Fedora 25 Linux OS to Arrive on November 15, Ship with Wayland by Default
The Fedora Project is currently working very hard on the next major version of the popular GNU/Linux computer operating system, Fedora 25, bringing you all the latest and modern technologies.
Wayland is a modern technology, the next generation display server designed as a drop-in replacement for the old X.Org Server or X11 as many of you out there might want to call the display server almost all GNU/Linux distributions are currently using by default. But there are many security-released issues with X11 that for some reason can't be fixed, so it's time for the open-source ecosystem to adopt Wayland.
New role as Fedora Magazine editor in chief
Today, I am pleased to announce my new role as the Fedora Magazine editor-in-chief. After deciding to shift focus to other areas of the Fedora Project, I am receiving the torch from Ryan Lerch. Ryan has helped lead the Magazine, edit pieces from other contributors, contribute his own pieces, and decide strategic direction for the Magazine.
He leaves big shoes to fill, but I hope to offer my own leadership, creativity, and direction in coming years as well. I’d like to thank both Ryan, Paul Frields, and Remy DeCausemaker for their mentorship and guidance towards becoming involved with Fedora and the Magazine. I’m excited to have the opportunity to help guide the Fedora Magazine in how it fits with the rest of Fedora.
FOSS Wave: Delhi, India
After the introductory session on FOSS, we went ahead with our agenda and introduced the Fedora Project and the community behind it: what the Fedora Project is, what its mission is, and how the participants can get started with Fedora. The participants were guided upon how they can create their identity on the Fedora Project by signing up on FAS. They could then use that identity to get access to various Fedora applications and resources. The session on Fedora moved on with the introduction on how the contributors can get to the mailing list and introduce themselves to the community. There, they can get help about starting their contributions. The main focus during the session on Fedora was to introduce the participants to the Fedora Quality Assurance (QA) team and release validation testing.
Android 7.0 Nougat vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What’s New
For those that want to see what’s new in Google’s recently released update to Android 7.0 Nougat, you can see the changes in our Android N vs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow walkthrough below. This is a comparison of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow vs Android 7.0 Nougat on a Nexus 6P and the older Nexus 6.
Here we will detail and share some of the new features and changes Google has made in Android 7.0 users will enjoy once they receive the new release. There are well over 50 changes, but not all of them are visual. Most of the changes are behind the scenes but will play a huge role moving forward.
- Android 7 Nougat release date, name and features: Google’s next OS is out now
- Android Easter Eggs: From Gingerbread to Nougat
- (Smiley face): Here are all the new emojis you’ll get in Android 7.0 Nougat
- Scandy is bringing 3D scanning to Android phones near you
LinuxONE is IBM’s Linux Server. The LinuxONE server runs the major distributions of Linux; SUSE, Red Hat and Canonical’s Ubuntu. The server also runs open source databases like Mongo DB , PostgreSQL and MariaDB allowing for both horizontal growth and vertical scale, as demonstrated by running a 2TB Mongo database without sharding. Several of the features built into this system support the constant innovation inherent in the open source movement while maintaining the performance and reliability required by Enterprise clients; for example, Logical Partitions (LPARs) allow clients to host a development environment on the same system as production with zero risk.
Johnson Banks reveals first designs for “open-source” Mozilla rebrand
Johnson Banks has unveiled seven potential brand identities for Mozilla, as part of its ongoing “open-source” rebrand.
The search for the not-for-profit software company’s new identity was first announced in June, and it has been taking feedback from the Mozilla community and members of the public since then.
Seven initial themes were created by Johnson Banks, all exploring different facets of Mozilla’s advocacy for shared and open-source internet access and software.
Mozilla's new logo ideas
The folks over at Mozilla (makers of Firefox) are redesigning their logo—because apparently just having a wordmark isn't good enough. That said, maybe it's time to retire the dinosaur head.
In the spirit of openness, Mozilla has posted a series of logo concepts to their blog and invited the public to review and share their opinions. I am doing so here.
Powerful Rhythmbox 3.4 Music Player Arrives with New Web Remote Control Plugin
Rhythmbox developer Jonathan Matthew announced the release of the Rhythmbox 3.4 open-source music player and organizer software for GNU/Linux operating systems, a version that introduces several enhancements and a bunch of bugfixes.
The biggest new features of Rhythmbox 3.4 are a new plugin that promises to let users remotely control the application via a web browser, a much-improved SoundCloud plugin that now fetches more search results and supports pausing, and the playback keyboard shortcuts were slightly improved.
How to organize your scholarly research with Docear
The Docear academic literature suite blends Freeplane and JabRef to make a comprehensive academic paper-writing application, with support for mind-mapping, citations, notes, and many other features.
Writing a major scholarly paper can be a daunting undertaking. Turning a collection of scholarly research into a coherent paper requires a great deal of organizing and planning. To simplify that task, there are many tools available to assist a researcher with keeping track of their bibliographic citations, and there are also plenty of tools to help a user organize their thoughts. Often those programs are distinct pieces of software that do not always work well together. One exception to this Docear, a single, well integrated, tool that handles mind-mapping, works as a citation manager, and does even more.
Docear describes itself as "The Academic Literature Suite," and works by combining the Freeplane mind-mapping software and the JabRef reference manager into a single cohesive tool. By leveraging the power of these two open source applications, Docear creates something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Researchers can keep track of their citations and notes, and easily include them when mapping the structure of their paper. Docear provides a single platform that can support almost every aspect of the research process.
AppRecommender - Last GSoC Report
My work on Google Summer of Code is to create a new strategy on AppRecommender, where this strategy should be able to get a referenced package, or a list of referenced packages, then analyze the packages that the user has already installed and make a recommendation using the referenced packages as a base, for example: if the user runs "$ sudo apt install vim", the AppRecommender uses "vim" as the referenced package, and should recommend packages with relation between "vim" and the other packages that the user has installed. This work is done and added to the official AppRecommender repository.
Simple Weather Indicator Adds Hide Location, Temperature Rounding Options
Another month, another update to the simple weather indicator we first featured back in July.
- Continuous integration on multiple platforms
- Containers and Immutable Deployments (The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit)
- Context aware MySQL pools via HAProxy
- Emulation Triple0 QuickStart HA Controller's Cluster failover
- Install LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems
- A beginner's introduction to snaps the universal Linux package format
- Down the rabbit hole
- Setting up a home music system with Raspberry Pi3 and MPD
- Installing an Apache Web Server with TLS
GCC 6.2 Compiler Released
GCC 6.2 is now available as the first stable update to this year's GCC 6/6.1 compiler release.
GCC 6.1 shipped earlier this year as their first stable version of GCC 6 (per their unique versioning scheme...) while GCC 6.2 is out this morning as the first point release.
KDevelop 5.0 Appears Ready For Release
We haven't yet seen any official release announcement, but since yesterday a source package and AppImage binary have been out in the wild for KDE's KDevelop 5.0 integrated development environment...
GNOME 3.22 Beta Released
The first beta of GNOME 3.22 beta is now available for testing ahead of the planned official desktop release around this time next month.
Some of the recent package changes for the GNOME 3.22 Beta include sharing support for GNOME Photos, various Mutter and GNOME Shell improvements (including Wayland improvements!), and GTK improvements.
Canonical and QTS Team on Private, Managed OpenStack Cloud Solution
For several years running, OpenStack Foundation surveys have revealed that Ubuntu is the most common platform for OpenStack deployments to be built on. Organizations report that they choose OpenStack and Ubuntu to save money and avoid vendor lock-in. These themes have been emphasized by Canonical at OpenStack Summit.
Now, responding to what they describe as "increasing demand for flexible, open source and cost-predictable cloud solutions, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, have announced a private, fully managed OpenStack cloud solution. It will be available from any of QTS' secure data centers in mid-September.
Built on Ubuntu OpenStack and using Canonical's application modeling service Juju as well as Canonical's Bare Metal as a Service (MaaS), QTS' OpenStack cloud will be fully managed. Essentially, organizations can treat it as a turnkey cloud solution.
Rotate Screen on Ubuntu Easily With This Indicator Applet
Sam, our backend web hamster, makes occasional use of a portrait monitor. He says it makes reading long terminal sessions easier.
Peppermint OS explained
In the childhood many of us must have eaten peppermint tablets. Well, just the name gives us some nostalgic moments. So today on the 12th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro" we are having Peppermint OS as our guest. Peppermint OS is a lightweight option for those with old machines or those who loves fast and light OS.
Linux Mint Rounds Out 18 'Sarah' Releases With Beta KDE Edition
Earlier this month, the Linux Mint developer team released the Xfce edition of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah', which followed the main release at the end of June. But now it's time for some Plasma action, with a beta release of the upcoming Linux Mint 18 KDE edition.
It's worth noting that all three Linux Mint 18 editions are LTS releases (long-term support), with a promise to be supported until 2021. For that reason, these releases don't include bleeding-edge software, but instead software that can be assured to be stable right-out-of-the-box.
TuxMachines: The Linux Foundation Gives Microsoft (Paid-for) Keynote Position While Microsoft Extorts (With Patents) Lenovo and Motorola Over Linux Use
This morning's reminder that Nadella is just another Ballmer (with a different face); Motorola and Lenovo surrender to Microsoft's patent demands and will soon put Microsoft spyware/malware on their Linux-powered products to avert costly legal battles
Artist Sylvia Ritter happily informs Softpedia about the availability of 25 wallpapers for mobile phones and tablet devices illustrating her vision of the mascots used for all the Ubuntu Linux operating system releases.
Open source, open standards, open community. But is open source software truly open to criticism?
Often when areas that could use some improvement in Linux or other software are pointed out in /r/linux, those posts get their downvote brigade quite promptly. Just browse the post list at any moment and you see what I mean.
I have seen this many times and it's interesting how systematically it happens. It also makes me a bit nauseous, when I begin to think if the whole purpose is to celebrate the awesomeness of open source and differing opinions are quickly silenced being politically incorrect.
Any theories on why this happens? Maybe the community feels attacked if there is criticism, and thus it works as a defense mechanism? Or maybe it is seen that something free in price should not be criticized too much?submitted by /u/jones_supa