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2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:17:45 PM
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor26 AugLearn more

Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News

Friday 26th of August 2016 02:00:15 PM
Title: Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News26 AugLearn more

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

Friday 26th of August 2016 01:01:07 PM
Title: KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE26 AugLearn more

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

Friday 26th of August 2016 12:21:50 PM

Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

Thursday 25th of August 2016 12:34:24 PM

The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open Certificate Authority” at LinuxCon North America.

Linus Torvalds Reflects on 25 Years of Linux

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 06:02:54 PM

When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system, Linux, on Aug. 25, 1991, it was a "completely personal project,” Torvalds said at LinuxCon today. The kernel totaled 10,000 lines of code that would only run on the same type of hard disk Torvalds himself used because the geometry of the hard disk was hard-coded into the source code. And, he expected only other students to be interested in studying it as a theory.

How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:00:58 PM

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a cluster in less than 5 minutes using Apache Mesos.

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 01:16:41 PM

In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and organizer of Outreachy.

Live From LinuxCon: Red Hat and Microsoft Embrace On Stage

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 07:00:30 PM

If any LinuxCon moment so far has underscored the evolution of Linux over 25 years, it was during the transition between keynotes this morning when Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst found himself on stage with Microsoft’s new vice president of open source, Wim Coekaerts.

The men laughed nervously at the irony of the moment and paused for a brief photo opp, arms around each other’s shoulders.

How IBM’s LinuxONE Has Evolved For the New Open Source Cloud

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 11:00:00 AM

One year ago at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle, IBM announced IBM LinuxONE, its enterprise-grade system specifically designed for Linux and open source workloads. Today in their keynote at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto, IBM executives Jim Wasko and Donna Dillenberger will give us an update on how the technology has evolved since then and how IBM is involved now in the open source community.

Networking, Security & Storage with Docker & Containers: A Free eBook Covers the Essentials

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 10:34:04 AM

With this week’s ContainerCon event underway in Toronto, new ways to manage and automate workloads are taking center stage. Container education is in the spotlight as well, and that’s where a new, free eBook from the editors at The New Stack comes in.

Live From LinuxCon: Changing the World with Code

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:16:34 PM

“You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time.” That was the theme of Jim Zemlin’s morning keynote address opening the LinuxCon North America conference in Toronto.

Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, began with a reminder that this week marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, and special events will be held throughout the conference to celebrate -- including a black-tie gala on Wednesday night.

The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-2016

Monday 22nd of August 2016 03:00:09 PM
Title: The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-201622 AugLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: New Microsoft Scripting Language Opens Up, What Most Don't Get About OSS, & More

Friday 19th of August 2016 03:00:31 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: New Microsoft Scripting Language Opens Up, What Most Don't Get About OSS, & More19 AugLearn more

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Ahmed Alkabary: A Recent Graduate and Aspiring SysAdmin

Friday 19th of August 2016 02:00:28 PM
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Ahmed Alkabary: A Recent Graduate and Aspiring SysAdmin19 AugLearn more

Full Metal Backup Using the dd Command

Friday 19th of August 2016 01:00:37 PM
Title: Full Metal Backup Using the dd Command19 AugLearn more

OPNFV’s Path to Network Transformation

Thursday 18th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

The OPNFV project will turn two this October and, says OPNFV Director Heather Kirksey, like any two-year-old, it’s eagerly figuring out the world and how to interact with it -- “sometimes through the occasional skinned knee but also with the excitement of learning and accomplishing new things.”

Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Linaro

Thursday 18th of August 2016 02:53:58 PM
Title: Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Linaro18 AugLearn more

From ownCloud to Nextcloud: A Proven Cloud Innovator Launches a Promising New Platform

Thursday 18th of August 2016 02:00:53 PM

The ever popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds went through a shakeup not long ago.

Live Keynotes From Linus Torvalds, Joe Beda and More at LinuxCon and ContainerCon This Week

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 04:20:29 PM
Title: Live Keynotes From Linus Torvalds, Joe Beda and More at LinuxCon and ContainerCon This Week17 AugLearn more

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Q4OS 1.6, Orion

The significant Q4OS 1.6 'Orion' release receives the most recent Trinity R14.0.3 stable version. Trinity R14.0.3 is the third maintenance release of the R14 series, it is intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability. The complete list and release notes you will find on the Trinity desktop environment website. New Q4OS 1.6 release includes set of new features and fixes. The default desktop look has been slightly changed, Q4OS 'Bourbon' start menu and taskbar has been polished a bit and has got a few enhancements, for example the icons size varies proportionally to the system panel. Native Desktop profiler tool has got new, optimized 'software to install' list. Read more

Learning More About Explicit Fencing & Android's Sync Framework

With the sync validation framework leaving the staging area in Linux 4.9 and other work going on around the Android sync framework and explicit fencing, this functionality is becoming a reality that ultimately benefits the Linux desktop. Collabora developer Gustavo Padovan presented at this week's LinuxCon 2016 conference about explicit fencing support in the mainline kernel with a "new era of graphics." Read more

Ubuntu Leftovers

Leftovers: Software Development

  • fakecloud
  • A new version of pristine-tar
  • Getting RSS feeds for news websites that don’t provide them
    On the technical side, this seems to be one of the most stable pieces of software I ever wrote. It never crashed or otherwise failed since I started running it, and fortunately I also didn’t have to update the HTML parsing code yet because of website changes. It’s written in Haskell, using the Scotty web framework, Cereal serialization library for storing the history of the past articles, http-conduit for fetching the websites, and html-conduit for parsing the HTML. Overall a very pleasant experience, thanks to the language being very convenient to write and preventing most silly mistakes at compile-time, and the high quality of the libraries.
  • Quick Highlight
    Martin Blanchard put together a new “quick highlight” plugin for Builder this last week. It was a great example of how to submit a new feature, so I just wanted to highlight it here. Post to bugzilla, attach a patch, and we will review quickly and help with any additional integration that might be necessary.