A Proper Linux Workstation
The software I rely on daily includes LibreOffice Writer, Thunderbird, Audacity, SimpleScreenRecorder and Kdenlive. Accessibility applications I rely on include redshift-gtk and Workrave.
Download Linux Voice issue 21
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5 Best Modern Linux ‘init’ Systems (1992-2015)
Over the years, many init systems have emerged in major Linux distributions and in this guide, we shall take a look at some of the best init systems you can work with on the Linux operating system.
A minor update to my glue script for building software with pdebuild and git-buildpackage. (Yes, still needs to get rewritten in Python.)
This release stops using the old backport location for oldstable builds since oldstable is now wheezy, which merged the backports archive into the regular archive location. The old location is still there for squeeze just in case anyone needs it.
Atmospheric, Limbo-esque platformer 'Selma and the Wisp' is released for Linux on Steam
Honestly, I've never heard of this game before, so I can't give an opinion about it, but I do think that its aesthetics and background score look pretty interesting. The creators clearly state they took inspiration from Limbo, but also some comparisons with Fran Bow can be made: besides the obvious fact that one of the lead characters is a little girl, the story is put in motion by an horrendous event in her house, as it's told in the following link (check second paragraph).
- Multilib updates: gcc and glibc for slackware-current
The Onion Omega2 lets you add Linux to your hardware projects
Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon?
The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more.
This tiny board is Arduino-compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get a command line or access the system via a desktop-like web interface. It has Wi-Fi built in and can be expanded to support cellular, Bluebooth, and GPS connections.
- DataWind Launches Linux based PocketSurfer GZ Smartphone For Rs. 1499 With Free Internet For 1 Year
- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Reports A Comprehensive Income Of $-74.449
- Broker Price Targets: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Flock 2016
- My first #FlockToFedora
Fedora Progresses In Bringing Up RISC-V Architecture Support
Richard Jones at Red Hat has been working on bringing up RISC-V processor architecture support for Fedora.
For those who haven't been paying attention to RISC-V, it's an open-source instruction set architecture that is BSD licensed and is completely free and not encumbered by patents. LowRISC and SiFive are among the organizations working to bring RISC-V hardware to the real-world.
- Goodbye Windows - Hello Ubuntu [Original]
Lubuntu Next Images
The Lubuntu team is ready to begin the migration process to LXQt, and one of the first parts of the migration is getting an image to move to. We have prepared the lubuntu-qt-desktop metapackage and we are ready for an image.
Replicant 6.0 early work, upstream work and F-Droid issue
Replicant 6.0 early work and associated efforts: At Replicant, things are moving again: Replicant is being updated from Android 4.2 to Android 6.0 by Wolfgang Wiedmeyer. The status and feedback takes place in the forums before it is reviewed and integrated in the official Replicant repositories. This work is currently being done for the Galaxy S 3 (I9300).
- Android Pay v1.5 prepares to show new users where to find NFC on their phones and might be experimenting with the secure element again [APK Teardown]
- How to give Dropbox on Android a boost with Dropsync
Envisioning Bitcoin’s Technology at the Heart of Global Finance
A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin will come to occupy a central place in the global financial system.
A report released Friday morning by the forum, a convening organization for the global elite, is one of the strongest endorsements yet for a new technology — the blockchain — that has become the talk of the financial industry, despite the shadowy origins of Bitcoin.
“Rather than to stay at the margins of the finance industry blockchain will become the beating heart of it,” the head of financial services industries at the World Economic Forum, Giancarlo Bruno, said in a statement released with the report.
- Intriguing details emerge about Fuchsia OS, Google’s latest project
- Shhh: Google Is Secretly Making A Fuchsia OS, And It's Not Based On Linux
- Google is developing an OS called “Fuchsia,” runs on All the Things
- Google Is Working On 'Fuchsia', Its Own, Non-Linux Based Operating System For 'Modern' Devices
- Google is secretly creating a new OS that’s not based on Linux
Mozilla Funds PyPy In Latest Round Of Open Source Funding
Mozilla is giving $200,000 to Baroque Software to work on PyPy, specifically to implement support for Python 3.5. Eight other open source projects also shared $385,000 in the recent round of funding.
PyPy is a Python interpreter with an integrated JIT compiler that currently supports Python 2.7. The money from Mozilla will be used to implement the Python 3.5 features in PyPy. The money will be used over the coming year to pay four core PyPy developers half-time to work on the missing features, and on some of the big performance and cpyext issues.
Why Uber dropped PostgreSQL
The rivalry between database management systems is often somewhat heated, with fans of one system often loudly proclaiming that a competitor "sucks" or similar. And the competition between MySQL and PostgreSQL in the open-source world has certainly been heated at times, which makes a recent discussion of the pros and cons of the two databases rather enlightening. While it involved technical criticism of the design decisions made by both, it lacked heat and instead focused on sober analysis of the differences and their implications.
The transportation company Uber had long used PostgreSQL as the storage back-end for a monolithic Python application, but that changed over the last year or two. Uber switched to using its own Schemaless sharding layer atop MySQL and on July 26 published a blog post by Evan Klitzke that set out to explain why the switch was made. There were a number of reasons behind it, but the main problem the company encountered involved rapid updates to a table with a large number of indexes. PostgreSQL did not handle that workload particularly well.
- Automatic PostgreSQL config with Ansible
- The Document Foundation: Annual Report 2015
Can 42 US, a free coding school run by a French billionaire, actually work?
Welcome to 42 US, a free (as in beer) coding school, which opened just last month. Even the optional dorms are free. (Good news: laundry is also free! Bad news: you have to pay the dorm $75 a week if you want two meals a day.) Admittedly, it sounds totally crazy.
- Hellwig Announces He Will Appeal VMware Ruling After Evidentiary Set Back in Lower Court
Linux developer loses GPL suit against VMware
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has lost his case against virtualisation company VMware, which he had sued in March 2015 for violation of version 2 of the GNU General Public Licence.
The verdict was issued in the Hamburg District Court on 7 August.
Hellwig, who is the maintainer of the kernel's SCSI sub-system, has said he would appeal. "I'm disappointed that the court didn't even consider the actual case of reusing the Linux code written by me, and I hope the Court of Appeal will investigate this central aspect of the lawsuit," he said in a statement.
- Tutorial on open-source Ciclop 3D scanner makes building your own easier than ever
LXer: This Week in Open Source News: The White House Releases Code Policy, Linux Security Threats Pose Wide Risk, & More
Noam use Gnome
I don't quite remember when I read John Goerzen's post about teaching a 4 year old to use the linux command line with audio on planet Debian. According to the byline it was published nearly 2 years before Noam was born, but I seem to remember reading it in the weeks after his birth when I was both thrilled at the prospect of teaching my kid to use the command line and, in my sleepless stupor, not entirely convinced he would ever be old enough.
- GUADEC 2016
- GUADEC 2016.
- Last phase of project
- Xfce goings on (Gtk+3 port etc.)