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Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 12:36pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 12:34pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 12:33pm
Story Openwashing Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 12:32pm
Story Steam Linux Gaming To Hit 1,700 Games Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 11:13am
Story AMD Foss Drivers Now Have OpenGL 4.1, Tessellation Enabled Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 10:51am
Story Weather Company CIO says informed IT leaders are open to open source Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 10:49am
Story PINE64 and Linux Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 10:43am
Story Intel open-sources its Snap cloud visibility tool on GitHub Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 10:40am
Story NethServer Linux Receives New Multi-Wan Implementation, Antispam Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 07/12/2015 - 10:28am

Ubuntu Wallpaper Collection Series 2

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Ubuntu

howtogeek.com: Today we have a new set of wallpapers that will let you add that perfect touch of Ubuntu themed fun to your desktop.

today's leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 169 is out
  • Exploring Software—Getting a Hang of Zope’s Grok
  • LibreOffice
  • kernel weekly news – 02.04.2011
  • Music production in linux 3
  • Securing the future of openSUSE
  • Using a monome with Ubuntu Studio
  • Ubuntu 11.04 quick review & Screenshots Tour
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.04.01
  • KDE Commit Digest for 27 March 2011
  • Gwibber lens for Ubuntu Unity available; adds social awesome to the 11.04 desktop
  • end of an era: pygtk
  • Linux: Updating BIOS on an Old SCSI Controller

Another Look At The Open-Source Nouveau With Fermi

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this week was benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 "Fermi" with the open-source Nouveau driver. The reverse-engineered Nouveau support for the GeForce 400/500 series is incomplete and requires users to generate their own custom firmware before there is even 2D/3D/video acceleration support.

ubuntu 11.10 Won't Ship with Classic GNOME

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Ubuntu
  • ubuntu 11.10 Won't Ship with Classic GNOME
  • Collateral Damage Due to Radical Change in UI for Ubuntu

Peppermint OS Ice

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Linux

linuxdistroreview.com: Peppermint Linux is a very light-weight, yet an awesome distro. It’s one of the minimalistic distros convenient for carrying around on a USB stick when heading off to solve your family’s “I HEARD YOU’RE GOOD WITH COMPUTERS” moments.

MoonOS 4 Neak - Something is STILL amiss

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: MoonOS is a Ubuntu-based distro, designed to be simple and friendly, just like seven thousand other systems with the same agenda. However, despair not, there could yet be a deciding differentiating factor that might make MoonOS better or smarter.

Mozilla to Crack Down on Add-ons Slowing Down Firefox

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: Browser add-ons are a great way of bolting on new functionality and customizing the experience to a high degree. But they're also a great way of slowing down browser quite a lot, which is why Mozilla is introducing several new measures to cut down on poorly optimized add-ons for Firefox.

some leftovers:

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News
  • Red Hat execs pushed hard for incentives
  • Introducing snapper: A tool for managing btrfs snapshots
  • Major security hole found in Linux kernel
  • A SCO Openserver to Red Hat Linux Conversion
  • 6 Linux Pranks for April Fools' Day
  • 10 Advanced Plugins, Features for gedit
  • Coming soon: PlayOnWindows, by the creators of PlayOnLinux
  • Announcing: Fedora Cheat Ball
  • Opera Speed Dial, now with crisp thumbnails
  • Questions For Ryan Gordon, The Linux Game Porter
  • Steam for Linux confirmed
  • The kde-www war: part 3
  • Linux Outlaws 198 - GNU/Linux Outlaws
  • Free Gamer = Freeware Gamer
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Novell not phased by Red Hat changes
  • FR: Space agency to use Apache Commons Math
  • Fuduntu Weekly Update - Improving Terminal
  • Top five datacenter stories that sound like April Fool's, but aren't
  • VIDEO: Duke Nukem Vids Feature Jetpack, Poop
  • I am Jef Spaleta
  • Install Firefox 4 on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Iptables to reject all INPUT and OUTPUT except specific hosts
  • Install Sun java 6 jre/jdk from PPA in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Enabling Ubuntu compiz 3D cube Desktop Effect
  • Demystifying the Cloud with eyeOS
  • How To Successfully Earn a Living with FOSS
  • HOWTO : Latest Adobe Flash for 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10
  • Designing a basic Asterisk VoIP system for SIP clients
  • A SCO Openserver to Red Hat Linux Conversion
  • Iptables – Explaining the Tables!
  • How to disable Unity and go back to the classic interface in Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu Tweak unveils new look, features

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Software
  • Ubuntu Tweak unveils new look, features for Ubuntu 11.04
  • First look at the next generation of Ubuntu Tweak!

What Would Be Disastrous For Linux, Open-Source

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Linux
OSS

phoronix.com: Rather than doing any April Fools' Jokes around here yesterday and today we're looking at a few different headlines that would cause great impact for Linux.

ZaReason Teo Pro Netbook Proves Its Netbook Mettle

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Hardware

thevarguy.com: It’s been nearly a month since I started testing the Teo Pro netbook, and the verdict is in: well-rounded, well-balanced and girlfriend-approved. What gives this machine such high marks?

Review: Elementary OS 0.1 "Jupiter"

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Well, after quite a long wait, it has finally happened: the first official release of Elementary OS is here!

Scientific Linux 6.0 Released

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Scientific Linux (SL) 6.0 is the latest release of a Red Hat-based distribution specifically tailored to meet the needs of the scientific computing community (see Figure 1). It's championed by Fermilab and used for some experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever

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Ubuntu
  • Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever
  • Narwhal spotted at Lambeth Bridge
  • First Look: Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Beta 1
  • Five neat changes in today’s Unity update

Microsoft To Open Source Windows

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Microsoft
Humor

networkworld.com: In a shocking move that has stood the entire tech world on its head, Microsoft announced on April 1, 2011 that it will open up the source code to Windows. It will heretofore be licensed under the GPL. Will pigs fly next?

Ubuntu moving forward with Jono Bacon at Fedora

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Linux
Ubuntu
Humor

ftbeowulf.wordpress: I woke this morning to news that rocked my world. Jono Bacon was a Fedora employee and he had decided to tell the entire world about it. His conscience had finally wrestled with his ID and won.

Microsoft Buys Open Source ReactOS For $12.3 Billion

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Microsoft
Humor

marcelgagne.com: Unofficial sources inside Microsoft suggested that ReactOS was "just getting too close to producing a completely free and open source version of Windows" and was becoming a threat to the software giant. We spoke to Microsoft's Harold Linberry, marketing manager in charge of legacy software, who refused to comment on these allegations, saying instead that the move was meant to "protect Microsoft customers."

Delaying GNOME 3.0, again

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Software
Humor

vuntz.net: It was not an easy decision, but after announcing that GNOME 3 would occur in September 2010 instead of March 2010 as originally planned, and then pushing it back to March 2011, we have to announce another delay: GNOME 3.0 is now scheduled for September 2011.

Lady Gaga goes gaga over Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
Humor

junauza.com: After enthralling the techies at Google last week, Lady Gaga has given her geek fans another reason to smile. In a press conference this Monday, the Grammy award-winning singer confessed that she is an avid fan of Ubuntu.

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Making GNOME Look Like Apple's Operating System

  • A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears
    A new GTK theme brings the luscious look of macOS Mojave to the Linux desktop. Not that you should be surprised; we’ve written before about how easy it is to make Ubuntu look like a Mac. But thanks to this new macOS Mojave inspired GTK theme that fact is truer, and more faithful, than ever.
  • Make Ubuntu Look Like macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode
    If you’re a Linux user who likes the look of the dark mode coming in macOS Mojave, you’re in luck: there’s a GTK theme just for you. The theme is available on Gnome-Look.org alongside several other macOS inspired themes. You’re looking for the one titled McOS-MJV-Dark-mode, but feel free to download more if you think you might want to switch it up later. Installing is a little tricky: you need to create a .themes directory in your home folder, then extract the folder in the downloaded archive into that folder. Next you need to install Gnome Tweaks in the Ubuntu Software Store, which you can use to change the theme. You can also use Gnome Tweaks to move the buttons to the left side of the window, where they belong. Fight me.

Android Leftovers

Servers With GNU/Linux

  • Linux Foundation Shifts Network Infrastructure to Kubernetes
    The Linux Networking Fund (LNF) is making significant progress toward embracing Kubernetes as a platform for delivering a range of networking services that are expected to be widely embraced by telecommunications carriers and cloud service providers (CSP). Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking an orchestration for The Linux Foundation, says the latest Beijing release of the Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) contains several modules that have been ported to Kubernetes, with more to follow once the Casablanca release of ONAP is released.
  • A Platform Of A Certain Age And Respectability
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  • Uptycs Raises $13M, Launches Osquery-Based Security Platform
    No. 2 is the growing popularity of Mac and Linux-based infrastructure. Traditional enterprise workloads are deployed on Windows, so that’s where malicious activity historically occurred. But now more companies are using Mac infrastructure and transitioning new workloads to Linux in the cloud. Companies need to monitor and secure these environments as well, and Uptycs’ security platform covers all of the above.
  • CeBIT 2018: Huawei to roll-out KunLun V5 server
    Huawei is set to launch the latest server in its KunLun mission critical range with the V5, teaming up once more with Suse, further confirming that the company’s Linux Enterprise Server system is its preferred standard for the range.
  • Why an Infrastructure Transition is the Perfect Time to Invest in Security
    The idea behind containers has been around since the 1970s, when the technology was first used to isolate application code on Unix systems. However, the use of containers only became widespread in 2013 with the advent of Docker, and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes are even newer than that.

A look at Lutris – Open Gaming Platform for GNU/Linux

Lutris is quite the handy application I’ve discovered, that helps with organization and installation of games on GNU/Linux, even if they come from multiple sources. One of the project's goals is to support any game that runs on Linux regardless of whether it runs natively, through Wine, or other means. The main appeal of Lutris is that it provides an interface to manage all games installed on the machine regardless of source. While it is necessary to integrate the games in the application first, doing so is not super complicated. You may add local games right away by selecting them from the local system or visit the Lutris website to add games this way. Lutris simplifies nearly everything. Users can visit the list of support games on the Lutris website, choose to download and install the game (Note: If its a game that must be bought, you must own it first.) The website lists supported games and where you can acquire or download them. You can use filters on the site to display only free games, games of a genre, or use the built-in search to find games of interest quickly using it. Read more