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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Canonical Details Plans for Unity 8 Integration in Ubuntu Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:34am
Story GNOME's Mutter Gets Native Monitor Hot-Plugging Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:55am
Story South Korea Faces The Bill For Lock-in To Wintel Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:50am
Story Divisive Community, the Ubuntu Desktop, and is Idealism Dead? Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:42am
Story Send videos from Firefox for Android straight to your TV Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story For Ada Lovelace Day, highlighting FSF sysadmin Lisa Maginnis Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:16am
Story Firefox 33 gets released with Openh264 Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:11am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:25pm
Story GOG Linux Update: We've reached the 100-title mark Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:17pm
Story The Linux Setup - Eric Hameleers, Slackware Linux Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:12pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install GIMP 2.6 on Linux

  • Adding search to your Web site with Xapian and Omega
  • OOo: Sorting mixed 5- and 9-digit zip codes
  • How to Convert flv (flash video) to dvd iso in Ubuntu
  • How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Sharing Files with a USB Drive in Ubuntu
  • Protect your network with pfSense firewall/router
  • Bash Weather Script - World Update

FSF: wrong priorities

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OSS

beranger.org: That's here: FSF Campaigns: High Priority Free Software Projects. And I don't see any vision at all, but mostly politics.

AspireOne: a review

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Linux
Hardware

tommorris.org/blog: On Sunday, I purchased an Acer Aspire One - a 120Gb Linux machine in 'Sapphire Blue'. Ever since some of my friends started using Asus Eee machines, I'd been thinking about buying a 'netbook.'

Vendors rush to fix critical TCP/IP bug

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Security

techworld.com (IDG): Internet infrastructure vendors are rushing to develop patches for a set of TCP/IP security flaws, which could help hackers knock servers offline with very little effort. Robert Lee and Jack Louis, have said that they can knock Windows, Linux, embedded systems and even firewalls offline.

7 Days of M1530: First Impressions

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: It’s been four days now since I got my Dell XPS M1530 pre-installed with Ubuntu. I am ready to give some first impressions. Here is what I have noticed so far:

Picasa 3 (beta) for Linux released

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Google
Software

googlephotos.blogspot: We're proud to announce the public beta of Picasa 3.0 for Linux. With version 3, Picasa adds improved Linux desktop integration. For instance, it now uses your preferred file manager, and you can use your preferred email program to send photos directly from Picasa.

OOXML Leaked: The Stuff ISO Doesn’t Want You to Have

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OSS

boycottnovell.com: In light of the systematic abuse and the demise of ISO, which IBM loudly protested against [1, 2], we shall no longer let this process remain secretive. We finally have complete copies of the documents which the shenanigans keep behind passwords (unlike ODF which they attack). This includes 6 files, namely:

50 significant moments from internet history

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Web

zdnet.com.au: We decided to plough the history of the entire internet, from the roots of its underlying technology, to the Web properties that helped it explode, the litigation it endured on the way and disasters companies have suffered as a result of the Net's popularity. We've picked 50 of what we think are the most significant moments.

What I wish I'd read months ago about KDE3 vs. KDE4

This could have saved me (and probably others) a lot of public freaking out.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Mastering IPTables, Part I

  • FSF high priority list becomes a campaign, seeks donations
  • When Linux does well: the e1000e Ethernet bug fixed
  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part3
  • A Minor Stumble with Ubuntu
  • Microsoft changes the Managed Extensibility Framework License
  • Sistine: A sify broadband client
  • Perens new crusade is patent law
  • Macs now have 8% of computer market
  • Bubba Two: The little server that could
  • Handy wallpaper for basic linux commands
  • Rwanda: Kagame Launches One Laptop Per Child
  • Application servers that developers love
  • Red Hat Delivers First Integrated Linux-Based High Performance Computing Platform
  • Red Hat Hosts Fourth Annual Government Users and Developers Conference
  • Mr. Clean actor dies at 92

Apple may mix up netbooks, Linux still looks good

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Hardware

blogs.the451group: There are some indications that yes, indeed, Linux netbooks may have to fear Apple Netbooks. They should. While I’m bullish on the opportunity for netbooks that are based on Linux, that is based partly on the fact that Linux faces really only one competitor, which is actually a ‘retired’ OS (Windows XP). An Apple netbook with iPhone-like connectivity and touch functionality would be formidable.

Notice of discontinuation of Mandriva Linux 2007.1

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MDV

linuxcompatible.org: "It's that time of year again. With the pending release of Mandriva Linux 2009.0, older versions of Mandriva Linux will no longer be supported.

why Thunar is the best file manager

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Software

lapubell.com: I have been a long time KDE supporter, and I still love the flexibility it provides. While I find both the GTK and QT toolkits to provide a pleasing look and feel to my desktop, I haven’t found a file manager that can handle my level of customization.

Funtoo Updates

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: Per request on this blog, I am now building ~pentium4 Funtoo (unstable) stages. Starting with the October 1st ~x86 build, all Funtoo (unstable) stage3 builds now include dhcpcd and git.

Ubuntu 8.10 Beta Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: The beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, arrived a few minutes ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

coupla shorts

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Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up 2 IP address on "One" NIC (Redhat/Fedora)

  • Speeding up SpamAssassin rule processing on Debian and Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Ctrl+Alt+Delete (CAD) Key Sequence
  • Project management over the Web with Collabtive
  • Differences between Packet and Statefull Firewalls
  • Linux Package Manager Cheatsheet
  • KDE4: Resolving the "call to lnusertemp failed" issue
  • This isn’t your grandpappy’s dd command

How often do we need GNU/Linux releases?

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Linux

itwire.com: Of what use is an operating system if all it does is to make you look forward to the next release - simply because umpteen bugs have been introduced by all the new features in the current version?

HP 2133 Mini-Note broken by own updates

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Hardware
SUSE

venturecake.com: We’ve recently been casting our eye over HP’s 2133 Mini-Note. We thought we’d check out reports on how Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop performs on the beast. Generally quite well, it seems - with one exception.

Interview with Linux guru Vincent Danen

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Linux
Interviews

blogs.techrepublic.com: In this Inside TechRepublic podcast, Sonja Thompson talks to Vincent Danen, one of TechRepublic’s Linux gurus and long-time newsletter tip contributors.

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today's leftovers

Software: GIMP, VLC, Cryptsetup, Caprine, KWin and NetworkManager

  • GIMP 2.9.8 Open-Source Image Editor Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing
    GIMP 2.9.8, a development version towards the major GIMP 2.10 release, was announced by developer Alexandre Prokoudine for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released
    Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. For a complete list of changes please see NEWS.
  • It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon
    VLC 3.0 is something we've been looking forward to for years and it's looking like that big multimedia player update could be released very soon. Thanks to Phoronix reader Fran for pointing out that VLC 3.0 release candidates have begun to not much attention. VLC 3.0 RC1 was tagged at the end of November and then on Tuesday marked VLC 3.0 RC2 being tagged, but without any official release announcements.
  • cryptsetup 2.0.0
  • Cryptsetup 2.0 Released With LUKS2 Format Support
    A new major release is available of Cryptsetup, the user-space utility for dealing with the DMCrypt kernel module for setting up encrypted disk volumes. Cryptsetup 2.0.0 is notable in that it introduces support for the new on-disk LUKS2 format but still retaining support for LUKS(1). The LUKS2 format is security hardened to a greater extent, more extensible than LUKS, supports in-place upgrading from LUKS, and other changes.
  • Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App
    There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the future of how we live and interact. With Facebook, We can connect, communicate with one another, instantly share our memories, photos, files and even money to anyone, anywhere in the world. Even though Facebook has its own official messenger, some tech enthusiasts and developers are developing alternative and feature-rich apps to communicate with your buddies. The one we are going to discuss today is Caprine. It is a free, elegant, open source, and unofficial Facebook messenger desktop app built with Electron framework.
  • KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So Fast It Causes Problems
    It turns out that if firing up KDE's KWin Wayland compositor without XWayland support, it can start up so fast that it causes problems. Without XWayland for providing legacy X11 support to KDE Wayland clients, the KWin compositor fires up so fast that it can cause a crash in their Wayland integration as KWin's internal connection isn't even established... Yep, Wayland compositors are much leaner and cleaner than the aging X Server code-base that dates back 30+ years, granted most of the XWayland code is much newer than that.
  • NetworkManager Picks Up Support For Intel's IWD WiFi Daemon & Meson Build System
    NetworkManager now has support for Intel's lean "IWD" WiFi daemon. IWD is a lightweight daemon for managing WiFi devices via a D-Bus interface and has been in development since 2013 (but was only made public in 2016) and just depends upon GCC / Glibc / ELL (Embedded Linux Library).

Linux Foundation: Servers, Kubernetes and OpenContrail

  • Many cloud-native hands try to make light work of Kubernetes
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). The technology needs all the untangling, simplifying fingers it can get. This is also why most in the community are happy to tamp down their competitive instincts to chip away at common difficulties. “You kind of have to,” said Michelle Noorali (pictured), senior software engineer at Microsoft and co-chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America & Europe 2017. “These problems are really hard.”
  • Leveraging NFV and SDN for network slicing
    Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail's SDN codebase to Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks has announced its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualisation platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail provides both software-defined networking (SDN) and security features and has been deployed by various organisations, including cloud providers, telecom operators and enterprises to simplify operational complexities and automate workload management across diverse cloud environments.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail’s codebase to Linux Foundation, advances cloud approach
    Juniper Networks plans to move the codebase for its OpenContrail open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud to the Linux Foundation, broadening its efforts to drive more software innovations into the broader IT and service provider community. The vendor is hardly a novice in developing open source platforms. In 2013, Juniper released its Contrail products as open sourced and built a user and developer community around the project. To drive its next growth phase, Juniper expanded the project’s governance, creating an even more open, community-led effort.
  • 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview
    The annual Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and The Linux Foundation reveals a lot about prospects for open source professionals and hiring activity in the year ahead. In this year’s report, 86 percent of tech professionals said that knowing open source has advanced their careers. Yet what happens with all that experience when it comes time for advancing within their own organization or applying for a new roles elsewhere?