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Story A Quick Look at Linux Deepin 12.12 srlinuxx 28/06/2013 - 6:22pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/06/2013 - 6:39am
Story Knoppix 7.2.0 / ADRIANE 1.5 Release srlinuxx 28/06/2013 - 5:30am
Story Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 1 Released srlinuxx 28/06/2013 - 3:43am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 27/06/2013 - 8:26pm
Story Make everything transparent! srlinuxx 27/06/2013 - 5:52pm
Story open source alternatives to google reader srlinuxx 27/06/2013 - 5:44pm
Story Firefox 22: Look Ma, No Plug-ins srlinuxx 27/06/2013 - 5:42pm
Story Fedora 20 Will Have A Security/Performance Change srlinuxx 27/06/2013 - 9:43am
Story Analysis of openSUSE Factory Developers and Users srlinuxx 27/06/2013 - 9:40am

Upcoming Open Source Conferences

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infoworld blogs: There's a slew of open source conferences coming up this fall in the US and in Europe. Here are a few of the highlights:

Second Release Candidate for GIMP 2.4

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.0-RC2 is finally there. The developers have fixed quite some bugs since RC1 but it's not the final thing yet.

2 minutes about Copernic

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MDV

beranger: Dear Mandriva friends, your distro runs rather well and smoothly even as RC1 but it's such a bloat that I'll do my best to educate myself to that point that I'd eventually only use some BSD flavor(s) at home!

Game of the Day: Hexen

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Gaming

Penguin Pete: Following on from my recent exploration of Heretic, I next tried Hexen. This has been motivated by my curiosity; while we've all played Doom and Quake to death, these two interim games just never seemed to get the press. Hexen, too, runs smoothly in DOSbox on my Slackware setup.

PC-BSD Day 1: extending the system

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BSD

ruminations: On this first day with PC-BSD I sat down to extend the system. For one, I was curious whether I could play my MP3 files out of the box and -if not- how easy it was to remedy that. Secondly, I wanted to install a program for offline blogging.

Xubuntu 7.04 on a 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Well, after an egregiously long time, I seem to have finally finished installing Xubuntu 7.04 on the World’s Ugliest Laptop, and the results are … well, I’ll let you judge.

Linux: The Really Simple Really Fair Scheduler

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In an effort to fully understand the math proposed by Roman Zippel in his Really Fair Scheduler, Ingo Molnar implemented a simplified version of the logic on top of his Completely Fair Scheduler code which he then humorously labeled the Really Simple Really Fair Scheduler.

The shell challenge: changing another process’ working directory

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HowTos

rudd-o: Don’t you hate it when you leave a shell open and you can’t unmount a disk volume because the shell has a firm grip on a directory in that disk? Well, there’s a solution.

ISO approval: comparing ODF to OOXML

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OSS

masuran.org: I recently got into a discussion with some OOXML backers about whether or not OOXML can/should be made an ISO standard. To support my argument that the OOXML specification can't be fixed with a BRM, I've decided to compare the comments that were addressed at the ODF BRM and the ones that will have to be addressed at the OOXML BRM.

Configuring your webcam to work under Linux

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HowTos

linux.com: If you want the old-time GNU/Linux experience, try configuring a Web camera. Unlike most peripherals, webcams are generally not configured during installation. Moreover, where printers have the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) and its interfaces, with webcams you are generally thrown back on whatever resources you can find on the Internet and your own knowledge of kernel modules and drivers.

Automatix Backlash: Why the Hate?

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Software

OSWeekly: In order for Automatix to be as hated as it has become by a select few, we need to first examine the reasons why the application is allegedly being targeted with such harsh words. With this article, we will closely examine why.

First impressions: Opera 9.5 alpha a worthy contender

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Software

arstechnica: Opera has always defied conventional wisdom: in the past, the company was able to survive by selling web browsers when Microsoft and Netscape were giving them away. More recently, the company shifted to giving away its desktop browser. Now, the company has released alpha builds of the latest version of their desktop product, Opera 9.5.

today's leftovers

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News
  • My Favorite Open Source Business Models

  • Linux is Alright
  • Open source acquisitions, time to grow up?
  • PhpGedView puts your ancestors on the Web
  • Ian Murdock: Where's the War?
  • GP2X-F200 Video
  • Time to Show More Oxygen
  • GPLv3 up 19% over last week
  • Layers of Ubuntu

Snort on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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HowTos

searchsecurity.techtarget: Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems (IDS and IPS, respectively) provide the ability to inspect and analyse network traffic and either generate alerts or drop traffic in the event that an attack or a malicious event is detected. We're going to demonstrate.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • MAC address packet filtering using IPTables

  • A Couple Ways to Debug mod_rewrite
  • A nifty little trick for Openbox Arch
  • Howto: Openfire - Ubuntu 6.06 LTS LAMP
  • Making an Ubuntu Server - Part 1: The Plan
  • Which interface is eth0?
  • Tree view of directories and file listings from command line

Firefox 3: A look at its new security features

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Moz/FF

techrepublic blogs: Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers around today. But what does the Mozilla team have in store for us along security lines? To find out, let’s take a look at the pre-release version of Firefox 3 (code-named Gran Paradiso 1.9 Alpha 7).

Also: Mozilla debuts new Firefox first run page
And: Help Mozilla Test Gran Paradiso Alpha 7

Edubuntu to the rescue again

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Ubuntu

zdnet: I finally had a chance to meet with our new librarian today. After being without an actual librarian for so long, it was incredibly cool to talk with someone who knew something more about academic research than how to Google. And best of all, she said, “I’m not afraid of learning new things. Why don’t you set up a server with one of the open source systems and I’ll give it a shot.”

X.org releases version 7.3, gets hotplugging support

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Software

arstechnica: Today marked the mildly delayed new release of X.org version 7.3, which corresponds to server version 1.4. The X.org community has been working out the last of the bugs since their code-base became semi-frozen on August 1st and are now confident that the release will be worth the wait.

Or: X.Org 7.3 Release Gets Delayed, Again

How a Microsoft Piracy Threat almost led us to Open Source… Almost!

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Microsoft

Tryst with Linux: Once upon a time there was a ’school’ that used predominantly Microsoft software. This ’school’ used PCs with Windows Servers and Windows XPs. The fact that this was a poor ’school’ meant that they couldn’t afford MS Office. They wanted to, but they couldn’t. So they installed the academic licences of StarOffice 7. All was good in the world.

Linux Job Market Trends: Galloping Forward

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Linux

datamation: The numbers, clearly, point to a major industry trend. Recent reports showing dramatic Linux job growth reflects a multi-year trend, says Paul Melde, Dice’s VP of technology. “I think what it really shows is continued strength in Linux job growth numbers,”

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Communities of Communities: The Next Era of Open Source Software
    We are now about 20 years into the open source software era. You might think that open source simply means publishing the source code for something useful. While this is correct by definition, the most important component of any open source project is its community and how it works together. Open source projects are not isolated islands. In fact, it’s common for them to depend on each other. As new projects are created, it is also common that members come from related projects to work on something new. Apache Arrow is an example of a new project that worked across many related projects, creating a new community that from the beginning knew it needed to build a community of communities.
  • 9 Open Source Storage Solutions: A Perfect Solution To Store Your Precious Data
    Whatever business nature you have, there must be some precious data which you want to store in a secured place. Finding a right storage solution is always critical for business, especially for small and medium, but what if you get a perfect solution at no cost. There is no doubt that business cant runs without data, but while looking for a solution, you might need to spend a fortune to cover all your storage requirements. Open source tools come as the viable solution where you won’t spend money yet get a suitable solution to store your precious data. And don’t worry we will help you to find one of the best.
  • 15 Open Source Solutions To Setup Your Ecommerce Business
    In the past few years, there is a rapid growth in the online sales. According to a survey, more than 40% people are now shifted to online stores and majorly buying products from their smartphones and tablets. With the expeditious rise in the online marketplace, more business introducing online stores. For the big fishes in the industry, the expenses of setting up an online store is like spending peanuts, but for the small or startups, it appears to be a fortune. The smart move could be open source platforms, to begin with as they are not only free also reliable and scalable. One can set up the online store not only quickly as well as, in future if you want to add some of the functionalities, which are available with only premium, can be done by paying quite a small amount.
  • An Industry First: Teradata Debuts Open Source Kylo to Quickly Build, Manage Data Pipelines
  • MUA++ (or on to thunderbird)
  • OpenSSL Re-Licensing to Apache License v. 2.0

    The OpenSSL project, home of the world’s most popular SSL/TLS and cryptographic toolkit, is changing its license to the Apache License v2.0 (ASL v2). As part of this effort, the OpenSSL team launched a new website and has been working with various corporate collaborators to facilitate the re-licensing process.

Linux Graphics

  • Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19
    While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus.
  • NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau
    Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver. Lyude has published a set of six patches for adding GL_NV_fill_rectangle support to Gallium3D and wires it up in the Nouveau NVC0 driver for GM200+ hardware.
  • New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver
    Intel's Michael Thierry published the fifth version of these patches on Friday. While there has been GPU reset support within the Intel DRM driver in case of hangs, this new engine-reset support is superior as it can reset a particular engine rather than performing a full GPU reset.
  • Vulkan 1.0.45 Released
    Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification.

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