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What's New in FreeBSD 7.0

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BSD

onlamp.com: The day has come... FreeBSD is back to its incredible performance and now can take advantage of multi-core/CPUs systems very well... so well that some benchmarks on both Intel and AMD systems showed release 7.0 being faster than Linux 2.6 when running PostreSQL or MySQL. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed two dozen developers to discuss all the cool details of FreeBSD 7.0.

Refresher Course: The Free Unix Desktop

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Linux

connectedinternet.co.uk: I have been using a Mac at home since 2002. So, after a five year absence, I caught up on what’s changed on the free unix desktop. Here are some observations from an old unix geek that’s been away for awhile:

10 Most Bizarre Photos of Famous Geeks

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Misc

junauza.blogspot: Do you think that geeks are boring? If your answer is yes, then perhaps some of the photographs that I’m going to show to you can change your mind:

Linux Kernel 2.6.24.3 and 2.6.25 RC3 Launched

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Linux

softpedia.com: Two new versions of the heart of all Linux distributions were released: the stable 2.6.24.3 and the development 2.6.25 RC3 kernel. The developers advise you to update your kernel to the latest version, because of the numerous fixes included in it.

Why Do We Need Specialist Security Distros?

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Linux
Interviews

packtpub.com: I talk with Ryan Berens, from Guardian Digital makers of EnGarde Linux, to understand their role in the Linux distribution space. EnGarde is what you'd call a minimalist distribution that you'd install on your server to run critical services. It's also popular for its one-stop WebTool remote administration tool.

How Linux Passion Sometimes Beats Windows Preloads

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Sure, Microsoft expects Windows’ installed base to top 1 billion licenses by the end of this year. But in the shadow of Windows Vista, a rather remarkable trend — known as an InstallFest — continues to transform Linux from a fringe desktop option into a mainstream Windows alternative. Here’s the scoop.

Linux RAID Smackdown: Crush RAID 5 with RAID 10

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Linux
Hardware

Carla Schroder: I was already mourning the destruction of my Saturday, thanks to some blown deadlines, and was resigned to spending at least part of the day working. Then I made a fatal error: I read my email.

Dear RedHat...

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Linux

portal.itauth.com: RedHat is one of the most widely used Linux distribution, at least in the corporate and academic sectors. It's been around for years and after all the shit they've gotten from users trapped in RPM "dependency hell," you'd think they'd have learned SOMETHING by now, right?...Right?

How I Shopped for An Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: Initially, I visited ZaReason.com and System76.com because I want a laptop with Ubuntu pre-loaded. Unfortunately, neither of those vendors has a machine with the features I wanted.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Mandriva 2008.0

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MDV
HowTos

In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Features Of A Happy Linux Desktop?

  • Novell plans to acquire PlateSpin
  • Rawhide vs. Cooker vs. Wrong Approach
  • Help Debug Mandriva
  • Opera Dragonfly = Developer Tools?
  • First impressions of Sidux
  • Should Linux Cost More?
  • First Annual Open Source Commerce Survey Results
  • Kubuntu days...productive days
  • Stallman on handing over GNU Emacs, its future and the importance of nomenclature
  • ExtJS: When open source is not open at all
  • Music Notation Programs: Recent Releases
  • WIBRAIN: The Korean Ubuntu UMPC

The penguin begins the march south

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Linux

itwire.com: There's a still nearly 11 months to go before the penguin sets up camp on the Apple Isle but the wheels are slowly being cranked into motion by the Tasmanian Linux Users Group as they prepare to host the 2009 Australian national Linux conference.

Standards Australia denies OOXML bias

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Following a Computerworld report on the appointment of a Microsoft consultant as part of Standard Australia's (SA) delegation for this month's Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva, the organization's CEO has defended the objectivity of the decision.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial: Indigent, Technospeak and Evading Detection

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Jurors attempted, but couldn't bring themselves to take notes. The judge hid his head behind his hands. So continued the second week of the defense of Hans Reiser.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Triple Boot Your Mac With Ease!

  • QuickSynergy quick HowTo
  • How to make OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu
  • Why do the CPU stats vary with ps and top?
  • Using siproxd to allow VoIP through a firewall
  • Howto Determine the throughput of a pipe command
  • Using Ubuntu as an Electronic Document Management System
  • Taking a bunch of free clip art and giving it to every user in OpenOffice.org
  • Dell xps m1330 & Gentoo
  • Secure temporary files in Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Monitor switch-off

More KDE Stuff

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KDE
  • KDE 4 Tour: digiKam 0.10

  • Looking back on FOSDEM 2008 (with pictures)
  • Kommander Leaps Forward in KDE 3.5.9
  • A quick look at the new Qt 4.4 Print Dialog

Firefox 3 Performance Gets a Boost

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Now that Firefox 3 is approaching the home stretch it is important that Mozilla starts to throw in performance improvements to really make the browser purr. Over in our forum xpgeek pointed out that a Profile-Guided Optimization (PGO) build of Firefox 3 had been created which greatly improved the performance of JavaScript in the browser.

Also: Evangelist: Mozilla has "historic opportunity" to advocate for users
& Firefox vs. Internet Explorer-Which Search Engine is Better?

The Pulse of Open Source

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OSS
Web

blogs.the451group: To highlight open source activity on Twitter, I have launched a new web application today called The Pulse of Open Source. This is the stream of collective consciousness from the open source community on Twitter.

KDE 4: Wow Factor Fully Engaged

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KDE

linuxplanet.com: Plasma, ZUI, Oxygen, Dolphin, Okular, and Phonon are terms that seem more at home in a science experiment than in a Window Manager. But this is one science experiment that didn't go bad. You're going to love KDE 4.

Fedora Interview: Dan Williams on Network Manager

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Linux
Interviews

fedoraproject.org: GNU/Linux systems have often come under attack for the difficulty involved with setting-up and configuring various wireless devices. Thanks to NetworkManager we now have a system that allows us to quickly and easily connect to different networks. To find out more we talked with Dan Williams, Fedora project member and NetworkManager developer.

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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

  • Stylish FPS 'Morphite' released without Linux support, but it's coming
    Sadly, Morphite [Steam] has seen a delay with the Linux version. Thankfully, the developer was quick to respond and it's still coming.
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    In the mood for something a little out there? Well, The Mooseman [Steam] a short side-scroller might just hit the spot.
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    GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. The patches submitted by the developer to the Bluetooth packages in the latest Fedora Linux release promise to bring improvements to the way PlayStation 3 DualShock controllers are set up in the environment if you're using the GNOME desktop environment. Until now, to set up a DualShock 3 controller, users had to plug it in via USB, then disconnect it, and then press the "P" button on the joypad, which would have popped-up a dialog to confirm the Bluetooth connection. But this method had some quirks though.

Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

The GNOME Foundation Backs Librem 5

  • GNOME Foundation partners with Purism to support its efforts to build the Librem 5 smartphone
    The GNOME Foundation has provided their endorsement and support of Purism’s efforts to build the Librem 5, which if successful will be the world’s first free and open smartphone with end-to-end encryption and enhanced user protections. The Librem 5 is a hardware platform the Foundation is interested in advancing as a GNOME/GTK phone device. The GNOME Foundation is committed to partnering with Purism to create hackfests, tools, emulators, and build awareness that surround moving GNOME/GTK onto the Librem 5 phone. As part of the collaboration, if the campaign is successful the GNOME Foundation plans to enhance GNOME shell and general performance of the system with Purism to enable features on the Librem 5.
  • Now GNOME Foundation Wants to Support Purism's Privacy-Focused Linux Smartphone
    GNOME Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment designed for Linux-based operating systems, announced on Wednesday that they plan on supporting Purism's Librem 5 smartphone. The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with Purism on an implementation of their Plasma Mobile interface into the security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 Linux smartphone, and now GNOME is interested in advancing the Librem 5 hardware platform as a GNOME/GTK+ phone device. "Having a Free/Libre and Open Source software stack on a mobile device is a dream-come-true for so many people, and Purism has the proven team to make this happen. We are very pleased to see Purism and the Librem 5 hardware be built to support GNOME," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation.
  • GNOME Joins The Librem 5 Party, Still Needs To Raise One Million More Dollars
    One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream. Purism had been planning to use GNOME from the start for their GNU/Linux-powered privacy-minded smartphone while as of today they have the official backing of the GNOME Foundation.