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#SoftwareFreedom: India’s Lukewarm Relationship with FOSS Needs to Change

LXer - Sun, 2016-09-18 21:39
For a over decade, the third Saturday of every September has been celebrated as Software Freedom Day in dozens of countries around the world. The free and open source software (FOSS) movement, which grew in the 1980s out of frustrations with restrictions on use of copyrighted software, has changed considerably in the last decade... FOSS runs most of all smartphones, supercomputers, ATMs, servers and websites around the world.

Project ideas related to linux

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-18 21:27

I am looking for some project ideas which will help me improve my Linux programming skills. I know C a bit and have done some work on device drivers in Linux, so was looking for some low level project ideas. Currently I am also doing a project on android to extract GPS signals using C language. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Need command line help - how do I create a file containing the results of a du command?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-18 20:40

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but any help would be appreciated!

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Emacs 25.1 Released With Tons Of New Features

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-09-18 19:58

 Last week it was VI, this week eMACS proves it's still alive and well.

Chalet OS 16.04LTS

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-18 19:43

Microsoft And Linux — A Song Of Mice And Ire

LXer - Sun, 2016-09-18 19:17
This new era of Microsoft working cooperatively with Linux not only has a stench of hypocrisy, but raises some major red flags. We’ve all heard the cliched turncoat catchphrase “if you can’t beat them, join them,” but I can’t seem to shake this eerie feeling that Microsoft trying to play a long con. Microsoft was never known for playing friendly and their new-found love for Linux looks to me less like patronage and more like patronizing.

How to download?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-18 19:14

Hello. I've never tried Linux OS before, can someone send me a link where I can download ISO image to install it via USB? I have currently Win10 x64.

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GNU Bash 4.4 Released With New Features And Changes

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-09-18 19:00

 FOSSbytes: Along with GNU Bash, many new changes have also been brought to GNU Readline, which is a software library that provides history and line-editing capabilities to Bash.

Looking for Window Manager Options for Deployable System

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-18 18:12

Hey all. To begin, I should mention I'm not an expert with linux but we've been using it in our development for the last 5 years. I do the testing so I know my way around the things our system uses but that's about it. We are moving from windows to centOS for our display portion of the software and our developer has said we should pick the desktop or window manager to be used on our system. This is backwards to me but I lost that battle.

What we are looking for is a windows manager or desktop environment that we can completely lock down and only allow access to the application we specify. I'm having trouble finding a window manager that does what we need mostly because I'm not sure the key words to be looking for. A couple of the requirements we have:

  • Must have a way for users to log in. This can be terminal based but we'd prefer a graphical login if possible.
  • Must have a graphical way to launch our applications. We are hoping to use icons over a menu bar
  • Applications must open in predefined locations with predefined sizes
  • Must permanently show the system name on the top and bottom of screen
  • Must have a permanent status bar to show selected system status. This could be a menu bar that we develop separate applications to run in.

We have a working idea of having displays open in quadrants on the screen and then being allowed to go full screen if the user desires. Here's a rough mockup of what we are hoping for. Basically opening an application in any one of the quadrants initially limits the size just to that quadrant. Hitting a full screen button would allow the application to use all four quadrants.

That's what I'm working with right now. Does anyone have any window manager recommendations or keywords I should be searching for?

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today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:46
  • Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation Opens Doors to the Public Blockchain Space

    Hyperledger, a cross-industry collaborative effort started by the Linux Foundation and joined by many banks, giant tech companies, blockchain specific companies and others, with the aim of developing an open source protocol for private blockchain use, has extended its hand to the public blockchain community in what appears to be an offer of partnership and closer collaboration.

  • Display compositing? What is it and which one should you use?
  • GNOME Games 3.22: the Giant Leap

    I didn't blog about Games since quite some time and the app changed a lot since 3.18. 3.20 was quite a small update featurewise: it added support for MAME and Neo Geo Pocket games, added the About dialog, allowed l10n of the application, added a Preferences window listing the available plugins and fixed other small bugs, but this release mainly saw refactoring work with the introduction of the plugins system where plugins allow to list games: the Steam plugin lists Steam games and the SNES plugin lists SNES games.

  • Elementary OS 0.4 (Overview)
  • Has HPE bought SUSE? No. But here’s what did happen…

    There are a number of articles, blogs and social media posts out with headlines like ‘SUSE’s been bought by HPE.’ Clearly, this is a misunderstanding of what was announced last week but once a meme is out there, others often follow and echo without checking out the source information carefully.

    So, lets clear things up by calling out some of the facts:

  • Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices Progress and Events

    Now, if this was any other article I would be laughing and citing it as an example of how Wikipedia is seriously failing, but in this case it’s had an adverse and detrimental effect on you, the backers of this project. There exists now a public record - an accusation by a Senior Wikipedia Administrator - that you are “sock puppets” with a “vested conflict of interest” in making statements on Wikipedia. Worse than that I have had to invest considerable time in ensuring that the Wikipedia article does not bring the EOMA68 project into disrepute, by being comprised of false and misleading statements. That’s several days worth of potential delay to fulfilling the promises that I’ve made to you. So for that and many other reasons which I’ve documented on the page, I’m supporting the “Deletion” of the Wikipedia Page. The thing is: what people actually collaboratively developed (before the COI-inspired editing began) was actually really good, so that has been preserved on the “talk” page of the elinux.org EOMA68 Specification. But what’s up there now is just… utterly misleading.

  • Skylake box-PC targets transportation applications
  • Samsung Z2 (SM-Z200F) Certified in Indonesia, likely Launching soon

    A Samsung smartphone carrying the model number SM-Z200F and manufactured in Indonesia has been officially certified today (September 16, 2016) by the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information (DG SDPPI), the local authority under whose purview that falls.

    The Samsung Z2 which is known to have the model number SM-Z200F had earlier landed the Indonesian agency on August 22 for evaluation and testing. The status of the Z2 changed yesterday after completion of the testing and was indicated as awaiting approval. However, that approval did drop today.

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:45

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Most dangerous one line commands

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:45

My personal favourite: rm -fr / *

Top 10 will go on blog: http://www.madlinuxtips.co.uk

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today's howtos

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:42

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Leftovers: KDE

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:42

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Slackware Updates

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:40
  • [Slackware] Sep ’16 Security fixes for Adobe Flash
  • Adobe is making a u-turn by resurrecting Flash Player for Linux
  • LibreOffice 5.2.1 for slackware-current

    The upgraded boost package in slackware-current last week had broken LibreOffice’s “localc” program. Which is typical because I compile LibreOffice with a “–without-system-boost” flag. Apparently a dependency on the system’s boost libraries gets added nevertheless. Patches to cure this behaviour are very welcome!

    Thus it became necessary to compile new packages for slackware-current. Co-incidentally there was also a new LibreOffice release last week: a minor upgrade to the 5.2 series, check out the announcement on the Document Foundation blog . And note their designation of this release: “LibreOffice 5.2.1, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, provides a number of fixes over the major release announced in August. For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.1.5 “.

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Leftovers: Debian

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:38
  • Fixing packages for broken Gtk3

    As mentioned on sunweaver’s blog Debian’s GTK-3+ v3.21 breaks Debian MATE 1.14, Gtk3 is breaking apps all around. But not only Mate, probably many other apps are broken, too, in particular Nemo (the file manager of Cinnamon desktop) has redraw issues (bug 836908), and regular crashes (bug 835043).

  • Statistics to Choose a Debian Package to Help

    In the last week I played a bit with UDD (Ultimate Debian Database). After some experiments I did a script to generate a daily report about source packages in Debian. This report is useful to choose a package that needs help.

  • Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 Released

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-18 17:38
  • A WebKit Update for Ubuntu

    I’m pleased to learn that Ubuntu has just updated WebKitGTK+ from 2.10.9 to 2.12.5 in Ubuntu 16.04. To my knowledge, this is the first time Ubuntu has released a major WebKit update. It includes fixes for 16 security vulnerabilities detailed in WSA-2016-0004 and WSA-2016-0005.

  • Nextcloud Box – a private cloud and IoT solution for home users
  • Nextcloud Box is an $80 private cloud server kit with 1TB of storage (just add a Raspberry Pi)

    Cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive make it easy to store your files online and access them across a range of devices. But if you don’t want to give Google or Dropbox that much control over your data, you can also set up your own “private cloud” by installing OwnCloud or Nextcloud software on a server.

  • Download deepin 15.3 GNU/Linux

    Here are deepin 15.3 official download links plus some mirrors. deepin 15.3 is released recently at 13 September 2016. deepin 15.3 is released for 32 and 64 bit desktop computers. And you can read about how to verify ISO file checksums at the end of article. We hope this article helps you a lot.

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