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Reddit: Has anyone used KDE Neon aside from myself?

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:58:31 AM

I find the description of Neon in their FAQ to be a bit...odd. They call it a package archive and not a distro because it's built using Ubuntu's LTS versions. Aside from that weirdness, I actually quite enjoy Neon as a whole and find it to be quite fantastic and stable.

I love it so much so that it's now my daily driver (having completely erased Windows whereas I normally dual-boot).

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TuxMachines: Citizen: ‘Madrid should study switch to open source’

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 08:39:42 AM

The city of Madrid (Spain) should do a feasibility study to see if it can switch to free and open source software, one of its citizens has proposed on Consul, the city’s eParticipation portal.

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TuxMachines: Danish OS2 community for open source is professionalising

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 08:37:49 AM

OS2, an open source community open to all Danish public agencies, is in the middle of a professionalisation process. "Over the last year, our focus has been on governance," says Business Manager Rasmus Frey. "We decided on a new organisation and government model at the general assembly last year. This allows us to support projects and products throughout their entire lifecycles, taking them through the various stages of becoming mature open-source projects — to the benefit of the many."

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 08:25:18 AM

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LXer: Introducing the Forum at OpenStack Summit Boston

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 08:07:10 AM
If you are joining the thousands of OpenStack enthusiasts as we converge on Boston for the OpenStack Summit (May 8-11), don't be surprised if someone asks you, "Where is the Design Summit?"This year, nary a Design Summit sign will be found. That's because the Design Summit is no more. True to the ever-evolving, continuously improving nature of open source projects, the OpenStack community is trying something new. The Design Summit has been reorganized and split into two separate events: the Forum and the Project Teams Gathering (PTG).read more

TuxMachines: Kernel: Graphics/Linux

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:47:32 AM

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TuxMachines: The Dell Precision 5520 lets you get to work in Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:39:06 AM

Dell's Precision 5520 is one of the very few laptops to offer a Linux distribution as a pre-installed operating system. Another is Dell's XPS 13 Developer Edition, which offers great performance in a compact size. For people wanting something a little more powerful, the Precision 5520 (which starts at $1,399 but is $2,765.50 as configured) packs workstation levels of power while remaining just shy of four pounds (3.93, to be exact).

Also: Linux Mint 18.2 Ubuntu-based operating system is named 'Sonya'

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LXer: New Set of Fedora 25 Live Respin ISOs Use Linux Kernel 4.10.12, Latest Updates

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:52:50 AM
The Fedora Respins-SIG project, through Ben Williams, is announcing the availability of a new set of updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 25 Linux operating system.

TuxMachines: Trump Puts Microsoft in Charge

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:51:39 AM

Leading the council will be Chris Liddell, a former Microsoft executive tapped by Trump in the early days of his presidency specifically to work with the private sector, a White House official said.

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Reddit: Interesting new desktop Linux software you have discovered recently?

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:50:55 AM

What is some new Linux software for a desktop you have discovered recently and think others should know about it?

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Reddit: TIL - When your youtube-dl download fail, you can repeat the same command and it will start where it stopped

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:47:51 AM

If your download fail at 24% - if you repeat the same command it will start at 24% instead of again from 0%. If again at 98%, again, you just repeat the command and it will start from 98%. Youtube-dl is great!

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TuxMachines: Announcing Koozali SME Server 9.2 Final

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:36:53 AM

The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of Koozali SME Server 9.2 Final, based on CentOS 6.9, which is the stable release of Koozali SME Server 9.#.

We dedicate this release of SME Server 9.2 to Tony Keane who passed away on 1st April, 2016. He was a long time user and supporter of Koozali SME Server and one of the founding members of the Koozali Foundation.

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TuxMachines: Stuart Keroff Receives Distinguished Humanitarian Award for Asian Penguins

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:33:11 AM

Stuart Keroff, a visionary middle school teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently received a distinguished humanitarian award for his work in founding Asian Penguins computer club at the Community School of Excellence. This club refurbishes computers with Linux to be used both at the school itself and to deliver to the homes of students who don’t own a computer at home. View the video made by the Minnesota State University – Mankato Campus – to learn more about this award.

Also: Linux Journal May 2017

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:23:39 AM
  • The great open-source software debate: Does this model have a future?

    It sounds like a good idea in concept: Outsource costly software development and testing operations to a community of skilled developers who work for free.

    Then take the fruits of their labors and package it up with other add-ons and extensions – also created by other people for free – and sell it to enterprises that can’t be bothered with all the hassle of configuration, installation and support. Undercut your competition’s prices by 90 percent and still make money because your development costs are near zero. Rinse and repeat in other product categories.

  • Rockbox 3.14 Open-Source Jukebox Firmware Released After 4 Years of Development

    Rockbox, an open-source project providing a complete, feature-rich replacement for the proprietary software of numerous digital audio players, putting users in charge of the device, reaches version 3.14 after many years in development.

  • Open Community Conference CFP Closes This Week

    This coming weekend is the Community Leadership Summit in Austin (I hope to see you all there!), but there is another event I am running which you need to know about.

  • Learn the basics of PowerShell for Linux [Ed: This is Microsoft E.E.E. Never be foolish enough to drag PowerShell lock-in into GNU/Linux]
  • PGI Community Edition

    PGI Community Edition includes a no-cost license to a recent release of the PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for multicore CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, including all OpenACC, OpenMP and CUDA Fortran features. The PGI Community Edition enables development of performance-portable HPC applications with uniform source code across the most widely used parallel processors and systems.

  • PGI 2017 v17.4 Compiler Released

    Yesterday marked an updated release of a community edition build for the NVIDIA-owned PGI code compiler that focuses on code compilation for CPU and GPU execution.

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TuxMachines: Android for Hackers

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:22:10 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:20:51 AM
  • FreeOrion, the open source game inspired by Master of Orion has a massive new release today

    The main big addition of this new release is the addition of Fighters and Carriers. So during battles you will be able to launch Fighters, good for attacking enemy ships, but very weak.

    They have also introduced basic support for alliances, but the AI cannot use it yet. They say it's mainly useful for multiplayer games right now.

  • OpenSpades Snap - pew pew

    OpenSpades is a super-fun "Open-Source Voxel First Person Shooter". I've been playing it for a while both on my GameOS desktop and under WINE on Linux. For whatever reason the upstream OpenSpades on github project had no Linux builds available for download, and I was lazy so I used WINE, which worked just fine.

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More in Tux Machines

Linux Foundation and Linux Kernel

  • General Manager of Training at The Linux Foundation Forecasts Cloudy Weather
    Where does The Linux Foundation believe ones time is well spent to catapult their career objectives? It is fairly apparent after reaching out to Clyde Seepersad, General Manager Training and Certification of The Linux Foundation, the cloud is the place to be. When communicating with him on a variety of topics that revolve around The Linux Foundation's certification offerings and education, the central point of focus is the cloud. Clyde provided us with a slew of information about The Linux Foundation's efforts to make sure FLOSS continues to succeed for the foreseeable future.
  • Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Pratik Tolia Plans to Become Authorized Instructor
    The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.
  • Hughes: Updating Logitech Hardware on Linux
    Logitech has provided firmware updates, but not for "unsupported" platforms like Linux. Hughes has filled that gap by getting documentation and a fixed firmware image from Logitech and adding support for these devices to fwupd. He is now looking for testers to ensure that the whole thing works across all devices. This is important work that is well worth supporting.
  • Updating Logitech Hardware on Linux
    This gave an attacker with $15 of hardware the ability to basically take over remote PCs within wireless range, which could be up to 50m away. This makes sitting in a café quite a dangerous thing to do when any affected hardware is inserted, which for the unifying dongle is quite likely as it’s explicitly designed to remain in an empty USB socket. The main manufacturer of these devices is Logitech, but the hardware is also supplied to other OEMs such as Amazon, Microsoft, Lenovo and Dell where they are re-badged or renamed. I don’t think anybody knows the real total, but by my estimations there must be tens of millions of affected-and-unpatched devices being used every day.
  • An introduction to Libral, a systems management library for Linux
    Linux, in keeping with Unix traditions, doesn't have a comprehensive systems management API. Instead, management is done through a variety of special-purpose tools and APIs, all with their own conventions and idiosyncrasies. That makes scripting even simple systems-management tasks difficult and brittle.
  • Linux Kernel 4.11.2-1 released
  • Cgroups/namespaces/seccomp/capabilities course
  • Linux Shared Libraries course, Munich, Germany, 20 July 2017
    I've scheduled a public instance of my "Building and Using Shared Libraries on Linux" course to take place in Munich, Germany on 20 July 2017. This one-day course provides a thorough introduction to building and using shared libraries. covering topics such as: the basics of creating, installing, and using shared libraries; shared library versioning and naming conventions; the role of the dynamic linker; run-time symbol resolution; controlling symbol visibility; symbol versioning; preloading shared libraries; and dynamically loaded libraries (dlopen). The course format is a mixture of theory and practical.

Red Hat Linux Upgrade Pushes New Security, Automation Tools

Red Hat on Tuesday announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta. RHEL 7.4 includes new security and compliance features and streamlined automation, along with tools for improved systems administration. This latest upgrade comes nearly three years into the series 7 lifecycle. It continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions. Read more

The History of Ubuntu Linux, Canonical's Open Source OS

In October 2004 the first Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 4.10, debuted. Codenamed Warty Warthog because it was rough around the edges, Ubuntu 4.10 inaugurated a tradition of releasing new version of Ubuntu each April and October that Canonical has maintained up to the present -- with the exception of Ubuntu 6.06, which came out a couple of months late in 2006. Ubuntu 4.04 launched six months after Mark Shuttleworth first met with Debian developers to discuss the creation of a new, Debian-based Linux distribution that would emphasize ease-of-use, regular release cycles, accessibility and internationalization. Read more

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