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Story From Noobs to Experts: Is There an ABC for Linux Distros? srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 6:44pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 4:28pm
Story Blender 2.64 released srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 4:00am
Story Thinking Small With Tiny Core Linux srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 3:58am
Story 10 obscure Linux apps you should know about srlinuxx 04/10/2012 - 2:03am
Story Greg KH: 5 Open Source Projects That Need Developers srlinuxx 03/10/2012 - 9:38pm
Story Calligra Productivity Suite: Too Much Trouble srlinuxx 03/10/2012 - 9:36pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10 review: finally growing up srlinuxx 03/10/2012 - 9:34pm
Story KDE 4.9.2 Released srlinuxx 03/10/2012 - 2:56am
Story A Quick Look at Gimp3 (2.99) ..Yeap, 3 :) srlinuxx 03/10/2012 - 2:53am

Mandriva advances into Korea, the IT hub of Asia

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MDV

Mandriva Press Release: Mandriva Korea (MetaNav) begins operations in order to offer Mandriva Linux solutions to organizations and people all over South Korea and the East Asia area.

CentOS 5.0 Live CD -- first impressions

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Linux

CLICK: CentOS 5.0 loads OK, if a little slow (it was flummoxed for a minute by an unused SATA port), but upon launch looks much like Fedora, which is should, since CentOS is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone.

Is this the successor to the Nokia N800?

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Sci/Tech

engadget: Just when we're in full-on video game mode, along comes a friendly tipster with some shots of the supposed successor to Nokia's N800 Internet Tablet.

Linux gaming

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Gaming

CyberNetNews: One of the major disadvantages of Linux is that it won’t let you play most Windows games. On the other hand, lots of great free Linux games have been developed over the last couple of years. Here’s a list.

Migrating to Linux? Use These Open Source Apps

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Software

intranetjournal.com: In this article, we'll examine ten of these applications, with the understanding that both browser and email clients will not be in this list. The reason being is that default browser and email clients are already installed in nearly all desktop Linux distributions.

Open Up to Open Formats

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OSS

MaximumPC: Propriety formats, while convenient in their ubiquity, are inherently problematic, and there are some very compelling reasons to think twice about how you save your files. Here's why you should use open formats, and convince your colleagues (hint, hint to my colleagues) to do the same.

Why does my system swap the data instead of freeing cache and buffer memory?

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HowTos

Red Hat Mag: The kernel uses heuristics to guess which pages of memory are likely to be needed in the near future, and tries to keep those pages in memory, regardless of whether they belong to processes or kernel caches.

Torrent tools for Linux

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Software

blog.lxpages.com: In this article, we’ve put together a short list of torrent tools available to make your torrenting experience more interesting.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1 Released

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Linux

PCBurn: Greg KH has released patch 2.6.22.1 for the stable Linux kernel. Included is a single security fix. From the changelog: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.22.1 kernel. It contains a security fix for SCTP that somehow forgot to be added to the 2.6.22 kernel.

Canadian banks put the brakes on open source

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OSS

itbusiness.ca: Linux-based and Unix-based apps are becoming commonplace in the enterprise, but some sectors are still holding out IDC and Info-Tech explain why our financial institutions are reluctant to take the plunge. Also: a consultant tells us where they could be missing out

Linux: Completely Fair Scheduler Merged

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Ingo Molnar's Completely Fair Scheduler has been merged into the Linux kernel for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.23 release. A comment in the patch titled 'sched: cfs core code' noted, "apply the CFS core code.

Gobuntu is… go

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth: This is a call for developers who are interested in pushing the limits of content and code freedom. The goal is to provide a cleaner and easier to maintain base for projects like gNewSense.

Ubuntu is built with proprietary software

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Ubuntu

The Jem Report: Ubuntu is open source, right? Most of it is, small parts of it are not. Even though it ships with some proprietary hardware drivers (a necessity in the desktop computing world, no matter what the hardliners say), one thing stands out as oddly hypocritical is the fact that Ubuntu's development tools -- collectively called Launchpad -- are proprietary. Even worse are the company's explanations for why Launchpad is proprietary.

Novell To Press On With Microsoft Alliance, With Or Without Microsoft

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SUSE

Information Week: Novell plans to continue to distribute the latest versions of open source software to customers who purchased its Linux product through Microsoft, even though Microsoft itself has decided to make parts of the software unavailable, a Novell spokesman said.

Network Card Bonding On CentOS

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HowTos

Bonding is the same as port trunking. In the following I will use the word bonding because practically we will bond interfaces as one. Bonding allows you to aggregate multiple ports into a single group, effectively combining the bandwidth into a single connection.

Siag Office is far from pathetic

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Software

linux.com: "Siag, it sucks less!" This is the slogan for Siag Office. This and the self-effacing name for the Siag Office Word Processor, Pathetic Writer, might leave you thinking that this office suite is a mere plaything, a university student's cobbled-together programming assignment. But don't be fooled by first impressions.

CentOS LiveCD 5.0 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: CentOS, the popular community Linux distribution based upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has been at version 5.0 since April of this year, but joining the CentOS 5.0 fleet today is the LiveCD. The CentOS 5.0 LiveCD is based upon CentOS 5.0

Linux Creator Calls GPLv3 Authors 'Hypocrites' As Open Source Debate Turns Nasty

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OSS

InformationWeek blog: Linux creator Linus Torvalds said the authors of a new software license expected to be used by thousands of open source programmers are a bunch of hypocrites and likened them to religious fanatics.

Gaming In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn…

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Gaming

Techy Stuff: A recent article on 10 Advantages of Ubuntu over Vista drew ridicule because “Linux doesn’t support games”. While I knew this was only a half truth, I decided to blog about it myself.

Linux: Merging in 2.6.23

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Following the release of the 2.6.22 kernel, Andrew Morton posted a list of a wide range of patches that are in his -mm kernel, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they will be pushed upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.23 kernel.

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  • BSD Mag: Understanding Unikernels by Russell Pavlicek
    The number of tasks which lend themselves to being unikernels is larger than you might think. In 2015, Martin Lucina announced the successful creation of a “RAMP” stack. A variant of the common “LAMP” stack (Linux. Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python), the “RAMP” stack employs NGINX, MySQL, and PHP each built on Rumprun. Rumprun is an instance of a Rump kernel, which is a unikernel system based on the modular operating system functions found in the NetBSD project. So even this very common solution stack can be successfully converted into unikernels.
  • Summary of the preliminary LLDB support project
    Operating systems can be called monitors as they handle system calls from userland processes. A similar task is performed by debuggers as they implement monitors for traced applications and interpret various events that occurred in tracees and are messaged usually with signals to their tracers. During this month I have started a new Process Plugin within LLDB to incept NativeProcessNetBSD - copied from NativeProcessLinux - implementing basic functionality and handling all the needed events in the MonitorCallback() function. To achieve these tasks, I had to add a bunch of new ptrace(2) interfaces in the kernel to cover all that is required by LLDB monitors. The current Process Plugin for NetBSD is capable to start a process, catch all the needed events correctly and if applicable resume or step the process.
  • NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support
    NetBSD developers have been implementing the relevant interfaces needed for the LLVM debugger to effectively monitor and work on the operating system. As part of that they have also improved some of their own documentation, provided new ptrace interfaces, and more. Those interested in LLDB and/or NetBSD can learn more about this debugging work via this NetBSD.org blog post.

Firefox 51 Released With FLAC Audio Support, WebGL 2.0 By Default

Firefox 51.0 just hit Mozilla's FTP servers for those wanting the latest version of this open-source web-browser. Firefox 51 isn't a big feature release for end-users but notably does have support for FLAC audio, at long last! Great to see the web browsers finally shipping support out-of-the-box for this open-source audio codec. Read more

Intel Core i3 7100 Kabylake Linux Benchmarks

Last week I began delivering Linux Kabylake benchmarks with the Core i5 7600K while this week I finally am set to receive the Core i7 7700K. But for those curious how Kabylake is looking on the low-end, I picked up a Core i3 7100 as currently the cheapest Kabylake desktop processor. Here are some initial Linux benchmarks of this Core i3 processor on Ubuntu Linux. Read more