“I'm going to be maintaining the 3.14 kernel as a ‘longterm’ kernel for the next two years, so mention that on the kernel.org site,” Greg Kroah-Hartman said in a short email on July 3, 2014...
Trust in government is not exactly at an all-time high. Sure, there are oppressive governments such as Iran and China that filter and block web content, but even the USA has a spotty record. With all the news of PRISM and other spying programs, it is hard to tell which way is up anymore.
One way to solve this dilemma is through transparency and honesty. Unfortunately, as long as governments use closed-source software, it is hard to audit and trust the actions. Today, Canonical announces that not only has Munich taken an open approach to computing with Ubuntu, but the city is saving millions of euros too. Using open-source software and saving money? Hell, maybe all governments should make the switch to Linux.
Reddit: Need advice/recommendations: Lenovo Switzerland won't sell me a ThinkPad without an OS or with Linux pre-installed. "All our laptops are sold with Windows, it is unfortuantely not possible for us to sell any laptops without Windows installed on th
"… If you chose to install a different operating system yourself, please be aware that you might void your warranty.
"We regret the inconvenience." –– Customer Service for the third-party reseller Lenovo employs.
I've been using Linux (Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based distros) for five years and am in need of a new laptop. I know someone who uses a ThinkPad X1 Carbon at work (the specs on which I rather like) and seeing Lenovo on the list of hardware certified by Ubuntu I contacted Lenovo directly to ask if I could get one without an OS installed. No luck.
I wanted to know if you had any recommendations for reliable hardware sold in CH/DE/FR that I could get without a pre-installed OS. Any vendors I can contact who might be more helpful?
I've heard both good and bad things about Dell so I would be grateful for any experience you may have had with their products.
I'm looking for a light laptop, 13"–15", SSD maybe, long battery life…
Thank you!submitted by RaoOfPhysics
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Reddit: I want to replace my company's server (currently Windows Server 2008) over to an FOSS alternative. What config do you recommend? (details inside)
Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this. If so, please let me know.
I am looking into replacing my company's Windows server with a Linux alternative, using mostly free and, when sensible, open source software. We outsource our IT to an external IT company, but they are useless and given our need to use Linux a lot of the time, they don't provide any knowledge or support - we're basically on our own here.
Instead of paying for this terrible support (even Windows issues seem to stump them), I am looking to propose a business case to move our server to Linux. We have the following components running (off the top of my head):
- Microsoft Exchange - mail server
- Bugzilla - issue tracking
- Subversion - version control
- Git - more version control!
- XAMPP web server (internal)
- S/FTP site (external)
- Shared drive and personal networked drive
- and many more...
What I am asking is two-fold:
What do I need to learn to be able to administer this setup, and do you have any recommended resources to learn this stuff?
What recommendations would you make for an OS, mail server and web server?
Thank you in advance for your advice and feedback - it is very welcome!submitted by bobarob
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Recent reports from Facebook and Google confirmed what we’ve known all along: the giants of tech have a diversity problem. But in the world of open source, the problem is even worse.
According to a survey conducted last year, only about 11 percent of open source contributors are women. Meanwhile, women account for 23 percent of all computer programmers and 39.5 percent of web developers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There is no questioning the power of Unreal Engine 4, but Linux users so far had nothing official to test this awesome engine.
However, the wait is finally over, as Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 has officially received its first batch of demos for the users of Linux.
The demos introduced to the operating system include the Elemental Demo, Effects Cave Demo, Realistic Rendering Demo, Reflections Subway Demo, Mobile Temple Demo, Sci-Fi Hallway Demo, Stylized Demo and Blueprint Examples Demo.
I'm running a main host machine on Ubuntu for the company I work at. It wants me to set up a backup program, but none that I have tried have worked as I want them to. I could simply program one myself, but handling the entire database of my company is not something I wish to screw up.
What I need it to do:
Smart, scheduled deletion of old backups (keep one backup for each week, then of each month, then of each year)
The only one I've found that meets these conditions is Back in Time, but that turned out to randomly decide to backup empty files. I didn't find out until much later. grrrrsubmitted by gummz
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Linus Torvalds: Things have calmed down nicely, and everything seems pretty normal.
Dubbed Ultimate Edition 4.2 Lite, the brand new release of this Linux-based operating system is now derived from the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) distribution and uses MATE 1.8.0 as its default desktop environment.
The good news is that Ultimate Edition 4.2 is now an LTS (Long Term Support) release and will be supported with security patches and software updates until year 2019.
Zbigniew Konojacki announced the stable release of the 4MLinux 9.0 Allinone Edition operating system, which includes the 4MLinux 9.0 Media Edition, 4MLinux 9.0 Game Edition, 4MLinux 9.0 Rescue Edition, and 4MLinux 9.0 Server Edition distributions.
For Karen Sandler, software freedom isn't simply a technical matter. Nor is it a purely ideological one.
It's a matter of life and death.
Sandler, Executive Director of the non-profit Software Freedom Conservancy, says software freedom became personal when she realized her pacemaker/defibrillator was running code she couldn't analyze. For nearly a decade—first at the Software Feedom Law Center, then at the GNOME Foundation before Conservancy—she's been an advocate for the right to examine the software on which our lives depend.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of the Linux 3.10.47 LTS (Long Term Support) kernel, along with the Linux kernels 3.4.97 LTS, 3.14.11 LTS and 3.15.4.