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Story Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Settling For Linux 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 7:51am
Story First Okular Sprint ever at Barcelona Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 7:48am
Story 2014 Calligra Sprint in Deventer Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 9:59pm
Story Linux 3.16-rc7 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Git 2.0.3 Version Control System Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 7:41pm
Story How 3D Printing Is Making Better Movie Monsters Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 6:30pm
Story Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 5:11pm
Story Android L 4.5 / 5 ‘Lollipop’ Release Date, News, Rumors: Nexus, HTC Will Support Android L; Samsung, Sony, Motorola, LG Support Not Confirmed Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 5:07pm
Story Interview with Jim Hall, GUADEC Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 4:59pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 27/07/2014 - 4:31pm

Nexuiz shoots to the top of gaming list

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Gaming

linux.com: After I reviewed Alien Arena last year, some readers criticized my choice of that first-person shooter (FPS) as the best free software game I had played. Several suggested Nexuiz would have been a better choice. At the time, I had not played it. Now that I have tried Nexuiz 2.4, it has become my favorite free software FPS.

Also: Top 10 Linux Games

How I dumped Windows for Linux - Day 1

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Linux

techradar.com: I’ve been using the Windows OS ever since version 3.0. I also own a MacBook running OS X, so I know how intuitive Apple's OS is in comparison. I'm intrigued to see if 2008 is really the year when Linux is ready for prime-time.

Open source survey: many questions remain

itwire.com: Used in the right context, statistics can often illuminate and point the way. On the other hand, these days, given the degree of spin around, they are more often used to confuse and blur an issue.

ASUS Eee PC 900 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware
Reviews

laptopmag.com: This $549 mini-notebook addresses its predecessor’s drawbacks by including a larger, higher-resolution 8.9-inch screen and more storage space. We tested the Linux-based version, which comes with a 20GB solid state drive. Add in an improved 1.3-megapixel webcam and a multi-touch capable touchpad, and you have the makings of a successful, albeit more expensive sequel.

some howtos and tutorials:

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HowTos
  • Iptables rules on timely basis

  • Log Linux services with runit
  • Disable Apparmor in Ubuntu
  • How To Show Line Numbers In vi / vim Text Editor
  • Recover a MySQL Table with Zmanda Recovery Manager
  • Make Your Scripts User Friendly with Zenity
  • Connect OpenOffice.org to Zoho Writer and Google Docs
  • Audacity Tutorial part 1 – Recording audio tracks
  • Copying only the unique values from a set of cells in OOo
  • An Introduction to Routers, Switches, and Hubs

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 5: No Help For The Helpless

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: In "Does Microsoft impose a prisoner mentality?", I speculated that years of using Windows seems to do something to people. Something kind of creepy. It seems as if it steals their intelligence, or their will to learn, or... In many cases, the person is scared. And fear is an emotion! Not something you can cure with a man page.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 252

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First impressions of Fedora 9 with KDE 4

  • News: Fedora 9 arrives early, Ubuntu prepares for Intrepid Ibex, Attila Craciun introduces Bluewhite64, PC-BSD 7 delivers new artwork, Oracle EL and OpenSolaris updates, new BSD forum
  • Released last week: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Parted Magic 2.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Fedora 9 leaked

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Linux

bit-tech.net: The next version of the Fedora Linux distribution, Fedora 9 “Sulphur”, has been leaked into the public domain due to a misconfiguration in one of the European download mirrors.

Also: Fedora 9 promises better eyecandy, networking

Mark Shuttleworth: The Art of Release

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: An update on the long term plans for Ubuntu release management. 8.04 LTS represented a very significant step forward in our release management thinking. As a result, we can commit that the next LTS release of Ubuntu will be 10.04 LTS, in April 2010.

Video Editing on Linux :: It can be a real joy!

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Software

progbox.co.uk: When I first started using Cinelerra, I was put off by the look of the interface. It was dated and old. I also tried importing a few video clips and got very different results. One played just fine, the other played at about 2 frames per second. I was not impressed.

Linux Mint 5.0 is coming

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Linux

alternativenayk.wordpress: After many sleepless nights and a lot of work I am delighted to announce that the first release candidate for Linux Mint 5 Elyssa was released and that it is now available for download. A lot of changes and improvements were made since Daryna.

Ubuntu 8.10 gets better connected

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Ubuntu

linuxsolutions.fr: With Ubuntu Hardy Heron now released, the next exciting thing to come will be Intrepid Ibex, or Ubuntu Linux 8.10 when it makes it debut in October. Intrepid Ibex promises to be packed with more exciting features, something we all enjoy hearing.

some leftovers

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News
  • Debian GNU Linux SuiteTelecentro

  • Chapter 1: A brief introduction to the GNU Autotools
  • Linux Outlaws 37
  • Returning to Hardy
  • Irish Open Source Technology Conference 2008
  • Five reasons why Linux sucks
  • Nexuiz 2.4.2 Open-Source FPS Released
  • Protect Yourself From The Torrent Police With IPlist and IPblock

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People (3 & 4)

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Now, the three computing republics, Unix, Apple, and Windows, had different approaches to autonomy. In Unix, they teetered cheerfully on the edge of anarchy. There was only very little attempt to reign in the free spirits there. In Windows, no stepping out of line was tolerated, but it was necessary to maintain perfect order and the people there loved it. In Apple, however, there was a balance: things were "officially" controlled.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debian / Ubuntu Package post-removal Troubleshooting

  • Bash Shell Loop Over Set of Files
  • How to convert text files to all upper or lower case
  • String Variables In Bash, Perl, C and Awk on Linux or Unix - Porting
  • Podcast 23 Gentoo 2008 Slackware 12.1 Install

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #90

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 90 for the weeks May 4th - May 10th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Brainstorm Growing, Ubuntu Featured on Italian TV, submit questions for Launchpad podcast, Forums News and Interviews, Ubuntu UK Podcast Episode 5, and much more.

Debian Weekly News - May 9th, 2008

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's 2nd issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. While visiting Stefano Zacchiroli the www 2008 conference in china Sir Tim Berners-Lee offered Debian kudos for its well thought-out encapsulation/packaging of libraries. Paul Wise will close his Debian user and Debian new contributor surveys on June 1st so that analysis of the results can begin.

Python with a modular IDE (Vim)

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Software

blog.sontek.net: On Thursday, May 9th, 2008 the Utah Python User Group decided to settle the debate that has plagued us developers since the beginning of time: If you were a programming language, what editor would you use?

Grandmom’s guide to Ubuntu: Hardy Heron ate my mp3’s

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Ubuntu

bloggernews.net: Well, it’s time to update the Linux. The latest update is Hardy Heron. Computer people like cute names, and each Linux/ubuntu update has an animal name to identify it. Hardy Heron, gutsy Gibbon, etc.

Replacing Nautilus with quicker and faster PCMan File Manager in Ubuntu 8.04

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Software

linuxondesktop.blogspot: In this article i discuss PCMan File Manger which is a lightweight alternative to nautilus and how to set various menus in Ubuntu to using PCMan File manager instead of using nautilus.

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today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
  • MX 17 Beta 2
  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

Red Hat: OpenStack and Financial News

Security: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire

  • Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accounts

    The researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the stolen credentials can successfully be used by cyber crooks to gain access to functioning Google accounts.

  • Data breaches, phishing, or malware? Understanding the risks of stolen credentials

    Drawing upon Google as a case study, we find 7--25\% of exposed passwords match a victim's Google account.

  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with 10 women across North America and Marquis-Boire's home country of New Zealand who say that they were assaulted by him in episodes going back years. A woman that The Verge gave the pseudonym "Lila," provided The Verge with "both a chat log and a PGP signed and encrypted e-mail from Morgan Marquis-Boire. In the e-mail, he apologizes at great length for a terrible but unspecified wrong. And in the chat log, he explicitly confesses to raping and beating her in the hotel room in Toronto, and also confesses to raping multiple women in New Zealand and Australia."