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  • GNU/Linux

    • Benchmarks

      • Mesa 22.0.1 Release Notes

        Mesa 22.0.1 is a bug fix release which fixes bugs found since the 22.0.0 release.

        Mesa 22.0.1 implements the OpenGL 4.6 API, but the version reported by glGetString(GL_VERSION) or glGetIntegerv(GL_MAJOR_VERSION) / glGetIntegerv(GL_MINOR_VERSION) depends on the particular driver being used. Some drivers don’t support all the features required in OpenGL 4.6. OpenGL 4.6 is only available if requested at context creation. Compatibility contexts may report a lower version depending on each driver.

        Mesa 22.0.1 implements the Vulkan 1.2 API, but the version reported by the apiVersion property of the VkPhysicalDeviceProperties struct depends on the particular driver being used.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Linux Shell Tips ☛ How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04/22.04

        Server management is an exciting concept for all Linux users whether they are beginners, still learning their ways around the Linux OS architecture, or expert users that can manage and administer different Linux operating system distributions. However, as time goes by, you will start to feel the urge/need for a flexible and less time-consuming approach to managing your Linux server.

        This article introduces Webmin as a reputable web-based admin tool, that makes the life of a Linux administrator much easier as it lessens the user footprints needed to effectively manage a targeted Linux system/server.

      • ID Root ☛ How To Install MediaWiki on AlmaLinux 8 - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MediaWiki on AlmaLinux 8, as well as some extra required packages by MediaWiki

      • H2S Media ☛ How to reset Ubuntu 22.04 LTS root password - Linux Shout

        Recover your forgotten root password for Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish server or desktop by resetting it. Here are the commands to follow for that.

        Forgotten passwords are always annoying – especially when it comes to your own computer password. So you can no longer access your important data.

        Among the numerous tasks that we have to carry out every day when managing Linux operating systems is resetting the password of the users, whether they are logged in or not, in order to regain access to the system and make it work properly. However, being an administrator you need root user access for that. But what happens if you forget the root password. In such conditions, you won’t be able to perform the core tasks of your computer. This problem often occurs because users use multiple passwords on multiple platforms. So, here is the solution for that.

      • Sudo ☛ Sudo 1.9.10: hiding passwords in session recordings | Sudo

        Session recording has been available in sudo for many years, however not many people are aware of it. Even less well-known is that you can save not just the terminal output, but also what the user types. That way you can analyze what the user is doing within a shell session. Recordings may also include user passwords, which is not always desirable. Version 1.9.10 of sudo allows you to hide passwords in session recordings if it recognizes a password entry.

        From this blog you will learn how to turn on session recording in sudo, how to enable or disable hiding passwords in session recordings, and how to view the results.

      • How to install a bunch of debs | Just Jeremy

        Recently, I needed to check if a regression in Ubuntu 22.04 Beta was triggered by the mesa upgrade. Ok, sounds simple, let me just install the older mesa version.

      • How to Use Cloud-Based APIs for File Uploading and File Hosting -

        If you handle many files daily, either personal or professional, you may find yourself constantly looking for ways of optimizing storage space. With newer options available like cloud-based APIs, storage issues may become history. So, what is a cloud-based API, and how can you upload files using it? Tune in!

      • TechRepublic ☛ How to install the Matomo web analytics platform on Ubuntu Server 20.04 | TechRepublic

        Website analysis is an important aspect of administration. If your company needs to track such data, there's an open-source tool for that very purpose. Jack Wallen shows you how to deploy Matomo.

      • H2S Media ☛ How to reset root password in Debian 11 Bullseye - Linux Shout

        Reset your forgotten root password for Debian 11 Bullseye server or desktop by resetting it. Here are the commands to follow for that.

        Forgotten passwords are always annoying – especially when it comes to your computer password. So you can no longer access your important data.

        Among the numerous tasks that we have to carry out every day when managing Linux operating systems is resetting the password of the users, whether they are logged in or not, to regain access to the system and make it work properly. However, being an administrator you need root user access for that. But what happens if you forget the root password. In such conditions, you won’t be able to perform the core tasks of your computer. This problem often occurs because users use multiple passwords on multiple platforms. So, here is the solution for that.

      • How to Install Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 5

        Linux Mint has launched a new Linux Mint Debian Edition operating system. In short it is also known as LMDE. Code name for LMDE 5 is ‘Elsie’, it similar to Linux Mint but in place of Ubuntu. It is using Debian and its packages are provided by Debian instead of Ubuntu.

        The main objective for launching this new LMDE OS is that it continues to offer the same user experience even if Ubuntu disappear. In other words, it will remove the dependency on Ubuntu.

        In this guide, we will learn how to install Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 (LMDE) step by step with screenshots.

      • How to Connect to Remote Database in pgAdmin4 and DBeaver

        SSH allows two computers to communicate and encrypts the shared data. It’s a commonly used method for securely accessing remote server terminals and for file transfer.

        SSH can also be used to create a secure communication tunnel between computers for forwarding other network connections that are not normally encrypted, a technique called SSH Tunneling (or port forwarding).

      • How to Create Custom 404 Error Page in NGINX

        Every time NGINX encounters an error as it attempts to process a client’s request, it returns an error. Each error includes an HTTP response code and a short description. The error usually is displayed to a user via a simple default HTML page.

        Fortunately, you can configure NGINX to display custom error pages to your site’s or web application’s users. This can be achieved using the NGINX’s error_page directive which is used to define the URI that will be shown for a specified error. You can also, optionally use it to modify the HTTP status code in the response headers sent to a client.

        In this guide, we will show how to configure NGINX to use custom error pages.

      • Linux Hint ☛ How to Install Oracle Java 16 JDK On Ubuntu

        JDK is a development kit intended to develop and run Java-based applications on various operating systems and servers. Java is the widely used object-oriented and open-source programming language with platform indecency.

        To accomplish the purpose of developing and running Java programs, JDK is equipped with a variety of tools such as Java Runtime Environment, Java loader, Java archiver, compiler, and much more. As JDK is platform-independent and have key importance in Java programming, we have compiled this guide to get Oracle Java 16 JDK on Ubuntu.

      • Linux Hint ☛ How to install Atom on Arch Linux

        Atom is an open-source text editor and source code editor which is quite famous among coding agnostics as it is full of features and support that developers look for. The Atom support is provided by GitHub and it can be used to write code in C++, C#, JavaScript, CSS, and much more. Apart from this, Atom can be customized to have a better user interface for users of various interests.

        As Atom is open-source and has cross-platform support, it is quite famous among Linux enthusiasts. Therefore, Atom can be availed on all the famous Linux distributions. In this article, we will provide a procedural guide to installing the Atom editor on Arch Linux.

      • Linux Hint ☛ How to Install Flask for Arch Linux

        Flask is a python-based backend framework that acts as a key ingredient to developing python-based web applications. Flask is a lightweight framework equipped with a built-in development server and efficient debugging support. Although Flask falls under the category of microframeworks, however, various libraries and tools can be added to Flask that make it suitable for complex projects as well.

        In recent computing advancements, users have shown interest in Linux-based systems. In today’s guide, we will show you how Flask can be installed on Arch Linux.

      • How to upgrade Linux Kernel on Debian 11 to 5.16 Release - NextGenTips

        In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to upgrade Linux Kernel to 5.16 mainline release on Debian 11.

        Linux Kernel is a free and open-source, monolithic, modular, multitasking Unix-like operating system. It is the main component of a Linux operating system and is the core interface between the computer’s hardware and its processes. It makes communication possible between computer hardware and processes running on it and it manages resources effectively.

        Linux 5.17 mainline was released recently by Linux Torvalds with better new features to try out. The mainline tree is maintained by Linus Torvalds and It is where all new features are added and releases always come from.

      • OSNote ☛ How to Install java on AlmaLinux 8, CentOS 8 and Rocky Linux 8 – OSNote

        Java is a popular programming language used to build a variety of apps and websites. But what is the real story on Java, and who uses it?

        Java has been around since 1995. It was released by Sun Microsystems as a programming language for “smart” consumer devices, particularly those with multimedia capabilities. This included interactive television systems as well as some early smartphones. Much later on, in 2006, Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems, and with it the Java programming language. However, this isn’t why most people know about Java today.

        Java came into its own as a web development tool. In the late 1990s, many companies saw the potential of publishing their content over the internet using a new technology known as “hypertext markup language” (HTML). HTML was an application of “hypertext,” which had been introduced by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. However, the problem with HTML content was that it lacked interactivity. Therefore, if you wanted to do things like checkboxes or clickable images, you needed something more advanced than basic HTML.

    • Games

      • Video ☛ Why Valve needs to SLOW DOWN with the Steam Deck Verified program. Plus more Steam Deck news. - Invidious
      • First look at SteamOS 3

        Having downloaded the Steam Deck recovery image and written to a USB using 'Rufus', I was surprised that booting on various AMD mini PCs has so far been unsuccessful whereas after just a few tweaks it successfully booted on a couple of different Intel NUCs.

      • GamingOnLinux ☛ Ubisoft Connect on Steam Deck guide with SD Card access | GamingOnLinux

        A guide that I've seen quite a few comments ask for across YouTube and our social media pages, so here's how to get the Ubisoft Connect launcher working on Steam Deck. You might want to do this if you own games on Ubisoft but not directly on Steam.

        For this, I'm using my tried and tested method that I used for the Epic Games Store originally, by adding the installer as a Non-Steam Game. You could also use Bottles, but I'll talk more about that later. First up, here's the video:

      • GamingOnLinux ☛ Free and open source level editor LDtk 1.0 is out now | GamingOnLinux

        LDtk (formerly known as LEd) is a free and open source level editor, developed by Sébastien Benard who previously worked on the successful Dead Cells and also recently Nuclear Blaze.

        It's cross-platform too across Linux, macOS and Windows and with it being under the MIT license you can do mostly whatever you want with it. Although supporting the developer if you find it useful would of course be a good thing to do, if you wish to see it continued to be supported. Linux support is still considered "experimental", so perhaps with the source available issues can be found and fixed more easily.

      • GamingOnLinux ☛ Crowns And Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit adventure releases May 6 | GamingOnLinux

        Crowns And Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit from Tag of Joy / Thunderful Publishing / Headup is now confirmed to be releasing on May 6.

        Headed up by the art director from Broken Sword 2.5, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit takes inspiration from adventure classics like Broken Sword and Syberia, while offering a modern and unique take on the genre that showcases underexplored locations across Eastern Europe, along with their fascinating history. Explore a beguiling hand-painted world full of life, rich with history and threaded with conspiratorial intrigue.

      • GamingOnLinux ☛ TFC: The Fertile Crescent is a classic base-building RTS out in Early Access | GamingOnLinux

        TFC: The Fertile Crescent is a new Early Access real-time strategy game from Wield Interactive / The Knights of Unity, as a much expanded version of the original that's free on

        Inspired by the development and decline of historical civilizations, players must maintain a delicate balance between food production and army upkeep, as reducing food sources can collapse even the most powerful community. The developers say it's a tribute to the pioneers of the RTS genre and you can certainly feel that while playing. If you've ever played a base-building RTS before (be it Age of Empires or anything similar), you will absolutely feel at home here.

      • GamingOnLinux ☛ EmuDeck makes emulation on Steam Deck nice and simple | GamingOnLinux

        If you want to get emulation setup on Steam Deck, you need to take a look at EmuDeck which makes installing and configuration nice and easy.

        While the Steam Deck from Valve has already proven itself to be a very capable device (just look at our videos!) for modern games, there's a massive amount of classics begging to be played on this handheld. This is where EmuDeck comes in. It's not an emulator itself though, instead it's a setup tool that helps you get other tools and emulators configured properly for the Steam Deck.

      • GamingOnLinux ☛ RetroArch gets big Steam Deck improvements | GamingOnLinux

        RetroArch, the very popular application front-end for emulators and more has a new release out and it includes better support for the Steam Deck. The improvements benefit all Steam users of course but, for the Steam Deck especially, it's awesome.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • OMG Ubuntu ☛ ’App Icons Taskbar’ Puts Running Apps in GNOME Shell’s Top Bar

          ‘App Icons Taskbar’ hit the GNOME Extensions website this week. As the name tells you, this is a simple add-on that adds icons for running apps and favourites to the Top Bar (which is what the GNOME Shell panel stripped across the top of the screen is called).

          Right-clicking on an app icon lets you access the respective app’s context menu, and if you hover over a running app icon you will see thumbnail previews of open window(s).

    • Distributions

      • 10 Lightweight Linux Distributions for your Old Hardware in 2022

        We highlight a list of 10 lightweight Linux Distributions ideal for your older PC in 2022. We give you their features and what makes them perfect for reviving older hardware.

      • New Releases

        • GParted Live 1.4.0-1 Stable Release

          The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

          This release includes GParted 1.4.0, updated packages, and other improvements.

      • IBM/Red Hat/Fedora

        • Red Hat Official ☛ What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Beta

          RHEL 8.6 includes a number of features that will translate into operational benefits for your organization. While not a comprehensive list, here are some of the improvements that stand out in this beta.

          To simplify administration, we've added the ability to take on new tasks in RHEL's web console, based on the upstream Cockpit project.

        • Red Hat ☛ Generate and save an HTML report in Jenkins on OpenShift 4 | Red Hat Developer

          Jenkins is one of the most popular CI/CD tools for automating builds and deployments. It is very flexible and can be deployed on almost every operating system, as well as on Red Hat OpenShift. This article shows you how to deploy Jenkins on OpenShift 4.9, create a simple pipeline to deploy a Java application to OpenShift, do some testing, save the test results as HTML, and publish it as an artifact so that people can see the results.

          For this scenario, we'll generate an HTML report using Maven OWASP Dependency Check plugins. The report will contain a list of libraries that contain vulnerabilities. This pipeline runs on Jenkins 2.2 on top of OpenShift 4.9.

        • ☛ How Aqua Security is approaching DevSecOps in 2022 [Ed: IBM is promoting lots of mindless buzzwords]

          I recently took the opportunity to discuss open source and security challenges with Itay Shakury of Aqua Security. What follows is a fascinating discussion about current issues, the future, and specific cloud-native tools that address the concerns of today's Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs).

        • Enterprisers Project ☛ Want to build a resilient IT team? Follow this advice | The Enterprisers Project

          Resilient companies adapt and respond to change and recover quickly from setbacks. Particularly today, these qualities are critical for organizations to succeed. Employees need a positive energy, a sense of purpose on the team, and they need to be eager to learn. They have to be excited about upskilling and growing; they need to be able to trust each other, work as a team, and, of course, be open to change.

          But how do we as leaders cultivate these qualities in our teams and create a culture of resiliency? Three principles are key: prioritizing a more human connection, hiring people that exude energy, and making time for employees. Here’s what that has looked like for us at NTT DATA.

        • Enterprisers Project ☛ 5 leadership tips for CIOs to evolve their digital strategy [Ed: Mostly buzzwords slinging, no real substance.]

          The modern CIO role has morphed into one that is equal parts technologist, business strategist, and transformational change agent.

        • The Register UK ☛ Axed data scientist sues IBM claiming he was discriminated against as a man

          Michael Stickler, a former IBM data scientist, has sued Big Blue for gender discrimination and retaliation after he complained that he was not being offered the same family leave options available to his women colleagues.

          In March 2021, according to the complaint [PDF], Stickler's fiancée's seven-year-old son came to live with the couple and Stickler asked to take a week off using earned vacation time to get to know his soon-to-be stepson. But his supervisor refused to allow him to take vacation then.

          The following month, his fiancée "became severely ill and required significant medical attention," to the point that she could no longer care for her child. Stickler was working from home in New York at the time and found it difficult to care for his ailing fiancée and her son, home from school due to COVID-19 restrictions, while managing his work responsibilities.

      • Debian Family

        • Bits from Debian: Lenovo Platinum Sponsor of DebConf22

          We are very pleased to announce that Lenovo has committed to supporting DebConf22 as a Platinum sponsor. This is the fourth year in a row that Lenovo is sponsoring The Debian Conference with the higher tier!

          As a global technology leader manufacturing a wide portfolio of connected products, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and workstations as well as AR/VR devices, smart home/office and data center solutions, Lenovo understands how critical open systems and platforms are to a connected world.

      • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

        • The Register UK ☛ Rolling Rhino: A rolling-release remix of Ubuntu

          Rolling Rhino is a new community remix of Ubuntu, but with a unique twist: it has a whole new release model, rather than just a different desktop.

          The new remix builds upon a tool of the same name. The Rolling Rhino script converts an installation of one of Ubuntu's daily images into a rolling release by setting it to track the devel branch of the distro. The Rolling Rhino remix simplifies this process somewhat by allowing you to install the distro already configured in the relevant way.

          The new flavor is the brainchild of MrBeeBenson, building on work by Martin Wimpress, who is the project leader of the Ubuntu MATE remix.

          There are several rolling-release distros out there already, of course. Arch Linux recently hit 20 years old, while openSUSE Tumbleweed has been around since 2014. Both are designed and conceived as rolling releases and don't have stable versions. Instead, there are just periodic snapshot releases, so you can jump onto the conveyor belt starting from a fairly recent basis.

        • Ubuntu Pit ☛ Linux Mint Cinnamon vs MATE: Which One To Choose?

           In the world of Ubuntu and Debian-based Linux distributions, the Linux Mint is an excellent choice for beginners and day-to-day use. The Linux Mint is well known for productivity, office work, lightweight graphic design, and watching multimedia. For different use cases and usability, the Linux Mint has a few versions with a variety of desktop environments. For many years there has been a debate going on Linux Mint Cinnamon vs MATE; one must know why the debate is still so popular and the facts before selecting the OS.

          Linux Mint Cinnamon and Mate are the most used and most reviewed distributions among other variations of the Mint family. It’s not just like they have added two different desktop environments and published two different distributions, and there are some notable changes in internal design and performance in both Linux Mint Cinnamon and MATE. Before you pick one, you must know the difference between the Linux Mint Cinnamon vs MATE.

    • Devices/Embedded

    • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

      • SaaS/Back End/Databases

        • The Register UK ☛ Oracle adds autoML to its MySQL HeatWave service ● The Register

          Oracle has added autoML, real-time elasticity, and price-performance trade-offs to Heatwave, the analytics engine it piggybacks on MySQL transactional database.

          Nipun Agarwal, veep of HeatWave and advanced development at Oracle, told The Reg that the autoML features included in Heatwave would handle model training, inference, and explanation on behalf of the users, saving customers time and resource extracting data for these purposes.

          "Customers need to extract data out of the database, and then move it on machine learning," he said. "It is the same problem which customers had with analytics in the past, which is when you move the data out, the data is no longer as secure and it takes effort.

          "It introduces complexity to the application. And finally, you're running this machine learning on some other service and it's going to cost you, and this is what happens for instance, with [AWS] Redshift ML.

      • FSF

        • GNU Projects

      • Programming/Development

        • Godot Engine ☛ Godot Engine - Dev snapshot: Godot 3.5 beta 3

          We're getting closer to the Godot 3.5 stable release with a third beta snapshot! Like with 4.0 alpha builds, we're trying to release 3.5 beta builds every other week to ensure that new features can be tested, bugs can be reported and bugfixes can be validated.

          This new beta 3 adds two much awaited changes for Android users: an initial Android editor port, and a fix for the low processor usage mode which used to flicker on Android. See the highlight section below for details and a download link for the editor APK.

          This is a big update with close to 350 commits from 82 contributors since the previous beta! Some of the main highlights added in beta 2 are physics interpolation for 3D, and a new OccluderShapePolygon for your 3D occlusion needs.

        • Qt ☛ Qt Design Studio 3.2 Released

          We are happy to announce the release of Qt Design Studio 3.2.

        • Qt ☛ How to learn Qt?

          My name is Hanna, and I work as a Learning Manager at the Qt company. I have recently joined the company, so nice to meet you!

        • Igalia Coding Experience, GSoC, Outreachy, EVoC
  • Leftovers

    • Tedium ☛ 11 Weird Utensils You Probably Aren’t Using

      If you think we’ve got a hot take on Will Smith and Chris Rock, you picked the wrong newsletter. But on the day of that unusual event, I was inspired by something that happened that I found kind of weird. See, about five hours before Smith managed to disrupt his 35-year career, I opened up a microwavable quinoa salad, and inside this packaging (from my favorite source of oddball groceries, Lidl) was a spork. But it wasn’t just any spork—it was a spork that folded in half and came with a latch, meaning that said spork was reusable. To me, I see something like this, and I clear my schedule, looking for ways to deeply analyze all the angles of this thing that I’ve discovered. This quinoa salad spork changed my life; it was like it put me in the middle of a forest with nothing but my thoughts and this spork. (And in this forest, I could only, barely, hear the sound of the slap.) After 72 straight hours of researching this spork, taking only a small series of 15-minute naps amid my research, I’m back with my report: Here are all the weird combination utensils I could find. Today’s Tedium talks alternative utensils.

    • Health/Nutrition/Agriculture

      • The Netherlands needs drug reform (yes, really)

        In years past, I have smoked tobacco every now and then in social settings, but never developed a habit. However, when COVID rolled in, one of the only friends I ever got to spend time with during lockdown was a smoker, and after sharing cigarettes with them for a while, I developed a full blown tobacco addiction. Thankfully, I quickly realized what was happening and kicked it after a few months.

        Apart from the occasional cigarette, I have had a casual relationship with marijuana for many years. Weed is much safer than tobacco, and it does not create a physical dependency like nicotine does. If you stop smoking weed, you don't get cravings, headaches, anxiety, depression, sleeping problems -- you just stop being high. In general, I do not view a responsible marijuana habit as a problem, at least nowhere near as problematic as tobacco use. I view it similarly to recreational alcohol use. And so, when I quit smoking tobacco, I did not quit my occasional marijuana use, since it was not a problematic substance for me.

    • Integrity/Availability

      • Proprietary

        • David Revoy ☛ How proprietary social-medias are shaping the future of Pepper&Carrot - David Revoy

          I had an issue in December 2021: the latest Pepper&Carrot episode 36 : The Surprise Attack hasn't received a lot of audience. I can see this metric with multiple tools and indicators. I was very surprised about that and maybe the first time I saw a curve going down in my always growing statistics on Pepper&Carrot. Weird.

        • The Register UK ☛ Dev rigs up receipt printer to spit out GitHub issues [Ed: Wasting a Raspberry Pi to promote Microsoft's proprietary vendor lock-in that's in effect an attack on Free software and on Git]

          Sometimes the best things are the most simple. A case in point: sending GitHub issues to an old thermal POS printer via a Raspberry Pi.

        • The Register UK ☛ Microsoft backtracks on lack of easy Windows browser choice
        • The Verge ☛ Microsoft is finally making it easier to switch default browsers in Windows 11
        • The Register UK ☛ FTC sues Intuit for false advertising, says 'free' TurboTax isn't always free

          Intuit, makers of the tax-filing software TurboTax, deceives folks with false advertising and claims its product is free to use when it isn't always free, the US Federal Trade Commission claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday.

          “TurboTax is bombarding consumers with ads for ‘free’ tax filing services, and then hitting them with charges when it’s time to file,” said Samuel Levine, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. “We are asking a court to immediately halt this bait-and-switch, and to protect taxpayers at the peak of filing season.”

          Tens of millions of US citizens and other taxpayers use TurboTax to file their annual tax returns. The program helps peeps prepare documents, and automatically estimates any tax refunds or rebates they might be eligible to receive. Intuit produces TurboTax's Free Edition software, claiming users filing simple tax returns don't have to pay anything to use it at all.

        • The Register UK ☛ Mutating Verblecon malware in illicit cryptomining ... so far [Ed: The Register should have clarified this is Microsoft Windows]

          First the sneaky Windows malware runs a series of checks to see if it's being debugged, or being opened on a virtual machine or in a sandbox environment, "which would indicate it is likely being opened on a security researcher's machine," the researchers wrote. Additionally, it obtains a list of running processes, checks those against a set list, and looks for files that include executables and device drivers.

    • Monopolies

      • Patents

        • Software Patents

          • ZDNet ☛ Leading supply-chain company Maersk joins the Open Invention Network

            When you're a technologist, and you hear "containers" and "supply-chain," your mind immediately turns to Docker containers and supply-chain software. Most people, however, think of container ships and the physical supply chain that brings milk and bread to their local grocery store. However, these two concepts have more in common than you might think. A. P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (Maersk) is a leading global container logistics and shipping services leader company that uses open-source software to deliver its goods.


Recent Techrights' Posts

Real Life Should be Offline, Not Online, and It Requires Free Software
Resistance means having the guts to say "no!", even in the face of great societal burden and peer pressure
Links 27/09/2023: 3G Phase-Out, Monopolies, and Exit of Rupert Murdoch
Links for the day
IBM Took a Man’s Voice, Pitting Him Against His Own Work, While Companies Profit from Low-Effort Garbage Generated by Bots and “Self-Service”
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Links 26/09/2023: KDE, Programming, and More
Links for the day
Mozilla Promotes the Closed Web and Proprietary Webapps That Are Security and Privacy Hazards
This is just another reminder that the people who run Mozilla don't know the history of Firefox, don't understand the Web, and are beholden to "GAFAM", not to Firefox users
Debian More Like an Exploitative Sweatshop Than a Family
Wiltshire is riding a high horse in the UK, talking down to Indians who are "low-level" volunteers in his kingdom of authoritarians, guarded by an army of British lawyers who bully bloggers
Small Computers in Large Numbers: A Pipeline of Open Hardware
They guard and prioritise their "premiums", causing severe price hikes due to supply/demand disparities.
Microsoft Deserves a Medal for Being Worst at Security (the Media Deserves a Medal for Cover-up)
There are still corruptible/bribed publishers that quote Microsoft staff like they're security gurus
10 Reasons to Permanently Export or Liberate Your Site From WordPress, Drupal, and Other Bloatware
There are certainly more more advantages, but 10 should suffice for now
About 200,000 Objects in Techrights Web Site
This hopefully helps demonstrate just how colossal the migration actually is
Good Teachers Would Tell Kids to Quit Social Control Media Rather Than Participate in It (Teaching Means Education, Not Misinformation)
Insist that classrooms offer education to children rather than offer children to corporations
Twitter: From Walled Gardens to Paywalls and/or Amplifiers of Fascism
There's moreover a push to promote politicians who are as scummy as Twitter's owner
The World Wide Web is Being Confiscated From Us (Like Syndication Was Withdrawn About a Decade Ago) and We Need to Fight Back
We're worse off when fewer people promote RSS feeds and instead outsource to social control media (censorship, surveillance, manipulation)
Next Up: Restoring IRC Log Pipelines, Bulletins/Full Text RSS, Wiki (Archived, Static), and Pipelines for Daily Links
There are still many tasks left ahead of us, but we've progressed a lot
An Era of Rotting Technology, Migration Crises, and Cliffhanging
We've covered examples from IBM, resembling the Microsoft world
First Iteration of Techrights as 100% Static Pages Web Site
We want to champion another decade or two of positive impact and opinionated analysis
Links 25/09/2023: Patent News and Coding
some remaining links for today
Steam Deck is Mostly Good in the Sense That It Weakens Microsoft's Dominance (Windows)
The Steam Deck is mostly a DRM appliance
SUSE is Just Another Black Cat Working for Proprietary Giants/Monopolies
SUSE's relationship with firms such as these generally means that SUSE works for authority, not for community, and when it comes to cryptography it just follows guidelines from the US government
IBM is Selling Complexity, Not GNU/Linux
It's not about the clients, it's about money
Birthday of Techrights in 6 Weeks (Tux Machines and Techrights Reach Combined Age of 40 in 2025)
We've already begun the migration to static
Linux Foundation: We Came, We Saw, We Plundered
Linux Foundation staff uses neither Linux nor Open Source. They're essentially using, exploiting, piggybacking goodwill gestures (altruism of volunteers) while paying themselves 6-figure salaries.
Security Isn't the Goal of Today's Software and Hardware Products
Any newly-added layer represents more attack surface
Linux Too Big to Be Properly Maintained When There's an Incentive to Sell More and More Things (Complexity and Narrow Support Window)
They want your money, not your peace of mind. That's a problem.
Modern Web Means Proprietary Trash
Mozilla is financially beholden to Google and thus we cannot expect any pushback or for Firefox to "reclaims the Web" a second time around
Godot 4.2 is Approaching, But After What Happened to Unity All Game Developers Should be Careful
We hope Unity will burn in a massive fire and, as for Godot, we hope it'll get rid of Microsoft
GNU/Linux Has Conquered the World, But Users' Freedom Has Not (Impediments Remain in Hardware)
Installing one's system of choice on a device is very hard, sometimes impossible
Another Copyright Lawsuit Against Microsoft (or its Proxy) for Misuse of Large Works by Chatbot
Some people mocked us for saying this day would come; chatbots are a huge disappointment and they're on very shaky legal ground
Privacy is Not a Crime, Reporting Hidden Facts Is Not a Crime Either
the powerful companies/governments/societies get to know everything about everybody, but if anyone out there discovers or shares dark secrets about those powerful companies/governments/societies, that's a "crime"
United Workforce Always Better for the Workers
In the case of technology, it is possible that a lack of collective action is because of relatively high salaries and less physically-demanding jobs
Purge of Software Freedom and Its Voices
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
GNOME and GTK Taking Freedom Away From Users
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer