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|Story||Debian Project News - July 22nd||srlinuxx||22/07/2013 - 3:04pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||22/07/2013 - 6:10am|
|Story||Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE released||srlinuxx||22/07/2013 - 6:03am|
|Story||Lifehacker's 2013 List of the Best Linux Apps||srlinuxx||22/07/2013 - 6:02am|
|Story||Razor & LXDE-Qt Desktop Projects To Merge||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 6:56pm|
|Story||Shuttleworth ruling paves the way for exchange control review||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 6:49pm|
|Story||Korora 19 review – Bruce||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 4:27pm|
|Story||today's few leftovers:||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 5:41am|
|Story||Ubuntu forums hacked; 1.82M logins, email addresses stolen||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 5:36am|
|Story||some odds & ends:||srlinuxx||20/07/2013 - 11:30pm|
tectonic: South African payment gateway service, MyGate, have developed a service that allows e-commerce merchants running Linux to access credit card security services that were developed for Windows platforms.
kernelTRAP: A potential bug reported against the Completely Fair Scheduler suggested that it was causing a network slowdown, measured with the 'Iperf' bandwidth performance benchmarking tool. The performance hit was quickly tracked to the previously discussed changes in how CFS handles sched_yield().
watchingthenet: If you are running KDE in Kubuntu or Gnome in Ubuntu, you can easily set up the clock to synchronize the time to any time source on the Internet. Doing so will keep the time on your System accurate and keep you from missing any appointments!
linux.com: I like to back up the data on my laptop computer as often as possible, just in case I have trouble with it. I have some large files on the laptop that prevent me from scheduling an Internet backup to my home machine, so I have written a script that reminds me to periodically plug in an external USB drive; then upon clicking continue, the reminder script runs my custom backup script.
techlogg.com: But upon using Ubuntu for the first few days, I felt I’d stumbled on this utopian world where software wasn’t about companies check up on you and give you passwords and licenses, it was about creativity, about collaboration.
- Hand-Me-Down Linux: The Notebook Edition
- What else did Evans survey say?
- Alexander Wolfe: In Debate Over Desktop Linux, It All Comes Down To Money
- Gauging Microsoft threat to Europe's Linux users
- SELinux — is it *really* too complex?
- OLPC revisited - a skeptics view
- Open source vs. proprietary software bugs: which get squashed fastest?
kernelTRAP: James Bottomley announced the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board election results from September 5th, "sorry this has taken so long to get out ... I just, er, forgot." He noted that there were eight candidates.
debian administration: When a GNU/Linux machine runs out of physical memory it will start to use any configured swap-space. This is usually a sign of trouble as swap files and partitions are significantly slower to access than physical memory, however having some swap is generally better than having none at all. Using a dynamic system can ease the maintainance of this size.
linux.com: Are you a crafter of icons, sounds, backgrounds and splash screens, or even window manager themes? Selecting the right license for your artwork to coexist with free software is no trivial task.
techzone: The download was slick and the LiveCD booted to a very impressive looking desktop. The artwork was awesome, I was simply bowled over. However, an error popped up informing me that Linux Mint Menu has quit unexpectedly.
computerworld: Novell's Linux business has soared 243 percent since last November when the company signed its controversial deal with Microsoft. And, that growth doesn't seem to be short-lived.
desktoplinux: Linspire has announced the immediate availability of its first commercial paid support offerings for Freespire 2.0 users. Linspire has now made competitively priced paid support options available at its Freespire support site.
planet.sabayonlinux.org: Well, this morning I was thinking that I need to blog a little bit more, so here I am. Things are going well on the Sabayon side, we released a nearly perfect miniEdition last week and that’s a good thing from the QA side. Talking about future releases:
OpenSUSE 10.3 final is due out in just a few days, so let's take a look at the progress. Folks have been testing this release candidate and posting their thoughts here and there. My own testing was delayed primarily due to the some of the joys of running Gentoo fulltime, but I was finally able to devote my full attention to openSUSE 10.3 RC1. As per my usual, I downloaded the DVD iso delta. This time it was 422 MB. I don't usually test everything with these developmental releases, but what I have tested is looking good.
phoronix: It is going on two years since support for Scalable Link Interface (SLI) was introduced into NVIDIA's Linux binary display driver. This support had come a year after it was officially launched and supported by the Windows ForceWare display driver and there were a number of problems. However, things have changed recently and in this article we compare the single and dual GPU performance under both operating systems.
Also: Nouveau Companion 27
crn.com: A user or sysadmin posts about problems with a brand new Vista PC on a support forum. Within minutes, a "helpful" soul suggests a fix: "Install Linux!"
- Linux: CFS Development Tree Backported
- Matt Asay: Developers hot or cold on GPLv3?
- Linux: MMC Flash Memory Card Support
- Next Firefox will tell Google all about you
- Top 10 Firefox Extensions, and More
- A (Linux) use for x86 virtualization?
- Updating your timezone data for daylight savings changes
- Get Involved with Foresight Linux
- Vista slowly continues its growth Linux more aggressive than Mac OS
- kernelTRAP: SELinux vs. OpenBSD's Default Security
- Steve Wozniak: Apple savvy has made him open-source ignorant
- Open Source Solutions: Seek Value Beyond Cost
- Bring on naked PCs, says think tank
- Red Hat: Herndon firm wins IT work from Energy Department
opensuse news: Stephan Kulow has announced openSUSE 10.3 Live CDs based on Release Candidate 2 which also got synced out - its live installer should still be considered Alpha. The security support for SUSE Linux 10.0 will be discontinued soon, after over two years. The openSUSE Codecs Site went online which will provide openSUSE 10.3 users with hints when they try to play unsupported formats.
foogazi.com: I’ve always been the guy my friends and family turn to with computer questions. I’ve also always been the guy my computer literate friends turn to with Linux questions. I always find myself answering the “Should I use Linux?” question with one simple answer: “Not if you want to play games. Stick with Windows.”
packt publishing: Linux4afrika has the objective of bridging the digital divide between the developed countries and the disadvantaged countries, especially in Africa, by supporting people getting access to information technology. In this interview with the founder Hans-Peter Merkel, we explore the idea, the support, and the future of this movement.