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Linux Mint 10: A beautiful rescue distro

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: In my perennial quest to find the perfect Rescue distro, I downloaded and tested Linux Mint 10 (Julia) and I must say that I was very pleased by the way it performs.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 149 is out

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SUSE

In the issue 149 you can read:

Detecting Memory Leaks in Kernel
openSUSE medical team releases stable version 0.0.6
openSUSE Announces Third Development Milestone

First Compiz Based Unity Screenshots

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Software
Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Starting yesterday, the Compiz based Unity is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. Unity can be enabled on the Desktop version (you don't have to login to the Ubuntu Netbook Edition) from the CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Ignition (a racing game) Runs on Ubuntu with Wine

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Gaming
HowTos

ubuntugamer.com: Ignition is an old racing game that is now abandonware and it runs pretty well under Wine. As it’s abandonware (the company that created it no longer exists) it’s available to download from the Internet.

Linux Mint 10 Reviewed

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Linux
  • Linux Mint 10 Reviewed
  • How to install Linux Mint 10 on a btrfs file system
  • Extra Linux Mint 10 Download Links

X Input 2.1 Multi-Touch Implementation Is Here

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Canonical's Chase Douglas has corralled Daniel Stone's X Input 2.1 Multi-Touch patches and have readied them for integration into the X.Org Server and related software components.

Firefox Elementary Theme is Quite a Revelation

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Software
Moz/FF

techdrivein.com: We have seen other elementary based works before like Nautilus Elementary and the Elementary 2.0 GTK theme itself, but the elementary version of Firefox here quite stand apart. The latest update brings in a name change as well. From now on, it will be called as 'eFirefox'.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ever Wondered WTF Gnome vs Ubuntu?
  • Introducing KDualAction
  • Hacked Kinect Handles Photos, Minority Report Style
  • Ten KDE tools for all types of Linux user (rerun)
  • 8 Beautiful Linux/Ubuntu Wallpaper Packs
  • Introducing students to the world of open source: Day 2
  • Novell Operations Center
  • "Modern Perl" available
  • OLPC Samoa School Deployments
  • Mini PC touted for upgradeable design
  • UI Application for create and verify md5, crc32 and other checksum - PySum
  • X.Org 7.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Finally Here
  • Indian Open Standards Policy Finalized
  • Pinguy OS 10.10 Has Been Released
  • Beta 2 Of The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
  • Preview: Debian 6 "Squeeze" (Part 4: Standard)
  • Court Orders Michael Robertson to Pay Former Employee $300,000+
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.11.12
  • Linux Outlaws 175 - Clusterfork

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Video: Five tips for improving Linux security
  • Install OpenOffice 3.2.1 on Slackware 13.1
  • Show Weather and Set Date/Time in Ubuntu Clock panel applet
  • enable auto-login and create a guest user account on Fedora 14
  • PHP Time Of Day Script
  • Print from the command line
  • 13 Features of Regular Expressions
  • Kerberos authentication with NFSv4
  • Keep Your Files Secure On Ubuntu With Sticky Bit
  • Measure website response time through curl
  • openSUSE 11.3/SLED 11 - Integrating FreeRADIUS to LDAP Servers
  • Ant Meets MySQL

Mandriva Christmas Present and Beyond

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MDV

ostatic.com: Eugeni Dodonov, newly appointed Mandriva Cooker Manager, has posted the details of the next two Mandriva releases as well as announced the new release schedule policy.

Four Firefox 4 Features Worth Getting Excited About

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Moz/FF

bnet.com: As a longtime Firefox user, I’m understandably jazzed about version 4, the first major update of the browser since 3.5 dropped in June, 2009. Firefox 4 is due to arrive in early 2011, and with it a host of new features.

5 Awesome Free Tools For Small Businesses

pcworld.com: These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably feeling the pinch. Here are five extremely useful computing resources that are free of charge for small business users.

RHEL 6: serious Linux built for growth

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Red Hat has released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the first major update for RHEL in over three years.

Raaaaaaawwwhide! (rolling rolling rolling)

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Linux

happyassassin.net: A couple of days back I decided a week was plenty long enough to be running a boring, stable OS like Fedora 14 on my desktop and decided to upgrade it to Rawhide instead.

8 Alternative PDF Readers For Your Consideration

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Linux users, regardless which distro you are using, it bound to come with a default PDF reader that you can use to read PDF files. If you are yearning for a better (or faster) PDF reader, here are several options for you.

KDEPIM 4.5 is Dead -- Here's to KDEPIM 4.6

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: So... we have decided that there is no point to putting any more effort into the long-awaited KDEPIM 4.5.

Debian 5

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: I’ve written a lot of reviews of distros based on Debian, but never a review of Debian itself. So this time around I decided to look at Debian 5 (Lenny).

Adventures in Kubuntu: Throwing in the towel

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Ubuntu

dwasifar.com: Regular visitors have already read about my ongoing experiment with Kubuntu. To recap, I’m a little worried about where Gnome is going, and want to be ready to switch desktop environments if need be. So I installed kubuntu-desktop over an existing Ubuntu.

It was 20 years ago today

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Web
  • Web celebrates one of its 20th birthdays
  • 20 Years Ago, The Web’s Founders Ask for Funding

Quick look at Scientific Linux 6.0 Alpha

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: I was meaning to write this yesterday and before you know, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 final is out. But that doesn't mean we can't post a quick look at this one.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Open source crucial to Orange as it prepares for ONAP deployment
    Orange has long played a key part in the testing and adoption of ONAP, dating back to when its ECOMP predecessor was created by AT&T as a platform for managing a software-defined network. The move to open source and its development as the ONAP project has made the platform a key component of the new telco open networking movement. But why should other telcos look to ONAP as they embark on their network transformation strategies, and how does it help enable the automated network that will lead to new business opportunities?
  • Lessons from OpenStack Telemetry: Deflation
    At some point, the rules relaxed on new projects addition with the Big Tent initiative, allowing us to rename ourselves to the OpenStack Telemetry team and splitting Ceilometer into several subprojects: Aodh (alarm evaluation functionality) and Panko (events storage). Gnocchi was able to join the OpenStack Telemetry party for its first anniversary.
  • Dev-tools in 2018
    This is a bit late (how is it the middle of April already?!), but the dev-tools team has lots of exciting plans for 2018 and I want to talk about them! [...] We're creating two new teams - Rustdoc, and IDEs and editors - and going to work more closely with the Cargo team. We're also spinning up a bunch of working groups. These are more focused, less formal teams, they are dedicated to a single tool or task, rather than to strategy and decision making. Primarily they are a way to let people working on a tool work more effectively. The dev-tools team will continue to coordinate work and keep track of the big picture.
  • Nonny de la Peña & the Power of Immersive Storytelling
    This week, we’re highlighting VR’s groundbreaking potential to take audiences inside stories with a four part video series. There aren’t many examples of creators doing that more effectively and powerfully than Nonny de la Peña. Nonny de la Peña is a former correspondent for Newsweek, the New York Times and other major outlets. For more than a decade now, de la Peña has been focused on merging her passion for documentary filmmaking with a deep-seeded expertise in VR. She essentially invented the field of “immersive journalism” through her company, Emblematic Group.
  • Collabora Online 3.2 Brings More Powerful Features to LibreOffice in the Cloud
    Michael Meeks of the Collabora Productivity has the pleasure of informing Softpedia today on the availability of Collabora Online 3.2, the second point release of the Collabora Online 3 series that promises yet another layer of new features and improvements to the enterprise-ready, cloud-based office suite. Based on the LibreOffice 6.1 open-source office suite, Collabora Online 3.2 introduces support for creating and inserting charts into Writer and Impress documents, and the ability to validate data in Calc, which might come in handy for engineers who want to do a final assembly inspection on their tablets, as well as to collaborate with their colleagues to ensure all tests are passed by a complete product.
  • Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name
    Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript." The app in question, published by Guo's Tyanya Software LLC – which appears to be more a liability shield than a thriving software business – is titled "HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Snippet Editor." The name, Guo explains in a Hacker News comment, was chosen in an effort to "game the App Store ranking by adding all the keywords to the app name."
  • FoundationDB is Open Source
    Starting today, FoundationDB starts its next chapter as an open source project! FoundationDB is a distributed datastore, designed from the ground up to be deployed on clusters of commodity hardware. These clusters scale well as you add machines, automatically heal from hardware failures, and have a simple API. The key-value store supports fully global, cross-row ACID transactions. That's the highest level of data consistency possible. What does this mean for you? Strong consistency makes your application code simpler, your data models more efficient, and your failure modes less surprising. The great thing is that FoundationDB is already well-established — it's actively developed and has years of production use. We intend to drive FoundationDB forward as a community project and we welcome your participation.
  • Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, Releases Code On GitHub
    Back in 2015, Apple bought FoundationDB, a NoSQL database company. It created a distributed database of the same name designed to deal with large masses of structured data across clusters of servers. In a recent development, Apple has shared the FoundationDB core and turned it into an open source project.
  • Microsoft offers limited-time 30 percent discount on SQL Server on Linux [Ed: Microsoft is googlebombing Linux again and as I predicted it would be done only to help Microsoft sell malicious proprietary software. Mary Jo Foley is like Microsoft marketing at CBS. In this case she promotes proprietary software. She also says "SQL Server on Linux" (no such thing exists, it's an illusion).]
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: April 20th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
    Help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. Every Friday we meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on irc.freenode.org. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.
  • Researchers deliver open-source simulator for cyber physical systems
    Cyber physical systems (CPS) are attracting more attention than ever thanks to the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its combination with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the cloud. These interacting networks of physical and computational components will provide the foundation of critical infrastructure, form the basis of ‘smart’ services, and improve the quality of life in areas ranging from energy and environment to transportation and healthcare. CPS technologies are already transforming the way people interact with engineered systems in the ‘real’ or ‘physical’ world, just as the internet has transformed the way people interact with information. Yet, due to their complexity, the developers of CPS face a major problem: the lack of simulation tools and models for their design and analysis.
  • Creators face an evolving challenge protecting IP
    The GNU General Public License, under which the operating system Linux and much open-source software is shared, is another example of copyleft. Open-source software, where programs are worked on together by loosely connected developer communities rather than traditional software houses, show one way IP can be shared without stifling innovation. Linux, the mobile operating system Android and the database system MySQL have all achieved widespread adoption, and are continually innovating despite, or perhaps because of, being open source.
  • Emerging Tech Speaker Series Talk with Rian Wanstreet
    This is an opportunity for the open source community, as alternative technologies and platforms are being developed which provide farmers the ability to farm outside of walled gardens. From open source seed initiatives, to open farm technologies, to data platform cooperatives, there is a small, but growing, collaborative movement that recognizes that farmers are at a critical moment: they can help to establish tools that advance freedom, or accept machines that foster dependencies.
  • Williamson Schools to develop open source social studies curriculum
    The open source science curriculum saved the district about $3.3 million. An open source social studies curriculum may post similar savings, with estimates at about $3.5-4 million, Gaddis said.
  • Large Open-Source Data Set Released to Help Train Algorithms Spot Malware
    For the first time, a large dataset has been released by a security firm to help AI research and training of machine learning models that statically detect malware. The data set released by cybersecurity firm Endgame is called EMBER is a collection of more than a million representations of benign and malicious Windows-portable executable files. Hyrum Anderson, Endgame's technical director of data science who worked on EMBER, says: "This dataset fills a void in the information security machine learning community: a benign/malicious dataset that is large, open and general enough to cover several interesting use cases. ... [We] hope that the dataset, code and baseline model provided by EMBER will help invigorate machine learning research for malware detection, in much the same way that benchmark datasets have advanced computer vision research."

Android Leftovers