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Story Tufts University named best open-source school in America Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 9:09pm
Story Tails: An essential distro or an accessory to compliment a tin foil hat for the average user? Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:31pm
Story HP targets China's post-XP crowd with Ubuntu Kylin Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Ubuntu 14.04 review Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Debian admin handbook is a labour of love Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:08pm
Story Is the Internet of Things fully ARMed? Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:05pm
Story Gear 2 Watch Giveaway at Tizen Developer Conference Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:03pm
Story Linux Mint 17 “Quiana” RC released Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:00pm
Story Top 10 Desktops, Linux Jobs, and Fedora 21 Wallpapers Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:57pm
Story Hiring Linux to Run Your Small Business Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:55pm

Hans Reiser's Father Doing Courtroom Pushups; Warns of 'Techno-Geek SNM Crowd'

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Reiser

wired blog: The Hans Reiser murder trial drifted into the netherworld here Wednesday after the defendant's father took the stand, at times rambling uncontrollably and apologizing for it.

Who told you that reading a license is boring?

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Humor

sabayonlinux.org: In the last 24 hours I implemented Licenses validation, whitelisting, masking and database support to Entropy. OMG, 811 licenses to read! Yeah, I read them all and I’ve found something really funny. So, Who told ya that reading a license is boring?

Will open source be a victim in the Dot Bomb 2.0?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: In some ways Dot Bomb 2.0 has already begun. For the last few years the words “open source” have been what “e-commerce” was in the last decade, a secret sauce or code phrase which led greedy investors to the trough.

Linux Laptops Reach Critical Mass

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Linux

thevarguy.com: A few years from now, open source pundits may consider February 2008 the tipping point for Linux laptops. Why is that? Glad you asked. The open source world is buzzing right now about CloudBook, an “ultraportable” Linux laptop.

An introduction to Screen

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Software

raiden.net: No matter how long you've used a computer, at some point in time you will find yourself working in the console doing any number tasks. When that day comes, you'll likely be introduced to the fun world of disconnected sessions. This is where the program "Screen" comes in handy.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 10

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue ten of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: A look at SUSE Hack Week Innovations, FOSDEM 2008 - This Weekend, and In Tips and Tricks: How to Enable 3rd-party Upgrades.

Elonex £100 laptop specs leaked

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Hardware

theinquirer.net: THERE'S BEEN much beard-scratching going on as to how Elonex can afford to build a laptop to sell for £100. And having had a sneaky gander at the full spec sheet we can reveal much of what is under the hood of the wee beastie.

Ubuntu 8.10ish ->The Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

mark shuttleworth: I’d like to introduce you to the Intrepid Ibex, the release which is planned for October 2008, and which is likely to have the version number 8.10. A particular focus for us will be pervasive internet access, the ability to tap into bandwidth whenever and wherever you happen to be.

Opera: Browser market is broken—thanks to Microsoft

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Software

arstechnica.com: With recent news about Internet Explorer 8's imminent beta, Microsoft's long and checkered history with web standards compliance has been hurled back into the harsh, unflattering spotlight, stirring up a new wave of grumbling about Microsoft's attitude and position in the browser market.

Also: Opera updated to 9.26

jono bacon: More on the BBC meeting

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: A few people have been asking me for more details about my meeting with Ashley Highfield from the BBC. I figured I would elaborate a little more.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu in three steps

  • netspeed - Traffic monitor applet for GNOME
  • Fix your desktop shortcuts
  • Running programs when filesystem events occur
  • OOo: Different page layouts for sheets in the same spreadsheet

For GNOME CD burning, viva Brasero

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Software

linux.com: Brasero will replace Serpentine as the CD-writing utility in the upcoming April release of Ubuntu 8.10 (code-named Hardy Heron). Brasero extends the functionality of Serpentine to include data CD and DVD projects, file integrity checking, and multisession support.

Linux on a stick part 2: Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: After some thinking and further reading on the net, I finally figured out a fairly simple way create a bootable Ubuntu 7.10 LiveUSB stick. And all under Linux. Here are the simple details I came up with to set up and configure a very minimal Ubuntu 7.10 Live USB thumb drive.

Microsoft developer joins Aussie OOXML standards delegation

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: In what may be a perceived threat to the objectivity of the Office Open XML standards process, Standards Australia will include a Microsoft developer and consultant as part of its delegation for this month's Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva.

Free software Easter eggs

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I know a not too-well guarded secret. Hidden in the cracks, just at the edge of your eyesight, is extra humorous functionality in your favourite free software applications. Silent professional Easter eggs are waiting stealthily to make you smile.

Alksnis and Ponosov in the front of fighting for Linux

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Linux

cnews.ru: On February 19th 2008 a public organization was established to promulgate and promote the open source software in Russia. The organization has been established by the former deputy Victor Alksnis and former school principal Alexander Ponosov, which are public figures but a little bit odious, which is a plus when promoting the alternative OS.

A million dollar open source study

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OSS

tectonic.co.za: The European Union yesterday announced that it will invest US$1 million in a study to find the best open source tools for use in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The grant of €703 000 was awarded to a consortium of 11 members, including Canonical, backers of Ubuntu Linix, and the University of the Western Cape.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A Beijing moment

  • Ubuntu is great. Ubuntu is Debian?
  • A TUX that really runs Linux
  • Are you a Linux Poser?
  • Can Novell 4.0 Catch On With Partners?
  • Video: Alan Cox on the kernel, patent promise, and the progress of free software
  • ZaReason to open EU branch in Germany
  • How hard is it to violate the GPL?
  • Leave Jonathan Schwartz alone!
  • Introducing Hypertable - a new open source database project
  • Why doesn't one-laptop-per-child work?
  • Viki: a personal wiki for Vim

Kernel space: the vmsplice() exploit

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Linux

linuxworld.com: A recent Linux security hole allows local users to seize the power of root. Here's how three separate bugs came together to create one big vulnerability.

Build Your Own RAID Storage Server with Linux

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Hardware

Carla Schroder: If you've been thinking of building yourself a dedicated storage server, this is a good time to do it. Prices are so low now that even a small home network can have a dedicated storage and backup server for not much money.

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.