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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 5:18pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 1:01pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 1:00pm
Story Linux 3.19 File-System Tests Of EXT4, Btrfs, XFS & F2FS Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 12:56pm
Story Scheduler Changes In Linux 3.20 Has Micro-Optimizations, Might Yield Power Savings Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 12:53pm
Story Hey Windows User, Should You Switch To Linux or Mac? Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 12:18pm
Story Univention Corporate Server 4.0-1 Out Now, Based on Debian 7.8 Wheezy Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 10:57am
Story gThumb 3.3.3 Brings Better Support for GTK+ 3.14 and Lots of UI Tweaks Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 10:54am
Story How fast is the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone? Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 10:36am
Story Elive 2.5.4 Beta Debian-Based Distribution Now Supports PPA-style Repositories Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 10:31am

Installing ubuntu-system-panel (USP) On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ubuntu-system-panel is a simple launcher for the GNOME desktop, providing easy access to Places, Applications and common configuration items for your computer. This guide shows how to install and configure it on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop.

odds & ends

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News
  • openSUSE: Linux for the Lazy

  • Why Geeks Love Drupal
  • Chrome, Firefox, IE Reveal no Major Bugs
  • Work Imitates Life On Linux - Some Surrealism For A Change
  • Don't forget to Smolt
  • 3D desktop revealed in Apple patent filing
  • HP gives SUSE Linux a try: The world yawns in disbelief
  • The Evolution of a Programmer
  • On the adoption of CPAL and the AGPLv3
  • Boekenbeurs using Drupal
  • Compiling A Debian Kernel
  • Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 adds speed and privacy
  • More Pre-installs, More Market Share
  • Spending a Day with Ubuntu
  • OR operator for Grep
  • UDS developer interviews
  • Brazil Seeks 150,000 GNU/Linux Notebooks for 300 Schools

OpenSolaris now on Toshiba laptops

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OS

zdnet.com.au: Sun has reached an agreement with Toshiba to pre-install the OpenSolaris operating system on Toshiba laptops. The laptops will be available in the US from early 2009.

6 Ways to Get Much More Out of GIMP

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GIMP

ostatic.com/blog: GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a long-standing and hugely respected open source graphics program, and many readers probably already use it. The GIMP site has many useful resources for the application, and there are also a lot of other places to visit for turning yourself into a power user.

Red Hat and Novell duke it out in real time

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: When it comes to processing financial transactions, money can be won or lost in milliseconds. That's why high throughput, low latency, and consistent latency for transactions are the name of the game. Financial institutions are fanatical about their market data and trading systems, and Linux distros want to cash in on that.

4000 Attendees at French Team Ubuntu Release Party

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Every 6 months, the French Team holds release parties. For Ubuntu 8.10, a release party was held in Paris with 12 install parties throughout France. 4000 people attended the event, which broke the record from last year, almost 3000 visitors!

Igniting Linux Desktop Security

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Software

securiteam.com: Long ago, my all-time favorite desktop firewall was none other than sygate pro (symantec junkies sought-and-destroyed a while back). But like most other desktop firewalls, sygate is/was windows only. But this article isn’t about just any desktop firewall; it is about Firestarter, the Linux GUI firewall solution.

Amarok gets a facelift

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Software

linux.com: After more than a year in development, Amarok, a multipurpose media player with a host of features, has issued release candidate code for version 2. It comes with a completely redesigned interface, and takes advantage of KDE 4's new libraries and interfaces.

Also: Hands-on: Amarok 2 rocks the house

Free Software Foundation Files Suit Against Cisco For GPL Violations

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OSS
Legal

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco.

Open source in a closed market

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: In a truly open market the battle to set new mobile standards would be fairly clear. It’s not, because this is not an open market.

Can Firefox 3.1 pull me back from Chrome?

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Moz/FF

blogs.computerworld: As a formerly enthusiastic Firefox user, I'd been looking forward to version 3.1 eagerly. Now, however, after trying out Beta 2 and reading Preston Gralla's review, I'm not so sure.

The Inspiration behind Netbooks

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Hardware

businessweek.com: Suddenly, Netbooks are all the rage. Turns out the UMPC (ultramobile) form factors were a bit too small and too expensive to make a mass market, but the Netbook is JUST RIGHT.

Choosing your linux

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Linux

translxp.wordpress: Don’t have much experience on linux? Don’t have much time trying out? Well, if so, you’ll love searching for the right distribution that suits you in minutes with distribution comaparer and distribution choosers.

Chinese Linux hit by credit crunch

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Linux

itwire.com: Linux has been doing pretty well in China, with recent year-on-year sales going through the roof. However, there can be no escaping the global economic crisis, not even for Chinese Linux.

Can SELINUX impose a better confidentiality over encryption?

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: SE Linux is the Security-Enhanced Linux project started by the NSA which lets you secure Linux at every echelon from the kernel up. SE Linux is in essence a defense against hackers giving users another stratum of protection to online information.

Broswer Wars Reloaded: Javascript speed, Acid tests

I should not show the IE 7 results, because they are embarrassing and Trolls will accuse me of being a zealot. But i can sense that other zealots' blood-lust is building up!! So here are the results:

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE4Daily 4.2 Edition

  • KDE4 on Gentoo
  • AMD Catalyst 8.12 Linux Driver
  • Google, Mozilla Heat Up Browser Wars
  • Debian on a Dell E4300
  • My Thunderbird extensions
  • Programming GNOME applications with Vala
  • Nexuiz project is looking for developers, modelers, artists, etc
  • Red Hat Takes a Piece of Jaspersoft
  • End-of-Year Thoughts and Resources on Netbooks
  • Tux3 by Christmas?
  • Short Tip: import larger sets of ics files into kontact
  • Installing Condor the easy-easy way
  • Is This the Cloud OS You Wanted?
  • Whither open source in the land of leeches?
  • SELinux on openSUSE 11.1
  • OOo: outline numbering level attribute as part of paragraph style
  • The Impact Mozilla Challenge
  • GUI suite targets embedded Linux distro
  • Slice and Dice Images with ImageMagick
  • Linux Factoids - Your Time To Live Is Gonna Come
  • Quickly create a video presentation of your Linux desktop
  • Ubuntu Server: Suspend/Hibernate for Jaunty?
  • Why DU And DF Display Different Values On Linux
  • A walk down memory lane ... with GNOME and Stormy
  • One step closer...
  • Hardware Review: Yoggie Open Soho Firewall
  • Compiz-Fusion 'n Awn!!!
  • Configuring a chrooted Ubuntu installation
  • YouTube and GNU/Linux: download and convert videos the easy way

I switched to Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu and …

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Linux

technet.147120.com: Somehow I managed to trash the hard drive in my newly converted Debian box. With a new (to me) 320 GiB drive I just couldn’t resist a multiboot machine.

Unison and Canonical’s Ubuntu Attack Microsoft Exchange

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Software

thevarguy.com: Unison Technologies, with an assist from Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, says it is “launching a major threat to Microsoft Exchange.” Hmmm. The VAR Guy has heard similar grandstanding before from a range of companies. But Unison has caught our resident blogger’s attention a few times. Here’s why.

Mozilla Security Chief Calls It Quits

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Window Snyder, the head of security at Mozilla Corp., will resign her position at the end of the year, she said in a blog post Wednesday.

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Today in Techrights

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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