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  • Download Linux Voice issue 17

    Issue 17 of Linux Voice is nine months old, so we’re releasing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license. You can share and modify all content from the magazine (apart from adverts), providing you credit Linux Voice as the original source and retain the same license.

  • OpenStack 'Mitaka' materialises

    The next version of OpenStack, Mitaka, has materialised.

    The OpenStack-Announce list went into overdrive on Thursday to deliver news of .0 versions of projects galore.

    This time around the OpenStack's made ease of use and scalability its watchwords.

  • Linus Torvalds On Stage at TED2016
  • Linus Torvalds Speaks Openly about Work and Code at TED2016 [Video]

    Torvalds went on to discuss his belief that “code either works or it doesn’t.” He should know. The current Linux kernel is one of the largest collaborative projects ever attempted, with more than 20 million lines of code and more than 12,000 contributors so far. Additionally, an average of 185 changes are accepted into the kernel every day -- nearly 1,300 per week -- and Torvalds ultimately has the final say on what code is accepted.

  • NVIDIA Releases New Vulkan Linux Driver With Better Multi-Threaded Scaling

    While NVIDIA mainlined their Vulkan driver support in the NVIDIA 364 driver series, they issued another Vulkan-focused driver update yesterday for Linux and Windows for developers and enthusiasts wanting to try out the latest support for this high-performance graphics API.

    The NVIDIA 364.16 driver is this special Vulkan driver release and is available for download from developer.nvidia.com rather than the usual channels.

  • Munich Presentation: From OpenGL To Vulkan
  • GUADEC 2017 call for bids

    The GNOME Foundation would like to invite bids for hosting GUADEC 2017.

    GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers, which takes place in Europe every year, and you could make it happend next year!

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  • KDE Comes Up With A Vision For The Future
  • KDE Wants Users to Be in Control of Their Digital Lives, Enjoy Freedom & Privacy

    Today KDE has published a story like no other. Not an announcement of a new project or the release of an updated version of one of their existing pieces of software, but a story about their vision for the future.

  • Red Hat & QCT Collaborate On Systems For OpenStack & Ceph

    Today Red Hat Inc. and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced that they are working together to deliver combined Red Hat offerings (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with QCT servers, storage, and networking. These joint solutions will increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.

  • Thin mini-ITX SBC aims Braswell SoCs at embedded apps

    Adlink announced the “AmITX-BW-I” SBC, featuring Intel’s Braswell SoCs, a slim, embeddable “thin Mini-ITX” profile, dual GbE, and 4K triple-display video.

  • Asphalt 8: Airborne comes to the Tizen store to take over Z1 and Z3 users

    Its a huge news for Samsung Z1 and Z3 users out there who have been dying to play some graphic intensive games on their Tizen smartphone. One of Gameloft’s most popular racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne that has hit some record number of downloads on Android, iOS and Windows phone platforms is now available on the Tizen Store absolutely FREE! The Game brings in a high flying action filled racing experience where you get to drive a car to win races and accomplish special tasks in each race to win coins and and stars in return.

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  • ​The Linux Foundation launches Linux-based Civil Infrastructure Project

    There's the Internet of Things -- DVRs, refrigerators, and cars -- and then there's the Internet of civic things -- electrical power grids, oil and gas production facilities, and highway traffic management. Linux has a role to play in both.

  • New Linux-based effort to support global civil infrastructure demands
  • Welcome, 2016, The Year Of The ARMed Everything

    Shucks. I was just getting very comfortable with Linux 4.4.* when news came of delicious new stuff in 4.6 for some of the ARMed SoC’s on motherboards I’m considering here. Having their drivers in the mainline would certainly simplify maintenance. Oh well, at least I can be sure to have software support for years to come.

  • Shell calendar generator

    Html and css made the whole exercise really easy and I have something working now on GitHub in 150 lines of code where half of it is CSS. It’s not perfect, there is plenty of space for optimization, but it is really simple and fast enough. Are you interested? Give it a try and if it doesn’t work well for you, pull requests are welcome

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  • April 2016 Issue of Linux Journal
  • Linux.com Login Temporarily Frozen for New Site Launch
  • CoreOS and Intel to Meld Kubernetes, OpenStack into Single Stack

    Kubernetes just keeps heading in new directions. It started as essentially a version of Borg, which harnesses computing power from data centers into a powerful virtual machine. It has made a difference for many cloud computing deployments, and optimizes usage of container technology. Then, last year, Google handed stewardship of Kubernetes over the to Cloud Native Foundation. The CNCF, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, has helped a coalition of partners including Cisco, eBay, Huawei, IBM and Intel, advance Kubernetes' capabilities.

    Now, CoreOS has announced a technical collaboration with Intel to deploy and manage OpenStack, open source software for building clouds, with Kubernetes, which focuses more on automating deployment, scaling, and operations of applications.

  • Cockpit 0.100 Released

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. There’s a new release every week. Here are the highlights from this weeks 0.100 release. Even though 0.100 may seem to be a magical number … it’s really just the number after 0.99 Big Grin

  • Calibre 2.54 eBook Manager and Converter Is Out for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

    Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has released a new maintenance version of his widely used ebook library management software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/12 & 13

    Today I cover again two weeks. Both weeks were ‘shorter’ due to the Easter celebrations, which took some time off from many contributors. And if that’s no excuse, one of the weeks was literally by one hour shorter over here (Switch to DST).

  • Ubuntu 16.04 Mascot Revealed – Available in SVG and XCF Files, Download it Now

    Every release, Ubuntu has own official mascot. For upcoming release Ubuntu 16.04 LTS canonical adopt the animal logo called “Xerus” which is the posh name given to a type of ground squirrel. This new mascot will used to promote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    The logo, revealed in an update to the Ubiquity package, appears on the installer slideshow that plays during every Ubuntu installation. As you can see image on above, the design of ubuntu 16.04 mascot inspired from the art of oragmi.

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  • TODO Group comes to the Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is unveiling plans to help organizations utilize and release open-source software. The foundation announced it will host the TODO Group, a cross-industry effort to focus on establishing best practices, tools and programs to support corporate open-source engagement.

    “From carmakers and banks to retailers and hospitals, every industry relies on open-source software, and every company is an Internet company,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “The TODO Group reaches across industries to collaborate with open-source technical and business leaders to share best practices, tools and programs for building dependable, effective projects for the long term.”

  • Open source blockchain project, hyperledger, settling it at the linux foundation

    The open source movement can be traced back as far as 1997, when Eric Raymond published The Cathedral and the Bazaar. The paper reflected upon the hacker community and free software principles. It received significant attention in 1998, and was a key driving factor behind the decision to release the Internet suite, Netscape Communicator, as free software. The source code went on to become the backbone of many search engines, including the widely used Mozilla Firefox.

  • Radeon/AMDGPU Firmware Binary Blobs Updated, Polaris Added

    Hitting the linux-firmware Git tree are updates to the firmware/microcode binary-only images for the graphics cards supported by the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers.

  • NVIDIA 361.42 Linux Driver Brings Bug Fixes, New GPU Support

    While not nearly as exciting as the changes to find with the latest NVIDIA 364 Linux driver series, the 361.42 Linux driver is out today as the newest version in the 361 long-lived driver series.

    New product support in the NVIDIA 361.42 point release includes bringing up the GeForce 920MX, GeForce 930MX, and Quadro M6000 24GB graphics processors.

  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Users Will Soon Get GNOME 3.20
  • Canonical’s First Ubuntu Tablet Available For Pre-Order
  • Xubuntu Based Emmabuntüs 3, Version 1.03, Released

    The Emmabuntüs Community today announced the third maintenance release of Emmabuntüs 3, version 1.03, based on Xubuntu 14.04.4. Like its *buntu namesake, the distro ships with the Xfce desktop by default, but also includes LXDE as an option.

  • Get the Tiny VoCore Mini Linux Computer for Just $39

    Good things come in small packages, and the VoCore Mini Linux Computer is proof. Get yours for just $39 at Escapist Deals-and while you're at it, master Linux with the five-course Linux Power User Bundle, just $19, a savings of 97%.

  • Application: ConfirmTkt IRCTC Indian Rail Info Samsung Z1 and Z3 available in Tizen Store

    ConfirmTkt IRCTC Indian Rail Info is an app that lets you check Passenger Name Record (PNR) live status Information. The IRCTC app was developed by Confirmtkt and has already been downloaded more than 16,000 times from Google Play Store. Today, the app has finally become available in the Tizen Store for Samsung Z1 and Z3 smartphones. There are 2 more similar apps are available in Tizen Store PNRTrain and Indian Train Status and they are also available on Z1 & Z3.

  • Getting GNU/Linux To Work For You

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  • qBittorrent 3.3.4 Free BitTorrent Client Adds a "Hide Zero Values" Option, More

    The development team behind the popular qBittorrent free open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client software announced today, March 29, 2016, the release of qBittorrent 3.3.4.

  • FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein" Free Multimedia Backend Gets Its First Point Release

    Today, March 29, 2016, the major FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein" open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework received its first maintenance release, version 3.0.1.

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  • LVM Internals

    This post is intended to detail the LVM internal disk layout including the thin-volume metadata structure. While documentation of the LVM user space management utilities is abundant, very little exists in the realm of on-disk layout & structures. Having just added support for this to CloudForms, I figure this would be a good opportunity to expand on this for future reference.

  • Mesa 3D 11.2.0 Gets One More RC Build, Final Release Launches April 1, 2016

    Today, March 30, 2016, Collabora's Emil Velikov has announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth and last RC (Release Candidate) build of the highly anticipated Mesa 11.2.0 3D graphics library.

    While many of us were expecting to see the final release of Mesa 3D Graphics Library 11.2 out the door in the second week of March, as originally planned, or at least the RC4 build announced today, it looks like the Mesa development team ran into some issues that needed to be resolved before the final Mesa 11.2 could be released.

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  • The Great 2016 Dell Latitude Massacre

    Most of you already know that I am the founder and executive director of Reglue, or by its proper legal name, Recycled Electronics and GNU/Linux Used for Education. That’s the 501(c)(3) that friend and co-conspirator Don Davis gave us. The organization he stepped out of, which allowed us to step into was a recognized organization in-good-standing we were financially unable to create ourselves. We are a non profit that fixes donated computers and then give them to students who cannot afford one. It’s the most gratifying work I have ever done, and it’s only right that I mention that without Dr. Davis, Reglue would probably not have happened.

  • Why You Should Use Tumbleweed
  • Universal laptop shell extends phones, mini-PCs, and SBCs

    On Indieogogo, a $119 “dumb” battery-powered “NexDock” laptop offers a 14.1-inch display and a BT keyboard to extend a phone, mini-PC, or Raspberry Pi SBC.

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  • foss-north speaker line-up
    I am extremely pleased to have confirmed the entire speaker line-up for foss north 2017. This will be a really good year!
  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
    Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs. There are glTF utility libraries in JavaScript and other web-focused languages, but Google adding a native glTF 1.0 parser appears to be related to their VR push with supporting VR content on the web. Their glTF parser was added to Chromium Git on Friday.
  • Sex and Gor and open source
    A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. [...] I’ll unpack the first: open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people’s careers and professional lives — cf “the cornerstone of my career” — so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.
  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
  • SecureDrop and Alexandre Oliva are 2016 Free Software Awards winners
  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
  • RApiDatetime 0.0.2

Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
  • FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash
    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more