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What's your favorite open source animal?

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:47

Open source brands and logos often feature animals. In the image above you might be able to think of one or a few open source projects those animals might represent.

In one of Jeff Macharyas's latest articles, he highlights six open source projects with iconic brands, with some background on what the animal is and where it came from.

In this poll, we came up with a few more to add to his list for you to vote on: Which is your favorite?

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Unleashed: Open source tech for pets and animals

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:45

I was discussing open source technology with my cat this morning and he brought up a good point: "Why don't you do an article on open source tech for animals?"

You know, Donald's right. Animal open source tech deserves a spotlight. Afterall, animals appear in many open source brands, and pets, like mine at least, lend lots of support while I'm trying out new software, building gadgets, or just writing about this stuff.

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Microsoft loves Linux. But not Skype for Linux

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:38

First, let me make it plain that if Microsoft had decided to junk Skype for Linux at the time when it decided to redesign the client, I would have no complaint. A commercial company is free to produce what software it wants and drop whatever does not net it a return.

When Linux users were critical of the alpha client in its early days, I took up cudgels on behalf of Microsoft, something I rarely do.

But after deciding to keep offering a client for Linux, it should not be left at this very basic stage. Is it too much to ask that after six months, one does not have to input one's credentials every third time one starts up the client?

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RSA 2017: SophosLabs sees spike in Linux-IoT malware

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:19
Attackers are increasingly using Linux security holes to target and infect Internet of Things (IoT) devices that include everything from webcams to internet-connecting household appliances. That's among the findings in a SophosLabs malware forecast released today, the first day of RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco.

DEFT Zero (2017.1) ready for download

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:07

We can finally announce that the stable version of DEFT Zero is available!
DEFT Zero is a light version of Deft specifically designed to the forensic acquisition of the digital evidence.

Among the biggest features: the support to NVMExpress memories (Mac Book ed. 2015), the eMMC memories and the UEFI support.
For the full list of new features please refer to the manual available by clicking on the link below.

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Orange Pi as Time Machine Server

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 10:04
Set up an Orange Pi board as an inexpensive Time Machine server for backing up your Mac using Netatalk on Armbian Linux.

GPL Enforcement and FUD

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 08:57
  • Supporting Conservancy Makes a Difference

    There are a lot of problems in our society, and particularly in the USA, right now, and plenty of charities who need our support. The reason I continue to focus my work on software freedom is simply because there are so few focused on the moral and ethical issues of computing. Open Source has reached its pinnacle as an industry fad, and with it, a watered-down message: “having some of the source code for some of your systems some of the time is so great, why would you need anything more?”. Universal software freedom is however further from reality than it was even a few years ago. At least a few of us, in my view, must focus on that cause.

    I did not post many blog posts about this in 2016. There was a reason for that — more than any other year, work demands at Conservancy have been constant and unrelenting. I enjoy my work, so I don't mind, but blogging becomes low priority when there is a constant backlog of urgent work to support Conservancy's mission and our member projects. It's not just Conservancy's mission, of course, it's my personal one as well.

  • The decline of GPL? [Ed: So Bacon is citing Microsoft proxies like Black Duck whose sole initial purpose was to attack the GPL... Microsoft-connected anti-FOSS firm.]

    It seems that in recent years that trend has continued. Aside from the Black Duck research, a license study in GitHub in 2015 found that the MIT license was a dominant choice. Even observationally in my work at XPRIZE (where we chose a license for the Global Learning XPRIZE), and my work as a community leadership consultant, I have seen a similar trend with many of my clients who feel uncomfortable licensing their code under GPL.

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Red Hat and Fedora

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 08:56

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 08:55

Security News

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 08:53

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Development News: RcppTOML, Rust, NetSurf

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 08:53
  • RcppTOML 0.1.1

    Following up on the somewhat important RcppTOML 0.1.0 releaseas which brought RcppTOML to Windows, we have a first minor update 0.1.1. Two things changed: once again updated upstream code from Chase Geigle's cpptoml which now supports Date types too, and we added the ability to parse TOML from strings as opposed to only from files.

  • The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

    When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.”

  • Looking into what Rust can do that other languages can't ... or can they
  • The minority yields to the majority!

    As previously mentioned I contribute to the NetSurf project and the browser natively supports numerous toolkits for numerous platforms. This produces many challenges in development to obtain the benefits of a more diverse user base. As part of the recent NetSurf developer weekend we took the opportunity to review all the frontends to make a decision on their future sustainability.

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How to Setup Linux RAID 1 Device on RHEL

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 08:50
Configuring LINUX RAID 1 is very essential.....RAID partitions allows advanced features such as redundancy and better performance.

How to Auto Execute Commands/Scripts During Reboot or Startup

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-02-14 08:00

tecmint: By pressing the power button on a bare metal or starting a virtual machine, you put in motion a series of events that lead to a fully-functional system – sometimes in less than a minute.

Ubuntu Fedora differences

Reddit - Tue, 2017-02-14 07:41

I'd like to try out a new distribution for my development laptop. The servers I deploy to are all Ubuntu, so I've used Ubuntu Desktop (and tried Mint) for the past 10 years.

I'd like to have a look at some other flavours out there, am I going to run into many pain points with differences between the headless servers on Ubuntu and my desktop (and dev "server") on Fedora.

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Jam: Listen To Google Play Music From The Console

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 07:36
Jam is a new Google Play Music console player for Linux and Windows. It features a console interface very similar to that of Cmus with easy keyboard navigation, last.fm scrobbling, and more.

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) environment on IBM Power Systems

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 06:21
This article describes how to install and configure RHV components based on RHEL 7.3 LE, on an IBM POWER8 host.


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