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What To Expect In Firefox 5 & Firefox 6?

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Moz/FF
  • What To Expect In Firefox 5 & Firefox 6?
  • Why I Think All Browsers Will Survive
  • Ars reviews Firefox 4
  • Why Firefox WILL survive
  • Firefox 4 Sync step-by-step
  • Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.5.18 security updates available

Kernel Log: Development of 2.6.39 under way, series 33 revived

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Linux

h-online.com: Among the additions for kernel version .39 are the Xen network backend, support for ipset, and the rudimentary Poulsbo graphics driver; the kernel hackers have now also completely eradicated the BKL.

32bit Vs 64bit Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: Recently I received an email where someone asked me point blank why it seems like there is better adoption for 32bit Linux vs that of 64bit. Honestly, I can see why this would be confusing.

Firefox 4 Nears 6 Million Downloads as Browser Wars Heat Up

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Mozilla Firefox 4 is off to a good start with nearly 6 million downloads about 24 hours after the new browser officially launched, according to a Mozilla site that tracks Firefox 4 downloads. The number puts to shame Microsoft's recent boast that Internet Explorer received 2.35 million downloads within its first day of availability.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • With Days Left, GNOME Shell Continues Advancing
  • Cutting the cost of innovation
  • Qt Compositor For Wayland Is Made
  • Linus Speaks Regarding Claims About Bionic
  • Ubuntu Users are trying to be more Elite then other Users?
  • Connect to the Internet in More Than 10 Clicks (BUG)
  • Oracle Testing Solaris 11
  • 'Audio Recorder’ for Linux: easily record audio streams to mp3
  • Bullish Option Activity Alert: RHT
  • Calendar of Open Source Events
  • Dell Inspiron Duo Convertible welcomes Jolicloud
  • Rwanda: Over 900 Teachers to Get OLPC Training
  • Hands On With Firefox 4
  • Red Hat Global Support Team Honored as a Leader in Support Excellence
  • The “bleeding edge” dilemma
  • SUSE Studio jumps on the 11.4 bandwagon

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Repairing a Corrupt Multi-Boot Startup
  • How do I cleanup Ubuntu?
  • 10 Tips to Secure Your Apache Web Server
  • How to: Change the hostname on Ubuntu
  • How to Make Ubuntu Linux Look Like Windows 7
  • Linux: Extracting audio from video
  • Bacula is for Everyone*
  • Rename all files and prefix a time-stamp to all file names
  • An introduction to Embedded Linux, BeagleBoard & its Linux kernel port
  • Quickly share a folder with jethttp
  • Kernel-Switcher .38 GCC

When does Linux turn 20?

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Linux

montanalinux.org: 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Linux kernel. But when exactly was it created? One of the first milestones we have was the original comp.os.minix newsgroup posting.

Unity 2D: A quick look at the latest updates

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu Unity’s "non-accelerated" sibling Unity 2D has began to play UI catch-up with its older brother.

Did You Know there was a Fork of MPlayer?

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Software

ostatic.com: One of the inherent advantages of Open Source software is the ability to modify the original source as you see fit. This sometimes results in forks and derivatives. Some of the more commonly known are Mageia and LibreOffice. But one you may not have heard of is mplayer2.

Red Hat Releases Beta of First Update to RHEL 6

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Linux

redhat.com: Today, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 takes another step forward with the availability of the beta for the first update to the platform. The beta includes new features, bug fixes and support for new hardware from our key partners.

Why IE will survive and Firefox won't

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Moz/FF
  • Why Internet Explorer will survive and Firefox won't
  • Firefox 4 — More Than a Great Browser
  • Browser Speed Tests: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11 And More
  • Mozilla’s real-time view of Firefox 4 downloads

The King of Linux Distros

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Linux

unixmen.com: Debian is one of the original true-blood linux distributions. It is perhaps the wheel of Linux. In human civilization, the invention of the wheel was one of original inventions, which helped civilization grow. It is simply impossible to reinvent the wheel. Debian is that perfect linux distro.

How To Install And Use MyDLP

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HowTos

This document can be used as a guide to installation of MyDLP Appliance. It also describes the basic usage. MyDLP is an easy, simple and open DLP (data loss prevention) solution, licensed under GPLv3. MyDLP 1.0 was released on 10 November 2010. MyDLP Appliance is a distribution based on Ubuntu Server. The distribution comes as a easy to deploy key solution. Protecting customer records, securing confidential files, data flow enforcements... this is all achievable within 30 minutes.

Linus Torvalds: Android copyright violation claim is "bogus"

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OSS

networkworld.com: Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has said new claims that Android violates the Linux license are "totally bogus."

Review: Chakra 2011.02 "Cyrus"

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Chakra GNU/Linux has become one of the distributions I now test regularly. Its appeal to me lies in the fact that it is based on Arch Linux (and is therefore comparatively quick and configurable), yet it comes with KDE already configured along with a more user-friendly system installer and package manager.

Long live the laptop

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Hardware

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: My good friend and former newspaper colleague Tom Dunlap wrote in a PC World blog yesterday about how many have fallen under the spell of the tablet and are drifting away from laptops and other “real” computers.

Mingle with openSUSE-ites on connect

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Web
SUSE

linuxjournal.com: Henne Vogelsang introduced the new service a few days ago. Connect with other openSUSE users, developers, and groups. You can make friends, find out the latest news, and get involved.

The Linux graphics stack from X to Wayland

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Software

arstechnica.com: In the early 1980s, MIT computer scientist Bob Scheifler set about laying down the principles for a new windowing system. He had decided to call it X, because it was an improvement on the W graphical system, which naturally resided on the V operating system. Little did Bob know at the time, but the X Window System that he and fellow researches would eventually create would go on to cause a revolution.

Duke Nukem Forever Multiplayer Details Leaked

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Gaming
  • Duke Nukem Forever Multiplayer Details Leaked
  • Prey 2 Lead Character is Bounty Hunter, No MP
  • Wikinews interviews 0 A.D. game development team

New Features in digiKam 2.0: Color Labels and Picks

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Besides numerous improvements, digiKam 2.0 brings a handful of new features, including Color Labels and Picks. As the name suggests, the Color Labels feature allows you to assign color codes to your photos.

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Red Hat Woes and Fedora 29 Plans

  • Shares of open-source giant Red Hat pounded on weaker outlook
  • Fedora 29 Aims To Offer Up Modules For Everyone
    The latest Fedora 29 feature proposal is about offering "modules for everyone" across all Fedora editions. The "modules for everyone" proposal would make it where all Fedora installations have modular repositories enabled by default. Up to now the modular functionality was just enabled by default in Fedora Server 28. The modular functionality allows Fedora users to choose alternate versions of popular software, such as different versions of Node.js and other server software components where you might want to stick to a particular version.

GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

  • Linux Fu: The Great Power of Make
    Over the years, Linux (well, the operating system that is commonly known as Linux which is the Linux kernel and the GNU tools) has become much more complicated than its Unix roots. That’s inevitable, of course. However, it means old-timers get to slowly grow into new features while new people have to learn all in one gulp. A good example of this is how software is typically built on a Linux system. Fundamentally, most projects use make — a program that tries to be smart about running compiles. This was especially important when your 100 MHz CPU connected to a very slow disk drive would take a day to build a significant piece of software. On the face of it, make is pretty simple. But today, looking at a typical makefile will give you a headache, and many projects use an abstraction over make that further obscures things.
  • FSFE Newsletter June 2018
  • About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions
    We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
  • Oracle Linux 7 Now Ready For ARM Servers
    While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM. Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available for ARM 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64), including with their new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 based on Linux 4.14.

Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
  • X.Org Is Looking For A North American Host For XDC2019
    If software development isn't your forte but are looking to help out a leading open-source project while logistics and hospitality are where you excel, the X.Org Foundation is soliciting bids for the XDC2019 conference. The X.Org Foundation is looking for proposals where in North America that the annual X.Org Developers' Conference should be hosted in 2019. This year it's being hosted in Spain and with the usual rotation it means that in 2019 they will jump back over the pond.
  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.