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Story Here's why the iPhone isn't going to catch up to Android any time soon Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 12:01pm
Story Umeå University computer club supports open source Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:24am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Is Almost Done, but BQ Aquaris Users Must Wait Until Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:17am
Story No, Munich is not considering ditching Linux and going back to Windows Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:13am
Story Happy Birthday Linux, Thank you Linus Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 9:37am
Story Libinput 1.0 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 9:35am
Story KDE, Randa, and Post-Akademy Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:47am
Story Here's How Ubuntu Touch's LibreOffice Document Viewer App Looks Like Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:38am
Story Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for? Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:36am
Story Linux Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:23am

The Dawn Of The Age of Open Source 4.0

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OSS Some say we are entering a new "golden age" of open source. Open Source 4.0

How to Choose a Desktop Linux Distribution

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Linux With all the many reasons to use Linux today--particularly in a business setting--it's often a relatively easy decision to give Windows the boot. What can be more difficult, however, is deciding which of the hundreds of Linux distributions out there is best for you and your business.

Interview with Stormy Peters of The GNOME Foundation

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Interviews In this interview I chat with Stormy Peters about GNOME, Ubuntu and more. I had the opportunity to ask Stormy for an interview during a brief conversation at OSCON earlier this year.

Open-sourcing SETI

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Software The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence got a boost this week with the release of the first open source code from setiQuest.

Native ZFS Is Coming

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  • Native ZFS Is Coming To Linux Next Month
  • LLNL Talks To Us About Their Linux ZFS Port

Debian at 17: As Important as Ever

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Linux It’s hard to believe that Debian has 17 years under its belt, but the project celebrated its 17th birthday on August 16. Though Debian may not be quite as well hyped as other distros, it’s still one of the most important FOSS projects around.

Next Generation of Btrfs Nears Prime Time

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Software Mason said he would like to see Btrfs ultimately replacing existing Linux filesystems like the popular Ext3 and Ext4 systems that are often the default on enterprise Linux distributions.

Also: No Btrfs in Ubuntu 10.10 afterall

Review: Backupninja backups for Linux

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Software When you hear the word “backup,” what do you think? Critical? Complicated? Costly? When you think of backing up Linux desktops or servers what do you think? You don’t? You run screaming? Thankfully that is not necessary. There are tons of tools.

Kontact: How does it compare to the competition?

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Software With all of this talk about KDE 4.5 lately, I thought I should take a moment to mention a tool that hasn’t had much (or any) talk here on Ghacks. That tool is Kontact. But what is Kontact?

Open source media Centre Boxee adds Movie Library

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Movies According to Boxee VP of Marketing Andrew Kippen, the latest public beta adds "the foundations of a new Movie Library to complement the TV Show Library"

Firefox 3.6.9 release candidate rocks up for sturdy testers

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Moz/FF Mozilla pumped out a release candidate version of Firefox 3.6.9 yesterday. The pre-beta update is intended only for brave souls willing and able to have a poke around in the unfinished code.

today's leftovers:

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  • Debian Project News - August 26th
  • Preparing for Ubuntu 10.10 with the Platform Rally
  • Systemd in Gentoo
  • Second update to the Ubuntu Light themes
  • Adobe sucks up to Oracle over FOSS boss gripes
  • Adobe doesn't defend director's pro-open source comments
  • Taking turns as open source bad guys
  • Redmond Doth Protest Too Much
  • A kwick tour of Kubuntu Netbook Edition
  • AWN Update Brings Multiple Docks And Helpers
  • Back to School With Ubuntu?
  • European embedded Linux conference colocates with GStreamer event
  • IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 4 is now available
  • Indian admins love Linux, stuck on Windows

some howtos:

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  • Six things I wish Mom told me (about ssh)
  • Bcache Testing: Throughput
  • How to Create and Extract cpio and tar Archives
  • Securely delete files with secure-delete
  • WeatherPaper puts weather outside onto your desktop inside
  • Google Talk Plugin on Sabayon
  • Using PlayOnLinux to run applications installed by WINE
  • Perl Debugger Tip: A Session Startup File
  • Migrating mail from KMail to Evolution
  • Painless Panorama Stitching in Linux with Hugin

Why Firefox 4 is now the browser to beat

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Moz/FF The latest Firefox beta is a very impressive piece of work, in large part because of its new Panorama feature. It's clearly become the top browser of all. Here's why Chrome, Internet Explorer, and all the rest have a lot of catching up to do.

GNU/Linux - finally it's Free software

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OSS Some ancient source code given away freely by Sun in 1984 turned out to have a non-Free-software licence all these years, upsetting the licensing purity of glibc and everything built with it.

The Top 10 Linux Server Distributions

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Linux You know that Linux is a hot data center server. You know that it saves you money in licensing and maintenance costs. But, what are your options for Linux as a server operating system?

Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling

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Web Remember Diaspora? You’ll be forgiven if you don’t. Since they received a lot of hype as the open-source “Facebook Alternative” this past May, they’ve been quiet. But today they’ve re-emerged with some updates.

Red Hat has the Best Relative Performance

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  • Red Hat has the Best Relative Performance in the Technology Sector
  • Interesting Options Volume for Red Hat
  • Novell misses Q3 revenue and profit targets

Drunken employee pops cap in server

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Hardware An employee of a Salt Lake City mortgage company allegedly got drunk and popped a cap in the firm's $100k server, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

What Will Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like?

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Ubuntu When Canonical broke the news recently that Ubuntu 10.10 will include uTouch 1.0, a multitouch and gesture stack, it caused a flurry of excitement about the Linux release's potential for use in tablets.

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Ubuntu: Logic Supply and Linux 4.15/Linux 4.16

  • Tiny Apollo Lake based mini-PCs run Ubuntu
    Logic Supply unveiled two 116 x 83 x 34mm mini-PCs built around a Celeron N3350: a CL200 with 3x USB ports and a CL210 that doubles memory to 2GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, and adds a second mini-DP and GbE port. Logic Supply announced its smallest mini-PCs to date with CL200 and CL210 models that measure just 116 x 83 x 34mm. The CL200 ships with Ubuntu 16.04 while the more advanced CL210 also offers Windows 10 IoT. Both of these “IoT Edge Device” mini-PCs tap Intel’s dual-core, 1.1GHz Celeron N3350 with 6W TDP from the Apollo Lake generation, and support digital media, data acquisition, automation, and network gateway applications.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Continues Prepping With The Linux 4.15 Kernel
    There were various calls by independent end-users voicing their two cents that Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" should ship with Linux 4.16 instead of Linux 4.15, but that isn't going to happen. In several different places the past few weeks I've seen various remarks made of how "Ubuntu 18.04 should ship with Linux 4.16" on the basis of either better Spectre/Meltdown support, Linux 4.16 will be out in time and neither 4.15 or 4.16 are even LTS releases, better hardware support, or users simply wanting all the goodies in Linux 4.16. But that's simply foolish given Ubuntu 18.04 is being a Long Term Support release and how close the timing ends up being as is.
  • Kernel Team summary: March 21, 2018
    On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository.

Graphics: mesa 17.3.7, mesa 18.0.0-rc5, VGA_Switcheroo and More

  • mesa 17.3.7
    Mesa 17.3.7 is now available.
  • Mesa 17.3.7 Released With A Bunch Of Fixes
    While Mesa 18.0 should finally be out on Friday as the major quarterly update to the Mesa 3D drivers, Mesa 17.3.7 is out today and it's a rather big update for being just another point release to last month's 17.3 series. Last week marked the release candidate of Mesa 17.3.7 with 50+ changes and then on Monday came a second release candidate given all the extra patches.
  • mesa 18.0.0-rc5
    The fifth and final release candidate for Mesa 18.0.0 is now available.
  • Mesa 18.0-RC5 Released, Mesa 18.0 Should Finally Be Out On Friday
    Nearly one and a half months since Mesa 18.0-RC4 and nearly one month since last seeing any Git activity on the "18.0" Mesa Git branch, it's finally been updated today with the availability of Mesa 18.0-RC5. Mesa release manager Emil Velikov announced this long-awaited release candidate today. He says this is the fifth and final release candidate. Given the month plus since the last RC, there are many fixes/changes in this release: In fact, more than 80 changes in total for Mesa 18.0-RC5.
  • Improved VGA_Switcheroo Going Into Linux 4.17
    Google's Sean Paul has sent in the final drm-misc-next pull request to DRM-Next of new feature material for the upcoming Linux 4.17 kernel cycle. Most notable with this final drm-misc-next update is the recent VGA_Switcheroo improvements by Lukas Wunner. This is the device link
  • AMD Posts Open-Source Driver Patches For Vega 12
    It's been a while since last hearing anything about the rumored "Vega 12" GPU but coming out this morning are a set of 42 patches providing support for this unreleased GPU within the mainline Linux kernel. Alex Deucher of AMD's Linux driver team sent out the 42 patches this morning providing initial support for Vega 12 within the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.
  • DXVK Now Has An On-Disk Shader Cache
    DXVK, the exciting project implementing the Direct3D 11 API over Vulkan for Wine gamers, now has an on-disk shader cache.
  • Freedreno's MSM DRM Driver Continues Prepping For Adreno 600 Series Support
    Rob Clark has submitted the MSM DRM driver changes to DRM-Next for the Linux 4.17 kernel for benefiting Qualcomm SoC owners. Changes this cycle for the open-source MSM DRM driver include DSI updates, fixing some race conditions, DebugFS enhancements, MDP5 fixes, and refactoring/prep work for the Adreno 600 series support.
  • NVIDIA's Jetson TK1 Is Being EOL'ed Next Month
    Easily one of our favorite ARM single-board computers ever, the Jetson TK1 from NVIDIA, will be facing retirement next month. A Phoronix reader has tipped us off that NVIDIA has sent out their EOL notice that shipments of the Jetson TK1 developer kits will be ending by the end of April. Following that, it will just live on until distributors run out of their inventory.

Slax Linux Distribution Begins Planning For Its First 2018 Release

Arriving last Christmas was a rejuvenated release of Slax, the long-running, lightweight Linux distribution with its development restarting last year and having shifted from being a Slackware derivative to Debian and moving from KDE to Fluxbox+Compton. Those involved are working on a new Slax release for 2018. Slax lead developer Tomas Matejicek has announced work is underway on the next version of this modern Slax OS with Debian+Fluxbox. Read more Original: Work in progress on next version

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