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Story The Linux Setup - Jorge Castro srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 7:56pm
Story Exclusive Interview | Garrett D’Amore srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 7:53pm
Story Opera 15.x for Linux Revisited srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 7:51pm
Story FreeBSD turns 20 years old srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 6:01pm
Story Mandriva Linux: Which Fork Is Right for You? srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 5:58pm
Story Red Hat Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 5:57pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 5:50pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 513 srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 3:09pm
Story Changes coming for systemd and control groups srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 3:35am
Story Hacking the kernel: one man's tale srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 3:33am

The Joy of OOXML

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OSS

Linux Journal: For most of us, file formats are right up there with printer drivers in terms of fun. Certainly, they're important, but not something you'd look to for excitement. And yet that is precisely what the battle between the OpenDocument Format and Microsoft's OOXML is providing.

PS-OSS : A study about Public Sector involvement in Open Source software

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OSS

zeapartners.org: What would be the potential impact on the development of the Information Society if public organisations were to release software fully owned by them under a Open Source licence?

HP launches RedHat Linux desktop PC

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Linux

apcmag: Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has announced it will start selling Linux-based PCs from $AU600 in Australia. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop will come pre-loaded on the HP dx2250 desktop computer -- an AMD-based model.

Using PCLinux2007: A good-bad report

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PCLOS

Tryst with Linux: This is a brief report on my usage-experience with PCLinux2007 (or PCLOS for short). Considering I am still a linux beginner, a post like this documents the kind of positive experiences and challenges a user can once he/she is actually USING linux.

Reiser Jury Selection Postponed Due to Judge's Emergency

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Reiser

cbs5.com: Nearly a year after Nina Reiser disappeared, her husband Hans Reiser appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today for the start of jury selection. However, jury selection was postponed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Google Gphone touted for September

  • New Design for digiKam Camera Interface
  • Microsoft's OOXML 'choice' argument squashed
  • Google's Mobile Operating System: Linux
  • Mount and Unmount Images Using AcetoneISO
  • Send Twitter updates from XChat using Python
  • Can you save the planet by switching to a “black” Google?
  • Open Source VoIP on Campus, Part 1
  • Opera 9.5 Download Available Tuesday
  • Installing Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn on a ThinkPad 600E
  • FoxTorrent - Next-Generation File Sharing
  • Does Google own your content?
  • Turn Firefox into a Security Platform
  • UFRaw 0.12 could make new converts to open source RAW photo conversion
  • Micrososft: Linux Keeps Losing - NOT!

DIY Linux live CD -- the really easy way!

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Thanks to a note from its creator, DesktopLinux.com learned about a new "release candidate" of Custom NimbleX 2 this week. This lesser known Slackware-derived project offers a Web-based tool that lets users concoct, and then download, their own customized live CD Linux images -- in minutes!

Linux: Relicensing Code

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a recent series of patches posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list, it was proposed that some imported Atheros wireless device drivers be re-licensed, some from a dual-BSD/GPL license, others from a modified BSD license, all to a pure GPLv2 license.

Graveman stinks. Use Pyburn.

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Software

kmandla.wordpress.com: I’ve had just about enough of Graveman. It sometimes works for me, sometimes not, shows weird errors after the burn is finished, needs a reboot to recognize my DVD writer … really it’s just an all-around annoyance. I found Pyburn, a teeny weeny Python-GTK application.

Playing the numbers game: how many Linux installations and users are out there?

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Recently the Desktop Linux Survey was published. It showed how the different Free Desktop components and distributions are rated among different users. While of course these numbers are by no means reliable it makes fun to use them for some simple calculations.

Red Hat adds to system monitoring service

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Linux

computerworld: Red Hat said this week it had spruced up its Red Hat Command Center server- and application-monitoring service, eliminating the need for users to maintain a Red Hat-prescribed hardware appliance to collect monitoring data.

Linux command line tips: job management

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HowTos

builderau.com.au: You know all about multitasking on the desktop, but some Linux users aren't aware that you can do exactly the same kind of things in the console, albeit with a little more hands on control. In this article we'll run through the basics of job control in Linux.

How SCO helped Linux

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Linux

Linux-Watch: By drawing so much attention to Linux, and failing so spectacularly to find any legal flaw in it, SCO has actually helped Linux's business acceptance.

2010: The year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: In order to determine when ‘the year of the Linux desktop’ arrives, we should look back in history and determine when ‘the year of the Windows desktop’ arrived and under what circumstances.

KDE4 Hype? Responses

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KDE
  • Aaron Seigo: on the success of kde4

  • Sebastian Kuegler: Revolution or Hype?
  • KDE4 Desktop revisited

Vista at its periapsis

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Microsoft

Motho ke motho ka botho: I was in a local electronics department store and strolled through the new laptop section. Of course, every machine was running Vista, but only a few had the full Aero effects in place, which is what drew me to take a closer look.

Linux Corporation scam targets the unwary

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Misc

linux.com: Be on guard against alleged representatives of Linux Corporation offering to buy your photos -- it's a scam. That's the message that Indian models and photographers should take to heart, if the experiences of Rohan Patwari and Praveen Toshniwal are any indication.

Download of the day: Linux Weather wallpaper

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Software

nixcraft: The Weather Report tool downloads weather information from the U.S National Weather Service (NWS) servers. Now there is a new tool called Weather wallpaper.

Open Source Headlines

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OSS
  • The open source decision: a question of "what works"

  • Lowering Barriers to Entry: Open Source and the Enterprise
  • Last days of a unique opportunity to vote Open Source into eGovernment
  • Open source court ruling impacts debated
  • Is open source the stock flavor of the month?
  • The Collision of Open Source and SaaS at AJAXWorld
  • Open source CRM software: Top five buzzwords

Mandriva Benelux is launched

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MDV

Mandriva PR: Mandriva Benelux NV (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) was launched on August 16th 2007 as the sole Benelux partner for Mandriva S.A, offering Mandriva Linux operating systems. Our target areas are corporate applications and solutions to individuals, educational institutions, public and private organizations, ISVs and OEMs all over the Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg region.

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Security Leftovers

  • Someone is putting lots of work into hacking Github developers [Ed: Dan Goodin doesn't know that everything is under attack and cracking attempts just about all the time?]
    Open-source developers who use Github are in the cross-hairs of advanced malware that has steal passwords, download sensitive files, take screenshots, and self-destruct when necessary.
  • Security Orchestration and Incident Response
    Technology continues to advance, and this is all a changing target. Eventually, computers will become intelligent enough to replace people at real-time incident response. My guess, though, is that computers are not going to get there by collecting enough data to be certain. More likely, they'll develop the ability to exhibit understanding and operate in a world of uncertainty. That's a much harder goal. Yes, today, this is all science fiction. But it's not stupid science fiction, and it might become reality during the lifetimes of our children. Until then, we need people in the loop. Orchestration is a way to achieve that.

Leftover: Development (Linux)

  • Swan: Better Linux on Windows
    If you are a Linux user that has to use Windows — or even a Windows user that needs some Linux support — Cygwin has long been a great tool for getting things done. It provides a nearly complete Linux toolset. It also provides almost the entire Linux API, so that anything it doesn’t supply can probably be built from source. You can even write code on Windows, compile and test it and (usually) port it over to Linux painlessly.
  • Lint for Shell Scripters
    It used to be one of the joys of writing embedded software was never having to deploy shell scripts. But now with platforms like the Raspberry Pi becoming very common, Linux shell scripts can be a big part of a system–even the whole system, in some cases. How do you know your shell script is error-free before you deploy it? Of course, nothing can catch all errors, but you might try ShellCheck.
  • Android: Enabling mainline graphics
    Android uses the HWC API to communicate with graphics hardware. This API is not supported on the mainline Linux graphics stack, but by using drm_hwcomposer as a shim it now is. The HWC (Hardware Composer) API is used by SurfaceFlinger for compositing layers to the screen. The HWC abstracts objects such as overlays and 2D blitters and helps offload some work that would normally be done with OpenGL. SurfaceFlinger on the other hand accepts buffers from multiple sources, composites them, and sends them to the display.
  • Collabora's Devs Make Android's HWC API Work in Mainline Linux Graphics Stack
    Collabora's Mark Filion informs Softpedia today about the latest work done by various Collabora developers in collaboration with Google's ChromeOS team to enable mainline graphics on Android. The latest blog post published by Collabora's Robert Foss reveals the fact that both team managed to develop a shim called drm_hwcomposer, which should enable Android's HWC (Hardware Composer) API to communicate with the graphics hardware, including Android 7.0's version 2 HWC API.

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