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Story Machine Learning Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 8:40pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 8:36pm
Story What are Firefox OS Smart TVs everyone talks about? Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 8:26pm
Story Solus Gets GNOME 3.18 Packages and Support for Locally Installed Extensions Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 8:22pm
Story A Look At The New Features Of The Linux 4.4 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 4:05pm
Story GNU Wget - News: GNU wget 1.17 released Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 3:33pm
Story Some Fresh Clang Optimization Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 2:03pm
Story PHP 7.0 vs. HHVM 3.10 Performance Tests Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 11:31am
Story 4MLinux 15.0 BETA released. Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 11:14am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2015 - 10:39am

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

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In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Squeeze server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

today's leftovers:

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  • Parted Magic 5.10 cuts the Chromium, brings back Firefox
  • Open Standards What A Corrupted Term
  • Using Inkscape to Create Patch Artwork
  • Upgrading from Lenny to Squeeze
  • Is the open source cloud computing dream evaporating?
  • Dress Up Your Documents with Free Graphics Tools and Resources
  • LibreOffice Community Starts 50,000 Euro Challenge
  • Slashdot owner reports loss again
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 Available
  • Why GMail looks bad with Oxygen?
  • Easily distracted? You need ‘Self Control’ for Ubuntu
  • EE: Ministry saves millions by using open source office
  • Nokiasoft: Who are the Open Source Winners and Losers?
  • AdBlock Plus: Open source for fun (not funds)
  • RHEL6.1, Red Hat is changing its subscription
  • Happy Birthday Ksplice Uptrack
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd January 2011
  • FLOSS Weekly 153: TonidoPlug

some howtos:

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  • How to use the Pacemaker editor with Ubuntu via wine
  • How to make Docky icons smaller than 24px
  • How to Remove old and un-used Kernels
  • How to replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver in ubuntu
  • How to get gain root shell without root password
  • share public files between windows and linux using samba and no password
  • Allow a single YouTube video through a bluecoat ProxySG
  • How to get a Transparent launcher in Unity 2D
  • Make the Gnome Panels in Ubuntu Totally Transparent
  • Geotag Photos with Open GPS Tracker and digiKam
  • Easy Convert Multimedia for various devices
  • Debian 6 installation and disk partitioning guide
  • How to change the Grub 2 settings without using the command line
  • Managing the Structure of the awk file

We want more Linux presentations inside shopping centers

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Linux Last october I wrote about the first Italian presentation of Free Software inside a supermarket chain because it looked to me, and still looks, a wonderful idea that should find many followers worldwide, since it proves that Free Software isn’t a boring topic.

A Kernel By Any Other Name

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Linux For legacy reasons we standardized our environment on Ubuntu Server. Generally when a new Ubuntu LTS release comes out, we, like many others, start deploying any new installations on the new release while we start planning upgrades for our most out-of-date servers.


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freegamer.blogspot: A long time ago, on the old FreeGameDev forum, I heard of Purity; an original game based on the idTech3 engine. Recently, I was wondering what the project had become.

Ubuntu One Desktop

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  • DanRabbit on the Ubuntu One Desktop
  • Canonical bid to profit from Mono app fails
  • Canonical Re-licenses Ubuntu Wiki

Mandriva Linux 2011 Alpha 1: A Quick Peek

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  • Mandriva Linux 2011 Alpha 1: A Quick Peek
  • This is Mageia
  • Mageia Alpha 1 Released: Visual Preview

Comparing CTK Arch Live and ArchBang

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Linux Today I’ll be comparing two Arch Linux-based Openbox Distributions: ArchBang and CTKArchLive.

building distro bridges

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nowwhatthe.blogspot: I finally got to the "blog about it" todo I took from there. I have to talk about the distribution collaboration panel discussion Jared Smith (Fedora Project Lead), Stefano Zacchirol (Debian Project Lead) and myself led on Sunday (video here). We discussed what barriers there are to cross-distro collaboration and what to do against them.

Intel Graphics On Linux Still Behind Windows

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  • Intel Graphics On Linux Still Behind Windows, With Sandy Bridge
  • What NVIDIA's Linux Customers Want

The Perfect Desktop - Debian Squeeze

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Debian Squeeze desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Two Elegant Mac Icon Themes Ported to GNOME

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Software Here are two new Mac themes inspired icon themes for GNOME that demands your attention.

WTF Desktop Environments: GNOME, KDE And More Explained

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Software You can customise nearly every last inch of your Linux installation to fit your liking, and it starts with choosing the right desktop environment. Whether you’re a Linux beginner or you’re just looking for a new interface, here’s an overview.

Freedom Box: Freeing the Internet one Server at a time

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Web Free software isn’t about free services or beer, it’s about intellectual freedom. As recent episodes such as censorship in China, the Egyptian government turning off the Internet, and Facebook’s constant spying, have shown, freedom and privacy on the Internet are under constant assault.

Novell’s Michael Meeks talks LibreOffice 3.3, TDF, & Oracle

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Interviews LibreOffice 3.3 has arrived to liberate open source offices. We recently caught up with Michael Meeks and discover quite how much of a difference an active community can make to the neglected codebase…

PCLinuxOS 2011 KDE: A Review and Retrospective

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PCLOS PCLinuxOS is a great distro for individuals who favor rolling updates, performance, and a dedicated community. If you’re a first-time Linux user or if you favor aesthetics over technological prowess, better choices are available.

5 Reasons why kids should use Linux

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Linux Perhaps the most difficult part of providing quality technical support is when you need to assist young minds in mastering the complexities of technology. Today children of all ages use computers and it becomes an essential part of their learning curve that they understand the basics of keeping their system going. This is made easier when they work on open source platforms such as Linux.

Nine Current Flame Wars in Open Source

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OSS Whatever else you can say about the personal computer, the Internet, and social media, all of them have greatly increased our ability to argue with each other. In the last three decades, flame wars have become the norm. Here are nine of the hottest arguments in FOSS.

London Stock Exchange tackles closing auction system problem

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SUSE The London Stock Exchange has taken steps to resolve a system problem that occurred at 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday), which saw a delay to the start of the closing auction and knocked out automatic trades during a 42 second period.

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Linux 4.17-rc7

So this week wasn't as calm as the previous weeks have been, but despite that I suspect this is the last rc. This week we had the whole "spectre v4" thing, and yes, the fallout from that shows up as part of the patch and commit log. But it's not actually dominant: the patch is pretty evenly one third arch updates, one third networking updates, and one third "rest". The arch updates are largely - although not exclusively - spectre v4. The networking stuff is mostly network drivers, but there's some core networking too. And "the rest" is just that - misc drivers (rdma, gpu, other), documentation, some vfs, vm, bpf, tooling.. The bulk of it is really pretty trivial one-liners, and nothing looks particularly scary. Let's see how next week looks, but if nothing really happens I suspect we can make do without an rc8. Shortlog appended as usual. Go out and test. Read more

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Libre Hardware

  • Flash your Libre Firmware with a Libre Programmer
    Whether or not you personally agree with all the ideals of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), you’ve got to give them credit: they don’t mess around. They started by laying the groundwork for a free and open source operating system, then once that dream was realized, started pushing the idea of replacing proprietary BIOS firmware with an open alternative such as Libreboot. But apparently, even that’s not enough, as there’s still more freedom to be had. We’re playing 4D Libre Chess now, folks. [...] Luckily, the FSF has just awarded the Zerocat Chipflasher their “Respects Your Freedom” certification, meaning every element of the product is released under a free license for your hacking enjoyment.
  • Coreboot Picks Up Support For Another Eight Year Old Intel Motherboard
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Events: KubeCon, openSUSE Conference 2018 and Hacker Summer Camp 2018

  • Diversity, education, privilege and ethics in technology
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  • openSUSE Conference 2018
    This year openSUSE conference was held in Prague and, thanks to both my employer and openSUSE conference organizers, I've been able to spend almost a full day there. I've headed to Prague with a Fleet Commander talk accepted and, as openSUSE Leap 15.0 was released Yesterday, also with the idea to show an unattended ("express") installation of the "as fresh as possible" Leap 15.0 happening on GNOME Boxes. The conference was not so big, which helped to easy spot some old friends (Fridrich Strba, seriously? Meeting you after almost 7 years ... I have no words to describe my happiness on seeing you there!), some known faces (as Scott, with whom I just meet at conferences :-)) and also meet some people who either helped me a lot in the past (here I can mention the whole autoyast team who gave me some big support when I was writing down the autoinst.xml for libosinfo, which provides the support to do openSUSE's express installations via GNOME Boxes) or who have some interest in some of the work I've been doing (as Richard Brown who's a well-know figure around SUSE/openSUSE community, a GNOME Boxes user and also an enthusiastic supporter of our work done in libosiinfo/osinfo-db).
  • Hacker Summer Camp 2018: Prep Guide
    For those unfamiliar with the term, Hacker Summer Camp is the combination of DEF CON, Black Hat USA, and BSides Las Vegas that takes place in the hot Las Vegas sun every summer, along with all the associated parties and side events. It’s the largest gathering of hackers, information security professionals and enthusiasts, and has been growing for 25 years. In this post, I’ll present my views on how to get the most out of your 2018 trip to the desert, along with tips & points from some of my friends.