After watching the last interview of Richard Stallman with Nikola from Singularity Weblog I came to the conclusion that the FSF needs a replacement for Richard Stallman. His way of making interviews is extremely confronting. It's especially bad, if he attacks people like Nikola, who is extremely open-minded and basically a suporter of FSF. FSF would be much further if the head of FSF would be somebody who can talk to people on a more social level, because Richard Stallman is very antisocial. Maybe it's time to change the head of FSF. Thank you Richard, you have done a great amount of hard work, but I think it's time to give the torch to somebody else.submitted by /u/brunteles_abs
Hi there guys. I have an interview for a junior linux engineer in a couple of days. I am a 2nd/3rd line microsoft tech by trade, although I use only linux at home and have a few linux servers in the cloud as well. I really want to break into a career in linux as I love both the OS and the community. Part of the interview is a linux aptitude test and I was wondering whether any of you would be able to give insight into what sort of questions I may be asked. I have never come across an issue on my own machines that I couldn't resolve without man pages and google, but then again, I am unfamiliar with linux in enterprise environments. Any answers are much appreciated. :)submitted by /u/3d7omb
Datamation: These top Android game apps go from mega-hits like Minecraft to lesser known apps like Goat Simulator -- with an emphasis on fun.
It’s LinuxFest NorthWest time! I’ve never been to LFNW, but I have a soft spot in my heart for it’s hometown of Bellingham, Washington. Back in the day — we’re talking the late 1960s and early 70s — Bellingham was home to a hippie underground newspaper, Northwest Passage, that was known in counterculture circles of the day across the continent. Alas, the Passage has been gone since ’86, but its spirit seems to live on in a high techy, Linuxy sort of way at LFNW. From what I’ve seen, LFNW seems to be the most community driven and for-the–people of the major festivals in the U.S.
Last Wednesday was no less than the third time the local FOSS group in Aalborg met. Today I’m looking back at how it all started so I thought I would share some thoughts that may help others who would like to spread free and open source software in their local area.
Last month at the Rochester Institute of Technology, BrickHack 2016 came to a close. BrickHack is an annual hackathon organized by students at RIT. Close to 300 people attend every year. This year was BrickHack’s second event.
"ginger" is an old-fashioned new browser!
It loves html & css but is skeptical about cookies, scripts and plugins Cookies and scripts are supported but are disabled by default. They can be enabled for trusted sites. There are no plans for plugins yet.
Its internal modules are firmly sandboxed For example, the css module can't access your filesystem nor can cookie code access the network. This is in addition to the sandboxing and same-origin policies of a typical browser.
It is built with a high-level language and runtime (Java) We believe this choice can improve stability and security since high-level code is easier to write and audit.
Warning This is an unstable release intended for evaluation and testing. Think of it as a proof-of-concept and not a complete browser. Please do not use this version for important / critical websites such as banking websites or web-based email clients. You may safely use it with read-only websites and relatively simple web-apps such as HackerNews, Reddit and DuckDuckGo./u/JagdP
Guild Software, the developer of Vendetta Online 3D space combat MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), today announced the release of the latest update for their project.
It has been awhile since we've heard something from Guild Software, as they've been very quiet about Vendetta Online updates during the past one and a half months. But that doesn't mean that the game did not received improvements and new, highly anticipated features.
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan looks and sounds like it might be a pretty fun game, and the developers have confirmed a Linux version is currently in-progress.
The brand new Linux-native RuneScape client "NXT" can now be downloaded to have it ready for the big release on the 18th. It does have issues though.
First thing, as noted on reddit, they tell you to download the repository keys for Ubuntu insecurely (they only officially offer an Ubuntu download).
They also depend on "libglew1.10", but newer distributions like Ubuntu 16.04 which is about to become the main LTS release don't have that older version in the repository.
Following the Slackware hopefully final release candidate, here we are for Zenwalk 8.0 RC1.
Fifth is built on the light and fast technologies of FLTK and Webkit. Licensed under the GPLv3 license.
Avoids tracking by blending in the crowd Fifth gives you the possibility to spoof as many items as possible used to detect and profile you. Each version will be released with the most common defaults according to research such as the EFF panopticlick.
Fully customizable per-site, of course.
Keeps control in your hands Override anything, from CSS to JS to cookies.
Avoids much of the modern bloat of the web With no Flash or WebGL to show you ads, or WebCL to run up your power bill, auto-playing loud ads are a thing of the past.
SSL certificates handled in a SSH-like manner CAs are ignored, the only thing that matters is that the cert does not change. With today's rogue CAs and governments, this policy is better suited for detecting man-in-the-middle attacks than a browser blindly trusting a CA.
This also nicely sidesteps pay-to-play schemes such as the Extended Validation, which gives a bigger green secure notification in common browsers.
Performance and memory use are explicit goals No JS extensions. All features are in native C/C++.
Respects your privacy. URLs are never sent anywhere, unlike in certain other browsers.
Similarly, the speed dial leaks no information to the site. No connection to the site is made, nor can the tile execute any JS when loading the speed dial page. The favicon is used if available, and it can only become available when you manually go to the site. http://fifth-browser.sourceforge.net/index.html https://github.com/clbr/fifthsubmitted by /u/JagdP
It seems more and more independent developers are interested in getting involved in Mesa open-source graphics driver development, but aren't really sure where to start or what are some easy tasks to get started.
If you have a NVIDIA GeForce 600/700 "Kepler" graphics card and wish to help out the Nouveau driver developers by testing out the experimental "boost" re-clocking patches covered yesterday on Phoronix thanks to the work by Karol Herbst, here's a 4.5-based Ubuntu kernel build to try out this weekend.
Karol Herbst has been one of the independent developers leading the charge to improve Nouveau re-clocking support. Within his Git tree he's been queuing up re-clocking and voltage handling improvements for this reverse-engineered NVIDIA Linux driver. He's hoping the improved re-clocking code will be ready for the Linux 4.7~4.8 kernel, but I decided to try out his Git tree this week for some benchmarking of this experimental support.
When the Zephyr project was announced in February, many members of the Linux community seemed to find it puzzling. Although Zephyr is hosted by the Linux Foundation, it is an entirely separate operating system that incorporates no Linux code. It also targets small hardware devices—from Arduinos to ARM system-on-chips (SoCs)—even though there are several other open-source OS projects (including Linux for many ARM SoCs) that also address that device class. At the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego, the Zephyr team was on hand to make the case for why the new project is necessary and, hopefully, interesting to developers.
The annual Embedded Linux Conference happened last Monday through Wednesday (April 4th-6th) in San Diego, with high-level corporate sponsors on the order of Qualcomm and Intel. It is one of the biggest annual Linux conferences in North America, with over 100 different speakers offering technical presentations this year. Let’s look at a couple of the notable aspects of this year’s conference.
A number of Phoronix readers have been pointing out material to indicate that the Linux kernel scheduler isn't as good as most people would assume.
There is this paper entitled The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that covers the research done on the Linux kernel's scheduler to indicate it's suboptimal.
Some Phoronix readers have been requesting fresh tests of OpenGL graphics/gaming performance on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with its different desktop environment options. For some brief results to share this Sunday, here are some Intel Skylake numbers when running Ubuntu 16.04 and testing out Unity, Xfce, KDE Plasma, LXDE, GNOME, MATE, and Openbox.
Hi people. I was doing some work and I had ssh into a server. Then I fired htop to checkout my resource usage. Then when I clicked on one of the lines, I could interact with it. What's going on behind the scene? How does a ssh session get my mouse input? I looked at the source code, but still can't figure it out. Just curious if anyone has an explaination how they did this.
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