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Story Is PHP 6 or PHP 7 Next? Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 7:21pm
Story Linux 3.16-rc6 From: Linus Torvalds Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Chromebook Gains, Microsoft Worries Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 3:47pm
Story Can Linux speed in-car systems? Software may reduce development time, costs Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 4:32am
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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:49pm
Story GTK+ 3.13.4 Features a Much Improved Adwaita Theme Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:13pm
Story Standardized open source products are the key to unlocking the lock-in trap Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Wine 1.7.22 Arrives with Lots of Fixes for Games Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:09pm

Open source big names helping attract new users

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Participation by big open source vendors is helping attract new interest in Linux user groups in Asia. Khairil Yusof, president of the Free/Open Source Software Society (FOSS) in Malaysia, said in an interview that the group's members have benefited by sharing knowledge with others from different technology backgrounds during its monthly meetings.

Red Hat pitching proprietary lock-in as "open"

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Linux

Matt Asay: Ah, how the mighty have fallen. In what must have been gross oversight, Red Hat is pitching proprietary software on its website under the banner of "No vendor lock-in." The way Red Hat and IBM make it appear, simply running one's software on an open platform like Linux magically removes the proprietary lock-in of the application.

Firefox 3 improves handling of invalid SSL certificates

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Moz/FF

blog.ivanristic.com: I have downloaded the beta of Firefox 3 to check out the improvements related to SSL. First, there's the added support for Extended Validation SSL certificates, but I am not very excited about that. It's a nice feature, but it's not going to bring much good overall. On the other hand, I am very happy with the improvements to the handling of invalid SSL certificates.

Also: Mozilla Developer News April 29

Reiser FS: The open source file system fallout

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Reiser

blogs.zdnet.com: Yesterday, the Open Source community took an emotional hit when veteran Linux programmer Hans Reiser was convicted of first degree murder in the suspicious disappearing of his wife, Nina. I would like to talk a little bit about how this verdict will impact the technology in play for file system dominance in our favorite Open Source operating system, Linux.

Also: Was Reiser really found Guilty of being a Hacker?

Sun sheds light on its open-source future

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Interviews
OSS

zdnet.co.uk: Sun UK's chief open-source officer, Simon Phipps, has a high-profile role to play as the company aims to complete its move to 100 percent open software development.

UVC support soon in vanilla kernel?

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: In a recent interview with the German IT online magazine Golem.de the kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman mentioned that the USB video device support will soon be merged into the vanilla kernel.

Linux and Formula One

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: Formula One motor racing is no longer about famous car marques, its about precise science and using technology to shave another fraction of a second off a lap time, and Linux is playing a pivotal role in helping the race teams achieve this.

Announcing Linux Graphics Users.com

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Web

Linux Graphics Users.com is a forum created by artists, for artists in the Linux community. It is true, that most of the Linux graphics software listed on our site has their own forums (some more than one).... But, LGU is much more than just about the software, or the distro.... It's about the people.

BT bundles MS Office with Linux laptop

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Humor

reghardware.co.uk: This week's award for the Most Astutely Selected Software Bundle goes to BT after the teleco tried to hook potential purchasers of Asus' Linux-running Eee PC 900 by offering to ship it with a copy of Microsoft Office.

OpenOffice.org - a candidate for a 501(c)6?

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OSS

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: Faced with serious, persistant maladministration and injustice in the ‘communities’ Sun controls - what can you do?

Chess in Linux

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Gaming

wheatlandlinux.wordpress: There are many (not all are very good) chess games in Linux. There is the one installed by default with the small game packages that come with Ubuntu and most versions of Linux that use Gnome, but I do not like this one very much. It is ok for basic play, but it is really not that good.

Collector’s item

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Software

manilastandardtoday.com: I have managed to amass several hundred audio CDs over the years—and I have long since given up trying to keep track of them on a spreadsheet. Entering data in this manner—especially individual track information—was simply too tedious. How best then to manage my music library?

“Don’t tell them that I love it”

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Ubuntu
  • “Don’t tell them that I love it”

  • Three Steps Forward, One Step Back
  • How To Enable BCM43xx in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Filezilla in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Repositories for Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • rm -rf ubuntu && cat gentoo.iso > /dev/sda1
  • Some tasks to consider after upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
  • Hardy Heron moves into the Black Tower
  • Using update-alternatives to switch between Gnash and SWFdec in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Status of Sugar in Ubuntu 8.04
  • First Look: Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron'
  • Mozilla Prism in Ubuntu!
  • Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron has issues

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes step by step how to set up a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux: Try Before You Buy

  • Linux gains lightweight media-oriented graphics stack
  • Update on merged openSUSE forums
  • Rocking the Pacific Northwest with Linux
  • Meizu M3: Linux compatible MP3/Ogg player
  • You'll Get Bitten Eventually...
  • OOo: Searching and replacing for carriage returns, tabs, and other characters, using regular expressions
  • New BBC site struggles with Firefox
  • Jonathan Schwartz has the last word on MySQL
  • Social networking for sports sits on an open platform
  • Windows or open source is not the question
  • Grabbing Telnet Information On Linux Using TcpDump
  • Linux experience everything that it should be
  • Phoronix Test Suite Mailing List
  • Interview With IBM's Inna Kuznetsova on Big Green Linux

Linux mobile distro wins software award

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: MontaVista's Mobilinux 5.0 Linux distribution for mobile phones won an EDN Magazine 2008 "Innovation Award" under the software category. The award for "Innovator of the Year," meanwhile, went to Intel's 45nm semiconductor process technology team.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Installed Ubuntu 8.04 in my Quad core system

  • Upgrade to Hardy
  • What's next?
  • Desktop virtualization in Ubuntu 8.04: replacing VirtualBox with QEMU/KVM/Qemulator
  • Kubuntu Hardy: Mildly disappointing
  • Dell Doesn’t Advertise it’s Ubuntu Line

Guess What? Fox News is Responsive to the Linux Community.

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Linux
Web

blog.eracc.com: The Linux community spoke and foxnews.com listened. I received a polite message late today from Mr. Dave Denis the Director, Product Development at Fox News. Mr. Denis stated that Fox News is now aware of the problem with their Video page and is working with Maven Networks to get it fixed.

Xfce, the hidden gem of desktop environments

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Software

downloadsquad.com: In the beginning, we talked a bit about the holy war that wages onward between KDE and GNOME. Some of you aptly pointed out that there is a third desktop environment out there. Like a mouse dodging to avoid the crashing footsteps of the desktop environment giants, Xfce is often included in discussions as an afterthought.

KDE in Korea

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Following our interview covering KDE in Japan last week, we now turn to South Korea. Cho Sung Jae tell us about the Korean KDE Users Group, including some of the problems of using KDE with Korean and just how fast their broadband is.

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today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
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  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

Red Hat: OpenStack and Financial News

Security: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire

  • Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accounts

    The researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the stolen credentials can successfully be used by cyber crooks to gain access to functioning Google accounts.

  • Data breaches, phishing, or malware? Understanding the risks of stolen credentials

    Drawing upon Google as a case study, we find 7--25\% of exposed passwords match a victim's Google account.

  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with 10 women across North America and Marquis-Boire's home country of New Zealand who say that they were assaulted by him in episodes going back years. A woman that The Verge gave the pseudonym "Lila," provided The Verge with "both a chat log and a PGP signed and encrypted e-mail from Morgan Marquis-Boire. In the e-mail, he apologizes at great length for a terrible but unspecified wrong. And in the chat log, he explicitly confesses to raping and beating her in the hotel room in Toronto, and also confesses to raping multiple women in New Zealand and Australia."