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Story Linux 4.3 Will Have Many Intel Graphics Improvements, Better For Skylake Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 9:23pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 8:35pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 8:34pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 8:24pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 8:23pm
Story Dell Venue 8 Tablet, Nvidia Shield Portable jump ahead to Android 5.1 Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 7:27pm
Story Container standards: Patching over the cracks Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 7:22pm
Story Ubuntu Phone review: years in the making, but still not consumer-ready Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 7:06pm
Story NBD Vulnerabilities Fixed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:55pm

Oracle Loves Linux

  • Oracle Loves Linux, Has Advice for Improvements
  • Oracle Previews Solaris 11

Spin Your Own Debian with Live Studio

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: In the tradition of Nimblex and SUSE Studio comes an alternative for those who prefer Debian. Debian Live Studio allows users to build their own Debian Live system with just a few mouse clicks.

The consistent failure of Linux to grab even 1% of the desktop OS market

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Linux

royal.pingdom.com: Linux has been around for almost two decades now. It has become a resounding success as a server OS (for example as the L in the famous LAMP stack), and more recently as a mobile OS (Android). But what about on the desktop?

Can we count users without uniquely identifying them?

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Ubuntu

theravingrick.blogspot: The customer's engineer came up with a system where they would create a unique identifier for each Ubuntu computer they sold, and then when the computers requested update info daily, it would send that unique identifier with it. The customer didn't really want to use a unique identifier though.

LinuxCon: Exploits Show Why Linux Is Vulnerable

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Linux
Security

esecurityplanet.com: There is a widely held belief that Linux is a completely secure operating system. But to Brad Spengler of the grsecurity project, the belief is far from accurate. And he has the kernel exploits to prove it.

Desktop Linux: Great for the Environment, Bad for Economy?

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Linux

earthweb.com: Is using desktop Linux better for the environment than say, running Microsoft Windows or Apple's OS X?

Mandriva 2010 Spring review

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MDV

linuxbsdos.com: Being awhile since Mandriva 2010 Spring was released. Considering the company’s financial woes, and the rumored takeover negotiations, we thought they might never release it, but they did.

Ubuntu and the importance of community

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Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Canonical developer Dave Walker investigates the importance of governance in a community as rich and diverse as Ubuntu’s…

Five Tips To Get The Most Out Of KDE 4.5

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KDE
HowTos

itnewstoday.com: To help you make the most out of this new version, I decided to compile a list of tips that I feel makes the most of this revolutionary desktop.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Hands-on: KDE 4.5 launches with tiling, new notifications

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the KDE project have officially released version 4.5 of the KDE Software Collection. The update brings some improvements to the environment's stability, performance, and functionality.

Short Rekonq 0.5.0 user review

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Software

matija.suklje.name: Lately I've been trying Rekonq to see what all the fuzz's about. In short it's an alternative web browser for KDE, which uses WebKit[1] and aims to be lightweight.

Linux Foundation launches open-source license compliance program

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: A program to help keep software and device makers on the right side of open-source licensing law has been unveiled by the Linux Foundation.

2010 Gentoo Screenshot Contest Results

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: As the quantity and quality of this year's entries will attest, Gentoo is alive, well, and taking no prisoners!

Linux safer than Windows

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Linux

manilastandardtoday.com: SOME time ago, the Financial Times reported that Google was phasing out the internal use of Microsoft Windows because of security concerns after the company’s operations in China were hacked. Here’s another story about the security debate.

Today's Leftovers:

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News
  • Peppermint OS One-08042010 Screenshots
  • Opera 10.61 Release Candidate (RC3) Released
  • Digg using Drupal
  • FLOSSCamp 2010
  • The Dead Microsoft Sketch
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.1 Beta 1
  • A fund manager experiments in geek...
  • Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux
  • An In-Depth Look at Red Hat Cloud Computing
  • O'Reilly's Report from Debian Conference
  • Goodbye DebConf10
  • FUDCon Tempe update
  • Investment in open source software will only go up from here
  • How can your software fail?
  • On branding
  • Improving Perl 5's Core Exceptions
  • Gentoo's Quality Status
  • Review: Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Automated caching of your Ubuntu updates
  • Install Ubuntu Light Themes in Ubuntu 10.10/10.04
  • Using multiple clipboards in Vim
  • CentOS: Disable Unneeded Services at Boot Time
  • Some things to do after an openSUSE Installation (Part 2)
  • Converting a Mercurial tree repeatedly with files removed
  • Deploying Ubuntu with Cobbler
  • How to avoid spam using Pidgin
  • Multiple java versions on debian
  • Try Out Linux Programs with PortableLinuxApps
  • Schedule Tasks GUI style with Gnome Schedule

Open Source Projects that Changed the World

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: To many, open source software isn’t just about getting something for free, it’s a statement about how the world should be. Here are seven projects that have, quite literally, changed the world.

Consumer Reports Recommends Numerous Android Devices

  • Consumer Reports Recommends Numerous Android Devices
  • Is Best Buy prepping an Android tablet?

Some puzzle games

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Gaming
  • Some puzzle games
  • Lots of Gaming Lushness
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Fedora: Updated F27 Live ISOs, Synergy 2.0, Bodhi 3.2.0, Announcing Flapjack

  • F27-20180112 Updated Live Isos Released
    The Fedora Respins SIG is pleased to announce the latest release of Updated 27 Live ISOs, carrying the 4.14.13-300 kernel.
  • synergy-2.0.0 is in Fedora updates-testing
    I have packed the latest stable version, 2.0.0, for Fedora 27, 26 and EPEL 7. No EPEL 6 update this time as it requires CXX14, which EL6 does not provide.
  • Bodhi 3.2.0 released
  • Announcing Flapjack
    Here’s a post about a tool that I’ve developed at work. You might find it useful if you contribute to any desktop platform libraries that are packaged as a Flatpak runtime, such as GNOME or KDE. Flatpak is a system for delivering desktop applications that was pioneered by the GNOME community. At Endless, we have jumped aboard the Flatpak train. Our product Endless OS is a Linux distribution, but not a traditional one in the sense of being a collection of packages that you install with a package manager; it’s an immmutable OS image, with atomic updates delivered through OSTree. Applications are sandboxed-only and Flatpak-only.
  • Flapjack Helps Developers Work On Components Inside Flatpak

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Latvia's e-health system hit by cyberattack from abroad
    Latvia said its new e-health system was on Tuesday hit by a large-scale cyberattack that saw thousands of requests for medical prescriptions pour in per second from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the European Union. No data was compromised, according to health officials, who immediately took down the site, which was launched earlier this month to streamline the writing of prescriptions in the Baltic state. "It is clear that it was a planned attack, a widespread attack—we might say a specialised one—as it emanated from computers located in various different countries, both inside the European Union and outside Europe," state secretary Aivars Lapins told reporters. "We received thousands of requests in a very short space of time. That's not the normal way the system works," he said, adding that an investigation is under way.
  • Linux Lite Developer Creates Automated Spectre/Meltdown Checker for Linux OSes
    The developer of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution has created a script that makes it easier for Linux users to check if their systems are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. As we reported last week, developer Stéphane Lesimple created an excellent script that would check if your Linux distribution's kernel is patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that have been publicly disclosed earlier this month and put billions of devices at risk of attacks.
  • Purism Releases Meltdown and Spectre Patches for Its Librem Linux Laptops
    Purism, the computer technology company behind the privacy-focused, Linux-based Librem laptops and the upcoming smartphone, released patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities. The company was one of the first Linux OEMs and OS vendor to announce that it's working on addressing both the Meltdown and Spectre security exploits on his Linux laptops. Meltdown and Spectre have been unearthed in early January and they are two severe hardware bugs that put billions of devices at risk of attacks.
  • Facebook Awards Security Researchers $880,000 in 2017 Bug Bounties
    Facebook is hardly a small organization, with large teams of engineers and security professionals on staff. Yet even Facebook has found that it can profit from expertise outside of the company, which is why the social networking giant has continued to benefit from its bug bounty program. In 2017, Facebook paid out $880,000 to security researchers as part of its bug bounty program. The average reward payout in 2017 was $1,900, up from $1,675 in 2016.
  • Multicloud Deployments Create Security Challenges, F5 Report Finds

Arch Linux vs. Antergos vs. Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu Benchmarks

Last week when sharing the results of tweaking Ubuntu 17.10 to try to make it run as fast as Clear Linux, it didn't take long for Phoronix readers to share their opinions on Arch Linux and the request for some optimized Arch Linux benchmarks against Clear Linux. Here are some results of that testing so far in carrying out a clean Arch Linux build with some basic optimizations compared to using Antergos Minimal out-of-the-box, Ubuntu Server, and Clear Linux. Tests this time around were done on the Intel Core i9 7980XE system with ASUS PRIME X299-A motherboard, 4 x 4GB DDR4-3200 Corsair memory, GeForce GTX 750, and Corsair Force MP500 120GB NVMe solid-state drive. The system with 18 cores / 36 threads does make for quick and easy compiling of many Linux packages. Read more

Mozilla Leftovers

  • Making WebAssembly even faster: Firefox’s new streaming and tiering compiler
    People call WebAssembly a game changer because it makes it possible to run code on the web faster. Some of these speedups are already present, and some are yet to come. One of these speedups is streaming compilation, where the browser compiles the code while the code is still being downloaded. Up until now, this was just a potential future speedup. But with the release of Firefox 58 next week, it becomes a reality. Firefox 58 also includes a new 2-tiered compiler. The new baseline compiler compiles code 10–15 times faster than the optimizing compiler.
  • Firefox Telemetry Use Counters: Over-estimating usage, now fixed
    Firefox Telemetry records the usage of certain web features via a mechanism called Use Counters. Essentially, for every document that Firefox loads, we record a “false” if the document didn’t use a counted feature, and a “true” if the document did use that counted feature.
  • Firefox 58 new contributors
  • Giving and receiving help at Mozilla
    This is going to sound corny, but helping people really is one of my favorite things at Mozilla, even with projects I have mostly moved on from. As someone who primarily works on internal tools, I love hearing about bugs in the software I maintain or questions on how to use it best. Given this, you might think that getting in touch with me via irc or slack is the fastest and best way to get your issue addressed. We certainly have a culture of using these instant-messaging applications at Mozilla for everything and anything. Unfortunately, I have found that being “always on” to respond to everything hasn’t been positive for either my productivity or mental health. My personal situation aside, getting pinged on irc while I’m out of the office often results in stuff getting lost — the person who asked me the question is often gone by the time I return and am able to answer.
  • Friend of Add-ons: Trishul Goe
    Our newest Friend of Add-ons is Trishul Goel! Trishul first became involved with Mozilla five years when he was introduced to the Firefox OS smartphone. As a JavaScript developer with an interest in Mozilla’s mission, he looked for opportunities to get involved and began contributing to SUMO, L10n, and the Firefox OS Marketplace, where he contributed code and developed and reviewed apps. After Firefox OS was discontinued as a commercial product, Trishul became interested in contributing to Mozilla’s add-ons projects. After landing his first code contributions to addons.mozilla.org (AMO), he set about learning how to develop extensions for Firefox using WebExtensions APIs. Soon, he began sharing his knowledge by leading and mentoring workshops for extension developers as part of Mozilla’s “Build Your Own Extension” Activate campaign.