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Updated: 30 min 57 sec ago Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 5

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:45:07 PM
Title: Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 529 JunLearn more

LXer: COMs run Android on quad- or octa-core Samsung SoCs

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:38:50 PM
Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung’s quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs. The MINI4418 and MINI6818 computer-on-modules are “compatible” with each other, as well as with Boardcon’s earlier MINI3288, which is based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288. The new COMs instead tap two Samsung […]

TuxMachines: Education and Open Access

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:33:41 PM
  • Open access and Brexit

    The UK research community’s response to the recent referendum – in which a majority of 52% voted for the UK to leave the European Union (or “Brexit”) – has been one of horror and disbelief.

    This is no surprise, not least because Brexit would have a serious impact on research funding in the UK. Nature reports that UK universities currently get around 16% of their research funding from the EU, and that the UK currently hosts more EU-funded holders of ERC grants than any other member state. Elsewhere, Digital Science has estimated that the UK could lose £1 billion in science funding if the UK government does not make up the shortfall in EU-linked research funds.

  • Another View: Nonprofit groups offer lesson in cutting college textbook costs

    Using online, open-source materials instead of expensive printed books eases the burden on students. By The Washington Post. Share. facebook · tweet · email. print Comment.

  • Lanier Tech joins group helping community college students succeed
  • Another View: Colleges should go open source to cut textbook costs

    The following editorial appeared in The Washington Post: Every year, college students shell out thousands of dollars for tuition. Then they face an additional cost: textbooks.

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Reddit: AMD Radeon RX 480 On Linux

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:33:18 PM

Phoronix: AMD Radeon RX 480 On Linux

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:00:00 PM
After weeks of anticipation, AMD's high-end Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card is officially launching today! This graphics card starts at just $199 USD (or $239 USD for the 8GB version) and has day-one Linux support! There's available open-source driver support as well as an AMDGPU-PRO update that's expected today for those wanting to make use of this newer hybrid Linux driver stack. I've been testing the Radeon RX 480 under Linux the past week under both driver stacks and have my initial results to share this morning.

Reddit: DMCA Notices Nuke 8,268 Projects on Github

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:07:01 PM

TuxMachines: Hands on with KaOS Linux: Not just another derivative distro

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:05:53 PM

For an application first demonstrated a year ago, GigJam still feels tantalizingly unfinished, with a limited number of services you can connect to, frustrating bugs when connecting to Microsoft's own services, no way to work offline and an interface you're unlikely to figure out without reading the documentation (and even then may find frustrating).

It's also a fascinating glimpse into what the Microsoft Graph can unlock. The ability to filter your CRM leads information based on your meetings, or your email based on your unfulfilled orders, or your tasks based on the emails about what you're supposed to be doing -- and share that view with your colleagues -- could make you hugely productive. The ability to see the PowerPoint and the Word document you're going to use in a meeting, along with the emails everyone has had from the people you're meeting with so you know what they care about, could be a great way to prepare for the meeting. And you can do all that without sharing more information than you want (probably). It's a fantastic idea, but Microsoft really needs to improve the execution.

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TuxMachines: Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.20 to Fix the X11/Wayland Copy and Paste Interaction

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:00:35 PM

The GNOME developers are always hard at work patching bugs in the popular desktop environment used by default in many GNU/Linux operating systems, and today they've updated the GNOME Shell and Mutter components.

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TuxMachines: Whitehurst: Free OSS Red Hat's biggest competition in Asia

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:58:53 AM

Red Hat still faces a major challenge convincing organisations to pay for its services, especially in markets such as China where there is widespread use of free, open source alternatives, says CEO Jim Whitehurst.

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LXer: No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update -- Microsoft

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:44:28 AM
Clicking on pop-up's close icon will postpone upgrade, Redmond exec promisesMicrosoft will change the controversial way it has been force-feeding people Windows 10 upgrades.…

TuxMachines: Red Hat CEO issues call to arms for open source participation

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:40:06 AM

Broadening the strength and depth of the open source community has always been a goal that has been supported by vendors and businesses alike, but a call to arms for a greater participation was the message that Red Hat wanted to get across at its annual summit.

The Red Hat Summit in San Francisco was an opportunity for CEO Jim Whitehurst to talk about the ideology of open source during his keynote presentation, and a message of changing hierarchies underpinned much of what he said.

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Reddit: I wish to start contributing to Linux, I need your help in choosing some books to help me settle in

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:37:31 AM

Hello guys, I've decided that I should start doing something interesting with my time and since I'm a masochist I thought that trying to understand and, after much time, hopefully improve Linux's ability for real time audio processing, maybe find some things I can improve or at least "clean up" in ALSA or OSS. Maybe contribute to a more high-level application like Jack or Pulse Audio once I understand the low-level stuff.

However, I have quite a few critical problems which (as far I can tell) might make this quite difficult for me, namely:

-> I haven't used C in years, and when I did use it I was bad at it (I work with high level languages, Javascript, Go, Haskell, sometimes a bit of Python or Java, I'm mainly unfamiliar with C, C++ and any type of assembly language)

-> I have no fucking clue how a modern computer works on a hardware level. (I took a course in CPU architecture but it discussed the x86 architecture in a rather.. boring, superficial and quite frankly not very helpful fashion, not only did it not give me answers, it didn't even give me some new questions to ask/think about.)

-> Besides having used Linux for a while I have no idea how Linux works really. I use Arch so there is always a community out there to "spoon feed" the answers to most of my questions and the questions that are left unanswered are often quite easy to figure out.

So basically I'd like a few books that could prepare me for starting to contribute to the kernel. Maybe its a book that teaches C in a very kernel-building oriented way, maybe its a general book that talks about how some features of the shell works and then goes in-depth about how those features are implemented, maybe its a book that explain computer architecture and kernel architecture side by side, maybe its a book on OSs and assembly, I don't have any clear preferences as long as they could help me achieve my previously mentioned goal.


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TuxMachines: Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:33:54 AM

This whole list has been inspired by many years of open source hacking and free software contributions. Everyone's experiences and feelings might be different, or malpractice may have been seen under different forms. Let me know if there are any other points that you encountered that blocked you from contributing to open source projects!

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Phoronix: New SteamOS Beta Bundles Interesting AMDGPU-PRO Driver

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:19:50 AM
Valve last night released the SteamOS 2.83 Brewmaster Beta, which includes AMDGPU-PRO RC2 and the NVIDIA 367.27 driver...

Reddit: Pepper Mint 7 OverView (Video)

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:59:54 AM

LXer: GnuCash 2.6.13 Open-Source Accounting Software Released, Over 20 Issues Resolved

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:50:06 AM
The GnuCash development team has released yet another maintenance release of their open-source and cross-platform GnuCash 2.6 accounting software.

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  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
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