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Updated: 1 hour 8 min ago The Evolution of Open Source Networking at AT&T

Thursday 6th of October 2016 01:30:06 PM

For many years AT&T has been on the forefront of virtualizing a Tier 1 carrier network. They’ve done so in a very open fashion and are actively participating in, and driving, many open sources initiatives.  Their open initiatives include Domain 2.0, ECOMP, and CORD, all of which are driving innovation in the global service provider market.  Chris Rice, Sr.

LXer: How to Install GenyMotion (Android Emulator) on Linux

Thursday 6th of October 2016 01:07:33 PM
GenyMotion is a Android emulator which comes with per-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, suitable for application testing.

TuxMachines: Russia's Nyet to Proprietary Software

Thursday 6th of October 2016 01:07:29 PM
  • IBM, Microsoft, Oracle beware: Russia wants open source, sees you as security risk

    Russia is drafting a new law requiring Russian government agencies to give preference to open source and to block US software from computer systems, citing security concerns.

    Just weeks after Moscow committed to removing Microsoft Outlook and Exchange on 600,000 systems under orders from Russian president Vladimir Putin, the nation's lower house, the State Duma, is drafting a bill to make it harder for agencies even to buy Russian software products that are based on foreign-made proprietary middleware and programming frameworks.

    The bill marks Russia's latest attempt at substituting imported software with local products, but casts a wider net than existing restrictions on IT procurement by agencies and state-run enterprises.

  • Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

    Russia is taking another step to reduce dependence on Oracle Corp., Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. technologies in the country’s $3 billion software market amid political tensions with the U.S.

    The State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, is drafting a bill to restrict government agencies from buying licensed software, giving preference to open-source software. This would complement legislation that curbed state purchases of foreign programs last year, restricting the choice to about 2,000 local software makers.

    "Many local software firms are offering products based on foreign frameworks such as IBM’s WebSphere or Microsoft’s," said Andrey Chernogorov, executive secretary of the Duma’s commission on strategic information systems. "We are seeking to close this loophole for state purchases as it causes security risks."

    The end of IBM’s partnership with Russian vendor Lanit last year created a potential vulnerability for the government’s website, which is based on a proprietary IBM platform, according to an explanatory note to the draft law. Additionally, license fees that Russian software makers pay foreign partners inflate their products’ cost of use.

    Some Russian regional administrations already started switching from Oracle to free database software adapted for their needs by local programmers, according to Duma documents.

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TuxMachines: Tizen/ARTIK/Samsung

Thursday 6th of October 2016 01:06:11 PM
  • Pre-Order Gear S3 Classic and Frontier Smartwatch in the UK

    The latest Tizen based smartwatch, the Gear S3, has been launched at the end of August. This gear device builds on the hit features of the Gear S2, the circular screen and rotating bezel immediately come to mind, and adds more features for the fashion and sports conscious amongst us.

  • Samsung Z2 is to be Launched in Kenya Today

    We’ve been following the launch of the Samsung Z2 closely, as you would expect from Tizen Experts, and we knew that Kenya was the next market to be graced by the Z2 and its 4G capabilities. Well it looks like today is the day as Samsung has been sending out Press Invites for the event over the last few days.

  • Xender File Transfer Sharing App Launched on the Tizen Store

    Many of our readers have been waiting for Xender, a file transfer & sharing app, to be released on the Tizen Store and today it finally has. Do you need to transfer a file between mobile phones or between your phone and the pc? This is what Xender is designed to do and it does it quite well. The app boasts at being the fastest all-in-one file transfer and sharing app!

  • SmartHome prototype using ARTIK Cloud and Particle Photon

    Samsung and had announced an ‘IOT challenge Using ARTIK Cloud” a couple of months ago in order to bring the maker and developer community on board to samsung’s cloud platform. The deadlines for submissions of project ideas are about to close in 5 days at the time of writing. A huge list of entries have been flooding the doors of and Samsung ever since the contest was announced.

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Phoronix: Here's An Ubuntu/Debian Kernel To Play With AMDGPU On GCN 1.0/1.1 GPUs

Thursday 6th of October 2016 12:20:00 PM
If you have a GCN 1.0 Southern Islands or GCN 1.1 Sea Islands graphics card and have been wanting to play with the experimental AMDGPU kernel DRM driver as an alternative to the Radeon DRM driver, here's an opportunity for Ubuntu/Debian users...

Reddit: What's your favorite VPS for having a remote linux box to play with?

Thursday 6th of October 2016 12:11:27 PM

I'm looking to have a box I can SSH into whenever I feel like and have a couple of personal things hosted on. I've tried dyndns but I don't really like the idea, took a max of two days to start getting root login attempts spammed from China. (fail2ban and no root login on ssh was configured so not a problem, just felt invasive).

So who do you use and do you like it?

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Reddit: Is it possible to use GNOME Desktop Sharing Server to share the screen to an Android Tablet via WiFi?

Thursday 6th of October 2016 12:08:07 PM

On Ubuntu 16.04, if you go to Startup Applications applet, you'll find this GNOME Desktop Sharing Server that most people just disable.

I was wondering whether it is possible to share this screen locally to an android tablet by creating my Ubuntu machine a Hotspot or something? The reason I ask this is because I want to use the drawing tools like Inkscape and Gimp from my tablet as using a stylus seems far better for digital drawing than a laptop mouse.

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Reddit: Why NOT to use Kali Linux as your main OS

Thursday 6th of October 2016 12:05:49 PM

TuxMachines: Linux is a new frontier for young developer

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:53:05 AM

When I was 17 years old, I started using Linux because I wanted a desktop that resembled my brother-in-law's Gentoo laptop, which used the KDE environment. Instead, I got the now-nostalgic brown and orange GNOME 2 environment because I'd installed Ubuntu. (Ubuntu has since changed its color palette.)

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Phoronix: While Google's Ara Modular Phone Is Dead, Greybus Still Appears To Have A Future

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:46:42 AM
With the Linux 4.9 staging pull request comes the addition of the Greybus subsystem. A major user of the Greybus subsystem was to be Google's Project Ara modular smartphone, but with that initiative recently being canned, it may seem like Greybus is dead but that's not actually the case...

LXer: KDE Student Programs announces Season of KDE 2016-1017

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:44:25 AM
KDE Student Programs announces the 2016-2017 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects which enhance KDE in some way. Projects from past Seasons of KDE include new application features, the KDE Continuous Integration system, new reporting for developers, as well as a web framework, porting and a plethora of other work.

TuxMachines: How open source is enabling the digital art age

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:43:39 AM

This project was incredibly exciting to me because it demonstrated the freedom that digital art represents. Digital art allows traditional audio and visual methods to take on new forms by adding layers of data and interactivity. This means that your project can respond to events happening in its environment, or on the other side of the world. When a project begins acquiring hardware components like lighting or moving objects, the term digital art seems inadequate since the entire environment becomes the art piece.

It is well-established that the open source movement has created an enormous amount of value for businesses and organizations. Often overlooked, however, is the amount of value that it has created for those looking to pursue creative ventures. The open source community has created a plethora of libraries and frameworks that reduce the barrier of entry for aspiring digital artists and musicians. Though there are many out there, I would like to focus on Processing and Arduino because they have most shaped my approach to both art and programming.

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Reddit: [2010] Are closed social networks inevitable?

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:10:56 AM

LXer: i.MX6 UL COM has a carrier board with Raspberry Pi style expansion

Thursday 6th of October 2016 10:47:14 AM
The Armadeus “Opos6UL” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and has eMMC, optional wireless, extended temp support, and a carrier board with RPi-style I/O. French embedded manufacturer Armadeus Systems, which last year shipped an APF6_SP computer-on-module with an i.MX6 and a Cyclone V GX FPGA, has now unveiled a more modest, but similarly […]

Phoronix: New Elan Touchsceeen Driver, GPIO Decoder For "Input" On Linux 4.9

Thursday 6th of October 2016 10:38:09 AM
The input subsystem is the latest pull request to talk about for the forthcoming Linux 4.9 kernel development cycle...

Reddit: search files/ folder for keywords

Thursday 6th of October 2016 10:37:11 AM

I am currently using a windows app to do this but I am wondering if there is a faster way than the windows app. I have 100000 or so webpages with all sorts of info on trading card games, Actual card itself. In side the folders it is sorted out based on release title /tradingcard/MTG/Core2016/Card 1of450 Now if I want to see a specific card I do a search all for that name of card. It does bring up multiple cards which I want to do. looking for a command or program to use instead of windows. Some times I know that linux it is faster than with windows.

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Phoronix: XFS File-System Updates For The Linux 4.9 Kernel

Thursday 6th of October 2016 10:29:44 AM
Dave Chinner has submitted his XFS file-system updates for the Linux 4.9 kernel. This time around most of the changes are internal to the open-source file-system rather than boasting new end-user features...

LXer: Linus Torvalds Apologizes for Inclusion of a Kernel Bug in the Linux 4.8 Release

Thursday 6th of October 2016 09:50:03 AM
Two days after announcing the release of the Linux 4.8 kernel as the latest stable and most advanced kernel branch for GNU/Linux operating systems, Linus Torvalds apologizes on the kernel mailing list for the inclusion of bug.

LXer: Patent troll VirnetX beats Apple again, awarded $302M in FaceTime damages

Thursday 6th of October 2016 08:52:52 AM
An East Texas jury concluded late Friday that Apple must pay a patent troll $302.4 million in damages for infringing two patents connected to Apple's FaceTime communication application.The verdict is the third in the long-running case in which two earlier verdicts were overturned—one on appeal and the other by the Tyler, Texas federal judge presiding over the 6-year-long litigation.

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