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The Sixth Alpha Release For Debian Installer Stretch

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-05-22 01:54
The sixth alpha release of the Debian Installer for the upcoming "Stretch" release is now available...

Proven Paths for Getting Valuable OpenStack Certification

LXer - Sun, 2016-05-22 00:44
If you cycle the clock back to 2010, when Rackspace and NASA announced an effort to create a sophisticated cloud computing infrastructure that could compete with proprietary offerings, it would have been hard to forecast how successful the OpenStack platform would become. OpenStack has won over countless companies that are deploying it and backing it, and it has its own foundation.

Why are folders like Documents, Downloads (etc) in /home by default? Wouldn't it make more sense for a separate directory?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-05-22 00:22

The reason I ask is because when moving distro, program files are stored in /home. Keeping /home can lead to issues, especially if you switch package manager.

So why isn't there a /stuff directory? I feel I must be missing something big here.

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So I think my linux download just broke, not sure how to fix it?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-05-22 00:19

My labtop died on me and when I went to start it up, it wont boot ubuntu. I can get the menu in the picutre but if I click on ubuntu it just goes to like the background of ubuntu and gets stuck. Anyway I can fix it without going back to factory?

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Linux Amazon Music Woes

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-05-22 00:09

So here’s the good news – it’s still perfectly doable to purchase music from Amazon. What isn’t working any longer is the once-famed Amazon Music downloader application. This application was discontinued.

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TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-21 23:19
  • External Plugins in GNOME Software (2)

    After quite a lot of positive feedback from my last post I’ll write some more about custom plugins. Next up is returning custom applications into the installed list. The use case here is a proprietary software distribution method that installs custom files into your home directory, but you can use your imagination for how this could be useful.

  • GNOME Games 3.22 Will Support Atari 2600 & 7800 Titles

    GNOME Games 3.21.2 was released this weekend as the newest version of this GNOME desktop application for managing your video games collection.

    New support found in this GNOME Games development snapshot leading up to GNOME 3.22 is support for Atari 2600 and 7800 games. Via new plugins, those having Atari 2600/7800 emulated games on your Linux desktop can now browse your collection of titles via this software.

  • GSoC 2016

    Hello everybody! My name’s Rares Visalom and I’m a second year Computer Science student at “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

    This summer I have the opportunity to contribute to GNOME as a GSoC 2016 student. First of all I’d like to congratulate all the other students that were accepted. I’m sure all of us will give our best in order to actively contribute to the open source community.

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25k Lines Of Reworked Code For The Linux 4.7 Staging Area

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-21 23:09

Greg Kroah-Hartman has sent in his various pull requests for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window.

The most interesting of these pull requests by Greg KH on Friday night was arguably of the staging area. The other pull requests were the usual churn unless impacted by one of the individual drivers improved upon or added to USB, char/misc, TTY/serial, etc.

Also: Linux 4.7 CPUFreq Schedutil Testing vs. P-State

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Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-21 23:06
  • Security updates for Friday
  • Security brief: CoreOS Linux Alpha remote SSH issue

    On May 15, CoreOS was informed of a vulnerability in the alpha version of CoreOS Linux. Within 8 hours of this notification, over 99% of affected systems had been automatically patched. Though this issue was limited to an alpha version, we hold all of our releases to the same security standards, and we immediately responded, reported, and corrected the issue. This post describes the nature of the vulnerability, our response, and our plans to avoid similar issues in the future.

  • Purism Laptops to Protect You from Surveillance Capitalism

    There's a new hardware company on the scene called Purism, and the name is a significant clue as to what the company is all about: pure software. At its heart, Purism is dedicated to providing computer hardware driven entirely by open source software so that users can "trust, but verify." Purism is putting itself in direct opposition to what it considers "surveillance capitalism."

    I spoke with CEO Todd Weaver at Pepcom, and it was one of the most significant conversations I've had with a tech exec in a long time. I was already on board with Mr. Weaver's general message when he laid that phrase on me, "surveillance capitalism." That's when he really had me hooked.

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Open-spec, octa-core "NanoPi M3" SBC sells for $35

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-05-21 23:00

 hackerboards: FriendlyARM's NanoPi M3 SBC runs Linux or Android on a 64-bit, octa-core Samsung S5P6818, and offers WiFi, BT, GbE, and a 40-pin RPi connector.

Bodhi Reviewed, Slackware & Rawhide Latest

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-21 22:59

Today in Linux news Bodhi 3.2.1 was released May 13 and today Christine Hall shared her experiences with it. Elsewhere, Jack Wallen gave Open Sourcers permission to use Close software and Bruce Byfield posted 7 tips to help newcomers choose a Linux desktop. Fedora kernel developer Laura Abbott today said that she'll be blogging about Rawhide so folks can "see how the sausage is made" and OpenSource.com began a poll asking, "Why do you use Linux?"

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Space Nerds in Space, Ryzom on Steam, and more open gaming news

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-21 22:50
Hello open gamers! This week we're going to take a look at what's going on with Space Nerds in Space, Ryzom on Steam, and the newest OpenRA.Open gaming roundup for May 15-21, 2016read more

Leftovers: Debian

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-21 21:41
  • 4 months of work turned into GNOME, Debian testing based tablet

    Huh, where do I start. I started working for a great CEO and great company known as Purism. What is so great about it? First of all, CEO (Todd Weaver), is incredible passionate about Free software. Yes, you read it correctly. Free software. Not Open Source definition, but Free software definition. I want to repeat this like a mantra. In Purism we try to integrate high-end hardware with Free software. Not only that, we want our hardware to be Free as much as possible. No, we want to make it entirely Free but at the moment we don't achieve that. So instead going the way of using older hardware (as Ministry of Freedom does, and kudos to them for making such option available), we sacrifice this bit for the momentum we hope to gain - that brings growth and growth brings us much better position when we sit at negotiation table with hardware producers. If negotiations even fail, with growth we will have enough chances to heavily invest in things such as openRISC or freeing cellular modules. We want to provide in future entirely Free hardware&software device that has integrated security and privacy focus while it is easy to use and convenient as any other mainstream OS. And we choose to currently sacrifice few things to stay in loop.

  • Improving the process for testing build reproducibility

    I'm going to be one of the Outreachy interns working on Reproducible Builds for the summer of 2016. My project is to create a tool, tentatively named reprotest, to make the process of verifying that a build is reproducible easier.

  • My free software activities, May 2016

    This is my 6th month working on Debian LTS, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian. This is my largest month so far, for which I had requested 20 hours of work.

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Red Hat and Fedora

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-05-21 21:40
  • Red Hat Could Rise 30% in a Year
  • Red Hat Incorporated (NYSE:RHT) Short Interest Decreased By 17.34%

    The stock of Red Hat Incorporated (NYSE:RHT) registered a decrease of 17.34% in short interest. RHT’s total short interest was 4.69 million shares in May as published by FINRA. Its down 17.34% from 5.67 million shares, reported previously. With 1.21 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their RHT’s short positions. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.73 on May 20, hitting $73.17. Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) has declined 5.83% since October 15, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.13% the S&P500.

  • How to enable RPMfusion for Fedora 24 Beta
  • Rawhide Week 5/16-5/20
  • Rawhide blogging

    April/May started the cycle of planning for the next year here in Red Hat. This means it's time to write goals. Goals are supposed to be SMART. This is easier for some parts of my job than others. One of my primary responsibilities is making Fedora releases. While discussing my goals, it was pointed out that just saying "Did I make releases?" doesn't fully capture what I do. Scripts can make releases. I can't yet replace myself with a script so this job must involve not being useless.

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This Week in Linux News: Apache Foundation Founder Becomes Hyperledger Executive Director, Linux 4.6 Has Arrived, & More

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-21 21:24
This Week in Linux News: Apache Foundation Founder Becomes Hyperledger Executive Director, Linux 4.6 Has Arrived.


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