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Story Chalet OS: good idea, bad design Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:46pm
Story SUSE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:41pm
Story A tip of the hat to Fedora 23 Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:37pm
Story More Linux Attacks of Varying Types Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:26pm
Story Botched “ransomware” against GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:23pm
Story Encryption Methods in Linux Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:18pm
Story Finding Unity in GNOME Shell Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:15pm
Story First Look at the Official Fedora 23 Cinnamon Edition - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:11pm
Story Canonical Patches Linux Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, 14.04 and 12.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:09pm
Story The open source model works for eLearning business Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 1:07pm

Learning from the open source movement

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Open source isn't only for computer geeks. It is the 'intellectual property wing' of social enterprise and probably, globally, its most successful aspect. About three quarters of the internet runs on open source software.

Benchmarks Of The Official KQ ZFS Linux Module

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last summer we delivered the news that a native ZFS file-system implementation for Linux was coming by an Indian company known as KQ Infotech where they leveraged the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories ZFS Linux code, finished it off in some areas, and took care of the POSIX support. For running todays tests, Ubuntu 10.10 was used with its Linux 2.6.35 server kernel as to use KQ Infotech's official ZFS Linux packages

Sourceforge.net attack

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Web

sourceforge.net: Yesterday our vigilant operations guys detected a targeted attack against some of our developer infrastructure. The attack resulted in an exploit of several SourceForge.net servers, and we have proactively shut down a handful of developer centric services to safeguard data and protect the majority of our services.

A thought, about worldwide adoption of Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: This is the question that lingers in the minds of many technology enthusiasts; at least for fun, they would have given it a thought – What would happen if Linux was adopted Worldwide?

LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-On With the Free Office Suite

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LibO

pcworld.com: The LibreOffice project came about late in 2010 when it became increasingly uncertain what Oracle's intentions were for OpenOffice.org, which it acquired after purchasing Sun.

Ubuntu's Warm and Fuzzy Qt Embrace

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Ubuntu

linuxinsider.com: The changes are flying fast and furious in the land of Ubuntu, and one of the many shake-ups causing users joy and consternation is that post-Natty Narwhal, Ubuntu will incorporate Qt interface libraries.

Opera 11.01 Final Released

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Software

opera.com: We have just released Opera 11.01 (build 1190). This new release adds security fixes and stability improvements, along with some mouse gesture tweaking, for full details see the change log below.

My Ubuntu Adventure

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Ubuntu

realtegan.blogspot: My little sister Lisa gave me an old computer she had, a laptop that is even older than my now-ancient (by computer ages) laptop. It's a Presario 2200, and had Windows XP installed on it. I decided to install Ubuntu on the new/old computer just to see what would happen.

Arx Fatalis Linux Port Progress

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: The Arx Fatalis porting effort has been going full steam ahead; a lot of developments on that project. They recieved a Wiki sponsored by the PARPG guys, made subreddit to post updates to and have quite a few repositories where the different team members are working on the seperate goals of the project.

Spotlight on Linux: Puppy Linux 5.2

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Puppy Linux began life as a really cool small-sized Linux distribution designed primarily for lower specification hardware while still providing most of the amenities that make Linux fun and usable

Sabayon Linux 5.5 Released

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Linux

sabayon.org: The best, refined blend of GNU/Linux, coming with bleeding edge edges is eventually here! Say hello to Sabayon Five-point-Fivehh, available in both GNOME and KDE editions!

Aust govt enforces equal rights for open source

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OSS
  • Aust govt enforces equal rights for open source
  • Leading the govt to open source
  • Open source powers new Aussie space race
  • IT’S MANDATORY: Govt forces open source option

yesterday's leftovers:

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News
  • A List of all the things I love about Microsoft Windows
  • ImageFit, Scale Images Automatically In Firefox
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 155: Favicon
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD development in 2011
  • Is Red Hat Oversold?
  • GCC 4.6 Still Has Too Many Serious Regressions
  • Why I Use Gentoo: Configuration File Management
  • Available: BSD Magazine: BSD’s and Solaris (01-2011)
  • Raphaël Hertzog: My Debian related goals for 2011
  • Zeitgeist for GNOME Shell goes Public (Video)
  • Blizzard Still Has a World of Warcraft Linux Client
  • It took a little more than a year.... but Novell crumbled nevertheless
  • Perl 5.12.3 released
  • CH: Public spending cuts for cantons using or migrating to free software
  • Private messages considered harmful
  • Seif Lotfy: Apologies to GNOME
  • Asa Dotzler: Firefox 4 is so close I can taste it
  • House Subcommittee Revives Mandatory Data Retention Debate
  • Basque Parliament using Drupal

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Should We Abolish User Access to rm?
  • Music tagging made easy with MusicBrainz
  • Quick Tip: How to Replace Your OpenOffice With LibreOffice In Ubuntu
  • Error Installing SQLite3 in Ubuntu
  • Python for Newbies – Part1
  • Look for a string, word, or sentence in a file with Linux grep command | recursively
  • How to make a Striped Background with Gimp
  • Installing Debian on my Ben Nanonote

Setting Up An Android App Build Environment With Eclipse, Android SDK, PhoneGap (Ubuntu 10.10)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how you can set up a development environment for building Android apps on an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop using Eclipse, the Android SDK, and PhoneGap. I will describe how to build Android apps from the command line with PhoneGap and from the GUI with Eclipse and PhoneGap and how to test them in an Android emulator and on a real Android device. PhoneGap allows you to develop your Android applications using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (e.g. with JavaScript libraries such as jQuery/jQTouch), and it will turn these web apps into native Android apps (in fact, PhoneGap supports multiple platforms such as Android, iPhone, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian, so you can use the same sources to create apps for multiple platforms).

Sabayon – PackageKit, the Other GUI

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Linux
Software

wolf911.us: Alright, some of you are out there mumbling and grumbling about Sulfur, the gui front-end to entropy. The largest complaint I see is how slow it is on start up and even slow operations after it is up and running. There is an alternative.

OpenOffice.org 3.3 Released to Deaf Ears

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OOo

ostatic.com: One day after the announcement of LibreOffice 3.3, Oracle released the free version of OpenOffice.org. Perhaps it was due to the lack of fanfare, but it seems this release was met with a collective indifference.

The New X Stack Is Going Into Ubuntu 11.04

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Ubuntu
  • Full Circle – Special Edition #01 – The Perfect Server
  • The New X Stack Is Going Into Ubuntu 11.04
  • The Natty Wallpaper contest – an important update

Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3

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LibO
  • Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3
  • LibreOffice 3.3 Suite Advances (Slideshow)
  • LibreOffice - A beginning

Firefox 4 Beta 10 Improves Stability, Uses Less Memory

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 Beta 10 Improves Stability, Uses Less Memory
  • How Writing Firefox Extensions Can Scare You Away From Them
  • Opera 11.01 RC2
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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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