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TuxMachines: Learn OpenStack with Linux Foundation Instructor Tim Serewicz

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:50:43 PM

When Tim Serewicz started teaching Linux system administration classes at IBM, his boss thought Linux was “just a fad." Serewicz has since made a full-time career out of teaching admins the latest technologies in the ever-evolving and growing Linux ecosystem. He has taught at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat and now teaches OpenStack and Linux performance and tuning courses for Linux Foundation Training.

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TuxMachines: BQ Aquaris E5: An Ubuntu Edition Phone that severely disappoints

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:42:57 PM

I can't begin to tell you how saddened I am that I've had to write this. I wanted the Ubuntu Phone to completely blow me away and pull me from the Android platform with ease and grace. Instead, it solidified my opinion that jumping into the ring with Android and Apple is a fight that most aren't really ready to take up.

Please, Canonical, go back to the drawing board and return with a UI that makes sense... or simply return all of your focus on what you do best and leave the mobile platform to Google and Apple.

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Linux.com: What You Need to Know About Fedora’s Switch From Yum to DNF

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:51 PM

If you’re a fan of Fedora, and you’ve upgraded to release 22, you might have noticed a major change under the hood. The familiar (and long-standing) Yum package manager is gone. In its place is the much more powerful and intelligent Dandified Yum (DNF).

Phoronix: 6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:01 PM
With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.

Reddit: GNOME Photos - Future Plans

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:32:10 PM
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LXer: Steam for Linux Usage Continues Its Downward Spiral in June

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:12:17 PM
The Steam for Linux platform got a great start, but for some strange reason the number of users has constantly been decreasing for the past few months and it looks like it's not stopping, although the rate seems to be changing.

Reddit: KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.3

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:51:59 PM

LXer: Latest Windows 10 Build Has Some Cool Linux Features

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:38:24 PM
Windows 10 is about to launch in less than a month, and it's going to be a very interesting release. We had a chance to play with the latest build, and at least a couple of things have jumped out that you could say are flattering towards Linux..

Phoronix: KDE Applications 15.04.3 Fixes Bugs

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:28:48 PM
Hot off the release of KDE Plasma 5.3.2, the KDE development community has announced the release of Applications 15.04.3...

Reddit: MP3 Players & Netgear WiFi USB

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:26:01 PM

Does anyone know if my Netgear USB WiFi Dongle will work with Ubuntu?

Also, I just bought a cheap basic MP3 player for the gym, will that work with Linux and let me transfer MP3's to it?

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LXer: The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 08:20:39 AM
An interview with Debian Project Leader Neil McGovern about his GNOME-based setup. Neil also discusses his love of IRC.

Reddit: Linux user since yesterday, help with java please.

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 08:15:48 AM

I'm not planning on coding/developing or anything, I just want java so I can use it to play minecraft mainly. Can someone help me out, I'm not lazy just inexperienced.

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LXer: What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 04:31:55 AM
... we need cybersecurity. It’s important. And what we’re getting isn’t working. Because what we call cybersecurity isn’t security.

LXer: Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 07:00:05 PM
Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works. Is there an alternative to Grive?

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New FCC Rules May Prevent Installing OpenWRT on WiFi Routers

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. Read more

DHI Group plans to sell off Slashdot and Sourceforge

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. Read more

Today in Techrights

Leftovers: OSS

  • Open Technology Week looks at potential of open-source tech
    Experts from industry and academia gathered in Cambridge at the weekend to discuss just that as part of the city's first Open Technology Week. Open technology refers to items for which the source code or designs are available free of charge for users to use and modify.
  • Intel to shift Hillsboro engineers to Texas for open source project
    Intel Corp. engineers from Portland will play a role in the development in a new tech development center that's opening in San Antonio. As the San Antonio Business Journal reports, Intel announced a significant investment with Rackspace in a new OpenStack Innovation Center that will be based at Rackspace's headquarters in San Antonio.
  • 10 tips for better documentation
    Last July, after a full week at OKFestival, I managed to find enough energy to attend the Write the Docs EU Berlin Unconference. I only managed to attend one day of the event, but it was worth it because Paul Adams, a free software advocate and Director of Engineering at KDAB, led a discussion in which we came up with rules for helping documentation teams be more productive:
  • This is why your open source project is failing
    At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project—and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.
  • NPR releases open source social media tools for newsrooms
    The helpful folks at NPR have released a collection of fully customisable, open source tools to help journalists create visually engaging images for social media. The tools – called Quotable, Factlist and Waterbug – were announced last night by Brian Boyer, editor of the NPR visuals team, as an easy way "for you to create those fashionable social graphics for your news organisation".
  • Growing pains: Open source ubiquity raises ownership, governance issues
    Overlapping scope and membership can confuse users, Miniman warns. Unlike the rules produced by standards committees, foundations don’t guarantee interoperability between implementations. IT organizations need to develop an understanding of how open communities operate, how different licensing models work and how they can become actively involved in shaping open source software.