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Shuttleworth sees the Linux desktop living on with Ubuntu 19.10

Thursday 17th of October 2019 07:26:00 PM
It may never be as big as Windows, but Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth still sees a bright future for the Linux desktop.

Red Hat OpenShift 4.2: Kubernetes for the hybrid-cloud developer

Thursday 17th of October 2019 01:38:00 PM
Red Hat, via OpenShift, wants to help developers build the new model hybrid cloud.

Linux security hole: Much sudo about nothing

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:32:15 PM
Yes, the sudo command has a security bug. But, in the real world, it's hard to see how it could be used against you.

The OpenStack Train keeps chugging on

Monday 14th of October 2019 06:33:00 PM
SUSE may be leaving OpenStack, but the project has lots of customers and it's getting ready to release its 20th version: Train.

GNU Project developers object to Richard M Stallman's continued leadership

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 01:57:00 PM
Richard M. Stallman resigned from leading the Free Software Foundation, but he appears to have kept his top role in the GNU Project. Some GNU programmers would like to see him leave.

SUSE drops OpenStack Cloud

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 07:00:00 AM
SUSE, a long-time supporter of the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud program, is getting out of the OpenStack cloud business.

Linus Torvalds isn't worried about Microsoft taking over Linux

Monday 7th of October 2019 01:35:00 PM
And you shouldn't be either. Every company wants to rule Linux -- none of them can or ever will.

Fedora drops 32-bit Linux

Friday 4th of October 2019 05:30:00 PM
With the next version of Fedora, support for the obsolete 32-bit version Linux will be dropped.

IBM and Canonical work together in financial services

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 01:38:00 PM
Just because IBM owns Red Hat doesn't mean it's not working with other Linux powers such as Ubuntu Linux.

Docker is in deep trouble

Monday 30th of September 2019 10:20:00 PM
In a leaked internal memo, Docker CEO reveals the troubled company is looking for more money.

Leave GNOME alone: This patent troll is asking for trouble

Thursday 26th of September 2019 05:28:54 PM
Sure, anyone can sue anyone, but winning this intellectual property lawsuit against the GNOME Foundation, a leading open-source and Linux non-profit group, will be a heck of a challenge.

The /e/ Google-free, pro-privacy Android clone is now available

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 05:08:30 PM
Linux pioneer Gaël Duval's /e/ OS is still in beta but it's available for your smartphone or on refurbished Samsung smartphones.

Red Hat's CentOS 8 arrives: Here's what you get with it

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 01:52:00 PM
The new "free" major Linux server operating system is here.

You can't open-source license morality

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 06:49:00 PM
After developers pushed Chef Software to cut ties with ICE, there have been renewed calls for open-source licenses, which include morality clauses. For better or worse, such licenses aren't open source nor are they enforceable.

Red Hat introduces rolling release CentOS Stream

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 03:30:04 PM
Red Hat's little brother server operating system will now come with a rolling release option: CentOS Stream for developers.

'No source code for evil': Developers pressure Chef Software to cut ties with ICE

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 01:48:44 PM
Chef developers and executives fought over the company's contract with US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Faced with this, Chef Software's management first resisted, but it has now given in to demands to start severing ties with ICE.

Working on Linux's nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers

Thursday 12th of September 2019 01:38:00 PM
Once a year, Linux's top developers meet at Linux Plumbers and the Kernel Summit to hash out problems and concerns with Linux development. Here's what happens.

New Apple iPhone? Please! Get the best, pay less: Android

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 07:11:24 PM
iPhones are not now, nor have they ever been, worth their high price tags. And, yes, that includes the iPhone 11. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols shares his disdain for Apple's ubiquitous device.

Java finally goes all in on open source with the Jakarta EE 8 release

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 03:39:46 PM
The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of the Jakarta EE 8, the first truly open-source, vendor-neutral version of Java Enterprise Edition.

Red Hat Quay 3.1, a highly available Kubernetes container registry, arrives

Monday 9th of September 2019 02:20:00 PM
If you want to manage your Kubernetes container images securely and reliably, you should check out the latest release of Red Hat Quay.

More in Tux Machines

Red Hat: OpenShift, RHEL, Dependency Analytics, vDPA and More

  • Red Hat Expands the Kubernetes Developer Experience with Newest Version of Red Hat OpenShift 4

    Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenShift 4.2, the latest version of Red Hat’s trusted enterprise Kubernetes platform designed to deliver a more powerful developer experience. Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 extends Red Hat’s commitment to simplifying and automating enterprise-grade services across the hybrid cloud while empowering developers to innovate and enhance business value through cloud-native applications.

  • RHEL and Insights combo illuminates threats and spotlights performance for Red Hat systems

    When Red Hat Inc. officially rolled out its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, or RHEL 8, operating system in May, the open-source software company also included Red Hat Insights with every subscription for the new release. Based on data supplied by one of the company’s top executives, that has proven to be a wise decision. Insights is a software as a service product that works from a rules-based engine to offer continuous connected analysis of registered Red Hat-based systems. “We’ve seen an 87% increase since May in the number of systems that are linked in,” said Stefanie Chiras (pictured), vice president and general manager of the RHEL Business Unit at Red Hat. “We’re seeing a 33% increase in coverage of rules-based and a 152% increase in customers who are using it. That creates a community of people using and getting value from it, but also giving value back because the more data we have the better the rules get.”

  • What’s new in Red Hat Dependency Analytics

    We are excited to announce a new release of Red Hat Dependency Analytics, a solution that enables developers to create better applications by evaluating and adding high-quality open source components, directly from their IDE. Red Hat Dependency Analytics helps your development team avoid security and licensing issues when building your applications. It plugs into the developer’s IDE, automatically analyzes your software composition, and provides recommendations to address security holes and licensing problems that your team may be missing. Without further ado, let’s jump into the new capabilities offered in this release. This release includes a new version of the IDE plugin and the server-side analysis service hosted by Red Hat.

  • Breaking cloud native network performance barriers

    Up until now we have covered virtio-networking and its usage in VMs. We started with the original vhost-net/virtio-net architecture, moved on to the vhost-user/virito-pmd architecture and continued to vDPA (vHost Data Path Acceleration) where the virtio ring layout was pushed all the way into the NIC providing wiresspeed/wirelatency to VMs. We now turn our attention to using vDPA for providing wirespeed/wirelatency L2 interfaces to containers leveraging kubernetes to orchestrate the overall solution. We will demonstrate how Containerized Network Functions (CNFs) can be accelerated using a combination of vDPA interfaces and DPDK libraries. The vDPA interfaces are added as a secondary interface to containers using the Multus CNI plugin. This post is a high level solution overview describing the main building blocks and how they fit together. We assume that the reader has an overall understanding of Kubernetes, the Container Network Interface (CNI) and NFV terminology such as VNFs and CNFs.

  • Top 5 stress reliefs for sysadmins

Purism shows off more pictures of Librem 5 Phone and PureOS UI

As the first batch of the Librem 5 phones starts reaching its respectful owners, we can now have a better look at the product from its pictures taken by the customers. Before we check them out, let’s get to know a bit more about these phones. The Librem 5 smartphones are powered by PureOS, which is a Linux-based mobile operating system. The brains behind this product, namely Purism, have made it their top priority to offer such phones that provide security, privacy, and freedom to the customers. Accordingly, this product has been made for people who want to have complete control over their phones. You should check out this article if you want to know more about the Librem 5 smartphones. Now coming back to the news, people who have ordered this phone are in for a treat as the Librem 5 comes with a black anodized aluminum case. Not only it’s stylish, but it also maintains high radio reception quality – thanks to its non-metal backing. It accompanies easier-to-slide, flush hardware kill switches. Read more Also: Nathan Wolf: New Life to Rock Candy Gamepad for PS3 | Another Repair

Graphics Stack: PTS, Libinput and NVIDIA 440.26 Beta Linux Driver

  • Phoronix Test Suite 9.2 Milestone 1 Released With Updates For macOS Benchmarking

    The first development snapshot of Phoronix Test Suite 9.2-Hurdal is now available ahead of the stable release later this quarter. It's been just one month since the big Phoronix Test Suite 9.0 release with a new result viewer, graphing improvements, and other result viewing enhancements and lower-level improvements. With Phoronix Test Suite 9.2 as the Q4'2019 release will be more evolutionary improvements.

  • libinput and tablet pad keys

    Upcoming in libinput 1.15 is a small feature to support Wacom tablets a tiny bit better. If you look at the higher-end devices in Wacom's range, e.g. the Cintiq 27QHD you'll notice that at the top right of the device are three hardware-buttons with icons. Those buttons are intended to open the config panel, the on-screen display or the virtual keyboard. They've been around for a few years and supported in the kernel for a few releases. But in userspace, they events from those keys were ignored, casted out in the wild before eventually running out of electrons and succumbing to misery. Well, that's all changing now with a new interface being added to libinput to forward those events. Step back a second and let's look at the tablet interfaces. We have one for tablet tools (styli) and one for tablet pads. In the latter, we have events for rings, strips and buttons. The latter are simply numerically ordered, so button 1 is simply button 1 with no special meaning. Anything more specific needs to be handled by the compositor/client side which is responsible for assigning e.g. keyboard shortcuts to those buttons.

  • libinput and button scrolling locks

    For a few years now, libinput has provided button scrolling. Holding a designated button down and moving the device up/down or left/right creates the matching scroll events. We enable this behaviour by default on some devices (e.g. trackpoints) but it's available on mice and some other devices. Users can change the button that triggers it, e.g. assign it to the right button. There are of course a couple of special corner cases to make sure you can still click that button normally but as I said, all this has been available for quite some time now.

  • NVIDIA have released the big new Linux Beta driver 440.26 today

    Today NVIDIA released the 440.26 Beta driver for Linux with a number of new features, enhancements and a few interesting bug fixes.

  • NVIDIA 440.26 Beta Linux Driver Brings HDMI 2.1 VRR, VP9 VDPAU Decode + Much More

    NVIDIA today introduced their first beta driver in the 440 Linux branch and it's quite an exciting release! The NVIDIA 440.26 Linux beta driver is out this morning and it's bringing with it many new/improved features. There is now VP9 video decoding for VDPAU, HDMI 2.1 VRR for G-SYNC Compatible, and more.

Programming Leftovers

  • Riddle me this

    Found this today while playing around, thought people might enjoy this riddle.

  • TOP 5 Software Failures of 2018–2019 (#5 is pretty alarming)

    In this modern day and age tech is something we can’t even imagine our life without. Technology is so cool and we love it! But not everything goes as planned and the thing that was supposed to make life easier and be useful can become quite scary. So, this week we’ve wanted to bring your attention to the “TOP 5 Software Failures of 2018–2019 (#5 is pretty alarming)”. We are very interested in your thoughts on the matter!

  • Using Matplotlib with Wing 7

    Wing supports interactive development and debugging of Python code designed for the Matplotlib numerical and scientific plotting library, so plots can be shown and updated from the command line.

  • An unexpected character replacement

    A few weeks ago I found a replacement in GBIF that I'd never seen before: M<fc>ller. It was a hexadecimal value for the character "ü" enclosed in angle brackets. That particular hex value for "ü" appears in Windows-1252 and other encodings, but what program did this replacement? And why? Suspecting the worst, I did a search for other angle-bracket-enclosed strings in the dataset. The search turned up a lot of data items which had originally contained a non-breaking space, and which now contained that character's Unicode representation in brackets, for example Laevicardium. Excluding these, the result is shown here:

  • 40 Simple Yet Effective Linux Shell Script Examples

    Historically, the shell has been the native command-line interpreter for Unix-like systems. It has proven to be one of Unix’s major features throughout the years and grew into a whole new topic itself. Linux offers a variety of powerful shells with robust functionality, including Bash, Zsh, Tcsh, and Ksh. One of the most amazing features of these shells is their programmability. Creating simple yet effective Linux shell scripts for tackling day to day jobs is quite easy. Moreover, a modest knowledge over this topic will make you a Linux power user in no time. Stay with us to for a detailed introduction to Unix shell scripting.

  • Creating A Super User In Django

    Django’s prominent feature is the admin interface, which makes it stand out from the competition. It is a built-in app that automatically generates a user interface to add and modify a site’s content.

  • Using PostgreSQL with Django

    Django is a high level full-stack open-source web framework written in Python, that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Django, in its ‘out-of-the-box’ state, is set up to communicate with SQLite – a lightweight relational database included with the Python distribution. So by default, Django automatically creates an SQLite database for your project. In addition to SQLite, Django also has support for other popular databases that include PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle.

  • Creating Comments System With Django

    In this tutorial, we will build a basic commenting system for a Django 2.X app, which lets readers add comments on posts. Here is a preview of what we are going to build by the end of this tutorial.