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Story DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Encrypted SWAP Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 8:19pm
Story Netrunner 16 'Ozymandias' is here -- the best KDE Linux distro gets better Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 8:04pm
Story 5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros Rianne Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 4:27pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 4:26pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 4:25pm
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Story CentOS 7 Linux Is Now Available for ARM64 (AArch64) Architectures Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 7:58am
Story Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 7:51am
Story NuTyX saravane 15.05 available with cards 1.0 Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 7:33am

Tech Tip: Caffeine for Your Monitor

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Software

geekride.com: I am sure most of the people out there are having trouble with their monitor going to sleep or in screen saver mode while they are watching movies or flash videos on sites like hulu. So, here is the solution.

Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1 is looking good, less brown

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support (LTS) release.

CrossOver Linux 9 review

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Software

pcadvisor.co.uk: One of the most common reasons given for remaining wedded to Microsoft Windows is the absence of a key Windows program on alternative operating systems. But that needn't be the case when you can run Windows programs without the Windows OS.

Simply GNU/Linux 5.0 : An unsung son of ALT Linux

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: ALT Linux ( ALT implies ALT Linux Team ) is one of those undiscovered and non-famous Linux distribution from Russia which lacks the "Pomp, glamour and glory" like other mainstream distributions.

Firefox 3.7 Alpha 3 Released

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: A Mozilla developer preview of Gecko 1.9.3 has been released. The release comes in the form of a nightly build of Firefox 3.7 alpha 3. The new build introduces several new features.

NetworkManager vs wicd vs wpa_gui

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Software

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Here's a quick comparison between a few network control tools for Linux. These tools all give you some sort of network control from the Desktop - a service traditionally provided by daemons and initialization scripts.

Empathy: What a Piece of Garbage

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Software

thelinuxexperiment.com: The Empathy instant messaging client for Gnome is not yet ready to be the default client on your favourite Gnome-based distribution. In fact, I can’t even make it work!

CrunchBang Linux 10 "Alpha 1" Released, Ditches Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

junauza.com: Philip Newborough has announced the development release (Alpha 1) version of CrunchBang Linux 10. For the first time ever, the distro is being built using Debian sources, instead of Ubuntu.

Our Top 10 Reasons To Use Fedora

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Linux

crossbytes.org: Fedora offers the freedom of changing, replacing, modifying each component in the system; without the concern of the system stability being affected.

Novell Rejects Hedge Fund’s Offer

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SUSE
  • Novell Rejects Hedge Fund’s Offer To Take The Company Private For $2 Billion
  • Novell Says $5.75-Share Offer From Elliott Is ‘Inadequate’
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 115 is out
  • SCO vs. Linux: The jury has been informed

Ubuntu Music Store (coming soon!)

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Music Store (coming soon!)
  • Free Software is a democracy, NOT!
  • Ubuntu Dropbox
  • Xubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Beta 1 Screenshots Tour

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Flipping out with Linux
  • Session Management Docklet Coming to Docky
  • Simple OpenOffice.org-based Document Management Solution
  • Comcast Uses Open Source for IPv6 Deployment
  • The open stories from OSBC
  • Firefox zero-day fix set up for 30 March release
  • All This Great Technology Just to Reinvent Television
  • Options Activity for Red Hat Inc
  • Open Season
  • Studying kernel bugs
  • Novell to release Pulse social network for testing
  • Ryan Szrama On Drupal-Based E-Commerce
  • Going Linux: Mar 17: #096 - Computer America #24
  • FLOSS Weekly 113: Simon Phipps
  • Rwanda: SOS Pupils Get 150 Laptops
  • Achron Alpha Build Now For GNU/Linux 64-Bit
  • NVIDIA Releases OpenGL 3.3 Linux Driver
  • Monitor Energy Saver
  • Rethinking Failsafes for Critical Linux Systems
  • Hacker Evolution: Untold Now Available For GNU/Linux
  • Ex-MySQL Chief Marten Mickos Lands New CEO Job

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tweak your Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak
  • A way out of all those Wubi problems
  • Removing the user list from Gnome 2.28 login screen
  • Useful command line little tricks (part 4)
  • Solving pilot-xfer sync problem on Ubuntu/Mint
  • Install Latest Cairo-Dock/update every week in Ubuntu

Open Source is Not a Democracy

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OSS

itworld.com: Design and themes have been a key part of the Linux buy-in for as long as I can remember. In fact, once upon a time, the look and feel of application was actually used as its primary selling point to me.

An Overview of HTML5 and Its Anticipated Features

linux.com: “Standards are as interesting as a Russian Truck,” said Ken Olsen, president and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation, at that time the second largest computer system company in the world.

All-in-one PC has dual-core Atom

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Shuttle announced a compact, all-in-one PC featuring a 15.6-inch touchscreen and a dual-core Intel Atom D510 available with SUSE Linux. The X50V2 includes a 1366 x 768 display, webcam, 4-in-1 card reader, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay, and up to 4GB of RAM.

ArchBang website live

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Linux
Web

pdg86.wordpress: Wow! Can you believe it? Just 2 months back what had started out as a forum thread in Arch Linux Forum, now we have a Website.

Open Source Gets Political

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OSS
  • Open Source Gets Political
  • 2010 Open Source Business Conference – Day Two
  • Open Source Business Models Going to the Core
  • Open source makes another move on Wall Street
  • Open-source innovation: A matter of price?
  • Why Open Source and Operations Matter in Cloud Computing
  • Open Source Business Model Still Relies on Closed Source

Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun

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Ubuntu
  • Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun
  • Ubuntu 10.04 beta1 Screenshot tour
  • The New Ubuntu Linux's five best features
  • All Done With Ubuntu
  • Lubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 Released; Screenshots

Is Wikipedia's "Deletionism" Out of Control?

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Web

ostatic.com/blog: Wikipedia has become famous, or perhaps infamous, for its intolerance of new content. The deletionists are getting renewed attention after proposing that the dwm entry be deleted because it's a a "non-notable window manager."

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Security: Uber, Replacing x86 Firmware, 'IoT' and Chromebook

  • Key Dem calls for FTC to investigate Uber data breach

    A key Democrat is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate a massive Uber breach that released data on 57 million people, as well as the company's delay in reporting the cyber incident.

  • Multiple states launch probes into massive Uber breach
  • Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go

    The problem, Minnich said, is that Linux has lost its control of the hardware. Back in the 1990s, when many of us started working with Linux, it controlled everything in the x86 platform. But today there are at least two and a half kernels between Linux and the hardware. Those kernels are proprietary and, not surprisingly, exploit friendly. They run at a higher privilege level than Linux and can manipulate both the hardware and the operating system in various ways. Worse yet, exploits can be written into the flash of the system so that they persist and are difficult or impossible to remove—shredding the motherboard is likely the only way out.

  • Connected sex-toy allows for code-injection attacks on a robot you wrap around your genitals

    However, the links included base-64 encoded versions of the entire blowjob file, making it vulnerable to code-injection attacks. As Lewis notes, "I will leave you to ponder the consequences of having an XSS vulnerability on a page with no framebusting and preauthed connection to a robot wrapped around or inside someones genitals..."

  • Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty
    For Google’s bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (£75,000) for reporting a critical “persistent compromise” exploit of Google’s Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks. Twelve months on and the same researcher was wired an identical pay out for reporting – yes! – a second critical persistent compromise of Google’s Chrome OS. By this point you might think Google was regretting its 2014 boast that it could confidently double its maximum payout for Chrome OS hacks to $100,000 because “since we introduced the $50,000 reward, we haven’t had a successful submission.” More likely, it wasn’t regretting it at all because isn’t being told about nasty vulnerabilities the whole point of bug bounties?
  • Why microservices are a security issue
    And why is that? Well, for those of us with a systems security bent, the world is an interesting place at the moment. We're seeing a growth in distributed systems, as bandwidth is cheap and latency low. Add to this the ease of deploying to the cloud, and more architects are beginning to realise that they can break up applications, not just into multiple layers, but also into multiple components within the layer. Load balancers, of course, help with this when the various components in a layer are performing the same job, but the ability to expose different services as small components has led to a growth in the design, implementation, and deployment of microservices.

Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Debuts with New Theme Engine and ZFS Integrations

Lumina 1.4.0 is a major release that introduces several new core components, such as the Lumina Theme Engine to provide enhanced theming capabilities for the desktop environment and apps written in the Qt 5 application framework. The Lumina Theme Engine comes with a configuration utility and makes the previous desktop theme system obsolete, though it's possible to migrate your current settings to the new engine. "The backend of this engine is a standardized theme plugin for the Qt5 toolkit, so that all Qt5 applications will now present a unified appearance (if the application does not enforce a specific appearance/theme of it’s own)," said the developer in today's announcement. "Users of the Lumina desktop will automatically have this plugin enabled: no special action is required." Read more

today's leftovers

  • qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client
    qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as well as support for the old Qt 4 framework as Qt 5.5.1 or later is now required to run it on all supported platforms. It also brings a new logo and a new SVG-based icon theme can be easily scaled. Lots of other cosmetic changes are present in this release, and the WebGUI received multiple enhancements.
  • FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape
    Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.10075 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    A new firmware for the Kobo ebook reader came out and I adjusted the mega update pack to use it. According to the comments in the firmware thread it is working faster than previous releases. The most incredible change though is the update from wpa_supplicant 0.7.1 (around 2010) to 2.7-devel (current). Wow.
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly different, and reduced, feature set.
  • 7 Best Android Office Apps To Meet Your Productivity Needs
    Office application is an essential suite that allows you to create powerful spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc., on a smartphone. Moreover, Android office apps come with cloud integration so that you can directly access the reports from the cloud, edit them, or save them online. To meet the productivity need of Android users, the Play Store offers an extensive collection of Android office apps. But, we have saved you the hassle of going through each one of them and provided you a list of the best office apps for Android. The apps that we have picked are all free, although some do have Pro version or extra features available for in-app purchases. You can also refer to this list if you’re looking for Microsoft Office alternatives for your PC.

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