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Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:33pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:31pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:29pm
Story LibreOffice Conference Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:27pm
Story LFS 7.8 Stable Release Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 9:54pm
Story Qubes 3.0 Rianne Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 9:54pm
Story Linux 3.14.54 Rianne Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 9:48pm
Story GNOME’s 2014 Fiscal Year Annual Report Published Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 8:28pm
Story Transwarp Technologies uses open source and non-proprietary Hadoop core Rianne Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 7:01pm
Story Mycroft Promises Open Source, Linux-based AI for IoT World Rianne Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 6:57pm

5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing

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Web
GIMP

makeuseof.com: If you are into photo editing and you don’t want to pay for a program that you’ll never use enough to pay for itself, check out GIMP. There are also so many other GIMP photo editing resources out there on the Internet.

Screen: A SysAdmin's PowerTool

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: A major power tool that I left out of my sysadmin's toolbox article is GNU Screen. Screen has been an absolute lifesaver in the past, especially because I sometimes work remotely.

Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April.

Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach

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Linux

ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there. Some of them are pretty standard and some of them go well out of their way to try to bring something different to the table. I’ve seen just about every take on the Linux desktop. Today, however, I came across a distribution, Peppermint Linux, that added another new twist.

Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop

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Linux
Software

celettu.wordpress.com: In the past week I’ve Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9, and Arch + GNOME, but Arch + XFCE seems to beat all of those.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FreeBSD 8.1 Provides Evolutionary Open Source Software Upgrade
  • Expect great script automation from expect-lite
  • Scribus
  • Blender as an animation editor
  • SOS Open Source Goals and Customer Segments
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.07.23
  • IBM finally let the cat out of the bag: zEnterprise System
  • A Deadly Linux/UNIX Command in Action (Video)
  • Taobao initiates Chinese open source revolution
  • Snort and Suricata Creators Exchange Heated Words
  • WebOS Netbooks in the tunnel
  • Sleep is Death
  • Going Linux Jul 22: #109 - Computer America #28
  • Feh is a fast, lightweight image viewer
  • Why NASA uses Open Source

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Merge directories with unison-gtk
  • Convert Flv to Mp3 in Linux - FlvToMp3
  • Stupid afio Tricks
  • Remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04

Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu

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Software

techdrivein.com: Canola is a open source media center application which was primarily built for smart phones and netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop powered by Ubuntu.

Simple Systems Administrators Toolbox

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of simplicity in systems administration. The more simple a setup is, the more likely it will be stable and easy to fix and maintain. Here’s what’s in my sysadmin’s toolbox:

interview: Mitchell Baker, chairperson, Mozilla

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Interviews

mercurynews.com: In the days after Microsoft's Internet Explorer had ground its browser rival Netscape into the digital dust, Baker, who had been working on the open-source Mozilla project within Netscape, was laid off in 2001. She stayed on at the nonprofit Mozilla organization as an unpaid volunteer, because she believed its mission was crucial to the Internet's future.

India's $35 Tablet- The Everything Killer

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Linux
Hardware

linuxjournal.com: On July 22 a $35 (or 1500 INR) hand-held Linux computing device was unveiled by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development of India. In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux, the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality.

Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now

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Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn't know when they're coming back.

Sauerbraten "Cube 2" 2010 Update Released

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Gaming

phoronix.com: If you are looking to do some Linux / open-source gaming this weekend but are looking for something new besides the recent release of VDrift, the Sauerbraten developers are out with their first update in 14 months.

First Look: Jolicloud 1.0

softpedia.com: It's been a while since our last review of the Jolicloud operating system, and since we just got a brand-new eMachines eM350 netbook we thought to give you guys a glimpse into the new release of Jolicloud 1.0.

Open Source For America' Celebrates First Anniversary, Achievements

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OSS

tmcnet.com: Open Source for America (OSFA) an organization of technology industry leaders, non-government associations and academic and research institutions that aims at boosting the use of open source software in the U.S. Federal government, has announced that as the organization is going to celebrate its first anniversary, it has already achieved a number of feats within the first year of its establishment.

Russian Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System

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Linux

themoscowtimes.com: The government is hoping to launch the first version of a "national operating system" for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press Ministry official said Thursday.

Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: You might believe that dumping Windows and switching to Linux is a difficult task, but the change in thought and the perception of that switch are the most difficult. Here are ten reasons to give Linux at least a second look:

Q&A With Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen

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Interviews

linuxinsider.com: "Our primary task is to help projects do what they want to do in making their software work with greater efficiency and increase the prospects that the software will be used by people around the world," says Eben Moglen. "Much of our work involves giving advice to clients."

Firefox Friday -- "Beta 2 is coming, and it'll break stuff" edition

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: Firefox 4 Beta 2 is coming soon (as in today, maybe)! ... Which is great news! Over at CyberNet, Ryan Wagner ran an interesting post earlier this week about an important change to the Firefox 4b2 internals.

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today's howtos and leftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • Using Open Source Software in a SecDevOps Environment
    On 21 June 2018 the Open Source Software3 Institute is hosting a discussion that should be of high interest to enterprise technologists in the DC/Northern Virginia, Maryland area. From their invite: Come hear from our panelists about how the worlds of Open Source Software and the Secure Development / Operations (SecDevOps) intersect and strengthen one another. SecDevOps seeks to embed security in the development process as deeply as DevOps has done with operations, and Open Source Software is a major factor in Security, Development, and Operations. Tickets are free, but you need to register soon because seating is limited.
  • TenFourFox FPR8b1 available
    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 8 beta 1 is now available (downloads, release notes, hashes). There is much less in this release than I wanted because of a family member in the hospital and several technical roadblocks. Of note, I've officially abandoned CSS grid again after an extensive testing period due to the fact that we would need substantial work to get a functional implementation, and a partially functional implementation is worse than none at all (in the latter case, we simply gracefully degrade into block-level divs). I also was not able to finish the HTML input date picker implementation, though I've managed to still get a fair amount completed of it, and I'll keep working on that for FPR9. The good news is, once the date picker is done, the time picker will use nearly exactly the same internal plumbing and can just be patterned off it in the same way. Unlike Firefox's implementation, as I've previously mentioned our version uses native OS X controls instead of XUL, which also makes it faster. That said, it is a ghastly hack on the Cocoa widget side and required some tricky programming on 10.4 which will be the subject of a later blog post.
  • GNU dbm 1.15
    GDBM tries to detect inconsistencies in input database files as early as possible. When an inconcistency is detected, a helpful diagnostics is returned and the database is marked as needing recovery. From this moment on, any GDBM function trying to access the database will immediately return error code (instead of eventually segfaulting as previous versions did). In order to reconstruct the database and return it to healthy state, the gdbm_recover function should be used.

Server: GNU/Linux Dominance in Supercomputers, Windows Dominance in Downtime

  • Five Supercomputers That Aren't Supercomputers
    A supercomputer, of course, isn't really a "computer." It's not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, it's a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to the folks at the International Supercomputing Conference, speed is not a prerequisite for being a supercomputer. But speed does help them process tons of data quickly to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems. Summit, for example, is already booked for things such as cancer research; energy research, to model a fusion reactor and its magnetically confined plasma tohasten commercial development of fusion energy; and medical research using AI, centering around identifying patterns in the function and evolution of human proteins and cellular systems to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or addiction, and to inform the drug discovery process.
  • Office 365 is suffering widespread borkage across Blighty
     

    Some users are complaining that O365 is "completely unusable" with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that it's taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.