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Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 23 april, 2017 - 11:33
Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.”
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Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 23 april, 2017 - 09:39
While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles (profile-per-tab, if you like). This isn't quite the same as separate profiles that Firefox allows you to start up the browser with, but the result is quite similar nonetheless: tabs are confined to their particular container, including cookies and login data.
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EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 23 april, 2017 - 07:44
Google still hasn't shed its "bad guy" clothes when it comes to the data it collects on underage students. In fact, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the company continues to massively collect and store information on children without their consent or their parents'. Not even school administrators fully understand the extent of this operation, the EFF says.
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(Satire) Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 23 april, 2017 - 05:50
Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Linux community with yet another bombshell - to reboot the plans for convergence, through what he calls the "No Desktop Environment".
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Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 23 april, 2017 - 03:56
Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose
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New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 23 april, 2017 - 02:01
GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.
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Intellectual Discovery and Microsoft Feed Patent Trolls Like Intellectual Ventures Which Then Strategically Attack Rivals

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 23 april, 2017 - 00:07
Like a swarm of blood-sucking bats, patent trolls prey on affluent companies that derive their wealth from GNU/Linux and freedom-respecting software (Free/libre software)
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Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 22:12
Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.
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X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 20:18
X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]
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12 ways to maintain your existing community: How you deal with difficult conversations?

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 18:24
Help us collect community knowledge by blogging about the weekly community management theme. Blog posts are due the following Thursday after each new theme is announced. Next week's challenge is Difficult Conversations.Check out ways to recruit new community members in week #1 blogging challenge.read more
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3 open source code libraries to handle MARC-formatted records

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 16:29
Welcome back to Nooks & Crannies! After a month off for my wedding, I've been digging around for some interesting bits for upcoming columns. This month, I'll take a look at some open source code libraries that developers can use to handle MARC-formatted records.read more
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OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 14:35
It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
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Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 12:41
Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.
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Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 10:46
GNOME all the way, babyReview The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface.…
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Top 5: Projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast Python, and more

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 08:52
In this week's top 5, we highlight projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast and thread-safe Python, 12 ways to study a new programming language, a Linux-friendly amplifier for listening to music, and 3 open source boilerplate web design templates.Top 5 articles of the week5. 3 open source boilerplate web design templatesread more
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Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 06:58
Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia, has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company says that the five industry giants infringe four patents related to basic cell phone technologies. All four patents originated at Nokia, which has been sharing its patents in so-called "patent privateering" arrangements for some years now.
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Bryan Lunduke Interviews Richard Stallman

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 05:03
Last Friday, the Linux Tycoon (as well as the guy who's been known to say "Linux sucks"), Bryan Lunduke, sat down for a free form interview with Richard Stallman. We figured that no dyed-in-the-wool FOSSer would want to miss that.
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5 lessons learned when developing my first web app

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 03:09
I developed my first web app as part of my final project in college. Instead of developing a web app only for the purpose of completing my project, I chose to develop one that could solve a real-world problem. I decided to create Cyber Manager, an online cyber cafe management system for cyber cafe administrators, which has been downloaded nearly 3,000 times since I first uploaded it on SourceForge.net in 2011.
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Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 22 april, 2017 - 01:14
The first tip I’d recommend is to go into your power management preferences, make sure your settings for “on AC” and “on battery” are set to not dim display when idle. This is usually a checkbox found for both AC and battery tabs. Also, do the same with the option for “Reduce backlight brightness” in the battery section. To make sure the changes take immediate effect, be sure to restart your computer.
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Raspberry Pi HAT does 3G/HSPA, and GNSS too

Internationaal Linux nieuws - 21 april, 2017 - 23:20
Linkwave’s “Pilot” is a Raspberry Pi HAT add-on with a Sierra Wireless HL 3G/HSPA radio, a SIM slot, as well as a GNNS location chip. Sierra Wireless announced that Linkwave Technologies has released a $101 3G/HSPA wireless add-on for the Raspberry Pi. The Pilot board incorporates a Sierra Wireless HL module for 3G/HSPA cellular data […]
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