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For dropping Python 2 from Ubuntu Server, vim, byobu, landscape-client, and OpenStack clients still need to be ported to Python 3. Ubuntu Touch still depends upon the Python 2 Autopilot. For Python 2 on the Ubuntu desktop, there's still many packages to be ported to Python 3 like Hplip, Totem, system-config-printer, Gconf2, etc.
With all sorts of National Security Letters, gag orders, oppressive laws like PARTIOT Act etc. we just know that those based in the US can be forced to facilitate surveillance (without ever speaking about it publicly).
Mesa 10.0 brings many new features and provides GPU OpenGL performance improvements. It's a very exciting three-month update to Mesa and is the first that ships with core Mesa support in full for the OpenGL 3.2 and 3.3 extensions, but the only hardware driver taking full advantage of those GL extensions and GLSL capabilities is the Intel DRI driver for Ivy Bridge and Haswell hardware.
Besides the other UDS sessions this week that were already covered on Phoronix, many discussions took place about plans to improve Ubuntu Touch during the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cycle. Canonical developers feel very hopeful and ambitions for their phone/tablet plans in the next six months.
The FreeBSD Foundation is sponsoring a new FreeBSD Journal publication that's about to begin publishing bi-monthly issues concerning BSD.
We're looking to work with passionate people to make this community a reality. If you're a web designer, graphics designer, marketing expert, SEO expert, or just someone with a really good idea, get in touch now. Anyone with a desire to further the open source message can take part in this project. Together we can create the future we want.
Intel is readying a 64-bit Bay Trail Atom platform for Android, according to Hermann Eul, Intel's general manager, mobile and communications group, speaking at the company's investor day on Thursday.
“Open sourcing NTRU ensures that the implementation is solid and without the backdoors that we have learned about in proprietary implementations” said Dr. William Whyte, chief scientist at Security Innovation, Inc. and chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group. “We are fussy in the crypto world, and want to ensure that any adopted crypto is transparent and battle-tested. NTRU has been successfully scrutinized by numerous government agencies and universities for over a decade."
In many ways, owing to extensive repositories and lack of focus on just one particular market or purpose, Debian has got in it much of the best of GNU/Linux, including choice.
I recently sold my Linux news Website, but I can't stop the urge to link to interesting posts from around Linuxville. It feels like such a waste to read them and then just click the little corner "X." So, here are a few from the last couple of days. openSUSE 13.1 is getting good reviews, a couple nice advocacy posts appeared, and Linus' father confirms US government intentions are among the topics.
Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and Salt were all built with that very goal in mind: to make it much easier to configure and maintain dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers. That's not to say that smaller shops won't benefit from these tools, as automation and orchestration generally make life easier in an infrastructure of any size.
Without competition, there will always be this threat that Google will just use “open” for marketing, not much beyond that.
It is GNU/Linux occupying 10 out of 10 (top 10) ‘super’ servers. The numbers are out and they show this, based on Green500  and TOP500 [2,3], which has GNU/Linux everywhere but 18 computers in the top 500.
Having more choices is essential for a project’s survival and expansion. Mandrake/Mandriva was once the most widely used desktop distribution. It can still make a huge comeback.
Alejandro Piñeiro from the GNOME development team was proud to announce a few days ago that the second maintenance release of the stable GNOME 3.10 desktop environment is ready for download and upgrade.