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Episode 3: Microsoft and Patents

2 hours 33 min ago
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft and Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network about Microsoft's recently announced membership with the Open Invention Network patent community.

Basic photo editing with Darktable

3 hours 47 min ago
When I was starting in the world of amateur digital photography, I learned about 2 software programs that everybody was using: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. In the Free and Open Source world, there are 2 amazing alternatives: GIMP and Darktable. For many people, getting started can be daunting. Therefore I like to present the absolute basics of photo editing with Darktable.

Multiple Vulnerabilities in PHP Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

4 hours 53 min ago
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP, the most severe of which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Systems affected: PHP 7.2 prior to 7.2.11, PHP 7.1 prior to 7.1.23, PHP 7.0 prior to 7.0.32, and PHP 5.6 prior to 5.6.38

8 of the Best Free Linux Comic Book Viewers (Updated 2018)

5 hours 59 min ago
Many users associate desktop Linux with their daily repetitive grind. However, we are always on the look out for applications that help make Linux fun to use. It really is a great platform for entertainment.

NVIDIA Accelerates Server Workloads With RAPIDS GPU Advances

6 hours 12 min ago
While traditional silicon forms of compute including x86 and Power are likely to remain the cornerstone of servers for at least another generation, CPUs are increasingly being accelerated by GPUs

From hype to action: Next steps for edge computing

8 hours 7 min ago
Edge computing has gradually climbed the hype curve over the last couple of years, and it now stands at the center of why we do new things and launch new technologies. Why is it so important, what does it mean, where is the money behind the movement, and what does it mean to you? These are all good questions, and there is no simple answer to any of them.

What does Microsoft joining the Open Invention Network mean for you?

10 hours 1 min ago
The move opens up Microsoft[he]#039[/he]s 60,000 patents to Open Invention Network members who are using them in the Linux system. What does that mean, specifically? Read on.

Cloud Foundry Goes All-In With Kubernetes

11 hours 56 min ago
Further proof probably isn't needed to confirm that Kubernetes has become the de facto standard when it comes to container orchestration, but if you need more, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced this week that it has taken on two new Kubernetes-focused projects.

How OpenStack Barbican deployment options secure your cloud

13 hours 50 min ago
Whether you[he]#039[/he]re following your internal information security policy or trying to meet regulatory requirements such as GDPR, ANSSI, PCI DSS, HIPAA, or NIST, you are likely looking for ways to protect the privacy and integrity of your data and software. That solution can be found in encryption. OpenStack provides all the ingredients necessary to deploy privacy and integrity solutions, but it is up to the operator to deploy them securely.

GNOME 3.32 Desktop Environment Development Kicks Off, First Milestone Is Out Now

Monday 15th of October 2018 06:08:29 AM
GNOME Project's Abderrahim Kitouni emailed the community to inform us all that the development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.32 desktop environment kicked off officially and that the first development milestone is now ready for public testing.

Episode 2: Microsoft and Patents

Monday 15th of October 2018 04:14:07 AM
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft and Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network about Microsoft's recently announced membership with the Open Invention Network patent community.

Mounting And Optimizing A Linux Gamer Computer

Monday 15th of October 2018 02:19:45 AM
We have had a lot of news about games in the Linux world coming out in recent weeks. We already have an interesting performance for games like Grand Theft Auto V, and the trend is for the compatibility level to improve every day, with Valve's recent announcement of Proton as announced here! This even was the head behind the development of DXVK which brought a new step in the compatibility of Windows games on Linux.

Linux-Based Airtame 2 Offers an Enterprise Alternative to Chromecast

Monday 15th of October 2018 12:25:23 AM
One category that often gets overlooked in the discussion of Linux computers is the market for HDMI dongle devices that plug into your TV to stream, mirror, or cast content from your laptop or mobile device. Yesterday, Google announced an extensively leaked third-gen version of its market-leading, Linux-powered Chromecast device.

Report: US weapons systems are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks

Sunday 14th of October 2018 10:31:01 PM
According to a new report (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office, nearly all of Pentagon's weapons systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

Sunday 14th of October 2018 08:36:39 PM
When Firefox 64 arrives in December, support for RSS, the once celebrated content syndication scheme, and its sibling, Atom, will be missing.…

Teal One drone runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 and flies at 60 mph

Sunday 14th of October 2018 06:42:17 PM
Teal has launched a $1,200 “Teal One” drone that runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 module and an Ambarella SoC with PX4 support. The quadcopter can fly at up to 60 mph for 15 minutes and shoot 4K@30 video. Salt Lake City based Teal was launched by CEO George Matus at the age of 17 […]

Celebrating KDE’s 22nd Birthday with Some Inspiring Facts from its Glorious Past!

Sunday 14th of October 2018 04:47:55 PM
Celebrating KDE’s Birthday by looking back into some Interesting events from their Glorious Past!

Federal Circuit Doubles Down on User Interface Patents, Helps Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Curtail the Prime Competitor of Microsoft Office

Sunday 14th of October 2018 02:53:33 PM
Patent trolls that are connected to Microsoft continue to sue Microsoft rivals using old patents; this time, for a change, even the Federal Circuit lets them get away with it

Tim Berners-Lee building a decentralized internet, Mojang opening Minecraft game code, and more news

Sunday 14th of October 2018 01:27:28 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look a new privacy-first Internet in development by Tim Berners-Lee, Mojang open sourcing parts of Minecraft, and more.

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK

Sunday 14th of October 2018 11:33:06 AM
Valve are moving fast with Steam Play updates! Just today they've released the Steam Play 3.16-1 beta which is a pretty big deal for Linux gaming.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance Against Ubuntu 18.10, Fedora 29

As the latest of our benchmarks using the newly re-released Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update, here are benchmarks of this latest Windows 10 build against seven different Linux distributions on the same hardware for checking out the current performance of these operating systems. For this latest Linux OS benchmarking comparison against Windows, the following platforms were tested: - The Windows 10 April 2018 release as the previous major milestone of Windows 10. - The newest Windows 10 October 2018 build as the latest Windows 10 build from Microsoft. - OpenSUSE Tumbleweed as the openSUSE rolling-release distribution that as of testing was on the Linux 4.18.12 kernel, KDE Plasma 5.14, Mesa 18.1.7, and GCC 8.2.1 atop an XFS home file-system with Btrfs root file-system (the default partitioning scheme). Read more

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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.51.0

KDE Frameworks are 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. Read more Also: KDE Frameworks 5.51 Released

Linux 4.19-rc8

As mentioned last week, here's a -rc8 release as it seems needed. There were a lot of "little" pull requests this week, semi-normal for this late in the cycle, but a lot of them were "fix up the previous fix I just sent" which implies that people are having a few issues still. I also know of at least one "bad" bug that finally has a proposed fix, so that should hopefully get merged this week. And there are some outstanding USB fixes I know of that have not yet landed in the tree (I blame me for that...) Anyway, the full shortlog is below, lots of tiny things all over the tree. Please go and test and ensure that all works well for you. Hopefully this should be the last -rc release. Read more Also: Linux 4.19-rc8 Released With A Lot Of "Tiny Things"