Neon OEM Mod…arghhh
For years and years already Ubuntu’s installer, Ubiquity, has an OEM mode. And for years and years I know it doesn’t really work with the Qt interface.
An understandable consequence of not actually having any real-life use cases of course, disappointing all the same. As part of the KDE Slimbook project I took a second and then a third look at the problems it was having and while it still is not perfect it is substantially better than before.
KDE Plasma 5.9 Desktop Launches with Global Menus, Better Wayland Support
Today, January 30, 2017, KDE had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.
The development cycle of KDE Plasma 5.9 took only a few months, but considering the fact that it's not a long-term supported (LTS) version like KDE Plasma 5.8, which is the recommended version right now for all users, we think that it's a pretty hefty update adding quite a bunch of new features and improving Wayland support.
- KDE Plasma 5.9 Released, This Is What’s New
KDE Plasma 5.9 Hits The Web With Global Menus, Better Wayland Support
KDE Plasma 5.9 introduces interactive previews for notifications, drag-and-drop improvements throughout the desktop, window switching in the task manager using Meta + number shortcuts, Breeze styling improvements, Global Menus have returned to the KDE desktop, general theme and UI improvements, a new network configuration module, and continued work on Wayland support.
Sandvine Virtual Series Achieves Certification with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0
The Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform combines the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® with Red Hat OpenStack technology to deliver a scalable and secure foundation that allows Communications Service Providers to build and manage a virtualized carrier network.
European Bioinformatics Institute and Red Hat Collaborate to Enhance Global Biological Research Capabilities
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is using Red Hat OpenStack Platform to deliver the scale and flexibility required to drive its Embassy Cloud project. The goal of Embassy Cloud is to transform the way collaborative research, such as pan-cancer analysis, tackles the world’s toughest biological challenges.
- Stock Survey: Viewing Levels for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
Sometimes it’s good to stop worrying about the world and just work on my internship
As I’m sure many of you know, living in the US is worrying right now.
The affinity mapping and brainstorming post contained a bunch of initial mockups which I basically threw together to try to cover the things we came up with during brainstorming. Máirín Duffy (Mo) reviewed and commented on each of those, both in the ticket and sometimes in IRC, email, and other such places.
CSS and mockups
I want to get a better feel for CSS, so Máirín Duffy (Mo) and I spent three hours last week figuring out how to moving a pixel perfect mockup to CSS. This was made up almost entirely of background stuff, but we got a lot of useful information in the process. We will continue working on this sometime this week.
Welcome Fedora Quality Planet
Hello, I’d like to introduce a new sub-planet of Fedora Planet to you, located at http://fedoraplanet.org/quality/ (you don’t need to remember the URL, there’s a sub-planet picker in the top right corner of Fedora Planet pages that allows you to switch between sub-planets).
Fedora Quality Planet will contain news and useful information about QA tools and processes present in Fedora, updates on our quality automation efforts, guides for package maintainers (and other teams) how to interact with our tools and checks or understand the reported failures, announcements about critical issues in Fedora releases, and more.
Scratch group projects – 2017
It’s January, so it must be time for this year’s Scratch projects from my grade 10 students. We’re moving on to python, but I’ve posted their projects at http://scratch.lesbg.com Feel free to play them and rate them. This is a first attempt for students, so do please be gentle on the ratings.
- Free software activities in January 2017
My Free Software Activities in January 2017
My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed A Second Time
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was supposed to ship in mid-January and then up until today was expected to be released on Thursday. But now it's being delayed at least one more week.
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS had been delayed due to some parts of its hardware enablement (HWE) stack being changed, they decided in mid-January to push back the release to 2 February. Now today they've decided to delay it a second time due to an unrelated problem.
- Barix Brings Linux Open Source Programmability To Barionet I/O Device
Barix to Introduce Barionet 1000 Universal I/O Device
At ISE 2017, Barix will introduce the Barionet 1000, the latest member of the company’s universal programmable I/O device family for IP-based control and automation applications. In contrast to other Barionet devices that use the proprietary Barix ABCL programming language, the Barionet 1000 is the first device to be programmable in Linux using the Open WRT framework. It is also the first Barionet device to integrate wireless support and a USB port for emerging control and automation connectivity needs.
So I want to attempt to learn and understand the linux environment as much as possible. So where do I go from there? I don't know really how to code but I want to try and work with it to some extent so I can development a comfortable work space. Such as working with tools as Openbox or awesome.submitted by /u/Alex10111
Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference Includes Talks By Alluxio, Facebook, LinkedIn, Red Hat, and More
The Linux Foundation today announced the speaker lineup for the Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference, taking place March 22-23 in Cambridge, MA.
The Linux Foundation Announces Session Lineup for Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference
Vault brings together the leading developers and users in filesystems and storage in the Linux kernel and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education. Linux has been at the center of the advances in data, filesystems and storage with its widespread use in cloud computing, Big Data and other data-intensive computing workloads. At Vault, hardware vendors collaborate within the Linux community to develop cutting-edge storage hardware, helping transform Linux into a leader in the storage industry.
I'm trying to build a PC that will run only Linux. I have heard that researching and making sure your parts are compatible with Linux is important to this process, but I cannot find any sort of confirmation on any parts that I have found.
So far I have only been searching for a motherboard (that's as far as I've gotten) using PCPartPicker.com. I have researched a number of motherboards trying to figure out if they will work with Linux and I cannot find anything.
I've tried using Linux Mint's Hardware Database and Ubuntu's Component catalog but everything I am finding on those seem to be either 5 years old and only for sale used or not for sale at all.
I feel like I'm missing something here.
So how can I verify that these parts will work with Linux before I spend money on them?submitted by /u/This_Ones_For_Them
Razer just bought Android phone startup Nextbit
Green-and-black game hardware maker Razer announced today that it's acquired Nextbit, a California-based startup responsible for the "Robin" (pictured) Android-powered smartphone.
This is a notable purchase for Razer, which in recent years has snapped up both THX and Ouya as it launched first an Android-powered micro-console and then its own VR headset.
This Android Phone Is the Perfect Samsung Note 7 Replacement
The good: Long battery life, Good camera with a wide range of controls, Easy to grip without a case
The bad: Includes excessive apps, Not water and dust resistant, No virtual assistant at launch
Who should buy: Android fans looking for a great large phone with long battery life.
- How to add custom ringtones to your Android phone
- Everything we hope to see in the Android Wear 2.0 update
- Google Paid Out $3 Million to Bug Researchers in 2016; Nearly $1 Million for Android
- Sorry, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 owners won't get the next Android update
- Most free Android VPNs leak data and many don’t even use encryption, says study [Ed: Why people must never rely on proprietary software whose underlying behaviour cannot be ascertained w/o reverse-engineered]
- How to replace Shield Android TV remote batteries
- Android Nougat S7 Edge UPDATE - Samsung users struggle, as Android 7.1.2 hits Google Pixel
The Ibex Pro is one supercharged machine that will probably hurt your electric bill.
System76's fastest Ibex Pro with Ubuntu Server 16.10 packs some crazy horsepower with Intel's latest 22-core Xeon E5 v4 chips and eight Nvidia Tesla P100 graphics processors.
It's got the same number of GPUs as Nvidia's superfast DGX-1, which is being used for deep learning. System76 is targeting the Ibex Pro -- which is a rack server -- at the same market as the DGX-1. The server has fewer, but newer, CPUs, compared to the DGX-1.
OPNsense 17.1 is now available as the newest release of this network-focused FreeBSD-based operating system forked from pfSense.
It's now been two years since the first official release of OPNsense and to celebrate they have out a big update. OPNsense 17.1 re-bases to using FreeBSD 11.0, there's now a SSH remote installer, new language support, more hardening features used from HardenedBSD, new plugins, integrated authentication via PAM, and many other improvements. Some of the new plug-ins include FTP Proxy, Tinc VPN, and Let's Encrypt support.
The Italian Association for Free Software Geographic Information Systems (GFOSS.it) is conducting a survey to collect information about the use of this kind of software in Italy’s public sector. The results will be made public at the GFOSS.it meeting, in Genoa from 8 to 11 February.