- G11N related talks in flock 2016
Probing Ruby 2.0 apps with SystemTap in RHEL7
Flock is a Fedora-defining event of the year. In the lines below, a few speakers share what the conference means for them and what they’re looking forward to the most.
Fedora Flock - 2016 - Day 1
So this is my first Fedora Project Flock conference. I arrived in Krakow yesterday from Austin Texas. The folks who put Flock together did a great job with this event. I have never been to Krakow before, and they clearly communicated how you get around, which buses / trains to take, how to buy tickets, everything. Kudos to that team. I had a few reasons to come to Flock, I wanted to put some faces to names that I have been working with over the years. I wanted to meet with the members of the Fedora Cloud group that I have been participating in, and I wanted to attend technical sessions and see what's coming up in the distro.
Flock 2016 – Volunteers
I’m unable to attend this Flock, but at some point I would like to watch all the sessions online, but this is only possible with the army of volunteers that are currently at the event. If you’re wanting to participate as a volunteer and either record or transcribe one of the sessions, then please visit this page
Getting started with Fedora QA (Part 3)
A test case is a set of scenarios related to common software combinations or situations. The cases have steps to follow and replicate to see if you have issues or errors. Once you complete a test case, you can give a +1 or -1 karma to the test case in Bodhi. Test cases are important steps in the quality assurance process and help cover important use cases of the operating system.
Taking Over A Project
These days life doesn’t leave me time for much outside of work and family. It is funny how one’s priorities can shift so suddenly and drastically, all within the blink of an eye. But, hey, that’s life.
An interesting thing happened, though. In my almost-hiatus from FOSS and Fedora, the upstream for one of the packages I maintain … disappeared. I don’t mean became abandoned or unresponsive. I mean actually and completely disappeared.
See, this project was hosted on GitHub as a personal project and the original developer was the sole maintainer of this project. Which was fine, particularly since this individual was more responsive than even some large projects with a headcount that rivals most mid-sized companies.
Fixing Debian bug #794266
After finally being able to fix Debian bug #794266 I want to thank those who made this possible:
Some time ago my colleague Bjørn offered an Arietta G25 to me. After Jochen, another colleague, helped me to solder pin headers on it, this machine served as host computer for my tests.
Amazon cloud: refreshing my skills. (100%)
For a few years I did not attempt any serious task on the Amazon cloud. It took me a bit of time to get back my automatisms and adapt myself to the changes. In particular, the cheapest instances, t2.nano, are only accessible via virtual private clouds (VPC), and it was a bit difficult for me to find how to create a simple one. Perhaps this is because all AWS accounts created after March 18, 2013, automatically have a default VPC, and everybody else who needed their own simple VPC have created it a long time ago already. In the end, this was not complicated at all. This is probably why I could not find a tutorial.
Debian And TOR Services Now Available Using “Dark” .Onion Address
The Tor project and the Debian project have teamed to provide Debian services and repositories over the Tor network. Debian has announced the existence of few such services in a blog post.
Hedera is a New Linux Icon Theme Inspired By a Very Old One…
Hedera is a new Linux icon pack inspired by the past. Specifically, the Tango project.
Ubuntu 16.10 To Ship with Nautilus 3.20
Nautilus 3.20, and a host of GNOME 3.20 apps, will ship by default in Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak', with new versions already available for testing.
- Linux Mint 18 Xfce Edition Released
CodeWeavers CrossOver for Android and Chromebooks beta to soon be released
James Ramey the president of CodeWeavers posted on his personal Facebook account earlier that a beta version of CrossOver Android could be released as soon as Monday August 1st 2016. CodeWeavers has been working on their Android and now Chromebook version of CrossOver for over a year now. The long wait is about over folks, if you ever dreamed of running Microsoft Windows Games or productivity application on your Android device it will soon be possible.
Chrome 52 for Android arrives with smoother video playback, faster load times, and better battery life
Following the release of Chrome 52 for desktop two weeks ago, Google last week also launched Chrome 52 for Android. For whatever reason, the company didn’t share what’s new until today. You can download the new version from Google Play.
Chrome 52 for Android makes video playback feel smoother, load faster, and consume less battery. More specifically, video playback has been improved for speed and power efficiency, meaning you should expect smoother playback and faster load times (so videos will start playing sooner, instead of pausing briefly before starting). Your Android device’s battery should also last longer if you consume a lot of video online.
Android for Chrome OS reaches beta build, but isn't actually a beta itself yet
IT'S AN EXCITING DAY for a very small number of people. After months of a not very reliable test environment in the dev channel for a few selected Chromebooks, Android apps are being made available from today for a few selected Chromebooks.
It's still in developer preview, so expect a whole crock of bugs, but a beta release of Chrome OS (Chrome OS beta 53.0.2785.36 since you ask) is usually made stable the following month, so this should go to the masses soon.
Chinese Android smartphone firm: It packs a dedicated crypto chip
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee has released a device with a dedicated encryption chip it calls "equivalent to a black box" that offers the "most advanced" mobile data protection to date.
Experts we asked were sceptical about the claims, which at minimum show that improved security is becoming a differentiator in the increasingly competitive higher-end Android smartphone marketplace.
- Android Will Now Push Out Notifications When New Devices Are Added To User Accounts
- Google now gives you Android notifications when new devices log into your accounts
- Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge was the world’s best-selling Android phone during the first half of 2016
- Galaxy S7 Edge hottest Android phone for first half of 2016
- LG's V20 will be the first Android Nougat smartphone
- Google issues anniversary Android patch - and Qualcomm bugs dominate
- 9 Android tricks you didn't know about
Google’s new Nexus phones will come with some radical changes to key software features
Remember when Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said that future Nexus devices would have a more prominent personality when it comes to software features, hinting they might not run vanilla Android like their predecessors? A new series of leaks indicates that Google is indeed working on a bunch of brand new features for the 2016 Nexus devices, including new Google apps and launcher experiences, as well as a new set of wallpapers.
- How to download YouTube video to Android phone | How to download YouTube video to Android tablet: How to download YouTube videos for offline watching
Network Virtualization Merging LANs & WANs
For as long as anyone in the networking world can remember, management of local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) has been distinctly different. LANs were primarily the responsibility of local IT departments, while WANs have been made up of MPLS and Internet connections controlled by carriers. Network virtualization (NV) is starting to blur the lines between the LAN and the WAN.
Sparkling Water: Bridging Open Source Machine Learning and Apache Spark
Although many people have experience with the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence through applications in their pockets, such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, the scope of this technology extends well beyond the smartphone. H2O.ai, formerly known as Oxdata, has carved out a unique niche in the machine learning and artificial intelligence arena because its primary tools are free and open source, and because it is connecting its tools to other widely used data analytics tools. As a case in point, H2O.ai has now announced the availability of version 2.0 of its open Sparkling Water tool. Sparkling Water, H2O.ai’s API for Apache Spark, allows users of Spark to leverage very powerful machine learning intelligence.
Convox takes DevOps deliberation out of cloud infrastructure planning
Convox might sound like a great name for an industrial toilet cleaner, except it isn’t. The name actually belongs to a piece of software (yes, it’s makers would like us to say ‘platform, but please don’t write in) designed to help with deploying, managing and monitoring applications in cloud infrastructures. But there are plenty of tools in that space — so, so what?
- Keynote: Apache OpenTech is Fueling Tomorrow's Game Changing Innovations - Todd Moore
Container Format Dispute on Twitter Shows Disparities Between Docker and the Community
Should the Docker container image format be completely standardized? Or should Docker not be held back from evolving the format ahead of the open specification? This was the topic of a heated Twitter tussle last week between Google evangelist Kelsey Hightower and the creator of the Docker itself, Solomon Hykes.
Hightower wants to see the Docker format image be completely standardized, so companies, including Docker, can build additional functionality atop of the specification. Hykes, however, balked at full standardization, asserting that the format is still too new and evolving too quickly.
- With New Partners, Mesosphere Takes Aim at "Container 2.0" [Ed: Do not forget that Mesosphere is controlled by Microsoft (money strings)]
- Mesosphere Declares ‘Container 2.0,’ the Stateful Era
- MesosCon Europe
Combining individual powers to make team collaboration easy
Collaboration can seem intimidating at first. I get it. Thinking about having to collaborate with others on a project used to give me that same sinking feeling I got every time a teacher announced a group project. When not everyone is invested, the passionate people—the ones who understand the importance of the mission and are willing to give their time and effort—end up doing twice the amount of work as they carry everyone else along (and I always wanted good grades, so I did a lot of carrying).
- WikiHouse's lead architect on how open-source idealism could cure a sickly building market
HardwareX Is A Scientific Journal For Open Hardware
Disruption is a basic tenet of the Open Hardware movement. How can my innovative use of technology disrupt your dinosaur of an establishment to make something better? Whether it’s an open-source project chipping away at a monopoly or a commercial start-up upsetting an industry with a precarious business model based on past realities, we’ve become used to upstarts taking the limelight.
- Tuesday's security updates
- Ghosts in the Voting Machines
10 Hackers Of China’s Largest Ethical Hacking Community Arrested
10 members of China’s largest hacking group WooYun, including its founder Fang Xiaodun, were arrested last week by Chinese authorities. As this white hat group reported the security flaws in companies for free, the reasons behind the arrest are yet to be disclosed. Interestingly, the arrest was preceded by the demise of the WooYun website.
Today Bob writes:
I am trying to decide between Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and Linux Mint Mate 18.0. I am moving from Windows 7 to Linux. My computer is a 6 year old HP DV6 Pavilion laptop with 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HD. I have watched video reviews of both and both seem to have or had problems Are they ready for prime time? Which of these distributions would you recommend for a Linux newbie? Thank you.
Is the closed-source system on its last legs? Maybe not just yet, but we’re pretty close to it. Consider the phenomenal growth in the last five years of new open source technologies and processes, such as containers, Hadoop and databases like MongoDB, ElasticSearch and Redis. An entirely new set of architectures, most of them open source, have sprung up, spawning fresh business models and robust ecosystems.
The open source stack and all that it engenders is driving the closed source, proprietary stack toward irrelevance and economic infeasibility. Take, for example, the great success of Docker with containers and its resulting ecosystem. Its popularity is largely a result of its open source model that reflects the ascendance of software engineers in the creation and deployment of software. And Docker is giving closed source VMware a headache as a result.
I'm testing a new linux VM and gave it two virtual hard drives. One disk will be designated for applications/software install.
First question is, is that invalid logic to even use for Linux? Or is it ok to have a separate "disk" for software/application only?
Second is, I used GParted after adding the second disk, and I had to create a new partition table.
I had it use "gpt", but I noticed the first disk where other partitions are, is using "dos" as the Disklabel type.
Is it it ok for these to be different?
here is a screenshot of the config:
When IBM got involved with the Linux open source project in 1998, they were betting that giving their code and time to the community would be a worthwhile investment. Now, 18 years later, IBM is more involved than ever, with more than 62,000 employees trained and expected to contribute to open source projects, according to Todd Moore, Vice President of Open Technology at IBM, speaking at ApacheCon in May.
“It became apparent that open source could be the de facto standards we needed to be the engine to go out and drive things,” Moore said in his keynote at ApacheCon. “[The contributions] were bets; we didn’t know how this was going to come out, and we didn’t know if open source would grow, we knew there would be roadblocks and things we’d have to overcome along the way, but it had promise. We thought this would be the way of the future.”
Firefox 48 Released, This Is What’s New (Updated)
Mozilla Firefox 48 features new security settings, improves WebRTC, and makes it easier to find bookmarked content from the Awesome bar.
Mozilla Firefox 48.0 Now Officially Available
Firefox 48 takes the first Rust code into production within this web browser, Electrolysis is beginning to be turned on by default, a variety of WebRTC improvements, improved Linux Canvas support, various security improvements, enforcing that add-ons be signed/verified through Mozilla, and more.
I started out with using Trisquel about two and a half years ago. About a year ago I left Trisquel and set up Arch. Now, for about a week I've been using Gentoo. However, the idea of setting up an O.S. completely from scratch with only a kernel fascinates me.
I've seen a lot of people say that building LFS is only worth it for learning more about how Linux internally works, and that it isn't viable as a full time O.S. because of stability or some other issue.
Would it be possible to setup Linux From Scratch and use that as my only O.S.? Would it work similarly to other Linux distros or would it introduce new problems?
Also, as a side question, would it make a difference if I were to use the linux-libre kernel instead of the regular kernel?submitted by /u/xbloodydeathbr00talx
Linux Academy Brings Real World Training to University Curriculums
Today, Linux Academy announces its new education membership pricing packages for current university-level students and professors to supplement classroom learning with hands-on training.
- Launching fossBytes Academy — Learn What You Want Anywhere, Anytime
- Introducing TweakTown Academy
Exciting Improvements Delivered Today in Firefox for Desktop and Android
Today we’re proud to announce the initial rollout of multi-process Firefox for Desktop to our general audience. With this, we’re taking a major step forward in improving Firefox for Desktop. Users should experience a Firefox that is less susceptible to freezing and is generally more responsive to input, while retaining the experience and features that users love.
In Firefox 48, we aim to slowly enable multi-process Firefox (also known as Electrolysis or e10s) for release users, starting with one percent and ramping up to nearly half the Firefox Release if things go as expected. e10s promises to offer a major improvement to your browsing experience by separating Web content and Firefox UI processes. This means when a web page is consuming a large part of your computer’s processing power, your tabs, buttons and menus won’t lock up. Wondering if your Firefox instance has enabled e10s? Type “about:support” into the URL bar. If e10s is active, you’ll see “1/1 (Enabled by default)” under the Multiprocess Windows line item.
Announcing the Second Cohort of Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows
That’s why Ford Foundation and Mozilla launched the Open Web Fellows program two years ago: To empower a network of leaders capable of defending the open web. The Open Web Fellows program places bright technologists and activists on the front lines of the open internet movement. Last year, Ford and Mozilla placed six fellows at leading NGOs like Amnesty International and the ACLU, where they used their tech savvy to fight for issues like freedom of expression and gender equality online.