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Story VirtIO GPU Driver Looks To Be Added To Linux 4.2 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 5:41am
Story Here's How Persistent Network Interface Names Will Be Implemented in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 16.10 and Debian 9 Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:22pm
Story Modding an Oculus Rift for Augmented Reality with Linux on the Intel Edison Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:19pm
Story Rust commits to 6-week release cycle Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 7:07am
Story The LibreOffice Report: 40 Pages of Yippee! Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:55am
Story Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:44am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:01am
Story OpenStack Brings Liberty to the Cloud Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:45am
Story Working on Linux 4.2 – the kernel column Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:34am
Story Fedora 22: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:23am

K/Ubuntu 7.10 vs PCLinuxOS 2007 showdown

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Linux

Tryst with Linux: Due to limited harddisk place, and partly because of my desire to try something new, I erased my PCLinuxOS 2007 to try out the new Ubuntu 7.10 (and also Kubuntu). What I present now are some impressions of my use of both operating systems.

Exploring the technical details of Nokia's N810 operating system

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Linux

arstechnica: Nokia's recent announcement of the upcoming N810 Internet Tablet is very exciting news for mobile Linux enthusiasts. We have already covered the initial announcement, but this followup discusses some additional details about the N810 operating system and development platform that have been revealed by Nokia's Maemo team.

Why ChaseyLane uses gutsy

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Ubuntu

silentcoder.co.za: So why is it then, that ChaseyLane is running Gutsy. Actually the choice wasn’t made originally. I was going to load PCLOS on it, but PCLOS couldn’t see my SATA drives, this being because the relatively new SiS made SATA2 chipset is only supported in kernels post 2.6.22 - and PCLOS-2007 has 2.6.18. This forced me to use a newer distro as I cannot install a distro that cannot see my hard drives.

Another false dawn for open source in UK schools?

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OSS

blogs.the451group.com: Two big open source stories from the UK: not only is retailing behemoth Tesco selling PCs bundled with the Ubuntu operating system but Becta, the government agency responsible for technology in the education system, has reported Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading for alleged anti-competitive practices.

Vista versus The Gutsy Gibbon - Ubuntu 7.10

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OS

zdnet community blogs: I'm currently using seven computers. Of those seven, three run XP, one runs Ubuntu 6.06, two are now on Ubuntu 7.10, and one is Vista.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configure GNU Screen to handle multiple terminals

  • Howto : Install The Flock Browser On (K,X)Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
  • compile fluxbox under ubuntu

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 225

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Mandriva Linux 2008

  • Interviews: Anne Nicolas, Director of Engineering, Mandriva
  • News: Ubuntu "Gutsy", Mandriva vs openSUSE, Fedora 9 development changes, KDE Four Live, Slackware Current, FreeSBIE and DesktopBSD updates
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 7.10, Foresight Linux 1.4.1
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1
  • Site news: The Page Hit Ranking experiment
  • New additions: elpicx
  • New distributions: MythDora, TeenPup, Vacarm Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

OS shorts

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Linux
  • A eulogy for Lowarch

  • Red Hat not resting on its laurels, hires "Transformation" executive
  • Is Grandma’s Linux called Mac OS X?
  • Kubuntu 7.10 - initial impressions, yawn.
  • Linux Will Displace Unix When It Comes To New Apps

The biggest hindrance to OpenOffice dominance is Sun itself

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OOo

raiden's realm blogs: One of the things that bothers me profusely about OpenOffice is Sun’s maniacal infatuation with controlling every square inch of OpenOffice, including all the copyrights to the code within it.

Linux frag-fest: the games Linux plays

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Gaming

iTWire: You know Linux will handle all your web browsing needs, your e-mail, your office apps. But when it comes to gaming, what do you do? If you’re a hard-core gamer are you stuck in a Windows world, or the netherworld of dual-booting?

The Perfect Linux OS

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: If all Linux distributions and projects were to merge with the goal of making a perfect computer operating system, sort of like creating a "Super OS", there is huge possibility that Microsoft's Windows will be defeated. But we all know that at the moment, a union is far from reality. So I created my own "Dream Team."

How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

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Linux

apcmag: We all know how far open source software has progressed, but has it come so far to not only challenge Windows, but replace it? Can you really install Linux and open source software in place of Windows, and want for nothing?

Also: Things I can easily do in Linux but can't in windows

The Grill: Linus Torvalds in the Hot Seat

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Linux
Interviews

computerworld: Linus Torvalds was only 22 in 1991 when he decided to share with friends and colleagues the code of Linux, the new operating system he had created. The University of Helsinki computer science student couldn’t have imagined the revolution his decision was about to ignite.

Also: *Cleaning Up irq Handlers
* Checkpatch --strict Mode
* Design First
* Unpredictable...

Ubuntu has an identity crisis

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: IMAGINE YOU'RE HEAD OF IT at a large company. You're standing in front of the board explaining why you want to switch from Windows to Linux. Everything's going swimmingly until you let slip that you want this bunch of middle-aged fogeys in sober suits to bet the farm on something called Gutsy Gibbon.

Also: * Ubuntu Studio 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots
* Grandmom’s guide to Ubuntu: It’s Gutsy Gibbon time, it’s Gutsy Gibbon time…
* Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Swings In
* open trends — ubuntu 7.10 a.k.a. gutsy gibbon
* Ubuntu Open Week Is Here
* How To Install Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 from sources on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
* From here, Gutsy is holding up well

RIP Linux "Greenphone"

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Sci/Tech

linuxdevices: Trolltech has discontinued its Linux-based "Greenphone" development platform. Trolltech made a big splash with the Greenphone at LinuxWorld 2006. As the first Linux-based mobile phone with user-modifiable firmware, the phone was designed to provide wireless carriers and third-party application developers real-world target hardware.

Extending Nautilus context menus with Nautilus-actions

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Software

linux.com: There are literally dozens of plugins and extensions for Nautilus, the default file manager on the GNOME desktop environment, but there is just one that allows you to customize the Nautilus context menu items. The Nautilus-actions extension enables you to add customized entries to the context menu such that, when you right-click a file, the context menu will show options specific to that file.

L1NUX number plate roars onto eBay

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Humor

the register: The Linux users among you who've been putting aside all the lovely cash you've saved by not shelling out for the Satanic Software of Redmond™ might like to consider blowing it on the ultimate open source boy racer accessory: the one and only L1NUX number plate.

Stallman attacked by Ninjas

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Humor

the inquirer: GPL Guru Richard Stallman was attacked by a gang of ninjas when he attempted to talk at Yale University.

KDE Four Live v0.5 Screenshots

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KDE

phoronix: The third beta of KDE 4.0 was released this past week and today the KDE folks are out with KDE Four Live v0.5, which is based upon OpenSuSE. The KDE Four Live image contains all modules for KDE 4.0, KOffice 2.0 SVN, and other cutting-edge developments.

openSuSE for a day... or few hours.

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SUSE

sheldoncode.blogspot: Last week my Kubuntu died. openSuSE presented an appealing alternative as I tired of Kubuntu. openSuSE seemed to pay a lot of attention to KDE, which is a good thing.

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Security Leftovers

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    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

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    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
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Wine and Games

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