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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 10:26pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 10:26pm
Story Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 9:40pm
Story Chromebook to come with Intel Broadwell chips Roy Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 8:31pm
Story Deepin 2014.1 Released With Bug Fixes And Minor Enhancements Roy Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 7:48pm
Story Quod Libet 3.2.1 Review – An Almost Perfect Music Player Rianne Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 7:34pm
Story Making Fedora work better [For me] Rianne Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Canonical Has Yet To Land X.Org Server 1.16 For Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 7:09pm
Story Getting Involved With The New Raspberry Pi Graphics Driver Rianne Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 6:57pm
Story CyanogenMod add ‘tab switching’ function to recent CM11 nightlies Roy Schestowitz 30/08/2014 - 6:56pm

My ideas for Mandriva 2010.0

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linux-wizard.net: 1 week ago, I submitted to http://ideas.mandriva.com/en/ my proposals/ideas for Mandriva 2010.0. In order to let people comment on them, I will post the list of my submissions.

Favorite applications, most recommended for Ubuntu

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whatthetech.com: Surprisingly enough, Linux is the best solution if you want to get away from Windows…and malware…and crapware… Check out some of these apps.

5 Little Useful Sticky Notes App For Linux

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makeuseof.com: Perhaps you have a habit of pasting small yellow pieces of notes all over your table just to remind you to do a particular task. In this technological era, that is soon becoming obsolete. Let us take a look at some of the various sticky note applications that are available in Linux.

Why is the NY Times so Dumb About Linux and Windows?

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Linux
Microsoft

blog.linuxtoday: The New York Times seems hard-wired to rarely identify any Windows malware as Windows malware, but only "computer malware." They seem to share this illness with other people too, such as researchers and professors. Can it be that all these educated people who make their livings knowing things and uncovering new knowledge really don't know that there are other computer operating systems besides Microsoft Windows?

What is the best Linux distribution for beginners

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: One of the questions I see the most in forums and sites like Yahoo Answers is : "What is the best Linux distribution for beginners?" or "What is the easiest Linux distribution?"

Make Your Computer Desktop Do Your Bidding With Étoilé

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Typical Linux desktop options like KDE and GNOME limit the way computer users interact with the applications and programs on their systems. There's not much to do beyond opening and closing an app, and moving or resizing a window. The development team behind Étoilé is building a desktop interface that aims to stand that idea on its head.

Save a job with open source

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OSS

blogs.computerworld: I can talk until I'm blue in my space about the technical advantages of Linux and open-source software. Forget about that for now though. Let me give you a reason for your office to use them that may strike home: It can save your job.

The Three Faces of Fedora 11: KDE

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larrythefreesoftwareguy: The following may come as a shock to you all: I had originally written another blog, filled with kute kommentary kompletely katagorizing the klear advantages kurrently available in the new KDE 4.2. But after being up all night with this version of Fedora 11, I deleted it.

CentOS Pulse #0902 - 16 June 2009

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Linux

centos.org: This issue of CentOS Pulse looks at the Artwork SIG, desktop multimedia capabilities and interesting threads in the CentOS community. An overview of the important security updates and upcoming events are included as well.

Distro Review: Linux Mint 7 Gloria

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Time for another distro review, and this time I thought I’d look at the latest version of a distribution I’ve enjoyed a lot in the past. Linux Mint 7, AKA Gloria.

The Conkeror Web Browser Conquers Small Screens

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Conkeror is a Web browser with an Emacs-style look, feel and configuration. It uses Firefox's HTML rendering engine and works with most Firefox extensions. It's a fitting Web browser for Netbooks.

Karmic Koala To Offer More Diverse Wallpaper Selection

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: The tradition in Ubuntu seems to be to include one or two versions of the default wallpaper and call it done. In Karmic Koala (9.10), though, Ubuntu seems to be shifting more towards the Windows 7 style.

Install more then 100 games in one command with Djl

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Software
Gaming
HowTos

unixmen.com: Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valve's Steam software for Windows.

Did Opera Just Reinvent the Web?

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Software

maximumpc.com: Unite is a version of the Opera browser with built-in server software, which allows users of Opera Unite to send data directly to other people on the web without having to upload anything to a traditional server. But what can it really do?

KDE and Version Numbers

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KDE

allenjb.me.uk: I’m fed up! I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it. MAYBE it worked with the .0 release, but anything above x.0 IS NOT a preview / beta / release candidate. KDE 4.2.4 is the real, proper, full up released version of KDE. Amarok 2.1 is the real, proper, full up released version of Amarok.

Mono in Linux

Will Ubuntu remain a minor player

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: It is time for open source advocates to take off the rose-colored glasses and ask if Ubuntu — more appropriately its Canonical business arm headed by Mark Shuttleworth — is ever going to be a factor below the server level.

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Linux Kernel News

  • Linux Foundation smushes two smaller projects together to form Open Networking Automation Platform
    The Linux Foundation announced yesterday that it had combined open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project into ONAP, the Open Networking Automation Platform, with the aim of helping users automate network service delivery, design, and service through a unified standard. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that ONAP should be a boon to enterprise IT departments, thanks to improved speed and flexibility.
  • Linux Foundation merges Open Source ECOMP, OPEN-O, further harmonizes virtualization group efforts
    Open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) have merged to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, further harmonizing the ever-growing array of disparate virtualization groups. ONAP will allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.
  • I am a Cranky, White, Male Feminist
    Today, I was re-reading an linux.com article from 2014 by Leslie Hawthorne which had been reshared by the Linux Foundation Facebook account yesterday in honor of #GirlDay2017 (which I was regrettably unaware of until it was over). It wasn’t so much the specific content of the article that got me thinking, but instead the level of discourse that it “inspired” on the Facebook thread that pointed me there (I will not link to it as it is unpleasant and reflects poorly on The Linux Foundation, an organization which is in most circumstances largely benevolent).
  • encyclopedia snabb and the case of the foreign drivers
    Peoples of the blogosphere, welcome back to the solipsism! Happy 2017 and all that. Today's missive is about Snabb (formerly Snabb Switch), a high-speed networking project we've been working on at work for some years now. What's Snabb all about you say? Good question and I have a nice answer for you in video and third-party textual form! This year I managed to make it to linux.conf.au in lovely Tasmania. Tasmania is amazing, with wild wombats and pademelons and devils and wallabies and all kinds of things, and they let me talk about Snabb.

Security News

  • Security updates for Friday
  • [Older] Microsoft Delays February Patch Tuesday Updates Until Next Month
    It was created by Microsoft as a way to have a standard delivery date/schedule for updates that were being provided for the companies software. This allowed a lot of stability for users and IT Pros so they could be prepared for the monthly distribution oof the updates. Well this month Microsoft has hit a snag with their monthly Patch Tuesday.
  • Watershed SHA1 collision just broke the WebKit repository, others may follow
    The bug resides in Apache SVN, an open source version control system that WebKit and other large software development organizations use to keep track of code submitted by individual members. Often abbreviated as SVN, Subversion uses SHA1 to track and merge duplicate files. Somehow, SVN systems can experience a severe glitch when they encounter the two PDF files published Thursday, proving that real-world collisions on SHA1 are now practical.
  • Cloudflare Reverse Proxies are Dumping Uninitialized Memory
    Thanks to Josh Triplett for sending us this Google Project Zero report about a dump of unitialized memory caused by Cloudflare's reverse proxies. "A while later, we figured out how to reproduce the problem. It looked like that if an html page hosted behind cloudflare had a specific combination of unbalanced tags, the proxy would intersperse pages of uninitialized memory into the output (kinda like heartbleed, but cloudflare specific and worse for reasons I'll explain later). My working theory was that this was related to their "ScrapeShield" feature which parses and obfuscates html - but because reverse proxies are shared between customers, it would affect *all* Cloudflare customers. We fetched a few live samples, and we observed encryption keys, cookies, passwords, chunks of POST data and even HTTPS requests for other major cloudflare-hosted sites from other users. Once we understood what we were seeing and the implications, we immediately stopped and contacted cloudflare security. "
  • Secure your system with SELinux
    SELinux is well known as the most sophisticated Linux Mandatory Access Control (MAC) System. If you install any Fedora or Redhat operating System it is enabled by default and running in enforcing mode. So far so good.

Android Leftovers

Entroware Launches Ubuntu-Powered Aether Laptop with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs

Softpedia was informed today, February 24, 2017, by Entroware, a UK-based hardware manufacturer known for building and selling desktops, laptops, and servers with the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system pre-installed, about a brand-new product. Read more