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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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  • TOOS Plummets. GNU/Linux Thrives.

    Hmmm… The death of the GNU/Linux desktop appears to be premature. Gaming in GNU/Linux is growing rapidly. So is use of GNU/Linux for creating software.

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  • The Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux

    You couldn't ask for a better segue than this, from Smith's book about the pitfalls of automotive security to our community's solution to them—that is, The Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) new Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution. AGL is a Linux Foundation Workgroup dedicated to creating open-source software solutions for automotive applications. AGL's UCB distribution is a collaborative open-source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car. Leveraging the best software components from AGL and other existing open-source projects, such as Tizen and GENIVI Alliance, UCB enables development of in-vehicle-infotainment systems while allowing different profiles to be created from the same code base to address all applications in the car, such as instrument cluster, heads-up display, telematics and connected car. UCB is based on the Yocto Project and offers a complete embedded-Linux development environment with tools, metadata and documentation. AGL's members make up a who's who of the automotive, IT and electronics industries, including Toyota, Ford, Intel, Sony, Linaro, Wind River and scores of others.

  • KDE Plasma 5.6 Released – Here’s What’s New

    KDE Plasma 5.6 the latest version of KDE Desktop environment has been officially released and announcement by KDE development team.

  • Good things come to those who wait… Mageia 6 dev1 is here.

    After the delays caused by upgrading the major parts of the base system and switching to the Plasma 5 Desktop Environment, we are very happy to announce that the first development milestone of Mageia 6 has been released and is ready for testing by the community.

    Note that only the classical ISO images have been released, those being the i586 and x86_64 DVD images. The live ISO images are not quite ready. If the live images can be made functional soon, they may also be released, otherwise they will come with the next milestone release.

  • Arch users: update pacman soon

    The release of pacman-5.0 brought support for transactional hooks. These will allow us to (e.g.) run font cache updates a single time during an update rather than after each font package installation. This will both speed up the update process, but also reduce packaging burden for the Developers and Trusted Users.

  • How Red Hat, Inc. Keeps the Good Times Rolling -- Regardless of Sector Headwinds

    The Linux vendor keeps growing while sector rivals like Microsoft and Oracle pin their slowdowns on economic trends.

  • Translation Test Day tomorrow, Tuesday 2016-03-29!

    Hey folks! Sorry for the short notice, but once again it’s time for a Fedora Test Day! Tomorrow, 2016-03-29, will be Translation Test Day over in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC. Fedora’s dedicated g11n (globalization) team is working hard as always to get translation and internationalization in shape for the Fedora 24 release, so please do stop by and help out if you can. If you speak any language other than English, you can help out by checking the translations of some key apps in other languages!

  • exim4 stable update - testing requested
  • Pre-order BQ's Aquaris M10, an Ubuntu tablet and desktop rolled into one
  • The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet Now Available For Pre-Order
  • 11 Top Free Raspberry Pi Publications

    The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive computer that has become the most popular device for smaller computing projects and learning. Sales have surpassed 8 million units making it the best selling UK personal computer.

  • Samsung Z1 updated to Tizen 2.4 in India – version Z130HDDU0CPC4

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  • Google’s Next “Pixel” Device (Probably A Chromebook) Will Have 16GB Of RAM And Backlit Keyboard

    As you may know, Google has created its own laptops, named Chromebooks, using Chrome OS as the main operating system, instead of Windows or Mac OS X. Like the Nexus devices, the Chromebooks are manufactured by different vendors, including HP, Samsung and Dell and have different hardware configurations, to suite the user’s necessities.

  • Obnam user survey, 2016

    In January and February of 2016 I ran an Obnam user survey. I'm not a statistician, but here is my analysis of the results.

    Executive summary: Obnam is slow, buggy, and the name is bad. But they'd like to buy stickers and t-shirts.

  • CORE TECHNOLOGY: UDP
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  • Release 1.9.6

    We are happy to announce the release of Wine Staging 1.9.6. This version adds support for Vulkan and fixes for various other bugs.

  • Q: Is Puppylinux 4k Ready? A: Mostly, yes.

    The most important step is to simply increase your font size up from its default or whatever you have it set at to something that’s about 30% larger. This should be good for most people, but you may need to set it a bit higher depending on your personal preferences. This will also vary depending on the pixel pitch of your monitor. Monitors with a smaller pixel pitch may need to set it higher. Once you do this most of the time you’ll be good to go, there are however a few ‘gotchas’ that you will run into.

  • OpenWrt 15.05 (Linux Based Router OS) Has Been Released

    As you may know, OpenWrt is a Linux based operating system for routers, simulating a powerful OS present on modern and expensive routers.

    The latest version available is OpenWrt 15.05.1, which updates the main components. Among others, it adopted Kernel 3.18.23, OpenSSL 1.0.2f, Samba 3.6 netifd, uhttpd, rpcd, uci, procd, ubox, and hostapd.

  • Mageia 6 is coming
  • Required update to pacman-5.0.1 before 2016-04-23

    The release of pacman-5.0 brought support for transactional hooks. These will allow us to (e.g.) run font cache updates a single time during an update rather than after each font package installation. This will both speed up the update process, but also reduce packaging burden for the Developers and Trusted Users.

  • RPi3 arm64 port status

    I spent today working on getting aarch64 working on the Raspberry Pi 3.

  • PayPal resumes: Neo900 sources again

    This is good news! Since last September our assets were frozen (the “WikiLeaks Syndrome”) as our “case” was going through a Kafkaesque process that finally ended on January, 25th, 2016.

    After blocking Neo900's account, PayPal had to decide whether Neo900 is a crowdfunding project or a pre-selling project.

  • 4 uses of 3dprinting in science
  • Stealthy malware targeting air-gapped PCs leaves no trace of infection [Ed: Windows]

    One of the major failures of the Stuxnet operation was its designer's inability to maintain control of the computers that were infected by the self-replicating malware. What's more, the Stuxnet code was also easily dissected by researchers, allowing them to eventually figure out it targeted industrial control systems. Gauss, another piece of malware spawned from at least some of the same developers as Stuxnet, didn't make the same critical mistakes. Its mystery warhead was encrypted using a key derived from a single computer that has yet to be publicly identified.

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  • VLC Lands Improvements To Chromecast Support

    While we continue to wait on the release of VLC 3, some improvements for the media player's support of Google's Chromecast devices have landed.

    Arriving in Git this morning is a variety of improvements to VLC's Chromecast code.

  • LXLE 14.04.4 Screenshot Tour
  • Tumbleweed install for March 2016
  • "Accel64 for Linux" software supports 64-bit data acquisition processors

    Microstar Laboratories, a provider of Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) systems for PC-based high-performance multichannel measurement applications, has released version 1.00 of the Accel64 for Linux software.

    This package builds Loadable Kernel Module (LKM) software for the GNU/Linux system, for running on 32-bit or 64-bit hardware architectures, to support the control of DAP data acquisition boards on systems using kernel versions in the 4.xx series. Accel64 for Linux is offered under the BSD license as a free download.

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  • Wine Staging 1.9.6 has been released with Vulkan support
  • Manjaro Lxde 16.03 released

    The Manjaro Community is proud to present our new Lxde Edition.
    Manjaro-Lxde aims to be light, fast and resource friendly, yet at the same time complete and ready to use for all typical everyday office- and multimedia-needs.

  • stardicter 0.9

    For quite some time I maintain set of scripts to convert some freely available dictionaries to StarDict format. I think it's time to make it easily available to others as well, so it has seen first release on PyPI after the code is almost 10 years old.

  • Releasing coala 0.5

    This is the biggest release ever with contributions from over 50 people only for this release: we’re happy to announce that coala 0.5 is out of the door! Static code analysis in one interface for all languages. You can stop learning new tools now Smile

  • It is indeed sad that so many people have to run Windows

    Apple vice-president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller has been soundly criticised on a few websites — including iTWire — for some of his comments at the product launch on Monday, US time.

    Schiller (seen above during his presentation) has been slammed as being insensitive, out of touch with reality and elitist. Of course, given that we have thousands of social justice warriors lurking on Twitter, such statements as his get needlessly magnified. People who have nothing to do but find offence will always find plenty of things about which to get offended.

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  • GoDaddy Launches OpenStack-Powered Cloud Services

    GoDaddy announced a new OpenStack-powered public cloud service. The new service benefits from the Bitnami partnership for applications.

    GoDaddy, one of the largest domain registrars and shared hosting providers, is jumping into the cloud market with a new OpenStack-powered public cloud service.

  • As Docker Turns 3, CEO Predicts Unabated Growth

    Not even VMware invaded the data center as quickly as open source container supplier Docker has in its first three years. In an interview with InformationWeek, CEO Ben Golub offers his vision for the future.

  • Term::ANSIColor 4.05

    This Perl (core) module provides a variety of functions and tools for manipulating ANSI color and text style escape sequences.

  • podlators 4.07

    This is a minor bug fix release of the Perl POD translators for text and man pages. It fixes a warning about use of uninitialized variables when run on a Perl module in the current directory, cleans up a confusing warning during the Perl core build, and fixes a long-standing bug in turning off italic font in =item tags in a C<> block.

  • Reproducible builds: week 47 in Stretch cycle

    The following packages have become reproducible due to changes in their build dependencies: diction, doublecmd, ruby-hiredis, vdr-plugin-epgsearch.

  • Ubuntu's Snapcraft 2.5 Works On Packaging Kernels

    Snapcraft, Ubuntu's build and packaging tool for Snappy packages, has seen a new major release.

    Snapcraft 2.5 comes with a kernel and kbuild plugin as Ubuntu developers work on being able to snap a kernel, the kernel snaps are considered experimental in this version. Snapcraft 2.5 also has support for downloading snaps and other enhancements.

    More details on Snapcraft 2.5 can be found via the release announcement. There is also this new blog post about using the new kbuild and kernel plugins of Snapcraft 2.5.

  • True believers mind-meld FreeBSD with Ubuntu to burn systemd

    Another shot has been fired in the war between *nix true believers and systemd advocates, with a group of diehards welding the Ubuntu body onto the FreeBSD chassis.

    Their beta, ubuntuBSD, has taken its first breaths at Sourceforge, and the counter tells us more than 2,800 daredevils have already hit the download button. It uses Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) on top of the FreeBSD kernel.

  • Support for Tizen 2.3.1 SDK to end April 1st 2016

    Today, In Tizen developer related news, it has been announced that the Tizen 2.3.1 Software Development Kit (SDK) will no longer be supported after April 1st 2016. When this specific SDK was released it would only support version 2.3 and 2.3.1 of the Tizen Operating System (OS).

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    Hi, my name is Luciano Prestes, I am participating in the program Google Summer of Code (GSoC), my mentor is Antonio Terceiro, and my co-mentor is Tassia Camoes, both are Debian Developers. The project that I am contributing is the AppRecommender, which is a package recommender for Debian systems, my goal is to add a new strategy of recommendation to AppRecommender, to make it recommend packages after the user installs a new package with 'apt'. At principle AppRecommender has three recommendation strategies, being them, content-based, collaborative and hybrid. To my work on GSoC this text explains two of these strategies, content-based and collaborative. Content-based strategy get the user packages and analyzes yours descriptions to find another Debian packages that they are similar to the user packages, so AppRecommender uses the content of user packages to recommender similar packages to user. The collaborative strategy compare the user packages with the packages of another users, and then recommends packages that users with similar profile have, where a profile of user is your packages. On her work, Tassia Camoes uses the popularity-contest data to compare the users profiles on the collaborative strategy, the popularity-contest is an application that get the users packages into a submission and send to the popularity-contest server and generates statistical data analyzing the users packages.
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