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How to Avoid Open Source Traps

Friday 15th of May 2020 08:59:07 PM

As there is such a dominant open source position we often see companies marketing their software as “Open Source” even though it does not provide all (or any) of the benefits offered by truly open source software. Take a look at some common traps and know how to avoid them.

Read More at Computer Business Review

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Officially Launched as “The Largest Release Ever”

Thursday 14th of May 2020 09:17:16 PM

Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 has officially been released as the “largest release ever,” coming with massive improvements versus its predecessors. First and foremost, the highlight of this new release is the full Unity8 experience, as the dev team explains that importing of Canonical’s final changes is now complete.

Read More at Softpedia

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How to examine processes running on Linux

Thursday 14th of May 2020 09:17:14 PM

There are quite a number of ways to look at running processes on Linux systems – to see what’s running, the resources that processes are using, and how memory is being used. Let’s run through a series of commands that can help view process details in a number of different ways.

Read More at Network World

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Uber open-sources automated design framework for experiments

Thursday 14th of May 2020 09:17:12 PM

Uber has released a framework for designing experiments within Pyro, its open source tool for deep probabilistic modeling. The framework, which leverages machine learning to enable optimal experimental design, enables experimenters to apply OED to a large class of experimental models, from DNA assays to website and app A/B tests.

Read More at VentureBeat

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Linux not Windows: Why Munich is shifting back from Microsoft to open source – again

Thursday 14th of May 2020 09:16:46 PM

In a notable U-turn for the city, newly elected politicians in Munich have decided that its administration needs to use open-source software, instead of proprietary products like Microsoft Office. The decision is being hailed as a victory by advocates of free software, who see this as a better option economically.

Read More at ZDNet

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Top 10 Open Source and Free RPA Tools of 2020

Thursday 14th of May 2020 09:16:05 PM

Similar to numerous software usage, there’s a build-or-buy choice when getting started with Robotic Process Automation (RPA). There are various RPA tools accessible in the market and picking one could be a challenge. Let’s look at some of the best free and open-source RPA tools.

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Forget Windows, Linux Is The Most In-Demand OS On Microsoft Azure

Thursday 14th of May 2020 09:16:02 PM

According to the latest infographics shared by Adir Ron, who works at Microsoft as an open-source strategist, Linux is the most used operating system on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Even the top 100 Microsoft customers prefer Linux over other OS to deploy their workloads on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Read More at Fossbytes

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Out-of-date, insecure open-source software is everywhere

Thursday 14th of May 2020 09:15:04 PM

Open source rules. Everyone from Apple to Microsoft to Zoom uses it. Don’t believe me? Synopsys, a software and silicon design company, which also covers intellectual property, reported in its 2020 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report that nearly all (99%) of audited codebases contained at least one open-source component.

Read More at ZDNet

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Huawei denies involvement in buggy Linux kernel patch proposal

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 09:12:19 PM

Huawei denied having any official involvement in an insecure patch submitted to the Linux kernel project over the weekend; patch that introduced a “trivially exploitable” vulnerability. Named HKSP (Huawei Kernel Self Protection), the buggy patch allegedly introduced a series of security-hardening options to the Linux kernel.

Read More at ZDNet

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How to Remote Control Your Raspberry Pi Camera from the Web

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 09:12:18 PM

What if you want to write a web application that will allow someone to access your Raspberry Pi’s hardware, its camera for example, from a web browser anywhere on the Internet? It’s pretty easy using Anvil, a Python web service that you can run locally.

Read More at Tom’s Hardware

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Enterprise Search A Hard Nut To Crack? Try Amazon Kendra

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 09:12:17 PM

With just a few clicks, organizations can now index all of their internal data sources, make that data searchable, and allow users to get precise answers to natural language queries. AWS has announced the general availability of Amazon Kendra, an easy-to-use enterprise search service powered by machine learning.

Read More at TFiR

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Open source subscription-based models will become more appealing: Red Hat

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 07:29:55 PM

The Red Hat Training & Certification is delivering live virtual training classes, extended timelines for using Red Hat Training Units and the exam window by three months for those who are not in a position to cancel or reschedule previously scheduled classes or exams.

Read More at DATAQUEST

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Eclipse Foundation Moving to Brussels

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 07:29:45 PM

The Eclipse Foundation will begin to transition its headquarters from Ottawa to Brussels as part of an effort to advance international expansion. The Foundation plans to establish a new legal entity sometime in July, with personnel relocating or added to a Brussels office over time.

Read More at DevOps.com

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Pineloader Is a Brand-New Multi Bootloader for Your Favorite Linux Phone

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 07:29:40 PM

The PinePhone has received a new bootloader that allows multiple Linux operating systems to boot on the device. In other words, the so-called Pineloader is a multi bootloader that essentially allows users to choose what operating system they want to run when starting the PinePhone.

Read More at Softpedia News

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Motorola’s foldable Razr gets some new features with its Android 10 update

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 07:29:39 PM

Motorola is rolling out the Android 10 update for the foldable Razr and adding a host of new features for the external “Quick View” display and some new visual customization options for icons. The bulk of the changes are in new features for the external display.

Read More at The Verge

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Mozilla Launches Hubs Cloud

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 07:29:30 PM

Mozilla’s Mixed Reality group launches a cloud version of Mozilla Hubs, their social space for virtual reality gatherings. With Hubs Cloud, organisations can now deploy and customize their own instance of Mozilla Hubs. It is available on the AWS Marketplace and manages all necessary AWS resources.

Read More at InfoQ.com

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Linux Training and Certification Helps Advance an Information Security Professional’s Career

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 02:00:25 PM

Andreea Ilie studied Japanese and East Asian culture during her university years, but had a strong interest in IT. She taught herself using free online resources in her free time, and eventually managed to secure an IT job despite her lack of formal training and experience. In 2017, Andreea heard about the Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship program and decided to submit an application.

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Thunderspy Is A New Vulnerability Affecting Thunderbolt Security

Monday 11th of May 2020 09:28:31 PM

Thunderspy is a class of seven vulnerabilities found within Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 hardware and the researchers having found nine realistic scenarios for exploiting these Thunderbolt issues across platforms. Researcher Björn Ruytenberg summed up the situation as: “All Thunderbolt-equipped systems shipped between 2011-2020 are vulnerable.”

Read More at Phoronix

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Swift Now Supports More Linux Distributions, Including Ubuntu 20.04

Monday 11th of May 2020 09:28:21 PM

The Swift project has officially landed on three more Linux distributions in addition to the two platforms that were already supported. More specifically, users are now provided with downloadable toolchain and Docker images for Ubuntu 20.04, CentOS 8, and Amazon Linux 2. Previously, Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 were the only Linux distributions supported by Swift.

Read More at Softpedia News

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How to value cloud-based open source software services

Monday 11th of May 2020 07:59:25 PM

Some enterprises have not yet used open source on premises, not to mention cloud. However, some confusing aspects of cloud-based open source—especially how to define the value—leave some enterprises scratching their heads. Here are a few emerging best practices to consider for cloud-based open source software.

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More in Tux Machines

Proprietary Software and Linux Foundation

  • [PCLinuxOS] Opera Browser updated to 70.0.3728.106

    Opera is a Chromium-based browser using the Blink layout engine. It differentiates itself because of a distinct user interface and other features.

  • Vivaldi Explains Why They Make "Proprietary Garbage"

    It is unfair to say that Vivaldi is not open source at all as someone like Distrotube has done, the way the company behind Vivaldi has decided to handle this application is by using a dual licensing system where the open source portion of the application is licensed under an open source BSD license but that's not the point of today, the point is to explain why they have decided to license their software in such a way.

  • Scientists Forced To Change Names Of Human Genes Because Of Microsoft's Failure To Patch Excel

    Six years ago, Techdirt wrote about a curious issue with Microsoft's Excel. A default date conversion feature was altering the names of genes, because they looked like dates. For example, the tumor suppressor gene DEC1 (Deleted in Esophageal Cancer 1) was being converted to "1-DEC". Hardly a widespread problem, you might think. Not so: research in 2016 found that nearly 20% of 3500 papers taken from leading genomic journals contained gene lists that had been corrupted by Excel's re-interpretation of names as dates. Although there don't seem to be any instances where this led to serious errors, there is a natural concern that it could distort research results. The good news is this problem has now been fixed. The rather surprising news is that it wasn't Microsoft that fixed it, even though Excel was at fault. As an article in The Verge reports:

  • The Linux Foundation Wants Open-Source Tech to Address Future Pandemics

    The Linux Foundation, which supports open-source innovation in blockchain tech, launched the Linux Foundation Public Health Initiative (LFPHI) at the end of July. The LFPHI’s goal is to promote the use of open source by public health authorities, which can be scrutinized by anyone, to fight not just COVID-19 but future pandemics as well.

  • LF Edge’s Akraino Project Release 3 Now Available, Unifying Open Source Blueprints Across MEC, AI, Cloud and Telecom Edge

    LF Edge, an umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, today announced the availability of Akraino Release 3 (“Akraino R3”). Akraino’s third and most mature release to date delivers fully functional edge solutions– implemented across global organizations– to enable a diversity of edge deployments across the globe. New blueprints include a focus on MEC, AI/ML, and Cloud edge. In addition, the community authored the first iteration of a new white paper to bring common open edge API standards to align the industry.

  • Linux Foundation Launches Jenkins X Training Course

    Linux Foundation has launched a new training course, LFS268 – CI/CD with Jenkins X. Developed in conjunction with the Continuous Delivery Foundation, the course will introduce the fundamentals of Jenkins X.

GNU/Linux Laptops/Desktop: Librem 14, System76 and More

  • Librem 14 Enhancements

    The Hardware kill switches have seen a number of enhancements. This is also the first Purism laptop to ship with a BIOS write protection switch and all M.2 key-E interfaces implemented. The Librem 14 is our most powerful and most secure laptop yet. If you want full control over your computer with cutting-edge, powerful hardware, the Librem 14 is the best (some would say the only) choice. Make it yours here.

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  • The 2020 System76 Oryx Pro: Their Best 15" Laptop Yet!

    I've had the new System76 Oryx Pro in the studio for a while now, and in this full review, I'll give you guys my thoughts. We'll take a look at the hardware, switchable graphics, and discover the meaning of life along the way.

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  • Is Microsoft finally getting its Windows update act together?

    Updating Windows has become a bad joke. I can install three Linux distributions in the same time it takes me to make a single serious Windows upgrade.

SUSE: OBS, 'Cloud' and Chat With Linux Kernel Developer at SUSE

  • OBS NDI™ Plugin on openSUSE

    The NDI plugin offers a fairly easy way to send OBS video signal (presumably other applications can take advantage of this too) to another OBS instance on another machine. This can come in handy for numerous reasons such as splitting up workloads between machines by capturing output from one machine, such as gaming computer, to stream with a dedicated unit that interfaces with YouTube. This has advantages in that you can move the machine doing the heavy lifting into another room or across the room as to not hear the fans and so forth. In my case, my primary machine is getting long in the tooth. I prefer the setup I have as far as the screen layout and height of the computer as well as the location. I use my AMD Desktop / server / workstation machine to talk to YouTube or Twitch directly with that OBS instance and record locally in effect freeing up my laptop from quite a bit of the workload.

  • Data Explosion – Is the Cloud Your Silver Bullet?
  • Women in Tech: “Aptitude has nothing to do with gender or inborn capabilities”

    Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Jessica Yu, Linux Kernel Developer at SUSE. A research study by The National Center for Women & Information Technology showed that “gender diversity has specific benefits in technology settings,” which could explain why tech companies have started to invest in initiatives that aim to boost the number of female applicants, recruit them in a more effective way, retain them for longer, and give them the opportunity to advance. But is it enough? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Jessica Yu, Linux Kernel Developer at SUSE.

Graphics: Radeon, GPUs and Mesa

  • Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q3 Released For Linux

    AMD has released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q3 driver as their quarterly update to this enterprise-rated driver for their professional/workstation graphics offerings. In step with the new Windows driver release is also the 20.Q3 packaged Linux driver for enterprise distributions including RHEL/CentOS 8.1, RHEL/CentOS 7.8, Ubuntu 18.04.4, and SUSE SLED/SLES 15. [...] With being based on the older 20.10 branch and not the latest 20.30 series and as acknowledged by the release notes, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is not supported by the 20.Q3 driver release. RHEL/CentOS 8.2 also isn't officially supported but jut 8.1.

  • Lockdep False Positives, some stories about

    Recently we’ve looked a bit at lockdep annotations in the GPU subsystems, and I figured it’s a good opportunity to explain how this all works, and what the tradeoffs are. Creating working locking hierarchies for the kernel isn’t easy, making sure the kernel’s locking validator lockdep is happy and reviewers don’t have their brains explode even more so.

  • Mike Blumenkrantz: Formatting

    One thing that’s everywhere in mesa (at least outside of mesa core) is enum pipe_format. This enum is used to describe image formats.