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Federal Judge Says Alice 'Death Knell for Software Patents.'

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:45:49 PM
A strongly worded concurring opinion by a Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit judge doesn't mean that software patents are going away, but might raise the bar for enforcing software patents through the courts.

ExTiX 16.5 Is the First Stable Distro Based on Ubuntu 16.10 and LXQt 0.10.0

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:48:38 PM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of his brand new ExTiX 16.5 Linux-based distribution for personal computers.

Fedora 25 beta released: Community Linux for containers arrives

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 08:08:42 PM
Fedora used to be just for cutting-edge desktop users and programmers. Today, it[he]#039[/he]s still for them, with the long, long delayed release of the Wayland display server, but it[he]#039[/he]s also for cloud builders.

How to change the default SSH port on a Linux VPS

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 07:11:31 PM
There are many ways to secure your Linux VPS. Changing the default SSH port from the default 22 to another one, is one of the first things you should do to secure your Linux VPS.

StormCrawler: An Open Source SDK for Building Web Crawlers with ApacheStorm

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:14:20 PM
StormCrawler is an open source collection of reusable resources, mostly implemented in Java, for building low-latency, scalable web crawlers on Apache Storm.

Install and configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server,Clients on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 05:17:09 PM
Install and configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server,Clients on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Build your own Raspberry Pi tornado warning system

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 04:19:58 PM
At 4:30 in the afternoon on November 15, 1989, an F4 tornado ripped through Huntsville, Alabama killing 21 people. It could have been much worse save for the quick thinking of the people running the after-school program at Jones Valley Elementary. They took the children under the stairs as soon as the power went out. They survived, though the top floor was torn from the building. A mother out front who had come to pick up her child was among the 21 more

Google Pixel: Devices are a dangerous distraction from the new AI interface

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:22:47 PM
Pick a partner, eat the Nougat, feel the loveAnalysis There was a distinct whiff of the retro about Google’s launch of its Pixel smartphone. Exclusives with selected large mobile operators; yet another attempt to create a unified Android experience; even the clear focus on Apple as the primary competition – all these should be issues of the past.…

Polishing the wegrep Wrapper Script

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:25:36 PM
When last I discussedshell scripts, I was presenting a shell script thatoffered an alternative to the -C context flag in GNUgrep.

FreeBSD 11.0 Released after initial delay, Why ? Due to bspatch vulnerability, a special procedure must be followed for safe upgrade

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:28:25 PM
Truncate bspatch to a zero byte file, then FreeBSD-update will fall back to replacing bspatch, rather than applying a binary patch.

Maker Party 2016: Stand Up for a Better Internet

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 12:31:14 PM
Mozilla’s annual celebration of making online is challenging outdated copyright law in the EU. Here’s how you can participate It’s that time of year: Maker Party. Each year, Mozilla hosts a global celebration to inspire learning and making online. Individuals … Continue reading

Installing NVIDIA Drivers All Major Linux Distributions

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 11:34:03 AM
NVIDA supports Linux with its proprietary drivers nearly as well as it does Windows. That said, it's no secret that NVIDIA has long been the go-to choice for gaming on Linux. Unfortunately, even though the drivers support Linux well, installing them can become more complicated when dealing with different distributions. In many cases, the process is very simple but not well documented. In others, it's a bit tougher, but there is no reason that you can't get the latest NVIDIA drivers for your graphics card working on most major distributions.

Facebook Yarn's for your JavaScript package

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:36:52 AM
One string to bring them all and in the installation bind themFacebook, working with Exponent, Google, and Tilde, has released software to improve the JavaScript development experience, which can use all the help it can get.…

Black Lab Linux Goes Commercial Due to Lack of Funding, netOS Discontinued

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:39:41 AM
Robert Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software announced some important changes with the Black Lab Linux and netOS projects.

Google sets the date for first sniff at Android 7.1

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 08:42:30 AM
Holding back Assistant and apps drawer for PixelDevelopers can get their hands on Android 7.1 by the end of the month, Google has said.…

FreeBSD 11.0 lands, with security fixes to FreeBSD 11.0

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 07:45:19 AM
Bootleggers, don't ignore the official version. If you were one of the sharp-eyed users who downloaded FreeBSD 11.0 from the project's FTP servers before official release, it's time to upgrade again. The release version has landed and it's not the same as the bootleg.

News: Linux 5.0 Kernel is Coming in 2017

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:48:08 AM
It's very likely that the Linux 5.0 kernel will debut at some point in 2017. Linux creator Linus Torvalds hasn't yet officially set a date, but that's not quite how he works or how the Linux development process pushes releases.

Atom 1.11 Hackable Text Editor Released with Image View Improvements, Fixes

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 05:50:57 AM
GitHub officially announced the release of Atom 1.11, their popular, open-source, and cross-platform hackable text editor that you can use for programming and whatnot.

How to succeed as a remote documentation contributor in OpenStack

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 04:53:46 AM
Alexandra Settle, an information developer at Rackspace, will be speaking at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. Alexandra is a core reviewer for OpenStack manuals, also working on the OpenStack Ansible and Swift project documentation, and serves as a mentor in documentation for the Outreachy project. She's been interested in information technology since high school and is a fan of Fedora Linux. She began her career as an intern at Red Hat and after spending years using Windows machines, and love the ease of use and functionality that came with using Linux.

Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:56:35 AM
The Apache HTTP server is a mighty beast that powers the majority of websites. It has evolved into a complex server that slices, dices, dances, and sings. It powers vast hosting centers, and it is also splendid for running small personal sites.

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Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released

The BSD-focused, Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment is out with its version 1.1 update. The developers behind the Lumina Desktop Environment consider it a "significant update" with both new and reworked utilities, infrastructure improvements, and other enhancements. Lumina 1.1 adds a pure Qt5 calculator, text editor improvements, the file manager has been completely overhauled, system application list management is much improved, and there is a range of other improvements. Read more

Radeon vs. Nouveau Open-Source Drivers On Mesa Git + Linux 4.9

For your viewing pleasure this Friday are some open-source AMD vs. NVIDIA numbers when using the latest open-source code on each side. Linux 4.9-rc1 was used while Ubuntu 16.10 paired with the Padoka PPA led to Mesa Git as of earlier this week plus LLVM 4.0 SVN. As covered recently, there are no Nouveau driver changes for Linux 4.9 while we had hoped the boost patches would land. Thus the re-clocking is still quite poor for this open-source NVIDIA driver stack. For the Nouveau tests I manually re-clocked each graphics card to the highest performance state (0f) after first re-clocking the cards to the 0a performance state for helping some of the GPUs that otherwise fail with memory re-clocking at 0f, as Nouveau developers have expressed this is the preferred approach for testing. Read more

Ubuntu MATE, Not Just a Whim

I've stated for years how much I dislike Ubuntu's Unity interface. Yes, it's become more polished through the years, but it's just not an interface that thinks the same way I do. That's likely because I'm old and inflexible, but nevertheless, I've done everything I could to avoid using Unity, which usually means switching to Xubuntu. I actually really like Xubuntu, and the Xfce interface is close enough to the GNOME 2 look, that I hardly miss the way my laptop used to look before Unity. I wasn't alone in my disdain for Ubuntu's flagship desktop manager switch, and many folks either switched to Xubuntu or moved to another Debian/Ubuntu-based distro like Linux Mint. The MATE desktop started as a hack, in fact, because GNOME 3 and Unity were such drastic changes. I never really got into MATE, however, because I thought it was going to be nothing more than a hack and eventually would be unusable due to old GNOME 2 libraries phasing out and so forth. Read more

EU-Fossa project submits results of code audits

The European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa) has sent its code review results to the developers of Apache HTTP server target and KeePass. The audit results are not yet made public, however, no critical vulnerabilities were found. Read more