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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 7:15pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 7:15pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 7:14pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 7:14pm
Story RemoteBox 1.8 Lets Users Control Virtual Machines Remotely Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 6:41pm
Story Red Hat’s new model Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:48pm
Story KDE Frameworks 5 Will Come To Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:37pm
Story Candice Swanepoel Likes Ubuntu and Unity in New Axe Commercial Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:33pm
Story Red Hat and Canonical to Increasingly Compete with OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:24pm
Story HP goes dirt cheap with $100 Android tablet Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2014 - 5:12pm

Linux Foundation Adds New Members to Board

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Linux

tmcnet.com: The Linux Foundation has elected new members to its board—including Linux and open-source expert Larry Augustin, Advanced Micro Device’s Chris Schlaeger and Texas Instrument’s Eric Thomas.

Novell Exec Slams Deal With Microsoft

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SUSE

informationweek.com: Novell vice president Miguel de Icaza, one of the more public faces of a growing relationship between Microsoft and Novell, Thursday slammed the patent licensing agreement between the two companies during a wide-ranging panel discussion of Microsoft's commitment to openness.

A hands-on look at the Splashtop instant-on Linux environment

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Linux

linux.com: San Jose-based startup DeviceVM made waves last year when it unveiled Splashtop, a nearly instant-on Linux environment stored in the flash memory usually reserved for motherboard BIOS. The company previewed an upcoming revision to Splashtop at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in January, then gave us the chance to take a hands-on look at this intriguing system software.

BusyBox Developers and High-Gain Antennas Agree to Dismiss GPL Lawsuit

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OSS
Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and High-Gain Antennas today jointly announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GPL enforcement lawsuit filed by SFLC on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox.

Reiser Fumbling Over Why Police Told Nina to Get Gun

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Murder defendant Hans Reiser fumbled for the first time on the witness stand Thursday, his third day of testifying before jurors who are weighing whether the popular Linux programmer killed his wife in 2006.

Also: Judge Gags Lawyers in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

Asus EeePC gets another competitor from ECS

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Hardware

The battle for the inexpensive UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC) market has begun. ECS will be introducing its version of a UMPC and it looks like the smaller brother to the MacBook.

PCLinuxOS 2007: It really is as good as the Hype!

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.wordpress: I may have found myself a new favorite distro. PCLinuxOS found all my hardware and booted up just fine. Aside from simply working, there’s other things I’m discovering that I like.

Red Hat branding police outlaws RHEL

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Linux

Matthew Aslett: I just noticed an article from last month’s Red Hat Magazine that states: “It is never correct to abbreviate ‘Red Hat Enterprise Linux’ as ‘RHEL’.” Red Hat’s branding police will have their work cut out editing the 47,400 uses of the term RHEL on Red Hat’s own web site.

common newb mistakes, and how to avoid them

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Newcomers to Ubuntu have any number of problems, but some of them are fairly common. Here are three I see a lot, and easy ways to avoid them.

Ubuntu: next release will be the critical one

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Ubuntu

iTWire: April 24 will be a red letter day for the Ubuntu project. It will be three-and-a-half years since the experiment began and the release that day of Hardy Heron, as version 8.04 is known, will be a defining moment. This could well be the release that either makes or breaks the project.

Flock 1.1 with WebMail is here

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Software

flock.com: We’re very excited to tell you about our latest release, so let’s cut to the chase: Flock 1.1 is here. Flock 1.1 includes some very exciting improvements. Flock’s integration of Gmail and Yahoo! Mail lets you know when you have new messages waiting.

KDE 4 - click, drag ... eject!

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: A few days back Marco Martin committed a change to the trash plasmoid he's written so that you can drag drives and discs from the Places view in Dolphin, the file open/save dialog, the Computer tab in kickoff, etc to the trash/recyle bin. Once dropped, the volume will be unmounted and, if applicable, the media is ejected.

KDE4 Desktop Effects

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KDE

linuxappfinder.com: I installed KDE4 on my desktop today so I could finally try out KWin in all its glory. If you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend it. KDE4 with desktop effects enabled is simply gorgeous. It's fast, responsive, and comes with a nice array of effects options.

Linux tool speeds up police computer forensics

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: Australian university students have developed a Linux-based data-forensics tool to help police churn through a growing backlog of computer-related criminal investigations.

Choose the DVD ripper that's right for you

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linux.com: Linux is sometimes belittled for having inferior applications, but that's simply not the case. Take DVD rippers, for example -- a plethora of them work on Linux machines. With so many to choose from, which is the best?

PCLinuxOS Gnome 2.21.2

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PCLOS

distro-review.com: I have a lot of confidence in the PCLinuxOS guys (Texstar) because PCLinuxOS 2007 was (and still is) one of my favourite releases ever. I was worried for a while that nothing was going on in the PCLOS camp because there was no word of PCLOS2008.

Not the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, Chapter 6

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Gentoo

gentooexperimental.org: Not the Gentoo Weekly Newletter Chapter 6 is online and ready to go. Topics include Travel report: FOSDEM, Gentoo Improvement: Trustees, Interview with a bot: Amarok, and Tips&Tricks: bash completion.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha 6

  • Debian Lenny XFCE CD: buggy as nobody else
  • Fedora XFCE: 8->9
  • Granularity of GNOME dependencies: and the ad-hoc winner is...
  • Linux: An Introduction
  • My Thoughts On Linspire
  • Interview with Craig Muzilla, VP of middleware at Red Hat
  • KY Rep. Seeks To Ban Anonymous Blogging, Comments
  • Samba keeps up with Server 2008, Vista SP1
  • Will Acquia ruin Drupal?
  • Dries Buytaert Open Source Rock Star / Entrepreneur?
  • The Linux.. Windows.. Um, Just the Desktop
  • OLPC computers on their way to Birmingham, Ala.
  • Ubuntu Installation
  • The Linux car that drives itself

Top 20 Linux Games: Boredom got PWNT!

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Gaming

linuxlove.org: If you’re a Linux user on a daily basis, certainly you’re not really a gamer. But there are some moments for everyone when we’re bored in front of the computer. And what better way to kill boredom but with games?

Another Look at Gnome Menu Bar Alternatives

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Software

linuxtidbits.wordpress: After reading a post yesterday that talked about replacing the Gnome’s built-in menu applet, I began thinking why not try out the replacements for my lead-weighted Gnome Menu Bar.

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today's leftovers

  • Black screen of death after Win10 update? Microsoft blames HP
    Microsoft is pointing the finger of blame at HP's factory image for black screens of death appearing after a Windows Update. Scores of PC owners took to the HP forums last week to report that Windows 10 updates released September 12 were slowing down the login process. Users stated that once they downloaded the updates and entered their username and password, they only saw black screens for about five to 10 minutes. The forum members said that clean installs or disabling a service called "app readiness", which "gets apps ready for use the first time a user signs in to this PC and when adding new apps" seemed to fix the delay. Today, a Microsoft spokesperson told The Register: "We're working to resolve this as soon as possible" and referred affected customers to a new support post.
  • GNOME 3.26 Released! Check Out the New Features
    GNOME 3.26 is the latest version of GNOME 3 released six months after the last stable release GNOME 3.24. The release, code-named “Manchester”, is the 33rd stable release of the free, open-source desktop.
  • Arch Arch and away! What's with the Arch warriors?
    If you choose to begin your Linux adventures with Arch Linux after trying Ubuntu for a month, you're probably doing it wrong. If there's a solid reason why you think Arch is for you; awesome! Do it. You will learn new things. A lot of new things. But hey, what's the point in learning what arch-chroot does if you can't figure out what sudo is or what wpa_supplicant does?
  • Setting a primary monitor for launching games in a dual monitor rig
  • AMD Zen Temperature Monitoring On Linux Is Working With Hwmon-Next
    If you want CPU temperature monitoring to work under Linux for your Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC processor(s), it's working on hwmon-next. The temperature monitoring support didn't make it for Linux 4.14 but being published earlier this month were finally patches for Zen temperature monitoring by extending the k10temp Linux driver.
  • Fanless Skylake computer offers four PCI and PCIe slots
    Adlink’s MVP-6010 and MVP-6020 embedded computers run Linux or Windows on Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offer 4x PCI/PCIe slots, 6x USB ports, and 4x COM ports. If Adlink’s new MVP-6010/6020 Series looks familiar, that’s because it’s a modified version of the recent MVP-5000 and last year’s MVP-6000 industrial PCs. The top half appears to be identical, with the same ports, layout, and Intel 6th Gen Core “Skylake” TE series processors. Like the MVP-6000, it adds a PCI and PCIe expansion unit on the bottom, but whereas the MVP-6000 had two slots, the MVP-6010 and MVP-6020 have four.
  • How Qi wireless charging works, and why it hasn’t taken over yet
    Qi has been an Android staple for a while, and now it’s coming to iPhones, too.
  • W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret
    Earlier this summer, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) — the organization responsible for defining the standards that make up the Web — decided to embrace DRM (aka "EME") as a web standard. I wasn’t happy about this. I don’t know many who were. Shortly after that, the W3C agreed to talk with me about the issue. During that discussion, I encouraged the W3C to increase their level of transparency going forward — and if there is an appeal of their DRM decision, to make that process completely open and visible to the public (including how individual members of the W3C vote on the issue). The appeal happened and has officially ended. I immediately reached out to the W3C to gather some details. What I found out was highly concerning. I’ll include the most interesting bits below, as un-edited as possible.

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OSS: Blockchain, Innersource, SQL and Clang

  • Banks are turning to open source for blockchain, says Google engineer
    Banks have historically developed all software in-house and maintained a fierce secrecy around their code, but more recently they’ve embraced open-source. They’re likely to use open source for one of the most hotly tipped technologies out there – blockchain.
  • Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise
    Companies of varying sizes across many industries are implementing innersource programs to drive greater levels of development collaboration and reuse. They ultimately seek to increase innovation; reduce time to market; grow, retain, and attract talent; and of course, delight their customers. In this article, I'll introduce innersource and some of its key facets and examine some of the problems that it can help solve. I'll also discuss some components of an innersource program, including metrics.
  • Reflection on trip to Kiel
    On Sunday, I flew home from my trip to Kiel, Germany. I was there for the Kieler Open Source und LinuxTage, September 15 and 16. It was a great conference! I wanted to share a few details while they are still fresh in my mind: I gave a plenary keynote presentation about FreeDOS! I'll admit I was a little concerned that people wouldn't find "DOS" an interesting topic in 2017, but everyone was really engaged. I got a lot of questions—so many that we had to wrap up before I could answer all the questions.
  • A quick tour of MySQL 8.0 roles
    This year at the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference in Dublin, I'll be discussing a new feature introduced in MySQL 8.0: roles. This is a new security and administrative feature that allows database administrators to simplify user management and increases the security of multi-user environments. In database administration, users are granted privileges to access schemas, tables, or columns, depending on the business needs. When many different users require authorization for different sets of privileges, administrators have to repeat the process of granting privileges several times. This is both tedious and error-prone. Using roles, administrators can define sets of privileges for a user category, and then the user authorization becomes a single statement operation. Roles have been on the MySQL community's wish list for a long time. I remember several third-party solutions that tried to implement roles as a hack on top of the existing privileges granting system. I created my own solution many years ago when I had to administer a large set of users with different levels of access. Since then, anytime a new project promised to ease the roles problem, I gave it a try. None of them truly delivered a secure solution, until now.
  • MyDiamo Expands Open Source Database Encryption Offerings to Include PostgreSQL
  • Clang-Refactor Tool Lands In Clang Codebase
    The clang-refactor tool is now living within the LLVM Clang SVN/Git codebase.

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