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TuxMachines: Deputy decries lack of support for Linux in French Assembly

Monday 30th of January 2017 12:25:33 PM

The IT department at the French National Assembly should improve its support for Linux, says National Assembly Deputy Sergio Coronado. In a letter to the Assembly’s president, he objects to the lack of software updates and absence of technical support for deputies that use Linux on their computers.

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Reddit: Collection of Linux fortunes ❤

Monday 30th of January 2017 12:02:39 PM

Phoronix: Older Intel Graphics To Drop From OpenGL 2.1 To 1.4 On Linux

Monday 30th of January 2017 11:35:05 AM
For older Intel i915~i945 graphics hardware, the Linux Mesa driver has exposed OpenGL 2.1 support while under Windows these ~12+ year old integrated graphics have only exposed OpenGL 1.4. Mesa now though might withdraw its OpenGL 2 support by default for older hardware on the i915 driver...

Reddit: Plotinus and the quest for searchable menus

Monday 30th of January 2017 11:18:29 AM

Phoronix: RADV Starts Off Another Exciting Week Of Development

Monday 30th of January 2017 11:16:27 AM
The RADV Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver has seen some code land in Mesa Git while other patches are being staged on Mesa-dev as January comes to an end...

LXer: Arch Linux-Based BlackArch Penetration Testing Distribution Gets 20 New Tools

Monday 30th of January 2017 11:09:49 AM
A new set of installation mediums of the open-source, Arch Linux-based BlackArch penetration testing and ethical hacking GNU/Linux distribution arrived on January 28, 2017.

TuxMachines: How To Install Oracle Java 7/8 On Fedora And CentOS

Monday 30th of January 2017 09:57:01 AM

​Java is somewhat one of the most important applications on your system and not having java can bring nightmares. It is suggested to users that after installing the operating system on your computer you should install java on it.

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Reddit: Does Flatpak standardize package availability?

Monday 30th of January 2017 09:22:34 AM

Hi, I thought about the emergence of Flatpak and its impact on the Linux ecosystem.

Do you think Flatpak will standardize the package availability of the big linux distribution in such a way that every package is available in every distro? Or am I missing something important? Of course this assumes every distro adopting Flatpaks for its repository.

In this case the days of distro hopping to get the specific package you need for your GPU, work etc. are finally over :)

Are you anticipating Flatpaks or are you critical about it, and which distro do you think will use Flatpaks?

I'm looking forward to a rich discussion!

PS: link to flatpak homepage

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LXer: Linux Foundation Executive Directors Statement on Immigration Ban

Monday 30th of January 2017 09:15:27 AM
Linux’s creator, Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds, immigrated to America from Finland and became a citizen. The Administration's policy on immigration restrictions is antithetical to the values of openness and community that have enabled open source to succeed. I oppose the immigration ban.

Reddit: LibreOffice 5.3 is now available

Monday 30th of January 2017 09:05:15 AM

LXer: The Man Who Didn’t Invent Email Attacks Free Speech

Monday 30th of January 2017 07:21:05 AM
The man whose much disputed claim to have invented email when he was a 14-year-old is taking legal actions, or threatening such, against anyone who publicly disagrees with his version of history.

Reddit: Intel Open Source Technology Center: down?

Monday 30th of January 2017 06:31:40 AM

I'm getting a 403 error when trying to access, anyone know what happened?

I just noticed when trying to fetch the latest updates on my Ubuntu workstation.

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LXer: RaspAnd Now Lets You Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Kodi 17 RC4 on Raspberry Pi 3

Monday 30th of January 2017 05:26:43 AM
Arne Exton is informing us about the immediate availability for purchase of a new build of his RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs), now based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Reddit: TIL: Of Debian's webboot ability!

Monday 30th of January 2017 04:45:25 AM

Debian's weboot ability is pretty cool. using the feature and some help from an article I was able to craft an iPXE script to boot Debian live over a network with anything from just CLI, GNOME3, XFCE, etc.

How it seems to work:

Once the kernel + initrd are downloaded, and appropriate kernel arguments passed, the initrd seems to proceed to wget the specific squashfs image (with the caveat of wget failing to do propper DNS resolving so you have to use an IP address and not a domain name) depending on DE choice, then mount it and proceed to boot. I guess it's in a way similar to how Fedora/RHEL/CentOS/etc boot, but not quite the same thing. Regardless it's quite nice.

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LXer: Top Lessons For Open Source Pros From License Compliance Failures

Monday 30th of January 2017 03:32:21 AM
In the past few years, several cases of non-compliance with open source licenses have made their way to the public eye. Increasingly, the legal disposition towards non-compliance has lessons to teach open source professionals. Here are my four top takeaways, gleaned from the years I’ve worked in open source.

LinuxToday: Review on Vivaldi: The New Modern Web Browser

Monday 30th of January 2017 02:00:00 AM

 FOSSpost: Vivaldi is a cross-platform web browser based on the Blink engine (Same in Chrome and Chromium)

TuxMachines: RaspAnd Now Lets You Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Kodi 17 RC4 on Raspberry Pi 3

Monday 30th of January 2017 01:54:26 AM

Arne Exton is informing us about the immediate availability for purchase of a new build of his RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs), now based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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Open source and mainstream are joining forces this week as the Docker software containerisation platform comes under the spotlight at technology-focused network and information sessions in Cape Town and Johannesburg. "The diversity of our partners at the event − Docker, Microsoft Azure, Atlassian, SUSE and HPE – is a clear indication of the excitement around the Docker platform," says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems. Read more

What’s the best Linux firewall distro of 2017?

You don’t have to manage a large corporate network to use a dedicated firewall. While your Linux distro will have an impressive firewall – and an equally impressive arsenal of tools to manage it – the advantages don’t extend to the other devices on your network. A typical network has more devices connected to the internet than the total number of computers and laptops in your SOHO. With the onslaught of IoT, it won’t be long before your router doles out IP addresses to your washing machine and microwave as well. The one thing you wouldn’t want in this Jetsonian future is having to rely on your router’s limited firewall capabilities to shield your house – and everyone in it – from the malicious bits and bytes floating about on the internet. A dedicated firewall stands between the internet and internal network, sanitising the traffic flowing into the latter. Setting one up is an involved process both in terms of assembling the hardware and configuring the software. However, there are quite a few distros that help you set up a dedicated firewall with ease, and we’re going to look at the ones that have the best protective open source software and roll them into a convenient and easy to use package. Read more