We should pay attention to the philosophies of the geeks, the computer old timers, the basement dwelling coders, because they presided over the greatest advancement of human beings since the invention of fire. The open source community holds philosophies that value human progress more than individual benefit or fictitious financial gain. Nerd philosophers should be the ones regulating the internet, not businessmen, not lawyers.
I was thinking about free software, privacy, and how they're fairly well engrained throughout computer history and just jotted down the above thoughts. Why should we let parasitic lawyers and lying politicians take something from our community and corrupt it while the contributions of technology-minded people dwarf the contributions of many other sub-groups of society? If anyone knows how to do this, it's the people who have been doing it longest, and those who do it every day. The principles our community holds are a stronger backbone than you'll find most places!submitted by /u/Njordomir
Elected Debian Project Leader
I'd like to thank the entire Debian community for choosing me to represent them as the next Debian Project Leader.
- DPL elections 2017, congratulations Chris Lamb!
Calibre on Debian
Calibre is the prime open source e-book management program, but the Debian releases often lag behind the official releases. Furthermore, the Debian packages remove support for rar packed e-books, which means that several comic book formats cannot be handled.
It appears to me that whenever someone submit a new app for taking note, others jump in and recommend existing apps. That's totally fine. Each of us has our own preference. However what intrigues me is that there is not yet any topic showing all the available options for developers' note-taking out there. Some quick Google search returns the popular "mainstream" kind of apps like "Onenote", "Evernote", .etc. So I am asking you now :
What apps do you, a developer, use to take notes ? And why do you use it ? Thank you for your time.submitted by /u/LewisStudying
Why Ubuntu 18.04 Should Use KDE Plasma Instead of GNOME
I think it was a mistake for Canonical to have chosen GNOME rather than KDE Plasma and in this video I explain why. Essentially it boils down to the fact that the vast majority of features in Ubuntu's Unity are already available in KDE Plasma, most of which are available by default. Canonical could maintain the switch to Qt that Unity 8 started, maintain the design vision that Mark Shuttleworth wanted all the while not having to hack on the code of the KDE Plasma desktop environment much and in some cases at all.
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) Releases Earnings Results, Meets Estimates
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PlayStation 3 Emulator Making Progress On Linux Support
Nekotekina, the developer working on a open-source PlayStation 3 emulator, is making progress on Linux support.
The PlayStation 3 emulator being worked on is RPCS3 and is an open-source, community-driven emulator written in C++. The project has been in the works since 2011 and is working with some PS3 titles -- reportedly over 500 commercial games, but many of the demanding AAA titles do not yet work. RPC3 has Vulkan and OpenGL support along with DirectX.
- issue #76: UDP, DungeonFS, historian, TokuDB, MySQL clusters, linkerd, BIND & more
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IceCat 52 Updates The GNU Firefox Experience
GNU IceCat 52.0.2 was released today as the first new release of this GNU version of Mozilla Firefox since version 45.
- Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware ["latest of a bazillion reminders that you should not click on attachments in emails"; iophk: "no, you should not use mail as a surrogate for file sharing; no, you should not use programs that cannot be used as advertised"]
Mysterious Microsoft patch killed 0days released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers
The lack of credit isn't unprecedented, but it's uncommon, and it's generating speculation that the reporters were tied to the NSA.
I know despite the posts about how great Linux is and why I like it, many of you are probably still hesitant to try Linux. I understand. I remember years ago when I first heard about it, even I was slow to try it at first. After all, Windows just worked. Everything I needed Windows would do, so why bother trying something else that may or may not work for me. Of course, back then, Linux was quite different from what it is today.
Over the years, Linux has evolved to become one of the most powerful operating systems in the world. In addition to computers, did you know that it powers a wide range of devices including routers, switches, your smartphones and even your televisions. That’s right, when your fancy television boots up chances are its running a customized version of Linux. Most web servers today are powered by Linux as well, including the one that is serving this site out to you.
Windows being Windows, a monkey wrench was thrown into the machinery right off. I booted the laptop into Windows, which then refused to connect with the Wi-Fi. It found the on-board Broadcom Wi-Fi just fine, but every time I’d try to get it to connect, it’d throw up an “unknown error” notice and ask if I’d like to enable logging so I could figure it out myself. This was odd, considering I’d used the machine to do my taxes last year, and it connects with the Wi-Fi just fine in Linux. But I wasn’t going to spend the better part of a day trying to fix it — I had no desire to start relearning my way around Windows. Time for Plan B, which was the reverse of Plan A: boot the desktop to Windows and use the laptop in Linux for finding all my facts and figures.
On the whole I enjoyed using Maui, more than I had expected. There was not any one feature or program which really stood out as amazing, but I liked the overall style of the distribution. Maui provides a lot of software and features out of the box, offers a stable core based on an Ubuntu LTS release and includes cutting edge KDE Plasma software. I like that the application menu is full of useful software while avoiding overlap in functionality. I also appreciate how easy it is to use the Calamares installer and how quickly Calamares sets up the operating system. Mostly, I like that the distribution provides distinct windows, large fonts and a high-contrast theme which I found easy to look at over longer periods.
I ran into just two issues or concerns while using Maui. One was the performance of the desktop with its default settings in the virtual test environment. Maui performed well on my desktop computer, but Plasma was slow to respond when running in VirtualBox. It is possible to improve performance by adjusting some items in the System Settings panel, but it would have been nice if the desktop had defaulted to more efficient settings.
My second issue was not a bug, but rather a matter of style. Maui has a friendly look, lots of simple configuration modules and, over all, a very modern and easy to use approach. Everything looks new and tasks are typically performed through slick, graphical wrappers. The one exception I found was Synaptic. The venerable package manager works well, but is a bit cryptic compared to most modern software managers. I like Synaptic for its speed and flexibility, but I think something like GNOME Software or mintInstall might be more in line with Maui's newcomer-friendly approach.
On the whole, I like Maui. The distribution is easy to set up, friendly and generally stayed out of my way while I was working. This seems like a fairly beginner friendly desktop distribution which does a good job of making things easy without distracting the user or doing too much hand holding.
This is a review of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus with both Unity 7 and 8 desktop environments. This release is beautiful as always, ready for serious use, and complete with more than 70000 packages on official repository. It will be supported for 9 months until January 2018. Finally, I hope this review helps people to find how Ubuntu is and what's interesting from 17.04. Enjoy!