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Story Live Stream: Richard Stallman, A Free Digital Society Roy Schestowitz 21/02/2014 - 7:45am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 brings back menus in application windows Rianne Schestowitz 21/02/2014 - 7:31am
Story gNewSense Reviewed, Thanking Packagers, and Linux Jobs Rianne Schestowitz 21/02/2014 - 7:17am
Story Ubuntu Touch x86 emulator improves security, OpenGL Rianne Schestowitz 21/02/2014 - 7:13am
Story Updated TDF Board and New LibreOffice Release Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 10:13pm
Story You'll NEVER guess who's building the first Ubuntu phones in 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 8:15pm
Story Five Key Features of a Project Designed for Open Collaboration Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 8:09pm
Story Krita will soon be available on Steam Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 8:01pm
Story Possible Summer Improvements To The GCC Compiler Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:57pm
Story A Look into the Open Source Hardware Community Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:52pm

Firefox Wins the “Who’s the Next Open Source Idol”

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Moz/FF

businesswire.com (PR): GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (www.groundworkopensource.com), announced today Mozilla’s Firefox was successful in beating out the other three contestants, reigning champion “Tux” the Linux kernel penguin, “Beastie” the BSD demon and the GNU “Gnu” to become the world’s favorite Open Source Idol.

It wasn’t supposed to be this easy

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Linux

scottnesbitt.net: A few weeks ago, our old printer gave up the ghost. I never used it much, but my wife did and immediately ordered a new HP multifunction from a well-known electronics chain. What attracted her to it was the price, and the printer’s wireless capabilities.

Review: Pardus Linux 2008

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Linux

raiden.net: Pardus is a rather interesting Linux distribution amongst a wide field of many competitors. It's unique in that, while it's designed for desktop usage, it is funded and developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Akademy in Belgium

  • Howto: Setup Encrypted ~/Private Directory On Intrepid
  • Ubuntu LaTeX; change fonts of xdvi preview
  • Richard Stallman lives and works by his principles
  • DimDim 4.0 is here
  • KDE 4.1 on OpenSuSE 11.0
  • Finding Compiz Shortcuts
  • Open Source Software Gaining Ground
  • Write Unicode characters with a Compose key
  • One year ago...Mark Shuttleworth on idealism
  • One year ago...The dignity of the developer
  • Linux Outlaws 50 - The Big Five-O

Canonical To VARs: 11% of U.S. Businesses Use Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: In an effort to rally solutions providers around Ubuntu Linux, Canonical is telling resellers that 11 percent of U.S. businesses already run Ubuntu. That’s impressive, but when will VARs truly jump on the Ubuntu bandwagon? Here are some clues from The VAR Guy.

Windows' days may be numbered

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: Some very interesting documents have been leaking out of Microsoft. They clearly indicate, believe it or not, that Microsoft is considering shifting its users from Windows to a new operating system: Midori.

Canonical’s Smartest Move of 2008

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: When Canonical canceled its Ubuntu Live conference — which had been scheduled to coincide with OSCON in Portland, Oregon — I was deeply disappointed. But in retrospect, here’s why canceling Ubuntu Live — and focusing more resources on August’s LinuxWorld Expo — was a very smart move by Canonical.

Some july-august Cooker news

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: After Mandriva 2009.0 Beta 1 release, here are some news on the Cooker front: Improving mdkapplet behaviour, Xmetisse and Xgl in contrib, and Refreshed installer UI landing in cooker.

18 CLI Audio Tools for Linux

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Linux

This article reviews all the most common command line tools for manipulating and listening to audio formats on Linux. Players, editors, encoders/decoders, tag editors, music servers, they are all here. Currently it includes no less than 18 CLI (Command Line Interface) tools.

Video Editing in Linux: Kino v Open Movie v KdenLive

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Software

desktoplinux.wordpress: I have yet to see a decent article on using video with Linux, so I thought I would write one. I’ve been working with video and posting my clips on YouTube using Windows Movie Maker 2. It is an adequate program, but I’d like to find something that could be as good or better in Linux. Could I pull it off? Follow along and see…

What Linux Needs to do to go Mainstream - Part 1

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Linux

itsuperhero.wordpress: The news from LinuxWorld got me psyched to check out Linux again to see what has changed in the year or so since I last experimented with the alternative OS. On a few occasions over the years, I’ve tried some various flavors of Linux. The things that have frustrated me the most about Linux are installing applications, hardware compatibility, and general usability of the OS. So what did I find this time around?

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu is already more attractive that osx

  • Ubuntu really is Linux for humans
  • Ubuntu Linux - Not Ready for Primetime

getdeb.net announces Playbuntu

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Linux

getdeb.net, a leading provider of new and updated programs for Ubuntu is announcing the start of a gaming repository for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #103

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #103 for the week of August 3rd - August 9th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Intrepid Alpha-4 ahead, Ubuntu Studio looking for help, SRU needs you, and New Ubuntu Members.

Jono Bacon On Potential

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OSS

jonobacon.org: Regulars of this ‘ere blog will be familiar with my abundant love of all things community. The thing I find so exciting about community is the sheer potential it offers.

PHP 4 is dead, long live PHP 4

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Software

computerworld.com.au: The 8th of August marked the end of life for PHP 4, which has been in stable release since May, 2000. With no further security patches to come for the technology, what options are there for those who can't or won't upgrade?

Best Application Ever

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Software

amarok.kde.org/blog: so the very kind folks who won the Akademy awards last year ( sebastian trueg, matthias kretz, danny allen ) decided to go ahead and award Amarok with the Best Application award! we are obviously very excited.

GIMP Save for Web plugin

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Linux

Save for Web allows to find compromise between minimal file size and acceptable quality of image quickly. While adjusting various settings, you may explore how image quality and file size change.

10 Coolest Devices Running Linux

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Linux

168hours.wordpress: Linux is not limited to just desktops. It’s far reaching, actually. Not that you’d have a Terminal app on it or anything, but you could. Are there any other cool devices out there running on Linux or Unix? Of course there are:

Qt 4.5 to Dramatically Improve QtWebKit and QGraphics

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Software

dot.kde.org: Video support, animations and transitions, optimisations to speed up painting and animations, and new graphical effects open up nearly endless new possibilities for developers to present their user interfaces with.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Lenovo Cloud Director: Open Source Technologies Are The Glue That Binds The Hybrid Cloud
    Hardware giant Lenovo is banking on a future where both public and private clouds are critical in driving IT innovation, and the glue binding those hybrid environments is mostly open source technologies. Dan Harmon, Lenovo's group director of cloud and software-defined infrastructure, encouraged solution providers attending the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo on Wednesday to explore opportunities to engage Lenovo as its products stock the next generation of cloud data centers. Both public and private clouds are growing rapidly and will dominate the market by 2020, Harmon told attendees of the conference produced by CRN parent The Channel Company.
  • Cloudera Ratchets Up its Training for Top Open Source Data Solutions
    Recently, we've taken note of the many organizations offering free or low cost Hadoop and Big Data training. MIT and MapR are just a couple of the players making waves in this space. Recently, Cloudera announced a catalog of online, self-paced training classes covering the company's entire portfolio of industry-standard Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark training courses. The courses, according to Cloudera, allow you to learn about the latest big data technologies "in a searchable environment anytime, anywhere." Now, Cloudera has announced an updated lineup of training courses and performance-based certification exams for data analysts, database administrators, and developers. The expanded training offerings address the skills gap around many top open source technologies, such as Apache Impala (incubating), Apache Spark, Apache Kudu, Apache Kafka and Apache Hive.
  • Netflix’s open-source project Hollow, NVIDIA’s deep learning kits for educators, and new IBM Bluemix integrations—SD Times news digest: Dec. 6, 2016
  • Open governance enhances the value of land use policy software
    In December 2015, the COP21 Paris Agreement saw many countries commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through initiatives in the land sector. In this context, emissions estimation systems will be key in ensuring these targets are met. Such solutions would not only be capable of assessing past trends but also of supporting target setting, tracking progress and helping to develop scenarios to inform policy decisions.
  • Blender Institute collaborate with Lulzbot in the name of open source
    Blender Institute, a platform for 3D design and animation, are collaborating with Lulzbot 3D printers. This project a continuation of Lulzbot and Blender Institute’s approach to open source and aimed at enhancing collaboration. The Blender Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is an important figure in the Free and Open Source Software community (FOSS). Providing open source design tool software for 3D movies, games, and visual effects. While Lulzbot, a product line of Aleph Objects take an open source approach to hardware through their 3D printers.
  • Bluetooth 5 Specification Released

Remembering Linux Installfests

Ah, yes. I remember the good old days when you had to be a real man or woman to install Linux, and the first time you tried you ended up saying something like “Help!” or maybe “Mommmmyyyyy!” Really, kids, that’s how it was. Stacks of floppies that took about 7,000 hours to download over your 16 baud connection. Times sure have changed, haven’t they? I remember Caldera advertising that their distribution autodetected 1,500 different monitors. I wrote an article titled “Monitor Number 1501,” because it didn’t detect my monitor. And sound. Getting sound going in Linux took mighty feats of systemic administsationish strength. Mere mortals could not do it. And that’s why we had installfests: so mighty Linux he-men and she-women could come down from the top of Slackware Mountain or the Red Hat Volcano and share their godlike wisdom with us. We gladly packed up our computers and took them to the installfest location (often at a college, since many Linux-skilled people were collegians) and walked away with Linuxized computers. Praise be! Read more

What New Is Going To Be In Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'

Right on the heels of Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Ubuntu 17.04 is currently scheduled for release on April 13, 2017 but know that this is only an estimate. One thing to know is that all things being equal, it is going to be released in April 2017. Ubuntu Zesty Zapus will be supported for only 9 months until January 2018 as it is not a LTS (long term support) release. Read
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Security News

  • News in brief: DirtyCOW patched for Android; naked lack of security; South Korea hacked
  • Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels
    Researchers from antivirus provider Eset said "Stegano," as they've dubbed the campaign, dates back to 2014. Beginning in early October, its unusually stealthy operators scored a major coup by getting the ads displayed on a variety of unnamed reputable news sites, each with millions of daily visitors. Borrowing from the word steganography—the practice of concealing secret messages inside a larger document that dates back to at least 440 BC—Stegano hides parts of its malicious code in parameters controlling the transparency of pixels used to display banner ads. While the attack code alters the tone or color of the images, the changes are almost invisible to the untrained eye.
  • Backdoor accounts found in 80 Sony IP security camera models
    Many network security cameras made by Sony could be taken over by hackers and infected with botnet malware if their firmware is not updated to the latest version. Researchers from SEC Consult have found two backdoor accounts that exist in 80 models of professional Sony security cameras, mainly used by companies and government agencies given their high price. One set of hard-coded credentials is in the Web interface and allows a remote attacker to send requests that would enable the Telnet service on the camera, the SEC Consult researchers said in an advisory Tuesday.
  • I'm giving up on PGP
    After years of wrestling GnuPG with varying levels of enthusiasm, I came to the conclusion that it's just not worth it, and I'm giving up. At least on the concept of long term PGP keys. This is not about the gpg tool itself, or about tools at all. Many already wrote about that. It's about the long term PGP key model—be it secured by Web of Trust, fingerprints or Trust on First Use—and how it failed me.