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Story Cinnamon 2.8.6 Desktop Environment Is Out for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 1:24am
Story KDE Plasma 5.5 Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:50am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:48am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:44am
Story Debian's APT 1.1 Accepted Into Unstable Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:42am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:28am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:26am
Story Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7.2 Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:21am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2015 - 9:47pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2015 - 9:44pm

Why Firefox Could Still Be the Browser Story of the Year

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Moz/FF

ostatic.com: As 2011 begins, browsers represent one of the most hotly contested categories in all of open source. Open source browsers, especially Google Chrome and Firefox, are leading innovation, and are both on increasingly rapid development cycles.

Ubuntu: Where Did the Love Go?

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: When Ubuntu first appeared, the free and open source software (FOSS) community was delighted. Suddenly, here was a distribution with the definite goal of usability, headed by a former space tourist who not only understood computer programming but had the money to throw at problems. What happened?

Upstreams, Downstreams, and Revenue Streams in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. Case in point: Vendors can take a hefty cut of the profits from applications sold through their app stores or shipped by default. But should they?

Challenges facing Linux on the desktop

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Linux

openswitch.org: I’ve been an avid proponent of Linux on the desktop since 2006 when I first burnt Ubuntu to a CD and booted from it. Yet even as we look back at the past half decade and admire how far Linux has come, there are two key hurdles preventing Linux from being more widely adopted on the desktop.

Greedy Car Thieves - New Linux Game Inspired by Grand Theft Auto Series

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Gaming

ubuntuvibes.com: Greedy Car Thieves is a new Linux game in development inspired by on of the most popular game series - Grand Theft Auto. The game is free as of now and developers have released a beta version for users to test.

Background: German Foreign Office drops Linux

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Linux

h-online.com: The German Foreign Office will migrate its desktop computers from Linux back to Windows. However, no truly compelling reasons for the decision appear to exist.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.5 (LAMP)

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HowTos

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 5.5 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • How to get your Realtek card reader working in Ubuntu
  • Default Wallpaper for GNOME:Ayatana
  • RhythmCat – A Linux only music player
  • Unifying the Two Worlds of Perl 5
  • Tips for an open source process
  • Check Websites for Broken Links with LinkChecker 6.4
  • TDF: A Warm Welcome To Canonical
  • Mandriva primary mirror outage is now fixed and a re-design is in progress
  • Install a Wireless Card in Linux Using Windows Drivers
  • Penetration Testing data management and reporting tool
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 30th January 2011
  • Fix Gnome Mouse Cursor Theme Change Back to Default in Opera
  • A Textures Primer
  • Instant Vintage Photo Effects with the FIL Script for GIMP
  • Output/Input Redirection With awk
  • NYSE, Deutsche Borse merger places IT on the front line

GIMP Paint Studio: A Digital Artist’s Playground

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GIMP

makeuseof.com: Some of us here really enjoy using GIMP. GIMP Paint Studio (GPS) is a package filled with goodies that improve GIMP’s drawing and painting features, especially useful if you own a drawing tablet.

Follow Ubuntu Progress at a Glance, or Not

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Software
Web
Ubuntu

ostatic.com: News came across the wire today about a new Ubuntu Launchpad feature that allows users to track bug and feature progress with a graphical at-a-glance layout. There's just one problem.

Can We Ship Yet? Firefox 4 Bug Countdown

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: I can’t quite remember that we have been so excited about any other bug list ever. Mozilla is getting very creative in keeping the focus on eliminating every single hard- blocking bug from the Firefox 4 code and has, to our knowledge, posted the first-ever bug countdown for a significant public software. Can we ship yet?

Dell (finally) peddling Canonical UEC clouds

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Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: After nearly a year of futzing around, Dell and Canonical are tag-teaming to sell and support a mix of Dell servers and Canonical's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud hypervisors and management tools to customers who want to build private or public clouds that are clones of Amazon's EC2 service.

Some cool quick Linux command line tricks

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HowTos

ghacks.net: If you’ve used Linux long enough, you know there are some seriously cool tricks you can pull from the command line. Some of these tricks are just for fun, but the vast majority of them actually serve a purpose.

Best Practices in Open Source Foundation Governance – Part I

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OSS

consortiuminfo.org: For some time now, I have been meaning to write a series of blog posts setting forth my views on best practices in forming and governing open source foundations. Why? Because despite the increasing reliance of just about every part of our modern world (government, finance, defense, and so on) on open source software (OSS) and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), there has been very little written on the subject.

Top 5 Image Viewers for Ubuntu/Kubuntu

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Reviews

This article overviews five image viewers available for Ubuntu and also includes at the end a list of another five ones which either are no longer maintained or are based on older libraries (KDE3 for example).

My kind of rewards card

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Linux
OSS

openattitude.com: Though I probably don’t need another credit card, this one’s a little different. Instead of racking up points for me, my new MasterCard sends a portion of each and every purchase I make directly to The Linux Fund — supporting projects…

Raleigh, NC—the world's first open source city

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Linux
OSS

opensource.com: I started pondering what qualities would define an open source city a few months ago when my friend Tom Rabon mentioned it to me one day. I was curious how the city I live in, Raleigh, NC, could attract other open source companies and be the world's hub for open source and a leader in open government. How could Raleigh be the open source capital of the world, similar to what Silicon Valley is to technology and Paris is to romance?

An Open Letter to the Libre Office Design Team

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LibO

thelinuxbox.org: Libre Office is one of the most exciting forks currently in the open source world. I believe that statement so strongly that I have even put my money where my mouth is and financially contributed to this project. That said, I'm concerned they are preparing to perpetuate the same errors that OOo was making.

Also: LibreOffice Pips OpenOffice.org To The Post: Review

Quick Look at Exaile & Installation in Ubuntu and Debian

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Reviews

Exaile is a pretty decent music player for GNOME written in PyGTK which comes with features like tabbed playlists, lyrics fetching, radio support, file browser, support for dynamic and smart playlists, cover support, 10-band equalizer and more. The latest version was released a few days ago and comes with several bug fixes and minor issue fixes.

Multi-Core, Multi-OS Scaling Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: In this article we are looking at how Linux, OpenSolaris, and FreeBSD scale across multiple cores. Benchmarked are CentOS 5.5, Fedora 14, PC-BSD/FreeBSD 8.1, and OpenIndiana b148 as we see how the performance differs when running on one, two, three, four, and six cores, plus when Intel Hyper Threading is enabled.

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today's leftovers

  • Equus WHITEBOX OPEN: A Line Of Coreboot/LinuxBoot-Ready Xeon Scalable Servers
    Equus Compute Solutions has announced the release of their new WHITEBOX OPEN server platform that is intended to be cost-optimized and an open hardware platform.
  • LKML archives on lore.kernel.org
    We collected LKML archives going as far back as 1998, and they are now all available to anyone via a simple git clone. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who helped in this effort by donating their personal archives.
  • PulseAudio 12 Open-Source Sound System Released with AirPlay, A2DP Improvements
    PulseAudio 12.0, a major version of its open-source sound server program designed to work on a wide-range of POSIX operating systems like Linux, BSD, macOS, and others, was released with numerous improvements and new features. Highlights of PulseAudio 12.0 include better latency reporting with the A2DP Bluetooth profile, which also improves A/V sync, more accurate latency reporting on AirPlay devices, the ability to prioritize HDMI output over S/PDIF output, HSP support for more Bluetooth headsets, and the ability to disable input and output on macOS.
  • Welcome Window Integration in Pitivi – Part 2
    In my last post (link), I gave an overview of Welcome window integration in Pitivi. I started working on this task from the first coding day of Google Summer of Code 2018, i.e. May 14, 2018 and after one amazing month of coding it finally got merged (commit) on June 19, 2018. Apparently it was a large change consisting of 702 additions and 329 deletions (link) involving 75 code-review discussions and 29 versions. A special thanks to my mentor aleb for giving constructive reviews on my code.
  • Laura Abbott: What's a kernel devel package anyway
  • Intel’s 7th Gen NUCs Are Now “Ubuntu Certified”
    If you’ve had your eye on an Intel NUC for dev work, IoT shenanigans, or to use as an entertainment hub in the living room, you’ll be pleased to know you can install and run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS without encountering any major issues. Yes: I did say Ubuntu 16.04 LTS there and not Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the most recent long-term support release. Only the Xenial Xerus is currently certified for use on these device.
  • Ubuntu Suru Icon Theme Now Covers More Filetypes
    As you may know, developers plan to revamp the look and feel of Ubuntu for its next release by shipping the new Communitheme GTK and GNOME Shell theme and the new Suru icon set by default.
  • Toyota Research Institute supports development of open-source automated driving simulator
    Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is furthering its support of open source platforms by donating $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center (CVC) to accelerate its development of an open source simulator for automated driving, Car Learning to Act (CARLA). “Technological advances and growth are made possible through collaboration and community support,” said Vangelis Kokkevis, director of Driving Simulation at TRI. “Fostering the development of a common open simulation platform will allow TRI and its academic and industrial partners to better exchange code, information and data.”
  • Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology will Propel “Open Source” Banking
    The banking system today is a closed-source banking system. It is one that recreates every function, competes with other banks, is accountable to governments, and are driven by quarters. An open-source banking system, on the other hand, shares every function, collaborates on standards, are verifiable by people, and are incentivized by tokens. Burton noted one of the most significant problems with the existing banking model is the misalignment of goals. The incentives are unclear because of “back-handers, sweetheart deals, and cheeky kickbacks.”
  • EOS (EOS): Resource Planner is live, know all about the open source tool
    EOS (EOS) announced on Medium that they started working on the EOS Resource Planner three months ago and finally the network is now live. They have finished with the MVP which can be found at https://www.eosrp.io/.
  • The Linux Foundation Announces Initial Keynotes for Open Networking Summit Europe
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Networking Summit Europe, taking place September 25-27 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Rep of the Month – May 2018
    Please join us in congratulating Prathamesh Chavan, our Rep of the Month for May 2018! Prathamesh is from Pune, India and works as a Technical Support Engineer at Red Hat. From his very early days in the Mozilla community, Prathamesh used his excellect people skills to spread the community to different colleges and to evangelise many of the upcoming projects, products and Mozilla initiatives. Prathamesh is also a very resourceful person. Due to this, he did a great job at organizing some great events at Pune and creare many new Mozilla Clubs across the city there.
  • GitHub Coders to Microsoft: Cut Ties With ICE or We'll 'Take Our Projects Elsewhere'
    More than five dozen Github contributors on Thursday signed a letter threatening to abandon the website unless Microsoft canceled its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract. Microsoft, which acquired GitHub, the internet’s largest source code repository, for $7.5 billion earlier this month, is one of several tech companies facing heat for its work on behalf of ICE as a result of the Trump administration policy of separating families at the U.S. border.
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    Dora Goodman, a maker of handcrafted cameras and straps, has released a new open source camera called the Goodman One that anyone can make if they have access to a 3D printer. Goodman tells PetaPixel that she has been working on the design of the Goodman One for the past two years, and she’s now working to share the camera with as many photography lovers as possible.
  • Security updates for Friday