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Techrights

⚓ Post #0: Links 28/09/2022: Fedora 37 Changes, Ubuntu Desktop Advertised as ‘Clown’ (Controlled by GAFAM)

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #1: IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

IRC logs for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

⚓ Post #2: ‘The Linux Experiment’ Thinks RMS is the Enemy and Microsoft is Not

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Microsoft apologists ignore the profound evidence of Microsoft's attacks on GNU/Linux

⚓ Post #3: Linux Today Back to Posting Spam Instead of News

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

An early news aggregator for Linux (since the 1990s) is looking for a quick buck; There’s probably more of this to come (some advertising contract with ZDNet‘s parent company)

⚓ Post #4: Links 27/09/2022: Bash 5.2 and LXD 5.6

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #5: Balanced Coverage in Phoronix Today

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Phoronix does a lot of promotional ads today while raising corporate money

⚓ Post #6: Links 27/09/2022: CRUX 3.7 Released and Project Caviar

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #7: IRC Proceedings: Monday, September 26, 2022

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

IRC logs for Friday, September 26, 2022

⚓ Post #8: Links 26/09/2022: FocusWriter 1.8.3 and Istio 1.15.1

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #9: Media Censorship is Spreading and Infesting the World Wide Web

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Media and social control media are manipulating what people are reading and writing; this is done in the name of protecting us from misinformation, but oftentimes it's done to actually hide verifiable information (in order to protect a government's self-serving disinformation campaign)

⚓ Post #10: [Meme] Buy GitHub, Buy Systemd, Buy Canonical, Bye-Bye GNU/Linux

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Windows is losing ground fast; taking over the competitor/s is an antitrust violation, but who is left to file a complaint when bribery becomes so routine?

⚓ Post #11: GNU is Turning 39 Years Old in a Matter of Hours (and You’re Very Likely Using It All the Time But Simply Unaware of That, Referring to It by the ‘Wrong’ Name)

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

GNU is the project that gave us GCC (Free/libre compiler) and the GPL, among many other things; it's important to recognise the significance of its genesis 39 years ago in Massachusetts

⚓ Post #12: IRC Gateway Issues and Separating the Main Techrights IRC Channel From Non-Tech-Related Politics

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

We're branching off to an old IRC channel (abandoned for many months already) and one of the Web gateways seems to be down at the moment (for all networks we've tested with), so please be patient

⚓ Post #13: Microsoft Layoffs Are Huge and Engaging With Microsoft Lowers Your Employment Prospects

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Microsoft is where people’s careers end (even if they delude themselves otherwise); it seems poetic that LinkedIn is dying, having become little but a massive waste of money and a liability

⚓ Post #14: Microsoft Is Vanishing From Netcraft

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Despite its so-called 'clown-first' strategy (clown computing), Microsoft is almost nowhere to be seen at the back end (server side); the media is massively inflating the perceived share of Azure, which may in fact be operating at a loss because there are layoffs and the future is sadly involving some proprietary actors like ClownFlare

⚓ Post #15: Why Canonical is Not a Friend of GNU/Linux Freedom and Mentioning WSL/systemd Helps Windows

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Ubuntu’s promotion of WSL is a disgrace and a reminder that we should no longer recommend Ubuntu to anyone; there are many other GNU/Linux distributions which are vastly more deserving of users and some new ones reject systemd as well

⚓ Post #16: Links 26/09/2022: GnuCash 4.12 and Microsoft Breaches

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #17: Microsoft LinkedIn “Experimented” on Over 20 Million People Over Five Years and May Have Stopped Some of Them From Getting a Job

Posted on Monday September 26, 2022

Reprinted with permission from Ryan


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⚓ Post #0: Open Hardware: PureBoot, ESP32, and Raspberry Pi

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Various Linux and non-Linux devices

⚓ Post #1: Mike Blumenkrantz: Preparation

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Mesa 22.3 is going to be the BIG PERF RELEASE

⚓ Post #4: Top 5 Open Source Plugins for ONLYOFFICE Docs

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

If you think that office software is exclusively designed for writing texts, making calculations in spreadsheets, and creating informative presentations, you are wrong

⚓ Post #5: Eager to Try Pop!_OS 22.10? Well, You Can’t…

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Don’t hate me but I’ve some bad (if not entirely unsurprising) news for the Pop!_OS fans who plan to pounce on the presumed-to-be upcoming 22.10 release: you can’t

⚓ Post #6: Android Leftovers

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Top 5 Best NFC Apps for Android Devices in 2022

⚓ Post #7: Oh No! Fedora is Dropping Support for Popular Video Codecs [Here's Why!]

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Fedora 37 (and 36) may no longer allow you to conveniently use accelerated graphics for videos using some of the popular codecs

⚓ Post #8: We interviewed Linux OS through an AI bot to discover its secrets

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

In the world's first operating system interview, Linux tells all about Windows, Torvalds, and its favorite distro

⚓ Post #9: today's howtos

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

7 more

⚓ Post #10: 3D game running on FPGA shown to be 50x more efficient than on x86 hardware

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Sphery vs. shapes is an open-source 3D raytraced game written in C and translated into FPGA bitstream that runs 50 times more efficiently on FPGA hardware than on an AMD Ryzen processor

⚓ Post #11: today's leftovers

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

remaining links for this morning

⚓ Post #12: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

SSH, C, Rust, and Python

⚓ Post #13: today's howtos

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

4 more for noon

⚓ Post #14: Games: New Steam Games with Native Linux Clients, Several New Titles, and National Library in Tallinn

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Many news picks with focus on GNU/Linux

⚓ Post #15: Today in Techrights

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Many stories

⚓ Post #16: Security Leftovers

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

Bugs and attacks on privacy

⚓ Post #17: today's howtos

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022

second batch

⚓ Post #18: Fedora 37 Drops the Hardware Accelerated Video Decoding

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

A recent change in open-source Mesa package config file in Fedora 37 disables the decoding of h264dec, h264enc, h265dec, h265enc, vc1dec via GPU.

⚓ Post #19: Subfinder: Fast Passive Subdomain Enumeration Tool in Linux

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Have you ever wondered what the other subdomains the root site uses? and how to find them quickly within seconds to start your bug bounty game?

⚓ Post #20: 8 GUI Package Managers for Arch Linux

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Installing Arch Linux is considered challenging. This is why several Arch-based distributions exist to make things easier by providing a graphical installer

⚓ Post #21: today's howtos

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

first batch for today

⚓ Post #22: today's leftovers

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

many additional links

⚓ Post #23: Open Hardware/Modding: Arduino and ESP32

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Some gadget hacking

⚓ Post #24: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Coding stuff

⚓ Post #25: Events: FSF, EuroBSDcon, and Hacktoberfest

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Some dates and events of note

⚓ Post #26: William Lee Irwin III, Michael Schultheiss & Debian, Oracle, Russian kernel scandal

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

The Russian blog post is followed by a comment in English hinting that a debian-private (leaked gossip network) thread found a job for Irwin

⚓ Post #27: Videos: Forcing People to Watch Ads, DataGrip on Linux Mint 21, and Archcraft 2022.09.16

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

3 new videos

⚓ Post #28: Security Leftovers

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Several news of interest

⚓ Post #29: Star Labs Shares More Details on Its Upcoming StarFighter 4K Linux Laptop

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

UK-based Linux hardware vendor Star Labs took to Twitter to share today more details on its upcoming Linux laptop called StarFighter.

⚓ Post #30: Games: Steam Deck, 0 A.D. Alpha 26 Released, Kena Bridge of Spirits

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Some gaming news and reviews

⚓ Post #31: x86 Defects Inside Linux, Intel 'Bribes' Torvalds With New (and Made Up) "Innovation Award"

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Kernel cruft

⚓ Post #32: Servers/Containers: Clown Computing, Container OS, and More

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Some fluff but some signal, too

⚓ Post #33: LXD 5.6 has been released

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

The LXD team is very excited to announce the release of LXD 5.6

⚓ Post #34: today's howtos

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

another long batch

⚓ Post #35: WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 Now Available

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing

⚓ Post #36: Bash-5.2 Release available

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

New bash

⚓ Post #37: Saving Money with Linux: Computer Off, No Power Usage?

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

We often see statements such as “If something doesn’t need to be on, switch it off at the wall or unplug it”

⚓ Post #38: Plasma Mobile Gear 22.09 Is Out for Your Phone and Tablet with a New Default Homescreen

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

The KDE Project announced today Plasma Mobile Gear 22.09 as a new update full of goodies for KDE’s privacy-respecting, open-source, and secure phone and tablet ecosystem.

⚓ Post #39: Free Software Leftovers

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Free software news picks

⚓ Post #40: BSD: EuroBSDCon Event and OpenBSD Services

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

BSD news

⚓ Post #41: Kernel: simplefb Support, Rust Bloat, and Linux Optimised for 386 and 48

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Linux news

⚓ Post #42: today's howtos

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

very long batch

⚓ Post #43: Fedora Family / Red Hat / IBM Leftovers

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Various development picks, some corproate fluff

⚓ Post #44: Devices: Canonical, Raspberry Pi, and More

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Hacking on hardware

⚓ Post #45: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Coding, especially C

⚓ Post #46: Security: Optus, GNOME, and More

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Security news picks

⚓ Post #47: Project Caviar

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Google is promoting new royalty-free audio and video codecs...

⚓ Post #48: Android Leftovers

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

Banana Pi BPI-M2 Ultra SBC is now offered with Allwinner A40i industrial-grade processor

⚓ Post #49: Best Free and Open Source Julia Static Site Generators

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

LinuxLinks, like most modern websites, is dynamic in that content is stored in a database and converted into presentation-ready HTML when readers access the site


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⚓ Post #2: BellSoft introduces Alpaquita Cloud Native Platform and Alpaquita Linux (UPDATED)

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

BellSoft, creator of progressive Java runtime for a complete Java experience, Liberica JDK, and an OpenJDK contributor, today announced the release of BellSoft Alpaquita Cloud Native Platform and Alpaquita Linux

⚓ Post #3: XeroLinux Review: Fusion of Arch and KDE Plasma (UPDATED)

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2022

We review XeroLinux – Linux distribution, a fusion of Arch Linux, KDE Plasma and Latte Dock

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