- “In a Vehicle” (or Car): Disguising Software Patents as Something Physical
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is Already Part of Reform (AIA), So Attempts to ‘Reform’ It May be Efforts to Appease Maximalists and Bullies
- IAM ‘Magazine’ in a Campaign to Destroy India’s IT Industry and Help Patent Trolls There
- Latest EPO Puff Piece From Benoît Battistelli Shows Desperate Need for (and Inability to Attract) Talent
- “There is Still No Sufficient Control Over the Despotism of the EPO President, Benoît Battistelli”
- Links 10/4/2017: Linux 4.11 RC6, LabPlot 2.4, Shuttleworth Rants
Some facts after the Upacalypse that happened on April 5th, 2017:
Ubuntu's chief, Mark Shuttleworth, hates the most well known KDE developer (basically something like a KDE's spokesperson - even though KDE devs don't like to be called leaders) Jonathan Riddell and possible others like the idea creator of KDE Plasma - Aron Seigo
He teamed up with Microsoft and now Redhat and Gnome - is probably willing to axe snap and maybe even sell the Ubuntu to Redhat over the years - because he is in bad financial situation when compared with 2011
He bashed the FSF movement and community, is not willing to listen to people's criticism.
Should KDE team up with Yunit? What do you think? Both teams could implement their own vision while still trying to make the other DE compatible. Qt is much more advanced than GTK+ and Yunit and KDE both use Qt - so it seems like a logical step for me. What do you think?submitted by /u/liutnenant
Long story short, this is a fine laptop—and its hardware makes it a far better choice than the Dell XPS 13 for video encoding, compiling code, or other heavy computing tasks. But the OS it comes with is not optimized for the hardware. Hell, it’s not a stretch to say that the OS keeps this PC from being the workstation it's supposed to be. If anything, this PC is a case study in why PC makers who want to ship desktop Linux should pay attention to what they are doing before they push a product to market. The whole idea of buying a Linux laptop is to avoid these types of troubles, after all. In that respect, the Precision 5520 feels like a step back from the great platform we saw in the 2016 XPS 13.
Ask a Red Hat salesperson what is her favorite product to sell, and she’ll probably tell you OpenShift. Close on its heels, however, is Ansible, the open source automation platform Red Hat acquired in late 2015. Ansible has been on a tear of late, quickly rising to become the hottest devops tool in the market.
Today the Kubuntu team is happy to announce that Kubuntu Zesty Zapus (17.04) RC is released . With this release candidate, you can see and test what we are preparing for 17.04, which we will be releasing April 13, 2017.
TuxMachines: Xfce Git Code With Docker, Spotify Web Player for Linux Discontinued, Languages for DevOps, and Linux Gaming
Releases, releases, releases! Part 2
Xfce – like many other open source projects – is not exactly following a test-driven development workflow. I would argue that we need a slight mindset change here plus we need some (standardized) infrastructure to make testing easier for people who want to get involved.
It's Now Easier Testing Out Xfce Git Code With Docker
Xfce-test is a Xubuntu 17.04 based container image designed for Docker that makes it very easy to deploy some of the latest Xfce Git components.
- Matthew James: Spotify Web Player for Linux - Discontinued
Top 5 programming languages for DevOps
I've been focused on infrastructure for the majority of my career, and the specific technical skills required have shifted over time. In this article, I'll lay out five of the top programming languages for DevOps, and the resources that have been most helpful for me as I've been adding those development skills to my infrastructure toolset.
Knowing how to rack and stack servers isn't an in-demand skill at this stage. Most businesses aren't building physical datacenters. Rather, we're designing and building service capabilities that are hosted in public cloud environments. The infrastructure is configured, deployed, and managed through code. This is the heart of the DevOps movement—when an organization can define their infrastructure in lines of code, automating most (if not all) tasks in the datacenter becomes possible.
An interview with Beamdog about Linux gaming, they say it’s worth it
I had the pleasure of speaking to two different teams at game developer and publisher Beamdog, notable for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and the soon to be released Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition.
Xen Patches Hypervisor Breakout Risk Without Breaking the Cloud
The open-source Xen virtualization project patches a security vulnerability that could have enabled an attacker to breakout from hypervisor isolation. But unlike a Xen flaw in 2014, this time public cloud providers do not have to reboot all their servers.
- That time I had to crack my own Reddit password
- Open source vendor Hortonworks shifting to packaged solutions for IoT and cyber security
Insights into the GNOME 3.24 Release Video
We managed to release the video a day after the release of GNOME 3.24. The slight delay was partly because timing the music proved quite difficult due to the editing freeze, but me and Simon now have some experience dealing with this, so we will come up with a better approach for the next video.
Retro-tastic: GNOME Games Makes it into Ubuntu 17.04
When we listed the best features in GNOME 3.24 we gave a slot to to the awesome new GNOME Games app.
Akin to a music player, GNOME Games acts as a one-stop shop for browsing through your installed games, e.g., Steam games, Linux games, retro console game files. And, like a music player, it lets you launch and play most titles in a click or two.
If you were hoping to try the app out on Ubuntu 17.04 I’ve some good news for you: GNOME Games is now available to install on Ubuntu 17.04 straight from the repos.
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- "elementary OS App Center w/Daniel Fore" - Lunduke Hour - Apr 3, 2017
Pijul First Thoughts
Given my interest in version control, a post on Pijul was pretty much inevitable. The thing I most wanted to understand was of course its conflict resolution algorithm. Unfortunately I don't know enough category theory for that, which is a novel problem to have at least. There also don't seem to exist explanations of how this algorithm works that don't rely on category theory, which is unfortunate. The documentation that exists for this tool is generally sparse, which is fine; it's new software, after all, and these are alpha releases.
Fortunately, according to their blog, there's been a useful version released recently. So what follows are my thoughts on playing with that version (0.4.1).
First important thing is that the Pijul repository is itself kept in pijul. There's a GitHub repository that has all the trappings of being an official mirror, but it looks to have stopped working when they switched the pijul repository off of darcs. To resolve the bootstrapping problem, I installed it with cargo instead, which took a short seven minutes to download and compile everything and dependencies. (Peeking behind my curtain slightly, I tried to write this post both Friday and yesterday, but was unable to do so because their hosting (Nest) was down.)
- Secured OTP Server (ASIS CTF 2017)
- #4: Simpler shoulders()
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition will get Android Wear 2.0 in May
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition was first in several areas. It was the first Android Wear device with LTE connectivity, the first with multiple function buttons, and the first with a speaker for voice calls. Unfortunately, it will be far from the first watch to get Android Wear 2.0.
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