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LXer: Open spec, sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on i.MX6UL based COM

Friday 30th of June 2017 06:04:36 PM
Grinn and RS Components unveiled a Linux-ready “Liteboard” SBC that uses an i.MX6 UL LiteSOM COM, with connectors compatible with Grinn Chiliboard add-ons. UK-based distributor RSA Components is offering a new sandwich-style SBC from Polish embedded firm Grinn. The 60-Pound ($78) Liteboard, which is available with schematics, but no community support site, is designed to […]

LinuxToday: New Focus mode in GNOME Builder help improve your productivity

Friday 30th of June 2017 06:00:00 PM

Reduce distractions and boost your productivity with the all new fullscreen Focus mode in GNOME Builder.

Reddit: Debian freezes as soon as i try to log in using SSh...

Friday 30th of June 2017 05:50:58 PM


I have a Debian virtual machine running on my server at home, as my plex server. However, every time i try to connect to the server using SSH, the entire vm just freezes and i have to hard-reset it. What can be the cause of this?

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Reddit: Crazy Linux NASCAR sponsorship idea

Friday 30th of June 2017 05:47:52 PM

Hi R/Linux,

I’m a visitor from R/NASCAR and I’ve been a Linux user for about 5 years now. I’d consider myself a mid-range Linux user; I’ve installed somewhere around 30+ distros and teach an operating systems course at the college level that focuses heavily on Linux. Anyway, I’m also a huge NASCAR fan, probably one of the few who even knows what Linux is.

So why am I here? Well, I’ve got an interesting idea and I’d like to gauge feedback. Lately Microsoft has been making a big push in NASCAR. They’ve sponsored Hendrick Motorsports drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kasey Kahne, sponsored a race at Pocono in 2015 (Windows 10 400), and even partnered with the sanctioning body

As a supporter of the GNU project and an everyday Linux user, this makes me sick. So let’s do something about it.

My idea: lets crowdfund the sponsorship of a NASCAR Cup Series car in support of Linux and the GNU project. Before you laugh, read this

It’s been done before, and successfully too. The Dogecar ran several times in 2014. We also had the driver of the #32 Ford Matt DiBenedetto (u/MattDibenedetto) run a Reddit car in the All-Star race back in May, but that was an attempt to win the fan vote into the All-Star race and not a crowdfunded sponsorship.

Obviously, it would be unrealistic to raise enough money to sponsor a top tier driver ($500,000-$1,000,000 per race), but I think the $55,000 raised for the Dogecar is a more than attainable goal given that the number of subscribers of R/Linux is more than double that of R/NASCAR and R/Dogecoin combined. We could have members of R/Linux (or R/NASCAR even) design paint schemes (I want to see Tux on a car!) and have you guys vote on the best one.

Anyway, I don’t have a gofundme setup yet, nor have I reached out to a particular driver/team (Dibenedetto would be my first choice!). Just gauging the interest level that R/Linux might have. This would be a great opportunity to compete with Microsoft and showcase GNU/Linux to a new audience on national TV while at the same time exposing a new audience to the wonderful world of NASCAR racing!

Let me know in the comments if this is something you might be interested in supporting! Thanks for reading.

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Reddit: Other than Linux, what other unix-like system do you run?

Friday 30th of June 2017 05:33:18 PM

I have FreeBSD with ZFS running on my file server. I just installed Unix v7/x86 on an old Pentium 4 laptop.

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TuxMachines: RPi 3-like Le Potato SBC showcases fast Amlogic S905X SoC

Friday 30th of June 2017 04:51:16 PM

Libre Computers’ $25 to $35 “Le Potato” is an RPi 3 clone that runs Android 7.1 or Linux 4.13 on a quad -A53 S905X. There’s no WiFi, but you get HDMI 2.0.

A Shenzhen based Libre Computer Project from Shenzhen Libre Technology Co. Ltd. has gone to Kickstarter to launch the first of a series of “Libre Computer Boards” called Le Potato. The project has so far received less than $4K toward its $25K all or nothing goal, with the campaign due to finish on July 24. However, if the project doesn’t fund, “we will utilize our other pre-prepared financing option and go directly to retail,” says the company.

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TuxMachines: Important CentOS 7 Linux Kernel Security Update Patches Five Vulnerabilities

Friday 30th of June 2017 04:47:47 PM

CentOS maintainer Johnny Hughes recently published a new security advisory for user of the CentOS 7 operating system series to inform them about an important kernel security update.

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LXer: AWS Quickstart for Kubernetes

Friday 30th of June 2017 04:38:49 PM
Kubernetes is an open-source cluster manager that makes it easy to run Docker and other containers in production environments of all types (on-premises or in the public cloud). What is now an open community project came from development and operations patterns pioneered at Google to manage complex systems at internet scale.

TuxMachines: Canonical Promises Smooth and Easy Unity 7 to GNOME Shell Migration for Users

Friday 30th of June 2017 04:33:58 PM

Canonical's Will Cooke is today reporting on the latest or upcoming improvements that the Ubuntu Desktop and Snappy team plans to implement in the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

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TuxMachines: Is Ubuntu set to be the OS for Internet of Things?

Friday 30th of June 2017 04:05:57 PM

The Internet of Things has enjoyed major growth in recent years, as more and more of the world around us gets smarter and more connected.

But keeping all these new devices updated and online requires a reliable and robust software background, allowing for efficient and speedy monitoring and backup when needed.

Software fragmentation has already become a significant issue across the mobile space, and may threaten to do so soon in the IoT.

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TuxMachines: Docker 17.06 CE Debuts with Multi-Stage Container Builds

Friday 30th of June 2017 04:01:58 PM

At DockerCon 17 in April, Docker Inc made a series of large announcements, including a shift to a new model with the Moby Project to build the Docker Engine. Now in June, the first major release of Docker built with the Moby Project is available in the form of the Docker 17.06 Community Edition release.

The Moby Project is a refactoring of how Docker as a container platform is built, by breaking it down into aDocker series of community-focused efforts that includes LinuxKit and containerd among others.

read more This Week in Open Source News: Open Source Fridays, New Linux Foundation Project for Multi-Cloud Environments & More

Friday 30th of June 2017 04:00:53 PM
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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha and New Derivative

Friday 30th of June 2017 03:59:01 PM
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 Released

    Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" Alpha 1 is now available as the first official development release (sans the daily ISOs) for this upcoming milestone.

  • Ubuntu Linux 17.10 'Artful Aardvark' Alpha 1 now available for download

    There has been tons of Ubuntu news lately, with the death of Unity continuing to be felt in the Linux community. Just yesterday, a company that is one of Ubuntu's biggest proponents -- System76 -- announced it was creating its own operating system using that distribution as a base. While some might see that as bad news for Canonical's distro, I do not -- some of System76's contributions should find their way into Ubuntu upstream.

  • System76 Announces Its Own Linux Distribution Named Pop!_OS

    Linux machine vendor System76 has launched their own operating system named Pop!_OS. Based on Ubuntu GNOME, this new Linux distro’s Alpha version is right now available for download. The first final release of Pop!_OS will be shipped on October 19, 2017. System76 has described it as an operating system built for creators.

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TuxMachines: Openwashing of Arduino, Microsoft, and LinkedIn (Still Proprietary to the Core)

Friday 30th of June 2017 03:57:00 PM

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Reddit: How to start a Linux User Group (LUG)

Friday 30th of June 2017 03:56:59 PM

Hi, I'm from Italy. I would to start a LUG in the area where I live. What advice does you give me? For example how to advertise the thing and what can be the content of the first meeting. I have at disposal room in a public library. I'm thinking of starting with a sort of install fest. Thanks

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Reddit: How should I organize my project files?

Friday 30th of June 2017 03:55:15 PM

Hey guys!

I finally sorted and tagged a years worth of notes and ideas and stuff into a spreadsheet. Now I need to expand on every smaller part, and make it into a spreadsheet of it's own. It's important to me that everything looks good and feels good.

First, I need a new folder, and It needs a cool name. Something meaning ful, bit not too long or short. "Project X" is a bit generic, and I think i already have that one and it totally failed xD, (though "x" is a very aesthetically nice letter). In the folder, I want the first file to be my master file that I just created, but putting _ in front of it's name doesnt make it jump to the first place like on windows (actually, it would, if one of the other files didnt start with a number, but I think in windows "_" is stronger than even numbers"). And then, I need 1-3 letter prefix for all my other files, because I feel like naming my files something generic like "pictures", might be confusing in the long run, and it is always better knowing that the "xx_pictures" file belongs to "Project xx".

I had a nice logical prefix, which is also meaningful called "mia", but that's the name of a girl i knew at some point and.. well.. things didnt work out.. so that's a no-go xD

Gimme some advice guys! I know you are very organized and stuff :)


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TuxMachines: Software: PhockUp, Terminus, Weblate, PiCluster, FreeDOS, LibreOffice, Jio Cinema, and (GNU) GRUB

Friday 30th of June 2017 03:54:47 PM
  • PhockUp is a Clever CLI Tool To Organize Photos by Date

    Phockup is a simple, straightforward, command line tool for sorting photos into folders based on date. It's an ideal tool for making organized backups.

  • Terminus is modern, highly configurable terminal app for Windows, Mac and Linux

    Hands up if use GNOME Terminal as your default terminal on Ubuntu? That’s a lot of hands. GNOME Terminal is great. It’s fast, featured, and straightforward. But it doesn’t hurt to try a few alternatives to it from time to time. Be it the vintage chic of retro term or the modern minimalism of Hyper.

  • Weblate 2.15

    Weblate 2.15 has been released today. It is slightly behind schedule what was mostly caused by my vacation. As with 2.14, there are quite a lot of security improvements based on reports we got from HackerOne program and various new features.

  • [Old] Why Use Package Managers?


    Fortunately, the vast majority of all open source software installs can be made trivial for anyone to do for themselves.  Modern package managers perform all the same steps as a caveman install, but automatically.  Package managers also install dependencies for us automatically.


    The pkgsrc package manager is unique in that it fully supports most POSIX compatible (Unix-like) operating systems.

  • What’s new in PiCluster 1.9

    PiCluster is a great platform to manage and orchestrate Docker containers.  Although it started as a way to manage my Raspberry Pi’s,   it can be run on any operating system that supports Node.js and Docker.  PiCluster has been under heavy development lately and I like to share what is new in v1.9.

  • 4 cool facts you should know about FreeDOS

    In the early 1990s, I was a DOS "power user." I used DOS for everything and even wrote my own tools to extend the DOS command line. Sure, we had Microsoft Windows, but if you remember what computing looked like at the time, Windows 3.1 was not that great. I preferred working in DOS.

  • LibreOffice Mascot competition
  • Jio Cinema app now runs on Samsung Tizen TV

    Over the years, Samsung Electronics has unveiled a lot of Tizen-powered devices, many of which have received positive reviews. Two years ago, Samsung decided to start shipping Tizen on all of its upcoming Smart TVs as part of a bid to boost Tizen TV ecosystem. Since then, we have seen the likes of the SUHD TV line which was unveiled at CES 2016, Las Vegas, an event in which Samsung released a total of 49 TVs at the same time. Now, to further boost the popularity of Samsung-Tizen TV, Jio Cinema has been added to its Tizen TVs.

  • d2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on moving the network stack out of the big lock

    I came to unlock the forwarding path and thanks to the multiple reviews from bluhm@, sashan@ and claudio@ it happened! It started as a boring hackathon because I had to review and fix all the abuses of splnet() in pseudo drivers but then it went very smoothly. I still haven't seen a bug report about the unlock and Hrvoje Popovski even reported a 20% forwarding performance increase.

  • GRUB Now Supports EXT4 File-Systems With Encryption

    The GRUB bootloader now supports file-systems making use of EXT4 file-system encryption but where the boot files are left unencrypted.

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More in Tux Machines

CowerSnail Backdoor Targeting Windows Devices

Software: QEMU, Etcher, eBook Readers, and Flash

  • QEMU 2.10 Working On Xen 9pfs Support, MIPS EVA
    QEMU 2.10 is under development as the next step for this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack. As of yesterday, QEMU 2.10-rc0 is now available for testing.
  • Etcher Image Writer Scores a Sizeable Summer Update
    A bunch of handy new features and bug fixes recently landed in Etcher, the open-source, cross-platform image writing tool. In this post I’m going to run you through a few of the more notable additions, though feel free to peruse the full change-log yourself for more details. You’ll now see image name, drive name, and a relevant icon (where supported) in Etcher’s desktop notifications — perfect for when you’re writing an image in the background.
  • 5 Excellent eBook Reader Apps for Ubuntu
    Wondering what the best ebook reader for ubuntu is? So were we, so we tried a bunch to write this list of the 5 best ebook reading apps available on Ubuntu.
  • Dealing with program recordings
  • Adobe to kill off Flash plug-in by 2020
    Adobe Systems has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plug-in by the end of 2020. The technology was once one of the most widely used ways for people to watch video clips and play games online. But it also attracted much criticism, particularly as flaws in its code meant it became a popular way for hackers to infect computers.

Games: HTML5 Games and More

Bogus OSS/Openwashing: CableLabs, Arduino, Microsoft, and Hortonworks

  • CableLabs Bows Open Source LoRaWAN Solution
  • CEO controversy mars Arduino’s open future
    Things in the normally placid world of open source hardware are heating up as major figures in the Maker movement have begun speaking out against the current managing director of Arduino AG, Frederico Musto. The Italian engineer became a part owner in the company after buying out one of the original five founders and ultimately came to run Arduino AG, a holding company that owns the trademark for the project. Now Musto is facing scrutiny, initially for exaggerating his educational credentials and, ultimately, for seemingly pulling open source licenses, schematics, and code from the Arduino hardware line-up. The suspicions arose when Musto met with Limor Fried and Phil Torrone of Adafruit. Fried asked Musto about his MIT credentials and Musto, according to Fried, cut the meeting short. Musto has removed his higher education credentials from his LinkedIn page, leaving only a Montessori Kindergarten in Torino, Italy. [...] Fried and Torrone have been working to uncover potential favoritism in the Italian courts thanks to help from Musto’s father, Paolo, as well as fraud associated with signing his documents as a Ph.D. Further, the Arduino Foundation that Musto promised to launch in order to support the open source project has yet to materialize.
  • Microsoft joins Kubetnetes group as platinum member [Ed: Microsoft pays for entryism; it's all about promoting proprietary Microsoft stacks, i.e. lock-in, patent thickets]
  • Microsoft previews new Azure Container Instance service on Linux
    [Ed: Again proprietary]
  • Microsoft unveils Azure Container Instances, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes
  • Microsoft Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member
  • How open source can help agencies stop 'drowning' in data [Ed: "Sponsored content"; an NSA propaganda site (it's an NSA grooming network) promotes the NSA-connected Hortonworks]
  • Surviving the big data tsunami with open source [Ed: As above]
    The data government agencies deal with today is not what it once was, and the volume of it is exploding. Because of that, the expectation for storing data has become more challenging than ever before. Today, “data is as unique as you can imagine. You have data coming in different sizes and formats: pictures, videos, medical data, sensor data. Couple with that, the volume is just increasing exponentially,” Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of public sector for Hortonworks, says in an interview with FedScoop TV.