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LXer: Firefox 59 for Android Adds HLS Playback Support, Improves Private Browsing Mode

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 12:59:47 AM
Mozilla released today the Firefox 59 web browser for Google's Android mobile operating system bringing support for websites that use the HTTP Live Streaming protocol for video playback, and improved Private Browsing mode, and more.

Reddit: How do i change the username to the current and only user logged in?

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 12:49:56 AM

I'm running Debian on the Pi

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Phoronix: Mesa 18.0 Has Been Off The Tracks For More Than One Month

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 11:01:30 PM
Mesa 18.0 had been due for release around mid-February, but that didn't happen and there hasn't even been a release candidate in more than one month...

Reddit: Ready for a Space adventure?

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 11:00:35 PM

LXer: Learn how to mine Cryptocurrency, including Monero, using Linux.

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 10:31:07 PM
VIDEO: Learn how to mine Cryptocurrency, including Monero, using Linux.

Reddit: merging PDFs in batch with ghostscript (or something else)

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 10:25:36 PM

I'm not sure that this is the right subreddit for this question, but haven't been able to found a more promising alternative.

I'd like to merge the pages of two PDFs, where PDF1 contains the the top of the page and PDF2 the bottom half. To put the problem differently: suppose that PDF1 of format A5 (or smaller) contains graphics and PDF2 of format A4 containing text and a frame as placeholder where the content of the matching page from PDF1 supposed to be placed. Any tips how to approach the problem? Perhaps suggestions for a better suited subreddit?

So please NOTE: I'm not looking for merging PDFs sequentially!

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation: ACRN, CNCF, AGL With Listening Device Support

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 10:13:56 PM
  • The Linux Foundation Announces an Open Source Reference Hypervisor Project Designed for IoT Device Development

    ACRN is comprised of two main components: the hypervisor and its device model, complete with rich I/O mediators. Intel's experience and leadership in virtualization technology was key to the initial development of this hypervisor solution.

  • Dell EMC: The Next Big Shift in Open Networking Is Here [Ed: "This article was sponsored by Dell EMC..." (LF still takes money to write puff pieces/ads, even for Microsoft)]
  • CNCF Webinar to Present New Data on Container Adoption and Kubernetes Users in China

    Last year, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) conducted its first Mandarin-language survey of the Kubernetes community. While the organization published the early results of the English-language survey in a December blog post, the Mandarin survey results will be released on March 20 in a webinar with Huawei and The New Stack.

    Many of China’s largest cloud providers and telecom companies — including Alibaba Cloud, Baidu, Ghostcloud, Huawei and ZTE — have joined the CNCF. And the first KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China will be held in Beijing later this year.

  • 4 Themes From the Open Source Leadership Summit (OSLS)

    This week we attended The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Leadership Summit (OSLS) in Sonoma. Over the past three decades infrastructure open source software (OSS) has evolved from Linux and the Apache web server to touching almost every component of the infrastructure stack. We see OSS’s widespread reach from MySQL and PostgreSQL for databases, OpenContrail and OpenDaylight for networking to Openstack and Kubernetes for cloud operating systems. Its increasing influence up and down the stack is best exemplified by the explosion of solutions included on the Cloud Native Landscape that Redpoint co-published with Amplify and the CNCF.

  • Amazon Embraces Open Source to Compete with Google Assistant on Cars

    Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a project hosted by Linux foundation which aims to build a truly open, Linux based platform and framework for automotive applications. Currently, the market is utterly dominated by Android Auto and Apple Car Play. AGL, when it debuts in 2018 Toyota Camry, will be a more neutral, open, and inter-operable alternative to Android Auto and iOS CarPlay.

    Amazon on the other hand is working with Nuance Communications Inc. and Voicebox Technologies Corp. to write code that makes AGL's in-vehicle apps compatible with several voice-assistant technologies (and not just Amazon's Alexa), eliminating the need for developers to make multiple versions. Given the fact that most automakers are also trying to diversify away from Google and Apple's restrictive eco-systems, this could eventually turn into a major win for all parties involved, including consumers.

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TuxMachines: Google FOSS Releases

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 10:07:42 PM

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LinuxInsider: SpaceChain, Arch Aim to Archive Human Knowledge in Space

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 09:35:40 PM
SpaceChain has entered a partnership with the Arch Mission Foundation to use open source technology to launch an ambitious project involving the storage of large data sets in spacecraft and on other planets. Arch Mission will load large quantities of data onto SpaceChain's satellite vehicles with the eventual aim of storing data on other planets. "The goal of archiving and preserving knowledge of future generations will advance archiving science and human knowledge by itself," SpaceChain cofounder Zheng Zuo said.

Reddit: Keyboard randomly stops working in certain windows - ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 09:34:58 PM

First off, im a noob.

I have run into the problem of my keyboard randomly not working in certain windows while working in others. For instance i can type in terminal but not in firefox. Sometimes there are different windows that dont work. Its odd. What might cause this?

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Reddit: Is the Intel integrated graphics powerful enough to drive two Monitors?

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 09:23:20 PM

I want to surf the internet with a 2K Monitor & watch YouTube videos in a 40" Full HD TV

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LXer: Migrating to Linux: Using Sudo

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 09:16:47 PM
You may have been wondering about Linux for a while. Perhaps it's used in your workplace and you'd be more efficient at your job if you used it on a daily basis. Or, perhaps you'd like to install Linux on some computer equipment you have at home. Whatever the reason, this series of articles is here to make the transition easier.

Phoronix: DragonFFI Lets You Call C Functions From Any Language

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 08:39:18 PM
DragonFFI is a foreign function interface (FFI) built using the LLVM and Clang compiler stack to provide a library calling C functions and C data structures that can be used from any other programming language...

TuxMachines: The Top 10 GNU/Linux Distros for Privacy & Security

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 08:23:21 PM

GNU/Linux is awesome! Most of its distros are free and open-source and the fun thing about it is the plethora of versions out there – especially if you are someone particular about security and privacy.

Today, we have decided to bring you a comprehensive list of Open-Source distributions with a focus on user security and privacy from which you can choose from.

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Reddit: bcachefs: Specify a device's durability

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 08:17:27 PM

LXer: Fedora 28 Release Date and New Features

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 08:02:27 PM
This is a continually updated article to inform you about Fedora 28 release date, features and everything important associated with it.

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The reasons vary. First, let's consider ZFS. Originally developed by Sun Microsystems for Solaris (now owned by Oracle), ZFS has been ported to Linux. However, its CDDL-licensed code cannot be merged into the GPL-licensed Linux source tree. Whether CDDL and GPLv2 are truly incompatible is a subject for debate, but the uncertainty is enough to make enterprise Linux vendors unwilling to adopt and support it. Btrfs is also well-established and has no licensing issues. For years it was the "Chosen One" for many users, but it just hasn't yet gotten to where it needs to be in terms of stability and features. So, fuelled by a desire to improve the status quo and frustration with existing options, Stratis was conceived. Read more

3 questions about Kata Containers answered

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