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Story Codio: A Multi-language IDE with Its Own Ubuntu Instance Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2014 - 4:30pm
Story Free software to assist indigenous access to computers Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2014 - 4:29pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.4 GameOver -- a Linux distro for gamers Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2014 - 4:11pm
Story X.Org Server 1.16 Delayed To Let In Non-PCI Graphics Support Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2014 - 6:45am
Story Distrowatch Disappearance, RentOS 7 Coming, and OSS Lost Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2014 - 6:30am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 11:32pm
Story Qualcomm Retracts Its Massive DMCA Takedown Of Git Repositories Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 11:03pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 9:17pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 9:07pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 9:06pm

Ubuntu - Suffering Sclerosis

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Ubuntu

msevior.livejournal: Well I guess it is almost inevitable. After a few years as being first on ball and dynamic as anything, it appears Ubuntu is suffering the Sclerosis its supporters have accused other distros of having.

Fly the Linux Skies

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Altimeters... lie. Yet for over a hundred years, these instruments were more than enough to get most aircraft safely from place to place. This sudden fixation on flying technicalities was actually prompted by the story yesterday about W3Counter.com's revelation that the Linux desktop has broken the two-percent mark in total deployment.

Over 40 Proven Ways to Get Far More Out of Firefox

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Moz/FF

ostatic.com: Did you know that according to a recent Forrester report, Mozilla's open source Firefox browser now reaches 18 percent of corporate desktops? That's healthy news for the Internet browser market, where competition is needed. I'm a big believer that you can get much more out of it if you investigate the excellent extensions and enhancements available for it.

Low-cost laptop wars: Vista, XP or Linux?

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OS

pcadvisor.co.uk: As the release of low-cost laptops based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor draws near, Microsoft is getting boxed into a corner. Microsoft plans to stop selling most Windows XP licences after 30 June, yet most of these low-cost laptops won't be powerful enough to run Vista when they arrive later this year. That leaves Microsoft executives with a choice: do they extend the availability of Windows XP for low-cost laptops, or possibly concede this nascent market to Linux?

LinPC: PCLinuxOS Preinstalled Systems

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PCLOS
Hardware

linpc.us: LinPC is proud to bring you PCLinuxOS systems! Our systems come standard with an AMD Athlon 4200+ dual-core cpu and 1GB DDR2 memory. We also use a Full tower case with a 430 watt power supply.

Ubuntu a generic distro

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Ubuntu

thelinuxblog.com: I was checking my daily digg news and i came across Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?. Ok now aside from the fact that this guy has had a total of like a year of Linux use and is not very well informed, I agree with his opinion.

Report: Open-Source Features Catch Up

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OSS

eweek.com: Gartner says open-source operating systems—Linux in particular—have caught up to their fee-based counterparts, but a new report predicts costs will rise as well.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find files on your system using ‘locate’

  • Create a custum conky setup
  • Enabling Temperature Sensors in Ubuntu
  • AutoYaST: NIC Bonding
  • how to stop postgres on ubuntu Linux
  • How to Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu

Why I Really Hate Linux: Substitute Applications

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Software

distrogue.blogspot: On Windows, most people manage their music libraries via iTunes, the nice, user-friendly music manager that everyone knows about. But here on Linux, we're expected to use some program called Amarok that nobody's heard of. And it sucks.

Backed by Intel, Ubuntu, Google, mobile linux is poised for commercial takeoff in 2008

blogs.zdnet.com: Despite earlier efforts from pioneering companies like MontaVista, Lineo and Access, the open source operating system has always taken a back seat to proprietary mobile operating systems. The mood changed in 2007.

Granular distro preview is worth a look

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Linux

linux.com: Granular Linux is a desktop-oriented distribution based on PCLinuxOS. Its primary goals are to be easy to use and user-friendly. With the new preview release of version 1.0, Granular has come a long way toward achieving these goals, and becoming a unique distribution with its own benefits and problems.

Ubuntu is for U

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Ubuntu

minorityblog.wordpress: Yes, I know… It’s good… why? I tested it for a couple of weeks. I just came from a longer than usual stay in Portugal and since I had no time to compile Gentoo from scratch I gave Ubuntu 7.10 a try. The hype around Ubuntu has in fact its reasons.

Why Won't Linspire, Inc. Hold a Shareholders Meeting?

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: When I served for six years as Linspire's President, and later as CEO, one of the things I took pride in was our solid management team. I hold quite a bit of Linspire stock, and one of my biggest concerns when I resigned from Linspire was that Michael Robertson would not have this same concern for the shareholders that I had.

Flipping the Linux switch: Control freaks, meet KDE Kiosk

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KDE

downloadsquad.com: Linux is great to use at home. It can be handy at work. It's a great server operating system. But there's one other place that Linux is really worth its weight in gold: public, or semi-public, computers. There's nothing quite as nerve-wracking as seeing someone on a computer you're responsible for, and wondering what exactly they're up to.

How To Explain Linux to a Windows User

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Linux

foogazi.com: Theres been a question I have seen on multiple occasions both on the “How do I explain Linux to a Windows user” end as well as the “What is Linux?” question. That got me thinking.. what is the best way to explain Linux to a normal Windows user who has never heard of Linux?

Test-driving OpenOffice.org 3.0

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OOo

linux.com: With OpenOffice.org 2.4 just released, OpenOffice.org 3.0 (OOo3) has already passed its feature freeze, and is scheduled for release in September. Based on recent development builds, what can you expect?

Review: Zenwalk Linux 5.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware-based distribution that has set a personal goal for itself to be one of the slimmest and fastest distributions out there. Their focus in this distribution is towards a strong graphical desktop and multimedia implementation. But how does Zenwalk perform?

Microsoft & Linux: At What Point Is It Cheaper to Just Buy Novell?

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SUSE

sys-con.com: Microsoft no longer sees itself as simply a Windows company. One recent indication of this is their determination to buy the LAMP-centric (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Yahoo! Instead of migrating all the tried and tested Yahoo! services over to a Windows server infrastructure, wouldn't it be simpler to establish Microsoft Linux through the acquisition of Novell?

KDE and Wikimedia Collaborate

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE e.V and Wikimedia Deutschland have opened a shared office in Frankfurt, Germany and have hired a joint employee for administration.

various shorts

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OSS
  • Devnet - PCLinuxOS Seperate

  • Free Software Conference
  • Geneva to Install Ubuntu on 9000 School Computers
  • Online Tour of Ubuntu in the Works
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  • [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.

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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."