Many Linux distros still spawn 6 login terminals which can be accessed with Ctrl+Alt+F1 - Ctrl+Alt+F6. In the day of graphical desktop, is there really a need for these? They seem like a legacy thing that hangs in the background year after year.
I suspect most people drop there just because X.org is unresponsive or otherwise messed up. Therefore, to me it would make sense to only have some kind of local root emergency console that could be accessed with Ctrl+Alt+F1, and that would be it. Put a little Tux logo with a spanner in his hand there. Nice and professional. If someone still needed those old login consoles, he could explicitly enable them.
What do you think?submitted by /u/jones_supa
Friday afternoon after we published our report, Richard Stallman, founder and president of FSF, posted a brief, unofficial statement in an email to the thread around Rowe’s email. “The dismissal of the staff person was not because of her gender,” he said. “Her gender now is the same as it was when we hired her. It was not an issue then, and it is not an issue now.”
- Frankenwheezy! Keeping wheezy alive on a container host running libc6 2.24
- Secure(ish) boot with QEMU
- Quick and easy Fedora Minimal chroot
- Smart light using Arduino on Fedora
- Termux-Fedora - install Fedora on your phone with Termux
- Anyfed (Universal Fedora chroot tool) - First release
- Updated stage4 RISC-V image with RPM (and some broken bits)
- Teach your Grandmother to write scripts
- How to Get Started Writing Web Applications with Node.js
- Install Nextcloud (Drop-in replacement for ownCloud) – Next generation file sharing Server on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora
- Install Open Source Social Network on Ubuntu 16.04
- TripleO deployment of 'master' branch via instack-virt-setup
- Monitoring Docker Containers with Elasticsearch and cAdvisor
- Setup honeypot in Kali Linux
- [Older] Deploying Nova-LXD Hypervisors with OpenStack-Ansible
- Install Nextcloud (Drop-in replacement for ownCloud) – Next generation file sharing Server on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora
- How To Establish an Ubuntu Wireless Network
- New Linux Foundation MOOC OpenStack
- The Linux Foundation and edX Announce New, Free Introduction to OpenStack Course
Builder Nightly Flatpak
For a while now, you’ve been able to get Builder from the gnome-apps-nightly Flatpak repository. Until now, it had a few things that made it difficult to use. We care a whole lot about making our tooling available via Flatpak because it is going to allow us to get new code into users hands quicker, safer, and more stable.
So over the last couple of weeks I’ve dug in and really started polishing things up. A few patches in Flatpak, a few patches in Builder, and a few patches in Sysprof start getting us towards something refreshing.
Endless and LAS GNOME
Next Monday I am speaking at the Libre Application Summit GNOME in Portland about how we’re managing and delivering the applications to our Endless OS’s users. I am also very curious to check out the city of Portland as everybody tells me good things about it.
- No Public Transit Routing in GNOME Maps App for GNOME 3.22 Desktop
- Mirantis Snags Czech MSP To Speed Up Development Of Managed OpenStack Technology
- Mirantis buys TCP Cloud
- Mirantis acquires TCP Cloud to extend managed OpenStack capabilities
- Mirantis fast-tracks OpenStack expansion plans with acquisition
- Mirantis' Kubernetes Plan Advances With TCP Cloud
- Mirantis Makes Key Acquisition in Containerized OpenStack Space
- Mirantis grabs Kubernetes maestro to orchestrate OpenStack inversion
LXer: This Week in Open Source News: GitHub Speaks to Tech Industry Shifts, Hyperledgers Growth Shows Growing Importance of Blockchain, & More
My team has to build this application for a client, and I am thinking of using DigitalOcean to host it. Event though DigitalOcean offers what they call 'one-click apps' (they have one for our basic stack), I think we will have to customize the server for our needs. The two main options are to use Docker containerization (i.e. use Swarm or Compose to create multiple services) or use any provision tool (probably Chef).
I need to know which is simpler to manage, deploy, and then scale (if there is an upscaling need).submitted by /u/aziflaj
If you need to use those productivity programs that Chrome OS just doesn't offer, or you just want to try something new, Linux on your Chromebook has you covered.
You've may have seen chatter on the internet about installing Linux on your Chromebook. Plenty of longtime Chrome OS users are doing it, and it allows the use of programs like GIMP (a Photoshop replacement), or Darktable, (a Lightroom alternative) as well as plenty of programs for video and audio editing. It's a way to use your Chromebook for the few power-user features you might need. It's also completely free and easier than you think.
Elizabeth Joseph Talking Open Source Careers in Oman
Sometimes we wonder how Ms. Joseph finds the time to balance her career at HP with writing, evangelizing Ubuntu and public speaking, along with an active life in the city by the bay. That she is an inspiration to open sourcers everywhere can be seen in this video.
Canonical and Western Digital launch Ubuntu Linux 'Nextcloud Box' powered by Raspberry Pi
Cloud storage is amazingly convenient. Unfortunately, the best part of the cloud can also be the worst. You see, having your files stored on someone else's severs and accessing them over the internet opens you to focused hacking, and potentially, incompetence by the cloud storage company too. As a way to have the best of both worlds, some folks will set up net-connected local storage so they can manage their own 'cloud'.
Canonical & Nextcloud Roll Out An Ubuntu-Powered Nextcloud 10 Box
The embargo expired this morning on the Nextcloud Box, a device from the cooperation of Canonical, Nextcloud, and WDLabs for making it easy to deploy your own Ubuntu-powered personal cloud.
HPE sells Vertica analytics, thanks to the growth of open source software
HPE is paring down its software holdings, including analytical software in the Vertica line. A sale to Micro Focus is due to close next year.
Mirantis, a startup driving VMware and Red Hat crazy, just bought a 30-person startup for $30 million
Cloud computing has vastly changed the $3 trillion enterprise computer industry and one of the most interesting technologies at the center of this trend is called OpenStack.
And one of the critical (and oddest) companies at the center of OpenStack is Mirantis.
On Thursday, Mirantis announced that it bought a startup in Prague called TCP Cloud.
Mirantis Doubles Down on Kubernetes, Cloud Management with Acquisition
Mirantis, focused on OpenStack, announced an initiative in February of last year that would integrate Kubernetes with OpenStack, letting developers deploy containers on OpenStack in what the company claimed took only minutes. Since then, Kubernetes' star has risen and containers are all the rage.
Against that backdrop, Mirantis has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TCP Cloud. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, TCP Cloud employs 30 people and specializes in managed services for OpenStack, OpenContrail and Kubernetes. The acquisition will support Mirantis’ initiative with Google and Intel to enable OpenStack on Kubernetes by equipping Mirantis to continuously deliver OpenStack to customer datacenters. According to Mirantis, the combined entity will solve the problem of upgrades, which is one of the primary burdens of on-premises infrastructure.
"The model for delivering infrastructure employed by traditional vendors is fundamentally misaligned with modern software development patterns. Disruptors of the digital era push new code to production multiple times a day, while traditional enterprise vendors ship infrastructure as packaged software once every few years and require forklift upgrades,” said Alex Freedland, Mirantis CEO. “Mirantis empowers enterprises to embrace the new, continuously delivered infrastructure model on their terms. TCP Cloud’s technology and expertise helps us accelerate that vision."
- Proposal Calls for Moving NetBeans Stewardship from Oracle to Apache
- Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: September 16th
- denemo Version 2.0.12 is out.
Libreboot Leaves GNU Claiming Gender Identity Discrimination by FSF
A disturbing story broke this morning concerning the sudden action by the Libreboot project to leave the GNU project. I started to write “potentially disturbing,” until it occurred to me that no matter how this plays out, the news is disturbing.
LEOS – drafting legislative texts made easy
While LEOS has been developed to support the drafting of legislation by the European Commission services (i.e. proposals for directives, regulations and autonomous acts), public administrations can download and adapt the code to meet their own specific requirements. The code is available under the free European Union Public Licence (EUPL).
- Raspberry Pi sells 10 million units, Open Library Foundation established, and more open source news
Open-source research mechanism could lead to discovery of new, cheap medicines for malaria
Malaria is one of the leading causes of mortality in developing countries – last year killing more than 400,000 people. Researchers worldwide have found the solution for drug discovery could lie in open, “crowd-sourced” science.
UK researchers release open source RMADS code for Matlab to help users find best 3D printing solution
Now that the dust from the desktop 3D printing explosion has settled, one thing has become clear: desktop 3D printing is fantastic, but DIY part design comes with a huge learning curve. Even experienced users regularly run into design challenges and issues surrounding materials and costs. But there is a solution. British researchers from Newcastle University have just shared their own open source RMADS code for Matlab, which consists of a detailed 3D printing advice system that helps users find the best and most cost-effective 3D printing solution.
Today in Linux news, Red Hat formally announced their 2017 expansion plans into Boston. Elsewhere, Dedoimedo posted another guide, this time how to make Fedora 24 useful and fun. After a rough start, Michael Huff found Mageia 5 to be "smart, eager and full of potential" and Dimstar has this week's Tumbleweed update.
Also about Fedora:
the current stage of the Fedora 25 Supplemental Wallpaper.. Start of this month I openend the submission phase for the Fedora Supplemental Wallpaper. So far we have received 91 submissions and currently 72 of them are approved. So far 49 contributors earned a badge for their submission. But there is still time until 11. October left to contribute a wallpaper.
Event Report: Fedora Women Day 2016, Kolkata
A two-day workshop on women in free software and Fedora Women Day were held on the 15th and 16th of July 2016 at the Netaji Subhash Engineering College in Kolkata, India. This event was jointly organized by Ubuntu Women Project, Fedora Project, and the university. It was substantially sponsored by Ubuntu Women Project. The goal of the workshop was also to get new participants interested, improve the level of participation by women, and explore new avenues of free software community development. Given the factors involved, the Workshop on Women in Free Software / Fedora Women Day 2016 (shortened to WWFS-FWD’2016) was a successful one.
Fedora 24 - From 0 to Fun in 10 minutes
Ladies and gentlemen, it's pimping time. We shall now transform a tame Fedora installation that is not designed for mass consumption into a beautiful and majestic fun box. This means adding codecs and pretty stuff and extra software that people crave. We shall do this quickly and easily, and I will be your shepherd.
Recently, I've discovered or rather rekindled my passion for all things Red Hat and Gnome, and Fedora has joined the list, after a long season of dreadful releases. It works well, it's fun and stable and fast, and all it's missing is some flavor and spice.
- Red Hat and You
- Unlocking the Opportunities in Open Source Arena with Red Hat
- Veritas selects Red Hat OpenStack Platform to build OpenStack solutions
Red Hat sets up shop in Fort Point, near future GE base
When the banner displaying a crimson fedora briefly appeared outside 300 A St. in April, the rumors spread faster than free software: Red Hat was coming to Fort Point.
The flag, it turns out, was an effort to recruit the company, not necessarily a sign of anything definitive. But the recruitment effort paid off. North Carolina-based Red Hat has just signed a lease that will bring 100 to 150 workers to the South Boston building.
Paul Cormier, president of products and technologies, said the business software company will occupy 40,000 square feet, with an opening planned in mid-spring 2017.
Red Hat-Citrix-HQ Raleigh Innovators Program picks 10 early-stage startups
The Red Hat-Citrix-HQ Raleigh backed Innovators Program picked 10 early-stage startups with a heavy Triangle presence despite international interest.
The lineup includes Raleigh startup Malartu Funds, which focuses on crowdfunding, plus two Red Hat teams, three from Citrix, and four other firms.
Three are Triangle-based: Nebula, Glance and ShineBig.
Each of the 10 receives a $10,000 grant, mentorship, and possible future investment.
Herzog Technologies launches positive train control solution
The new solution is powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which provides backend services to the complex IoT system. In addition, Herzog has used Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Satellite to help manage systems and meet compliance of the solution.
- Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) Launched QuickStart Cloud Installer
- Healthy Results Expected For Red Hat's Q2, Says Barclays
Samsung is offering Guarantee against Display Burn-in on its 2016 SUHD Tvs
Samsung Electronics has now announced that it is providing a lifetime guarantee against screen burn-in, covering all of its 2016 Tizen-powered SUHD Quantum Dot TVs. Though with the high level of technology the Koren giant infused on the 2016 models it is very unlikely for Burn-in to occur on the smart TVs. But if peradventure it does occur, Samsung has said it will replace the smart TV for free.
- Gear S2 Classic 3G gets a new firmware update in the US
Game: Cublast available for the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3.
Cublast was initially avaialble for the Android and Windows platforms and has now made its way to the Tizen Platform. This is an arcade style game that promises a lot of fun, which is called a “all new agility game” for your smartphone! We have Touch and tilt controls, multiple challenging stages, mind blowing puzzles, and the ability publish your high score online whilst battling against the clock !