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Story Linux Security: Lock Down a New System Immediately Roy Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:50am
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.49 LTS Out Now with PowerPC and ARM64 Improvements, More Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:45am
Story Puppy Linux-Based Quirky 7.2 Distro for Android Devs Gets Major X11 Update Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:43am
Story Linksys unveils Linux-powered WRT1900ACS router -- open source, faster CPU, more RAM Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:41am
Story Developer creates an open source glucose monitoring and tracking app he can trust Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:36am
Story Proposed Principles for Content Blocking Rianne Schestowitz 08/10/2015 - 8:24am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2015 - 11:01pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2015 - 10:58pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2015 - 10:58pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2015 - 10:57pm

Kno, a Linux-based Tablet Computer/Digital Textbook for Students

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Linux
Hardware

junauza.com: The Kno is a Linux-based tablet PC that can function as an electronic textbook, eBook reader, notebook, and web browser among others. It will be available in two form factors:

Firefox 4 gets much, much faster

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: One of the major components essential for the future of Firefox just landed in the beta build of the browser, and it gives the open-source browser the page-rendering speed boost that it had been lacking.

Red Hat's Matthew Szulik Honored

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Linux

localtechwire.com: The honors have come in droves to Matthew Szulik for more than a decade. Perhaps the most precious came Wednesday night as the North Carolina Technology Association presented him with its Outstanding Achievement award.

Reviewed: Chakra 0.3 beta 3

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: There are many “unknown” linux derivatives nowadays, most of which are not original creations, but rather are unofficial customizations. Chakra GNU/Linux is one of these. But...

PCLinuxOS Releases a Slew of Quarterly Updates

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PCLOS

linuxjournal.com: A few times a year PCLinuxOS developers release Quarterly Updates for new users or machines. Recently it was that time again when several varieties of PCLOS saw new releases.

Google's Inevitable Ruin Begins

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Google

pcmag.com: Google imagine search and page preview mode are omens to the beginning of the end, trust me.

Reasons Why I Love My Desktop

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Linux
Software
Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon: Reasons Why I Love My Desktop
  • Adam Williamson: Keep All Your Data

LibreOffice

I'll switch right away
37% (213 votes)
I'll probably switch
26% (150 votes)
I'd like to test it
23% (133 votes)
I'll look at screenshots
8% (48 votes)
I ain't interested at all
5% (28 votes)
Total votes: 572

SimplyMepis 11.0 on Its Way!

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Linux

ostatic.com: The first alpha of SimplyMepis 11.0 has been released. Yesterday Warren Woodford teased his Twitter followers images might be coming today and, sure enough, 32- and 64-bit ISOs were uploaded to Mepis servers a few hours ago.

It’s the Document, stupid!

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LibO
Software
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: Today the Document Foundation has issued a press release that marks the beginning of something exciting; but it’s likely that not a lot of people will understand what’s being explained through the multiple layers of buzz and general statements that were made.

Free Software Without Freedom

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OSS
  • Aerodynamic Elephants and Free Software Without Freedom
  • It's not Apache vs. Oracle; it's Oracle vs. open source
  • Open core licensing is free software’s evil twin
  • Geeknet Joins Open Invention Network as Licensee
  • Which came first, the customer or the community?
  • PyPy Joins the Software Freedom Conservancy
  • Open Source Ohio: Bringing FOSS and Business Together
  • Linux open source drivers for Xbox Kinect released

Firefox 4 Beta 7 Released, Feature Complete

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The Mozilla team seems to be back on track with the release of the seventh beta of the upcoming web browser Firefox 4. The release marks a milestone in the development as this is the first feature complete release of version 4.

Also: Mozilla vs the World

Sharpen your Karaoke skills with Performous

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Software

dedoimedo.com: What is the best way to conclude a party? By singing. And what is even better than just singing? Karaoke.

Two Features Wayland Will Have That X Doesn't

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Software

phoronix.com: While the discussion surrounding the Wayland Display Server and Canonical's plans to deploy Ubuntu atop Wayland continue to be ongoing within our forums and elsewhere, some new technical capabilities and plans for Wayland have been discussed. Here's two.

slew of Red Hat 6 posts

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Linux

Red Hat has put up 10 posts containing video about different companies using Red Hat 6 and an in-depth look at Red Hat 6 features. Read and view all here.

Mozilla Firefox: a look at six years of better browsing

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Moz/FF

thepcreport.net: Today marks the 6th birthday of the popular Mozilla Firefox internet browser. Taken up from the source code of the Netscape browser, Firefox powers on through today to serve more than 400 million (and 45% of The PC Report’s readers) in performing just what it’s built for.

openSUSE 11.3 review

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SUSE

pcadvisor.co.uk: While Novell sells its commercial SUSE Linux to business users, the free open-source software version of openSUSE is still freely available, with openSUSE 11.3 majoring on its KDE 4.4 desktop interface

10+ handy Opera 11 extensions

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Opera 11 has finally joined the likes of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari in offering easy extensibility via extensions. While the list of available Opera extensions is comparatively short at the moment, there are already more than 100 to choose from -- and several that are quite handy.

Lubuntu: Light(er)weight Ubuntu-based Distro

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: Lubuntu 10.10 mates the standard Ubuntu 10.10 base system with LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment. Lubuntu isn't a super light distribution like Puppy Linux, but the target is older computers and other resource constrained hardware such as netbooks.

Kubuntu Todo

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KDE
  • Kubuntu Todo
  • KSnapshot gets social
  • notifications again
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Qt/KDE: Qt5 in Debian and Slackware, QtCreator on Android, KDE Discover, and Plasma's 10th Anniversary

  • moving Qt 4 from Debian testing (aka Buster): some statistics, update II
    We started filing bugs around September 9. That means roughly 32 weeks which gives us around 5.65 packages fixed per week, aka 0.85 packages per day. Obviously not as good as we started (remaining bugs tend to be more complicated), but still quite good.
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  • Almost 10 years of Plasma-Desktop
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GNOME: Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04, Bug Fix for Memory Leak

  • Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04 [Quick Tip]
    Ubuntu 18.04 uses a customized version of GNOME and GNOME users might not like those changes. This tutorial shows you how to install vanilla GNOME on Ubuntu 18.04. One of the main new features of Ubuntu 18.04 is the customized GNOME desktop. Ubuntu has done some tweaking on GNOME desktop to make it look similar to its Unity desktop. So you get minimize options in the windows control, a Unity like launcher on the left of the screen, app indicator support among some other changes.
  • The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak
    at this point, I think it’s safe to assume that many of you already heard of a memory leak that was plaguing GNOME Shell. Well, as of yesterday, the two GitLab’s MRs that help fixing that issue were merged, and will be available in the next GNOME version. The fixes are being considered for backporting to GNOME 3.28 – after making sure they work as expected and don’t break your computer.
  • The Big GNOME Shell Memory Leak Has Been Plugged, Might Be Backported To 3.28
    The widely talked about "GNOME Shell memory leak" causing excessive memory usage after a while with recent versions of GNOME has now been fully corrected. The changes are currently staged in Git for what will become GNOME 3.30 but might also be backported to 3.28. Well known GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has provided an update on the matter and confirmed that the issue stems from GJS - the GNOME JavaScript component - with the garbage collection process not being fired off as it should.

Graphics: AMDVLK, XWayland and Vulkan

  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Stack Gets Updated With More Extensions, Optimizations & Fixes
    AMD developers maintaining their official Vulkan cross-platform driver code have pushed their end-of-week updates to their external source repositories for those wanting to build the AMDVLK driver on Linux from source. This latest AMDVLK push updates not only their PAL (Platform Abstraction Layer) and XGL (Vulkan API Layer) components but it also updates their fork of the LLVM code-base used for their shader compilation.
  • EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20
    It's still not clear if the EGLStreams XWayland support will be merged for xorg-server 1.20 but at least the patches were revised this week, making it possible to merge them into this next X.Org Server release for allowing the NVIDIA proprietary driver to work with XWayland.
  • Vulkan 1.1.74 Released With Minor Fixes & Clarifications
    Vulkan continues sticking to the "release early, release often" mantra with the availability today of Vulkan 1.1.74.

Xfce Releases/Updates

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  • Xfce PulseAudio Plugin 0.4.0 (and 0.4.1) Released
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  • Xfce Settings Update Brings Better Multi-Monitor Support
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