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Story Brocade Unveils Vyatta SDN Controller Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:12pm
Story Six Clicks: Androids Apps on Chromebooks Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Mentor Embedded Linux ready to roll on AMD SoCs Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:07pm
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Story Open source is not dead Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:12am
Story 10 Reasons to use open source software defined networking Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:10am
Story Only FOSSers ‘Get’ FOSS Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:00am
Story From next release onwards, Debian is tied to systemd Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 8:45am
Story Ubuntu to Get Native HTML5 Streaming Through Google Chrome Soon Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 8:28am
Story Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 2:05am

Firefox 3 features you may not know

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: While the awesome bar, download pause and resume, malware protection, the new themes, and serious performance improvements are perhaps the most representative features introduced with Firefox 3, here are some other useful ones you may not be aware:

Microsoft gags UK schools

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Microsoft

theinquirer.net: THE THREAT OF REPRISALS from Microsoft lawyers has stopped Becta, the UK's technology quango for schools, from publishing the details of the three-year megadeal it agreed with Microsoft in April.

Also: Microsoft asks EU Commission to let it off the hook

Reiser tells authorities he strangled his wife during argument

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Reiser

mercurynews.com: Convicted killer Hans Reiser has admitted that he strangled his estranged wife Nina Reiser during a argument while his children played unaware in another part of the house in the Oakland hills.

Also: Reiser: Guilty. Reiser4 Lives On

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing applications in Linux (part II)

  • Partitions
  • Printing CD Labels with GIMP and Canon Pixma iP3000
  • How to remove the ‘ghost’ files from the USB drive
  • Howto install latest ayttm for yahoo messanger in Ubuntu
  • Double Spacing In Awk, Perl and Shell on Linux and Unix
  • Default kdesu to use sudo and not su
  • Creative VF0330 Webcam on Linux - Fedora 9
  • Designing Graphics With Gimp

The Most Puerile of the FOSS Aficionados

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OSS

blogbeebe.blogspot: The website Planete Beranger recently published an interesting post "Wrong ways to promote the FOSS", from which the title of this post was taken. The core observation is no such thing as a "troll". This is a word invented by the most puerile of the FOSS aficionados.

Pardus 2008 review

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Linux

bulletspawn.wordpress: I’ve tried many user friendly distributions such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, Mint, Pclinuxos… but there’s always been a reason for me to switch. In absence of Pclinusos 2008 I decided to try Pardus 2008 exactly one week ago…

Browser Security: IE vs. Safari vs. Firefox

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Software

earthweb.com: When browsing the net, I’m safest when I’m using Mozilla’s Firefox 3.0 browser—at least after I’ve tweaked it just a bit. Yup, I have absolutely no doubt about it. But instead of just taking my word for it, let’s take a closer look at why I believe this to be true. First, let me describe the contestants.

Debian Project News - July 7th, 2008

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue: DebianDay 2008, DPL-initiated teams survey finished, and Bits from the testing security team.

School switches to Linux, hopes to keep MS funds

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Linux

computerworld.co.nz: Warrington School, in Otago, has decided to jump ship and deploy the GNU/Linux operating system with free software across the board by a target date of 2010, says the school’s principal, Nathan Parker.

TokBox - A Nice, Simple VideoChat Alternative (also for Linux!)

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Software

zdnet.co.uk/blog: TokBox looks very nice. It is a simple browser/flash-based video chat application, which appears to work quite well. The fact that it is flash-based accounts for most of its strengths and weaknesses.

Don't compare GNU/Linux with Windows or MacOS

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently a blog post entitled “Why Desktop Linux is its own worst enemy has come across my feed-radar a few times. It’s yet another in the long line of “Linux ain’t ready yet” jeremiads and it doesn’t really say anything new yet it got on my nerves. Why?

Checking In with An Ubuntu “Switcher”

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: About a year ago, I installed Ubuntu on the laptop owned by a friend of mine who lives back east. Here’s her Ubuntu story … back in 2007, and today.

Is it time for Open Source to grow up?

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Linux

ittoolbox/blog: In the past ten years Open Source software and its poster child, Linux, has expanded quite remarkably. It has changed from a rebel without a cause to an entity that even the tried and true establishments have sat up and taken notice. Yet Linux and open source seems to have hit a glass ceiling.

Shape of things to come

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Linux
Hardware

manilastandardtoday.com: ACER will be rolling out the Aspire One mini-notebook this week in Manila, its answer to the ground-breaking Asus Eee-PC. When it was introduced at the Taipei Computex last month, Aspire One seemed to be the most credible challenger to the Eee PC. But in a rapidly growing market, what’s hot is a fast-moving target.

FORK PROPOSAL: Rebuild KDE 3 with QT4

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KDE

blogbeebe.blogspot: Here's a proposal I throw out to the world: Who would work with me to 'fork' KDE 3 and rebuild it with QT 4.x (4.4 at this point)? This would be the entire KDE 3 environment. I'm curious to see if anyone would step up and work with me to establish a new branch, porting KDE 3 to QT 4.4.

Ubuntu At Best Buy?

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Ubuntu

Matt Hartley: Wow, this certainly surprised me. Today I found out that Ubuntu Linux is now being sold at Best Buy online and even at some stores. And normally I would say this is great, except there is a problem - what the heck is Ubuntu “complete” edition?

Gentoo 2008.0-r1 may help if you've had LiveCD problems

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Gentoo

For those unfortunate souls who couldn't boot, install, or burn the LiveCD, we've provided the 2008.0-r1 revision bump. It fixes these specific problems:

How To Block Spammers/Hackers With mod_defensible On Apache2 (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

mod_defensible is an Apache 2.x module intended to block spammers/hackers/script kiddies using DNSBL servers. It will look at the client IP and check it in one or several DNSBL servers and return a 403 Forbidden page to the client. This guide shows how to install and use it with Apache 2 on a Debian Etch server.

today's leftovers

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News
  • An earthshaking use of open source

  • Book review: Blender 3D: Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery
  • GScrot -a good screenshot tool
  • Open Source is taking new turns in Africa
  • An Introduction to IRC on Linux for Beginners
  • Linux - Still chasing that elusive 1% market share
  • Abit Offers Broadcasters New Linux Based Automation System At IBC
  • Linux in the Stores
  • Easy Debian For Everyone! OpenOffice, Firefox 3, Java, AbiWord, IceWM, etc
  • Will Alienware Ship Linux-Based PCs?
  • GNOME hires Stormy Peters as Executive Director
  • Using the Desktop…why?

Review: GoblinX 2.7 Micro Edition

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: GoblinX is a Slackware-based Linux distribution which comes in live CD format. The Micro Edition is GoblinX's smallest version - the ISO only measures around 100MB – and it comes with only Fluxbox and several GTK/GTK2-based applications.

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Google currently has two OSes on the market: Android and Chrome OS. The company is never one to leave a successful product alone in the marketplace, though, so it's also developing a third operating system called "Fuchsia." When we last checked in on the experimental OS in May 2017, calling it an "OS" was a bit of a stretch. We only got the system UI up and running on top of Android, where it then functioned like an app. The UI offered a neat multi-window system, but mostly it was just a bunch of placeholder graphics. Nothing worked. It has been hard to check in on Fuchsia since. The Fuchsia system UI, which was written with a cross-platform SDK called "Flutter," quickly shut down the Android (and iOS) compatible builds. Fuchsia has a Vulkan-based graphics stack, and no emulator supports the new-ish graphics API. The only way to get Fuchsia up and running again was with actual hardware, and the only supported devices were Intel NUC PCs from 2015 and the Acer Switch Alpha 12 laptop. Read more

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Software: MenuLibre, Speech Recognition, "Just TODO It", Slack

  • MenuLibre 2.1.4 Released
    The wait is over. MenuLibre 2.1.4 is now available for public testing and translations! With well over 100 commits, numerous bug fixes, and a lot of polish, the best menu editing solution for Linux is ready for primetime.
  • Speech Recognition For Linux Gets A Little Closer
    t has become commonplace to yell out commands to a little box and have it answer you. However, voice input for the desktop has never really gone mainstream. This is particularly slow for Linux users whose options are shockingly limited, although decent speech support is baked into recent versions of Windows and OS X Yosemite and beyond. There are four well-known open speech recognition engines: CMU Sphinx, Julius, Kaldi, and the recent release of Mozilla’s DeepSpeech (part of their Common Voice initiative). The trick for Linux users is successfully setting them up and using them in applications. [Michael Sheldon] aims to fix that — at least for DeepSpeech. He’s created an IBus plugin that lets DeepSpeech work with nearly any X application. He’s also provided PPAs that should make it easy to install for Ubuntu or related distributions.
  • Announcing "Just TODO It"
    Recently, I wished to use a trivially-simple TODO-list application whilst working on a project. I had a look through what was available to me in the "GNOME Software" application and was surprised to find nothing suitable. In particular I just wanted to capture a list of actions that I could tick off; I didn't want anything more sophisticated than that (and indeed, more sophistication would mean a learning curve I couldn't afford at the time). I then remembered that I'd written one myself, twelve years ago. So I found the old code, dusted it off, made some small adjustments so it would work on modern systems and published it.
  • Linux users can now get Slack as a snap package
    Canonical has announced the general availability of the collaboration platform Slack, as a snap package. The move will allow Linux users to get setup with the platform and begin collaborating on their work more easily. Any Linux distribution with snap support can head over to the snapcraft website, download the package, and begin using it.