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With 4 Days Left, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Larry Lessig, And Barbara Van Schewick Beg Europe To Close Net Neutrality Loopholes

Saturday 16th of July 2016 12:19:31 PM
Europe only has a few days left to ensure that its member countries are actually protected by real net neutrality rules. As we've been discussing, back in October the European Union passed net neutrality rules, but they were so packed with loopholes to not only be useful, but actively harmful in that they effectively legalize net neutrality violations by large telecom operators.

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Saturday 16th of July 2016 10:25:09 AM
The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes. The prplSecurity framework is one of the chief projects of the Imagination Technologies backed, Linaro-like prpl Foundation, which is developing open source Linux and Android code for MIPS processors.

How To Setup A Web Server And Host Website On Your Own Linux Computer?

Saturday 16th of July 2016 08:30:47 AM
Welcome to small tutorial series of hosting website on Linux machine. This series of articles will teach how to setup a web server on Linux computer and make it available online. The website we'll host on our personal computer can be accessed from around the globe. In this article(Part 1), we are going to install all the required tools to setup web server.

Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric -- it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

Saturday 16th of July 2016 06:36:25 AM
All that nagware hasn't workedWhen Windows 10 launched, Microsoft claimed it would have the new operating system on a billion devices by mid-2018. That isn't going to happen, however, Redmond has now admitted.…

SBC, COM, and dev kit tap octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung SoC

Saturday 16th of July 2016 04:42:03 AM
sModule’s SBC, COM, and development kit run Ubuntu 12.04 or Android 4.4 on a 1.4GHz octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818 SoC. Shenzhen-based sModule Technology is a subsidiary of CoreWind that has primarily made wireless modules, but has recently jumped into Linux- and Android-ready computer-on-modules and development kits, as does CoreWind itself. Recently, sModule released several boards […]

Good News: Carla Hayden Easily Approved As The New Librarian Of Congress

Saturday 16th of July 2016 02:47:41 AM
She's shown in the past a willingness to stand up and fight against government surveillance and for freedom of speech and access to information. Her positions on copyright are less clear, but as she's now in charge of the Copyright Office, hopefully she'll bring some much needed balance to that office, and a greater recognition, as a librarian, of the importance of access to information, rather than locking up all info.

PC Shipments Rose in the U.S. During Q2

Saturday 16th of July 2016 12:53:19 AM
In the U.S., PC shipments rose nearly 5 percent.

Managing a Headless VirtualBox Installation with phpvirtualbox (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

Friday 15th of July 2016 10:58:57 PM
Phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox in headless servers (like in the tutorial VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server). This tutorial explains how to install phpvirtualbox on an Ubuntu 16.04 server to manage a locally installed, headless VirtualBox.

How Open Source Is Becoming the Core of All Software

Friday 15th of July 2016 09:50:20 PM
The open source development model is taking over the enterprise. Two companies that were late coming to the OSS table but which now contribute much code are Cisco and Capital One.

The benefits of getting involved in tech communities

Friday 15th of July 2016 08:41:43 PM
A common piece of advice thrown around in tech circles is to "get involved," but what does that mean, exactly?In her Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talk, Ginny Ghezzo encouraged tech professionals to attend local tech events and meetups and gave a few great reasons for doing so:read more

GNOME Maps Hits A Dead End

Friday 15th of July 2016 07:33:06 PM
Another example of the dangers of FOSS software relying heavily on 'free' services. The MapQuest mapping service has now discontinued direct tile access leaving the GNOME Maps app with no immediate alternative.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Friday 15th of July 2016 06:24:29 PM
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

What do we mean when we talk about open music?

Friday 15th of July 2016 05:15:52 PM
Learning about Bolero's recent entry into the public domain made me think about the concept of "open music" in general. Where is it found? What characteristics define open music? And so I've let my favorite search engine help me do detective work to see what a hunt for open music turns up.read more

One in five consumers upgraded to Win10 for free instead of buying a PC

Friday 15th of July 2016 04:07:15 PM
Just why were retail sales s*$%t last year? Microsoft's OS roll out didn't helpMicrosoft’s free upgrade of Windows 10 hit PC makers where it hurt though the extent of this was apparently a surprise to the software giant, data druids at Gartner have claimed.…

Canonical Patches Security Issue on Ubuntu Forums, Passwords Weren't Compromised

Friday 15th of July 2016 02:58:38 PM
It would appear that, on the day of July 14, 2016, the Ubuntu Forums were compromised by someone who managed to get past the security measures implemented by Canonical and access the forum's database.

New journal HardwareX to promote open source hardware for science

Friday 15th of July 2016 01:50:01 PM
To bring scientific hardware into the mainstream and reward scientists that develop it, the largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, has just announced a new open access journal: HardwareX. The purpose of HardwareX is to help accelerate the distribution of low-cost high-quality open source scientific hardware.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Friday 15th of July 2016 12:41:24 PM
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

Friday 15th of July 2016 11:44:13 AM
The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base […]

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Friday 15th of July 2016 10:47:02 AM
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Upgrade to Linux Mint 18 from Linux Mint 17.3 is now available

Friday 15th of July 2016 09:49:51 AM
Few days back Linux Mint 18 Sarah released with Cinnamon and Mate flavours.The users on previous versions were said to wait for the upgrade to arrive.Now the wait has come to an end,now users on Linux Mint 17.3 can upgrade to the latest release.

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Debian and Ubuntu News

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  • Snap interfaces for sandboxed applications
    Last week, we took a look at the initial release of the "portal" framework developed for Flatpak, the application-packaging format currently being developed in GNOME. For comparison, we will also explore the corresponding resource-control framework available in the Snap format developed in Ubuntu. The two packaging projects have broadly similar end goals, as many have observed, but they tend to vary quite a bit in the implementation details. Naturally, those differences are of particular importance to the intended audience: application developers. There is some common ground between the projects. Both use some combination of techniques (namespaces, control groups, seccomp filters, etc.) to restrict what a packaged application can do. Moreover, both implement a "deny by default" sandbox, then provide a supplemental means for applications to access certain useful system resources on a restricted or mediated basis. As we will see, there is also some overlap in what interfaces are offered, although the implementations differ. Snap has been available since 2014, so its sandboxing and resource-control implementations have already seen real-world usage. That said, the design of Snap originated in the Ubuntu Touch project aimed at smartphones, so some of its assumptions are undergoing revision as Snap comes to desktop systems. In the Snap framework, the interfaces that are defined to provide access to system resources are called, simply, "interfaces." As we will see, they cover similar territory to the recently unveiled "portals" for Flatpak, but there are some key distinctions. Two classes of Snap interfaces are defined: one for the standard resources expected to be of use to end-user applications, and one designed for use by system utilities. Snap packages using the standard interfaces can be installed with the snap command-line tool (which is the equivalent of apt for .deb packages). Packages using the advanced interfaces require a separate management tool.
  • Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Reaches End Of Life Today (July 28)
  • Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak Gets A Unity HUD-Like Searchable Menu
    MATE HUD, a Unity HUD-like tool that allows searching through an application's menu, was recently uploaded to the official Yakkety Yak repositories, and is available (but not enabled) by default in Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

Tablet review: BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

As employees have become more and more flexible in recent years thanks to the power and performance of mobile devices, the way we work has changed dramatically. We frequently chop and change between smartphones, tablets and laptops for different tasks, which has led to the growth of the hybrid market – devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Apple’s iPad Pro – that provide the power and functionality of a laptop with the mobility and convenience of a tablet. Read more