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Story Deb Nicholson receives O’Reilly Open Source Award Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 10:08am
Story Top Linux Myths Dispelled Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 9:47am
Forum topic Cisco 3750 Switch ASA VPN Routing Ayaerlee 10/09/2014 - 6:55am
Story FEDORA ACTIVITY DAY (FAD) PHNOM PENH 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 6:29am
Story Poisoning Rats, Understanding Debian, and New OpenSSL Policy Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 6:22am
Story 6 questions to accelerate open source in non-tech companies Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 6:15am
Story GNOME Software 3.14 Will Work On Arch Linux With PackageKit Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 1:32am
Story Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch Rianne Schestowitz 10/09/2014 - 1:12am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 09/09/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 09/09/2014 - 9:38pm

IBM To Linux Desktop Developers: 'Stop Copying Windows'

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Linux

informationweek.com: Company executives call on the open source community to do more to make Linux popular as a desktop OS for consumers and businesses.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ultamatix - Ubuntu NL warns against

  • Gallery: Rise of Open Source at LinuxWorld
  • Open-source gadgets at LinuxWorld
  • Linux on Servers? Great. On PCs? Not So Much
  • Virtual Ubuntu: traps for young players
  • Open letter to the developers of TrueCrypt
  • Got XP?
  • USB sound card on Ubuntu
  • RipCode builds video transcoding device on Linux base
  • Ubuntu Goes Enterprise
  • How much would S10 cost with Linux?
  • Sexy, smooth fonts on (K)Ubuntu
  • Lenovo In Talks To Join IBM's 'Microsoft-Free' Program, Sources Say
  • New Firefox 3 Digg Extension Released
  • Stable kernels 2.6.25.15 and 2.6.26.2
  • Video games as the next open source frontier
  • Windows XP "not ready for prime time" on XO
  • Who's Paying For Open Source And Why
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - whole load of apps going on

On the savannah, where the gnu roam...

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OSS

fsf.org/blogs: There are many services that will host your project's source code, mailing lists and bug trackers. While very few of these services charge for their services, most of them are built on proprietary software. Worse, some of them have started adding adverts for proprietary software in their mailing lists, or refusing projects with certain free software licenses.

The best news Linux could ever receive: LinuxWorld's a bust

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cnet.com: The latest proof that Linux has conquered the corporate data center crowd: LinuxWorld is a dud. The relatively sparse turnout reflects that change in perception. Some parts of the floor at San Francisco's cavernous Moscone convention center were so thinly populated that you could have run a pickup game of Frisbee football without risk of smacking into bystanders.

Also: The Last LinuxWorld Expo?

Lightweight GNOME alternative emerges

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Software

desktoplinux.com: A fast, fast-booting, implementation of GNOME aimed at netbooks and older hardware has emerged, and shows "a lot of promise." LXDE has already stacked up a heap of distribution partners.

GNOME 2.23.6 Released

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Software

gnome.org: FREEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZEEE! That's it. We're feature frozen now. This means what you have in 2.23.6 is a good approximation of what you'll get in 2.24.0.

openSUSE TV

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Some may know about the Geeko’s Tube, I’m not so sure that many do though. There has been for a while now tube.opensuse.org, this is the official repository of videos by openSUSE people.

Record your desktop with Linux tools

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Software

linux.com: You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux's many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.

Wine sucks and I'm not going to pretend otherwise

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Software

yokozar.livejournal: Wine is a lot like my cell phone. It sucks, but it would be really awesome if it didn't. As much as we'd like to, we can't give up on it entirely. So the only reasonable thing to do is try and make it suck less.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cairo-Dock - Desktop dock for openSUSE Linux

  • Inkscape tutorial: creating a simple ribbon
  • Howto use SSH local and remote port forwarding
  • Faking filesystem access
  • Portscan in one line
  • VirtualBox in Gentoo
  • Ubuntu Linux Install GDesklets GNOME Program
  • Putting Ubuntu on the R400
  • Recursive FTP with the command line
  • Customizing Amonymous Comments In Drupal
  • Fixing Windows MBR with Ubuntu 8.04.1 Live-CD
  • Fix Your MTRR on Gentoo with Thinkpad x61 Intel x3100
  • A Guide to Linux Graphics Software 01: bitmap vs vector

Desktop Linux still DOA

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Linux

blogs.ft.com: One of the great tech non-events of the last few years involves Linux on PCs. Every so often, another wave of hype washes in about how companies are finally going to ditch their Windows machines in favour of the open-source operating system and productivity apps.

8 Useful Adobe AIR Applications That Work In Linux

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makeuseof.com: While we have previously covered some of the cool AIR applications, most of them are meant for the Windows/Mac platform. For Linux users who are constantly looking for AIR applications, here is a list of 8 useful AIR applications that we have tested and found them to be working in Linux.

Today’s the big day: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo

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zonker.opensuse: Hello from San Francisco! LinuxWorld Expo is going pretty well so far — we ran out of DVDs at the booth yesterday, which was a pleasant problem to have.

Reiser4 Update

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kerneltrap.org: "I have had to apply the reiser4 patches from -mm kernels to vanilla based patchset for over a year now. Reiser4 works fine, what will it take to get it included in vanilla?" began a brief thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list. Theodore Ts'o offered several links detailing the reamining issues with Reiser4.

We Don't Need Another Linux Hater

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junauza.com: While going over Linux Hater's Blog, I can best describe it as Béranger on anabolic steroids. I'm sorry if I can't find a better description than that, but for clarity sake, I would simply put Linux Hater's blog as a series of rants against Linux as well as other open source software.

Low-power netbooks run Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A Germany-based retailer called One is shipping four branded, Linux-based netbooks that consume only 3.5 Watts apiece. The One A440, A110, A115, and A140 are all based on the Via C7-M Ultra Low Voltage processor (ULV), and come with integrated Via graphics chips.

A New Acceleration Architecture For X

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Software

phoronix.com: XAA, or the XFree86 Acceleration Architecture, is over twelve years old and finally in 2005 it was greeted by a replacement, EXA. EXA was designed to offer speed improvements over XAA by accelerating more options and enhancing X's RENDER extension.

Ulteo: What Gael Did Next

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Almost immediately upon leaving Mandrakesoft, he began making teasing statements about his next project, claiming it would revolutionise the way we use computers. The Ulteo project, as it became known, was all about freeing us from our home desktops.

9 + 5 things you’ll get with Fedora 10

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Linux

fabrizioballiano.net: Fedora 10 will be released on 28th October 2008, let’s take a look at what some of the upcoming features, 9 of them have been accepted by the team, 5 more are still in the “proposed” state.

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

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