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Story Pat Pilcher: Windows XP support ending, should we be worried? Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:58am
Story Qt 5.3+ To Have Printing Support Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:49am
Story First Ubuntu Phone Leaked Images Spotted Online Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:44am
Story As Chromebook sales soar, the debate roars about who it hurt Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:42am
Story LG Bets on WebOS for New Smart TV Line Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:37am
Story Emergency Self Destruction of LUKS in Kali Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:36am
Story Firefox OS advances beyond phones Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:33am
Story Tiny Android-powered module targets wearables Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:27am
Story Rygel 0.21.2 Media Server Adds More Samsung Hacks Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:25am
Story LLVM 3.4 Compiler Officially Released With Many Features Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:19am

Firefox 3 beta 2 planned for December 21, test day on Friday

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: At the last Firefox 3 status meeting, Mozilla developers planned the release schedule for the second Firefox 3 beta.

Reiser's Mom Defending Son on Her Second Day of Testimony

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Reiser

wired: Hans Reiser mother took the witness stand at her son's murder trial here for the second day Tuesday and did what moms usually do: Protect their offspring.

KWin composite video available

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KDE

liquidat: Francis Giannaros published a screencast featuring KWin’s compositioning features. The very well made video is provided as a Flash video (Google) as well as an high quality Ogg video. It shows KDE 4 from a point of view which got just to few attention the last weeks.

At least 125m Firefox users estimated

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Moz/FF

tectonic: In a recent blogg post John Lilly, chief operating officer at Mozilla, said that Mozilla estimated worldwide that at least 125 million unique users ran Firefox each month.

Gartner underhypes open source

Matt Asay: I'm not sure who Gartner talks to when it puts together its famous "Hype Cycle" reports, but I'm finding it hard to believe that it talks with enterprises. I was recently reading through its "Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2007" report, and was astounded to find out that I've been tricked by paying customers into believing that they were, well, paying.

One Laptop Per Child Doesn't Change the World

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OLPC

John C. Dvorak: Hands Across America, Live AID, the Concert for Bangladesh, and so on. These folks think that any sort of participation in these events, or even their good thoughts about world poverty and starvation, actually help. Now they can sleep at night. It doesn't matter that nothing has really changed. This is how I view the cute, little One Laptop Per Child computer.

Five days of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

bluesuncorp.co.uk: Last wednesday I ordered a new laptop. I’ll definitely be installing Vista on it, if only for gaming and DirectX 10, but I also plan to use it as an excuse to get to grips with Linux. This is my account of it, as a completely new user.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Following the series of Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux betas over the past year, the Adobe folks have unleashed the Flash Player 9 Update 3 Final build. This update is not only available for Windows and Mac OS X, but a new Linux build was released on the same day.

Wow! Red Hat can sling some mud!

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Linux

opsamericas.com: I woke up early this morning to catch an early flight out… and thought I’d check my email. What did I find, but this headline: “Red Hat exec says Novell sells beta code” which is a ZDnet UK blog entry.

And what exactly will sudo rm -rf do?

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Misc

kmandla.wordpress: The furor around the sudo rm -rf clowns has subsided (but will no doubt resurface in the future), but just for the record, what will that command do?

Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts'o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist

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Linux

marketwire: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts'o is joining the organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist.

The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment: A return to basics

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Software

linux.com: The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) resembles a classic Unix project -- it's partly constructed out of pre-existing programs, its emphasis is on speed, and its configuration requires taking time in a text editor.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Quick and easy backup with lftp

  • Konqueror Tip: Saving the Window Size
  • Taking Bash Completion to the Next Level
  • Check Your Gmail Account with cGmail
  • Getting Sound to work on your Ubuntu 7.10 installation on Lenovo Y410 Series laptop

Nokia N810 review

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: When I first began to test the N810 last week, my first impression of the product was somewhat mixed. I was impressed with the device overall, but I felt that the new features don't quite justify the higher price tag.

The Importance of the 'Completely Libre' Distributions

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: The appearance in the past year of so-called "completely libre" distributions such as gNewSense and Gobuntu. Should we be looking for the "rise of the completely libre distros", or is there something more subtle that we should notice?

Red Hat Finally Nears Real-Time Linux Launch

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Linux

internetnews.com: For the last several years, Red Hat has been pushing forward the development of real-time enhancements for Linux. Yet the company has made no formal product announcement of how it would attempt to productize its real-time Linux innovations. That changed today.

Also: Red Hat Ranked #1 Most Valuable Software Vendor

What I don't like about Linux

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Linux

ittoolbox blogs: I think that Linux is a great operating system. In general it does everything that I want it to. As with any operating system there are a few niggley things that occasionally frustrate.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Eee PC - eerily popular

  • Want To Try KDE 4 Now? Go Live
  • NVIDIA XRender Performance Improved
  • Peru signs up for 260,000 OLPC laptops
  • A 2008 Press Release Prediction: Diamondville XO-2 Laptop
  • "Terminator" franchise plans videogame assault
  • Bruce Perens Leaves Sourcelabs
  • Are all Linux distributions created equally?
  • Has it been a week with Ubuntu already?
  • Linux dark matter obscures real Firefox user numbers
  • Firefox 3’s location bar power for Firefox 2
  • KDE Project Day at FOSS.IN/2007
  • Tips for Taming SE Linux
  • Solar + Tiny PC + Linux = Sweeeet

Minty 4.0 Fresh

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Linux

Desktoplinux.com: While there are some Linux users who still insist on running free software exclusively, a growing number are more than happy to mix and match open-source and proprietary software. For these latter users, Ubuntu 7.10-based Mint 4.0 is a distribution made in heaven.

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

  • Anonymous Open Source Projects
    He made it clear he is not advocating for this view, just a thought experiment. I had, well, a few thoughts on this. I tend to think of open source projects in three broad buckets. Firstly, we have the overall workflow in which the community works together to build things. This is your code review processes, issue management, translations workflow, event strategy, governance, and other pieces. Secondly, there are the individual contributions. This is how we assess what we want to build, what quality looks like, how we build modularity, and other elements. Thirdly, there is identity which covers the identity of the project and the individuals who contribute to it. Solomon taps into this third component.
  • Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead
    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
    Since I'm here at the Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit this weekend, I want to take a break from our usual Techdirt history posts and highlight the new State Of The Commons report that has been released. These annual reports are a key part of the CC community — here at Techdirt, most of our readers already understand the importance of the free culture licensing options that CC provides to creators, but it's important to step back and look at just how much content is being created and shared thanks to this system. It also provides some good insight into exactly how people are using CC licenses, through both data and (moreso than in previous years) close-up case studies. In the coming week we'll be taking a deeper dive into some of the specifics of the report and this year's summit, but for now I want to highlight a few key points — and encourage you to check out the full report for yourself.
  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
  • ASU wins record 14 NSF career awards
    Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7 million in funding for the ASU researchers over five years.

R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
    After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it's here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux's updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft's backup solution from CloudLinux 7's kernel.
  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

Leftovers: Gaming