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Story Linux Kernel 3.12.8 Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2014 - 8:54am
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Story Fedora and CentOS Updates, Linux for Security, and Top Seven Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2014 - 8:40am
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Story Introducting Youth to Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2014 - 8:35am
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CA gives patents to open source

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Computer Associates will give open-source projects access to 14 of its patents, the company said on Wednesday as it also announced a technology cross-licensing deal with IBM.

Programming Tools: A Recap of LinuxWorld SF 2005

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Here's a look at some of the cool products and projects unveiled at LinuxWorld, as well as a look at what programming tools their developers are using.

Linux In a Windows Network with SAMBA

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Integrating Fedora Linux into a Windows network is reasonable and easy as long as you use the SAMBA utilities. I share every main step necessary to implement such a SAMBA server within a Windows environment.

Day two: Microsoft-Google courtroom showdown

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Former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee told a judge here on Wednesday that he was being honest but not necessarily providing a complete answer when asked by Microsoft officials in June whether he planned to rejoin the software giant after a sabbatical.

Mandriva 2006 RC1 has arrived!

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Mandriva 2006rc1 quietly hit the mirrors yesterday and as we continue our coverage of this upcoming milestone release we find some new features and as always, many many bug fixes. Mandriva's been through a lot of changes in the past year and the world waits with bated breath to see how all will effect their popular operating system. So what's new?

Linux gets thumbs-up down under

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An Australian government procurement official in has publicly endorsed Linux, telling agencies the open source operating system has "no downsides".

Suse Linux 10.0 to hit stores in early October

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Novell on Wednesday announced its Suse Linux 10.0 operating system will be generally available early next month in retail or online stores. The new software emphasizes ease of use and is aimed at both developers and home users, according to the company.

M$ Fights Piracy In China, Linux Wins

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The Business Software Alliance alleges that 90 percent of all software used in China is pirated and that software vendors suffered $3.5 billion in losses last year due to Chinese piracy. The Chinese government has started to realize that this is an obstacle to economic development. China is beginning to look at open source software as a way out of the intellectual property quagmire.

GNOME Adds Document Reader, Improves Graphics

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GNOME, one of the most widely used desktop faces for Unix and Linux computers, will release version 2.12 Wednesday, culminating six months of work by members of the project. The latest edition boasts two new applications, a new theme engine, and improved multimedia access/performance, clipboard management and authentication.

M$ files suit against European Commission

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Microsoft said on Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against the European Commission in a European Union court, the latest wrangle in its long-running battle against competition authorities in Brussels.

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Want to file for aid online? Better run Windows

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The good news: If you've survived Hurricane Katrina, the government will let you register for help online. The bad news: But only if the computer you're using is running Windows.

NTFS for Linux

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There's a fundamental barrier between fans of open-source software and the world of Microsoft Windows, and no, it's not the $299 list price of Windows XP Professional. It's actually a very real communication problem based on differences between Windows and Linux's file systems.

Every geek has its day

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And our day is Saturday, 10 September. Software Freedom Day is almost upon us, and Go Open Source and other OSS pundits have a ton of install fests happening around the country, intended to spread the good news of free software and introduce non-geeks to the welcoming world of open source.

Media with an open source axe to grind

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There was a lot going on in our region this week. It's very refreshing to see open source gaining some momentum right here in our neighbourhood. We also sampled some good diligent tech journalism and some slightly less savory work.

Courtroom showdown for Microsoft and Google

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Cnet reports on the morning session in the court battle of M$ vs Google concerning former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee.

Moving on With Patents and Open-Source Software

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I understand the open-source software community's frustration with the existing software patent infrastructure, but denouncing the patent system and refusing to file for patents isn't the answer.

Open Source: The beginning of Gene Roddenberry's vision?

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On Roddenberry's 24th century Earth, there is no money. Everyone shares everything. I'd say that sounds a great deal like the open source development community of today.

Oh no, Gilligan finally got off that d*mn island

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Everybody's favorite 'little buddy' set sail this past Friday from his dock in North Carolina.

A Month Without Microsoft Office

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Back on August 3rd, I installed the Beta 1 version of Windows Vista on my work desktop. That meant reinstalling all my applications...but I didn't have a copy of Microsoft Office handy. So I installed a beta copy of OpenOffice.org 2.0--the leading open-source office suite--figuring that it could serve as a stopgap.

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Ditching Out-of-Date Documentation Infrastructure

Long ago, the Linux kernel started using 00-Index files to list the contents of each documentation directory. This was intended to explain what each of those files documented. Henrik Austad recently pointed out that those files have been out of date for a very long time and were probably not used by anyone anymore. This is nothing new. Henrik said in his post that this had been discussed already for years, "and they have since then grown further out of date, so perhaps it is time to just throw them out." He counted hundreds of instances where the 00-index file was out of date or not present when it should have been. He posted a patch to rip them all unceremoniously out of the kernel. Joe Perches was very pleased with this. He pointed out that .rst files (the kernel's native documentation format) had largely taken over the original purpose of those 00-index files. He said the oo-index files were even misleading by now. Read more

Mozilla: Rust 1.32.0, Privacy, UX and Firefox Nightly

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Mesa 18.3.2

Mesa 18.3.2 is now available. In this release candidate we have added more PCI IDs for AMD Vega devices and a number of fixes for the RADV Vulkan drivers. On the Intel side we have a selection ranging from quad swizzles support for ICL to compiler fixes. The nine state tracker has also seen some love as do the Broadcom drivers. To top it all up, we have a healthy mount of build system fixes. Alex Deucher (3): pci_ids: add new vega10 pci ids pci_ids: add new vega20 pci id pci_ids: add new VegaM pci id Alexander von Gluck IV (1): egl/haiku: Fix reference to disp vs dpy Andres Gomez (2): glsl: correct typo in GLSL compilation error message glsl/linker: specify proper direction in location aliasing error Axel Davy (3): st/nine: Fix volumetexture dtor on ctor failure st/nine: Bind src not dst in nine_context_box_upload st/nine: Add src reference to nine_context_range_upload Bas Nieuwenhuizen (5): radv: Do a cache flush if needed before reading predicates. radv: Implement buffer stores with less than 4 components. anv/android: Do not reject storage images. radv: Fix rasterization precision bits. spirv: Fix matrix parameters in function calls. Caio Marcelo de Oliveira Filho (3): nir: properly clear the entry sources in copy_prop_vars nir: properly find the entry to keep in copy_prop_vars nir: remove dead code from copy_prop_vars Dave Airlie (2): radv/xfb: fix counter buffer bounds checks. virgl/vtest: fix front buffer flush with protocol version 0. Dylan Baker (6): meson: Fix ppc64 little endian detection meson: Add support for gnu hurd meson: Add toggle for glx-direct meson: Override C++ standard to gnu++11 when building with altivec on ppc64 meson: Error out if building nouveau and using LLVM without rtti autotools: Remove tegra vdpau driver Emil Velikov (13): docs: add sha256 checksums for 18.3.1 bin/get-pick-list.sh: rework handing of sha nominations bin/get-pick-list.sh: warn when commit lists invalid sha cherry-ignore: meson: libfreedreno depends upon libdrm (for fence support) glx: mandate xf86vidmode only for "drm" dri platforms meson: don't require glx/egl/gbm with gallium drivers pipe-loader: meson: reference correct library TODO: glx: meson: build dri based glx tests, only with -Dglx=dri glx: meson: drop includes from a link-only library glx: meson: wire up the dispatch-index-check test glx/test: meson: assorted include fixes Update version to 18.3.2 docs: add release notes for 18.3.2 Eric Anholt (6): v3d: Fix a leak of the transfer helper on screen destroy. vc4: Fix a leak of the transfer helper on screen destroy. v3d: Fix a leak of the disassembled instruction string during debug dumps. v3d: Make sure that a thrsw doesn't split a multop from its umul24. v3d: Add missing flagging of SYNCB as a TSY op. gallium/ttn: Fix setup of outputs_written. Erik Faye-Lund (2): virgl: wrap vertex element state in a struct virgl: work around bad assumptions in virglrenderer Francisco Jerez (5): intel/fs: Handle source modifiers in lower_integer_multiplication(). intel/fs: Implement quad swizzles on ICL+. intel/fs: Fix bug in lower_simd_width while splitting an instruction which was already split. intel/eu/gen7: Fix brw_MOV() with DF destination and strided source. intel/fs: Respect CHV/BXT regioning restrictions in copy propagation pass. Ian Romanick (2): i965/vec4/dce: Don't narrow the write mask if the flags are used Revert "nir/lower_indirect: Bail early if modes == 0" Jan Vesely (1): clover: Fix build after clang r348827 Jason Ekstrand (6): nir/constant_folding: Fix source bit size logic intel/blorp: Be more conservative about copying clear colors spirv: Handle any bit size in vector_insert/extract anv/apply_pipeline_layout: Set the cursor in lower_res_reindex_intrinsic spirv: Sign-extend array indices intel/peephole_ffma: Fix swizzle propagation Karol Herbst (1): nv50/ir: fix use-after-free in ConstantFolding::visit Kirill Burtsev (1): loader: free error state, when checking the drawable type Lionel Landwerlin (5): anv: don't do partial resolve on layer > 0 i965: include draw_params/derived_draw_params for VF cache workaround i965: add CS stall on VF invalidation workaround anv: explictly specify format for blorp ccs/mcs op anv: flush fast clear colors into compressed surfaces Marek Olšák (1): st/mesa: don't leak pipe_surface if pipe_context is not current Mario Kleiner (1): radeonsi: Fix use of 1- or 2- component GL_DOUBLE vbo's. Nicolai Hähnle (1): meson: link LLVM 'native' component when LLVM is available Rhys Perry (3): radv: don't set surf_index for stencil-only images ac/nir,radv,radeonsi/nir: use correct indices for interpolation intrinsics ac: split 16-bit ssbo loads that may not be dword aligned Rob Clark (2): freedreno/drm: fix memory leak mesa/st/nir: fix missing nir_compact_varyings Samuel Pitoiset (1): radv: switch on EOP when primitive restart is enabled with triangle strips Timothy Arceri (2): tgsi/scan: fix loop exit point in tgsi_scan_tess_ctrl() tgsi/scan: correctly walk instructions in tgsi_scan_tess_ctrl() Vinson Lee (2): meson: Fix typo. meson: Fix libsensors detection. Read more Also: Mesa 18.3.2 Released With Many Fixes As Users Encouraged To Upgrade