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Is it time to MeeGo?

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Linux
  • Is it time to MeeGo?
  • MeeGo Linux: a toddle too far
  • MeeGo tablets on parade at Computex

Mueller calls OIN a scam

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OSS

zdnet.com: Florian “Floyd” Mueller of Fosspatents has found a new windmill to tilt at — the Open Invention Network.

Spotlight on Linux: Slackware Linux 13.1

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Slack

linuxjournal.com: People sometimes ask which distribution to try if they want to learn how Linux works. Common answers are Gentoo, Arch, or Debian. However, I disagree. Each of these distros teach users their particular brand of Linux. There's only one truly pure Linux, and that is Slackware.

If Mono innovates then I’m the King of Canada

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pwnage.ca: The SD times has announced their ‘SD Times 100‘ for 2010. The SD Times recognizes top leaders and innovators of the software development industry. However upon looking at the list you’ll see two names that stick out like sore thumb: ‘Microsoft‘ and the ‘Mono Project‘.

Hands-on with the Kno tablet

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Linux
Hardware

news.cnet.com: While the iPad is the device that everyone is talking about, another tablet made its debut at D: All Things Digital on Wednesday.

Usability Comparison: Five PC Operating Systems Compared

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Linux
Microsoft

g33q.co.za: Most Operating systems are very good these days. Primary focus for the Desktop Computer should be ease of use, or so you’d hope. I take five Operating Systems and compare them using six tasks that most users will need to do at least once a week. Here is how they did.

Live for Speed - Absolute perfection!

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Great computers games are like love at first sight. The moment you power on the game, you know it's something different and you know you're going to love it. This is what happened to me with Live For Speed.

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring RC2

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: As announced previously, here comes the last development release for Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. This is essentially a bug fix release. Again isos are available on all public mirrors:

TurboPrint: A "free" app worth paying for?

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Software

By the time you read this my 30-day free trial of TurboPrint will have expired. What’s that, you say? They charge for Linux software now? Actually, makers of free software have always been able to do that.

Fedora 13 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Benchmarks

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Linux
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Fedora 13 was released last week with a number of new features, but how does its performance compare to that of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, which was released a month earlier? Using the 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Fedora 13 we tested them independently.

Preview: Pardus 2009.2 Release Candidate

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: The release of Linux Pardus 2009.2 is near so I wanted to give the Beta a run and see what's new.

A CEO’s Look at Fedora 13 “Goddard”

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Linux

Jim Whitehurst: I’ve been a Fedora fan for years now and have used it at home long before I joined Red Hat. I look forward to May and October to see what’s the new bleeding edge, and I continue to be impressed by the innovation the Fedora community delivers.

Distro Hoppin`: Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5

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itlure.com: With the summer, a particularly geeky flower evolved into a new, improved one: Parsix GNU/Linux has reached version 3.5 and promises to be better than ever.

June 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the June 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.

Technologies and 2011 as the year of Linux – The underpinnings of success

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Linux

jedibeeftrix.wordpress: The first and most frequent point of contact between the user and their computer is the Desktop Environment (DE), the aggregation of icons, windows, toolbars, folders, wallpapers, shortcuts and desktop widgets, themed and styled in a given way to create a distinctive graphical user interface (GUI).

Novell releases netbook SUSE Linux

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SUSE

theinquirer.net: VANQUISHER OF SCO Novell, which is seeing off a buyout from a vulture capitalist fund, has annouced it will release a SUSE flavour of Meego that is a fully supported Linux operating system for netbooks.

Sourceforge eats its open-source dogfood

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news.cnet.com: You might not recognize the name Geeknet, but you probably know its popular tech sites such as Sourceforge, Slashdot, Ohloh, Think Geek, Freshmeat, and the recently acquired Geek.com.

Review: PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE – With Screenshots

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PCLOS

g33q.co.za: I used to be an avid PCLOS user. 2007 to 2008 I swore by it. It was THE distro for installing on PC’s. It supported codecs out of the box, worked when Ubuntu would not, and was quicker. I decided to take a look at the newest release of PCLOS this week.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (V): Options Galore
  • Are open-source foundations still relevant?
  • Open source governance in your organization
  • Tuxera exFAT Now Available for Android and Linux
  • Ogmtools & Openjpeg-tools
  • MeeGo has a coming out party
  • Coding? One size doesn’t fit all …
  • Evolution of GNU, Linux System
  • KDM fail at boot with NVidia cards - and no one try to fix it?
  • Novell Remains Committed to MeeGo
  • why Debian for scientific computing: a case study
  • Osd-lyrics - Best lyrics Finder tool Ever
  • Australia's fasted Linux computer
  • Roll Your Own

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Installer can't find my SATA Drive
  • Using Configuration Files With Shell Scripts
  • Turn Your Ubuntu Lucid to Mac OS X
  • How to Browse Without a Trace with an Ubuntu Live CD
  • Visual File Diff with Vimdiff – It Does Make a Difference!
  • Algorithmic Music Composition With Linux, Part 1
  • Install mod_spamhaus Apache module to fight comment spam
  • How to pre-upgrade Fedora 13
  • Cloudera Desktop and Hadoop Distribution on ArchLinux
  • Lock version via aptitude
  • Conditional execution
  • ACPI related Linux kernel parameters
  • Avant Window Navigator For Ubuntu Linux
  • Copy partitions on your system with Partimage
  • FatRat Awesome Download Manager For Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ada mode for GNU Emacs and XEmacs
  • Creating an Animatic Using Audacity and Kino
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Fedora: Updated F27 Live ISOs, Synergy 2.0, Bodhi 3.2.0, Announcing Flapjack

  • F27-20180112 Updated Live Isos Released
    The Fedora Respins SIG is pleased to announce the latest release of Updated 27 Live ISOs, carrying the 4.14.13-300 kernel.
  • synergy-2.0.0 is in Fedora updates-testing
    I have packed the latest stable version, 2.0.0, for Fedora 27, 26 and EPEL 7. No EPEL 6 update this time as it requires CXX14, which EL6 does not provide.
  • Bodhi 3.2.0 released
  • Announcing Flapjack
    Here’s a post about a tool that I’ve developed at work. You might find it useful if you contribute to any desktop platform libraries that are packaged as a Flatpak runtime, such as GNOME or KDE. Flatpak is a system for delivering desktop applications that was pioneered by the GNOME community. At Endless, we have jumped aboard the Flatpak train. Our product Endless OS is a Linux distribution, but not a traditional one in the sense of being a collection of packages that you install with a package manager; it’s an immmutable OS image, with atomic updates delivered through OSTree. Applications are sandboxed-only and Flatpak-only.
  • Flapjack Helps Developers Work On Components Inside Flatpak

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Latvia's e-health system hit by cyberattack from abroad
    Latvia said its new e-health system was on Tuesday hit by a large-scale cyberattack that saw thousands of requests for medical prescriptions pour in per second from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the European Union. No data was compromised, according to health officials, who immediately took down the site, which was launched earlier this month to streamline the writing of prescriptions in the Baltic state. "It is clear that it was a planned attack, a widespread attack—we might say a specialised one—as it emanated from computers located in various different countries, both inside the European Union and outside Europe," state secretary Aivars Lapins told reporters. "We received thousands of requests in a very short space of time. That's not the normal way the system works," he said, adding that an investigation is under way.
  • Linux Lite Developer Creates Automated Spectre/Meltdown Checker for Linux OSes
    The developer of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution has created a script that makes it easier for Linux users to check if their systems are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. As we reported last week, developer Stéphane Lesimple created an excellent script that would check if your Linux distribution's kernel is patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that have been publicly disclosed earlier this month and put billions of devices at risk of attacks.
  • Purism Releases Meltdown and Spectre Patches for Its Librem Linux Laptops
    Purism, the computer technology company behind the privacy-focused, Linux-based Librem laptops and the upcoming smartphone, released patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities. The company was one of the first Linux OEMs and OS vendor to announce that it's working on addressing both the Meltdown and Spectre security exploits on his Linux laptops. Meltdown and Spectre have been unearthed in early January and they are two severe hardware bugs that put billions of devices at risk of attacks.
  • Facebook Awards Security Researchers $880,000 in 2017 Bug Bounties
    Facebook is hardly a small organization, with large teams of engineers and security professionals on staff. Yet even Facebook has found that it can profit from expertise outside of the company, which is why the social networking giant has continued to benefit from its bug bounty program. In 2017, Facebook paid out $880,000 to security researchers as part of its bug bounty program. The average reward payout in 2017 was $1,900, up from $1,675 in 2016.
  • Multicloud Deployments Create Security Challenges, F5 Report Finds

Arch Linux vs. Antergos vs. Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu Benchmarks

Last week when sharing the results of tweaking Ubuntu 17.10 to try to make it run as fast as Clear Linux, it didn't take long for Phoronix readers to share their opinions on Arch Linux and the request for some optimized Arch Linux benchmarks against Clear Linux. Here are some results of that testing so far in carrying out a clean Arch Linux build with some basic optimizations compared to using Antergos Minimal out-of-the-box, Ubuntu Server, and Clear Linux. Tests this time around were done on the Intel Core i9 7980XE system with ASUS PRIME X299-A motherboard, 4 x 4GB DDR4-3200 Corsair memory, GeForce GTX 750, and Corsair Force MP500 120GB NVMe solid-state drive. The system with 18 cores / 36 threads does make for quick and easy compiling of many Linux packages. Read more

Mozilla Leftovers

  • Making WebAssembly even faster: Firefox’s new streaming and tiering compiler
    People call WebAssembly a game changer because it makes it possible to run code on the web faster. Some of these speedups are already present, and some are yet to come. One of these speedups is streaming compilation, where the browser compiles the code while the code is still being downloaded. Up until now, this was just a potential future speedup. But with the release of Firefox 58 next week, it becomes a reality. Firefox 58 also includes a new 2-tiered compiler. The new baseline compiler compiles code 10–15 times faster than the optimizing compiler.
  • Firefox Telemetry Use Counters: Over-estimating usage, now fixed
    Firefox Telemetry records the usage of certain web features via a mechanism called Use Counters. Essentially, for every document that Firefox loads, we record a “false” if the document didn’t use a counted feature, and a “true” if the document did use that counted feature.
  • Firefox 58 new contributors
  • Giving and receiving help at Mozilla
    This is going to sound corny, but helping people really is one of my favorite things at Mozilla, even with projects I have mostly moved on from. As someone who primarily works on internal tools, I love hearing about bugs in the software I maintain or questions on how to use it best. Given this, you might think that getting in touch with me via irc or slack is the fastest and best way to get your issue addressed. We certainly have a culture of using these instant-messaging applications at Mozilla for everything and anything. Unfortunately, I have found that being “always on” to respond to everything hasn’t been positive for either my productivity or mental health. My personal situation aside, getting pinged on irc while I’m out of the office often results in stuff getting lost — the person who asked me the question is often gone by the time I return and am able to answer.
  • Friend of Add-ons: Trishul Goe
    Our newest Friend of Add-ons is Trishul Goel! Trishul first became involved with Mozilla five years when he was introduced to the Firefox OS smartphone. As a JavaScript developer with an interest in Mozilla’s mission, he looked for opportunities to get involved and began contributing to SUMO, L10n, and the Firefox OS Marketplace, where he contributed code and developed and reviewed apps. After Firefox OS was discontinued as a commercial product, Trishul became interested in contributing to Mozilla’s add-ons projects. After landing his first code contributions to addons.mozilla.org (AMO), he set about learning how to develop extensions for Firefox using WebExtensions APIs. Soon, he began sharing his knowledge by leading and mentoring workshops for extension developers as part of Mozilla’s “Build Your Own Extension” Activate campaign.