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Story Linux fatware? These distros need to slim down srlinuxx 08/04/2013 - 8:14pm
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LinuxWorld: GPL 3 And The Linux Kernel Devs

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Linux

The under-discussion GPL version 3 license is a bit of a hot potato. Some like it and others, such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, do not.

Making GNOME Look Like OS X

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HowTos

The GNOME desktop environment offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to cosmetics; you can make it look like practically anything. In its default condition, GNOME is highly usable, but perhaps a little bland. If you've always admired the Apple OS X desktop theme and layout but aren't ready to drop a load of cash on an Apple machine, this article will show you how to make GNOME look and feel more like OS X.

2006: The year of desktop Linux?

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Linux

If ever there was a time for agencies to think about the operating system they deploy on their client systems, it's now. That's because Windows Vista is on the horizon, complete with steep hardware requirements and confusing upgrade pricing. So chances are you have an OS upgrade in your near-term plans. The question is, which OS will it be?

Open-Source Advocates: Microsoft's Development Model Is Failing

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Microsoft

Proponents of the free and open-source software development model are using the recently announced delays in the shipping of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Office 2007 products as an example of how the company's software engineering process simply does not work well.

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AppArmor: Much Ado About Nothing

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SUSE

The most important question for AppArmor is to ask in which scenarios in can provide a reasonable security improvement. The problem is, there aren't many.

Linux, Lingerie Perfect Mix For Fashion Company

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Linux

ASX-listed underwear, fashion design and direct sales company UnderCoverWear (UCW) has revealed how building its business around Linux and open source increased IT flexibility while avoiding vendor lock-in.

SourceForge.net Features New Site Enhancements

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Web

As part of an ongoing site re-architecture to optimize the user experience, SourceForge.net has further enhanced its site design to improve both the functionality and usability. Since deployment of the first phase of site enhancements on last November, SourceForge.net monthly traffic and downloads have increased 13% and 10%, respectively.

Apple boss 'admitted' taking name from Beatles

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Mac

THE latest round in the 25 year battle between Apple Corps, the Beatles' music company, and US giant Apple Computer brought a claim on Monday that the latter has admitted taking its name from the former.

The unabridged selective transcript of Richard M Stallman's talk at the ANU

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OSS

Richard Matthew Stallman, the father of the GNU movement once gave a talk at the Australian National University where he explained his stand on the name GNU/Linux, the Digital Millennium Act, DRM which Stallman chooses to call Digital Restriction Management, software idea patents and many other topics of interest to GNU and all freedom loving people.

Microsoft, Linux and Patents

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Microsoft

At www.no-lobbyists-as-such.com we're reminded that Microsoft wants Linux dead. Ballmer is once again making noise about patents. Unfortunately, Microsoft likely does have patents it could use against Linux.

Open Source For Perimeter Security

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OSS

There is a widespread and wholly inaccurate impression that open source development is somehow haphazard and undisciplined, a free-for-all among brilliant but uncoordinated individuals. In fact, most major open source projects are very tightly managed highly disciplined teams. This article gives examples of very successful Open Source security projects - netfilter and Snort - and also describes some weaknesses that need to be addressed by IT organizations or vendors.

Open Source: A way of life and a viable alternative to 'greed is good' paradigm

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OSS

Open source is all about empowering. The thrill of open source is not just about making money but about having something you created. It is not just about creating code either. It is sharing, kindness, compassion and a big dose of ego all at the same time.

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10 Easy Steps to Make Your Linux Useable

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Linux

This list/mini-guide covers simple and extremely effective ways to make your Linux a more enjoyable OS from top to bottom, and take the geek-factor out.

Unisys Smokes at LinuxWorld Expo - Literally

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Hardware

Less than an hour after the show floor opened at the 2006 edition of the Boston LinuxWorld Expo today, fire alarms went off and a plume of smoke arose from the server cabinet in the Unisys display. Indeed, this was an unexpected event. It was a real fire!

RR64 Linux - My new favorite home desktop distro!

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Gentoo
Reviews

I think I have found my new favorite Linux for my desktop at home. While I will probably never move completely away from the Debian system, I think I have found a winner in RR64.

Ubuntu Certification Announced

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Ubuntu

The Linux Professional Institute, the world's premier Linux certification organization, and Canonical Ltd., sponsor of the award-winning Ubuntu operating system, jointly announced the development of a certification exam for the Ubuntu distribution.

Mozilla Grows Up

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Moz/FF

Firefox now holds approximately 10 percent of the world browser market, removing the lock Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had held onto long after it gave up being near the forefront of browser innovation.

Also: Mozilla Foundation Donates $10k to OpenBSD

And: Mozilla Relicensing Complete

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.