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Puppy 4.1: What’s Not to Like?

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Linux

linuxdistrochoices.com: I have used Puppy in the past, over a year ago, and I thought it was OK…just OK. Now you have to realize that Puppy is a small form distribution which is designed to use minimail resources and at the same time provide all of the functions that a Desktop user would want. All that said, when Puppy 4.1 came out I decided to look at it again….I am glad I did.

Arch Linux Report Card

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Linux

eyemeansit.blogspot: I've used Kubuntu, Mepis, PCLinuxOS, but was irked by all the bloat, as well as the need to wait for the next "Intrepid Ibex" or whatever.

odds & ends

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News
  • Why Linux Is Popular with Hardware Companies and Developers

  • The Fastest Way To Upgrade Ubuntu
  • Open Source Coding: A new buzzword for college graduates
  • SourceForge using Drupal
  • Test Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 in Debian Without Changing Your Existing Installation
  • No need for VMware Tools in openSUSE 11.0
  • Ridiculous Resumes - Unix, Linux And Everything In Between
  • Security Flaw Is Revealed in T-Mobile’s Google Phone
  • The TV Server I Always Wanted, Part 2 -- Options
  • Firefox Removes its License Agreement From Ubuntu
  • How to fix an Ubuntu crash

ZIM - A Desktop Wiki / Note Taking App

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Software

makeuseof.com: Wikis are great for collaboration and note taking. ZIM is one such package that helps you create a wiki on your desktop. Or in other words you can use it as an excellent note taking application.

Linux Hater's Blog goes bye bye

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Linux
Web

linuxhaters.blogspot: It was fun while it lasted folks. I'm closing up shop. Moving on. It turns out, the more hate I dished out, the less I had to hate on.

Listen to Linux

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Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 46: SCALE

  • Linux Outlaws 60 - ...Poking a Hole Into Your Firewall
  • Linux Void Episode 10.1 - Open Force

Everything you Need to Know about Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

maximumpc.com: Ubuntu 8.10, named Intrepid Ibex, is scheduled for release next week, so we figured it's time to run down the checklist of improvements, fixes, and enhancements since Hardy Heron came out earlier this year.

Wine 1.1.7 Review - First Steps of Direct3D 10 Implementation

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I think Wine is one of the most promising and useful applications, especially for those who need to run Windows programs in a Linux environment. A new development release is put up every two weeks or so, and improvements are visible from each version to another.

Reference for Ubuntu Starters

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Ubuntu

yabblog.com: Synaptic? deb? sudo? apt? Damn! I still remember when I first installed Ubuntu. Here, I will be posting a reference about Ubuntu things! And to end with top 5 Ubuntu resources on web for Ubuntu starters.

Linux Is Making Me Insane

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Ubuntu

thebigmoney.com: I installed Ubuntu after being repeatedly challenged by a small but vocal group of readers to look beyond my comfort zone. Whenever I write about the relative differences between Apple and Microsoft-based machines, I invariably get comments from people who are irritated that I didn't mention Ubuntu as an alternative.

10 Cool and Funny Firefox Video Ads

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: Firefox is the only web browser in the world that has tons of enthusiastic followers. I've seen desktop wallpapers, icons, t-shirts, graffiti, and even tattoos that are dedicated to Firefox. But it didn't stop there. Just recently, I saw some videos on YouTube that promotes the use of Firefox.

Java and Linux on the Android - Almost the Perfect Match?

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Misc

steamingopencup.blogspot: As this blogspot's subtitle states, you'll be reading more about Java and Linux here (aside from physics) than anything else, and I was hoping I'd have the opportunity to write a post that would talk about both of them under the same spotlight. Tonight, I was given that opportunity.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ask Linux.com: Missing memory, built-in webcams, and shared servers

  • How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.0 in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Turn on Font Autohinting
  • Linux Tips: run fsck on a loopback filesystem
  • How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy
  • Fun with Linux Commands-II
  • Sabayon-Funtoo Linux - Howto
  • Multiple Desktop Wallpapers in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Script for adding new users

7 Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

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Web

informationweek.com: Despite our increasing technological sophistication, we can't help falling for email about Bigfoot, giant mutant cats, doomed tourists, and deadly butt spiders. Admit it. Even you, a savvy veteran e-mail user, have fallen for one or more of these Internet rumors.

A chat with John Lilly, Mozilla CEO

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: John was the Mozilla Corporation Chief Operating Officer for the last few years, and in January this year, he took the high responsibility of succeeding Mitchell Baker as the head of the maker of Firefox.

Open Source - Bundling benefits together

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: It is of utmost importance to rule out the notion that Linux is “the latest thing” and a “prime money saver”, but stress on the fact that application in real business to streamline the operations is of more significance.

3 Classic First-Person Shooter Games for Linux

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: A true classic and one of the most played online first-person shooter games, Wolfenstein: ET was supposed to be released as a new mod for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but the single-player part of the game was abandoned and it was released at no cost, as a standalone multiplayer game.

Review : Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"

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Ubuntu

linuxondesktop.blogspot: One of the first things you would notice after booting into Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop , is the new improved Human theme which has got a tinge of Orange. Status bar,Buttons glow and few icons have been changed.

Fedora 10 - A Detailed Discussion on 13 Prime Features

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Linux

blog.taragana.com: With the success of Fedora in Linux distributions, Fedora 10 is perhaps the most anticipated operating system from their library. A faster and advanced distribution is what is proposed by them. Fedora 10, codenamed Cambridge, is set for release on November 25, 2008.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 4: Improved graphics support

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Two collections of patches (1, 2) proposed by the maintainer of the Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI) have incorporated numerous graphics hardware support improvements into the main development branch. This is the development branch which will produce Linux version 2.6.28 at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year.

Also: Linux 2.6.28-rc1 Kernel Released

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GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.