similar flaws. Now, one has arrived.

  • Email Might Be Impossible To Encrypt
  • Email Is Dangerous
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  • Real Security Begins At Home (On Your Smartphone)
    When the FBI sued Apple a couple of years ago to compel Apple's help in cracking an iPhone 5c belonging to alleged terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, the lines seemed clearly drawn. On the one hand, the U.S. government was asserting its right (under an 18th-century statutory provision called the All Writs Act) to force Apple to develop and implement technologies enabling the Bureau to gather all the evidence that might possibly be relevant in the San Bernardino terrorist-attack case. On the other, a leading tech company challenged the demand that it help crack the digital-security technologies it had painstakingly developed to protect users — a particularly pressing concern given that these days we often have more personal information on our handheld devices than we used to keep in our entire homes.
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Advanced use of the less text file viewer in Linux

less is a very powerful program, and contrary to newer contenders in this space, such as most and moar, you are likely to find it on almost all the systems you use, just like vi. So, even if you use GUI viewers or editors, it's worth investing some time going through the less man page, at least to get a feeling of what's available. This way, when you need to do something that might be covered by existing functionality, you'll know to search the manual page or the internet to find what you need. Read more