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  • Ubuntu Studio, new leadership, and future plans
  • In-Dash Music Purchasing Proposed for Ubuntu 13.04
  • My Ultimate openSUSE Desktop Script
  • How To Add Su To FreeBSD
  • Ongoing malware attack targeting Apache hijacks 20,000 sites
  • Kate: Search & Replace Notifications in KDE 4.11
  • Is Assembly Still Relevant To Most Linux Software?
  • Valve Publishes Packages For Their Linux Distribution
  • Mozilla Celebrates 15 Years with Firefox 20
  • IT – A game/demo that takes 4D realism to the next level
  • How To Delete A Gmail Address
  • Wallpaper Proposal for openSUSE 13.1
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 310
  • Mastering The Linux Shell - Getting Permission

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  • Wi-Fi Mini Honeypot
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Distrowatch Almost Got Me
  • First April Slackware Updates
  • Debian releases used by popcon participants
  • Hands on With New Linux Twitter App ‘Birdie’
  • The World IS Changing...Ask Robots
  • My Current Distro Setup
  • Microsoft's Pain in Spain Lies Mainly in Secure Boot
  • Asa Dotzler: Firefox in the Market
  • Why Torvalds loves the Chromebook Pixel: The Display
  • ownCloud 5 Review | LAS | s26e04
  • w3m: This is not an April Fools joke
  • Linux Basement - Episode 76 - PAX Troll
  • Going Linux Apr 05: #204 Listener Feedback
  • Audience Media Player Getting Close
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  • Two from icculus now on Steam
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  • User Interaction with Ubuntu Components
  • Full Circle Magazine Issue 71
  • Predictably non-persistent names
  • Humble Troubles Again, more platform specific bundles
  • Open Source Software Bill of Materials, What are They Good For?
  • ZFS On Linux Is Now Set For "Wide Scale Deployment"
  • Experimental Compiz, Unity Work Continues
  • Monitor ‘Zeitgeist’ Logging Activities in Ubuntu using ‘Zeitgeist Explorer’
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE for Linux Gets Big Patch
  • Ubuntu End of Life
  • Smart Scopes Not Coming In 13.04

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  • Indexing preferences in GNOME 3.8
  • Kali Linux ISO: Build a custom KDE image
  • Debian 6.0.7 (squeeze) Screenshots
  • Say Hi to J065514.3+540858
  • Distillation of KDE Git Issue
  • Are you a senior KDE developer? Join openSUSE
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  • The Linux Desktop Mess
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  • Why Did Wall Street Let Red Hat Off the Hook?
  • Red Hat CEO: Employees 'Often Call Me An Idiot To My Face'
  • RIT receives donation from Red Hat, Inc
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 189: Currywurst for Beginners
  • Power to the Raspberry PI
  • Speedy Synapse Fires Up Searches and Launches
  • Microsoft Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot complaint: The case for and against
  • Matthew Garrett: Secure Boot and Restricted Boot
  • Systemd 199 Has Its Own D-Bus Client Library
  • GNOME 3.8 Release Announcement
  • LibrePlanet 2013 T-Shirts

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  • The SprezzOS Rewrite Of Debian's APT Continues
  • What is going on for Kali Linux?
  • Defragmentation
  • Career Watch: Linux pros are in demand
  • Review: Linux Mint MATE 201303
  • Linux Outlaws 303 – Disappointed!
  • Automatically Dress Up Your Linux Desktop with Awesome Wallpapers
  • Celebrating the Life of Pi
  • Is Wayland the New X?
  • 2012 Free Software Award winners announced
  • Goodbye Ubuntu
  • Master Linux with Puppet | LAS | s26e03

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  • aseigo: freedom abhors singularity
  • Firefox: To Configure Or Not To Configure
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  • OpenShot Video Editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • UMass Boston Should Save Money by Switching to Linux and OSS
  • Mastering the Linux Shell : Files and Directories
  • The Negative Ubuntu Effect
  • GNU/Linux in Venezuela
  • Easily Change ‘CPU Affinity’ in Ubuntu using ‘procexp’
  • Three main types of user behaviour found in ubuntu.com testing
  • Install Classic Menu Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04
  • Twitter Core App Cancelled for Ubuntu Touch
  • First Community Leadership Meeting Summary
  • 4 Simple Tweaks to Increase Unity Performance

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  • GNOME Music in development…
  • This week in rawhide
  • Open Ubuntu is the way out for Shuttleworth
  • Linux Mint Debian 201303 released!
  • How to survive a UEFI BOOT-OF-DEATH on Samsung laptops
  • aseigo: like an avalanche
  • Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta1 Screenshots
  • My new Ubuntu Laptop Windows Free
  • What GTK 3.8 will bring for developers
  • OpenMandriva Council meeting#6 report and new Build System

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  • Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Coming to Linux
  • Linux on Film: Skyfall
  • Intro to Real-Time Linux for Embedded Developers
  • Linux Kernel 3.8.4 Released with New Drivers
  • The State Of The Tux3 File-System For Linux
  • Steam Early Access Has Three For Linux
  • Is Firefox Too Customizable for its Own Good?
  • Eaton donates hardware to Debian
  • Red Hat, SUSE Make Dueling Big Data Moves
  • Luminosity of Free Software, episode 8
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 497

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  • First attempt at nested virtualization
  • 2012 Annual Tor Report
  • Package management w/ dnf is fast
  • New Mageia Board Members Elected
  • Plasma Media Center - Release One
  • Mir Now Allows Multi-Threaded Compositing
  • NVIDIA Shows Off "Kayla" Running On Ubuntu
  • Testing, another way to help your favorite FOSS project
  • Appmenu support in KDE 4.10
  • Catch up with the Community Council
  • jed: An editor with good behavior
  • Join Krita
  • openSUSE back on Azure
  • Hanging with the outlaws
  • Characteristics You Need in Your Open Source Managers
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  • State of Linux Containers
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  • AT&T contributes code to Linux open source edge computing project
    The Linux Foundation recently announced a new project, dubbed Akraino, to develop an open source software stack capable of supporting high-availability cloud services for edge computing systems and applications. To kick off the project, AT&T will contribute code made for carrier-scale edge computing applications running in virtual machines and containers.
  • AT&T Brings Akraino Networking Project to Edge of the Linux Foundation
    The Linux Foundation has been particularly busy in 2018 thus far consolidating its existing networking project under a single umbrella, known as LF Networking. That umbrella might need to get a bit larger, as on Feb. 20 the Linux Foundation announced the new Akraino project, with code coming initially from AT&T.
  • FreeOffice 2016 – An Efficient Alternative to Microsoft Office
    FreeOffice 2016 is the latest version of the Office software from SoftMaker. In fact, you wouldn’t be wrong if you called it the free version of SoftMaker Office 2018 seeing as it features the same suite of applications.
  • Stellaris 2.0 'Cherryh' patch & Stellaris: Apocalypse expansion released, over 1.5 million copies sold
    Stellaris: Apocalypse [Steam], the latest expansion for the grand space strategy game from Paradox Development Studio is out. The big 2.0 'Cherryh' patch is also now available. Paradox has also announced today, that Stellaris has officially passed 1.5 million copies sold making it one of their most popular games ever made. I'm not surprised by this, as I consider Stellaris their most accessible game.
  • Action-packed platformer with local and online co-op 'Vagante' has left Early Access
    After being in Early Access for quite some time, the action-packed platformer 'Vagante' [Steam, Official Site] has now officially left Early Access.
  • Gentoo has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2018 mentoring organization
  • Getting Debian booting on a Lenovo Yoga 720
    I recently got a new work laptop, a 13” Yoga 720. It proved difficult to install Debian on; pressing F12 would get a boot menu allowing me to select a USB stick I have EFI GRUB on, but after GRUB loaded the kernel and the initrd it would just sit there never outputting anything else that indicated the kernel was even starting. I found instructions about Ubuntu 17.10 which helped but weren’t the complete picture. What seems to be the situation is that the kernel won’t happily boot if “Legacy Support” is not enabled - enabling this (and still booting as EFI) results in a happier experience.
  • Dell PowerEdge T30
    I just did a Debian install on a Dell PowerEdge T30 for a client. The Dell web site is a bit broken at the moment, it didn’t list the price of that server or give useful specs when I was ordering it. I was under the impression that the server was limited to 8G of RAM, that’s unusually small but it wouldn’t be the first time a vendor crippled a low end model to drive sales of more expensive systems. It turned out that the T30 model I got has 4*DDR4 sockets with only one used for an 8G DIMM. It apparently can handle up to 64G of RAM.
  • Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC
    Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications. Emtrion, which recently announced its emCON-RZ/G1H module based on an octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H SoC, has unveiled a Renesas based, quad-LAN port SBC-RZN1D SBC focused on industrial communication. The SBC-RZN1D taps the Renesas RZ/N1D (R9006G032), one of a new line of RZ/N1D SoCs launched last year by Renesas for industrial multi-protocol communications. Renesas recently collaborated with Avnet to ship its own dual-Ethernet Renesas RZ/N1D Solution Kit (see farther below).
  • Postage-Stamp Linux
    There was a time when big operating systems ran on big iron. IBM, Data General, Burroughs, DEC, and other computer makers built big machines with big, blinking lights, and big price tags. They ran grown-up software and they supported multiuser operating systems. If you wanted a toy, you built a microcomputer. If you wanted a real machine for serious work, you bought a mainframe. Maybe a minicomputer, if it were for lesser tasks.
  • Most Popular Android Versions In February 2018 (Always Updated List)
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Red Hat and Fedora: David Egts, Radcom, Google Summer of Code 2018, FOSS Wave

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  • Percona Unveils Full Conference Session Schedule for the Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018
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    A few days back FreeBSD 11 stable was mitigated for Meltdown (and Spectre vulnerabilities), which came more than one month after these nasty CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed while DragonFlyBSD was quickly mitigated and the first of the BSDs to do so. While OpenBSD is known for its security features and focus, only today did it land its initial Meltdown mitigation.
  • Meltdown fix committed by guenther@

    Meltdown mitigation is coming to OpenBSD. Philip Guenther (guenther@) has just committed a diff that implements a new mitigation technique to OpenBSD: Separation of page tables for kernel and userland. This fixes the Meltdown problems that affect most CPUs from Intel. Both Philip and Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) spent a lot of time implementing this solution, talking to various people from other projects on best approaches.

    In the commit message, Philip briefly describes the implementation [...]