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TuxMachines: Linux/FOSS Events

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:09:08 PM
  • Maker Party 2016: Stand Up for a Better Internet

    Each year, Mozilla hosts a global celebration to inspire learning and making online. Individuals from around the world are invited. It’s an opportunity for artists to connect with educators; for activists to trade ideas with coders; and for entrepreneurs to chat with makers.

    This year, we’re coming together with that same spirit, and also with a mission: To challenge outdated copyright laws in the European Union. EU copyright laws are at odds with learning and making online. Their restrictive nature undermines creativity, imagination, and free expression across the continent. Mozilla’s Denelle Dixon-Thayer wrote about the details in her recent blog post.

  • Recognizing active user contributors to OpenStack

    Within the OpenStack community, there are countless people conducting tests, maintaining infrastructure, writing documentation, organizing community events, providing feedback, helping with project promotion, and countless other roles that may or may not show up under the traditional list of contributors. Since a fundamental tenant of OpenStack is that much of the project's governance comes from its active contributors, finding a way to expand the types of contributions that are "officially" recognized is an important step in bringing everyone's voice to the table.

  • How to succeed as a remote documentation contributor in OpenStack

    Alexandra Settle, an information developer at Rackspace, will be speaking at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. Alexandra is a core reviewer for OpenStack manuals, also working on the OpenStack Ansible and Swift project documentation, and serves as a mentor in documentation for the Outreachy project. She's been interested in information technology since high school and is a fan of Fedora Linux. She began her career as an intern at Red Hat and after spending years using Windows machines, and love the ease of use and functionality that came with using Linux.

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Reddit: Installing Ubuntu on an Old Nexus 7 Tablet

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:48:27 PM

Phoronix: GNOME 3.22.1 Released

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:44:15 PM
For those on rolling-release distributions that tend to wait until the first point release before upgrading your desktop environment, GNOME 3.22.1 is now available as the first update since last month's GNOME 3.22 debut...

TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux (VR Support for Linux and More)

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:37:44 PM

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Reddit: Mono Autostart

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:37:28 PM

Hi guys,

So I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I am working with a mono program on the Raspberry Pi but for the life of me can't seem to get it to start on boot. What happens is the program will start up, and then crash. I have logs for the program so I can see when it starts up. I see that it starts up, but then always crashes and the logging stops. I am able to manually run my program with no issues from terminal, so what gives? I have tried rc.local, init, systemd, crontab, all startup properly, but crash in a few seconds.

Is there something I could be doing wrong here?

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Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:33:58 PM

Reddit: Atom Editor 1.11 released

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:31:47 PM

LXer: FreeBSD 11.0 Released after initial delay, Why ? Due to bspatch vulnerability, a special procedure must be followed for safe upgrade

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:28:25 PM
Truncate bspatch to a zero byte file, then FreeBSD-update will fall back to replacing bspatch, rather than applying a binary patch.

Reddit: Is CentOS or Ubuntu a more secure OS for hosting virtual machines on the cloud?

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 11:59:59 AM

I'm almost done finishing an app for a side-project, and soon be deploying it in cloud. I want to know that if I get myself a virtual private server (VPS), what OS should ideally be more secure?

I'm presently running Ubuntu Desktop, so I'm more aware with the apt packaging system. However, I'm not much aware of the server/admin side of things. There was a time earlier when the RHEL based system was a standard, but of late, Ubuntu has also started taking off.

The only lacking I see in Ubuntu is lack of selinux, but again, is it more of a help or hindrance in live production environments? All in all, do you see Ubuntu as secure an OS on servers as the CentOS/RHEL line?

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LXer: Installing NVIDIA Drivers All Major Linux Distributions

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 11:34:03 AM
NVIDA supports Linux with its proprietary drivers nearly as well as it does Windows. That said, it's no secret that NVIDIA has long been the go-to choice for gaming on Linux. Unfortunately, even though the drivers support Linux well, installing them can become more complicated when dealing with different distributions. In many cases, the process is very simple but not well documented. In others, it's a bit tougher, but there is no reason that you can't get the latest NVIDIA drivers for your graphics card working on most major distributions.

Phoronix: Qt 5.6.2 Released With ~900 Improvements

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 11:08:40 AM
Qt 5.6.2 was released today as the latest point release to the Qt 5.6 Long-Term Support release series...

Reddit: Valve Expected To Show Off Linux VR Demo Today

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:49:53 AM

LXer: Facebook Yarn's for your JavaScript package

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:36:52 AM
One string to bring them all and in the installation bind themFacebook, working with Exponent, Google, and Tilde, has released software to improve the JavaScript development experience, which can use all the help it can get.…

Phoronix: Valve Expected To Show Off Linux VR Demo Today

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:29:42 AM
The HTC Vive was supposed to ship with Linux support but that hadn't materialized... But it looks like it now has. Valve is expected to show off a VR Linux demo during this week's Steam Dev Days event in Seattle...

TuxMachines: Qt 5.6.2 Released

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:17:41 AM

I am please to inform that Qt 5.6.2 has been released today. This is the second patch release to the long-term supported Qt 5.6, and there will still be more patch releases to come. While a patch release does not bring new features, it contains security fixes, error corrections and general improvements.

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Phoronix: Fedora Is Hosting A Wayland Test Day Tomorrow

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:15:02 AM
The Fedora QA team is organizing a Fedora 25 Workstation Wayland Test Day for tomorrow, 13 October. This is to find any last-minute bugs with next month's Fedora 25 Workstation release still set to utilize this next-gen successor to X11 by default...

TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:43:58 AM
  • Apache Milagro: A New Security System for the Future of the Web

    With 25 billion new devices set to hit the Internet by 2025, the need for a better worldwide cryptosystem for securing information is paramount. That’s why the Apache Milagro project is currently incubating at the Apache Software Foundation. It’s a collaboration between MIRACL and Nippon Telegram and Telegraph (NTT), and Brian Spector, MIRACL CEO and Co-Founder, discussed the project in his keynote at ApacheCon in May.

    Spector said the project was born in a bar on the back of a napkin after a brainstorm about how one would rebuild Internet security from the ground up. That sounds like a lot of work, but Spector believes it's absolutely necessary: the future of the Web is going to be very different from the past.

  • Flanders to publish soil erosion monitoring tool

    The new method, now used by 5 soil erosion specialists, is based on well-known open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, including the data viewing tool QGis and the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library. "QGis is the perfect platform for building GIS applications", Huybrechts said at the FOSS4G 2016 conference in Bonn last August. "It’s open source, it is supported by a great community and it comes with a collection of tools and toolkits."

  • DE radiation protection agency overcomes lock-in

    Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, BfS) is taking steps to rid itself of IT vendor lock-in. Within the next few years, it plans to have replaced its legacy proprietary analysis and reporting tools by modern, open source-based tools. Moreover, the new system, which is being tested, will improve the geographic information capabilities, and will lower costs significantly.

    The radiation protection agency was in set up in 1989, three years after the catastrophic nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Its main task is to protect population and environment from damages due to radiation.

    To help with decision-making and with generating of reports, the BfS’ crisis unit has for years been using a customised, proprietary software solution. This ‘Integrated Measuring and Information System’ (IMIS) lets BfS make sense of the data generated by some 1800 radiation measuring stations across the country. IMIS continuously monitors the environment and is able to detect small changes in radioactivity. Its results are merged, evaluated, refined and presented in well-arranged documents.

  • Announcing Google Code-in 2016 and Google Summer of Code 2017

    The Google Open Source Programs Office has announced Google Code-in 2016 and Google Summer of Code 2017. Google Code-in is for students from 13-17 years of age who would like to explore open source. "Students will find opportunities to learn and get hands on experience with tasks from a range of categories. This structure allows students to stretch themselves as they take on increasingly more challenging tasks." Students will begin on November 28.

  • Cloudera Accelerates Portfolio of Self-Paced Big Data Training Courses
  • Survey Finds OpenStack Deeply Entrenched in the Telecom Space

    What percentage of players in the telecom industry now consider the OpenStack cloud platform to be essential or important to their success? According to a survey commissioned by the OpenStack Foundation, a whopping 85.8 percent of them do. That is more hard evidence that we are seeing actual deployments take the place of evaluation when it comes to OpenStack in the enterprise.

    The survey was executed by Heavy Reading and received 113 responses from representatives of telecom companies around the world: 54 percent from the US, 14.2 percent from Europe, 11.5 percent from the Asia Pacific region, 8.9 percent each from Central/South America and Canada; and 2.7 percent from the Middle East. Here are more of the key findings.

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TuxMachines: Linux Devices

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:42:05 AM

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