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Story Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 RC2 Is a Beautiful Experience like No Other – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:08am
Story A Go Front-End Could Soon Be Landing In LLVM Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:59am
Story GTK+ INSPECTOR UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:52am
Story Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:51am
Story Lollipop's Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:47am
Story Mint's the Best, Less Malware, and Debian vs Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:46am
Story Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:36am
Story Tizen based Samsung TV SDK 1.0 has been released Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:29am
Story There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:20am
Story PC-BSD 10.1 review Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 4:46am

OOo4kids: Special Version for Kids

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saigkill.wordpress: Today i found in interesting Project called “OpenOffice for Kids”. I have reviewed it and maked some Snapshots.

Big Win for GNU GPL in France

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the fallback positions for purveyors of FUD is that the GNU GPL may not be valid, because it hasn't been properly tested in court. That's getting increasingly implausible as a stance.

Please Don't Show the Command Line to the Uninitiated

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igneousquill.net: Not long ago I had the opportunity to show off GNU/Linux to a friend. She's been a lifelong Windows users and is just your average, non-technical computer user. Everything was going fine [until] I opened the command line.

Fedora 12 demonstrates sandbox for desktop applications

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Linux

h-online.com: Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) specialist and Red Hat developer Dan Walsh has souped up the security mechanisms in Fedora and SELinux by adding a desktop sandbox which he's calling "sandbox -X".

More Novell disties to go in autumn cull

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SUSE

channelregister.co.uk: Novell will axe another 10 per cent of UK distributors currently partnering with the software vendor by the start of November this year.

Just about 'Linuxed out"

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I tried, I really did. I read all the articles. I scoured the various forums for relevant posts. I was signed up for god only knows how many mailing lists. I finally had to let it go.

Tux Paint – A Great Image Program for Your Children

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Software

howtogeek.com: Looking for a wonderful image program for your children (or inner child)? Tux Paint makes a terrific addition to your family’s computer whether you are using Windows, Linux, or Mac.

LinuxCon:

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  • LinuxCon: The Little Things Make All The Difference
  • How Muppets learned to stop licensing and love the comm
  • LinuxCon: Desktop Should Be Better Than Windows

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Watch Out for That Meteor, Stallman.
  • Linux is bloated, says Torvalds
  • Why open-source DNS is 'internet's dirty little secret'
  • Replicating Linux's Success
  • Open Source can help India save Rs 10,000 crore
  • Red Hat remains red hot on the Street on eve of next earnings report
  • IBM Markets Wares and Ubuntu to Africa
  • LinuxCon: Beyond the Hype: The True Cost of Linux and Open Source
  • Red Hat's Deltacloud at Tip of Epic Change
  • Dell to offer Intel App Store on Consumer Netbooks
  • New Installer screenshots for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
  • LinuxCon Audio Diary 2
  • LinuxCon Audio Diary 1
  • For the truly paranoid (password generator)
  • Gnome Wallpaper Rotate Script
  • Can a laptop change the world?
  • Making Money from Open Source and the Business Model Debate
  • Plasma: Where we are going
  • Plasma 4.4: Update on where we are
  • OLPC gets microwaved, molded into stunning piece of art

some howto:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Tip : Easy way to enable font smoothing in Wine
  • How to Install and Use Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • How to: to system update on OpenSuse via console
  • How to Cut/Split Video using Avidemux
  • Opening files automatically on mainstream Linux desktops
  • 10 PostgreSQL Performance Optimization Tips
  • How to install PHP PDO_OCI on Ubuntu
  • How To: Install PHP 5.3 on CentOS 5.1 or RHEL 5.1

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems

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OS

gottabemobile.com: Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.

The Report from Fake Portland: LinuxCon 2009

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redmonk.com/sogrady: If you’ve been to enough of them, you know that conferences have very definite lifespans. The trajectories may vary according to variables like subject matter, economic conditions or the geographic location, but they’re all pretty much the same.

Dropping Compiz for Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing?

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Software
Ubuntu

blog.thesilentnumber.me: I'd like to ask the Ubuntu developer community to consider freeing up valuable CD space by removing Compiz and just using Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing in the default installation for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx.

A Quick Look At Gnome 3’s Desktop Sidebar

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d0od.blogspot: Continuing our look at Gnome 3’s Gnome-Shell, we land upon the oft unnoticed desktop sidebar!

Myths about Open Source

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livemint.com: I recently met an old school friend over a cup of coffee and we spoke about life, movies and music. Then the topic moved on to technology. The conversation moved to open source and how he really didn’t get the concept of it and he was just against it.

The Linux Foundation's "Community" Doesn't Look Very Community

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linuxtoday.com/blog: Here we are on Day Two of the Linux Foundation's Linuxcon, and it sure looks like the face of Linux is still a bearded one, despite the Linux Foundation's grand claims of Community. Perhaps they have a more limited definition of "community."

Ubuntu Linux - To love and to hate

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sinaisix.blogspot.com: Ubuntu Linux is, arguably, the most popular Linux distro around today, with millions of people who deeply love it. There are some people however, who, for some reasons, do not just want to hear the mention of Ubuntu.

Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

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theregister.co.uk: Does Linux desktop even need to be popular? There are, shall we say, differing options among the open source cognoscenti gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the annual LinuxCon.

Chrome Netbook Operating System By Christmas?

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OS

itworld.com: One of the tidbits author Jerri Ledford told me during my interview to get information for the Daily Tip entry Chrome Tips and Tricks for Better Browsing was that she felt Google's Chrome operating system would be on netbooks by Christmas.

CentOS Pulse #0905 - The CentOS Newsletter

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News

With a little delay, issue #0905 of the CentOS Pulse newsletter has been released. It covers topics like the CentOS 4.8 release, the Spanish CentOS community, wireless networking and contains an interesting interview with Tru Huynh.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability
    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
  • Making your first open source contribution
  • Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts
    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

  • Tizen 3.0-powered Samsung Z4 now available with offline retailers in india
    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
  • Samsung Smart TV gets a new Glympse app that enables location sharing on the TV
    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more