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Story digiKam Software Collection 4.7.0 released... Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 12:09pm
Story Simplicity Linux 15.1 is now available! Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 12:02pm
Story 8 advantages of using open source in the enterprise Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 11:21am
Story To Counter Mass Surveillance, "SOS": Secure Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 11:16am
Story Snappy Ubuntu Core Is Now Ready for Raspberry Pi 2 Rianne Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 10:56am
Story Power Management Being Further Improved In KDE Plasma 5.3 Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 9:59am
Story KaOS 2014.12 review - Chaos and anarchy Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 9:53am
Story Mint, Ubuntu, and Desktop Environments Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 9:47am
Story Rolling release vs. fixed release Linux Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 9:25am
Story Kodi (XBMC) 14.1 'Helix' Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 03/02/2015 - 6:54am

today's leftovers

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News
  • RandR 1.3 Arrives With Panning Support

  • What might end Apple’s open source pass
  • Fedora 10 is a 10
  • Fedora 10 out - is it the best alternative to Ubuntu?
  • Intel's Linux-based Moblin platform arrives on devices
  • How open should your open source business strategy be
  • Crappy economy = great time for open source in schools
  • Do you miss the Elephant Skin Wallpaper in Ibex?
  • The Top 5 Best Online Sources For Fonts
  • Spice up Your System with Open Source Fonts
  • 40 Tips for optimizing your php code
  • Fixing UMTS upload performance on Linux
  • Shopping for Your Linux Loved Ones
  • Dealing With "Argument list too long" Errors on Linux and Unix
  • Netbook world summit
  • GNU Xnee: Workaround for Xvfb bug
  • Linux System monitoring using Dstat
  • Building an OpenBSD Gateway - Part 3
  • Useful programs and procedures for gentoo newcomers: USE flags
  • Multimedia Support in Fedora 10
  • Using wvdial in Linux
  • Ubuntu on an iBook
  • Fix window titlebar drawing problems with NVIDIA
  • Create new virtual machine in Virtualbox

OpenSUSE 11.1 RC and KDE 4.1

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: The release Thursday of OpenSUSE 11.1 RC 'incited' me to download the KDE-based Open CD version and give it a spin. I've been tracking KDE 4.1 across three distributions (Mandriva 2009, Fedora 10, and OpenSUSE). Kubuntu in any version is one of the worst ways to experience KDE.

Mandriva 2009.0 Review:

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MDV

ryanorser.com: Mandriva has been great for users who just like to have something that looks peaceful and easy to use. For new users with laptops I would recommend Mandriva One 2009 as it has a better background and supports wireless….

Ubuntu developers discovered exactly nothing

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Ubuntu

beranger.org: Only a site like Softpedia can post an article such as Newly Discovered Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect All Ubuntu Users, which starts this way: «Yesterday, November 27th, the Ubuntu developers discovered yet another security issue (actually, more than one) in the Linux kernel packages.» On the contrary, they were late to fix those kernel vulnerabilities...

Picasa 3: Great Linux photo software

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Software

blogs.computerworld: I have a confession to make. There's no software on earth I can't make dance and sing... except for photography programs. Whether it's Adobe Photoshop CS4 on a Mac or GIMP 2.6.3 on Linux, I'm a klutz.

KDE Videocast Episode 3, November 29

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Episode 3 of my KDE videocast will be broadcast live at 17:00 UTC on Saturday, November 29nd over at UStream.

Also: dolphin screencast

Linux and Us Kenyans - Part II

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Linux

mwendariungu.wordpress: Most of us are still holding on to ancient Linux distros whose operation may involve extensive use of command line tools made necessary by the need to install software from external sources.

Newly Discovered Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect All Ubuntu Users

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Security

news.softpedia.com: Yesterday, November 27th, the Ubuntu developers discovered yet another security issue (actually, more than one) in the Linux kernel packages. These vulnerabilities affect the following Ubuntu distributions: 6.06 LTS, 7.10, 8.04 LTS and 8.10 (also applies to Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu).

Half of Firefox Extensions Not Compatible with 3.1

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Mozilla is on the verge of releasing Firefox 3.1 Beta 2, and it’s quite possible that in the next month or two the final version will be pushed out the door. A major new release like this means that some of your favorite extensions might not be working, and Mozilla doesn’t want that to happen.

Proprietary Firmware and the Pursuit of a Free Kernel

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Linux

earthweb.com: Knowing when a GNU/Linux distribution is free used to be simple. If all its software had licenses approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative, then a distribution was free. Otherwise, it wasn't. However, the release of the GNewSense distribution a few years ago has complicated the situation.

Plymouth To Replace USplash In Ubuntu?

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Software

phoronix.com: We've talked about Plymouth now a number of times at Phoronix, which is Red Hat's RHGB replacement starting with Fedora 10 and uses newer Linux technologies like kernel mode-setting to drive this graphical boot screen. Now it looks like Plymouth may make its way into Ubuntu.

Open Letter to Mr.Hervé Yahi, Mandriva CEO

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MDV

rodgerdean.org/blog: Mandriva under a change of a new CEO have now put corporate interest above the life source of the distribution; its own community and leadership in the attempt to save a dollar. This will be the ulitmate downfall of the distro if these changes continue to happen.

What Does Open Source Taste Like?

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: For those of you familiar with twitter, the "microblogging" social-networking tool, you know that it can be a fun way to gather data from a large group of people. If you have a substantial enough group of followers, inevitably, a few are paying attention most of the time, and you will get a handful of interesting responses to almost any question.

Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: With Fedora 10 finally entering the world earlier this week, we have performed benchmarks comparing the performance of Ubuntu 8.10 and Fedora 10. In our testing we used both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds of each distribution and then ran a series of automated tests through the Phoronix Test Suite.

Vector Linux 6 Beta And The Sticky Gui

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: But one of the things - possibly the only thing - which may have held this distribution back from a regular top 10 spot on the Distrowatch rankings might be its lack of a GUI (Graphical User Interface) installer. Until now.

The history of PC hardware, in pictures

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Hardware

royal.pingdom.com: We all use personal computers and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today.

Java and Linux - an open marriage in search of success

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: In 2004 Eric Raymond wrote an open letter to Sun Microsystems' then chief executive officer Scott McNealy demanding Sun open up their core Java intellectual property and allow anyone do whatever they damn well please with it.

LOL With Funny Linux Man Pages

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Software

junauza.com: Are you feeling a little down lately? Why not open a Linux terminal and read some man pages. Well, not those man pages that can sometimes make our head spin. I'm talking about the funny man pages that will make you laugh out loud.

openDesktop.org provides super-portal to free software sites

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Web

linux.com: When users want the latest in free and open source software (FOSS), they are likely to think first of sites like freshmeat, or perhaps Softpedia or GnomeFiles. However, as the FOSS community has divided into specialized communities, sites for new releases have proliferated, to the point where it is difficult to keep track of them all. Since 2007, openDesktop.org has provided a portal for many of these specialized sites.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Installing Drupal on Ubuntu in a few easy steps

  • Interview with openSUSE Board member Bryen Yunashko
  • Acer Aspire One and Linux
  • SproutCore on Intrepid Ibex
  • An early glimpse of Ubuntu 9.04
  • MySQL 5.1 is ready
  • Increase downloading Speed with Prozilla Download Accelerator for Linux
  • Upgrading Nvidia 96xx from Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10
  • Speeding up a slow NVidia 8400 card in opensuse linux
  • Setting up your Ubuntu Server for Merb
  • Extract and Create RAR Files in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Packages Get Bazaar-ed
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today's leftover

  • The Prominent Changes Of Phoronix Test Suite 8.0
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  • AMD AOCC 1.2 Code Compiler Offers Some Performance Benefits For EPYC
    Last month AMD released the AOCC 1.2 compiler for Zen systems. This updated version of their branched LLVM/Clang compiler with extra patches/optimizations for Zen CPUs was re-based to the LLVM/Clang 6.0 code-base while also adding in experimental FLANG support for Fortran compilation and various other unlisted changes to their "znver1" patch-set. Here's a look at how the performance compares with AOCC 1.2 to LLVM Clang 6.0 and GCC 7/8 C/C++ compilers.
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  • Firefox 61 Beta 6 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – May 18th – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox 61 Beta 6. Thank you all for helping us make Mozilla a better place: gaby2300, Michal, micde, Jarrod Michell, Petri Pollanen, Thomas Brooks. From India team: Aishwarya Narasimhan, Mohamed Bawas, Surentharan and Suren, amirthavenkat, krish.
  • Lemonade Proposes Open Source Insurance Policy for All to Change, Adopt
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  • Security updates for Monday

Development Leftovers

  • My talk from the RISC-V workshop in Barcelona
  • KDAB at SIGGRAPH 2018
    Yes, folks. This year SIGGRAPH 2018 is in Canada and we’ll be there at the Qt booth, showing off our latest tooling and demos. These days, you’d be surprised where Qt is used under the hood, even by the biggest players in the 3D world!
  • 9 Best Free Python Integrated Development Environments
    Python is a widely used general-purpose, high level programming language. It’s easy to read and learn. It’s frequently used for science, data analysis, and engineering. With a burgeoning scientific community and ecosystem, Python is an excellent environment for students, scientists and organizations that develop technology software. One of the essential tools for a budding Python developer is a good Integrated Development Environment (IDE). An IDE is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to programmers for software development. Many coders learn to code using a text editor. And many professional Python developers prefer to stay with their favourite text editor, in part because a lot of text editors can be used as a development environment by making use of plugins. But many Python developers migrate to an IDE as this type of software application offers, above all else, practicality. They make coding easier, can offer significant time savings with features like autocompletion, and built-in refactoring code, and also reduces context switching. For example, IDEs have semantic knowledge of the programming language which highlights coding problems while typing. Compiling is ‘on the fly’ and debugging is integrated.
  • Want to Debug Latency?
    In the recent decade, our systems got complex. Our average production environments consist of many different services (many microservices, storage systems and more) with different deployment and production-maintenance cycles. In most cases, each service is built and maintained by a different team — sometimes by a different company. Teams don’t have much insight into others’ services. The final glue that puts everything together is often a staging environment or sometimes the production itself! Measuring latency and being able to react to latency issues are getting equally complex as our systems got more complex. This article will help you how to navigate yourself at a latency problem and what you need to put in place to effectively do so.

Devices: AsteroidOS, Das blinkenlight, Android P

  • The open source AsteroidOS is a new alternative to Wear OS
    AsteroidOS is a new Linux-based open source operating system that can be used as a replacement to Wear OS. A small team of developers have been hard at work on the smartwatch platform for the last four years. As the culmination of their efforts, this week the first stable version was made available to the public. It plays nice with a few Wear OS-compatible smartwatches.
  • Das blinkenlights are back thanks to RPi revival of the PDP-11
    The designers left the I2C port of the Raspberry Pi free for hacks, and “it is not very hard to add support for such things in the simh emulator, so the PiDP-11 can use them as I/O”. The SR switches on the PiDP-11's SR switches can be set to boot various operating systems (this part is a work in progress), so instead of RSX-11MPlus users can choose BSD, DOS-11, Unix System 6 or System 7 and the like.
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