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Story KDE Applications 17.04 Schedule Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 7:59am
Story Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8 from Ubuntu 16.10 Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 7:51am
Story Enlightenment 0.21.6 Desktop Environment Adds New Wayland Improvements, Bugfixes Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 7:45am
Story Leftovers: GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 12:11am
Story Networking and Servers Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 12:10am
Story Desktop: Munich’s Fake News On GNU/Linux, More Misleading Headlines, and "You've come a long way baby!" Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 12:10am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 12:07am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 12:06am
Story More on HITMAN for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 12:06am
Story GNOME News Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2017 - 12:05am

Why I’m going back to Linux after five years of using macOS

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Linux
Mac

I’ve been a supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2004. Their work on privacy, free expression and technology are all things I am passionate about. For the last year or so, I have become more concerned with privacy issues in technology. The rise in big data and how everything is tracking everything we do has given me significant concerns. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to which ecosystems I want to stay in. I’m not going to say I trust any of these technology companies, but I can control (or minimize) my footprint with some of these companies.

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Munich's U-turn, Fedora 27 on Halloween, Back to Linux

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In the story that wouldn't die, Munich's Linux reversal in in the news again as the city's administrative committee recommended moving to a uniform Windows-based deployment throughout city government by 2020. Elsewhere, Fedora 27 is scheduled for release on October 31, 2017 and kde.org got a new look. Former Linux user Paul Cutler has returned to the fold and Blogger Dedoimedo compared Fedora's Xorg to Wayland.

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Zorin OS 12 Review | LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week

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Linux

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that seeks to stand out amongst the many Linux distros around. It is touted as “a replacement for Windows and MacOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure”. So what’s the deal with Zorin? Is it worth your attention in the sea of distros? Let us take a look at what makes this distro stand apart.

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Chromebooks are Spreading Out in the Educational Market

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Linux
Google

In recent months, several prominent analysts have taken aim at media reports that have allegedly miscast how well Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's Chrome OS platform--are doing in sales terms. "There has been a ton of misreporting as many lazy reporters and bloggers have characterized this as all sales, which it wasn't, or even consumer sales, which it most assuredly was not," Stephen Baker of the NPD Group, has told Computerworld, for example.

Chromebooks are actually a fast growing part of the portable computer market, though, and Chrome OS has become an entrenched operating system. Particularly in schools, these systems are making a difference, and now Asus and Acer are out with new models focused on the educational market.

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Linux Kernel 3.10.105 LTS Is Out with Almost 300 Improvements, Security Fixes

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Security

Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau was proud to announce today the availability of a new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel series, version 3.10.105.

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antiX 17 Linux Operating System Gets New Alpha Build, Now Uses Kernel 4.9.6

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Debian

Debian-based antiX 17 Linux has recently entered development, and it today received a new Alpha build, the second in the upcoming series based on the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

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Sailfish OS 2.1.0 now available to early access for Jolla devices

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This is our biggest release in a while after Aurajoki. It marks thousands of bug fixes with fundamental improvements to the operating system and is now available for early access across Jolla devices.

2.1.0 is named after Finland’s Iijoki, located in Northern Ostrobothnia, which flows 370 kilometers into the gulf of Bothnia.

Iijoki brings major architectural changes to Sailfish OS by introducing Qt 5.6 UI framework, BlueZ 5 Bluetooth stack and basic implementations of 64-bit architecture. It also brings improvements to the camera software with faster shutter speeds, initial support for Virtual Private Networks (VPN), option to enlarge UI fonts to different levels and last but not least, a large number of bug and error fixes mostly reported by our community.

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Also: 2.1.0/Iijoki

Judge Nixes PS3 Linux Class Action Settlement As Class's Lawyers Victimize The Class A Second Time

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Legal

We've made the point for several years now that the way class action lawsuits are handled in America is flawed in fundemental ways. What was supposed to be a method for enabling large groups of the aggrieved to pool resources against much larger and better-funded entities has instead devolved into a procedure that appears almost perfectly designed to enrich unscrupulous lawyers while the class itself gets a laughable percentage any monetary damages.

We get to see these flaws in practice yet again, this time in an update for the story that simply will not die: the legal action over Sony removing the PS3's ability to run Linux, which it advertised when the console launched. The class action suit had reached a proposed settlement, only to have the presiding judge nix it, essentially over concerns that the class was being victimized all over again, this time by its own lawyers.

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Debian-Based Elive 2.8.0 Beta Distro Is Out with Performance Improvements, More

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Debian

Four months have passed since the release of Elive 2.7.8 Beta, and the developers of the Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution have announced today the availability of a new Beta version.

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Five New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Patched in Ubuntu 16.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical announced a few hours ago the availability of a new security update for the Raspberry Pi 2 kernel packages of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system, which patches a total of five newly discovered vulnerabilities.

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Beautiful New Design on kde.org

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KDE

While in KDE we pride ourselves on making beautiful software our website has lagged behind modern requirements and trends. Visual Design Group member Ken Vermette has quietly worked away with key stakeholders to create a design and update the content. The new site uses correct HTML5 and is responsive to working on mobiles and tablets. It includes an introduction to our products, community and how you can get involved.

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Real-time Linux explained, and contrasted with Xenomai and RTAI

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At ELC Europe, Real-time Linux developer Jan Altenberg described the progress of RTL, compared it to Xenomai and RTAI, and unveiled new benchmarks.

Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in the mainline kernel itself. Yet, backers of the strongest alternative to the single-kernel RTL on Linux — the dual-kernel Xenomai — continue to claim a vast superiority in reduced latency. In an Embedded Linux Conference Europe presentation in October, Jan Altenberg rebutted these claims while offering an overview of the real-time topic.

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Red Hat News

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Security Leftovers

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openHAB and Canonical

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Ubuntu
  • Free open smart home platform eases IoT setups

    Canonical, openHAB Foundation and Azul Systems joined forces to launch snap packaging openHAB 2.0, a free open smart home platform that acts as a control hub for home IoT setups. openHAB is easy to install, highly customisable and comes with great performance across a wide range of hardware from PCs to Raspberry Pis.

  • Free and open code for smart home platform, as a Ubuntu snap

    Canonical, openHAB Foundation and Azul Systems have launched the snap packaging of openHAB 2.0, a completely free open smart home platform that acts as a control hub for home IoT setups, that can be an alternative to Apple Homekit and Samsung SmartThings.

10 Top Most Popular Linux Distributions of 2016

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Linux

As 2016 gone (nearly 40 days), it is time to review the most popular Linux distributions of the year. In this article we are going to discuss 10 top most popular Linux distributions of 2016 based on Distrowatch hits.

You may have question, how you are taking? why you are taking? the list from Distrowatch. It’s one of the oldest and best website which provides Linux distribution release information since 2001.

Not only me and lot’s of Linux enthusiasts very often visit distrowatch website to know the distribution release status. There are lots of Linux distributions are out as of now (nearly 300 distributions) and still counting, every distribution comes with its own unique features and purpose but some of the distributions become very famous and most of the distributions go away even Top 100. It’s purely depends upon the company, how they are taking the distribution to next level by including new things & fixing bugs. In other hand, how users are picking the distribution based on their requirements.

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Also: Advice Wanted: The Underlying OS for soylentnews.org

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The Forces Of Evil Still Try To Shut Down LiMux

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Linux
Microsoft

It’s hard to believe but a dozen years after the decision was made to migrate to GNU/Linux for the IT system of Munich, the dark forces are still trying to reverse the decision. Now, there is a plan afoot to make a plan to reverse the decision four years from now. I kid you not. Will these jokers still be in power then? The next federal election is next year… The next election in Munich is 2020…

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Games for GNU/Linux

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Luxembourg University sponsors open source developers

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OSS

“We have been using Debian in our HPC infrastructure since 2007 which has grown to 100 servers and more than 500 computing nodes”, says HPC staff member Hyacinthe Cartiaux. The department is part of the Grid5000 initiative which is also mainly based on Debian.

“We want to extend the lifespan of the Debian releases to at least 5 years in order to provide a stable and safe environment for our researchers”, system administrator Cartiaux says. In February 2016, the department began sponsoring Freexian, a French company that partners with well-known contributors in the free software community to offer long term support. This includes both individual developers and companies specialised in free and open source.

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Android Leftovers

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Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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