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Story Linux Kernel 3.12.5 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:07pm
Story YotaPhone. Always-on dual screen, thicker than most, but not by much Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:04pm
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Story CentOS 6.5 Review – Red Hat for all Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 7:58pm
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Story Xen PVH Support Brought Back Up For The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:51am
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Story Linux — La Casa Nostra Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 12:54am
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Ubuntu 2007: The Year in Review

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Ubuntu

boredandblogging.com: Writing for the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, I try to keep my ear to the ground and track the major happenings in the community. It is truly amazing to see how large the Ubuntu community is and how fast it continues to grow. Here are some of my highlights of the year.

My (daughter’s) OLPC laptop has arrived

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OLPC

blogs.zdnet: My–actually my daughter’s–XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child Project has arrived and a few things were striking: Its size (built for kids), the software interface, which is very intuitive, and the realization that this tool is designed for children–not adults. In other words, dad needs to step aside and see how the XO does with the kids.

Perl 5.10 now available

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Software

oreilly onlamp/blog: Today the Perl Foundation announces the release of Perl 5.10, the first major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic programming language in over five years. This latest version builds on the successful 5.8.x series by adding powerful new language features and improving the Perl interpreter itself.

Review: The Linux Powered Sandisk Sansa Connect PMP

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Hardware

Raiden's Realm: The Sandisk "Sansa Connect" MP3 player is more than just your typical mobile music player. It's a complete multimedia experience the likes of which I haven't seen in a while. While some would say that it won't beat Apple's iPod, I really beg to differ.

Pardus 2007.3: the same ol' Windows mocker

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Linux

beranger: I considered Pardus to be a very promising distro, but then I noticed how they screwed up the whole security concept. Even the most recent three reviews (on Linux.com, by Susan Linton; on LinuxPlanet, by Dan Lynch; on Raiden.net, by Steve Lake) fail to discuss anything security-related. OK, so I thought I should check myself what's the deal with Pardus 2007.3.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Review: The Official Damn Small Linux Book

  • Linux Wireless Woes Overheat Notebook Computers
  • A comparison of Linux and Windows
  • Running Hundreds Of Evolution Users
  • 10 Technologies to Watch in 2008 - SLE Resolves 3
  • Gaël Duval: Two coffees with Ladislav
  • How much OS is just enough?
  • Zenmap, official nmap GUI

open source and open standards topics

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OSS
  • Interview with Opera's CEO, CTO and General Counsel

  • no, Michael Bay ain't crazy
  • There is value in source code, whether you want it or not
  • New York nears decision on ODF vs OOXML
  • 2007: Open Source, Patents, SCO, And More

some more firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Robots! New Firefox Beta Splash Screen

  • Latest Firefox beta passes Acid2 test, IE8 claims to pass also
  • Pimp Your Firefox: 12 Essential Extensions for Web Developers & Designers

ubuntu odds & ends

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Ubuntu
  • Useful and Fun things to do with the Ubuntu Terminal

  • Fixing suspend and hibernation in ubuntu….
  • An interview with LaRoza

Ubuntu Full Circle Magazine Issue 8 Released

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Ubuntu

Full Circle - The Independent Ubuntu Community Magazine is proud to announce the release of issue eight. It contains Mythbuntu - Step-by-step Install, How-Tos : Install Wubi, Get a Christmas Desktop, Multi Boot Linux and Learning Scribus Pt.8.

Matthew Szulik resigns as Red Hat CEO, is replaced by an airline COO

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Linux

Matt Asay: Wow. If there was ever an industry that has little to nothing to teach the software industry, it's the airline industry. And yet that is precisely what Red Hat has done: Matthew Szulik, its long-time CEO, has resigned to be replaced by Jim Whitehurst, former COO of Delta Airlines, the paragon of disruptive and agile thinking.

Also: Red Hat Taps New CEO As It Reports Solid Third Quarter

AMD Catalyst 7.12 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: It's that time of the month again where we get to share with you all of the details on the latest ATI/AMD Linux driver release. This month, the ATI Catalyst 7.12 Linux driver (formally, what is known as fglrx 8.44) brings a host of new changes, mostly in the form of bug fixes.

Also: Open-Source ATI 6.7.197 Driver Released

NVIDIA 169.07 Linux Display Driver

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Software

phoronix: Just in time for the holidays, NVIDIA has released a new Linux display driver, which is a stable version of their previous 169.04 beta last month. In addition, the new NVIDIA 169.07 Linux driver has a few changes, while most of the release highlights were already found in the 169.04 release.

So When Does the Final Version of Firefox 3 Arrive?

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Moz/FF

wired: Hopefully, you've downloaded the latest beta of Firefox 3 and you're putting it through its paces. And while Beta 2 is a big improvement over previous milestone releases and the current version of the browser, we're definitely hot with anticipation for the final product.

Also: Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 Is A Win For Linux

Hydrogen: Using Linux to create slick drum beats

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Software

onderstekop.nl: Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. Its main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming', reads their website, and by god, intuitive it is!

Kubuntu 8.04 Featuring KDE 4

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Ubuntu

nixternal: Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron, will provide you the option of using either KDE 3.5 or KDE 4. Jonathan Riddell just posted the news in an email to the Kubuntu Developer’s mailing list.

Microsoft to hand over Windows secrets to Samba team

LinuxWorld: Developers of open-source Samba software will find their work a little easier thanks to an agreement with Microsoft, signed Thursday, that will give them access to previously secret data on how the Windows operating system works.

Ubuntu's Free Software Laptop A No-Go?

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Hardware

phoronix: Back in July, Mark Shuttleworth asked the community whether they wanted a high-end free software laptop. This theoretical laptop would "just work" with Linux through open-source drivers and everything down to the BIOS (and eventually, the firmware) would have a free software license.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tip for RTFM

  • A Quick and Dirty Guide To Kernel Hardening with GrSecurity
  • Howto: Using newest flash in Konqueror in Fedora
  • Installing and configuring Network Access Control with PacketFence
  • Sharing Linux Printers Across Subnets

OOXML: move the goalposts, avoid facing the obvious

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OSS

iTWire: Last week, following a radio discussion, linux.com writer Bruce Byfield characterised two opposing FOSS camps in the OOXML debate who participated in that discussion as being "closer than they have appeared in the past."

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  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
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  • Sex and Gor and open source
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  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
  • SecureDrop and Alexandre Oliva are 2016 Free Software Awards winners
  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
  • RApiDatetime 0.0.2

Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
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    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more