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Reddit: Obnam 1.19 released (backup software)

Saturday 16th of January 2016 05:26:57 AM

Reddit: Using GPG with smartcards and A yubikey

Saturday 16th of January 2016 05:23:34 AM

Phoronix: You Can Help Bring Vulkan Support To Older AMD GCN GPUs

Saturday 16th of January 2016 03:31:31 AM
Earlier today I wrote about how AMD will only be supporting Vulkan with the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver and not the more common Radeon DRM kernel driver. Here's a few more points to clarify the situation...

Phoronix: SteamOS Brewmaster Has Been Brewing Some New Features

Saturday 16th of January 2016 03:03:17 AM
For those that haven't been following the SteamOS 2.0 "Brewmaster" updates, it's been a rather exciting 2016 so far...

Slashdot: North Korea's Operating System Analyzed

Friday 15th of January 2016 10:00:06 PM

Reddit: git outta here, GitHub

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:55:28 PM

LXer: OpenSSH vulnerability could expose private credentials

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:26:07 PM
There’s nothing as jarring for a sysadmin as seeing this kind of message on a mailing list: This is the most serious bug you’ll hear about this week: the issues identified and fixed in OpenSSH are dubbed CVE-2016-0777 and CVE-2016-0778.... Continue Reading →

Reddit: NVIDIA Blogs About The Beauty Of Vulkan

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:22:11 PM

Phoronix: KDE Partition Manager 2.0 Released

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:21:05 PM
Version 2.0 of the KDE Partition Manager has been released...

Reddit: AT&T pursues open source with Canonical's Ubuntu

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:08:08 PM

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Systemd 229 Released With Many Changes, DNS Resolver Now Fully Supported

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today's leftovers

  • Free live-booting distro DVD with LU&D #162
    A brand new issue of Linux User & Developer hits the high street and the app stores today – we’ve done something a little different for you this time.
  • Russian government to switch to desktop Linux?
    The Russian government is reported to be contemplating dropping Microsoft Windows and adopting Linux as the operating system for agency PCs according to its internet czar, German Klimenko.
  • The Linux Foundation's big plan to speed up storage, networking
    The Linux Foundation continues to think big. It became a hub for containers by spearheading the Open Container Project and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and it has pushed to make APIs self-standardizing. Now, it's kicked off yet another industry-wide open source initiative: the Fast Data Project (Fd.io). The idea of "an I/O services framework for the next wave of network and storage software" (per the Foundation) may not sound as vital as protecting core Internet infrastructure or making it simpler for Web server admins to support HTTPS. But on closer inspection, FD.io is in line with the Foundation's ambitions to nurture the future Web.
  • ownCloud Desktop Client Updated with HiDPI Improvements, Better Syncing
    Today, February 10, 2016, ownCloud Inc. was proud to announce the release and general availability of new versions for its ownCloud Desktop and ownCloud Android clients.
  • LibreOffice 5.1 Released with Boatload of Changes
  • Ubuntu Core Now Supports Intel NUC Mini PC
    Canonical has this week announced that the Ubuntu Core now supports the Intel NUC DE3815TY mini PC after working together with Intel the company has now created a standard platform for developers to test and create x86-based IOT solutions using snappy Ubuntu Core.
  • 6 reasons to blog in Markdown with Jekyll
    GitHub pages is a free offering that can host your Jekyll blog for free. It also takes care of generating static HTML files from your Markdown text files, so there's no need to install anything on your computer. You can also use Jekyll with your own domain name (if you have one).

Education and Open Access

  • UNICEF Seeks World-Changing Open Source Technologies
    United Nations to fund startups to develop open source tech to improve the lives of vulnerable children and civilians
  • UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm
    Image recognition has become increasingly critical in applications ranging from smartphones to driverless cars, and on Wednesday UCLA opened up to the public a new algorithm that promises big gains. The Phase Stretch Transform algorithm is a physics-inspired computational approach to processing images and information that can help computers "see" features of objects that aren't visible using standard imaging techniques. It could be used to detect an LED lamp's internal structure, for example -- something that would be obscured to conventional techniques by the brightness of its light. It can also distinguish distant stars that would normally be invisible in astronomical images, UCLA said.
  • Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability [Ed: same as below]
  • Open-Source Textbooks Gain in Push for College Affordability
    The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. An early adopter of open source textbooks, Neth said he turned to the new technology out of frustration with spiraling prices of commercial textbooks. "It's seeing the costs go up every semester and almost feeling powerless," Neth said.
  • Zika articles made open-source to accelerate research
    Nature, the Lancet and many other medical publishers and researchers have announced that all Zika-related scientific articles will be published freely in the wake of the recent outbreak.