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  • What's New in KDE 4.10, the Most Advanced Linux Desktop
  • GNOME Shell 3.8 Features: Ctrl will Never Escape Overview
  • Firefox plugins management guide
  • Paradigm Shifting Without A Clutch
  • Video on Linux
  • Top Features For The Linux 3.9 Kernel
  • Arguments Against Rolling Release Ubuntu
  • Rekonq 2.2
  • One instance of make now for LibreOffice
  • How CRON Can Automate Your Tasks And Make Your Life Easier
  • Mutually Exclusive PulseAudio streams
  • Introducing Samba 4 Now, Even More Awesomeness
  • Borqs Joins Linux Foundation to Promote Android
  • Anomaly 2 invades PC, Mac and Linux this spring
  • How to shoot yourself in the foot: Software activism
  • Wargame: European Escalation now available for Linux
  • Gnome Boxes Virtual Machine Manager Introduction
  • Keynote Lineup Confirmed for Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit
  • Open Cubic Player: So much awesome all at once
  • OruxMaps Lets You Go as Far as Your Mapmaking Skill Takes You
  • Qt/GTK Speed On Unity/KDE/Xfce/LXDE/GNOME/Razor
  • How to: Rename multiple files with "rename"
  • Is Accessibility Menu gone from GNOME 3.8?
  • Embedded industrial Linux drives Mars Rover

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  • openSUSE 12.3 in the Final Stretches
  • Every Install Should Be Minimal
  • Discover Debian's hassle-free trademarks, use them to promote Debian
  • This last week in rawhide, 2013-02-26 edition…
  • Red Hat: Barclays Launches Coverage At Overweight
  • Certified 'Powered by Firefox OS' devices require Firefox Marketplace
  • Linux Admin Tips, Tricks and Tools of the Trade
  • Ubuntu Touch beats Firefox OS to win best of MWC
  • Little Things Make It All Happen
  • Linux 3.8 is NOT a longterm kernel
  • Why you should not use .htaccess (AllowOverride All) in production
  • OLPC XO-4 surfaces at the FCC, right on cue

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  • Chinese Linux Distro Seeks Place in Ubuntu Family
  • Magical Realism: Kentucky Route Zero Act I
  • The Binding of Isaac to Arrive on Steam for Linux
  • Distance – First Greenlit Racing Game – Will Be Launched on Linux
  • The Humble Bundle Mojam #2
  • Novell Files Its Reply Brief v. Microsoft in WordPerfect Appeal
  • Kerkythea Echo Boost - Soon, soon everywhere
  • 'Ubuntu Touch Port-a-Thon': 25 devices and counting
  • Upgrading Fedora from F16 to F17 with seperate /usr logical volume
  • Ever heard about “ArtiKulate”?
  • The Luminosity of Free Software, episode 5
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 187
  • Linux Outlaws 300 – Linux Outlaws Live
  • Red Hat’s Whitehurst lends this advice to business leaders
  • BIND10 1.0.0 available
  • A bright future for Linux in Australia
  • Sabayon 11 Mate Review: Very efficient

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  • Novell File Reporter 2.0 Released Today
  • Inside Ubuntu Touch | LAS | s25e09
  • Interview Of Naruhiko Ogasawara, LibreOffice Localizer
  • How Ubuntu Turned Search in the Dash into a PR Crisis
  • At the Gates coming to iOS, Mac and Linux.
  • LibreOffice 4 review - Getting better but ...
  • How to prevent a USB mouse auto-suspending
  • Schedule a Daily MySQL Backup on Your Server
  • Linux Sticky Bit Concept Explained with Examples
  • Counter Strike: Condition Zero Now Ported To Linux
  • EXT4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.9
  • Sabayon 11 KDE Review: Great aesthetics and stable performance

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  • 75 Open Source Replacements for Popular Education Apps
  • The Linux Setup - Dan Gillmor, Journalist
  • You can’t have it until we tell you
  • Kademar 5 preview
  • Cool KDE Users
  • Linux Mint Debian 201303 RC released
  • A nasty local kernel vulnerability
  • Linux rootkits abuse SSH service
  • Mageia on Dell XPS
  • Good Book about Blender coming up - 40% off
  • The GUI You Never Knew You Had: The X-Window System
  • Design your own rocket and test flight with OpenRocket
  • Winners announced for Liberated Pixel Cup
  • RMS
  • NILFS2: A Slow But Dependable Linux File-System
  • What you can do to financially help your favorite distro
  • Sabayon 11 XFCE Review: Extremely refined!

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  • Sony Pirates KDE Artwork
  • Firefox 20 Beta shows off new panel-based Download Manager
  • Red Hat nips, tucks RHEL 6.4 ahead of RHEL 7 later this year
  • OpenMandriva "Secretly" Moving Forward
  • Mandriva unveils the Mandriva Business Server
  • Linux Sound To Be Improved In 3.9 Kernel
  • How To Migrate Linux Between Machines
  • Depression Quest Review
  • Test the reliability and Speed of your DNS in Ubuntu
  • Blender 2.66 Released
  • So, your cronjob did not run
  • GNOME Shell 3.7.9 (3.8 beta) Changelogs
  • What is a pencil used for?

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  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux is STILL not profitable
  • Steam now on Linux –with 60 games
  • Porteus 2.0 Arrives, Replaces Trinity
  • Tablet adventures pt. 2
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 304
  • Open Ballot: Are you excited by the Ubuntu tablet?
  • Another week of rawhide and a note about backups…
  • Ten years
  • Three journaling tools for the Linux desktop
  • why you should never mount guest disk images on the host OS
  • SuperTuxKart Development News
  • Control Your Linux PC With Voice Commands: Siri For Linux?
  • aseigo: control and openness
  • The Luminosity of Free Software, episode 4
  • The new GNOME Shell Interface Arrived!
  • Easily Diagnose Your Network With MTR
  • How to Change the Fonts in GNOME 3
  • Korora 18 (Flo) beta released
  • XFS On Linux 3.9 Takes Care Of Open Issues

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  • Sabayon 11 GNOME, KDE, MATE, and Xfce preview
  • ZaReason Speaks On UEFI
  • Four ways to share files in Linux
  • What Is Btrfs Filesystem (and Why Is It Better?)
  • LibreOffice Writer now supports gradients in text frame backgrounds
  • KDE Plasma Active Running on Nexus 7 (video)
  • Gnuplot—the Grandfather of Graphing Utilities
  • A new show in town
  • Asian Movies, Subtitles, and Linux
  • How To Write Linux Shell Scripts (Part 3)
  • Open-source your product to unlock its full potential
  • How the co-creator of MySQL came to love databases
  • Red Hat pumping up its data play

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  • Meet the GIMP - Episode 186: A new Face
  • Winning The Desktop Wars
  • LibreOffice 4.0: First Take
  • GNOME Classic Fights to Win Users Back
  • Berners-Lee visit: Linux Australia pays up
  • GIMP 2.8.4 has been released
  • Why Open Source Software Is Gaining Traction on Wall Street
  • New LibreOffice turns up the heat on Microsoft
  • Mageia’s upgrade script vs FedUp
  • Anodyne Review
  • Dreamfall Chapters stretch goals to Linux
  • Novell BrainShare, SUSE Linux: Why So Quiet?

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  • SolusOS 1.2 Review
  • Red Hat CEO: Jobs are coming
  • The Samsung laptop issue is not fixed
  • Highlights of LibreOffice 4.0
  • Steam for Linux will have More Launch Titles Than Mac
  • Raspberry Pi to get camera module soon
  • Reload Ubuntu Linux Laptop Webcam; Fix Without Restart
  • Egypt Government to switch to open source
  • Journalist creates open source solution to extract data from PDFs
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul to Arrive on Steam Soon
  • Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) review
  • Windows 3.1: Geeks' New Choice for Graphics?
  • task-spooler – Personal job scheduler
  • The Linux expect Utility
  • When open-source eats itself, we win
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  • State of Linux Containers
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    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:
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    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.
  • AT&T Brings Akraino Networking Project to Edge of the Linux Foundation
    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.
  • FreeOffice 2016 – An Efficient Alternative to Microsoft Office
    FreeOffice 2016 is the latest version of the Office software from SoftMaker. In fact, you wouldn’t be wrong if you called it the free version of SoftMaker Office 2018 seeing as it features the same suite of applications.
  • 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
    There was a time when big operating systems ran on big iron. IBM, Data General, Burroughs, DEC, and other computer makers built big machines with big, blinking lights, and big price tags. They ran grown-up software and they supported multiuser operating systems. If you wanted a toy, you built a microcomputer. If you wanted a real machine for serious work, you bought a mainframe. Maybe a minicomputer, if it were for lesser tasks.
  • Most Popular Android Versions In February 2018 (Always Updated List)
    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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    David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s public sector, told MeriTalk in an interview published Wednesday that the microservices technology works to help the developer split complex, large applications into small components and share them with other members of the DevOps team.
  • Radcom partners with Red Hat for NFV management
    Radcom announced it is collaborating with Red Hat to provide operators with a fully virtualized network visibility solution running on Red Hat OpenStack Platform. As operators transition to NFV, a critical first step is gaining end-to-end network visibility. This collaboration enables operators to attain cloud-native network visibility without the hassle of building their own private cloud infrastructure, the vendor said. Once the operator's transition to NFV matures, integration efforts with the NFV and MANO infrastructure can be simplified.
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  • FOSS Wave with Fedora at KGISL, Coimbatore
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OSS Leftovers

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    Twenty years ago the phrase “open source” was first used and the development of software – and hardware – was changed forever. Very few designers today will not use some element of open source software in their development projects.
  • Percona Unveils Full Conference Session Schedule for the Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018
  • Worth seeing in Barcelona: Open source for white box vRAN solutions
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  • Earlham Institute releases open source software to help identify gene families
    Researchers at Earlham Institute (EI) have released ‘GeneSeqToFamily’, an open-source Galaxy workflow that helps scientists to find gene families based on the ‘EnsemblCompara GeneTrees’ pipeline. Published in Gigascience, the open source Galaxy workflow aims to make researchers job of finding find gene families much easier.
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OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

  • OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability
    A few days back FreeBSD 11 stable was mitigated for Meltdown (and Spectre vulnerabilities), which came more than one month after these nasty CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed while DragonFlyBSD was quickly mitigated and the first of the BSDs to do so. While OpenBSD is known for its security features and focus, only today did it land its initial Meltdown mitigation.
  • Meltdown fix committed by guenther@

    Meltdown mitigation is coming to OpenBSD. Philip Guenther (guenther@) has just committed a diff that implements a new mitigation technique to OpenBSD: Separation of page tables for kernel and userland. This fixes the Meltdown problems that affect most CPUs from Intel. Both Philip and Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) spent a lot of time implementing this solution, talking to various people from other projects on best approaches.

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