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Story Leftovers: Software and Games Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 12:04pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 12:03pm
Story Embedded/Devices Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 11:57am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 11:55am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 11:46am
Story Hortonworks and NSA Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 10:01am
Story Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) 2015 Released, Amazing Development By Team, Install/Upgrade XDM 2015 In Ubuntu Linux Or Derivatives Mohd Sohail 29/08/2015 - 9:34am
Story 5 Open Source Data Backup Options for Small Business Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 7:54am
Story Red Hat and Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 8:50pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 8:32pm

Why Ubuntu sucks.

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Ubuntu

delogics.blogspot: Earlier when I used to use Ubuntu 8.04... no issues, but things have been degrading since then and at the current state and as a system admin, I can confirm that Ubuntu or it's variants are no longer in production quality.

Linux uers to get AUSkey access before Christmas

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has confirmed Linux users will finally have access to its AUSkey authentication software within two months, following compatibility complaints in May when the service eas launched with for Windows and Mac OS X only.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 10.10 [ISPConfig 3]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Medibuntu updated for Ubuntu 10.10
  • Aviation company uses Red Hat virtualisation to keep cabin crew in the clouds
  • The Ubuntu way (or what I miss about Gentoo)
  • LibreOffice 3.3.0 Beta 2 released
  • mtr: Linux Network Diagnostic Tool
  • Behind-the-scenes DataPilot improvements in 3.3 Beta
  • OOo Findbar
  • IBM joins OpenJDK to Unify Java
  • GPL violation reports in HTC G2 Android phone
  • Beware Open Source Strings Attached if You Want a Patent
  • Duke Nukem Forever developer interview
  • Screencasting in Mandriva
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 213
  • Software Scam
  • Red Hat Near Support

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Shell scripting for system administrators: beyond the basics
  • Ubuntu 10.10 manual disk partitioning guide
  • HowTo: Use Bash Parameter Substitution Like A Pro
  • How to Add UbuntuOne Indicator to Your Ubuntu Panel
  • 6 Expect Script Examples to Expect the Unexpected
  • Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in Ubuntu
  • Fix for Ubuntu Extras GPG error
  • Get A Quake Like Terminal Under Gnome Using Terminator
  • How to set up an OpenVPN server
  • The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC
  • Configure Logitech G Series Keyboards In Ubuntu With Gnome15
  • Getting Plymouth on openSUSE
  • Booting to ISO images from a USB key

4 Beautiful Docky Themes

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Software

Red Hat buys community underprivileged a bike

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Linux
Misc

orange.mync.com (AP): Bikes cost money, and in today's economic environment parents are making tough decisions about what they can and can't afford for their children. That's where George knew Red Hat could step in and help.

Augen Tablet Will Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Android

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Hardware

pcworld.com: Hard on the heels of the news last week of Acer's dual-booting netbooks, Augen has announced that one of its six forthcoming tablets will run both Android and Ubuntu.

Pogoplug media server adds Wi-Fi

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Linux
Hardware

Heroes of Newerth Keys

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Gaming

Pay Per Patch:

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OSS

Xubuntu 10.10 - Xfce

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Ubuntu
  • Xubuntu 10.10 - Xfce
  • 9 Things I Did After Installing Brand New Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu’s Unity – guilty as charged.
  • Re: The Register Maverick Review
  • Upgrade to the Latest Ubuntu the Easy Way

ArchBang Linux 2010.10 Review

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Released Oct. 7th, ArchBang 2010.10 is a ARCH linux based OS targeted at new and experienced linux users. The developer’s describe it as a simple, light-weight distro featuring the Openbox Window Manager and many small but useful apps.

KDE 4 vs. GNOME 3: An Early Comparison

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: How will GNOME 3 compare to KDE 4? The picture is still emerging, since GNOME 3's official release is still months away. However, with GNOME Shell available as a preview in the latest GNOME releases, a general outline is starting to be visible.

10 Reasons Not to Use Linux

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Linux

creativecentury.com: 1. Because the operating system I use now satisfies me, so why change? 2. Because I do not need know how to ride a car to drive it piece by piece.

Linux Foundation Survey Shows Enterprise Gains

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org (PR): Data reveals that the world’s largest enterprises will add more Linux at the expense of Windows over the next five years

Linux Mint Fail

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: I finally became fed up with this one little idiosyncrasy that my KDE-based home entertainment center kept exhibiting. So I got out the Linux Mint AMD_64 flash drive and started to boot the system off of it.

Opera 10.63 released

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Software

Opera 10.63 has been released as a recommended upgrade, offering security and stability enhancements.

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 To 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) (Desktop & Server)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

The new Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) has just been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.10.

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GNOME and Fedora

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  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.