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Life Without Open Source?

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OSS

ostatic.com: Let's face it, open source software runs the Internet. Without it we wouldn't have basic services like DNS, or even the web server that's sending you this page. I've been thinking about what life would be like without open source software.

Get rid of your Linux bloat. Final

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: In part 2 of the "Get rid of your Linux bloat" series I talked about removing excess packages from your chosen distribution and only having installed what you actually need. In this final part we are going to go into territory that, if it were a store bought item, would void your guarantee.

Nexuiz shoots to the top of gaming list

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Gaming

linux.com: After I reviewed Alien Arena last year, some readers criticized my choice of that first-person shooter (FPS) as the best free software game I had played. Several suggested Nexuiz would have been a better choice. At the time, I had not played it. Now that I have tried Nexuiz 2.4, it has become my favorite free software FPS.

Also: Top 10 Linux Games

How I dumped Windows for Linux - Day 1

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Linux

techradar.com: I’ve been using the Windows OS ever since version 3.0. I also own a MacBook running OS X, so I know how intuitive Apple's OS is in comparison. I'm intrigued to see if 2008 is really the year when Linux is ready for prime-time.

Open source survey: many questions remain

itwire.com: Used in the right context, statistics can often illuminate and point the way. On the other hand, these days, given the degree of spin around, they are more often used to confuse and blur an issue.

ASUS Eee PC 900 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware
Reviews

laptopmag.com: This $549 mini-notebook addresses its predecessor’s drawbacks by including a larger, higher-resolution 8.9-inch screen and more storage space. We tested the Linux-based version, which comes with a 20GB solid state drive. Add in an improved 1.3-megapixel webcam and a multi-touch capable touchpad, and you have the makings of a successful, albeit more expensive sequel.

some howtos and tutorials:

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HowTos
  • Iptables rules on timely basis

  • Log Linux services with runit
  • Disable Apparmor in Ubuntu
  • How To Show Line Numbers In vi / vim Text Editor
  • Recover a MySQL Table with Zmanda Recovery Manager
  • Make Your Scripts User Friendly with Zenity
  • Connect OpenOffice.org to Zoho Writer and Google Docs
  • Audacity Tutorial part 1 – Recording audio tracks
  • Copying only the unique values from a set of cells in OOo
  • An Introduction to Routers, Switches, and Hubs

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 5: No Help For The Helpless

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: In "Does Microsoft impose a prisoner mentality?", I speculated that years of using Windows seems to do something to people. Something kind of creepy. It seems as if it steals their intelligence, or their will to learn, or... In many cases, the person is scared. And fear is an emotion! Not something you can cure with a man page.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 252

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First impressions of Fedora 9 with KDE 4

  • News: Fedora 9 arrives early, Ubuntu prepares for Intrepid Ibex, Attila Craciun introduces Bluewhite64, PC-BSD 7 delivers new artwork, Oracle EL and OpenSolaris updates, new BSD forum
  • Released last week: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Parted Magic 2.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Fedora 9 leaked

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Linux

bit-tech.net: The next version of the Fedora Linux distribution, Fedora 9 “Sulphur”, has been leaked into the public domain due to a misconfiguration in one of the European download mirrors.

Also: Fedora 9 promises better eyecandy, networking

Mark Shuttleworth: The Art of Release

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: An update on the long term plans for Ubuntu release management. 8.04 LTS represented a very significant step forward in our release management thinking. As a result, we can commit that the next LTS release of Ubuntu will be 10.04 LTS, in April 2010.

Video Editing on Linux :: It can be a real joy!

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Software

progbox.co.uk: When I first started using Cinelerra, I was put off by the look of the interface. It was dated and old. I also tried importing a few video clips and got very different results. One played just fine, the other played at about 2 frames per second. I was not impressed.

Linux Mint 5.0 is coming

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Linux

alternativenayk.wordpress: After many sleepless nights and a lot of work I am delighted to announce that the first release candidate for Linux Mint 5 Elyssa was released and that it is now available for download. A lot of changes and improvements were made since Daryna.

Ubuntu 8.10 gets better connected

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Ubuntu

linuxsolutions.fr: With Ubuntu Hardy Heron now released, the next exciting thing to come will be Intrepid Ibex, or Ubuntu Linux 8.10 when it makes it debut in October. Intrepid Ibex promises to be packed with more exciting features, something we all enjoy hearing.

some leftovers

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News
  • Debian GNU Linux SuiteTelecentro

  • Chapter 1: A brief introduction to the GNU Autotools
  • Linux Outlaws 37
  • Returning to Hardy
  • Irish Open Source Technology Conference 2008
  • Five reasons why Linux sucks
  • Nexuiz 2.4.2 Open-Source FPS Released
  • Protect Yourself From The Torrent Police With IPlist and IPblock

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People (3 & 4)

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penguinpetes.com: Now, the three computing republics, Unix, Apple, and Windows, had different approaches to autonomy. In Unix, they teetered cheerfully on the edge of anarchy. There was only very little attempt to reign in the free spirits there. In Windows, no stepping out of line was tolerated, but it was necessary to maintain perfect order and the people there loved it. In Apple, however, there was a balance: things were "officially" controlled.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debian / Ubuntu Package post-removal Troubleshooting

  • Bash Shell Loop Over Set of Files
  • How to convert text files to all upper or lower case
  • String Variables In Bash, Perl, C and Awk on Linux or Unix - Porting
  • Podcast 23 Gentoo 2008 Slackware 12.1 Install

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #90

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 90 for the weeks May 4th - May 10th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Brainstorm Growing, Ubuntu Featured on Italian TV, submit questions for Launchpad podcast, Forums News and Interviews, Ubuntu UK Podcast Episode 5, and much more.

Debian Weekly News - May 9th, 2008

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's 2nd issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. While visiting Stefano Zacchiroli the www 2008 conference in china Sir Tim Berners-Lee offered Debian kudos for its well thought-out encapsulation/packaging of libraries. Paul Wise will close his Debian user and Debian new contributor surveys on June 1st so that analysis of the results can begin.

Python with a modular IDE (Vim)

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Software

blog.sontek.net: On Thursday, May 9th, 2008 the Utah Python User Group decided to settle the debate that has plagued us developers since the beginning of time: If you were a programming language, what editor would you use?

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Why Open-Source Pros Are in Great Demand
    The majority of hiring managers predict that the demand for open-source IT professionals will rise more than other recruitment-based areas of interest over the next six months, according to a recent survey from the Linux Foundation and Dice. The resulting report, "Moving Toward Professionalization: Rising Need for Open-Source Skills in 2016," indicates that these managers struggle to fill open-source positions, especially when trying to find candidates with needed cloud, networking and/or security experience. Meanwhile, when considering an offer, open-source professionals said they're most interested in working on appealing projects with cutting-edge technology challenges. Money and perks are of secondary interest, even though, given the hot market, many open-source specialists are able to negotiate a great compensation package. According to the report, "In the last decade, open-source development has experienced a massive shift: Once a mostly community and volunteer-based concern, the model has since become a mainstay of the IT industry. Flexibility in accommodating new technologies and speed at adapting to a changing market have made open source vital to modern companies, which are now investing zealously in open source and open-source talent. More and better code is the way forward, and the skilled professionals who can make it happen are highly in demand." More than 400 hiring managers and 4,500 open-source professionals took part in the research.
  • Open Source Realm Mobile Database Hits Version 1.0
    Citing advantages over the SQLite and Core Data databases commonly used in iOS and Android apps, Realm today launched version 1.0 of its namesake "mobile-first database."
  • Realm has hit the version 1.0 milestone, and now reaches over 1 billion users
    As mobile databases go, Realm was already a fan favorite. Now we get an idea of just how popular it really is, as the company notes it now reaches one billion iOS and Android users via 100,000 active developers.
  • Rackspace Adopts OX's Dovecot Pro Open Source IMAP Email Platform
    Dovecot, the open source email platform from Open-Xchange, received a significant endorsement this week from Rackspace, which announced that it will use the company's Dovecot Pro product for email hosting.
  • An Apparent Exodus Continues At OwnCloud
    This week we've now seen the announcements by Jos Poortvliet, Lukas Reschke, Björn Schießle, and Arthur Schiwon are among those leaving ownCloud Inc. Each of their blog posts confirm they are leaving but don't shed much light on the underlying situation at the company.
  • Upcoming governance workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement
    On the 15th June, 2016, DG Connect and DG Growth wil be co-hosting an interactive workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement. This catalogue of standards is being developed to assist public procurers implement interoperable ICT solutions across Member States, as well as reducing incidence of vender lock-in, and ultimately to assist in the continued development of the Digital Single Market.
  • American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong
    To truly impact an children’s cognitive development, and prepare them for future computing jobs that may not even exist yet, we must move beyond pop computing. I strongly believe that learning computing should become mandatory in all schools, and should be viewed in the same context as reading and writing. Students must be challenged and encouraged to think differently in each grade level, subject matter, and read/write various computing projects every day in their academic life. With this mindset and approach we’ll help this generation of students fill those one million jobs, all of which require so much more than dragging and clicking.
  • Google Inbox Notifications
    I made a Firefox addon that brings that functionality to Google Inbox. It gives you a notification when new mail arrives and updates the pages title with the unread mail count. You can get it here!
  • Upcoming Webinar on Getting Linux Certified - Tips, Tactics, and Practical Advice

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things
    Internet pioneer Paul Vixie spoke with SearchSecurity about IPv6 NAT, IPv6 and the Internet of Things, and the long, thankless path to deploying IPv6.
  • PHP 7.0.7 Released Fixing 28 Bugs
    As is the case with a .xy update, this is mostly a bug fix update, with at least 28 different issues being fixed in an effort to make PHP 7.x more stable. Though the PHP project hasn't identified any specific security vulnerabilities that are fixed in the update, I see at least one with bug #72162.
  • Skimmers Found at Walmart: A Closer Look
    Recent local news stories about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations reminds me of a criminal sales pitch I saw recently for overlay skimmers made specifically for the very same card terminals.

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: BSD

  • Faces of FreeBSD 2016: Michael Lucas
    Back by popular demand, we’re again sharing a story from someone involved in FreeBSD with our Faces of FreeBSD series. It may be a story from someone who’s received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, or advocate for FreeBSD. Or, it may be from someone who gives back to FreeBSD financially or in another way. Regardless, it is always from someone who is making a positive difference in the FreeBSD world.
  • pfSense 2.3.1 FreeBSD Firewall Update Patches Web GUI Security Issue, Seven Bugs
    Released a week ago as the first maintenance build in the 2.3 stable series, pfSense 2.3.1 received its first update, bringing a patch for a major security issue in the Web GUI, as well as seven other bug fixes. pfSense 2.3.1 was a major point release of the FreeBSD-based network firewall distribution that introduced over 100 changes, but pfSense 2.3 brought a new pkg system that lets the project's maintainers update only individual parts of the system.