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Story Code Climate open-sources its code-testing tools, launches a command-line interface Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 8:10pm
Story Debian Moves to FFmpeg and Drops Libav Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 8:00pm
Story There Is a Linux Detergent Out There and It's Trademarked Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:57pm
Story The benefits of open source thinking Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:54pm
Story Canonical Closes Devscripts Exploit in Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:38pm
Story Update on Solus Project, One of the Most Interesting Upcoming Operating Systems Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:35pm
Story Mageia 5 Stable Available Now Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:28pm
Story Goodbye F20, F23 development, and Fedora Hubs Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:23pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 6:57pm
Story Run Any Windows Application in the Robolinux 7.9.2 Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 11:17am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to convert RPM software packages to Debian (.deb)
  • Free GIMP Button Brushes
  • Formatting OpenOffice spreadsheet cells with DD/MM/YY
  • Subversion self tutorial
  • Using Restrictive Constructors in PHP 5
  • How to configure Compiz in Elive
  • How to create audio cd in Ubuntu using Brasero
  • Beginner's Guide to Nmap
  • Remmina-free and open-source Remote Desktop Client written in GTK+
  • How to view the contents of an initrd image
  • Run GlassFish V3 As a Non-Root Service on Gentoo Linux
  • Q-Tips: Speeding up Gentoo Compile Times

Musings on Software Freedom for Mobile Devices

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I started using GNU/Linux and Free Software in 1992. In those days, while everything I needed for a working computer was generally available in software freedom, there were many components and applications that simply did not exist.

Hear that Mozilla Drumbeat? No, Me Neither

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Moz/FF

opendotdotdot.blogspot: A few months ago, I wrote about Mozilla's new Drumbeat campaign, "a global community of people and projects using technology to help internet users understand, participate and take control of their online lives."

Magnatune sends $614.20 to GNOME Foundation

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Software

blogs.magnatune.com: A long while ago, I pledged Magnatune to pay 10% of its sales due to Rhythmbox (a fantastic music player for Linux), back to the GNOME Foundation. Today, I wrote the check.

'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

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Security

theregister.co.uk: Computer scientists say they've discovered a "severe vulnerability" in the world's most widely used software encryption package that allows them to retrieve a machine's secret cryptographic key.

Leeenux Review – Linux OS for Asus Eee 701

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: There are countless Linux distros out there for the netbooks. Do we really need another one? Well, if you still use the first generation Eee PC or have it lying around as it is of no use to you, Leeenux OS can give a new life to it.

Mark Shuttleworth: Light: the new look of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Jono Bacon, Alan Pope, and many others have written, yesterday we published a new visual story and style for Ubuntu. Here are some additional thoughts.

Microsoft's Linux Patent Scare Trumps SCO

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft's Linux Patent Scare Trumps SCO
  • Microsoft and I-O Data Sign Linux Patent Deal
  • Microsoft has stake in Novell fight
  • Microsoft's desktop future may look like a phone

10 things you might want to do in KDE SC 4.4

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KDE

hanswchen.wordpress: With the release of KDE Software Complication 4.4, many may feel tempted to give KDE Plasma Desktop a try. I’ve gathered some tips for new users to get a more familiar desktop, based on frequently asked questions I’ve seen in various places.

Can Ubuntu 'out-sexy' Apple?

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Ubuntu
  • Can Ubuntu 'out-sexy' Apple?
  • Is operating system beauty skin deep?
  • Canonical CEO Elucidates on Lucid Lynx Linux Server
  • Taking Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix out for a Spin
  • Canonical’s New CEO Discusses Top Priorities

CeBIT 2010

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Linux
  • CeBIT 2010: Linux Successes, Challenges
  • Linux New Media Awards 2010 Presented at CeBIT
  • CeBIT 2010: BIND 10 is coming

Top 5 Netbook Linux Distros: 2010 Edition

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Linux

internetling.com: Who could have, just a year ago, predicted the dramatic changes in the netbook operating system world? The release of Windows 7 and cheaper hardware launched an exciting race for users between Linux and Windows, forcing both to take it up a notch.

Getting Loopy: Performance Loopers For Linux Musicians

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Software

linuxjournal.com: A loop in music is a section of the music that repeats itself continuously until receiving a signal to either stop or move on to the next section. A loop can be assigned to a single instrument or to a group of instruments.

Lubuntu Gets a New Look too

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: A couple weeks ago, we took a look at Lubuntu, a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Since then, the operating system has undergone major chances that merit a revisit of its features. Here’s a second look.

Is Novell worth $2 billion?

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SUSE
  • Is Novell worth $2 billion?
  • Elliott Associates and Novell: Just a Game of Cat and Mouse

Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked

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Software

tomshardware.com: We've put Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, and Opera through a gauntlet of speed tests and time trials.

Also: Seven reasons Chrome isn't my default browser

New NVIDIA Linux Graphic Drivers 195.36.08

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Hardware
Software

Version: 195.36.08 Certified
Release Date: 2010.03.03
Operating System: Linux
Language: English (U.S.)

How to add GUI for your open source applications?

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Linux

When do you think you are ready for creating your own application? GTK and Qt ,the same toolkits behind GNOME and KDE, are the best graphical toolkits fit for this job. Providing the same functionality they have their own advantages and disadvantages.

New BSD Magazine 2010-03 available: BSD as a desktop

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: A new issue (free PDF) of BSD Magazine is available now. Highlights include: Build Your Own FreeBSD Update Server, Using OpenBSD and PF as a Virtual Firewall for Windows, and Keeping FreeBSD Applications Up-To-Date.

Oh Linux, how shall I count thy installs?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Everybody loves statistics. Research and marketing companies especially love statistics. Where do these statistics come from?

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
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  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.