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Does interoperability violate the GPL?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: VMWare boxes from its logoI got an e-mail this morning, tickling me to look into the idea that VMWare is violating the GPL. This idea has been around for some time and Big Money Matt has covered it beautifully.

Make Your Linux Desktop More Productive

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HowTos

lifehacker.com: Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. Today we're detailing a Linux desktop that helps you move quickly, work with Windows, and just get things done; read on for a few suggestions on setting it up.

Boxee aims to shake up the home theater

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Software

linux.com: Boxee is a new entrant into the increasingly crowded open source media center space. The company's eponymous application is billed as a "social media center" -- melding a smorgasbord of social networking services into an XBMC-based media center designed for the couch-centric user.

The 2008 kernel summit

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Linux

Jonathan Corbet: The agenda for the 2008 kernel summit has been posted. The summit is an annual, invitation-only event which is typically attended by 70-80 developers. It is a rare opportunity to bring part of the kernel community together for focused discussions on topics which affect the kernel as a whole.

Is Linux growing at Windows' or Unix's expense?

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Linux

techtarget.com: Windows may be king of data centers, but Linux has a foothold in nearly every courtyard and is sure to make further inroads in the year ahead.

Mozilla Colors

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Moz/FF

bholley.wordpress: I’ve been working on getting Mozilla’s color management backend ready for the prime time. We’re finally turning it on in tonight’s nightly builds, so I thought I’d give a bit of background on the history of color management in Mozilla and on color management in general.

The open source principles of participation

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OSS

raiden.net: One of the greatest and most destructive beliefs in the open source community is that "Because I'm not a programmer, I can't participate in an open source project." Let me be the first to tell you that if you believe that, you're wrong. Dead wrong.

opensuse adds Installation over serial line

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SUSE

opensuse.org: It’s now possible to install openSUSE if you only have a serial line (without additional tricks). Our graphical bootloader frontend used to ignore serial input. That’s now (starting with 11.1 beta1) changed.

Protecting your network with Strata Guard Free

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Software

linux.com: Being connected to the Internet means exposure to what the outside world has to offer -- including the undesirable elements. Every time you connect to the Internet, you're exposed to threats that can compromise your network's security. Although network security solutions have evolved in recent years, so have network attack techniques.

Book Review: "Intellectual Property and Open Source"

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OSS

arstechnica.com: You'd have to do a lot of man-on-the-street interviews before you'd find someone who could explain the difference between a patent and a trademark. Into this void steps Van Lindberg, a former software engineer and now a lawyer who specializes in the legal issues surrounding the free software community.

Linux Foundation Expands Fellowship Program to Support Kernel Developers

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: The Linux Foundation, in concert with several well-known industry names (hint: they start with letters like I and G), has hired a key contributor to the Linux kernel development community, the system administrator for kernel.org.

Five signs you're an e-mail addict

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Misc

itbusiness.ca: Quick: When's the last time you checked your e-mail? If you're like most Americans, the answer is likely within the last 15 minutes -- even if you're not at work.

Asia set to 'give back' to open source

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Asia is in the middle of a mass adoption wave of open source technology, and the floodgates of innovation will open following this wave in two to three years, according to open source vendors.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenMoko users open up about their phones

  • The Mini 9 NetBook: Dell’s Hardware as a Service Experiment?
  • The importance of marketing to open-source projects
  • Experts Agree (On Nothing) About Intersection of Cloud And Virtualization
  • Open source after the M&A honeymoon
  • Suse Linux virtualized on Windows--why?
  • Red Hat outlook: Clouds and virtualization everywhere
  • Browser Wars
  • HowTo get Internet Explorer for Mandriva Linux
  • Aspire One: Victorian Education Discriminating Against Linux?
  • Announcing RC1 of openSUSE-Education for 11.0
  • What's 'Commercial Use' With Open Source Derivatives?
  • New Ulteo Application System coming soon
  • Ubuntu gets user interface team
  • Why isn't Ubuntu the number 1 operating system?
  • With EasyGUI, I Can Stick with Python
  • Unlimited Potential in open source software
  • Maximizing Set Match Probability Using Perl

Post-Link Optimization for Linux on POWER

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Linux

Find out about the recent updates made to the Post-Link Optimization for Linux on POWER, also known as FDPR-Pro. This technology is a performance-tuning utility used to improve the execution time and the real memory utilization of user-level application programs, based on their run-time profiles.

Viewing the Night Sky with Linux Part II: XEphem

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Part I of this series covered a simple Linux planetarium program, KStars. But there are some questions KStars isn't very good at answering. For viewing closeups of planets, monitoring the motion of the planets, getting precise predictions of events like eclipses, and other such information, you'll do better with a more powerful tool: XEphem.

Red Hat's security issue

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Linux
Security

blog.perens.com: Last month, Red Hat issued a security bulletin. Not all that went on is clear, but it seems that the servers used to develop and distribute Fedora and Red Hat were accessed by a person with criminal intent. But there are continuing problems with Red Hat's handling of the situation.

Also: Fedora and our security attitude

Mandriva One 2009 - KDE4 - RC1

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MDV

planetoss.com: Mandriva releases a new version in every six months and this time is no exception. The team released 2009 RC1 which is scheduled for a final release on 9th October. The notable improvements from the previous 2008 Spring release are,

Is PCLinuxOS Stale?

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PCLOS

kzimm.wordpress: Recently, I’ve been reading posts talking about how PCLinuxOS is “stale”, “going downhill”, or even “dying”. They point out that the “current” version of PCLOS is 2007, has an out-of-date kernel, and won’t recognize the latest hardware.

Gates & Seinfeld’s next commercial: Better. With funny parts.

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: The second Microsoft commercial featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld is out (being broadcast tonight during Big Brother on CBS) and at least this time, there were some funny scenes. And there was clearly a message this time.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here