Archiwum z Luty 2016

Calamares 2.0 Distribution Independent Installer Released for GNU/Linux

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

Calamares 2.0 is a major release, and it introduces a significant amount of new features and improvements

AMD expands its G-Series range with pin-compatible SoCs

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

LinuxGizmos: AMD launched 3rd Gen, dual-core, G-Series SoCs with 6-15W TDPs, DDR4 and 4Kx2K support, and R-Series pin compatibility, plus an entry-level G-Series LX SoC.

This Week in Linux News: Emily Ratliff Named Among Most Powerful Women Engineers, Open Mainframe Announces New Areas of Focus, & More

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

This week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation’s senior director of security, Emily Ratliff, ranks among Business Insider’s list of the “Most Powerful Women Engineers,” The Open Mainframe Project announces new areas of focus, and more! Stay informed with these recent top Linux headlines:

Emily RatliffThis week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation’s senior director of security, Emily Ratliff, ranks among Business Insider’s list of the “Most Powerful Women Engineers,” The Open Mainframe Project announces new areas of focus, and more! Stay informed with these recent top Linux headlines:

1) Emily Ratliff, senior director of security at The Linux Foundation, is #15 on Business Insider’s “26 of the most powerful women engineers in 2016″ list. 

26 of the Most Powerful Women Engineers in 2016- Business Insider

2) The Open Mainframe Project, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, announces new initiatives, investments, and an internship program.

Linux’s Open Mainframe Project Declares Areas of Focus- SD Times

3) Users report an inability to join calls on Skype for Linux and blame Microsoft for shirking OSS. 

Skype for Linux Reportedly Facing Issues, Microsoft Accused of Neglecting OS- NDTV

4) A version of Linux Mint has been hacked to contain a backdoor and trick users into downloading.

Linux Mint Website Hacked to Trick Users Into Downloading Version With Backdoor- ZDNet

5) Linus Torvalds explains his practical approach to sharing code in a talk at TED 2016. 

Why Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Doesn’t Really Care About Open Source- TechRepublic

Linux Kernel 4.4.3 LTS Officially Released with Btrfs, ARM, and PowerPC Changes

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced earlier today, February 26, 2016, the general availability of the third maintenance release in the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

linux-kernel-4-4-3changesGreg Kroah-Hartman has just announced earlier today, February 26, 2016, the general availability of the third maintenance release in the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

Linux kernel 4.4.3 LTS is a fully loaded release that promises to add better support for various hardware architectures, among which we can mention ARM, ARM64 (AArch64), m32r, PowerPC, and x86. Multiple drivers have been updated as well, in particular for things like iiO, IOMMU (I/O Memory Management Unit), NVDIMM, Phy, SCSI, iSCSI, TTY, and USB. But that’s not all, …

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Yahoo Releases CaffeOnSpark Deep Learning Software to Open Source Community

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

The machine learning software is now open for further development and use by applications outside of Yahoo’s ecosystem.

The machine learning software is now open for further development and use by applications outside of Yahoo’s ecosystem.

Yahoo has opened the gates for open-source developers to take advantage of CaffeOnSpark, deep learning software which powers Flickr’s image capabilities. Based on the Apache Spark open source cluster computing framework, Yahoo says the system bolsters the Spark framework, which already comes with Spark MLib, a package of non-deep learning algorithms for classifying data. 

Read more at ZDNet News

Development Release: Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 1

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

The Ubuntu Release Team has announced the availability of new beta test images for select community editions. The new development release, which carries the designation 16.04 Beta 1, is recommended for testers only and is not considered suitable for daily use.

xubuntu-smallThe Ubuntu Release Team has announced the availability of new beta test images for select community editions. The new development release, which carries the designation 16.04 Beta 1, is recommended for testers only and is not considered suitable for daily use.

“This beta features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu GNOMEUbuntu MATEUbuntu KylinUbuntu Studioand Xubuntu. Pre-releases of Xenial Xerus are not encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavour developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.” Additional information can be found in the release announcement

Software Freedom Conservancy Says ZFS Ubuntu Implementation Is Not Legal

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

Software Freedom Conservancy group has issued a statement saying that the recent implementation of ZFS in Ubuntu is actually a GPS violation. 

Software Freedom Conservancy group has issued a statement saying that the recent implementation of ZFS in Ubuntu is actually a GPS violation. The truth seems to be a matter of perspective.

Ever since Canonical announced its plans to support ZFS (Zettabyte File System), there has been an abundance of messages from users who say they are infringing the GPL license. More precisely, the ZFS is licensed under CDDL and Linux kernel under GPL v2, which in theory would mean that they can’t ship both in the same system.

Read more at Softpedia Linux News

Which Open Source Personality Type Are You?

piątek, 26 Luty 2016

Working in teams will naturally foster differences of opinion—and that’s a good thing. Diverse opinions help ensure all ideas are discussed, problem areas are identified, and the focus of the task at hand is in the right place. 

BUSINESS creativityWorking in teams will naturally foster differences of opinion—and that’s a good thing. Diverse opinions help ensure all ideas are discussed, problem areas are identified, and the focus of the task at hand is in the right place.

However, things are a little different in the open source world. Open source contributors are passionate—they often give things their all and as such usually have their personalities ingrained in what the do. This happens in the outside world too, but there’s a tendency for contributors to be more passionate about something they’re doing in their hard-earned free time.

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50 Open Source Tools Tech Companies Love

czwartek, 25 Luty 2016

Over the last decade or so, many technology companies have begun embracing open source. Many use open source tools to run their own IT infrastructure and websites, some offers products and services related to or built on open source tools, and some are contributing to or supporting open source projects.

Over the last decade or so, many technology companies have begun embracing open source. Many use open source tools to run their own IT infrastructure and websites, some offers products and services related to or built on open source tools, and some are contributing to or supporting open source projects.

2015 survey from Black Duck found that 78 percent of organizations use open source software, almost twice as many as said the same thing in 2010. In addition, 88 percent said they expect to increase their contributions to open source projects over the next few years, and 66 percent said they consider open source options before they consider proprietary software. 

This month we’re featuring some of the open source projects that have gotten the most love from tech firms. These are primarily enterprise-focused applications in categories like big data, cloud computing, development tools, systems administration and version control.

Read more at Datamation

Tor Users Are Actively Discriminated Against by Website Operators

czwartek, 25 Luty 2016

Computer scientists have documented how a large and growing number of websites discriminate against people who browse them using Tor.

torComputer scientists have documented how a large and growing number of websites discriminate against people who browse them using Tor.

Tor is an anonymity service that is maintained with assistance from the US State Department and designed in part to allows victims of censorship in countries like China and Iran to surf the web. New research show how corporations are discriminating against Tor users, in some cases partly because it’s harder to classify anonymous users for the purpose of pushing ads at them. Many websites block access from the Tor network, either deliberately or because they are reacting to malicious traffic originating from the Tor network.

Read more at The Register