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Story The FFmpeg vs. Libav War Continues In Debian Land Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2014 - 8:27am
Story Tor Bounty, Plasma 5 ISOs, and Best Desktops Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2014 - 8:09am
Story Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2014 - 8:09am
Story Bright Computing raises $14.5M to expand services for Linux cluster management Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2014 - 7:59am
Story Manjaro 0.8.10 Gets Its Fourth Update Pack, Drops Linux Kernel 3.4.x Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2014 - 7:55am
Story From Clouds to Cars to Kitchens, Linux Making an Impact Everywhere Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2014 - 7:52am
Story CoreOS Stabilizes Cloud Container Linux Operating System Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2014 - 7:45am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 10:12pm
Story The Shocking Truth About Torvalds' Home Office Rianne Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 10:11pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2014 - 10:09pm

Some Gnome Panel Applets you may not know about!

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Software

ubuntu-unleashed.com: Here is a collection of gnome panel applets that I have found in the repositories, installed applets can be viewed and added to your gnome panel via right click on an empty panel space then click "Add to Panel"

Linux kernel compile secrets. Part 1

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: The Linux kernel is the beating heart of any Linux distribution. It is a strange and complex beast and to many people somewhat mystical in nature. I intend to shed light on some of that mystical shroud and show how simple and easy compiling a Linux kernel really is.

aTunes tries to be the best of two worlds

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Software

linux.com: Are you looking for a free and open source music player that you can use no matter which operating system you boot or switch to during the day? Meet aTunes, a small competitor to both Amarok and Apple's iTunes. Its name sounds like a hybrid of the two, and it tries to have a unique combination of the best of both user experiences.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MIT students show power of open cell phone systems

  • Ubuntu and Windows compared SIDE BY SIDE, literally
  • Defending the oppressed and the forsaken (i.e. KDE3)
  • Google Desktop for Linux
  • The best desktop OS is...
  • Open-Source Software: How the Stock Market Views It
  • Control Your TiVo With Your Ubuntu Machine
  • Radio Free Software: Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and OpenSolaris Community Managers
  • Give Linux a chance
  • optimize/improve internet connection speed and responsiveness
  • Fix Firefox and epiphany Flash Crash
  • Novell to Sun: Here’s an offer you can’t refuse

First look: OpenSolaris 2008.05 a work in progress

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OS

arstechnica.com: The OpenSolaris project, which has been slowly gaining momentum over the past year, issued its first official release last week. Designed with an emphasis on usability and easy installation, OpenSolaris aims to provide a complete desktop platform for users and developers built on top of Sun's Solaris kernel. We have been testing OpenSolaris 2008.05 in order to see how it compares to modern Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE.

Linux PCs still available at Wal-Mart: Just not the one down the road

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Linux
Hardware

practical-tech.com: Recently there were some rumors that Wal-Mart was once more selling Everex PCs with gOS Linux. Well, they got it about a third right.

More Fedora stuff

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Linux
  • Fedora 9 promises better eyecandy, networking

  • Fedora 9: Linux Desktop Alive and Well at Red Hat
  • Rawhide moving on to Fedora 10
  • Paul W. Frields on Fedora 9
  • Fedora 9 - Why it’s so awesome

the hands of many

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KDE

aseigo: thomasz just posted a link to this email from a KDE-on-Kubuntu user. Honest and heartfelt, it's one of the most beautiful things I've read in a while. Who knows what the people of the world will do tomorrow because of what we are doing today.

Best Computing Solutions: Windows vs. Linux

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OS

osweekly.com: As long as there are choices in computing platforms, there will be those that claim that their OS is the best over all others. In this article, I will work to put my own preferences aside, examine my years of experience with past clients who have used all three major platforms and why each made the most sense for them.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • What UUIDs Are and How To Use Them in Ubuntu

  • Installing WeatherBug For Linux
  • 5 Steps for resetting a forgotten password
  • How to improve KDE4
  • How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace from restarting X
  • Preventing Debian Package Upgrades
  • Connect a Motorola cellular phone to Linux
  • Killing Zombie Processes In Linux And Unix
  • Samba to Vista after SP1
  • Check your rootkits at the door with rkhunter
  • Stop GNOME from Asking to Import Photos

Movies about KDE 4.1 Alpha

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KDE

czessi.de: Jos Poortvliet present some movies, which show some new features in KDE 4.1, especially in Plasma, Kwin, Dolphin, Gweniview and some other applications. This movies show imposingly the proceedings of KDE 4.1.

Time to slow down?

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Linux

linuxworld.com: All communities develop rituals over time. One of the enduring linux-kernel rituals is the regular heated discussion on development processes and kernel quality. To an outside observer, these events can give the impression that the whole enterprise is about to come crashing down.

Fedora 9 - an OS that even the Linux challenged can love

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theregister.co.uk: Fedora 9, the latest release from the Fedora Project, goes up for download on Tuesday. The ninth release of Fedora ushers in a number of changes aimed at making the venerable distribution a more newbie-friendly desktop, but longtime users needn't fear a great dumbing down; version 9 packs plenty of power user punch as well.

Life Without Open Source?

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ostatic.com: Let's face it, open source software runs the Internet. Without it we wouldn't have basic services like DNS, or even the web server that's sending you this page. I've been thinking about what life would be like without open source software.

Get rid of your Linux bloat. Final

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blogs.ittoolbox: In part 2 of the "Get rid of your Linux bloat" series I talked about removing excess packages from your chosen distribution and only having installed what you actually need. In this final part we are going to go into territory that, if it were a store bought item, would void your guarantee.

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
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    Just as a mainframe from decades ago might be ready for retirement, the IT staff who originally procured and installed that system might also be preparing for a new phase in their lives. It’s up to the current and next generation of government IT employees to prepare for that eventuality, but there are indications they may not be ready, despite evidence that older IT professionals are retiring or will soon be leaving their positions. Unfortunately, a skills gap exists even among younger generation IT workers. Agencies are scrambling to find personnel with expertise in cloud service management, cybersecurity, technical architecture and legacy technologies, such as common business-oriented language (COBOL) and mainframes, among other areas. At the same time that many workers are getting ready to retire, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge, many younger IT professionals are struggling to gain the knowledge they will need to take their agencies into the future.
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  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
    I had attended to Tokyo area debian seminar #157. The day’s special guest is Chris Lamb, the Debian Project Leader in 2017. He had attended to Open Compliance Summit, so we invited him as our guest.
  • Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure
    Overclock Labs wants to make it easier for developers to deploy and manage their applications across clouds. To do so, the company is building tools to automate distributed cloud infrastructure and, unsurprisingly, it is betting on containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container orchestration tools — to do this. Today, Overclock Labs, which was founded two years ago, is coming out of stealth and announcing that it raised a $1.3 million seed round from a number of Silicon Valley angel investors and CrunchFund — the fund that shares a bit of its name and history with TechCrunch but is otherwise completely unaffiliated with the blog you are currently reading.
  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
    MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced new product enhancements to MariaDB AX, delivering a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions. MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform. With MariaDB AX, data across every facet of the business is transformed into meaningful and actionable results.
  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
    AT&T says it’s not enough to deploy white box hardware and to orchestrate its networks with the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) software. “Each individual machine also needs its own operating system,” writes Chris Rice, senior vice president of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture, in a blog post. To that end, AT&T announced its newest effort — the Open Architecture for a Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS).
  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
  • p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress
  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
    Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process. SUSE's Richard Biener announced minutes ago that GCC 8 entered stage three development, meaning only general bug fixing and documentation updates are permitted.
  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
  • Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out
    Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes. On one side, the Software Freedom Law Center, which today seeks to resolve licensing disputes amicably. On the other, the Software Freedom Conservancy, which takes a relatively harder line against the noncompliance of licensing terms. The battleground: the, er, US Patent and Trademark Office. The law center has demanded the cancellation of a trademark held by the conservancy.
  • Open Source Underwater Glider: An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner
    Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds
    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for version 4.15 of the Linux kernel. Torvalds' ire was directed at open software aficionado and member of Google's Pixel security team Kees Cook, who he has previously accused of idiocy. Cook earned this round of shoutiness after he posted a request to “Please pull these hardened usercopy changes for v4.15-rc1.”
  • Free Software Principles
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  • New warning over back door in Linux
    Researchers working at Russian cyber security firm Dr Web claim to have found a new vulnerability that enables remote attackers to crack Linux installations virtually unnoticed. According to the anti-malware company, cyber criminals are getting into the popular open-source operating system via a new backdoor. This, they say, is "indirect evidence" that cyber criminals are showing an increasing interest in targeting Linux and the applications it powers. The trojan, which it's calling Linux.BackDoor.Hook.1, targets the library libz primarily. It offers compression and extraction capabilities for a plethora of Linux-based programmes.
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  • Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking [sic] safeguards for elections
     

    The guidelines are intended to reduce risks in low-budget local races as well as the high-stakes Congressional midterm contests next year. Though most of the suggestions cost little or nothing to implement and will strike security professionals as common sense, notorious attacks including the leak of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have succeeded because basic security practices were not followed.  

  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

    On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.