- Happy 25th Birthday to Linux - From SUSE & Friends
- Happy Birthday Linux from Red Hat!
- Happy Birthday Linux from Pakistan in Urdu
#Linux25 [Ed: this last sentence is wrong. Linux and GNU/Linux are not the same thing.]
Thank you Linus Torvalds + The University of Helsinki for bringing us the Linux or if you prefer to call it GNU/Linux.
- Tales In Tech History: Linux Celebrates 25th Birthday
- Timeline Of The Most Important Events In 25 Years Of Linux
- Who is Linus Torvalds? Know about him in 2 minutes!
- Linux täyttää 25 vuotta - suomalaiskeksinnöstä tuli maailman suosituin käyttöjärjestelmä
- LinuxCon: Cloud Native Computing Foundation Expands
Flowgraphs in GTK+
At GUADEC 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany, Daniel "grindhold" Brendle presented his work developing a new library and widget set that will allow GTK+ applications to implement flowgraphs in a standard manner. The widget set would enable applications to provide interactive widgets for linking filters and other block-oriented components—a type of interface many applications currently need to reinvent on their own.
Flowgraphs, Brendle explained, are a general-purpose diagramming technique that many people will recognize from textbooks and other printed matter. They show how objects, information, and signals flow through some sort of process. Biology textbooks use them to illustrate circulation in the body, technical manuals use them to show how a manufacturing process runs, and so on. In software, he said, they are most familiar as the node-and-pipe diagrams that illustrate signal processing or data filtering.
The GNOME Newcomers initiative
At GUADEC 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany, Bastien Ilsø and Carlos Soriano reported on the revamped Newcomers section of the GNOME web site. The section is intended to draw in new users and developers and help them find their way around the project as well as to help them get the necessary development environment set up to begin contributing code.
- OpenSSL 1.1.0 Series Release Notes
- Linux.PNScan Malware Brute-Forces Linux-Based Routers
St. Jude stock shorted on heart device hacking fears; shares drop
The stock of pacemaker manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc (STJ.N) fell sharply on Thursday after short-selling firm Muddy Waters said it had placed a bet that the shares would fall, claiming its implanted heart devices were vulnerable to cyber attacks.
St. Jude, which agreed in April to sell itself for $25 billion to Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N), said the allegations were false. St Jude shares closed down 4.96 percent, the biggest one-day fall in 7 months and at a 7.4 percent discount to Abbott's takeover offer.
Muddy Waters head Carson Block said the firm's position was motivated by research from a cyber security firm, MedSec Holdings Inc, which has a financial arrangement with Muddy Waters. MedSec asserted that St. Jude's heart devices were vulnerable to cyber attack and were a risk to patients.
BlackArch Linux ISO now comes with over 1,500 hacking tools
On a move to counter distros like Kali Linux and BackBox, BlackArch has got a new ISO image that includes more than 1,500 hacking tools. The update also brings several security and software tweaks to deliver an enhanced platform for various penetration testing and security assessment activities.
The new BlackArch Linux ISO includes an all new Linux installer and more than 100 new penetration testing and hacking tools. There is also Linux 4.7.1 to fix the bugs and compatibility issues of the previous kernel. Additionally, the BlackArch team has updated all its in-house tools and system packages as well as updated menu entries for the Openbox, Fluxbox and Awesome windows managers.
Big Blue Aims For The Sky With Power9
Intel has the kind of control in the datacenter that only one vendor in the history of data processing has ever enjoyed. That other company is, of course, IBM, and Big Blue wants to take back some of the real estate it lost in the datacenters of the world in the past twenty years.
The Power9 chip, unveiled at the Hot Chips conference this week, is the best chance the company has had to make some share gains against X86 processors since the Power4 chip came out a decade and a half ago and set IBM on the path to dominance in the RISC/Unix market.
IBM laid out a roadmap out past 2020 for its Power family of processors back at the OpenPower Summit in early April, demonstrating its commitment the CPU market with chips that are offer a brawny alternative to CPUs and accelerators compared to the Xeon and Xeon Phi alternatives from Intel and the relatively less brawny chips from ARM server chip makers such as Applied Micro and Cavium and the expected products from AMD, Broadcom, and Qualcomm. We pondered IBM’s prospects in the datacenter in the wake of some details coming out about next year’s Power9 processors, which IBM said at the time would come in two flavors, one aimed at scale-out machines with one or two sockets and another aimed at scale up machines with NUMA architectures and lots of sockets and shared memory.
ARM Announces ARM v8-A with Scalable Vector Extensions: Aiming for HPC and Data Center
Today ARM is announcing an update to their line of architecture license products. With the goal of moving ARM more into the server, the data center, and high-performance computing, the new license add-on tackles a fundamental data center and HPC issue: vector compute. ARM v8-A with Scalable Vector Extensions won’t be part of any ARM microarchitecture license today, but for the semiconductor companies that build their own cores with the instruction set, this could see ARM move up into the HPC markets. Fujitsu is the first public licensee on board, with plans to include ARM v8-A cores with SVE in the Post-K RIKEN supercomputer in 2020.
The Sad State of Docker
I have always been a big fan of Docker. This is very visible if you regularly read this blog. However, I am very disappointed lately how Docker handled the 1.12 release. I like to think of version 1.12 as a great proof of concept that should not have received the amount of attention that it already received. Let’s dive deep into what I found wrong.
First, I do not think a company should market and promote exciting new features that have not been tested well. Every time Docker makes an announcement, the news spreads like a virus to blogs and news sites all over the globe. Tech blogs will basically copy and paste the exact same procedure that Docker discussed into a new blog post as if they were creating original content. This cycle repeats over and over again and becomes annoying because I am seeing the same story a million times. What I hate most about these recent redundant articles is that the features do not work as well as what is written about them.
Containers debunked: DevOps, security and why containers will not replace virtual machines
The tech industry is full of exciting trends that promise to change the face of the industry and business as we know it, but one that is gaining a huge amount of focus is containers.
However, problems lie with the technology and threaten to root itself deep in the mythology about it, namely the misconceptions over what the technology is, what can be done with it, and the idea that they replace virtual machines.
Lars Herrmann, GM, Integrated Solutions at Red Hat spoke to CBR about five common misconceptions, but first the benefits.
Herrmann, said: “Containerisation can be an amazingly efficient way to do DevOps, so it’s a very practical way to get into a DevOps methodology and process inside an organisation, which is highly required in a lot of organisations because of the benefits in agility to be able to release software faster, better, and deliver more value.”
Rackspace Going Private after $4.3 Billion Buyout
The company released Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat in February. Using the Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, the product helped extend Rackspace's OpenStack-as-a-service product slate.
SoylentNews' Folding@Home Team is Now in the Top 500 in the World
It has only been six short months since SoylentNews' Folding@Home team was founded, and we've made a major milestone: our team is now one of the top 500 teams in the world! We've already surpassed some heavy hitters like /. and several universities, including MIT. (But now is not the time to rest on our laurels. A certain Redmond-based software producer currently occupies #442.)
In case you aren't familiar with folding@home, it's a distributed computing project that simulates protein folding in an attempt to better understand diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's and thereby help to find a cure. To that end, SoylentNews' team has completed nearly 16,000 work units.
Fossil Echo, a story-driven, short and great looking platformer is still coming to Linux
I really love the visuals in Fossil Echo! Sadly it wasn't a day-1 release, but the developers have stated that they're working hard on it.
Travel a dying world in The Final Station, Linux version confirmed
I love indie games, as they tend to do gameplay larger studios won't touch. The Final Station is another such brilliant idea I really want to play.
- Razer drivers: reinventing Linux gaming
- SDDM 0.14.0
- Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1
Top 10 Time Tracking Software for Linux
Just a few days ago we were presenting software for one of the most popular mainstream Linux distribution – Ubuntu. Now let’s cover the progenitor of all free and open-source software. Its operating system was released on October 5, 1991. The creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was only 22 years old at that time!
Linux is not very popular on the desktop computers (at least among regular users, software engineers, for example, prefer to work on it), but it is the leading operating system on servers, mainframe computers, and virtually all fastest supercomputers. It is also worth mentioning that without Linux there won’t be no Android as we know it now, no network routers, video game consoles, and smartwatches. We really owe a lot to Mr. Linus.
According to Wikipedia, the development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open-source software collaboration. Its source code may be used, modified and distributed—commercially or non-commercially—by anyone under the terms of its respective licenses. Thanks to it we can use some great software like the already mentioned Ubuntu, but also Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Debian and more.
MPTCP v0.91 Release
The MPTCP v0.91 release is based on the Linux Kernel Longterm Support release v4.1.x.
Quick Updates: Guake 0.8.7, WebTorrent Desktop 0.12.0, TLP 0.9
Guake is a drop-down terminal emulator for GNOME (GTK2). The application is inspired from consoles in computer games, such as Quake, in which the console slides from the top of the screen when a key is pressed. In the same way, Guake can be invoked and hidden using a single key (though Guake can also automatically hide when it loses focus).
- Switch Between Multiple Lists Of Apps Pinned To Unity Launcher With `Launcher List Indicator`
MATE Dock Applet Gets Unity-Like Progress Bar And Badge Support
MATE Dock Applet is a MATE Panel applet that displays running application windows as icons. The applet features options to pin applications to the dock, supports multiple workspaces, and can be added to any MATE Panel, regardless of size and orientation.
AppImage – One app framework to distro them all
Linux is highly portable. Fact. On the other hand, Linux software is the least portable technology in the world. Try running Firefox designed for Debian on Fedora. In fact, try running Firefox designed for one version of Fedora on another Fedora, perhaps a slightly older version. Godspeed, Captain Jack Sparrow.
The fanatical rigor with which the Linux backward compatibility is maintained in the enterprise flavors, SUSE and Red Hat, is inversely proportional to all other incompatibilities that exist in the Linux space. This ain’t no news. I have most artfully elaborated on this problem in my illustrated Linux guide. But now, there’s a thing that promises to solve all these problems forever. AppImage.
Substance Designer 5.5 Is Here
This version takes texture creation into the big leagues with MDL material authoring – opening up a whole new world of materials – plus Linux support, fbx camera import and support for VCA. This is a free upgrade for license holders and Substance Live subscribers, or you can get a free 30-day trial version.
- How to install and configure graphics drivers in Linux
- Using ANTLR From the Parse Tree to the Abstract Syntax Tree
- How to check if an email address really exists
- How to Setup and Manage Log Rotation Using Logrotate in Linux
- How to Install WordPress 4.6 On Ubuntu 16.04 Using LAMP Stack
- SSH and complex configs
- How to Install Seafile on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)
- How to Setup WordPress with LAMP + Postfix as Send-Only Mail Notifications on VPS Server
- Understanding Different Classifications of Shell Commands and Their Usage in Linux
- More map file conversions: ESRI Shapefiles and GeoJSON
- How to install and setup DRBD on CentOS
- How to Run MySQL/MariaDB Queries Directly from the Linux Command Line
- LibreOffice Command Line: Convert Multiple Files DOCX to ODT
- LibreOffice Command Line: Convert Multiple Files PPT to ODP
- LibreOffice Command Line: Convert Multiple Files XLS to ODS
- The How part (5) - Removing redundant nodes from OSM files
- The How part (6) - Concatenating OSM way chunks
- Write Your Own CPU Meter in Bash
- How to Setup GlusterFS Storage on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7
- Ebook: Introducing the Awk Getting Started Guide for Beginners
- How to Remove “Unity” and Install Cinnamon and Mate Desktop in Ubuntu
- Boost dependencies and bcp
- An Introduction to Enlightenment Gadget Orientation
- How-to Install and Use Lynis on Ubuntu 14.04
- cron Error: bad username; while reading /etc/cron.d file on Linux
- How to Install PostgreSQL and phpPgAdmin on CentOS 7
- More utilities via moreutils
- Provisioning Vagrant boxes using Ansible
- Installing Coreboot On An X230 Laptop
- Replicating SAN on openSUSE with VAAI
- Can you kill it? Ubuntu Server startup processes
- Working with Iptables
- How to install KVM on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Headless Server
- nosync – turn off sync and O_DIRECT with LD_PRELOAD
- Learning Linux with Tilde Clubs
- Setting up Multiple Monitors in a KVM QEMU VM
- Ubuntu 16.04 Create a cron.log File To Log crontab Logs
I've been a linux user and free software enthusiast for about 4-5 years so by no means a "free software expert" but in my uni there's not a lot of people who understand free software (the philosophy behind it, licences etc) even though there are some linux users, they mainly use it because windows sucks and its free as in free beer (which is cool)
So here's what i think I should cover: *Free apps you probably use but didnt know are free (vlc,chromium etc) *Free aps you didnt know existed *history of GNU and Linux *Types of licences *How to make money with free software *Companies like Mozilla, Redhat and how they make their money
The thing is, I know some stuff about the points i wanna cover but not enough. Could you recomend documentaries,books,websites for research? I have about 2 weeks to get it ready.
Side note: I've seen a couple of documentaries on the history of linux and half-read the cathedral and the bazaar and Im generaly aware of important stuff in the opensource comunity.
Thanks for readingsubmitted by /u/Aaronus23b
Last year I switched to xmonad in the strive for a configurable yet minimalist environment. So far I am pretty satisfied with it. I’ve never experienced any crashes or slowdowns related to it, works easily for most of the tasks, and supports multi monitor setup. It is highly configurable and well documented, so it’s easy and fun to customize the whole environment to suit your unique workflows.
In fact, it’s so minimal by default, that my first task was to figure out how I would use my system and configure it configure accordingly.
I think it’s great to stop sometimes and rethink our tools and processes, explore different means to solve day-to-day problems and identify what could be improved. I like tinkering and seeking new stuff in my free time anyway, so starting with a minimalistic environment was very inspiring, because it forced me to rethink even some of the basic aspects of my workflows.
Planning to buy a new smartphone? How about checking out some new launches?
The month of August saw smartphone manufacturers launching some great devices in the market, including three flagship devices.
So for those of you who are in the market for a new smartphone, here are 12 of the biggest launches (so far) to make things easier.
KBibTeX 0.6.1-rc1 (0.6.0.95)
After some time of activity on KBibTeX's master branch, I finally returned to the stable branches to push forwards some releases.
Minuet 0.2: massive refactoring and Android version available
It's been a while since my last blog post about Minuet but that doesn't mean we aren't moving it forward. Actually a lot of work has been done lately, mostly related to architecture improvements, UX revamping, refactoring, code convergence, and its availability on Android devices. Minuet is a quite recent KDE project (it's been developed since November, 2015) and I'm really delighted with what we achieved so far, given we are a small team made up of only two developers (including a GSoC student) and a designer.
- Mobile IMG – 20160825-142223
- QtCon and Randa Meetings 2017 date selection
- LabPlot: Theme Manager – GSoC’16 Final Evaluations
- Akademy: Let’s talk about music player and documentation
- Wiki, what’s going on? (Part 8-Akademy2016)
- Panels on shared screen edges
- Pepper & Carrot comic goes animated!
- 2016 Krita Sprint: Day 1
- Krita 3.0.1 Beta Builds
- What's new in KDevelop 5.0?
- KDevelop, Muon, Plasma 5.7.4
- Cantor gets support of Julia language
- Going to Akademy
- Winding up GSoC.
Applications 16.08.0 and Frameworks 5.25.0 available in Chakra
The latest updates for KDE's Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users, together with other package updates.
Marble: GSoC 2016 wrap-up
Today is the deadline for submitting the final evaluations for Google Summer of Code 2016, that gives me the opportunity to write a wrap-up post about my project this summer.