RPM Fusion – nice project that allows you to use the software protected by software patents in the United States. It can be an open source or closed source software – don’t matter, anyway, you probably can expect problems with USA laws. Fedora® and Red Hat® is registered in the United States and must work with local laws. What about people in other countries? So, I’m not a specialist in jurisprudence, but laws can be very different.
RPM Fusion is bad if you like the unstable releases of Fedora. Yes, it can be used together with Russian Fedora Repository, but this is painful way. I have this experience and must say “don’t try this at home”.
Welcome to the new part of Free Messenger Saga (Signal, Tox, Matrix, Tor Messenger). It’s very good that in the modern world of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype some peoples create new software for communication.
Ring – open source platform for text chat, voice and video communications and released under one of the best free license – GPLv3. All source code is available on Github. Linux client uses the GTK+ toolkit. Probably most of the Ring code was written by Savoir-faire Linux – free and open source software company based on Canada and France.
SCaLE 14x (Southern California Linux Expo) – the 14th Linux, Open Source and Free Software conference based in Los Angeles, California. This volunteer-based event has existed since 2002 and begin their history from local Linux Users Groups. In this conference you can see the Linux and Open Source projects like Debian, Gentoo, Fedora, KDE, GNOME, OpenStreetMap, NetBSD and FreeBSD, MySQL, PostgreSQL; organization – Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Document Foundation, Freedom Law Center; commercial companies – IBM, HP, Google, Red Hat, Facebook and many others – this is not a complete list. In this article I want to gather the best interview, performances and presentations. Traditional note for this resource – if I missed something or you see a mistake – feel free to write in comments. Continue reading The Best Of SCaLE 14x – People Who Make Linux And Open Source: Mark Shuttleworth, Matthew Garret, Sarah Sharp And Many Others
Every time if people going to a web site and download installation image or update their operation system most of Linux users don’t thing about information security. Linux is more secure than OS X and Windows by design, but absolute security is a myth. Yes, some people can store their data high in the Himalayas, but not all can do it. Few of the most popular providers have the big security teams and many users live in countries with censorship like China, Syria, North Korea, Russia, Cuba.
So, can I be sure that web site of my lovely Linux Distribution is real and hackers doesn’t replace it with infected software? Can I get a backdoor in my operating system from installed updates? No, but only with these conditions:
In the first day of new 2016 year I tried to boot my HP laptop with Fedora. Little surprise: black screen after UEFI boot menu. Hmm, maybe the hardware is broken? I run the RAM and disks tests from standard HP suite and after 5 minutes they report: memory and hard drive is OK. Strange situation. Next step: connect HDD to my desktop, renew backups and check errors with fsck tool – no effect.
Wayland is default in Fedora Rawhide since November. This rolling Linux Distribution with the newest software positioned for developers and advanced users. This article may be helpful for all Wayland users and peoples that interests in Wayland. Note: this isn’t unstable and always broken distribution: I use it last ~6 months and have an only one serious bug. More details here.
Sometimes for the sysadmin and demonstration use cases is not enough a USB Flash with one Linux Distribution. Today the big USB Flash is cheap and time to want more. GUI applications like YUMI can’t build a bootable image from my images.
With this pull request systemd now support a su command functional and can create privileged sessions, that are fully isolated from the original session. Su is a classic UNIX command and used more than 30 years. Why su is bad? Lennart Poetteringsays:
Ojuba Linux — Arabic Fedora-based Linux Distro from Jordan with pre-installed Arabic/Islamic packages like hijra and minbar, and some patched packages with better Arabic support (like a GNOME Terminal). Ojuba Linux also comes with some third-party packages: multimedia codecs and non-free drivers. Latest version – Ojuba 35 – is based on Fedora 20 and also use GNOME 3.10 Desktop Envoronment with non-original icon pack, Linux Kernel 3.13, systemd 208. Ojuba use the original Fedora repositories with their own repos. Green is general color is design of interfaces. Continue reading Ojuba – Arabian Linux Distro Review