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Story Global Web Literacy Gets a Boost From Maker Party 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 2:23am
Story India yet to catch up with FOSS, says Rushabh Mehta of ERPNext Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 8:58pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 8:57pm
Story Mesa 10.3 released Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 8:51pm
Story Tizen Development Units now available! Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 7:44pm

The New PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2009 Issue

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: The New PCLinuxOS Magazine, which comprises volunteers from the PCLinuxOS community is proud to announce the release of it's July 2009 edition.

Group Pitches Linux for Free Netbooks From Mobile Carriers

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Linux

pcworld.com: Mobile carriers may start giving away netbooks for free, and Linux-based application stores could help them profit by doing it, the head of a Linux advocacy group told Chinese companies on Monday.

Why I Use Linux: Frank’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Then…in 1998, after hearing about it and reading about it for some time, I bought a Red Had, size 5.1…and the dross fell from my eyes. I nearly succumbed to whiplash being sent reeling all the way back to 1980.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • When was the last time you tried Linux?

  • 33 Children Review Sugar on a Stick, Squealing in Delight!
  • Which version control system is best for you?
  • saving freedesktop.org together
  • Low End Linux Netbook Prices Continue To Drop
  • 18 Great KDE Edutainment Programs
  • SourceForge delivers 4 billionth open source download
  • LinuxTag 2009 Wrap-up
  • Sun hardens OpenSolaris for EC2
  • More Funny Linux Posters - Or, Part Two
  • Archos launches Ubuntu netbook with 500GB hard drive
  • Gatekeepers of open source innovation
  • Why We’re Excited about Firefox 3.5
  • Krut: screencasts made easy
  • A decade on and tech company is still growing strong
  • Internet Explorer in Ubuntu
  • Packaging KDE applications for multiple distributions in the openSUSE build service
  • GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD media player adds multi-core video decoding
  • Pianoteq3 For Linux: A Product Review
  • IGEL’s new Linux Universal Desktop firmware helps customers save time
  • You know that you wrote too much Python, when
  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3 Available
  • what's cooking in the pulse pot

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to password protect files in Linux

  • Linux Tips: Create an unfilled circle in The GIMP
  • Gimp Tricks: Selective Colorization
  • Use Makefiles for more than handling source code
  • Checksum directory recursively
  • Send messages from Ubuntu to Windows over LAN
  • Send Mail with Gmail and sSMTP
  • Howto: release and renew ip in ubuntu (9.04)
  • Install Firefox 3.5
  • Encrypt data in Linux/Unix

Linux as Messenger of Freedom

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry: Curiosity has gotten the better of me, so here comes my question: as an OS is Linux well protected from censorship attacks or cyberwar? There's been a lot of news lately about both those activities.

Stallman and Mono: Not As Mono-Lithic As You'd Think

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OSS
  • Considerations on Patents that Read on Language Infrastructure

  • Stallman and Mono: Not As Mono-Lithic As You'd Think
  • C# And the rights to use it
  • Much Ado over Mono (Flowchart Included)
  • Will Microsoft threaten open source C# implementations?
  • Miquel de Icaza: MonoTouch

Are we mis-selling 'open source'?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Specifically I am thinking about our attempts to explain the nature and importance of open source Software to people who have barely heard of it.

Linux Distributions and the Paralysis of Choice

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: Linux advocates like to brag about the number of choices people get with open source software. Windows offers very few choices. Linux offers literally hundreds of niches, a distribution for every need. But is that so much of a good thing that it's scaring people away?

Discouraging FOSS

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OSS

temporaryland.wordpress: Linux users have been aware for some time that Microsoft does not share their love for their favorite operating system, Linux. Microsoft has spent a lot of time, energy, and resources trying to marginalize Linux and the slew of FOSS software than has sprung up around it.

Your Problems Are Fixed in the Next Release: Mint 7

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Linux

on-being-open.blogspot: I talked about it with Dad, and we decided to put in Mint 7: Same as my brothers Linux system will be getting soon. Everything works:

Save Mart grocery chain sees savings in open source

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OSS

networkworld.com: Open-source software is not only as good as proprietary vendor software in many cases, it’s better — and certainly a lot cheaper, according to James Sims, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at the grocery retailer, Save Mart.

One Month With Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • One Month With Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu: Still Popular?
  • Review of Ubuntu Ultimate Edition(?)
  • When you use Ubuntu, stick to the defaults
  • Ultimate Edition Linux 2.2 vs. Ubuntu
  • Vodcast: Dell’s Ubuntu Linux Strategy

How-To: Compile and Install Amarok 2.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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HowTos

Kubuntu 9.04 ships with 2.0, so to get the latest Amarok you can either use the PPA repository (which can be a little delayed) or compile from source. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to compile 2.1.1 from source:

KDE 4.3 Plasma Overview Screencast

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Ho, ho! Finally! The KDE 4.3 Plasma screencast arrives! It's 10:36 in length and covers some of the nice improvements we've in Plasmaland for 4.3, including:

Linux games mega collection - Part 7

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Welcome to the seventh Linux gaming compilation. The long-awaited Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is finally here. Then, there's the masterpiece UFO: Alien Invasion, a remake of the legendary UFO: Enemy Unknown. Fans of board games, including 3D board games, will also like today's choices. Racing fans won't be left in the dry, either.

Linux for Children

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Linux

lifehack.org: Given the low specs of the equipment I”m working with, Qimo seems idea for me. In addition to the kid-friendly interface, this includes an assortment of software that’s either designed especially for kids or has special appeal for kids.

Also: Qimo - an Operating System designed for kids

Mozilla sets Firefox 3.5 final release for Tuesday

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla sets Firefox 3.5 final release for Tuesday

  • Firefox 3.5 and the future of the web
  • Firefox Aims to Unplug Scripting Attacks
  • Ch-ch-ch-changes: A visual history of Firefox

As Dell and Acer Duke it Out, Their Open Source Stances Matter

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Hardware

ostatic.com/blog: For so many years, Taiwan-based Acer was an under-the-radar computer manufacturer. Although it has been the number three player, behind Hewlett-Packard and Dell, for a long time, even the company's previous business strategy tended to keep it anonymous. All that is changing now.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • SAP buys into blockchain, joins Hyperledger Project
  • foss-north speaker line-up
    I am extremely pleased to have confirmed the entire speaker line-up for foss north 2017. This will be a really good year!
  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
    Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs. There are glTF utility libraries in JavaScript and other web-focused languages, but Google adding a native glTF 1.0 parser appears to be related to their VR push with supporting VR content on the web. Their glTF parser was added to Chromium Git on Friday.
  • Sex and Gor and open source
    A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. [...] I’ll unpack the first: open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people’s careers and professional lives — cf “the cornerstone of my career” — so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.
  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
  • SecureDrop and Alexandre Oliva are 2016 Free Software Awards winners
  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
  • RApiDatetime 0.0.2

Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
  • FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash
    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more