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HowTos
  • Mono it’s good or bad for Linux?
  • The Meaning of “Open Source”: Patented by Microsoft
  • how to disable login sound on ubuntu 10.10
  • Get your precious Plymouth splash screen back!
  • Quick start & control Compiz with Fusion Icon Panel Applet
  • various game headlines
  • 4Pane - A multi-pane, detailed-list file manager
  • Multi-touch madness: Ubuntu table PC [Video]
  • puddletag - awesome mp3tag-like editor for linux
  • Envato Loves Open Source
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • Using Pipes in the Bash Shell
  • How to make your favourite GTK+ theme ‘borderless’
  • Building a DMZ with DD-WRT
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.10 is released
  • Migrating from KMail to Thunderbird
  • Linux Outlaws Podcast 184 - Thankruptcy

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  • Taking the dump with Kdump [sic]
  • Buying a cheap laptop without Windows: Is it worth it?
  • The best way to move data
  • Do You Limbo? .37
  • Mintifying Debian
  • GNOME Q3 Quarterly Report
  • The all new Mozilla Firefox beta 8 to top the browser league
  • How to avoid modern day public GPL floggings, part deux
  • A couple (or four) free games
  • How to create and manage FTP accounts
  • GameTree Linux Is Trying To Be Its Own Steam-Like Platform
  • Using SBackup as Data Backup and Recovery Tools in Linux
  • Linux Command: tr
  • Protect apache directories with a password in Ubuntu

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  • A nice collecion of themes for Gnome shell
  • Classic RPGs, thanks to gog and wine
  • AwoKen – full iconset Token-style theme for Ubuntu Gnome
  • Fastest OS Puppy Lucid 5.2 Quick review
  • LPI 101 screencast from PaulPaulito.com
  • If you open source an old market, are you doomed to fail?
  • Kundra Encourages Open Source...& Proprietary
  • Drupal 7 dives into machine-readable web
  • Obama Admin Pushing Ahead Today with Dangerous "Internet Trusted Identity" Scheme
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.01.07
  • The incredible improvement of the Linux desktop, with 224 lines
  • Declan’s Freestyle Ubuntu
  • As Dimdim Loses Independence, Some Doors Close, and Others Open
  • January KDE Stable Updates Available
  • Red Hat Showing Bullish Technicals But Could Fall Through $45.64 Support
  • Opera 11.01 snapshot

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  • OLPC cuts price of XO 1.75 laptop to $165, power by half
  • light up the synchrotron
  • CodeWeavers And Linsoft Announce Anniversary Sale
  • Why Linux is Alpha and Omega
  • CES: Motorola Atrix converts smartphone into laptop
  • GTK+ 3.0 Is Just About Here
  • Tron Legacy GNOME Shell theme is all kinds of cool
  • Yea Closed Source, Boo Open Source
  • No Business Like Bad FOSS Business
  • Ubuntu Set to Kill Fullscreen Applications?
  • Updated open source business strategy framework
  • The kde-www war: part 2
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 153: Brocade
  • FLOSS Weekly 147: Big Blue Button
  • RSS notification Indicator adds new features
  • Linux Link Tech Show #383 1/5/11
  • Puppy Linux 5.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 10.04
  • To Know Software Is to Love It?
  • Going Linux Jan 05: #125 - Listener Feedback
  • My Switch To FOSS (Debian, QEMU, Mercurial, vi & Python)

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  • Have a rip-roarin' good time with Handbrake
  • The 2.6.37 kernel is out
  • LibreOffice Is Getting Ready For Ubuntu 11.04
  • Dictatorship Of The Open Source Proletariat
  • Linux Mint Debian Edition, 32 bit Re-spin
  • Speed Up Your Computer In 2011!
  • The Open Source Year Ahead
  • Blender 2.56 beta released
  • Parted Magic 5.8 can boot and fully operate from RAM
  • Mandriva sudoers file has changed
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 28th November 2010
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Intel Will Work On Better Linux Timing For Ivy Bridge
  • aseigo: fire up the synchrotron
  • Lightweight editors: One audio, one video
  • Phonon Loves Codecs
  • Apache server thumps Microsoft and Google
  • Hole in VLC Media Player
  • Revisiting 2010 Predictions
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x06

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  • GNU/Linux Returns to Walmart
  • Google Linux search suggestions
  • Despite anti-Oracle hysteria, firm is an Open Source powerhouse
  • VIA Launches A Graphics Card. Will It Work With Linux?
  • Groklaw: Don't go home, go big
  • 2011 New Years Computer Resolutions
  • Minimalism
  • Conservancy Activity Summary, October-December 2010
  • Sharp’s 5 inch Linux-powered tablets pictured on the FCC
  • The Challenge In Delivering Open-Source GPU Drivers
  • Linux: CrunchBang Linux 10 on a MacBook Pro
  • Is RSS becoming irrelevant?
  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Ubuntu 10.10: Change grub menu timeout
  • KStars with experimental OpenGL support in RC2
  • How to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on an encrypted LVM
  • Fedora 14 - How to make Samsung Fn Brightness buttons work
  • How to upgrade Salix from 13 to 13.1
  • LibreOffice Ubuntu PPA makes installation easy
  • How to find out the various manpage sections to which a command belongs
  • Tar Tricks on Linux
  • Report on the Tel Aviv Perl Mongers Meeting
  • VLC Shares: Watch HD Videos from Your Wii and Android Phone
  • Using Case in Variables in Bash Shell Scripts
  • Use dpkg to find what's created at install
  • Falling Snow/Leaves/Objects on Ubuntu Background
  • Grep This!
  • Install Gnome Color Chooser On Ubuntu
  • How to clear or drop the cache buffer pages from Linux memory
  • How to Import KeePassX Password to LastPass (And Vice-versa)
  • Multiple Concurrent Linux Distributions
  • Pardus Linux 2011 RC Overview/Review (Video)

today's odds & ends:

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  • openSUSE bootloader Easter Egg
  • Don't break the tree
  • New Drupal 7.0 Book: Foundation Drupal 7
  • The BeagleBoard [part 1]
  • LinWarrior r18 "Hazy Blur"
  • Just for fun: A three-part home media system
  • Archie
  • Debian: Force users to use more secure login password with pam_cracklib
  • Broadcom Crystal HD Support For MPlayer, FFmpeg
  • Do you like Tron?
  • Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Seven:
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 87 Openbox + Xorg 1.9 -hal

The H Year: 2010's Wins, Fails and Mehs

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h-online.com: Welcome to The H's look back at 2010. We've broken down the events of the year by what The H thinks was full of win, who was getting on the failboat and what made us just say "Meh".

today's leftovers:

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  • Activity Journal getting a new View
  • A New Video Highlighting Unigine's OilRush Game
  • "Put it there and wait for users to break" isn't a valid QA method
  • Bodhi Linux Get Software Page Goes Live
  • [kernel] Linux Kernel with BFS
  • Installing Fedora on the Aspire One (D255)
  • Android trojan collects personal data
  • Android tablet GPL summary
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 4 Released
  • Mozilla Says Its Time To Create Firefox 4 Add-Ons Now
  • Announced: FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 and 7.4-RC1
  • updated: ubuntu and fedora wallpaper pack [official wallpapers]
  • And Then Along Comes Larry….
  • What we should really be working on
  • 2010 Trend Watch Update: Global Internet Censorship
  • Net Neutrality 2011: What Storms May Come
  • mplayer and screen, in a fight to the death
  • Parted Magic 5.8 Screenshots
  • FLOSS Weekly 146: Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
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  • iTWire - Microsoft to reduce global workforce
  • Microsoft Faces Two Lawsuits For Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrade Campaign
    The series of lawsuits against Microsoft doesn’t seem to terminate sooner.
  • Controlling access to the memory cache
    Access to main memory from the processor is mediated (and accelerated) by the L2 and L3 memory caches; developers working on performance-critical code quickly learn that cache utilization can have a huge effect on how quickly an application (or a kernel) runs. But, as Fenghua Yu noted in his LinuxCon Japan 2016 talk, the caches are a shared resource, so even a cache-optimal application can be slowed by an unrelated task, possibly running on a different CPU. Intel has been working on a mechanism that allows a system administrator to set cache-sharing policies; the talk described the need for this mechanism and how access to it is implemented in the current patch set.
  • Why Blockchain Matters
    If your familiarity with Bitcoin and Blockchain is limited to having heard about the trial of Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht, you can be forgiven -- but your knowledge is out of date. Today, Bitcoin and especially Blockchain are moving into the mainstream, with governments and financial institutions launching experiments and prototypes to understand how they can take advantage of the unique characteristics of the technology.
  • Our Third Podcast, with Cybik, is Out Now
    Cybik comes back on how he came to know and use Linux in the first place, his gaming habits, how he got involved into the Skullgirls port, and shares with us his outlook on the Linux gaming landscape. The podcast is just an hour long and you can either download it below, and use our RSS feed (that has the additional benefit of making it easy for you to get new episodes from now on):
  • GSoC: final race and multi-disc implementation
    It’s been a while since I wrote a post here. A lot has happened since then. Now Gnome-games fully supports PlayStation games, with snapshoting capabilities. The next thing I’m working on is multi-disc support, specially for PlayStation titles. So far, there’s a working propotity although a lot needs to be re-engineered and polished. This last part of the project has involved working both in UI, persistance and logic layers.
  • This Week in GTK+ – 11
    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 22 commits, with 6199 lines added and 1763 lines removed.
  • [Solus] Replacement of Release Schedule
    In the not so distant past, Solus followed a static point release model. Our most current release at this time is 1.2, with a 1.2.1 planned to drop in the near future. However, we also recently announced our move to a rolling release model. As such, these two schools of thought are in contradiction of one another.
  • First release of official ArchStrike ISO files! [Ed: last week]
  • July ’16 security fixes for Java 8
    On the heels of Oracle’s July 2016 security updates for Java 8, the icedtea folks have released version 3.1.0 of their build framework so that I could create packages for OpenJDK 8u101_b13 or “Java 8 Update 101 Build 13” (and the JRE too of course).
  • Pipelight update
    I decided to do an update of my “pipelight” package. I had not looked at it for a long time, basically because I do not use it anymore, but after I upgraded my “wine” package someone asked if I could please write up what could be done for wine-pipelight. As you know, pipelight is a Linux plugin wrapper for Mozilla-compatible browsers which lets you install and use Windows plugins on Linux. This configuration enables you to access online services which would otherwise be unavailable to you on a Linux platform. The pipelight plugin wrapper uses wine to load the Windows software.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Current Analyst Ratings
  • Friday Session Wrap for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Fedora @ EuroPython 2016 - event report
  • Android 7.0 Nougat could be release as soon as next month
  • Android gains anti-spam caller ID feature
  • Amazon Cloud Revenue Hits $2.9B
  • ServerMania – Discover High Availability Cloud Computing, powered by OpenStack
    Cloud computing is fast growing in the world of computer and Internet technology, many companies, organizations and even individuals are opting for shared pool of computing resources and services. For starters, Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing where users consume hosted services on shared server resources. There are fundamentally three types of cloud computing available today: private, public and hybrid cloud computing.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Student survey data shows Open Source training uptake amongst women and young people remains extreme
    Future Cert, the UK and Ireland representative for the LPI (Linux Professional Institute), is calling for more awareness of Open Source software training amongst the under 21s and especially women, which the industry is so desperately in need of. New figures from a recent Future Cert student survey reveals that the number of women and young people taking LPI Certification in Open Source computing remains extremely low. Of those questioned, 98% were male, and just 2% were female, taking an LPI exam. This figure is significantly less than an already low figure of around 15% to 17% of women in IT careers in general. It raises the question, what does the industry need to do to make an Open Source career attractive to women?
  • Quality in open source: testing CRIU
    Checkpoint/Restore In Userspace, or CRIU, is a software tool for Linux that allows freezing a running application (or part of it) and checkpointing it to disk as a collection of files. The files can then be used to restore and run the application from the point where it was frozen. The distinctive feature of the CRIU project is that it is mainly implemented in user space. Back in 2012, when Andrew Morton accepted the first checkpoint/restore (C/R) patches to the Linux kernel, the idea to implement saving and restoring of running processes in user space seemed kind of crazy. Yet, four years later, not only is CRIU working, it has also attracted more and more attention. Before CRIU, there had been other attempts to implement checkpoint/restore in Linux (DMTCP, BLCR, OpenVZ, CKPT, and others), but none were merged into the mainline. Meanwhile CRIU survived, which attests to its viability. Some time ago, I implemented support for the Test Anything Protocol format into the CRIU test runner; creating that patch allowed me to better understand the nature of the CRIU testing process. Now I want to share this knowledge with LWN readers. [...] The CRIU tests are quite easy to use and available for everyone. Moreover, the CRIU team has a continuous-integration system that consists of Patchwork and Jenkins, which run the required test configurations per-patch and per-commit. Patchwork also allows the team to track the status of patch sets to make the maintainer's work easier. The developers from the team always keep an eye on regressions. If a commit breaks a tree, the patches in question will not be accepted.
  • Open-source Wire messenger gets encrypted screen-sharing
    Chat app Wire has been rapidly adding feature as of late as it looks to gain some traction against the myriad of competitors out there. The latest trick in its arsenal is screen sharing. Now you can click on the new screen-sharing button to, well, share your screen during a call (if you’re on a desktop, that is). It works during group chats too and, as with all Wire communications, is encrypted end-to-end. Wire believes it’s the first messaging app to include end-to-end encryption.
  • SPI board election results are available
    Software in the Public Interest (SPI) has completed its 2016 board elections. There were two open seats on the board in addition to four board members whose terms were expiring. The six newly elected members of the board are Luca Filipozzi, Joerg Jaspert, Jimmy Kaplowitz, Andrew Tridgell, Valerie Young, and Martin Zobel-Helas. The full results, including voter statistics, are also available.
  • SFK 2016 - Call for Speakers
    Software Freedom Kosova is an annual international conference in Kosovo organized to promote free/libre open source software, free culture and open knowledge, now in its 7th edition. It is organized by FLOSSK, a non governmental, not for profit organization, dedicated to promote software freedom and related philosophies.
  • Microsoft's Next Open Source Target Could Be PowerShell: Report
  • Open-source drug discovery project advances drug development
  • The First-Ever Test of Open-Source Drug-Discovery
  • Open-Source Drug Discovery a Success
  • CNS - Open-Source Project Spurs New Drug Discoveries
    Medicines for Malaria Venture, a nonprofit group based in Geneva, Switzerland, distributed 400 diverse compounds with antimalarial activity — called the Malaria Box — to 200 labs in 30 nations in late 2011. The findings from subsequent studies and analyses were published Thursday in the journal PLOS Pathogens. Distributing the Malaria Box to various labs enabled scientists to analyze the compounds and develop findings that have led to more than 30 new drug-development projects for a variety of diseases. As a stipulation to receiving the samples, the various research groups had to deposit the information from their studies in the public domain.
  • Wire and Launchkit go open source, a water flow monitoring system, and more news
  • Apache, astsu, Biscuit, Python, Puppet 4, systemd & more!
  • The Onion Omega2: The Latest Router Dev Board
  • Build a $700 open source bionic prosthesis with new tutorial by Nicolas Huchet of Bionico
    The 3D printing community has already successfully taken over the market for cosmetic prostheses, as fantastic initiatives like E-NABLE have proven. But the world of bionics is a different place and just a handful of makers have gone there with any form of success, such as the very inspiring Open Bionics. But even 3D printed bionic prostheses are definitely within our reach, as French open source fanatic Nicolas Huchet of Bionico has proven. Though by no means a making expert himself, he 3D printed his own open source bionic hand during a three month residency at FabLab Berlin and has now shared all the files – including an extensive tutorial – online. This means you can now 3D print your very own bionic prosthesis at home for just $700.
  • BCN3D Technologies develops open source 3D printed 'Moveo' robotic arm for schools
    Designed from scratch and developed by BCN3D engineers in collaboration with the Generalitat de Catalunya’s Departament d’Ensenyament (Department of Education), the BCN3D Moveo is an Arduino Mega 2560-powered, 3D printed robotic arm which could enable schools and colleges in Spain and elsewhere to teach students the basics of robotics, mechanical design, and industrial programming. When the Departament d’Ensenyament approached BCN3D one year ago regarding the possibility of an educative robotics project, the tech organization jumped at the chance to get on board.

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