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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Saturday 11th of March 2017 10:05:02 PM

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TuxMachines: 11 Awesome Open-Source Linux Games You Should Not Miss

Saturday 11th of March 2017 09:40:29 PM

Despite PC gaming being big business, Linux users have often been left to rot in gaming obscurity. With Triple A publishers favoring operating systems with bigger market shares, gaming on a Linux machine has been underwhelming to say the least. However, this doesn’t mean that gaming is non-existent. In the spirit of open-source software, talented developers have been toiling to create entertaining and engaging games on Linux. Without further ado, here are some of our favorite open-source games you can enjoy on Linux.

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LXer: Favored Swift hits the charts: Now in top 10 programming languages

Saturday 11th of March 2017 09:39:53 PM
Apple-championed lingo climbs over Perl, Ruby, assembly codeIn March, the Swift programming language rose to became the 10th most popular, at least by the measure of TIOBE Software.…

Reddit: How can i backup and restore my applications without installing software on Ubuntu?

Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:46:49 PM

How can i backup and restore my applications without installing software on Ubuntu?

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LXer: 11 Awesome Open-Source Linux Games You Should Not Miss

Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:45:31 PM
Gaming is not the forte of Linux, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great games. Here are some awesome open-source Linux games you should try.

TuxMachines: A Short Review for Trisquel 8 GNU/Linux Alpha Version

Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:34:04 PM

This is a short overview to Trisquel 8 Alpha Version operating system. Trisquel is a user-friendly desktop GNU/Linux distro derived from Ubuntu as 100% free software. Trisquel is certified officially by FSF along with gNewSense and Parabola. This 8th version comes with MATE as its user interface, with complete audio/video support in VLC, and a full suite of LibreOffice. Despite being alpha, it has 50000+ packages already in its repository worth to wait for the final. I hope this article can encourage anyone to use 100% free distro and spread it. Enjoy!

Also: How To Install Trisquel 8 GNU/Linux Flidas

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Reddit: Which charities do you think are the most important?

Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:33:18 PM

I don't donate my time to FOSS, but I donate a little money every now and then.

I have a monthly donation to Mozilla to support Firefox, and have given more sizeable one-shots to Debian, VLC, CherryTree, F-Droid, and two Android privacy-oriented apps (XPrivacy, Netguard, by the same dev).

Additionally, whenever there's a Humble Bundle sale (videogame bundle that gives you the option to give proceeds to a charity), I choose to send 70% of my purchase to the EFF.

I regret not giving to Ubuntu yet, despite it being my distro for the past few years, whether official or subflavor. I should probably fix that right away. (EDIT: done!)

I use the following almost daily but never donated:

  • Notepad++ (Windows, but relevant)
  • Firefox extensions like Adblock, Self-Destructing Cookies, etc
  • KeepassX

Are there any software[-freedom] related charities you give to? Are there any you think are more important than people realize?

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Phoronix: Linaro Connect Budapest '17 Slides & Videos

Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:17:01 PM
Linaro hosted their annual Connect conference this past week in Budapest, Hungary. For those not able to make this embedded/mobile-focused Linux developers' conference, many of the slides and videos are now available...

Phoronix: Collabora Rolls Out CODE 2.0 Update

Saturday 11th of March 2017 05:55:46 PM
Collabora has announced an update to their Online Development Edition 2.0 platform...

LXer: The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Hart

Saturday 11th of March 2017 05:51:09 PM
Hart is a medical software technology company that improves the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data. Founded in 2012, the startup develops HartOS, an API platform that allows healthcare providers and their vendors and partners to use health data from multiple computer systems in a HIPAA-compliant manner in a range of digital formats.

Reddit: Now I understand why there's a different subreddit for Linux support

Saturday 11th of March 2017 05:50:55 PM

Seeing these questions on /r/linux is annoying as hell.

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Slashdot: Microsoft Continues Porting Visual C++ To Linux

Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:41:04 PM

Slashdot: Valve Releases SteamVR For Linux

Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:41:04 PM

Reddit: Please support this public request asking AMD to release the AMDGPU-PRO vulkan driver as open source.

Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:22:32 PM

AMD had promised to release theAMDGPU PRO vulkan driver as open source. Giving linux good open source graphics performance could make linux a more viable solution for gaming. Perhaps instead of completely replacing RADV the release of AMDGPU-PRO could help to optimize RADV ?

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LXer: Should the U.S. Army Have Its Own Open Source License?

Saturday 11th of March 2017 03:56:47 PM
Should the U.S. armed forces begin releasing software under an OSI approved open source license rather than as public domain?

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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Security and Bugs

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  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.