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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:29pm
Story Poncho and Trine 3 for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:28pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:27pm
Story Mobile Linux Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:25pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:24pm
Story Data Systems Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:23pm
Story Development News Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:20pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 11:15pm
Story The Decline of Linux Diversity Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 10:55pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 10:52pm

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Transferring Linux over the network
  • Random Ideas for a revolutionized Amarok Icon
  • GNOME T-Shirt Design Contest Extended
  • A collection of nice themes for Gnome and Ubuntu
  • Wine-Reviews Acquires The Bordeaux Technology Group
  • Gentoo Service Station
  • pfSense development in 2011
  • How About Something Similar to Ubuntu Control Center in Default Ubuntu?
  • Funding for OSS-related vendors surpasses $4bn following stellar Q4
  • Invitation to the January 18th Debian-NYC Novice Night
  • Gaming In Linux : Angry Birds (with Wine) Video
  • VLC iOS developers fight back
  • Australian Linux Conference may be cancelled due to Brisbane flood
  • Joomla 1.6 arrives
  • Squeeze is Imminent
  • Google and H.264 - Far From Hypocritical

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Nested-RAID: RAID-5 and RAID-6
  • change the default application for a type of file in Ubuntu
  • How to make Vintage Effect with gimp
  • howto create winter landscape with gimp
  • How to remove a watermark (the fast&easy way)
  • Gwrite – Simple HTML5 Rich Text editor
  • Howto access the UK Rackspace Cloud with the PHP Binding
  • gnome recovery to default
  • Alt & F2 – The Ultimate Linux Keyboard Shortcut
  • Digital speech in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Manage an application’s priority in Linux
  • Speed up web site using HTTP accelerator - Varnish
  • Skype Call Recorder
  • Enable MultiTouch Support for Clickpad On Ubuntu
  • Top 10 MySQL Best Practices
  • Publish Photos on a WordPress Blog from digiKam
  • Solve PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard Problem in Ubuntu
  • How to Enable Antialiasing in Wine
  • Get rid of DRM on PDFs using CUPS-PDF

Novell: Community Wants OpenSUSE Foundation

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SUSE

eweekeurope.co.uk: The openSUSE Linux version is going to a foundation because users demanded it, says Novell’s community manager Jos Poortvliet.

Mono Is Not A Threat: Linux Mint Founder Clement Lefebvre

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Linux
Software

muktware.com: Muktware recently published a blog about Banshee becoming the default music player for Ubuntu. That made me think what is Linux Mint going to do which uses Ubuntu as its base.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 now out - EXT4 now fully supported

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Linux

internetnews.com: After the big launch of RHEL 6 last year though, there isn't a whole lot to be excited about in the latest 5.x release. That said RHEL 5.x users that aren't in a position to move to RHEL 6 will likely be very happy with the update.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
HowTos

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Review: CrunchBang ("#!") Linux 10 "Statler" Openbox r20110105

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I've had a couple of encounters with #! before. I was pleasantly surprised by the features and minimalistic beauty of version 9.04.01, and I was later slightly let down by the relative lack of polish and removal of some features in version 10.

Simple Scan Brings Much-Needed Sanity to SANE

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Hardware
Software

linuxinsider.com: Scanners have long been a configuration nightmare for Linux machines, but the Simple Scan app can make routine, repetitive photo and document scanning chores much easier than apps like Xsane.

Spain grovels to penguins over 'Linux' anti-terror plot

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has expressed its regret that an international crackdown on IT masterminds inside the violent Basque separatist group ETA was dubbed "Operation Linux".

Gentoo Linux sucks

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Gentoo

jedihawk.com: When I first installed Gentoo, I thought it was pretty good. It was not as easy as other distros (such as Ubuntu), but it gave me lots of control.

What PHP Desperately Needs

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Software

hackingthevalley.com: There is one thing PHP desperately needs — an easy to use built-in web server. Every semester, as I face a new room full of hopeful newbies, I deal with one of the major pain points of PHP development — that PHP is worthless without a web server.

Trend Micro attacks Open Source

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OSS

techeye.net: Insecurity expert Steve Chang, who is the chairman of Trend Micro, has just declared himself the sworn enemy of the Open Sauce movement by saying that Android is less secure than the iPhone because it is Open Sauce.

A Look at Ubuntu from the Other Side

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: From the user's side, that is. From the side of a whole world full of people who will eventually determine whether Linux has a future as a viable home/office alternative to Windows.

Plans for GIMP 2.8 and Beyond

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GIMP

gimp.org: In the face of all sorts of rumours and interpretations about the future of the project there is a call for clarification regarding development of GIMP.

Quick Look: Linux Mint Debian Edition 201101

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Linux

eyeonlinux.com: I did a full review earlier of Linux Mint Debian Edition and loved it. Now there’s an update to it and I couldn’t resist doing a quick look.

Sony takes legal action against PS3 hackers

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Legal

h-online.com: On their web sites, George Hotz, who became known for his iPhone and PS3 hacks, and the fail0verflow hacker group, have published three statements of complaint made by legal representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) against Hotz and four alleged members of fail0verflow at the District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

Banshee May Put Ubuntu, Canonical At Risk

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Ubuntu
  • Banshee May Put Ubuntu, Canonical At Risk!
  • Canonical Discusses Banshee Decision

MoonOS 4 'Neake' Review

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Linux
Ubuntu

cristalinux.blogspot: MoonOS, an Ubuntu based Linux distro, recently hit version 4, codenamed "Neake". This last release certainly marks a turning point for MoonOS, for it includes several drastic changes that set it appart from previous releases and even from other Linux distributions.

Linux Mint 10 Reviewed – Part #2 – It Is Only Getting Better

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Linux

lockergnome.com: In my quest to make Linux Mint 10 by sole operating system, I needed to bring over two contact lists into Mozilla Thunderbird, which is the default email software installed with Mint 10. Next, I transferred my entire Documents folder over from Windows.

Fedora 14—I’m Smiling About Laughlin

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Linux

linuxforu.com: On 2nd November, the Fedora Project released version 14 of its wildly popular GNU/Linux distribution. I’ve been eagerly awaiting a bug-free KDE, well-packaged by a distro, especially since KDE became usable again with version 4.3. I had an uncanny feeling that Fedora 14, code-named Laughlin, would be it.

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Linux 4.17-rc7

So this week wasn't as calm as the previous weeks have been, but despite that I suspect this is the last rc. This week we had the whole "spectre v4" thing, and yes, the fallout from that shows up as part of the patch and commit log. But it's not actually dominant: the patch is pretty evenly one third arch updates, one third networking updates, and one third "rest". The arch updates are largely - although not exclusively - spectre v4. The networking stuff is mostly network drivers, but there's some core networking too. And "the rest" is just that - misc drivers (rdma, gpu, other), documentation, some vfs, vm, bpf, tooling.. The bulk of it is really pretty trivial one-liners, and nothing looks particularly scary. Let's see how next week looks, but if nothing really happens I suspect we can make do without an rc8. Shortlog appended as usual. Go out and test. Read more

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Libre Hardware

  • Flash your Libre Firmware with a Libre Programmer
    Whether or not you personally agree with all the ideals of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), you’ve got to give them credit: they don’t mess around. They started by laying the groundwork for a free and open source operating system, then once that dream was realized, started pushing the idea of replacing proprietary BIOS firmware with an open alternative such as Libreboot. But apparently, even that’s not enough, as there’s still more freedom to be had. We’re playing 4D Libre Chess now, folks. [...] Luckily, the FSF has just awarded the Zerocat Chipflasher their “Respects Your Freedom” certification, meaning every element of the product is released under a free license for your hacking enjoyment.
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Events: KubeCon, openSUSE Conference 2018 and Hacker Summer Camp 2018

  • Diversity, education, privilege and ethics in technology
    And that is the ultimate fraud: to make the world believe we are harmless little boys, so repressed that we can't communicate properly. We're so sorry we're awkward, it's because we're all somewhat on the autism spectrum. Isn't that, after all, a convenient affliction for people that would not dare to confront the oppression they are creating? It's too easy to hide behind such a real and serious condition that does affect people in our community, but also truly autistic people that simply cannot make it in the fast-moving world the magical rain man is creating. But the real con is hacking power and political control away from traditional institutions, seen as too slow-moving to really accomplish the "change" that is "needed". We are creating an inextricable technocracy that no one will understand, not even us "experts". Instead of serving the people, the machine is at the mercy of markets and powerful oligarchs. A recurring pattern at Kubernetes conferences is the KubeCon chant where Kelsey Hightower reluctantly engages the crowd in a pep chant: When I say 'Kube!', you say 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' Cube Con indeed... I wish I had some wise parting thoughts of where to go from here or how to change this. The tide seems so strong that all I can do is observe and tell stories. My hope is that the people that need to hear this will take it the right way, but I somehow doubt it. With chance, it might just become irrelevant and everything will fix itself, but somehow I fear things will get worse before they get better.
  • openSUSE Conference 2018
    This year openSUSE conference was held in Prague and, thanks to both my employer and openSUSE conference organizers, I've been able to spend almost a full day there. I've headed to Prague with a Fleet Commander talk accepted and, as openSUSE Leap 15.0 was released Yesterday, also with the idea to show an unattended ("express") installation of the "as fresh as possible" Leap 15.0 happening on GNOME Boxes. The conference was not so big, which helped to easy spot some old friends (Fridrich Strba, seriously? Meeting you after almost 7 years ... I have no words to describe my happiness on seeing you there!), some known faces (as Scott, with whom I just meet at conferences :-)) and also meet some people who either helped me a lot in the past (here I can mention the whole autoyast team who gave me some big support when I was writing down the autoinst.xml for libosinfo, which provides the support to do openSUSE's express installations via GNOME Boxes) or who have some interest in some of the work I've been doing (as Richard Brown who's a well-know figure around SUSE/openSUSE community, a GNOME Boxes user and also an enthusiastic supporter of our work done in libosiinfo/osinfo-db).
  • Hacker Summer Camp 2018: Prep Guide
    For those unfamiliar with the term, Hacker Summer Camp is the combination of DEF CON, Black Hat USA, and BSides Las Vegas that takes place in the hot Las Vegas sun every summer, along with all the associated parties and side events. It’s the largest gathering of hackers, information security professionals and enthusiasts, and has been growing for 25 years. In this post, I’ll present my views on how to get the most out of your 2018 trip to the desert, along with tips & points from some of my friends.