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    Is Linux Foundation a Microsoft Branch Now?

    The so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation (LF) nowadays helps Microsoft cement its monopoly — the very opposite of what ages ago it said the LF would do

    Manage your SSL certificates with the ssl-on-demand script

    It happens all the time, to the largest of companies. An important certificate doesn't get renewed, and services become inaccessible. It happened to Microsoft Teams in early February 2020, awkwardly timed just after the launch of a major television campaign promoting it as a Slack competitor. Embarrassing as that may be, it's sure to happen to someone else in the future. read more

    Open source vs. proprietary: Whats the difference?

    There's a lot to be learned from open source projects. After all, managing hundreds of disparate, asynchronous commits and bugs doesn't happen by accident. Someone or something has to coordinate releases, and keep all the code and project roadmaps organized. It's a lot like life. You have lots of tasks demanding your attention, and you have to tend to each in turn. To ensure everything gets done before its deadline, you try to stay organized and focused.

    How To Ping Specific Port Number

    Used by system administrators on a daily basis, the ping command, relying on the ICMP protocol, retrieves operational information about remote hosts.

    However, pinging hosts is not always sufficient : you may need to ping a specific port on your server. This specific port might be related to a database, or to an Apache web server or even to a proxy server on your network.

    Linux Still Not a Threat to Windows 10’s Home Domination

    The death of Windows 7 was seen by many as a major opportunity for the Linux world to gain new users, especially as many of the devices where Microsoft’s 2009 operating system was installed were running on old hardware.

    Free Software (as in Copyleft/GPL) Will Eventually Win for the Same Reasons GNU/Linux Did

    The “OS war” may be over (Linux — typically with GNU — as de facto standard in most technical sectors including Microsoft's), so the war on this inevitable paradigm change has shifted to licensing and GitHub is a major attack vector

    ProtonVPN adopts GPLv3, Mozilla Thunderbird gets new home, and more news

    In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look ProtonVPN apps going open, Microsoft's code analysis tool, Mozilla Thunderbird's new home, and more!

    ProtonVPN apps go open source

    People wanting to use the internet securely and privately do the deed using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). But which VPNs can you really trust? The company behind the popular ProtonVPN service made a big move to gain that trust by releasing the source code for all its apps.

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    The 'a b c' of Microsoft 'Innovation' Teaches Us About Its Strategy (or How Microsoft Will Be Attacking GNU/Linux)

    Microsoft’s decades-long modus operandi has been forgotten by far too many (possibly unknown to the younger generation); it’s worth reminding ourselves how it works

    Like its Windows-noob-stabilisers OS, Zorin's cloudy Grid tool is Linux desktop management for idiots

    Scheduled for summer 2020. Zorin, which provides a Linux distro designed to look familiar for migrating Windows and Mac users, has announced a subscription-based management tool for Linux desktops.…

    Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source

    'Its life doesn't have to end!'. More than 10 years on from its campaign to persuade users to dump Windows 7 for a non-proprietary alternative, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off a petition to urge Microsoft to open-source the recently snuffed software.…

    Linux Foundation (LF) Now Dominated by Lots of Microsoft People and LF Chiefs Join Microsoft in Smearing GPL/Copyleft

    We continue to see additional evidence which serves towards reinforcing our view that the so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation is actually hostile towards many things that are associated with Linux (unlike those looking to exploit/hijack Linux for proprietary ends)

    Top 7 Predictions for Linux and Open Source In 2020

    When it comes to prediction for Linux and open source in 2020, there are already a lot to take in to consider that 2020 will be a very eventful year in the open source community. 2020 already looks like a year with so much to offer already, so, I will quickly run through what the predictions are for the year. Here are my top 7 predictions.

    Things to consider when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure

    An example configuration for running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure.

    The FSF and GNU Need a Better Savannah to Attract GitHub Refugees

    • TThomas Grzybowski’s explanation of why GitHub poses a risk to software freedom and what can be done about itechrights; By Roy Schestowitz/Thomas Grzybowski (Posted by schestowitz on Jan 15, 2020 12:41 AM EDT)
    • Groups: GNU, Microsoft
    Thomas Grzybowski’s explanation of why GitHub poses a risk to software freedom and what can be done about it

    Microsoft's Proprietary Software That Spies on Everyone 'Does an AWS' on Free Software

    Microsoft keeps buying ad space in magazines, compromising their integrity and tarnishing brands such as "Linux" (making it look like merely a component available with Vista 10)

    Why and how to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint

    Windows 7 is down to its last days. If you don't care for Windows 10, it's time to consider running Linux Mint instead.

    How to Install Mono on Ubuntu 18.04

    Mono is a platform for developing and running cross-platform applications based on the ECMA/ISO Standards. It is a free and open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework. This tutorial explains how to install Mono on Ubuntu 18.04.

    How to Make the Switch From Windows to Linux

    If you don't want to upgrade from Windows 7 or are sick of Windows 10, here's how to finally make the switch to Linux and install apps.

    Your Full Guide on Migrating from Windows 7 to Linux

    Windows 7 was released a decade ago, but its term has come to an end. Learn more about why you should migrate from Windows 7 to Linux and how to do it.

    LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary

    A decade later, has LibreOffice succeeded? With business still hooked on Microsoft Office, not really The LibreOffice team is testing the first release candidate of version 6.4, which is set for release at the end of January.…

    Mansion of Pedophilia - Part II: Dr. Stallman Defamed in the Media One Day After Request Made for King County Sheriff’s Office to Divulge Information About Pedophilia in Home of Bill Gates

    The media mostly stopped talking about Bill Gates using Jeffrey Epstein as his 'mule' (passing millions of dollars to MIT) the moment the police was contacted for all the information pertaining to pedophilia at his home; shortly afterwards Richard Stallman was ejected from MIT (forced resignation)

    Destination Linux 152 - Opt-In vs Opt-Out, Ubuntu Cinnamon, Microsoft Teams, Xfce, Upstream Graphics

    Ubuntu Releases User Survey, Ubuntu Cinnamon, Microsoft Teams Out For Linux, Canonical Sponsors WSL Conference?, Upstream Graphics Too Little Too Late, Type Knight

    Crossing the platforms: The Register checks in with Canonical's WSL alternative a€“ Multipass

    Lightweight Linux VMs for all. So long as Ubuntu is your thing. Canonical is preparing some festive fun for developers with a major release of its lightweight VM manager, Multipass.…

    Microsoft enables phone calls from your Windows PC (as long as it's paired with an Android)

    Plus: Insiders yanked from their rings. Microsoft has decided that the Calls feature of its Android-bothering Your Phone app is ready to be unleashed upon the wider world.…

    Linux Foundation Has Outsourced All the Licence Compliance Stuff to Microsoft, a Serial GPL Violator

    OpenChain Specification/OpenChain Project and Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) are yet more examples -- the latest of many -- of the Linux Foundation being outsourced to Microsoft, not only for code but also documentation and hosting

    Canonical to Sponsor Microsoft's First Windows Subsystem for Linux Conference

    Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced that they will be an official sponsor of Microsoft's first-ever Linux Conference for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

    Microsoft Teams Is Now Officially Available For Linux

    Microsoft Teams client is now officially available for Linux users.

    Join us on our new journey, says Wunderlist -- as it vanishes down the Microsoft plughole

    Popular to-do app dies in May. And here’s a worse version... Three months after its former CEO pleaded with Microsoft to sell him back Wunderlist, the software giant has confirmed the worst: it really is killing the popular to-do app.…

    Canonical Loves Windows 10: Ubuntu Maker Wants to Lead Microsoft’s WSL

    The Windows Subsystem for Linux, or WSL, is a feature bundled in Windows 10 that allows users to run Linux on top of Microsoft’s operating system.

    Canonical makes Ubuntu for Windows SubSystem for Linux a priority

    Canonical is putting more resources into the Linux desktop and that includes making Ubuntu better on the Windows desktop.

    You Know WSL is Bad for GNU/Linux Because Anti-Linux People, Microsoft and Its Propagandists, Want People to Use That

    Microsoft and its boosters (and media partners) haven’t grown tired of spreading falsehoods to stigmatise and take control of GNU/Linux by creating their own versions and traps for it

    5 Years Ago the Linux Foundation Turned Linux.com Into a Non-Linux Site

    The Winux Foundation: One can leverage the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to better understand how, over time, the Foundation called “Linux” deviated or diverged away from its mission statement for the sole purpose of raising corporate funds and selling influence to corporations (passing the community’s hard work to them — a form of tacit privatisation)

    Microsoft Staff Repeatedly Refuses to Tell How Many People Use WSL, Defends Patent Extortion and Blackmail of Linux Instead

    The people who develop WSL (mostly Microsoft employees) get easily irritated when asked how many people actually use this thing; but more interestingly, however, they reveal their disdain for GNU/Linux and support for Microsoft blackmail (for 'Linux patent tax')

    Time Is Running Out for Windows 7 Fanboys

    The clock is ticking for Windows 7, as Microsoft is projected to stop servicing this OS version on January 14.

    But at the same time, Linux continues to be a worthy alternative.

    Open-source Windows Terminal does the splits: There ain't no party like a multi-pane party

    Latest preview will also 'crash less'! Hooray! A fresh preview of Microsoft's open-sourced Windows Terminal landed overnight with a couple of standout features to make the app a handy addition to the toolkit of Windows 10 shell-botherers.…

    Microsoft Employees Being Put in Charge of Linux

    Microsoft entryism, aided by misleading media (the whole "loves Linux" canard), has been spectacularly successful; while nobody paid attention Microsoft was put in charge of the kernel used on billions of computers

    Microsoft Will Never Love Linux Because It Cannot

    Microsoft’s actions — not words — suggest an ongoing effort to extinguish GNU/Linux, not to “embrace” or to “love” it

    Microsoft and IBM Are the Patent Trolls, They Won’t Protect Us From Trolls

    IBM has long cross-licensed with Microsoft. This means they won’t sue one another over patents. Good for them, eh? Shared monopoly. No wonder Red Hat nowadays promotes Microsoft things almost every day. Now that IBM owns Red Hat (and all of its patents) IBM won’t care about Microsoft’s ongoing — even in 2019 — blackmail of OEMs that ship GNU/Linux.

    Open Invention Network teams up with IBM, Linux Foundation, and Microsoft to protect open-source software from patent trolls

    Together, they'll support Unified Patents' Open Source Zone. This move will deter patent trolls from suing for fear they'll find their patents annulled.

    PinePhone Pre-Orders, AMD, openSUSE, Ubuntu, elementary, Steam, Edge, Stadia | This Week in Linux 87

    PinePhone Pre-Orders, AMD Announces Latest Threadripper & Ryzen CPUs, openSUSE on Name Change, Ubuntu, elementary OS, Steam Containers / Cloud Gaming, Microsoft Edge, Google Stadia, Chrome OS, & more

    Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux. But will anybody use it?

    Edge wasn't even popular on Windows—adding Linux support is a curious move.

    Microsoft's Abduction of the Voice of Its Opposition Highlights the Urgency of the Movement/Campaign to Delete GitHub

    Microsoft understands that by entrapping FOSS and GNU/Linux inside proprietary software platforms like GitHub and Azure it can utilise the false perception that it somehow speaks on behalf of both (whilst attacking both)

    It's Official: Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge Web Browser Is Coming to Linux

    Microsoft has confirmed during its Ignite 2019 conference that the forthcoming Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge web browser will also be available on the Linux platform.

    Is Difficult to Switch Operating System From Windows to Linux?

    I got this question on one of the Q&A sites. On the site, I also respond to this question that was asked of me. This time I want to discuss it in this post. So how do I respond to this question?

    Lenovo Laptop Love..Not!

    LXer Feature: 1-Nov-2019

    I was recently given a laptop that came with Windows 10 on it and wanted to install Linux over it because well. Windows sucks.

    Building trust in the Linux community

    I recently listened to an interesting interview on Linux for everyone. Host Jason Evangelho interviewed Christopher Scott, senior premier field engineer (open source) at Microsoft. Christopher is a Linux advocate who has a unique perspective as an avid Linux user who works for Microsoft. read more

    Microsoft Conquers Android as “Link to Windows” Becomes Top Free App

    Microsoft’s Android apps are getting more and more popular, and today the company’s very own “Link to Windows” tool published in the Google Play Store conquered the leading place in the Top Free rankings.

    Netflix builds a Jupyter Lab alternative, a bug bounty to fight election hacking, Raspberry Pi goes microscopic, and more open source news

    In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a machine learning tool from Netflix, Microsoft's election software bug bounty, a cost-effective microscope built with Raspberry Pi, and more!

    Microsoft emits another peep at PowerShell 7 with new toys and the return of an old friend

    • The Register; By Richard Speed (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2019 4:03 AM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
    Commands in (conditional) Chains – the latest Seattle rock sensation? Preview 5 of Microsoft's PowerShell 7 dropped last night, which means that final release is lumbering ever closer.…

    Power to the users? Admins be warned: Microsoft set to introduce 'self-service purchase' in Office 365

    • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2019 2:57 AM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
    Users will be able to buy own licences and administrators cannot prevent it. Microsoft will allow "self-service purchase and license management capabilities" for Office 365 users, initially for its Power Platform low-code services, PowerApps, PowerBI and Flow.…

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