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Nextcloud’s $79 Box, Vim Gets an Update & More…

Also included: Libreboot leaves GNU, municipal broadband law proposed, Linux's second 25th birthday, a new distro release, Vim and Emacs both get upgrades, Google's hack challenge and Oracle can't catch a break.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 "Jessie" Officially Released, Brings over 90 Security Fixes

The Debian Project announced the release of the sixth maintenance update to the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series, Debian 8.6, which brings new installation mediums with up-to-date components.

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

  • The Wire; By Ajinkya Deshmukh (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2016 3:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
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.

Microsoft And Linux — A Song Of Mice And Ire

  • fossBytes; By Devin McElheran (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2016 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
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.

Artificial Intelligence, The Search For The Perfect Slave

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 18, 2016 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Artificial Intelligence, IA, is a fantastic scientific and engineering project whose main purpose is to create a perfect slave. It may sound creepy or disrespecful, but the dream is to make a device clever enough so that one can acquire it, get it out of the box, swiftly ensemble it and ask it “get me a good cup of coffee”, just as the best human assistant, recently hired, would do. Of course, the test would be that one can enjoy a delicious coffee within a reasonable time.

How To Google Search In Command Line Using Googler

  • FossBytes; By Aditya Tiwari (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2016 4:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Googler command line utility, initially intended for Servers running GUI-less Linux distros, allows you to search Google and open the results using commands. You won’t be able to have rich graphics. That’s something the Linux users can sacrifice with ease.

It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day

  • Global Voices (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2016 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, is just around the corner on September 17. ... it has since grown to include hundreds registered events around the world, depending on the year.

Linux Began Its Invisible Conquest of Computing 25 Years Ago

  • Inverse; By Alasdair Wilkins (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2016 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
It's now exactly a quarter-century later, and Linux has won. Oh sure, it's still a relative rarity on personal computers. Data from earlier this year shows that just 1.8 ...

Simply way to upgrade Nagios (Network Monitoring Tool) on Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Prakash Subramanian (Posted by 2daygeek on Sep 17, 2016 9:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Nagios is the one of the best Network Monitoring Tool ever. Follow our article to upgrade Nagios (Network Monitoring Tool) on Linux

Raspberry Pi sells 10 million units, Open Library Foundation established, and more open source news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Raspberry Pi's 10 million unit milestone, the launch of the Open Library Foundation, and more. Open source news roundup for September 4-17, 2016 read more

Private cloud server and IoT gateway runs Ubuntu Snappy on RPi

The “Nextcloud Box” is a private cloud server and IoT gateway that combines a Raspberry Pi, running Snappy Ubuntu Core, with a WDLabs 1TB HDD. Nextcloud, Canonical, and WDLabs have collaborated on launching the Nextcloud Box, defined as “a secure, private, self-hosted cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) platform.” The private cloud device provides the […]

Chapeau 24 "Cancellara" Linux Distro to Be Based on Fedora 24, Linux Kernel 4.7

Chapeau Linux developer Vince Pooley is back in action after being away the entire year, and it looks like his preparing to launch a new version of the Fedora-based GNU/Linux distribution.

Top 5: 4 for an open source program office, Linux for musicians, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2016 2:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In this week's Top 5, we highlight four reasons to create an open source program office, why using open document formats could create a domino effect, a musician's My Linux Story, Jono Bacon on how gamification can help onboard new contributors, and three open source alternatives to PowerPoint.

Stripped and ready to go: Enterprise Java MicroProfile lands

Red Hat and IBM make their microservices play. The project for a lightweight and modular enterprise Java suited to microservices has hit general release.

FSF Says Firing Wasn’t Discrimatory

Both Richard Stallman and John Sullivan have issued statements concerning the allegations made against the FSF by Libreboot's lead developer.

This Week in Open Source News: GitHub Speaks to Tech Industry Shifts, Hyperledgers Growth Shows Growing Importance of Blockchain, & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, GitHub CEO shares thoughts on tech industry's heavyweights shifting to Linux, National Law Review spotlights Hyperledger, and more! Read on to get caught up on this week's top Linux and open source headlines.

Rugged, fanless Skylake box-PC targets transportation applications

Adlink’s “MXC-6400” is a rugged fanless transportation focused box-PC with a 6th Gen Core CPU, hot-swappable 2.5-inch SATA bays, and lots of PCIe expansion. The MXC-6400 is the third rugged industrial computer we’ve seen from Adlink that runs Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” processors, following the high-end MXE-5500 and the “value” MVP-6000.

Chrome OS gets cryptographically verified enterprise device management

New Verified Access API will allow companies to cryptographically validate the identity of Chrome OS devices connecting to their networks and verify that those devices conform to their security policies.

10 GNOME Shell Extensions You Should Be Using

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2016 3:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: GNOME, Linux
When GNOME Shell (aka GNOME 3) dropped into the world of Linux, many criticized it for not being flexible enough. The new-look GNOME was seen as a step backward in productivity and efficiency. GNOME however had a few tricks up its sleeve to silence such naysayers.

Libreboot Leaves GNU Claiming Gender Identity Discrimination by FSF

By itself, an official GNU software project removing itself from the program while alleging discriminatory behavior is news. However, I wouldn’t be too quick to organize a demonstration against the FSF for stepping on LGBT rights. So far we haven’t heard anything about FSF’s side of this story, and a discriminatory action such as this would be uncharacteristic. We’re also getting word of the action from a second hand source, a friend, and with only vague details of the facts.

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