Moving to GitLab! Yes, it's worth it!
I started evangelizing Git in 2007. It was a very tough sell to make at the time.
Outside of the kernel development almost no one wanted to learn it and we had very worthy competitors, from Subversion, to Mercurial, to Bazaar, to Darcs, to Perforce, and so on. But those of use that dug deeper knew that Git had the edge and it was a matter of time.
Then GitHub showed up in 2008 and the rest is history. For many years it was just "cool" to be in GitHub. The Ruby community drove GitHub up into the sky. Finally it became the status quo and the one real monopoly in information repositories - not just software source code, but everything.
I always knew that we should have a "local" option, which is why I tried to contribute to Gitorious way back in 2009. Other options arose, but eventually GitLab appeared around 2011 and picked up steam in the last couple of years.
PHP 7.1 Beta 2 Released
The second beta of the upcoming PHP 7.1 major release is now available for testing.
The PHP 7.1.0 Beta 2 release has core fixes, various calendar / cURL / GD / PCRE / SPL / Streams fixes, and a variety of other bug fixes.
PHP 7.1.0 Beta 2 Released
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.0 Beta 2. This release is the second beta for 7.1.0. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.
- New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages
I just want Linux on my phone. I love Android, it has a decent app ecosystem. I like the idea of Ubuntu Touch but I absolutely don't like the design guidelines. The problem is that both operating systems are missing the things from Linux I like. Technically they both run on a version of the Linux kernel but what I want is the GNU userland, Xorg/Wayland, the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, and my own choice of desktop environment or window manager.
- Friday's security updates
How to Hack an Election in 7 Minute
When Princeton professor Andrew Appel decided to hack into a voting machine, he didn’t try to mimic the Russian attackers who hacked into the Democratic National Committee's database last month. He didn’t write malicious code, or linger near a polling place where the machines can go unguarded for days.
Apache OpenOffice and CVE-2016-1513
The Apache OpenOffice (AOO) project has suffered from a lack of developers for some time now; releases are infrequent and development of new features is relatively slow. But a recent security advisory for CVE-2016-1513 is rather eye-opening in that it further shows that the project is in rough shape. Announcing a potential code execution vulnerability without quickly providing a new release of AOO may be putting users of the tool at more risk than they realize.
Downsizing at Cyanogen Inc. [Ed: good riddance, it's a Microsoft proxy now]
Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik's CyanogenMod has been one of the leading (if not the leading) Android derivatives for the past several years. Started in 2009, the effort was initially a volunteer open-source project that only produced a free, aftermarket version of Google's Android releases. In 2013, the project's leaders branched out and formed Cyanogen Inc., to develop a commercial offering as well. Recently, however, reports have circulated that the company is in financial trouble and may have laid off its operating system (OS) team to refocus its efforts on writing Android apps. Kondik, however, disputes those reports.
- Apple is taking a beating in India, the world's third largest smartphone market
- Apple Isn't Making It in India
- Google’s Android captured 97% Indian smartphone market share in Q2 2016: Report
- No iPhone 7 headphone jack? Here's how to switch to Android
- Android Pay’s New Nearby Tab is Starting to Rollout
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Wine 1.9.16 Brings Further Direct3D CS Improvements
Wine 1.9.16 is now available as the latest bi-weekly release of Wine for running Windows programs on Linux and other operating systems.
Review: LibreOffice 5.2 — solid, unpolished alternative
LibreOffice is an office suite that rivals Microsoft Office yet costs nothing. There are versions for Windows, OS X and Linux along with a portable edition that works from a USB drive.
If you’re on a tight budget and have a Windows PC, LibreOffice is by far the best alternative to Office. It is more complete than Google Apps and leaves Apache OpenOffice for dead.
OS X users have a good alternative free option. Apple’s iWorks suite is free with new Macs. Even so, you might prefer LibreOffice because it has better Microsoft Office compatibility.
LibreOffice looks and feels more like Microsoft Office than iWorks. If you know Microsoft Office, moving to LibreOffice will be less of a wrench. It also includes a database unlike either the OS X version of Microsoft Office or iWorks. If you need a simple database and have no budget, LibreOffice would be ideal.
Some Linux distributions include LibreOffice either as standard or as an optional download. It’s a more straightforward choice than using a tool like Wine to run Microsoft Office.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 Review
Every computer needs applications to do any work, and that means more money. Except for open-source software, like OpenOffice, which is free. In the case of OpenOffice, the free software looks and acts like Microsoft Office circa 2003, and includes a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation creator. Not only does OpenOffice look and feel like Office, but it also reads and writes Office files so well that most users could exchange files between the two suites and no one would know the difference.
Being mid-way through Ubuntu 16.10's development cycle, here are some fresh benchmarks showing how its performance has changed (if at all) compared to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as well as compared to Intel's high-performance Clear Linux distribution as a reference point.
Over Ubuntu 16.04, the current Ubuntu 16.10 images have GCC 6.1.1 as a big difference for the tests being built from source. Right now Ubuntu 16.10 is still relying upon a Linux 4.4 based kernel while Linux 4.8 will end up being used by the Yakkety Yak in October. Ubuntu 16.10 also has Mesa 12.0.1, but no graphics tests were done for this article since the card running in this system was the GTX 770 with less than ideal Nouveau driver performance.
https://github.com/VoLuong/Awesome-Ubuntu-Linux Hey guys, I just started a new repo on Github. It's all about applications and some other things in Ubuntu/ Linux. Just gonna leave it here as I desire feedbacks and seek for contributions. Thank you.
The story: 2 years ago I migrated from Windows to Linux, I soonly realized how powerful and awesome this OS is. However, finding applications for all my need as a user and developer took a long time. Therefore, I decided to gather all my own experience and wrote this as an all-in-one guide. I hope it helps you guys out there, who are beginners/novices or migrating from Windows to Linux or choosing linux as your main environment/OS for developing.submitted by /u/LewisStudying
Government must consider open-source software - ACT
ACT Leader David Seymour today called on the Government to take a new approach in its software procurement policies, allowing substantial savings to the taxpayer.
"A substantial number of civil servants could generate the same output using open source software and open document formats, instead of proprietary software like Microsoft Office," said Mr Seymour.
"Departments should see what functions government employees need in their software, then source software that fulfils those functions.
"Countless private businesses already use open-source software to achieve efficiencies and savings. There’s no reason we shouldn’t expect the same from our Government.
- The FCC just forced TP-Link to support open-source router firmware
- FCC announces $200000 settlement with TP-Link
- A new open source database, open source firmware on TP-Link routers, and more news
Upskill U Kicks Off Open Source Courses
As service providers seek to rapidly implement virtualization, open source software is emerging as a crucial tool in both expediting the software development process and creating an agile virtualized network architecture. But, open source isn't without its challenges and operators are pursuing open source strategies that strike a balance with traditional standards-based development processes, ensuring the software they use is both robust and secure.