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Reddit - Fri, 2016-08-26 02:14

Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Beta Released, Ubuntu GNOME Has Experimental Wayland

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-08-26 01:50
Today -- on Linux's 25th birthday -- marks the release of Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 for opt-in flavors participating in this "Yakkety Yak" milestone...

Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux

LXer - Fri, 2016-08-26 01:45
"Secure by design" doesn't mean that Linux users should take a carefree approach to security. On the Internet, somebody's always hiding behind the firewall trying to pick the lock.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta Adds NVDIMM Support, Improves Security

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-26 01:39

Today, August 25, 2016, Red Hat announced that version 7.3 of its powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is now in development, and a Beta build is available for download and testing.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta brings lots of improvements and innovations, support for new hardware devices, and improves the overall security of the Linux kernel-based operating system used by some of the biggest enterprises and organizations around the globe. Among some of the major new features implemented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 release, we can mention important networking improvements, and support for Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules (NVDIMMs).

Also: CentOS 6 Linux OS Receives Important Kernel Security Update from Red Hat

Release of Red Hat Virtualization 4 Offers New Functionality for Workloads

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How did linux became more popular than unix?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-08-26 01:34

As far as I know, unix was already pretty much established with its users. Linus clearly didn't mean to make his new system this popular so how did all this happend? Why aren't we all using BSD or something?

My friend explained me how unix moved away from minix and expanded. But linux is different.

(Yes I mean gnu/linux)

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Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Released, Available to Download Now

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-26 01:33

The Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 releases are now available to download.

You know the drill by now: {num} Ubuntu flavors, some freshly pressed ISOs, plenty of new bugs to find and no guarantees that things won’t go boom.

Also: Ubuntu 16.10 Beta Launches for Opt-in Flavors, Adds GCC 6.2 and LibreOffice 5.2

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50 Essential Linux Applications

LXer - Fri, 2016-08-26 00:47
If you’re a refugee from Windows, you may be finding the Linux world slightly confusing, wondering how you can get the all same functionality you had in Windows, but still enjoy the freedom that Linux offers. Never fear!

USB Boot Drive just boots to black screen with blinking cursor/underscore?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-08-26 00:35

I don't know what I did wrong. It's encrypted, if that makes a difference.

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When was the last time you had a complex issue on linux?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-08-26 00:16

Here is my litlle tale: I thought I would be free of any problem on my laptop til I buy a new one after it dies. Alas today I upgraded my archlinux and I got a very bad "dashed lines" graphic bug. I just spent all my evening trying to fix this... I almost considered that my PC was just having its last breath. But no, I blamed first the freshly installed radeon drivers, went by the compilation of older xorg radeon, almost tried the old radeonhd drivers. Hopefully backlisting the radeon module allowed me to see the the vesa driver wasn't workng too bad and thus that the GPU might not be dead. I finally had to switch to an older kernel (I suspect a problem with DRM), thanks god there is a LTS in archlinux repositories.

This just remembered me the old times of trial and error with the xorg.conf. This kind of problem still happens today to my newbies friend with ubuntu, he just struggled to have his graphic card properly working. What is your experience with old and new hardware?

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How Core Infrastructure Initiative Aims to Secure the Internet

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-08-26 00:00

VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure.

Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 23:56

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PC-BSD Becomes TrueOS, FreeBSD 11.0 Reaches RC2

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 23:55
  • More Details On PC-BSD's Rebranding As TrueOS

    Most Phoronix readers know PC-BSD as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD that aims to be user-friendly on the desktop side and they've done a fairly good job at that over the years. However, the OS has been in the process of re-branding itself as TrueOS.

    PC-BSD has been offering "TrueOS Server" for a while now as their FreeBSD-based server offering. But around the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 release they are looking to re-brand their primary desktop download too now as TrueOS.

  • FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 Arrives With Fixes

    The second release candidate to the upcoming FreeBSD 11 is now available for testing.

    FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 ships with various bug fixes, several networking related changes, Clang compiler fixes, and other updates.

    FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a plethora of other work. Those not yet familiar with FreeBSD 11 can see the what's new guide.

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Hosting, Servers, VMs and Containers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 23:53
  • Open Source, Containers and the Cloud: News from ContainerCon and LinuxCon

    LinuxCon and ContainerCon, events focused on Linux, containers and open source software, wrapped up this week in Toronto. Here's a round-up of the announcements and insights related to cloud computing that emerged from the meeting.

    LinuxCon and ContainerCon are co-located events. That made for an interesting combination this year because Linux is an established technology, which is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. In contrast, containers remain a new and emerging enterprise technology. (Yes, containers themselves are much older, but it has only been in the past three years, with the launch of Docker, that containers are becoming a big deal commercially.)

    The two events thus paired discussion of a very entrenched platform, Linux, with one that is still very much in development. But open source, the coding and licensing model behind both Linux and container platforms like Docker, tied everything together.

  • Citrix Enables NetScaler for Containers and Micro-Services

    At the LinuxCon ContainerCon event here, a core topic of discussion is about how to enable enterprises to be able to embrace containers. Citrix has a few ideas on how to help and is announcing enhancements to its NetScaler networking gear to enable load balancing for containers and micro-services.

  • Want to Work for a Cloud Company? Here’s the Cream of the Crop

    What do Asana, Greenhouse Software, WalkMe, Chef Software, and Sprout Social have in common? They’ve been deemed the very best privately held “cloud” companies to work for, according to new rankings compiled by Glassdoor and venture capital firm Battery Ventures.

    For “The 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies,” Glassdoor and Battery worked with Mattermark to come up with a list of non-public companies that offer cloud-based services, and then culled them, making sure that each entry had at least 30 Glassdoor reviews, Neeraj Agrawal, Battery Ventures general partner told Fortune.

  • Red Hat Updates its Kernel-based Virtual Machine

    Red Hat updated its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform for both Linux- and Windows-based workloads.

  • Red Hat Virtualization 4 Takes on Proprietary Competition

    Red Hat continues to move well beyond its core enteprise Linux-based roots with a string of new releases. The company has announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4, the latest release of its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) -powered virtualization platform. It fully supports OpenStack’s Neutron – the networking project leveraged in SDNs.

    The company emphasizes that Red Hat Virtualization 4 challenges the economics and complexities of proprietary virtualization solutions by providing a fully-open, high-performing, more secure, and centrally managed platform for both Linux- and Windows-based workloads. It combines an updated hypervisor, advanced system dashboard, and centralized networking for users’ evolving workloads.

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Windows, Mac or Linux... Which operating system best suits your business?

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 23:52

Linux is a free alternative. Apart from the zero-cost factor, it's still less prone to viruses than Windows. Most Linux machines start out as Windows computers that are reformatted. Linux is also adaptable -- Linux is an OS kernel, not a full system, but is the heart of software distributions such as Ubuntu or Fedora.

As for cons, Linux is more complex to learn and use. There are also far fewer programs written for Linux systems. Of course, someone with an advanced online computer science master’s degree will help you make the most of a Linux system by supplying the skills needed to innovate and implement custom solutions for your business environment.

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LinuxCon, Linux at 25, and Linux Development

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 23:50

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Twenty-five years of Linux overcoming hurdles and overshooting goals

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-25 23:50
It was twenty-five years ago, August 25, that a young Linus Torvalds sent out that fateful message.

5 Ways to Solve the Open Source Industry's Biggest Problems

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 23:43

Over the last decade, open source software and its audience of end users have greatly matured. Once only used by a small subset of tech-savvy early adopters, the convenience, effectiveness and cost savings of open source solutions are now driving enterprise IT to explore more ways to take advantage of the power of open source in their daily business operations.

In today's economy, enterprise IT has less to gain from developing and licensing software and more to gain from actively working with existing open source technology. However, the march toward open source still faces major obstacles before it becomes mainstream. In this slideshow, Travis Oliphant, CEO and founder of Continuum Analytics, outlines five challenges preventing enterprise IT from shifting to open source and tips for tackling them to keep the future of open source heading in the right direction. The road may be winding, but it will eventually lead companies to open source to help them innovate and as the way of the future.

Also: Latest attacks on privacy...

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