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Story Raspberry Pi Nows Run Any Ubuntu, but not GNOME, KDE, Unity Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Google Adds New "Chell" Chromebook & New Coreboot Graphics Library Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:40pm
Story Lumina Desktop 0.8.7 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Solu Mini-PC Taps Linux for Organic Cloud UI Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:29pm
Story SUSE Offers Beta Preview of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:22pm
Story How OpenStack's Project Navigator aims to steer users' cloud choices Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:20pm
Story Raspberry Pi eyes Internet of Things expansion with customised, mass-produced boards Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Rugged vehicle-PC runs Linux on dual-core 5th Gen Core Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:09pm
Story Linux / Open Source on Churches Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 7:08pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2015 - 6:54pm

Apache loses Java showdown vote to Oracle

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theregister.co.uk: The Apache Software Foundation – one of tech's most influential open-source groups – is closer to quitting Java's governing body after losing a stand-off vote against Oracle on Java.

Opensuse 11.4 (M4) Screenshots tour

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unixmen.com: OpenSUSE project released the fourth of six milestones in the development of openSUSE 11.4. Milestone 4 (M4) brings a wide range of updates, both major and minor. Kernel 2.6.37rc3 is the basis of M4, including the famous “200 line” per tty task groups patch to improve desktop interactivity, and featuring the removal of the so-called ‘Big Kernel Lock’ that will improve scalability.

Linux Mint 10 review

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Hot on the heels of Ubuntu 10.10, the Linux Mint project announced the release of Mint 10 code-named Julia. Dmitri Popov takes a look at what the new version of this polished and user friendly Linux distro has to offer

Three middleweights

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: In that sense, here are three distros that I would call “middleweights:” Too big to compete with us lowly basement dwellers, but not necessarily in the same bracket as the juggernauts out there.

Top 3 Application Menu Alternatives for Ubuntu

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Software

techdrivein.com: I didn't had any problem with the default menu application I have in my Ubuntu. That was until I tried other application menus available out there. Here is a collection of 3 simple application menu alternatives you should give a try in your Ubuntu.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Goodbye Fedora 12
  • If Web Browsers Were Celebrities..
  • Official Ubuntu Advertising Team is Now Alive
  • A new data set from Firefox reveals our browsing habits
  • maddog the catalyst
  • Linux and Windows Integration
  • ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee
  • Playing SuperTuxKart – A Free 3d kart racing game in Ubuntu
  • Oracle talks up Solaris 11 Unix release
  • A week in the life of a KDE e.V. board member
  • ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Open Source Way
  • Firefox 4 offers silent add-on updates
  • How Red Hat democratized our corporate citizenship program
  • Microsoft, Attachmate and Novell's Linuxy Ménage à Trois
  • New Scientific Linux 6 Alpha Is Out
  • Huawei Joins Linux Foundation
  • Supreme Court Case Could Affect Developers' Secondary Patent Liability
  • Latest Opera snapshot
  • digiKam Tricks 1.3 Released
  • Gentoo Interview with Vilhelm von Ehrenheim
  • id software job
  • Gentoo becomes Open Invention Network licensee
  • Screenshot Tour of Diaspora

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Enable “Mark All Upgrades” in Synaptic in Mint
  • Script of the Week: Backup Types in Bash
  • Collection of basic Linux Firewall iptables rules
  • Text Frames in Scribus
  • How to block, lock, or deny access to a user into Linux
  • How To Setup Email Alerts on Linux Using Gmail or SMTP
  • Tips for Securely Using Temporary Files in Linux Scripts
  • Linux Command Sequences in Bash
  • Opensuse Building VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
  • How to join together several Flash video (flv) files

State of the Debian-Ubuntu relationship

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Linux
Ubuntu

raphaelhertzog.com: The relationship between Debian and Ubuntu has been the subject of many vigorous debates over the years, ever since Ubuntu’s launch in 2004. Six years later, the situation has improved.

The Clockwork Man & The Hidden World Released For Linux

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: At the turn of the century, in an alternate timeline, steam-powered technology has become dominant in almost all walks of life. Join Miranda Calomy, and her robot, Sprocket, on a journey through this world of wondrous science!

Books I Want

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Software
  • 12 Best MySQL Database Books for Your Library
  • Perl Books I Want
  • New Drupal Book - Drupal Web Services

Brazilian Teachers to get Mandriva Linux

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MDV

mandriva.com: The Brazilian government education authority has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running Mandriva Linux for educational use nationwide. Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students’ education.

The End of KOffice, The End of KDE?

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KDE

itworld.com: Here's some interesting news: KOffice, as a brand name, no longer exists. And with that change, I can't help but wonder if we are soon going to be looking at the end of the KDE name, as well.

Also: KDE Announces the Calligra Suite

4 Reasons to Try LibreOffice

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LibO

pcworld.com: Many of the major Linux distributions will be replacing OpenOffice with LibreOffice once the final release is available, so there's no better time to check out the new software. Here are just a few reasons why you should.

Netbook Operating Systems

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Linux

linuxforu.com: A modern netbook is likely to have 150 GB of disk space, 1 GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1024×800, and a wide range of connectivity options. It can hardly be called a minimalist device. Invariably, it will also be double the weight of the original EEEPC 701!

Choosing the right Linux distribution is key to success

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Linux

techrepublic.com: This past week, I had a frustrating reminder of a lesson I learned long ago…but let slip away out of either arrogance or stubbornness. That lesson is that choosing the right distribution is the first (and most important) key to success when deploying the Linux operating system.

Quick Look: Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers

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Linux
Gaming

eyeonlinux.com: This week I decided to take a look at Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers. Linux is not famous for gaming; gaming has actually been the Achilles heel of Linux. Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers strives to make gaming a bit more visible and accessible in Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 383

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop edition
  • News: CentOS 6, ten years of KNOPPIX, Ubuntu Unity coverage, openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Questions and answers: Why is Debian "out-of-date"?
  • Released last week: Vine Linux 5.2, Superb Mini Server 1.5.4
  • Donations: Mageia receives €350.00
  • New additions: GnackTrack
  • New distributions: LibreWRT, Newtoos
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu 10.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.6.5: A Competitive Race

phoronix.com: As the Phoronix Test Suite builds many of its tests from source, with this article we compared the results of both Mac OS X 10.6.5 and Ubuntu 10.10 when using their stock compilers (as found in the latest version of Xcode for Mac OS X and within the Maverick package repository for Ubuntu 10.10).

Linux Desktop and Google in 2011

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OS
Linux
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Security: VPNFilter, Encryption in GNU/Linux, Intel CPU Bug Affecting rr Watchpoints

  • [Crackers] infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

    VPNFilter—as the modular, multi-stage malware has been dubbed—works on consumer-grade routers made by Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, TP-Link, and on network-attached storage devices from QNAP, Cisco researchers said in an advisory. It’s one of the few pieces of Internet-of-things malware that can survive a reboot. Infections in at least 54 countries have been slowly building since at least 2016, and Cisco researchers have been monitoring them for several months. The attacks drastically ramped up during the past three weeks, including two major assaults on devices located in Ukraine. The spike, combined with the advanced capabilities of the malware, prompted Cisco to release Wednesday’s report before the research is completed.

  • Do Not Use sha256crypt / sha512crypt - They're Dangerous

    I'd like to demonstrate why I think using sha256crypt or sha512crypt on current GNU/Linux operating systems is dangerous, and why I think the developers of GLIBC should move to scrypt or Argon2, or at least bcrypt or PBKDF2.

  • Intel CPU Bug Affecting rr Watchpoints
    I investigated an rr bug report and discovered an annoying Intel CPU bug that affects rr replay using data watchpoints. It doesn't seem to be hit very often in practice, which is good because I don't know any way to work around it. It turns out that the bug is probably covered by an existing Intel erratum for Skylake and Kaby Lake (and probably later generations, but I'm not sure), which I even blogged about previously! However, the erratum does not mention watchpoints and the bug I've found definitely depends on data watchpoints being set. I was able to write a stand-alone testcase to characterize the bug. The issue seems to be that if a rep stos (and probably rep movs) instruction writes between 1 and 64 bytes (inclusive), and you have a read or write watchpoint in the range [64, 128) bytes from the start of the writes (i.e., not triggered by the instruction), then one spurious retired conditional branch is (usually) counted. The alignment of the writes does not matter, and it's not related to speculative execution.

In Memoriam: Robin "Roblimo" Miller, a Videographer and Free Software Champion

Videographer Robin Roblimo Miller

Robin "Roblimo" Miller was a clever, friendly, and very amicable individual who everyone I know has plenty of positive things to say about. I had the pleasure of speaking to him for several hours about anything from personal life and professional views. Miller was a very knowledgeable person whose trade as a journalist and video producer I often envied. I have seen him facing his critics in his capacity as a journalist over a decade ago when he arranged a debate about OOXML (on live radio). Miller, to me, will always be remembered as a strong-minded and investigative journalist who "did the right thing" as the cliché goes, irrespective of financial gain -- something which can sometimes be detrimental to one's longterm health. Miller sacrificed many of his later years to a cause worth fighting for. This is what we ought to remember him for. Miller was - and always will be - a FOSS hero.

May everything you fought for be fulfilled, Mr. Miller. I already miss you.

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