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  • Teaching Linux more than 1K students in 2017

    Thanks to the Fedora and GNOME project, I was able to learn what Linux means, both, technically and philosophically. I was prepared for system administration by the Linux Foundation and throughout the years I got Linux experiences and dirty hands in companies such as GMD and IBM to finally get my Red Hat Certificate. Nowadays, thanks to BacktracAcademy I teach online for free, more than 841 students around the world!

  • Docker Aims to Improve Linux Kernel Security With LinuxKit
  • Linux Journal June 2017
  • News Bits: Red Hat, Workspot, Druva, MapR, Cisco, Scality, Cloudistics, HPE, & Zerto
  • Tumbleweed Snapshots Pick Up Pace

    The care and thoroughness of making GNU Compiler Collection 7 the default compiler for openSUSE Tumbleweed produced a gradual decrease in snapshots over the past month, but it looks like snapshots of the rolling release are beginning to pick up the pace.

    The four snapshots released this week aligns much to closer to upstream development and releases of GNOME, KDE, QEMU and Mesa top the list of this week’s new packages in Tumbleweed.

  • Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 Available to Download, Running Linux Kernel 4.10

    A new version of Bodhi Linux, the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, is available for download. Bodhi Linux 4.2 is the second minor update in the 4.x series and, accordingly, has a relatively minor change-log to match. What’s Bodhi Linux?

  • Microsoft to shut down its Docs.com file-sharing site December 15

    Officials posted a notice of the planned end of service on June 9 on its Docs.com site. In that note, Microsoft attributed overlap between SlideShare, which is part of LinkedIn, and OneDrive with Docs.com as the reasons for the December 2017 closing. Microsoft bought LinkedIn last year.

    Microsoft is advising users to migrate and/or delete content they shared on Docs.com as soon as possible.

    In 2015, Microsoft revamped its Docs.com site to become a new "Internet destination" where users could publish for public consumption their Office documents, including Sways. Along with Sways, users can post Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office Mix documents and/or collections that will be discoverable by search engines to the Docs.com site. Microsoft originally introduced Docs.com as part of a collaboration with Facebook in 2010. Microsoft Docs was a project to try to get Facebook users to use Microsoft's Office Web Apps.

  • Open Source and the Artificial Intelligence Frontier

    The open source arena continues to rapidly converge with the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Not only are technology industry titans contributing meaningful tools to the community, but international players and billionaires are making contributions. Meanwhile, some of our smartest people are also laser-focused on keeping AI development open and safe.

  • Announcing Rust 1.18

    The Rust team is happy to announce the latest version of Rust, 1.18.0. Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

  • Rust 1.18 Released

    Version 1.18 of the Rust programming language implementation is now available.

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  • Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

    "Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young knight whose wife is among the captured. In order to succeed you'll need to recruit allies, master your swordplay, learn the art of magic, and venture through hostile worlds teeming with Silver's corrupt followers to find 8 lost artifacts. Begin your quest, and become a hero!"

  • 0 A.D. RTS Game Nearing A New Alpha Release For Summer 2017

    For those interested in the 0 A.D. open-source ancient warfare real-time strategy game, the next alpha release is in sight.

  • UberStudent - Linux For Learners And Education

    ​There are Linux distros for the desktop, for gaming, for privacy, for penetration testing and there are quite a few Linux distros for education. One awesome alternative to the very popular Edubuntu is UberStudent. The developers seek to provide a Linux distro that focuses on teaching and learning for secondary and higher education students. Out-of-the-box, UberStudent provides an ideal platform for Linux newbies and all computer users with a focus on the core academic skills such as reading, studying, self-management skills, research, and writing. Let’s check out how this distro really fares.

  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) Lifted to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research

    Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 2nd. The firm presently has a $101.00 price target on the open-source software company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 10.33% from the company’s current price.

  • Stretch

    So I have done my (hopefully) last uploads for Stretch (r0) today and want to share how pleased I've been with this release cycle. It was the smoothest freeze I've witnessed so far, I really liked the clear and documented rules from the Release Team, their regular release infos on d-d-a and publically logged IRC meetings plus the easy-to-remember URL http://release.debian.org (nicely redirecting to https), where one can easily find those relevant dates, emails and rules. Plus, useful bug views via https://udd.debian.org. There is more, but to me the last (and probably most important) factor to all this has been that most of this actually hasn't been new in this release cycle, but rather that by now a significant number of developers are aware of this and mostly have acted accordingly and communicated this further.

  • ...and this is why Linux users don't upgrade

    I couldn't put it off any longer. Debian 9 is due to be released next month, and I figured I had better upgrade from 7 ("wheezy") to 8 ("jessie") before that happens. I had done a fresh install of 8 to my wife's computer back in December, but for my computer, with its countless customizations and installed applications, I wanted to take advantage of Debian's ability to upgrade the operating system without doing a clean install. (Long time readers may recall that I upgraded from 4 to 5 and from 5 to 6, but did a fresh installation of 7.)

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  • Flagship Samsung Chromebook Pro finally gets a release date: May 28

    The Samsung Chromebook Pro is finally going to be a real device. Lost in the hubbub of Google I/O Friday, Samsung quietly dropped a press release pegging the device for a May 28 release date.

    With the Chromebook Pixel off the market, the all-aluminum, touch-and-pen enabled, Android app-packing Samsung "Chromebook" models were immediately looked to as the flagships of the Chromebook universe. Samsung announced the ARM-powered Chromebook Plus and Intel-powered Chromebook Pro at CES in January, and the Plus saw a reasonable release date the next month. Review units for the faster, Intel-powered Chromebook Pro went out in February, too, but the actual release date remained a mystery.

  • OpenRA: Open Sourcing Command and Conquer Games
  • Enlightenment 0.21.8 Desktop Environment Released with over 70 Improvements

    Simon Lees from the Enlightenment project announced earlier this week the release and immediate availability of the eight bugfix and stability release for the Enlightenment 0.21 desktop environment stable series.

  • Current Layout: Kubuntu 17.10 – 5/22/17

    I’ve been running Artful aka 17.10 on my laptop for maybe a month now with no real issues and thats thanks to the awesome Kubuntu developers we have and our testers!

  • KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Gets Its First Stabilization and Bugfix Release

    The development team behind the KDevelop open-source and cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for C, C++, Python, JavaScript and PHP, were proud to announce this weekend the availability of KDevelop 5.1.1.

  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Gets a Second Development Release, GNOME 3.25.2

    GNOME's Javier Jardón announced the availability of the second development milestone towards the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, due for release later this year on September 13.

  • Rejection report 4: BunsenLabs Linux & deepin

    This Chinese distribution is a very interesting piece of software. Very unique, and a refreshing departure from what you normally get. I was truly and deeply [sic] amazed by how well it was stitched together, when I last tested it, back in my Lenovo T61 days. It had its own presentation layer, its own applications, and it seemed to be doing well. Unfortunately, I was not able to get it running on my G50 box. Neither the official 15.3 release, nor 15.4 RC2. It does support UEFI, and you actually see the boot menu, and there's the lovely Deepin splash screen, which features the effect of the distro name/logo getting filled with water. But then, when it's time to reach the actual installation screen, which offers language selection, you only end up with a black screen. Oops. So close.

  • BlankOn 10 Tambora – See What’s New

    BlankOn 10 tambora is the latest release of Linux Blankon. Linux BlankOn is a Linux distribution developed by the BlankOn Developer Team. This distribution is designed and adapted to the needs of the general computer user in Indonesia. BlankOn Linux is developed openly and together to produce a typical Linux distro of Indonesia, especially for education, office and government.

  • What’s new in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11?
  • Should You Buy Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) On Current Analyst Views?

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  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
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    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more