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Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:11pm
Story SlateKit Base OS Released For The Nexus 7 Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:10pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:10pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:08pm
Story Slackware-Based Salix Openbox 14.1 Beta 1 Is Out and Ready for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:07pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 9:06pm
Story AMD Radeon R9 290 On Ubuntu 14.04 With Catalyst Can Beat Windows 8.1 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 8:52pm
Story Linux Live CDs, the One Feature Microsoft and Apple Haven't Copied Yet Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 8:46pm
Story VirtualBox 4.3.12 Brings Better Performance on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 8:43pm
Story Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 1.0.5 Brings Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 8:37pm

Using Dia for diagrams

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Everybody needs diagrams. Most users need to create one more often than they think. Stop wasting time with an office app, the GIMP, or a paint program: use Dia, an easy yet powerful made-for-diagrams editor.

Is Linux development goes on right direction?

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Linux

detector-pro.com: Every OS like MacOS, Linux or Windows has GUI. But under the hood, there is different story for all three of them.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A 3D Understanding Of ATI's R600/700 Series

  • Open source desktop adoption flickers in the Philippines
  • Why Linux is a superior operating system
  • Bookworm Gives a Boost to Open-Source ePub E-Book Format
  • Navigation smartphone runs Linux
  • Zypper: Improved bash completion and practical usage
  • The open source value of responsibility
  • British Conservative Shadow Chancellor backs "Open Source"! Again. But don't get Excited
  • The move to Linux, stymied by hardware...the server side...
  • Taming a power-sucking Linux TV
  • Packaging/Distribution differences
  • Geek Hero Comic: Everything is Open Source, Actually
  • Stable kernels 2.6.27.16 and 2.6.28.5
  • Fighting Dell’s customer support service…
  • Open source ERP and SMB
  • Small things in Linux that make me happy
  • Linux celebrates its 1234567890'th breath

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto SetUp Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu

  • Screencasting in Linux!
  • How to add static route through a virtual (alias) interface in RHEL5?
  • Crush images on the command-line with Groovy
  • A few tips for a better EeePC
  • Kill the process locking a file
  • Plot your graphs with command line gnuplot
  • HowTo: Reset the XOrg configuration file in Debian
  • HOWTO: Install THC-Hydra 5.4 in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • Bcfg2 0.9.6 debian package for etch
  • clear cached memory in ubuntu
  • Change screen resolution in Ubuntu Linux

Why another scripting language for the desktop?

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: Stuart Langridge recently wrote about a new scripting language he was developing for the desktop. His language is inspired heavily by AppleScript and allows you to write things like: "tell screensaver to lock"

Ubuntu Users: Focused On the Wrong Market?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Sometimes I don’t see eye to eye with the Ubuntu user community. For instance, I think Ubuntu Server Edition should be Canonical’s top priority for 2009. But only 8 percent of WorksWithU’s readers agree with me, according to a recent online poll we ran. Here’s why I’m right and 92 percent of WorksWithU’s readers are wrong.

Also: Ubuntu in South African Schools

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

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Software

maketecheasier.com: For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks.

My Computer, A La Carte

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: OS installs have gotten easier over the years, whether it's a Linux distribution, Mac OS X, or Windows. Fewer choices to make and fewer technical decisions that need to be pondered. But today, I found the easiest of them all, Slax 6.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), Apple, Activism and DRM. Lessons to be learned?

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Linux

Before I ever typed my first GNU/Linux command in a terminal the Free Software Foundation was fighting the good fight for free software and all the issues surrounding individual freedom and privacy both on and offline. All of us owe it a debt of gratitude for the work is has done and continues to do on behalf of the principles of a free society and free computing.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring beta is available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The beta release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name Margaux) is now available. This Beta version proposes step 1 of Speedboot. This should improve your boot time.

Are you sure you want to use GPL?

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OSS

lucumr.pocoo.org: When I started using Linux I was totally sold to the concept of Open Source. I still am, but my view changed.

Flashnotes, a musical flashcards program

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Software

kdubois.net: I’ve been able to play piano one note at a time for a while, but playing the piano one note at a time is not really playing the piano. Big Grin So in an effort to learn the instrument better, I borrowed my dad’s electronic keyboard, and sat down to try to learn it. This led me to think that some sort of flash card training would help.

Moonlight 1.0 hamstrung in Catch-22

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Software

zdnet.com.au: Novell yesterday announced the official release of Moonlight 1.0, a project to bring Microsoft's Silverlight runtime to Linux — but can the project ever catch Microsoft's shadow?

2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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OSS

linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We had a record number of votes cast for the eighth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. The official results:

Moonshine

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Moz/FF

tirania.org/blog: Now that Moonlight 1.0 is out, I should talk a little bit about Aaron Bockover's amazing Moonshine plugin.

10 Reasons to Use Linux-Based Virtualization

daniweb.com/blogs: Do you need 10 reasons to use Linux-based virtualization? Linux is the chosen virtualization platform for Cloud vendors, virtualization software companies and the largest IT companies in the world. What do they know that you don't?

Slideshow: openSUSE 11.1 Takes On Ubuntu, Fedora

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell's openSUSE hit Version 11.1 late last year, sporting a renewed focus on community involvement. Check out this slideshow to see if openSUSE has what it takes to win mindshare from Canonical's Ubuntu and Red Hat's Fedora.

12 tips to getting things done in open source

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OSS

stormyscorner.com: Most people used to the proprietary software world, with no experience in open source software, are amazed that anything gets done. And people new to open source are usually at a loss as to where to start. So here are some of my ideas.

Hands on: Neuros LINK, an Ubuntu-based media extender

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: Ars reviews the Neuros LINK, a set-top box that runs the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The LINK brings Web-based streaming media services like Hulu to your TV and can easily be repurposed to run Boxee and other popular Linux media software.

A touch of sadness as Lenny emerges

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Linux

itwire.com: The release of a stable version of Debian GNU/Linux is normally a time of rejoicing and celebration for the 1000-plus geeks who provide Linux users with one of the best distributions going. But the emergence of Lenny will be tinged with some sadness as well.

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Google and Mozilla

  • Google Rolls Out Continuous Fuzzing Service For Open Source Software
    Google has launched a new project for continuously testing open source software for security vulnerabilities. The company's new OSS-Fuzz service is available in beta starting this week, but at least initially it will only be available for open source projects that have a very large user base or are critical to global IT infrastructure.
  • Mozilla is doing well financially (2015)
    Mozilla announced a major change in November 2014 in regards to the company's main revenue stream. The organization had a contract with Google in 2014 and before that had Google pay Mozilla money for being the default search engine in the Firefox web browser. This deal was Mozilla's main source of revenue, about 329 million US Dollars in 2014. The change saw Mozilla broker deals with search providers instead for certain regions of the world.

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Understanding SELinux Roles
    I received a container bugzilla today for someone who was attempting to assign a container process to the object_r role. Hopefully this blog will help explain how roles work with SELinux. When we describe SELinux we often concentrate on Type Enforcement, which is the most important and most used feature of SELinux. This is what describe in the SELinux Coloring book as Dogs and Cats. We also describe MLS/MCS Separation in the coloring book.
  • The Internet Society is unhappy about security – pretty much all of it
    The Internet Society (ISOC) is the latest organisation saying, in essence, “security is rubbish – fix it”. Years of big data breaches are having their impact, it seems: in its report released last week, it quotes a 54-country, 24,000-respondent survey reporting a long-term end user trend to become more fearful in using the Internet (by Ipsos on behalf of the Centre for International Governance Innovation). Report author, economist and ISOC fellow Michael Kende, reckons companies aren't doing enough to control breaches. “According to the Online Trust Alliance, 93 per cent of breaches are preventable” he said, but “steps to mitigate the cost of breaches that do occur are not taken – attackers cannot steal data that is not stored, and cannot use data that is encrypted.”
  • UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor
    Among the many unpleasant things in the Investigatory Powers Act that was officially signed into law this week, one that has not gained as much attention is the apparent ability for the UK government to undermine encryption and demand surveillance backdoors. As the bill was passing through Parliament, several organizations noted their alarm at section 217 which obliged ISPs, telcos and other communications providers to let the government know in advance of any new products and services being deployed and allow the government to demand "technical" changes to software and systems.
  • EU budget creates bug bounty programme to improve cybersecurity
    Today the European Parliament approved the EU Budget for 2017. The budget sets aside 1.9 million euros in order to improve the EU's IT infrastructure by extending the free software audit programme (FOSSA) that MEPs Max Anderson and Julia Reda initiated two years ago, and by including a bug bounty approach in the programme that was proposed by MEP Marietje Schaake.
  • Qubes OS Begins Commercialization and Community Funding Efforts
    Since the initial launch of Qubes OS back in April 2010, work on Qubes has been funded in several different ways. Originally a pet project, it was first supported by Invisible Things Lab (ITL) out of the money we earned on various R&D and consulting contracts. Later, we decided that we should try to commercialize it. Our idea, back then, was to commercialize Windows AppVM support. Unlike the rest of Qubes OS, which is licensed under GPLv2, we thought we would offer Windows AppVM support under a proprietary license. Even though we made a lot of progress on both the business and technical sides of this endeavor, it ultimately failed. Luckily, we got a helping hand from the Open Technology Fund (OTF), which has supported the project for the past two years. While not a large sum of money in itself, it did help us a lot, especially with all the work necessary to improve Qubes’ user interface, documentation, and outreach to new communities. Indeed, the (estimated) Qubes user base has grown significantly over that period. Thank you, OTF!
  • Linux Security Basics: What System Administrators Need to Know
    Every new Linux system administrator needs to learn a few core concepts before delving into the operating system and its applications. This short guide gives a summary of some of the essential security measures that every root user must know. All advice given follows the best security practices that are mandated by the community and the industry.
  • BitUnmap: Attacking Android Ashmem
    The law of leaky abstractions states that “all non-trivial abstractions, to some degree, are leaky”. In this blog post we’ll explore the ashmem shared memory interface provided by Android and see how false assumptions about its internal operation can result in security vulnerabilities affecting core system code.

GNU/FSF

  • The Three Software Freedoms
    The government can help us by making software companies distribute the source code. They can say it's "in the interest of national security". And they can sort out the patent system (there are various problems with how the patent system handles software which are out of the scope of this article). So when you chat to your MP please mention this.
  • Leapfrog Honoring the GPL
  • A discussion on GPL compliance
    Among its many activities, the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) is one of the few organizations that does any work on enforcing the GPL when other compliance efforts have failed. A suggestion by SFC executive director Karen Sandler to have a Q&A session about compliance and enforcement at this year's Kernel Summit led to a prolonged discussion, but not to such a session being added to the agenda. However, the co-located Linux Plumbers Conference set up a "birds of a feather" (BoF) session so that interested developers could hear more about the SFC's efforts, get their questions answered, and provide feedback. Sandler and SFC director of strategic initiatives Brett Smith hosted the discussion, which was quite well-attended—roughly 70 people were there at a 6pm BoF on November 3.
  • Join us as a member to give back for the free software you use
    At the FSF, we run our own infrastructure using only free software, which makes us stand out from nearly every other nonprofit organization. Virtually all others rely on outside providers and use a significant amount of nonfree software. With your support, we set an example proving that a nonprofit can follow best practices while running only free software.
  • The Free Software Foundation is in need of members

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