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TuxMachines: Microsoft Versus GNU/Linux

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:47:54 AM
  • Europe-wide interest in Munich desktop debate

    In the days leading up to the vote, the city received a record-breaking number of comments, one city councillor noted. A handful of activists attended the city hall meeting, and an alliance of German and international free and open source organisations questioned the city's plans in an open letter.

    In a statement, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) says that the door is still open, “although the mandate is highly suggestive, in that it suggests that the existing vendor-neutral approach is to be replaced with a proprietary solution.” The advocacy group says it will continue to campaign: “The vendor-neutral strategy must prevail.”

  • Microsoft open source efforts draw praise [Ed: This article is a lie, based on selective quotes. Microsoft is attacking FOSS using patents and recall what happens in Munich.]

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TuxMachines: Hardware and Linux

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:45:06 AM
  • Snowden calls for AMD to open source

    Whistle blowing spook Edward Snowden says that AMD could kick Intel to death if it open sources its PSP and firmware.

    In an odd tweet, Snowden appeared to be jolly excited about the release of AMD’s new Ryzen desktop processor. But he said that the release of such a good product would be a good moment for AMD to open source their PSP & firmware.

    “In the next cycles, many will discuss replacing Intel. This is a low-cost, low-risk opportunity for AMD to distinguish themselves from Intel on an on-going basis. It's a shame to miss it,” he wrote.

  • AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu – Here is what you have to do to fix constant crashes!
  • AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu - Here is What You Have to Do to Fix Constant Crashes

    Of course, you can always download the kernel of your choice from the Mainline Kernel PPA, and use dpkg to install it yourself as well, rather than rely on their script.

  • How to Build a Linux Rig

    When building a machine, you must take manufacturer into consideration if you’re building for Linux. If you want a Linux machine and don’t want to worry that your build won’t work, there are several vendors to choose from (one of which is Dell). If you want all your Steam games to work, the best choice of Linux to put on it (short of putting Steam OS on it) is Ubuntu Linux. In the following article, I’m going to walk you through how to pick parts for your Linux machine.

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Reddit: Alternatives to Synergy ?

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:39:03 AM

Hi,

A few years ago, I used Synergy to share my mouse between my Windows and Linux computers and it was working quite well and I even donated something I believe. Now I wanted to use it again after a lot of time and noticed that its gone paid :s For now, I've gone back to my two keyboards and mice.

I was wondering if someone knew a good alternative to it ?

Thanks

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TuxMachines: By request, Razer may have a Linux option for its Razer Blade gaming laptop

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:15:20 AM

Razer founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said on Thursday that the company is now looking to support Linux on the Razer Blade laptop. He said that support for the open-source operating system is one of the most common requests for the Razer Blade and that Razer is now looking into the possibility. He is now asking all Linux “enthusiasts” to provide their feedback, suggestions, and ideas in the new Linux Corner section of Razer Insider.

“We decided to lead a new forum section that is dedicated to Linux’s applications for gamers or other creators alike,” the company states in its introductory post. “The Linux Corner is a result of this where fans can now discuss their experience, provide feedback, and talk about everything related to Tux’s OS running on the Razer Blade.”

Also: Microsoft Admits High Cost Of Windows 10 Upgrades

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TuxMachines: Lubuntu-Based Greenie 16.04 Distro Arrives for Slovak and Czech Linux Users

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:35:57 AM

Stanislav Hoferek, the developer of the Lubuntu-based Greenie Linux distribution designed to run on older PCs from ten years ago, was proud to announce the release of Greenie 16.04, which ships in two editions: Desktop and Lite.

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TuxMachines: 7 Essential Tips for Linux Sysadmin Workstation Security

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:32:40 AM

If you’re a sysadmin who works from home, logs in for after-hours emergency support or simply prefers to work from a laptop in your office, you need to do it securely. Preparation and vigilance are essential in keeping your workstation and network safe from hackers.

Anyone who uses a Linux workstation to access and manage their company’s or project's IT infrastructure runs the risk that his or her computer will become an incursion vector against the rest of that infrastructure.

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TuxMachines: Wine 2.3 Released

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:31:32 AM
  • Wine 2.3 Released with Mortal Kombat X, Kholat and The Witcher 3 Improvements

    The Wine development team announced the availability of a new development release of the open-source and cross-platform application that lets Linux and Mac users install and use games and apps made only for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    Wine 2.3 is now the newest development release, the third of its kind after the release of the major Wine 2.0 stable series earlier this year. Prominent features include improvements to ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) support on 64-bit platforms, more Shader Model 5 instructions, and additional work on the Direct3D command stream.

  • Wine 2.3 Released, Still Prepping For The Direct3D CSMT

    Wine 2.3 is out as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot.

  • Wine 2.3 Released

    The Wine development release 2.3 is now available.

  • Wine 2.3 released with more Direct3D command stream and Shader Model 5 work

    Wine 2.3 has officially released today and the developers are continuing their work to improve Wine performance and work on Shader Model 5.

    For those of you that don't know what "Direct3D command stream" means, it's multithreading to improve performance of games ran in Wine with OpenGL.

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LXer: Top 5: New Raspberry Pi Zero, MySQL 8 preview, and more

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight new Raspberry Pi hardware, programming languages for beginners, MySQL 8, and machine learning.Top 5 articles of the week5. Pi Zero Wireless out now for $10Columnist Ben Nuttall introduces a new member of the Raspberry Pi family. The Pi Zero Wireless is the same Pi Zero you've come to love, with WiFi and Bluetooth.read more

Reddit: You might be interested in what OS the Nintendo Switch runs :P

Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:57:58 AM

It's FreeBSD.

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LXer: Kaby Lake-S COM offers PCIe options

Saturday 4th of March 2017 06:06:07 AM
Portwell announced a COM Express Basic Type 6 with Intel’s 7th Gen S-series CPUs, 4x SATA 3, triple displays, and 8x PCIe x1 and PCIe x16 expansion. Portwel’s 125 x 95mm “PCOM-B642VG” COM Express Basic Type 6 entry taps Intel’s higher-end quad- and dual-core S-series desktop-class models. No model details were offered, so presumably the […]

Reddit: Razer seeks perfect linux support

Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:32:24 AM

LXer: IBM is a Massive Patent Bully That Amasses Software Patents, So Invalidation or 'Sharing' of One Single Patent Misses the Point Entirely

Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:11:45 AM
IBM's patent gold rush and worldwide lobbying for software patents yield lawsuits but also draw complaints -- to the point where IBM resorts to face-saving moves and the Patent Office looks foolish for accepting bogus patent applications

LinuxToday: 16 Linux server monitoring commands you really need to know

Saturday 4th of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

If you want to know what's going on with your Linux server, start with these Linux monitoring commands.

LXer: Google's Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can't buy one

Saturday 4th of March 2017 02:39:08 AM
It turns out Google is still making its own high-end Chromebook laptops. It[he]#039[/he]s just not going to sell them to customers.

LXer: Try the Raspberry PIXEL Platform on Your Desktop

Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:44:46 AM
Anyone familiar with Linux likely has some knowledge of the Raspberry Pi. That may not necessarily equate to having experienced one of the greatest embedded platforms on the planet.

TuxMachines: Kube 0.1.0

Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:36:04 PM
  • Release of Kube 0.1.0

    It’s finally done! Kube 0.1.0 is out the door.

    First off, this is a tech preview really and not meant for production use.

  • So what is Kube? (and who is Sink?)

    Kube is further developed in coordination with Roundcube Next, to achieve a consistent user experience across the two interfaces and to ensure that we can collaborate while building the UX.

    A roadmap has been available for some time for the first release here, but in the long run we of course want to go beyond a simple email application. The central aspects of the the problem space that we want to address is communication and collaboration as well as organization. I know this is till a bit fuzzy, but there is a lot of work to be done before we can specify this clearly.

  • KDE's Kube Mail/PIM Client Does Its First Tech Preview Release

    Today marks the release of KDE's new Kube 0.1 project, the first tech preview (pre-production) release of this experimental Kontact based on Qt Quick and Akonadi-Next.

    Kube is self-described by its GitHub repository as "a personal information and collaboration application currently in its early stages of development. It uses Sink for data access and synchronization, and leverages the KDE PIM codebase where possible."

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:35:42 PM
  • NASA Has Just Released Tons Of Free And Open Source Software, Here’s How To Get Them
  • Using open source APM software: InspectIT

    Thus, system failures and poor performance usually have a significant negative impact on a company's reputation and economic success. The discipline of APM (Application Performance Management) comes to the rescue by providing methodologies and tools to ensure a high quality of service. APM tools provide the means to monitor the health of software systems, detect and react on emerging performance anomalies, and allow for the diagnosis of the root causes of performance problems. A set of commercial APM tools (AppDynamics, DynaTrace, NewRelic, etc.) are available that are rich in their scope of functionality and maturity; however, in some cases commercial tools may not be suitable due to license costs, vendor lock-in, or other reasons that can negatively affect companies following an open source strategy.

  • Free Webinar on How To Develop a Winning Speaking Submission from Deb Nicholson and Women in Open Source

    Women in Open Source will kick off a webinar series that will discuss cultivating more diverse viewpoints and voices in open source, including both inspirational ideas and practical tips the community can immediately put into action. The first webinar, “From Abstract to Presentation: How To Develop a Winning Speaking Submission” will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

  • Storytelling in the 21st Century

    Some words for thought from this week’s video on nteract: “Open science isn’t truly open and open source isn’t truly open.”

    [...]

    I work as a technologist at a public library and my undergraduate degree is in philosophy. I like it when I hear technologists talking in these kinds of terms. It’s evidence of someone thinking at a very high level.

  • Peer-review activists push psychology journals towards open data

    An editor on the board of a journal published by the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA) has been asked to resign in a controversy over data sharing in peer review.

    Gert Storms — who says he won’t step down — is one of a few hundred scientists who have vowed that, from the start of this year, they will begin rejecting papers if authors won’t publicly share the underlying data, or explain why they can’t.

    The idea, called the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative, was launched by psychologists hoping to increase transparency in a field beset by reports of fraud and dubious research practices. And the APA, which does not ask that data be made available to peer reviewers or shared openly online, seems set to become an early testing ground for the initiative’s influence. With Storms’ situation still unresolved, the society’s council of editors will discuss whether it should change its policies at a meeting in late March.

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:35:03 PM
  • Security-Oriented Alpine Linux 3.5.2 Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.52 LTS

    Alpine Linux, the open-source security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on BusyBox and musl libc, has been updated earlier to version 3.5.2, the second point release to the stable 3.5 series.

    Alpine Linux 3.5.2 comes one month after the release of Alpine Linux 3.5.1 and brings with it the recently released long-term supported Linux 4.4.52 kernel, as well as numerous up-to-date components, including PHP 7.0.16, lighttpd 1.4.45, Chromium 56.0.2924.76, PostgreSQL 9.6.2, nginx 1.10.3, ZoneMinder 1.30.2, and RackTables 0.20.12.

  • SSH Communications Security's Universal SSH Key Manager

    Today's IAM solutions, warns enterprise cybersecurity expert SSH Communications Security, fail to address fully the requirements of trusted access. Organizations lack an efficient way to manage and govern trusted access credentials and have no visibility into the activities that occur within the secure channels that are created for trusted access operations.

  • Three Years after Heartbleed, How Vulnerable Are You? [Ed: Fools who cling on to hype, marketing and FUD from a Microsoft-connected firm even 3 years later]

    Three years ago, the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library sent the software industry and companies around the world into a panic. Software developers didn't know enough about the open source components used in their own products to understand whether their software was vulnerable — and customers using that software didn't know either.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:34:37 PM
  • Smartphone App: G Translator Pro another Multi-language translator app released on Tizen Store

    Another new Multi-language support translator app is now available on Tizen store named ‘G Translator Pro’, added by Mobiteka group, and it uses the translator services provided by the Google Translate API. Read on to see which features we can use in this app.

  • 13 reasons not to use Chrome
  • Mozilla and BrowserStack Partner to Drive Mobile Testing on Real Devices

    At Mozilla a fundamental part of our beliefs is that all websites should work equally well across all browsers and all devices. The Internet should just work everywhere, flawlessly, with no questions asked. We’re therefore really happy that, as of this week, the BrowserStack team is launching a mobile test capability for Firefox browser products and a unique offering – one year of free testing on Firefox mobile browsers on BrowserStack’s Real Device Cloud. In addition, developers can test Firefox browsers on different desktop operating systems for free for 30 days.

    We know that today the majority of web content consumption and activity is on mobile. That’s what makes BrowserStack’s new Firefox test capability so important for web developers trying to build web compatible mobile sites. And helping developers be more successful with their sites is great for users too, and for Mozilla.

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More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Final Beta Is Out with MATE 1.18, Drops 32-bit PowerPC Support

Ubuntu MATE leader Martin Wimpress is informing Softpedia today about the immediate availability of the Final Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, due for release on April 13, 2017. Read more Also: Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta Released

Today in Techrights

Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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