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Story Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 7:59am
Story Microsoft Powershell Is Now Available For Linux Mohd Sohail 5 21/08/2016 - 7:56am
Story Microsoft Embrace and Extend Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 7:47am
Story New Strategy in War on Android Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 7:45am
Story Red Hat Financial News Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 7:44am
Story Games for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 7:34am
Story Fedora News Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 6:27am
Story Android/Chrome Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 6:26am
Story Intel Euclid: a brain, vision, sensor, hotspot module for robots Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2016 - 8:05pm
Story Android posts highest ever market share in latest mobile data Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2016 - 7:05pm

GNOME News

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  • Analyzing usability test results
  • My Keynote at GUADEC 2016

    Last Friday, I gave the first keynote at GUADEC 2016. I was delighted for the invitation from the GNOME Foundation to deliver this talk, which I entitled Confessions of a command line geek: why I don’t use GNOME but everyone else should.

  • GUADEC 2016: Core Days

    I’m having the opportunity to once again go to GUADEC. I’ve had many great discussions, There’s so many great people to meet here.

  • GNOME Turns 19, Debian Turns 23 Years Old

    There are at least two exciting Linux/open-source birthdays to celebrate this week.

    Yesterday marked 19 years since the GNOME desktop environment was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena.

Android Leftovers

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Android

FOSS Events

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OSS
  • Is open source eating the world?

    Open source technology is understandably controversial, not least because it has massively eroded the software licensing revenues of established IT players.

    At a panel hosted by Rackspace, entitled ‘Open source is eating the world: Building on open source for enterprise’, participants disagreed over what was driving the production of open source, but not over the scale of disruption it had brought to the industry.

  • Rackspace open source cloud breakfast: techie toasties & cloudpaccinos

    As a side note of huge interest… during general discussions it emerged that (according to one statistic) the split between female and male developers is roughly 80% to 20% in favour of males, obviously. But, significantly, that split drops down to 90% to 10% — why that should be is unknown, but it may be a good pointer for where responsibilities lie.

  • Upskill U on Open Source & the Cloud With Heavy Reading

    On Wednesday in the Upskill U course "Using Open Source for Data Centers and Cloud Services," Roz Roseboro, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, will address why and how operators are implementing open source for cloud platforms and services. This course will examine relevant open source projects for telcos, how open source differs from traditional standards bodies and what concerns operators have about open source, like security. (Register for Using Open Source for Data Centers and Cloud Services.)

Plane Maker Airbus Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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Linux
OSS

Ubuntu Leftovers

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Ubuntu

FOSS and Finance

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OSS
  • Hyperledger Tests Open Strategy With First Blockchain Explorer

    Business blockchain consortium Hyperledger is now building an open-source tool that will let anyone explore the distributed ledger projects being created by its members.

    Originally conceived by an intern at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the proposal to create a blockchain explorer gained steam last month when it was informally proposed to members. It was then that other prominent contributors to the Linux-led group discovered they all had similar efforts underway.

    But instead of launching competing open-source services, an effort began to merge the blockchain explorers being developed by DTCC, IBM and Intel. The joint project has been dubbed the "Hyperledger Explorer".

    Similar to block explorers already being offered for other public blockchains, the tool would make it easier to learn about Hyperledger from the inside, while still protecting the privacy valued by many of the non-profit organization's members.

  • Does the Open-Source Model Enable Bitcoin-Stealing Wallet Apps?

    According to an Apple Insider report published on August 9, a disturbing trend has emerged on Apple’s App Store as a series of malicious copycats of well-known Bitcoin wallet apps became available to download. Some of the fake wallets looked quite similar to the real thing but were specifically tweaked to steal bitcoins from unsuspecting users. As a result some $20,000 reportedly ended up in the pockets of scam artists before Apple was able to filter and remove the apps from its store.

  • Mozilla Awards Nearly $600,000 to Qualifying Open Source Projects

    Last year, Mozilla launched the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) – an award program specifically focused on supporting open source and free software. As The VAR Guy notes: "The Mozilla Foundation has long injected money into the open source ecosystem through partnerships with other projects and grants. But it formalized that mission last year by launching MOSS, which originally focused on supporting open source projects that directly complement or help form the basis for Mozilla's own products."

    Now, Mozilla has reported that it awarded a hefty $585,000 to nine open source projects in Q2 of this year alone. Here is more on a couple of the most interesting projects and what they are focusing on.

    PyPy. PyPy is a fast, compliant alternative implementation of the Python language (2.7.10 and 3.3.5). Its developers tout its performance advantages over Python.

Servers News

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Server
  • Cloud-Based Systems Can Accelerate the Benefits of Big Data
  • The Linux Foundation Announces Big Data Platform for Network Analytics

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration today is announcing Platform for Network Data Analytics or PNDA is now a Linux Foundation Project. PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics. The project has also announced the availability of its initial platform release.

  • Amazon Web Services Introduces Load Balancing for Containers

    The load balancing news comes as part of AWS’s move to make it easer for its customers to use containers. To do that, it’s in the process of integrating capabilities of its Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) platform into its ECS — Amazon’s system that allows customers to run containerized applications.

  • Performance Improvement For Virtual NVMe Devices

    Helen Koike of Collabora has been one of the developers looking to optimize the performance of virtual NVMe devices, such as used by Google's Cloud Engine.

  • Keynote: Making Data Accessible - Ashish Thusoo, Co-founder & CEO, Qubole
  • OpenStack Community Challenged By Dearth Of Talent, Complexity

    The OpenStack community has grown at breakneck pace since the open-source cloud orchestration technology burst on the scene in 2010, a product of NASA and Rackspace Hosting.

    As envisioned by its developers, OpenStack provided a welcome alternative to proprietary IaaS solutions and an opportunity for independent service providers to build robust public and hybrid clouds with distributed computing resources that had the functionality and power to compete with the big boys, including industry-dominating Amazon Web Services.

  • How to Avoid Pitfalls in Doing Your OpenStack Deployment

    How fast is the OpenStack global cloud management market growing? Research and Markets analysts are out with a new report that forecasts the global OpenStack cloud management market to grow at a CAGR of 30.49% during the period 2016-2020.

    According to the report: "Cloud brokerage services that provide management and maintenance services to enterprises will be a key trend for market growth. However, this report and others forecast that technical issues and difficulties surrounding OpenStack deployments will be on the increase. In this post, you'll find resources that can help you avoid the pitfalls present in doing an OpenStack deployment.

    "OpenStack talent is a rarified discipline," Josh McKenty, who helped develop the platform, has told CRN, adding, "to be good with OpenStack, you need to be a systems engineer, a great programmer but also really comfortable working with hardware."

Games for GNU/Linux

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Gaming

Linux Kernel 4.7 Gets Its First Point Release, Brings EXT4 and x86 Improvements

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Linux

Today, August 16, 2016, renowned Linux kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman proudly announced the availability of the first point release for the Linux 4.7 kernel series.

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Top five 2016 Chromebooks for school and everywhere else

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Google

Chromebooks are now the most popular school laptops of them all. If your school doesn't supply them, here are your best choices.

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Also: How to pick the best Chromebook for school

How to Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel

NVIDIA Rolls Out 370 Linux Driver Beta, Adds Pascal Under/Over-Clocking

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Graphics/Benchmarks

NVIDIA this morning rolled out the first Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD driver beta in their 370 driver series. There's good stuff in here for Pascal GPU owners.

First up, the NVIDIA 370.23 beta adds official support for the GeForce GTX TITAN X (the new Pascal model) as well as the 6GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060. The other GTX 1000 Pascal graphics cards have been supported from day-one with the earlier 367 driver series.

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Also: Intel Kaby Lake Support Added To Beignet OpenCL

Debian turns 23!

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Debian

Today is Debian's 23rd anniversary. If you are close to any of the cities celebrating Debian Day 2016, you're very welcome to join the party!

If not, there's still time for you to organize a little celebration or contribution to Debian. For example, you can have a look at the Debian timeline and learn about the history of the project. If you notice that some piece of information is still missing, feel free to add it to the timeline.

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Onion Omega2 vs. Raspberry Pi Zero

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Linux
Gadgets

Red Hat News

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Red Hat
  • Flatpak: A Containerized Approach to Developing Linux Applications

    Containers are becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise world, which has come to realize that containers not only solve many problems, but also bring agility, scalability, and other benefits to the IT infrastructure. This idea is now trickling down to the desktop world.

    Canonical gets much of the credit for creating buzz around a container-like approach toward apps with the announcement of Click, which later evolved into Snap. But the fact is there have been many efforts to bring such a solution to the desktop world. Projects like Klik (which evolved into AppImage in 2014), for example, have been around for more than 12 years now. Alexander Larsson, a Red Hat developer, has been playing with the idea of a distro-agnostic, self-contained application packaging and delivery solution since 2007.

    It’s interesting that none of these technologies gained any traction or mindset in their early days. They largely remained unnoticed. Thanks to the success of Docker containers; however, there is a renewed interest in such technologies.

  • Analyst’s Stocks Rating Activity: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) , Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Analyst Opinions To Note: EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)

An Alternative List Of The Top 3 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

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Linux

David has come up with three Linux distributions: Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Damn Small Linux.

Ubuntu MATE would definitely be close to reaching my top five and I would recommend Lubuntu for low end computers and older netbooks.

Damn Small Linux might be a bit daunting for non-technical users and for something of that size it might be worth thinking about a Puppy Linux such as Simplicity.

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Tiny Intel “Joule” IoT module runs Ostro Linux on quad-core Atom

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Linux

Intel’s “Joule” IoT module integrates a 64-bit quad-core Atom SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, plus BT/WiFi, 4K video, CSI/DSI, GPIO, USB, and UART I/O.

At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in San Francisco today, Intel unveiled a tiny Joule computer-on-module that targets makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs developing Internet of Things devices. The module will be available in two versions, based on Atom T5700 and T5500 SoCs, and is supported by the Yocto Project-based Ostro Linux distribution, which similarly targets IoT apps.

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GNU/Linux Desktop

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review: Best New Android Phone

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Android
Reviews

Here’s what’s really confusing. All three phones have stunning 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution, AMOLED screens that absolutely blow any iPhone display out of the water. (According to the display experts at DisplayMate, the Note 7’s screen is the best smartphone screen ever.) All three also have the same super-speedy quad-core processors, water-resistant designs and superb 12-megapixel cameras.

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