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Story Raspberry Pi, oh my: From classrooms to the space station Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 8:16pm
Story Node.js fork JXcore goes open source, aims for mobile developers Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 8:16pm
Story GDB 7.9 released Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 8:12pm
Story Linux-based desktops work despite Windows app prevalence Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 8:05pm
Story Demand for Linux developers on the rise Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 8:00pm
Story It Could Be A While Before Seeing The Tamil GPU Driver Code Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:41pm
Story Wine 1.7.37 Adds Multi-Channel Audio Support, Fixes 71 Bugs Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:36pm
Story Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:34pm
Story Enterprise Software Giants Live In An Open Source World Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:31pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:28pm

A Software Populist Who Doesn’t Do Windows

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Ubuntu

nytimes.com: In December, hundreds of these controversial software developers gathered for one week at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. All the fuss at the meeting centered on something called Ubuntu and a man named Mark Shuttleworth.

Gwget:Download Manager For Gnome

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: What Ubuntu really lacks, is a good download manager. I wanted one and no, Firefox extension 'Downloadthemall' wouldn't work for me.

Hot Babe - View your system activity in a ’special’ way

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Software

quicktweaks.com: What could be the more ’special’ way of seeing your CPU usage than a girl undressing as the temperature of CPU goes up.

Krsync - A Kommander based GUI frontend for rsync

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Software

susegeek.com: Krsync is a simple GUI frontend for the famous rsync to synchronize files and directories between systems or even two different directories on the same server. Krsync is a Kommander based GUI for rsync.

Artistic Representation of Linux Distributions

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Linux

junauza.com: If you sometimes wish that your favorite Linux distro should have a mascot, then you may like what I’m about to show you. Some of you may have heard of the "OS-tan". The OS-tan or simply OS Girls are the personification of several operating systems by various amateur Japanese artists.

Solaris Distro Review - OpenSolaris 2008.11

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OS

linux-hardcore.com: The free software world is in great evolution, and among the new projects and new versions of old projects, there is always something new that appears on the horizon. OpenSolaris is one of them news, even if it is not really a news.

Correcting the Web-wide Misreporting of the Vietnam "Linux" Switch

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OSS

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Slashdot misreported this. ZDNet's Dana did, too. Every little blog is picking this story up from these two and others. I'm going to correct them all on a couple of points, but I don't want them to take it personally. They just reacted instead of reading carefully.

Objects Of Desire #1 - Palm Pre smartphone

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Linux
Hardware

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: MY name is Steven and I'm a gadgetaholic. There, I've confessed, and I'm feeling better already. And the current object of my unfathomable desire? The Palm Pre smartphone.

Opensuse 11.1 on my Lenovo T61

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SUSE

the-open-way.blogspot: My new Lenovo T61 came with Windows Vista and a plethora of bloatware. First thing I did when I got the laptop was to backup everything using Clonezilla. I quickly removed all traces of Vista, etc. and installed Ubuntu 8.10. Then OpenSuse 11.1 came out.

Break the reboot cycle. Use Linux.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: You may have noticed that I have been quiet for the last couple of days. The reason is I have been working on a windows computer, trying to fix it. Reformatting and reloading was an option but the pain and time taken to reconfigure the thing was prohibitive.

apple & ms

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Microsoft
Mac

Package Search Module in YaST2

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SUSE

worldofxor.blogspot: There is a YaST module for searching software in openSUSE package repositories and Packman! Very cool indeed!

Why Picking a Linux Distro is Like Picking a Girlfriend

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: Choosing a Linux distro is a lot lot choosing a girlfriend. If she appears too needy or too high maintenance, I am probably not going for a second date. Of course, a pretty face doesn’t hurt, but as my previous review showed, there is a lot more to her than her looks.

When Enterprise meets FOSS

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OSS

ditns.blogspot: If 2008 had a buzzword, it was probably community. More and more companies are looking to tap into communities for contributions to open source projects. But following the open-source trend just because everyone is doing it isn't good enough. To succeed, you need a well-thought-out community plan.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL 5.1 downloaded a million times

  • VIA Interested In Gallium3D For Chrome 9
  • In the beginning…
  • How I started using Linux
  • OpenSuse 11.1 Day 4 Happiness!
  • Giving up on Microsoft
  • How Private Are Private Browser Modes?
  • 1.5-pound mini-laptop boots Linux fast
  • X Server 1.6 Sees 34 New Commits Today
  • Linux Basement: Episode 34 - Interview With Robert
  • Linux Void: Episode 17 - Trippy Line
  • Australian FOSS Advocates Miss-a-Trick
  • Boxee does better
  • First time on Fedora Live CD
  • Browser annoyances - mailto: links
  • SFTP on Ubuntu and Debian in 9 easy steps
  • A Few Notes about the GRUB Bootloader
  • How To Spell Check With The Firefox Dictionary
  • Turn off Spatial Mode in Nautilus
  • How to take a screenshot without X (GUI), just from console
  • PHP and MySQL Essential Functions
  • A better way to create a customized Ubuntu Live USB drive
  • Installing FlyCast on Ubuntu Linux
  • howto: follow firefox 3.1 beta, trunk or final
  • Gentoofy your GRUB boot loader
  • Favorite Linux Shortcuts

Open source firmware for Broadcom wireless adapters

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Hardware
Software

lwn.net: Many people complain about the problem of binary firmware blobs; the folks at the OpenFWWF project are doing something about it.

2009: Year of the Linux Handheld?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxrevolution.blogspot: Although the number of PCs running Linux has increased each year, a new emergent trend is that Linux is becoming a popular on more consumer handheld devices.

Google Gets Chrome Ready For Mac, Linux

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Google
Software

informationweek.com: Google has released a pre-beta version of Chrome 2.0 that takes the Web browser closer to its eventual support of Mac OS X and Linux.

Firefox team stops collecting data to ensure user privacy

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The Firefox team decided this week to stop collecting unique identifiers that link crash reports from the same user.

Linux Interview - Just when you thought you knew it all

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Linux

lifeoncastro.blogspot: I have recently found myself in a search for the perfect job. I think the perfect job is a Linux Systems Administration gig. The meat of this article is really to list out some of the most common questions I have been asked along this journey.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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