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Google Wave Freed As Open Source Project

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Google
OSS

muktware.com: Google recently terminated Wave, but instead of purging the code the company will be releasing the source code of the project.

Songbird 1.8.0 adds support for more devices

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Nearly three months after the last update, the Songbird developers have released version 1.8.0 of their open source media player, code named "Orbital".

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta Released

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Beta (Maverick Meerkat) Released
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Beta Upgraded Successfully From Ubuntu 10.04.1
  • Ubuntu 10.10 beta – an insider’s view

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Does your FOSS project need a new logo?
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 16
  • Qt and Layouts
  • Your worst enemy: undefined symbols
  • Google Video Chat for openSUSE
  • Calling all Fedora packrats and swag collectors
  • Searching the desktop with Pinot and Catfish
  • Should OpenSolaris users consider moving to FreeBSD?
  • Red Hat hits 52-week high after boost from analyst firm
  • Ubuntu in Education
  • Open Source Software is “coming of age”: Accenture
  • Review: KDE 4.5
  • Review: sidux 2010-01 "Hypnos"
  • Announcing WriteType 1.0.98
  • PDFCreator: Easy PDFs From Anywhere
  • FLOSS Weekly 133: LinuxMCE
  • ‘Evil’ Eric Schmidt Debuts in Video Targeting Google Privacy

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • UUID on Linux fstab file
  • /dev/xdx does not have any corresponding BIOS drive
  • How to Rip Audio CD in Linux
  • How to fix your Debian file system with fsck
  • VAG-COM (USB) using Wine on Linux
  • How to clear the cache from memory
  • setup Multiple simultaneous keyboards with unique layouts
  • Install Mac OS X boot-up splash screen theme in Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to set CPU affinity for a process in FreeBSD
  • Monitor bandwidth consumption per process - NetHogs
  • Share a single file to any device with browser
  • Xsel, access X selection from command line
  • Say Goodbye to Repetitive Typing on Linux with Autokey

How To Master GIMP, For Graphics, Quickly And Easily

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GIMP

ostatic.com/blog: If you're in any way interested in graphics, you're probably already familiar with GIMP, one of the very best of all open source applications and certainly one of the best graphics applications.

Sweet Caroline - Caroline’s Identity Crisis

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Linux

mairin.wordpress: Remember Caroline Casual-User? After speaking with some of you after the last blog post, I think I may have misrepresented her in terms of Fedora’s target user.

No Steam for Linux - Right Now

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: Despite some early teasing, it now seems Steam is not coming to Linux after all - at least for now.

review article about antiX core

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: This week I have been exploring Debian based systems that offer strong, flexible networking.

What I want from computers

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Linux
OSS
  • What I want from computers
  • On updates and user experiences and so forth

FreeOrion 0.3.15 released

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Gaming
  • FreeOrion 0.3.15 released
  • Two FOSS gems
  • OpenArena - The OpenSource Quake III Arena

The 8 Best Sites For Funny Computer Desktop Wallpapers

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Web

makeuseof.com: In order to promote those positive vibes that’ll get your days off to a good start, I’d like to offer up eight free wallpaper sites I found that offer the best funny wallpapers for your desktop that you’ll find anywhere.

Linux: A Double Edged Sword for Open Source

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Linux

networkworld.com: Quick, name the most successful open source project of all time. You probably didn't hesitate a second did you? For better and sometimes for worse, Linux is the poster child for the open source movement. Is what's good for Linux, good for all open source?

A Guide to Today's Top 10 Linux Distributions

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Linux

pcworld.com: One of the most confusing things for the newcomer to Linux is how many distributions, or versions, of the operating system there are. What follows, then, is a roundup of sorts of the top 10 Linux distributions today.

What's the best Linux BitTorrent app?

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Software

tuxradar.com: Not all BitTorrent apps are made equal. Yes, there's a big range of features such as support for encryption and random port access, but at the same there's also a huge range of speeds -

Open Source: No one is working for free

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OSS

networkworld.com: People continue to wonder how to make money in the free and open source software world. It’s dressed up in discussions of how one makes money when you give away the software for free.

OpenOffice.org: preparing the next ten years

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org Conference 2010: preparing the next ten years
  • OOo: Print file format changes on Linux

Block crackers with 3 locks to your SSH door

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Linux
HowTos

Learn 3 ways of hardening SSH access to your system to block would-be crackers

My favourite Linux wallpapers (so far)

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Software

openattitude.com: I maintain that computers are the hot rods of the 21st century, and changing up your desktop background is the first and easiest step to pimping your ride. Today I thought I’d share my favourites.

Who Contributed The Most During X Server 1.9?

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Software

phoronix.com: Tiago Vignatti has now compiled some statistics surrounding the top contributors to X.Org Server 1.9 and related X components just looking at this most recent development cycle. There's also numbers for the input, video, and Mesa components too.

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Security: Reproducible Builds, Windows Phones, Debian, Mageia Identity Security Breach and More

  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #147
  • Windows Phones Get Cumulative Update KB4074592, PDF Support Now Broken
    Just when you thought Windows 10 Mobile is dead, here’s Microsoft rolling out a new cumulative update for the platform as part of its February patching cycle. Windows 10 cumulative update KB4074592, which is also released on PCs running the Creators Update (version 1703) – phones have never received the Fall Creators Update, comes with little changes for mobile devices, though it does something that many users might notice. Microsoft doesn’t provide a separate change log for mobile and PC, so the release notes that you can find at the end of the article include all the improvements and security fixes that Microsoft included in KB4074592 for both platforms.
  • Time to Join Extended Long Term Support for Debian 7 Wheezy
    Debian 7 Wheezy LTS period ends on May 31st and some companies asked Freexian if they could get security support past this date. Since about half of the current team of paid LTS contributors is willing to continue to provide security updates for Wheezy, I have started to work on making this possible.
  • Hackers Infiltrated Tesla to Mine Cryptocurrency
    While Elon Musk was busy planning how to launch his Tesla Roadster into the depths of space last month, a hacker was silently using Tesla’s computing power to mine an unknown amount of cryptocurrency. The unidentified attackers found their way in through cracks in Tesla’s cloud environment, according to a report issued by RedLock security on February 20. The miners were able to gain access via an unprotected Tesla Kubernete console—an open source system that manages applications. Included on this console were the access credentials to Tesla’s Amazon Web Service. Once they obtained access to the console, the attackers were able to run scripts that allowed them to stealthily mine cryptocurrency.
  • Hacking at EPFL Toastmasters, Lausanne, tonight
    ...remember to turn off your mobile device or leave it at home, you never know when it might ring or become part of a demonstration.
  • Mageia Identity Security Breach
    A user was able to gain access to our LDAP database and has published the email addresses and names, as well as apparent password hashes, of anyone who has signed up to identity.mageia.org. However, the published hashes do not match those on record, and all capitalisation has been removed, so it is not clear that the actual passwords have been compromised. All of the passwords have since been reset as a security precaution. New rules have been added to prevent access to the LDAP server. The sysadmins are investigating how the fields were read, as the configuration should have specifically prevented this. The passwords stored by the Mageia LDAP server are hashed and salted, meaning that the full decryption of the password, if they have actually been leaked, into a human-usable format would require significant computing power for safe and complex passwords.

today's howtos

Canonical Donates Ubuntu Phones to UBports to Continue Ubuntu Touch Development

UBports devs announced today on Twitter that Canonical sent them a few old Ubuntu Phone devices to continue the development of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system. Now that Canonical has ceased the development of its revolutionary Unity 8 user interface for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used on smartphones from Meizu and BQ, the company decided to donate several devices to the UBports community. UBports is recreating Ubuntu Touch, maintaining, updating, and modifying its code to offer the world a free and open source mobile operating system for those who want to use something else than Android, iOS, and what else is still out there. Read more Also: Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS Will Default To The New Installer The New Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Installer

LibreOffice 6.1 Arrives in August with Revamped Online Experience, New Features

Last week, we talked with The Document Foundation's marketing assistant Mike Saunders about the 1 million downloads milestone reached by the major LibreOffice 6.0 release in only two weeks after its launch, who told us that the team is already working on the next version, LibreOffice 6.1, due for release in August. LibreOffice 6.1 will be the first major update to the 6.x series of the office suite and will add yet another layer of new features and improvements to the open-source and cross-platform office suite used by millions of computer users worldwide, and we'd like you to be the first to know about them. Read more