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Novell's Open Source Rex Talks Linux

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Interviews
SUSE

internetnews.com: It's not all about the code in the Linux ecosystem. Any Linux project needs leadership. Markus Rex is one such leader.

Linux Mint 6: Felicia

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Linux

greentechgirl.com: I’ve been using Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu for a while, and overall I’m pleased with it. However, since upgrading from Linux Mint 5 (Elyssa) to 6 (Felicia), I’ve actually been a little less happy with it. A few irksome problems:

Fast ext4 fsck times, revisited

thunk.org/tytso/blog: Last night I managed to finish up a rather satisfying improvement to ext4’s inode and block allocators. The ext4’s original allocator was actually a bit more simple-minded than ext3’s, in that it didn’t implement the Orlov algorithm to spread out top-level directories for better filesystem aging.

Linux forensics - Part 2: Protech

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: In this article, we will talk about Protech, a high-end hacking toolbox for the enterpreneuring system administrator. It is a young, new distribution, based on Ubuntu and running an extremely streamlined, lightweight Fluxbox desktop.

CodeWeavers Updates CrossOver Games

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: If you're a gamer, you'll want to know about CodeWeavers' latest update for its popular gaming software. CrossOver Games 7.2.0 is now available for both Linux and Mac OS X, and includes a bunch of fixes, formal support for Spore, and an updated version of Wine.

Tour the Linux generic SCSI driver

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Linux

Linux provides a generic driver for SCSI devices and an application programming interface so users can build applications to send SCSI commands directly to SCSI devices. In this article, the author introduces some of the SCSI commands and methods of executing SCSI commands when using SCSI API in Linux. He also provides background on the SCSI client/server model and the storage SCSI command.

Microsoft supports punk'd open source

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Oh sure. Microsoft loves open source. If your open source company is willing to admit Microsoft owns Linux, acknowledge the legitimacy of its proprietary standards, and put “whatever Microsoft wants.”

I hate Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

kev009.com: I hate Ubuntu. I immediately lose respect for anyone who runs it, and especially those who advocate it. Here’s why:

Also: Ubuntu Makes Cloud Strategy a Big Joke

Novell-Red Hat Conundrum: What’s a FOSS Supporter to Do?

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Linux

earthweb.com: When you are a free and open source software (FOSS) supporter, life often seems black and white. What you decided would say a great deal about your reasons for supporting FOSS.

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together?

Is Red Hat Taking Aim at Ubuntu?

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Linux

workswithu.com: A representative of Red Hat told a reporter recently that will indeed be pushing the Linux desktop again. Such a move would presumably present a challenge to Ubuntu, which has dominated the desktop scene for a long time. Or would it?

VMware moves vCenter to Linux

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Software

zdnet.co.ukVMware will release future versions of vCenter, its flagship virtualisation-management software, in Linux versions as well as for Windows.

Five Questions With A.J. Venter - Creator Of Kongoni Linux

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Linux
Interviews

opensourcereleasefeed.com: Kongoni is a completely new distribution to Linux, who is behind this and please give some background on what got you to this place.

Linux dominates in Amazon Kindle competitors

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Linux

apcmag.com: Linux runs on the first e-book reader released this year ... and on the second ... and the third.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.2 Lures Me Back to Kubuntu

  • Basic Linux Security for Beginners
  • Around the Distros
  • OLPC users discover free WiFi at Rwandan Airport
  • The dollar is tight, where does that leave open source?
  • What is an “Open Source Company?” The Billion Dollar Question
  • Microsoft suit over FAT patents could open OSS Pandora's Box
  • Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: UK Government Policy
  • The Losing Battle Against Technology Freedom
  • HackerPublicRadio - NewsCast Ep0
  • Red Hat upgrades its mission
  • Kernel 2.6.28 Notes and Upgrade to Ext4
  • Moore's Law and open source
  • This is not Gnome
  • Howto create CentOS Xen VM under Ubuntu Dom0
  • Superuser Privilege Management: It's Not About Trust
  • 10 things to tell your kids when you've ditched windows for linux
  • MySQL forks: Monty splits from Sun
  • The Phoronix Test Suite Gets A GUI
  • What you should do before, during & after an Ubuntu install
  • A Third of Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbooks Comes with Ubuntu
  • Installing LXDE, LightWeight X11 Desktop Environment on openSUSE 11.1
  • Install Software from the Command Line in openSUSE

My Impressions of KDE 4.2

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KDE

jintoreedwine.wordpress: I have been using KDE 4.2 on both my Gentoo systems (laptop and desktop) since about a week after it was released. I still run it now and plan on running it until the next big release of KDE.

Distro Review: Sabayon 4.0

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Today’s candidate is the latest release of a distro I first looked at some time ago, Sabayon. I’ve had mixed feelings about it in the past. I wanted to see how it had developed now they’d reached version 4.0, so here goes nothing…

Is Gentoo dying or just becoming old?

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Gentoo

mindstab.net: I haven't really touched my Gentoo desktop in over a year. If I wanted to stay with Gentoo, I'd have a day or two of compiling a head of me, and then who knows what integration head aches as programs and config files change.

Subtle Improvements In Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Due out tomorrow is the fifth alpha release for Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope). Ubuntu 9.04 is now in a feature freeze so there isn't much to expect in Jaunty Alpha 5, but there are a few items worth highlighting.

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Devices/Mobile

  • AsteroidOS is an Open Source OS for Smartwatches
    Florent Revest is a French computer science student who has been working on an open source operating system for smartwatches for the last two years. Yesterday, he officially launched version 1 of the alpha for AsteroidOS. The goal for the platform was to create something that gave smartwatch owners more control over their privacy, as well as the hardware they purchased. Florent feels that the current proprietary platforms do not guarantee this, and this was the basis for AsteroidOS. He wanted his open source smartwatch operating system to provide freedom with free software, more privacy than other wearable platforms offer, interoperability so it could communicate with other devices, modularity that enabled the user to tweak and change the OS as they see fit, the ability to port the software to as many devices as possible, and gathering a community who is passionate about the platform.
  • AsteroidOS Brings Open Source Functionality To Smartwatches
    Smartwatches may not have taken off like companies were hoping, but they have come quite far in terms of what they can offer and what sorts of features are available for the many different models of smartwatches that are out there. Even with the updated functionality of options like Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Android Wear platforms, though, smartwatches can still feel a little bit limiting, and part of this undoubtedly includes the reason that the operating systems aren’t as open as platforms like Android. That is now changing thanks to a platform called AsteroidOS which is an open source operating system for smartwatches.
  • Mini Apollo Lake module takes the heat — and the cold
    Congatec’s “Conga-MA5” is a Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 128GB eMMC 5.1, and -40 to 85°C support. Congatec was one of the first embedded vendors to announce computer-on-modules based on Intel’s Atom E3900 and other Apollo Lake Pentium and Celeron SoCs. The offerings included a Qseven module, a SMARC 2.0 module, and a COM Express Compact Type 6 Conga-TCA5. The company has now followed up with a COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini Conga-MA5 module.
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  • Smartphone game: Indian Football League game comes to the Tizen Store

Security News

Red Hat and Fedora

Technical
  • Red Hat Takes OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat has steadily taken significant steps in the cloud computing arena, expanding the focus of its OpenShift open source Platform-as-a-Service hybrid cloud computing offering, including launching a cloud-hosted commercial edition called OpenShift Online. Now, the company has announced the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, according to Red Hat. Users also get access to Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Red Hat Launches OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s award-winning container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, benefiting from Red Hat’s deep enterprise experience. Users also benefit from Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Image Gallery: Synnex Cloud Catalyst Conference Featuring Red Hat, XMedius, Plantronics
Financial Fedora/Community
  • Fedora 23 End of Life
    With the recent release of Fedora 25, Fedora 23 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on December 20th, 2016. After December 20th, all packages in the Fedora 23 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates, and no new packages will be added to the Fedora 23 collection. Upgrading to Fedora 24 or Fedora 25 before December 20th 2016 is highly recommended for all users still running Fedora 23.
  • What Is Wayland and What Does It Means for Linux Users
    Fedora 25 is now out. People are buzzing, as the team have decided to make Wayland the default graphical session going forward. For many Linux users Wayland is a new term that has popped up, but one that they do not understand. In this article we’ll briefly go over what Wayland is, what it does, and why developers are flocking to it in droves! What exactly is Wayland? Let’s find out!
  • Korora 25 is Ready
    The Korora Project has released version 25 (codename "Gurgle") which is now available for download. As usual, you can find a list of already known problems at the common F25 bugs page.
  • Fedora Design Interns Update
  • Holiday Break 2016.
    It’s sad I don’t get more time to post here these days. Being a manager is a pretty busy job, although I have no complaints! It’s enjoyable, and fortunately I have one of the best teams imaginable to work with, the Fedora Engineering team.

openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more