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Story Canonical Patches Two Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 9:30pm
Story Red Hat News Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 9:30pm
Story The Impact Of Switching To Linux 4.3 + Mesa-11.1/LLVM-3.8 On Ubuntu 15.10 Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 9:29pm
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Now Supports Steam Controllers After Being Patched Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 8:41pm
Story ownCloud 8.2 brings more control on-premise Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Canonical Explains Its Convergence Goals Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 6:50pm
Story System76 Releases The Wild Dog Pro, Their First Skylake Linux PC Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 6:46pm
Story The Impact of Netflix’s Open Source Software Development Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 6:42pm
Story Open Source Survey Cites Value Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 6:38pm
Story The friendly face of Linux Lite 2.6 Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 5:03pm

Kernel Log: coming in 2.6.37 (Part 4) – Architecture and infrastructure code

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h-online.com: The kernel now includes some components for supporting operation as a Xen host (Dom0). Switching into and out of sleep mode should be accelerated by the use of LZO compression.

4.6 RC 1 Available, KDE PIM Delayed

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Right before Christmas, KDE has published the first candidate for the upcoming release of KDE Platform, Plasma and Applications 4.6. The focus at this stage is on fixing bugs and completing translations and artwork.

It's too hard is no excuse

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Linux

toolbox.com: Linux is too hard. Linux is too different. Linux doesn't have this or that program. Linux is not compatible with x or y or z. Linux is blah blah blah....

Choosing Computer Tools for Tiny Geeks

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Software

linuxinsider.com: For some children, it may be their two front teeth that sit atop this year's Christmas list. For others, however, it's items of a more technological sort.

PC-BSD 8.2 Beta1 Screenshots Tour

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BSD

unixmen.com: The first beta release of PC-BSD 8.2 is released, a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. The Version 8.2 contains a pcbsd_logonumber of enhancements and improvements. As usual, we installed PCBSD 8.2 beta1 and we made some screenshots:

People behind Debian: Mehdi Dogguy, release assistant

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Linux
Interviews

raphaelhertzog.com: Mehdi is a Debian developer for a bit more than a year, and he’s already part of the Debian Release Team. His story is quite typical in that he started there by trying to help while observing the team do its work.

Advantages of OpenSUSE’s YaST Software Management

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SUSE

2indya.com: Different Linux distributions use their own tools for software, or more precisely, package management. As an example, Ubuntu uses its Synaptic, Fedora uses Yum, Gentoo uses Portage, and OpenSUSE uses YaST.

How To Install VMware Server 2 On A Fedora 14 Desktop (Kernel 2.6.35)

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on a Fedora 14 desktop system (with kernel 2.6.35). With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

Hedgewars - Awesome Open-Source Worms-Like Game for Linux

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Reviews

A few days ago I reviewd WarMUX, a free and open-source Worms-like game for Linux. Today I’ll take a look to Hedgewars, another free Worms clone with funny characters, good playability and support for online multiplayer.

8 More Bash Tips for Working Faster With the Shell

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HowTos

This is the second article in this series, and brings eight additional tips for working faster with the shell. Here is the first article of the series, containing 10 tips.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Elementary’s new Wingpanel in action
  • Last Week in Amarok
  • Making Ordinary Laptops Into Ubuntu Laptops
  • Strange Interactions and Side Effects
  • Yahoo! Open Source Now and Future
  • Linux Out, FreeBSD In
  • New FreeBSD Foundation Project: Feed-Forward Clock Synchronization
  • FCC launches Open Internet Apps Challenge
  • Mugen Power Extended Battery N900 - Hands on Review
  • Where does Microsoft make its money? (Updated 2010)
  • How to test if a laptop is working with Linux
  • cmus music player
  • Red Hat Dropping After Earnings (RHT)
  • Rumor Red Hat could move HQ to Durham
  • Tunisian LoCo meeting with Mark Shuttleworth
  • new firefox 4 betas for desktop and mobile
  • Linux Outlaws 181 - BeardCash

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Xfce Notification Area – The Tray Manager Lost Selection
  • Create a Fluffy Santa Hat in Blender
  • [SOLVED] “Process exited with status 0″ in kdevelop
  • How to setup and configure a Printer on Ubuntu or Fedora Linux
  • Route based on Source IP Address (Linux / BSD)
  • Enable Samba Server in Ubuntu 10.10 (or 10.04)
  • How to format large disks in FAT32 - Lindows style
  • Configure Ubuntu 10.10 to work behind a proxy
  • Wibom - Manage wine program bottles
  • Changing the clock source for Xen HVM domU's
  • How to Change Linux Displays on the Fly with Disper
  • Basic MySQL performance tuning using Query Cache

The Rise of Open Source Software Foundations

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: What do the Linux Foundation, Free Software Foundation, and Apache Project all have in common? They provide a cover for businesses and projects that want to use open source software and contribute to the FOSS community without the risk of stepping on legal landmines or giving up a competitive advantage.

Ultimate List of Open Source Software

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Software

earthweb.com: This list of open source software applications covers the gamut – and then some. After all, 'tis the season to overindulge, and in honor of the occasion we've put together a list with more open source software than anyone can digest in one sitting. Gulp.

Sabayon Linux 5.4+ Xmas Gaming Edition

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Linux

wolf911.us: Oh oh oooh! Merry Christmas! While Santa announced the intention of suing me because he thinks I’m stealing his job, for the third time in a row, I am very pleased to announce that THAT TIME of the year has come again!

LibreOffice 3.3 Release Candidate 2 Available

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LibO

blog.documentfoundation.org: The Document Foundation is happy to announce the second release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3. This release comes with lots of improvements and bugfixes, and a very substantial reduction in size for the Windows installer.

First Mageia Packagers Meeting Signals Beginning

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Linux

ostatic.com: Last we heard from Mageia they had chosen their logo and set up infrastructure, teams, and roadmap. Now they are beginning to get into the nuts and bolts of organizing the packaging process.

Mandriva 2010.2 is out

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Please welcome the Mandriva 2010.2 release, which is coming to a mirror nearby you right now!

Nautilus 3.0 Mockups: More Polish, Overlay Statusbar

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Software

webupd8.org: A couple of new Nautilus 3.0 mockups were posted by Allan Day on his blog. Althouth they look a lot like some older mockups, they are more polished and make better use of space:

Ten Linux Distros that use Enlightenment

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: In case you haven't noticed I've had a bit of an obsession with the Enlightenment desktop of the late. Even though this desktop is fantastic there are currently not very many distributions that utilize it. Today I would like to take the time to mention those that offer a version with my favorite desktop

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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.