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Story ACPI On ARM: Good Or Bad For Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 7:08am
Story Towns in Umbria region switch to LibreOffice Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:58am
Story Tor Challenge hits it out of the park Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story SymphonyOS Review, Debian's Desktop, and Fedora 21 Alpha Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:12am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 9:58pm
Story Can Marten Mickos make 'Linux for the cloud' work for HP? Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 9:50pm
Story 50 Noteworthy New Open Source Projects Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:40pm
Story Salix Fluxbox 14.1 Is a Lightweight Modular Distro Based on Slackware Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:32pm

Fedora 8 and 9 updates re-enabled

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Linux

redhat.com: In a few hours, updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9 will start hitting mirrors. These updates are designed to transition users from our old repo locations to new locations that have all our updates re-signed with a new set of keys.

Linux in top five mobile OSes

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Linux-based smartphones accounted for 7.3 percent of the overall market in the second quarter of this year according to IT analysts Gartner.

Analysis: Embracing open source GPLv3 and avoiding hardware lock-in

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OSS

electronicsweekly.com: It is almost a year since the Free Software Foundation (FSF) released the third version of its General Public License (GPL). Prior to the release there was a great deal of public consultation where several contentious issues were hammered out. The greatest of those was the Tivoisation clause.

Linux: has the horse bolted?

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Richard Stallman wants to popularise the term GNU/Linux instead of using the currently popular term Linux. He correctly states that the term Linux, besides being thoroughly inaccurate, totally fails to introduce new users to the legal and philosophical concepts that underlie the basis of the GNU/Linux OS; but is it feasible to make such a change at this late stage?

10 Years Of Internet

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Web

informationweek.com: Lumeta's arresting visual images represent the explosive growth of the online world. Between 1998 and 2003, the number of nodes on the Internet doubled. By 2008 nodes had increased five times.

Vector Linux Partners With SQI To Provide Support Infrastructure

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Linux

oreilly.com: Vector Linux, the decade old Canadian Linux distribution based on Slackware, has partnered with SQI Incorporated of Reno, Nevada to provide support infrastructure, both for the commercial support Vector Linux began offering earlier this year and for the wider community.

Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Playdeb is a repository for Ubuntu games that makes it easy to install games that are available on getdeb.net. This article shows how you can install games using Playdeb on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

PCLinuxOS September 2008 Released

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PCLOS

pclosmag.com: PCLinuxOS Magazine, September 2008 (Issue 25) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Players - Round up, Gnome User Guide, and Chapter 6 - Kde User Guide.

X.Org 7.4 To Be Released Today

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Software

phoronix.com: It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door!

The Fedora-Red Hat Crisis

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Linux

earthweb.com: A few weeks ago, when I wrote that, "forced to choose, the average FOSS-based business is going to choose business interests over FOSS [free and open source software] every time," many people, including Mathew Aslett and Matt Assay, politely accused me of being too cynical. Unhappily, you only have to look at the relations between Red Hat and Fedora, the distribution Red Hat sponsors, during the recent security crisis for evidence that I might be all too accurate.

Interview With Head Of The Wine Project / CTO Of CodeWeavers

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Alexandre. In specific, we talk about: Developing an open source project in cadence with Windows, Philosophies about how Linux should reach out to Windows users, and Deciding what applications to support and what to leave out.

Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way

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Software

maketecheasier.com: If you are constantly confused over the command line, and wanted to look for an easy way to tweak your Ubuntu, then Ubuntu Tweak is definitely the application for you.

Black Duck Joins The Linux Foundation

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OSS

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Black Duck Software has joined as a Foundation member.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Having fun with qemu

  • Proprietary, open source systems management get closer
  • How to: Debian Installation on Acer Aspire 7520 Series
  • about:mozilla - Developer News 9/9
  • Why Mozilla is committed to Gecko as WebKit popularity grows
  • New Mandriva Bugzilla update in the works
  • QT 4.5 to understand GTK themes
  • Lenovo Exits pre-Installed Linux Desktop Business
  • Give One, Get One: I Still Don't Get It
  • Xandros Remains Out of Touch
  • linux priced out of the market by vendors conspiring with monopoly
  • Using chattr to Eliminate Command Line Histories
  • Pardus Linux
  • Open Source a successful business model
  • Installing Lenny
  • The open-source add-on economy
  • Would you buy a Linux desktop?
  • UK Govt screws browser choice
  • OpenX 2.6: disable UTC Timezone warnings
  • 6 Offbeat Open Source Ideas Worthy of Rube Goldberg
  • An Update on the Gentoo KDE 4.1 Ebuilds

Red Hat - Free Software done horribly wrong

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Linux

gnuski.blogspot: In my corporate job we try to employ Debian whenever possible. But some of our clients and projects require various IBM applications that run, according to IBM, only on Red Hat (RHEL). I cannot tell you how many problems I've had with Red Hat.

3 should-use vim plugins

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Software

arun.wordpress: The first two are very useful, if you kill bugs for a living (read debugging freak).

Celestia - free opensource Space Simulation to explore the universe

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Software

susegeek.com: Celestia is a free opensource space simulation software that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia provides photo-realistic, real-time, three-dimensional viewing of the solar system.

Jeremy Allison: Learning the craft

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OSS

tuxdeluxe.org: I went out to dinner with an old programming friend the other night, and as all old programmers do, over our Chillis burgers we started swapping war stories about the systems and projects we'd worked on. Neither of us had a formal computer science education, and as we ended up comparing great computer related books we'd both read, it started me wondering, “How did we learn this stuff ?”

ONE reason why OS X is better than Vista and Linux

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Mac

itwire.com: The iTWire Vista Vs. Linux battle has been great fun to watch unfold, however it does seem to have missed the point that Apple Mac OS X is better than them both...

KDE in openSUSE 11.1 and beyond

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KDE
SUSE

opensuse.org: KDE is hugely important to the openSUSE project, and openSUSE’s users. According to our most recent survey, a total of 68.3% of respondents are using KDE, so when it’s time to decide how to support KDE as it moves through its transition period, it’s not something that is taken lightly.

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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
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Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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