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Story Why Contribute to an Enterprise Open Source Project? Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 9:07pm
Story Stick computer runs Android on quad-core Atom Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:56pm
Story Ubuntu Used by FIA Weatherman at Suzuka F1 Grand Prix Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:09pm
Story [GNU IceCat] 31.1.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:00pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 6:28pm
Story Still running 32 bit Ubuntu? Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 4:00pm
Story NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 3:56pm
Story GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 3:31pm
Story 3 Alternatives to the Adobe PDF Reader on Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 3:02pm
Story How OpenStack powers the research at CERN Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 12:05pm

some Linuxworld headlines

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Linux
  • LinuxWorld Conversations Start Tomorrow

  • LinuxWorld: Showcasing the OS in data centers, mobile devices, e-voting
  • LinuxWorld Gets Underway in San Francisco
  • Dell at LinuxWorld this Week
  • Openbravo demonstrates compatibility with Ubuntu at LinuxWorld 2008
  • LinuxWorld preview: IBM engineer touts SELinux

First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

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Software
  • First preview of Mono 2.0 is out

  • Interview with Miguel de Icaza
  • How to remove Mono (M$) from Ubuntu Hardy Heron

PCLinuxOS to OpenSuse 11.0

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SUSE

bluelinux.blogspot: I recently decided to give OpenSuse 11.0 a spin on some of the computer terminals at work, replacing PCLinuxOS. It is not that I have any hard feelings towards PCLinuxOS, it is just that I prefer to stay up on the different distros available to make sure I'm not missing out on something. And, honestly, PCLinuxOS has been dragging behind the 'latest/greatest' software curve for a while now.

Why Microsoft cozied up to open source at OSCON

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Microsoft

linux.com: Last month at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), it seemed like Microsoft was everywhere you looked, avouching its interest in open source. Thanks to the company's history -- including some very recent history -- a great many in the open source community viewed the company's presence with mistrust, suspicious of Redmond's motives and apprehensive of what would follow. Surely Microsoft must want something, so what is it?

KDE 4.0 Style Theme for Firefox 3.0

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Software

fosswire.com: Konqueror as a web browser still unfortunately lags quite a way behind Firefox in terms of compatibility. For that reason, many KDE users stick with Firefox, despite the poorer integration between the desktop environment and the browser.

The technophobe sister and Xubuntu project

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Linux

tuxtraining.com: Let me introduce to you, my sister. She’s the furtherest thing from a geek anyone in our generation can be. And she hates computers. I got a copy of Xubuntu 8.04 and began my install.

ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi with Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: These X48 motherboards have been expensive, but now some of the budget manufacturers are introducing models at a lower cost. For just under $200 USD, ASRock has introduced the X48TurboTwins-WiFi. The ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi pairs Intel's X48 with the ICH9R Southbridge and offers a few extra features such as eSATA, integrated 802.11g WiFi, and IEEE-1394 Firewire.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Make your own Fedora re-spin

  • Replace the System Beep with a Compiz Effect
  • Ubuntu ca0106 Audigy SE sound card working with 5.1
  • dnstop: Monitor BIND DNS Server (DNS Network Traffic) From a Shell Prompt
  • Detecting Old Sound Cards in Ubuntu
  • How to change a users UID and GID
  • How To Turn Any Applications To A Widget In Ubuntu
  • Word completion-like feature in Openoffice.org Calc
  • Kickstart for Ubuntu 8.04 with LDAP Authentication
  • Command Line Quickies - ps
  • OpenAFS installation on Debian

Day Planner and Calizo: Simple calendaring tools

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Software

linux.com: If advanced calendar applications like Evolution and Sunbird are overkill for your needs, try Day Planner, a simple yet efficient calendaring utility. If you want to view your calendar as a timeline, check out Calizo instead.

Desktop Linux Distributions: Expectations of a home user

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Linux

raiden.net: Desktop Linux Distribution is getting fame in every day use among home users and even office users. Given the choice to select from a huge list of Desktop Linux Distributions home users are ought to get confused and it's not unusual that they do distro-hopping in the quest of what is so called "the best" for them.

Jim Zemlin and the Linux Foundation: Looking after Linus

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: While Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has a wide and well established fan-base, fewer people are aware of the wider organisation that supports his vital kernel development work.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 264

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First look - Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1

  • News: Fedora 10 code name, interview with Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst, Debconf8 Schedule
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4, Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 2, and openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 2
  • Reviewed last week: Mandriva 2009 Beta 1, Pardus 2008
  • Reader comments

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

KDE 3.5.10 to be released in August

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: KDE 4.1 was released just days ago, but the KDE team already prepares the next release for August: KDE 3.5.10. While there won’t be any new features in it it will contain many bugfixes.

My favorite useful Compiz features

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Software

adventuresinswitching.blogspot: Users of Compiz, a window manager that provides pretty visual effects, know that a lot of those effects are just for fun. Personally, I am most concerned with the Compiz plugins that add functionality to my desktop. I am going to outline some of my favorites and most useful.

Better Than Beach Reading: A Linux Starter Kit

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Summer may be a time for some to lie in the hammock with a margarita, but if your inner geek is whispering "is that all there is?" over and over again, you might be ripe for a project. How about making that shift to Linux you've been dreaming about? It's fun, it's cool and -- believe us -- it's not that hard.

Kernel Log: New Nvidia drivers are still slow, Linux 2.6.26.1 soon

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Linux
Software

heise-online.co.uk: Nvidia has released new proprietary GeForce drivers; Version 173.14.12 of the drivers for x86-32 and x96-64. 2D performance problems re not addressed with this update. KDE 4 is so slow with Nvidia drivers that the desktop is not really suitabled for production use.

LiMo Foundation adds new handsets, members

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Linux

news.cnet.com: Seven new mobile phones have passed the LiMo Foundation's certification process, and the group has a few new members to welcome aboard.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008

  • Install OpenSuSE 11 independently with Accessibility support.
  • Hping
  • Free Software in the Stores
  • fluxflux-eee 2008 08 released
  • From openSUSE 11 to Debian Lenny, through bugs
  • Slackware vs Ubuntu: Old vs New
  • What is group x in /etc/group for and should I be a member?
  • Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?
  • The Linux Kernel Development Model
  • KDE 4.1 adoption seems high
  • Meet the people behind the Open Source Initiative (video)
  • Basics of using Screen in Linux
  • Plat’Home OpenBlockS: Made in Japan
  • SourceForge: Undervalued Open-Source Stock
  • Killing With Linux: A Primer

Can Ubuntu Linux Close the Digital Divide?

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Untangle is scheduled to host an Ubuntu Linux Installfest from Aug. 4 to 7 at LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco. This latest Installfest, coupled with recent moves by Canonical and Intel made The VAR Guy wonder: Can Ubuntu Linux close the digital divide?

Mandriva Spring 2008 The New “Definitive” Linux?

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MDV

blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ll just lay this out right from the beginning: Mandriva Spring 2008 Live CD is better than most other distributions fully installed. I am currently writing this blog on a laptop (that is generally flaky about Linux distributions) running the Live version of Mandriva Spring 2008. And even without installing the distribution I am very impressed. Let’s see just how this is faring.

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Security: Reproducible Builds, Windows Phones, Debian, Mageia Identity Security Breach and More

  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #147
  • Windows Phones Get Cumulative Update KB4074592, PDF Support Now Broken
    Just when you thought Windows 10 Mobile is dead, here’s Microsoft rolling out a new cumulative update for the platform as part of its February patching cycle. Windows 10 cumulative update KB4074592, which is also released on PCs running the Creators Update (version 1703) – phones have never received the Fall Creators Update, comes with little changes for mobile devices, though it does something that many users might notice. Microsoft doesn’t provide a separate change log for mobile and PC, so the release notes that you can find at the end of the article include all the improvements and security fixes that Microsoft included in KB4074592 for both platforms.
  • Time to Join Extended Long Term Support for Debian 7 Wheezy
    Debian 7 Wheezy LTS period ends on May 31st and some companies asked Freexian if they could get security support past this date. Since about half of the current team of paid LTS contributors is willing to continue to provide security updates for Wheezy, I have started to work on making this possible.
  • Hackers Infiltrated Tesla to Mine Cryptocurrency
    While Elon Musk was busy planning how to launch his Tesla Roadster into the depths of space last month, a hacker was silently using Tesla’s computing power to mine an unknown amount of cryptocurrency. The unidentified attackers found their way in through cracks in Tesla’s cloud environment, according to a report issued by RedLock security on February 20. The miners were able to gain access via an unprotected Tesla Kubernete console—an open source system that manages applications. Included on this console were the access credentials to Tesla’s Amazon Web Service. Once they obtained access to the console, the attackers were able to run scripts that allowed them to stealthily mine cryptocurrency.
  • Hacking at EPFL Toastmasters, Lausanne, tonight
    ...remember to turn off your mobile device or leave it at home, you never know when it might ring or become part of a demonstration.
  • Mageia Identity Security Breach
    A user was able to gain access to our LDAP database and has published the email addresses and names, as well as apparent password hashes, of anyone who has signed up to identity.mageia.org. However, the published hashes do not match those on record, and all capitalisation has been removed, so it is not clear that the actual passwords have been compromised. All of the passwords have since been reset as a security precaution. New rules have been added to prevent access to the LDAP server. The sysadmins are investigating how the fields were read, as the configuration should have specifically prevented this. The passwords stored by the Mageia LDAP server are hashed and salted, meaning that the full decryption of the password, if they have actually been leaked, into a human-usable format would require significant computing power for safe and complex passwords.

today's howtos

Canonical Donates Ubuntu Phones to UBports to Continue Ubuntu Touch Development

UBports devs announced today on Twitter that Canonical sent them a few old Ubuntu Phone devices to continue the development of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system. Now that Canonical has ceased the development of its revolutionary Unity 8 user interface for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used on smartphones from Meizu and BQ, the company decided to donate several devices to the UBports community. UBports is recreating Ubuntu Touch, maintaining, updating, and modifying its code to offer the world a free and open source mobile operating system for those who want to use something else than Android, iOS, and what else is still out there. Read more Also: Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS Will Default To The New Installer The New Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Installer

LibreOffice 6.1 Arrives in August with Revamped Online Experience, New Features

Last week, we talked with The Document Foundation's marketing assistant Mike Saunders about the 1 million downloads milestone reached by the major LibreOffice 6.0 release in only two weeks after its launch, who told us that the team is already working on the next version, LibreOffice 6.1, due for release in August. LibreOffice 6.1 will be the first major update to the 6.x series of the office suite and will add yet another layer of new features and improvements to the open-source and cross-platform office suite used by millions of computer users worldwide, and we'd like you to be the first to know about them. Read more