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Story Pi-Top is a Raspberry Pi laptop you will learn to build yourself! Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 6:05pm
Story Announcing Qubes OS Release 2! Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:49pm
Story Test drive Linux with nothing but a flash drive Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:37pm
Story Manjaro 0.8.10 Receives Its Twelfth and Final Update Pack Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Season of KDE 2014 Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:24pm
Story NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers On Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:22pm
Story Huge Computer Retail Chain in the UK Denies Warranty If Users Install Linux Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:17pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:13pm
Story SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Debuts With 'Rock-Solid' Cloud Support Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:08pm
Story Mozilla hopes to challenge Raspbian as RPi OS of choice Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 1:37pm

SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 in Cooker

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OOo

linux-wizard.net: A SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 have just been released in Cooker. OpenOffice.org 3 brings many new features.

Gaming on Ubuntu Linux

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Gaming

itwire.com: After my last few articles on how to connect Ubuntu Linux to network shares and a network printer, I want to have a look at some of the more fun aspects of Ubuntu Linux. I thought this was appropriate at the moment, so...let the games begin!

Control Another Computer Over A Network In Linux

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HowTos

geekishblog.com: Ever wanted to get help from your friends or wanted to help some friend in doing some specific task, and you wished you could do that using a remote desktop connection but you don’t know how to remotely control a PC, doing so is very easy in Linux I will show you how to do that in this tutorial.

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia: The fourth alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few minutes ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

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OS

Paul Murphy: As we saw yesterday the much vaunted Unix skills premium over Windows is pretty small - 15% or so in an overheated market and less than that elsewhere. Notice, however, that this information pertains only to larger organizations.

Linux Desktops Dressed Up as Macs

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Linux

lifehacker.com: Several Linux users in the Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr group are showing off their Ubuntu Hardy Heron desktop—dressed up as a Mac. Let's take a look at a few Ubuntu desktops passing as Macs with the help of a few add-ons like Compiz Fusion.

gOS 3 Beta, Netbooks, and Linux: An Interview with David Liu, Founder of Good OS

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Linux
Interviews

laptopmag.com: With the recent release of gOS 3 Beta, we thought it was prime time to take a closer look at the company responsible for creating the OS that powered the ill-fated Everex Cloudbook, and the gorgeous (and Mac OS X Leopard-inspired) gOS Space.

Windows apps on Linux the CrossOver way

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Software

linux.com: Who says you have to give up your must-have Windows applications when you migrate to Linux? If you can't leave some crucial Windows program behind, you can run it using CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux.

Gallium3D: a short explanation where it fits in

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: In a comment I was recently asked where Gallium3D does fit in in regards to Mesa and OpenGL. Given that I’m not an expert the answer was short and simple but might interest others as well.

My first taste of KDE…

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KDE

meandubuntu.wordpress: I am seriously concerned with GNOME’s infatuation with Microsoft technologies. Having recently heard about the new KDE4 - I thought I might give KDE a shot!

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

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Linux

informationweek.com: What will desktop Linux be like four years from now? The single biggest change you'll see is the way Linux evolves to meet the growing market of users who are not themselves Linux-savvy, but are looking for a low-cost alternative to Microsoft.

How To Install Django On Mandriva 2008.1 (Apache2/mod_python)

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Mandriva 2008.1 server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat: Disrupting Symantec Veritas?

  • Firefox 3 is still a memory hog that slows other programs
  • plasmoids in firefox
  • 10 Essential Linux Applications for Daily Use
  • Editra — A multi-platform text editor
  • Hidden Linux : Compiz con-Fusion
  • The Great God Linux Won't Save Wireless Internet
  • CIO Reality Check: Linux Security
  • Open source will win quietly, not through public displays of affection
  • Open source at school 'could help businesses'
  • A hands-on look at Vyatta Community Edition 4 networking software
  • 2.6.27-rc3, "Things Really _Have_ Calmed Down"
  • Debian on the Old Laptop
  • Foundation donates open source HIE code
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 13, 2008
  • ISO Master - GUI Tool to edit ISO Images in openSUSE
  • Linux Foundation Publishes Guide to Participating in the Linux Kernel Community
  • Would-Be Linux Contributors May Get a Leg Up
  • The Next Linux You Use Could Be Virtual
  • Flickr taps into open source for better maps. Yahoo Maps to follow?
  • Organizational Battle Ubuntu vs Gentoo vs RHEL & Fedora
  • New wiki measures open source license use

Integration at Akademy

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KDE

dot.kde.org: An important topic at Akademy is modularisation and integration. It has been the main topic of one talk but you will find it comes up in many others. It is clearly on the minds of many hackers here.

The entire State of Pahang moves to OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openmalaysiablog.com: Its just been made official that the State of Pahang is migrating all its productivity suites to OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is distributed for free and represents a suite which is on par with other office suite software applications.

Lessons From PHP 4.4 End-of-Life Announcement

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Software

ostatic.com: The developers of PHP announced last week that PHP version 4.4.9 is now available. This would not be remarkable in and of itself, except that the developers also indicated that this would be the last release of PHP 4.4. If PHP were commercial software, its "end of life" would be cause for panic.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to setup ndiswrapper with BT Voyager 1055 in Ubuntu

  • iTunes on Linux with Wine
  • HowTo: Repairing a read only partition or slice in Linux or BSD
  • How to watch streamed TV from dr.dk in openSUSE or *buntu
  • Delete old files
  • Tip of the Trade: ps Options
  • So you want to play DVDs
  • Back To Basics: Avoiding Recursive Alias Disasters On Linux And Unix
  • Why build solutions for FireFox?

Workbench 1.0 - Developers' Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I discovered this little gem in this week's DistroWatch Weekly. When a distribution claims to be "Linux for Software and Web Developers," both of which I happen to be, my ears prick up. Could this be the distribution I've been waiting for?

Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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Linux

apcmag.com: Dell may be one of Microsoft’s largest customers, but the hardware heavyweight has decided that Windows simply isn’t good enough for today’s fast-paced and ‘instant on’ world. Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.

Learning Linux the Mailing Lists Way

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: When a new Linux stumbler decides on switching on to Linux for full-time, s/he is often marred by an array of negative thoughts which intercept his desires of doing things differently.

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GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.