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Story OverlayFS Finally Offered For Pulling Into Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2014 - 7:48pm
Story Pi2D2 interview Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2014 - 7:43pm
Story Btrfs RAID: Linux 3.10 To Linux 3.18 Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2014 - 7:33pm
Story [Video] Hands-on with the Samsung Gear S at the Tizen Developer Summit in shanghai 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2014 - 7:26pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Offers AMD Radeon Driver Performance Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2014 - 5:46pm
Story GParted Live 0.20.0-2 Stable Release Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 11:52pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 11:42pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 11:41pm
Story Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10 Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 11:07pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 11:04pm

few leftovers

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News
  • LinuxWorld's Garage

  • Anyone can play guitar...or hack the Linux kernel
  • Get a complete security toolkit with BackTrack 3
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 12, 2008
  • Get A Brand New Computer For Less
  • Linuxvoid Episode 2 - Mammoth Edition

Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The beta of Firefox 3.1 has been pushed back to mid September. At the Mozilla group’s weekly meeting Tuesday, one developer said “there is a big gap between the features planned for 3.1 and what will make it if we freeze on the 19th.”

Also: Mozilla Developer News for Aug 12

Red Hat: Gateway to open source in Latin America

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Linux
Interviews

Matt Asay: Latin America has tended to be one of the worst performing geographies for most software companies, generally coming in at one to four percent of total company revenues. That may be about to change.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Zypper Tips and Tricks

  • Add pictures and passwords to Ubuntu’s boot menu
  • Queuing tasks for batch execution with Task Spooler
  • urpmi auto-update
  • How To Copy and Paste From the Command Line
  • HOWTO : Home made NAS server with Ubuntu 8.04.1 – Part I
  • Capture gaming videos with GLC
  • Using free software for HTTP load testing

SAP, Oracle Holding Out on Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

internetnews.com: Linux vendor Canonical is working hard to get more software and hardware certifications for its Ubuntu Linux distribution. In its latest round of partnerships, Canonical is expanding its relationship with IBM (NYSE: IBM), Alfresco, Zimbra, Likewise, Centrify and others.

Dell’s comeback machine

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.fortune.cnn: There are some surprises beneath the surface of the Latitude line as well. One is an optional Linux-based low-power mode called Dell Latitude On, which boots in two seconds.

Also: Dell Mini Inspiron Likely to Launch Today

Nokia Gives Out N810s to KDE Hackers at Akademy

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KDE

dot.kde.org: During the Emsys-sponsored Mobile and Embedded day at Akademy 2008 Nokia distributed 100 N810 internet tablets among the KDE hackers, and gave another 50 for the project to decide who to give to.

And:

  • KDE Utils Lineup

  • Newsflash: one hundred KDE developers start using GNOME!

KDE e.V. Endorses Community Working Group, Code of Conduct

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KDE

dot.kde.org: On Monday at Akademy, KDE's yearly world summit, the KDE e.V. held its general assembly, covering a wide range hot topics, regarding licensing and community scalability. While part of the meeting is dictated by intricacies of German association law, the AGM also provides a way of effectively solving issues arising in the KDE community and deciding on ways to move forward as an organisation.

RadeonHD Driver Switches To AtomBIOS

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Hardware

phoronix.com: A month ago we had shared that the RadeonHD driver would be switching to AtomBIOS, or the ATI video BIOS abstraction layer used since their R400 series graphics cards, and today they have completed this code merger.

A conversation with gOS founder David Liu (video)

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Linux

linux.com: Why did David and his group decide the world needed yet another GNU/Linux distribution? And how are they making money? This second question is important because David says, yes, gOS (pronounced gee-oh-ess) is profitable -- and not from selling service and support contracts, either. For the full scoop, watch the video.

The biggest Blue Screen of Death ever

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: No... Ah stuff; there I was watching the Olympics opening ceremonies when I thought, for just a second, that I saw a BSOD during the run up to the lighting of the Olympic flame. It turns out I hadn't been spending too much time at the keyboard. It seems that during the lighting ceremony that Windows really had fouled up on the world's largest stage.

Linux, user interfaces and copying Apple

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Bob Sutor, IBM’s VP of open source and standards, recently declared at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas that the open source world needs to create new and innovative user interfaces distinctive to Linux desktops if they want to pose a greater challenge in the desktop space. It’s like speaking Japanese in France.

Interview: Qt Comes to Mozilla and Firefox

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Software
Interviews
Moz/FF

dot.kde.org: Developers from Nokia and Mozilla have been working hard to port the Mozilla Platform and Firefox to Qt and there are now some solid results available. The plan is to merge the Qt branch into the central Mozilla branch to make the port official.

The new KDE 4 desktop grid

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: Changes include: Multi-monitor support, Aspect ratio of the screen is kept when zoomed out, and “Soft” highlighting of desktops.

Motorola Linux phone ships in U.S.

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Motorola announced that its LiMo-compliant Moto U9 phone is now available unlocked for GSM networks in the U.S. Available in gray, pink, or purple, the music-oriented U9 has a rounded, contemporary flip-phone form factor, highlighted by a seemingly borderless OLED external display.

Provisioning on Bare Metal the LinMin Way

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Software

practical-tech.com: It’s one thing to install Linux or Windows on a system of your own, it’s an entirely different thing to install Linux or Windows on a couple of dozen to a couple of thousand PCs. That’s where LinMin comes in.

5 Things Linux does better than Mac OS X

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Linux

internetling.com: I’ve been using Mac OS X alongside Debian since 2007 now, and I think I have a fairly good picture of how things work in both operating systems. In the end, the only feeling I got of Mac OS X is as if I were playing with Linux’ retarded little brother. Here are a few reasons why.

Linux Myths: Busted!

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: One of the main reasons that most people are afraid to try Linux is because they have this preconceived notion about linux being too hard to use and difficult to maintain; or that they have to do something drastically differ ant and there is a steep learning curve to using linux.

Banshee 1.2 - 1.x Series Getting to Maturity

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: The new Banshee 1.2 includes several new features over the last stable release, like the equaliser or the music recommendations panel. The full list of new or improved features is here. For those who didn't hear about Banshee yet, it's a pretty powerful audio player for GNOME which received more and more attention lately.

7 Best Linux Distributions for Multimedia Enthusiasts

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Linux

junauza.com: Graphic designers, movie editors, music composers, and multimedia addicts have specific needs when it comes to software. That is why there are specialized Linux distributions that cater to them. Here are 7.

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today's leftovers

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  • ONS 2018: Networking Reimagined
    For the past seven years, Open Networking Summit (ONS) has brought together the networking industry’s ecosystem of network operators, vendors, open source projects, leading researchers, and investors to discuss the latest SDN and NFV developments that will shape the future of the networking industry. With this year’s event, taking place March 26-29, 2018 in Los Angeles, ONS will evolve its approach as the premier open source networking event. We’re excited to share three new aspects of this year’s ONS that you won’t want to miss:
  • AT&T contributes code to Linux open source edge computing project
    The Linux Foundation recently announced a new project, dubbed Akraino, to develop an open source software stack capable of supporting high-availability cloud services for edge computing systems and applications. To kick off the project, AT&T will contribute code made for carrier-scale edge computing applications running in virtual machines and containers.
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    The Linux Foundation has been particularly busy in 2018 thus far consolidating its existing networking project under a single umbrella, known as LF Networking. That umbrella might need to get a bit larger, as on Feb. 20 the Linux Foundation announced the new Akraino project, with code coming initially from AT&T.
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  • Stellaris 2.0 'Cherryh' patch & Stellaris: Apocalypse expansion released, over 1.5 million copies sold
    Stellaris: Apocalypse [Steam], the latest expansion for the grand space strategy game from Paradox Development Studio is out. The big 2.0 'Cherryh' patch is also now available. Paradox has also announced today, that Stellaris has officially passed 1.5 million copies sold making it one of their most popular games ever made. I'm not surprised by this, as I consider Stellaris their most accessible game.
  • Action-packed platformer with local and online co-op 'Vagante' has left Early Access
    After being in Early Access for quite some time, the action-packed platformer 'Vagante' [Steam, Official Site] has now officially left Early Access.
  • Gentoo has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2018 mentoring organization
  • Getting Debian booting on a Lenovo Yoga 720
    I recently got a new work laptop, a 13” Yoga 720. It proved difficult to install Debian on; pressing F12 would get a boot menu allowing me to select a USB stick I have EFI GRUB on, but after GRUB loaded the kernel and the initrd it would just sit there never outputting anything else that indicated the kernel was even starting. I found instructions about Ubuntu 17.10 which helped but weren’t the complete picture. What seems to be the situation is that the kernel won’t happily boot if “Legacy Support” is not enabled - enabling this (and still booting as EFI) results in a happier experience.
  • Dell PowerEdge T30
    I just did a Debian install on a Dell PowerEdge T30 for a client. The Dell web site is a bit broken at the moment, it didn’t list the price of that server or give useful specs when I was ordering it. I was under the impression that the server was limited to 8G of RAM, that’s unusually small but it wouldn’t be the first time a vendor crippled a low end model to drive sales of more expensive systems. It turned out that the T30 model I got has 4*DDR4 sockets with only one used for an 8G DIMM. It apparently can handle up to 64G of RAM.
  • Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC
    Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications. Emtrion, which recently announced its emCON-RZ/G1H module based on an octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H SoC, has unveiled a Renesas based, quad-LAN port SBC-RZN1D SBC focused on industrial communication. The SBC-RZN1D taps the Renesas RZ/N1D (R9006G032), one of a new line of RZ/N1D SoCs launched last year by Renesas for industrial multi-protocol communications. Renesas recently collaborated with Avnet to ship its own dual-Ethernet Renesas RZ/N1D Solution Kit (see farther below).
  • Postage-Stamp Linux
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    Android is the most used operating system on the planet. In fact, it’s almost omnipresent in the mobile ecosystem. Even the Android versions, like Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, etc. have been able to build their individual fan following.

Red Hat and Fedora: David Egts, Radcom, Google Summer of Code 2018, FOSS Wave

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OSS Leftovers

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    In the commit message, Philip briefly describes the implementation [...]