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Reddit: PureOS 8.0 Beta1: Pure fresh air after 5 years.

Sunday 15th of October 2017 02:28:28 PM

Reddit: Guys, this is why I refrain from using the Brave browser...

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:59:13 PM

I've seen multiple people here and elsewhere propose the Brave browser as an alternative to Firefox. I couldn't believe it when I first read it. Sure, the whole Cliqz incident does not necessarily inspire trust and I can see why people would want to leave Mozilla because of that... But Brave? Come on, that has to be a joke.

It seems like Brave's concept includes the practice of replacing ads with other ads Brace deems to be "more acceptable". That is, Brave will replace the ads on a website with their own ones. I can't possibly assess whether this is legal or not. It at least seems fishy that ads would be shown on a website to which the site owner has not given his consent to. Imagine some steak ad on a vegetarian site, for example. Seems funny, but I can imagine that there will be far more serious cases.

Read more about that concept here: https://www.brave.com/about-ad-replacement/

When it comes to the content of the linked site, I really can only agree with them in point 1, but not in point 2 and 3.

Brave seems like a perfect way to push the highest paying ad networks over weaker ones, a quest that is not acceptable if competition is to be fair and open.

I am not entirely sure how point 3 can be accomplished without excessive user tracking. How else do they measure the earnings?

I have no reason to shill for any other browser here, likewise it is not my intent to judge any technical aspect of Brave except this.

Why are people suggesting this browser as an alternative? Any ideas?

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Phoronix: A New Debian/Ubuntu Kernel Build With The Latest AMDGPU DC Patches

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:44:13 PM
For those wanting to run the very latest bleeding-edge AMDGPU DC display code on an Ubuntu/Debian-based box, here is a fresh x86_64 kernel build of the latest DC kernel patches as of today...

Reddit: Touch screen linux?

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:42:07 PM

Hey ents, so I came across a Dell Inspiron 2320 all in one computer minus the hard drive at goodwill for 40 bucks yesterday.

I bought it brought it home and put a hard drive from a Dell laptop with a cracked screen I have and now I have a touch screen Ubuntu desktop!

Question is, is there a virtual keyboard so I can minus the real keyboard?

What's a good web browser for touch screens?

Thanks for help.

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LXer: How to Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 Quick Tip

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:01:18 PM
This quick tutorial shows you how to go back to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 and vice versa.

Phoronix: F2FS Tools 1.9 Released With Encryption & More

Sunday 15th of October 2017 12:43:46 PM
An updated version of the user-space F2FS (Flash Friendly File-System) utilities was quietly released a few weeks back...

Phoronix: Progress Being Made On New "WebGPU" Web Graphics API

Sunday 15th of October 2017 11:07:04 AM
There continues to be progress made on the new Apple/W3C backed web graphics API dubbed "WebGPU" that has the backing of major stakeholders...

Reddit: TLDR: Nvidia or ATI?

Sunday 15th of October 2017 10:54:58 AM

I am looking to build a new rig. Not something too fancy. Just a solid rig to play games at FullHD on a single monitor. What do you guys think of ATI vs Nvidia? I know that nvidia had best drivers support but things are changing lately but I haven't followed. NB: I don't care about proprietary/sell your soul drivers

Thanks!

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LXer: What is DevOps? An executive guide to agile development and IT operations

Sunday 15th of October 2017 10:47:41 AM
Adopting DevOps isn't just a good idea, it's a business necessity. To get the most from today's technologies -- from servers to virtual machines (VM)s and containers on to the clouds they empower -- you must get your system administrators working together with your developers. Hence, DevOps, the portmanteau of development and operations.

Reddit: What do all these errors mean?

Sunday 15th of October 2017 09:06:29 AM

LXer: Mozilla awards $500K to open source projects, Rome increases its use of FOSS, and more news

Sunday 15th of October 2017 08:53:19 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Mozilla funding open source projects, CBC Radio launching a streaming media project, Rome increasing its use of open source, and more.Open source news roundup for October 1-14, 2017.

Reddit: Linus Said - Music Parody (Momma Said)

Sunday 15th of October 2017 08:36:31 AM

Slashdot: SUSE Shares Linux-Themed Music Video Parodies

Sunday 15th of October 2017 08:36:03 AM

Slashdot: Linux LTS Kernels To Now Be Maintained For Six Years

Sunday 15th of October 2017 08:36:03 AM

Reddit: 25 Years - SUSE Music Video (7 Years parody)

Sunday 15th of October 2017 08:16:08 AM

More in Tux Machines

Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel. According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.
  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs
    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus." New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list
    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL). In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.
  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll
    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.” In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”
  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0
    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.

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