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LXer: Automation controller runs Linux on Raspberry Pi COM

Thursday 12th of May 2016 08:09:13 PM
The “Pigeon RB100” is a rugged automation controller that runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module and offers optoisolated inputs, CAN, 1-wire, and more. Polish startup Pigeon Computers has launched the Pigeon RB100, which uses the Raspberry Pi Compute Module as the core of a rugged, automation controller. The company is also prepping a […]

LinuxToday: Locked into Outlook on Linux

Thursday 12th of May 2016 08:00:00 PM

 FreedomPenguin: The only thing keeping me from ditching Windows is that i use Outlook 2010 and have many .PST files with email, calendar, and contacts which I need to keep.

Reddit: Everytime I launch Chrome, it renames my Bluetooth device to ChromeLinux_8FE7. Is this happening for anyone else?

Thursday 12th of May 2016 07:38:53 PM

It seems like every time I launch Google Chrome on my Fedora 23 machine, my bluetooth device is renamed to ChromeLinux_8FE7. It does this by adding an alias line to /var/lib/bluetooth/<device address>/settings

If I remove the line and restart the bluetooth service, the alias line will be added when Google Chrome launches. Is this happening to anyone else and how do I stop this?

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LXer: 5 open source drawing applications for Android

Thursday 12th of May 2016 07:12:02 PM
The open source ecosystem grows every day, and with the proliferation of mobile devices around the globe, perhaps never has it been more important than now to make sure that phone and tablet users get access to the same high-quality open source software options that desktop users have long enjoyed.read more

Reddit: I'm an F-Droid developer, AMA! : fossdroid

Thursday 12th of May 2016 07:02:44 PM

LinuxToday: How to use digiKam for photo management

Thursday 12th of May 2016 07:00:00 PM

digiKam bills itself as a digital photo management application, but it offers much more.

Reddit: MIDI

Thursday 12th of May 2016 06:48:48 PM

Any suggestion for program that can help me make midi files/music.

I am using Audacity for recording but i need midi for some instruments that i do not have. thanks.

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Linux.com: NFV and SDN - A Comcast Perspective

Thursday 12th of May 2016 06:48:09 PM

Embracing open source has seen Comcast transform from a cable company to a networking company and now to a software company, highlighted Nagesh Nandiraju, Director of Next Gen Network Architecture, Comcast in his plenary talk at Open Networking Summit 2016.

Phoronix: AMD Open-Sources Compressonator Project

Thursday 12th of May 2016 06:15:48 PM
The latest open-source fruits of AMD's GPUOpen project is the Compressonator...

LXer: Will Ubuntu keep the title of the best Desktop OS?

Thursday 12th of May 2016 06:14:51 PM
Ubuntu was rapidly growing and becoming an Operating System for all your needs. The community was very happy with it until they decided to switch from Gnome to Unity and add the Amazon results right from the dash. At the beginning Unity didn't bother me because Gnome 3 was not that advanced by then. However the Amazon results felt like an embedded spyware. At that point Ubuntu didn't feel like the community driven and open source project we used to love. Then my faith in Ubuntu was dimming because they announced many projects that ended up in nothing.

Reddit: I hate the term “open source”

Thursday 12th of May 2016 06:10:23 PM

LXer: Plasma 5.6 Makes KDE Plasma Desktop Environment More Powerful, Beautiful And Useful?

Thursday 12th of May 2016 05:17:40 PM
Plasma has always been the talk of the town for its sleek and cutting edge look. KDE Plasma among all other Linux Desktop Environments have always stood out for its continuous development. The latest release of KDE Plasma is 5.6 which includes some new features, tweaks and fixes. Plasma desktop is also highly customizable so that you can customize it the way you need it to be.

Reddit: Chromebook (Acer C740) vs Acer Cloudbook/HP Stream for daily-driver Linux laptop?

Thursday 12th of May 2016 04:24:59 PM

TL;DR - Anyone using a Chromebook C740 or a Cloudbook/Stream as a Linux daily-driver notebook? Want to use it for mostly note-taking, web-browsing, and indie gaming.

I'm hunting for a lightweight laptop that will basically be used for web browsing, document editing, and the occasional lightweight indie (eg: Enter the Gungeon) or retro (eg: GZDoom, emulation) game.

In terms of priority I'm after:

  • Lightweight
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent Linux support
  • Low budget

Basically, a Linux ultrabook. While the Asus UX305 is awesome (fanless Core M/8GB/256GB), it's a little hard for me to justify given the light use it would see.

So I limboed down to the $200 price point, and found a trio of options: the Acer C740 Chromebook, the Acer Cloudbook 11/14, and the HP Stream 11/13 G2.

The C740 wins points for having a full Core-based chip in the Celeron 3205U, 4GB of RAM, and a user-replaceable M.2 SSD. However, unless I'm willing to crack the case open, remove the write-protect screw, and flash SeaBIOS/Coreboot, I'll be stuck using Crouton for a Linux implementation, and presumably staring at that annoying splash screen of "WARNING DEV MODE" from ChromeOS. It's also got the "ChromeOS Keyboard" without proper F-keys or a Super key. Minor nitpick, but still.

The Cloudbook/Stream G2 use the Atom-derived Celeron N3050, with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage. This means weaker performance - but it may still be enough for my use case - while also allowing for fanless operation. They also have either legacy boot or a UEFI implementation that allows for booting directly. I can also get a larger screen (14" or 13") in this option.

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Reddit: QEMU 2.6 Officially Released

Thursday 12th of May 2016 04:24:12 PM

LXer: An in-depth guide to turning a product into an open source project

Thursday 12th of May 2016 04:20:29 PM
One occasionally runs into a company trying to build an open source project out of an existing product. This is a nuanced problem. This is not a company that owns a project published under an open source license trying to also ship a product of the same name (e.g. Docker, MySQL), but the situation shares many of the same problems. Neither is this a company building products out of open source projects to which they contribute but don't control (e.g. Red Hat's RHEL). This is a company with an existing product revenue stream trying to create a project out of the product.read more

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today's leftovers

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  • PHP Tour 2016 Clermont-Ferrand
  • Enlightenment's EFL Getting New DRM Library
    Chris Michael of Samsung has been working on a new DRM library for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) with a number of improvements. The initial implementation of this new library, Ecore_Drm2, has been added to EFL Git.
  • Antergos 2016.05.28 Screenshot Tour
  • Gentoo Linux 20160514 Screenshot Tour
  • First coding week with openSUSE, Google Summer of Code
    Embedded below is the blog of Google Summer of Code student Martin Garcia Monterde. Martin detailed his first week coding with openSUSE and the Google Summer of Code.
  • OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid
    I have updated the openpht repository with builds of OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid for both amd64 and i386 architecture. For those who have forgotten it, OpenPHT is the open source fork of Plex Home Theater that is used on RasPlex, see my last post concerning OpenPHT for details.
  • vcswatch is now looking for tags
    About a week ago, I extended vcswatch to also look at tags in git repositories. Previously, it was solely paying attention to the version number in the top paragraph in debian/changelog, and would alert if that version didn't match the package version in Debian unstable or experimental. The idea is that "UNRELEASED" versions will keep nagging the maintainer (via DDPO) not to forget that some day this package needs an upload. This works for git, svn, bzr, hg, cvs, mtn, and darcs repositories (in decreasing order of actual usage numbers in Debian. I had actually tried to add arch support as well, but that VCS is so weird that it wasn't worth the trouble).

Google and Oracle

Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers (Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium”, Regulation)

  • Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” — Best Kali Linux Alternative Coming With New Features
    The Release Candidate of Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ is now available for download. The much-anticipated final release will come in six different editions with the addition of Libre, LXDE, and Studio editions. The version 3.0 of this Kali Linux alternative is based on Debian Jessie and powered by custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel.
  • Regulation can fix security, except you can't regulate security
    Every time I start a discussion about how we can solve some of our security problems it seems like the topics of professional organizations and regulation are where things end up. I think regulations and professional organizations can fix a lot of problems in an industry, I'm not sure they work for security. First let's talk about why regulation usually works, then, why it won't work for security.