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Story South Korea Faces The Bill For Lock-in To Wintel Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:50am
Story Divisive Community, the Ubuntu Desktop, and is Idealism Dead? Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:42am
Story Send videos from Firefox for Android straight to your TV Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story For Ada Lovelace Day, highlighting FSF sysadmin Lisa Maginnis Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:16am
Story Firefox 33 gets released with Openh264 Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:11am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:25pm
Story GOG Linux Update: We've reached the 100-title mark Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:17pm
Story The Linux Setup - Eric Hameleers, Slackware Linux Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:12pm
Story Unity 8 Desktop Still Planned In Time For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 8:13pm
Story The Divisive Linux Community Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 8:04pm

How Secure Is VMware's Virtualisation Lead?

eweekeurope.co.uk: There's plenty of competition for VMware in making virtualised data centres, despite its strong lead. Is now the time to switch to Hyper-V or XenServer, asks Cameron Sturdevant?

Open-source Lucene threatens Microsoft and Google enterprise search

news.cnet.com: It must be depressing to be Microsoft these days. To have Doug Cutting's excellent Lucene, an open-source search project, and Solr, an enterprise search server based on Lucene, offer better performance at a 100-percent discount.

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Ubuntu 9.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Ubuntu 9.04 to monitor network latency. SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss.

some more odds & ends:

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News
  • Linux, Mac users - your copy of Windows may be tax deductible

  • Australian Linux users finally have tax return satisfaction
  • Firefox 3.5.1 due this week to fix security and slow startup bugs
  • Install Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu 9.04 using Ubuntuzilla
  • mozilla foundation is 6 years old today
  • A Chromium RPM on Fedora 11
  • Linux Camping: Day 1 - Setting up the tent
  • Users have to wise up to cloud security
  • Wallpaper Tray - Customize Your Linux Wallpaper Automatically
  • Another Reason I Don’t Like Apple
  • That FUDCon poster is catching on
  • Adding PPAs Easily
  • The truth about the Mono logo

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Killing Processes by Name on Linux or Unix Systems

  • Using The Host Object in Firewall Builder
  • Setting up a FTP Server on debian
  • FFmpeg made easy
  • How to Display Twitter Statuses/Updates on Conky
  • Ubuntu System Admin Class: Command Line Basics

  • Say NO! To Ubuntu satanic edition

  • Not only the Ubunteros…
  • Opinion: On the Future of Data Storage and RAID Technologies
  • Ubuntu and sound input
  • Linux Outlaws 102 - Goo/Linux
  • Ubuntu Technical Board: Nominations
  • Open source and cloud computing - a match made in heaven?
  • FOSDEM X: 6+7 Feb 2010
  • Empathy is now in Karmic
  • Emmys using Drupal
  • (K)Ubuntu So Far…
  • Das Keyboard Now has Linux Keycaps Available
  • The grand Google plan against the whole Microsoft stack
  • Life with Linux: More apps
  • GNOME's Zeitgeist Engine Has Its First Release
  • Cloud Interoperability: Haven't We Danced Before?

Bill Gates: Chrome OS looks a lot like Linux

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OS
  • Google’s Chrome OS looks a lot like a familiar Linux: Bill Gates

  • Will Linux Shine as Google Chrome OS?
  • With Chrome OS, Google Is Doing What Other Vendors Should Have
  • Dell on Dell on Google's Chrome OS and More

Diversity in open source

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OSS

bryceharrington.org: There are a ton of different groupings where you hear "Why aren't there enough XYZ's in our (community|profession|hobby|party)?" Those in the majority wish to be more inclusive of whatever the minority is, but don't know how.

A very good Linux troubleshooting tip sheet to keep handy

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Linux

This article explains UNIX and Linux errors and provides workarounds and resolutions to them that may crop up. Discover the most common errors in UNIX and Linux and how to avoid them.

Shuttle X27D review

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Hardware
SUSE

pcadvisor.co.uk: Shuttle puts a dual-core Intel Atom processor into one of its smallest chassis to create the Shuttle X27D. Our Shuttle X27D sample was supplied with openSUSE 11, a mature and reasonably user-friendly Linux operating system.

CrossOver Linux 8.0.0 review

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Software

wine-reviews.net: CodeWeavers has released the latest version of its CrossOver software for Mac and Linux users. If you want to try working without Windows but can't live without a must-have Windows app, CrossOver just might be the answer.

Linux Games: Eschalon Book I

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Gaming

ghacks.net: In this entry to the Linux Games department I am going to introduce you to a very fine RPG entry created by Basilisk Games called Eschalon Book I. This game is one of the few full-blown RPG games available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Eschalon Book I won the 2007 Indie game of the year and with good reason. It’s well done.

Why FreeBSD 8 Won't Rewrite the Book

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BSD

internetnews.com: A major release of an operating system typically brings significant changes that require users to learn new skills. But backers of the open source FreeBSD 8 operating system say that's not necessarily going to be the case with its next major version.

Vector Linux 6.0 Gold Review

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Linux

techexposures.com: Vector Linux is a popular Linux Distro whose motto is “speed, performance, stability”. Version 6.0 was released in February 2009. Their stated goal is to “Keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide.”

Banshee as a Platform?

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Software
  • Banshee as a Platform?

  • Netbook UI, photo management coming to Banshee media player
  • Mono makes headway on the Linux desktop

Apache and the future of open-source licensing

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OSS

news.cnet.com: If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

PC maker Everex closes up shop in the US

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Everex was one of the first companies to offer a netbook in the US.

The need to expand open-source licensing

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OSS

sdtimes.com: In his seminal essay on the nature of open source, entitled “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” Eric Raymond described the Linux community as a “great babbling bazaar of differing agendas.” This work contributed to the present situation in which OSS has lost its edginess and is now commonly accepted by even conservative companies.

What I Like About Firefox

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Moz/FF

schoollibraryjournal.com: There are camps of people who use different browsers and have long-winded, heated arguments over which one is best. If a tool can make my life simpler, more efficient, and fun, I’m more likely to use it. Firefox 3 fits the bill

Text Mode Linux Applications

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Software

lightlinux.blogspot: During the first year of blogging for Lightweight Linux, I have written about many useful text mode applications. Here is a short overview of the applications I have written about.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.

FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

  • Portugal to harmonise usability of govt portals
    All of the code, information and tools are made available for reuse.
  • JRC: ‘Releasing code without a licence hinders reuse’
    Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently just 20 % of all projects published on GitHub, one of the most popular source code sharing platforms, have selected a licence for their work - down from about 60% in 2008, Gentile said, quoting numbers published in 2015 by GitHub.
  • React to React
    The Additional Grant of Patent Rights is a patent license grant that includes certain termination criteria. These termination criteria are not entirely unprecedented when you look at the history of patent license provisions in OSI-approved licenses, but they are certainly broader than the termination criteria [or the equivalent] in several familiar modern licenses (the Apache License 2.0, EPL, MPL 2.0, and GPLv3).
  • BetConstruct declares the source code for its front-end as open source
    The project is distributed under MIT license.