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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 1:01pm
Story OSS Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:59pm
Story GSoC Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:56pm
Story Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition to Launch in Europe Soon, but Not for Everyone Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:31pm
Story Cinnamon 2.6 Is a Massive Update with Better Loading Times and 40% Less CPU Usage Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:26pm
Story BQ And Canonical Launch The Second Ubuntu Phone Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:16pm
Story Guy Builds Amazing Custom Smart Alarm Clock Powered by Linux Kernel 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:11pm
Story Developer Wants to Revive Fedora Linux for the MIPS Architecture Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:07pm
Story Open source and Apple: The nagging nausea Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 12:05pm
Story Arch Linux's AUR Will Be Migrated to a Git-Based Platform Starting June 8 Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2015 - 11:47am

Q&A with Jim Zemlin

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Linux
Interviews

crunchgear.com: Today marks the start of the fourth annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. I exchanged emails with Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, about the Summit, and the state of Linux in general.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 3

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Software

lcorg.blogspot.com: In this installment, we are going to look at a couple of commands that have been updated in bash 4.x

Oracle Tries to Reassure the Open Source Community, But They Aren't Buying

networkworld.com: With the open source community seriously doubting Oracle's commitment to open source software, Oracle tried to smooth over some ruffled feathers by announcing a new release of MySQL Cluster server today.

How to Effectively Boost Firefox Browsing Speed

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Moz/FF

linux.bihlman.com: Mozilla is one of the best browsers on the entire internet world at the moment. You may need to boost the speed of your Mozilla browser sometimes. Follow the Firefox tweaks below to enhance the speed of the browser.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5:

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Milestone 5 (of 7), a snapshot of the Factory “work in progress” build, leading up to openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download.

PowerPC and KDE fans rejoice

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KDE
Software

opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Here is a new build with some very nice fixes for PowerPC and our initial work on KDE 4 integration.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • (Yet) Another redesign of Nautilus
  • Best Ubuntu System Cleaners
  • OLPC’s Negroponte Honored by Lego Group
  • MeeGo Linux coming to netbooks, smartbooks soon
  • "WarGames" IMSAI 8080 Computer Up for Sale
  • Big Data open-source duo united under Apache
  • Gammu - Cellular manager for various mobile phones/modems
  • Oracle reasserts commitment to MySQL with new release
  • Psystar - The November 12, 2009 Hearing Transcript

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy DNS wildcard setup for local domains using dnsmasq
  • Exploiting a kernel NULL dereference
  • Monitor system Status with saidar in ubuntu / debian Linux
  • Shared Library Issues In Linux
  • How to Convert FLV (YouTube/Flash Videos) to MPEG in Linux
  • Bash HISTCONTROL, control bash history command
  • Gprof for Benchmarking C and C++ code
  • PDF Export in OpenOffice.org
  • tshark: perform filters to rip out a pcap from a large pcap
  • Diffuse - Graphical tool for comparing and merging text files
  • Qmail per domain concurrency
  • Containers vs. Hypervisors: Choosing the Best Virtualization Technology
  • Make scp command work with cronjob
  • How to get required BIOS information from Linux
  • Alien Arena on netbook

Apache.org hit by targeted XSS attack, passwords compromised

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Software
Security
Web

blogs.zdnet.com: Combining a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability with a TinyURL redirect, hackers successfully broke into the infrastructure for the open-source Apache Foundation in what is being described as a “direct, targeted attack.”

Choosing The Best Linux Filesystem For Your PC

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: If you’re a Linux user, you’ve likely been asked at some point if you want Ext3, Ext4, XFS, ReiserFS, Btrfs, or one of many other filesystem acronyms. This choice confuses new and old users alike, and like all software, the options change as technology improves.

Antix M8.5 for Lite Computers is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: 9 months since the release of antiX-M8.2, the antiX-team announce that antiX MEPIS 8.5 'Marek Edelman' - a fast, light, flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing - is now available.

Fedora 13 Beta – Installation Screenshots

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Linux

henriksen-rom.com: Here is my first screen shots from the first installation of Fedora 13 Beta. And my first bug experience with Fedora 13 Beta.

Aaron Seigo on the Future of KDE

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KDE
Interviews

itmanagement.earthweb.com: No one is better qualified to talk about the state of the KDE desktop than Aaron Seigo. A former member of the board of KDE e.V, the German non-profit that oversees the project, Seigo is a lead developer on the desktop. Last weekend, I interviewed him at the Calgary Open Source Systems Festival, COSSFest, in front of an audience, on where KDE is today and where it is heading.

Advantage: Red Hat

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Linux software company Red Hat is in the enviable position of benefitting from several near-term trends in the information technology industry, according to an analyst who recently initiated coverage of the Raleigh-based business.

The Joy of Betas: Fedora 13 Beta Released Today

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: "Beta" may not be my favorite word in the English language, but it's in the top 100. To some folks, beta may mean "not quite ready for prime time," but to me it means it's time to start enjoying a slew of new features. This is especially true with the Fedora 13 beta released today.

Fedora tempts fate with Apollo 13 beta

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: If thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number, why tempt the Fates and launch the beta of a thirteenth version of a product on the thirteenth of the month - and on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon, which damned near killed its three astronauts?

Also: Fedora 13 - Ubuntu's smart but less attractive cousin

Fedora 13 beta released with goodies

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Linux

networkworld.com: The popular Linux distribution, Fedora 13, has been released to its final beta and is chock full of features for enterprise use. Code-named Goddard, the beta version was released on Tuesday with the final version slated for May 18.

KDE KDM Vulnerability Elevation of Privilage

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KDE
Security

freetechie.com: Sebastian Krahmer from the SUSE Security team has found a vulnerability in KDM which will allow a local user to elevate their privileges to root access.

New Site Launch: LinuxExchange.org

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Web

jeremy.linuxquestions.org: I’m happy to announce that I just launched a new site: LinuxExchange

From Dapper To Lucid, Four Years Of Ubuntu Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Now we have our assortment of system benchmarks to publish from the Long-Term Support releases of Ubuntu 6.06.1, Ubuntu 8.04.4, and an Ubuntu 10.04 development snapshot. In this article, we are looking at how Ubuntu's performance has evolved over the past four years.

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today's leftover

  • DXVK Is Making Some Steadfast Progress In Running Direct3D 11 Over Vulkan
    Last month on Phoronix I featured the DXVK project that's working to implement Direct3D 11 over Vulkan (not to be confused with VK9 as the separate effort to get D3D9 over Vulkan). This project is making a surprising amount of progress in its early stages.
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  • Librsvg moves to Gitlab
    Librsvg now lives in GNOME's Gitlab instance. You can access it here. Gitlab allows workflows similar to Github: you can create an account there, fork the librsvg repository, file bug reports, create merge requests... Hopefully this will make it nicer for contributors.
  • Debsources now in sources.debian.org
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  • Ubucon Europe 2018 Ubuntu Conference Announced for 27-29 April in Xixón, Spain
    The organizers of the Ubucon Europe conference for Ubuntu Linux users, contributors and developers announced the official dates next year's Ubucon Europe 2018 event. Don't pack your bags just yet for the next Ubuntu conference, but at least you should mark your calendars for April 27, 28, and 29 of 2018, when the Ubucon Europe 2018 conference will take place. Where? The event will be held in Spain this time, in the city of Xixón, at the municipal facilities of Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. "Ubucon Europe 2018 will be held this year in Xixón, Spain on 27, 28 and 29 April 2018 in the Spanish city of Xixón at the municipal facilities of the Antiguo Instituto. For further information please write to ubuconeurope2018 AT gmail.com," wrote the organizers in a tweet earlier this morning.
  • #13: (Much) Faster Package (Re-)Installation via Binaries
  • RVowpalWabbit 0.0.10

Ataribox and Chromebooks

  • Ataribox preorders and crowdfunding campaign open on December 14
    Atari will start taking preorders for its Ataribox game console starting December 14. The New York company will also start its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo at that time. In an email blast, Atari said, “We at Atari are thrilled to introduce you to our first new gaming hardware in over 20 years. Welcome to Ataribox. Preorders will officially open on December 14, 2017. Our community is the absolute backbone of Atari, and we’d like to offer our earliest supporters a chance to grab Ataribox at an exclusive discount. Keep an eye on that inbox for your chance to order yours.”
  • Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops
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