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Story Important Firefox 39.0.3 Security Update Arrives in Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:37pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:35pm
Story Security Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:33pm
Story CentOS Linux 6.7 released Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:33pm
Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 8:07pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 8:04pm
Story The Wine development release 1.7.49 is now available Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 6:59pm
Story Why Linux enthusiasts are arguing over Purism's sleek, idealistic Librem laptops Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 6:53pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 4:22pm
Story KDE's Breeze Icons Get Expanded For Plasma 5.4 Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 3:43pm

Brasero Burns Data, Not Time - or Piles of Discs

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Software

linuxinsider.com: There are a lot of CD/DVD burners for Linux out there, but Brasero stands out as a straightforward, easy-to-use, burner that has some nice extra features but won't make you relearn a lot of complex commands if you only use it occasionally.

Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck À L’orange

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MDV
Ubuntu
Humor

lockergnome.com: On the heels of the recent news that Mandriva is up for sale comes a whisper of a rumor from an insider source at a large Linux software company.

The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

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OS

defensetech.org: In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems.

Spotlight on Linux: PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS

linuxjournal.com: The long anticipated release of PCLinuxOS 2010 finally arrived a few weeks ago and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Even with the new crew and new features, it's still very much PCLOS.

One week slip of Fedora 13 release

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: The F13 final readiness meeting, also known as the "go/no-go" meeting, was held this evening. As the meeting notes indicate, there are bugs remaining on the blocker list.

Made in Ubuntu – May 2010

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Ubuntu

doctormo.org: Welcome to this month’s artwork gallery showcasing some of the best artwork that has been made in Ubuntu and posted to our Ubuntu Made gallery.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux differences aside, a big legal victory
  • Why Perl isn't Going Away
  • Does Open Source Indemnification Matter?
  • Linux users need a Microsoft Office license to use Office Web Apps
  • A Detailed Look At The ATI Linux Power Management
  • MeeGo Using Btrfs As Default File-System
  • Brotherly advice about open source licensing for startups
  • Linux: King of the Hill
  • The First GTK+ 3.0 Test Release
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest – Zaragoza
  • Who Says Desktop Linux Is Doomed?
  • What's all the fuss about Peppermint OS?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is Great But ...
  • Alien Arena 2010
  • Firefox 4 release plan: the need for speed
  • Getting menubars out of application windows…
  • Warp Speed – 2D Multiplayer Shooter
  • X.Org Server 1.8.1 Released To The Wild
  • SFLS: Episode 0x27: Talking about Software Freedom

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp
  • How to Install a Script for Amarok
  • MyISAM Or InnoDB MySQL engine?
  • The Perfect KDE4 Setup
  • Quick Tips for Nautilus
  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin
  • Python 3.1: Strings and Quotes
  • Introduction to SMART
  • Share directories in Elive

Bordeaux 2.0.4 - Hands on Review

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Competition is an important part of all markets. Don't get me wrong, I think Crossover is fantastic software, but with Cedega pretty much being dead where is the choice in commercial Wine software? Lesser known than the two previously mentioned is Bordeaux.

6 Useful Widgets For Amarok Music Player

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Linux has no shortage of music players, and even KDE has at least two: JuK and Amarok. Amarok is my music player of choice. Once I started exploring the latest version, I noticed that Amarok has several extraordinary widgets.

Fedora 13 set for release in May

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 set for release in May
  • Fedora 14 Release Schedule and Codename
  • 2010 Fedora Scholarship Recipient Named

John Lilly to leave Mozilla

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Moz/FF

john.jubjubs.net: I just announced internally that after 5 years at Mozilla, and a couple as the CEO, I’ve decided to leave later this year to join Greylock Partners as a venture partner.

Too many Ubuntus?

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Ubuntu
  • Too many Ubuntus?
  • What is missing from Ubuntu?: Manageability
  • Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 4
  • Adventures with 64 bit Ubuntu

Top Antivirus For Linux

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Software

blogote.com: To help you select the best one for your system and to ensure complete protection, we bring you some of the top antivirus programs available for Linux.

World's first $99 laptop

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Hardware
  • Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android
  • Vodacom unveils low-cost Linux netbook
  • 3rd Gen Killer NIC: Killer 2100
  • Grace Digital Audio Has A Slick, Pandora-Centric Linux Radio

OpenOffice.org We Have a Problem

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OOo

blog.eracc.com: I run a small business that offers custom built, inexpensive computers with Open Source software preinstalled. I urge my clients to move to Open Source software. However, recently I have been disappointed by a test install of OpenOffice.org for a charitable organization client of ours.

Lugaru goes open-source

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Gaming

wolfire.com: In the spirit of the Humble Indie Bundle, we have decided to release the source code to Lugaru! Our community has already made some great mods by editing the levels and graphics, but source code access will allow for much deeper modifications.

Also: Humble Indie Bundle goes Open Source

Proprietary Vendors Don’t Help Disabled, Says FSF

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: The open source FSF group has recruited a former proprietary software exec to make the GNU Project's work more accessible

Ultra-minimal Linux Desktops Roundup

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Software

linuxplanet.com: To finish off my window managers series, here's a quick roundup of some seriously ultra-minimal window managers.

Open source hardware is making big bucks

theinquirer.net: IT TURNS OUT that 13 companies are making millions from their open source hardware (OSHW) products.

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today's leftovers

  • CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes
    Harry (Lei) Zhang, together with the CTO of HyperHQ, Xu Wang, will present “CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018, May 2-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation will clarify about more about CRI, container runtimes, KataContainers and where they are going. Please join them if you are interested in learning more.
  • Meet Gloo, the ‘Function Gateway’ That Unifies Legacy APIs, Microservices, and Serverless
    Gloo, a single binary file written in Go, can be deployed as a Kubernetes pod, in a Docker container, and now also on Cloud Foundry. The setup also requires a copy of Envoy, though the installation process can be greatly simplified through additional software developed by the company, TheTool. The user then writes configuration objects to capture the workflow logic.
  • Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?

    The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF, all while guaranteeing a non-disruptive transition for Linux users.

  • The developer of Helium Rain gave an update on their sales, low overall sales but a high Linux percentage
    Helium Rain [Steam, Official Site], the gorgeous space sim from Deimos Games is really quite good so it's a shame they've seen such low overall sales. In total, they've had around 14,000€ (~$17,000) in sales which is not a lot for a game at all. The good news, is that out of the two thousand copies they say they've sold, a huge 14% of them have come from Linux. It's worth noting, that number has actually gone up since we last spoke to them, where they gave us a figure of 11% sales on Linux.
  • Want to try Wild Terra Online? We have another load of keys to give away (update: all gone)
    Wild Terra Online [Steam], the MMO from Juvty Worlds has a small but dedicated following, now is your chance to see if it's for you.
  • Arch Linux Finally Rolling Out Glibc 2.27
    Arch Linux is finally transitioning to glibc 2.27, which may make for a faster system. Glibc 2.27 was released at the start of February. This updated GNU C Library shipped with many performance optimizations particularly for Intel/x86_64 but also some ARM tuning and more. Glibc 2.27 also has memory protection keys support and other feature additions, but the performance potential has been most interesting to us.
  • Installed nvidia driver
  • Stephen Smoogen: Fedora Infrastructure Hackathon (day 1-5)
  • Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018
    The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects.
  • Costales: UbuCon Europe 2018 | 1 Week to go!!
    We'll have an awesome weekend of conferences (with 4 parallel talks), podcasts, stands, social events... Most of them are in English, but there will be in Spanish & Asturian too.
  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports.

OSS Leftovers

  • IRS Website Crash Reminder of HealthCare.gov Debacle as OMB Pushes Open Source
    OMB is increasingly pushing agencies to adopt open source solutions, and in 2016 launched a pilot project requiring at least 20 percent of custom developed code to be released as open source – partly to strengthen and help maintain it by tapping a community of developers. OMB memo M-16-21 further asks agencies to make any code they develop available throughout the federal government in order to encourage its reuse. “Open source solutions give agencies access to a broad community of developers and the latest advancements in technology, which can help alleviate the issues of stagnated or out-dated systems while increasing flexibility as agency missions evolve over time,” says Henry Sowell, chief information security officer at Hortonworks Federal. “Enterprise open source also allows government agencies to reduce the risk of vendor lock-in and the vulnerabilities of un-supported software,” he adds.
  • Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.

    Migrations are both essential and frustratingly frequent as your codebase ages and your business grows: most tools and processes only support about one order of magnitude of growth before becoming ineffective, so rapid growth makes them a way of life. This isn't because they're bad processes or poor tools, quite the opposite: the fact that something stops working at significantly increased scale is a sign that it was designed appropriately to the previous constraints rather than being over designed.

  • Gui development is broken

    Why is this so hard? I just want low-level access to write a simple graphical interface in a somewhat obscure language.

OpenBSD and NetBSD

Security: Twitter and Facebook

  • Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising in Jan
     

    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
     

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook
     

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers
     

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.