VMware Makes Open Source Move, SCALE Gets Ready & More… [Ed: same EMC which is responsible (through RSA) for NSA back doors]
Why does this raise questions? Mainly because VMware doesn’t have a reputation for having much to do with open source, although it was an early player spurring the development of OpenStack Neutron (then called Quantum), a cloud networking controller and a networking-as-a-service project for OpenStack. Since Dell still appears to be in the process of purchasing VMware, this might be in preparation for some plans Dell has afoot.
Hohndel’s hiring would certainly seem to indicate that something is in the works. Not only is he considered very good at what he does, he’s a huge open source advocate who often speaks at open source conferences — so he brings some FOSS community cred to the table. Stay tuned. I have a feeling that at VMware it’s going to be “something open source this way comes.”
Nike To Release Three Open-Source Projects Through GitHub [Ed: from sweatshops to "open"]
After being noticed by TechCrunch last week, Nike published three open-source projects on the version control system, GitHub – a space that companies such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy and rival Adidas have used in the past. Nike’s release consisted of a JSON parsing framework, a distributed tracing solution for Java and a logging library written in Swift.
- Nike releases open source code on GitHub
- Nike to release three open-source projects through GitHub
- Microsoft's Project Malmo AI platform goes open source [Ed: Project Malmo under #MIT licence isn't the full story; a lot of the required parts remain proprietary, hence openwashing of Microsoft]
- Microsoft's Minecraft-Themed AI Tool, 'Malmo', Now Open Source
- Microsoft opens Minecraft-based AI research platform to all
- Microsoft open-sources its Minecraft AI testing platform
- Microsoft Open Sources Project Malmo, Another AI Milestone
I have finally decided that I want to make the switch to a linux distro. The only problem is, what distro shall I embrace?
I would like to offer some background about me. I am mainly a windows user. However, I have setup my own media server using ubuntu server. That is probably as far as my linux experience goes. Oh, before I forget, I have taken a class on fedora. This mainly went over navigating through terminal and manipulating text files and permissions. I have went to school for alot of networking classes. This usually consisted of cisco courses. The only reason why I am listing all of the subjects I have studied is to give you all a better understanding on my technical background.
So why the switch? Well, honestly... I am just bored with the windows experience. I have always wanted to learn linux but the fact that linux doesnt handle gaming to well is what stopped me from making the switch.(This is my understanding from the outside looking in)
I guess I should list what I am looking for in a distro. This is really hard to say. I want a challenge but not something to over my head. I want a distro that will be able to play some games? Maybe some networking tools? I am honestly not sure how that even works? Maybe even something that is used with servers or a distro that is commonly used in the tech field. Bottom line is, I dont want something that is to easy to grasp. I am seeking a challenge. In the end I want to see if I can make the complete switch to a linux machine. With this all said. I have heard that maybe I want to work with gentoo or arch? Anyways, Let me know what you all think. Hopefully you all are friendly here :)
Have a good day!submitted by /u/hyfeee
- Debian's DebConf 16 Ends This Weekend, Watch The Videos Online
- twenty years of free software -- part 11 concurrent-output
Managing container and environment state
I was naively thinking that the way autopkgtest would work is that it would set the current working directory of the schroot call and the ensuing subprocess call would thus take place in that directory inside the schroot. That is not how it works. If you want to change directories inside the virtual server, you have to use cd. The same is true of, at least, environment variables, which have their own specific handling in the adt_testbed.Testbed methods but have to be passed as strings, and umask. I'm assuming this is because the direct methods with qemu images or LXC containers don't work.
The End Of Ian Murdock
Ian Murdock, the founder of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution of Free/Libre Open Source Software operating system and repository, died by suicide according to a medical examiner’s report.
- Cisco: Red Hat Summit 2016 – A Review of key moments
- Red Hat, Cisco, IBM among 68 businesses filing brief opposed to HB2
- Red Hat and Lenovo Partner on Telco, NFV Effort
- Previous Trading Session Wrap-Up: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Broker Outlook For Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Is Red Hat Inc. Stock on Your Buy List? It Should Be
What is the Fedora Modularity project and how do you get involved ? [ Part 2]
One of our main communication channels is IRC. We've recently decided to standardize the name of our efforts as 'Modularity' where we prior to that sometimes used the term 'Modularization' and sometimes 'Modularity'.
- Portals: Using GTK+ in a Flatpak
Telegram Desktop Client for Flatpak
And it was quite some task because the app is… well… wildly put together. Just see the build instructions provided by upstream. Flatpak manifests are usually fairly simple files, less complex than spec files, but this one ended up being 394 lines long.
I think such an app is an ideal target for Flatpak. There is no way that an app like this would make it to the official Fedora repositories and its authors don’t even seem to be interested in making it more possible.
Southeast Linux Fest (SELF) 2016
The Southeast Linux Fest (SELF) is an annual Linux conference in the southeast region of the United States. This year, the conference ran from June 10 – 12, 2016. SELF was located in the Sheraton by the airport in Charlotte, NC. As expected, the booth site was the same as the earlier years while at this venue. Booth placement plays a vital role in visibility and accessibility. When presentations finish, attendees come out and the first booth visible is Fedora.
Changing how HTCondor is packaged in Fedora
The HTCondor grid scheduler and resource manager follows the old Linux kernel versioning scheme: for release x.y.z, if y is an even number it’s a “stable” series that get bugfixes, behavior changes and major features go on odd-numbered y. For a long time, the HTCondor packages in Fedora used the development series. However, this leads to a choice between introducing behavior changes when a new development HTCondor release comes out or pinning a Fedora release to a particular HTCondor release which means no bugfixes.
- First Guest Session of DGPLUG Summer Training 2016
- Fedora QA onboarding call 2016-07-08 at 1700 UTC
Thank you Patrick
This post is say thank you to Patrick Uiterwijk, who is part of Fedora Infrastructure sysadmin team (along with nirik, and smooge). He is one of our silent warrior who keeps the Fedora Infrastructure running. Many may not heard about him, unless you came down to any of our admin or development IRC channels, and asked for help. I personally ask him for help in many different areas, starting for basic sysadmin questions, to complex deployment issues, to programming ideas. He is one of the hackers I know who can code in assembly to the web frontend as required. He is our main force behind Fedora Infrastructure Cloud, and spam fighting He is also our new Fedora Infrastructure Security Officer. If any of our new and young contributor thinks that she/he is too young to do things, you may want to look at Patrick’s work. He started contributing back in 2012, and he is right now 24
- How to push Fedora Badges
- PHP version 5.6.24RC1 and 7.0.9RC1
- Using Vagrant to control your DigitalOcean cloud instances
- First uses of the PHP 5.4 security backports
- Defconflicting Swift-Proxy with FreeIPA
- Copr - Threads support for dist-git
- C++17: constsexpr if
- Are all integer overflows equal?
- Installing FreeIPA in as few lines as possible
- Merging FreeIPA and Tripleo Undercloud Apache installs
It's summer. I'm bored and I'm thinking about replacing OSX with some distro such as Ubuntu or Arch. I'm also considering a dual boot in case I want to use some OSX specific programs. I don't mind OSX, but I really enjoy Linux and want to make it my main OS and the one I use daily. I know all about VMs, but I'm just not interested in doing that unless I can be convinced otherwise. So, has anyone had any experience with this and can provide some pros/cons, input, advice, etc.?submitted by /u/integerj
Android Comes to Zebra's Enterprise Wrist-Mounted Wearable Computer
Zebra Technologies' latest enterprise wristband computer, the WT6000 Industrial Wearable Computer, has debuted as the first of the company's business wearables to run on the Android operating system instead of Microsoft software. Also unveiled were the RS6000 Wearable Ring Scanner and HS3100 Rugged Headset accessories, adding flexibility for a wide range of enterprise users. The WT6000 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, but the ring scanner and headset don't include their own operating systems. The Zebra WT6000 Industrial Wearable Computer, which is ruggedized against dust, water and temperature extremes, is built to operate in myriad working environments such as in refrigerated warehouses or factories where hot ovens or smelters are used. Zebra made the move to Android because Microsoft Embedded will reach the end of its development life at the end of the decade and because Android has improved dramatically to fit the needs of enterprise users, according to Zebra. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details about the latest Zebra products.
- Android device updates: Nexus July updates roll out, AT&T Galaxy S6 Active getting Marshmallow
- Google is making better apps for the iPhone than for Android
- Odd Galaxy Note 7 model seen with unknown Android 6.1
- Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV to helm a Google education project
- How to track your Android phone
Barony, a 3D first-person roguelike goes open source
Barony, a pretty cool looking 3D first-person roguelike has opened up the engine under the GPL license and is now on github.
Note: While the engine is now open source, the assets are not. You still need to own a copy to use the now open source engine.
Black Mesa developer shoots down anti-Linux troll, confirms Linux version is in progress
Black Mesa is officially coming to Linux, and the developer confirmed so in a rather delightful way of shooting down an anti-Linux troll in the Steam forums.
You may or may not heard of a user who goes by the username "meraco" on Steam. He seems to be popping up all over Linux support posts on the Steam forum to spread anti-Linux sentiments, this time it was different.
- Team Fortress 2 'Meet Your Match' major update released, patch notes up
Wizard of Legend seems like a promising 2D dungeon crawler, has a fun demo
Wizard of Legend is currently on Kickstarter and the great thing is that they built a demo game to show off, it has Linux support and it's pretty cool.
Fossil Echo, a story-driven, short and challenging 2D platformer confirmed for Linux, coming soon
Fossil Echo is a pretty awesome looking story-driven platformer that has plans for a Linux version, it's not ready just yet but will be soon.
Radeon/AMDGPU Updates For The Linux 4.8 Kernel
Alex Deucher has submitted the main feature pull request for DRM-Next of the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM driver changes for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.8.
Some will be sad though, the AMDGPU material for Linux 4.8 doesn't contain the huge DAL display abstraction layer code that's needed for bringing the open-source AMDGPU driver display capabilities more on par with the former closed-source driver stack and also necessary for supporting new features like FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync.
Wayland Founder Kristian Høgsberg Is The Latest Open-Source Developer Leaving Intel
Sadly, another blow to report on with regard to Intel's open-source efforts... Just days after reporting on Intel losing its chief Linux/open-source technologist, Dirk Hohndel, there's another high profile departure in the open-source world.
Mesa 12.0 Released With OpenGL 4.3 Support, Intel Vulkan & Many Other Features
While it's coming late, the huge Mesa 12.0 release is now official! Mesa 12.0 is easily one of the biggest updates to this important open-source user-space OpenGL driver stack in quite some time and will offer much better support and features especially for Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA open-source Linux desktop users/gamers.
Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics Library Released with Vulkan Driver for Intel Hardware
Today, July 8, 2016, Collabora's Emil Velikov has had the honor of announcing the release of the final Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics Library for all GNU/Linux operating systems.
The Wine Development Release 1.9.14 Is Now Available
The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.14 has many small changes including 20 bugfixes.
Wine 1.9.14 Brings Better Shader Model 5 Support in Direct3D, GDI Improvements
Today, July 8, 2016, the development team behind the popular Wine open-source software used by many Linux users to run Windows apps and games, have announced a new milestone towards Wine 2.0.
Wine 1.9.14 Released
The Wine development release 1.9.14 is now available.
Wine 1.9.14 Still Working On Shader Model 5, D3D Command Stream
Wine 1.9.14 was released today as the newest bi-weekly Wine development release for running your favorite Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems.
As has been the trend recently, there's been more work going on for Shader Model 5 support in their Direct3D implementation along with more prep work for Direct3D Command Stream. The SM5 support will be needed for Direct3D 11 support and the D3D command stream code will offer nice performance improvements for gamers once all of the code has been readied.
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Since I started using Linux in 2008, I have always wanted to buy a computer from a linux vender that is pre-installed with a Linux distro. Today, my System76 Wild Dog Pro shipped and should be arriving early next week. It's a great feeling to support a Linux vender and also have a computer built for me that I know will support Linux out of the box (and not pay for a windows license I don't need). The difference between the customer support I've received from Dell compared to the service I've received from System76 was huge. Every step of the way has made me happy to be a Linux user and happy to support a company pushing Linux. Here are the specs of my new machine: CPU - i5-6600, 16GB DDR4 Ram, 250GB SSD, and I have two 1TB HDD and a GTX 960 I'm putting in when it gets here. Anyone have any experiences buying from Linux venders? What did you think?submitted by /u/Ryllix
I hate to ask questions like this given the ridiculous number of resources available online but I'm really not having any luck finding what I'm looking for.
I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook Pro today and it runs perfectly fine, but I can't figure out how to modify the boot loader. Right now when I reboot it shoots right into Ubuntu but I'd like it to 1, give me the option to boot to OS X (right now I have to hold down option to even see it), and 2 default to OS X.
Anyone know how to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.submitted by /u/rant404
Reddit: I really want to understand the things going on in r/linux, but I'm not sure what anything is. Where do I start?
I use Linux as my primary desktop OS, and I've tried to keep in touch with all the Linux news so that I'm not always in the dark about certain topics. Thing is, I don't really understand half of the material that's here, and I would really like to get involved in the Linux community. How would you suggest I go about getting familiar with Linux to the point where I'll understand the posts here without needing to look up what it's about?submitted by /u/ScorchingBonzai