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Story Fedora 21 Beta to slip Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 12:17pm
Story Canonical Starts Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Development Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:48am
Story Brocade Wants to Be Red Hat of OpenDaylight Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:40am
Story Rise of Linux – a hacker’s history Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:37am
Story Lollipop unwrapped: Chromium WebView will update via Google Play Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:36am
Story Being a Sporadic Overview Of Linux Distribution Release Validation Processes Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:31am
Story Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:30am
Story 2014's most significant cloud deals have OpenStack at heart Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 6:22am
Story How Red Hat is Transforming from a Server-Client to Cloud-Mobile Leader Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 6:04am
Story Alpine 3.0.6 released Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 5:31am

Why the F.U.D. against OpenGL 3.0?

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zerias.blogspot: One of the big announcements at this years SIGGRAPH was the release of the OpenGL 3.0 specification. OpenGL is the definitive open-standard Application Interface for graphics in the computing industry, and is supported on hardware platforms ranging from the cellphone sector to the high end gaming console.

A sneak peak into Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

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  • A sneak peak into Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Alpha 4
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Screenshot Gallery: New Human-Murrine Theme
  • Why It’s Okay for Oracle, SAP to Skip Ubuntu (for Now)
  • Introduction and History of Kubuntu

Kernel space: Virus scanning API spawns security debate

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linuxworld.com: Should Linux include a virus scanning layer? Kernel developers debate the best way to protect virus-vulnerable OSs from malware stored on a Linux server.

Responsible Disclosure, and Amarok 1.4.10

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amarok.kde.org/blog: Yesterday we released Amarok 1.4.10, an unanticipated security release. From the Release Anouncement you may notice that we gave thanks to Google Alerts for notifying us of this vulnerability. This was perfectly accurate.

Mark Shuttleworth's evolving Ubuntu desktop war

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Matt Asay: I've been very fortunate to get to spend some time with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, during my trip to Argentina. One question we discussed at length: what is Mark's ambition for Ubuntu?

Interview with the Lead developer of Ubuntu Desktop Linux

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Interviews
Ubuntu

hardware.no: Previously, we've interviewed the lead-developers of Arch and Gobo Linux. Two distributions for the more advanced users out there. This time, we're going in the complete opposite direction to understand more about a user friendly Linux-distribution: Ubuntu.

First Impressions: gOS ‘Gadgets’

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teamteabag.com: I’m always willing to try something new and exciting in the world of Linux, and I couldn’t let gOS Gadgets pass me by. Mainly because I’d never used the LXDE window manager, but also because its lure of low system requirements and netbook-oriented design seemed to suit my aging ThinkPad X22 quite nicely.

Testing Debian’s Lenny KDE beta

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KDE
Linux

deviceguru.com: Lenny (aka “testing”) appears poised to displace Etch as the popular Linux distribution’s “stable” branch next month. To see how Lenny was coming along, I loaded the latest preview (beta 2) of its KDE system image onto an available Thinkpad, and took it for a spin.

Torvalds: Fed up with the 'security circus'

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networkworld.com: Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, says he's fed up with what he sees as a "security circus" surrounding software vulnerabilities and how they're hyped by security people.

FYI: Linux is Here to Stay, and Rule!

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junauza.com: I'm sometimes annoyed when I read some ignorant people's comment that Linux doesn't matter anymore and that it is slowly dying. A comment from a blog said, "Linux? Do people still use it?"

Does This Distro Make Me Look Fat?

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linuxhaxor.net: If the wine you drink, car you drive, food you eat, clothes you wear and even pets you have defines you as a person; does your choice of Linux Distro defines you too?

Whatever you do, don’t fix the kernel!

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netsplit.com: As you may have read in LWN (subscription required, and strongly recommended anyway), there’s been some argument on the linux-hotplug mailing list, the historically named home of udev development, about device naming.

SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 in Cooker

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OOo

linux-wizard.net: A SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 have just been released in Cooker. OpenOffice.org 3 brings many new features.

Gaming on Ubuntu Linux

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itwire.com: After my last few articles on how to connect Ubuntu Linux to network shares and a network printer, I want to have a look at some of the more fun aspects of Ubuntu Linux. I thought this was appropriate at the moment, so...let the games begin!

Control Another Computer Over A Network In Linux

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geekishblog.com: Ever wanted to get help from your friends or wanted to help some friend in doing some specific task, and you wished you could do that using a remote desktop connection but you don’t know how to remotely control a PC, doing so is very easy in Linux I will show you how to do that in this tutorial.

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

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softpedia: The fourth alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few minutes ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

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Paul Murphy: As we saw yesterday the much vaunted Unix skills premium over Windows is pretty small - 15% or so in an overheated market and less than that elsewhere. Notice, however, that this information pertains only to larger organizations.

Linux Desktops Dressed Up as Macs

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lifehacker.com: Several Linux users in the Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr group are showing off their Ubuntu Hardy Heron desktop—dressed up as a Mac. Let's take a look at a few Ubuntu desktops passing as Macs with the help of a few add-ons like Compiz Fusion.

gOS 3 Beta, Netbooks, and Linux: An Interview with David Liu, Founder of Good OS

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Interviews

laptopmag.com: With the recent release of gOS 3 Beta, we thought it was prime time to take a closer look at the company responsible for creating the OS that powered the ill-fated Everex Cloudbook, and the gorgeous (and Mac OS X Leopard-inspired) gOS Space.

Windows apps on Linux the CrossOver way

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linux.com: Who says you have to give up your must-have Windows applications when you migrate to Linux? If you can't leave some crucial Windows program behind, you can run it using CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux.

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    MX Linux Review of MX-17. MX-17 is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. It’s XFCE based, lightning fast, comes with both 32 and 64-bit CPU support…and the tools. Oh man, the tools available in this distro are both reminders of Mepis past and current tech found in modern distros.
  • Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots
    Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users. SamMobile reported the other day that Samsung halted all Android 8.0 Oreo rollouts for its Galaxy S8/S8+ series of Android smartphones after approximately a week since the initial release. But only today Samsung published a statement to inform user why it stopped the rollouts, and the cause appears to be related to a limited number of cases of unexpected reboots after installing the update.
  • Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian
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  • Initial Intel Icelake Support Lands In Mesa OpenGL Driver, Vulkan Support Started
    A few days back I reported on Intel Icelake patches for the i965 Mesa driver in bringing up the OpenGL support now that several kernel patch series have been published for enabling these "Gen 11" graphics within the Direct Rendering Manager driver. This Icelake support has been quick to materialize even with Cannonlake hardware not yet being available.
  • LunarG's Vulkan Layer Factory Aims To Make Writing Vulkan Layers Easier
    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.

Logstash 6.2.0 Released, Alfresco Grabbed by Private Equity Firm

  • Logstash 6.2.0 Release Improves Open Source Data Processing Pipeline
    The "L" in the ELK stack gets updated with new features including advanced security capabilities. Many modern enterprises have adopted the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to collect, process, search and visualize data. At the core of the ELK stack is the open-source Logstash project which defines itself as a server-side data processing pipeline - basically it helps to collect logs and then send them to a users' "stash" for searching, which in many cases is Elasticsearch.
  • Alfresco Software acquired by Private Equity Firm
    Enterprise apps company taken private in a deal that won't see a change in corporate direction. Alfresco has been developing its suite of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) technology since the company was founded back in June of 2005. On Feb. 8, Alfresco announced that it was being acquired by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL). Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

Servers and GPUs: Theano, DevOps, Kubernetes, AWS

  • Open Source Blockchain Computer Theano
    TigoCTM CEO Cindy Zimmerman says “we are excited to begin manufacturing our secure, private and open source desktops at our factory in the Panama Pacifico special economic zone. This is the first step towards a full line of secure, blockchain-powered hardware including desktops, servers, laptops, tablets, teller machines, and smartphones.” [...] Every component of each TigoCTM device is exhaustively researched and selected for its security profile based especially on open source hardware, firmware, and software. In addition, devices will run the GuldOS operating system, and open source applications like the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash blockchains. This fully auditable stack is ideal for use in enterprise signing environments such as banks and investment funds.
  • Enterprises identify 10 essential tools for DevOps [Ed: "Source code repository" and other old things co-opted to promote the stupid buzzword "devops"]
    Products branded with DevOps are everywhere, and the list of options grows every day, but the best DevOps tools are already well-known among enterprise IT pros.
  • The 4 Major Tenets of Kubernetes Security
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  • GPUs on Google’s Kubernetes Engine are now available in open beta
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  • AWS lets users run SAP apps directly on SUSE Linux
  • SUSE collaborates with Amazon Web Services toaccelerate SAP migrations

Chrome and Firefox

  • The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter.
    Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an "ad filter"—which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an "ad blocker." EFF welcomes the elimination of the worst ad formats. But Google's approach here is a band-aid response to the crisis of trust in advertising that leaves massive user privacy issues unaddressed. Last year, a new industry organization, the Coalition for Better Ads, published user research investigating ad formats responsible for "bad ad experiences." The Coalition examined 55 ad formats, of which 12 were deemed unacceptable. These included various full page takeovers (prestitial, postitial, rollover), autoplay videos with sound, pop-ups of all types, and ad density of more than 35% on mobile. Google is supposed to check sites for the forbidden formats and give offenders 30 days to reform or have all their ads blocked in Chrome. Censured sites can purge the offending ads and request reexamination. [...] Some commentators have interpreted ad blocking as the "biggest boycott in history" against the abusive and intrusive nature of online advertising. Now the Coalition aims to slow the adoption of blockers by enacting minimal reforms. Pagefair, an adtech company that monitors adblocker use, estimates 600 million active users of blockers. Some see no ads at all, but most users of the two largest blockers, AdBlock and Adblock Plus, see ads "whitelisted" under the Acceptable Ads program. These companies leverage their position as gatekeepers to the user's eyeballs, obliging Google to buy back access to the "blocked" part of their user base through payments under Acceptable Ads. This is expensive (a German newspaper claims a figure as high as 25 million euros) and is viewed with disapproval by many advertisers and publishers.
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