The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs to be convinced that Net Neutrality is worth saving.
The agency has asked members of the public, along with industry leaders and entrepreneurs, to tell it why Internet Service Providers should be banned from traffic discrimination. This comment window is one of the best opportunities we've had to make an impact. Comments are due July 15, 2014. Submit your statement in support of Net Neutrality right away using the Electronic Frontier Foundation's free software commenting tool.
Net neutrality, the principle that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally, should be a basic right for Internet users. It's also crucial for free software's continued growth and success.
Look, I'm tired of people calling this "Linux". I mean, Android is Linux. I don't have a problem with Android at all, or Google's control over it. Google is not that much worse than Red Hat or Novell or Canonical.
I do have a problem with users not having control over their software. That is the whole point of Free software. And this isn't it. This is worse than Windows, most of the time, over the past decade. When I installed Linux on a Windows computer five years ago, it took less than two hours and I pressed a couple buttons. I didn't have to wait six months for a bunch of reverse-engineers to figure out some sort of awful DRM-ified firmware, I just stuck a disc in a drive and it worked, because even Microsoft wasn't this evil.
Today, I can buy a computer with "Linux". Supposedly. How refreshing. Ooh, and it asks for my Gmail account when I turn it on.submitted by lua_x_ia
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"The ousting of Eich, the DRM problem -- all those imbroglios have tarnished the image of Firefox," said Google+ blogger Alessandrom Ebersol. So, on one side, "agnostic users left Firefox because they were told its new CEO was a conservative bigot. The folks who care about freedom, privacy and open Internet left Firefox because of the DRM module to play Netflix.
In today's Linux news, Matt Hartley looks at 10 Linux distributions he likes and recommends. Arstechnica.com says DOS still matters and speaks with those still working on FreeDOS. Chin Wong rediscovers Opera and Jim Whitehurst discusses Red Hat. Raspberry Pi introduces a new board and Darksiders is rumored to heading to Linux. This and more awaits inside.
You would think that, in 2014, implementing a code of conduct for conferences or conventions would not be a controversial topic. sadly, you'd also be mistaken. there are various contrarian positions about implementing anti-harassment policies; most, if not all of those positions are wrong.
The second Alpha version of Scientific Linux 7.0, a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, is now available for download and testing.
The developers of Scientific Linux 7.0 have moved very fast and, just a week after the first Release Candidate, a new development release has been made available. Given the short development period since the first Alpha, it's actually surprising that the devs managed to get all those changes and improvements in.
“Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for scientific computing. Today we are announcing an alpha release of Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the community has come to expect.”
4MLinux Allinone Edition 9.1 Beta, a Linux distro focusing on the Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (e.g. playing video DVDs), Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and Mystery (Linux games) 4M editions, is now available for download and testing.
I know, I know, I shouldn't. But I want to play a few games on it, and I don't want to mess around with wine. I tried it, but it's not for me. But now that I have windows 8.1 on my USB stick and I want to install it it says Windows 8.1 cannot be installed on this partition, the same partition where the linux is... So how do I remove Linux to be able to install Win 8? Thank yousubmitted by mayaisthebest
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We built a file server on CentOS in our VMware environment for students to use to serve home directories, and once we got it configured to our liking, we duplicated it in VMware and changed its IP for faculty use. It all seems to be working, except if you ask the duplicated VM what its FQDN is, it reports:# hostname --fqdn localhost.localdomain
hostname -f -v reports:# hostname -v -f gethostname()=`<correct shortname>' Resolving `<correct shortname>' ... Result: h_name=`localhost.localdomain' Result: h_aliases=`localhost.localdomain' Result: h_aliases=`localhost4' Result: h_aliases=`localhost4.localdomain4' Result: h_aliases=`localhost' Result: h_aliases=`<correct shortname>' Result: h_aliases=`localhost.localdomain' Result: h_aliases=`localhost6' Result: h_aliases=`localhost6.localdomain6' Result: h_aliases=`localhost' Result: h_aliases=`<correct shortname>' Result: h_aliases=`<correct shortname>' Result: h_aliases=`<correct FQDN>' Result: h_addr_list=`127.0.0.1' Result: h_addr_list=`127.0.0.1' Result: h_addr_list=`10.18.1.26' localhost.localdomain
I've manually added the FQDN to /etc/hosts, I can set it with "hostname" but it reverts after a reboot. The other server just picked up its hostname and FQDN from DNS automatically, no configuration on our part required. I did have to do some work to get the duplicated VM on the network, since it seemed to really want its network card to be that of the original VM, but I'm not sure where else in the bowels of CentOS I should be looking to correct this.
I'd appreciate any insights!submitted by Oneota