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Story That Peculiar Linux 3.18 Kernel Bug Might Be Closed Soon Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 7:37pm
Story New Releases Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 12:32pm
Story Notifications Without User Interaction on Ubuntu Are Annoying Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 12:02pm
Story Librem Linux Laptop Drops NVIDIA Graphics But Still Coming Up Short Of Goal Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 10:45am
Story Ruby 2.2.0 Released Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 10:41am
Story 2014 Catalyst Linux Graphics Benchmarks Year-In-Review Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 10:35am
Story From Red Hat's CEO: Reflecting on a 'great year,' looking to '15 Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 10:26am
Story Open Source's 2014: MS 'cancer' embrace, NASDAQ listings, and a quiet dog Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 10:21am
Story How About 2014? Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 10:16am
Story Macbuntu strikes again, and we likes it! Roy Schestowitz 27/12/2014 - 10:14am

Alan Cox: Moving on from Red Hat

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Linux

lxer.com: Linux Kernel developer Alan Cox has announced that he will be departing Red Hat for Intel. In an e-mail to the editors he explained that this move allows him to spend more time with his family and work even closer on the low level stuff that he really likes.

Christmas… Linux… Wallpapers…

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: Here is a small set of Christmas holidays wallpapers which should fit any Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Suse, Mandriva, Slackware, RedHat, Centos desktop…

FLOSS Manuals sprints to build quality free documentation

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OSS

linux.com: Documentation is one area in which free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) is weakest. A project called FLOSS Manuals is trying to remedy this situation. The idea behind project is to create quality, free documentation for free software.

Open source: getting started

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OSS

manilastandardtoday.com: OPEN source software can reduce costs and improve security dramatically, yet many people are a bit apprehensive about getting their feet wet.

10 Firefox Extensions For Better Tab Management

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: The tab is easily one of the most used feature in Firefox. It gives you the convenience of browsing different sites in one single window and save you the trouble of too many windows cluttering your desktop.

Tuxmachines intermittent downtime and sluggishness

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Site News

I am moving Tuxmachines.org to a new server today, so the site may suffer intermittent downtime and sluggishness.

Understanding Canonical's new Linux notification system

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced plans to overhaul desktop notifications. The project is part of a broader initiative that the company launched earlier this year to boost the usability of the Linux software ecosystem.

AntiX 8.0 Test1

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Linux

mepis.org: Now available, in the MEPIS testing mirror, the first public test release of antiX-M8, a fast and light complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Lenny, with a little bit of sidux.

New Mac OS X ’sheets’ CompizFusion Plugin

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: I’ve implemented a sort of Mac OS X ’sheets’ animation in the simple-animations plugin. It is designed to work with dialog boxes so that they appear to ‘roll out’ of the top of the window.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 10

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HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

Linux Mint Raises the User-Friendliness Bar

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: The latest release of the Linux Mint distribution offers up a clean, user-friendly desktop environment with a good assortment of applications to meet the needs of most any typical user.

The Win, Fail and Meh of Open Source in 2008

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OSS

heise-online.co.uk: With 2008 coming to an end, heise online UK picks what was full of win, who was waiting for the failboat, and who just made us go meh. So in no particular order, here are the Wins, the Fails and the Mehs of Open Source from 2008.

Ubuntu Review: One Year In

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Ubuntu

encephalosponge.com: After a somewhat belated New Year’s resolution last year, I did manage to complete my goal much more easily than I previously thought possible. In the last 9 months, I can probably count on my two hands then number of times I’ve booted into Vista or XP. I’ve been using Ubuntu.

Sugar Labs is joining the GNOME Foundation

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OSS

gnome.org: Sugar Labs, a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, is joining the GNOME Foundation as part of the GNOME Advisory Board.

KWin visual effects get way better in KDE 4.2

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KDE

arstechnica.com: We were impressed with the big improvements in the first KDE 4.2 beta when it was released earlier this month. It fixed a lot of bugs and brought some impressive new features to the Plasma panel system and other areas of the desktop environment. The second beta, which was released last week, builds on that work and adds a lot of important refinements.

24 Hours with openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

bear454.blogspot: Back in June I blogged about my first experiences with openSUSE 11.0. Although there were some groundbreaking improvements, the general tenor of my experience was negative. I'm happy to say that both of my major gripes with 11.0 are completely resolved in 11.1, and then some.

GNU, Linux, and the Free Software Movement

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: In 1983, a computer programmer from MIT by the name of Richard M. Stallman grew skeptical of the commercial software packages that were selling for big bucks at computer stores. Since this software was a commercial product, its source code was often protected, and the alteration, or hacking, of the code was prohibited.

Hotrod Your Asus Laptop With 64-bit Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: I'm an old-school horsepower junkie. Oddly, I have the same addiction with laptop hardware. My four year old AMD 64-bit HP Pavilion laptop threw a rod (the LCD died) a couple of weeks ago, so this Asus seemed to fit the bill. Now on to the shop...I mean office, for a little 'tweaking' with Kubuntu.

Notifications, indicators and alerts

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth: Let’s talk about notifications! As Ryan Lortie mentioned, there was a lot of discussion across the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, GNOME, KDE and Mozilla communities represented at UDS about the proposals Canonical’s user experience design and desktop experience engineering teams have made for Ubuntu 9.04.

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Security: Voting Machines With Windows and Back Doors in Windows Help Crypto-jacking

  • Election Security a High Priority — Until It Comes to Paying for New Voting Machines [Ed: Sadly, the US has outsourced its voting machines to a private company whose systems are managed by Microsoft]
    When poll workers arrived at 6 a.m. to open the voting location in Allentown, New Jersey, for last November’s gubernatorial election, they found that none of the borough’s four voting machines were working. Their replacements, which were delivered about four hours later, also failed. Voters had to cast their ballots on paper, which then were counted by hand. Machine malfunctions are a regular feature of American elections. Even as worries over cybersecurity and election interference loom, many local jurisdictions depend on aging voting equipment based on frequently obsolete and sometimes insecure technology. And the counties and states that fund elections have dragged their heels on providing the money to buy new equipment.
  • Congress Can Act Right Now to Prevent Interference in the 2018 Elections [Ed: "confidence" is not security]

    To create that confidence the SAFE Act would: [...]

  • America’s Election Meddling Would Indeed Justify Other Countries Retaliating In Kind
    There is still no clear proof that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 U.S. election in any meaningful way. Which is weird, because Russia and every other country on earth would be perfectly justified in doing so.
  • NSA Exploit Now Powering Cryptocurrency Mining Malware [Ed: Microsoft Windows back door]
    You may have been asked if you'd like to try your hand at mining cryptocurrency. You may have demurred, citing the shortage in graphics cards or perhaps wary you were being coaxed into an elaborate Ponzi scheme. So much for opting out. Thanks to the NSA, you may be involved in mining cryptocurrency, but you're likely not seeing any of the benefits.
  • Cryptocurrency-mining criminals that netted $3 million gear up for more
    Separately, researchers from security firm FireEye said attackers, presumably with no relation to the one reported by Check Point, are exploiting unpatched systems running Oracle's WebLogic Server to install cryptocurrency-mining malware. Oracle patched the vulnerability, indexed as CVE-2017-10271, in October.

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Given the recent performance changes following the Spectre/Meltdown CPU vulnerability mitigation and having just wrapped up some fresh CPU bare metal benchmarks as part of that testing as well as the recent AMD Raven Ridge launch, I've carried out a fresh round this week of benchmarks on various Amazon EC2 on-demand instance types compared to a number of bare metal Intel and AMD processors in looking at how the compute performance compares. Read more