- June 2016 Issue of Linux Journal
- CoreOS Announces "Torus" Linux Distributed Storage System
Linus Torvalds, Google Compute Engine Architect Joe Beda, ASF Founder Brian Behlendorf to Speak at LinuxCon 2016
You can celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux with Linus Torvalds and other open source innovators and leaders at LinuxCon North America and ContainerCon this year.
- (Still) working too much on the computer
- What Happens When an Application Crashes?
- Features And Installation Of 3 IDEs On Linux (Ubuntu / CentOS): MonoDevelop , SlickEdit, Netbeans
- How To Remove Ubuntu From A Dual Boot Windows 10 Computer With A Standard BIOS
Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25 Stable Release Launches with Linux Kernel 4.5, Dos2Unix
Clonezilla Live and GParted Live developer Steven Shiau has released today a new stable version of his acclaimed Clonezilla Live CD, which users can use to clone their disk drives and partitions using the open-source Clonezilla utility.
Based on the latest Debian Sid software repositories, Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25 is now live as the latest stable version of the product, which includes all the upstream security patches and software updates as of May 29, 2016. The kernel packages have been upgraded as well, and Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25 ships with Linux kernel 4.5.4.
Alpine Linux 3.4 Released with Improved Support for the Raspberry Pi Ecosystem
Alpine Linux creator Natanael Copa has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the Alpine Linux 3.4 operating system, ending the development of the 3.3 series.
Alpine Linux 3.4 is the first in the 3.4 stable series, offering users the most advanced GNU/Linux technologies. Among them, we can mention the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel (version 4.4.11 is included in the base ISO images), the OpenRC init system, DNS search domain support in the /etc/resolv.conf file.
- Spike Linux 1.0.2b Xfce Screenshot Tour
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Soon Switching To Linux 4.6, Clear Linux Already On 4.6
Linux 4.6 was officially released two weeks ago and already this exciting upgrade to the kernel has begun appearing in rolling-release distributions.
OpenSUSE News confirmed today that the Linux 4.6 kernel is expected to land in OpenSuSE Tumbleweed with a new snapshot coming possibly this week. (They are also prepping KDE Applications 16.04.1, Perl 5.24, etc.) OpenSUSE Tumbleweed has already been making progress too in switching over to GCC 6 as the default compiler, but there is still more work to be done.
SUSE: OpenStack for the mainframe and beyond
Lots of companies offer the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud distributions. Mark Smith, SUSE‘s global product and solutions manager, claims that SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 is the one you can use to transform your data center from IBM z System mainframes to Microsoft Hyper-V with its unique blend of hypervisor support. He’s not wrong.
- Free software activities in May 2016
How The World Of IT Has Turned
Now Samsung is telling owners not to install “10” because drivers don’t work. Samsung should suggest Debian GNU/Linux instead.
- Ecotone Now available for Linux on Steam
- Feral Interactive Confirms Life Is Strange is Coming to Mac, Linux
Open-source painting application Krita gets a version bump
Boudewijn Rempt, the maintainer of open-source painting software Krita has announced the release of version 3.0.
3.0 is a major version bump and with this release the project now has its own repository and wiki. The main focus of the developers for this release was code cleaning. With this release Krita has been ported to the latest Qt 5 and KDE Framework 5, thus keeping the codebase modern.
GNOME Calendar App Getting Major Year and Month View Improvements for GNOME 3.22
The GNOME Calendar app is getting a lot of attention lately, especially now that it has been integrated by default into the Ubuntu Linux operating system, but also because the development cycle of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is ongoing.
We reported a few days ago that the second snapshot, version 3.21.2, of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, due for release later this year, on September 21, 2016, was released to public beta testers and early adopters, bringing various improvements to its core applications and components.
Samba releases client for ChromeOS
The Samba project, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, has released a client for ChromeOS.
The client, Network File Share, is available for installation from the Chrome Web Store and can be used to access network files directly from the Files app on ChromeOS.
- Security advisories for Wednesday
- How the Top 5 PC Makers Open Your Laptop to Hackers [iophk: "Windows again"]
Google plans to replace smartphone passwords with trust scores [iophk: "if you have to travel unexpectedly, you'll probably get locked out."]
Goodbye, Password1. Goodbye, 12345. You’ve been hearing about it for years but now it might really be happening: the password is almost dead.
At Google’s I/O developer conference, Daniel Kaufman, head of Google’s advanced technology projects, announced that the company plans to phase out password access to its Android mobile platform in favour of a trust score by 2017. This would be based on a suite of identifiers: what Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices you’re connected to and your location, along with biometrics, including your typing speed, voice and face.
The phone’s sensors will harvest this data continuously to keep a running tally on how much it trusts that the user is you. A low score will suffice for opening a gaming app. But a banking app will require more trust.
Why You Want to Work At Red Hat
We have openings for Python, Rails, and Java developers.
Red Hat Software Collections 2.2 and Red Hat Developer Toolset 4.1 Now Generally Available
Latest installments of Red Hat’s curated developer languages, databases and tools designed to bridge agility and production stability
- Analyst Opinions on: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Sanofi (NYSE:SNY)
- Quick View of Earnings: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Match Group Inc (NASDAQ:MTCH), Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:LMCA), Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:THLD)
DNF 1.1.9 and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.21 Released (preparation for DNF 2.0)
New version of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE is out. This release is focused on stability and should ease the transition for prepared DNF 2.0. Any call of not documented and so not supported Python methods should print warning.
Life Is Strange is coming to Linux & SteamOS by Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive have updated their teaser radar to show that Life Is Strange is coming to Linux/SteamOS and Mac. The only official announcement for now is Mac App Store, but it is now confirmed to be coming to Linux. We already sort of knew this thanks to SteamDB info
The Way of Life, a short and interesting single-player experience, released on Steam for free with Linux support
The Way of Life sees you relive different experiences using three characters at different ages. It sounds like a cool idea and it's free so why not give it a go?
- Simutrans, the open source transportation simulation game is now on Steam
Tumbleweed Express, trains mixed with guns in the wild west now on Steam with Linux support
Tumbleweed Express, trains mixed with guns in the wild west now on Steam with Linux support
Posted by liamdawe, 1 June 2016 at 12:03 pm UTC / 548 views
Tumbleweed Express looks like quite a cool action game where you're defending a train from airships and other trains with Borderlands styled graphics.
A nice addition to the on-rails shooter type of game where you don't control your movement, anyone going to check it out? It's pretty darn cheap too, so that's great.
- Planetary Annihilation: TITANS major patch released, features built-in mod manager
- GOG Connect announced, add certain Steam games to GOG for a limited time
- Stellaris patch 1.1 "Clarke" is now available, includes beta UI scaling option
- What A Developer Thinks About Vulkan After Using It In A Game Engine
- Valve's Steam Survey Shows Linux Gaming Fall To One Of The Lowest Levels Ever
Unreal Engine 4.12 Released With Mobile Vulkan, Improved VR, Better Reflections
The latest version of Unreal Engine 4 is now available to game developers.
- Unreal Engine 4.12 Released!
- CoreOS launches Torus, a new open source distributed storage system
- CoreOS Launches Open Source Storage Platform for Containers
- CoreOS Launches Torus Project for Cloud-Native Storage
- CoreOS harnesses Kubernetes to tame container storage
- CoreOS Launches Torus for Distributed Storage on Container Clusters
The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers and Full Schedule for LinuxCon and ContainerCon
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced keynote speakers and the full schedule for LinuxCon and ContainerCon, which takes place August 22-24 in Toronto, Canada. The annual event will include rich technical content that will appeal to technologists of all levels and a celebration of open source and its history to mark the 25th anniversary of Linux.
OpenSwitch Network Operating System Becomes Linux Foundation Project
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today is announcing the OpenSwitch Project is becoming a Linux Foundation project. OpenSwitch is an open source, Linux-based network operating system (NOS) designed to power enterprise grade switches from multiple hardware vendors that will enable organizations to rapidly build data center networks that are customized for unique business needs.
Steady User Growth Characterizes Cloud Foundry Ecosystem
Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud platform-as-a-service operating owned as a joint venture by EMC, VMware and General Electric and run by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Cloud Foundry was designed and developed by a small team from Google led by Derek Collison and originally was called Project B29.
Bring Networking Projects Under A Common Umbrella, Urges Cisco's Dave Ward
As a “networking guy," Cisco CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect Dave Ward finds it frustrating that today, although somebody can fire up an application and ask for CPU, RAM and storage, they can't even ask for bandwidth. They have very simple networking primitives all the way up to the PaaS (Platform as a Service) layer.
- SDN-Powered Platform Helps Providers Quickly Monetize New Services
- Rancher & Vapor IO Perform New Tricks With Apache Mesos
It seems like only yesterday that I read Jeff Bonwick's blog entry "ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems". It was Halloween of 2005 that ZFS was fully integrated into Sun Microsystem's Solaris, and the filesystem was very well received. For the readers not familiar with ZFS, it is a combined all-purpose filesystem and volume manager. It simplified data storage management while also offering the most advanced features of the time. Such technologies include drive pooling with software RAID support, file snapshots, in-line data compression, data deduplication, built-in data integrity, advanced caching (to DRAM and SSD), and more. Today, the ZFS trademark and technology is owned and maintained by the Oracle Corporation.
- Meizu Pro 5 is the first Ubuntu phone that's also a desktop PC (thanks to OTA-11 update)
- Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Update Releasing Today For Ubuntu Tablet and Phones
- Latest Ubuntu OS update brings in Continuum-like functionality
Ubuntu OTA-11 Released As Newest Version For Ubuntu Phones
Canonical has begun shipping the latest Over-The-Air update for Ubuntu Phones. Ubuntu OTA-11 is starting off the month with providing several new features to Ubuntu Phone early adopters.
Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 brings initial Wireless Display support via Aethercast as the most notable feature, but this wireless display support is currently only supported by the Meizu Pro 5 smartphone. Ubuntu OTA-11 also has improvements to its location services, NetworkManager 1.2 is now there for networking, Dynamic Grid Unit support was added, there is support for multiple application windows, shell rotation, pre-loading of the home scope on boot, visual updates, username/password authentication support in VPN, improvements to the Ubuntu Web Browser App, and many bug fixes. The Ubuntu Web Browser updates also include working support for Google Hangouts across all form factors.
LinuxToday: Microsoft Extortion Against Android OEMs (Even Chinese Companies) Continues in Spite of Departure of Horacio Gutierrez
techrights: Microsoft loves its patents
TuxMachines: Meizu Pro 5 is the first Ubuntu phone that’s also a desktop PC (thanks to OTA-11 update)
The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone features a Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 5.7 inch full HD AMOLED display. When it launched earlier this year, it was the most powerful smartphone to ship with Ubuntu’s smartphone-friendly operating system to date.
Now it’s also the first Ubuntu phone that you can also use as a desktop computer.
I installed Linux Mint on an old HP laptop, and I installed the exfat package. I plugged in my USB drive and it worked perfectly.
My question is, did they reverse engineer exfat? Exfat it still proprietary and as far as I know MS didn't release the specifications (like it did with RDP). Why hasn't Microsoft sued anybody? Not that I want them to...submitted by /u/DoofusCPA