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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 8:58pm
Story GNU/Linux Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 8:58pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 8:54pm
Story Raspberry Pi Zero IoT adapter adds Grove modules and more Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 8:51pm
Story Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 7:56pm
Story Red Hat Financial News Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 7:54pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Release and More Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 7:20pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 6:52pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 6:47pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2016 - 6:33pm

Leftovers: Gaming

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A Brief Look At Fedora 24

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With the install done and the system rebooted, I was greeted with the default desktop. First impression? It's clean, and it looks nice. It's the exact same desktop, minus the changed wallpaper, that has been featured a few releases. But, for some reason, this new release just feels... cleaner. Maybe it's the crisper fonts the activity bar; maybe it's the darker wallpaper that pairs better with the black along the top; maybe I just like the new wallpaper more than past releases. Additionally, the animations feel smoother. I'm not sure if that's a side effect of Wayland, or if the developers sped up the animation speed slightly, but, whatever it is, I appreciate the slickness.

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It's Finally Coming, Fedora 24 Linux Has Been Approved for Landing on June 21

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Yes, it's finally coming, the highly anticipated Fedora 24 Linux operating system has been approved for landing next week, June 21, 2016, when users can start upgrading their current Fedora 23 installations.

After four delays, Fedora 24 has a final release date, as the Fedora developers today, June 16, 2016, announced, immediately after the second Fedora 24 Final Go/No-Go meeting took place.

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Also: Fedora 24 Is Cleared For Landing Next Week

OpenHPC Establishes Leadership & Releases Initial Software Stack

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Today the Linux Foundation announced a set of technical, leadership and member investment milestones for OpenHPC, a Linux Foundation project to develop an open source framework for High Performance Computing environments.

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Linux Kernel 3.16.36 LTS Has ARM64, OCFS2, PowerPC, and Many XFS Improvements

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We reported earlier on the release of the Linux 3.2.81 LTS kernel, and we promised to tell you what's new in the thirty-sixth maintenance update of the long-term supported Linux 3.16 kernel series as well.

Linux kernel 3.16.36 LTS was also announced by Linux kernel developer Ben Hutchings today, June 16, 2016, immediately after he released Linux 3.2.81. Looking at the diff from the previous maintenance release, version 3.16.35, we can notice that the Linux 3.16.36 kernel is a big update that changes a total of 140 files, with 1416 insertions and 1004 deletions.

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Entroware Releases Powerful Linux Gaming Laptop with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 16.04

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Today, June 16, 2016, Entroware, a British hardware manufacturer known for building laptops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE GNU/Linux operating system pre-installed, had the great pleasure to inform Softpedia about an exciting new product.

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Linux Kernel 3.2.81 LTS Released with Various x86 Improvements, Updated Drivers

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Today, June 16, 2016, Ben Hutchings had the pleasure of announcing two new maintenance updates for the Linux 3.2 and Linux 3.16 long-term supported kernel series, Linux kernel 3.2.81 and Linux kernel 3.16.36.

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The XPS 13 DE: Dell continues to build a reliable Linux lineage

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Hardware that ships with Linux installed isn't as rare as it used to be. System 76, Purism, ZaReason, and others have been cranking out hardware with Linux pre-installed for quite a while now. But while those of us who use Linux may know these companies, there's only one household name that currently ships laptops with Linux installed—Dell.

Dell's Project Sputnik has been dedicating resources to creating a "just works" experience for Dell Ultrabooks running Ubuntu for nearly four years now. Lead developer Barton George, who leads the effort, and other developers have been writing code where necessary (and contributing that code back upstream) and refining the user experience to a point where everything does indeed just work.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux operating system

    Linux has grown in popularity due to its more flexible and customisable nature compared to its more popular counterparts Windows and Mac.

  • Open Source CoreOS Linux Now Available in China, Delivering Secure, Automatic Software Updates

    With the availability of CoreOS Linux in a new region, the distributed systems community as well as small and large organizations across continents will benefit from running their applications in software containers on a consistent platform globally. Current CoreOS Linux users can take advantage of a cloud-native platform to reach one of the world’s largest markets.

  • Want to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux? Here's how to do it

    For those of you who aren't sure how to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux, here's a small guide. It frustrated me there wasn't one, so after getting help I'm sharing it with you all. One thing a lot of websites miss when doing benchmarks, is easily detailing how others can do their own.

  • News about Pisi Linux

    For example, Pisi 2.0 is said to bring two features that I've always appreciated: a live disk (it was about time!) and an iso image writer to USB.

  • Dix changements apportés par HandyLinux 2.5. Le septième va vous étonner !
  • Shazam for Android can now automatically discover what music you're listening to
  • ZFS: Apple’s New Filesystem That Wasn’t

    In the 7 years since ZFS development halted at Apple, they’ve worked on a variety of improvements in HFS and Core Storage, and hacked at at least two replacements for HFS that didn’t make it out the door. This week Apple announced their new filesystem, APFS, after 2 years in development. It’s not done; some features are still in development, and they’ve announced the ambitious goal of rolling it out to laptop, phone, watch, and tv within the next 18 months. At Sun we started ZFS in 2001. It shipped in 2005 and that was really the starting line, not the finish line. Since then I’ve shipped the ZFS Storage Appliance in 2008 and Delphix in 2010 and each has required investment in ZFS / OpenZFS to make them ready for prime time. A broadly featured, highly functional filesystem takes a long time.

  • Microsoft Updates Office for iPhone with OpenDocument Format Support

    Microsoft has just rolled out a new update for its Office productivity suite on iOS devices, so iPhone and iPad users can now benefit from important additions, such as support for the OpenDocument format.

    All productivity apps included in the Office suite have been updated to version 1.22, which, according to the listings added in the App Store, comes with support for exporting a document to the OpenDocument Text (.ODT) format.

    No other change is included in the release notes, although some other bug fixes and performance improvements are very likely to be part of the update, but the addition of ODT format support for exporting is anyway a pretty important thing.

  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • Hacking News: ISIS Twitter Accounts Hacked By Anonymous, ISIS Hacker Faces 25 Years In Prison

    An Anonymous-affiliated hacker has painted numerous ISIS Twitter accounts with gay pride messages and pictures in support of the Orlando shooting victims. On the other hand, a 21-year-old hacker has pleaded guilty to helping ISIS and he is scheduled to get a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE e.V. Joins Advisory Board of The Document Foundation

    Today we are delighted to announce that KDE e.V. is joining the advisory board of The Document Foundation, the foundation backing LibreOffice and the Document Liberation Project. The Document Foundation also joins KDE e.V.'s group of advising community partners as an affiliate.

    The KDE Community has been creating Free Software since 1996 and shares a lot of values around Free Software and open document formats with The Document Foundation, and brings the experience of running a Free Software organization for almost two decades to their advisory board. Both organizations are working in the OASIS technical committee for the OpenDocument Format. We also collaborate on common aspects of development of office software, such as usability and visual design. The affiliation of KDE e.V. and The Document Foundation on an organizational level will help to move forward with the shared goal of giving end users control of their computing needs through Free Software.

  • KDE Doing a Survey for Input on our Mission
  • KDAB, Qt 3D and the Release of Qt 5.7

    Some of you may know that Qt 3D is going strong almost entirely due to the work of the KDAB team, led by Dr. Sean Harmer and Paul Lemire. You can read all about its near demise and ultimate rescue here – it’s quite a story, and started with the release of Qt 4.

    Now we are approaching another major chapter in the Qt 3D story, as Qt 5.7.0 is released along with a fully supported stable Qt 3D module. Qt 3D offers a high-level facility for 3D graphics, paving the way for making 3D content a first class citizen in Qt applications. This is big news!

Red Hat News

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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10 Basic Linux Commands That Every Linux Newbies Should Remember

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Linux has a big impact on our Lives. At least, your android phone has Linux kernel on it. However, getting started with Linux just make you discomfort for the first time. Because on Linux, you usually should use terminal commands instead of just clicking the launcher icon (as you did on Windows). But don't worry, We will give you 10 basic Linux commands & important commands that will help you get started.

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  • Gtk+ Versioning

    New thoughts are being expressed about Gtk+ versioning.

    There is something about numbering. Whatever. The numbering of Gtk+ versions is a problem I do not have. A problem I do not expect to have. Hence “whatever”.

    But there is also a message about stability and it is a scary one.

  • Long term support for GTK+

    The record (in terms of commit history) seems to not support your position — as much as you think everyone else is “delusional” about it, the commit log does not really lie.

    The 2.24.0 release was cut in January, 2011 — five and half years ago. No new features, no new API. Precisely what would happen with the new release plan, except that the new plan would also give a much better cadence to this behaviour.

  • Batch Renaming – Call for design ideas
  • Learning about scenario tasks

    For the internship, we have been following a schedule where we research topics about usability testing. After that "research" phase, we'll start building our usability tests. And we are almost finished with that "research" phase.

  • GUADEC 2016

    In case you use GNOME, the GUADEC conference is also for users. In case you’re wondering if you’ll fit in: Everyone is usually super friendly. First year you go you go to see talks and maybe a few drinks (alcohol is optional). Second year you talk more with the people you met from last year. Third year onward the talks are an excuse to go and the only talks you see are the ones where the speakers asked you to please attend Tongue

  • Are you planning to attend LAS GNOME?

    I loved attending the GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC). I want to go back, but travel to Europe is a bit expensive. And it's hard to get away for such a long trip. So I'm not to make it for this year's GUADEC.

Fedora: The Latest

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  • Phabricator RPMs for RHEL, Fedora

    If you work with Phabricator, by engaging with Kolab (for example), you may be interested to know about our Infrastructure and Tools repositories.

    These contain Phabricator’s stable branches for Phabricator itself, arcanist and libphutil.

  • Fedora Cloud FAD 2016 Report

    The Fedora Cloud Working Group met on June 7 and 8 in Raleigh to work on deliverables for Fedora 25 and beyond. As it turns out, we had a really productive set of discussions and have some good ideas for the Cloud Working Group going forward.

  • Keeping Busy with Side Projects

    This doesn't just apply to side projects. Even with my work in the Fedora Project, I bounce between projects. Some days you'll see me spend time hacking on Infrastructure projects, helping with updates to servers, fixing services that go down randomly at 3am (I'm a night owl, so I'm up anyway). Other days you'll see me working on the packages I maintain, keeping them updated or fixing bugs that people report on them. Other days I'll work on Fedora's plethora of web applications, fixing bugs or writing Haskell clients to interact with them (finding and reporting bugs as I go). Still other days you'll see me work on the Websites team and pretend to be a designer. If I didn't have this freedom to move around between projects, I would not have lasted very long in the Fedora community. It is this freedom to move between projects that makes Fedora so interesting to me.

Systemd stories

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  • Voice of the Masses: Have you changed your mind about Systemd?

    Systemd, the “bag of bits” that originally started as an init system but has since taken over a lot of the lower-level plumbing of GNU/Linux, has a controversial history. Some distributions were quick to take it up, whereas others were more hesitant, arguing that it was subject to feature-creep and violated some long-standing Unix principles.

  • Migrate to Systemd Without a Reboot

    Yesterday I was fixing an issue with one of the servers behind the hook intended to propagage pushes from Our Own Kallithea to Bitbucket stopped working. Until yesterday, that server was using Debian’s flavour of System V init and djb’s dæmontools to keep things running. To make the hook asynchronous, I wrote a service to be managed to dæmontools, so that concurrency issued would be solved by it. However, I didn’t implement any timeouts, so when last week wget froze while pulling Weblate’s hook, there was nothing to interrupt it, so the hook stopped working since dæmontools thought it’s already running and wouldn’t re-trigger it. Killing wget helped, but I decided I need to do something with it to prevent the situation from happening in the future.

Android Leftovers

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BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track
    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
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Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more