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Story Here’s how to make your Ubuntu Desktop beautiful Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 7:04pm
Story GNU Creator Labels Windows And OS X As Malware, Trashes IoT Movement Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 6:59pm
Story Let's Talk Solus, the Linux Distribution That Wants to Change the Game Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 6:55pm
Story Fedora 22 Released, See What`s New [Workstation] Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 6:32pm
Story ​SUSE OpenStack Cloud: Any platform, anytime Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 6:16pm
Story Alpine 3.2.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 6:06pm
Story Private Linux cloud server costs $89, streams media too Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 5:50pm
Story Information Exchange Between the Ubuntu Community Council and the Kubuntu Council Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 5:44pm
Story The Five Best Linux-Powered Mini Computers Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 5:05pm
Story The end for Mandriva Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:59pm

Kernel Log: Ceph file system in 2.6.34, kernel and KVM presentations at the CLT2010

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Linux

h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has integrated the Ceph distributed network file system and released the second release candidate of 2.6.34. Torvalds intends to vary the length of the merge window from now on.

Iranian Developers Forced to Rely on Open Source Software

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Gaming

escapistmagazine.com: Developing a current generation game without current generation software sounds like an impossible task - unless you're Fanafzar Game Studios.

GNOME Shell 2.29.1 Arrives w/ New Stuff

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Software

phoronix.com: We are just a few days away from the release of GNOME 2.30 and as such there is a slew of packages being checked in for this final release prior to GNOME 2.32, which will be known as GNOME 3.0.

Understanding viruses in Linux

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: When I started using Linux one of the things that got my attention initially was reading that there were no viruses in Linux, which was quite a departure from Windows ways. I was always curious about that... How could it be?

credativ pre-paid Open Source Support Card leads the market

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Linux

Today, credativ is launching its unique pre-paid Open Source Support Card. Businesses using Linux distributions such as Debian and CentOS stand to benefit from expert support without being tied into a contract, in contrast to other commercial Linux support vendors.

Free Software's Secret Patent Weapon

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Yesterday I was warning about the threat that the super-troll Intellectual Ventures represents. To provide some balance, here's a surprisingly upbeat piece from Samba creator Andrew Tridgell on how to read software patents.

Ubuntu, Buttons, and Democracy

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: When Ubuntu drinks, the free and open source software (FOSS) community gets a hangover. The distribution is so influential that its every development sends echoes rippling through the greater community.

50 Places Linux is Running That You Might Not Expect

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Linux

focus.com: It was not long ago when Microsoft Windows had a tight stranglehold on the operating system market. Linux is hovering just beneath 1% of the overall market share in operating systems. And although that might sound like a small number, Linux is far more than just a fringe OS.

Educating the telcos on being open

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OSS

If somebody writes a book with “open” and “mobile” in the title I pretty much have to read it. Though you can buy a paper copy of Open | Mobile on Amazon you can also download a free PDF from the authors’ site — which is what I did.

More here...

There Is Still No Open Source Software Market

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OSS

seekingalpha.com: There is no ‘Open Source Business Model.’
There is no ‘open source market.’

Indie Gamers See The Linux Market

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Gaming

linuxlock.blogspot: I'm not much of a gamer. Sure, I've played all the repository shooters...bloody chunks flying and monsters galore. I have a short attention span...mostly because I suck at shooter games. I just don't play them often. But every now and then, one game catches my eye.

Will Red Hat Stay Red Hot?

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Linux

minyanville.com: Shares of Red Hat (RHT) have been red hot this past year. But can the momentum be kept up? That’s the big question.

Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS. Nodes 1 and 2 (replication1) as well as 3 and 4 (replication2) will mirror each other, and replication1 and replication2 will be combined to one larger storage server (distribution). Basically, this is RAID10 over network. If you lose one server from replication1 and one from replication2, the distributed volume continues to work. The client system (CentOS 5.4 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver With The FirePro V8750

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month AMD rolled out a new workstation graphics card driver, which is effectively the same Catalyst driver used by the consumer-oriented Radeon graphics cards but with greater testing and certification for the ATI workstation offerings.

What Does That Server Really Serve?

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OSS

gnu.org: On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.

Compressed File Systems on Linux

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Linux

raditha.com/blog: Perhaps the title should have been; ‘the lack of a suitable compressed file system on linux’. A compressed file system in this case refers to a setup where the files are saved on the disk in a predefined compressed format (such as gzip or bzip2). When you read from those files they will be automatically decompressed by the file system.

Lucid vision

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: THE first beta version of Ubuntu 10.4, also known as Lucid Lynx, was released last Friday, giving me enough time to download a copy of the new Linux distribution over the weekend and install it on my Acer netbook.

Firefox 3.6.2 closes critical security hole

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: The Mozilla Foundation has released version 3.6.2 of its open source Firefox web browser. The developers say that, in addition to other holes, the most important vulnerability closed in Firefox 3.6.2 is a critical hole known since February.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Compiz cube and your icons
  • BAR - Backup archiver program
  • Bursting with reports to deliver? Here’s a tool for you
  • Lucid Lynx beta boasts social networking features
  • Open source finds its way into CFD trading
  • The Difficulties of Unwritten Community Standards
  • XtreemOS 2.1: Linux for the Grid
  • Saint Tim Berners-Lee
  • How a Couple of ex-Microsoft Guys Built An Open Source Powerhouse
  • OData Client goes Open Source
  • muscle memory
  • Going Linux - Mar 22: #097 - Linux and Cloud Computing
  • redirect requests to domain names without www to www.domain.tld
  • Radeon 3D Performance: Gallium3D vs. Classic Mesa
  • New brush in Krita: Softbrush
  • UK government’s open source commitment words not deeds
  • Tim Berners Lee gets $30 million for web studies
  • Five Must-Have Chrome Extensions
  • Red Hat Inc. Call Buying Spikes Ahead of Earnings
  • Demand grows for SQL and Linux skills
  • Need for Open Source Developers Continues to Increase

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Monitor your network with iptraf
  • Using the BSNL 3G Data Card on Linux
  • Solving typical problems of BCM4312 802.11b/g
  • Preparing Ubuntu Server for hosting Drupal sites
  • Klavaro - Typing Tutor on Linux
  • Aircel GPRS with Linux and Bluetooth
  • Patching the kernel: step by step approch
  • Gnome Gmail = Gmail + Gnome
  • KDE 4.4.1 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Drupal 6 Performance Optimization
  • How to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 on Linux
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today's leftovers

Software: GIMP, VLC, Cryptsetup, Caprine, KWin and NetworkManager

  • GIMP 2.9.8 Open-Source Image Editor Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing
    GIMP 2.9.8, a development version towards the major GIMP 2.10 release, was announced by developer Alexandre Prokoudine for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released
    Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. For a complete list of changes please see NEWS.
  • It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon
    VLC 3.0 is something we've been looking forward to for years and it's looking like that big multimedia player update could be released very soon. Thanks to Phoronix reader Fran for pointing out that VLC 3.0 release candidates have begun to not much attention. VLC 3.0 RC1 was tagged at the end of November and then on Tuesday marked VLC 3.0 RC2 being tagged, but without any official release announcements.
  • cryptsetup 2.0.0
  • Cryptsetup 2.0 Released With LUKS2 Format Support
    A new major release is available of Cryptsetup, the user-space utility for dealing with the DMCrypt kernel module for setting up encrypted disk volumes. Cryptsetup 2.0.0 is notable in that it introduces support for the new on-disk LUKS2 format but still retaining support for LUKS(1). The LUKS2 format is security hardened to a greater extent, more extensible than LUKS, supports in-place upgrading from LUKS, and other changes.
  • Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App
    There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the future of how we live and interact. With Facebook, We can connect, communicate with one another, instantly share our memories, photos, files and even money to anyone, anywhere in the world. Even though Facebook has its own official messenger, some tech enthusiasts and developers are developing alternative and feature-rich apps to communicate with your buddies. The one we are going to discuss today is Caprine. It is a free, elegant, open source, and unofficial Facebook messenger desktop app built with Electron framework.
  • KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So Fast It Causes Problems
    It turns out that if firing up KDE's KWin Wayland compositor without XWayland support, it can start up so fast that it causes problems. Without XWayland for providing legacy X11 support to KDE Wayland clients, the KWin compositor fires up so fast that it can cause a crash in their Wayland integration as KWin's internal connection isn't even established... Yep, Wayland compositors are much leaner and cleaner than the aging X Server code-base that dates back 30+ years, granted most of the XWayland code is much newer than that.
  • NetworkManager Picks Up Support For Intel's IWD WiFi Daemon & Meson Build System
    NetworkManager now has support for Intel's lean "IWD" WiFi daemon. IWD is a lightweight daemon for managing WiFi devices via a D-Bus interface and has been in development since 2013 (but was only made public in 2016) and just depends upon GCC / Glibc / ELL (Embedded Linux Library).

Linux Foundation: Servers, Kubernetes and OpenContrail

  • Many cloud-native hands try to make light work of Kubernetes
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). The technology needs all the untangling, simplifying fingers it can get. This is also why most in the community are happy to tamp down their competitive instincts to chip away at common difficulties. “You kind of have to,” said Michelle Noorali (pictured), senior software engineer at Microsoft and co-chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America & Europe 2017. “These problems are really hard.”
  • Leveraging NFV and SDN for network slicing
    Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail's SDN codebase to Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks has announced its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualisation platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail provides both software-defined networking (SDN) and security features and has been deployed by various organisations, including cloud providers, telecom operators and enterprises to simplify operational complexities and automate workload management across diverse cloud environments.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail’s codebase to Linux Foundation, advances cloud approach
    Juniper Networks plans to move the codebase for its OpenContrail open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud to the Linux Foundation, broadening its efforts to drive more software innovations into the broader IT and service provider community. The vendor is hardly a novice in developing open source platforms. In 2013, Juniper released its Contrail products as open sourced and built a user and developer community around the project. To drive its next growth phase, Juniper expanded the project’s governance, creating an even more open, community-led effort.
  • 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview
    The annual Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and The Linux Foundation reveals a lot about prospects for open source professionals and hiring activity in the year ahead. In this year’s report, 86 percent of tech professionals said that knowing open source has advanced their careers. Yet what happens with all that experience when it comes time for advancing within their own organization or applying for a new roles elsewhere?