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Three essential tools for the GNU/Linux Photographer

2 hours 30 min ago
there are some pretty awesome tools available for free to GNU/Linux users I thought I might share. With the three together, I’ve got basically everything I have needed.

AMD unveils 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000, boasting twice the performance of R-Series

5 hours 21 min ago
AMD announced its Linux-ready Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoCs with up to 4x cores and 3.6 TFLOPS, designed for mid-range embedded devices, plus an up to 16-core, Xeon-like Epyc Embedded 3000 for embedded servers. A few weeks after information leaked about several new boards based on AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded V1000, AMD formally introduced the new […]

Canonical Releases Major Kernel Security Update for Ubuntu 14.04 to Fix 26 Flaws

8 hours 13 min ago
Canonical released today a major kernel security update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series, addressing more than 20 vulnerabilities and other issues.

This Week in Open Source News: Documentary Series on Women in Tech to Premiere Next Month, Fake Linux News & More

Sunday 25th of February 2018 06:55:07 AM
This week in open source and Linux news: an exciting documentary series by open source communications veteran Jennifer Cloer to premiere in March, Steven J Vaughan-Nichols is fed up with fake Linux vulnerability story, and more!

Mycroft AI on Plasma

Sunday 25th of February 2018 04:55:02 AM
Did you know you can install an AI personal assistant on your Plasma desktop? Mycroft is running through the last 24 hours of the crowdfunding campaign for its Mark II assistant. The machine looks awesome and offers similar functionality to other proprietary alternatives, but with none of the spying and leaking of personal data.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Daily Builds Now Fuelled by Linux Kernel 4.15

Sunday 25th of February 2018 02:54:57 AM
As of today, the current daily builds of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system are powered by the latest stable Linux 4.15 kernel series.

Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal

Sunday 25th of February 2018 12:54:52 AM
I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First,I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time toinvest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy toget started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience iskey. It's also fairly rare.

Plasma Mobile Could Give Life to a Mobile Linux Experience

Saturday 24th of February 2018 10:54:47 PM
a pure Linux on mobile experience doesn’t exist. Or does it? You may have heard of the Purism Librem 5...

3 reasons to say 'no' in DevOps

Saturday 24th of February 2018 08:54:42 PM
DevOps, it has often been pointed out, is a culture that emphasizes mutual respect, cooperation, continual improvement, and aligning responsibility with authority.Instead of saying no, it may be helpful to take a hint from improv comedy and say, "Yes, and..." or "Yes, but...". This opens the request from the binary nature of "yes" and "no" toward having a nuanced discussion around priority, capacity, and responsibility.However, sometimes you have no choice but to give a hard "no." These should be rare and exceptional, but they will occur.read more

What will OpenStack "S" Be Named?

Saturday 24th of February 2018 06:54:37 PM
From the "Name That Cloud" files:

To capture more of the desktop market, Linux needs to target the average user

Saturday 24th of February 2018 04:54:32 PM
Part of the reason the Linux desktop market share hasn't risen is because the marketing targets the wrong users and ignores that Linux is actually easy to use.

Top 5: Perl hashes and arrays, landing a Linux day job, and more

Saturday 24th of February 2018 02:54:27 PM
In this week's top 5, we take a look at Perl, wikis, what the Grateful Dead has to do with Creative Commons, and more.read more

Ubuntu Linux and Bash as a Windows Program!

Saturday 24th of February 2018 12:54:22 PM
An Ubuntu Bash shell as a Windows app? Fantastic! Here's how toproceed.

Docker has a business plan headache

Saturday 24th of February 2018 10:54:17 AM
Docker is the container technology of choice, but that doesn[he]#039[/he]t translate into Docker the successful business. Whatever Docker the business' future, Docker the technology is both open source and a standard. Docker could close up shop today, and you'd still be using Docker containers tomorrow.

Mycroft Widget, Atos and Red Hat's New Cloud Container Solution, npm Bug and More

Saturday 24th of February 2018 08:54:12 AM
News updates for February 23, 2018.

Overview Of tcpdump With Examples

Saturday 24th of February 2018 06:54:07 AM
You can view information about traffic coming and going from a given network interface using tcpdump. This diagnostic tool allows you to see packet information, that is where incoming packets come from and where outgoing packets are heading to on an interface, with some extra information. You can even save the output to a file to inspect later on. This article will demonstrate the simple examples of tcpdump.

Linux command history: Choosing what to remember and how

Saturday 24th of February 2018 04:54:02 AM
Linux command history is not just about repeating commands. You can selectively decide what to remember and whether to record the date and time your commands were used.

Spectre and Meltdown Mitigations Now Available for FreeBSD and OpenBSD Systems

Saturday 24th of February 2018 02:53:57 AM
More than a month since their public discloser the nasty Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerability have now been fixed for various BSD operating systems including FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History

Saturday 24th of February 2018 01:22:27 AM
Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.

SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:50:58 PM
The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks.

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Three essential tools for the GNU/Linux Photographer

As a Journalist by day, and awesome cave dwelling Linux nerd by night, I take a lot of photographs with my Nikon D3300. That said, there are the obvious tools by Adobe that one can use, such as Photoshop, but there are some pretty awesome tools available for free to GNU/Linux users I thought I might share. With the three together, I’ve got basically everything I have needed. Read more

Remembering Tom Wallis, The System Administrator That Made The World Better

So it was a shock to get an email this week that Tom had married for the first time at age 54, and passed away four days later due to a boating accident while on his honeymoon. Tom was a man with a big laugh and an even bigger heart. When I started a Linux Users Group (LUG) on campus, there was Tom – helping to arrange a place to meet, Internet access when we needed it, and gave his evenings to simply be present and a supporter. Read more

Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
  • Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files
  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.