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Reddit: Is 'open source fanatism' hurting Linux becoming mainstream?

Friday 8th of April 2016 01:03:08 PM

I am in progress to switching to a Microsoft-free environment. Doing this simply because I don't like MS products anymore so much. When I've searched for Windows-software substitutes for Linux, I find that stuff is mostly free, open source and developed pro bono by some people, not by for-profit companies.

I can work with command line and all that if it's needed, but foremost I want good software that's easy and just works. I would gladly pay premium dollar for more advanced Wine-stuff, office suite (currently using WPS on Win7).

Do you think business would bring more better software for Linux? If not, why am I wrong? (I'm sure I'm at least a bit wrong on something)

I haven't seen any previous discussion about monetizing Linux software. Disclaimer: ofcourse open source is better for the user when the software is out, my question is does open source enthusiasm among Linux devs prevent more software from being available

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Phoronix: ELC 2016: Porting Linux To A New CPU Architecture

Friday 8th of April 2016 01:02:42 PM
Have you ever been curious what it takes to port the Linux kernel to a new CPU architecture? Here's an interesting presentation from this week's Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) in San Diego...

LinuxToday: ownCloud 9.0 Gets Its First Point Release, Over 120 Improvements Introduced

Friday 8th of April 2016 01:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Yes, that's right, we're talking about ownCloud 9.0.1, which comes exactly one month after the unveiling of the major ownCloud 9.0 Server release

LXer: How to build a kernel module with DKMS on Linux

Friday 8th of April 2016 11:31:14 AM
Supposed you wanted to install a device driver for a new graphics card or a network interface card that you purchased, and for whatever reason (e.g., missing kernel driver, outdated driver version, non-common build options), you decided to compile and install the driver module from the source yourself. So you went ahead and downloaded the ...

Reddit: Linux File Server

Friday 8th of April 2016 11:22:51 AM

New to linux and wondering what would be the best distro for a simple file server? should i try out centos or ubuntu server? and if you have any guides that would be great.

  • This is my 1st Linux project.
  • Any other starter project idea's would be nice! Thanks!
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LinuxToday: A Quick Comparison of Ubuntu MATE vs Linux Mint MATE

Friday 8th of April 2016 11:00:00 AM

 FreedomPenguin: One difference between the two distros is that one is based on Ubuntu LTS and the other is based on Ubuntu's latest release.

LXer: Heartbleed Remains a Risk 2 Years After It Was Reported

Friday 8th of April 2016 10:34:03 AM
"OpenSSL now has a well-known and published approach for how it will appropriately inform all interested parties of security advisories," Emily Ratliff, senior director of infrastructure security at The Linux Foundation, told eWEEK. "Even trivial patches must follow the review process."

LXer: 50 Embedded Linux Conference presentation slide decks on tap

Friday 8th of April 2016 09:36:52 AM
The Linux Foundation has posted slide presentations from this week’s Embedded Linux Conference, which featured the first ever ELC keynote by Linus Torvalds. In case you missed this week’s North American Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit in San Diego, you’ll be happy to know that videos of the live streamed event will be released […]

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 8th of April 2016 09:17:23 AM

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TuxMachines: Graphics and Games

Friday 8th of April 2016 09:16:51 AM

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TuxMachines: Teaching teachers to teach open source

Friday 8th of April 2016 09:16:12 AM

This seems obvious, but the ability to learn independently is very important to successful student participation in HFOSS projects. Students have to be able to learn in a variety of manners from a range of different sources, and they need to take ownership of their learning in order to flourish in an open source community.

Communication, teamwork and the ability to problem solve are also critical skills. While understanding technologies such as version control is emphasized by most open source communities, students who don't understand how to navigate a professional environment by communicating clearly or who can't work on a team won't even get to the point of using those technologies. These process skills can sometimes be more difficult to teach than teaching a student Java.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 8th of April 2016 09:15:19 AM

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Friday 8th of April 2016 09:03:36 AM

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TuxMachines: Top 10 Best Android Smartphones Buyers Guide: April 2016

Friday 8th of April 2016 08:53:46 AM

It’s been a busy Spring for the world of smartphones, and we still have a ways to go yet. While Apple is up to their classic tricks of making the old new again, others have released genuinely forward-thinking devices. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are off to a great start and LG’s G5 finally hit shelves in all of its modular glory. A surprise contender has arrived in the form of Huawei’s P9 and its excellent Leica-powered dual camera setup, and Android N has Nexus fans excited for the future of Android. HTC has an announcement next week as well, which should stir things up further and bring the Taiwanese name back to this Top 10 where they belong.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat Training Moves

Friday 8th of April 2016 08:08:25 AM

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LXer: Windows 10 with Ubuntu now in public preview

Friday 8th of April 2016 07:42:30 AM
'Insider' update includes Linux along with new Skype, dark theme and more. Microsoft's latest "Insider" Windows 10 preview Build 14316, includes the Windows Subsystem for Linux along with a flurry of other new features.

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    Red Hat Release Engineering is hiring in Europe.
  • Red Hat targets midmarket with Keating, Tech Data partnerships
    Red Hat Canada has unveiled a new approach to reach the lower end of the enterprise and the upper midmarket in partnership with Keating Technologies and Tech Data Canada. Under the program, Keating will work with the vendor to uncover and qualify leads in the $500 million to $1.0 billion market. Once fully developed, those leads will be handed over to existing Red Hat Canada partners to close the deal, and will be fulfilled through Tech Data.
  • Gulf Air creates private cloud to support open-source big data engine
    Bahrain’s national carrier is using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and Red Hat Storage as a platform for its Arabic Sentiment Analysis system, which monitors people’s comments through their social media posts.
  • Fedora Pune meetup April 2016
    I actually never even announced the April meetup, but we had in total 13 people showing up for the meet. We moved the meet to my office from our usual space as I wanted to use the white board. At beginning I showed some example code about how to write unittests, and how are we using Python3 unittests in our Fedora Cloud/Atomic images automatically. Anwesha arranged some soft drinks, and snacks for everyone.

Android Leftovers

“LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness

A “Linux Embedded Development Environment” (LEDE) fork of the lightweight, router-oriented OpenWrt Linux distribution vows greater transparency and inclusiveness. Some core developers of the OpenWrt community has forked off into a Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) group. LEDE is billed as both a “reboot” and “spinoff” of the lightweight, router-focused distribution that aims to build an open source embedded Linux distro that “makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers.” Read more