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posted by Roy Schestowitz on Sep 30, 2023

Stop Begging Companies That Don't Value Your Freedom to Stop Pushing You Around
That's not freedom
The forbidden topics
There are forbidden topics in the hacker community
Curation and Preservation Work
The winter is coming soon and this means our anniversary is near
Richard Stallman Says He Will Probably Live Many More Years
"Richard Stallman has cancer. Fortunately it is slow-growing and manageable follicular lymphona, so he will probably live many more years nonetheless. But he now has to be even more careful not to catch Covid-19."
Web Hostnames Down to Lowest Number in More Than 7 Years!
the number of hostnames is falling rapidly (they hide this by choosing logarithmic scale)
Quitting 'Clown Computing' and GAFAM is Only the Start
The Web and the Net at large became far too centralised
They Say Free Software is Like Communism When They, the Proprietary Software Giants, Constantly Pursue Government Bailouts (Subsidies From Taxpayers)
At the moment Ukraine is at most risk due to its dependence on Microsoft (inside its infrastructure)
Social Control Media Has No Future, It Was Always Doomed to Fail (Also Promoted Based on Lies)
Recent events, including developments at Twitter, meant that they lost a lot of their audience and then, in turn, sponsors/advertisers
Proprietary Software: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Proprietary software has an entirely different mindset, revolving around business models rather than science
They're Been Trying to 'Kill' Richard Stallman for Years (by Mentally Tormenting Him)
Malicious tongue wanted to do him what had been done to Julian Assange
We Temporarily Have Two Gemini Capsules
They're both authentic and secure, but they're not the same
Consumerism is Lying and Revisionism
We need to reject these liars and charlatans
Links 30/09/2023: Open VFS Framework, CrossOver 23.5, Dianne Feinstein Dies
Links for the day
Security Leftovers
GNU/Linux, Microsoft, and more
Microsoft Down on the World Wide Web, Shows Survey
down by a lot in this category
IRC Proceedings: Friday, September 29, 2023
IRC logs for Friday, September 29, 2023
A Society That Fails Journalists Does Not Deserve Journalism
It's probably too later to save Julian Assange as a working publisher (he might never recover from the mental torture), but as a person and a father we can wish and work towards his release
Almost Nothing To Go With Your Morning's Cup Of Coffee
Newspaper? What newspaper?
A Lot of Technological 'Progress' Has Been Nothing But Buzzwords
Free software does not try to excite people people over nothing
Techrights Was Right About the Chaff Bots (They Failed to Live up to Their Promise)
Those who have been paying attention to news of substance rather than fashionable "tech trends" probably know that GNU/Linux grew a lot this year
Selling Out to Microsoft Makes You Dead Beef
If all goes as well as we've envisioned, Microsoft will get smaller and smaller
Mobile Phones Aren't Your Friend or a Gateway to Truly Social Life
Newer should not always seem more seductive, as novelty is by default questionable and debatable
Links 29/09/2023: Disinformation and Monopolies
Links for the day
iFixit Requests DMCA Exemption…To Figure Out How To Repair McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Jim Zemlin Thinks the World's Largest Software Company Has 200 Staff, Many of Whom Not Technical at All
biggest ego in the world
Microsoft GitHub Exposé — In the Alex Graveley Case, His Lawyer, Rick Cofer, Appears to Have Bribed the DA to Keep Graveley (and Others) Out of Prison
Is this how one gets out of prison? Hire the person who bribes the DA?
Richard Stallman's Public Talk in GNU's 40th Anniversary Ceremony
Out now
Links 29/09/2023: Linux Foundation Boasting, QLite FDW 2.4.0 Released
Links for the day
Red Hat Does Not Understand Community and It's Publicly Promoting Microsoft's Gartner
RedHat.com is basically lioning a firm that has long been attacking GNU/Linux in the private and public sectors at the behest of Microsoft

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KDE Plasma 6 Desktop Environment Is Now Available for Public Beta Testing
The KDE Project released today the first beta version of the upcoming KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment for public testing three weeks after the alpha development milestone.
11 Best Free and Open Source Log Analyzers
Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion
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The testing ecosystem in the Linux kernel has been steadily growing, but are efforts sufficiently coordinated?
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3 news picks
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many for this Saturday
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Big Android feature drop adds some cool new Wear OS and smart home tricks
today's leftovers
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Proxmox Backup Server 3.1 Brings Secure Boot Compatibility
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Python, Perl, and more
Microsoft Windows TCO (Breaches and Espionage, Sabotage)
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Not much left except their fluff this year
today's leftovers
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Free, Libre, and Open Source Software: Job Prospects, RETVec, dnsdbq, Teleport Adopts AGPLv3
4 FOSS links
Open Hardware: Arduino and More
half about Arduino
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4 for today
ASRock Challenger ITX Intel Arc A380 Graphics Card
Intel Arc on Linux, Ubuntu
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mostly stories by Liam Dawe
Cinnamon 6 and the beta of KDE 6 both arrive at once
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GNU/Linux Apparently Growing Closer to 4% Worldwide Right Now (Not Counting ChromeOS, Which is Also a GNU/Linux Operating System)
Just a little before rounding up makes it 4%
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The /e/OS 1.17 just relased, bringing a wave of enhancements, from improved privacy measures to a redesigned user interface.
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Plasma 6 beta 1 has been released! And so far the feedback has been very positive
today's howtos
mostly from Dave McKay
Arch Linux’s December 2023 ISO Release Brings Linux 6.6 LTS, Updated Installer
Arch Linux 2023.12.01 is out today as Arch Linux’s ISO snapshot for December 2023 powered by a new kernel and featuring a much-improved installation experience.
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At this point nearly all the planned features for Plasma 6 are done
CentOS's November 2023 Newsletter and Fedora Magazine on ‘rpm-ostree search’
Some Red Hat stuff
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half a dozen links for now
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libvirt-glib release 5.0.0
I am pleased to announce that a new release of the libvirt-glib package, version 5.0.0
Reducing Mutter dependencies
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3 links for today
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Some Debian bits
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R, Python, Qt, and more
today's leftovers
4 more stories
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Windows TCO, CISA, and more
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Browser work and builds
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Mostly corporate stuff from Canonical
Open Hardware/Modding: NUCDeck, Embedded Development, RISC-V, and More
4 stories
Proprietary Software: Microsoft's Tax Crimes and the Risk of SaaS
two stories for now
today's howtos
many howtos
Godot 4.2 arrives in style!
Godot 4.2 brings more rendering features and better platform support
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5 links, 3 about coding
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FOSS news
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Some hardware news
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5 Raspberry Pi links
GNU Taler v0.9.3 released
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7 new articles from Liam Dawe
6 Best Free and Open Source Human Resource Management Software
Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart
Fed up with Linux/Debian, moving all the things to FreeBSD!
I decided to upgrade all of my servers
Troubles at X and Overwhelming Fear of Microsoft Layoffs at Activision Blizzard
Proprietary giants waning
Open Source Spacecraft Avionics With NASA's Core Flight System
consists of an operating system abstraction layer (OSAL), the underlying OS (VxWorks, FreeRTOS, RTEMS, POSIX, etc.), and the applications that run on top of the OSAL alongside the Core Flight Executive (cFE) component
Security and Windows TCO
many Windows incidents again
Red Hat’s RHEL 10 will Phase Out Xorg in Favor of Wayland
RHEL 10’s plan reveals Wayland’s dominance in future Linux releases, focusing on enhanced display features
Red Hat: Shaping the Narrative With IBM's Media Budget
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10 Will Be Wayland-Only"
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Proprietary Stuff and Leftovers
some opposition news too
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Some R news
Free Software Leftovers
4 more stories
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Canonical bews
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