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LXer: What If a Company Consistently Says No to Open Sourcing Their Code?

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 08:35:13 PM
There are four essential questions a company should ask before it decides to create an open source project, according to Duane O'Brien, open source programs evangelist...

Phoronix: Last Minute XWayland Improvements For X.Org Server 1.19, Including Pointer Warping

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 08:13:44 PM
A number of last minute XWayland improvements/fixes landed today in the Git code-base ahead of this month's X.Org Server 1.19 release...

TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:56:52 PM

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Leftovers: Dell with Ubuntu, New Unity, Kubernetes on Canonical Ubuntu

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:55:23 PM
  • Dell XPS 13 laptops with Kaby Lake now available for $800 and up (Windows and Ubuntu options)

    Note that the Ubuntu Linux models are considered Dell’s “Developer Edition” laptops, so they’re not necessarily cheaper than their Windows counterparts. In fact, the most affordable 2016 Dell XPS 13 available with Linux is a $950 version with a Core i5-7200U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition now available with Ubuntu Linux and Intel Kaby Lake CPU

    When you want a laptop running Ubuntu, you can always purchase a Windows machine and replace the operating system. Why bother with that hassle, though? Instead, it is smart to buy a machine pre-loaded with a Linux-based operating from a company like System76.

    While System76 sells brilliant Ubuntu-powered laptops and desktops, it is not the only game in town. Actually, believe it or not, Dell has long been a proponent of Linux, even before 'Project Sputnik'. Its Ubuntu-powered XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops have been quite popular, and for good reason -- they are built well and are very beautiful. Today, Dell announces a refresh with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors. The 13-inch laptop even gets a new color option -- rose gold.

    "As you may remember, these systems began life four years ago as Project Sputnik, an open-ended exploratory project. From the very beginning, the effort was designed to solicit and incorporate input from the developer community as to what they wanted in a laptop", says Barton George, ‎Senior Principal Engineer, Dell.

  • Unity 8 Desktop Session Arrives in Ubuntu 16.10

    The latest updates to Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak add a Unity8 desktop session to the Ubuntu login screen.

  • Trying Out The Experimental Unity 8 Session On Ubuntu 16.10
  • Hands On With Unity 8 On Ubuntu 16.10 (Screenshots, Video)

    In case you missed word earlier, the Unity 8 desktop is now available to try out in the latest Ubuntu 16.10 developer images — no need to manually install anything. It’s not the default experience, but it’s there, as an option, right on the login screen (see right).

  • Kubernetes on Canonical Ubuntu, enterprise container portfolio expands

    Dustin Kirkland leads Canonical’s platform products and has said that his firm’s focus is operational simplicity while delivering security, elasticity and compatibility with the Kubernetes standard across all public and private infrastructure.

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Reddit: Freecell Solver 4.4.0

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:41:25 PM

LXer: Mad Max to release on 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, being ported by Feral Interactive

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:38:02 PM
Mad Max is officially being released on the 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, it’s finally coming!

TuxMachines: Sailfish OS Fiskarsinjoki

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:28:04 PM
  • [Early Access] Sailfish OS Fiskarsinjoki

    It’s our great pleasure to announce that we are now starting to speed up deliveries of Sailfish OS updates.

    This post, as mentioned in the title, is about the next early access iteration, update Fiskarsinjoki. Fiskarsinjoki is a small Finnish river in the village of Fiskars. It passes through a park-like cultural landscape and lands in the Gulf of Finland – just some trivia for you to learn!

  • Jolla Puts Out Sailfish OS "Fiskarsinjoki" In Early Access

    Jolla is looking to push out Sailfish OS releases faster and thus today announced "Fiskarsinjoki" in early access form.

    This next iteration of Sailfish OS is codenamed Fiskarsinjoki over a small Finnish river. Fiskarsinjoki adds support for saving images/video directly to an SD card, easy conference calls support, an integrated scientific calculator, more editing options in the image gallery, file sharing support in the file manager, and various other small features and refinements.

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LXer: How to champion your committers

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:43:40 PM
A number of companies today proudly wear the open source badge to show their dedication to various projects, particular communities, or simply the idea of free software licensing. Many have gone down the Red Hat business route, creating a revenue model based on support and services, while others have built their business around proprietary features and add-ons to open source projects.Business models vary, but what all successful open source companies have in common is the ability to maintain healthy more

LinuxToday: Keeping Linux containers safe and secure

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

Learn how the Anchore open source tool is making it easier for organizations to know what is going on inside their Linux containers.

LXer: KDE Neon 5.8 User Edition Linux OS Offers the Latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 04:46:29 PM
The KDE Neon development team proudly announced a few minutes ago the release of the KDE Neon 5.8 User Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the recently released KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment.

Phoronix: Trying Out The Experimental Unity 8 Session On Ubuntu 16.10

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 04:20:48 PM
With this month's Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" release, Unity 7 on the X.Org Server is used by default on the desktop while an alternate Unity 8 + Mir session is installed by default, but while it's available is not used unless logging into this newer desktop stack. Here's my few minutes of trying it out this morning with all of the latest Ubuntu 16.10 packages.

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Intel Cache Allocation Technology / RDT Still Baking For Linux

Not mentioned in my earlier features you won't find in the Linux 4.9 mainline kernel is support for Intel's Cache Allocation Technology (CAT) but at least it was revised this weekend in still working towards mainline integration. Read more Also: Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics Haven't Gotten Faster In Recent Years

Distributing encryption software may break the law

Developers, distributors, and users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although areas of law such as copyright, trademark, and patents are frequently discussed, these are not the only legal concerns for FOSS. One area that often escapes notice is export controls. It may come as a surprise that sharing software that performs or uses cryptographic functions on a public website could be a violation of U.S. export control law. Export controls is a term for the various legal rules which together have the effect of placing restrictions, conditions, or even wholesale prohibitions on certain types of export as a means to promote national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Export control has a long history in the United States that goes back to the Revolutionary War with an embargo of trade with Great Britain by the First Continental Congress. The modern United States export control regime includes the Department of State's regulations covering export of munitions, the Treasury Department's enforcement of United States' foreign embargoes and sanctions regimes, and the Department of Commerce's regulations applying to exports of "dual-use" items, i.e. items which have civil applications as well as terrorism, military, or weapons of mass destruction-related applications. Read more

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