04.08.22

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Links 08/04/2022: EndeavourOS Apollo and Wine 7.6

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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • Linux GizmosCompulab incorporates the NXP i.MX8M-Plus SoC to their SO-DIMM flexible design

        The CL-SOM-iMX8PLUS is the latest SO-DIMM System on Module produced by Compulab and which aims to target industrial, medical and image/signal processing applications. This device integrates the i.MX8M-Plus SoC and the CL-SOM SO-DIMM to deliver optimum performance and large connectivity in a compact footprint.

        The CL-SOM-iMX8Plus is built around the NXP i.MX8M Plus Quad (Cortex A-53) as its CPU core and it has a max CPU frequency of 1.8GHz. There is also an industrial-grade version of the board (-40C to 85C) but the CPU frequency is decreased to 1.6GHz.

        [...]

        Compulab also includes a tested BSP with Linux images (Linux Kernel 5.10.9) to facilitate the OS integration process. They also offer support for RTOS SDK and U-Boot boot loader. More information refer to Compulab’s wiki and their Resources section.

      • XDADoes the Acer Swift 3 (2022) laptop run Linux OS?

        The Acer Swift 3 (2022) is one of the newest entrants in the mainstream market. The new Swift 3 refreshed models in 2022 are powered by Intel’s new 12th gen processors and up to 2TB of SSD storage. There’s a lot to like about the new Acer Swift 3 notebooks and we can’t wait to get our hands on them for testing. The Acer Swift 3 laptops have historically been a go-to machine for Linux users. So, does the new Acer Swift 3 run Linux?

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Kernel Space

      • LWNLinux 5.17.2
        I'm announcing the release of the 5.17.2 kernel.
        
        All users of the 5.17 kernel series must upgrade.
        
        The updated 5.17.y git tree can be found at:
        	git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.17.y
        and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
        
        https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...
        
        thanks,
        
        greg k-h
        
      • LWNLinux 5.16.19
      • LWNLinux 5.15.33
      • LWNLinux 5.10.110
    • Applications

      • Medevel37 open-source free EPUB e-book viewers and readers for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Mobile.

        The EPUB is a popular e-book (or e-book) format and file extension that stands for electronic publications. It is a one file that compress a whole book within. It is appeared first in 2007, and originally developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).

        EPUB or EPUB format is much easier to view, edit, customize style, fonts, colors than the PDF format.

        Nowadays, the EPUB format is the favorite format among many popular book publishers and digital publishing agencies.

        The EPUB digital book format requires a special program to display and read its content. There are many commercial and proprietary software for all platforms, so in this article we offer you an open-source alternative collection.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • nixCraftHow to find out what filesystems Linux kernel supports

        How do I find out what filesystems my Linux kernel supports using the command line option?The post How to find out what filesystems Linux kernel supports appeared first on nixCraft.

      • How to Install Ansible (Automation Tool) on Debian 11

        Ansible is a free and open-source automation tool. It is used for configuration management and application deployment. Ansible is available for almost all UNIX like operating systems.

        System on which Ansible is installed is known as ‘Control Node’ and systems which are being managed by ansible are known as ‘managed host’. We don’t need to install any agent on managed hosts as Ansible works on ssh protocol (default port 22).

        In this guide, we will learn how to install and use ansible on Debian 11 system. For the demonstration purpose, I am using following Lab.

      • ID RootHow To Install Fork CMS on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Fork CMS on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Fork CMS is a free open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and uses Symphony components. It combines the much-needed intuitive and user-friendly interface with technological innovations and powerful apps that help you create, manage and monitor your website.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Fork CMS on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

      • LinuxiacCentOS 8 to Oracle Linux 8 Migration: A Step-by-Step Guide

        This article will guide you through every step to migrate your current CentOS 8 installation to Oracle Linux 8.

        With the focus shifting from the CentOS project to CentOS Stream, several distros have emerged on the Linux scene, competing for the position of preferred CentOS replacement.

        One of the leading contenders is Oracle Linux. It is free to download, use, and distribute operating system, a 1:1 binary compatible fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

      • Install NoMachine on Ubuntu 22.04 – kifarunix.com

        Welcome to our tutorial on how to install NoMachine on Ubuntu 22.04. NoMachine is a remote desktop tool just like VNC, TeamViewer. It is designed to work across several platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux to give users access to the physical desktop of the remote computer. NoMachine provides the best, fastest and highest quality remote desktop experience.

      • MakeTech EasierHow to Fix Windows MBR from Ubuntu – Make Tech Easier

        If you have tried to dual boot your Windows system with Linux, then you probably encountered some changes that may not be welcome. When installing Linux in this environment, the GRUB bootloader will overwrite the Windows bootloader within the Master Boot Record (MBR).

        This is also true in reverse: If you have installed Linux first and then decide to install Windows, the Windows bootloader will overwrite GRUB. You will then find that there is no way to boot into your Linux Desktop.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Configure Path-Based routing in an AWS Application Load Balancer

        In AWS, ELB and Elastic Load Balancing exists a concept where the servers can be added or released as per the demand of our application and the incoming traffic from an application is distributed among multiple targets. In this tutorial, we will configure path-based routing for an Application Load Balancer on AWS. We are going to use an IAM user account for this task.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install Webmin with Free Let’s Encrypt SSL on Rocky Linux 8

        Webmin is a free, open-source, and web-based Linux administration and management tool that allows you to configure the Linux system via a web browser. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Webmin with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt SSL on Rocky Linux 8.

      • Trend OceansHow to extract a .7z compressed file in Linux – TREND OCEANS

        File owners choose several types of compression utilities as per their requirements. Sometimes they may use tar, unzip, bzip, and 7z, among other archiving and compression utilities.

        And when you want to limit your space footprint, then 7z is an ideal compression mechanism, and that’s a reason one of the websites provides the VMware image in a 7z compressed file.

        If you have downloaded the 7z compressed file or whenever you want to extract a 7z compressed file, you need to have p7zip and p7zip-full installed on your system.

      • Make Use OfHow to Better Manage AppImages on Linux With AppImage Pool

        AppImage is a universal package format that simplifies the distribution and installation of Linux packages. Its biggest advantage over conventional Linux packages is that it’s distro-agnostic, meaning AppImages are easy for developers to develop and distribute and for users to use.

        That said, AppImage does have some shortcomings. One such is that it doesn’t have a central repository where you can browse and manage AppImages.

        This is where AppImage Pool comes into play. It’s a simple desktop client for AppImageHub—a catalog of AppImages—with simplified categories and some additional features, which makes AppImage management easier.

        Let’s dive in to explore AppImage Pool.

      • Question about malicious web requests

        Just a little while ago I happened to be glancing at this server’s NGINX logs and noticed some obviously malicious requests resulting in 404s. Here is one of them.

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to update the Linux container and Linux applications on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to update the Linux container and Linux applications on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

      • ID RootHow To Install Cockpit on CentOS 9 Stream – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cockpit on CentOS 9 Stream. For those of you who didn’t know, The cockpit is a free remote server manager that is lightweight and easy to use for GNU/Linux servers. It has a pretty web console that allows system administrators to easily perform tasks such as storage administration, network configuration, starting Docker containers, checking out the server performance, start and stop services, and many other administrative operations.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Cockpit server manager on CentOS 9 Stream.

      • How I set up my data and backup strategy as a Linux user – Real Linux User

        I write a lot about applications running on Linux and how to use them productively. From the many responses I receive from my readers, these articles are generally highly appreciated. However, applications do not stand alone. They use data, they also produce data and they exchange data with each other. Data workflow, data organization and data management are subjects that have always fascinated me. But it is also an important topic that I think everyone should think carefully about. You don’t want to know how many people have not implemented a good backup strategy for their important data. Personally, I always like to read articles or watch videos about how other people have arranged their data workflow, because their specific situations are very educational, but also very different and help to think about your own data situation. So, in this article, I will share a behind-the-scenes insight into how I handle my data in my Linux-based workflow, hoping it gets you thinking, gives ideas or perhaps triggers improvements, in your existing workflow. So here is an insight into how I set up my data and backup strategy as a Linux user.

    • Wine or Emulation

      • WineHQ – Wine Announcement – The Wine development release 7.6 is now available.
        The Wine development release 7.6 is now available.
        
        What's new in this release:
          - Mono engine updated to version 7.2.0.
          - More progress on the PE conversion of graphics drivers.
          - Locale support using the new CLDR-based database.
          - Various bug fixes.
        
        The source is available from the following locations:
        
        https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/7.x/wine-7.6.tar.xz
        
        
        http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/7.x/wine-7.6.tar.xz
        
        Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:
        
        https://www.winehq.org/download
        
        You will find documentation on https://www.winehq.org/documentation
        
        You can also get the current source directly from the git
        repository. Check https://www.winehq.org/git for details.
        
        Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
        AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.
        
    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • Geeky GadgetsMaui Shell Alpha Linux OS for phones and desktops

          The development team responsible for creating the Linux NitruxOS (NXOS) distribution have this week released a new Alpha version of their Maui Shell. Designed to work on almost any screen size from desktop to smart phone the Maui Shell is now available as an official Alpha release and the source code can be downloaded from GitHub.

          “This new revision of Maui Shell introduces many fixes and missing features, completing parts of Shell’s basic functionality. This cycle focused on Cask, the shelf itself, and encompassing the panel, the dock, launcher, dialogs, cards, etc. We put a significant part of the work into refining elements such as cards, dialogs, sliders, buttons, etc., to make it all look more cohesive and coherent across different form factors, visually and in the user experience. Missing functionality was introduced: from the panel controls for handling: sound, Bluetooth, dark mode, network, brightness, and media controls, to the backend.”

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

    • Distributions

      • Barry KaulerOE and woofQ project tarballs used for Easy 3.4.5

        Most packages used in EasyOS are compiled from source by a derivative of OpenEmbedded. This project is currently only available as a tarball.

      • 9to5LinuxEndeavourOS Apollo Lands with Worm WM, Improved Installation Experience, and More

        Yes, the Apollo has landed, four months after EndeavourOS Atlantis and three and a half months after EndeavourOS Atlantis Neo, full of improvements around the installation process and to the live session in an attempt to attract more users to this popular Arch Linux-based rolling-release distro.

        First of all, let’s talk about the big features in EndeavourOS Apollo, which is powered by the latest and greatest Linux 5.17 kernel series and the Mesa 22 graphics stack series.

      • LinuxiacEndeavourOS Apollo Comes with a Brand-New Window Manager

        EndeavourOS Apollo brings massive improvements to the Calamares installer and introduces a new X11-based window manager.

        EndeavourOS is a user-friendly Arch Linux-based rolling release distro with some handy new features that improve the user experience. It fits into a similar-but-different niche as Manjaro.

        Most readers may probably remember the Antergos Linux distribution, discontinued in 2019. After that, a group of the older community merged efforts to create a new continuation of that distribution, EndeavourOS.

        Today, almost four months after the previous EndeavourOS Neo release, the distro has a new update. The developers have announced the new EndeavourOS Apollo update, which is currently available to download and install.

      • The Apollo release has landed – EndeavourOS

        Time flies when you’re having fun and that certainly goes for developing this main release, so in a way, I am sort of apologizing for the longer wait than we initially promised you.

        The ISO development team and the community editions team have been working very hard to improve the EndeavourOS installation experience for a newly installed system. Perhaps needless to say but once installed, EndeavourOS keeps rolling, so existing users don’t have to install Apollo.

      • SUSE/OpenSUSE

        • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2022/14 – Dominique a.k.a. DimStar (Dim*)

          Another week has gone by, and despite me claiming we won’t be using openQA anymore (hey, it was April 1st; you should know not to trust anything you read on that day), we are of course very much relying on it. Tumbleweed couldn’t possibly be as stable as it is without the help of openQA and the fabulous team developing and maintaining it. So since last Friday we have thrown a full set of 7 snapshots at openQA and received a ‘go’ back for all of them. so we pushed out 7 snapshots (0331, 0401, 0402, 0403, 0404, 0405, and 0406)

      • IBM/Red Hat/Fedora

        • FedoraFriday’s Fedora Facts: 2022-14

          Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

        • Red Hat OfficialRed Hat’s The State of Enterprise Open Source report: Highlights from the financial services industry

          Red Hat’s fourth annual The State of Enterprise Open Source report highlights how organizations have adapted to new ways of operating — whether due to external forces or proactive choices — and are selecting methods that provide better competitive advantage.

          The report is based on interviews of 1,296 IT leaders from 14 countries, presenting an unbiased view of the use of enterprise open source. Respondents stated they have influence over the purchasing decisions within their organization (in app development, app infrastructure, cloud, storage, middleware, server OS, or virtualization), and were not informed that Red Hat was the sponsor of the survey. Respondents also needed to be familiar with enterprise open source, and have at least 1% Linux installed at their organizations.

        • IBM Old Timer[IBM Emeritus] Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Tech Trends that Will Most Reshape Companies Over the Next Decade

          “In the next decade, we’ll experience more progress than in the past 100 years combined, as technology reshapes health and materials sciences, energy, transportation, and a wide range of other industries and domains,” notes a recent McKinsey study on the The top trends in tech. “The implications for corporations are broad.”

          “These trends may not represent the coolest, most bleeding-edge technologies. But they’re the ones drawing the most venture money, producing the most patent filings, and generating the biggest implications for how and where to compete and the capabilities you need to accelerate performance.”

          “Unifying and underlying them all is the combinatorial effect of massively faster computation propelling new convergences between technologies; startling breakthroughs in health and materials sciences; an array of new product and service functionalities; and a strong foundation for the reinvention of companies, markets, industries, and sectors.”

      • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

        • OMG UbuntuUpgrading from Ubuntu 20.04? Look Out for These Features in 22.04

          In addition to all the (many) new features introduced as part of Ubuntu 22.04, LTS users will finally get to benefit from the cumulative changes shipped in Ubuntu 20.10, 21.04 and 21.10.

          And to help bring LTS to LTS upgraders up to speed I’ve put together the following guide. In it, I detail 20 new features, changes, and improvements to look out for in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ‘Jammy Jellyfish’.

          This is by no means exhaustive. Only some of the changes mentioned below are specifically new in 22.04, the rest were introduced in earlier builds but are ‘new’ to LTS upgraders. If you ride the interim releases (like I do) then the majority of this list will be familiar.

    • Devices/Embedded

    • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

      • MedevelData Crow is a free media cataloger and media organizer.

        Ever wanted to catalog organize your collections of movies, music, apps, images, and books, then you didn’t find the right software to do so, here is a perfect one: Data Crow.

      • MedevelOpenDocMan is an open-Source Document Management System (DMS) for enterprise

        OpenDocMan is a free, web-based, open source document management system (DMS) written in PHP designed to comply with ISO 17025 and OIE standard for document management. It features web based access, fine-grained control of access to files, and automated install and upgrades.

        It is a modular system that has dozens of plugins to extend its functionalities.

        [...]

        OpenDocMan is released under the open-source GPL license.

      • SaaS/Back End/Databases

        • PostgreSQLPostgreSQL: pgAdmin 4 v6.8 Released

          The pgAdmin Development Team is pleased to announce pgAdmin 4 version 6.8. This release of pgAdmin 4 includes 22 bug fixes and new features. For more details please see the release notes.

          pgAdmin is the leading Open Source graphical management tool for PostgreSQL.

      • Programming/Development

        • QtQtQuick3D QML Profiler Events

          In Qt 6.3 we have added QML Profiler events in QtQuick3D. Starting with Qt Creator 7.0 you can see the events in QML Profiler timeline.

        • GoogleGoogle Summer of Code 2022: Contributor applications now open
        • FOSSLifeContributor Applications Open for Google Summer of Code 2022

          Contributor applications for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2022 are now open. If you are new to open source, GSoC can help you learn about interesting projects to which you can contribute.

        • OpenSource.comPeek inside your Git repo with rev-parse | Opensource.com

          I use Git a lot. In fact, there’s probably an argument that I sometimes misuse it. I use Git to power a flat-file CMS, a website, and even my personal calendar.

          To misuse Git, I write a lot of Git hooks. One of my favorite Git subcommands is rev-parse, because when you’re scripting with Git, you need information about your Git repository just as often as you need information from it.

        • DTPygments style gallery
        • PR NewswireIAR Systems brings low-code state machine design solution to Linux

          IAR Systems®, the world leader of software and services for embedded development, today announced the latest version of the graphical modeling and code generation solution IAR Visual State. The new version introduces cross-platform host support that allows IAR Visual State to run on either Linux or Windows, enabling flexible and efficient development workflows based on state machines.

  • Leftovers

    • Hardware

      • CNX SoftwareE Ink Kaleido 3 color e-paper display increases color saturation by 30 percent, reduces blue light reflections – CNX Software

        E Ink’s latest Kaleido 3 color ePaper display increases color saturation by 30 percent compared to the earlier Kaleido Plus color e-paper display, integrates E Ink ComfortGaze new front light technology engineered to reduce the amount of blue light reflected off the surface of the display, in order to provide further comfort while reading.

        The new modules based on Kaleido 3 will be offered in various panel sizes including 7.8-inch, 10.3-inch, and 13.3-inch, support up to 16 levels of grayscale and 4096 colors, and target eReaders and eNote devices.

    • Integrity/Availability

      • Proprietary

        • Security

          • LWNSecurity updates for Friday [LWN.net]

            Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (libtiff), Debian (chromium), Fedora (buildah and chromium), openSUSE (firefox), SUSE (firefox, libsolv, libzypp, and openjpeg2), and Ubuntu (firefox and python-oslo.utils).

          • Reproducible Builds in March 2022 — reproducible-builds.org

            Welcome to the March 2022 report from the Reproducible Builds project! In our monthly reports we outline the most important things that we have been up to over the past month.

          • Dark ReadingLinux Systems Are Becoming Bigger Targets [Ed: Bigger targets for media FUD campaigns which intentionally overlook (barely even mention) epic incidents and back doors in proprietary software, whose vendors pay the media]
          • Network World10 essential Linux tools for network and security pros | Network World

            Picking just 10 Linux open source security tools isn’t easy, especially when network professionals and security experts have dozens if not several hundred tools available to them.

            There are different sets of tools for just about every task—network tunneling, sniffing, scanning, mapping. And for every environment—Wi-Fi networks, Web applications, database servers.

            We consulted a group of experts (Vincent Danen, vice president of product security, RedHat; Casey Bisson, head of product growth, BluBracket; Andrew Schmitt, a member of the BluBracket Security Advisory Panel; and John Hammond, senior security researcher, Huntress) to develop this list of must-have Linux security tools.

    • Civil Rights/Policing

      • Public KnowledgeIntroducing the ‘Movin’ On Up A Little Higher’ Series – Public Knowledge

        We at Public Knowledge have written and presented extensively on the uniquely perilous market dynamics of digital platform markets. Economic terms like “steep barriers to entry,” “network effects,” and “economies of scope and scale” don’t fully convey how these economic problems harm real people every day. That’s why we are launching this “Movin’ On Up A Little Higher” blog post series whose title was inspired by the Civil Rights Movement songstress Mahalia Jackson’s spirit-stirring ballad.

      • Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Were Right About Why You Hate Your Job

        What is automation? As we have seen, machines have replicated and augmented human work processes for centuries, and that is often the colloquial use of “automation” in our current moment. But “automation” was not used to describe this process until 1947, when Delmar Harder, vice president of manufacturing at Ford Motor Company, created its Automation Department. The department’s engineers redesigned automobile production so that materials were automatically conveyed from one process to another, obviating the need for laborers to load and unload machines.Further, the process was itself increasingly machine-controlled, through a system of timers, switches, and relays — what technology historian David Hounsell calls the “electromechanical brain.”

        Most of the technologies involved in automation had been developed and implemented in other industries years before their incorporation into Ford’s production process. What made automation new was its centrality to Ford’s manufacturing strategy, coming at a time of historic unrest among autoworkers, and in particular, on the heels of a costly twenty-four-day strike at Ford’s massive River Rouge plant in May of 1949. Not only would the new technologies dramatically reduce an unruly labor force, but they allowed Ford to decentralize its production away from the roiling unrest of Detroit as the company opened new automated factories in Cleveland and Buffalo. Workers immediately perceived the threat, and automation was, from its inception, a deeply politicized issue.

        Today, the headlines scream about automation’s potential to replace workers, often in language reminiscent of anti-immigrant rhetoric: robots are threatening to “take” or “steal” jobs. You can even go to the website willrobotstakemyjob.com and input specific occupations to get statistics on the likelihood of such theft. Writers have only a 3.8 percent chance — “totally safe” — while machinists face an alarming percent. “Robots are watching,” the site cautions. These numbers are drawn from a widely cited 2013 report by economist Carl Benedikt Frey and computer scientist Michael A. Osborne that concluded 47 percent of total US employment would be automated by 2034.

        Many writers on the radical left have accepted this framing of automation, and even extended and detourned its implications, making “full automation” central to the transcendence of capitalist exploitation. In “Inventing the Future,” Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek argue, “Without full automation, postcapitalist futures must necessarily choose between abundance at the expense of freedom (echoing the work-centricity of Soviet Russia) or freedom at the expense of abundance, represented by primitivist dystopias.” Peter Frase’s “Four Futures,” which plays out an assortment of postcapitalisms, utopian and dystopian, holds “perfect automation” as “the constant in [the] equation.” And Aaron Bastani’s “Fully Automated Luxury Communism” pushes this idea to its limits, promising a future of boundless leisure for all, supplemented by a profusion of goods and services delivered sans human exploitation: “We will see more of the world than ever before, eat varieties of food we never have heard of, and lead lives equivalent — if we so wish — to those of today’s billionaires.”

        Such a framing is both simple and attractive, especially to those of us trapped in dead-end jobs and eking out precarious existences; if robots, rather than if we and our fellow workers, performed these tasks, and the productivity of technology were widely dispersed, maybe we could live our lives like the rich do. Like those cheesy banner ads that were all over the web in the late 2000s, you could have a fulfilling e

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

      • A phone that’s just a web browser

        Web browsers, and the modern web in general, are bloated. [citation needed] A lot of people are trying to get away from that, whether it be with the smol web, a return to Gopher, the invention of Gemini, or what have you.

        [...]

        My brain probably conjured this by cribbing inspiration from Vivaldi and SeaMonkey. Both have build-in email support. Vivaldi also has a notepad (which I never use, because it saves everything as a json blob that’s impractical to edit with external tools) and a built-in browser game that the devs made a big deal out of when it launched but which no one ever talks about anymore. SeaMonkey has a built-in IRC client and HTML editor. So why not make a whole OS out of a browser?

        This is a bad idea, for sure, but sharing is caring, and I care about all of you out there in the smol internet. <3

      • Tedium10 Networking Technologies That You Probably Aren’t Using

        If you’re using a 2G or 3G phone to access the internet or make calls, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s going offline very soon, if it hasn’t already. T-Mobile already shut off the CDMA network for its legacy Sprint customers, while it’s expected to shut off its GSM networks at the end of the year, something Verizon is already planning to do. Networking, of course, requires a connection on the other end of the line. So to add onto my series of things that “didn’t make it,” here’s a list of networking technologies that probably aren’t a part of your life. Unless they are, in which case I encourage you to send me a message telling me how you’re still using Token Ring on your local area network.

      • AccessNowU.S. Treasury moves to keep Russians connected despite sanctions – Access Now

        Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a General License to exempt internet communications services, and related software, hardware, or technologies, from U.S. sanctions against Russia. This decision comes in direct response to a coalition letter, led by Access Now and the Wikimedia Foundation, that calls on U.S. President Biden and his administration to ensure the people of Russia and Belarus are not cut off from the internet.

        This decision will make it possible for Russian independent media, human rights defenders, and anti-war protesters who depend on U.S. communication technologies can continue their critical work safely.

        “The Russian government must end its illegal war of aggression, but denying Russian people access to legitimate information and secure technologies undermines the struggle,” said Peter Micek, General Counsel at Access Now. “We commend the Biden Administration for crafting smarter sanctions, listening to civil society, and encouraging the tech sector to join the fight, not simply cut and run from Russia.”

    • Monopolies

      • The Prohibiting Anticompetitive Mergers Act – A Radical and Duplicative Bill

        Democrats in both the House and Senate recently introduced H.R. 7101/S. 3847, the “Prohibiting Anticompetitive Mergers Act” (PAMA) sponsored by Rep. Jones and Sen. Warren. The bill is yet another merger ban bill (which also includes unwinding previous mergers) targeted at leading technology services in the mold of H.R. 7835, the Ending Platforms Monopoly Act and H.R. 3726, the Platform Competition and Opportunity Act, along with its Senate companion S. 3197.

        The newest attempt at regulation is helmed by seven senators and eleven House members. It is conceivable that the sweeping nature of this bill could shift the “Overton Window” of industrial policies that are plausible, making other House and Senate Judiciary Committee proposals, namely S. 2992 and H.R. 3816, appear as more sober, thoughtful, and therefore worthy of floor time. But as DisCo has previously discussed, those bills have lots of problems as well. [ 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5]

        Because previous anti-tech bills introduced in this Congress were marked up without any prior legislative hearings in the House or the Senate, it would not be surprising if this radical bill followed the same route. This new trend of marking up bills, especially those that will have arguably the biggest consequence for antitrust in over 100 years since the Sherman and Clayton Acts and would stand to overturn the prevailing consumer welfare standard [1, 2], should be stopped by Congress as discussed previously. The public and interested stakeholders should be afforded the time to digest the import of these bills, register concerns, ask questions, and expect redress and discussion with lawmakers.

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  2. Links 21/05/2022: HP Teams up with System76

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  3. IRC Proceedings: Friday, May 20, 2022

    IRC logs for Friday, May 20, 2022



  4. Links 20/05/2022: Thunderbird Revenue Rising

    Links for the day



  5. Outsourcing Sites to Social Control Media is an Outdated Mindset in 2022

    Centralised or federated censorship/filtering platforms (also known as "social [control] media" [sic]) aren't the way forward; we're therefore a little surprised that Linux Weekly News (LWN) bothers with that languishing bandwagon all of a sudden



  6. Links 20/05/2022: Plasma's Latest Beta in Kubuntu 22.04, Kapow 1.6.0 Released

    Links for the day



  7. Turkey's Migration to Pardus Linux and LibreOffice Explained 2 Months Ago in LibrePlanet

    This talk by Hüseyin GÜÇ was uploaded under the title “Real world GNU/Linux story from Istanbul”



  8. In Turkey, Windows Market Share is Down to Almost Nothing, 'Linux' is About Two Thirds of the Connected Devices

    Watch this graph of Windows going down from around 99.5% to just 11.55% this month



  9. The Lies and Delusions of António Campinos

    Monopolies and American corporations (and their lawyers) are a priority for today's EPO, Europe's second-largest institution



  10. Links 20/05/2022: Fedora BIOS Boot SIG

    Links for the day



  11. Links 20/05/2022: Oracle Linux 8.6 and VMware Security Crisis

    Links for the day



  12. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, May 19, 2022

    IRC logs for Thursday, May 19, 2022



  13. Links 19/05/2022: Rust 1.61.0 and Lots of Security FUD

    Links for the day



  14. EPO Eating Its Own (and Robbing Its Own)

    António Campinos is lying to his staff and losing his temper when challenged about it; Like Benoît Battistelli, who ‘fixed’ this job for his banker buddy (despite a clear lack of qualifications and relevant experience), he’s just robbing the EPO’s staff (even pensioners!) and scrubbing the EPC for ill-gotten money, which is in turn illegally funneled into financialization schemes



  15. [Meme] EPO Budget Tanking?

    While the EPO‘s António Campinos incites people (and politicians) to break the law he’s also attacking, robbing, and lying to his own staff; thankfully, his staff isn’t gullible enough and some MEPs are sympathetic; soon to follow is a video and publication about the EPO’s systematic plunder (ETA midnight GMT)



  16. EPO.org (Official EPO Site) Continues to Promote Illegal Agenda and Exploit Ukraine for PR Stunts That Help Unaccountable Crooks

    epo.org has been turned into a non-stop propaganda machine of Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos because the EPO routinely breaks the law; it’s rather tasteless that while Ukrainians are dying the EPO’s mob exploits Ukraine for PR purposes



  17. [Meme] EPO Applicants Unwittingly Fund the War on Ukraine

    As we’ve just shown, António Campinos is desperately trying to hide a massive EPO scandal



  18. EPO Virtue-Signalling on the Ukrainian Front

    António Campinos persists in attention-shifting dross and photo ops; none of that can change the verifiable facts about the EPO’s connections to Lukashenko’s 'science park' in Minsk



  19. Links 19/05/2022: PostgreSQL 15 Beta 1 and Plasma 5.25 Beta

    Links for the day



  20. A Libera.Chat Anniversary and Happy Birthday (Maybe the Last) to 'Leenode'

    What became known as the so-called ‘Leenode’ is a cautionary tale, but maybe it is also a blessing in disguise because IRC as a whole seem to have become a lot more decentralised (as everything should be)



  21. Links 19/05/2022: The Gradual Fall of Netflix/DRM

    Links for the day



  22. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    IRC logs for Wednesday, May 18, 2022



  23. Links 18/05/2022: Qt Company Loses Chief; OpenSUSE Leap Micro 5.2 and RHEL 9 Final

    Links for the day



  24. Jim Zemlin's Wife is Funded by Puppies (Microsoft)

    Jim Zemlin — like his wife — is bagging millions from Microsoft, but that’s clearly a conflict of interest for the Linux Foundation



  25. Links 18/05/2022: More Defections From WordPress to Gemini

    Links for the day



  26. Links 18/05/2022: PikaScript and cURL's Annual User Survey

    Links for the day



  27. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    IRC logs for Tuesday, May 17, 2022



  28. Phoronix: Microsoft and Phoronix Sponsor (and Close Microsoft Partner) AMD All Over the Place

    When you’re taking massive 'gifts' from AMD (and also some from Microsoft) maybe it’s not surprising that editorial decisions change somewhat…



  29. EPO Has No F-ing Oversight

    Earlier today SUEPO mentioned this new article demonstrating that EPO President António Campinos can very obviously and blatantly violate the Code of Conduct of the Office without facing any consequences; there are translations too, so the report is now available in four languages



  30. [Meme] Linux-Rejecting Foundation

    The Linux Foundation never really leads by example; by default, it uses proprietary software


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