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

Subject: Another ARM Video Decoder Being Reverse-Engineered

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While the binary wall has yet to fall with ARM SoC vendors in terms of providing open-source drivers -- namely when it comes to the graphics / multimedia blocks -- there's many active community projects for reverse-engineering these ARM blocks to provide open-source support. Here's another project that's being done for cracking the video decoder on a popular Chinese ARM SoC...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3NTM


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

Subject: A Brief Tour of the Go Standard Library

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In this final installment of our five-week tutorial series on Go, we examine the language's extensive standard library.

http://www.drdobbs.com/open-source/a-brief-tour-of-the-go-standard-library/240006639


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

Subject: AMD64 Now Debian’s Most Popular Architecture

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Bill Allombert announced today via the Debian-devel mailing list that the X86_64 version of Debian has now surpassed all of the other supported architectures by a narrow margin. The most surprising part of this announcement however, and accompanying info-graphics provided on the Debian Popularity Contest page, is that this was not already true.

http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/09/amd64-now-debians-most-popular-architecture/


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

Subject: How to Encrypt Ubuntu Home Folder After Installation

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The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu users how to encrypt their home folder after installation, for enhanced security.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Encrypt-Ubuntu-Home-Folder-After-Installation-290037.shtml


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

Subject: 10 things the “Average Joe” won’t know about Linux

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How easy is it for someone to become familiar with Linux? Is there enough information to get started? This article is therefore written for people that have heard the term Linux and wants to know a bit more but doesn’t know where to begin.

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2012/09/10-things-average-joe-wont-know-about.html


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

Subject: Linux Mint 13 leaves sour aftertaste

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KDE is most accomplished and mature of three Mint flavors, but bugs remain.

http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2012/090412-linux-mint-test-262057.html


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

Subject: The Document Foundation joins OASIS standards organistion

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The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced that it has joined OASIS (Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), the international standards development consortium which focusses on ebusiness and web service standards, as a Contributor. According to Document Foundation director Italo Vignoli, TDF will primarily focus its efforts on the Technical Committees for the Open Document Format (ODF), representing the open source productivity suite LibreOffice which it sponsors and governs.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/The-Document-Foundation-joins-OASIS-standards-organistion-1698889.html/from/rss


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

Subject: A Murder Is Announced, but No Corpse Can Be Found

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Well, it pains Linux Girl to have to write these words, but it looks like the "Death of Desktop Linux" story is back for another round. Yes, after countless debates and discussions of the topic ad nauseum over the years -- the most recent being just a few short months ago, in fact -- it recently reared its ugly head again, like a zombie that just won't quit.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/76067.html


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

Subject: Interfacing Disparate Systems

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When hearing the word interface, most people probably think of a Graphical User Interface or a physical hardware interface (serial, USB). If you dabble in scripting or are a serious developer, you, no doubt, are familiar with the concept of software interfaces as well. Occasionally, the need arises to integrate disparate systems where an interface doesn't already exist, but with a little ingenuity, an interface can be created to bridge the disparity and help you meet your specific needs.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/interfacing-disparate-systems


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

Subject: KDE Ships September Updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform

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These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.9 series. 4.9.1 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.8 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.9.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE’s software is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come.

http://dot.kde.org/2012/09/04/kde-ships-september-updates-plasma-workspaces-applications-and-platform


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

Subject: Install 'Nemo' in Ubuntu 12.04, A Nautilus 3.4 Fork by Linux Mint

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Nemo is a new file manager based on Nautilus 3.4. Nemo in itself is now a new project and it will be tailored specifically for Cinnamon desktop environment.

http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/09/install-nemo-in-ubuntu-1204-nautilus-34.html


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

Subject: Cinnamon 1.6 Will Bring Cinnamon 2D

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Clement Lefebvre, father of a lot of Linux technologies used in many of today's distributions, including Linux Mint, has announced earlier today, September 4th, the features of the upcoming Cinnamon 1.6 desktop environment.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cinnamon-1-6-Will-Bring-Cinnamon-2D-289946.shtml


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

Subject: Qubes OS bakes in virty system-level security

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Blue Pill creator stacks multiple sandboxed VMsInvisible Things Lab (ITL), a group of security researchers based in Warsaw, Poland, has announced Qubes 1.0, the first production release of a new desktop operating system designed to provide unprecedented security through the pervasive use of virtualization.…

http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/05/qubes_secure_os_released/


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

Subject: How to develop your own Raspberry Pi operating system

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Why use an existing operating system if you can bake your own? Well, for one thing, writing an OS is not an easy feat. It requires a lot of knowledge in a lot of areas regarding OS development.

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/09/04/how-to-develop-your-own-raspberry-pi-operating-system/


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

Subject: Gypsies Hijack Open Office For Profit

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The ComplaintWhile browsing Reddit this morning, I came across an interesting post from user cyrus9020. His post can be viewed below, or at this link.

http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/09/gypsies-hijack-open-office-for-profit/


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

Subject: TLWIR 44: Waze Isn’t Free Software, But It’s Open Source In Spirit

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Free software and open source concepts have spread into areas where they were never intended to go. Crowdsourcing, a cousin of open source, is growing in popularity as a way for people to share information, get better deals, and to make micro-contributions to society. Over the last few weeks, I have been playing around with some great gps apps, each of which takes a different approach to crowdsourcing: GasBuddy, NavFree USA, and Waze. In The Linux Week in Review 44, I would like to focus on one of the most impressive Android apps that I have found in a long time: Waze.

http://beginlinux.com/blog/2012/09/tlwir-44-waze-isnt-free-software-but-its-open-source-in-spirit/


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

Subject: Microsoft forbids class actions in new Windows licence

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Microsoft is capitalising on a 2011 US Supreme Court ruling that upheld a company's right to include a clause in a contract that prohibits customers from suing as part of a class action. The case had been brought against AT&T.Class-action suits in US law are supposed to help individuals stand up to large companies, spreading the risk and costs of an action. Specialist attorneys are brought in to fight such cases. When individuals each bring the same action against a firm, attorneys will lobby the presiding judge to grant the case class-action status.Microsoft has been on the sharp end of a number of such suits. Recent examples include the debacle over Microsoft allegedly misleading buyers by authorising PC makers to label computers as Vista “capable” when they could only run basic editions of the operating system.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/29/no_microsoft_class_actions/


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

Subject: Windows 8 EULA Prohibits Class Action Lawsuits Against Microsoft

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When you install software or sign up for a new service, it’s tempting when presented with the ocean of legalese known as the EULA — End User License Agreement — to click the accept button without giving it much thought. I know, I do it myself … often!Well, if you do that when installing or first setting up a Windows 8 PC you won’t be aware of the fact that by accepting the terms of the EULA you’ll be forfeiting your privilege to participate in class-action lawsuits against the Redmond software giant.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2012/05/30/windows-8-eula-prohibits-class-action-lawsuits-against-microsoft/


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

Subject: SolusOS Has Something Cool for Veterans, Novices Alike

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SolusOS is a relatively new Linux distribution that is attracting considerable interest as an alternative to unpopular desktop replacements for traditional Linux user interfaces. It has much to offer Linux users who reject the Gnome 3 desktop and find little appeal from the KDE and Unity desktop environments. It also provides Linux newcomers from the Microsoft platform a comfortable and familiar desktop experience.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/76071.html


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

Subject: Cinnamon Goes 2D, Diminishes Mate’s Relevance

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Annoucned via the Linux Mint Blog, Cinnamon 1.6 becomes official. It comes with a full compliment of new features and improvements to existing ones, including;

http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/09/cinnamon-goes-2d-diminishes-mates-relevance/


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