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Story What is open source? Licensing, history, and more Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:03am
Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 9:50am
Story Top Features of Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Latest Member of the Ubuntu Family Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 8:53am
Story Debian 8 Jessie Cinnamon Live CD Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:54am
Story CHROMIXIUM 1.0 – FINAL STABLE VERSION IS OUT NOW! Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:51am
Story Fedora-Based Qubes OS 3.0 Release Candidate 1 Linux Distro Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:45am
Story Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 Will Be Named Stretch Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:41am
Story Linux 4.1-rc1 Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:31am
Story Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:24am
Story Q4OS 1.2 final Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:22am

The argument for free fonts

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blogs.zdnet.com: Bring up free fonts around typeface designers, and you’ll probably get an earful about the relative quality of free and open source designs against the professionally designed fonts.

First taste: Sugar on a Stick learning platform

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arstechnica.com: Sugar Labs has announced the first beta release of Sugar on a Stick, a self-contained Sugar environment that is distributed as a live USB image.

Acer Ubuntu nettop to get quiet storage switch

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reghardware.co.uk: Acer's Nvidia Ion-based micro desktop PC, Revo, will go on sale in the UK on 5 May, with Ubuntu Linux among the available operating systems.

My Linux Personal Lexicon

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penguinpetes.com: In the spirit of Douglas Adams' The Meaning of Liff, this is the little list of words I've come up with to describe aspects of Linux life.

Available Now: New Fedora 10 Re-Spins

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softpedia.com: The Fedora Unity Project recently announced the immediate availability of a new set of Re-Spins for the Fedora 10 Linux distribution.

The year of the fall of the Windows desktop

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Microsoft

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: This is the type of nonsense people try to drum up readers for an article with. Just to get folks riled up. "The Year of..." is ridiculous in general. It's also very relative.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: New Features in Postgres 8.4

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linux-mag.com: Looking for a mature, open source database that’s not owned by Oracle? Whether you’re already a fan or are looking for alternatives, now might be a good time to take a look PostgreSQL.

Ubuntu a true rival for Win7

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  • Ubuntu a true rival for Win7, Mac OS X

  • Using The Nouveau Driver In Ubuntu 9.04
  • How To: Fix Stuttering Sound in 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Four Simple Features That Set Ubuntu Apart
  • A Good News - Bad News Week For Ubuntu Server
  • 8 Features of Ubuntu Remix for Netbooks
  • Announcing the Ubuntu Gaming Team

Review: MOC, text-based audio player

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Based on ncurses, MOC (music on console) is a popular, text-based audio player which can play various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, WMA and WAV. The release I'm going to talk about in this article is 2.5.0-alpha3, as it comes with Debian Lenny.

Ubuntu Jaunty Doesn't Show When Updates Are Available Fix

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Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope doesn't show the update icon in the system tray when there are updates available. This is because the update system was changed in Ubuntu Jaunty: [...] Full Story

Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Intel Graphic Drivers - How to Enable Desktop Effects (Compiz)

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In the new Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, Intel graphic (video) drivers 965 (x3000 or x3100) are blacklisted so you cannot run Compiz thus your desktop effects cannot be enabled. There is a way to enable desktop effects.

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux cache poisoning attacks easier than on Windows?

  • Palm Pre spotted in the wild
  • iPC Leopard
  • Does Linux, Mac OS Need Defragmentation Software?
  • Dropbox rpm for Mandriva 2009 and 2009.1
  • GP2X Wiz open source hand held to get app store
  • Open-source uptake on the rise, according to Forrester
  • Reaping the Benefits of Open Source
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Takes A Swipe At Microsoft
  • Will OpenOffice survive the Oracle-Sun takeover?
  • Cloud computing is 'security nightmare,' says Cisco CEO
  • Some interesting firsts for cloud OS
  • Drupal mentioned in Forbes

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Manually Adding Screensavers To gnome-screensaver

  • Commandline 101: su and sudo
  • Find the longest line in a file
  • Make Google Earth Use Your GTK Theme!
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 7
  • Cipher benchmark for dm-crypt / LUKS

Red Hat Announces Open Source Cloud Computing Forum

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(PR): Red Hat, Inc. today announced a call for presentations for its Open Source Cloud Computing Forum, a virtual event scheduled to take place July 22, 2009.

A Dream Distro, looking from a noob’s perspective

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manishtech.wordpress: Some friend of you asks you to try out Linux. How would you feel? To feel the same you need to first unmount the geekism in you and walk a mile in the shoes of a newbie.

Take the Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research Survey

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This research aims at finding the needs, and practices of users of Gnome 2.x. Analyzing that data will give the Gnome Usability Team very precious information that will shape up the form of Gnome 3.0.

Ubuntu 9.04 frankenreview

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  • Ubuntu 9.04 frankenreview

  • Intel Graphics Performance Guide for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users
  • Gmount ISO - Easily Mount ISO Images with a Well-Designed API
  • Jaunty Quickies
  • Ubuntu and copyright

Is Oracle Starting To Look Like Blockbuster?

  • Is Oracle Starting To Look Like Blockbuster?

  • MySQL – What History Tells Us About Oracle Buying Sun
  • Some new FUD about Linux and Oracle is floated
  • The potential impact of Sun-Oracle on MySQL

Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks

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Hardware
Microsoft
  • Are netbooks really junky?

  • Why Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks
  • Netbooks: a Linux appliance opportunity
  • Sign of the times: Microsoft sales drop?

How Long Until There Is A Linux Distro Focused On Social Media?

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customdistros.com: If you check out DistroWatch.com you will see hundreds of Linux distros available. There are distros out there for just about every purpose you can think of, except social media and social networking.

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Linux Foundation on Value of GNU/Linux Skills

  • Jobs Report: Rapid Growth in Demand for Open-Source Tech Talent
    The need for open-source technology skills are on the rise and companies and organizations continue to increase their recruitment of open-source technology talent, while offering additional training and certification opportunities for existing staff in order to fill skills gaps, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open-source talent, and nearly half (48%) report their organizations have begun to support open-source projects with code or other resources for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those software skills. After a hiatus, Linux skills are back on top as the most sought after skill with 80% of hiring managers looking for tech professionals with Linux expertise. 55% of employers are now also offering to pay for employee certifications, up from 47% in 2017 and only 34% in 2016.
  • Market value of open source skills on the up
    The demand for open source technology skills is soaring, however, 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open source talent, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report which was released this week.
  • SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27
    The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talent is a priority and Linux is the most in-demand open-source skill. In addition, 57 percent of hiring managers are looking for people with container skills and many organizations are starting to get more involved in open-source in order to attract developers.

GNU/Linux Servers as Buzzwords: "Cloud" and "IaaS"

  • Linux: The new frontier of enterprise in the cloud
    Well obviously, like you mentioned, we've been a Linux company for a long time. We've really seen Linux expand along the lines of a lot of the things that are happening in the enterprise. We're seeing more and more enterprise infrastructure become software centric or software defined. Red Hat's expanded their portfolio in storage, in automation with the Ansible platform. And then the really big trend lately with Linux has been Linux containers and technologies like [Google] Cooper Netties. So, we're seeing enterprises want to build new applications. We're seeing the infrastructure be more software defined. Linux ends up becoming the foundation for a lot of the things going on in enterprise IT these days.
  • Why next-generation IaaS is likely to be open source
    This is partly down to Kubernetes, which has done much to popularise container technology, helped by its association with Docker and others, which has ushered in a period of explosive innovation in the ‘container platform’ space. This is where Kubernetes stands out, and today it could hold the key to the future of IaaS.

Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft
    Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was initially created in 2014, but recently underwent rebranding efforts.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Certified on Select Intel NUC Mini PCs and Boards for IoT Development, LibreOffice 6.0.5 Now Available, Git 2.8 Released and More
    Canonical yesterday announced that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is certified on select Intel NUC Mini PCs and boards for IoT development. According to the Ubuntu blog post, this pairing "provides benefits to device manufacturers at every stage of their development journey and accelerates time to market." You can download the certified image from here. In other Canonical news, yesterday the company released a microcode firmware update for Ubuntu users with AMD processors to address the Spectre vulnerability, Softpedia reports. The updated amd64-microcode packages for AMD CPUs are available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), "all AMD users are urged to update their systems."
  • Canonical issues Spectre v2 fix for all Ubuntu systems with AMD chips
    JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU'D HEARD THE END of Spectre, Canonical has released a microcode update for all Ubuntu users that have AMD processors in a bid to rid of the vulnerability. The Spectre microprocessor side-channel vulnerabilities were made public at the beginning of this year, affecting literally billions of devices that had been made in the past two decades.
  • A first look at desktop metrics
    We first announced our intention to ask users to provide basic, not-personally-identifiable system data back in February. Since then we have built the Ubuntu Report tool and integrated it in to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS initial setup tool. You can see an example of the data being collected on the Ubuntu Report Github page.

Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more