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  • Kubuntu Active is Activated
  • Is Linux About to Take Off On Tablets?
  • Linux servers keep growing, Windows & Unix keep shrinking
  • Nvidia's Excellent Linux Adventure
  • Linux File System -- Analyzing Fsck Test Results

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  • Conspiracy in Linux – The Debian Underworld
  • PC-BSD Teams With DuckDuckGo to Provide Enhanced Web Searches
  • Fedora Linux 16: A Business Powerhouse, in Pictures
  • Linux kernel 3.3 delayed
  • Open Source Coopetition Fueled by LF Growth
  • debian contributions to the linux kernel
  • Get Your Linux Game On
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 256
  • openSUSE Stable Maintenance Process Now Fully Open
  • GIMP 2.7.5 (last test before GIMP 2.8) now available
  • Raspberry Pi retailers clarify shipping costs on $35 Linux computer
  • This week in Fedora 17: Test Days galore
  • Easily Create Your Own Distribution Using Ubuntu Builder
  • Using Gimp in George
  • Keep an Eye on Your GNU/Linux System with Glances
  • Fedora 17 New Security Feature part VIII - New SELinux Domains
  • Making Compiler, Disk Testing More Reproducible

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HowTos
  • Fedora 17 New Security Feature part VII - thumbnail protection
  • Apache HTTP Server: New Features for Version 2.4
  • Tethered Shooting with digiKam
  • Unsettings- A graphical configuration tool for Unity
  • Linux Processes – Environment extern, environ, getenv, setenv
  • New, shiny, Unity 5.6 released!
  • SANE crashy crashy
  • Spotify for Linux Preview Gets Small Bug Fix Update
  • How Drupal combines open source, openness, and security
  • Virtualization Software For Ubuntu Linux
  • Dress Up Bash Script with YAD
  • configure mutt for gmail
  • Several Countries Have Triple-Digit Growth for GNU/Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 255 - Brian Blessed’s BeardBerry

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  • Why Enterprise Linux?
  • What Does One Serve With Raspberry Pi?
  • Desktop Freezes in 4.8.x
  • Yet another Linux story
  • Deepin-Scrot – Lightweight Screenshot Capture Program in Ubuntu
  • FOSS v proprietary software: image editing
  • Linux Mint 12 LXDE released
  • Debian Edu interview: Nigel Barker
  • The Linux Setup - Keith Milner, Telecom Engineer
  • The Best Disk Cloning App for Linux
  • The Linux 3.3 Kernel Is Not Yet Ready
  • The 2.6.32 Linux kernel
  • Got Privacy? Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Will Help Ensure It.
  • Ubuntu 12.04 .ISO Will Remain CD Sized
  • Richard Stallman | GNU/LAS | s20e10

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  • Coming Soon: A 3D Printable Case for Raspberry Pi
  • Linux in Saigon :-)
  • IBM streams Linux and Windows desktop through USB stick
  • Improving Hardware Support in Ubuntu
  • Exclusive Interview With Mark Shuttleworth
  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition Review
  • Fedora 17 new features
  • Rest in peace, daemon.
  • How to convert a Wheezy (or newer) system to btrfs
  • A Look At 3D Native Client Games Coming To Linux This Year
  • GIMP: Free, Open Source Photo Editing Software
  • The Linux Setup, Noah Lorang, 37signals
  • KDE 3 got upower support and more in openSUSE 12.1
  • Linux Outlaws 254 - Croatian Jaffa Cakes
  • System76 Big Rig | LAS | s20e09
  • FLOSS Weekly 203

recent leftovers:

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  • A Quick Look at SliTaz 4 RC1
  • Gnome Boxes – Manage & Access Remote or Virtual Systems
  • Firefox 10 review
  • How to know if your computer license should be revoked
  • 4 new beautiful conky configs on Gnome
  • WURFL: a cautionary tale
  • Hack and / - Forensics with Ext4
  • Telling the Time on Linux: It’s Harder Than It Looks
  • Setup Network Interfaces in Debian
  • Where are they now?
  • Which Browser Should You Use?
  • The Completely Blank Xfce Desktop
  • Logitech HD Webcam C310 On Linux Mint
  • Build your own Linux based graphics workstation
  • Installing the Takeoff Launcher in KDE 4.8.0
  • How to Use Fdisk to Manage Partitions on Linux
  • New ‘HTTPS Everywhere’ Web browser extension released
  • Linux Outlaws 253 - Goatse Easter Egg

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Spark pre-orders closed!
  • openSUSE 12.1 update repository changes
  • Using Bash To Solve A Brain Teaser
  • Hands On With Incursion
  • Will KDE drop support for older graphics chips?
  • Take Control Of Your Power Usage With Gnome Power Statistics
  • What Greg Does
  • aseigo: next steps
  • Mozilla releases Firefox 10.0.2 update
  • What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 to 5.8 Risk Report
  • Who couldn’t use a little more screen space?
  • Remove Recent History Lists In Ubuntu 11.10
  • Living with Statistics

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Slow boot? Blame systemd!
  • The Costs of Supporting Legacy Hardware
  • Linux Setup - Amelia Andersdotter, EU Parliament
  • Users Want AIM Client for Ubuntu… AOL Says No
  • LibreOffice Foundation Symbolises Maturity
  • Dotzler: LibreOffice update
  • A Patch That Can Make Btrfs 5~10% Faster
  • How to transform Archbang into Arch Linux with Xmonad
  • Mageia at FOSDEM 2012
  • Manually Install New Cinnamon Themes (Linux Mint/Ubuntu)
  • aseigo: on the economics of Spark
  • Package Management in Emacs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Inspecting the Gentoo 12.0 Live DVD
  • Conky in CruchBang
  • Oil Rush Review
  • world’s most energy friendly Linux at Embedded World
  • Bricsys Releases Bricscad V12 for Linux (pr)
  • HijackThis now open source

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  • Meet Linux Mint 12 'Lisa': A Tour in Pictures
  • KDE 4.8 is really really nice! Congrats! Just KMix popup is confusing…
  • Casper, the Friendly (and Persistent) Ghost
  • Moniz – openSUSE 12.1 based with Cinnamon
  • 75% Off On Hacker Evolution Linux Games
  • Git Gets Enterprise Equipped
  • GNOME Components Version Clarifications For Ubuntu 12.04
  • Wayland Is Almost Ready For Showing Off
  • The open source behind gov.uk revealed
  • Fact: Open Source Software saves money
  • Linux Game Publishing...the return?
  • Make Google Earth 6.2 Look ‘Native’ in Ubuntu
  • Kazam Screencaster 1.0 Released
  • Bruce Perens on Open Source Hardware
  • Open Source License Interpretation Made Easy
  • LibreOffice CorelDraw Import filter
  • DEFT Linux 7 Is Based on Lubuntu 11.10
  • Fix Ugly Fonts in Google Earth 6.2 on Ubuntu

today's leftovers:

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  • Emulators on Linux, part 4
  • IBM calls time on Symphony OpenOffice fork
  • User Friendly? I Choose Expert Friendly
  • Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware
  • GCC 4.7 Moves Along Into Stage 4
  • GNU Project renews focus on free software in education
  • Razor-qt 0.4 - Qt based Desktop Environment
  • Linux at CES 2012: Everything You Need to Know
  • Discover Cool Bash Tricks With Bash One-Liners
  • Proprietary vs. Open Source Support – Common Misconceptions
  • Mozilla Working On Developing A Reset Button For Firefox
  • Linux: a lot of hullabaloo about a vulnerability
  • Announcing The Lima Open-Source GPU Driver
  • Learning Python: a good IDE can help
  • Mozilla Readies Firefox 10 With Better Extension Updating
  • Why lazy consensus is the Apache way
  • ODF Toolkit gets first Apache release
  • People Behind Debian: Josselin Mouette
  • Red Hat Quietly Joins the OpenStack Effort
  • Stella - a Centos desktop remix
  • Met Office cuts off Linux users with new weather widgets
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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    Budgie-Remix, the unofficial Ubuntu spin making use of the Budgie Desktop, has released its 16.10 Beta 2 milestone following this week's Yakkety Yak Beta 2 release. Budgie-Remix is re-based to the latest Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety package changes. In addition, a number of the Budgie-0Remix packages have been working their way into Debian proper and thus are available to Ubuntu 16.10 users via the official channels. Now available this way is the budgie-desktop package, Moka icon theme, Faba icon theme, and the Arc theme. The Ubuntu repository has also pulled in the Budgie artwork and wallpaper packages too.
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  • Canonical Launches Commercial Support for Kubernetes
    Canonical, the lead commercial vendor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system, is getting into the Kubernetes market. Canonical now offers a freely available implementation of Kubernetes as well as commercial-support options. "I have no doubt that Kubernetes will be one of the major container co-ordination systems," Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, told ServerWatch.
  • [How To] Build an Ubuntu Controlled Sous-Vide Cooker
    I’ll be honest with you from the off: I had zero idea what sous-vide cooking was before I started writing this post. Wikipedia dutifully informs me that’s Sous-Vide is a style of cooking that involves a vacuum, bags, and steam.
  • Mintbox Mini Pro Linux Mini PC Launches For $395
    This week a new version of the popular Mintbox Mini Linux PC has been launched for $395 in the form of the Mintbox Mini Pro which is now equipped with 120 GB of SSD mSATA together with 64-bit AMD A10-Micro6700T system-on-a-chip with Radeon R6 graphics and features 8GB of DDR3L. The latest Mintbox Mini Pro is shipped preloaded with the awesome Linux Mint 18 operating system and includes a microSD card slot a serial port, and a micro SIM card reader. The new Mintbox Mini Pro is the same size as the original and measures 4.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches in size and weighs in at around 255g. The Linux mini PC incorporates a fanless design and features an all-metal case made of aluminium and zinc.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Minijail: Running Untrusted Programs Safely by Jorge Lucangeli Obes, Google
  • Minijail: Google’s Tool To Safely Run Untrusted Programs
    Google’s Minijail sandboxing tool could be used by developers and sysadmins to run untrusted programs safely for debugging and security checks, according to Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes, who spoke last month at the Linux Security Summit. Obes is the platform security lead for Brillo, Google's Android-based operating system for Internet-connected devices. Minijail was designed for sandboxing on Chrome OS and Android, to handle “anything that the Linux kernels grew.” Obes shared that Google teams use it on the server side, for build farms, for fuzzing, and pretty much everywhere. Since “essentially one bug separates you and any random attacker,” Google wanted to create a reliable means to swiftly identify problems with privileges and exploits in app development and easily enable developers to “do the right thing.” The tool is designed to assist admins who struggle with deciding what permissions their software actually needs, and developers who are vexed with trying to second guess which environment the software is going to run in. In both cases, sandboxing and privilege dropping tends to be a hit or miss affair. Even when developers use the privilege dropping mechanisms provided by the Linux kernel, sometimes things go awry due to numerous pitfalls along that path. One common example Obes cited was trying to ride a switch user function that will drop-root and then forgetting to check the result of the situation relief, or setuid function, afterwards.
  • Intel and Cloudera Give Apache an Open Source Data/Security Tool
    For the past year, we've taken note of the many Big Data projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support. Recently, the foundation announced that Apache Kudu has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). Kudu is an open source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem designed to enable flexible, high-performance analytic pipelines. And, Apache Twill has graduated as well. Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic. In another Apache-related Big Data move, Cloudera and Intel have announced that they've contributed a new open-source project to the Apache Software Foundation targeted at using Big Data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.
  • Twitter Open Sources Stream Processing Engine Heron
    Twitter announced the open sourcing of Heron, a stream-processing engine that is a successor to Apache Storm. Heron is backwards compatible with Apache Storm, which eases its adoption amongst developers. Heron has replaced Apache Storm as the stream data processing engine inside Twitter due to its scalability, debug-ability, ability to work in a shared cluster infrastructure and better performance. A comprehensive list of features is listed in the documentation.
  • Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN
    “SDN can really transform the way we do networks,” said Tom Bie, VP of Technology & Operation of Data Center, Networking and Server, Tencent, during his Wednesday keynote address at the Open Daylight Summit. The China telecom giant should know about the issues of massive scale networks: they have more than 200 million users for QQ instant messaging, 300 million users of their payment service, and more than 800 million users of their VChat service. Bie noted that Tencent also operates one of the largest gaming networks in the world, along with video services, audio services, online literature services, news portals, and a range other digital content services.
  • The Second Wave of Platforms, an Interview with Cloud Foundry’s Sam Ramji
    In today’s world of platforms, services are increasingly connected. In the past, PaaS offerings were pretty much isolated. It’s that new connected infrastructure that is driving the growth of Cloud Foundry, the open source, service-oriented platform technology. Sam Ramji is CEO of Cloud Foundry, which is holding its European event in Frankfurt this week. At the conference, we spoke with Ramji to discuss, among other topics:
  • How to Find Your First OpenStack Job
  • LibreOffice 5.2.2 Now Available to Download
  • EC approves Slovenia courts data exchange solution
    First CEF AS4-compliant b2b solution developed as open source by a public administration The European Commission has tested and approved Laurentius, an eDelivery court documents and case exchange solution compliant with the AS4 profile of the OASIS ebMS standard. In September, Laurentius passed all tests by the EC’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for its so-called “e-SENS AS4 conformant solutions”.
  • SDL 2.0.5 Is Readying For Release: Relative Mouse Mode For Wayland/Mir, Audio Capture
    SDL 2.0 point releases have ranged from being a few months apart to as much as two years apart. Fortunately, SDL 2.0.5 is now being put together for release just nine months after SDL 2.0.4. With the Mercurial repository, Sam Lantinga bumped the version in preparation for the SDL 2.0.5 release. The SDL 2.0.5 release hasn't officially happened yet, but it should be here soon.
  • Open standards default at Slovenia supreme court
    The use of open ICT standards is an IT requirement at Slovenia’s Supreme Court, responsible for the IT support of the entire court system in the country. The Supreme Court’s IT department has a strong preference for the development of modular, reusable software solutions. This strategy provides agility and flexibility, says Bojan Muršec, director of IT. The focus on open standards frees up the IT department to concentrate on the business, Muršec says. The IT department takes the modular approach serious: the first reusable module ever developed by the court - a court documents dispatch and delivery system - is re-used by all IT systems across the courts. “Making everything reusable prevents creation of silos in the organisation”, the IT director says. A positive side effect of the IT strategy is that the court uses mostly open source software solutions. This in turn helps to keep IT costs down, says the IT director, who estimates that the court saves EUR 400 to 500 thousand per year on licence fees: “The cost of proprietary licences always goes up.”
  • Why there is no CSS4 - explaining CSS Levels
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Security Leftovers

  • Linux.Mirai Trojan causing mayhem with DDoS attacks
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  • Don't Hide DRM in a Security Update
    Over 10,000 of you have joined EFF in calling on HP to make amends for its self-destructing printers in the past few days. Looks like we got the company’s attention: today, HP posted a response on its blog. Apparently recognizing that its customers are more likely to see an update that limits interoperability as a bug than as a feature, HP says that it will issue an optional firmware update rolling back the changes that it had made. We’re very glad to see HP making this step. But a number of questions remain. First, we’d like to know what HP’s plans are for informing users about the optional firmware update. Right now, the vast majority of people who use the affected printers likely do not know why their printers lost functionality, nor do they know that it’s possible to restore it. All of those customers should be able to use their printers free of artificial restrictions, not just the relatively few who have been closely following this story.
  • 6 Ways Driverless Cars Are Going To Kill Lots Of People
    You've probably read a few articles about driverless cars over the past couple of years. The technology is coming along quickly, with fleets of test cars already on the roads in some states. It seems like soon we'll achieve the American dream of stuffing our faces and texting all we want while still managing to avoid public transportation. But the reality is quite different. We're diving into this technology a little too quickly and ignoring all the warning signs about how we are going to screw up on the way to Driverless Car Utopia.

Red Hat and Fedora

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  • Fedora Hubs: Getting started
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