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Linux 4.7-rc3

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You all know the drill, so sing along now: "Another week, another rc".

Nothing particularly odd has been going on. As promised, rc3 has the
fix for the NFS issue that was pending last rc. Not that anybody seems
to have noticed (also as expected).

The diffstat looks fairly normal and innocuous. There's more of a
filesystem component to it than usual, but that's mostly some added
new btrfs tests, and if you ignore that part it's all the normal
stuff: drivers dominate (gpu and networking drivers are the bulk, but
there's i2c, rdma, ...) with some arch updates, and general networking
code. And the usual random stuff all over.

But it all is pretty small. Shortlog appended for people who like to
get a quick overview of the details.

Linus

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GNU/Linux Leftovers

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Kernel Space/Linux

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Linux and FOSS Events

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  • SeaGL opens 2016 call for participation

    The Seattle GNU/Linux Conference (we like to call it SeaGL) has opened its call for participation for the 2016 event.

    SeaGL welcomes speakers of all backgrounds and levels of experience—even if you've never spoken at a technical conference. If you're excited about GNU/Linux technologies or free and open source software, we want to hear your ideas.

  • LaKademy 2016

    This year we celebrated the fourth LaKademy conference and for my luck it happened in the city I live in, Rio de Janeiro Smile The reason for that is because I have not had much time for contributing to KDE as I used to have. The fact that the event happened in Rio saved me a lot o time and sure I wouldn't miss it for nothing hehe.

  • foss-north follow-up

    The time to summarize the foss-north event has come. I’d like to start by thanking everyone – speakers, sponsors and visitors – you all made it a great event!

    After the event I sent out a questionnaire which made for some interesting reading. About 30% of the visitors have replied to the questions, so I feel that the input is fairly representative.

Tails 2.4 Launched With TOR 6.0 — Best Linux Distro For Anonymity And Privacy

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Debian

Tails is a popular privacy-focused Linux distribution–here are some other Linux distros for different purposes–with an aim to provide anonymous computing experience. This distro was most famously used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

If you are acquainted with Tails, you might be knowing that Tails forces all the network activity to go through the TOR network, making your all activities anonymous. Being a Live Linux distro, it can be booted from an SD card, DVD, or USB drive.

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Are new chips Linux’s entree to wearables?

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Linux has become the most popular operating system through forks like Android, Fire OS, Tizen, and Ubuntu, but now low-power wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices have bucked the trend.

Instead of utilizing the open source OS, these devices have found more success with real-time operating systems (RTOS) that function through a mobile OS, either iOS, Android, or in some cases Windows Phone.

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PCLinuxOS 64 2016.06 KDE Is Coming with Latest KDE Plasma 5.6 and Looks Gorgeous

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We promised to offer you more details about upcoming PCLinuxOS editions, and today we have some great news for those who love the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

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Why Rust for Low-level Linux programming?

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I think Rust is extremely well-suited for low level Linux systems userspace programming — daemons, services, command-line tools, that sort of thing.

Low-level userspace code on Linux is almost universally written in C — until one gets to a certain point where it’s acceptable for Python to be used. Undoubtedly this springs from Linux’s GNU & Unix heritage, but there are also many recent and Linux-specific pieces that are written in C. I think Rust is a better choice for new projects, and here’s why.

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Linux Mint 18 Beta Released And Running Without Any Issues

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Linux Mint is an open source, free and Ubuntu based Linux distribution. This is the distribution with which I started exploring Linux. It was the simplest one I could try out. Today it is simple plus more stable. Recently the Linux Mint team announced the next version beta release with some great changes and improvements. I have tried it out. In this article, Let's see in brief what's new in this beta release.

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High-Availability Allows Business Continuity, Says Dietmar Maurer, Proxmox CTO

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Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH -- based in Vienna, Austria -- offers enterprise server virtualization solutions, including the open source project Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), which combines container-based virtualization and KVM/QEMU on one web-based management interface. The company was founded in 2005 by brothers Martin and Dietmar Maurer. In 2014, the company joined the Linux Foundation to deepen its commitment to virtualization technologies such as KVM.

In this exclusive interview, Dietmar Maurer, CTO of Proxmox, talks about how virtualization is driving the modern IT infrastructure and how high availability (HA) directly affects business operations.

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  • Calamares 2.3 Installer Released
  • ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 0.3.1 released
    I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo, version 0.3.1 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.
  • There and Back Again: The MongoDB Cloud Story
    Before it was a database company, MongoDB was a cloud company. Founded in 2007 and originally known as 10gen, the company originally intended to build a Java cloud platform. After building a database it called MongoDB, the company realized that the infrastructure software it had built to support its product was more popular than the product itself, and the PaaS company pivoted to become a database company – eventually taking the obvious step of renaming itself to reflect its new purpose.
  • C++17: New Features Coming To 33-Year-Old Programming Language
    The C++17 standard is taking shape and adding new features to the vintage programming language. This major update aims to make C++ an easier language to work with and brings powerful technical specifications.
  • Clearing the Keystone Environment

GNU/Linux Leftovers

Red Hat Summit

  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
  • How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit … everyone
    Even though there have been no major changes announced to the OpenStack platform of late, it was still one of the most talked about subjects at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Red Hat plays a significant role in the development of the platform and is very proud of its contribution to the community.
  • New technologies foster an open-source environment
    In 2007, when 3scale, Inc. was founded, some people thought it was crazy to be investing so much time and energy into API. But Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, Inc., said that even at that time his team knew that the future was API-driven, and they wanted to help that happen.

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