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TuxMachines: Danish OS2 community for open source is professionalising

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 08:37:49 AM

OS2, an open source community open to all Danish public agencies, is in the middle of a professionalisation process. "Over the last year, our focus has been on governance," says Business Manager Rasmus Frey. "We decided on a new organisation and government model at the general assembly last year. This allows us to support projects and products throughout their entire lifecycles, taking them through the various stages of becoming mature open-source projects — to the benefit of the many."

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 08:25:18 AM

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LXer: Introducing the Forum at OpenStack Summit Boston

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 08:07:10 AM
If you are joining the thousands of OpenStack enthusiasts as we converge on Boston for the OpenStack Summit (May 8-11), don't be surprised if someone asks you, "Where is the Design Summit?"This year, nary a Design Summit sign will be found. That's because the Design Summit is no more. True to the ever-evolving, continuously improving nature of open source projects, the OpenStack community is trying something new. The Design Summit has been reorganized and split into two separate events: the Forum and the Project Teams Gathering (PTG).read more

TuxMachines: Kernel: Graphics/Linux

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:47:32 AM

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TuxMachines: The Dell Precision 5520 lets you get to work in Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:39:06 AM

Dell's Precision 5520 is one of the very few laptops to offer a Linux distribution as a pre-installed operating system. Another is Dell's XPS 13 Developer Edition, which offers great performance in a compact size. For people wanting something a little more powerful, the Precision 5520 (which starts at $1,399 but is $2,765.50 as configured) packs workstation levels of power while remaining just shy of four pounds (3.93, to be exact).

Also: Linux Mint 18.2 Ubuntu-based operating system is named 'Sonya'

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LXer: New Set of Fedora 25 Live Respin ISOs Use Linux Kernel 4.10.12, Latest Updates

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:52:50 AM
The Fedora Respins-SIG project, through Ben Williams, is announcing the availability of a new set of updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 25 Linux operating system.

TuxMachines: Trump Puts Microsoft in Charge

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:51:39 AM

Leading the council will be Chris Liddell, a former Microsoft executive tapped by Trump in the early days of his presidency specifically to work with the private sector, a White House official said.

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Reddit: Interesting new desktop Linux software you have discovered recently?

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:50:55 AM

What is some new Linux software for a desktop you have discovered recently and think others should know about it?

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Reddit: TIL - When your youtube-dl download fail, you can repeat the same command and it will start where it stopped

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:47:51 AM

If your download fail at 24% - if you repeat the same command it will start at 24% instead of again from 0%. If again at 98%, again, you just repeat the command and it will start from 98%. Youtube-dl is great!

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TuxMachines: Announcing Koozali SME Server 9.2 Final

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:36:53 AM

The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of Koozali SME Server 9.2 Final, based on CentOS 6.9, which is the stable release of Koozali SME Server 9.#.

We dedicate this release of SME Server 9.2 to Tony Keane who passed away on 1st April, 2016. He was a long time user and supporter of Koozali SME Server and one of the founding members of the Koozali Foundation.

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TuxMachines: Stuart Keroff Receives Distinguished Humanitarian Award for Asian Penguins

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:33:11 AM

Stuart Keroff, a visionary middle school teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently received a distinguished humanitarian award for his work in founding Asian Penguins computer club at the Community School of Excellence. This club refurbishes computers with Linux to be used both at the school itself and to deliver to the homes of students who don’t own a computer at home. View the video made by the Minnesota State University – Mankato Campus – to learn more about this award.

Also: Linux Journal May 2017

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:23:39 AM
  • The great open-source software debate: Does this model have a future?

    It sounds like a good idea in concept: Outsource costly software development and testing operations to a community of skilled developers who work for free.

    Then take the fruits of their labors and package it up with other add-ons and extensions – also created by other people for free – and sell it to enterprises that can’t be bothered with all the hassle of configuration, installation and support. Undercut your competition’s prices by 90 percent and still make money because your development costs are near zero. Rinse and repeat in other product categories.

  • Rockbox 3.14 Open-Source Jukebox Firmware Released After 4 Years of Development

    Rockbox, an open-source project providing a complete, feature-rich replacement for the proprietary software of numerous digital audio players, putting users in charge of the device, reaches version 3.14 after many years in development.

  • Open Community Conference CFP Closes This Week

    This coming weekend is the Community Leadership Summit in Austin (I hope to see you all there!), but there is another event I am running which you need to know about.

  • Learn the basics of PowerShell for Linux [Ed: This is Microsoft E.E.E. Never be foolish enough to drag PowerShell lock-in into GNU/Linux]
  • PGI Community Edition

    PGI Community Edition includes a no-cost license to a recent release of the PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for multicore CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, including all OpenACC, OpenMP and CUDA Fortran features. The PGI Community Edition enables development of performance-portable HPC applications with uniform source code across the most widely used parallel processors and systems.

  • PGI 2017 v17.4 Compiler Released

    Yesterday marked an updated release of a community edition build for the NVIDIA-owned PGI code compiler that focuses on code compilation for CPU and GPU execution.

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TuxMachines: Android for Hackers

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:22:10 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:20:51 AM
  • FreeOrion, the open source game inspired by Master of Orion has a massive new release today

    The main big addition of this new release is the addition of Fighters and Carriers. So during battles you will be able to launch Fighters, good for attacking enemy ships, but very weak.

    They have also introduced basic support for alliances, but the AI cannot use it yet. They say it's mainly useful for multiplayer games right now.

  • OpenSpades Snap - pew pew

    OpenSpades is a super-fun "Open-Source Voxel First Person Shooter". I've been playing it for a while both on my GameOS desktop and under WINE on Linux. For whatever reason the upstream OpenSpades on github project had no Linux builds available for download, and I was lazy so I used WINE, which worked just fine.

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TuxMachines: Slackel 7.0 "Live Openbox"

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:58:50 AM

Slackel 7.0 Live Openbox has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix.

Includes the Linux kernel 4.4.38 and latest updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree.

The 64-bit iso image support booting on UEFI systems.
The 32-bit iso image support both i686 PAE SMP and i486, non-PAE capable systems.
Iso images are isohybrid
Iso images can be used as installation media.

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Reddit: Anybody noticed the extremely high refresh rate for the DL speed and ETA when using youtube-dl?

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:58:25 AM

I'm sitting here and this thing seems to be going at 30Hz or something.

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TuxMachines: Intel Back Doors

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:54:29 AM
  • Intel Confirms Vulnerability In Intel AMT/ME

    Many of you already have expressed your displeasure over Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) and Management Engine (ME) for various reasons in the past and now it's been disclosed that for years there has been a vulnerability in this business-oriented feature that could open your Intel systems up to attackers.

    Intel Active Management Technology, Intel Small Business Technology, and Intel Standard Manageability are subject to a hole allowing an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the management features for these products. The issue was made public today via INTEL-SA-00075.

  • Secure Boot booted from Debian 9 'Stretch'

    Debian's release team has decided to postpone its implementation of Secure Boot.

    In a release update from last week, release team member Jonathan Wiltshire wrote that “At a recent team meeting, we decided that support for Secure Boot in the forthcoming Debian 9 'stretch" would no longer be a blocker to release. The likely, although not certain outcome is that stretch will not have Secure Boot support.'

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.