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Story Why Chromebook Sales Are Surging in Schools, Enterprises Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 9:09am
Story Unity 8 and Mir Updates Promoted by Ubuntu Developers Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 9:05am
Story Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 8:52am
Story Elections Results for Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 8:46am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 8:28am
Story The ARM Arc Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 5:51am
Story Microsoft imitates Ubuntu, will create one Windows to run on all screens Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 5:38am
Story Lessons from an open source entrepreneur Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 5:30am
Story diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 4:50am
Story Clone Attack, Tails Rebased, and Banana Pi? Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 4:40am

Filipina named head of global open source project

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inquirer.net: A soft-spoken Filipina in her early twenties was recently named project leader of one of many open source community projects run by the Apache Software Foundation.

2.6.26-rc1, "Less Scary Stuff Going On"

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kerneltrap.org: "So this merge window was somewhat rocky in the sense that there was a lot of arguments about it, but at the same time I at least personally think that from a technical angle, we had somewhat less scary stuff going on than has been almost the rule lately," noted Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc1 kernel.

Yoper 3.1 Beta

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Linux

planetoss.com: YOPER (Your OPERating system) promises to be a i686 optimized, fast linux distribution. The latest beta 3.1 was released to public testing on 22-April.

The Progress Of X.Org 7.4

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Software

phoronix.com: If all goes according to plan, X.Org 7.4 will finally be released this month. This release isn't quite as elaborate as X.Org 7.3, which introduced input hot-plugging, EXA enhancements, and RandR 1.2 to just name a few features, but X.Org 7.4 is another update better enhancing this X server.

Funny Side of Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: In all seriousness of being a linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an attempt to capture some of it.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS) based server as a spamfilter in gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA.

today's leftovers

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News
  • cu: Simple serial communication program

  • Reversing All Lines In A File On Linux Or Unix Using Perl
  • OpenDNS in Ubuntu
  • New Linux Game
  • Linux - adventures in Ubuntu
  • Not everything is peaches and cream in Ubuntu land
  • Have I found it?
  • Installing true type fonts for linux
  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu 8.04: A Preliminary Look
  • Howto: Install (GTA) Grand Theft Auto Vice City with wine in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Top 5 Tiny Distros

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Linux
-s

I was cleaning up my /home partiton when I noticed I had several tiny distros hanging around waiting to be tested. So I thought this might be a good time to write an updated Mini-distro Roundup. The five contestants are CDlinux 0.6.1, Damn Small Linux 4.3r2, Puppy 4.0rc, Slitaz 1.0, and Austrumi 1.6.5.

Howto: Set up Hardy for speed, v1.0

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: This guide is a collection of tips and tweaks for Ubuntu Linux 8.04. The content comes from tutorials and speed suggestions found on the Ubuntu Forums and elsewhere. The material has been collated and narrated, and arranged with links to external resources or supplemental information.

Microsoft walks away from Yahoo

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Microsoft

bbc.co.uk: Software giant Microsoft has dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.

My New Favorite Distro: Gentoo

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Gentoo

jonesproductionsltd.com: After my less than satisfactory experience with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron I decided to try Gentoo Linux. I had always wanted to try it since its thought of as a Distro for more advanced Linux users. And it couldn't have been more perfect for me.

gNewSense 2.0: GNUbuntu

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I approached this rant a little differently than ones in the past. I've already determined due to a lack of OSS drivers for the important hardware on my computers (3D cards, wireless internet) that gNewSense will not work for me as an everyday desktop.

Enterprise FOSS Adoption

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OSS

fosswire.com: There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways in which FOSS development and proprietary development are done are quite dramatically different. In this article, I’m going to talk about what problems the typical FOSS method can face.

5 Random Things You Didn’t Know About Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

internetling.com: OK guys, here’s another fun list! Go easy on me, since I’m sure some of you knew it already. 1. ) Most of the things that are listed as ‘features’ in the new Hardy Heron release, are really just upstream development,

Why Is Red Hat Red Hot At The Moment?

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linuxsolutions.fr: For those who follow the development of Linux and the companies that have a heavy exposure to the operating code, you will surely have come across Red Hat. This company is one of the largest developers and distributors of Linux based systems and at the forefront of many developments over the years. So how large is Red Hat?

Stop Using Windows, Use Linux

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junauza.com: There's a world food crisis right now, as we all know it. Man's most basic need is low on supply but high in demand. To all our lawmakers, I have a suggestion that may sound radical to some of you --Stop using Windows, use Linux.

The Platinum Top 10 Wine Game List

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Gaming

ubuntu-unleashed: Im not a big fan of wine games but I thought I would share the progress of the wine developers in getting these hot games to work with it. I am still hoping gaming developers create linux clients for these games, leave direct x and start using opengl... Here is the current top 10 platinum wine games.

People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman

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Interviews

news.opensuse.org: This weekend ‘People of openSUSE’ brings to light long time Kernel hacker and Novell employee Greg Kroah-Hartman interview. Greg KH today’s working full time on Linux Driver Project is the current maintainer of the Kernel package for openSUSE 11.0.

Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success

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Linux

linux.com: What strategy is needed to really spread desktop Linux to average home users? Here are some ideas that just might work. Journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argues that Linux businesses, for the most part, don't do marketing. I argue almost the opposite.

Microsoft gouging Brazilians for 20 percent of income

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Matt Asay: Ever wonder why Brazil and other BRIC countries are so hot on open source, including Linux? Gustavo Duarte gives several reasons, not the least of which is the punitive pricing that Microsoft inflicts on these developing markets.

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    Just as a mainframe from decades ago might be ready for retirement, the IT staff who originally procured and installed that system might also be preparing for a new phase in their lives. It’s up to the current and next generation of government IT employees to prepare for that eventuality, but there are indications they may not be ready, despite evidence that older IT professionals are retiring or will soon be leaving their positions. Unfortunately, a skills gap exists even among younger generation IT workers. Agencies are scrambling to find personnel with expertise in cloud service management, cybersecurity, technical architecture and legacy technologies, such as common business-oriented language (COBOL) and mainframes, among other areas. At the same time that many workers are getting ready to retire, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge, many younger IT professionals are struggling to gain the knowledge they will need to take their agencies into the future.
  • Introducing Fn: “Serverless must be open, community-driven, and cloud-neutral”
    Fn, a new serverless open source project was announced at this year’s JavaOne. There’s no risk of cloud lock-in and you can write functions in your favorite programming language. “You can make anything, including existing libraries, into a function by packaging it in a Docker container.” We invited Bob Quillin, VP for the Oracle Container Group to talk about Fn, its best features, next milestones and more.
  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
    I had attended to Tokyo area debian seminar #157. The day’s special guest is Chris Lamb, the Debian Project Leader in 2017. He had attended to Open Compliance Summit, so we invited him as our guest.
  • Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure
    Overclock Labs wants to make it easier for developers to deploy and manage their applications across clouds. To do so, the company is building tools to automate distributed cloud infrastructure and, unsurprisingly, it is betting on containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container orchestration tools — to do this. Today, Overclock Labs, which was founded two years ago, is coming out of stealth and announcing that it raised a $1.3 million seed round from a number of Silicon Valley angel investors and CrunchFund — the fund that shares a bit of its name and history with TechCrunch but is otherwise completely unaffiliated with the blog you are currently reading.
  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
    MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced new product enhancements to MariaDB AX, delivering a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions. MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform. With MariaDB AX, data across every facet of the business is transformed into meaningful and actionable results.
  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
    AT&T says it’s not enough to deploy white box hardware and to orchestrate its networks with the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) software. “Each individual machine also needs its own operating system,” writes Chris Rice, senior vice president of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture, in a blog post. To that end, AT&T announced its newest effort — the Open Architecture for a Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS).
  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
  • p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress
  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
    Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process. SUSE's Richard Biener announced minutes ago that GCC 8 entered stage three development, meaning only general bug fixing and documentation updates are permitted.
  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
  • Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out
    Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes. On one side, the Software Freedom Law Center, which today seeks to resolve licensing disputes amicably. On the other, the Software Freedom Conservancy, which takes a relatively harder line against the noncompliance of licensing terms. The battleground: the, er, US Patent and Trademark Office. The law center has demanded the cancellation of a trademark held by the conservancy.
  • Open Source Underwater Glider: An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner
    Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds
    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for version 4.15 of the Linux kernel. Torvalds' ire was directed at open software aficionado and member of Google's Pixel security team Kees Cook, who he has previously accused of idiocy. Cook earned this round of shoutiness after he posted a request to “Please pull these hardened usercopy changes for v4.15-rc1.”
  • Free Software Principles
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  • New warning over back door in Linux
    Researchers working at Russian cyber security firm Dr Web claim to have found a new vulnerability that enables remote attackers to crack Linux installations virtually unnoticed. According to the anti-malware company, cyber criminals are getting into the popular open-source operating system via a new backdoor. This, they say, is "indirect evidence" that cyber criminals are showing an increasing interest in targeting Linux and the applications it powers. The trojan, which it's calling Linux.BackDoor.Hook.1, targets the library libz primarily. It offers compression and extraction capabilities for a plethora of Linux-based programmes.
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  • Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking [sic] safeguards for elections
     

    The guidelines are intended to reduce risks in low-budget local races as well as the high-stakes Congressional midterm contests next year. Though most of the suggestions cost little or nothing to implement and will strike security professionals as common sense, notorious attacks including the leak of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have succeeded because basic security practices were not followed.  

  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

    On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.