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Open source is in our DNA

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 14:48

The same thing that compels us to make Linux (and many other projects) free and open source is present in many of humanity's greatest achievements

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XFS Brings Bug Fixes & Minor Improvements To Linux 4.7

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-26 14:29
Dave Chinner has submitted the XFS file-system updates for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window...

7 tips for bringing open source to networking

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 14:26
The shift toward open software defined networking (SDN) means more elements of networking hardware are now controlled by software. With increasing frequency, that software is open.read more

SteamOS 2.80 Brewmaster Lands The AMDGPU-PRO Driver

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-26 14:24
Out now is the SteamOS 2.80 Brewmaster Beta update for those using Valve's Linux distribution for gaming. SteamOS 2.80 most notably brings the AMDGPU-PRO driver...

How encrypted is my swap?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-26 14:14

I followed this guide to encrypt my new installation of Ubuntu: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2061

It seems to me that all I've done is create an encrypted physical partition, and placed plain root and swap on logical volumes within it.

That is fine, but how does it differ from simply choosing "Encrypt the new installation for security" from the Ubiquity installer?

This method seems more thorough to me, but I can't get it to work with efi boot (grub install fails): https://thesimplecomputer.info/full-disk-encryption-with-ubuntu

If someone could explain the differences between these three methods, I'd appreciate it.

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Jono Bacon Leaves GitHub

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-26 14:00

 FOSSforce: After bowing out of Ubuntu, Bacon seems to be moving around alot..

ELI5: I2S and HDA audio

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:56

What's the difference between those two? Why are distros like Arch switching over to I2S? Any advantages? I'm just curious because for me, on my Dell XPS 9343 it has only been causing problems with the audio cracking etc.

No need for it to be ELI5, but I haven't found any good summary on this.

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SteamOS 2.80 Beta Brings an AMD GPU PRO Driver with Vulkan and VDPAU Support

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:29
Valve's engineers have pushed a new build of the SteamOS Debian-based gaming operating system, version 2.80, to the brewmaster_beta channel for public testing.

CentOS Linux 6.8 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00

 softpedia: Based, of course, on the upstream freely distributed sources of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8 operating system

Debian Is Dropping Support for VLC Media Player, Mediawiki for Wheezy LTS

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:54

The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) developers have announced that they are dropping support for certain packages as part of the extended life cycle for the Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" operating system.

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Hands on: What's new and noteworthy with Android N

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:52

With Google's I/O developers' conference behind us, it's time to start looking forward to what's next in the world of Android.

The most prominent thing is Google's rapidly approaching Android release, currently known only as Android "N." (The company has yet to reveal the full name or version number.) While the software itself isn't expected to arrive until sometime this summer, we're getting an increasingly clear picture of the fresh features and improvements it'll provide.

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today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:34
  • FLOSS Weekly 389: Best Practices Badge
  • OpenGL 4.5 For The Intel Mesa Driver May Be Imminent

    Intel has been rapidly advancing their OpenGL 4.x support and OpenGL 4.5 is even in sight now.

    Kristian Høgsberg today landed GL_KHR_robustness support in the i965 DRI driver, a requirement for OpenGL 4.5.

  • Shotwell vs. digiKam

    How to manage your photos? – That is probably the biggest question for anyone doing anything with a photo camera. As resolutions of cameras grow, the data we have to manage is growing ever. In my case I am talking about more than 50000 photos and videos measuring up to about 200Gb of disk space, constantly growing. There are several photo management softwares out there, I guess the most commonly used ones are Shotwell for the Gnome desktop, digiKam for the KDE world, and FotoXX. I have not used Shotwell and digiKam for quite some time, and collect here my experiences of strength and weaknesses of the two programs. FotoXX seems to be very powerful, too, but I haven’t tested it till now.

  • Tweet your database with db2twitter

    db2twitter is developed by and run for LinuxJobs.fr, the job board of th french-speaking Free Software and Opensource community.

  • Tiny Core Linux 7.1 Screenshot Tour
  • Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away

    Linux has been around for many years, and has gotten better and better as time has gone by. Yet there are some enduring, inaccurate, and annoying myths about Linux that persist to this day.

    A Linux redditor started a thread about Linux myths and got some interesting responses from his fellow Linux users:

  • GStreamer Spring Hackfest 2016

    After missing the last few GStreamer hackfests I finally managed to attend this time. It was held in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The city is located by the sea side and the entire hackfest and related activities were either directly by the sea or just a couple blocks away.

  • My talk at OSDC 2016: Continuous Integration in Data Centers – Further 3 Years Later
  • Isenkram with PackageKit support - new version 0.23 available in Debian unstable

    The isenkram system is a user-focused solution in Debian for handling hardware related packages. The idea is to have a database of mappings between hardware and packages, and pop up a dialog suggesting for the user to install the packages to use a given hardware dongle. Some use cases are when you insert a Yubikey, it proposes to install the software needed to control it; when you insert a braille reader list it proposes to install the packages needed to send text to the reader; and when you insert a ColorHug screen calibrator it suggests to install the driver for it. The system work well, and even have a few command line tools to install firmware packages and packages for the hardware already in the machine (as opposed to hotpluggable hardware).

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Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:32

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Leftovers: KDE (Akonadi, KWin)

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:32
  • Akonadi for e-mail needs to die

    So, I'm officially giving up on kmail2 (i.e., the Akonadi-based version of kmail) on the last one of my PCs now. I have tried hard and put in a lot of effort to get it working, but it costs me a significant amount of time and effort just to be able to receive and read e-mail - meaning hanging IMAP resources every few minutes, the feared "Multiple merge candidates" bug popping up again and again, and other surprise events. That is plainly not acceptable in the workplace, where I need to rely on e-mail as means of communication. By leaving kmail2 I seem to be following many many other people... Even dedicated KDE enthusiasts that I know have by now migrated to Trojita or Thunderbird.

  • Virtual keyboard support in KWin/Wayland 5.7

    Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.

  • Virtual Keyboard Support For KWin / KDE Wayland 5.7

    The latest KWin/Wayland hacking project by Martin Gräßlin is adding virtual keyboard support to KWin for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 release.

    This virtual keyboard support is powered by the QtVirtualKeyboard module and provides a high-quality, QML-based keyboard that will work on KWin/Wayland when no hardware keyboard is available. Implementing this virtual keyboard support with Wayland compatibility was actually quite a feat, but has now become a reality thanks to the work by Martin.

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Pi project: RasPiViv

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:31
Nate Bensing tells us how he built an environmental control system to keep seven poison dart frogs cosy

Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:30

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Fedora: The Latest

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:30
  • New FOSS program director supports students' passions at RIT

    The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is well-known for its work in open source software through FOSS@MAGIC. In April 2014, RIT started to offer a minor in free and open source software. Students work on several different open source projects in their GitHub organization. One of the courses in the minor, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Development, has students work with the One Laptop per Child XO laptops. Students create games that help teach New York and Massachusetts fourth grade math curriculum.

  • Fedora 24 alpha - VirtualBox and FreeCAD software.

    About this software the official webpage told us: FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD is open-source and highly customizable, scriptable and extensible.

  • Take a test drive of Fedora 24 Cloud on Openstack

    There is no need to wait for the Fedora 24 release next month to take a look at the upcoming Fedora 24 Cloud images. Over on his blog, Major Hayden blogs the simple steps to get the Fedora 24 Cloud Beta running on OpenStack.

  • Blog backlog, Post 3, DisplayLink-based USB3 graphics support for Fedora
  • [GSoC '16] Let the Coding Begin!

    The coding period of GSoC has finally started. It started on 23rd of May, but to me, it just started today as I had taken a 2 day excuse (Exams, sigh). As I mentioned in my earlier post, I will be working with the Fedora Project to build metrics tools in Python and also will also be helping the Commops team in refining the Fedora Onboarding process.

  • Fedora-Hubs: Google Summer of Code 2016

    Devyani is a CS Undergraduate who will be working on Fedora-Hubs as her Google Summer of Code 2016 Project.

  • DEVit Conf 2016

    TechMinistry is Thessaloniki's hacker space which is hosted at a central location, near major shopping streets. I've attended an Open Source Wednesday meeting. From the event description I thought that there was going to be a discussion about getting involved with Firefox. However that was not the case. Once people started coming in they formed organic groups and started discussing various topics on their own.

  • Fedora is on diaspora*

    diaspora is a distributed social networking platform comprised of nodes, called pods. These pods are linked together to allow users to connect seamlessly. This idea is different from the traditional social network, where user data is centralized and controlled by a single entity. diaspora is also free as in speech, so you can use it however you like. diaspora* also values your privacy. You don’t have to use your real identity, and you have complete control over who sees your content using Aspects.

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Android and Tizen on Devices

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:29

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