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Story Best Business Apps for Chrome and Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:21am
Story Mint 17 the Best, Foe to Friend, and KaOS Review Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:06am
Story Review: KaOS 2014.04 Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 9:33pm
Story CLAWS MAIL 3.10 RELEASED WITH AUTO-CONFIGURATION OF ACCOUNT EMAIL SERVERS, OTHER CHANGES Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 9:19pm
Story Manjaro Xfce 0.8.10 RC1 Is Ready for Testing, Now Based on Xfce 4.11 Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 6:06pm
Story High-End NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Comparison Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 6:02pm
Story Is Adobe Flash critical to the future of Linux? Roy Schestowitz 2 26/05/2014 - 6:01pm
Story Salix MATE 14.1 RC1 Is a Distro for Users Who Can't Let Go of GNOME 2 Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:57pm
Story DragonFly 3.8, coming soon Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:52pm
Story Linux for Lettuce Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:48pm

New Shells: vshnu

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HowTos

Do you spend a lot of time moving around the filesystem with cd commands, typing ls to see what’s there? Do you build lists of arguments on the command line using wildcards or filename completion? If you do a lot of work with files and directories, vshnu is worth a look.

Editor's Note: Delivering Value

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OSS

For us, the value of the products is worth paying extra money. So, while I am sure some corporate IT spending is indeed motivated by a bunch of greedheads, the perception that certain software has a better value over open source software is a real obstacle to getting it purchased.

Opinion: That GNOME only thing? I was just kidding

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SUSE

Well, that was fast.

When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to happen.

But what I didn't expect Novell to do, as one KDE supporter put it to me, "was to cave in so fast."

KDE 3.5 Release Candidate 1

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KDE

KDE 3.5 is almost finished, so we have prepared a first release candidate. We want to have it tested as much as possible, so please give it a show.

Review: Win4Lin Pro

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Software
Reviews

Running Windows under Linux is a suitable alternative to having to maintain two systems, or a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows. One of the options for running Windows under Linux is Win4Lin, Inc.'s Win4Lin Pro, which was released earlier this year.

Reusing existing OpenSSH v4 connections

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HowTos

I've recently learnt of an interesting new features of OpenSSH v4 which allows you to reuse open connections when connecting to the same host more than once. If you regularly have multiple open connections to a single host this is a big timesaver.

ATI v8.19.10 Linux Performance

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Hardware
Reviews

In this article today, we will be focusing upon the frame-rate performance of not only their latest release but also that of the three previous versions - v8.16.20, v8.18.6, and v8.18.8.

Interview with Monty Widenius

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Misc

With MySQL 5 now widely available, the MySQL founder weighs in on the competition, the future of the MySQL database, and how to manage contributed code. Here’s ten questions with the co-founder and CTO of MySQL AB.

OOlite Review

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Reviews
Gaming

OOlite is a homage to the original space trading game, Elite. It encompasses all the charm of Elite while adding in some excellent new features and community mods. Today we've got a review of OOlite for Linux and also an OOlite play guide.

Novell: GNOME and KDE to be supported equally

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Linux

In the wake of the uproar that greeted Novell's plans to opt in future for GNOME in place of KDE as it default desktop in Linux products, the company has now gingerly backtracked somewhat.

Torvalds gets tough on kernel coders

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Linux

Linus Torvalds has threatened that if developers add 'last-minute things' to the next version of the Linux kernel he will 'refuse to merge, and laugh in their faces derisively.'

Microsoft Pays $30M Settlement to Daum

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Microsoft

Microsoft agreed to pay a $30-million settlement to the South Korean web portal operator Daum Communications, the companies said on Friday, but the Redmond software giant faces a continuing investigation by South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission.

Dutch Record Shop Chain Migrates 1000 PCs to KDE on Novell Linux Desktop

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KDE

At first glance, a shop is not a place where you would expect to find KDE in the workplace. Yet the Dutch Free Record Shop is deploying it on a large scale as the operating system for their point of sale systems.

Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu

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Linux
Hardware

How about storing your operating system, including some applications, on a highly mobile device? This is exactly what the Ubuntu H2 was designed for.

Firefox 1.5 RC2 available for download

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Software

It wasn't yet posted on the Mozilla Project homepage Thursday afternoon Pacific time, but a new beta (release candidate 2) of the Firefox 1.5 browser is now available for download.

Imagination Technologies brings best of 3D mobile gaming

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Gaming

PowerVR-enabled mobile 3D hardware acceleration facilitates advanced levels of 3D gaming performance at low power consumption. We can now show PC games like Quake III Arena and Quake Mobile running at compellingly high frame rates on a handheld device.

Cruise Report 3: New Species Discovered at Sea

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Linux

Doc expands on insights he gained while hanging with A-list kernel maintainers on last month's Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise. He states, "Linux isn't a product."

CompAmerica Claims Title to 'the Most Powerful Laptop on Earth!

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Hardware

CompAmerica announced that its newest high-end ORCA Laptop will support the brand spanking new and more powerful NVIDIA 7800 GTX PCI-Express x16 Video Adapter, coupling it to 17” Glass-View UXGA and WSXGA+ Screen offerings. The system is also said to be Red Hat Linux compatible.

Xandros, Italy's NoMachine Team Up on New Linux Thin Clients

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Linux

Linux desktop software maker Xandros and Rome-based NoMachine, which specializes in Linux terminal server remote access and management software, Thursday announced they are teaming up to build new Linux thin-client platforms.

M$ Hits Windows Vista Beta 2 Delays, Allows 2nd Hand Software

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Microsoft

Sources at the company told me this week that Microsoft will soon delay the release of Windows Vista Beta 2. They have stunned some in the British reseller community by allowing a discount dealer to sell secondhand volume licenses.

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Security Leftovers

  • Yubico recalls government-grade security keys due security bug

    If you buy a government-grade security key, the one thing you really want from it is government-grade security. It's the very dictionary definition of "you had one job." That's why it's somewhat embarrassing that Yubico has put out a recall notice on its FIPS series of authentication keys which, it turns out, aren't completely secure.

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    A bog standard attack aimed at planting a cryptocurrency miner has been found to be using advanced targeted attack tools as well, the security firm Trend Micro says, pointing out that this behaviour marks a departure from the norm.

Kernel: Systemd, DXVK, Intel and AMD

  • Systemd Is Now Seeing Continuous Fuzzing By Fuzzit
    In hoping to catch more bugs quickly, systemd now has continuous fuzzing integration via the new "Fuzzit" platform that provides continuous fuzzing as a service.  New this week to systemd is the continuous fuzzing integration where every pull request / push will see some quick checks carried out while on a daily basis will be fuzzed in full for all targets.
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  • DXVK 1.2.2 Brings Minor CPU Overhead Optimizations, Game Fixes
    In time for those planning to spend some time this weekend gaming, DXVK lead developer Philip Rebohle announced the release of DXVK 1.2.2 that will hopefully soon be integrated as part of a Proton update for Steam Play but right now can be built from source. While certain upstream Wine developers express DXVK being a "dead end" and are optimistic in favor of piping their WineD3D implementation over Vulkan, for Linux gamers today wanting to enjoy D3D11 Windows games on Linux the DXVK library continues working out splendid with great performance and running many Direct3D games with much better performance over the current WineD3D OpenGL code.
  • Intel 19.23.13131 OpenCL NEO Stack Adds Comet Lake Support
    We've seen the Intel Comet Lake support get pieced together in recent months in the different components making up the Intel Linux graphics stack while the compute-runtime is the latest addition. Comet Lake as a refresher is a planned successor to Coffeelake/Whiskeylake and expected to come out this year as yet more 9th Gen hardware. But Comet Lake should be interesting with rumored 10-core designs. Though with being more processors with Gen9 graphics, the Comet Lake Linux support basically boils down to adding in the new PCI IDs.
  • AMD Wires Its New Runtime Linker Into RadeonSI Gallium3D
    RadeonSI Gallium3D has already shifted over to using this new linker. Making use of the .rodata should help with efficiencies throughout the driver (more details in this forum thread) but at this point is mostly laying the groundwork for more improvements to be made moving forward.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

  • Building IT Transformation Architecture with Red Hat OpenShift
    In the era of mobile applications, business challenges to the enterprise IT organizations are more dynamic than ever. Many enterprises have difficulties responding in time because of the inherent complexity and risk of integrating emerging technologies into existing IT architectures. In this article, I will share my experience on how to utilize Red Hat OpenShift as a “Middle Platform” (中台) for enterprises to construct its bimodal IT architecture with agile, scalable and open strategy. In the past year, I have discussed with many corporate customers–especially in the financial services industry–the challenges of digital transformation, and the solutions. Most of their difficulties are coming from “core systems” which have been working for more than 10 years.
  • Fedora Community Blog: FPgM report: 2019-24
    Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora Program Management this week. Elections voting is open through 23:59 UTC on Thursday 20 June. I have weekly office hours in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else.
  • Copr's Dist-Git
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