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Red Hat Summit: Linux Is The Foundation, OpenShift The Future

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 09:51:38 PM

Red Hat leaders on Tuesday laid out a strategy for cloud dominance that relies on empowering enterprises with open, highly integrated infrastructure software enabling development and deployment of modern applications across all environments. Building on the foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the company sees containers as the crucial technology.

Read More at CRN

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Linux home directory management is about to undergo major change

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 09:51:35 PM

Prior to systemd every system and resource was managed by its own tool. Now, controlling and managing systems on Linux is incredibly easy. One of the creators, Leannart Poettering, always considered systemd to be incomplete. With upcoming release of systemd 245, Poettering will take his system one step closer to completion.

Read More at TechRepublic

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Choosing an Open Source Stack – And Avoiding a False Economy

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 09:51:30 PM

While more organisations are adopting open source software (over 95 percent), selecting and building an open source stack can be overwhelming, writes Justin Reock, Chief Architect OpenLogic, Perforce Software. There are thousands of open source solutions from which to choose, and it can be hard to know what questions to ask.

Read More at Computer Business Review

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Open source steps up as COVID-19 forces instant digital transformations

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 09:51:19 PM

Businesses that were behind on the cloud journey before the novel coronavirus-19 are really feeling the heat right now. Whether it’s scaling up or down, a lot of businesses are in the middle of a crisis. And true to its open-source ethos, Red Hat is there to help.

Read More at SiliconANGLE

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LiFT Scholarship Success Story: IT Certifications Bring Demonstrable Benefits

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 02:30:16 PM

Back in 2015, Kevin Barry was studying for a Ph.D. in music and was teaching himself programming in his spare time. Inspired by a lecture given by Linux Foundation Fellow Greg Kroah-Hartman, he submitted his first patch for LilyPond. Kevin proceeded to complete the free Intro to Linux course with edX and put that knowledge to use by automating some of his work with shell scripts. He then heard about the Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship program and decided to submit an application.

Read More at Linux Foundation Training »

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IBM Research Launches Container-Based Open-Source Projects

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 09:43:59 PM

IBM Research has announced two container-based open-source projects — Encrypted Container Images and Trusted Service Identity — to enable confidentiality of code and data. Encrypted Container Images protects the confidentiality of the workload/code by extending the OCI container image specification with +encrypted media types while Trusted Service Identity protects sensitive data access.

Read More at TFiR

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How a Hardware Genius Turned a 1930s Teletype Into a Linux Terminal

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 09:43:58 PM

YouTuber Marc Verdiell, a.k.a. CuriousMarc, has turned a 1930s teletype machine into a Linux terminal. To do that, he had to make circuitry and programming that translates five-bit Baudot code into eight-bit ASCII code. Let’s take a crash course in the history of over-wire communication.

Read More at Popular Mechanics

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Kolivas Takes Break From Designing COVID-19 Equipment To Release Linux 5.6-ck1 + MuQSS

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 09:43:57 PM

Con Kolivas is out with his Linux 5.6-ck1 optimization patch-set and version 0.199 of the MuQSS scheduler. This re-base against the Linux 5.6 stable kernel is coming late due to Kolivas leading a team making 3D printed COVID-19 equipment in Australia. No major changes this time besides re-basing against the latest stable kernel series.

Read More at Phoronix

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Lenovo is joining Dell in the “OEM Linux Laptop” club

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 09:43:57 PM

It looks like Lenovo may upstage Dell as the big name in OEM Linux laptops—not counting specialty retailers like System76, of course. Red Hat and Lenovo are announcing pre-installed and factory-supported Fedora Workstation on several models of ThinkPad laptops at Red Hat Summit this week.

Read More at Ars Technica

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Free open source hardware could be used to fight against coronavirus

Monday 27th of April 2020 08:47:52 PM

Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to scientists at the University of Sussex. FOSH follows an ethos where blueprints for a tool are made freely available so that anyone can study, customize and commercialize them.

Read More at News-Medical.net

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Linux 5.7-rc3 Kernel Released: “In A World Gone Mad, The Kernel Looks Almost Boringly Regular”

Monday 27th of April 2020 08:47:45 PM

Linus Torvalds just released the third weekly release candidate of the forthcoming Linux 5.7 kernel. As we approach the midway point of the RCs for Linux 5.7, Linus noted that “In a world gone mad, the kernel looks almost boringly regular. Which is just how I like it. Thanks, guys and gals.”

Read More at Phoronix

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Micron Unveils Open-Source Storage Engine Designed for SSDs and Storage Class Memory

Monday 27th of April 2020 08:47:41 PM

Micron Technology has launched the first open-source, heterogeneous-memory storage engine (HSE), designed specifically for solid-state drives (SSDs) and storage-class memory (SCM). HSE, originally developed by Micron and now available to the open-source community, is ideal for developers using all-flash infrastructure who require the benefits of open-source software.

Read More at HPCwire

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Boston Dynamics gives hospital robot tech to the open source community

Monday 27th of April 2020 08:47:28 PM

Boston Dynamics has released hardware and software designs for robotics potentially valuable in the field for use during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past six weeks, the company’s most famous design, the Spot robot, has been the focus of application architectural development for frontline hospital use.

Read More at ZDNet

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3 out of 5 developers contribute to open source, new Slashdata report claims

Monday 27th of April 2020 08:47:17 PM

It comes as no surprise, but the JavaScript ecosystem is huge. Slashdata reports that roughly 12.2 million developers use it. JS excels in web development, the cloud, and third-party app extension ecosystems. Popular apps such as Duolingo saw success after migrating from Java to Kotlin.

Read More at JAXenter

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These open-source projects are helping to tackle the coronavirus

Saturday 25th of April 2020 01:13:03 AM

Thanks to a wave of engineering innovation to build and test new designs, a huge variety of different projects have sprung up to try and fill the gap caused by coronavirus. Some are seeking to create low-cost open-source designs while others are hoping to repurpose other devices into simple ventilators.

Read More at ZDNet

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Open source meeting tools: 3 things to know

Saturday 25th of April 2020 01:12:59 AM

The current explosion in remote and distributed work has focused a lot of attention on the capabilities of online video meetings platforms like Zoom or the one built into Microsoft Teams, as well as on the challenges of managing online meetings. Here are some factors you might consider in researching open source meeting tool options.

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Open source: Boston Dynamics just opened up this robot tech to help tackle COVID-19

Saturday 25th of April 2020 01:12:51 AM

Boston Dynamics has open-sourced some of its robotics technology to help protect healthcare workers battling the coronavirus. The robotics firm has developed a healthcare toolkit that it hopes will allow mobile robots to carry out essential functions that reduce the exposure of frontline healthcare staff to COVID-19.

Read More at TechRepublic

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Locking Down Linux For The Enterprise

Saturday 25th of April 2020 01:12:47 AM

Canonical looks to extend its open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system deeper into the enterprise and cloud datacenters. The LTS variants of Ubuntu Server are meant to be stable variants that do not change as quickly as the regular release of the Linux variant.

Read More at The Next Platform

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Purism Librem Mini Linux PC Now Just Around the Corner

Saturday 25th of April 2020 01:12:42 AM

Purism announced the Librem Mini Linux PC only a few weeks ago, and at that time, the company set a target goal for pre-orders of $50,000. And now Purism says that demand has been so strong for its new Linux PC that it already exceeded the $50,000 target, with pre-orders currently exceeding $71,000.

Read More at Softpedia News

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Linux Foundation APAC Partners with OSChina to Launch Chinese Open Source Software University

Friday 24th of April 2020 07:23:23 PM

OSChina, a leading media outlet and event host for the Chinese open source community, will partner with Linux Foundation APAC to launch a new initiative, the LF Open Source Software University. This initiative will combine OSChina’s reputation and contacts in the Chinese open source community with The Linux Foundation’s expertise in training and certifying open source professionals.

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LibreOffice 6.4.5 finally for Slackware 14.2

The Document Foundation recently released version 7.0.0 of their Libre Office suite of applications. The packages for Slackware-current can be found in my repository. But the situation for Slackware 14.2 used to be different – I got stuck after LibreOffice 6.2 because the newer source releases (6.3 and onwards) require versions of system software that our stable Slackware 14.2 platform does not offer. From time to time during the last year, when there was time and the build box was not compiling packages, I messed around with the libreoffice.SlackBuild script in futile attempts to compile recent versions of LibreOffice on Slackware 14.2. I failed all the time. Until last week. After I had uploaded the new KDE Plasma5 packages to ‘ktown‘, I had an epiphany and decided to use a new approach. What I did was: question all the historic stuff in the SlackBuild script that got added whenever I needed to work around compilation failures; and accept that the compilation needs newer versions of software than Slackware 14.2 offers. The first statement meant that I disabled patches and variable declarations that messed with compiler and linker; and for the second statement I stuck to a single guideline: the end product, if I were able to compile a package successfully, has to run out of the box on Slackware 14.2 without the need to update any of the core Slackware packages. Read more

Web Browsers: New Tor RC, Firefox/Mozilla Trouble, and Web Browsers Need to Stop

  • New release candidate: 0.4.4.4-rc

    There's a new alpha release available for download. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.4.4-rc from the download page. Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release likely in the coming weeks.

    Remember, this is a release candidate, not a a stable release: you should only run this if you'd like to find and report more bugs than usual.

  • Mozilla is dead

    If Mozilla wants to survive, the management will be fired with unearned compensation, the most important departments will be strengthened, products that nobody ordered will be discontinued and the organization will be limited to its core competence. Browser, email, security, adaptability and the fight for a free Internet. And they work with all their might to ensure that the products will become an integral part of everyday life and all operating systems.

    Three months. That’s all the time they have for a clear signal. After that, users have to make a decision. Unfortunately, it will probably only be something with chromium.

    Poor Internet.

  • Web browsers need to stop

    I call for an immediate and indefinite suspension of the addition of new developer-facing APIs to web browsers. Browser vendors need to start thinking about reducing scope and cutting features. WebUSB, WebBluetooth, WebXR, WebDRM WebMPAA WebBootlicking replacing User-Agent with Vendor-Agent cause let’s be honest with ourselves at this point “Encrypted Media Extensions” — this crap all needs to go. At some point you need to stop adding scope and start focusing on performance, efficiency, reliability, and security5 at the scope you already have.