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TiVo’s “TV Guide” patents are DOA at appeals court

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:52:30 AM
A five-year-old patent brawl between Netflix and Rovi (now TiVo) has reached a turning point, with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholding a major lower-court victory by Netflix.

Mozilla Hosts Seventh Annual MozFest in London this weekend

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 03:38:10 AM
Join us at MozFest 2016 this weekend: Fri 28 – Sun 30th October 2016 Now in its seventh year, MozFest is the world’s go-to event for the free and open Internet movement. Part meeting place for like-minded individuals keen to … Read more

Python List Methods

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:23:50 AM
Using methods with lists gives you the power to manipulate the data stored in the lists quickly and effectively. Many of these methods are concerned with finding, adding, and removing pieces of data stored within the list they are being called on. Others are more concerned with the structure of the list itself.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Out for Raspberry Pi 3, Supports Bluetooth & Wi-Fi

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 01:09:30 AM
The release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 is not the only thing SUSE Linux fans should get excited for today, as there's now SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi.

SUSE: Unleash the Tiger!

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:55:10 PM
This is our first dispatch from the front lines: Washington DC. And I am not speaking of the election front lines, but of the Linux front. Linux Journal has come to SUSECon this year to, among other things, gauge the state of the world concerning all things open source. To plagiarize every president at the start of every state of the union address, the state of Linux is strong!

Embedded PC runs Ubuntu on Tegra TX1

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 10:40:50 PM
Connect Tech’s “Rudi” mini-PC runs Ubuntu on an Nvidia Jetson TX1 COM with 4GB LPDDR4, eMMC and mSATA, 5x USB, 2x GbE, mini-PCIe, and -20 to 80°C support. Like many recent embedded computers. Connect Tech’s 135 x 105 x 50mm Rudi Embedded System fudges the line between mini-PC and a full-fledged industrial PC. Aimed at […]

4 steps to better documentation: How to get users the exact answer to the problem

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 09:26:30 PM
When people use your software, they are trying to accomplish a goal. They're trying to fix a problem, find an ATM, catch a Leafeon. They're usually not using software because they enjoy it for its own sake. But just because your users are not expecting to enjoy some software doesn't eliminate their feelings about it. They might notice delight if it's particularly well-designed to help them do what they want, but they don't notice neutral emotions, and mostly the emotions they notice are annoyance or even anger.read more

How to deploy a fault tolerant cluster with continuous or high availability

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 08:12:10 PM
Some companies cannot allow having their services down. In case of a server outage a cellular operator might experience billing system downtime causing lost connection for all its clients. Admittance of the potential impact of such situations leads to the idea to always have a plan B. In this article, we’re throwing light on different ways of protection against server failures, as well as architectures used for deployment of VMmanager Cloud, a control panel for building a High Availability cluster.

IoTSeeker Scanner Finds Smart Devices With Dumb Credentials

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 06:57:50 PM
With the Mirai botnet still wreaking havoc, and other IoT botnets appearing, security researchers are looking for ways to discover the insecure devices that are being targeted by attackers before they can be compromised.

Open is a means, not a movement

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 05:43:30 PM
In the humble beginnings of the GNU and Linux projects, open source was a primitive and narrowly-defined idea. It applied only to programming, and was a largely legal designation that sought to guarantee that source code remained available to users even as others augmented it through subsequent contributions.Now, thirty years later, "open" is sweeping the enterprise. On top of "open source," we also have "open data," "open management," "open design," "open organizations,"—and even just "open," which we often take to imply something vague about a progressive policy.read more

nginx and WordPress

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 04:29:10 PM
In my last article, I took an initial look at nginx, the high-performanceopen-source HTTP that uses a single process and a single thread toservice a large number of requests. nginx was designed for speed andscalability, as opposed to Apache, which was designed to maximizeflexibility and configuration.

Configure software repositories in Fedora

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 03:14:50 PM
Your Fedora system gets its software from repositories, or repos. Each of these repos can have any number of software apps available for you to install and use. The official Fedora repos contain thousands of free and open source apps. Some repos... Continue Reading →

Applications Missing From Ubuntu

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:00:30 PM
I'll be the first person to admit that there are applications missing from Ubuntu. This is also true of other Linux distributions, as well. But I think this is a larger issue with distributions like Ubuntu simply due to its popularity.

NES Classic Is a Quad-Core Linux Computer

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:30:37 AM
Nintendo is set to launch the NES Classic Edition. This tiny console ships with 30 NES games preloaded, an NES controller just like the original, and the ability to output at 1080p complete with a number of screen filters... on the inside is a surprisingly powerful single-board computer that's running Linux.

How to quickly audit a Linux system from the command line

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 10:16:17 AM
For a deep penetrating scan of your Linux servers and desktops, turn to the Lynis auditing tool. Check out how to install and use Lynis.

SUSECON 2016 Open Source and Linux Conference Is Taking Place November 7-11

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 09:01:57 AM
November 7 was the first day of the SUSECON 2016 Open Source conference for Linux, Docker, OpenStack, NFV, and Cloud Foundry enthusiasts and professionals.

Python Lists

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:47:36 AM
Lists are a big deal. It really can't be overemphasized what a big deal they are. Lists are not only used for iterating through data, but they are also a popular data storage and categorization method used for handling data as a program is running. For anyone who's programmed in another language, lists are often known as arrays.

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openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available as 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 Image

openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, proudly informs Softpedia via an email announcement about the general availability of a 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 image of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system. Read more

today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
  • Please don't use pastebins in bugs
  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
  • Upcoming Linux Distributions Releasing In December 2016
    In December 2016, a big Linux distribution release is taking shape in the form of Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, flavored by Cinnamon 3.2. It’ll be accompanied by the release of security and privacy-focused Anonymous Live CD Tails 2.9.
  • AMD Extends Strategic Partnership with Mentor Graphics for Linux-based Embedded Solutions
  • Samsung Z2 gets Firmware Update to Tizen 2.4.0.6 Z200FDDU0BPK3 in India
    Samsung’s latest Tizen-based smartphone, the Z2 model number SM-Z200F, has had a new software / firmware update land in India today. The update takes it to Tizen version 2.4.0.6., firmware Z200FDDU0BPK3. The update log mentions the following improvements: Improved send SOS message (panic mode) and also improvements to the security of the device. Additional bug fixes and performance improvements may have also been bundled in.

Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
    Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016.
  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
  • GNOME loves to cook
    With the upcoming 20th birthday of GNOME next year, some of us thought that we should make another attempt at this application, maybe as a birthday gift to all of GNOME. Shortly after GUADEC, I got my hands on some existing designs and started to toy around with implementing them over a few weekends and evenings. The screenshots in this post show how far I got since then.

today's howtos