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Story Microsoft Can’t Sell Laptops or Phones Rianne Schestowitz 19/01/2015 - 8:59pm
Story Will Google Glass 2.0 be the next iPod? Rianne Schestowitz 19/01/2015 - 8:52pm
Story PLANNING FOR FEDORA WORKSTATION 22 Rianne Schestowitz 19/01/2015 - 8:28pm
Story Adobe's Photoshop Ditched for Krita at French University Due to Lack of Support Rianne Schestowitz 19/01/2015 - 10:21am
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Story On Linus Torvalds and communities Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2015 - 7:28am
Story Adjusting PulseAudio to play .wav files without distortion Fitzcarraldo 19/01/2015 - 1:13am
Story Developers Close GTK+ Bug in Ubuntu That Allowed Users to Bypass the Lock Screen Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 11:46pm
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5 Best Free/Open-Source Feed Readers (Desktop Clients) for Linux

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junauza.com: Even though there are plenty of good web-based RSS/News readers or aggregators that are available today, a lot of us still prefer to use desktop feed readers.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue #85

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Issue #85 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

How-To: Install OpenOffice 3.1 in Debian 5.0 Lenny

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Debian Lenny comes by default with OpenOffice 2.6.4, but in the meantime OpenOffice 3.1 was released. You can easily install it on your Debian box by using the Debian Lenny backports repository, which is a repository including newer versions of applications than the ones which come by default with Lenny. Just follow the steps below:

How To Install GIMP 2.7 in Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic From a Launchpad PPA

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The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot and read the GIMP 2.7 release notes. Actually, in the following repository, the current version of Gimp is 2.7.1 already. To install it in Ubuntu, just copy & paste the following commands into a terminal to add the Launchpad PPA repository: FULL STORY

Boot Linux on the Beagle Board

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Linux

The Beagle Board is an open-hardware single-board computer that is both inexpensive and capable of running Linux at a reasonable speed. Get to know the Beagle Board, and learn how to get a Linux development environment together on the cheap.

today's leftovers:

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  • Fedora 11 Linux + ATI = Not Happening
  • m4a audio conversion in Linux
  • There’s a rootkit in the closet!
  • Nice iconsets for Gnome
  • Indie netbooks run with the Jackalope
  • Slick Firefox Add-On Does Instant Language Translations of Web Pages
  • The Web (and Ubuntu) Can Make a Difference
  • The Ubuntu Server: Slowly Gaining Acceptance
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Release Candidate 2 (build OOO310_m19) available
  • Microsoft goes Darwinian with evolutionary tree patent
  • So What About Those XML Patents, Anyway?
  • FreeBSD 8 Getting New Routing Architecture
  • A Toolkit of Back to School Open Source Apps
  • New Sugar Web Interface from Paraguay Educa
  • FOSS Licences Wars
  • Testing the new Pidgin ( with google chat / video )
  • I told you so — The expat debacle

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Take screenshots with Shutter
  • Fluxbox and dockapps
  • Quickly launch applications with Kupfer
  • Installing Kuki Linux on the Acer Aspire One
  • HOWTO : Build deb from source on Ubuntu 9.04
  • How to: an introduction to GTK+ treeviews and autocompletion
  • Play videos packed in RAR without extracting them in Linux
  • docks for Linux

Red Hat takes on the recession

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Linux

cnn.com: Remember about five or six years ago when the open source software movement was going to beat the stuffing out of software giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Sun? That hasn't exactly happened.

All Open Source Software is Commercial

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: Commercial open source software projects are open source software projects that are owned by a single firm that derives a direct and significant revenue stream from the software.

Say Hello to 5 VoIP Solutions for Linux

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ostatic.com/blog: Using your computer and a headset to make calls via VoIP seems like a no brainer and there are several applications to choose from that run really well on Linux and are great for personal or small business use. Let's take a look at a few.

The Big Advantage With Linux: Multiple Desktops

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customdistros.com: I decided yesterday to give up working on Windows natively and returning back to my preferred Arch Linux mainly because of one thing. Multiple desktops.

Of course its Political

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: Some people are arguing that GNU/Linux users should stay away from politics and just concentrate on the technical stuff of the operating system. The problem with this is that politics is part of everything we do.

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4 was released last week and with all of its updated packages and changes compared to Ubuntu 9.04, we decided to carry out a fresh round of benchmarks comparing Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4.

Nokia N900 shown off in all its Linux-based loveliness

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crave.cnet.co.uk: Nokia's press department can put up their feet and take the rest of the summer off, because Mobile-review.com has done a bang-up job of launching its new Internet tablet, the Nokia N900.

Ubuntu: Marketing Frustrations

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doctormo.wordpress: I’ve just got home from a nice little Chinese/bar where I was unwinding and I got to chatting with someone and the conversation came to jobs and then to Ubuntu.

Distro life cycles, updates and small business

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: You will notice that some of the 'community' versions of the distros are supported for a much shorter time frame than the paid for company backed versions. There are those who say it is partially a technique employed by the 'sponsoring' company to encourage users to go to the paid versions, particularly in business related areas. I don't know if that is true or not, but I can see how it could appear that way to some folks.

Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (Alpha 4) Overview & Screenshots

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The fourth alpha of Ubuntu 9.10 was released a few days ago and since I covered it earlier in this article, here I'll briefly overview Kubuntu, the KDE-based distribution of Ubuntu. All the screenshots were taken after a complete dist-upgrade, so the software should be completely up-to-date as of today.

64-bit Chrome takes centre stage in Linux land

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Software

theregister.co.uk: According to Chrome developer Dean McNamee, Mountain View’s V8 team has been tinkering with a Chromium Linux 64-bit for several weeks now. V8, in case you were wondering, is the web kingpin’s JavaScript engine.

Ubuntu Linux- A cost below free

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sinaisix.blogspot: A very important factor in the determinant of the success of an OS is its acceptance and adoption by the enterprise world. Ubuntu Linux, over the past several years has made great strides in winning over a lot of home users. The story is different though when it comes to the enterprise world.

Funny Linux Merchandise from Zazzle

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everyjoe.com: Let’s start with amusing Linux merchandise on Zazzle. They have all sorts of stuff like shirts, bumper stickers and stickers in general. Here are some interesting designs.

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Red Hat: Patent 'Promise', Proprietary 'Gifts', Imminent Results, Fedora 27 Delays

  • Red Hat pledges patent protection for 99 per cent of FOSS-ware [Ed: And when Red Hat gets taken over (like Sun and Oracle) this promise will be worthless]
    Red Hat says it has amassed over 2,000 patents and won't enforce them if the technologies they describe are used in properly-licensed open source software. The company's made more or less the same offer since the year 2002, when it first made a “Patent Promise” in order to “to discourage patent aggression in free and open source software.” In 2002 the company didn't own many patents and claimed its non-enforcement promise covered per cent of open source software. The Promise was revised in order to reflect the company's growing patent trove and to spruce up the language it uses to make it more relevant. The revised promise “applies to all software meeting the free software or open source definitions of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative (OSI)”. That verbiage translates into any software licensed on terms the OSI approves on this list, or which meet the Initiative’s definition of open source offered here. Licenses listed by the Free Software Foundation as a free software license at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#SoftwareLicenses also come under the Promise's purview, as do those here as of the date this edition of Our Promise is published.
  • Red Hat Open Source Day rewards with proprietary hardware. For the fourth time
    The above is an excerpt of the 2017 event announcement. Which, as you can see below, will be at least the fourth consecutive one in which Red Hat Italia will award participants with some of the most proprietary devices around. Please note the absence of anything like, e.g. Matchstick, “100% Linux compatible laptop, with Linux preinstalled”, or a Fairphone, in the screenshots...
  • Red Hat (RHT) to Report Q2 Earnings: Will it Beat Estimates?
    We expect Red Hat Inc. RHT to beat expectations when it reports fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Sep 25.
  • Needle Action Activity Spotted in Enbridge Inc (ENB) and Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • Fedora 27 Beta Hit By A Second Delay
    Last week it was decided to delay the Fedora 27 beta due to bugs while this week they've been forced to delay the release a second time. The first beta delay wasn't too bad as the F27 schedule already had a built-in "rain date", in acknowledging Fedora's frequent release delays. But today a second unplanned delay is pushing back F27 Beta by at least one more week. This will now also push back the Fedora 27 final release by at least one week.
  • Fedora 27 Beta status is NO-GO
  • News: The new Krita 3.3.0

Security: Apple's Betrayal, Intel ME Back Doors Backfire, and Optionsbleed

  • iOS 11 Muddies WiFi and Bluetooth Controls
    Turning WiFi and Bluetooth off is often viewed as a good security practice. Apple did not rationalize these changes in behavior.
  • How To Hack A Turned-Off Computer, Or Running Unsigned Code In Intel Management Engine
    Intel Management Engine is a proprietary technology that consists of a microcontroller integrated into the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) microchip with a set of built-in peripherals. The PCH carries almost all communication between the processor and external devices; therefore Intel ME has access to almost all data on the computer, and the ability to execute third-party code allows compromising the platform completely. Researchers have been long interested in such "God mode" capabilities, but recently we have seen a surge of interest in Intel ME. One of the reasons is the transition of this subsystem to a new hardware (x86) and software (modified MINIX as an operating system) architecture. The x86 platform allows researchers to bring to bear all the power of binary code analysis tools.
  • Optionsbleed: Don’t get your panties in a wad
    To be honest, this isn’t the first security concern you’ve run in to, and it isn’t the first security issue you’re vulnerable to, that will remain exploitable for quite some time, until after someone you rely on fixed the issue for you, meanwhile compromising your customers. [...] Is it a small part of the SSL public key? A small part of the web request response? A chunk of the path to the index.php? Or is it a chunk of the database password used? Nobody knows until you get enough data to analyse the results of all data. If you can’t appreciate the maths behind analysing multiple readings of 8 arbitrary bytes, choose another career. Not that I know what to do and how to do it, by the way.

OSS: Puppet Acquires Distelli, Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection, Fake List of Open Source Companies, and Open Source Summit

  • Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings
    Puppet, the open source company that markets cloud-native software management tools, has acquired startup Distelli. Based in Seattle, Distelli offers a software as a service platform used by developers to build, test, and deploy code written in any language to any server, including cloud platforms. This is an obvious good match, as both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker. "Today, a company's success is predicated on how quickly and successfully it can deliver new experiences to customers through software," Puppet's CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, said in a statement. "Automation makes world-class application delivery straightforward for every enterprise, not just for companies born in the cloud. Together with Distelli, we are bringing a comprehensive solution for orchestrating and automating the entire software delivery lifecycle, from infrastructure, all the way up through containers."
  • Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking
    Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10.3 or later. It comes with support for Apple's recently launched iOS 11 operating system, as well as tracking protection, which is enabled by default in the private browsing mode to automatically block third-party trackers in an attempt to increase browsing speed.
  • 35 Top Open Source Companies [Ed: Easy to see that this list will be a 'scam' when the company listed in number one is Adobe. It has even listed Black Duck as "Open Source Company". It’s PROPRIETARY and ANTI-FOSS.]
  • Open Source Summit in Los Angeles: Day 1 in 5 Minutes
    Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles was packed with keynotes, technical sessions, and special presentations, including a conversation with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. In case you couldn't make it, CodePop.com's Gregg Pollack has put together some short videos recapping highlights of the event.