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Reddit: Techquickie: What Is Linux?

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 03:21:06 AM

Phoronix: OpenSUSE 42.2 Alpha Released

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 03:17:53 AM
The first alpha release for openSUSE 42.2 Leap is now available...

Phoronix: Wayland 1.11 & Weston 1.11 Up To Release Candidate State

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 03:12:09 AM
Bryce Harrington announced the release today of the release candidates for Wayland 1.11 and the reference Weston 1.11 compositor...

Reddit: Any alternatives to Android?

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 02:54:46 AM

I recently found my old Nexus S and I decided I'm going to refurbish it as an audio player (that plays off my file server) in the kitchen. The problem is that it's still running the ancient kitkat so I imagine apps are going to stop supporting it soon. Is there any alternative to Android? Any way to run Linux on it?

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LXer: CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 02:27:36 AM
CentOS is one of those operating systems in the Linux world that are often recommended for students who want to continue their career as Linux system administrators. There is no wonder here, because CentOS is a re-branded compilation of the corporate operating systems leader RedHat.

Reddit: Anyone ever managed to get Recuva running under wine?

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 02:17:11 AM

It seems that it only works for windows.

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Reddit: AppImage, Snaps, Flatpak: Pros and cons, comparison?

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 01:46:10 AM

There are now three technologies competing to make developers, packagers and users' life better on Linux:

All of them have more or less the same goals: contained applications that can be packaged once and deployed everywhere.

What's the pros and cons of each of them? Have you tried them personally, and if so, what do you think? Is there a comparison somewhere online?

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LXer: Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 01:30:25 AM
Sasha Levin has published details about the twenty-fifth point release for the Linux 4.1 kernel.

LXer: Q4OS 1.4.10 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 12:33:14 AM
Q4OS 1.4.10 is available. Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface (Trinity) and simple accessories, and to serve stable APIs for complex third-party applications, such as Google Chrome, VirtualBox and development tools. The system is also very useful for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware requirements.

LXer: Ask Safia: How do I move from a proprietary software background into open source?

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 11:36:03 PM
Ask Safia is the place to go for answers to your open source community-related questions. Whether you are nervous about submitting your first pull request to a project, or wondering how to write effective bug reports, Safia is here to help with practical, detailed, beginner-friendly answers. So what are you waiting for? Ask Safia.Dear Safia,I really want to start getting involved with open source, but I’ve spent my entire development career working with proprietary platforms and software. How will I be able to get started with open source?read more

LXer: A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 10:38:52 PM
While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

LinuxInsider: Google's Abacus May Count Out Passwords

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 10:38:33 PM
By the end of the year, Android devs will be able to use a trust API from Google's Project Abacus in their apps, Google ATAP Director Dan Kaufman suggested at last week's I/O conference. The API, which will run in the background continually, is aimed at doing away with passwords. It will use a smartphone's sensors to check users' current locations, typing patterns and voice patterns, as well as for facial recognition. It will create a cumulative trust score that will authenticate users so they can unlock their devices or sign into applications.

Reddit: Cannot access files to delete, rename, copy, or anything else

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 10:27:58 PM

I moved a bunch of files over to a folder on a USB drive.

Almost all of the files are accessible and I can manipulate them in every normal way. There are a handful, however, that I can't do anything with.

They do not show up in Nautilus, but they do in terminal. However, in terminal, here are the file details:

? -????????? ? ? ? ? ?

That is the file ID, permissions, owner, group, size, and date. I can't rename them, chown, delete. They are stuck. As a result, I am also unable to recopy the files either b/c they are being seen by the O/S.

Any ideas would be very welcome.

Edit: I did try to remove the USB and plugged it into a different port. Unmounted/remounted and verified that I could copy over other files and rename files without that issue.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 10:01:07 PM

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LXer: Are games too easy to pirate on Android?

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 09:41:41 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Google picks the best Android apps and games of 2016, and six big changes coming in Android N.

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 09:37:31 PM

We reported earlier today, May 24, 2016, that Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of Linux kernel 3.12.60 LTS, and now another developer released new maintenance builds of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 and 3.18 kernel branches.

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TuxMachines: Nvidia 361.45.11 Graphics Driver Released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Systems

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 09:36:20 PM

Today, May 24, 2016, Nvidia released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems.

Also: New NVIDIA 361 Linux Driver Released

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

  • Why Open-Source Pros Are in Great Demand
    The majority of hiring managers predict that the demand for open-source IT professionals will rise more than other recruitment-based areas of interest over the next six months, according to a recent survey from the Linux Foundation and Dice. The resulting report, "Moving Toward Professionalization: Rising Need for Open-Source Skills in 2016," indicates that these managers struggle to fill open-source positions, especially when trying to find candidates with needed cloud, networking and/or security experience. Meanwhile, when considering an offer, open-source professionals said they're most interested in working on appealing projects with cutting-edge technology challenges. Money and perks are of secondary interest, even though, given the hot market, many open-source specialists are able to negotiate a great compensation package. According to the report, "In the last decade, open-source development has experienced a massive shift: Once a mostly community and volunteer-based concern, the model has since become a mainstay of the IT industry. Flexibility in accommodating new technologies and speed at adapting to a changing market have made open source vital to modern companies, which are now investing zealously in open source and open-source talent. More and better code is the way forward, and the skilled professionals who can make it happen are highly in demand." More than 400 hiring managers and 4,500 open-source professionals took part in the research.
  • Open Source Realm Mobile Database Hits Version 1.0
    Citing advantages over the SQLite and Core Data databases commonly used in iOS and Android apps, Realm today launched version 1.0 of its namesake "mobile-first database."
  • Realm has hit the version 1.0 milestone, and now reaches over 1 billion users
    As mobile databases go, Realm was already a fan favorite. Now we get an idea of just how popular it really is, as the company notes it now reaches one billion iOS and Android users via 100,000 active developers.
  • Rackspace Adopts OX's Dovecot Pro Open Source IMAP Email Platform
    Dovecot, the open source email platform from Open-Xchange, received a significant endorsement this week from Rackspace, which announced that it will use the company's Dovecot Pro product for email hosting.
  • An Apparent Exodus Continues At OwnCloud
    This week we've now seen the announcements by Jos Poortvliet, Lukas Reschke, Björn Schießle, and Arthur Schiwon are among those leaving ownCloud Inc. Each of their blog posts confirm they are leaving but don't shed much light on the underlying situation at the company.
  • Upcoming governance workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement
    On the 15th June, 2016, DG Connect and DG Growth wil be co-hosting an interactive workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement. This catalogue of standards is being developed to assist public procurers implement interoperable ICT solutions across Member States, as well as reducing incidence of vender lock-in, and ultimately to assist in the continued development of the Digital Single Market.
  • American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong
    To truly impact an children’s cognitive development, and prepare them for future computing jobs that may not even exist yet, we must move beyond pop computing. I strongly believe that learning computing should become mandatory in all schools, and should be viewed in the same context as reading and writing. Students must be challenged and encouraged to think differently in each grade level, subject matter, and read/write various computing projects every day in their academic life. With this mindset and approach we’ll help this generation of students fill those one million jobs, all of which require so much more than dragging and clicking.
  • Google Inbox Notifications
    I made a Firefox addon that brings that functionality to Google Inbox. It gives you a notification when new mail arrives and updates the pages title with the unread mail count. You can get it here!
  • Upcoming Webinar on Getting Linux Certified - Tips, Tactics, and Practical Advice

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things
    Internet pioneer Paul Vixie spoke with SearchSecurity about IPv6 NAT, IPv6 and the Internet of Things, and the long, thankless path to deploying IPv6.
  • PHP 7.0.7 Released Fixing 28 Bugs
    As is the case with a .xy update, this is mostly a bug fix update, with at least 28 different issues being fixed in an effort to make PHP 7.x more stable. Though the PHP project hasn't identified any specific security vulnerabilities that are fixed in the update, I see at least one with bug #72162.
  • Skimmers Found at Walmart: A Closer Look
    Recent local news stories about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations reminds me of a criminal sales pitch I saw recently for overlay skimmers made specifically for the very same card terminals.

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: BSD

  • Faces of FreeBSD 2016: Michael Lucas
    Back by popular demand, we’re again sharing a story from someone involved in FreeBSD with our Faces of FreeBSD series. It may be a story from someone who’s received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, or advocate for FreeBSD. Or, it may be from someone who gives back to FreeBSD financially or in another way. Regardless, it is always from someone who is making a positive difference in the FreeBSD world.
  • pfSense 2.3.1 FreeBSD Firewall Update Patches Web GUI Security Issue, Seven Bugs
    Released a week ago as the first maintenance build in the 2.3 stable series, pfSense 2.3.1 received its first update, bringing a patch for a major security issue in the Web GUI, as well as seven other bug fixes. pfSense 2.3.1 was a major point release of the FreeBSD-based network firewall distribution that introduced over 100 changes, but pfSense 2.3 brought a new pkg system that lets the project's maintainers update only individual parts of the system.