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[#] Thu May 11 2017 10:18:06 EDT from rss

Subject: Solus Project Gets New Website, Migrates to New Development Tracker and More

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The fast moving Solus Project that is making some waves in the Linux distribution world has some new shiny things going on. Joshua Strobl, Solus Project Communications Manager has announced them in the latest This Week In Solus.

[#] Thu May 11 2017 11:20:06 EDT from rss

Subject: Heed the Prophet Stallman, oh Software Sinners!

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We're reasonably certain this wasn't written by the hand of any god. Then again, we haven't personally met any gods, so how would we know? All we know for sure is that as some good book almost said, "The truth shall make you chuckle."

[#] Thu May 11 2017 12:40:25 EDT from rss

Subject: Building Linux Firewalls With Good Old Pptables: Part 2

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When last we met we reviewed some iptables fundamentals. Now you'll have two example firewalls to study, one for a single PC and one for a LAN. They are commented all to heck to explain what they're doing.

[#] Thu May 11 2017 13:45:29 EDT from rss

Subject: Netflix's Spinnaker tale

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In Diane Marsh's keynote at OSCON, one of the biggest open source conferences in the US each year, the Director of Engineering at Netflix explained a tale of two systems.At Netflix, the Asgard continuous delivery platform was developed internally, then shared openly. Did this cause headaches? more

[#] Thu May 11 2017 14:48:32 EDT from rss

Subject: Cossacks 3 may be closer to a Linux release

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After many, many delays and broken promises for a Linux beta, there has been some database activity that shows that just maybe Cossacks 3 will finally be on Linux sooner rather than later.

[#] Thu May 11 2017 16:08:51 EDT from rss

Subject: Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

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Beleaguered email client team gets its 'Dear John' letterA little over a year ago, Mozilla started pondering the future of Thunderbird. And this week, it's decided the troubled open-source email client must sleep in the spare room.…

[#] Thu May 11 2017 17:13:56 EDT from rss

Subject: OK Google: make this Nest hack a standard feature

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This easy (“at your own risk”) hack can unlock a Nest thermostat’s “Cool” mode in heater-only installations, allowing control of a heater’s ventilation fan as though it’s an A/C. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a terrific energy saving Linux gizmo, with lots of cool features. I’ve been using one since January of 2016, and have […]

[#] Thu May 11 2017 18:17:58 EDT from rss

Subject: Open Invention Network expands open-source patent protection beyond Linux

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The Open Invention Network has protected Linux with strong patent consortium for more than a decade. Now, it[he]#039[/he]s expanding its protection to other major open-source projects.

[#] Thu May 11 2017 19:22:02 EDT from rss

Subject: Mechanical keyboards for programmers and gamers

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Keyboards are how we connect to our computers and very often to the rest of the world. The layout of keys is a physical representation of the languages we speak, and this simple tool gives us a limitless ability to communicate. A keyboard is a collection of mechanical and electrical relays that convert touch into digital signals. This allows it to exist both in our world of real objects and in the digital world of more

[#] Thu May 11 2017 20:43:20 EDT from rss

Subject: Optimizing Apps for Wearables With Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

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Developers looking to add GUIs to their embedded devices have a variety of open source and commercial options, with Qt generally leading the list. If you’re operating in severely constrained environments, however, especially for battery powered devices like wearables, the open source Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) should be given close consideration.

[#] Thu May 11 2017 21:47:24 EDT from rss

Subject: GNOME 3.24.2 Desktop Environment Officially Released as the Last in the Series

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GNOME Project's Matthias Clasen just informed us a few moments ago about the general availability of the GNOME 3.24.2 desktop environment, the second and last scheduled maintenance update to the current stable series.

[#] Thu May 11 2017 22:52:28 EDT from rss

Subject: Nougat-flavored Nano-ITX SBC targets voice control

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Intrinsyc’s “Open-Q 212” SBC runs Android 7 on a quad -A7 Snapdragon 212, and offers special audio features for developing voice controlled devices. Intrinsyc has released a 120 x 120mm, Nano-ITX single board computer specifically designed for adding voice control to embedded devices.

[#] Thu May 11 2017 23:57:32 EDT from rss

Subject: Tilix

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Tilix (Previously known as Terminix) is an advanced GTK3 tiling terminal emulator that follows the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines (HIG).

[#] Fri May 12 2017 01:02:37 EDT from rss

Subject: Microsoft backtracks: 'We are going to support .NET Framework with ASP.NET Core 2.0'

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'You do not abandon your users' .NET Foundation chief tells El Reg. Build Microsoft will not, after all, restrict its open-source cross-platform web framework ASP.NET Core 2.0 from running on the Windows-only .NET Framework. There are now two distinct forms of Microsoft’s .NET platform. One is called .NET Framework and runs only on Windows, while the other is called .NET Core and is open source and cross-platform.

[#] Fri May 12 2017 02:21:55 EDT from rss

Subject: Marek submits patch series for threaded Gallium to Mesa, boosts performance in games

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AMD employee and Mesa developer Marek Olšák is at it again, proposing a series of patches that would boost performance for AMD GPUs running the open drivers.

[#] Fri May 12 2017 03:26:37 EDT from rss

Subject: Linux lsof command tutorial for beginners (10 examples)

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The lsof command in Linux displays in its output information about files that are opened by processes. In this article, we will discuss the tool using 10 easy to understand examples.

[#] Fri May 12 2017 04:30:39 EDT from rss

Subject: Building Linux Firewalls With Good Old Iptables: Part 2

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When last we met we reviewed some iptables fundamentals. Now you'll have two example firewalls to study, one for a single PC and one for a LAN. They are commented all to heck to explain what they're doing. This is for IPv4 only, so I'll write up some example firewalls for IPv6 in a future installment.

[#] Fri May 12 2017 05:51:32 EDT from rss

Subject: Starting an Open Source Project: A Free Webinar Highlights Best Practices

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Have you launched an open source project or are you considering doing so? Making a success of your project can involve everything from evaluating licenses to community outreach. The good news is that there are many free resources that can help you advance and protect your project.

[#] Fri May 12 2017 06:56:36 EDT from rss

Subject: The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

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A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it allowed hackers to remotely gain administrative control over huge fleets of computers without entering a password.

[#] Fri May 12 2017 08:01:39 EDT from rss

Subject: 11 wisdoms from half a life in open source

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Brad Fitzpatrick, a software engineer at Google working on the Go programming language, is a life-long nerd. Fitzpatrick's keynote at OSCON this year was based on bits of wisdom from half a life in open source.

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