Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ BETA available now

With all of the negative press surrounding Windows 10, many folks in my private life are asking me about alternatives. Believe it or not, Linux is often the answer. The first thing I ask them is, for what do you use your computer? Almost everyone tells me things like Facebook, email, and word processing. Well, a combination of Google Chrome and LibreOffice on top of an easy-to-use distro meets those needs perfectly. The big decision, however, is selecting a Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu is always a good choice, although Unity can be a bit confusing for a transitioning Windows user. Manjaro is a… [Continue Reading]

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A Lament for the LAN Party

Before broadband and the connected world of information, we found different ways to mix our social life and our games. LAN parties. Where our PCs had a big group hug and let us kill one another in peace. Michael Johnson remembers those times.
Growing up as a PC gamer in the 90’s was a curious experience, the dawn of the internet age was upon us, but everything was still a little bit rough around the edges. To illustrate this – try playing the dial-up modem noise to a millennial and tell them that this sound used to accompany turning on the internet and they’ll say something precocious like “You had to turn on the internet?” before laughing in your face and stealing all your pogs.

Despite that, game developers were determined to plough head-first into the online age, spurred on by the success of early trailblazers like id and Blizzard. Thus before

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Red Hat’s Open Decision Framework

Community Version 1.0.1

Updated June 2, 2016

Released under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0)

This markdown version of the slides is intended to facilitate easier collaboration and tracking of changes.
Page numbering corresponds to the LibreOffice (.odp) and PDF files in the repo.
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What it is

A flexible, open approach to making business decisions and leading projects
When to use it

For decisions and projects that are likely to:

impact our culture or
affect associates beyond your immediate team
How to use it

Build steps from the Open Decision Framework into your project plan or decision-making process
What is an open decision?

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Explain who is making the decision, what problems you’re trying to solve, the requirements and constraints involved, and the process you will follow.
Engage others for feedback and collaborate throughout the decision-making process. Seek out diverse perspectives, including potential detractors.
Think of people as customers with competing needs and priorities. When a

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The Copyright Office thinks software licenses are limiting hardware tinkering

People don’t want to own anything anymore. They much prefer licenses that let them use it.
At least that’s what lawyers from The Software Alliance—a trade group representing the likes of Microsoft and Adobe—and the Motion Picture Association of America told the Copyright Office.
Through an unlikely sequence of events, I found myself sitting across the table from them late last month at a series of “roundtables”—hosted by the Copyright Office—on copyright law. Unlikely, because I’m a repairman. Copyright law should have nothing to do with me. But it does. Why? Because over the last 20 years, manufacturers and entertainment lawyers have warped copyright law to screw consumers, undermine property rights, and create huge amounts of unnecessary legal work for people who want to repair their cars or back up their DVDs.
The public has been asking Congress to address the problem of copyright law for years. So, last year, lawmakers directed the

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How to Unlock Secret Settings in Windows 10

The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customize Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.Read more…

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We won the battle for Linux, but we’re losing the battle for freedom

We won the battle for Linux, but we’re losing the battle for

Linux turns 25 in August 2016. Linux Journal turned 21
in April 2016. (Issue #1 was
April 1994, the month Linux hit version 1.0.) We’re a generation into the
history of our cause, but the fight isn’t there anymore, because we won. Our
cause has achieved its effects.

It helps to remember that Linux was a fight, and so were free software and open
source. If they weren’t fights, they wouldn’t have won what they did. They also
wouldn’t have been interesting, meaning there wouldn’t have been any Linux
stories, or a Linux Journal.

Stories are what make a subject interesting. To program a story, you need three

A protagonist, which could be a person, a group or an easily personified cause
that people can identify with.

A problem, or a set of problems, against which the protagonist struggles.

Movement toward resolution.

If you lack one those, you don’t have a story.

With Linux,

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How to record your terminal session on Linux

Recording a terminal session may be important in helping someone learn a process, sharing information in an understandable way, and also presenting a series of commands in a proper manner. Whatever the purpose, there are many times when copy-pasting text from the terminal won’t be very helpful while capturing a video of the process is quite far-fetched and may not be always possible. In this quick guide, we will take a look at the easiest way to record and share a terminal session in .gif format.

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