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Story Compiling your own custom kernel for fun and profit srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 10:46pm
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Story Ubuntu Drivers srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 8:51pm
Story Livarp – A lightweight Linux Distribution srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 7:28pm
Story FOSS Fact or Fiction? A Tale of Two Surveys srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 6:38pm
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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 505 srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 9:24am
Story Windows 8 still a hurdle for Linux srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 9:22am
Story What's new in Linux 3.9 srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 9:20am

Taking the Open Road: University Libraries Explore Options

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OSS

linux insider: University libraries are natural users of open source software, which offers a good fit with open access to information and collaborative working. Open source solutions are beginning to encroach on learning and library operations, more often than not without the say-so of the librarians.

Linux on the new Toshiba Portege R500

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Linux
Hardware

frederic99.blogspot: As I have just said I use Linux on my R500. Why Linux over Vista? How does Linux fare on the R500? Quite well I must say.

Puppy Linux . . . Wow!

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Linux

anerroroccurred.blogspot.com: Okay, I've spent several days wrestling with Damn Small Linux. It's a very cool distribution, but unfortunately, I could not get the wireless card in my laptop to work with it. So, I went back through my list of live CD distros and found . . . Puppy Linux.

Ubuntu, fresh from the start

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Linux

hasseno.blog.com: I introduced an Ubuntu distro to my friend, stating that he try it out, seeing that it is by far, the most popular distro among the rest. The installation went fine, then we browsed the internet, and some pages are seemingly missing some, since it needed plugins for it to display the page correctly. There has to be a better alternative.

few howtos

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HowTos
  • Linux/Fedora 7 and ATI Graphics Card

  • Dealing with hard drives in Ubuntu
  • Howto: Installing SPF plugin for Postfix in Ubuntu Gutsy in 4 simple steps

today's extra links and whatnots

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News
  • Ubuntu Howto: Install Ruby and Ruby on Rails

  • Analogy: Ubuntu is to WordPress as openSUSE is to Movable Type
  • Itanium Linux creds lined up for Gelato ICE
  • The Horsemen Assemble
  • ActiveState opens part of Komodo IDE
  • DistroWatch Top 5*
  • IT practical tests on ‘open’ platform
  • Firefox Locks Out Adblock Plugin Users
  • Open source shouldn't just be a marketing exercise
  • Getting Open Source help for schools
  • No other operating system has ever been this shaky.
  • Linux Yesterday And Linux Tomorrow, But Never Linux Today
  • Slackware: There's something totally sane about it
  • Slackware: Secure all the way back to 8.1
  • Settingup an FTP Server on Ubuntu with ProFTPD
  • Tweaking Ubuntu Ultimate

PC-BSD Day 3: Angels 1 - Demons 3

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BSD

ruminations: Between BSD and Linux there are plenty of similarities and differences from a technological, judicial and moral viewpoint. No doubt the various crowds could go head to head over those differences (which they actually do from time to time), but there is one area where BSD beats Linux hands down consistently. Its mascotte.

ugly little laptop: Some other, abortive, efforts

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: Ubuntu seemed to have the best luck on the ugly little laptop, which is what I wanted from the start. I did try a few other distros, but got only mediocre results. I know, most of these problems are probably circumventable (is that a word?), but there’s an entire buffet line of Linux distro options, and I see no need to spend too much time hovering over one small point of any single distro.

File management in Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux: Unix systems provide a number of commands to manage files and directories. Their strong point is the ability to use them in a rather simple manner against a group of files/directories meeting certain conditions. For example all the files satisfying specific criteria can be deleted or have their names changed en masse.

The Solution Before the Solution

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Linux

Linux Today: A friend of mine is deep in negotiations with a major computer publisher to see if they would be interested in a book about open source solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Thus far, the negotiations are not going as well as my friend would like. Part of this is the inherent conservatism found in every publisher on the planet.

Linux: Introducing Reviewed-by Tags

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Some people seem to be using 'Acked-by' to mean, 'seems good to me', without necessarily doing a full review of the patch, and instead of trying to change the meaning of 'Acked-by', [the plan is] to have a new sign off which is a bit more explicitly about what it means," Theodore Tso explained in a recent thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list.

Some Howtos & Such

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HowTos
  • Getting Started with the Trolltech Greenphone SDK

  • Prevent X.Org from Starting in Ubuntu
  • 6 important points on migration from Windows to Linux
  • Top 5 Linux Tricks
  • Debugging Inkscape with gdb
  • Graveman on Linux - burn baby burn burn
  • View process hierarcy from the command line - pstree

IceWM and Ubuntu 7.04 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Slowly, slowly, things start to get better. This time I built up a stripped Ubuntu command-line installation, then added xorg, IceWM and a few GTK2 applications, to keep me in business.

AMD Partners With Novell to Optimize ATI Open Source Graphics Driver

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SUSE

Linux Electrons (PR): AMD has said that the company plans to support the Open Source development community for ATI Radeon™ graphics processors. To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SuSE Linux engineering team.

Mindbridge switches to Linux, saves "bunches of money

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OSS

linux.com: Mindbridge didn't start out as an open source company -- far from it. "We had a predominantly Microsoft-oriented shop. Having deployed [Linux servers] to our customers, we turned around and said, we can do the same thing internally and save bunches of money."

3.2 billion people voted NO against OOXML

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OSS

noooxml.org: Although the ISO process gives Malta the same voice as China, the reality is that national support for Microsoft formats is critical to the future of the MS-Office lock-in. We look at the figures behind the NO votes... More Here

Firefox passes 400 million downloads

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Moz/FF

c|net: Firefox just passed the 400 million download mark, according to the Spread Firefox site for promoting the open-source, extendable Web browser.

Did open source win the BBC iPlayer fight?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: To hear UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown tell it, open source advocates have won their fight to force open the BBC iPlayer to other platforms. Yeah. Open source wins. Right? Not necessarily.

Also: Eudora open source e-mail client beta makes debut

KDE 4.0 Release Schedule Revised

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE Release Team has revised the release schedule for KDE 4.0. The first visible bits of KDE 4.0 will be the KDE Development Platform release on October, 30. The final and long awaited release of the KDE Desktop 4.0 is planned for December, 11th 2007, well in time to be a Christmas present for everyone who has been longing for KDE 4.0.

Also: KMediaFactory for KDE4

10 ways Linux can breath life into your old PCs

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Linux

icanhaslinux.com: Yesterday, I was trying to figure out what to do with a spare Athlon XP 1600+ box that I have. I wrote down some of my ideas and threw in some others I’ve used in the past. If you’re looking for ways to reuse that old PC, just peruse this list.

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Security Leftovers

  • Atom Installer
    One thing that I miss about using Ubuntu is PPA’s there are lot’s of PPA in Ubuntu and you can hack around and install all types of software which are required for your usage. In the Fedora side of the world there are copr repos but they don’t have as many repos as in Ubuntu and you can’t build non-free software (don’t get me wrong here, I love FREEdom software but couldn’t resist not using some beautiful non-free applications such as Sublime). I am creating a work around for this by using shell scripts which are open source (cc0) but when those scripts are executed they install non-free software on your system.
  • MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More
    MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today, February 20, 2017, the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. MKVToolNix 9.9.0 represents a month of hard work, during which the developer managed to add a bunch of new and interesting features, fix as many bugs reported by users since last month's MKVToolNix 9.8.0 point release, as well as to improve the build system, especially in regards to the man pages of the software.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.2 and KDE Applications 16.12.2, More
    The developers behind the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system have announced today the immediate availability of all the latest KDE technologies released this month in the stable repositories of the distribution. Yes, we're talking about the KDE Plasma 5.9.2 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.2 software suite, KDE Frameworks 5.31.0, and KDE Development Platform 4.14.29, all of which can be found in your Chakra GNU/Linux's repos if you want to run the newest KDE software.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • IOTA: IoT revolutionized with a Ledger
    Ever since the introduction of digital money, the world quickly came to realize how dire and expensive the consequences of centralized systems are. Not only are these systems incredibly expensive to maintain, they are also “single points of failures” which expose a large number of users to unexpected service interruptions, fraudulent activities and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious hackers. Thanks to Blockchain, which was first introduced through Bitcoin in 2009, the clear benefits of a decentralized and “trustless” transactional settlement system became apparent. No longer should expensive trusted third parties be used for handling transactions, instead, the flow of money should be handled in a direct, Peer-to-Peer fashion. This concept of a Blockchain (or more broadly, a distributed ledger) has since then become a global phenomenon attracting billions of dollars in investments to further develop the concept.
  • Return Home and Unify: My Case for Unity 8
  • Can netbooks be cool again?
    Earlier this week, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg covered a laptop called the GPD Pocket, which is currently being funded on Indiegogo. As Chaim pointed out, the Pocket’s main advantage is its size — with a 7-inch screen, the thing is really, really small — and its price, a reasonable $399. But he didn’t mention that the Pocket is the resurrection of one of the most compelling, yet fatally flawed, computing trends of the ‘00s: the netbook. So after ten years, are netbooks finally cool again? That might be putting it too strongly, but I’m willing to hope.

Linux Devices

  • Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake
    Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed and mobile industrial applications. The module offers a choice among three Intel Apollo Lake processors: the quad-core Atom x5-E3930, quad-core x5-E3940, and dual-core x7-E3950, which are clocked at up to 2.0GHz burst and offer TDPs from 6.5 to 12 Watts.
  • Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266
    To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do. Another approach is to use a Raspberry Pi or similar single-board computer that runs a full-blown operating system like Linux. The Raspberry Pi is a solid choice in many IoT use cases, but it is often overkill when all you really want to do is read a sensor and send the reading up to a server in the cloud. Not only does the Raspberry Pi potentially drive up the costs, complexity, and power consumption of your project, but it is running a full operating system that needs to be patched, and it has a much larger attack surface than a simple microcontroller. When it comes to IoT devices and security, simpler is better, so you can spend more time making and less time patching what you already made.
  • Blinkenlights!
  • Blinkenlights, part 2
  • Blinkenlights, part 3
  • [Older] Shmoocon 2017: The Ins And Outs Of Manufacturing And Selling Hardware
    Every day, we see people building things. Sometimes, useful things. Very rarely, this thing becomes a product, but even then we don’t hear much about the ins and outs of manufacturing a bunch of these things or the economics of actually selling them. This past weekend at Shmoocon, [Conor Patrick] gave the crowd the inside scoop on selling a few hundred two factor authentication tokens. What started as a hobby is now a legitimate business, thanks to good engineering and abusing Amazon’s distribution program.
  • 1.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users NEVER use a PC, 200 Million PC Internet Users never use a mobile phone. Understanding the 3.5 Billion Internet Total Audience
    As I am working to finish the 2017 Edition of the TomiAhonen Almanac (last days now) I always get into various updates of numbers, that remind me 'I gotta tell this story'.. For example the internet user numbers. We have the December count by the ITU for year 2016, that says the world has now 3.5 Billion internet users in total (up from 3.2 Billion at the end of year 2015). So its no 'drama' to know what is 'that' number. The number of current internet total users is yes, 3.5 Billion, almost half of the planet's total population (47%).