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Reddit: Weekly Edition for June 23, 2016

Thursday 30th of June 2016 09:06:51 AM

LXer: Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:53:56 AM
You can mark 2016 as the year “blockchain” became a buzzword. It’s not as hollow as “cloud,” which marketers have rendered almost meaningless. But “blockchain” is now at the point where everyone and their dogs want a piece of it.

Reddit: Why Emacs uses Meta key

Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:11:44 AM

Reddit: NetworkManager and WiFi Scans

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:34:00 AM

Reddit: What makes up the Fedora kernel?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:22:36 AM

LXer: AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:11:00 AM
AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API.

TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:03:06 AM

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TuxMachines: Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 06:22:34 AM

When Ubuntu was new, those who questioned it were mostly Debian developers, disgruntled because they were not hired or because Ubuntu failed to acknowledge its debt to Debian. Today, however, a vocal minority seems to view Canonical Software, the company behind Ubuntu, as a Microsoft in the making. From being the uncritical darling of open source, Canonical is closely and cynically scrutinized, and its motives constantly questioned.

So how did this transformation happen? Suspicion about corporations is hardly new in open source, yet Canonical seems singled out in a way that SUSE or Red Hat only occasionally are.

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LXer: Red Hat Summit Hosts a Wedding - for Real.

Thursday 30th of June 2016 05:28:04 AM
I've seen a lot of strange things at technology conferences. I've seen all manner of flying objects, cars, sports stars and crazy contests - but i've never seen what I saw today at Red Hat Summit 2016 - a real wedding.

Reddit: Ubuntu Server vs CentOS for server to host a database and web API.

Thursday 30th of June 2016 04:32:08 AM

Hi all,

My only experience with Linux was playing around with it around 10 years ago. Essentially, I'm starting from scratch - so I have no bias to either OS. I'm hoping both platforms are well documented.

I'm seeing a relatively even split from my research so far, which tells me that there's no wrong decision here (yay!).

Project details (if it helps): I'd like to have a RESTful API hosted on a Linux machine on a DMZ. This will be accessed via our company's public IP. It will connect to a PostgreSQL database (either on the same machine, or a separate one - I'll have to look into best practices). The API will be consumed by client software that I'm writing (both desktop, and companion mobile apps). It's just going to be JSON data going back and forth.

Thanks in advance, looking forward to reading your opinions.

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LXer: Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Thursday 30th of June 2016 03:45:08 AM
Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

LXer: Study: Encryption use increase largest in 11 years

Thursday 30th of June 2016 02:02:13 AM
Enterprise use of encryption saw the largest increase over the past year in over a decade, according to a report...

LinuxToday: How to Securely and Anonymously Share Files of Any Size Over the Tor Network with OnionShare

Thursday 30th of June 2016 02:00:00 AM

 tecmint: Onionshare is an open source desktop utility that allows you to share files hosted on your own computer of any size securely and anonymously using the Tor browser on the other end.

LXer: Peppermint 7 Released

Thursday 30th of June 2016 01:05:02 AM
Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweightUbuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity.Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren'tdirectly related.

Phoronix: Compare Your Linux System's OpenGL Performance Side-By-Side With The Radeon RX 480

Thursday 30th of June 2016 01:00:00 AM
Here are some 1080p OpenGL results (as opposed to our plethora of 1440p and 4K data today) for the brand new Radeon RX 480 and available via so you can easily compare your own Linux system(s) performance against these reference numbers using the open-source driver stack...

Reddit: Linux Training

Thursday 30th of June 2016 12:25:53 AM

I'm working on developing an internal Linux training course. I plan to cover basics (cli, package managers, etc) over a 3 day length. Are their any good resources available to use, copy from, or act as a guide? PowerPoints, videos, and the like? I want it to be hands on using live USB drives. Probably Ubuntu. I think we will also buy The Linux Bible for reference books.

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LXer: Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 5

Thursday 30th of June 2016 12:07:51 AM
n previous articles in this series, we’ve whet our whistles with a quick look at the Process Table and pseudo filesystems, and we talked about /dev and /proc. Now let’s explore a few useful but unrelated command lines, which may save the day at some point.

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Servo Night Builds Begin, Linux Packages Coming

The Mozilla developers working on the Servo browser layout engine and the Browser.html HTML-based web UI have kept to their goal of making a tech preview available in June. As of last night, the Servo developers hit their tech preview milestone we've been looking forward to seeing for months. Nightly builds of Servo and Browser.html have begun and they are going to be making available Linux packages shortly. Read more

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS

  • Modern open source systems management
    Open source IT systems management is undergoing a renaissance. Adopters include global, household-name enterprises, as well as a groundswell of IT operations teams that are borrowing flexible, collaborative practices from the Agile software development movement. Some open source IT systems management tools are familiar to most admins, with broad adoption -- think Nagios or the Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana stack. Others -- Docker is a prime example -- burst onto the scene recently and are shaking up IT deployments.
  • Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers
    Code Alliance is a Benetech initiative that connects technology professionals to volunteer opportunities with open source software projects for social good. On the first day of the CHI4GOOD conference, we brought over 40 projects to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in a hack4good Day of Service event. More than 100 developers, UX designers, and researchers came together to help our nonprofit cohort with their technological needs. The nonprofits benefitted from expert technical development work, and the volunteers were gracious, skilled, and excited to leverage their professional skills to give back.
  • Nonprofit's Open Source Designs Reduce Cost Barriers for Startups
    A project that originated in "The Middle of Nowhere, Missouri," as the founders call it, aims to lower the barrier to entry across a number of industries, all while maintaining a sustainable footprint. It's called Open Source Ecology (OSE), the brainchild of Marcin Jakubowski, founder of the Factor E Farm in Missouri where OSE is based.
  • The Open Building Institute - A Sustainable Way to Build Modular Housing
  • Open Building Institute is revolutionizing sustainable home building through open-source technologies
  • Pulp Smash Introduction
    Pulp Smash is a functional test suite for Pulp. It’s used by the Pulp developers and Pulp QE team on a daily basis. It’s implemented as a GPL licensed pure Python library, and getting started is as simple as installing Python and executing the following...
  • How Oracle’s business as usual is threatening to kill Java
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Oracle has quietly pulled funding and development efforts away from a community-driven technology where customers and partners have invested time and code. It all seems to be happening for no reason other than the tech isn't currently printing money. It's a familiar pattern for open source projects that have become the property of Oracle. It started with OpenSolaris and continued with And this time, it's happening to Java—more specifically to Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), the server-side Java technology that is part of hundreds of thousands of Internet and business applications. Java EE even plays an integral role for many apps that aren't otherwise based on Java. For months as Oracle Corporation's attorneys have battled Google in the courts over the use of Java interfaces in Android's Davlik programming language, Oracle's Java development efforts have slowed. And in the case of Java EE, they've come to a complete halt. The outright freeze has caused concerns among companies that contribute to the Java platform and among other members of the Java community—a population that includes some of Oracle's biggest customers.
  • Friday's security updates