As we free folk know, the hardware doesn't need to be free, we need just open firmware if it's loadable and open drivers. And not tivoized interface.
How many hardware pieces of this type exists? I keep hearing about some Chinese MIPS processors, old RadeonHD driver that didn't need closed firmware to load etc etc (Freedreno?).
Have you used that kind of hardware? Why the companies that distributed it failed to be profitable/supported? How much does it lag behind modern CPUs and GPUs like Intel/AMD/Nvidia/Qualcomm?
P.S. I'm not trying to convert people here, just kind of anxious about the road companies are taking us to. Firmware signing from NVIDIA, firmware signing from Intel, laws that defend closed modems, laws that defend closed routers. Does free folk even have a chance now?..submitted by Antic1tizen
Today, July 28, Canonical published details about new Linux kernel updates for its Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, urging users to update the installations as soon as possible.
Hi Guys, Im trying to use grep to search the folder configs and output everything file that has the interface Tunnel100 in there.
I am using something like this.
grep -x 'interface Tunnel100' /configs/
Now where I am stuck is that I want the results from the above to be searched again using another expression such as grep -x 'Image: Software' so I can get the line with Image: Software in there. Basically a 2 searches, the second one being against the results of the first.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thankssubmitted by bleeping_noodle
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Ubuntu MATE recently decided to drop the Ubuntu Software Center and it will not longer be available with the upcoming 15.10 Alpha 2 release. This is interesting in itself, but this editorial is about another aspect. From the looks of it, a very large part of the Ubuntu and Linux community really hates the Ubuntu Software Center.
Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset.
Following three years of development and nine months of testing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday announced that its Aurora database engine is now generally available to customers.
AWS first debuted Aurora during its re:Invent conference in November 2014, positioning the database as a lower cost, higher performance alternative to the widely used open source MySQL database and other similar commercial offerings.
The Cinnamon desktop is the only popular desktop environment that Fedora does not have a Spin for.
But that should change, unless something really bad happens, starting from Fedora 23, which is scheduled for release later this October.
Proteus is a powerful laptop from Entroware that ships only with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE. Its makers have just announced that they are now equipping the Proteus model with a video card at no extra cost for new users.
Vector Light Linux, a distribution based on Slackware that uses the IceWM window manager by default, has been released and is now available for download.
Many cheap WiFi routers are sold with the vendor firmware, but the most popular ones likely also support OpenWRT, which some users may prefer as it is much more customizable. However, this may soon become more difficult according to a talk at the upcoming “Wireless Battle of the Mesh” which will take place on August 3-8 in Maribor, Slovenia.
More recently, SourceForge has been accused of a whole lot of bad behavior with injecting malware into some of the open source projects it hosts. Although SourceForge representatives explained that they only intended to modify "abandoned" projects and publicly denied any wrongdoing, it was difficult to square that statement with its apparent tampering with the download packages of well-known and clearly-not-abandoned projects like image editor GIMP and network scanning tool nmap.