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LXer: Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 10:10:15 PM
Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta2 is now available for download. This second beta fixes a number of issues that were present in Beta1, adds a few new features and includes some more original artwork. We've managed to not introduce any new bugs this time but please make sure you read the release notes below because there are still unresolved issues you'll need to be aware of.

TuxMachines: FPGA-enabled vision system uses USB3 cams, runs Linux

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 09:25:10 PM

NI unveiled a fanless, rugged vision computer that runs NI Linux on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers an FPGA and support for 350MB/s USB3 Vision cameras.

National Instruments (NI) has delivered its NI Linux Real-Time OS on a variety of embedded industrial computers and control systems, including its recent CompactRIO 4-slot Performance Controller. Now, the company is applying NI Linux to machine vision with its new USB3 Vision compatible NI CVS-1459RT.

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LXer: Early Morning Linux Voodoo at Denny’s

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 09:22:55 PM
It was obvious he had no idea what I was talking about so we waited in awkward silence for the next few seconds. Finally, the Mint logo appeared on the screen. I opened Dolphin and located the Windows drive then asked him for the name of the file. He couldn’t remember but was sure it was a PDF. A few minutes later, I pulled a pen from my pocket and wrote down the number he needed and slid it back over to him with his laptop.

Reddit: Dear clueless assholes: stop bashing bash and GNU.

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 09:11:08 PM

TuxMachines: Fedora Might Try A New Scheduling Strategy For Its Releases

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 08:54:40 PM

It's no secret that Fedora has had a challenging time sticking to their release schedules for a long time. With taking care of blocker bugs, Fedora Linux releases tend to frequently slip -- with Fedora 21 it's about two months behind schedule and we're just past the alpha stage. By the time Fedora 21 actually ships, Fedora 20 will have been at least twelve months old. However, a new release scheduling strategy might be tried starting with Fedora 22.

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TuxMachines: Debian Jessie Might Get Rid Of The kFreeBSD Port

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 08:51:00 PM

For years there's been the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port that ships the same Debian GNU user-land as Debian GNU/Linux but replaces the Linux kernel with that of the FreeBSD kernel.

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TuxMachines: Small firms and open-source software put Spine back into NHS after IT fiasco

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 08:39:06 PM

Without the fuss and delays that have plagued so many large government IT projects, a key part of the NHS digital infrastructure was recently migrated and updated in a single weekend.

The collection of applications and directory services known as the Spine connects clinicians, patients and local services to core NHS services such as the GP2GP patient record transfer, the Electronic Prescription Service, patients' Summary Care Records, and the Choose and Book service. More than 250,000 health service staff connect to it every day, sending more than 400m messages each month.

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LXer: Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 08:35:35 PM
The Linux Foundation this morning announced the latest addition to its family of major hosted open source initiatives: the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV),

Reddit: Help: Trying to discover SSH "services" on embedded device

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 08:20:17 PM

I am a tinkerer. I have a security camera device that I want to built a custom API for (for using a custom home-automation system to turn off the security monitoring when I unlock my z-wave deadbolt, etc.). The company is slow (years) in releasing one (I asked, and they said "someday..."), so, I decided to figure it out myself.

After port scanning the device, I discovered it runs several SSH servers across several ports (>1024). I was able to snag the private key from the Android app, and can connect to the device using that key. However, they are not running any kind of shell (Bash, etc.) and so the connection terminates when Putty/WinSCP tries to create a shell session. SCP doesn't appear to be supported either.

So, my question is this: How do I go about discovering other ways of talking to the established SSH session? Are there ways to discover other protocols (?) or services?

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TuxMachines: Scribbleton Has a Ton of Potential

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 08:14:59 PM

Scribbleton is a very infant -- as in alpha -- release of an innovative note-taking app for Linux that provides cross-platform access with Windows and Apple computers.

It creates a personal wiki for storing everything from quick notes to detailed checklists to outlines. It creates links between pages in Scribbleton. Think of this as an easy-to-use database to create links between words, phrases and pages. You can just as easily use Scribbleton to store snippets or volumes of text and quickly locate cross-referenced information.

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Reddit: Scriptable Operating Systems with Lua

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 07:58:22 PM

LXer: Network Function Virtualization goes open source

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 07:48:15 PM
Telecom and networking powers are uniting under The Linux Foundation to create an open source Network Function Virtualization reference platform.

LXer: Facebook has over 200 open source projects on GitHub

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 07:21:36 PM
Facebook. It's one of the world’s most well-known tech companies and on the forefront of open source technology. Just take a look their portfolio of over 200 open source projects on GitHub.In this interview with James Pearce, head of Open Source at Facebook, I speak with him prior to his talk at this year's All Things Open conference in Raleigh. Earlier this year, interviewed Pearce when the social giant was nine months into the process of rebooting their open source presence. Things have changed a lot since then. Find out how in this exclusive more

TuxMachines: Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 06:53:21 PM

The project is launching with thirty-eight founding companies, including many of the largest IT companies in the world. Importantly, they include not only cloud and service infrastructure vendors, but telecom service providers, developers and end users as well. (Disclosure: my firm and I represent the Linux Foundation and OPNFV).

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Reddit: UEFI Users: AVOID ANTERGOS. It can bork your system!

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 06:36:09 PM

Having a UEFI system, I wanted to give Antergos a shot. So, back in April, I tried, and found a major flaw.

First, a little background: Linux distributions, by default, mount EFI partitions to /boot/efi and not directly to /boot as to not confuse Linux kernels when dual booting, since if they all mounted the same partition to /boot, kernels could overwrite each other.

Antergos mounts the EFI partition directly to /boot. As you can see from the image below, there is no way to override this:

cnchi screenshot

When brought up to the developers in (this bug report)[], the developers have been unwilling and completely resistant to changing this behavior.

If you use a UEFI system and have the need to dual boot, then DO NOT install Antergos. The method used is destructive and does not behave well with other Linux systems, and can mess-up your EFI partition.

For those that would simply turn-off the UEFI to boot in Legacy BIOS mode, some people simply do not have that option (myself included).


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Reddit: Move files to trash from the terminal

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 06:29:12 PM

LXer: Linux Terminal: An lsof Primer

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 06:24:25 PM
lsof is the sysadmin/security über-tool. I use it most for getting network connection related information from a system, but that’s just the beginning for this powerful and too-little-known application. The tool is aptly called lsof because it “lists openfiles“. And remember, in UNIX just about everything (including a network socket) is a file.Interestingly, lsof is also the Linux/Unix command with the most switches. It has so many it has to use both minuses and pluses.

Reddit: So, I might be moving to Linux (Specifically Ubuntu 14.04) very soon.

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 06:22:28 PM

I know how to use Linux, I have installed Ubuntu and Arch on my laptops, but I think it's time to move to Ubuntu on my desktop. But I want to confirm what I already though, so, can I simply use the Windows 8.1 disk and code again on the same computer? For warranty purposes.

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Phoronix: Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu

Tuesday 30th of September 2014 06:22:00 PM
While most were expecting "Windows 9" to be Microsoft's next operating system, they've announced today the next OS update will be Windows 10...

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