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TuxMachines: Microsoft Creates Its Own Distribution Of FreeBSD Operating System

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:30:14 AM

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TuxMachines: Debian Artwork, Not-so-FreeBSD, and Slack Updates

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:27:07 AM

Today in Linux news Niels Thykier, of the Debian release team, put out the call for Debian 9 Stretch artwork. The Register covered the announcement of a Microsoft FreeBSD release and Slackware-current received more updates today. Also, let's take a closer look at the new development structure for Firefox beginning with version 48.

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TuxMachines: Do Sony Vaios Dream of Ubuntu MATE?

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:16:04 AM

For years I’ve been toying with the idea of tinkering with Linux and seeing what this whole open source thing is all about. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve been mostly a Windows (and sometimes an OS X) user for most of my adult life (and a Commodore 64 and Apple IIe user when I was much less of an adult). In truth though, I’ve always had a healthy respect for those who dabble in the arcane arts of open source. The DIY aesthetic reminds me of the kids in high school shop class who would make their own guitars, and the punk bands I knew who would record demo tapes in their garages and tour the country in rusty, decades-old vans. The community exudes a spirit of exploration and an overall attitude of “permission be damned” that, as an outsider, I admire.

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LXer: How to Automate Web Application Testing With Docker and Travis

Friday 10th of June 2016 05:57:09 AM
This tutorial is part of a series on how to create CI/CD pipelines for your web applications using Docker containers. It is following up the first part focused on how to use Docker Hub to automatically build your application images.

LXer: Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 USB Drives

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:59:58 AM
Packing a mighty punch in a tiny package is the Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 line of software-free, hardware-encrypted USB drives, which recently added a 480GB version.

LXer: Installing and Securing Nginx Websites on Linux with a Free SSL/TLS Certificate from Let’s Encrypt

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:02:47 AM
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open SSL/TLS Certificate authority (CA) that allows you to acquire Free SSL/TLS Certificates for your web server provided your verify your Domain. In this tutorial I will describe how you can download and install a Free Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate on Linux for Nginx

LXer: New router chips could save open source firmware from FCC rules

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:05:36 AM
A company that designs MIPS processors for networking hardware says it is developing technology that would allow installation of open source firmware on wireless routers while still complying with the US Federal Communications Commission's latest anti-interference rules.

Phoronix: Android-x86 6.0-RC1 Released With OpenGL ES Via Mesa, Linux 4.4.12

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:46:18 AM
After months of Android-x86 6.0 test releases, the Android-x86 "Marshmallow" release is up to the release candidate phase...

LXer: Why Microsoft is turning into an open-source company

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:08:25 AM
Microsoft now has its own BSD Unix operating system, supports Ubuntu as a subsystem on Windows 10, and recently open-sourced the Xamarin software development kit. This is not Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer's Microsoft.

LXer: Carrier board aims DragonBoard 410c SBC at UAV apps

Friday 10th of June 2016 01:11:14 AM
Gumstix and Arrow launched a customizable DragonBoard 410C expansion board for UAV and MAV applications, that adds NimbeLink LTE and camera support. Gumstix and Arrow Electronics announced the availability of a $149 variant of its AeroCore 2 board called the “AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for DragonBoard 410C.”

LXer: Linux Tutorial: Never lose another precious file on your filesystems again with mlocate

Friday 10th of June 2016 12:14:03 AM
Being asked to find needles in haystacks is all too familiar a task for Sysadmins.

LinuxToday: Fedora 24 Linux Has Been Delayed, It Should Now Launch on June 21, 2016

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:23:01 PM

 softpedia: The decision to delay the June 14 release of Fedora 24 was take on June 9, during the usual Fedora 24 Final Go/No-Go meeting.

LXer: How to record your terminal session on Linux

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:16:52 PM
Recording a terminal session may be important in helping someone learn a process, sharing information in an understandable way, and also presenting a series of commands in a proper manner. Whatever the purpose, there are many times when copy-pasting text from the terminal won't be very helpful while capturing a video of the process is quite far-fetched and may not be always possible. In this quick guide, we will take a look at the easiest way to record and share a terminal session in .gif format.

TuxMachines: Gear IconX, the ear buds with a standalone player, oh and it runs Tizen

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:22:11 PM

We have recently covered many news stories relating to the Gear Fit 2, but there was also the announcement of another Tizen based fitness wearable that we kinda overlooked, the Gear Icon X. At the time of the release it was not confirmed as a Tizen wearable device, which later our sources close to the situation confirmed, “Houston we have another Tizen device”.

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LXer: Bruce Byfield Talks ‘Designing With LibreOffice’

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:19:41 PM
Byfield’s thoughtful book on design using LibreOffice can help improve the quality of both online and print material you create with LibreOffice — or even with its progenitor, OpenOffice.

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today's leftovers

  • Calamares 2.3 Installer Released
  • ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 0.3.1 released
    I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo, version 0.3.1 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.
  • There and Back Again: The MongoDB Cloud Story
    Before it was a database company, MongoDB was a cloud company. Founded in 2007 and originally known as 10gen, the company originally intended to build a Java cloud platform. After building a database it called MongoDB, the company realized that the infrastructure software it had built to support its product was more popular than the product itself, and the PaaS company pivoted to become a database company – eventually taking the obvious step of renaming itself to reflect its new purpose.
  • C++17: New Features Coming To 33-Year-Old Programming Language
    The C++17 standard is taking shape and adding new features to the vintage programming language. This major update aims to make C++ an easier language to work with and brings powerful technical specifications.
  • Clearing the Keystone Environment

GNU/Linux Leftovers

Red Hat Summit

  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
  • How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit … everyone
    Even though there have been no major changes announced to the OpenStack platform of late, it was still one of the most talked about subjects at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Red Hat plays a significant role in the development of the platform and is very proud of its contribution to the community.
  • New technologies foster an open-source environment
    In 2007, when 3scale, Inc. was founded, some people thought it was crazy to be investing so much time and energy into API. But Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, Inc., said that even at that time his team knew that the future was API-driven, and they wanted to help that happen.

Leftovers: Gaming