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[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Looking back at 16 years of dpkg history with some figures

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With Debian’s 19th anniversary approaching, I thought it would be nice to look back at dpkg’s history. After all, it’s one of the key components of any Debian system.The figures in this article are all based on dpkg’s git repository (as of today, commit 9a06920). While the git repository doesn’t have all the history, we tried to integrate as much as possible when we created it in 2007. We have data going back to April 1996…

http://raphaelhertzog.com/2012/08/13/looking-back-at-16-years-of-dpkg-history-with-some-figures/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Debian celebrates its 19th birthday

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Today, Debian celebrates its 19th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, parties have been organised all around the globe and users traditionally bake cakes to bring to these events

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Debian-celebrates-its-19th-birthday-1668366.html/from/rss


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Everything works out of the box in Zorin!

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Zorin OS is an operating system designed to make the "Gateway to Linux". This is because it has a familiar Windows interface, complete with panel customizations, start menu, and even a Look Changer to change the Windows style. Everything works out of the box in Zorin! All the applications you will ever need is available.

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2012/07/everything-works-out-of-box-in-zorin.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Oracle plans to join Java hardware speed party

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Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, Mozilla, Google and Apple, Oracle is now turning to hardware acceleration to speed up Java by harnessing the emerging potential of the GPU. The OpenJDK project’s Hotspot group has said it will explore ways of speeding Java with a native Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that taps hardware acceleration.

http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/16/java_gpu_hardware_acceleration/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Linux Is A Lemon On The Retina MacBook Pro

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If you are planning to buy one of the new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks with a Retina Display for use under Linux, hold off on your purchase. Running the Retina MacBook Pro with Linux isn't a trouble-free experience and after using even the latest development code and jumping through various hoops, Linux on the latest Apple hardware is still less than an ideal experience. Linux support will improve for the Retina MacBook Pro in the coming months, but it's not likely to see any proper "out of the box" experience until next year.

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17763


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: How To Get Encrypted Blu-Rays Working In VLC

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With a small tweak, the latest VLC 2.0.x should be able to play most Blu-rays released before 2012 (it doesn't work for Blu-rays that use BD+).

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/08/how-to-get-encrypted-blu-rays-working.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: GNOME's Ambitious OS Adventure

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With all the ongoing debate over desktop environments here in the Linux blogosphere, there's never any shortage of discussion of the GNOME project, even on an ordinary day. Last Tuesday, however, was no ordinary day -- at least, if a certain blog post was anything to go by. "The idea of GNOME OS has been around for a couple of years," wrote GNOME UX designer Allan Day in said post.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/75919.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: The alleged flood of Android trojans

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Kaspersky says there were 15,000 samples of Android malware and a tripling of the risk to users, but the less hyperbolic estimate from F-Secure estimates only 40 new variants in the wild

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/The-alleged-flood-of-Android-trojans-1668760.html/from/rss


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: GCC shifts internal focus to C++

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Original code from when the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) was first created has been newly re-implemented in C++

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/GCC-shifts-internal-focus-to-C-1668552.html/from/rss


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Hachette Tells Authors And Tor To Use DRM Because It Is Awesome Or Something

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It has only been a bit over a month since Tor's DRM-free policy went into full effect. At the time of the announcement, Tor's president stated that the policy change was made at the request of both authors and readers who felt that DRM was a hinderance to their enjoyment of ebooks. As we know, DRM is not an effective measure against piracy. More often than not, DRM is actually harmful to paying customers as they hit restrictions that do not exist in the physical realm. Even with all these reasons against the use of DRM, there are still some publishers out there that feel that DRM is an effective means of stopping piracy.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120814/06084420017/hachette-tells-authors-tor-to-use-drm-because-it-is-awesome-something.shtml


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Turn Raspberry Pi into an Ebook Server with Calibre

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To publish your ebook library, you can turn Raspberry Pi into a little headless Calibre server. And since a fairly recent version of Calibre is available in the Raspbian software repository, this project can be done in a few simple steps.

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Productivity-Sauce/Turn-Raspberry-Pi-into-an-Ebook-Server-with-Calibre


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Linux Essentials for Windows Administrators - Part 2

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There’s no such thing as a homogeneous server environment. Windows administrators must learn basic Linux commands and navigation to support a contemporary network.

http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/Linux-Essentials-for-Windows-Admins-Part-2


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Survey Finds IT Confident it Can Recover from Data Loss

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While most surveys and my own observations have found that IT pros remain wary of the cloud and the ability to recover from a cloud data loss, a new survey suggests attitudes could be changing. Is this a trend or an aberration?

http://blog.ness.com/spl/bid/81482/Survey-Finds-IT-Confident-It-Can-Recover-from-Cloud-Data-Loss


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: ZFS File-System On Linux Moves Along

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A new release of the native ZFS file-system module implementation for the Linux kernel (not the FUSE-based ZFS) has been released by the team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2MTc


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Windows 8 belongs on older PCs like a fish needs a bicycle

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Get real! It's bad enough that you're going to have to deal with Windows 8 on new PCs, why ask for misery on your old PC?

http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-belongs-on-older-pcs-like-a-fish-needs-a-bicycle-7000002747/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: The Coming Civil War Over General Purpose Computers (Video)

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Doctorow framed the question this way: "Computers are everywhere. They are now something we put our whole bodies into---airplanes, cars---and something we put into our bodies---pacemakers, cochlear implants. They HAVE to be trustworthy." Sometimes humans are not so trustworthy, and programs may override you: "I can’t let you do that, Dave." (Reference to the self-protective insane computer Hal in Kubrick’s film "2001." That time the human was more trustworthy than the computer.) Who decides who can override whom?

http://boingboing.net/2012/08/16/the-coming-civil-war-over-gene.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Appeals Court Doubles Down: Genes Still Patentable

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Well this is unfortunate, but not too surprising. After the Supreme Court rejected medical diagnostic patents in the Mayo case, it vacated the ruling by the Federal Circuit appeals court (CAFC) on gene patents in the Myriad Genetics case, where CAFC had said genes are patentable, and asked it to redo the case in light of the Mayo decision. The ruling came out today, and CAFC more or less repeated what it said in the original ruling. The same panel of three judges effectively argued that Mayo had no real impact on what it said last year, and it was sticking by its decision.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120816/09511120075/appeals-court-doubles-down-genes-still-patentable.shtml


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Cloud PBXes: Can Digium Asterisk Answer the Call?

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Digium Asterisk, the open source IP PBX and potential Microsoft Lync competitor, will make cloud services and managed services noise in October. That’s good news for partners and customers, many of whom are exploring hosted PBX services and collaboration services. Here's the update.

http://www.talkincloud.com/cloud-pbxes-can-digium-asterisk-answer-the-call/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Assange on the Run: Going Nowhere for Now

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As usual, the Europeans are relieved to be able to let the United States take the lead in this sordid affair. It lets them have the appearance of having clean hands–even when their culpability is clearly visible. Think about it, the Brits won’t extradite him directly to the U.S., that wouldn’t be cricket, but they will extradite him to be “questioned” in Sweden on an unrelated matter, knowing that as soon as he lands in Stockholm he’ll be turned over to the Yanks, probably right at the airport.

http://fossforce.com/2012/08/assange-on-the-run-going-nowhere-for-now/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: The LinuxCon/CloudOpen Experience

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Imagine arriving at a conference where you immediately recognize Linux kernel developers from their annual Linux Kernel Summit photo. You connect with colleagues from other companies but with whom you're working on collaborative, open source projects. A lot of faces in the sessions are familiar and a lot are new. Your session and hallway discussions move beyond talk and you start working on advancing your projects right there at the conference. You might even start a new one. And, at night you leave the laptop in the bag and you enjoy amazing venues and great laughs. This is LinuxCon/CloudOpen.

http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/185-jennifer-cloer/619924-the-linuxconcloudopen-experience


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