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  • Download Linux Voice issue 17

    Issue 17 of Linux Voice is nine months old, so we’re releasing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license. You can share and modify all content from the magazine (apart from adverts), providing you credit Linux Voice as the original source and retain the same license.

  • OpenStack 'Mitaka' materialises

    The next version of OpenStack, Mitaka, has materialised.

    The OpenStack-Announce list went into overdrive on Thursday to deliver news of .0 versions of projects galore.

    This time around the OpenStack's made ease of use and scalability its watchwords.

  • Linus Torvalds On Stage at TED2016
  • Linus Torvalds Speaks Openly about Work and Code at TED2016 [Video]

    Torvalds went on to discuss his belief that “code either works or it doesn’t.” He should know. The current Linux kernel is one of the largest collaborative projects ever attempted, with more than 20 million lines of code and more than 12,000 contributors so far. Additionally, an average of 185 changes are accepted into the kernel every day -- nearly 1,300 per week -- and Torvalds ultimately has the final say on what code is accepted.

  • NVIDIA Releases New Vulkan Linux Driver With Better Multi-Threaded Scaling

    While NVIDIA mainlined their Vulkan driver support in the NVIDIA 364 driver series, they issued another Vulkan-focused driver update yesterday for Linux and Windows for developers and enthusiasts wanting to try out the latest support for this high-performance graphics API.

    The NVIDIA 364.16 driver is this special Vulkan driver release and is available for download from developer.nvidia.com rather than the usual channels.

  • Munich Presentation: From OpenGL To Vulkan
  • GUADEC 2017 call for bids

    The GNOME Foundation would like to invite bids for hosting GUADEC 2017.

    GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers, which takes place in Europe every year, and you could make it happend next year!

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  • KDE Comes Up With A Vision For The Future
  • KDE Wants Users to Be in Control of Their Digital Lives, Enjoy Freedom & Privacy

    Today KDE has published a story like no other. Not an announcement of a new project or the release of an updated version of one of their existing pieces of software, but a story about their vision for the future.

  • Red Hat & QCT Collaborate On Systems For OpenStack & Ceph

    Today Red Hat Inc. and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced that they are working together to deliver combined Red Hat offerings (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with QCT servers, storage, and networking. These joint solutions will increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.

  • Thin mini-ITX SBC aims Braswell SoCs at embedded apps

    Adlink announced the “AmITX-BW-I” SBC, featuring Intel’s Braswell SoCs, a slim, embeddable “thin Mini-ITX” profile, dual GbE, and 4K triple-display video.

  • Asphalt 8: Airborne comes to the Tizen store to take over Z1 and Z3 users

    Its a huge news for Samsung Z1 and Z3 users out there who have been dying to play some graphic intensive games on their Tizen smartphone. One of Gameloft’s most popular racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne that has hit some record number of downloads on Android, iOS and Windows phone platforms is now available on the Tizen Store absolutely FREE! The Game brings in a high flying action filled racing experience where you get to drive a car to win races and accomplish special tasks in each race to win coins and and stars in return.

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  • ​The Linux Foundation launches Linux-based Civil Infrastructure Project

    There's the Internet of Things -- DVRs, refrigerators, and cars -- and then there's the Internet of civic things -- electrical power grids, oil and gas production facilities, and highway traffic management. Linux has a role to play in both.

  • New Linux-based effort to support global civil infrastructure demands
  • Welcome, 2016, The Year Of The ARMed Everything

    Shucks. I was just getting very comfortable with Linux 4.4.* when news came of delicious new stuff in 4.6 for some of the ARMed SoC’s on motherboards I’m considering here. Having their drivers in the mainline would certainly simplify maintenance. Oh well, at least I can be sure to have software support for years to come.

  • Shell calendar generator

    Html and css made the whole exercise really easy and I have something working now on GitHub in 150 lines of code where half of it is CSS. It’s not perfect, there is plenty of space for optimization, but it is really simple and fast enough. Are you interested? Give it a try and if it doesn’t work well for you, pull requests are welcome

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  • April 2016 Issue of Linux Journal
  • Linux.com Login Temporarily Frozen for New Site Launch
  • CoreOS and Intel to Meld Kubernetes, OpenStack into Single Stack

    Kubernetes just keeps heading in new directions. It started as essentially a version of Borg, which harnesses computing power from data centers into a powerful virtual machine. It has made a difference for many cloud computing deployments, and optimizes usage of container technology. Then, last year, Google handed stewardship of Kubernetes over the to Cloud Native Foundation. The CNCF, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, has helped a coalition of partners including Cisco, eBay, Huawei, IBM and Intel, advance Kubernetes' capabilities.

    Now, CoreOS has announced a technical collaboration with Intel to deploy and manage OpenStack, open source software for building clouds, with Kubernetes, which focuses more on automating deployment, scaling, and operations of applications.

  • Cockpit 0.100 Released

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. There’s a new release every week. Here are the highlights from this weeks 0.100 release. Even though 0.100 may seem to be a magical number … it’s really just the number after 0.99 Big Grin

  • Calibre 2.54 eBook Manager and Converter Is Out for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

    Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has released a new maintenance version of his widely used ebook library management software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/12 & 13

    Today I cover again two weeks. Both weeks were ‘shorter’ due to the Easter celebrations, which took some time off from many contributors. And if that’s no excuse, one of the weeks was literally by one hour shorter over here (Switch to DST).

  • Ubuntu 16.04 Mascot Revealed – Available in SVG and XCF Files, Download it Now

    Every release, Ubuntu has own official mascot. For upcoming release Ubuntu 16.04 LTS canonical adopt the animal logo called “Xerus” which is the posh name given to a type of ground squirrel. This new mascot will used to promote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    The logo, revealed in an update to the Ubiquity package, appears on the installer slideshow that plays during every Ubuntu installation. As you can see image on above, the design of ubuntu 16.04 mascot inspired from the art of oragmi.

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  • TODO Group comes to the Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is unveiling plans to help organizations utilize and release open-source software. The foundation announced it will host the TODO Group, a cross-industry effort to focus on establishing best practices, tools and programs to support corporate open-source engagement.

    “From carmakers and banks to retailers and hospitals, every industry relies on open-source software, and every company is an Internet company,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “The TODO Group reaches across industries to collaborate with open-source technical and business leaders to share best practices, tools and programs for building dependable, effective projects for the long term.”

  • Open source blockchain project, hyperledger, settling it at the linux foundation

    The open source movement can be traced back as far as 1997, when Eric Raymond published The Cathedral and the Bazaar. The paper reflected upon the hacker community and free software principles. It received significant attention in 1998, and was a key driving factor behind the decision to release the Internet suite, Netscape Communicator, as free software. The source code went on to become the backbone of many search engines, including the widely used Mozilla Firefox.

  • Radeon/AMDGPU Firmware Binary Blobs Updated, Polaris Added

    Hitting the linux-firmware Git tree are updates to the firmware/microcode binary-only images for the graphics cards supported by the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers.

  • NVIDIA 361.42 Linux Driver Brings Bug Fixes, New GPU Support

    While not nearly as exciting as the changes to find with the latest NVIDIA 364 Linux driver series, the 361.42 Linux driver is out today as the newest version in the 361 long-lived driver series.

    New product support in the NVIDIA 361.42 point release includes bringing up the GeForce 920MX, GeForce 930MX, and Quadro M6000 24GB graphics processors.

  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Users Will Soon Get GNOME 3.20
  • Canonical’s First Ubuntu Tablet Available For Pre-Order
  • Xubuntu Based Emmabuntüs 3, Version 1.03, Released

    The Emmabuntüs Community today announced the third maintenance release of Emmabuntüs 3, version 1.03, based on Xubuntu 14.04.4. Like its *buntu namesake, the distro ships with the Xfce desktop by default, but also includes LXDE as an option.

  • Get the Tiny VoCore Mini Linux Computer for Just $39

    Good things come in small packages, and the VoCore Mini Linux Computer is proof. Get yours for just $39 at Escapist Deals-and while you're at it, master Linux with the five-course Linux Power User Bundle, just $19, a savings of 97%.

  • Application: ConfirmTkt IRCTC Indian Rail Info Samsung Z1 and Z3 available in Tizen Store

    ConfirmTkt IRCTC Indian Rail Info is an app that lets you check Passenger Name Record (PNR) live status Information. The IRCTC app was developed by Confirmtkt and has already been downloaded more than 16,000 times from Google Play Store. Today, the app has finally become available in the Tizen Store for Samsung Z1 and Z3 smartphones. There are 2 more similar apps are available in Tizen Store PNRTrain and Indian Train Status and they are also available on Z1 & Z3.

  • Getting GNU/Linux To Work For You

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  • qBittorrent 3.3.4 Free BitTorrent Client Adds a "Hide Zero Values" Option, More

    The development team behind the popular qBittorrent free open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client software announced today, March 29, 2016, the release of qBittorrent 3.3.4.

  • FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein" Free Multimedia Backend Gets Its First Point Release

    Today, March 29, 2016, the major FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein" open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework received its first maintenance release, version 3.0.1.

  • Durable photo workflow
  • LVM Internals

    This post is intended to detail the LVM internal disk layout including the thin-volume metadata structure. While documentation of the LVM user space management utilities is abundant, very little exists in the realm of on-disk layout & structures. Having just added support for this to CloudForms, I figure this would be a good opportunity to expand on this for future reference.

  • Mesa 3D 11.2.0 Gets One More RC Build, Final Release Launches April 1, 2016

    Today, March 30, 2016, Collabora's Emil Velikov has announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth and last RC (Release Candidate) build of the highly anticipated Mesa 11.2.0 3D graphics library.

    While many of us were expecting to see the final release of Mesa 3D Graphics Library 11.2 out the door in the second week of March, as originally planned, or at least the RC4 build announced today, it looks like the Mesa development team ran into some issues that needed to be resolved before the final Mesa 11.2 could be released.

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  • The Great 2016 Dell Latitude Massacre

    Most of you already know that I am the founder and executive director of Reglue, or by its proper legal name, Recycled Electronics and GNU/Linux Used for Education. That’s the 501(c)(3) that friend and co-conspirator Don Davis gave us. The organization he stepped out of, which allowed us to step into was a recognized organization in-good-standing we were financially unable to create ourselves. We are a non profit that fixes donated computers and then give them to students who cannot afford one. It’s the most gratifying work I have ever done, and it’s only right that I mention that without Dr. Davis, Reglue would probably not have happened.

  • Why You Should Use Tumbleweed
  • Universal laptop shell extends phones, mini-PCs, and SBCs

    On Indieogogo, a $119 “dumb” battery-powered “NexDock” laptop offers a 14.1-inch display and a BT keyboard to extend a phone, mini-PC, or Raspberry Pi SBC.

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  • M$ Kicks Second Most Loyal Users In The Teeth [Ed: context below]
  • Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streams
    Forcing a gaming PC to update mid-game during a livestream to up to 130,000 followers isn’t best advert for the software
  • Containers Used on over Half of New Apps in Production
    Shippable, the Seattle-based producer of a continuous delivery platform for software developers, recently quizzed 300 coders in the U.S. and found that more than half of them (52 percent) are using Docker or other container technologies to deploy their new applications in production. Fourteen percent are using containers for development and testing purposes. Indicating that 2016 is the year that containers cement their hold on the enterprise, a whopping 89 percent of respondents told the startup that they were very or somewhat likely to increase their use of the DevOps-enabling technology within the next 12 months. Developers are turning to containers when speed is of the essence. Containers have helped a majority of developers (74 percent) ship new software at least 10 percent faster. Eight percent are enjoying a 50-percent boost.
  • Divide et Impera
    But for those committed long term to an on premise model, new tactics are required. In a market that is struggling with fragmentation, solutions must become less fragmented. In some cases this will mean traditional formal partnerships, but these can be difficult to sustain as they require time and capital resource investments from companies that are certain to be short on one if not both. History suggests, however, that informal aggregations can be equally successful: the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP combination, as one example, achieved massive success – success that continues to this day.
  • gNewSense 4.0 released
    I hereby announce the release of gNewSense 4, codenamed Ucclia. It's based on a solid Debian, modified to respect the Free Software Foundation's and is available for 3 architectures: i386, amd64 and mipsel (Lemote Yeeloong).
  • IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102 Linux Firewall OS Lands More OpenSSL Security Fixes
    Yesterday we reported news on the release of the IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution, which brought many security patches and improvements, along with updated components. Today, May 5, 2016, we're informing our readers about the immediate availability of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102, a small maintenance build to the stable IPFire 2.19 distribution that updates the OpenSSL package to version 1.0.2h, fixing a total of six vulnerabilities discovered upstream.
  • Samsung’s Artik 10, starts shipping in the US for $150
    Samsung’s Artik development boards are finally reaching hands of consumers in the US. The Artik development boards which were unveiled back in May 2015 at the IoT World 2015 have taken quite a lot of time to become consumer ready and take over the likes of the new Raspberry Pi 3, Pine 64,etc which have revolutionized the DIY Maker community with the “PC ona board” concept. And now, the Artik 10- the most powerful board from the Artik series is all set to intensify the ongoing competition. Priced at $150, which is more than what one would pay for 4 $35 priced Raspberry Pis, Samsung will sure have to do a lot to of work to impress the buyers and build a community around it.
  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • ​Why I Hate Security, Computers, and the Entire Modern Banking System
    I woke up yesterday to find that a string of mysterious credit card payments had wiped out my checking account. I spent the next few hours as a prisoner of the phone tree, being interrogated on the transactions that I wanted answers about. No, I did not have a Banana Republic credit card. I didn’t have a Capital One credit card either. And I had no idea who Michael was, or what he was doing with all my money. The woman on the other end of the phone flagged transaction after transaction. For each one, she read me a long, pre-written paragraph of instructions and disclaimers—verbatim, even if she had repeated the same words just before. “Okay, so,” I said, when she was finally done. “It looks like this person is paying off credit cards through the web. What… am I supposed to do about that? What information do they have that lets them do it?” “It looks like they have your routing number and account number,” she told me. “You should close this account and get a new one.” I thanked her and hung up. Then my head exploded.

Leftovers: Software

  • Cockpit 0.105
    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. There’s a new release every week. Here are the highlights from this weeks 0.105 release.
  • Mercurial 3.7 and 3.8
    The Mercurial project continues its fast pace of innovation in version control. Both major releases this year (3.7 and 3.8) have very important new features that promise to improve user experience to a large degree.
  • KDE neon User Edition Testing Survey Results
    We made a tech preview release of KDE neon User Edition 10 days ago and I made up a survey to get results for how people’s experiences were. We got 59 responses, here’s a summary:
  • Blog backlog, Post 1, Emoji
  • Nautilus & Gtk+ status – 1 year of progress
    Today I was having a rough time thinking on how to implement the new GtkPathBar, which is taking more time and frustration than expected given some technological limitations on animations in gtk+ and that responsive design is technologically hard to do.

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  • Fedora’s Love For Python Continues
    In this digital age, there is still some use for having messaging that is easy to distribute and consume. While it may seem quaint and old-fashioned, hard-copy content is a useful way to deliver information at events like conferences and meetups.
  • Fedora account system and FreeIPA
    Over the years, a number of times, people have asked us about migrating from our own custom Fedora Account System (FAS) to FreeIPA.
  • Testing FreeIPA in openQA
    openQA has some integration with Open vSwitch and it’s what the SUSE folks use, so I went with that. You basically have to create a tap device for each worker instance and use something like OVS to connect those devices together with a virtual bridge or whatever so the test VMs can communicate. The VMs also need to access the per-job web server that os-autoinst runs for the worker to upload logs to and download scripts to run from (in some cases), so in the reference set up you have that bind to the bridge interface and ensure the firewalling is set up so the VMs can reach it. And if you need the VMs to have access to the external network, as we do for FreeIPA testing (dnf and rolekit just do not want to work without access to the repositories), you have to basically set up NAT routing for the traffic from the VMs. It’s lots of network configuration fun!