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LXer: Ubuntu-friendly Qseven COM runs on Apollo Lake

Friday 21st of April 2017 08:51:28 AM
Arbor’s Ubuntu-ready “EmQ-i2401” Qseven 2.0 COM features an Apollo Lake SoC, extended temp support, and an optional EPIC carrier board. Arbor’s EmQ-i2401, which runs Ubuntu or Windows 10 on Intel’s latest “Apollo Lake” SoCs, follows its Intel “Bay Trail” based EmQ-i2301 Qseven module.

Reddit: is Moving to Gentoo

Friday 21st of April 2017 08:27:24 AM

TuxMachines: Debian Derivatives: Elive, TeX Live, and deepin

Friday 21st of April 2017 08:12:09 AM
  • Elive 2.9.0 beta released

    The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.9.0

  • TeX Live 2017 pretest started

    Preparations for the release of TeX Live 2017 have started a few days ago with the freeze of updates in TeX Live 2016 and the announcement of the official start of the pretest period. That means that we invite people to test the new release and help fixing bugs.

  • deepin 15.4 Released With New Features — One Of The Best Looking Linux Distros

    The deepin development team has released deepin 15.4 Linux distro. This release is powered by Linux kernel 4.9.8, which means that now more number of devices are supported. The major highlights of this elegant operating system are new designs for control center and desktop, improvements in the installer and hot corners, etc.

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TuxMachines: Hardware/Modding

Friday 21st of April 2017 08:05:57 AM
  • Atreus: Building a custom ergonomic keyboard

    As mentioned in my Working on Android post, I’ve been using a mechanical keyboard for a couple of years now. Now that I work on Flowhub from home, it was a good time to re-evaluate the whole work setup. As far as regular keyboards go, the MiniLa was nice, but I wanted something more compact and ergonomic.

  • Intel Open Sources All Lustre Work, Brent Gorda Exits

    In a letter to the Lustre community posted on the Intel website, Vice President of Intel’s Data Center Group Trish Damkroger informs that effective immediately the company will be contributing all Lustre development to the open source community. Damkroger also announced that Brent Gorda, General Manager, High Performance Data Division at Intel is leaving the company. Gorda is the former CEO of Whamcloud, the Lustre specialist acquired by Intel in 2012.

  • Korean researchers develop open source 3D bioprinter

    Researchers from Seoul National University of Science and Technology in Korea have published the schematics for an open source 3D bioprinter.

  • 3d-Printing is cool

    I've heard about 3d-printing a lot in the past, although the hype seems to have mostly died down. My view has always been "That seems cool", coupled with "Everybody says making the models is very hard", and "the process itself is fiddly & time-consuming".

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TuxMachines: Development News

Friday 21st of April 2017 08:01:39 AM
  • 5 ways to succeed at learning a programming language

    Whether you're taking up programming for the first time, or learning your 50th language, you might ask, "What's the best way to learn to program?" I surveyed dozens of people who taught themselves to program in Rust as part of my OSCON talk in 2016, and asked the expert autodidacts what advice they would give to others for picking up a new language. I found that despite their diverse backgrounds, all of my interviewees shared five common approaches to building new programming skills.

  • GitHub Developer Program shows bigger love

    The GitHub Developer Program (programme, if we’re using Her Majesty’s English) has been around for around three years now.

    Essentially, this initiative exists to encourage developers to test out application builds that integrate with GitHub.

  • GitHub Opens Developer Program to All

    GitHub Inc. has revamped its developer program with several changes, including opening it up to all developers for the first time.

    Previously, the three-year-old GitHub Developer Program was available to only those developers who had paid accounts at the open source code repository and software development platform specializing in Git-based version control.

  • RcppQuantuccia 0.0.1
  • 3 open source code libraries to handle MARC-formatted records

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LXer: Windows 10: How to upgrade to run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows

Friday 21st of April 2017 07:37:08 AM
Running Linux from inside Windows no longer requires a virtual machine or dedicated third-party software.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Friday 21st of April 2017 06:30:50 AM

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LXer: Linux desktop operating system: A beginner's guide

Friday 21st of April 2017 06:22:48 AM
Linux. What is it? At one point in time it was a niche operating system run by those who wanted to show off their PC prowess and feel more alternative and l33t than the rest. But something happened on the way to the convention — Linux became accepted. Not only did this platform become accepted, it was adopted as a must-have technology by enterprise-level businesses, where reliability, flexibility, and security are key.

Reddit: The new Firefox "compact" theme

Friday 21st of April 2017 06:05:06 AM

Firefox debuted two new "compact" themes, in both light and dark versions. The so called "compact" theme is precisely 3 pixels smaller.

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Reddit: A couple of questions on semaphores acquired using semget()

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:44:28 AM

Hey guys,

have a look at this code which illustrates my question(s). Basically, I've got a variation of a producer-consumer problem and I have to use shmget, shmctl etc. to syncronize different processes.

My questions:

  • How do I get references to the semaphores I created with semget in my shared memory (in the array semaphores[3])? I ommited the shmget and shmat instructions related to shared memory, because they are irrelevant for this example.

  • How can I increment/decrement the semaphores (assuming I have references to them)? What function do I call for that?

  • Anything else to mention?

Thanks in advance!

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TuxMachines: Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:42:57 AM
  • Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

    The Sunnyvale, Calif. company is doing this by launching a new single integrated distribution of OpenStack and Kubernetes: Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) 1.0. This new release also offers a unique build-operate-transfer delivery model.

  • Mirantis launches its new OpenStack and Kubernetes cloud platform

    Mirantis, one of the earliest players in the OpenStack ecosystem, today announced that it will end-of-life Mirantis OpenStack support in September 2019. The Mirantis Cloud Platform, which combines OpenStack with the Kubernetes container platform (or which could even be used to run Kubernetes separately), is going to take its place.

    While Mirantis is obviously not getting out of the OpenStack game, this move clearly shows that there is a growing interest in the Kubernetes container platform and that Mirantis’ customers are now starting to look at this as a way to modernize their software deployment strategies without going to OpenStack. The new platform allows users to deploy multiple Kubernetes clusters side-by-side with OpenStack — or separately.

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TuxMachines: A group of middle-school girls is learning to program, courtesy of Red Hat

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:37:02 AM

If you're walking in the area of Boston's City Hall Plaza today, you might find yourself the subject of unique photo collage tomorrow.

Twenty-five local middle school girl are out roaming the city with digital cameras they built themselves as part of Red Hat Inc.'s (NYSE: RHT) CO.LAB initiative. On Friday, they'll turn the photos into a digital art installation that will be displayed at City Hall and Boston University.

The girls built the cameras on Wednesday out of Raspberry Pi computer kits — small, simple devices that teach the basics of programming. (Click through the gallery above to see the building process.)

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LinuxToday: Docker Inception: Play with Docker

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:23:00 AM Turtles all the way down.

LXer: Etcher - Burn Images To SD Card & Make Bootable USB

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:08:27 AM
?So for a distro hopper like me, one very useful tool is USB-ISO-MAKER. I always need to have these tools at my disposal as I am always testing out distros. For a long time, I have resorted to Rufus on Microsoft Windows as my most trusted USB ISO MAKER, and for all these times, I must confess, it has served me well. But the problem with Rufus, it requires Windows. So I have been looking for similar tools on Linux but they always seem to be unreliable sometime. The very popular Unetbootin works most of the time but it is in no way as robust as Rufus. There is also dd which is a command line utility but sometimes I do really prefer a GUI and dd can be devastating if you are not very careful. But then there was Etcher. Let me show you why Etcher is so awesome.

Reddit: Commercial Game and Free Software

Friday 21st of April 2017 04:51:16 AM

Hey /r/linux, I have a question

I am creating a game that I plan on giving all the source code (and assets source files) along with the game's binaries. DRM-free, of course, and running on GNU+Linux.

Still, I am not quite sure how to do it. Selling a game, and giving away all the sources and assets, allowing free modding and sharing between licensees.

After some research I've come up with a license I am calling the "Curious License". Available here:

Still, some people have told me that this license is too permissive (as in allows anyone to freely distribute my game) and I wouldn't make money that way, and to get me even more confused, some people told me the opposite, that no one would be able to modify and share anything with anyone.

I have to say that it would not be free software, in the sense that it cannot be freely redistributed, but should I use a less permissive license? Or maybe even a more permissive license? Or am I making no sense at all?

Thank you!

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Reddit: Zorin, terrible problem with a fantastic OS...

Friday 21st of April 2017 04:38:10 AM

For the past while now, I have been into Linux, lately a particularly promising distro called Zorin. I found it looking for a windows alternative that was similar in functionality, and I was really impressed with what I had seen. Looking to use Zorin, I figured I’d create an account on their website zoringroup, just to ask about compatible Wi-Fi adapters… Simple enough, right? And of course, everything seemed good until about a month later, when I checked back to zoringroup only to find out my IP had been banned... Just for asking about Wi-Fi adapters compatible with Zorin? On the ban page to zoringroup, it says to contact an admin for details, and of course I’ve tried twice now, with no response at all…. I’m still not really sure what happened… I’ve used Ubuntu’s support forums in the past, and they’ve never given me this kind of trouble… So, if you ask for help in the Zorin community, do you straight-up risk getting banned for it? I’m actually rather disappointed in this kind of behaviour on their support page, getting some honest advice or help with their OS shouldn’t be so risky… I even have a screenshot of the thread that a friend helped get for me, (where you can see where I asked about the Wi-Fi adapter, and my account has two posts to it, both of which are on the same page), its entirely civilized and to the point… I had bookmarked the link to check back in for an answer later, but now it seems I may have to just give up on Zorin entirely… Its quite upsetting, and I’m hoping to get some exposure with this, so maybe someone there will realize their mistake… I really liked Zorin, and would continue working with it if I could, but this is ridiculous…

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  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
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    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.