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Story GNU/Linux Has Taken Over the Industry; Latest FUD is Denying That Something is ‘True’ GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 4:56pm
Story As GNU and Linux Become Dominant Platforms They Need Not Follow Microsoft With UEFI Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 3:52pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 3:15pm
Story 2014 in Tux Machines Roy Schestowitz 2 01/01/2014 - 10:29pm
Story Init wars: Debian inclining towards upstart Roy Schestowitz 1 01/01/2014 - 10:27pm
Story GrSecurity Continues Hardening The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 10:26pm
Story Retrospection Roy Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 10:18pm
Story MPlayer2 Gone Dark, MPV Is Still Happening Rianne Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 10:18pm
Story LG to bring Palm's webOS BACK FROM THE DEAD in TVs next week – report Roy Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 10:10pm
Story Russian stsrtup offers wireless remote controller for cars Roy Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 9:47pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Understanding Linux Users

  • Upgrade from Ubuntu Feisty to Gutsy: the one-liner version
  • Interception of files with tcpdump
  • KDE Keyboard Shortcuts
  • How to configure Splashy Screen on debian
  • Basic C++ Tutorial
  • Linux Increase Local Port Range with net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range
  • A more informative status line for Vim

Jailhouse Interview: Reiser Talks to ABC's 20/20

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Reiser

abclocal.go.com: The murder trial against Hans Reiser starts on Monday. Even without a body, prosecutors say they have a solid case. Reiser, a prominent and successful East Bay computer programmer, is accused of killing his wife Nina a year ago. ABC's 20/20 got an exclusive interview with him.

Open source hardware comes out of closet

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Hardware

the inquirer: EVER SINCE open-source software created a buzz, people have stroked chins, pondered and pontificated about the possibility of open-source hardware – and now it’s becoming a reality.

Federal Government Votes for Open Source

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OSS

press release: The Federal Open Source Alliance, an organization devoted to open source education, today announced the results of its “Federal Open Source Referendum” study, the first annual report designed to identify current open source adoption rates and trends in the Federal market. The study reveals Feds’ increasing appetite for open source – 71 percent of respondents note that their agency can benefit from open source.

PCLinuxOS improving its community

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PCLOS

abhay-techzone.blogspot: Now this is one area where Ubuntu scores heavily over PCLOS. Agreed Ubuntu has got the greatest community amongst all Linux Distributions ( gentoo users may contest this ), however, PCLOS is improving on its community and improving very rapidly.

antiX M-7, The Fat-free Mepis

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: Simply Mepis is a Linux newbie’s dream. It is known for its ease-of-use and its exceptional hardware detection. A new lightweight flavour of Mepis which is intended for older hardware was released recently. It is called AntiX with a code name “Lysistrata”, and so I quickly jumped into trying it out.

Linux, is it ready for the desktop/laptop?

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Linux

htmlfixit: Having used Linux on servers for many years now, I’m always keen to see if it has progressed enough for me to use as my “daily driver” desktop/laptop OS. The test this time was on a NEC Centrino Laptop. I figured I’d stick with a desktop OS that has as much in common with CENTOS/RHEL as possible. To that end I’ve based this on Fedora Core 7.

Drupal Wins Packtpub Overall 2007 Open Source CMS Award

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Drupal

packtpub.com: After three intense months of voting, Packt Publishing can today announce that Drupal has won the Overall 2007 Open Source CMS Award. With 18,000 votes on Packt’s website, coupled with the expert opinions from a panel of judges, Drupal succeeds Joomla! as the overall winner and receives a cheque for $5,000.

The Jonney Machine

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Hardware

forbes: Intel pushed and prodded. Microsoft came in right at the end. How Taiwan's Asustek built its cheap laptop for grown-ups.

Also: Asus Eee PC Full Retail Review Showcase

today's ubuntu headlines

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Ubuntu
  • How To Install Miro Public Preview 3 (0.9.9.9) on Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu to get visual refresh with Hardy Heron
  • How to Secure Ubuntu With AppArmor
  • Turning the world on its head: running VMware on Ubuntu
  • Is Ubuntu really where it needs to be?

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to install Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) in Parallels Desktop for OS X

  • A survey of existing Linux patents
  • How to connect Motorola V3X to ubuntu 7.04 trough USB
  • Tips and tricks: Gentoo Linux on a Samsung Q45 laptop
  • OOo: Another way to tweak labels, and save the format
  • 1-Click install of GIMP 2.4 on OpenSUSE
  • HP releases multi-level security services for RHEL5
  • Intel and OLPC: Friends that Fight like Brothers
  • GPLv3, bug fixes, and complexity

Why people insist on using /boot

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Linux

farragut.flameeyes: One of the strangely quite common type of support request involved to some extent the standalone /boot partition. But why people insist on using a standalone /boot partition?

Flock Plugins On Ubuntu

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HowTos

matt hartley: So you just downloaded Flock, fell in love with it and believe this is the browser for you. Previously, you already installed all the preferred plugins for Firefox, yet Flock does not see them on Ubuntu?

Also: Simple Firefox optimizations that really matter
And: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 Now Available

No worries: head of MEPIS Linux is fine

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Linux

desktoplinux: Users of the popular Linux distribution MEPIS were getting worried about the distribution's leader, who had been rather quiet lately.

Also: MEPIS 7.0 Beta6: The Final Round of Updates

Nokia N810 First Thoughts Review

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Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: The Nokia N810 is a traditional handheld that will be on the market soon. This is the first in Nokia's Internet Tablet series of devices to include an integrated sliding keyboard and a GPS receiver. It was on display at a tradeshow I attended, so I was able to get some time with this model and put together my first thoughts on it.

Ubuntu 7.10 is a real contender

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Ubuntu

stuart.amanzi.co.nz: I had last tried the 7.4 release on my new notebook without much luck as the hardware was a lot newer than the operating system. I wasn’t too hopeful of having much luck installing 7.10 either on my HP 6910p notebook, but a funny thing happened - it just worked!

Interview With Pamela Jones, Editor of Groklaw

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Interviews

datamation: When Pamela Jones, better known as PJ, started Groklaw, a Web site devoted to covering and explaining legal cases of interest to the Free Software and Open Source communities, she preferred to remain anonymous and showed no desire to become well-known. Groklaw nevertheless became extremely popular very quickly. In this Q & A, she explains how Groklaw operates, what its purposes include, and where it is likely to head in the future.

What The Google Phone Could Do For Linux

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Linux

Forbes: Even the best technology needs a sugar daddy. Seven years ago, Linux got just that when IBM said it would put $1 billion on the then-nascent open-source operating system, pushing the software into the corporate mainstream. Now the same could be about to happen for Linux with the mobile phone, with Google set to give Linux a major endorsement this November.

Why Novell is like Napster-era Metallica

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SUSE

c|net blogs: Remember back when Metallica isolated the majority of their fan base with their over-the-top stance against Napster and what it did to the band and the fans that supported them for all those years? That's how I am starting to think of Novell.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability
    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
  • Making your first open source contribution
  • Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts
    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

  • Tizen 3.0-powered Samsung Z4 now available with offline retailers in india
    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
  • Samsung Smart TV gets a new Glympse app that enables location sharing on the TV
    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more