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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 9:42am

The best netbook OS: XP, Windows 7 or Ubuntu?

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: With the arrival last month of Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition, it’s time to revisit a familiar question: which operating system is best for a netbook? Linux-based systems may seem well-suited to lightweight devices (the original Asus Eee PC ran Xandros Linux), but there are advantages to the familiar interface and applications of Windows.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • In Defense of Bacon
  • WebYaST – now for openSUSE
  • Video: Gnome-Shell Update Nov 16 2010
  • Debian Women IRC Training Sessions
  • Viewing and Analysing music audio file - Sonic Visualiser
  • Command Line Fun: Magic 8 Ball in Your Terminal
  • Fedora Board Meetings, 12 & 15 Nov 2010
  • GNOME Terminal with Google search support
  • The lesson of Google Android fail
  • PCLinuxOS LXDE Review and Screenshots
  • Slamd64 to be discontinued
  • OOo Initializing an I-Team for the improvement of the ODF-icons
  • Red Hat Breaks Through Support at $40.87
  • 'Megafon Siberia implements Linux-based video call-centre'
  • Convirture and Canonical to Team Up
  • New openSUSE Package for packager: whohas

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenOffice Bug-- Stuck in Document Recovery Loop
  • MouseControl, Do More With The Mouse In Firefox
  • Get rid of unwanted and duplicate entries in “Open With” in Linux
  • [SOLVED] “No packages with the requested plugins found” in Debian
  • Decorate Grub 2 boot loader with Burg-Manager (GUI for Burg)
  • Navigating and Working in Scribus
  • How to create database on MySQL
  • Create a foggy window in Blender
  • Emacs in the real world – part 3
  • Useful PHP date period functions
  • Server monitoring by Monit and Munin
  • Declaring Variables in Bash Shell Scripting
  • Enhance screen with Byobu's cool functionality
  • Use byobu for extended features in your terminal window
  • Install CHDK on Your Canon Camera Using Linux
  • Sending commands to Xchat from the command line
  • LatencyTop - Track down latencies or lag on your Linux system
  • Create 'Internet Radio Station' With Ubuntu And Ampache

Fedora Welcomes in New Management

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader, has announced some personnel changes within the Fedora project that show, as Smith says, "every person in the Fedora community is a potential leader."

Fear of Forking

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OSS

redmonk.com/sogrady: The fear of forking remains rampant in spite of the rise of Git, Mercurial and the other decentralized standard bearers. Perhaps because instantiations of Git and its decentralized brothers, for all of their popularity amongst the developer elite, remain heavily outnumbered by the legacy version control alternatives.

OpenSSL Issues Fix

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Software
Security

crn.com: The OpenSSL server has been patched to repair a critical security glitch that could be exploited in remote code execution attacks.

Announcing a new utility: 'trace'

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Linux
Software

lwn.net: We are pleased to announce a new tracing tool called 'trace'.

Ubuntu-ready netbook moves to dual-core Atom

linuxfordevices.com: System76 is shipping a new version of its Ubuntu Linux-ready Starling Netbook equipped with a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, starting at $384. Meanwhile the company has begun shipping to the U.K, and is contemplating developing a tablet PC.

LibreOffice: "It is wrong to blame Oracle"

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LibO

derstandard.at: Novell's Michael Meeks talks about the reasons for the fork, the first few weeks of the new project and plans for the future

Linux Mint 10 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Linux Mint 10, aka Julia, is the latest release of Linux Mint, the desktop-oriented distribution based on Ubuntu. Like most distributions, Linux Mint has editions, or versions, for several desktop environments. There is, for example, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce, and Fluxbox editions.

The 10 biggest tech scandals of the decade

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Reiser
Sci/Tech
Misc

techrepublic.com: Choosing the worst tech disgraces of the past 10 years isn’t easy, but CNET News recently took a crack at it. The incidents that made the cut involve sexual harassment, stripper-crazed CEOs, spies, congressional investigations, and even murder.

Will Mark Zuckerberg Prove He's Open Source's BFF?

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OSS

blogs.computerworlduk: Although I don't use it much myself, I've heard that Facebook is quite popular in some quarters. This makes its technological moves important, especially when they impact free software. Yesterday, we had what most have seen as a pretty big announcement from the company that does precisely that:

ET-XreaL Continues Moving Towards Better Graphics

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Software
Gaming

phoronix.com: While hope may be lost with Urban Terror HD, it seems the XreaL version of Enemy Territory is moving along nicely.

Microsoft dumped for Linux by Avaya

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Linux
Microsoft
Software

theinquirer.net: OPEN SOURCE is on a roll with Avaya and its IP Office Release 6.1, as the communication systems specialist has dumped Microsoft and opted for Linux instead.

open source model is key to future development

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OSS

osswatch.jiscinvolve: What continues to surprise me most about open source software (OSS) development is how the particular mindset OSS embodies has seeped into an incredibly diverse range of discussion that transcends software itself.

Garshasp – Looking Good

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Gaming
  • Garshasp – Looking Good
  • Robombs - Free Bomberman multiplayer
  • Bombermania - A nice 3D bomberman in old castle
  • Vote For'Steel Storm' Best 'Indie Game of the Year
  • Brukkon Puzzle Available Ubuntu "For Purchase"

Sabayon – Woes and Whoas of Upgrades

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Linux

wolf911.us: Seems to be some woes and whoas running rampant in the community. Lets take a look and see what some of the popular ones are. Most of the issues are after a fresh install and than doing the upgrades via the package manager to get your system current with the repositories.

do “open UIs suck”? or do “UIs without vision suck”?

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Software

tieguy.org: Tim Lee is quite close to something very smart here, I think, and related to something I’ve been pondering for a while: why are so many open source software UIs typically bad?

LibreOffice Rethinks the Office Suite

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LibO

earthweb.com: LibreOffice only forked from OpenOffice.org six weeks ago. Already, however, news about its future directions is starting to trickle out. The details are sometimes sketchy, but they suggest that LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org could diverge more quickly than most observers imagined.

Rootkits to identify exploits on your Linux system

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Software

mynitor.com: Recently one of my servers was hacked and my first reaction was to freak out and panic. After I calmed myself down, I had no idea where to start looking for backdoors that maybe installed on the system.

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today's leftovers

  • CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes
    Harry (Lei) Zhang, together with the CTO of HyperHQ, Xu Wang, will present “CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018, May 2-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation will clarify about more about CRI, container runtimes, KataContainers and where they are going. Please join them if you are interested in learning more.
  • Meet Gloo, the ‘Function Gateway’ That Unifies Legacy APIs, Microservices, and Serverless
    Gloo, a single binary file written in Go, can be deployed as a Kubernetes pod, in a Docker container, and now also on Cloud Foundry. The setup also requires a copy of Envoy, though the installation process can be greatly simplified through additional software developed by the company, TheTool. The user then writes configuration objects to capture the workflow logic.
  • Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?

    The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF, all while guaranteeing a non-disruptive transition for Linux users.

  • The developer of Helium Rain gave an update on their sales, low overall sales but a high Linux percentage
    Helium Rain [Steam, Official Site], the gorgeous space sim from Deimos Games is really quite good so it's a shame they've seen such low overall sales. In total, they've had around 14,000€ (~$17,000) in sales which is not a lot for a game at all. The good news, is that out of the two thousand copies they say they've sold, a huge 14% of them have come from Linux. It's worth noting, that number has actually gone up since we last spoke to them, where they gave us a figure of 11% sales on Linux.
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    Wild Terra Online [Steam], the MMO from Juvty Worlds has a small but dedicated following, now is your chance to see if it's for you.
  • Arch Linux Finally Rolling Out Glibc 2.27
    Arch Linux is finally transitioning to glibc 2.27, which may make for a faster system. Glibc 2.27 was released at the start of February. This updated GNU C Library shipped with many performance optimizations particularly for Intel/x86_64 but also some ARM tuning and more. Glibc 2.27 also has memory protection keys support and other feature additions, but the performance potential has been most interesting to us.
  • Installed nvidia driver
  • Stephen Smoogen: Fedora Infrastructure Hackathon (day 1-5)
  • Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018
    The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects.
  • Costales: UbuCon Europe 2018 | 1 Week to go!!
    We'll have an awesome weekend of conferences (with 4 parallel talks), podcasts, stands, social events... Most of them are in English, but there will be in Spanish & Asturian too.
  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports.

OSS Leftovers

  • IRS Website Crash Reminder of HealthCare.gov Debacle as OMB Pushes Open Source
    OMB is increasingly pushing agencies to adopt open source solutions, and in 2016 launched a pilot project requiring at least 20 percent of custom developed code to be released as open source – partly to strengthen and help maintain it by tapping a community of developers. OMB memo M-16-21 further asks agencies to make any code they develop available throughout the federal government in order to encourage its reuse. “Open source solutions give agencies access to a broad community of developers and the latest advancements in technology, which can help alleviate the issues of stagnated or out-dated systems while increasing flexibility as agency missions evolve over time,” says Henry Sowell, chief information security officer at Hortonworks Federal. “Enterprise open source also allows government agencies to reduce the risk of vendor lock-in and the vulnerabilities of un-supported software,” he adds.
  • Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.

    Migrations are both essential and frustratingly frequent as your codebase ages and your business grows: most tools and processes only support about one order of magnitude of growth before becoming ineffective, so rapid growth makes them a way of life. This isn't because they're bad processes or poor tools, quite the opposite: the fact that something stops working at significantly increased scale is a sign that it was designed appropriately to the previous constraints rather than being over designed.

  • Gui development is broken

    Why is this so hard? I just want low-level access to write a simple graphical interface in a somewhat obscure language.

OpenBSD and NetBSD

Security: Twitter and Facebook

  • Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising in Jan
     

    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
     

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook
     

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers
     

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.