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Mozilla News

Thu, 2016-04-28 08:55

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Proxmox VE 4.2

Thu, 2016-04-28 08:52
  • Proxmox VE 4.2 Officially Released with Let's Encrypt Support, ZFS Improvements

    Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, a renowned company developing the Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) server virtualization operating system based on the Linux kernel, announced the release of Proxmox VE 4.2.

  • Proxmox VE 4.2 Released

    Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, the company developing the server virtualization platform Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), today announced the general availability of version 4.2. The open source virtualization platform Proxmox VE is a hyper-converged solution enabling users to create and manage LXC containers and KVM virtual machines on the same host, and makes it easy to set up highly available clusters, as well as to manage network and storage via an integrated web-based management interface.

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Krita 3.0 beta

Thu, 2016-04-28 08:44

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

Thu, 2016-04-28 03:23
  • my Shuttleworth Foundation flash grant

    More important than features is making Propellor prevent more classes of mistakes, by creative use of the type system. The biggest improvement in this area was type checking the OSes of Propellor properties, so Propellor can reject host configurations that combine eg, Linux-only and FreeBSD-only properties.

  • Ubuntu's $70 computing stick could fit nicely behind your TV

    Want to turn a TV into a Ubuntu computer? The very orange MeLE PCG02U just might be what you’re looking for. This tiny stick computer costs only $70, meaning you can add a desktop to any TV for very little money. It’s the first Ubuntu device from Mele, a Chinese manufacturer that until now has focused on Android and Windows devices.

  • This $70 computer stick is designed for Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is starting to show up in lot more places lately: tablets, phones, and this neat little computer-on-a-stick created by MeLE called the PGC02U. It's $70, with an Intel BayTrail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It also comes in Ubuntu orange and has a wee little antenna to help with wireless reception. Liliputing points out that you might want to go ahead and install this build of Ubuntu created by Ian Morrison, as it's designed specifically for stick computers.

  • Wolfram Research turns your Ubuntu phone into an IoT sensor
  • Ubuntu 16.04's support for the ZFS file system may violate the General Public License

    Ubuntu 16.04's support for the ZFS file system is one of many useful enterprise features on top of all the Linux desktop polish in the new OS. But Linux distributions have avoided shipping ZFS support in the past due to licensing issues, and Ubuntu 16.04’s ZFS support sits smack-dab in the middle of a controversial legal gray area.

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Android Leftovers

Thu, 2016-04-28 03:20

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Third Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" Preview Lands with Linux Kernel 4.6 Support

Wed, 2016-04-27 23:43

Today, April 27, 2016, Philip Müller from the Manjaro development team has had the pleasure of announcing the release of the third preview build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" operating system.

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Tomb Raider Benchmarks On Linux With NVIDIA Graphics

Wed, 2016-04-27 23:00

With Feral Interactive releasing Tomb Raider for Linux, three years after the premiere of the Windows port, many have been wondering about the Linux performance particularly with regards to the graphics driver situation. Here are our initial benchmarks of Feral's port of Tomb Raider on Ubuntu Linux with using NVIDIA graphics. More tests to follow.

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The first five Linux command-line apps every admin should learn

Wed, 2016-04-27 21:33

Linux has taken over the enterprise. It runs the backbone for many of the largest companies. It's one of the biggest players in big data. If you're serious about moving up the IT ladder, at some point, you're going to have to know Linux.

And although the Linux GUI tools are now as good as those available for any other platform, some tasks will require a bit of command-line knowledge. But where do you begin? You start off where every Linux newbie should... with what I believe are five of the most important commands for new Linux admins to learn.

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Cortex-A9 SBC offers online DIY customization

Wed, 2016-04-27 21:27

The Gumstix “Poblano 43C SBC” features a TI AM4378 SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, GbE, and optional cameras, touchscreens, and Geppetto-based design customization.

The Gumstix Poblano 43C updates the two-year old Gumstix Pepper SBC, which used the TI Sitara AM335x, the same Cortex-A8 SoC used in the company’s Overo computer-on-modules. The Poblano 43C maintains the 11 x 7.5cm dimensions of the Pepper, but advances to the AM4378 SoC, a faster, but still single-core Cortex-A9 SoC from Texas Instruments.

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Tomb Raider for GNU/Linux

Wed, 2016-04-27 20:22

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OpenMandriva Adds F2FS Support

Wed, 2016-04-27 20:03

It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the OpenMandriva Linux distribution, but they wrote in today with news about adding Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) support.

Within their OpenMandriva "Cooker" development repository is the most interesting support with F2FS support being part of their kernel, shipping f2fs-tools by default, and their Calamares installer allowing F2FS for SSD disks. They've also added a F2FS patch for GRUB2. With that work in OpenMandriva Cooker, users can be running F2FS as their root file-system with ease!

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GCC 6.1 Released

Wed, 2016-04-27 19:50

After slightly more than a year since last major GCC release, we are proud
to announce new major GCC release, 6.1.

GCC 6.1 is a major release containing substantial new
functionality not available in GCC 5.x or previous GCC releases.

The C++ frontend now defaults to C++14 standard instead of C++98 it has
been defaulting to previously, for compiling older C++ code that might
require either explicitly compiling with selected older C++ standards,
or might require some code adjustment, see
http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-6/porting_to.html for details. The experimental
C++17 support has been enhanced in this release.

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Fedora Developer Portal updated

Wed, 2016-04-27 19:33

Since the Fedora Developer Portal started last year, it has been the go-to place for information on setting up and using Fedora as a platform for development. This week, the Fedora Developer Portal team announced the release of the refreshed and updated version of the portal.

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today's leftovers

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:48
  • LAS At LinuxFest Northwest

    Just wrapped up another outstanding year at Linux Fest Northwest! Despite some technical hiccups, the guys over at Jupiter Broadcasting did a great job as always. Below, you can also see some former co-hosts that stopped by to chat with the guys at JB. Both myself and openSUSE’s Bryan Lunduke made appearances, however Bryan went a step further and took the show on a trip down memory lane.

  • 10 reasons for using multiple partitions

    Most Linux beginners content themselves with a single system partition and a swap drive. However, as they gain experience, they learn the advantages of dividing the system across several partitions.

  • Parted Magic 2016_04_26 Drops Chrome, Adds Support for Secure Erasing NVMe SSDs

    Today, April 26, 2016, Parted Magic LLC announced the release of the Parted Magic 2016_04_26 Live CD that users can use to do various system administration tasks.

    Parted Magic is a payed distribution, an independent commercial project based on popular open-source software projects, such as the widely used GParted partition editor, TestDisk partition recovery and file undelete tool, and, of course, the Linux kernel.

    Today's Parted Magic 2016_04_26 release of the commercial Live CD provides updated partitioning and data recovery tools, among which we can mention Linux kernel 4.5.2, TestDisk 7.1, AMDGPU (xf86-video-amdgpu) 1.1.0, OpenSSL 1.0.1s, OpenSSH 7.2p2, Mozilla Firefox 45.0.2, GNU ddrescue 1.21, NTFS-3G 2016.2.22, Mozilla NSS 3.23, and wimlib 1.9.0.

  • Manjaro Left Me Cold

    I had a short but intense affair with Manjaro that ended in our going our separate ways. It was not I who ended what seemed to be a promising relationship, though. Obviously, Manjaro had had enough of me after only 4 days and left me cold.

  • The year of the Linux desktop may never arrive

    Some Linux pundits and users have long awaited the year of the Linux desktop. But somehow it still hasn't arrived. A writer at Digital Trends thinks that the year of the Linux desktop is a myth that will never happen.

  • Intel Publishes Complete Source Code To The Arduino 101 Firmware

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Leftovers: Software

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:47

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Wed, 2016-04-27 13:45
  • Summaries from Gnome Asia Summit 2016

    Hats of for making it happen in India again. Most of the information regarding conference available at web. Though i am using Gnome almost 10+ years, this is my first Gnome summit and also mine first conference as a Keynote speaker.

  • 3rd Party Fedora Repositories and AppStream

    I was recently asked how to make 3rd party repositories add apps to GNOME Software. This is relevant if you run a internal private repo for employee tools, or are just kind enough to provide a 3rd party repo for Fedora or RHEL users for your free or non-free applications.

  • The GNOME Foundation welcomes ARM device donations

    ORINDA, CA. Recently, the GNOME Foundation sent out a request seeking donations of ARM build server hardware so that the GNOME project could improve the support and quality of the GNOME desktop on ARM devices.

  • Congratulations, interns!

    The Outreachy page has announced the interns for the May-August 2016 internship. There are five interns who will work with GNOME. I look forward to working with Ciarrai, Renata, and Diana on usability testing for GNOME. Congratulations on being accepted to the internship!

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:43
  • Ubuntu 16.04: A desktop for Linux diehards

    Every two years a release of Ubuntu is designated Long-Term Support (LTS). Ubuntu 16.04, code-named Xenial Xerus, is the latest in that line. LTS releases are supported for five years instead of the usual nine months, but they also have less obvious implications. LTS releases are usually geared toward the enterprise, which means they generally include fewer new features and more testing. Both qualities are attractive to risk-averse companies running production software on Ubuntu servers, but provide comparatively little to the desktop user.

    However, Xenial Xerus bucks this trend with a handful of new features and some welcome improvements. With the new app store, the stand-alone calendar, and the movable Launcher, Xenial might be one of the more feature-rich releases in a few years. In this review, I’ll start by walking through these new pieces and improvements, and end with a look at how Ubuntu stacks up -- in terms of installation, ease, features, and so on -- against other desktop operating systems you might be familiar with.

  • A DIY guide to the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet
  • Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Opens For Development
  • Thumbs Up for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for the Raspberry Pi

    Our Pi guy finds a lot to like as he gets down and dirty with Ubuntu MATE’s latest and greatest release for the Raspberry Pi.

    Before 16.04 was released, Ubuntu MATE was already setting the pace for what an operating system for the Raspberry Pi should and could be. Prior to Ubuntu MATE, if you wanted to experience all the Raspberry Pi had to offer, then Raspbian was the only game in town. Although Raspbian is Pi’s official OS, it has never really had the look and feel to make the Raspberry Pi seem like it’s a desktop alternative.

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Android Leftovers

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:43

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Leftovers: Sharing/Transparency

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:42

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Leftovers: OSS

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:41

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