Is there a variant like this? Or a workaround?
I want cutting edge Linux on my PC instead of using years-old LTSs but don't want to reinstall my system every couple of months.
At the same time I would love to stay in the Ubuntu ecosystem because everything is way easier when you have so many quasi-distribution-specific online sources for problem solving and a quasi-distribution-specific wiki page for practically every important package.submitted by /u/Shin_Ken
AndEX is a commercial fork of the well-known Android-x86 project, whose main goal is to port Google's Linux-based Android operating system to x86 platforms.
If you run Debian or one of its derivatives like Linux Mint or Ubuntu, sooner or later you come across apt-get and dpkg, the main commands for package management. However, these are only the most common Debian package tools. Over the years, Debian has evolved literally dozens of scripts and tools to make installing and configuring packages easier.
Many of these scripts and tools aid in creating packages. However, many are useful for everyday users, too. Often, they include features you simply won't find in desktop tools.
Here are nine of the most useful package management tools in Debian. Most should be available in Debian-derivatives as well:
Beyond Exascale: Emerging Devices and Architectures for Computing
In this video from SC16, Thomas Theis from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering, Arts and Sciences presents: Beyond Exascale: Emerging Devices and Architectures for Computing. Research on new and emerging devices, circuits and architectures for computing, such as that pursued under the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), can ultimately take high performance computing well beyond Exascale. Investing in exploratory research now can have a big impact beyond 2025.
- NETSCOUT Joins OPNFV Project to Help Accelerate Open Source Network Functions Virtualization
The Big Changes, Improvements Of Mesa 17.0
Mesa 17.0 is due to be released this month and is the biggest feature release we've seen in quite a while for this 3D user-space driver stack. Here's a recap of the exciting changes to find with Mesa 17.0.
Plasma 5.9 Update Now Available in KDE Neon
KDE Plasma 5.9 is now available in KDE Neon User Edition.
The latest stable release of the popular desktop environment, Plasma 5.9 was released at the beginning of February. It brings a number of new features to user’s desktops, as well as general improvements, bug fixes and updates.
Support for global menus, improved ‘drag and drop’ functionality, rich previews in notification toasts, and a new network configuration panel all feature.
- Arch Linux 2017.02.01 Available For Download — Last ISO Release With 32-bit Support
Fedora 26 Eyeing A Switch To LVM RAID In The Anaconda Installer
Currently when setting up a RAID installation from Fedora's Anaconda installer it's using an LVM on top of MD RAID. But with the Fedora 26 release this summer they are looking at using LVM RAID directly.
Under this new change proposal whne using LVM partitioning and creating a RAID setup, LVM RAID would be used directly rather than creating an MD RAID device and using that as the physical volume for the LVM.
- Samsung releases second developer preview of Tizen.NET with support for TV apps [Ed: After Microsoft blackmailed Samsung using patents it often seems like Samsung isn’t what it used to be]
- Racing on the edge: DiRT Rally® comes to Linux on 2 March 2017
- FLOSS Activities January 2017
- I've built a product, not a project
- Analyzing performance using perf annotate
- Understanding Firewalld in Multi-Zone Configurations
- Prevent Files And Folders From Accidental Deletion Or Modification In Linux
- Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Server
- Dissecting an SSL certificate
- How to use One Time Pad cryptography with a Raspberry Pi
Martin Vidner: Capturing and Decoding Lego Mindstorms EV3 Bluetooth Communication
The Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots can be controlled with an Android app (Lego Mindstorms Commander) communicating with the brick via Bluetooth. The command protocol is documented by Lego in the EV3 Communication Developer Kit and the commands themselves in the EV3 Firmware Developer Kit (get them from Mindstorms Downloads).
Lottie is Airbnb's new open-source tool for effortlessly creating app animations
Animations are an important part of an app's design and user experience, so much so that Google made them an integral part of material design. The folks at Airbnb just made making an animation a whole lot easier, with a new tool called 'Lottie.'
Samsung Electronics to launch web payments service for Android phones in South Korea
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will launch a mobile web payments service for all smartphones powered by Google Inc's Android mobile operating system in South Korea in the first quarter.
The service, called Samsung Pay Mini, will allow Android smartphones to make online transactions in Samsung's home country after downloading a dedicated app. The company did not comment on whether the service will be offered in other markets.
Samsung Pay Mini to launch for Android
Samsung Electronics will launch Samsung Pay Mini, the company has announced, which will offer online payment services for all Android-powered smartphones.
- Android 7.1.2 brings the Pixel’s fingerprint gesture to the Nexus 5X and likely 6P
Haiku OS Still Working Towards Beta Release, Adds 1360 x 768 Mode Support
The folks working on the Haiku operating system that continues striving towards BeOS compatibility is advancing for 2017. While the first alpha of Haiku OS came in 2009, in 2017 they are working towards hopefully getting the beta shipped.
Some recent accomplishments for Haiku OS development included the continued work on UEFI system support, adding 1360x768 video mode support, the Atheros813x wireless driver was ported over from FreeBSD 11, packages were updated, there is continued work on system internals, and a range of other happenings.
Automating Software Testing on Linux SBCs
Demand is increasing for embedded software projects to support a variety of Linux hacker boards -- and that requires time consuming hardware testing to prove that your software works reliably. Fortunately, you can integrate test automation tools into your software development process to streamline the task, as explained by release engineer Paweł Wieczorek at last October’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe.
LibreOffice Update Offers Fresh Experience
Dubbed "5.3 Fresh," this latest release takes the development of LibreOffice in a new direction with a focus on updating the user experience, according to Italo Vignoli of the Document Foundation. The 3.x Family centered on code cleanup, while the 4.x Family focused on code Refactoring.
LibreOffice 5.3 extends the User Interface with an experimental Notebookbar. It also provides a new UI option. The experimental UI offers a choice of two toolbars: the Single Toolbar UI and the Sidebar with a Single Toolbar.
Each UI layout targets a different cluster of LibreOffice users. The new focus should appeal both to early adopters and power users.
Hippo, Magento, OroCommerce & More: Keeping Up With Open Source CMS
Open source CMS projects hit the ground running in January, barely pausing after the end-of-the-year break.
A Forrester web content management Wave was released, summits were held and words of digital war were declared.
If you missed out on any of last month’s action, here are the latest open source CMS headlines.
The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Strategy and Process
An open source compliance policy is a set of rules that govern the management of open source software (both use of and contribution to). Processes are detailed specifications as to how a company will implement these rules on a daily basis.
Compliance policies and processes govern the various aspects of using, contributing, auditing, and distribution of open source software. See the figure below for a sample compliance process, with the various steps each software component will go through as ￼part of the due diligence.
Agile Is More Than Scrum
On the developer level, there are myriad engineering practices (DevOps, Continuous Delivery, XP, Pair Programming). XP fits very well within Agile, as engineers are motivated to develop features based on customer value (and even to not develop things until it’s clear that they are needed). XP encourages code reviews on a continuous basis in order to improve software quality. Pair Programming is encouraged, as two brains can solve problems faster and better than one brain.
- Facebook Just Launched A New Open Source Tool For Recovering Passwords Easily
- Facebook launches new open source account recovery tool: Delegated Recovery
- Security advisories for Wednesday