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TuxMachines: Andromium’s $99 Superbook turns your Android phone into a laptop (crowdfunding)

Thursday 21st of July 2016 05:40:58 PM

Smartphones have changed the way the world gets online, by letting you put a tiny, touchscreen computer in your pocket or handbag. But sometimes it’s still nice to have a larger screen, a full-sized keyboard, and a mouse or touchpad.

The Superbook is a smartphone accessory that gives you all those things. It looks like a laptop, but all the processing power and software comes from your phone.

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Reddit: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:55:59 PM

LXer: How To Install KDE Plasma 5 In Peppermint OS 7?

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:55:28 PM
Peppermint OS 7 was released back in June with many graphical changes. I personally did not like the font change. Before, it was better. Well, at this time I'm using Peppermint OS 7 because it's faster and it has few apps that I need. I have also tried Plasma in Peppermint OS 7 and so far it is working smooth. If you like Plasma but you're using Peppermint, then check out this article to install KDE Plasma 5 in Peppermint OS.

TuxMachines: SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:48:22 PM

SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized console for managing multiple Linux distributions, hardware platforms (x86, IBM Power Systems and z Systems), as well as physical, virtual and cloud environments. SUSE says that the solution helps customers reduce the complexities of managing their IT infrastructures, a key advantage as customers look to cut costs and increase the responsiveness required to adopt DevOps and hybrid cloud solutions.

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TuxMachines: Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review - The King of All Ubuntu Phones

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:45:38 PM

It has been one year since our previous review of an Ubuntu Phone, namely examining the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, and the time has come for us to take a look at the best handset powered by Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that you can buy right now, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:44:06 PM

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
(Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well
as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated
installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to
be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and
corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining
stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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TuxMachines: Why and How to Use Ring Instead of Skype on Linux

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:42:27 PM

It is like when you say Ring is an alternative to Skype. No, no, it's not. Skype is ghastly. It is proprietary; it is demonstrably insecure; there is evidence that Microsoft uses Skype to siphon off conversations to the NSA; and the GNU/Linux version still lags behind the Windows one. So no, Ring is not an alternative to Skype. Ring is a full-featured, open source product that you need to know about.

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TuxMachines: The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:38:21 PM

BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some flaws, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop apps will make many Linux users happy

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TuxMachines: In Search of a Linux iTunes Replacement

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:34:26 PM

If I’m to pick a favorite from just these three, I suppose it’s going to be Clementine. Sure, it might be a bit more resource intensive than the other choices and a little broken in places, but I still prefer it to what iTunes has become. As far as the differences between trying new software in a Windows versus a Linux environment, I’m not going to lie: finding my way around Linux is taking some getting used to. And that’s okay — I expected as much. Just as I’d expect trying to haggle in Portuguese might be a bit rough at first if I’m just learning the language and I’ve only known English until now.

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TuxMachines: Servers News

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:33:52 PM
  • Containers rated more secure than conventional apps

    Containers are more secure than apps running on a bare OS and organisations that like not being hacked therefore need to seriously consider a move, according to analyst firm Gartner.

  • Evolution of Linux Containers and Future

    Linux containers are an operating system level virtualization technology for providing multiple isolated Linux environments on a single Linux host. Unlike virtual machines (VMs), containers do not run dedicated guest operating systems. Rather, they share the host operating system kernel and make use of the guest operating system system libraries for providing the required OS capabilities. Since there is no dedicated operating system, containers start much faster than VMs.

  • 10 Essential Skills for Novice, Junior and Senior SysAdmins

    As the world evolves for systems administrators, “Linux is exploding with new ideas and it's a little scary …,” as commenter Mike Tarkowski put it.

    Keeping up with emerging technologies in cloud computing such as OpenStack will be key to navigating this changing landscape, according to Randy Russell, director of certification for Red Hat.

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TuxMachines: PHP, JavaSctipt and More Languages

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:32:37 PM
  • PHP 7.1 Beta Released

    Today marks the availability of the PHP 7.1 beta as a closer step forward to this first feature update to PHP7.

    PHP 7.1 introduces a number of new features including but not limited to the void return type, nullable types, generalized support of negative string offsets, class constant visibility modifiers, multi-catch, and more. PHP 7.1 beta adds asynchronous signal handling and additional context with the pcntl_signal handler.

  • JavaScript Is Still The King — Top 21 Programming Languages Of 2016
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: June 2016

    With the spring and summer travel schedule drawing to a close, we finally have had time to sit down and run the numbers collected back in June. As always, aside from the fact that we run our own GitHub rankings now, the process used for our bi-annual programming language rankings remains the same as when Drew Conway and John Myles White first looked at the question late in 2010. We have continued this analysis, comparing the performance of programming languages relative to one another on GitHub and Stack Overflow twice a year. The idea is not to offer a statistically valid representation of current usage, but rather to correlate language discussion (Stack Overflow) and usage (GitHub) in an effort to extract insights into potential future adoption trends.

    With the exception of GitHub’s decision to no longer provide language rankings on its Explore page – they are now calculated from the GitHub archive – the rankings are performed in the same manner, meaning that we can compare rankings from run to run, and year to year, with confidence.

    Historically, the correlation between how a language ranks on GitHub versus its ranking on Stack Overflow has been strong, but this had been weakening in recent years. From its highs of .78, the correlation was down to .73 this time last year – the lowest recorded. For this run, however, the correlation between the properties is once again robust. As with last quarter’s ranking, the correlation between the properties was .77, just shy of its all time mark. This is arguably noise, but we believe the correlation is worth noting at a minimum.

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TuxMachines: Graduates: How to Get Your Dream Open Source Job

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:53:25 PM

The excitement that comes with a college degree is memorable – not only because of the joy of accomplishment, but because of the fear of the unknown.

In the open source community, job hunting is its own unique experience. There is great optimism and opportunity in The Linux Foundation’s 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, which found that recruiting open source talent is a top priority for IT recruiters and hiring managers. The report found 65 percent of hiring managers say open source hiring will continue to increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months.

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LXer: Vim or Emacs: Which text editor do you prefer?

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:03:55 PM
It may be 2016, but among many developers and system administrators, the editor war is still alive and well. Vim (and vi) or Emacs: Both have strong followings, and of course, plenty of people use something else entirely. Which do you prefer?read more

Phoronix: Bareflank Is A New Linux Hypervisor Written In C++11/14

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:02:11 PM
A Phoronix reader pointed out to us of a new Linux hypervisor released at the end of June by Assured Information Security Inc. This new hypervisor is named Bareflank and it's open-source...

TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Desktop

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:02:04 PM
  • Intel Developer Has Been Working On Systemd Support For Chrome OS

    Google's Chrome OS currently relies upon Upstart as its init system, but work done by an Intel developer is pushing towards systemd support.

  • The Linux Setup - Jerry Bezencon, Linux Lite

    My name is Jerry Bezencon and I’m a technology consultant, investor, programmer and promoter of/advocate for free and open source software.

  • Microsoft ordered to fix 'excessively intrusive, insecure' Windows 10

    A French regulator has issued Microsoft a formal warning over Windows 10, saying the operating system collects excessive amounts of personal data, ships that information illegally out of the EU, and has lousy security.

    The warning comes from the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), an independent data privacy watchdog with the power to levy fines against companies. The CNIL has been investigating Windows 10 since its launch and has now drawn up a damning list of criticisms.

    "The CNIL has decided to issue a formal notice to Microsoft Corporation to comply with the Act within three months," said the group on Wednesday.

    "The purpose of the notice is not to prohibit any advertising on the company's services but, rather, to enable users to make their choice freely, having been properly informed of their rights. It has been decided to make the formal notice public due to, among other reasons, the seriousness of the breaches and the number of individuals concerned."

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Phoronix: DragonFlyBSD Updates Its Intel Graphics Driver From Linux 4.4

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:50:45 PM
The DragonFlyBSD project, namely François Tigeot, is continuing to do a good job at keeping their i915 DRM kernel graphics driver close behind the upstream Intel Linux DRM graphics driver. With the latest patches that have landed in the DragonFlyBSD kernel, their i915 driver is up to the Linux 4.4 state...

Phoronix: NVIDIA To Meet With Wayland, Linux Kernel Developers To Discuss GBM vs. EGLStreams

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:34:03 PM
It doesn't look like the NVIDIA Wayland support will be worked out in the immediate future for having an upstream approach that's agreed upon by all developers. However, in September the various stakeholders will meet in person...

Reddit: Clamav found "billion-laughs.xml" exploit CVE_2013_3860-1 on my LAMP (CentOS) server. Need advice with cleaning it up.

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:25:39 PM

My daily ClamAV scan found the following this morning:

/home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2/srclib/apr-util/test/data/billion-laughs.xml: Xml.Exploit.CVE_2013_3860-1 FOUND /usr/share/doc/libxml2-python-2.7.6/reader2.py: Xml.Exploit.CVE_2013_3860-1 FOUND

----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Known viruses: 4662718 Engine version: 0.99.1 Scanned directories: 25011 Scanned files: 199546 Infected files: 2 Total errors: 212 Data scanned: 13186.22 MB Data read: 60096.18 MB (ratio 0.22:1) Time: 1371.153 sec (22 m 51 s)

I've deleted the billion.laughs file, but don't know what to do with the reader2.py file. Any ideas? My google-fu isn't coming up with the results that I need or understand.

Thank you in advance.

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LXer: SJVN Talks FOSS, Linux, Microsoft & More…

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:06:44 PM
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about Linux and FOSS since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and started writing about IT back when single-celled organisms and CP/M dominated the landscape.

Reddit: Anyone recall the book that explained linux and terminal with RPG metaphors?

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:01:20 PM

Trying to recall for a friend getting into linux. Figured most people here would enjoy it as much as did so I don't feel weird asking. It was a neat book that explained everything using comparisons to the elements of a fantasy roleplaying game, but I can't seem to find any info on it. Can any sysadmin mages help me out?

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