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Story Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:52pm
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Net neutrality fans lose on Capitol Hill

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Web

In a modest victory for broadband providers, a highly anticipated bill in the U.S. Congress does not include specific rules saying that some Internet sites must not be favored over others.

Azureus-BitTorrent Client Crowned Most Popular Open-Source Software

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Linux

The Azureus-BitTorrent Client won the overall most popular open-source software award in SourceForge.net's first annual Community Choice Awards, the developer collaboration site said Thursday.

KDE: New User Forum and other quickies

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KDE

A quick roundup of a few important announcements from Trolltech and others. KDE Forum is back online with a new look and new moderators, thanks Bram and Ruurd.

Mac's First Blue Screen of Death

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Mac

So I decided to install the new Apple Boot Camp Beta to dual boot Windows XP on my Mac. Everything went great then I got this after using it for about an 30 mins.

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Puppy Linux offers Negroponte a skinny OS

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Linux
OLPC

Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop Per Child organization to bring inexpensive computers to children around the world, wants a version of Linux that's doesn't require fast new processors or large amounts of memory. Puppy Linux would like to help.

Novell Named 'Best of Show'

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The Novell-sponsored openSUSE(TM) project was named "Best of Show" this week as best total industry solution at the LinuxWorld* Conference & Expo in Boston.

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Is Linux Killing The Enterprise Software Model?

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Open source startups are changing the rules of the traditional enterprise software market. At least that's what a panel made up of MySQL, JBoss, SugarCRM and XenSource heads and moderated by VA Software chairman Larry Augustin was happy to proclaim loudly and clearly.

Software Licenses Written Off as Footnote in History

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OSS

Software licenses are an outdated way to force users to pay for the marketing and sales costs of the code, according to members of a panel on open source enterprise software at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston.

Novell: Tiered OS Could Get OEMs Into Linux Distribution Game

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At a LinuxWorld Expo panel on Wednesday, Novell Linux CTO Andre Hill said the Waltham, Mass., company is working on the development of a two-tiered Linux distribution stack -- a physical distro, which he called P Distro, and the virtual distro, dubbed the V Distro.

Linux in your server room: Is it right for you?

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Adding Linux to your server room can provide numerous benefits and give your organization flexibility and growth options for the future. Here's a look at where Linux offers advantages over traditional UNIXes and Windows.

SWsoft Virtuozzo Wins Award for Best Virtualization Solution at LinuxWorld

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SWsoft Virtuozzo was announced the winner of the “Best Virtualization Solution” at LinuxWorld Expo. Virtuozzo is operating system level server virtualization software that turns a single physical server into multiple virtual environments – enabling maximum server performance and utilization.

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Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

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HowTos

In this guide, you'll find out why Linux offers a real alternative to other operating systems, how you can install Linux on to your computer for free, and how to get to grips with using Linux on a daily basis without any techno jargon!

TO: Crossfire released for ut2004 on April 28th 2006!

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Gaming

Crossfire will be released on April 28th 2006 and it pushes the Award winning Unreal Engine 2 to its limitations!

Ubuntu Linux Distro for Xbox

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Ubuntu

xUbuntu is an PC-/Xbox-enabled version of Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution. xUbuntu is not a stand-alone, independent distribution. However the install process - and naturally the bootloader, the kernel and the kernel modules - are all customized for PC and Xbox (i386).

At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software, the Final Installment

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Software

This month we take a look at the FOMUS and MuseScore music notation programs. FOMUS has been designed "to facilitate the conversion of raw algorithmic output into readable music notation". MuseScore is an ambitious project that intends to provide Linux musicians with a true WYSIWYG music notation editor.

Set up a secure IMAP/POP3 server with Dovecot

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HowTos

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) servers such as Courier-IMAP and Cyrus IMAP may work well, but they’re complicated to install and configure. I'll show you how to set up your mail server quickly and securely using Dovecot, an open source IMAP and Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) server for Unix-like operating systems.

Microsoft to 'open the doors' of Linux labs

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Microsoft plans to launch a Web site to share the activities of its internal Linux laboratories, an effort to sample feedback from customers who combine Microsoft and open-source software.

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  • Vulkan 1.1.128 Released With Performance Query Extension

    Vulkan 1.1.128 is out with various corrections and clarifications to this graphics/compute API specification but it also comes with one exciting new extension. The new extension that is quite notable for Vulkan 1.1.128 is VK_KHR_performance_query. This KHR-ratified extension is the first cross-vendor extension in Vulkan for the querying of any performance counters on the hardware. We are used to seeing various performance counter extensions within Vulkan (and other APIs like OpenGL) but they tend to be vendor-specific extensions tailored towards their own individual needs.

  • Calligra Plan version 3.2.0 released

    We are pleased to announce the release of Calligra Plan 3.2.0.

  • The Linux who command tells who’s logged in and a lot more
  • Prague launches mobile app to make its budget more transparent

    CityVizor was developed by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and published as an open-source under the GNU GPL license - free to use. The operation for non-Prague town halls is provided by the Open Cities Association and the Czech.digital community.

  • Photoshop for free? The best free alternatives

    We’re starting off with a big dog here. GIMP, which stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program is the most fully formed and arguably most well-known Photoshop alternative there is. GIMP is like an open source Photoshop developed by a global team of volunteer developers to work on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Apple Mac. It has an extensive set of features to rival what even Photoshop has to offer and can edit a wide range of file formats including RAW files. This means GIMP is a pro-friendly alternative to Photoshop with features like layer masks and filters enabling photographers and graphic designers to get their work done. GIMP is also a customizable photo editing software as users can download add-on packs to add the extra features they need.

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (angular.js, libapache2-mod-auth-openidc, mosquitto, postgresql-common, and thunderbird), Fedora (chromium, djvulibre, freetds, ghostscript, java-1.8.0-openjdk-aarch32, samba, thunderbird-enigmail, wpa_supplicant, and xen), openSUSE (go1.12, ImageMagick, and ucode-intel), Oracle (ghostscript and kernel), Red Hat (libcomps and sudo), Slackware (kernel), SUSE (microcode_ctl, slurm, and ucode-intel), and Ubuntu (mysql-5.7, mysql-8.0 and python-ecdsa).

  • Linux, Windows Users Targeted With New ACBackdoor Malware [Ed: Microsoft has back doors, Linux hasn't.]

    Windows version is being pushed through malvertising with the help of the Fallout Exploit Kit while the Linux payload is dropped via a yet unknown delivery system.

Events: Linux and LibreOffice Microconferences

  • Summaries of Some Microconferences Released

    We know everyone is still waiting for the videos. Unfortunately, we?re having a small production glitch, so until we can release them, several MC leads have now sent us written summaries of their MCs which you can see here: Tracing microconference You, Me and IoT microconference Live Patching microconference Open Printing microconference Databases microconference Scheduler microconference VFIO/IOMMU/PCI microconference Power Management and Thermal Control microconference

  • LibreOffice localisation sprint (and other events) in Albania

    The Albanian LibreOffice community has been super active in recent years, organising the LibreOffice Conference 2018 in Tirana, and regularly contributing with translation and marketing efforts.

Servers: Kubernetes, Red Hat, USENET and Solaris

  • HPE launches container platform, aims to be 100% open source Kubernetes

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its HPE Container Platform, a Kubernetes container system designed to run both cloud and on-premises applications. On the surface, HPE Container Platform will face an uphill climb as all the top cloud providers have Kubernetes management tools and instances and IBM with Red Hat has a big foothold for hybrid cloud deployments and the container management that goes with it. HPE, which recently outlined a plan to make everything a service, is betting that the HPE Container Platform can differentiate itself based on two themes. First, HPE is pledging that its container platform will be 100% open source Kubernetes compared to other systems that have altered Kubernetes. In addition, HPE Container Platform will be able to run across multiple environments and provide one management layer.

  • Virtio-networking: first series finale and plans for 2020

    Let's take a short recap of the Virtio-networking series that we've been running the past few months. We've covered a lot of ground! Looking at this series from a high level, let's revisit some of the topics we covered: [...] For those who didn't crack and made it all the way here, we hope this series helped you clarify the dark magic of virtio and low-level networking both in the Linux kernel and in DPDK.

  • Inside the Book of Red Hat

    Shared stories are the cornerstone of community. And in open organizations like Red Hat—where community is paramount—shared stories are especially important to the collective identity that binds participants together. At Red Hat, we're quite fond of the stories that inform our shared history, purpose, and culture. We've just collected some of them in a new version of the Book of Red Hat, which is available now. Here are just three of the community-defining moments the book recounts.

  • The Early History of Usenet, Part III: File Format

    When we set out to design the over-the-wire file format, we were certain of one thing: we wouldn't get it perfectly right. That led to our first decision: the very first character of the transmitted file would be the letter "A" for the version. Why not a number on the first line, including perhaps a decimal point? If we ever considered that, I have no recollection of it. A more interesting question is why we didn't use email-style headers, a style later adopted for HTTP. The answer, I think, is that few, if any, of us had any experience with those protocols at that time. My own personal awareness of them started when I requested and received a copy of the Internet Protocol Transition Workbook a couple of years later — but I was only aware of it because of Usenet. (A few years earlier, I gained a fair amount of knowledge of the ARPANET from the user level, but I concentrated more on learning Multics.) Instead, we opted for the minimalist style epitomized by 7th Edition Unix. In fact, even if we had known of the Internet (in those days, ARPANET) style, we may have eschewed it anyway. Per a later discussion of implementation, the very first version of our code was a shell script. Dealing with entire lines as single units, and not trying to parse headers that allowed arbitrary case, optional white space, and continuation lines was certainly simpler! [...] Sending a date and an article title were obvious enough that these didn't even merit much discussion. The date and time line used the format generated by the ctime() or asctime() library routines. I do not recall if we normalized the date and time to UTC or just ignored the question; clearly, the former would have been the proper choice. (There is an interesting discrepancy here. A reproduction of the original announcement clearly shows a time zone. Neither the RFC nor the ctime() routine had one. I suspect that announcement was correct.) The most interesting question, though, was about what came to be called newsgroups. We decided, from the beginning, that we needed multiple categories of articles — newsgroups. For local use, there might be one for academic matters ("Doctoral orals start two weeks from tomorrow"), social activities ("Reminder: the spring picnic is Sunday!"), and more. But what about remote sites? The original design had one relayed newsgroup: NET. That is, there would be no distinction between different categories of non-local articles.

  • From humble Unix sysadmin to brutal separatist suppressor to president of Sri Lanka

    A former Unix sysadmin has been elected the new president of Sri Lanka, giving hope to all those IT workers who fear they are trapped in a role where the smallest of decisions can have catastrophic consequences if it goes wrong. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, younger brother of former president Mahindra, won the popular vote in an election held on Saturday (16 November). He is notable to The Register's readership for his stint working in America as a Solaris system integrator and later as a Unix sysadmin for a Los Angeles university.