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

Subject: Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

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Open source Learning Management Systems have become extremely popular in recent years, but what does open source mean? Open Source technology is technology where the source code is “open”, that is, the code is available to the public and free to be modified. Improvements can be made by developers and it can be spread or sold to the wider community. So, why should an organization choose an open source Learning Management System as opposed to a homegrown or proprietary Learning Management System?

http://linux-news.org/index.php/2012/11/21/top-open-source-learning-management-systems/


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

Subject: The State Of 64-Bit ARM (AArch64) On LLVM/Clang

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ARM's AArch64 back-end for LLVM to handle the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture is working, but there's still more work ahead of the hardware's general availability in about one year's time...

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


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

Subject: GNOME 3 update: 'Connect to Server' lives in GNOME 3.5/3.6, I rant about features being moved and removed, and I fix my GNOME 3.4 problem in Debian Wheezy

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In my test of the Fedora 18 Alpha release, I was left thinking the "connect to server" feature in the Nautilus file manager disappeared in versions 3.5.x and 3.6.x of the GNOME desktop environment. Thanks to readers, I learned that "connect to server" has moved to a separate application that you call from the shell with the not-so-friendly name "Nautilus-connect-server."

http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/desktops/GNOME/2012_1118_connect_to_server_in_gnome_35_and_36


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

Subject: Installing Windows 8 without secure boot

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At the gates of Microsoft, there are numerous competing Windows versions now almost falling over each other as they strive for marketshare.

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/57536-installing-windows-8-without-secure-boot


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

Subject: US patent chief to software patent critics: -- Give it a rest already --

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Says explosion of smartphone patent litigation is "natural and reasonable." David Kappos, the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, offered a strong defense of software patents in a Tuesday address at the Center for American Progress. Kappos touted several provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), which he argued would allow the patent office to weed out low-quality software and business method patents. Addressing those who claim the patent system is broken, Kappos said, "Give it a rest already. Give the AIA a chance to work. Give it a chance to even get started."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/us-patent-chief-to-software-patent-critics-give-it-a-rest-already/


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

Subject: One Year Later, Open-Source Doom 3 Is Moving Slowly

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While this week marks one year since the Doom 3 (id Tech 4) game engine was open-sourced under the GPL, there still isn't too much adoption by open-source game developers. The few forks of the id Tech 4 code-base also aren't seeing frequent activity...

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


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

Subject: Installing Windows 8 with secure boot

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One of the biggest talking points in the run-up to the release of Windows 8 has been the feature that will supposedly lock down the operating system so that it cannot be infected by malware at boot-time.

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/57562-installing-windows-8-with-secure-boot


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

Subject: Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain

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Standard releases aren't terribly different from the bi-annual LTS products, though they tend to be slightly less conservative in code offerings. The Ubuntu development community lets off the brakes a little and sticks some shiny back in.Ubuntu 12.10 is no exception, so make no mistake—there's some shiny goodness in this release. We'll get into what makes this a decent desktop and even more decent server release. But there's a little tarnish mixed in, too, and that makes Ubuntu 12.10 less special than previous editions.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/review-ubuntu-12-10-quantal-quetzal-a-mix-of-promise-pain/


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

Subject: Google Parsing Of LLVM's Clang Compiler Errors

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Another interesting session from this month's LLVM Developers' Meeting in San Jose was about how Google manages to collect and utilize Clang diagnostics internally for software they develop at the company...

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


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

Subject: Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) Screenshot Tour

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The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'. For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We're very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we're very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14. Screenshots of Linux Mint 14 with [url=http://chrishaney.com/?linux&release=Linux%20Mint%2014%20MATE]MATE[/url] is also available.

http://chrishaney.com/?linux&release=Linux%20Mint%2014%20Cinnamon


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

Subject: Which gadget are you most thankful for?

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Which gadget are you most thankful for? Smart phone Laptop Tablet E-reader Other (tell us in the comments) It's that time of year when everyone pauses to be thankful. At opensource.com, we want to know which gadget you're MOST thankful for. Which device could you not survive without? Personally I know I'm 100% attached to my smart phone.  So you know my vote.

http://opensource.com/life/12/11/which-gadget-are-you-most-thankful


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

Subject: Rootkit infects Linux web servers

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A previously unknown rootkit is infecting Linux web servers and injecting malicious code into web pages served by infected servers. The rootkit was discovered by a user of security mailing list Full Disclosure, who has posted his observations, including the suspicious kernel module, to the mailing list. The malware adds an iframe to every web page served by the infected system via the nginx proxy – including error pages.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Rootkit-infects-Linux-web-servers-1753969.html/from/rss


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

Subject: Linux Mint 14 MATE and Cinnamon preview

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That’s less than 10 days after the first Release Candidate was announced. What type of testing does this thing get? By the way, that’s normal for Linux Mint distribution, but again, how well is this distribution tested before it’s released to the public?

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/11/21/linux-mint-14-mate-and-cinnamon-preview/


[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 03:40:47 EST from rss

Subject: Linux Kernel 4.9.5 Released with Updated Radeon Drivers, KVM and PPC Fixes

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A new maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series was announced today by renowned Linux kernel maintainer and developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, versioned 4.9.5.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-kernel-4-9-5-released-with-updated-radeon-drivers-kvm-and-ppc-fixes-512050.shtml


[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 05:42:47 EST from rss

Subject: Appreciating how far Linux gaming has actually come in the past few years

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During the livestream I did last night I had one of those moments where you fully appreciate how far Linux gaming has come.

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/appreciating-how-far-linux-gaming-has-actually-come-in-the-past-few-years.8963


[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 07:29:33 EST from rss

Subject: 2017s best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13

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Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you[he]#039[/he]ll see what I mean.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/2017s-best-linux-laptop-the-latest-dell-xps-13/#ftag=RSSbaffb68


[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 09:31:33 EST from rss

Subject: 4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

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Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open source compliance failures.

https://www.linux.com/blog/compliance-ebook/4-common-open-source-license-compliance-failures-and-how-avoid-them


[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 14:36:32 EST from rss

Subject: 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators

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The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

https://www.ossblog.org/5-highly-promising-terminal-emulators/


[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 16:38:33 EST from rss

Subject: Canonical launches Ubuntu Tutorials

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Linux is arguably the most successful open source project in all of history. The success of the kernel -- and operating systems that use it -- are not due to any one man or woman. Actually, the achievements are thanks to the Linux community. In other words, it is a team effort -- developers, users, and more.

http://betanews.com/2017/01/22/canonical-ubuntu-tutorials-linux-open-source/


[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 18:25:18 EST from rss

Subject: Wine 2.0 Gets One More Release Candidate, FIFA 2000 Demo Crash Has Been Patched

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The Wine 2.0 development cycle is not yet over, and, today, we see the release of another development release, the sixth in the series, which comes exactly one week after the previous one.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/wine-2-0-gets-one-more-release-candidate-fifa-2000-demo-crash-has-been-patched-512051.shtml


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