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Story Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Will Include the Kernel and Graphics Stack of Ubuntu 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 11:08am
Story "Among The Sleep" Broke, Fedora 21 Branched, and LXLE Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 11:02am
Story GNOME's Tracker 1.1.1 Released with a Brand New Extractor Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:55am
Story EU's Anti-Open Source Approach to Procurement Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
Story 4MLinux 9.1 Reaches Beta Stage of Development with the Core Edition Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:40am
Story NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:34am
Story KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Beta1 Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 8:06am
Story AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:20am
Story Android: Number one with a bullet Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:02am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 10:01pm

GUI vs. Command Line, similiarity in tools

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rgritsulyak.blogspot: My first long-term job was Unix programming. Thats way I prefer the command line tools. However I found in my practice some cases when GUI was better than command line for development.

Ubuntu 8.04 Review

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Ubuntu I was a bit surprised when I realized that no one had yet given any kind of review on the latest release of Ubuntu. I'm by no means an expert in this area, & I will welcome any sort of replies you'd like to give with your experience with this OS.

Also: Ubuntu - 8.04 (Review)

When is Open Open? And When is Open Closed?

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OSS Frankly, it strikes me a philosophical divide akin to the one that exists between the Apache camp. The poster child for the debate, typically, is MySQL. Personally, I believe MySQL is both an open source project and an open source company, but opinions obviously differ.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 253

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Perspectives: On technology versus ideology, Ubuntu hate

  • News: Bleeding-edge Fedora, Shuttleworth on release synchronisation, Debian's OpenSSL vulnerability, interview with Ian Murdock, Gentoo Foundation status update
  • Released last week: Fedora 9, MEPIS antiX 7.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 10 release schedule
  • New additions: eAR OS, SuperGamer
  • New distributions: Ubuntu Rescue Mix

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 05/16

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gpl3.blogspot: As of today, May 16th, our count for the GPL v3 is at 2371 GPL v3 projects. Since our last post, this is 160 new GPL v3 projects, which is the cumulation of over 2 weeks of projects. This matches with our estimate of approximately 50 projects per week.

Is Firefox 3.0 RC1 worth it?

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Moz/FF I’ve been playing with Firefox 3.0 Release Candidate 1, and by the looks of it, things bode well for its June release, but it still faces still competition from IE7, Opera 9.5 and Safari 3.

Review: Sidux 2008.1

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Linux Debian has been a mainstay distribution in the Linux world for years. It's such a strong player with such high quality that close to a hundred distributions are, or were, based on it in whole, or in part. But there is one more distribution out there that is gradually making a name for itself. That distribution is Sidux. Their motto is "Debian Hot and Spicy."

Will Every Linux Distro Soon Look the Same?

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Linux A flurry of release news this week led to the recurring question: Is Linux growing homogenous? If it is, is that such a bad thing? Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth played a role, suggesting that perhaps the distros should coordinate their release cycles to all hit at the same time.

5 Great Alternative To Photoshop

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Software Adobe Photoshop is a great product. I simply love its functionality and ease of use. For those who can’t afford Photoshop, here is a list of the 5 great free alternative to Photoshop.

Mandriva 2008.1 KDE hits a sweet spot

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I've been installing some of the latest Linux releases for the past week to better understand what's available. And the surprise, for me at least, is that the best distribution for me in this latest round isn't my old favorites openSUSE or Ubuntu, but Mandriva 2008.1 KDE.

AMD FireGL V8600 On Linux

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Hardware Since the introduction of AMD's new Linux OpenGL driver and their open-source strategy running in parallel, the past few months have been especially exciting for ATI Linux users and the Linux graphics scene in general. To many Linux users, ATI graphics have went from being a name synonymous with problems and poor 3D performance to being an open-source crown jewel.

Mozilla striving for an awesome Web browser

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Moz/FF The basic concept behind a Web browser is pretty simple -- to deliver and frame the online world. So how much better can a browser get, really? That's the question facing Mozilla and the worldwide community of developers responsible for its Firefox browser.

Can Microsoft 'do' open source by 2015?

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Microsoft The recently appointed head of Microsoft's global Linux and open source team hopes the company will have a clear and comprehensible open source strategy by 2015.

today's leftovers

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  • More On The Debian OpenSSL Blunder

  • The open source alternative
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #91
  • SliTaz is getting much better
  • Automake and GPL-3
  • LM_Sensors 3.0.2 Released
  • Bash Scripting Techniques
  • Not another Unixfication post
  • Masking Your HTTP Make And Version In Apache For Linux Or Unix

some howtos:

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  • Switching to Ubuntu Linux - a simplified guide

  • Partitioning Lenovo & Installing Ubuntu
  • Free your router with Tomato
  • How to install Broadcom BCM94311MCG WiFi Card on OpenSuse 10.3
  • Bash Integer Math
  • Bash Random Numbers

blog shorts

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  • Out with Debian, in with Hardy Heron

  • More adventures in Ubuntu
  • Fedora 9 is vista of open source
  • OpenSuse Linux
  • Ubuntu Problem Update

The Much Improved Hardy Heron

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pctonic.blogspot: Canonical has made my birthday for the second year running. Today I received my Hardy Heron CD! I have read a lot about Hardy since it's beta was out and I was dying to try it out, so the CD was really a pleasant surprise.

I remastered PCLinuxOS in French for my neighbor

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wamukota.blogspot: One of the remarks I often read is that PCLinuxOS is an English only distro. While that is true when you download the iso, the road to make a localized remaster in another language is not so difficult for a somewhat handy linuxer.

Firefox 3.0 RC 1 takes the lead on speed

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Moz/FF The Mozilla dev team claim to have squeezed more performance out of Firefox 3.0. The betas were fast, so have the team been able to get more out of their code?

Seeing Linux clearly: Demystifying KDE and GNOME

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Software Ok, you have to give some kudos to Windows: everyone knows what a window is. In the Linux world, KDE and GNOME aren’t quite as obvious. A gnome stands in your garden or inhabits the World of Warcraft, and KDE doesn’t even spell a word.

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Linux and Graphics: AMD, Linux 4.14 LTS, Etnaviv Gallium3D

  • Linux 4.14 Ensures The "Core Performance Boost" Bit Gets Set For AMD Ryzen CPUs
    Recently making waves in our forums was talk of a kernel patch to address a case where the AMD CPB (Core Performance Boost) isn't being exposed by Ryzen processors. Here's more details on that and some benchmarks. Being talked about recently is f7f3dc0: "CPUID Fn8000_0007_EDX[CPB] is wrongly 0 on models up to B1. But they do support CPB (AMD's Core Performance Boosting cpufreq CPU feature), so fix that."
  • Linus Torvalds Is Confident That Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS Will Arrive on November 5
    Development of Linux 4.14, the next LTS (Long Term Support) kernel series, continues with the fifth RC (Release Candidate) milestone, which was announced by Linus Torvalds himself this past weekend. According to Linus Torvalds, things have finally starting to calm down for the development of the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel, and it looks like the RC5 snapshot is smaller than he would have expected, at least smaller than last week's RC4, which is a good thing, meaning that there won't be need for eight RCs during this cycle.
  • Etnaviv Gallium3D Is Almost To OpenGL 2.0 Compliance
    The Etnaviv Gallium3D driver that provides reverse-engineered, open-source graphics support for Vivante graphics hardware is almost to exposing OpenGL 2.0. Etnaviv contributor Christian Gmeiner today posted a set of patches for adding occlusion queries support to the driver. The code at just over one thousand lines of code is the last major feature needed for exposing desktop OpenGL 2.0 capabilities with this community-driven driver.
  • AMD Developers Begin Making Open-Source FreeSync/AdaptiveSync Plans
    While the AMDGPU DC code is expected to land for Linux 4.15 with goodies like Vega display support, HDMI/DP audio, and atomic mode-setting, one of the sought after display features won't be initially supported: FreeSync or the VESA-backed AdaptiveSync. As we've known for a while, while AMDGPU DC fills out the requirements for being able to support FreeSync, the last bits of the implementation are not present as the interfaces are basically yet to be decided among the open-source driver developers. While AMD can post their existing FreeSync code as found in AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver, they are trying to come up with a more standardized interface that will satisfy the other upstream Linux driver developers too that might want to support AdaptiveSync.

Servers and Red Hat: Cloud Foundry, Docker, CRI-O 1.0, Alibaba and Elasticsearch

  • How to deploy multi-cloud serverless and Cloud Foundry APIs at scale
    Ken Parmelee, who leads the API gateway for IBM and Big Blue’s open source projects, has a few ideas about open-source methods for “attacking” the API and how to create micro-services and make them scale. “Micro-services and APIs are products and we need to be thinking about them that way,” Parmelee says. “As you start to put them up people rely on them as part of their business. That’s a key aspect of what you’re doing in this space.”
  • Docker Opens Up to Support Kubernetes Container Orchestration
    There's been a lot of adoption of Kubernetes in the last few years, and as of Oct. 17 the open-source container orchestration technology has one more supporter. Docker Inc. announced at its DockerCon EU conference here that it is expanding its Docker platform to support Kubernetes. Docker had been directly competing against Kubernetes with its Swarm container orchestration system since 2015. The plan now is to provide a seamless platform that supports a heterogenous deployment that can include both Swarm and Kubernetes clusters. "Docker adapts to you because it's open," Docker founder Solomon Hykes said during his keynote address at DockerCon.
  • Introducing CRI-O 1.0
    Last year, the Kubernetes project introduced its Container Runtime Interface (CRI) -- a plugin interface that gives kubelet (a cluster node agent used to create pods and start containers) the ability to use different OCI-compliant container runtimes, without needing to recompile Kubernetes. Building on that work, the CRI-O project (originally known as OCID) is ready to provide a lightweight runtime for Kubernetes.
  • Red Hat brings its open source solutions to Alibaba Cloud
    Alibaba Cloud has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, with Red Hat solutions to become directly available to Alibaba Cloud customers in the coming months.
  • Elasticsearch now on Alibaba Cloud, eyes China market
    The Amsterdam-based company behind Elasticsearch and Elastic Stack said the new offering would be available to Alibaba Cloud customers as an add-on, giving them access to real-time search, logging, and data analytics capabilities.

Software: VirtualBox 5.1.30, Cockpit 153, GNOME Mutter 3.27.1, KDE Neon

  • Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.1.30 to Patch Glibc 2.26 Compile Bug on Linux Hosts
    Oracle released VirtualBox 5.1.30, a minor maintenance update to the open-source and cross-platform virtualization software that addresses a few important issues reported by users from previous versions. Coming one month after the VirtualBox 5.1.28 release, which probably most of you out there use right now on your personal computers, VirtualBox 5.1.30 contains a fix for a Glibc 2.26 compilation bug for Linux hosts and a 3D-related crash for Windows guest that use the Windows Additions package.
  • Cockpit 153
    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 153.
  • GNOME Mutter 3.27.1 Brings Hybrid GPU Support
    Mutter 3.27.1 has just been released as the first development release for the GNOME 3.28 cycle of this compositor / window manager. The change most interesting to us about Mutter 3.27.1 is support for hybrid GPU systems. The context for the hybrid GPU system support is explained via this bug report, "supporting systems with multiple GPUs connected to their own connectors. A common configuration is laptops with an integrated Intel GPU connected to the panel, and a dedicated Nvidia/AMD GPU connected to the HDMI ports."
  • #KDE #KDENEON Release bonanaza! Frameworks, Plasma, KmyMoney and Digikam

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