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  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

      • mintCast PodcastmintCast 404 – The Tenacity of Tenacity

        First up in the news, RPi adds an autofocus camera, Fairphone2 hits EOL, more Tenacity than ever, new Unity, Xubuntu Minimal arrives soon, Brave adds Bridges, Kodi 20 is released, Libvirt 9.0 is out, Google gets shot down, and new features arrive in Firefox 109;

    • Graphics Stack

      • Free Desktop[Mesa-announce] [ANNOUNCE] mesa 23.0.0-rc3
        Hi list!
        Here is a slightly early release for once! I'm giong to be not working
        tomorrow, so I thought I'd give you a little treat (and save me having
        to remember to do the release on Thursday). We've got a nice array of
        fixes here, touching a little bit of evertying, but not too much of
        Right now we're trending towards a release next week, and not an rc4
        (there are no issues on the blocking milestone), so if you have any
        critical issues make sure you get them on the milestone before next
    • Applications

      • DebugPoint5 Best Free Code Editors for Ubuntu and Other Linux [Ed: Why does this list begin with proprietary spyware controlled by Microsoft? This makes no sense.]

        Here are five free code editors for Ubuntu and other Linux systems which you can try out for your workflow.

        There is absolutely no shortage of code or text editors in the Linux ecosystem. Hence finding the best one for your taste requires a little exploration.

        Whether a beginner or a seasoned developer, finding the perfect code editor can make a big difference in your day-to-day routine.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • sRGB↔L*a*b*↔LChab conversions
      • Linux Shell TipsHow to Install VMware Workstation Pro on Debian

        Do you want to operate multiple operating systems on your computer without dual boot? If yes, then VMware Workstation, a popular virtualization tool is what you need that lets you add multiple guest OS on your single PC.

        VMware Workstation is available in two different versions: VMware Workstation Player and VMware Workstation Pro. Workstation Player is a non-commercial that offers basic VMware functionality while VMware Workstation Pro offers advanced and professional features for which you need to buy a license key.

        In this article, I’ll walk you through installing VMware Workstation Pro on Debian 11/10 operating system.

      • Linux Shell TipsHow To Install and Use Docker on Rocky Linux 9/8

        So, do you want to run application processes in complete isolation from your underlying Linux operating system, just like a virtual machine? Docker is an open-source application that fulfills the same purpose along with enabling developers to build and deploy applications consistently.

        Docker is available in two main editions: open source and free Docker Community Edition (Docker CE) and premium Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE).

        In this article, we’ll go through step-by-step installing Docker CE in a minimal version of Red Hat-based Rocky Linux 9/8 distribution.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 – LinuxCapable [Ed: Epic spyware from Linux-hostile company; use Free software instead]

        Microsoft Teams is a collaboration and communication platform developed by Microsoft. It provides various tools and features to help users stay connected and collaborate effectively, regardless of location. Installing Microsoft Teams on Ubuntu can offer many benefits to users, especially those who work in a remote or distributed environment.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Microsoft Edge on Rocky Linux EL8 or EL9 [Ed: No actual reason for any GNU/Linux users to install this password stealer; even Microsoft fires the developers of this failing Chrome clone]
      • Trend OceansSimple way to Copy and Move a Large Number of Files using Terminal – TREND OCEANS
      • Learn UbuntuFix “UFW Status Inactive” in Ubuntu

        By default, the UFW firewall is not active on Ubuntu. When you try to check its status, it will show that your firewall is inactive.

      • What is /dev/zero in Linux and its Uses

        In Linux, a “special file” is a type of file that represents a device or a kernel object rather than a regular file or directory.

        Special files are typically found in the “/dev” directory and represent devices that are attached to your system. However, these files are not intended to be read like normal files.

        They are used to communicate with the device drivers and hardware, and their content represents the data stored on the device.

      • What is Bash?

        Bash, also known as the “Bourne Again Shell,” is a command-line interface (CLI) for Linux and Unix-based operating systems. It is the default shell for most Linux distributions and macOS, and it can also be installed on Windows.

        Bash allows users to interact with their operating system by providing a command prompt, where users can enter commands and execute them. These commands can range from simple tasks such as listing the files in a directory, to more complex ones such as creating and manipulating files and directories, managing processes, and even programming simple scripts.

      • Installing MySQL 8.0 using RPM or DEB package files

        Installing MySQL 8.0 using RPM or DEB files is a simple process that can be done in a few steps. MySQL is a popular open-source relational database management system that is widely used for web development, data warehousing, and other applications. In this article, we will show you how to install MySQL 8.0 using RPM or DEB files on different operating systems, including Linux, Ubuntu, and Debian.
        Before we begin, it’s important to note that you will need to have root or superuser access to your system to perform the installation. If you don’t have root access, you can use the “sudo” command to run the installation commands with superuser permissions.

      • Installing MySQL using YUM or APT Package Manager

        MySQL is one of the most popular open-source relational databases. It is used for storing and managing data for various types of applications, including web applications, content management systems, and more. In this article, we will cover how to install MySQL on a Linux server using YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified) and APT (Advanced Package Tool) package managers.

        Before we begin, it’s important to note that the commands and examples in this article are specific to the Red Hat and Debian/Ubuntu distributions of Linux. If you’re using a different distribution, the commands and package names may be slightly different.

      • MySQL: A Brief Introduction

        MySQL is a powerful and popular open-source relational database management system. It is widely used in web development, app development, and data warehousing. MySQL is known for its reliability, performance, and ease of use. It is also compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.

        In this article, we will take a closer look at MySQL, including its features, benefits, and examples of how it can be used. We will also explore some of the common issues that users may encounter when working with MySQL and how to troubleshoot them.

      • The Linux Filesystem and Structure Explained

        If you’re new to Linux, the filesystem can seem a bit overwhelming at first. There are a lot of different directories and files, and it can be hard to know what they’re all for. In this article, we’ll take a look at the Linux filesystem and explain what all the different directories and files are for.

      • Setting Up Your Local Environment for Bash Scripting

        Bash scripting is a powerful tool for automating tasks and streamlining your workflow. However, before you can start writing and running scripts, you need to set up your local environment to support Bash. This process can seem daunting at first, but with a little bit of knowledge and the right tools, you’ll be up and running in no time. In this article, we’ll go over the basics of setting up your local environment for Bash scripting, including installing the necessary software, configuring your terminal, and creating and running your first script.

      • Learn UbuntuUsing UFW Firewall Commands in Ubuntu

        The UFW (uncomplicated firewall) is the easiest firewall you can use on Linux as it is simple and powerful simultaneously.

        So in this guide, I will share some common commands you should know if you are using or willing to use UFW in the near future.

      • The New StackWhat Is the Docker .env File and How Do You Use It? – The New Stack

        When you deploy Docker containers, you will oftentimes have to add customized variables. Those variables could include all sorts of information, including usernames, passwords, database names, etc. Of course, you can always hard code those variables into the container manifest but that is widely considered a security issue. On top of that, if you’re deploying similar containers over and over again, it’s not exactly efficient having to re-type all of that information.

        To solve these types of problems, most developers opt to go with the .env file. Essentially, an .env file is a list of key pair values that set specific variables for a container deployment. So, instead of having to code those variables into the manifest itself, you add them to an .env file and when you run docker-compose up -d, the variables will be applied from within the .env file (“env” being short for environment variables).

      • Make Tech EasierLibreOffice Impress Keyboard Shortcuts – Make Tech Easier

        LibreOffice Impress is a free open-source presentation editor for Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX. Like Microsoft Powerpoint, Impress allows you to create, modify and publish high-quality presentation slides straight from your desktop computer.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Microsoft Fonts on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 – LinuxCapable

        Ubuntu is a popular Linux operating system known for its ease of use and stability. One of the features that many users appreciate about Ubuntu is its ability to run a wide range of software, including Microsoft fonts. This article will show you how to install the “ttf-mscorefonts-installer” package, which contains a collection of Microsoft fonts, on your Ubuntu desktop.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Telnet on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 – LinuxCapable

        Telnet is a protocol that allows users to connect to remote servers and devices over a network. It is a simple and widely-used method for managing servers and network devices, such as routers and switches. When incorporated into your Ubuntu desktop or server, telnet can benefit you by allowing you to access and manage network devices remotely, troubleshoot connectivity issues, and test network services. It is handy when you need to access a remote device or server but do not have physical access to it or if you have a headless server without a GUI.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Unity DE on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 – LinuxCapable

        The Unity desktop environment is a popular user interface for the Ubuntu operating system. It is built on top of the GNOME desktop environment and offers a sleek, modern look and feel. One of the main benefits of using Unity is its ability to provide a consistent and intuitive user experience across different devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Additionally, Unity is highly customizable, allowing users to tailor their desktops to their specific needs and preferences.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Skype on Rocky Linux EL9 or EL8 – LinuxCapable

        Skype is a popular communication tool that allows users to make voice and video calls and send instant messages, files, and images. It can be installed on various operating systems, including Rocky Linux. By installing Skype on Rocky Linux, users can stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues from anywhere in the world.

      • UNIX CopHow to enable remote access on MySQL 8?

        This short post will help you to enable remote access to MySQL. Although this is not always recommended, it can be helpful.

        By default, and for security reasons, MySQL remote access is disabled, and you will only be able to access using Localhost. In most cases, this will suffice, but it is not always the case.

        A practical case is that some developers use virtual machines to do their testing and require a remote connection to it. Furthermore, if you need to manage the database remotely, it is also useful.

      • UNIX CopHow to Configure mod_rewrite?

        One of the most recommended settings if you have a personal blog on your server is to make the web addresses understandable to novice users. This will make it well weighted by search engines. Therefore, today, you will learn how to configure mod_rewrite on Linux. Let’s see.

      • TecAdminHow To Install Python 3.11 on Debian 11/10 – TecAdmin

        The Python team has announced the new release of Python 3.11. At the same time, Python 3.12 development has been started. So as of today, Python 3.11 is the latest version available for installation. This version is loaded with various new features and security upgrades. The Python developer will feel better with this version in terms of error display and debugging etc.

      • Linux HintHow to Install Vue.js on Raspberry Pi

        Vue.js is an open-source, progressive, approachable, and effective JavaScript framework for building user interfaces and single-page applications. It provides several tools and libraries that help users develop web applications with the knowledge of Node.js, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

      • Linux HintHow to Install SuperTuxKart on Raspberry Pi

        SuperTuxKart is a kart racing game in which Tux and friends race together. There are several tracks that one can explore in SuperTuxKart. It can be played with AI (single-player mode) or in a split-screen mode with friends. It has various modes including 3 Strikes Battle, Time Trial, and Grand Prix. The player can explore tracks while racing. The best thing about this game is that it is lightweight due to which it can be installed and played on Raspberry Pi very easily. The complete process to install SuperTuxKart on Raspberry Pi is discussed in this article.

      • Linux HintHow to Install Ninja Build System on Raspberry Pi

        Ninja is a small and simple build system that allows users to build binaries from source code. It was developed by a Google Employee, Evan Martins and has been quite effective in building binaries faster than the most used “make” command. It is extremely effective in those scenarios where you have to build a large number of input files on the system.

      • Linux HintHow to Install Docker Compose on Raspberry Pi

        Docker Compose is a docker utility based on compose file format and is used to run multi-container applications. Basically, the compose file of docker defines the configuration of multiple containers for an application. The multiple containers of docker-compose have the ability to share networks and data volumes in a customized environment. This tutorial presents the way to install docker-compose on Raspberry Pi.

      • Linux HintHow to Fix Sound on Raspberry Pi

        Raspberry Pi is a valuable device that can be utilized for various purposes, including the home automation system, creating web servers, controlling different machines and much more. The device can run several Linux distributions and has all the power to replace your desktop PC. However, it doesn’t have a built-in speaker for listening to audio. Thus, Raspberry Pi users are forced to connect an external audio device like speakers or headphones with the Raspberry Pi. But most users still won’t be able to listen to the sound from Raspberry Pi even after connecting the external audio device.

        If you are experiencing the same issue, follow this article’s guidelines to fix it and listen to the audio from a sound device connected to your Raspberry Pi.

      • Linux HintHow to Enable Login Screen on Raspberry Pi

        Most Linux systems have a login screen enabled by default that protects your data to be easily accessed by any external user. However, unlike other Linux-based operating systems, the Raspberry Pi login screen is disabled by default, making the system insecure and allowing every user to enter and access the system files.

        To protect the system files and personal data, enabling the login screen is better so that only trusted users can access the Raspberry Pi system. This article is a detailed guide to enable the login screen on the Raspberry Pi system easily.

      • Linux HintWeb Application Information Gathering with Kali Linux

        Information gathering is the technique of collecting numerous information about the target. Information-gathering is the most crucial first step in conducting penetration testing. Information gathering gives the penetration tester a gateway to decide on what are common vulnerabilities found in specific web applications.

        There are a lot of information-gathering tools in Kali Linux. In this tutorial, we will learn specifically about web application information gathering such as Whois, Whatweb, NSLookup, and CMSeek. Those tools are open-source and already pre-installed in Kali Linux. If you do not have Kali Linux, you could download or check those tools projects at GitHub. Links will be provided in each tool section below.

      • Linux HintWeb Application Gathering Information with Kali Linux

        A website page that you are visiting on the internet is not just an HTML and CSS page. There are many technologies that work together in running a website such as a web server, content management system, database management system, and soon.

      • Linux HintEvil Twin Attack with Airgeddon in Kali Linux

        Wi-Fi connections are everywhere, at home, school, office, café, airport, hotel, restaurants, and many other places. Some of the Wi-Fi is protected and other is publicly open. As a hacker, you might sometimes wonder what is the password of that protected Wi-Fi, don’t you?

        There are two methods to achieve your goal. Either by cracking the captured WPA handshake which relies on a wordlist file, or set up an Evil Twin attack which only requires some time until a client gives the password to us. What is the most reliable and efficient attack between both of them? Of course, the Evil Twin attack, right? As a matter of fact, it is so easy to set up an Evil Twin attack with Kali Linux this day.

      • Linux HintHow to Install MPlayer on Linux Mint 21

        Looking for a free and open-source media player for your Linux Mint 21 then try the MPlayer. It can be used for playing audios and videos either using GUI or through command line and not only that it supports a large variety format for videos and subtitles. This guide is all about installing MPlayer on Linux Mint so if you want to try this application on Linux Mint then read this guide.

    • WINE or Emulation

      • Wine Reviews : DXVK version 2.1 has been released with HDR support

        On systems supporting HDR10 color spaces, HDR can now be enabled by setting the environment variable DXVK_HDR=1, or by setting the option dxgi.enableHDR = True in the configuration file. When using vkd3d-proton 2.8 or newer, this will allow D3D12 games to detect and use the HDR10 color space if they support it.

    • Games

      • CubicleNateJSAUX Screen Protector for the SteamDeck – CubicleNate’s Techpad

        Originally I was going to make a video of applying a screen protector to the SteamDeck but… why? It’s not like it would be all that interesting and would probably be another turd of a video so just a blathering is just as well. The production time for writing something out is far, far less than filming, editing, rendering and publishing a video.

        I bought the screen protector from JSAUX at the same time as I purchased the dock station and protective shell. I hesitated putting the screen protector on the device because I did spend the extra bit to get that etched glass to take advantage of the anti-glare feature it provides. Anti-glare might be a bit of an oversell… more like dramatic glare reduction. Regardless, it is a very, very comfortable experience due to the reduced glare.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • OpenSource.comWhy sysadmins should license their code for open source

      As a Linux system administrator, I write a fair amount of code.

      Does that surprise you? Well, I strive to be the “lazy” sysadmin, and I do this, in part, by reducing the number of repetitive tasks I need to do by automating them. Most of my automation started as little command-line programs. I store those in executable scripts for re-use at any time on any Linux host for which I have responsibility.

    • Web Browsers/Web Servers

      • Chromium

      • Mozilla

        • NeowinPale Moon 32.0

          Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Android, focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!

          Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browsers speed, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

        • Firefox Nightly: New year, new updates to Firefox – These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 130
        • MozillaLatest Pocket Android app makes it easier to discover your saved and new stories

          Google recently named Pocket as one of the best apps of 2022, and it’s only getting better. We spent a lot of time with our users last year to see how we can improve the experience on the Pocket Android app. This month, we’re rolling out updates based on user feedback so you can easily find the stories and topics you care about. Read on to learn more about what’s new in the Pocket Android app.

    • Programming/Development

      • Joe BrockmeierCreating slides with Markdown using Marp

        Need to make a presentation, but don’t like using a GUI app? Take a look at Marp, the Markdown Presentation Ecosystem.

        Many folks like to knock slides as a format for conveying information. I don’t dislike slides as a way to convey and present (some) information. But I have never loved using apps like PowerPoint, Google Slides, or LibreOffice Impress. Converting Markdown to slides, though, is a great way for me to knock out a first draft of a presentation.

        When I work on work documents, I’ll often revert to Vim + Markdown to do a first draft. The important thing in a first draft is to get the outline in place and then fill out the text. Markdown offers enough formatting that I can do the headings (outline), bullets, minimal formatting, and links without needing to fuss with all the formatting options in a word processor.

      • Adriaan de GrootPorts updates in january 2023

        It’s been a really slow month for me on the Free Software front. Roughly since the KDE e.V. board meeting in Berlin I’ve been swamped with work-work (just lots of C++ code to grind through) and personal (family health matters) issues. The effect is that when I sit down at my FreeBSD workstation, I have at most 15 minutes a day to deal with whatever Free Software things affect me. That’s KDE, Calamares, and FreeBSD, so they all get short shrift. I finally did sit down this week and get a little more done, so here’s a brief report.

      • KDE VideosHealthy Mind, Healthy Code

        Let us explore ways to have a healthy relationship with free software work, and how to enjoy working in free software for decades.

      • Drew DeVaultMy plans at FOSDEM: SourceHut, Hare, and Helios

        FOSDEM is right around the corner, and finally in person after long years of dealing with COVID. I’ll be there again this year, and I’m looking forward to it! I have four slots on the schedule (wow! Thanks for arranging these, FOSDEM team) and I’ll be talking about several projects. There is a quick lightning talk on Saturday to introduce Helios and tease a full-length talk on Sunday, a meetup for the Hare community, and a meetup for the SourceHut community. I hope to see you there!

      • Perl / Raku

        • PerlPerl Testing in 2023

          With my open source work, I’ve historically taken an approach which relies more on integration testing than unit testing, but with some of my newer projects, I’ve tried adopting principles from $paidwork and applying them to my free software.

          This is a quick run-down of how I’m structuring my test suite in newer projects. It’s likely that many of my existing projects will never adopt this structure, but some may.

      • Rust

  • Leftovers

    • Tim BrayClass Reductionist

      Let’s start with the Urban Dictionary’s: “The idea in some leftist circles that all oppression based on gender, sex, race, etc. is just a byproduct of class struggle, and that once class disparity is solved, all those issues will vanish.”

      Salon goes deeper in Asad Haider’s How calling someone a “class reductionist” became a lefty insult. Specifically, it calls out the DSA Philadelphia Chapter statement on the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police. The DSA presented a very class-centric position: That the murder was a consequence of class oppression and that socialists such as the DSA were thus uniquely qualified to address the problem.

      You don’t have to be a Political Science Ph.D to notice that Floyd’s murder was a racist act that can only be understood in a racism-aware framework, and that omitting that dimension is clueless.

      On the other hand, ignoring the class dimension of oppression in general, racism in particular, and George Floyd’s murder in particular particular, would also be clueless. Mr Floyd was a man with a bunch of problems, but one of the biggest was that he was broke.

    • Hardware

      • The Next PlatformBuilding The Perfect Memory Bandwidth Beast

        Memory bandwidth is holding back system performance, and there is something that you can do about it other than to just suffer.

        It is interesting to contemplate what HPC and AI computing might look like if CPUs were not so limited on memory bandwidth and in some cases memory capacity. Or to speak more precisely, if memory was not so expensive relative to compute. We can, perhaps, do something about the former and we will turn blue in the face and perhaps die waiting for something to happen about the latter, as we talked briefly about last week.

        Sometimes, all you can do is make a tourniquet and try to keep moving even if you can’t immediately and permanently address the problem at hand. Or foot or wherever the wound is. Which got us to thinking about how server buyers these days, with some modest tweaks from server CPU and system makers, might at least get the memory bandwidth per core more in balance.

    • Proprietary

    • Entrapment (Microsoft GitHub)

      • FOSS Post5 Ways a Linux User Can Make Use of ChatGPT [Ed: 'Linux' sites are helping Microsoft plagiarism agenda, and hype which distracts from Microsoft crises]

        You probably have already heard about ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that took over the world faster than a Skynet apocalypse.

    • Defence/Aggression

    • AstroTurf/Lobbying/Politics

      • David Frum

        I’m doing an experiment. On my computer, I am checking the latest tweets by people I follow. On my phone, I’m checking whether their most recent tweets are showing up in the “Following” column. I’m just getting started, but even in the first dozen cases, Twitter failed to show me an absolute majority of the tweets I had requested to see. That’s the reason your engagement is down, people: Twitter is withholding requested content from those who requested it.

        For me, Twitter is most valuable as an information source. But Twitter is now rapidly mutating into a source that capriciously withholds information I asked for – including from such highly official sources as the Tate Gallery in London.

        It’s as if, in the days of the old newspaper, my subscription were delivered with random stories scissored out by the publisher itself, for some capricious whim of the publisher’s own.

      • John GruberTwitter’s Infrastructure Continues to Crumble, Silently

        Twitter is no longer able to do that. Here’s a speculative thread explaining what might be going on — sounds like a very solid guess to me. In short: after cutting back on servers and entire data centers, Twitter can no longer keep up with its own content.

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  2. Links 31/03/2023: Devices and Games, Mostly Leftovers

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  3. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, March 30, 2023

    IRC logs for Thursday, March 30, 2023

  4. Links 31/03/2023: Ubuntu 23.04 Beta, Donald Trump Indicted, and Finland’s NATO Bid Progresses

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  5. Translating the Lies of António Campinos (EPO)

    António Campinos has read a lousy script full of holes and some of the more notorious EPO talking points; we respond below

  6. [Meme] Too Many Fake European Patents? So Start Fake European Courts for Patents.

    António Campinos, who sent EPO money to Belarus, insists that the EPO is doing well; nothing could be further from the truth and EPO corruption is actively threatening the EU (or its legitimacy)

  7. Thomas Magenheim-Hörmann in RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland About Declining Quality and Declining Validity of European Patents (for EPO and Illegal Kangaroo Courts)

    Companies are not celebrating the “production line” culture fostered by EPO management, which is neither qualified for the job nor wants to adhere to the law (it's intentionally inflating a bubble)

  8. Links 30/03/2023: HowTos and Political News

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  9. Links 30/03/2023: LibreOffice 7.5.2 and Linux 6.2.9

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  10. Links 30/03/2023: WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” and OpenMandriva ROME 23.03

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  11. Sirius is Britain’s Most Respected and Best Established Open Source Business, According to Sirius Itself, So Why Defraud the Staff?

    Following today's part about the crimes of Sirius ‘Open Source’ another video seemed to be well overdue (those installments used to be daily); the video above explains to relevance to Techrights and how workers feel about being cheated by a company that presents itself as “Open Source” even to some of the highest and most prestigious public institutions in the UK

  12. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    IRC logs for Wednesday, March 29, 2023

  13. [Meme] Waiting for Standard Life to Deal With Pension Fraud

    The crimes of Sirius ‘Open Source’ were concealed with the authoritative name of Standard Life, combined with official papers from Standard Life itself; why does Standard Life drag its heels when questioned about this matter since the start of this year?

  14. Former Staff of Sirius Open Source Responds to Revelations About the Company's Crimes

    Crimes committed by the company that I left months ago are coming to light; today we share some reactions from other former staff (without naming anybody)

  15. Among Users in the World's Largest Population, Microsoft is the 1%

    A sobering look at India shows that Microsoft lost control of the country (Windows slipped to 16% market share while GNU/Linux grew a lot; Bing is minuscule; Edge fell to 1.01% and now approaches “decimal point” territories)

  16. In One City Alone Microsoft Fired Almost 3,000 Workers This Year (We're Still in March)

    You can tell a company isn’t doing well when amid mass layoffs it pays endless money to the media — not to actual workers — in order for this media to go crazy over buzzwords, chaffbots, and other vapourware (as if the company is a market leader and has a future for shareholders to look forward to, even if claims are exaggerated and there’s no business model)

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  18. Links 29/03/2023: Parted 3.5.28 and Blender 3.5

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  19. Links 29/03/2023: New Finnix and EasyOS Kirkstone 5.2

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  20. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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  21. [Meme] Fraud Seems Standard to Standard Life

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  22. 3 Months to Progress Pension Fraud Investigations in the United Kingdom

    Based on our experiences and findings, one simply cannot rely on pension providers to take fraud seriously (we’ve been working as a group on this); all they want is the money and risk does not seem to bother them, even when there’s an actual crime associated with pension-related activities

  23. 36,000 Soon

    Techrights is still growing; in WordPress alone (not the entire site) we’re fast approaching 36,000 posts; in Gemini it’s almost 45,500 pages and our IRC community turns 15 soon

  24. Contrary to What Bribed (by Microsoft) Media Keeps Saying, Bing is in a Freefall and Bing Staff is Being Laid Off (No, Chatbots Are Not Search and Do Not Substitute Web Pages!)

    Chatbots/chaffbot media noise (chaff) needs to be disregarded; Microsoft has no solid search strategy, just lots and lots of layoffs that never end this year (Microsoft distracts shareholders with chaffbot hype/vapourware each time a wave of layoffs starts, giving financial incentives for publishers to not even mention these; right now it’s GitHub again, with NDAs signed to hide that it is happening)

  25. Full RMS Talk ('A Tour of Malicious Software') Uploaded 10 Hours Ago

    The talk is entitled "A tour of malicious software, with a typical cell phone as example." Richard Stallman is speaking about the free software movement and your freedom. His speech is nontechnical. The talk was given on March 17, 2023 in Somerville, MA.

  26. Links 28/03/2023: KPhotoAlbum 5.10.0 and QSoas 3.2

    Links for the day

  27. The Rumours Were Right: Many More Microsoft Layoffs This Week, Another Round of GitHub Layoffs

    Another round of GitHub layoffs (not the first [1, 2]; won’t be the last) and many more Microsoft layoffs; this isn’t related to the numbers disclosed by Microsoft back in January, but Microsoft uses or misuses NDAs to hide what’s truly going on

  28. All of Microsoft's Strategic Areas Have Layoffs This Year

    Microsoft’s supposedly strategic/future areas — gaming (trying to debt-load or offload debt to other companies), so-called ‘security’, “clown computing” (Azure), and “Hey Hi” (chaffbots etc.) — have all had layoffs this year; it’s clear that the company is having a serious existential crisis in spite of Trump’s and Biden’s bailouts (a wave of layoffs every month this year) and is just bluffing/stuffing the media with chaffbots cruft (puff pieces/misinformation) to keep shareholders distracted, asking them for patience and faking demand for the chaffbots (whilst laying off Bing staff, too)

  29. Links 28/03/2023: Pitivi 2023.03 is Out, Yet More Microsoft Layoffs (Now in Israel)

    Links for the day

  30. IRC Proceedings: Monday, March 27, 2023

    IRC logs for Monday, March 27, 2023

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