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TuxMachines: Latest on Russia Moving to FOSS

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 09:33:10 PM
  • Russian Bill Makes Free Software a Public Priority

    The draft, approved by the Russian Federation's Duma (lower chamber) in mid-October, requires the public sector to prioritise Free Software over proprietary alternatives, gives precedence to local IT businesses that offer Free Software for public tenders, and recognises the need to encourage collaboration with the global network of Free Software organisations and communities.

  • Russian Bill makes Free Software a Public Priority

    Legislators have drafted a bill that will boost Free Software on multiple levels within the Russian Federation's public sector.

    The draft, approved by the Russian Federation's Duma (lower chamber) in mid-October, requires the public sector to prioritise Free Software over proprietary alternatives, gives precedence to local IT businesses that offer Free Software for public tenders, and recognises the need to encourage collaboration with the global network of Free Software organisations and communities.

    The text enforces prioritising Free Software over proprietary alternatives by requiring public administrations to formally justify any purchase of proprietary software. The purchase will be considered unjustified if a Free Software solution exists that satisfies the list of technical specifications and standards. In addition, all IT purchase agreements in the public sphere must be registered in a dedicated registrar and detail the overall quantity and price of both purchased proprietary and Free Software.

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Reddit: Change grub screen

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 09:28:41 PM

I'm still very new to the Linux world so please go steady! Installed mint and I love it. Then installed kali on separate hdd (just to play around). My grub screen is kali but I would like it to be mint again. Looked on web but can't find suitable answer. All I wish to do is use mint grub screen and not kali. Hoping someone will show me how easy this is done!!

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Reddit: SMACK - Any good guides/howtos/tutorials?

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 09:21:00 PM

I want to learn SMACK. So I compiled a kernel and enabled it.

(CONFIG_SECURITY_SMACK=y CONFIG_SECURITY_SMACK_BRINGUP=y CONFIG_SECURITY_SMACK_NETFILTER=y CONFIG_EVM_EXTRA_SMACK_XATTRS=y CONFIG_DEFAULT_SECURITY_SMACK=y)

Are there any good tutorials that outline a basic system configuration? (I searched the net, but all I found was too simplistic examples.)

Thanks in advance.

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LinuxToday: Create Your Own Ubuntu 16.10 Live ISO with the New Linux For All (LFA) Distro

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 09:00:00 PM

Based on the latest Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system, LFA Live DVD Build 161114 is a total rebuild

Phoronix: Unity 8 & All Snaps-Based Ubuntu Still Expected For 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 08:21:53 PM
Today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 was a convergence Q/A talk where Unity 8 and delivering a all-Snaps image (no Debian packages) were talked about for nearly one hour...

LXer: Rugged, expandable embedded PC runs Linux on Skylake SoCs

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 07:49:42 PM
Axiomtek’s latest, ruggedized eBox offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4x GbE, 2x mini-PCIe, SATA and mSATA, I/O expansion options, and up to 32GB DDR4. Axiometek’s eBOX670-891-FL, which follows earlier Intel Core based embedded computers like the 4th Gen “Haswell” driven eBOX560-880-FL, joins other 6th Gen Core “Skylake” based embedded computers like Adlink’s MXE-5500 and slightly […]

TuxMachines: OnePlus 3 long-term review: A true testament to the affordable flagship market

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 07:12:47 PM

There is no such thing as a perfect phone, regardless of how much we argue amongst ourselves. But there are definitely phones that are better than others. The OnePlus 3 is one of those. The compromises and cut corners are not as noticeable as in years past or when compared to other devices in this price bracket. Without a doubt, OnePlus struck a fantastic balance this year.

Whether we are talking hardware, software, or camera, it can hold its own with the big boys. Some might argue that it runs neck and neck with the ZTE Axon 7, and I don't disagree. At $399, it is very difficult to beat this phone, even this late into 2016. Since Nougat is promised by the end of the year on the stable channel, I have no qualms with giving this phone a high recommendation, even in late 2016. If you are on a tighter budget and want great bang for your buck, this is a phone you should consider... at least right now. You never know when a better phone will suddenly appear.

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LinuxToday: The battle for Apache Cassandra highlights major problem with open source projects

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 07:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: The Apache Software Foundation is overhauling project leadership for the Cassandra database. Will it survive the change?

Reddit: Firefox 50.0 has been released

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:53:16 PM

TuxMachines: Linux 4.8.8

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:46:38 PM

I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.8 kernel.

All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.8.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

Also: Linux 4.4.32

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TuxMachines: A Linux Exploit That Uses 6502 Code

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:43:13 PM

With ubiquitous desktop computing now several decades old, anyone creating an operating system distribution now faces a backwards compatibility problem. Each upgrade brings its own set of new features, but it must maintain compatibility with the features of the previous versions or risk alienating users. If you are a critic of Microsoft products for their bloat, this is one of the factors behind that particular issue.

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LXer: Free and open sewing patterns gain popularity

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:41:05 PM
I've been sewing for six years, and I now make all of my own clothes. Sewing is easy. It really is. What's hard is getting things to fit properly. That's why you use a sewing pattern. It's a blueprint for whatever it is you are making. A good pattern gives you good fit. Most patterns don't.That's because—much like clothes in the shop—patterns come in sizes. And sizes are a crude way to put people in boxes. They are made for an imaginary average person, rather than for you.read more

TuxMachines: Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 and Developer Toolset 6 releases

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:38:45 PM

Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 and Red Hat Developer Toolset 6, which provide a curated set of the latest, stable and open developer tools, languages and related technologies.

Available on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset help bridge developer agility with production stability, powering modern application development without jeopardizing mission-critical systems.

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Reddit: 2016 Hard Drive Failure Rates for 2TB - 8TB Drives

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:22:10 PM

TuxMachines: Android Candy: Waze Redux

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:12:19 PM

Back in 2014, I highlighted Waze, which is a turn-by-turn GPS navigation program created by a startup in Israel. That company was bought by Google, but it still remains independent, at least for now. (It does share some data behind the scenes, but it functions differently when it comes to routing.)

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TuxMachines: Release of KDE Frameworks 5.28.0

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:08:50 PM

KDE Frameworks are 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

Also: KDE Frameworks 5.28.0 Released with Numerous KWayland Improvements, More

KDE Frameworks 5.28 Brings Many KWayland Improvements, Relative Pointer Protocol

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TuxMachines: wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:03:35 PM

I found the wattOS to be a reliable and useful alternative to other lightweight Linux choices available. It is much less bothersome to configure compared to Puppy Linux and the many variants in PuppyLand, for instance.

It's chief advantage is an ability to run on older hardware with a clean and familiar user experience. It might fall short of expectations, however, when you push it to the limit beyond basic computing functions like Web surfing, word processing, email and playing music. Its performance will be spotty for heavy video viewing and editing.

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Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.19 Officially Released With A Year's Worth Of Improvements

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM
It's been more than one year since the release of X.Org Server 1.18 was released and several weeks past the planned release of X.Org Server 1.19, but nevertheless it's out there today under the "Cioppino" codename...

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Officially Released with Revamped Unity 8 Interface, Fixes

A few moments ago, we've been informed by Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak about the general availability of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 software update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices. Read more Also: Ubuntu OTA-14 Released, Fixes A Number Of Bugs

Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

Open source has never been more important or, ironically, irrelevant. As developers increasingly embrace the cloud to shorten time to market, they're speeding past open source, making it even harder to build an open source business. After all, if open source were largely a way for developers to skirt legal and purchasing departments to get the software they needed when they needed it, the cloud ups that convenience to the nth degree. In Accel's annual business review, the vaunted venture capital firm writes: "'Product' is no longer just the bits of software, it's also how the software is sold, supported, and made successful." The cloud is changing the way all software is consumed, including open source. Read more

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017

Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we'd more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades. Read more

OpenGov Partnership members mull open source policy

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) will suggest to its member governments to create a policy on open source. This week, a draft proposal is to be finalised at the OGP Global Summit in Paris. Read more