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Story 51 Open Source Tools for the Internet of Things Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Wine 1.7.50 Brings Experimental DirectX 11 Support Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Embedded controller adds CAN and serial hooks to Pi 2 Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:41pm
Story Live Booting Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:35pm
Story Canonical Closes Numerous OpenSSH Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:32pm
Story A User’s Eye View of Bodhi 3.1.0 & Moksha Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:29pm
Story The Future of Developing Firefox Add-ons Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:22pm
Story Samsung rumored to be working on 18.4-inch Android tablet Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 12:59pm
Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 12:02pm

Linux networking made easy

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HowTos

techradar.com: Ten years ago, most of us thought we would be able to live a full and happy life without worrying about whether we were getting maximum throughput across our networks, or whether the point-to-point latency on our machines would preclude us from popular gaming. But things have changed.

Krita - The KDE Answer to GIMP

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KDE
Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I remembered I only tried Krita once, in KDE 3, and I was a little dissatisfied with it (can't remember exactly why), so at the time I decided to stay with GIMP. This is why this article brought Krita again in my attention, so I decided to give it a spin and see how it looks like.

full circle magazine Issue 41

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Ubuntu

Issue #41 is out, and as usual, we’ve got lots of great stuff for you. We’ve got an overview of running Windows apps on Ubuntu, a feature on running a business with Ubuntu, more interviews, how-tos, and everything else in between!

The Defenders of Free Software

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OSS

nytimes.com: Mr. Hemel serves as a volunteer watchman for free, open-source software like the Linux operating system, which competes with Microsoft’s Windows.

few day's leftovers:

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News
  • Can an Application Store Succeed in a Free Operating System?
  • Digital Primer Video Available from the Xiph.Org Foundation
  • Behind KDE: David Faure
  • Running An Encrypted LVM In Ubuntu 10.10
  • FocusWriter 1.3.0 Released – Distraction free writing on Ubuntu
  • Create Your Own Online Backup Service With SparkleShare
  • Install DeadBeef-Ultimate Music Player in Ubuntu
  • Atlanta hopes to draw Red Hat away from N.C.
  • Linux Outlaws 166 - Narwhals in Your Head
  • VideoEgg acquires Movable Type blogging software
  • Open Source Community Welcomes Government Support
  • Linux Mint 10 to use Faenza icon set?
  • Pithos Melds Pandora Streaming with Linux Desktops
  • Loving Squeeze & Small Victories
  • Tomboy To Zim Wiki Conversion Script
  • nVidia - There is No Optimus Support for Linux
  • Clubbing baby seals is GPL-compatible: Why Oracle can do better
  • Popular webOS Feed Reader Goes Open Source
  • Linux Link Tech Show Sept 22
  • The Rise or Fall of Open Source?
  • Linux: Paradox of choice
  • New life for Mandriva
  • Oracle's invisible elephant
  • Open Source vs Proprietary Software – The never ending Battle
  • Keryx: Offline Package Installation made easy in Ubuntu
  • Five Rhythmbox extensions
  • With Six You Get Netware
  • Government wants to break free from Microsoft? – France shows you how.
  • PCLinuxOS vs. Ubuntu - or - Linux XXX vs. Linux YYY
  • 5 Reasons to Wrap Your Enterprise in Python
  • Are We Entering the Golden Age of Forks?
  • FLOSS Weekly 136: Emacs Org-Mode

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Anatomy of an exploit: CVE-2010-3081
  • Quick Way to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10
  • Listen to Text and Instant Messages with Gespeaker
  • How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7
  • Merge, split, and watermark your PDFs with PDF Chain
  • How to Backup Your Linux PC with Simple Backup
  • Understanding and modifying file permissions using chmod
  • Free Up Disk Space in Ubuntu by Deleting Cached Packages
  • Changing Mouse Sensitivity from the Command Line
  • Ratpoison and dmenu
  • How to set Shell Environment Variables (bash shell)?
  • Hidden Linux: Sensing temperature
  • Free-form note taking with Xournal
  • Turn a Pogoplug into a Fully-Featured Linux Web Server
  • Install Create Background Slideshow (CreBS) On Ubuntu 10.10
  • NTOP for Network Analysis
  • Building a Security Audit Toolkit
  • Retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service - FetchYahoo
  • Zeya- Streaming music server using HTML 5 | Ubuntu
  • Restore suspend function in Xfce Xubuntu 10.10
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • File Associations With Different Applications for KDE

User Riots: What Does Not Work with Launcher Menus (Part 2)

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SUSE

Various stats suggest that 85% of people are right handed. These could also be interpreted as the majority of people using computers are right handed as well. The majority of Launcher menus sit on the bottom left of the screen.

Lightspark's Advanced Graphics Engine Progresses

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Software

phoronix.com: For those interested in the state of the "advanced graphics engine" for Lightspark, the newest and promising open-source project to implement support for Adobe's Flash/SWF specification, there's an update.

Bye bye Suse, welcome Fedora

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Linux
SUSE

blog.delouw.ch: After using SuSE and later OpenSuse since 1994 it was time for a change. I was stuck at OpenSuse because of its excellent multimedia support trough 3rd party repostitories from packman. Last evening another update brought the system down once again. Time for change.

Top 12 PC Games Of All Time

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Gaming

informationweek.com: With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.

Amarok 2.3.2 Raises The Bar On Linux Media Players

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Software

thebluemint.net: A heads up, for those who haven't heard: the venerable flagship media player Amarok has released a new version upon the masses. 2.3.2, Codenamed "Moonshine", includes a series of bug fixes along with some cool new features as well.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 142 is out!

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SUSE

Developers fork Mandriva Linux - Welcome Mageia

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MDV

linuxjournal.com: Everyone knows Mandriva Linux is in trouble. At best the desktop version is being starved into oblivion and many expect the company to disappear completely. The exodus of developers has been recorded over the last few months...

Linux-based signal processing system from Spectrum Signal Processing

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Linux

militaryaerospace.com: Engineers at Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (TSX:VCM) in Burnaby, British Columbia showcased their Linux-based signal processing platform -- the SDR-2010 at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Lost Luggage Studios "Anirah" Mac and Linux Versions Released

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Gaming

pr.com: Newest version of "Anirah: Riddle of the Pharaohs," a MahJongg-like math-based puzzle game, now runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows 7 for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

UNetbootin - Bootable USB Media Made Easy

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Linux
Software

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I think that one of the most useful developments of the past couple of years has been bootable USB sticks. Not just "LiveUSB" sticks, from which you can actually run Linux, although those are wonderful too, but just plain old bootable distribution installers.

Memo From Novell to Oracle: No Oracle Linux Needed

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Call it an open letter from Novell to Oracle and the broader Linux industry. In a blog post, Novell Director of Linux Appliances Michael Applebaum says the world “doesn’t need a third Linux distro.”

Organizing photos with jBrout

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: Lately, I’ve been looking at a number of tools for organizing my photos. It’s not that I have a lot of photos. I’m just trying to find a minimal yet useful app to help me organize my photos.

openSUSE 11.3 Edu-Li-f-e - Amazing

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SUSE

dedoimedo.com: Edu-Li-fe is a special version of the mainstream openSUSE distribution, aimed toward education and entertainment, loaded with programs that can help high-school pupils, university students, parents, teachers, and software developers enjoy instant productivity, laced with fun and an ultra-refined, high-quality desktop experience. Sounds good, right?

Preview: ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: ArchBang, while not a badly-spelled version of #!, is actually inspired by (but not derived) from #!; it aims to be to Arch Linux what #! is to Debian (and was to Ubuntu before version 10 "Statler").

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  • MX Linux Review of MX-17 – For The Record
    MX Linux Review of MX-17. MX-17 is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. It’s XFCE based, lightning fast, comes with both 32 and 64-bit CPU support…and the tools. Oh man, the tools available in this distro are both reminders of Mepis past and current tech found in modern distros.
  • Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots
    Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users. SamMobile reported the other day that Samsung halted all Android 8.0 Oreo rollouts for its Galaxy S8/S8+ series of Android smartphones after approximately a week since the initial release. But only today Samsung published a statement to inform user why it stopped the rollouts, and the cause appears to be related to a limited number of cases of unexpected reboots after installing the update.
  • Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian
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  • Initial Intel Icelake Support Lands In Mesa OpenGL Driver, Vulkan Support Started
    A few days back I reported on Intel Icelake patches for the i965 Mesa driver in bringing up the OpenGL support now that several kernel patch series have been published for enabling these "Gen 11" graphics within the Direct Rendering Manager driver. This Icelake support has been quick to materialize even with Cannonlake hardware not yet being available.
  • LunarG's Vulkan Layer Factory Aims To Make Writing Vulkan Layers Easier
    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.

Logstash 6.2.0 Released, Alfresco Grabbed by Private Equity Firm

  • Logstash 6.2.0 Release Improves Open Source Data Processing Pipeline
    The "L" in the ELK stack gets updated with new features including advanced security capabilities. Many modern enterprises have adopted the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to collect, process, search and visualize data. At the core of the ELK stack is the open-source Logstash project which defines itself as a server-side data processing pipeline - basically it helps to collect logs and then send them to a users' "stash" for searching, which in many cases is Elasticsearch.
  • Alfresco Software acquired by Private Equity Firm
    Enterprise apps company taken private in a deal that won't see a change in corporate direction. Alfresco has been developing its suite of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) technology since the company was founded back in June of 2005. On Feb. 8, Alfresco announced that it was being acquired by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL). Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

Servers and GPUs: Theano, DevOps, Kubernetes, AWS

  • Open Source Blockchain Computer Theano
    TigoCTM CEO Cindy Zimmerman says “we are excited to begin manufacturing our secure, private and open source desktops at our factory in the Panama Pacifico special economic zone. This is the first step towards a full line of secure, blockchain-powered hardware including desktops, servers, laptops, tablets, teller machines, and smartphones.” [...] Every component of each TigoCTM device is exhaustively researched and selected for its security profile based especially on open source hardware, firmware, and software. In addition, devices will run the GuldOS operating system, and open source applications like the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash blockchains. This fully auditable stack is ideal for use in enterprise signing environments such as banks and investment funds.
  • Enterprises identify 10 essential tools for DevOps [Ed: "Source code repository" and other old things co-opted to promote the stupid buzzword "devops"]
    Products branded with DevOps are everywhere, and the list of options grows every day, but the best DevOps tools are already well-known among enterprise IT pros.
  • The 4 Major Tenets of Kubernetes Security
    We look at security from the perspective of containers, Kubernetes deployment itself and network security. Such a holistic approach is needed to ensure that containers are deployed securely and that the attack surface is minimized. The best practices that arise from each of the above tenets apply to any Kubernetes deployment, whether you’re self-hosting a cluster or employing a managed service. We should note that there are related security controls outside of Kubernetes, such as the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (S-SDLC) or security monitoring, that can help reduce the likelihood of attacks and increase the defense posture. We strongly urge you to consider security across the entire application lifecycle rather than take a narrow focus on the deployment of containers with Kubernetes. However, for the sake of brevity, in this series, we will only cover security controls within the immediate Kubernetes environment.
  • GPUs on Google’s Kubernetes Engine are now available in open beta
    The Google Kubernetes Engine (previously known as the Google Container Engine and GKE) now allows all developers to attach Nvidia GPUs to their containers. GPUs on GKE (an acronym Google used to be quite fond of, but seems to be deemphasizing now) have been available in closed alpha for more than half a year. Now, however, this service is in beta and open to all developers who want to run machine learning applications or other workloads that could benefit from a GPU. As Google notes, the service offers access to both the Tesla P100 and K80 GPUs that are currently available on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • AWS lets users run SAP apps directly on SUSE Linux
  • SUSE collaborates with Amazon Web Services toaccelerate SAP migrations

Chrome and Firefox

  • The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter.
    Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an "ad filter"—which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an "ad blocker." EFF welcomes the elimination of the worst ad formats. But Google's approach here is a band-aid response to the crisis of trust in advertising that leaves massive user privacy issues unaddressed. Last year, a new industry organization, the Coalition for Better Ads, published user research investigating ad formats responsible for "bad ad experiences." The Coalition examined 55 ad formats, of which 12 were deemed unacceptable. These included various full page takeovers (prestitial, postitial, rollover), autoplay videos with sound, pop-ups of all types, and ad density of more than 35% on mobile. Google is supposed to check sites for the forbidden formats and give offenders 30 days to reform or have all their ads blocked in Chrome. Censured sites can purge the offending ads and request reexamination. [...] Some commentators have interpreted ad blocking as the "biggest boycott in history" against the abusive and intrusive nature of online advertising. Now the Coalition aims to slow the adoption of blockers by enacting minimal reforms. Pagefair, an adtech company that monitors adblocker use, estimates 600 million active users of blockers. Some see no ads at all, but most users of the two largest blockers, AdBlock and Adblock Plus, see ads "whitelisted" under the Acceptable Ads program. These companies leverage their position as gatekeepers to the user's eyeballs, obliging Google to buy back access to the "blocked" part of their user base through payments under Acceptable Ads. This is expensive (a German newspaper claims a figure as high as 25 million euros) and is viewed with disapproval by many advertisers and publishers.
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