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TuxMachines: Raspberry Pi HAT spins up RFID and NFC

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:39:31 AM

Eccel’s rugged “Raspberry Pi-B1” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on provides an RFID B1 module for enabling short-range RFID or NFC communications at 13.56MHz.

Eccel Technology, which is also known as IB Technology, has launched a “Raspberry Pi Hat RFID/NFC Board” that is also known as the “Raspberry Pi-B1.” The HAT compatible add-on board has gone on sale for 32.95 UK Pounds ($43) at RS Components. The Raspberry Pi-B1 provides RFID or NFC communications at 13.56MHz at a range of up to a meter, and is aimed at Raspberry Pi based access control, monitoring pre-payment, resource management, and connection-less storage systems.

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LXer: How to Connect to a VPN Automatically on Linux

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 07:48:10 AM
Most Linux distros come with a VPN client for you to connect to VPN manually. This tutorial shows you the way to connect to a VPN automatically on Linux.

LXer: Why Is Tux “Broken” Today? Is Linux Kernel Not Feeling Well?

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 06:28:07 AM
f you search Linux kernel today and look for Linux mascot Tux on the search result page, you’ll notice something unusual. The Google card showed along with the results features a little distorted logo of Tux (Read Tux origin story here). Why is it so? Is our beloved Tux not feeling okay?

Phoronix: DRM Synchronization Object Improvements Queued For Linux 4.14

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 05:49:07 AM
Introduced in the Linux 4.13 kernel for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers was the concept of DRM synchronization objects while for Linux 4.14 this feature will be improved upon...

LXer: Leak of more than 1,700 valid passwords could make the IoT mess much worse

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 04:17:27 AM
Security researchers have unearthed a sprawling list of login credentials that allows anyone on the Internet to take over home routers and more than 1,700 "Internet of things" devices and make them part of a destructive botnet.

LXer: Compact thin client runs Linux, supports triple displays

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:57:24 AM
At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, 10ZiG Technology unveiled a 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with triple display support at 4K resolution, as well as optional PoE and “innovative touch technology.” The 5900q supports PeakOS (Linux), Windows 10 IoT, or a NOS install for Zero client applications.

Reddit: I want to install Linux, Dual boot. Two Hard drives.

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:43:53 AM

I remember reading something about a setting that will let Linux access Win NTFS drives. Please help me with that.

And, with two separate hard drives, I want to install Linux, at this point Mint, talk me out of it?, on the second hard drive.

I want to have a boot choice.

Thanks!

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LinuxToday: Open source success starts at zero

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:00:00 AM

opensource.com: Always give 110%? Maybe not. Here's why "aiming to be a zero" may be a better strategy for success

Reddit: Elementary OS runs fine on mac 2011

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:44:28 AM

Surprisingly painless to do on a dying mac.

Download the iso, use etcher on a flash drive, then press alt while booting the system. Choose efi and boot. Install and done. I even added a macOS wallpaper just for fun :D

Everything works out of the box, and the hardware is solid. Only bad thing was the battery (only 3-4 hours now) and i got better battery life on linux than on macOS. Weird huh.

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LXer: Google opens up on Titan security: Here's how chip combats hardware backdoors

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:37:20 AM
Google has detailed how its custom Titan security chip will prevent threats that use firmware-based attacks... The chip's role is to thwart the type of attacks where, say, government spies intercept hardware and insert a firmware implant...

Phoronix: Keeping The Ryzen Threadripper Busy With An Array Of Compiler Benchmarks

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:09:48 AM
While there are an array of interesting AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Linux benchmarks in this morning's review, after hitting a 36 second Linux kernel compilation time with this 16 core / 32 thread processor, I spent this afternoon seeing what I was getting for some other compile times of popular programs...

Reddit: How to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu with Anbox

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:49:25 AM

TuxMachines: Window Maker Live: Cool Retro Look, Even Cooler Performance

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:33:11 AM

Window Maker Live (WML) takes an unusual approach to desktop interface management. It has an old-fashioned look with a productive new feel.

The latest version of Window Maker Live (0.95.7-4), released this month, is a Debian-based Linux distribution that uses the Window Maker window manager as the default graphical user interface. It integrates well-known open source components in a surprisingly satisfying interface.

Window Maker itself has been around since 1997. It is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment, a free adaptation of Cocoa (formerly OpenStep).

A framework with application development tools for Unix-like operating systems and Microsoft Windows, Window Maker is part of the GNU Project.

If you are into retro computing, you will marvel at Window Maker's success in reproducing the cool look and feel of the Nextstep user interface. That nostalgia is reminiscent of Thinkpad T61 technology.

If that level of computing nostalgia is not your passion, WML's user interface can bring you a productivity boost without the excessive GUI bloat of modern-day Linux desktop environments.

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Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 M3 Released With OpenBenchmarking Seamless/Dynamic Comparisons

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:32:07 AM
The third and perhaps final development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.4-Tynset is now available for your open-source, cross-platform benchmark evaluation needs...

LXer: Unofficial Open-Source Allo Desktop Client Bypasses Chrome

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:17:17 AM
There is a brand new open-source native desktop client for Google’s Allo that solves at least one of the problems users might have with the web application. Namely, it bypasses the Allo for Web app’s reliance on Google’s Chrome browser...

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OSS: Meteoric Rise of Open Source, Document Foundation, Facebook U-Turn, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, Slovenia Open Data

  • The Meteoric Rise Of Open Source And Why Investors Should Care
    The adoption and integration of open-source technologies have rapidly usurped the closed-source incumbents, so much so that investors are pouring record amounts of money into open-source software investments.
  • Coming up on 28th September: Reddit “Ask us Anything” (and a birthday)
    Thursday, 28th September 2017 will be a special day – not only is it the seventh birthday of The Document Foundation, but we will also be running an “Ask me (us) Anything” session on Reddit – specifically, the /r/linux subreddit.
  • Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license
    Faced with growing dissatisfaction about licensing requirements for some of its open-source projects, Facebook today said it will move React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license next week. "We're relicensing these projects because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons," said Facebook engineering director Adam Wolff in a blog post on Friday. Wolff said while Facebook continues to believe its BSD + Patents license has benefits, "we acknowledge that we failed to decisively convince this community."
  • New Collaboration To Deliver Open-Source Submission And Peer-Review Platform
    This week, eLife and Collaborative Knowledge Foundation announced a partnership “to build a user-driven, open-source submission and peer-review platform” aimed at improving on existing industry models. Working together, the two organisations “hope to accelerate progress in delivering a modern, fast and user-driven system,” they said in a press release. “The project will be designed to help streamline communications between authors, editors and reviewers at all stages of the submission and review process.”
  • Slovenia publishes statistics on open data portal
    As of this month, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia is making available 3374 data collections on the country’s open data portal, making it by far the portal’s biggest contributor. The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities comes second, with 62 datasets.

End of Debian-Administration.org and 32-bit Support in Manjaro Linux

  • Retiring the Debian-Administration.org site
    So previously I've documented the setup of the Debian-Administration website, and now I'm going to retire it I'm planning how that will work.
  • Manjaro Linux Discontinues 32-bit Support
    You might already know that I love Manjaro Linux. And as an ardent Manjaro Linux fan, I have a bad news for you. Recently, Philip, the lead developer of Manjaro Linux, announced that the project would be dropping support for the 32-bit architecture. He said that the reason for the move was “due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community”.

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Red Hat and Fedora: Patent Promise and Fedora Community

  • Red Hat Enlarges Its Open Source Patent Promise Umbrella
    Red Hat on Thursday announced major enhancements to the Patent Promise it first published 15 years ago, with the intention of providing new protections to innovation in the open source community. In its 2002 Patent Promise, Red Hat vowed not to pursue patent infringement actions against parties that used its covered Free and Open Source Software, or FOSS, subject to certain limitations. The current Patent Promise reaffirms the 2002 pledge and extends the zone of non-enforcement.
  • Red Hat breaks new ground with open source Patent Promise
    Red Hat has decided to revise its 2002 Patent Promise that originally signalled the company’s intention not to enforce its patents against free and open source software. The company, which is famed for its open source approach, had laid out in its original promise that it was designed to discourage patent aggression against free and open source software. The updated version not only reaffirms this but “extends the zone of non-enforcement.”
  • Two Docs Workshops at Flock 2017
  • Documentation and Modularity at Flock 2017
  • Join the Magazine team
    The recent Flock conference of Fedora contributors included a Fedora Magazine workshop. Current editorial board members Ryan Lerch, Justin W. Flory, and Paul W. Frields covered how to join and get started as an author. Here are some highlights of the workshop and discussion that took place.