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SUSE Before and during the openSUSE conference, some nice people (Jens-Daniel, Jürgen, Darix) created the following site for you:

Nine questions for a Linux Day

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Linux The organizers of the first Linux presentation in an Italian shopping center asked me to prepare a short list of questions to hand out to all the visitors of that shopping center. Such questions may be useful in any occasion in which you want to quickly give an idea of what Free Software is all about.

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux: 13.5 Million Lines of Code and It’s Free
  • Is Android Open?
  • WiiMote on Linux
  • ratGPU - Free OpenCL ray tracing renderer
  • Investigating SIGABRT problems on Debian
  • Debian Releases and its Code Names
  • Red Hat Inc. EVP, CFO Charles E Jr Peters Sells 5,688 Shares
  • PCLinuxOS Quarterly Release Uploading
  • The Best Banshee Feature Ever (video)
  • Release party poster for F14 or A story about ninjas
  • KDEPIM 4.4.7 Available
  • FreeBSD Will Pay For Some KMS & GEM Love
  • IronRuby and IronPython Opportunities
  • Which of these is not a web browser?
  • OpenLogic joins the Linux Foundation - Why now?
  • Open-Source Vendor Battles VMware Lock-in No One Else Sees
  • Mac, Linux security products 'for compliance', says vendor
  • Going Linux Oct 21: #117 - Computer America #31

some howtos:

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  • How to disable ipv6 in Ubuntu Linux
  • How to find out the filesystem type of devices and partitions
  • Setup Ubuntu-style Sudo on other Distributions
  • Video: How To Customize Avant Window Navigator - Lucido Style
  • How to Reset the Root Password in MySQL
  • ICH6 Intel Sound on Unity or Mandriva PulseAudio Fix
  • New kernel (2.6.36), new patch to apply to VMware Workstation 7.1
  • Tutorial: "Solar winds" graphics effect
  • Easily Install 2.6.35 (Maverick) Kernel on Ubuntu 10.04
  • A Simple Bash Script to Download and Organize Photos
  • Elegant Gnome Pack Themes On Ubuntu PPA
  • Installing Webmin on CentOS 5.5 Tutorial
  • Develop Apache HTTP Server Modules

PiTiVi 0.13.5 Video Editor Review

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Software PiTiVi has hogged a lot of limelight recently due to its inclusion in popular linux distros. PiTiVi is targeted towards home user who are not seriously in hardcore video editing but only for getting their vacation videos in neat shape maybe with a custom soundtrack.

4 Reasons to Give Linux Mint 10 a Try

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Linux Canonical's newly released Ubuntu 10.10 -- or "Maverick Meerkat" -- may still be dominating the headlines in the Linux world these days, but it's by no means the only excellent distribution of the open source operating system.

Exploring the KDE Plasma Netbook interface

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KDE The latest K Desktop Environment, KDE, features two modes of interacting with the desktop – the classic Desktop interface and the Netbook interface.

12-year-old finds critical Firefox flaw, earns $3,000

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Moz/FF The security researcher who found and reported this critical buffer overflow and memory corruption vulnerability in Mozilla’s Firefox browser is none other than Alex Miller, a 12-year-old boy who earned a $3,000 bounty for his discovery.

Another 10 Things To Do

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  • 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.10
  • Post-Maverick Install Woes - no /home
  • Ubingo!

Creating stronger privacy controls inside Google

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googleblog.blogspot: We’ve spent the past several months looking at how to strengthen our internal privacy and security practices, as well as talking to external regulators globally about possible improvements to our policies. Here’s a summary of the changes we’re now making.

Nouveau Now Supports Page-Flippin

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  • Nouveau Now Supports Page-Flipping, Sync-To-VBlank
  • There May Still Be Hope For R600g Supporting XvMC, VDPAU
  • AMD Catalyst 10.10 For Linux Officially Released

Charles H. Schulz Leaving OOo Project

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OOo Today is a special day. I feel both sad and relieved, happy and somewhat disgusted. I have officially resigned from my all my duties, roles and positions inside the project.

Preview: Linux Mint 10 "Julia" GNOME (RC)

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: A new version of my favorite and current distribution, Linux Mint, is just around the corner. Although the developers have a policy of "releasing it when it's ready", they are pretty good about releasing the main GNOME version not more than a few weeks after the corresponding Ubuntu release.

Open Source Skills: The Road to Riches?

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OSS Everybody who is anybody knows that learning Drupal or PHP or <<insert trendy open source technology here>>, is the gold-plated highway to developer riches. Right?

Taco Bell Programming

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Software Every item on the menu at Taco Bell is just a different configuration of roughly eight ingredients. The more I write code and design systems, the more I understand that many times, you can achieve the desired functionality simply with clever reconfigurations of the basic Unix tool set.

Logic game ‘Brukkon’ second item on sale in the ubuntu software centre

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Ubuntu Challenging puzzle game ‘Brukkon‘ has become the second item to go on sale in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

The incredible growth of the Internet since 2000

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Web It doesn’t feel like 2000 was all that long ago, does it? But on the Internet, a decade is a long time. Since then people have welled onto the Internet. You don’t actually realize how many more people are on the Internet now until you start comparing numbers.

Firefox: are we fast yet?

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Moz/FF Last week we moved ahead of Apple's Nitro engine and today we move ahead of Google's V8 engine. That gives Mozilla's Spidermonkey JavaScript engine (including the Tracemonkey and JägerMonkey JITs) the fastest Sunspider scores on the planet!

The top 10 geek sins that will get your geek card revoked

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Humor TechRepublic has previously talked about some of the things you can do to increase your geek cred. Naturally, there are also some things that can hurt your geek cred. In fact, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the worst transgressions for any geek.

AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Graphics Cards On Linux?

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Hardware This evening AMD has officially launched their Radeon HD 6800 series, which currently includes the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards. How though does the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series play with Linux?

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KDE: KDE Applications 18.04, KDE Connect, KMyMoney 5.0.1 and Qt Quick

  • KDE Applications 18.04 branches created
    Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the KDE Applications 18.04 release to them :)
  • KDE Connect – State of the union
    We haven’t blogged about KDE Connect in a long time, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve been lazy. Some new people have joined the project and together we have implemented some exciting features. Our last post was about version 1.0, but recently we released version 1.8 of the Android app and 1.2.1 of the desktop component some time ago, which we did not blog about yet. Until now!
  • KMyMoney 5.0.1 released
    The KMyMoney development team is proud to present the first maintenance version 5.0.1 of its open source Personal Finance Manager. Although several members of the development team had been using the new version 5.0.0 in production for some time, a number of bugs and regressions slipped through testing, mainly in areas and features not used by them.
  • Qt Quick without a GPU: i.MX6 ULL
    With the introduction of the Qt Quick software renderer it became possible to use Qt Quick on devices without a GPU. We investigated how viable this option is on a lower end device, particularly the NXP i.MX6 ULL. It turns out that with some (partially not yet integrated) patches developed by KDAB and The Qt Company, the performance is very competitive. Even smooth video playback (with at least half-size VGA resolution) can be done by using the PXP engine on the i.MX6 ULL.

Red Hat Leftovers

Debian Leftovers

  • RcppSMC 0.2.1: A few new tricks
    A new release, now at 0.2.1, of the RcppSMC package arrived on CRAN earlier this afternoon (and once again as a very quick pretest-publish within minutes of submission).
  • sbuild-debian-developer-setup(1) (2018-03-19)
    I have heard a number of times that sbuild is too hard to get started with, and hence people don’t use it. To reduce hurdles from using/contributing to Debian, I wanted to make sbuild easier to set up. sbuild ≥ 0.74.0 provides a Debian package called sbuild-debian-developer-setup. Once installed, run the sbuild-debian-developer-setup(1) command to create a chroot suitable for building packages for Debian unstable.
  • control-archive 1.8.0
    This is the software that maintains the archive of control messages and the newsgroups and active files on I update things in place, but it's been a while since I made a formal release, and one seemed overdue (particularly since it needed some compatibility tweaks for GnuPG v1).
  • The problem with the Code of Conduct
  • Some problems with Code of Conducts

OSS Leftovers

  • Can we build a social network that serves users rather than advertisers?
    Today, open source software is far-reaching and has played a key role driving innovation in our digital economy. The world is undergoing radical change at a rapid pace. People in all parts of the world need a purpose-built, neutral, and transparent online platform to meet the challenges of our time. And open principles might just be the way to get us there. What would happen if we married digital innovation with social innovation using open-focused thinking?
  • Digital asset management for an open movie project
    A DAMS will typically provide something like a search interface combined with automatically collected metadata and user-assisted tagging. So, instead of having to remember where you put the file you need, you can find it by remembering things about it, such as when you created it, what part of the project it connects to, what's included in it, and so forth. A good DAMS for 3D assets generally will also support associations between assets, including dependencies. For example, a 3D model asset may incorporate linked 3D models, textures, or other components. A really good system can discover these automatically by examining the links inside the asset file.
  • LG Releases ‘Open Source Edition’ Of webOS Operating System
  • Private Internet Access VPN opens code-y kimono, starting with Chrome extension
    VPN tunneller Private Internet Access (PIA) has begun open sourcing its software. Over the next six months, the service promises that all its client-side software will make its way into the hands of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community, starting with PIA's Chrome extension. The extension turns off mics, cameras, Adobe's delightful Flash plug-in, and prevents IP discovery. It also blocks ads and tracking. Christel Dahlskjaer, director of outreach at PIA, warned that "our code may not be perfect, and we hope that the wider FOSS community will get involved."
  • Open sourcing FOSSA’s build analysis in fossa-cli
    Today, FOSSA is open sourcing our dependency analysis infrastructure on GitHub. Now, everyone can participate and have access to the best tools to get dependency data out of any codebase, no matter how complex it is.
  • syslog-ng at SCALE 2018
    It is the fourth year that syslog-ng has participated at Southern California Linux Expo or, as better known to many, SCALE ‒ the largest Linux event in the USA. In many ways, it is similar to FOSDEM in Europe, however, SCALE also focuses on users and administrators, not just developers. It was a pretty busy four days for me.
  • Cisco's 'Hybrid Information-Centric Networking' gets a workout at Verizon
  • Verizon and Cisco ICN Trial Finds Names More Efficient Than Numbers
  • LLVM-MCA Will Analyze Your Machine Code, Help Analyze Potential Performance Issues
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  • Taking Data Further with Standards
    Imagine reading a book, written by many different authors, each working apart from the others, without guidelines, and published without edits. That book is a difficult read — it's in 23 different languages, there's no consistency in character names, and the story gets lost. As a reader, you have an uphill battle to get the information to tell you one cohesive story. Data is a lot like that, and that's why data standards matter. By establishing common standards for the collection, storage, and control of data and information, data can go farther, be integrated with other data, and make "big data" research and development possible. For example, NOAA collects around 20 terabytes of data every day.Through the National Ocean Service, instruments are at work daily gathering physical data in the ocean, from current speed to the movement of schools of fish and much more. Hundreds of government agencies and programs generate this information to fulfill their missions and mandates, but without consistency from agency to agency, the benefits of that data are limited. In addition to federal agencies, there are hundreds more non-federal and academic researchers gathering data every day. Having open, available, comprehensive data standards that are widely implemented facilitates data sharing, and when data is shared, it maximizes the benefits of "big data"— integrated, multi-source data that yields a whole greater than its parts.