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Story How Trade Agreements Harm Open Access and Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 8:01pm
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Server edition arrives with OpenStack and containers at its core Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Mozilla Lands GTK3 Touch Event Support In Firefox Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 7:37pm
Story Why I Use Android over iOS Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 7:32pm
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Story Leftovers: OSS Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 5:54pm
Story AllSeen Alliance releases major security update for IoT standard Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 5:53pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 5:21pm
Story Raspberry Pi KMS Driver Pull Request Sent For Linux 4.4 Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2015 - 1:50pm

Clementine Review: Resurrecting The Wolf

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Software

muktware.com: “Thriving on the success of the popular Amarok 1.4, Clementine tries to provide a reminiscent user experience and on par acoustics to the Amarok 1.4.x user base”.

I Figured Out What to Explain to You Next: Bylaws

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SUSE
Legal
  • So. What Now?
  • Dear PJ: Please Don't Quit Groklaw
  • I Figured Out What to Explain to You Next: Bylaws -- And a Word to the OpenSUSE Guys

Mozilla inadvertently publishes thousands of user IDs

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: Firefox developer Mozilla has revealed this week that a database containing usernames and password hashes belonging to thousands of users of addons.mozilla.org had been posted publicly by accident.

9 Free and Open Source Software Stories to Watch in 2011

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OSS

earthweb.com: This year, I'm giving up making predictions. Instead, here are the stories that are likely to make headlines in 2011 for free and open source software.

AriOS: Light Interface Lotsa Apps Ubuntu Remaster

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: AriOS is the successor of mFatOS, an Ubuntu remaster we talked about a while back. AriOS 2.0 was released today and it's based on Ubuntu 10.10 - the new version tries to replicate Unity but as opposed to Unity, it's customizable thanks to AWM.

7 Predictions For Open Source in 2011

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OSS

pcworld.com: Predictions for the upcoming year are always plentiful in December, and this year is no exception. On PCWorld, for example, we've seen security predictions, enterprise resoure software (ERP) predictions, and general IT forecasts for 2011. What I haven't seen so far, however, are predictions for Linux and other open-source software.

LinuxUser's kernel column #95 by Jon Masters

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Jon Masters talks about features in the 2.6.37 Linux kernel and describes debugging a kernel problem using the Git bisection feature…

7 torrent clients worth trying in 2011

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Software

opensourcetips.org: This list is compiled based on user feedback and functionalities. If you are looking for a torrent client which is less resource hungry, gives top speed, has lots of speed then rtorrent is the one you are looking for. If you are a newbie and dont want to play with configurations then deluge is the best bet.

Year in Review: Open source

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OSS

sdtimes.com: For open-source projects, 2010 was an interesting year. While they weren't the most popular open-source projects around even when Sun controlled them, Oracle made a lot of developers angry by dumping OpenSolaris and allegedly neglecting OpenOffice.org.

The Games Geeks Play!

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Gaming

linuxforu.com: A common misconception is that gaming and open source can never seem to gel together. Linux users are desktop publishers, programmers and many other things, but mostly hardly gamers. The myth remains that the scene in the open-source diaspora is bleak when it comes to gaming. Well, it’s high time we broke the myth.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KNOPPIX 6.4.3 Switches to Nouveau, LibreOffice
  • Before You Open-Source Your Code
  • AlwaysOnPC - Office & Firefox
  • The many definitions of a open standard
  • AXE and your shell receives
  • Browser Wars III
  • L.G.C. |B-Reel| — Doom 3 – Quake MOD – Shambler’s Castle
  • New book: Drupal 7 Module Development
  • jn, a journal notebook tool
  • Flaws Spotlighted in Tor Anonymity Network
  • Kubuntu 11.04 alpha1 (dailybuild) with Kde 4.6rc Overview (video)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 2 System Monitor on Linux
  • Turn your old webcam into a motion-detecting security camera
  • Setup Ubuntu to browse Windows network by hostname
  • parition a new drive before adding to RAID array
  • Top like Utility to monitor Network Connections usage - pktstat
  • Create nice lines effects using the blend tool
  • Indicator virtualbox- Launch Virtualbox machines from your quick launch panel
  • XUbuntu 10.10 – gksu fails [Solved]
  • Audible books won’t load on my Android phone

You asked for it, Banshee gets DVD support

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Santa is not the only one delivering presents, the always hardworking Olivier Dufour, has just gotten past the last major technical hurdle in adding the DVD support he and Alex Launi have been working on.

DesktopNova Background Changer For Gnome & Xfce

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Software

linuxnov.com: DesktopNova helps you to auto change backgrounds after an adjustable time from multiple files and folders you can add it to different profiles.

New Open-Source AMD OverDrive Utility

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: AMD has allowed their Radeon GPUs to be overclocked on Linux since 2008 when using their Catalyst driver with OverDrive support. Previous to that there was Rovclock for overclocking select ATI Radeon ASICs using an open-source program along with support for tuning the video memory timings and other options, which was a program written via reverse engineering.

Firefox is most popular browser in Armenia

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Moz/FF

panarmenian.net: According to data of Circle.am Armenian ranking system, website visitors, who are registered on Circle.am, mostly use Firefox (41.05%) browser, as well as Chrome (27.36%).

Understanding the Open Invention Network

networkworld.com: A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the CPTN gang that's buying Novell's patents and speculated that it might be a Google they're after. Whether Google or another company, a few folks have commented that the Open Invention Network (OIN) can protect members against patent threats from other OIN members. When it comes to Linux, that's true. When it comes to other things? Not so much.

Ex-CEO of Red Hat sues family's financial advisers

wtkr.com: The former CEO of Raleigh-based software firm Red Hat Inc. is suing his family's financial advisers, saying they misused $60 million.

Linux in education: a genuine alternative

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Linux

techradar.com: Using free software in education is not just about saving money. It's also about preserving choice, not locking a student's experience into a certain way of doing something.

AMD 2010 Catalyst Driver Year In Review

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we delivered our annual performance look at NVIDIA's 2010 Linux graphics drivers and now the tables have turned to do our annual examination of the ATI/AMD Catalyst graphics drivers for the Radeon graphics processors. This was certainly an interesting year -- both good and bad -- for AMD with their Catalyst Linux driver.

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.