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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals

20 hours 48 sec ago

A little while back I wrote a blog post that seemed to inspire some people and ruffle the feathers of some others. It was designed as a conversation-starter for how we can re-energize leadership in Ubuntu.

When I kicked off the blog post, Elizabeth quite rightly gave me a bit of a kick in the spuds about not providing a place to have a discussion, so I amended the blog post to a link to this thread where I encourage your feedback and participation.

Rather unsurprisingly, there was some good feedback, before much of it started wandering off the point a little bit.

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TuxMachines: Tizen based Samsung TV SDK 1.0 has been released

20 hours 8 min ago

The Tizen based Samsung TV SDK 1.0 has been released today. This follows the beta that was previously released at the start of July.

The SDK provides developers with the tools they need to begin developing for the Tizen-based Samsung TV platform. The toolset includes an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a Web Simulator for testing TV apps on a PC.

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TuxMachines: There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz

20 hours 16 min ago

Unless you're a user of Ubuntu with Unity 7, you probably haven't heard much about Compiz in quite some time. However, some developers are looking to further revive its development but not everyone is in agreement.

There's been an uptick in bickering amongst developers on the Compiz mailing list lately. A controversial developer often involved in these fights, Scott Moreau, declared himself the maintainer of upstream 0.8 stable branches.

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LXer: Android drone tracks you by computer vision

20 hours 52 min ago
Kickstarter is showing an $899, Android-based “Mind4? follow-me drone that tracks you entirely by computer vision, and interprets full-body gestures. Like fellow Kickstarter drone projects AirDog and Hexo+, as well as 3D Robotics’s Iris+, AirMind’s Mind4 quadcopter is designed as a “follow-me” drone for recording videos of a moving target. Unlike these products, however, which don’t run Android or Linux, the Mind4 runs Android on a quad-core, 2GHz ARM processor, giving it the brainpower to run advanced vision recognition algorithms. As a result, Mind4 can track you solely via computer vision via its VAPS (vision augmented piloting system) engine rather than depending on less reliable GPS or tricky manual controls.

LXer: Samba server installation on OpenSuse 13.2

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 07:48:27 AM
This guide explains how to configure samba server in OpenSuse 13.2 with anonymous [he]amp[/he] secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

Reddit: Due to some unfortunate Circumstances I'm out of College with no degree. Are my chances of entry-level system admin completely shot?

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 07:24:40 AM

I'm not going to go into details but it's nothing that would affect an employer's decision. Basically, I'm out of school with a ton of loans and no degree. My coursework is in Physics and Computer Science and I held an internship with the NASA Space Grant.

it was a small school with a VERY specific program, almost no credits will transfer my only chance is to rejump on their cycle in 2.5-3 years

But anyways, the point of my thread, I was offered a job as a laborer in a Power Plant. The hours suck, but the pay will keep my head above water. is there anything I can do with Linux Skills but NO degree to show for it?

you guys have saved my ass for years now in the terminal, need some advice outside the shell now :-/

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LXer: The Awesome Program You Never Should Use

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 06:51:16 AM
I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs.

LXer: A look back and a look ahead for OpenStack

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 05:54:05 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Reddit: Updated kernel

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 05:21:53 AM

I have a really old Intel centrino dual core laptop that originally shipped with Vista. I now run Linux mint mate with compiz. There has been some lag with the computer so I upgraded from kernel 3.16 to 3.17 and have noticed an increase in the computer's performance. For curiosity is there any big differences in These versions?

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LXer: 6 tips for adopting open source

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 04:56:54 AM
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is among his top priorities this year.

TuxMachines: PC-BSD 10.1 review

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 04:46:29 AM

The last PC-BSD release I reviewed was the 9.1 edition, and that was back in December 2012 (see PC-BSD 9.1 preview). That’s almost two years ago, But that’s because I’ve been very disappointed with subsequent releases after that, so I never bothered to write another review, though I was each testing each release privately.

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TuxMachines: Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 04:40:09 AM

Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.

The Ugoos “G-box” micro game console appears to use the same design as the company’s Android-based, 4Kx4K ready UT3 media player, which sells for as low as $130. The G-box follows another similar, but OEM-focused UG-CX-998 media player with 4Kx2K resolution announced in September (see farther below).

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TuxMachines: How the Linux Foundation's CII Is Securing the Internet

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 04:37:32 AM

The Heartbleed flaw that was first publicly disclosed in April of this year, was in some respects a black eye on the open-source community. Heartbleed is a flaw in the open-source OpenSSL cryptographic library that had wide ranging impact across the infrastructure of the Internet. In the aftermath of Heartbleed, a new effort emerged called the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) to help fund developers wanting to improve security across critical open-source infrastructure technologies.

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LXer: How to weed out the next Heartbleed bug: ENISA details crypto worries

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:59:43 AM
The cryptographic protocols used to secure data moving across the web are putting users at risk due to design flaws that date back many years. Given the current push to encrypt everything in response to revelations of government surveillance, it's important that the protocols being used to do the job are actually secure.

Reddit: What do linux developers say?

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:48:05 AM

LXer: How the Linux Foundation's CII Is Securing the Internet

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:02:32 AM
VIDEO: Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, explains how millions of dollars he helped raise are going toward preventing the next open-source Heartbleed.

TuxMachines: JVC KENWOOD Corporation, Linaro and OpenSynergy Join the AGL – Automotive Grade Linux

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:49:05 AM

The Linux Foundation has announced that the JVC KENWOOD Corporation, Linaro and OpenSynergy are joining the Linux Foundation to collaborate on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). This brings the total amount of companies working on AGL to forty six.

The AGL is a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car. The members are committed to the goal of developing a common and open automotive platform for OEMs and suppliers to utilize, contribute to and build commercial products and technologies upon. The AGL reference model is based on Tizen.

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TuxMachines: Top 10 Linux Holiday Gifts for 2014 (Slideshow)

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:25:36 AM

In 2012, the Top 10 Linux Gift Guide set the upper limit at $500, and last year it dropped to $400. This year, the cut-off dips to $350, reflecting the ongoing price reductions in consumer electronics, as well as my not entirely successful attempt to live up to Mr. Money Moustache's guidelines for living on the cheap. (Click the Gallery link below to see a slide show and descriptions of the Top 10 Linux gifts.)

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SolidRun’s tiny, $100 “CuBoxTV” media player runs OpenElec Linux and Kodi (formerly XBMC) on a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, and offers 100Mbps+ video decoding. The CuBoxTV is the first Freescale i.MX6 based media player to run the Kodi (formerly XBMC) multimedia distribution, says Israel-based SolidRun. CuBoxTV is closely based on the company’s latest i.MX6 based CuBox mini-PC, which now sells for $80 to $140, depending on the number of Cortex-A9 i.MX6 cores and other features. The CuBoxTV, which is available only with the quad-core i.MX6 SoC, goes for a sale price of $100. Read more

Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC

Canonical is working to complete their idea of convergence with the launch of Ubuntu Touch, a new operating system for mobile devices. The desktop flavor of Ubuntu will eventually share the same code with the mobile one, and their plans go even further than that. Read more