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LXer: How to Set Up an Automatic Backup System on Linux with Dropbox

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:53:09 AM
You should always have a good backup plan in place to safeguard your data. Here is how you can set up an automatic backup of your Linux system to Dropbox.

Phoronix: Mini TTY In Development For The Linux Kernel

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:20:08 AM
Linaro and other ARM/embedded developers continue working on minitty, a minimal TTY implementation for the Linux kernel that's targeting embedded systems...

Reddit: Terminal - Shortcut to paste selected text as with mouse middle

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:04:15 AM

Hi, is there a shortcut for pasting selected text in Terminal? Like you can do with mouse middle

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TuxMachines: Linux and Linux Foundation

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:56:26 AM
  • Reliance Jio to work with AT&T, Linux Foundation to drive SDN, NFV innovation
  • Reliance Jio Joins ONAP

    ONAP is a collaborative open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation and formed in February through the combination of AT&T’s ECOMP and The Linux Foundation’s Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O). The two projects joined under ONAP to develop an open software platform for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions. ONAP enables software, network and cloud provider companies as well as open source community developers to collaborate in an open ecosystem, encouraging rapid creation of new services and innovation.

  • Linux 4.10.8, 4.9.20 LTS and 4.4.59 LTS Kernels Are Out to Address Various Bugs

    At the end of March, Greg Kroah-Hartman released three new maintenance updates for the long-term supported Linux 4.9 and 4.4 kernel series, as well as the latest stable Linux 4.10 kernel branch.

    Linux 4.10.8, 4.9.20 LTS and 4.4.59 LTS kernels are out, and they come only one day after their previous maintenance updates, which means that all of them are small patches addressing a few bugs that needed to be fixed urgently. Of course, users are urged to update their systems to these new versions as soon as possible.

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TuxMachines: Software and today's howtos

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:55:51 AM
  • Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 Enters Beta, Adds Support for openSUSE and Fedora

    Rapid Photo Downloader developer Damon Lynch announced this past weekend the release of the first Beta build of the upcoming Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 series of the open-source and free photo and video downloader for Linux PCs.

    Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 will be the next major release of the application developed by a photographer for amateur and professional photographers alike. The new series has been in development for the past one a half years, during which it received an Alpha milestone approximately eleven months ago.

  • Rapid Photo Download Makes It Easy to Import Photos from a Camera or Smartphone

    It’s spent 2.5 years in development, but the first beta release of Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 is now available to download.

    It’s been almost 7 years since we last featured this app on this site, so I’ll totally understand if you don’t recall much about it!

    Designed and built by a photographer, Rapid Photo Downloads lets you import photos and videos from a connected camera or smartphone quickly and, it claims, reliably.

  • Gkill is an Interactive CLI Process Killer Written in Go

    Now, I appreciate that few of you will have much use for this app, but it’s too cool to not throw a few words up here about.

    It’s called Gkill and it’s an interactive command-line process killer for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    The app is written in Go, and lets you quickly filter through and kill running tasks and processes using your keyboard.

  • Variations around ls -lrt
  • How to install and use ZNC bouncer for IRC

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:55:00 AM

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TuxMachines: How To Install Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:54:55 AM

Hey, everyone. Today we will be setting up “ruby on rails” in one of the latest versions of ubuntu i.e. 16.04. We will go for rvm (Ruby Version Manager) which will let you manage work and switch between multiple ruby environments. I will provide screenshots and pictures (wherever I can) and the steps without hectic, so you guys can easily setup up and start app development quickly. Let us start.

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TuxMachines: CentOS Linux, Scientific Linux, Red Hat and Fedora

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:53:51 AM
  • CentOS Linux 5, Scientific Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reach End of Life

    The end of March 2017 concluded with the end of life for various GNU/Linux distributions based on the Red Hat's RHEL5 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5) series.

    Red Hat published today, April 3, 2017, the final notification for the retirement of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system, targeted at customers subscribed to the company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 channel. Users are being notified that Red Hat won't provide active support for RHEL5 starting March 31, 2017. However, Red Hat offers a special add-on for those who don't want to upgrade.

  • Flatpak 0.8.5 Improves Detection of Flatpakref Extensions, Needs Automake 1.13.4

    Alex Larsson from the Flatpak (formerly XDG-App) project, an open source initiative to develop a distro-agnostic Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework, announced today the release of Flatpak 0.8.5.

    Some of you out there reading our regular Flatpak reports may wonder what's Flatpak 0.8.5 doing here when we already got Flatpak 0.9.1. Well, it looks like the Flatpak devs are still maintaining the stable 0.8 series of the project for various GNU/Linux distributions that did not yet moved to the 0.9 branch.

  • (Spring-)Cleaning the Fedora Package Collection

    Spring arrived and doing spring-cleaning I thought about all the cleanup tasks in Fedora. If you are interested in doing some Fedora spring-cleaning, I will show you some opportunities to get your hand’s dirty and Fedora cleaner.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:52:52 AM
  • Debian LTS report for March 2017

    March 2017 was my seventh month as a Debian LTS team member.

  • My Free Software Activities in March 2017

    Welcome to Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Android, Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

  • online

    just to let you know that the Devuan's bug tracking system is finally
    available online at:

    The system is compatible with the BTS used by Debian (we are actually
    using the same code base), and shares the same workflow.

  • Cloud Computing Leader OVH Joins the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud Programme

    Today, April 3, 2017, Canonical announced that OVH, the leading and fastest-growing cloud computing company offering VPS and dedicated servers, as well as other web services, joined the company's Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud program.

    The new Canonical and OVH partnership will benefit OVH customers running public or private clouds, VPS, and bare metal servers on their infrastructures, minimizing the downtime and bandwidth costs. Being an Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud partner, OVH will now be able to distribute Ubuntu guest images to all of their users.

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TuxMachines: Linux Devices

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:51:51 AM
  • BeagleBone Relay on OpenBSD -current

    A notable recent happening is getting a -current BeagleBone Black Tor relay up and running.

  • Orange Pi Zero Overview

    The Orange Pi Zero with the H2+ SoC is a single board computer that is great for maker projects and IoT scenarios. It is best for use cases that do not require a graphical desktop or connection to a monitor as it does not include an HDMI port and only has AV out via an expansion board.

  • Rugged, 3.5-inch SBC expands upon Skylake

    Perfectron’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “OXY5361A” SBC supplies 6th Gen CPUs with industrial temp support, and a pair each of mini-PCIe, GbE, and DP links.

    The OXY5361A follows earlier x86-based 3.5-inch SBCs from Perfectron such as the 5th Gen “Broadwell” based OXY5338A. The new OXY5361A runs on dual-core, 15W TDP 6th Gen Core “Skylake” U-Series processors. Other Skylake-U SBCs include Axiomtek’s Pico-ITX PICO500, Diamond’s recent, 3.5-inch Venus, and ADL’s 3.5-inch ADLQ170HDS.

  • USB3 Vision computer can do assisted surgery

    Active Silicon’s Linux-ready, Haswell-based “USB3 Vision Processing Unit” acquires and processes image data from up to 4x USB3 Vision cameras.

    Active Silicon’s USB3 Vision Processing Unit (USB3 VPU) is designed for a variety of high-end industrial and medical computer vision applications, including its primary application of computer assisted surgery. The USB3 VPU has four inputs for USB3 Vision cameras and four 3G-SDI outputs configured to output two channels of 3G-SDI video, each with a duplicate output.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:51:08 AM
  • Google Launches a New Issue Tracker, Used for Android and the GCP

    Exactly one month ago, Google announced they had just launched a new Issue Tracker project for their Google Cloud Platform products. Until now, if you wanted to submit a bug about a Google product then you were pointed at a URL. For Android, this would be the AOSP Issue Tracker and it would be the Chromium Issue Tracker for Chrome. This worked fine for a while, but even this issue tracker had some bugs and it just looked like a dated system.

  • Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

    For decades, the answer to the question "What's the most popular operating system?" was Windows. You may not have liked it, but macOS, OS/2, Linux, you name it, couldn't knock it off its pedestal. But, then along came smartphones and tablets, and PCs started their long sales decline. In March 2017, by web-analytics company StatCounter's reckoning, Android became more popular than Windows.

  • Android is more popular than Windows... for getting online [iophk: "at those figures the monopoly rents will become unobtainable and without additional income, such as stock trading, the bubble will pop"]

    Usage figures published by StatCounter show that Android accounted for 37.93 percent of the worldwide OS Internet usage share in March. Windows is not far behind at 37.91 percent, but Android taking the lead is being described as a "milestone in technology history."


    Windows is starting to lose out overall, although it still accounts for 84 percent of the worldwide desktop operating system market.

  • Android overtakes Windows for first time
  • Android beats Windows as most popular OS for interwebz – by 0.02%

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:50:35 AM
  • Haiku OS Picks Up AMD Ryzen Support, More Driver Improvements

    The monthly status report on the BeOS-inspired Haiku operating system reveals their latest efforts.

  • Adobe partners with Google to launch new open-source pan-CJK font

    A few years back, Adobe and Google teamed up to launch a new open-source font for Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages. Today, the two companies are expanding on this project with the launch of a serif CJK font. Adobe calls this new font Source Han Serif, while Google calls it Noto Serif CJK.

    Just like with the first project, Adobe font designer Ryoko Nishizuka worked on the overall design of the font and the company then worked with a number of local foundries in China, Japan and Korea to finish all of the 65,535 glyphs that make up the full font (which also includes Latin, Cyrillic and Greek glyphs based on Source Serif). All of those glyphs are available in seven weights, so we’re talking about more than 450,000 glyphs here — a huge number compared to your average Latin font.

  • Open-source software unlocks 3-D view of nanomaterials

    Now it's possible for anyone to see and share 3-D nanoscale imagery with a new open-source software platform developed by researchers at the University of Michigan, Cornell University and open-source software company Kitware Inc.

    Tomviz 1.0 is the first open-source tool that enables researchers to easily create 3-D images from electron tomography data, then share and manipulate those images in a single platform.

  • Alibaba cloud adopts Microsoft’s open source networking software [Ed: Microsoft booster Jordan Novet has called Linux "Microsoft’s open source networking software"]
  • Cloudera IPO Is An Interesting Analysis On Open-Source
  • Is open source the transformative solution for activism?

    Progressive Coders, the group that he founded uses OpenStreetMaps. This community supported, open source mapping software help thousands of volunteers find Indivisible near them.

  • Evolving toward openness: How to change the way you think and work

    But to me, striving to become more open is less like a journey and more like a serious evolution. In my case, evolving to an open mindset has truly meant challenging my own mental models and norms. It has meant wrestling with tensions between how things have been done in the past with how they could be done differently in the future. It's an evolution that really begins (and continues to this day) with a decision to change and embrace what being open really means.

  • Google's new open source hub, an example IP agreement from GitHub, and more news

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TuxMachines: Development News

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:48:21 AM
  • Microsoft Shutters CodePlex, Will Migrate Projects to GitHub
  • Qt versus Wx: How do two of the most popular Python frameworks compare?

    Python is a popular language capable of scripting as well as object-oriented programming. Several frameworks provide a GUI (graphical user interface) for Python, and most of them are good at something, whether it's simplicity, efficiency, or flexibility. Two of the most popular are wxPython and PyQt, but how do they compare? More importantly, which should you choose for your project?

  • How many testers do you need?

    When you start a usability test, the first question you may ask is "how many testers do I need?" The standard go-to article on this is Nielsen's "Why You Only Need to Test with 5 Users" which gives the answer right there in the title: you need five testers.

    But it's important to understand why Nielsen picks five as the magic number. MeasuringU has a good explanation, but I think I can provide my own.

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:46:15 AM

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LXer: Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:38:48 AM
The rise of smartphones has led to Android becoming more popular, says StatCounter, but by such a fine margin that not everyone agrees.

TuxMachines: Linux and Linux Foundation

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:27:08 AM
  • Analyzing Linux Performance Issues With Perf
  • DPDK Project Moves to Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that the DPDK Project (Data Plane Development Kit) community has moved to The Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral home that promotes collaboration around open source technologies, such as a technical governance model that enables the growth of developer communities.

  • Networking Industry Leaders Join Forces to Expand New Open Source Community to Drive Development of the DPDK Project
  • Welcoming FRRouting to The Linux Foundation

    One of the most exciting parts of being in this industry over the past couple of decades has been witnessing the transformative impact that open source software has had on IT in general and specifically on networking. Contributions to various open source projects have fundamentally helped bring the reliability and economics of web-scale IT to organizations of all sizes. I am happy to report the community has taken yet another step forward with FRRouting.

    FRRouting (FRR) is an IP routing protocol suite for Unix and Linux platforms which includes protocol daemons for BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP, and the community is working to make this the best routing protocol stack available.

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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.2 released

OpenELEC 8.0.2 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 8.0.0 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page. Read more

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