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Story Exclusive: Microchip Technology partners with Linux Foundation on connected car options Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2015 - 1:34am
Story strongSwan Exploit Closed in Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2015 - 1:21am
Story Qualcomm tricks out Cadillac with Android 5.0 Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2015 - 1:15am
Story Manjaro 0.8.11 Gets Its Fourth Update Pack and All the Latest Kernels Rianne Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 10:01pm
Story Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use Rianne Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 9:58pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 9:56pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Is 2014's Most Important Linux Distro Rianne Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 9:51pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 9:48pm
Story Linus Torvalds Says GNOME Terminal on Fedora 21 Is Using "Emo" Mode Rianne Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 9:48pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 9:47pm

Fedora 12 rocks on tablets

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Linux

mairin.wordpress: Got a tablet, or want to get one, but not sure it’s going to work out in Linux? Here’s how my Thinkpad x61’s built-in Wacom tablet works in Fedora 12 Beta:

Where To Find Real Geeks On The Web

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Web

penguinpetes.com: We won't go into what exactly makes one a geek here (hint: it has something to do with knowledge, learning, books, skills, and technology, but not fandom). If you are it, you know it. And if you're looking for it, you know it. So here's some pointers to places where the original geek culture is still alive.

Plugins aren't always a good choice

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I used to be an enthusiast about plugin interfaces; with time, though, I started having more and more doubts about their actual usefulness.

New Fav Distro (F '09)

Arch
9% (237 votes)
Debian
6% (171 votes)
Fedora/Cent/RH
6% (167 votes)
Gentoo
3% (74 votes)
Mandriva
8% (232 votes)
Mint
7% (184 votes)
openSUSE
15% (421 votes)
PCLinuxOS
11% (305 votes)
Puppy
2% (58 votes)
Sabayon
1% (31 votes)
SimplyMepis
2% (49 votes)
Slackware
4% (111 votes)
*ubuntu
22% (615 votes)
Other
3% (86 votes)
Total votes: 2741

Hidden Linux : What the fsck?

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HowTos

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Linux's file system check utility fsck is little recognised and largely unloved, no doubt because it seems to know whenever you're in a hurry to boot your machine. Then - and why is it only then? - it starts doing what it was designed for -

Revelation: Why I Still Use Microsoft Word

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OOo

junauza.com: Even though I use Linux on my main workstation, I have to admit that I can't live without Microsoft Word so I have it installed through Wine and VirtualBox.

Like GetDeb? Now you can get their packages from a repo

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Software
Web

nancib.wordpress: One of the best ways to get updated software for Debian-based distros, is from GetDeb.net. They’ve recently launched an updated site for users of Ubuntu 9.04 and newer, and one of the great new benefits is that they now have a repository you can add to your sources.list.

KDE, one year later

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KDE

ardchoille42.blogspot: Back in November of 2008 I attempted to migrate to KDE. That migration proved to be a lesson in futility. Today I installed Kubuntu Kubuntu 9.10 on three different computers to see how much progress this once awesome distro has made in a year. This is what I found:

How to pay for Linux

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Now you may be thinking, after reading the title of this article, about why should you pay for a free operating system. After all it is made for free, distributed for free and you are freely able to modify it. You are free to take it and you are free to leave it. So why should you pay for it?

Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu should focus its marketing on LTS versions
  • How to Configure Ubuntu desktop to use your proxy server
  • freedom desktops closing in on me
  • Ubuntu: Nope, You Can’t Watch TV On The Web
  • Ubuntu Open Week in a Nutshell
  • How to Setup Transparent Squid Proxy Server in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: the complete beginner's guide
  • A use for choice
  • XBMC on Karmic with VDPAU and VDR
  • Mic not working with skype on Ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

few leftovers:

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News
  • MythTV 0.22 Final Now Available
  • Python2.6 Blockers
  • And Then There’s the Community
  • On WorkswithU's nouveau benchmarks
  • The price you pay for full Desktop doodads and whirligigs
  • Book Review: Drupal Multimedia
  • Are MS to blame for "hidden" malware costs and will Windows 7 make any difference?

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • [ How to ] open Corel Draw files ( .cdr ) in Linux
  • Create a minimal Slackware LiveUSB system
  • How to enable root login at startup in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10?
  • Batch Renaming Photos with Command-Line Tools
  • How to add hard disks in VirtualBox - Tutorial
  • How to turn an old PC into a media centre

Introducing KDE 4 KNetworkManager

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KDE
Software
  • Introducing KDE 4 KNetworkManager
  • KAlgebra Everywhere

OpenOffice gets a branded mouse with 18 buttons

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Hardware
OOo

Popular open source office suite OpenOffice has partnered with a company named WarMouse to release the first mouse built specifically for the application. The mouse features a whopping 18 programmable buttons with double-click functionality.

5 New Chrome Extensions Worth Trying

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Software

It’s been a while since my last pick of the best Chrome extensions and to celebrate Chromium finally supporting extension “tool tips” here are 5 new “toolbar” extensions to enjoy!

openSUSE Weekly News #96 is out!

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SUSE

Issue #96 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos
  • The Best and Worst About Ubuntu Karmic
  • Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10 : Which OS will you prefer?
  • Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10
  • Karmic 9.10 Dell Ubuntu And BIOS
  • Install a graphical firewall client on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu: Fix blacked-out desktop on older ATI Radeon in 9.10

If Windows, Linux and OSX Opened Cafes...

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OS
Humor

daniweb.com: The New York Times reported today that Apple has opened its first Apple Store in Paris, underneath the Louvre no less, and just two weeks after Microsoft opened up a Windows 7 cafe in Paris in another location. The idea of these two companies competing in a retail environment, and especially a Windows-themed cafe, got me thinking about what would happen if three cafes opened each run in the same style of the operating system it was named for. I figure it might look something like this:

Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

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Microsoft
OSS

slashdot.org: Rafael Rivera over at WithinWindows.com has found evidence that Microsoft has potentially stolen code from an open source/GPL'd project (ImageMaster) for a utility made available on the Microsoft Store to allow download customers to copy the Windows 7 setup files to a DVD or USB Flash Drive.

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today's leftovers

  • Manjaro Linux 17.0.2 Arch-based operating system is here with GNOME, KDE, and Xfce
    Many Linux snobs push the Arch operating system as the greatest thing since sliced bread. In fact, some members of the Arch community (not all of them) can be downright mean and unpleasant to non-users. Not using Arch? Ugh. Peasant! In reality, while Arch is a fine OS (stable and fast), it can be very hard to install and set up, and quite frankly, often not worth the hassle. People have lives to live, and sometimes it is easy to forget that an operating system and associated computer are tools -- not a religion.
  • [Older] Friends, syslog-ng, Package Hub, ARM: openSUSE conference 2017
    Being a long-time openSUSE user, I visit the openSUSE conference not only to present on one of its components – syslog-ng – but also to meet friends and learn about new technologies and the plans for the upcoming year. Some talks, like those about Package Hub, were very interesting and important also from a syslog-ng perspective. Of course, I also joined a few talks for my personal interest, like the one on the new ARM devices supported by openSUSE.
  • UK Army to Use Red Hat OS, Automation Platform for Private Cloud Needs
  • Linux-ready PC/104 board runs on 6 to 7 Watts
    Win Enterprises announced a “MB-83310” PC/104 SBC with a Vortex DX3 SoC, GbE, Fast Ethernet, SATA, M.2, and a -20 to 70°C operating range.
  • [Older] The Turtlebot 3 has launched
    If you’re familiar with ROS (Robot Operating System), chances are you’re also familiar with the Turtlebot. The first version of the Turtlebot was created back in 2010 to serve as an inexpensive platform for learning ROS. This was followed in 2012 by the Turtlebot 2, which has since become the reference platform for learning ROS. We have a number of them here at Canonical, and we love them, although we have one issue with them: they’re just a tad too big. Taking them on a plane requires one to decide what one loves more, one’s belongings, or the Turtlebot, and to check the other.
  • Ubuntu ranked as 2nd most used IoT OS by Eclipse Foundation survey
  • Conjure-up dev summary: Week 25
    We recently switched over to using a bundled LXD and with that change came a few hiccups in deployments. We've been monitoring the error reports coming in and have made several fixes to improve that journey. If you are one of the ones unable to deploy spells please give this release another go and get in touch with us if you still run into problems.
  • We're looking for Ubuntu 17.10 wallpapers right now!
    Submissions will be handled via Flickr at the Ubuntu 17.10 Free Culture Showcase - Wallpapers group, and the submission window begins now and ends on July 3rd.
  • Atollic TrueSTUDIO, the leading commercial GNU/Eclipse IDE for ARM devices is now available for use on Linux workstations
    Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE has rapidly become the preferred Eclipse™/GDB/GCC-based software development environment for developers working with ARM-based devices. The Linux hosting announcement is expected to widely increase the popularity of this tool.
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  • Security-Focused Purism Librem 13 & 15 Linux Laptops Go Mainstream with Qubes OS
    Purism, the social purpose corporation focused on designing and manufacturing privacy-conscious hardware and software products, announced the general availability of their security-focused Purism Librem 13 and 15 laptops. Until recently, both Purism Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops were available only as made-to-order, which means that those who wanted to purchase either model would have to order it first and then wait a few months until the device arrived. And now, the company finally managed to scale the production to hold inventory of the laptops.

Newly-Built Software for Slackware

  • What if gcc 7 gives you headaches?
    In Slackware-current we use version 7.1.0 of the gcc compiler suite. These advanced compilers can sometimes be quite a bit more strict about what they accept as valid code. As a consequence, you will regularly run into compilation issues with software. Not just the software made with the scripts on slackbuilds.org, but also some of the software in the Slackware core distribution requires patches in order to get them to compile. Until now, I have been lucky to find the patches I needed in the repositories of other distributions, or else developers patched their software themselves. But there will be corner cases where solutions and patches are not readily found, or the developers will simply not support gcc 7. Pale Moon is such a piece of software where the developers recommend compiling with gcc 4.x or as a last resort, gcc 5.
  • Plasma 5 for Slackware – June release
    Slackware64 14.2 users will have to wait another day, but I have uploaded my latest set of Plasma 5 packages for Slackware-current to the ‘ktown’ repository. KDE 5_17.06 contains: KDE Frameworks 5.35.0, Plasma 5.10.2 and Applications 17.04.2. I based this new release on Qt 5.9.0 (at least for Slackware-current… for 14.2 I will stick to Qt 5.7.1). NOTE: I will no longer be releasing Plasma 5 packages for 32bit Slackware 14.2.
  • LibreOffice 5.3.4 packages for -current
    When looking for package updates in preparation for a new Slackware Live PLASMA5 edition, I noticed that the Document Foundation had released LibreOffice 5.3.4 without updating their blog with the news – it’s only mentioned on the download page. I have built and uploaded Slackware-current packages for libreoffice-5.3.4. If you are on Slackware 14.2 you will probably have to skip this one, as I will not have time for compiling packages the coming weeks (allocates one virtual machine for one day per build, since I can only check on progress in the evenings). The package for -current needed to be (re-)built anyway because of the library issue with Slackware’s updated libGLEW which prevented Impress to start.

Tizen and More Android Leftovers

OSS: FOSS in Mappano, Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), Blender in Class, Kodi Jobs, Innersource

  • Italian municipality calls for sharing of IT solutions
    The council of Mappano (Italy) is calling for public administrations to share their IT solutions. The Mappano municipality is starting from scratch, and the new council has decided to build its IT infrastructure, and offer its eGovernment services, using free and open source software.
  • Windstream joins Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project to accelerate adoption of open standards for SDN/NFV automation
  • Locks in the classroom – 2017
    For the fifth year now, our grade nine students have been doing 3D modeling using Blender. Our students finished up their first assignments over a month ago, but it’s taken this long for me to get the top models together. So, with no further delay, here are the top models from each of the three grade nine classes (click on the pictures for Full HD renders).
  • Set the WABAC to 1984: Henry Spencer getopt, and the roots of open source
    I excavated a bit of hacker history from old memories today. Not dead history either, but an important beginning of some large good things. Here’s how it happened. I got email from a person requesting me to identify a source for the following allegedly famous quote: “All operating systems eventually turn into Unix
  • Traveling “Kodi Repair Men” Are Apparently a Thing Now

    With all the chaos and upheaval in the Kodi addon scene recently, many 'pirate' devices have stopped performing as they did before. This is a problem for the thousands of people who bought their devices ready configured, since they have no idea how they work. Enter the traveling 'Kodi repair men,' who will fix your box in the pub or even your own home.

  • [Older] Does Valve really own Dota? A jury will decide
    The case could also take an interesting open source-based turn thanks to a September 23, 2004 forum post that could be seen as Eul giving up his claim on any rights to Dota. "From this point forward, Dota is now open source," he wrote. "Whoever wishes to release a version of Dota may without my consent, I just ask for a nod in the credits to your map." This post "might mean that anyone had permission to build their own versions of Dota on any platform—and to sell their versions of Eul’s creation," as Breyer puts it. Or it might simply mean that Eul was just granting a "limited license" intended for other mod-makers, not for standalone games based on Dota.
  • Innersource: A Guide to the What, Why, and How
    In a nutshell, ‘innersource’ refers to bringing the core principles of open source and community collaboration within the walls of an organization. This involves building an internal community, collaborative engineering workflow, and culture.
  • PDP-8/e Replicated — Introduction
    I am creating a replica of the DEC PDP-8/e architecture in an FPGA from schematics of the original hardware. So how did I end up with a project like this? The story begins with me wanting to have a computer with one of those front panels that have many, many lights where you can really see, in real time, what the computer is doing while it is executing code. Not because I am nostalgic for a prior experience with any of those — I was born a bit too late for that and my first computer as a kid was a Commodore 64.
  • [Older] PyCon Pune 2017
  • [Older] My lightning talk in Django Girls PyCon
    In the weekend before PyCon US, we had a Django Girls PyCon workshop in Portland on 12th-13th May. On 12th there were a few lightning talks, and installation before the actual workshop started on 13th.
  • Dreams don’t cost a penny, mumma’s boy :)
    In the dream, I am going to a Debconf, get bursary and the conference is being held somewhere in Europe, maybe Paris...
  • First Round Talks of Fedora + GNOME at UPN
    Today our local group has traveled many miles to the north of Lima to present our lately work by using Fedora and GNOME as users and developers. Thanks to the organizers of the IT Forum to invite us and support our job as Linux volunteers and very nice potential contributors to GNOME and Fedora and the group we have formed.