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Story Fedora 22 Now Swimming in DigitalOcean Rianne Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 6:39pm
Story Exton|Defender Distro Runs Fedora 22 with Cinnamon and Linux Kernel 4.0.4 Rianne Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 6:30pm
Story Logic Supply Sells Industrial and Embedded Computers Running Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 6:27pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 4:23pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 4:21pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 4:20pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 4:20pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 4:14pm
Story Calculate Linux 14.16.2 released Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 4:06pm
Story TISA Agreement Might Outlaw Governments From Mandating Open Source Software In Many Situations Roy Schestowitz 05/06/2015 - 3:34pm

Things to do with an old computer

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Hardware
  • Things to do with an old computer
  • Your old computer, born again

Three things Phoronix couldn’t measure

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I expected more drama when Phoronix did the smart thing, and finally put numbers to the Arch-over-Ubuntu rumor, and branded it as a myth. But for what I’ve seen, users on both sides seem to nod and accept the results, without too much scuffling.

a better web is winning

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Software
  • a better web is winning
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari have finally killed Internet Explorer

10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

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Software

testfreaks.com: Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?

Puppy Linux 5.0 “Lucid Puppy” Released

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Many see the release of the new Puppy Linux, version 5.0, also known as Lucid Puppy. For the uninitiated, the main deployment target of Puppy Linux is older, resource constrained computers. In addition, it makes quite a handy live CD for emergency and recovery use.

How Linux works: the ultimate guide

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Linux
Software

tuxradar.com: Ever wanted to learn how the internals of your Linux desktop work? In this article we're going to explain how everything in a modern Linux distro works, start to finish.

Google launches encrypted search

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Google

eff.org: Google has just announced that it is rolling out an encrypted version of its web search service. Several important points about encrypted Google search:

Has ASUS abandoned netbook Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: It wasn't even three-years ago that Asus took the concept of a cheap, small notebook and turned it into a revolution: the Linux-powered netbook. But, now, without any fanfare, Asus seems to have closed down its Linux lines at least in the United States.

Lightworks Open-Source Video editor –IS- Coming to Linux

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: At the time of the announcement it was unclear as to whether Lightworks open-sourcing would lead to a Linux version. Today we have the answer: Yes.

25 Fresh and Cool Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: It's been a long time since we've featured here some cool Linux wallpapers. Hence I feel that it's about time to have another list of fresh and cool Linux wallpapers to customize your desktop.

It’s Fedora Election season

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Linux

mairin.wordpress: You’ve only got until May 26th to vote in the Fedora elections: elections are open now. This election we are voting on new members of the Fedora Project Board and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.

The Novice Guide To Buying A Linux Laptop

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Hardware

cyberciti.biz: All major laptop (notebook) hardware is supported by Linux. The crucial things to take into account when looking to buy a Linux powered laptops are as follows to avoid any hardware compatibility problems. Selecting correct specification is important.

Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers

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Web
  • 8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop
  • 50 best websites

The Cost Of Running Compiz

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Software
  • The Cost Of Running Compiz
  • Beware the benchmarks

Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora

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Software
  • Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora
  • Oh my… the hypocrisy around WebM / VP8
  • Report: MPEG LA planning patent pool for VP8
  • When Google is good ask why

Sony Shifts on Open Source

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OSS

blogs.wsj.com: The partnership between Sony Corp. and Google Inc. highlights the changes taking place in TV viewing habits, but it is also symbolic of another change: Sony’s stance on open-source technology.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Software Center Gets A History Tab
  • for every new user of chrome, there are 2.5 new firefox users
  • Ballmer: We Wasted Too Many Years on Vista
  • I hate websites with light text on dark background
  • The State Of The X.Org Server 1.9 Release
  • SystemRescueCd updated
  • Brainshare : un mariage Novell-Mandriva?
  • a gentoo uptime record?
  • ‘Future Is Bright For Open Source Enthusiasts’
  • Denmark Finance ministry: 'Open standards advance competition, lower cost'
  • Is Google's WebM a game-changer or a big mess?
  • Patents (and Amarok)

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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Code Project: build a PyGTK RSS reader
  • Working with Package Repositories in OpenSuSe - zypper
  • Use Any Folder For Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • GDM2 Setup: Reclaim Control of Your Login In Ubuntu
  • Dump MySQL Schema
  • How to Install Nautilus Elementary in Ubuntu
  • How to make a Water-Colour Ubuntu Wallpaper in GIMP
  • Ubuntu and intel video chipsets
  • Smartmontools: Ya Mon!
  • automatically adjust your screen colour temperature
  • Install Google Earth on Linux
  • GNU Screen: open new window with same working directory
  • How to Play YouTube WebM Video Clips in Firefox

5 Alternative Ways To Install Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: The best part about Ubuntu, not to mention Linux in general, is how it can be installed on most any machine you run into. If you’re looking to install Ubuntu under unusual circumstances you’ve found the right article.

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Security: Uber, Replacing x86 Firmware, 'IoT' and Chromebook

  • Key Dem calls for FTC to investigate Uber data breach

    A key Democrat is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate a massive Uber breach that released data on 57 million people, as well as the company's delay in reporting the cyber incident.

  • Multiple states launch probes into massive Uber breach
  • Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go

    The problem, Minnich said, is that Linux has lost its control of the hardware. Back in the 1990s, when many of us started working with Linux, it controlled everything in the x86 platform. But today there are at least two and a half kernels between Linux and the hardware. Those kernels are proprietary and, not surprisingly, exploit friendly. They run at a higher privilege level than Linux and can manipulate both the hardware and the operating system in various ways. Worse yet, exploits can be written into the flash of the system so that they persist and are difficult or impossible to remove—shredding the motherboard is likely the only way out.

  • Connected sex-toy allows for code-injection attacks on a robot you wrap around your genitals

    However, the links included base-64 encoded versions of the entire blowjob file, making it vulnerable to code-injection attacks. As Lewis notes, "I will leave you to ponder the consequences of having an XSS vulnerability on a page with no framebusting and preauthed connection to a robot wrapped around or inside someones genitals..."

  • Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty
    For Google’s bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (£75,000) for reporting a critical “persistent compromise” exploit of Google’s Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks. Twelve months on and the same researcher was wired an identical pay out for reporting – yes! – a second critical persistent compromise of Google’s Chrome OS. By this point you might think Google was regretting its 2014 boast that it could confidently double its maximum payout for Chrome OS hacks to $100,000 because “since we introduced the $50,000 reward, we haven’t had a successful submission.” More likely, it wasn’t regretting it at all because isn’t being told about nasty vulnerabilities the whole point of bug bounties?
  • Why microservices are a security issue
    And why is that? Well, for those of us with a systems security bent, the world is an interesting place at the moment. We're seeing a growth in distributed systems, as bandwidth is cheap and latency low. Add to this the ease of deploying to the cloud, and more architects are beginning to realise that they can break up applications, not just into multiple layers, but also into multiple components within the layer. Load balancers, of course, help with this when the various components in a layer are performing the same job, but the ability to expose different services as small components has led to a growth in the design, implementation, and deployment of microservices.

Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Debuts with New Theme Engine and ZFS Integrations

Lumina 1.4.0 is a major release that introduces several new core components, such as the Lumina Theme Engine to provide enhanced theming capabilities for the desktop environment and apps written in the Qt 5 application framework. The Lumina Theme Engine comes with a configuration utility and makes the previous desktop theme system obsolete, though it's possible to migrate your current settings to the new engine. "The backend of this engine is a standardized theme plugin for the Qt5 toolkit, so that all Qt5 applications will now present a unified appearance (if the application does not enforce a specific appearance/theme of it’s own)," said the developer in today's announcement. "Users of the Lumina desktop will automatically have this plugin enabled: no special action is required." Read more

today's leftovers

  • qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client
    qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as well as support for the old Qt 4 framework as Qt 5.5.1 or later is now required to run it on all supported platforms. It also brings a new logo and a new SVG-based icon theme can be easily scaled. Lots of other cosmetic changes are present in this release, and the WebGUI received multiple enhancements.
  • FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape
    Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.10075 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    A new firmware for the Kobo ebook reader came out and I adjusted the mega update pack to use it. According to the comments in the firmware thread it is working faster than previous releases. The most incredible change though is the update from wpa_supplicant 0.7.1 (around 2010) to 2.7-devel (current). Wow.
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly different, and reduced, feature set.
  • 7 Best Android Office Apps To Meet Your Productivity Needs
    Office application is an essential suite that allows you to create powerful spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc., on a smartphone. Moreover, Android office apps come with cloud integration so that you can directly access the reports from the cloud, edit them, or save them online. To meet the productivity need of Android users, the Play Store offers an extensive collection of Android office apps. But, we have saved you the hassle of going through each one of them and provided you a list of the best office apps for Android. The apps that we have picked are all free, although some do have Pro version or extra features available for in-app purchases. You can also refer to this list if you’re looking for Microsoft Office alternatives for your PC.

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