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Story Case study: Sky News turns to Red Hat for IT upgrade Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:35pm
Story Did Cyanogen betray OnePlus for India? Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 6:15pm
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 21/12/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha, Tanglu 2 Review, and More Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2014 - 9:12pm
Story Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2014 - 9:08pm
Story MIPS R6 Architecture Now Supported By GCC Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2014 - 8:52pm
Story Ubuntu Touch to Land with Bq Aquaris e4.5 Phones in February Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2014 - 8:40pm
Story X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Gets Linux Kernel Regression Fix Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 11:26pm

Fedora 7 to 10 Benchmarks

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Linux Earlier this week we published benchmarks of all Ubuntu releases from 7.04 to the release candidate and had found the performance degraded with time, at least with the test system we used. As part of our testing to explore this issue, we had repeated many of the same tests on Fedora with all of their releases going back to Fedora 7. Has Fedora's desktop performance degraded too?

LXDE, A stable and lightweight desktop environment

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linuxpoison.blogspot: LXDE is the abbreviation for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. LX also stands for LinuX. You will find it different from other desktop environments, due to its discrete components, which can be used independently and with few dependencies.

Review: Sabayon 3.5 Pod

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Linux ince both Gentoo and Sabayon were included on this Linux Format DVD, I decided I would first try and install Gentoo and then Sabayon and compare how easy the installations were since Sabayon is a derivative distro from Gentoo.

VMware Server 2 shows some improvement

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Software Despite being an entry-level server virtualization product, many people used VMware Server on the desktop. Taking that into consideration, you have to look at the recently released VMware Server 2, from two angles -- as an entry-level server virtualization platform and as an alternative to desktop virtualization products like VirtualBox. With its performance and other improvements, it does enough to keep existing customers happy, but probably not enough to get others to switch.

Ubuntu 8.10: what's new, Doc?

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Ubuntu Why do people climb Mount Everest? Well, because it's there, I guess. Why do so many people dislike George Bush? Saves a lot of time, I guess. Why do people keep downloading every new release of Ubuntu?

Also: Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 8.10. Upgrade Now!
And: Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - Configuration Tips

today's leftovers

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  • Million’s of Linux Users, they can’t all be experts

  • Getting KMS Ready For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel
  • Cool New Happenings in uPnP and Telepathy Land
  • There is one global market in an open source world
  • GNOME Annual Report 2008 Kickoff
  • Open-source Silverlight slips into second gear
  • Prizefight: Battle of the browsers
  • vs. NextWiki: open source developers go their own way
  • openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 Slip
  • sudo zypper up from factory repo now requires EULA Agreement
  • AlgoScore - Music By The Numbers
  • Gentoo 2008.0 - a second attempt
  • New DMX Server Provides More Features, Less Complex
  • My Daily WTF!
  • Open source technology casts new perspective on China's development
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Released and Reviewed
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10 Is The Real Deal

some howtos:

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  • how to drain your entropy and have fun with ssh fingerprint ASCII-art

  • Netconsole: how to get kernel messages you would not get otherwise
  • Common vi editor command list
  • How survive zypper dup on system with bad internet connection
  • Parallel SSH execution and a single shell to control them all
  • 11 Simple Ways To Recover Your Screen on Linux and Unix
  • Bash efficiency formula
  • NVidia Fan Speed Revisited
  • Ubucleaner - Simple bash script to keep your Ubuntu System Clean
  • Find out number of IP’s connected to the system
  • Script for deleting users (follow up for creating user)

AOL Goes Open Source The most old-school Web media brand is set to embrace an open source, Web 2.0 approach in a major way.

Also: opens its home page, but does anyone care?

Intel joins Taiwan on Linux OS for netbooks

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Linux (IDG): Intel and the Taiwan government plan to open a development center to further the Linux-based Moblin OS for devices such as netbooks and mobile Internet devices (MIDs), they jointly announced on Thursday.

Six Experimental Firefox Extensions We Love

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Moz/FF We love Firefox for its extensibility, but sometimes we run into an extension or two that dons the "Experimental" label on the Firefox add-ons site. So without further ado, read on for a closer look at seven awesome Firefox extensions we're into.

You Don't Make Mistakes Like This

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linuxlock.blogspot: It wasn't but just a few days ago that I laid into IBM for not only saying something that should make every Linux User wonder...but for saying something so outrageous that it was hard to believe they said it at all.

Desktop Linux tidal wave alert

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blogs.computerworld: In 2009, more Linux-powered desktops will sell then will Windows-powered ones. Sounds crazy doesn't it? Think again.

Opera Preps For More Browser Battles

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Interviews In an interview, Opera's CEO discusses the Web browser's fight for market share, how important the mobile space is, and why Google's Chrome has been good for Opera.

Also: Opera sings the security blues

The state of Linux gaming

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Gaming When people hear Linux, they hear open-source, and it usually comes to a shock to them that, not only have old games been successfully ported to Linux, but even some of the most modern first-person shooters have too been ported natively to Linux.

more ubuntu picks

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  • Ubuntu Brings the BBC to Linux

  • Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex Loads Up on Linux Features
  • 10 Reasons to Not Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10
  • Using Add/Remove Applications for Software Management in Ubuntu
  • Solving Privacy Issues in Ubuntu 8.10

How's Ubuntu 8.10

43% (296 votes)
22% (150 votes)
10% (71 votes)
Passed on it.
25% (174 votes)
Total votes: 691

Avant Window Navigator

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Software For a long while there I didn’t want to check out the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) because I was shunning Compiz. But now that I’m back on the Compiz (and since Metacity should have compositing “soon” anyway) I decided to give a shot.

Linux Continues to Define the Future of Computing While Microsoft Follows

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Jim Zemlin: It is hard for the executive director of the Linux Foundation to feel bad for Microsoft, but they are having a bad week while Linux continues to move forward in innovative ways.

GIMP 2.6.2 Released

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The GIMP development team has made another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Improvements and fixes include faster Scaling, unit and zoom entries now in Statusbar, and Printing now to scale.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
    Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.
  • History of containers
    I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E03 – The Three Musketeers - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Best Desktop Environment
    Thanks to its stability, performance, feature set and a loyal following, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) won Best Desktop Environment in this year's Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Renata D'Avila: Pushing a commit to a different repo
    My Outreachy internship with Debian is over. I'm still going to write an article about it, to let everyone know what I worked on towards the ending, but I simply didn't have the time yet to sit down and compile all the information.

Software: GTK-VNC, GNOME Shell and More

Devices: Mintbox Mini, NanoNote (Part 3), MV3

  • Mintbox Mini 2: Compact Linux desktop with Apollo Lake quad-core CPU
    The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless computer that measures 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It’s powered by a 10W Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
  • Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
    While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldn’t be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint — an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant — The Mintbox Mini 2 — makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 3)
    So, we find ourselves in a situation where the compiler is doing the right thing for the code it is generating, but it also notices when the programmer has chosen to do what is now the wrong thing. We must therefore track down these instructions and offer a supported alternative. Previously, we introduced a special configuration setting that might be used to indicate to the compiler when to choose these alternative sequences of instructions: CPU_MIPS32_R1. This gets expanded to CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 by the build system and it is this identifier that gets used in the program code.
  • Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers
    At NPE2018, SISE presents its new generation of multi-zone controllers (MV3). Soon, these controllers will be able to control as many as 336 zones. They are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL) with three available power cards (2.5 A, 15 A and 30 A). They are adaptable to the packaging, automotive, cosmetics, medical and technical-parts markets.

Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation: