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Story FOSS in Multimedia Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 8:21pm
Story Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 7:56pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 11:57am
Story GNU/Linux on Servers and PS3 Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 11:56am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 11:54am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 11:53am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 11:49am
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 11:49am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 11:47am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 10:14am

APT 1.3 Debian Package Manager to Forbid Insecure Repositories by Default

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The APT 1.3 development continues at a fast pace, and it looks like it has just received yet another snapshot, apt 1.3~exp3, the third one in the series, which brings more goodies to the upcoming major release of the Debian GNU/Linux package manager.

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7 open source terminal games for Linux

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Do fancy graphics really make a game better? Can a text-based game for Linux still keep you entertained?

Don't get me wrong, I do occasionally enjoy playing a AAA game release from a major studio. But as I've gotten older, I've found that I really value gameplay (and nostalgia too, admittedly) far more than how photorealistic my gaming experience is.

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Fedora 22 Linux to Reach End of Life on July 19, 2016, Move to Fedora 24 Now

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Dennis Gilmore from the Fedora Project has published a reminder informing the community that the Fedora 22 Linux operating system will reach end of life in approximately one month from today, on July 19, 2016.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux Is Now Entirely Built Using GCC 6 as Compiler

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Last week, we reported on the fact that the GCC 6 migration for the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system was almost over and that the next snapshot would be a massive one moving everything to the GCC 6 compiler.

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Huawei taps ex-Nokia devs for 'secret phone OS project'

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Just when you thought the platform wars had settled down into a cosy duopoly, Huawei is reported to be working on “an alternative mobile operating system”, according to reports.

“The team working on the project is based in Scandinavia and includes ex-Nokia employees,” The Information scooped.

The secret project is said to be in its infancy, and is intended as a hedge against Google further tightening its grip on Android.

Google is reportedly working on a proprietary binary Android, analyst Richard Windsor told The Register, allowing it to take tighter control of the platform.

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Raspberry Pi 3 takes the cake in 2016 hacker SBC survey

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Readers selected the Raspberry Pi 3 as their favorite among 81 Linux/Android hacker boards in our 2016 SBC Survey, followed by the Odroid-C2 and BeagleBone.

Earlier this month, and (the Linux Foundation’s community site) sponsored a 14-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open-spec single-board computers from a list of 81. As with last year’s 53-board survey, the winner was easy to guess. This year it was the 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 that blew away the 2nd place contender by an even larger margin than the Raspberry Pi 2 did a year ago. Once again an Odroid board and the BeagleBone Black filled the next two slots, although this time it was the Odroid-C2 in second and the BeagleBone third.

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Lessons learned for building an open company with transparent collaboration

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In the first part of this two-part series, Building a business on a solid open source model, I described how an open source business needs to provide a solid ground for all stakeholders, users, contributors, employees, customers, and of course investors. Foundations, licenses, and trademarks can be helpful in building an open ecosystem. Open source communities need supporting organizations to work transparently, otherwise there are barriers to contribution. Code might be public, but code dumps (like Google tends to do with Android) don't always facilitate collaboration. To encourage collaboration, you must go one step further and be proactive. Development in a place like GitHub or GitLab, and having open feature planning meetings and conferences help toward that goal. But still, open source project leaders can do more.

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libarchive Security Flaws, Novice Linux, Slack's Latest

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Today in Linux news several security flaws were found in libarchive, a library used to decompress several package types present on a great number of Linux systems. In other news Slackware-current has seen a lot of activity the last few days and Red Hat stock took a bit of dip in after hours trading this evening following an earnings report. Jamie Watson shared his recommendations of Linux distributions for novice users and Bruce Byfield today wrote that a lot of the things Windows users nostalgically miss are still a part of Linux.

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Techright’s Roy Schestowitz on All Things Free Tech

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Do you love Microsoft? Dr. Roy Schestowitz doesn’t. He also led a “Boycott Novell” movement back when there was a Novell to boycott, and he has crusaded against other tech companies, especially regarding software patents. It is, as they say, “Clean indoor work, but somebody has to do it.” And Roy is that somebody.

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Radeon RX 480 Linux Testing Is Happening Right Now

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Not that I can share any early benchmark figures or anything of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card, but the testing commenced today... But I can at least share a couple images.

Yep, AMD sent over a Radeon RX 480 graphics card for being able to provide launch-day Linux benchmarks next week. That day is 29 June when the embargo expires and the RX 480 cards will begin to hit stores for the $199+ price-tag (or slightly more for the 8GB version).

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Michele Casey of Oracle Chats About Oracle Linux

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Michele Casey, Oracle Linux Senior director of Product Management, reached out to provide insight into Oracle Linux and the platform’s place in the evolution of containers for next-generation application development.

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Remaining Articles About PS3 Settlement Over GNU/Linux

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Apple Lock-in

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Red Hat Financial News

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Fedora: The Latest

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  • Behind the new Fedora Developer Portal

    Are you looking for projects that could use your help? Fedora Developer Portal is a great project to start with, even if you’ve never contributed before. One of the easiest ways to contribute, but still valuable, is tell the authors what’s missing. More about contributing is under the “Call for your help” header below.

    The main purpose of the portal is to serve developers (surprise!). The Fedora Developer Portal team recently released a new version, and their goal is clear: to create the Fedora equivalent of a site like or In just a year, the portal has come a very long way. In this article we talk to Petr Hracek and Adam Samalik, Red Hat engineers who work on this site among other things.

  • Fedora and Flock on Telegram

    The Fedora community is growing on Telegram. The group chat which I originally created for Flock 2015 and which was later changed to become a general group chat for Fedora users has grown into the size of >300 people.

    We also started a Fedora News Channel as a sort of experiment because it’s increasingly difficult to use social networks such as Facebook for spreading the word for free and IM networks may be the new way to get information to users. The channel is currently followed by 294 users, but some messages get three times as many hits because they’re delivered to every subscribed user and they may be share them further. Compare it to Facebook where our messages reach 10% of subscribed users at average.

  • ‘Package XXX is not signed’ error during upgrade to Fedora 24
  • How to upgrade from fedora 23 to fedora 24

    Fedora Project, proudly announced the release of Fedora 24 version, Now it is available to Download and Install it on your machines. we can Download fedora 24 from their official site.

  • Notes on a couple of FreeIPA bugs: host group sudo rules and failure to start with recent pki-core on older, upgraded installs

    So I’ve had a couple of issues with my personal FreeIPA deployment in the last couple of months that I never managed to dig into properly because of work on Fedora 24. But now F24 is done, I had time to figure them out, finally.

  • Fedora 24 released on all architectures simultaneously!!

    So for the first time ever we’ve released Fedora 24 across both primary and alternate architectures pretty much simultaneously! That’s the three primary architectures, x86_64, ARMv7 and i686, plus the alternate architectures of aarch64, ppc64, ppc64le and s390x. This is the first time we’ve ever released SEVEN architectures on the same day!

today's leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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  • BusyBox 1.25 Released

    This latest update to the widely-used BusyBox software features a new blkdiscard applet, new options for gunzip/gzip, new nsenter / unshare / ubirename applets, build system changes, fixes for unzip, updates to ntpd, Ash additions, and a wide variety of other changes.

  • Altair Adds Open-Source Licensing to PBS Pro

    One of the problems that continues to hinder HPC is that, by and large, there’s a greater demand for computing cycles than there are CPUs and GPUs available. With researchers and engineers lining up to have their calculations crunched, it’s critical that HPC schemes have effective job management software that can keep track of a queue or jobs and assign the appropriate hardware to each project.

  • ClusterHQ’s Mohit Bhatnagar Talks Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

    Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers. And, ClusterHQ has an open source project called Flocker that allows developers to run their databases inside Docker containers, leveraging persistent storage, and making data highly portable.

  • Running Distributed Applications at Scale on Mesos from Twitter and CloudBees
  • Successful DevOps Deployment Involves Shift in Culture and Processes
  • Finagle, linkerd, and Apache Mesos: Magical Operability Sprinkles for Microservices
  • Hadoop Summit: How to Get Highlights Even if You Can't Attend
  • Dysfunction and Sabotage: Why Large Hospital EHR Costs So Much

    Years ago I read the cannon of the classic medical book "House of God" by Samuel Shem which reads: "...the House of God was sad and sick and all our doings in the House..." At first, before I had worked in an actual hospital I thought the book itself was sick and cynical. After working in an actual hospital I re-read the book. I then found it hilarious for its uncomfortable truths, and did not think it was sick or cynical enough. Therein likes the crux of the matter with regard to very expensive large hospital EHR's.

  • ‘Steal My Tool’ showcases open source tools for journalists at IRE conference

    Robert Gebeloff, database projects editor at The New York Times, demonstrated how to use XML Grid to access and interpret a website’s data. Using these tools and techniques, Gebeloff showed how one can find which Trader Joe’s stores sell beer by simply scraping the site’s XML code. Gebeloff has published detailed instructions for web scraping without programming on his GitHub page.

  • The current state of open data in the US government

    The S.2852 OPEN Government Data Act aims to require true open data access at the federal level. In this article I will discuss the importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open data.

  • 2048 DIY Open Source Game Console Hits Kickstarter (video)

    Anyone looking to learn more about coding and creating video games may be interested in the new DIY open source games console called 2048 which has been created by 2048.

    The name refers to the special screen that the game console is equipped with that is constructed from 2048 individual LED bulbs that are placed in a matrix form offering a 64 x 32 resolution.

    Learn more about what is possible using the open source games console from the developers at Creoqode. Who was taken to Kickstarter this week to raise the £20,000 they require to take the hardware into production. Early bird pledges are available from just $99 with delivery expected to take place during December 2016 with worldwide shipping available if required.

  • Mozilla MOSS 'Mission Partners' makes it rain $385,000 on open source project developers

    Open source is very important nowadays, especially from a privacy and security standpoint. Look, closed source ideology is not inherently bad -- it is a good way to protect a company's code. The problem, however, is that users are increasingly suspicious of software since Edward Snowden's leaks. There is no telling what kind of back doors or other malicious things are hiding in the code.

  • Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at risk

    n a world where any new software project is built in large part on existing third-party code, finding and patching vulnerabilities in popular open-source libraries is vital to creating reliable and secure applications.

    For example, three severe flaws in libarchive, recently found by researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group, could affect a large number of software products.

    Libarchive is an open-source library first created for FreeBSD, but has since been ported to all major operating systems. It provides real-time access to files compressed with a variety of algorithms, including tar, pax, cpio, ISO9660, zip, lha/lzh, rar, cab and 7-Zip.

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