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CloudNative Con, KubeCon, Prometheus, and OpenTracing

Monday 21st of November 2016 12:03:08 AM
CloudNativeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join KubeCon, OpenTracing, Prometheus, and more, as leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

openSUSE 13.2 Linux Operating System to Reach End of Life on January 16, 2017

Sunday 20th of November 2016 09:40:10 PM
On November 17, 2016, it appears that Marcus Meissner from the openSUSE Project sent an advanced discontinuation notice for users of the openSUSE 13.2 Linux operating system.

Under the (Linux) Hood

Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:17:13 PM
We’ve often heard that you don’t need to know how an engine works to drive a car, but you can bet that professional race car drivers know. By analogy, you can build lots of systems with off-the-shelf boards like Raspberry Pis and program that using Python or some other high-level abstraction. The most competent hackers, though, know what’s going on inside that Pi and what Python is doing under the hood down to some low level.

Exploring cultures of agility and blamelessness

Sunday 20th of November 2016 02:16:43 PM
Q1: How would you describe DevOps in a single tweet?A1: #DevOps is a culture, mentality, and practice for continual improvement and collaboration #OpenOrgChat

The Linux Foundation Issues Free E-Book on Open Source License Compliance Best Practices

Sunday 20th of November 2016 11:53:46 AM
The Linux Foundation today released a free e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise, that serves as a practical guide for organizations on how best to use open source code and participate in open source communities while complying with the spirit and the letter of open source licensing.

Early Stage Startup Heptio Aims to Make Kubernetes Friendly

Sunday 20th of November 2016 09:30:48 AM
Two Former Google staffers the built the original Google Compute Engine and helped to create Kubernetes are launching their own company to fill a perceived gap in the container orchestration market.

Weaveworks Debuts Weave Cloud for Container Control and Monitoring

Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:07:51 AM
After months of availability in the beta test cycle, the commercial edition of the Weave Cloud Software-as-a-Service platform is now generally available, build from a base of open-source project led by Weaveworks

Tails 3.0 Anonymous Live OS to Be Based on Debian 9 "Stretch", Require 64-bit PC

Sunday 20th of November 2016 04:44:53 AM
A few days after the announcement of Tails 2.7, the development team behind the popular amnesic incognito live system based on Debian GNU/Linux unveiled a few technical details about the next major release.

The Linux Foundation changes its events' branding

Sunday 20th of November 2016 02:21:56 AM
The top 'Linux' event is being consolidated with other conferences under the 'open source' name.

Microsoft Warns Bash on Windows Users About Linux File Changes

Saturday 19th of November 2016 11:58:58 PM
This week, Microsoft offered the equivalent of a nun's ruler smack to users of Bash on Windows, a command-line shell that's more usually known as a tool for Linux developers and IT pros... "DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, create and/or modify Linux files using Windows apps, tools, scripts, consoles, etc.,"the announcement stated.

Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Continue to Lobby for Software Patents

Saturday 19th of November 2016 09:36:01 PM
In order to maintain the order of "Linux patent tax" Microsoft and its proxies (patent trolls like Intellectual Ventures) keep pursuing patent policy that is friendly towards software patenting

Top 5: Eclipse Che, open source at Capital One, and more

Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:19:37 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an introduction to Eclipse Che, this year's open source initiatives from Capital One, one way to address open source's free rider problem, and nine rules for caring for open source communities.Top 5 articles of the week5. 9 rules for the proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plantsread more

NES Classic runs Linux, a new 0 A.D. alpha, and more gaming news

Saturday 19th of November 2016 03:57:23 PM
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at Nintendo's NES Classic Edition running Linux, SDL support for Unity 5.6, 0 A.D. Ulysses, and more gaming news.Open gaming roundup for November 6-19, 2016 read more

Python Advanced Dictionaries

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:03:01 PM
You've already gotten acquainted with dictionaries, but just like the other data structures Python supports, there are methods and more powerful ways to use them. There aren't as many methods for working with dictionaries as there are for lists, but that's because dictionaries just don't need them. Plus, many of the ones that do exist, work to break down dictionaries into lists and tuples to make them easier to manage. So, those list methods can be used in conjunction with the dictionary ones to create an efficient machine for handling data.

Privacy made simple with Firefox Focus

Saturday 19th of November 2016 12:08:39 PM
Today we launched Firefox Focus, a brand new iOS browser that puts user privacy first. More than ever before, we believe that everyone on the Internet has a right to protect their privacy. By launching Firefox Focus, we are putting that belief into practice in a big way.

The Linux Foundation changes its events branding

Saturday 19th of November 2016 10:14:17 AM
If you've been paying close attention to how The Linux Foundation has been expanding from just Linux to all of open-source software, you could see this coming. The Foundation has just announced that LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon are being combined under one umbrella event: The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available for PowerPC64le Architectures

Saturday 19th of November 2016 08:19:55 AM
Just one day after the official release of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system, Michel Normand from the openSUSE Project was proud to announce on November 17, 2016, the availability of the PowerPC port.

Open Source Software: Secure Except When It Isn't

Saturday 19th of November 2016 06:25:33 AM
Linux and open source used to be 99% secure -- or so we thought. We laughed at the poor, hapless users of Windows, an OS that seemed to suffer a new exploit hourly. We were smug and thought ourselves protected by Linux's superior design, with security built-in and not added as an afterthought. Most of all, we thought ourselves protected by the thousand upon thousands of eyes that were pouring over the code and making sure that any vulnerabilities that snuck through were caught by the white hats long before the black hats had a clue.

Kids Day Out: From Curiosity to Creativity

Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:31:11 AM
This year at LinuxCon North America in Toronto, The Linux Foundation partnered with MakerKids and Kids on Computers to organize a day-long event focused on getting school-aged children interested in learning more about computer programming. The Kids Day workshops included projects around Linux, Arduino, robots, and more.

This Week in Open Source: Microsoft Expands Open Source Love, 498/500 Supercomputers Run Linux, and More

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:36:49 AM
This week in Linux and OSS news, Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member; a powerful move that signifies its commitment to open source, 498 out of 500 supercomputers run Linux, and more! This week was a big one for open source. Make sure you're caught up with our weekly digest.

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    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

Games for GNU/Linux

Mageia 5.1 Released, Tumbleweed's Latest, Most Secure

The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more