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Story User-friendly virtual hosting with TurnKey Linux Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 7:53pm
Story Late Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 2:00pm
Story Asus ZenWatch review: a sophisticated-looking Android smartwatch Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 1:28pm
Story Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Beta 2 Still Uses the GNOME 3.14 Desktop - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 1:16pm
Story 4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 12:55pm
Story Bazel: Google Build Tool is now Open Source Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 12:50pm
Story Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 12:45pm
Story Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released with KDE Plasma 5 as Default Desktop - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:57am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:41am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:39am

OOo: New Print UI now integrated

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: Barely one and a half years after the initial plan, a new print UI has now found its way into OpenOffice.org with the integration of CWS printerpullpages into the latest developer milestone DEV300m70.

Windows Update Does Not Like GRUB

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blog: If you are running a multi-boot configuration with Windows and Linux, and using GRUB as the bootloader, you may be headed for trouble.

How To Set Up An SSL Vhost Under Apache2 On Ubuntu 9.10/Debian Lenny

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article explains how you can set up an SSL vhost under Apache2 on Ubuntu 9.10 and Debian Lenny so that you can access the vhost over HTTPS (port 443). SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer and is a cryptographic protocol that provides security for communications over networks by encrypting segments of network connections at the transport layer end-to-end. We use the mod_ssl Apache module here to provide strong cryptography for Apache2 via SSL by the help of the Open Source SSL toolkit OpenSSL.

Ode to Slackware

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Slack

slackstuff.com: I have a place reserved in my heart that only Slackware Linux fills. Strange as it might be, Slackware was the first Linux distribution that seemed to understand me and, I it. I recently read an article which brought to mind, the time that I started my venture into Linux.

How much is that software in the Windows?

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

dwasifar.com: Recently I’ve been trading geekery with a gent in Pennsylvania who bought a copy of OS X Server to run on his Mac Mini. I was curious about this server software, so I looked into it. Three hundred fifty bucks. Three. Hundred. Fifty. Dollars.

Btrfs Battles EXT4 With The Linux 2.6.33 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: EXT4 has encountered many significant performance losses over time as its developers batten up the data security, but there have been some improvements too. At the same time though the developers working on the still-experimental Btrfs file-system continue to move along and push forward.

Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy

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Software
OOo
  • Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy
  • Mergers: Commission clears Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems (PR)
  • Oracle power couple take Manhattan by billboard

Illuminating the elephant in the open source room

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Illuminating the elephant in the open source room
  • LCA 2010: Kiwis to give FOSS desktop a go
  • LCA 2010: Allison warns of patent traps in Mono
  • Linux.conf.au, FOSS and the Joe Blow job
  • linux.conf.au 2010: Day 4
  • LCA 2010 Thursday
  • Linux.conf.au: Birds of a Feather

today's leftovers:

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News
  • What Functions Get Used The Most On Linux?
  • Is software freedom a necessity or a distraction when it comes to consumer devices?
  • Ex-JBoss chief attacks Monty's 'dangerous' MySQL crusade
  • Another look at Drupal
  • Size Can Matter: Ramdisk Journal Metadata Performance - Part 2
  • Music jukebox with advanced features for DJs
  • Running Ubuntu on an Active Directory network
  • imgopt – PNG And JPEG Image Optimization
  • Geany's Almost Magical Text-Editing Capabilities
  • QuantZ for Linux
  • Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose)
  • Ubuntu Showcase Videos are Awesome Adverts
  • BeOS clone Haiku gains KDE applications
  • Open Source Expert Joins CompTIA’s Board
  • Gedit Makes a Great Minimal Note Taker
  • The Importance of Legal Innovation
  • German Gentoo Book
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Server with boxinfo
  • Company Offers Free Robots for Open Source Developers
  • Interview with Dries Buytaert on Managing open source projects
  • DtO: Leaving Heirloom

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Locking down GNOME in SUSE 11 based distributions
  • Awk Tutorial: Understand Awk Variables with 3 Practical Examples
  • How to Encrypt directories using EncFS
  • configure an ISA sound card in the 2.6.xx-series kernels
  • Gentoo customizations
  • Pastebinit, a command line pastebin client
  • Managing Linux kernel sources using Git
  • MicroMiser - Power Saving Software for Ubuntu
  • Measuring the Performance of HTTP Web Servers using ApacheBench (ab)
  • Scan your Linux machine for viruses with ClamTk

Retro gaming: Dosbox v ScummVM – Who is the champion?

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: The idea that Linux users would want to play old MS-DOS games might seem strange to some, whats even stranger for me is the fact that this task needs similar software to do exactly the same thing under the latest Windows versions.

Ubuntu Help Centre To Get Major Overhaul For Lucid?

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu "Help and Support" system may be getting a overhaul in time for Lucid. Developers feel the majority of users are either simply unaware that the help system exists or find it overly complicated to navigate and draw information from.

OpenOffice.org and the Gimp on the N900

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OOo
GIMP

temporaryland.wordpress: I have had my N900 for about one month now. During that time I have enjoyed several “Wow!” moments. But, the N900 had one more big Wow! moment in store for me, one that I truly did not expect.

In pictures: Linux.conf.au

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Linux
  • Open source under threat from 'grey' IP laws
  • In pictures: Linux.conf.au
  • Linux.conf.au - Day Three
  • LCA2010: Day 3, Wellington, New Zealand
  • LCA 2010 Thursday Keynote – Glyn Moody
  • LCA 2010: Tridge and the art of education

NZ govt trials Linux desktops in Feb

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Three New Zealand government agencies will begin a pilot next month to replace their existing Windows desktops with machines running Linux and other open source software.

Why Canonical’s move to bring close-sourced applications to Ubuntu is a good thing

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Ubuntu

digitizor.com: A few days ago, there was a post in Ubuntu Forum asking for user’s feedback on what applications they would like to see in Ubuntu. The surprise part was that the list of softwares has close-sourced softwares. Of course this has created a lot of ruckus as Ubuntu has always been about open source.

2010: The Year the Desktop OS No Longer Matters?

ostatic.com/blog: Last Friday, Sam's Buffer Overflow run-down featured a piece by Walter Koenning discussing why campaigning hard for Linux on the desktop is selling open source -- and the operating system -- short.

Speak up!

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Over the past couple of months, I’ve read several times and in several places about how Linux desktop usage makes us less than 1% of the worldwide operating system market. 1%! That’s nothing! We should all just give up and go home!

A Look At Ubuntu Lucid Plymouth Themes

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Software

webupd8.org: I've finally got Plymouth up and running on Ubuntu Lucid. Well, up and partially running - I only get to see the new Plymouth at shutdown, but considering I have an Nvidia graphics card and only installed Ubuntu Lucid in VirtualBox so far, I'll take what I can get.

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Red Hat: Patent 'Promise', Proprietary 'Gifts', Imminent Results, Fedora 27 Delays

  • Red Hat pledges patent protection for 99 per cent of FOSS-ware [Ed: And when Red Hat gets taken over (like Sun and Oracle) this promise will be worthless]
    Red Hat says it has amassed over 2,000 patents and won't enforce them if the technologies they describe are used in properly-licensed open source software. The company's made more or less the same offer since the year 2002, when it first made a “Patent Promise” in order to “to discourage patent aggression in free and open source software.” In 2002 the company didn't own many patents and claimed its non-enforcement promise covered per cent of open source software. The Promise was revised in order to reflect the company's growing patent trove and to spruce up the language it uses to make it more relevant. The revised promise “applies to all software meeting the free software or open source definitions of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative (OSI)”. That verbiage translates into any software licensed on terms the OSI approves on this list, or which meet the Initiative’s definition of open source offered here. Licenses listed by the Free Software Foundation as a free software license at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#SoftwareLicenses also come under the Promise's purview, as do those here as of the date this edition of Our Promise is published.
  • Red Hat Open Source Day rewards with proprietary hardware. For the fourth time
    The above is an excerpt of the 2017 event announcement. Which, as you can see below, will be at least the fourth consecutive one in which Red Hat Italia will award participants with some of the most proprietary devices around. Please note the absence of anything like, e.g. Matchstick, “100% Linux compatible laptop, with Linux preinstalled”, or a Fairphone, in the screenshots...
  • Red Hat (RHT) to Report Q2 Earnings: Will it Beat Estimates?
    We expect Red Hat Inc. RHT to beat expectations when it reports fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Sep 25.
  • Needle Action Activity Spotted in Enbridge Inc (ENB) and Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • Fedora 27 Beta Hit By A Second Delay
    Last week it was decided to delay the Fedora 27 beta due to bugs while this week they've been forced to delay the release a second time. The first beta delay wasn't too bad as the F27 schedule already had a built-in "rain date", in acknowledging Fedora's frequent release delays. But today a second unplanned delay is pushing back F27 Beta by at least one more week. This will now also push back the Fedora 27 final release by at least one week.
  • Fedora 27 Beta status is NO-GO
  • News: The new Krita 3.3.0

Security: Apple's Betrayal, Intel ME Back Doors Backfire, and Optionsbleed

  • iOS 11 Muddies WiFi and Bluetooth Controls
    Turning WiFi and Bluetooth off is often viewed as a good security practice. Apple did not rationalize these changes in behavior.
  • How To Hack A Turned-Off Computer, Or Running Unsigned Code In Intel Management Engine
    Intel Management Engine is a proprietary technology that consists of a microcontroller integrated into the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) microchip with a set of built-in peripherals. The PCH carries almost all communication between the processor and external devices; therefore Intel ME has access to almost all data on the computer, and the ability to execute third-party code allows compromising the platform completely. Researchers have been long interested in such "God mode" capabilities, but recently we have seen a surge of interest in Intel ME. One of the reasons is the transition of this subsystem to a new hardware (x86) and software (modified MINIX as an operating system) architecture. The x86 platform allows researchers to bring to bear all the power of binary code analysis tools.
  • Optionsbleed: Don’t get your panties in a wad
    To be honest, this isn’t the first security concern you’ve run in to, and it isn’t the first security issue you’re vulnerable to, that will remain exploitable for quite some time, until after someone you rely on fixed the issue for you, meanwhile compromising your customers. [...] Is it a small part of the SSL public key? A small part of the web request response? A chunk of the path to the index.php? Or is it a chunk of the database password used? Nobody knows until you get enough data to analyse the results of all data. If you can’t appreciate the maths behind analysing multiple readings of 8 arbitrary bytes, choose another career. Not that I know what to do and how to do it, by the way.

OSS: Puppet Acquires Distelli, Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection, Fake List of Open Source Companies, and Open Source Summit

  • Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings
    Puppet, the open source company that markets cloud-native software management tools, has acquired startup Distelli. Based in Seattle, Distelli offers a software as a service platform used by developers to build, test, and deploy code written in any language to any server, including cloud platforms. This is an obvious good match, as both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker. "Today, a company's success is predicated on how quickly and successfully it can deliver new experiences to customers through software," Puppet's CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, said in a statement. "Automation makes world-class application delivery straightforward for every enterprise, not just for companies born in the cloud. Together with Distelli, we are bringing a comprehensive solution for orchestrating and automating the entire software delivery lifecycle, from infrastructure, all the way up through containers."
  • Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking
    Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10.3 or later. It comes with support for Apple's recently launched iOS 11 operating system, as well as tracking protection, which is enabled by default in the private browsing mode to automatically block third-party trackers in an attempt to increase browsing speed.
  • 35 Top Open Source Companies [Ed: Easy to see that this list will be a 'scam' when the company listed in number one is Adobe. It has even listed Black Duck as "Open Source Company". It’s PROPRIETARY and ANTI-FOSS.]
  • Open Source Summit in Los Angeles: Day 1 in 5 Minutes
    Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles was packed with keynotes, technical sessions, and special presentations, including a conversation with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. In case you couldn't make it, CodePop.com's Gregg Pollack has put together some short videos recapping highlights of the event.