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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:24pm
Story It Doesn't Look Like KDBUS Will Make It For Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:06pm
Story An open source, e-commerce friendly CMS Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:27am
Story Change a Ton of Unity Features in Ubuntu 15.04 with Unsettings Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:08am
Story What is open source? Licensing, history, and more Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:03am
Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 9:50am
Story Top Features of Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Latest Member of the Ubuntu Family Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 8:53am
Story Debian 8 Jessie Cinnamon Live CD Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:54am
Story CHROMIXIUM 1.0 – FINAL STABLE VERSION IS OUT NOW! Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:51am
Story Fedora-Based Qubes OS 3.0 Release Candidate 1 Linux Distro Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:45am

Contributing Upstream

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Linux
OSS
Ubuntu

lxer.com: The foundations of Linux, with how it has been developed and when we look at the Debian model on which Ubuntu is based, the contributions of developers by and large are because of their common interests and a willingness to accept conceptualizations.

Igelle DSV: A New Fast Lightweight Linux

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Linux
Reviews

linuxplanet.com: Building a Linux distribution with the novice user in mind has been tried many times over the years. If you had to pick one area where many new users struggle, it would have to be installing new applications. Missing dependencies or improperly configured repositories lead to frustration and, ultimately, abandonment of the entire platform.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 RC2 is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS 8.4.99, RC2 of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

Linux Video Editing with Openshot

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Openshot is a non-linear video editor for the Linux operating system. It is designed to be easy to use, but powerful at the same time.

Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild

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Linux
  • Distribution Release: Elive 2.0
  • Elive Topaz 2.0 Homepage
  • Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild
  • Elive 2.0 Stable Finally Released

PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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BSD
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: PC-BSD 8.0 was released last week and we took this opportunity to deliver a fresh set of *BSD benchmarks. In this article we have benchmarks of PC-BSD 8.0 x64 against Kubuntu 9.10 x86_64.

You Can Finally 'Taste' The Ubuntu 10.04 Light (Radiance) And Dark (Ambiance) Themes For Yourself

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Ubuntu

The new Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lunx themes have landed: the Light and Dark themes are now available for all. The themes are called Ambiance (dark) and Radiance (light). The post includes download links for the new themes so Ubuntu Karmic users can also enjoy these beautiful new themes.

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today's leftovers, part 2:

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News
  • A 2D GTK Window Decorator in Compiz
  • Arch Linux Reviewed
  • Choices Choices...
  • 20 Reasons Why Oracle is the World's Largest OSS Company
  • Do you know Ubuntu Games?
  • The road back to par: Radical changes for Firefox 4.0
  • MeeGo Linux for netbooks coming this month
  • Electric Green School motorcycle runs Linux
  • Rebranding OpenOffice.org
  • Google says PCs will be dead in three years
  • Little Things That Matter: Rhythmbox Indicator Applet
  • Would You Like To Help The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine?
  • Unite Media Player, A Widget for Opera
  • Earthquake in Chile Shortened Day, Shifted Axis, NASA Says
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #343 3/3/10

today's leftovers, part 1:

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News
  • The Uniform Driver Interface—why wasn’t it adopted?
  • Selective Disclosure, At Last?
  • Evolution of GNU/Linux system..must read for Linux newbies
  • Shiney new PHP for 10.04
  • Klavaro - A very flexible touch typing tutor
  • LA Funds Important Legal Research on Free Software Compliance
  • Ubuntu CEO Silber Pushes Retail Ubuntu
  • 5 open source and free software books that are worth your time
  • Linux Learning Centers Growing in Central Texas
  • Download wineasio .deb packages
  • Psion Launches the New Workabout Pro 3
  • It’s Crazy Ass Rumor Thursday: Whispers On RHT
  • Options Intelligence Report: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
  • Which white knight will save Novell?
  • Unintended Consequences: Twelve Years Under the DMCA

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to convert RPM software packages to Debian (.deb)
  • Free GIMP Button Brushes
  • Formatting OpenOffice spreadsheet cells with DD/MM/YY
  • Subversion self tutorial
  • Using Restrictive Constructors in PHP 5
  • How to configure Compiz in Elive
  • How to create audio cd in Ubuntu using Brasero
  • Beginner's Guide to Nmap
  • Remmina-free and open-source Remote Desktop Client written in GTK+
  • How to view the contents of an initrd image
  • Run GlassFish V3 As a Non-Root Service on Gentoo Linux
  • Q-Tips: Speeding up Gentoo Compile Times

Musings on Software Freedom for Mobile Devices

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I started using GNU/Linux and Free Software in 1992. In those days, while everything I needed for a working computer was generally available in software freedom, there were many components and applications that simply did not exist.

Hear that Mozilla Drumbeat? No, Me Neither

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Moz/FF

opendotdotdot.blogspot: A few months ago, I wrote about Mozilla's new Drumbeat campaign, "a global community of people and projects using technology to help internet users understand, participate and take control of their online lives."

Magnatune sends $614.20 to GNOME Foundation

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Software

blogs.magnatune.com: A long while ago, I pledged Magnatune to pay 10% of its sales due to Rhythmbox (a fantastic music player for Linux), back to the GNOME Foundation. Today, I wrote the check.

'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

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Security

theregister.co.uk: Computer scientists say they've discovered a "severe vulnerability" in the world's most widely used software encryption package that allows them to retrieve a machine's secret cryptographic key.

Leeenux Review – Linux OS for Asus Eee 701

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: There are countless Linux distros out there for the netbooks. Do we really need another one? Well, if you still use the first generation Eee PC or have it lying around as it is of no use to you, Leeenux OS can give a new life to it.

Mark Shuttleworth: Light: the new look of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Jono Bacon, Alan Pope, and many others have written, yesterday we published a new visual story and style for Ubuntu. Here are some additional thoughts.

Microsoft's Linux Patent Scare Trumps SCO

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft's Linux Patent Scare Trumps SCO
  • Microsoft and I-O Data Sign Linux Patent Deal
  • Microsoft has stake in Novell fight
  • Microsoft's desktop future may look like a phone

10 things you might want to do in KDE SC 4.4

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KDE

hanswchen.wordpress: With the release of KDE Software Complication 4.4, many may feel tempted to give KDE Plasma Desktop a try. I’ve gathered some tips for new users to get a more familiar desktop, based on frequently asked questions I’ve seen in various places.

Can Ubuntu 'out-sexy' Apple?

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Ubuntu
  • Can Ubuntu 'out-sexy' Apple?
  • Is operating system beauty skin deep?
  • Canonical CEO Elucidates on Lucid Lynx Linux Server
  • Taking Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix out for a Spin
  • Canonical’s New CEO Discusses Top Priorities

CeBIT 2010

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Linux
  • CeBIT 2010: Linux Successes, Challenges
  • Linux New Media Awards 2010 Presented at CeBIT
  • CeBIT 2010: BIND 10 is coming
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OSS Leftovers

  • Canada’s Spy Agency Releases its Cyber-Defense Tool for Public
  • Canadian govt spooks open source anti-malware analytics tool
    The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said the AssemblyLine tool is designed to analyse large volumes of files, and can automatically rebalance workloads.
  • Microservices served on blockchain, in open source
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  • Rendering HTML5 video in Servo with GStreamer
    At the Web Engines Hackfest in A Coruña at the beginning of October 2017, I was working on adding some proof-of-concept code to Servo to render HTML5 videos with GStreamer. For the impatient, the results can be seen in this video here
  • Working Intel CET Bits Now Land In GCC8
    A few days back I wrote about Intel's work on Control-flow Enforcement Technology beginning to land in GCC. This "CET" work for future Intel CPUs has now landed in full for GCC 8. The bits wiring up this control-flow instrumentation and enforcement support are now all present in mainline GCC SVN/Git for next year's GCC 8.1 release.
  • Using Gitea and/or Github to host blog comments
    After having moved from FSFE’s wordpress instance I thought long about whether I still want to have comments on the new blog. And how I would be able to do it with a statically generated site. I think I have found/created a pretty good solution that I document below.

Security Leftovers

  • Where Did That Software Come From?
    The article explores how cryptography, especially hashing and code signing, can be use to establish the source and integrity. It examines how source code control systems and automated build systems are a key part of the software provenance story. (Provenance means “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.” It is increasingly being applied to software.)
  • Judge: MalwareTech is no longer under curfew, GPS monitoring [Updated]
    A judge in Milwaukee has modified the pre-trial release conditions of Marcus Hutchins, also known online as "MalwareTech," who was indicted two months ago on federal criminal charges. Under US Magistrate Judge William Duffin’s Thursday order, Hutchins, who is currently living in Los Angeles, will no longer be subject to a curfew or to GPS monitoring.
  • [Older] Leicester teen tries to hack CIA and FBI chiefs' computers
    A teenager attempted to hack senior US government officials' computers from his home. Kane Gamble, 18, from Coalville, Leicestershire, pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to computer hacking. His targets included the then CIA director John Brennan and former FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano.

Debian: pk4, Freexian and More

Kernel and Graphics: ZenStates, AMDGPU, RADV, Vulkan, NVIDIA

  • ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux
    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
  • AMDGPU DC Gets A Final Batch Of Changes Before Linux 4.15
    The AMDGPU DC display code has a final batch of feature updates that were sent in this weekend for DRM-Next staging and is the last set besides fixes for the "DC" code for the 4.15 target.
  • Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver
  • Vulkan 1.0.64 Adds In Another AMD-Developed Extension
    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
  • NVIDIA TX2 / Tegra186 Display Support Isn't Ready For Linux 4.15
    While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel. Thierry Reding of NVIDIA sent in the Tegra DRM driver changes for DRM-Next that in turn is staged for Linux 4.15. Reding commented that there is prepatory work for the TX2 (Tegra186) but it's not all ready for upstream yet.