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Story Midokura Embarks On A High Risk Strategy--Open Sources Its Core technology Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:05pm
Story Ubuntu Community Will Resist the Switch to Unity 8 Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:00pm
Story The First Browser Dedicated to Developers is Coming Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:56pm
Story Google’s Android Begins to Top Out Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:52pm
Story Display Managers In Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:18pm
Story Btrfs RAID: Built-In/Native RAID vs. Mdadm Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:11pm
Story Thoughts on crashdumps. Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 7:05pm
Story Certified Ubuntu images coming to Google Cloud Platform Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 6:59pm
Story New OpenBSD version includes fork of OpenSSL Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 6:52pm
Story DWD – an FAQ for questions around the Web Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 6:51pm

What’s Coming In Ubuntu 8.10: Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

davestechsupport.com/blog: Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Beta was just released and it is a routine event that precedes the fast approaching final release of the next major upgrade to Ubuntu Linux. A lot of hype has been generated over the last 6 months about what new features and changes would be included with Ibex.

Omega 10 Live CD Beta: Fedora With Added Multimedia

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: AN interesting new Linux project released in the last week, Omega 10, cuts through the old debate about free/proprietary software with a solution I am sure many will find appealing - and just as many will abhor.

gOS 3 - the most beautiful Linux

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Linux

amumtaz.wordpress: A few months ago Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, called upon open source developers to surpass Apple and their wonderful MacOS-X based user experience. Well, gOS release 3 could be close to doing just that.

Atmosphir Game Review

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Gaming

linuxhaxor.net: Atmosphir is a third person, 3D, platform/adventure game that not only allows you to explore through diverse levels and challenges, but also gives you the tools to design your own levels and upload them for others to play.

Linux turns 17

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Free minix-like kernel sources for 386-AT, was the subject of Linus Benedict Torvalds post to comp.os.minix on October 5, 1991 -- seventeen years ago today. Linus didn't know what he was unleashing.

Testing Some Distributions

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Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ll be the first to admit it - when it comes to Linux, I am a habitual “Distro-hopper”. I don’t like being a distro-hopper, and I haven’t always been a distro-hopper.

Ultima Linux 8.4: Ultimate headache

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Linux

derekcordeiro.com: After a long time I have a headache after installing and trying to set up a linux distro. Although there are some positive reviews of this version of Ultima, I wonder if they really installed it or just ran it live.

Mozilla CEO John Lilly: World Domination Is Overrated

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Interviews
Moz/FF

linuxinsider.com: Mozilla rose from the ashes of Netscape with only one goal: Provide an alternative to Microsoft, which dominated the Web browser market and still does. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, CEO John Lilly discusses Mozilla's corporate philosophy and whether Google's Chrome is a threat.

logstalgia: pong-like apache log viewer

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Logstalgia (inspired by glTail) is a website traffic visualization tool that replays or streams Apache access logs as a pong-like battle between the web server and an unrelenting army of requesting hosts. It is rendered using OpenGL, so you’ll need a 3D accelerated video card to run logstalgia.

Ubuntu Tweak Guide

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Ubuntu

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Installing Ubuntu can literally be as easy as typing in some very basic information, and clicking next a few times. There is, however always some room for tweaking.

Google releases Linux repositories

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Linux
Google

tectonic.co.za: Search giant Google has finally launched a repository of its software for Linux users. The repository will house the latest Linux versions of its software and make it easier for Linux users to keep up to date.

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Think - Part 2 & 3

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Linux

opensfreedom.blogspot: So where does Slackware fall in those regards we talked about with Ubuntu last? That is, on package installation and repositories.

Fix your music library: song names, album art, automatically

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Software

blogs.howtogeek: With every new version of media players, we get new beautiful album art views, recommendations and all kinds of sorting by genre, year, composer. These are all based on correct information stored in the songs 'tags'.

The BeBook eBook Reader is a great device

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Linux

linuxinfusion.com: My eBook reader for the past year or more has been my trusty Palm IIIxe which was given a new lease on life thanks to great eBook reading software like Plucker and Weasel Reader. However, There are obvious down-sides and I decided that it was time to look around for a dedicated eBook reader.

Free, Professional Music Production: A Linux Introduction

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Software

hehe2.net: When I’m not designing websites with Kompozer or writing articles like this on OpenOffice.org’s word processor, I love playing and listening to music. While the numerous Linux distros tailored to multimedia have their own arrangements and unique quirks, they’ve got a few common threads in the software they use.

odds & ends

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News
  • Support Amarok This Roktober '08

  • Camp KDE 2009: Jamaican me crazy
  • Camp KDE 2009: Call For Presentations
  • My Story With Linux - Part 1
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Beta Video - Using Guest Session
  • Open-source software and Linux at HP
  • Create High Quality Flash Videos in Ubuntu
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/03

some shorts

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Linux

Opera 9.6 RC 2

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Software

opera.com: Were you already giving up on the hope of a new toy for the weekend? Don't despair: we have a new RC for the upcoming 9.6 release. Happy testing!

Simply Mepis Linux and My Office

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Linux

preacherpen.wordpress: I do a lot of work on my home computers; one is a desktop, and the other is a laptop. Both of them are running Simply Mepis Linux, and are working very well. What do I use Linux for in my office?

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Security Leftovers

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  • Initial Retpoline Support Added To LLVM For Spectre v2 Mitigation
    The LLVM code has been merged to mainline for the Retpoline x86 mitigation technique for Spectre Variant 2. This will be back-ported to LLVM 6.0 and also LLVM 5.0 with an immediate point release expected to get this patched compiler out in the wild. The compiler-side work -- similar to GCC's Retpoline code -- is to avoid generating code where an indirect branch could have its prediction poisoned by a rogue actor. The Retpoline support uses indirect calls in a non-speculatable way.
  • Teen Hacker Who Social Engineered His Way Into Top-Level US Government Officials' Accounts Pleads Guilty To Ten Charges
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Graphics: Freedreno, Gallium3D, AMDGPU, RadeonSI, Mesa

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Using Dual 4K Monitors Stacked With GNOME

The setup for my main production system that is still on Fedora Workstation 26 with GNOME Shell 3.24.3 has been working out fine. The two displays are the ASUS MG28UQ monitors that work out well on their own and do work with AMDGPU FreeSync on Linux. A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is enough to power the dual 3840 x 2160 displays for desktop tasks mostly limited to many terminals, Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, and other GNOME desktop applications. Certainly that lower-end Pascal GPU isn't fast enough for 4K gaming, but it's not like I have the time for any gaming and for a purely desktop system it's working out fine paired with the 387.34 proprietary driver on Fedora 26 paired with Linux 4.14. Read more