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Phoronix: Intel Sends In Their Final Batch Of DRM Updates For Linux 4.15

Friday 27th of October 2017 09:21:58 AM
Intel's open-source developers working on their i915 Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver have had a very busy cycle preparing a lot of new code for the upcoming Linux 4.15...

Reddit: Data Driven Analysis: /tmp on tmpfs

Friday 27th of October 2017 09:12:41 AM

TuxMachines: My first open source experience: 4 takeaways

Friday 27th of October 2017 08:53:16 AM

A month ago, the term open source meant little to me. Then I enrolled in a class called "Foundations of an Open Source World," and now open source principles are integral to my way of thinking, and the community constantly amazes me.

As a complete open source rookie, I often wished for an instruction manual to help ease my transition into the community. Following are four takeaways from my journey, in hopes that they will help other newcomers.

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LXer: Linux Mint to No Longer Offer a KDE Edition After Release of Linux Mint 18.3

Friday 27th of October 2017 08:11:46 AM
Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre announced that the upcoming Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" operating system is the last release to ship with a KDE edition.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:40:59 AM

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TuxMachines: Servers: PaaS, Containers, SUSE, and Fedora

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:39:10 AM
  • Platform-as-a-Service: The Key to Running a Continuous Deployment Pipeline

    A six-year veteran of continuously deploying swarms of microservices to various Platform-as-a-Service environments, Ben Dodd kicked off a recent London Continuous Delivery Meetup by asking: What is the relationship you want to have with your Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)?

    Using the following metaphor of “Pizza-as-a-Service,” he says you’re only supposed to concentrate on what you want to accomplish, only focusing on the immediate task at hand: “Only care about our pizza, everything else is someone else’s concern.”

  • But I don't know what a container is

    I've been speaking about security in DevOps—also known as "DevSecOps"*—at a few conferences and seminars recently, and I've started to preface the discussion with a quick question: "Who here understands what a container is?" Usually I don't see many hands going up,**  so I've started briefly explaining what containers*** are before going much further.

    To be clear: You can do DevOps without containers, and you can do DevSecOps without containers. But containers lend themselves so well to the DevOps approach—and to DevSecOps, it turns out—that even though it's possible to do DevOps without them, I'm going to assume that most people will use containers.

  • A World without Open Source? [Ed: SUSE never heard of GNU and Free software. History started in 1991.]

    Open source opens a space for bright ideas and the accomplishment of projects – together. The most impressive example is probably the history of Linux. Starting in 1991 as the invention of Finnish student Linus Torvalds, today Linux is the foundation for many of our everyday tools: from operating systems for PCs and servers (such as SUSE or Debian) to smart-phones (Android) and other mobile devices.

  • IBM Cloud to get SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
  • Fedora 27 Isn't Ready For Release, Fedora Modular Server Pushed Back To December

    Open blocker bugs are preventing Fedora 27 from being released next week.

    Even after the Fedora 27 Beta delays, developers were trying hard to get F27 out on time, but that simply isn't going to happen this cycle. At today's Go/No-Go meeting, they decided it will be delayed at least one week.

    There are still a few open blocker bugs and as such will have another meeting next Thursday to see if it's ready for release at that point.

  • Bodhi 3.0.0 released.

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TuxMachines: Linux kernel development shows no sign of slowing

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:37:16 AM
  • Linux kernel development shows no sign of slowing

    The extent of growth of the use of Linux is mirrored in the latest State of Linux report which says that the operating system runs 90% of public cloud workloads, 99% of supercomputers, and has 62% of the embedded market.

    Linux also runs 82% of smartphones and nine of the top 10 public clouds, the report, compiled by developers Greg Kroah-Hartman and Jonathan Corbet, says. The report is published by the Linux Foundation.

  • Linus Torvalds Announces the Sixth Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS

    With a one-day delay, the sixth Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Linux 4.14 LTS kernel arrived for public testers, announced by Linus Torvalds himself.

    The delay happened because Linus Torvalds had some Internet problems, and this made the Linux kernel 4.14 RC6 milestone a bit bigger than expected. This translates to the fact that it's no longer clear if the next long-term supported kernel series will arrive on time, on November 5, 2017, or if it will get delayed with one week.

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:31:41 AM
  • Fon joins prpl Foundation to accelerate open-source innovation for the Digital Home and Carrier WiFi

    The prpl Foundation, an open-source, community-driven, not-for-profit consortium with a focus enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the smart society of the future, has today announced that Fon has joined the Foundation. As the world’s leading WiFi software company, Fon joins prpl to accelerate the development of a common, open-source-based software framework which will enable deployment of new carrier services for the digital home and carrier WiFi hotspots.

  • Vendors, Get Used to Life Under Open Source

    Next Generation Optical Networking (NGON) -- The future for service providers seems to be a mixture of open source software and good old standardization, which means vendors are going to have to get used to the open source way of life, one AT&T executive believes.

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) does still need vendors to play the role of technology innovators. But "the way that vendors provide that in the future will be different from how they provide that today," said Amy Wheelus, AT&T's vice president of cloud and D2 platform integration.

  • Should You Open Source Your Product? That’s the Wrong Question

    I often get called in to help companies make decisions about their open source strategy. They want to release key parts of their software as open source, but they need some help figuring out the best way to make it happen. I always ask them the same question:

    Why? Why are you planning to open any of your code?

    They rarely have a good answer. They’ve already decided that this is the right decision, because a board member, founder, or customer has said it’s necessary, and they are just trying to figure out how to do it. But it’s impossible to build a strategy to accomplish your goals if you’re unsure what they are.

    Are you trying to build a community? To get public review of core functionality? To grow adoption? Something else entirely? By now most people have realized that open sourcing software isn’t a route to magically get free contributions so you don’t have to write your own software, but there are plenty of other myths around it.

  • Top 3 open source Cryptocurrencies (that aren’t bitcoin)

    The term open source gets thrown around a lot, and most of the time, the people saying it don’t even know what it means. The best way to think of it like a book everyone can edit and make their own version of it. The source code is available to all, which creates the option for developers to look at the code and come up with their own modifications. These modifications won’t necessarily be adopted, but they are at least out there for the community to consider and vote upon.

  • What is Ethereum? The open-source crypto platform explained

    Most of us get the principle of cryptocurrency, but even the most tech-savvy may struggle with the specifics. One name that is often used when discussing this increasingly popular trend is Ethereum. 

    Ethereum is an open-source platform that lets you build your own decentralised applications, and earn a tradeable cryptocurrency called Ether. These apps are all built using blockchain technology, and Ether can be used to pay for services on the network.

  • JAX Magazine: All eyes on Open Source
  • AWS Offers Aurora Cloud DB Service Compatible With PostgreSQL

    AWS on Tuesday announced the general availability of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. The service is now fully compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL, the company said. AWS also announced that customers migrating to Amazon Aurora from another database can use the AWS Database Migration Service free of charge for the next six months. Amazon Aurora is a cloud-optimized relational database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

  • Microsoft's new open source tool can scan your website for security and performance headaches [Ed: Company that gives back doors to NSA wants to 'help' security? When Microsoft speaks about security it means "access to our partners" (even remotely), but not (yet) for the "bad guys" (until leaks).]
  • Microsoft's open source sonar tool helps developers find security flaws in their websites
  • Microsoft’s open-source Sonar tool will test your site’s performance and security
  • TIBCO Embraces Open Source with Smarter Microservices and Event-Driven Microgateways
  • Tibco adds microgateway to its open source offerings

    Integration and analytics vendor Tibco has released its open source event-driven microgateway along with a new version of Project Flogo for deep learning microservices.
    Nio

  • Linux Academy, Cloud Assessments Secures $6.8M Series A Funding
  • Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments Brings In $6.8 Million
  • ARM Proposes Changing GCC's Default Optimization Level To -Og

    The GNU Compiler Collection currently uses -O0 as the default optimization level when no other optimization level is passed. An ARM developer is proposing the default optimization level be changed to -Og.

  • Community Data License Agreement announced by Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation has announced the Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) family of open data agreements. In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing “open” data.

  • INL adds MASTODON to growing open-source modeling and simulation library

    Idaho National Laboratory recently expanded its library of MOOSE-based, open-source modeling and simulation software with the MASTODON code. This code helps scientists and engineers design buildings and other structures to better withstand seismic events.

    MASTODON is the short name for the Multi-hazard Analysis for STOchastic time-DOmaiN phenomena. It is a finite element application that calculates the realistic response of soil and structures to earthquakes in three dimensions. With capabilities to simulate “source-to-site” earthquake energy release, the software tool enables detailed analyses of earthquake fault rupture, nonlinear seismic wave propagation, and nonlinear soil-structure interactions.

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TuxMachines: Events: Chrome Dev Summit, GSoC Mentor Summit, Google Code-in, Samsung's 'Open Source Conference’, Raleigh's ATO

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:29:54 AM
  • Chrome Dev Summit 2017

    I attended the 5th Chrome Dev Summit this week. The talks were all recorded and are available via the schedule (the keynote and leadership panel on day 1 are perhaps of broadest interest and highest bang-for-buck viewing value). It was a high quality, well-produced event with an intimate feel – I was very surprised when Robert Nyman told me it was over 700 people! I appreciated the good vegetarian food options and noticed and was very impressed by the much-better-than-typical-tech-conferences gender representation and code of conduct visibility.

  • The 2017 GSoC Mentor Summit

    I am wrapping up the ideas after the Google mentor summit 2017. In spite of having mentored my first GSoC student in 2008, this is the first time I ever attended this summit. There were ~300 mentors representative of many different open source communities. A triple-concentrate of all the main open projects in a not-too-noisy environment (unlike e.g. FOSDEM) – all in all, it has been a very pleasant experience!

  • Google Code-in 2017 open source mentor organizations revealed, including Ubuntu!

    Google does a great job supporting the open source community, which is appropriate, as the company leverages the code too. The search giant gives back to the community through programs such as "Google Code-in." If you aren't familiar, it is an educational contest which teaches children about open source by having them working on an actual established project. Today, the Android-maker reveals the mentors that will be participating in Google Code-in 2017.

  • Samsung Electronics Kicks Off ‘2017 Open Source Conference’

    Samsung Electronics will hold 'Samsung OpenSource Conference' at Samsung Electronics Seoul R & D campus in Ueon-dong, Seoul from October 25 to 26.

    The Samsung Open Source Conference, which has been held every year since 2014, is the largest open source conference in Korea with over 1,000 developers participating in the program every year.

  • Is Raleigh the East Coast's Silicon Valley?

    They are also awed by the conference itself. This year well over 3,000 people shelled out somewhere around a couple of hundred bucks each to attend the two-day event, which took place earlier this week and utilized more than 20 meeting rooms at the Raleigh Convention Center to house over 200 sessions.

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TuxMachines: Another Dead Microsoft Product

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:24:33 AM

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TuxMachines: Security: Reaper, Bad Rabbit, Kaspersky, CAPTCHA Weaknesses

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:22:52 AM

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LXer: Is Raleigh the East Coast's Silicon Valley?

Friday 27th of October 2017 05:20:13 AM
Talk very long to first time visitors at Raleigh's All Thing Open conference and sooner or later you're bound to hear the city compared to Silicon Valley. New attendees are often wowed by their first impression of the scope of the local tech industry, sometimes from merely walking through the rows of vendor booths where there seems to be no shortage of local development houses doing well enough to afford vendor space in order to hawk products and do some networking.

Reddit: Searching good used laptop to run linux

Friday 27th of October 2017 04:23:02 AM

Hi, i want to buy a used laptop(arround 13", for ~400€) to run arch or centos, i would mostly use it while im arround so it should not be to expensive. Im from Germany so if you have the german price it would be great. Im not 100% sure if this is the right subreddit. Thank you so far.

Edit: it should have a usb 3.0 slot.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu: Ubuntu 17.10 Review, Ubuntu Core, Security and MAAS

Friday 27th of October 2017 04:07:13 AM
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Review

    Ubuntu 17.10: Unity is gone and gnome shell is in as the default desktop. But how does it function? What about the Linux software and how does it stack up against competing Linux OS? Will Unity users be happy? In this review, I take a look at Ubuntu 17.10 and try to answer those questions.

  • Thinger.io uses Ubuntu Core & snaps for easy IoT deployment

    Thinger.io is a Spanish start up founded in 2015 who aim to enable any developer or organisation to develop IoT applications across a range of sectors, with examples including smart cities, Industry 4.0 and energy monitoring. Thinger.io has already grown to have 10,000 registered users of their platform but with such growing demand, they needed a quicker way to deliver their systems and applications. With a philosophy of using flexible and open technologies, Thinger.io discovered snaps as their ideal solution. Using Snapcraft.io for building snaps has decreased their development time dramatically and streamlined the time taken to release new packages.

  • [Ubuntu] Security Team Weekly Summary: October 26, 2017
  • MAAS Development Update – October 25th

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TuxMachines: AMD EPYC 7551 Linux Benchmarks

Friday 27th of October 2017 03:57:23 AM

One step below AMD's current top-end EPYC 7601 server processor is the EPYC 7551. The EPYC 7551 costs around $800 USD less than the 7601 while still being a 32 core / 64 thread part but with slightly lower clock frequencies. In this article is a look at the EPYC 7251 / 7351P / 7401P / 7551 / 7601 Ubuntu Linux performance compared to various Intel Xeon CPUs in our lab.

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LXer: Why is Kubernetes so popular?

Friday 27th of October 2017 03:54:27 AM
Kubernetes, an open source container management system, has surged in popularity in the past several years. Used by the largest enterprises in a wide range of industries for mission-critical tasks, it has become one of the biggest success stories in open source. How did that happen? And what is it about Kubernetes that explains its widespread adoption?read more

TuxMachines: On End of Linux Mint KDE Edition

Friday 27th of October 2017 03:35:26 AM
  • Linux Mint to No Longer Offer a KDE Edition After Release of Linux Mint 18.3

    Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre announced that the upcoming Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" operating system is the last release to ship with a KDE edition.

    So, believe it or not, Linux Mint is dropping the KDE Edition after the release of Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" next month. Clement Lefebvre said that he and his team want to concentrate more on making Linux Mint a better GNU/Linux operating system, and they no longer want to focus on the Linux Mint KDE Edition.

    "With Linux Mint 18.3, we’ll release one more KDE edition. I wanted this announcement to come before the release," said Clement Lefebvre. "It will hurt its popularity of course, but I wanted to give users time, either to react right now or to take their time, upgrade and adapt to this later on. I’m sure this edition will be missed, and I hope its users understand our decision."

  • Linux Mint 18.3 will be the last to include KDE spin

    Clem Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, has authored a new blog post detailing plans about the project’s future. He said the Linux Mint 19 will only be available in Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce flavours and that the KDE spin will be discontinued. Mint 18.3 will still be available with KDE out of the box.

  • Linux Mint Is Killing Its KDE Edition, Debian-based LMDE 3 “Cindy” Is Coming

    Last month, we told you that Linux Mint 18.3 will be codenamed Sylvia and gave you a preview of what features you should expect from the upcoming release. While there isn’t any specific release date fixed for Mint 18.3, we can expect to land somewhere in December 2017 with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS base.

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Videos: Akademy 2017 Talk, Upgrading Linux Mint, This Week in Linux

  • Akademy 2017 talk
    The talk by Jean-Baptiste Mardelle’s at Akademy 2017 is released along with many other interesting talks. Akademy is the annual world summit of KDE, one of the largest Free Software communities in the world. It is a free, non-commercial event organized by the KDE Community.
  • How To In-place Upgrade Linux Mint
    This video shows how to upgrade Linux Mint from 17.3 to 18.3 while keeping all of your personal data intact. Please be sure to give EzeeLinux a ‘Like’ on Facebook! Thanks! Also check out http://www.ezeelinux.com for more about Linux.
  • Linux Kernel 4.14, Firefox Quantum, Fedora 27, Munich? Meh | This Week in Linux 14
    On this episode of This Week in Linux. The first 6 Year LTS Linux Kernel was released this week. Huge Update from Mozilla with Firefox Quantum. New distro releases from Fedora and Slax.

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.2.1 MR

LibreELEC 8.2.1 is a maintenance release that includes Kodi 17.6. It also resolves a minor time-zone issue after recent daylight saving changes, a resume from suspend issue with the Apple IR driver, and it provides two new SMB client configuration options in Kodi settings. You can now set a minimum SMB protocol version to prevent prevent SMB1 from ever being used, and a ‘legacy security’ option forces weak authentication to resolve issues seen with the USB sharing functions on some older router/NAS devices. If updating to LibreELEC 8.2 for the first time PLEASE READ THE RELEASE NOTES below here before posting issues in the forums as there are disruptive changes to Lirc, Samba, and Tvheadend. Read more

Microsoft Worker Leaves for Google, Criticizes Post-Windows Vista Dev Strategy

Microsoft employee Tim Sneath, who spent no less than 17 years with the company, announced in a blog post that he’s leaving the software giant to work for Google on the new Flutter mobile framework. Sneath started his post by emphasizing how great Microsoft is, explaining that he company has “incredibly diverse interests” and is “filled with talented people.” Despite the good parts, however, the former Microsoft Program Manager who worked on a series of projects for developers, discussed what he described as the “missteps” that the Redmond-based software giant embraced beginning with the Windows Vista era. Read more Also: ‘Goodbye Microsoft, hello Linux’

LiFT Scholarship Recipients Advance Open Source Around the World

Fifteen people from 13 different countries have received Linux Foundation Training Scholarships (LiFT) in the category of Linux Newbies. This year, 27 people received scholarships across all categories — the most ever awarded by the Foundation. Now in its seventh year, the program awards training scholarships to current and aspiring IT professionals worldwide who may not otherwise have the means for specialized training. The Foundation has awarded 75 scholarships worth more than $168,000 since the program began. Read more