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  • After beating Dark Souls and Pokemon, Twitch is installing Arch Linux

    “Twitch Installs Arch Linux”—billed as a “cooperative text-based horror game”—began on Halloween. After beating both Pokemon and Dark Souls earlier this year, thousands of people are now trying to do something even geekier: collectively install Arch Linux. The stream is now back up after a botnet took over and partially installed Gentoo, another Linux distribution.

    You can tune into the stream at Twitch Installs Arch Linux. It works just like Twitch Plays Pokemon and Twitch Plays Dark Souls. Viewers vote on which key press to send to the terminal. Every ten seconds, the most popular key press is sent to the terminal. Arch Linux is a particularly good candidate for this, as it’s not the kind of Linux distribution you can install with a few clicks—it requires some terminal commands. You have to know what you’re doing, or at least be able to follow an installation guide.

  • openSUSE Leap 42.1 is the 'first Linux hybrid distro'
  • Watch out CentOS, Ubuntu here comes openSUSE Leap

    Red Hat has CentOS. Canonical has Ubuntu. Both these operating systems can be installed at no cost, and they are enterprise grade operating systems running on servers and cloud. However, SUSE doesn't have any such distro; The openSUSE codebase is way too diverged from the SUSE codebase.

    But that's changing. The openSUSE community is taking a big leap, dropping the old regular release cycles of openSUSE and moving to openSUSE Leap. The community has released the first version of openSUSE Leap today at SUSECon 2015.

  • Myriad Media Completes Production & Post For Baldwin& and Red Hat's "People-Powered Billboard"
  • Today Red Hat (RHT) Hits New Lifetime High

    Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. It develops and offers operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage, and cloud technologies. RHT has a PE ratio of 76. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Red Hat a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

  • systemd: Converting sysvinit scripts

    Welcome back for another installment of the systemd series. Throughout this series, we discuss ways to use systemd to understand and manage your system. This article focuses on how to convert legacy scripts you may have customized on your system.

  • Skype founders are working on a robot that delivers groceries for $1.50
  • Skype founders develop robot that will deliver your groceries
  • Skype Founders Build a Robot for Suburban Streets
  • Skype co-founders prep self-driving robot package delivery
  • Skype founders unveil delivery robot
  • My Free Software Activities in October 2015

    My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donators (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.

  • Debian Moves To Non-Root X.Org Server By Default

    Distributions have been working on it for years to let the X.Org Server run without root privileges. This feat has now been accomplished for Debian testing users where if using systemd and a DRM/KMS graphics driver, you can run the xorg-server as a user.

  • Edward Snowden's Favorite Distro Tails Gets Major Upgrade to 1.7

    Tails, a Live operating system that is built with the declared purpose of keeping users safe and anonymous while going online, has been updated to version 1.7. This is a major upgrade and users have been advised to make the switch as soon as possible.

  • Top 20 Best Tizen Apps for October 2015

    October has come to an end and it’s time to have a look at last month’s Top 20 Best Tizen Apps. WhatsApp still remains as the number one downloaded app for the Tizen Store and it just shows you how many people actually use this application. At number two we have the new comer Truedialer phone & contacts app.

  • 1-Net Offers Ubuntu-Certified Cloud Services

    1-Net today announced that its public cloud service, Alchemy, has officially joined Canonical to be the Southeast Asia’s first Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud Service Provider. Alchemy is a high performance and secure IaaS platform, which enables users to build and manage scalable infrastructures on demand.

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  • The seduction of the new

    I don't know about the Windows or Mac users' reactions, but the Linux user's always makes me smile as I recognize an attitude I see regularly and to some extent share. Free software users are always ready to upgrade, although their obsession is only partly rational.

  • On Being Ripped Off

    Given I had paid a lot of money for the Kaspersky Crystal Pure protection quite recently (and I think it was on an automatic renewal) I feel pretty ripped off. Am I being reasonable, or is it my fault for changing the operating system?

  • Inside SparkFun's Fellowship of the Things video series

    The Fellowship of the Things video series was conceived out of our passion for the burgeoning world of Internet of Things and connected projects, and our desire to showcase some of the SparkFun tools and products that fit particularly well into them. We somehow got permission to build an Internet of Things-dedicated apartment inside SparkFun HQ to use as a demo area for the projects, and so far it's been a huge success!

  • Citrix integrates NetScaler with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Clouds

    Customers are increasingly faced with the challenge of scaling their OpenStack deployments and are looking for production-grade infrastructure that supports the demands of their business. Today, Citrix is unveiling the integration and certification of its market-leading application delivery controller, NetScaler, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. For the first time, customers can now assemble their cloud infrastructure using best of breed components from Citrix and Red Hat. The joint solution provides customers with access to a broader portfolio of products to further boost the performance and scale provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform deployments.

  • KDevelop 5.0 Open Source IDE Enters Beta, Ported to Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5

    After more than a year of hard work, Milian Wolff from the KDevelop project has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of KDevelop 5.0.0.

  • GeoJSON in Maps

    For Maps 3.19.1 release we managed to land some support for showing a GeoJSON layer. This means that you can get a GeoJSON file from somewhere then open it with Maps.

  • Tanglu 4 Linux Distro Enters Development with GNOME 3.18, KDE Plasma 5.4

    Matthias Klumpp has announced that version 4 of his Tanglu Linux distribution has entered development and a first Alpha build is now available for download and testing.

  • Ubuntu Studio 15.10 Screenshot Tour
  • Globalization test days report for Fedora 23

    Each Fedora release, developers add interesting features and changes. The Fedora QA group puts in extra effort to make sure these features work well. The Fedora QA group runs test days, together with our development teams. Test days usually happen between Alpha and Beta test releases. These events are essential to help us find critical flaws.

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  • openmamba milestone3

    After some months in pre-release state, installation media of the milestone3 stable version are available for download with release 3.0.1.

  • Zentyal Server 4.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Supports Microsoft Outlook 2010

    Zentyal, the only international vendor to offer Linux kernel-based server technology that is natively interoperable with Microsoft's Exchange Server and Active Directory products, was proud to announce the release of Zentyal Server 4.2.

  • [Older] BusyBox 1.24 Released, Brings More Size Reductions
  • Libreboot Now Supports The Chromebook C201
  • OpenJDK updated to 7u91_b01
  • The XOR DDoS madness and what you need to know

    Use strong password

    If you use SSH to connect to your system disable password authentication and use SSH Keys.

    If you choose to ignore the above – use a strong password for your root user – avoid dictionary words

    Change default SSH port

  • Building a new cloud security model

    When working with cloud providers it is important to establish what responsibilities you retain for security and what is managed by the provider. Dependent on the nature of the service, the line of responsibility shifts. For IaaS providers, the customer is responsible for the operating system up; however, for SaaS providers, the customer is responsible for privileged users. This has a major impact on the security controls we implement to shore up our end of the bargain.

  • DragonBox Pyra Linux Based Gaming Plus Console Emulation Available To Pre-Order Now

    It is designed for gamers that are seeking a versatile, open source machine, able to run desktop Linux apps and also emulate game consoles. It is able to emulate systems like the PlayStation 1, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo 64 and the Gameboy DS.

  • External Screen Support For Unity 8 On Ubuntu Phone Is Finally Near

    Developers continue making progress on maturing the Ubuntu Phone software stack, including Unity 8 atop Mir.

    Łukasz Zemczak wrote in yesterday's landing team update about the latest work. Aside from a new address book service and other package updates, a big Unity 8 update is in the works. Zemczak wrote, "A big Unity8 landing that was long in development, integrating unity-controlled mouse pointers, external screen support and many other convergence changes is now ready to land. The silo has been tested and now we're only waiting for a final archive admin binNEW review. Great stuff."

  • First Swami Release with two Modules

    At the start of the week I announced that work had begun on Moksha’s new control panel we are calling Swami. Today I am happy to share that the first two modules for Swami are ready for alpha testing:

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  • Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.2

    Besides focusing primarily on mail and mail-related directory features, additional improvements have also taken place. It will come with all the latest updates from Ubuntu 14.04.3. As a starred feature, it will integrate Samba 4.3.1, with lots of improvements for Active Directory services and support for Windows ® 8.1 and the newest Windows® 10. The installer has been upgraded to support newer network interfaces.

  • GALPon MiniNo 2015 Screenshot Tour
  • Fedora 23 Is Now Under Its Final Freeze [Ed: older]
  • Fedora 23 pushed back for one week

    Rather than the full Five Things in Fedora This Week, I’ve just got one — as you may have seen by now, while we hoped to sign off on the Fedora 23 final release yesterday for availability next week, the quality assurance team found a number of issues that still needed to be addressed first. Fedora always releases on Tuesday (it makes the logistics a lot easier), so with the delay, the planned release date is now November 3rd, 2015.

    This extra week will both give time to get fixes in place, and to make sure those are fully tested. (We wouldn’t want to give you a Fedora OS with rushed fixes which might be incomplete or even cause other problems.)

  • Kubuntu's Release Manager Calls It Quits

    After Jonathan Riddell lost his leadership roles relating to Ubuntu, the future of Kubuntu became quite vague for after Kubuntu 15.10. Riddell has announced now that he's leaving Kubuntu.

  • Early access to Cinnamon 2.8 for Mint 17.2
  • OpenSUSE 42.1 Leap Hits Release Candidate

    The release candidate has arrived for openSUSE 42.1 "Leap" in anticipation of the distribution's official debut in early November.

  • Gyft’s Giyom Lebleu: Following Linux ‘The Most Likely Path for Bitcoin’ (Interview)

    So, to compare it to Linux, some people say Bitcoin is starting to follow that path. It started as a personal project and then nobody thought that it was going to be serious, then it became serious and everyone said “Linux is going to kill Windows” and “Bitcoin is going to kill Fed Money” and in the end that is not quite what happened to Linux.

    Linux on the desktop never really caught on [with the mainstream user]. But now, everyone is using Linux. If you have an Android phone, you are using Linux. You could even say anyone using a website is using Linux. So everyone is using the technology and using the community and the software that it is based on. I think that is the most likely path for Bitcoin.

  • Crownstone – the smart power outlet

    KDE and ownCloud developer Jos Poortvliet speaks to the DoBots creator about their latest smart home tech


    Anne: Many are simple: fridges, televisions. Others are harder – we’ve got trouble with the difference between LCD- and TFT-based monitors, for example. Our algorithm is about 93% accurate right now and we’re working on making it better before we put it on Github. Did I mention that everything we do is open source?

  • Mind Your Media Files with Tizen Content API
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