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TuxMachines: 4 open source alternatives to Evernote

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:18:58 AM

Whether we realize it or not, we collect a lot of it—interesting snippets, links, research for school or work, recipes, quotes, and a whole lot more.

Millions of people turn to Evernote to organize all that information. There's no denying that Evernote is a useful and powerful tool. But it's also a closed source one.

Maybe you want to take control of your information and move away from a closed, proprietary tool. Maybe you're disgruntled about the recent changes to Evernote's services. Maybe you just want to take notes the open source way. Whatever your reasons for moving away from Evernote, there are open source alternatives out there.

Let's take a look at four of those alternatives.

Before we begin, I need to point out that the four applications I look at in this article aren't feature-for-feature replacements for Evernote. They do lack some of what Evernote offers, especially mobile and desktop clients. Don't discount these applications for what they lack. Instead, look deeper and see what they can offer you.

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TuxMachines: France pilots open source-based cloud services

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:16:20 AM

The French government is trying out various open source-based alternatives for building its own cloud computing infrastructure, writes SGMAP. “Free software enables modernisation of IT systems, including its most important new projects”, writes the government modernisation unit.

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TuxMachines: OpenWrt router card plugs into a mini-PCIe socket

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:13:26 AM

AsiaRF’s “AP620-MPE-1” is an OpenWrt WiFi-ac router based on Mediatek’s MT7620A. It plugs into a mini-PCIe slot but is somewhat non-standard, mechanically.

Unlike many other OpenWrt Linux router boards running on MIPS-based WiFi chipsets, AsiaRF’s AP7620-MPE-1 board is not a standalone SBC, but an add-on card that give its host WiFi-ac routing capabilities.

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LXer: Skylake taken to EPIC proportions

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:04:06 AM
IEI’s “Nano-ULT3” is an EPIC SBC with 6th Gen Core “Skylake” U-Series CPUs, with up to 32GB DDR4, plus 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, and 4x USB 3.0 coastline ports. One of the nice things about backward compatibility is that you can take a legacy form-factor like EPIC and match it with one of the latest, […]

Reddit: [Show /r/linux] I made a small script to stream reddit comments that can be used in a UNIX pipeline.

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 08:32:03 AM

Hello guys,

I hope you will appreciate this post even though it is a shameless self promotion :)

I made a small CLI to stream Reddit posts from a subreddit, some use-cases might be:

Stream all comments from /r/linux and print it:

redcs -s linux | jq --unbuffered '.data.body'

Stream all comments from a specific thread, useful for following sports events/ mega threads:

redcs -s funny | jq --unbuffered --arg tid "thread_id" 'select(.data.link_id == "t3_\($tid)") | .data.body'

Stream all comments from Reddit (Assuming no more than 100 comments is posted per second) and print the message:

redcs -s all --limit 100 | jq --unbuffered '.data.body'

Match all comments mentioning 'Arnold':

redcs -s all -l 100 | jq --unbuffered 'select(.data.body | test("Arnold"; "i")) | .data.body'

The script is located over at GitHub

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LXer: Using PHP-FPM with Apache on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 08:06:55 AM
This tutorial shows how to install an Apache webserver on an Ubuntu 16.04 server with PHP 7 (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.8 and 3.18.38

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:17:10 AM

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Leftovers

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:13:24 AM
  • So Far Ubuntu Phone Hasn't Tempted Me, But Would Highly Consider A Tizen Device

    With writing this weekend about switching to an S7 Edge powered by Android as my primary smartphone, it generated a flurry of comments in the forums and elsewhere with people wanting to share their two cents.

  • Win an Ubuntu Linux laptop in the System76 'Pop Quiz' giveaway

    The upcoming school year is quickly approaching, meaning many parents and students are busy shopping. While some kids still need old-school things like pens and paper, the really fun thing to buy is a new laptop.

    Understandably, money is tight for many folks, meaning a quality computer might not be in the budget. Luckily, System76 is giving away one of its most popular Linux-based laptops -- the Lemur. The pre-installed Ubuntu operating system is absolutely brilliant for education, making it a sweet prize for the winner. If you are interested in entering, you can find out the details below.

  • Beautiful Arc GTK Theme Now Available in the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Repos

    It would appear that the popular and beautiful Arc GTK Theme created by Horst3180 has finally landed in the software repositories of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:11:26 AM
  • Atom 1.9 Hackable Text Editor Out Now with Display Layers, Electron 0.37.8

    The Atom hackable text editor just got a new stable build today, August 1, 2016, version 1.9, which brings you the latest goodies the development had implemented since the public beta release two months ago.

    Yes, that's right, Atom 1.9 was in development since June 6, 2016, when the stable Atom 1.8 release was announced, along with the first Beta of Atom 1.9. According to today's release notes, there are quite some nice features added to Atom 1.9 since then, such as more speed improvements thanks to the implementation of Display Layers.

  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Alpha 3 Brings Live TV and PVR Improvements, New Skin Features

    Today, August 1, 2016, Kodi's Martijn Kaijser informs us on the availability of the third Alpha development milestone of the upcoming cross-platform and open-source Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center.

    Kodi 17 Alpha 3 comes exactly one month after the release of the second Alpha build, which in fact was the first one to be made available for public testing. During the entire month of July, the Kodi development team managed to squash more of those nasty bugs reported by users since Kodi 17 Alpha 2, as well as to add some new exciting features.

  • FreeIPMI 1.5.3 Released
  • Corebird 1.3 Native Linux Twitter Client Released with Self-Retweeting Support

    A new stable release of the Corebird native GTK+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop, version 1.3, has been made available on the project's homepage for various GNU/Linux operating systems.

    Corebird is currently the most full-featured native Twitter client for Linux distributions. Its modern design, support for multiple Twitter accounts, ease of use, and unique features make it the best and most advanced Twitter client you can install on a Linux kernel-based operating system.

  • OpenSSH 7.3 Officially Released, Now Refuses RSA Keys Smaller Than 1024 Bits

    On August 1, 2016, the OpenBSD project proudly announced the availability for download of the OpenSSH 7.3 and Portable OpenSSH 7.3p1 open source software projects.

    OpenSSH is a 100% complete, freely distributed, and open-source Secure Shell (SSH) 2.0 protocol implementation for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems. It comes pre-installed with SFTP client and server support, as well as transitional support for the legacy SSH 1.3 and SSH 1.5 protocols, which can be enabled during compilation.

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LXer: OpenSSH 7.3 Officially Released, Now Refuses RSA Keys Smaller Than 1024 Bits

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:09:44 AM
On August 1, 2016, the OpenBSD project proudly announced the availability for download of the OpenSSH 7.3 and Portable OpenSSH 7.3p1 open source software projects.

TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:09:42 AM

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TuxMachines: 4MRecover 19.0 Data Recovery Live CD Enters Beta, Includes TestDisk 7.0

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:08:24 AM

Today, August 1, 2016, 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of the Beta milestone of the upcoming 4MRecover 19.0 data recovery Live CD.

Based on the latest Beta release of the 4MLinux 19.0 GNU/Linux operating system, 4MRecover 19.0 is now ready for public testing and it appears to include the usual TestDisk 7.0 and PhotoRec 7.0 utilities for recovering lost partitions and files from damaged disks and removable drives.

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TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2016.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Ships with Kernel 4.6.4

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 06:52:06 AM

It's the first day of August 2016, and, for us, Arch Linux users, it means that we can get our hands on a new ISO respin that can be used to deploy the popular GNU/Linux operating system on PCs without going to all the trouble of downloading lots of updates.

Yes, you're reading it right, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 is now available for download today, August 1, 2016, distributed as a dual-arch, bootable ISO image that supports installations on 64-bit and 32-bit computers and includes all the up-to-date core components that have been pushed to the distro's main software repositories since July 1.

However, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ships with a kernel from the Linux 4.6 series, as the distribution's maintainers have not yet moved to the latest Linux 4.7 kernel branch. Linux kernel 4.6.4 powers the Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ISO image, despite that fact that the latest release from the series is Linux kernel 4.6.5.

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Reddit: lightest wm/de?

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 06:41:09 AM

What is the lightest window manager y'all know? (Please not X). I'm using jwm and even that is quite heavy

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TuxMachines: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" Gets the Latest Debian Security Fixes, Update Now

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 06:37:08 AM

The Parsix GNU/Linux development team informs the community about the availability of new security updates for their Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" operating system.

There's been a lot of updates released upstream, on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" software repositories during the month of July 2016, and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" users have now received them all, starting with the massive Linux 4.1.28 LTS kernel update.

Among the packages that received security fixes during the month of July, we can mention Apache2, MariaDB 10.0, PHP5, collectd, Xen, libgd2, libdbd-mysql-perl, NTP, Perl, phpMyAdmin, OpenSSH, Squid3, MySQL 5.5, Pidgin, Horizon, python-django, and mysql-connector-java.

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LXer: Securing Embedded Linux

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 06:12:33 AM
Until fairly recently, Linux developers have been spared many of the security threats that have bedeviled the Windows world. Yet, when moving from desktops and servers to the embedded Internet of Things, a much higher threat level awaits.  

Reddit: Debian vs Linux Mint

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 05:55:11 AM

Which is better and more up to date?

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LXer: OpenWrt router card plugs into a mini-PCIe socket

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 05:15:22 AM
AsiaRF’s “AP620-MPE-1” is an OpenWrt WiFi-ac router based on Mediatek’s MT7620A. It plugs into a mini-PCIe slot, but is somewhat non-standard mechanically. Unlike many other OpenWrt Linux router boards running on MIPS-based WiFi chipsets, AsiaRF’s AP7620-MPE-1 board is not a standalone SBC, but an add-on card that give its host WiFi-ac routing capabilities.

LXer: Linux Kernel 3.18.38 LTS Ships with Minor MIPS, PowerPC, x86, and eCryptfs Fixes

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 04:18:11 AM
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS, developer Alexander Levin informed the community about the general availability of the thirty-eighth maintenance update for the Linux 3.18 LTS kernel series.

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Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'

Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn. On a mailing list about an upcoming Linux conference, a discussion about whether to include a session on the GPL that protects the open source operating system quickly devolved in an angry rant as its founder piled in. Read more

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Leftovers: Software

  • 5 Cool Unikernels Projects
    Unikernels are poised to become the next big thing in microservices after Docker containers. Here’s a look at some of the cool things you can do with unikernels. First, though, here’s a quick primer on what unikernels are, for the uninitiated. Unikernels are similar to containers in that they let you run an app inside a portable, software-defined environment. But they go a step further than containers by packaging all of the libraries required to run the app directly into the unikernel.
  • Cedrus Is Making Progress On Open-Source Allwinner Video Encode/Decode
    The developers within the Sunxi camp working on better Allwinner SoC support under Linux have been reverse-engineering Allwinner's "Cedar" video engine. Their project is being called Cedrus with a goal of "100% libre and open-source" video decode/encode for the relevant Cedar hardware. The developers have been making progress and yesterday they published their initial patches that add a V4L2 decoder driver for the VPU found on Allwinner's A13 SoC.
  • Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 Milestone 3 Released For Linux Benchmarking
  • Calibre 2.65.1 eBook Viewer Adds Driver for Kobo Aura One and Aura 2 Readers
    Kovid Goyal released today, August 26, 2016, a new maintenance update of his popular, cross-platform, and open-source Calibre e-book viewer, converter and library management tool. Calibre 2.65 was announced earlier, and it looks like it's both a feature and bugfix release that adds drivers for the Kobo Aura One and Kobo Aura Edition 2 ebook readers, along with a new option to the Kobo driver to allow users to ignore certain collections on their ebook reader. The list of new features continues with support for right-to-left text and tables to the DOCX Input feature, as well as the implementation of a new option to allow users to make searching case-sensitive. This option can be found and enabled in the "Searching" configuration section under Preferences.
  • Calamares 2.4 Universal Installer Framework Polishes Existing Functionality
    A new stable version of the Calamares universal installer framework used by various GNU/Linux distributions as default graphical installer has been released with various improvements and bug fixes. Calamares 2.4 is now the latest build, coming two months after the release of the previous version, Calamares 2.3, which introduced full-disk encryption support. However, Calamares 2.4 is not as big as the previous update as it only polished existing functionality and address various annoying issues reported by users.
  • RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0
    Another Armadillo 7.* release -- now at 7.400. We skipped the 7.300.* serie release as it came too soon after our most recent CRAN release. Releasing RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0 now keeps us at the (roughly monthly) cadence which works as a good compromise between getting updates out at Conrad's sometimes frantic pace, while keeping CRAN (and Debian) uploads to about once per month. So we may continue the pattern of helping Conrad with thorough regression tests by building against all (by now 253 (!!)) CRAN dependencies, but keeping release at the GitHub repo and only uploading to CRAN at most once a month.
  • Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And Its Coming To Linux
    Spotify’s dark design is very much of its identity. No-matter the platform you use it on, the dark theme is there staring back at you. Until now. A bunch of ace websites, blogs and people I follow have spent the past 24 hours waxing lyrical over a new Spotify skin called Spotio.