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Antergos 2016.06.14 ISOs Are Out Now, the Last to Offer Support for 32-Bit PCs

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 11:39

Antergos' Dustin Falgout announced just a few minutes ago, June 15, 2016, that the latest ISO images for the Arch Linux-based operating system are now available for download.

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Ubuntu Snappy-Based Package Format Aims to Bridge Linux Divide

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 11:39
Could the transactional mechanism that drives Canonical’s IoT-focused Snappy Ubuntu Core help unify Linux and save it from fragmentation? Today, Canonical announced that the lightweight Snappy’s “snap” mechanism, which two months ago was extended to all Ubuntu users in Ubuntu 16.04, can also work with other Linux distributions.

PCLinuxOS 64 2016.05 Trinity Linux OS Brings Back Old Memories for KDE3.5 Fans

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 11:37

We've promised to introduce you, guys, to more PCLinuxOS editions as soon as we are in possession of the needed information, so today, June 15, 2016, we're presenting the PCLinuxOS Trinity Community Edition.

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What is DevOps? Michael Ducy Explains

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 10:42
Michael Ducy is a champion for the idea that you should staff your DevOps team with curious, hungry individuals (goats) from within your company, rather than from the outside.

This Week in Techrights

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 10:27

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PCLinuxOS 64 2016.05 Trinity Linux OS Brings Back Old Memories for KDE3.5 Fans

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-06-15 10:23

 softpedia: PCLinuxOS Trinity comes as a drop-in replacement for the now deprecated PCLinuxOS KDE MiniMe releases.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:59
  • Linux: Assembly Required

    Even for Linux, you have to consider the platform. In my case, I’m using a 64-bit Intel/AMD PC. But you might be using a 32-bit version or running on ARM (or any other CPU Linux supports). There is even a 32-bit interface for 64-bit Linux (x32), if you are interested in that. The second order of business, then, is to figure out what the CPU architecture looks like.

  • Git v2.9.0 released
  • Day of Infamy, the WWII mod for Insurgency is being turned into a full game

    Having a proper WWII shooter on Linux is going to be pretty awesome.

  • LaKademy 2016 ‒ strewing FLOSS culture

    KDE is a free software community full of diversity and, as such, we foster several meetings and welcome people from all over the world. The 4th Latin-America KDE Summit (LaKademy 2016) took place from 26-29 May at Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil. Since 2014, LaKademy has become a yearly meeting (it happened every two years since 2010) and that has proven to be a quite important step to create a "sprint culture", narrow the ties with the global community, and better support newcomers. In every new edition, old LaKademy participants are more experienced about how sprints work and, therefore, more skillful in the task of guiding newcomers through their way into the Free Software world.

  • GParted 0.26.1 Ensures Bootloaders Work on EXT4 Partitions Smaller Than 16 TB

    GParted developer Curtis Gedak has announced the availability of the first point release for the GParted 0.26 open-source partition editor utility announced back in April 2016.

    Launched on April 26, GParted 0.26.0 introduced some exciting new features and improvements, among which we can mention read-only support for encrypted filesystems with the LUKS method, as well as the implementation of a progress bar for file system copy methods supporting EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, XFS, and NTFS.

  • ExLight Linux 160612 Screenshot Tour
  • Analyst’s Recommendation on Red Hat (RHT)
  • Ubuntu Snappy-Based Package Format Aims to Bridge Linux Divide
  • Russia mulls bug bounty to harden govt software

    Local media report deputy Communications Minister Aleksei Sokolov is discussing a possible bug bounty with the Russian tech sector.

    The implications of such a bounty are being considered including staffing requirements for bug triage and validation, and the need to find a way to force developers to develop and apply patches for affected software.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:55
  • Scality unveils open source Scality S3 Server
  • For Scality’s RING, '6' is magic number
  • Jos Poortvliet: On Open Source, forking and collaboration: Nextcloud 9 is here!
  • 21 Inc. Creates Open Source Library For Machine-Payable Web

    21 Inc. has made its software free, ‘turning any computer into a bitcoin computer’, the company announced on Medium. Once a computer has installed the software, the user can get bitcoin using any device nearly anywhere without a bank account or credit cards.

  • Expanding Mozilla’s Boards

    In a post earlier this month, I mentioned the importance of building a network of people who can help us identify and recruit potential Board level contributors and senior advisors. We are also currently working to expand both the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation Boards.

  • CEO Spotlight: EHR vendor Medsphere will continue to build on its open source heritage

    Even if the Department of Veterans Affairs were to switch from its Vista system, the basis of Medsphere’s OpenVista EHR, Medsphere would continue to thrive, Irv Lichtenwald said.

  • LLVM's Clang Begins Better Supporting Musl Libc

    Patches are landing in LLVM Clang to improve the compiler's support for musl libc as an alternative to glibc on Linux-based systems.

    LLVM has added Musl to the triple and work in Clang to enable the compiler to support targets such as x86_64-pc-linux-musl for building binaries against this alternative libc implementation. The later patch explains, "This make it easy for clang to work on some musl-based systems like Alpine Linux and certain flavors of Gentoo."

  • Gains of government software repositories are many

    Repositories for software and services developed by and for public administrations have multiple advantages, emphasises Elena Muñoz Salinero, head of Spain’s technology transfer centre (Centro de Transferencia de Technologica, CTT). Repositories make it easier to find suitable solutions, reduce costs, and let users share best practices.

  • Open Source Bionics Promise: Affordably Make Lives Better

    We already know that open source gives us better and more secure software. But with the advent of 3D printing, the open source model shows even more meaningful promise in areas like open source bionics.

  • Make things 'til you make it at the Blowing Things Up Lab

    Recently while reading a tweet from the Blowing Things Up Lab, I learned about Emily Daub, a maker and college student who designed a running shirt that helps runners be more visible to motorists—my daughter is a runner so this sounds like a great idea to me.

    The shirt is photosensitive which cause the light intensity of the fabric to change in ambient light. According to Emily Daub, "If you run at night, this is for you. This lights up as it gets darker outside on two independent photocells and no microcontroller!" In this interview, I ask Emily more about this fantastic invention.

    Fun fact: Blowing Things Up (BTU) lab is located at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where Emily is a student of Alicia Gibb's, the executive director of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA), who I wrote about last year and contributed to our 2015 Open Source Yearbook.

  • Government commits to Open Contracting Data Standard

    New Open Government National Action Plan includes Crown Commercial Service in lead role and further developments of GOV.UK

    The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is to implement a standard for open data in contracting later this year as a first step towards its wider use in government.

  • Razer unveils new Open Source Virtual Reality headset

    Gaming hardware and peripheral maker Razer Inc has announced the new HDK2, a VR device that is part of its Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) initiative, whose goal is “to create a universal open source VR ecosystem for technologies across different brands and companies.”

    The new headset is still considered a developer kit that is not ready for mass production, but at $400, it offers a number of high end features that put it on par with its much more expensive competition, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. HDK2 offers a 2160 x 1200 dual display resolution, which is 1080 X 1200 for each eye. It also offers a frame rate or 90 frames per second, as well as a front-facing infrared camera and a number of other features.

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My terminal prompt is acting weird

Reddit - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:54

I'm currently logged into an open wifi network that has alot of devices hooked up to it. When I opened my terminal window at home I would see something like RadarG@localhost. Since I got here I now see RadarG@robert, @iphone, or some other weird like RadarG@android012345 what is the reason for this? Does it have something to do with the DHCP and DNS?

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The cost of free software

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:47

The change from using a dedicated build server to running builds in a virtual machine probably will not change much for Slax users, but the post does highlight a common thread I have been seeing in recent years. Many open source projects are regularly in need of funding. Back in 2009, the OpenBSD project reported it was in "dire need" of infrastructure upgrades and needed funds. This call for donations was echoed by the OpenBSD team again around the end of 2013 which resulted in a lot of public attention and, ultimately, more money flowing into the project. More recently, the HardenedBSD project has asked for help maintaining the infrastructure of the security-oriented project. Last year the NTPD project, a critical piece of software for most Internet-connected computers, was almost abandoned due to a lack of funding. The previous year, OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug highlighted how little support the critical security software had been receiving from its many users.

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antiX 16 Linux to Land Soon with a Custom 4.4.10 Kernel, Firefox ESR by Default

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:45
The developers behind the Debian-based antiX Linux operating system have published a brief announcement to inform the community about the availability of the Release Candidate build of antiX 16.

Server Administration

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:37
  • What is DevOps? Michael Ducy Explains

    Start small and don't get overwhelmed. Two principles of DevOps you'll hear over and over is incremental change and continuous improvement. The DevOps space is so large these days that newcomers can easily get lost. Find a small area where you can make a change, learn from it, and iterate over those learnings to improve.

  • How Docker Has Changed the DevOps Game

    Cloud computing has paved the way for programmable infrastructure, which brought extreme automation into software development lifecycle. The ability to provision resources, configuring them on the fly, deploying applications, and monitoring the entire process led to the DevOps culture where developers and the operators are collaborating throughout the application lifecycle. While provisioning and configuration are best left to tools such as Chef, Puppet, and Ansible, one open source software that became the cornerstone of DevOps is Jenkins.

  • Portworx Aims Container Storage at Enterprise Databases

    In the days leading up to DockerCon, it seems like storage is taking its turn at being the hot topic in containers, with CoreOS and EMC recently announcing container-storage projects.

    Today, Portworx is up. The Redwood City, Calif.-based startup released a developer version of its container storage platform last year, and it’s now launching an enterprise version called PX-Enterprise.

  • TNS Research: The Present State of Container Orchestration

    After watching a year’s worth of conference presentations, it is easy to become inured by the hype around products that orchestrate containers. Yet, there still confusion in the broader tech community about what functionality is involved with orchestrating containers. The New Stack ran a survey that was able to target users of container management technology, with 70 percent of respondents using containers to some degree. We found that there is indeed uncertainty about what it means to manage and orchestrate containers. There is also a developing consensus that scheduling, cluster management and service discovery are necessary to orchestrate the use of containers in production.

  • Tesora and Mirantis Partner on Easily Deployed DBaaS Solution

    As the OpenStack cloud computing arena grows, a whole ecosystem of tools is growing along with it. Tesora, familiar to many as the leading contributor to the OpenStack Trove open source project, has focused very heavily on Database-as-a-Service tools for OpenStack deployments.

    Now, Tesora has announced a promising partnership with OpenStack heavy-hitter Miranti

  • Tesora Positions OpenStack Trove Database-as-a-Service for the Future

    Ken Rugg, CEO of Tesora, discusses the latest innovations in the OpenStack Trove project and what's coming in the Newton release cycle.

    The OpenStack Mitaka release debuted back in April of this year and with it came a series of updated open source projects, including the Trove database-as-a-service effort.

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Linux and FOSS Events

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:22
  • Flow is a mental state of intense focus for programming

    Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Prior to this year's event, I caught up with one of the speakers, Lindsey Bieda, who will give a talk called Hardware, Hula Hoops, and Flow.

  • LFNW – wrapup

    The conference overall drew nearly 2,000 open-source enthusiasts, setting yet another record for the event! All the openSUSE sessions were well attended, and that gave our team some excellent feedback for future sessions. We were pleasantly suprised to find that “Q&A with openSUSE board members (plus another guy)” was a standing-room-only event, with the audience providing plenty of thoughtful questions for us to answer. “Make the Leap from Dev to Production with openSUSE Leap“, co-presented by Richard Brown and James Mason, provided a thoughtful developer-oriented talk to another full room. Richard also showed some cross-distribution love for openSUSE tooling, co-presenting “openQA – Avoiding Disasters of Biblical Proportions” with Fedora’s Adam Williamson.

  • Forum - GNU Hackers' Meeting (Rennes, France)

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:14

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