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Story 3D Printing's Next Revolution: Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:21pm
Story Ubuntu is the most used OS for production OpenStack deployments Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:19pm
Story Packaged Linux Delivers Network Functions Virtualization Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Popcorn Time lets you stream torrent movies on your Linux desktop Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:15pm
Story Linux Foundation to Build Massive Open Online Course Program With edX, Increase Access to Linux Training for All Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 4:36pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 4:28pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 4:27pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 4:25pm
Story Totally Legal, LMDE Reviews, and R-E-S-P-E-C-T Rianne Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 7:23am

How I Shopped for An Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: Initially, I visited ZaReason.com and System76.com because I want a laptop with Ubuntu pre-loaded. Unfortunately, neither of those vendors has a machine with the features I wanted.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Mandriva 2008.0

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MDV
HowTos

In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Features Of A Happy Linux Desktop?

  • Novell plans to acquire PlateSpin
  • Rawhide vs. Cooker vs. Wrong Approach
  • Help Debug Mandriva
  • Opera Dragonfly = Developer Tools?
  • First impressions of Sidux
  • Should Linux Cost More?
  • First Annual Open Source Commerce Survey Results
  • Kubuntu days...productive days
  • Stallman on handing over GNU Emacs, its future and the importance of nomenclature
  • ExtJS: When open source is not open at all
  • Music Notation Programs: Recent Releases
  • WIBRAIN: The Korean Ubuntu UMPC

The penguin begins the march south

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Linux

itwire.com: There's a still nearly 11 months to go before the penguin sets up camp on the Apple Isle but the wheels are slowly being cranked into motion by the Tasmanian Linux Users Group as they prepare to host the 2009 Australian national Linux conference.

Standards Australia denies OOXML bias

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Following a Computerworld report on the appointment of a Microsoft consultant as part of Standard Australia's (SA) delegation for this month's Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva, the organization's CEO has defended the objectivity of the decision.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial: Indigent, Technospeak and Evading Detection

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Jurors attempted, but couldn't bring themselves to take notes. The judge hid his head behind his hands. So continued the second week of the defense of Hans Reiser.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Triple Boot Your Mac With Ease!

  • QuickSynergy quick HowTo
  • How to make OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu
  • Why do the CPU stats vary with ps and top?
  • Using siproxd to allow VoIP through a firewall
  • Howto Determine the throughput of a pipe command
  • Using Ubuntu as an Electronic Document Management System
  • Taking a bunch of free clip art and giving it to every user in OpenOffice.org
  • Dell xps m1330 & Gentoo
  • Secure temporary files in Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Monitor switch-off

More KDE Stuff

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KDE
  • KDE 4 Tour: digiKam 0.10

  • Looking back on FOSDEM 2008 (with pictures)
  • Kommander Leaps Forward in KDE 3.5.9
  • A quick look at the new Qt 4.4 Print Dialog

Firefox 3 Performance Gets a Boost

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Now that Firefox 3 is approaching the home stretch it is important that Mozilla starts to throw in performance improvements to really make the browser purr. Over in our forum xpgeek pointed out that a Profile-Guided Optimization (PGO) build of Firefox 3 had been created which greatly improved the performance of JavaScript in the browser.

Also: Evangelist: Mozilla has "historic opportunity" to advocate for users
& Firefox vs. Internet Explorer-Which Search Engine is Better?

The Pulse of Open Source

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OSS
Web

blogs.the451group: To highlight open source activity on Twitter, I have launched a new web application today called The Pulse of Open Source. This is the stream of collective consciousness from the open source community on Twitter.

KDE 4: Wow Factor Fully Engaged

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KDE

linuxplanet.com: Plasma, ZUI, Oxygen, Dolphin, Okular, and Phonon are terms that seem more at home in a science experiment than in a Window Manager. But this is one science experiment that didn't go bad. You're going to love KDE 4.

Fedora Interview: Dan Williams on Network Manager

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Linux
Interviews

fedoraproject.org: GNU/Linux systems have often come under attack for the difficulty involved with setting-up and configuring various wireless devices. Thanks to NetworkManager we now have a system that allows us to quickly and easily connect to different networks. To find out more we talked with Dan Williams, Fedora project member and NetworkManager developer.

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert Balances Community And Company Interest

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Interviews
Drupal

huliq.com: In the year 2000, Dries Buytaert created Drupal. Buytaert (now 29) just finished his doctoral thesis and has founded the start-up Acquia. The new company wants to become Drupal's best friend, with the help of an all-star team and US$7 million collected from venture capitalists. Wikinews reporter Michaël Laurent sat down with Dries.

Ubuntu: Linux's Obama (Sort Of)

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Ubuntu

informationweek.com/blog: What is it about Ubuntu that has generated such excitement about Linux? To steal a word from Obama's playbook, "Change."

SAM Linux 2008 'Claws' rc1: A Brief Visual Tour

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: FIRST I went “Wow!”, followed soon after by an “Eugh!” The “Wow!” came about as a result of watching SAM Linux 2008 'Claws rc1' launching as a live CD on my test machine. But then came the “Eugh!”, as a result of me realising how ghastly the default wallpaper is in SAM Linux.

OOXML vs. ODF: What’s happening this week

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Microsoft
OSS

Mary Jo Foley: From February 25 to 29 in Geneva, the next step in the seemingly never-ending show-down over whether Microsoft’s Office Open XML document format should be granted ISO standard status is taking place. Here’s a summary of what will/won’t — or perhaps I should say should/shouldn’t — happen this week for those following along at home.

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

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News

Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX command line efficiency - and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up.

Parsix: Persian distro makes GNOME look good

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Linux

linux.com: Last month the Parsix Linux distribution made its 1.0 release after almost a year of development. Parsix is a GNOME-based distro based on the testing branch of Debian GNU/Linux with elements from Kanotix. It makes an attractive alternative to Ubuntu.

Torvalds gives props to Microsoft for sharing

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Linux

news.com: Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project that's among the best-known open-source threats to Windows, has words of praise for Microsoft's announcement last week that it would share some previously hard-to-get technology with open-source programmers.

The Shadow Tales of Microsoft

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Microsoft

raiden.net: If there's one thing to be said for Microsoft, it's a shrewd player. They've done in just a few years what takes some companies decades to do. They've cornered the desktop OS market. All of this success has caused some of their detractors to call them dishonest, unethical, and in some cases just downright evil.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability
    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
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    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

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    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
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    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more