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Reddit: Am I the only one who prefers Linux's lack of AAA games?

Monday 1st of January 2018 05:36:16 PM

These games have been a huge distraction for me, and I have definitely seen a huge productivity increase after using Linux to do my "low-power" day-to-day tasks.

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LXer: A handy script for translations

Monday 1st of January 2018 02:56:51 PM
Do you translate blocks of text by copying them and pasting into Google Translate in a browser? If you do, the script explained here might save you a lot of work. The script relies on translate-shell, a wonderful command-line utility written by Mort Yao and available in the repositories of most distros.

Reddit: Our 2017 in Review – elementary OS

Monday 1st of January 2018 02:35:09 PM

Reddit: New year gift from my parents.

Monday 1st of January 2018 02:01:22 PM

Reddit: Awesome linux containers

Monday 1st of January 2018 01:49:25 PM

Phoronix: Open-Source Driver Progress & Vulkan Dominated December

Monday 1st of January 2018 01:24:48 PM
Aside from our 2017 year-end recap, if you were busy reliving the favorite moments of last year and missed some of our original content in December, here's a look back at the top highlights of last month...

Reddit: Guide to a better looking Linux lockscreen

Monday 1st of January 2018 01:20:16 PM

Reddit: useful dotfiles

Monday 1st of January 2018 01:12:46 PM

Phoronix: NVIDIA Appears To Still Be Experimenting With The VkHLF High Level Vulkan Framework

Monday 1st of January 2018 01:00:02 PM
Released nearly one year ago was the experimental NVIDIA VkHLF project as a high-level framework for Vulkan. It's been a while since last hearing anything about it, but some new code was just merged...

Reddit: Recommendation WiFi / Bluetooth USB stick Kali Linux

Monday 1st of January 2018 12:08:20 PM

I need some recommendations for a good WiFi / Bluetooth USB Stick for use with pen tests with Kali Linux.

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LXer: Gaps in software slowing down security professionals

Monday 1st of January 2018 12:05:18 PM
Gaps in software systems are slowing down security teams who are estimated to spend 10 hours a week dealing with the inefficiencies.

Reddit: Are you more a keyboard or mouse person?

Monday 1st of January 2018 11:04:43 AM

Slashdot: Can Intel's 'Management Engine' Be Repurposed?

Monday 1st of January 2018 09:19:20 AM

Slashdot: Why Linux HDCP Isn't the End of the World

Monday 1st of January 2018 09:19:20 AM

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Linux Foundation introduces the LF Networking Fund, harmonizes​ open source, open standards

The Linux Foundation is taking the first step to bring some commonality across its myriad network efforts by creating the LF Networking Fund (LFN). By creating a combined administrative structure, Linux Foundation said LFN will provide a platform for cross-project collaboration. LFN will form the foundation for collaboration across the network stack: the data plane into the control plane, to orchestration, automation and testing. Read more

Openwashing Surveillance

  • Facebook Open Sources Detectron Object Detection
    The way big companies are open sourcing significant AI is both gratifying and slightly worrying. AI is the biggest revolution since we discovered fire and started making tools. FaceBook AI Research has added to the list of what is available by open sourcing its Detectron project.
  • Facebook open-sources object detection research
    Facebook's artificial intelligence research (FAIR) team today announced it would open-source its object detection platform Detectron, as well as the research the team has done on it.
  • Facebook open-sources object detection work: Watch out, Google CAPTCHA
    acebook has brought us one step closer to a Skynet future made a commitment to computer vision boffinry by open-sourcing its codebase for object detection, Detectron. Written in Python and powered by the Caffe2 deep learning framework, the codebase – which implements object-sniffing algos such as Mask R-CNN and RetinaNet – is available under the Apache 2.0 licence.

Exploring Linux containers

They're not quite virtual systems, since they rely on the host OS to operate, nor are they simply applications. Dan Walsh from Red Hat has said that on Linux, "everything is a container," reminding me of the days when people claimed that everything on Unix was a file. But the vision has less to do with the guts of the OS and more to do with explaining how containers work and how they are different than virtual systems in some very interesting and important ways. Read more

Media Covers WINE Running on Android

  • Wine 3.0 released, lets you run Windows apps on Android smartphones
    Wine 3.0, which is a compatibility layer for Linux-based systems has been released. The version brings the ability to run Windows apps on your Android device. Until now, Wine allows users to run Windows apps on Linux and other Unix-like OS.
  • Running Windows apps on Android is slowly getting there
    Our smartphones are getting so powerful that they’re being used for sometimes crazy things, like bitcoin mining or running as a desktop. How about running a desktop? Been there, done that, at least as far as Linux is concerned. But running Windows programs on Android, without tricks like remote desktops or virtual machines, is a different thing entirely. It could, however, be close to becoming reality thanks to the latest WINE 3.0 release, which paves the way for running Windows win32 programs on Android almost natively.
  • Linux Windows emulator Wine now available on Android
    Wine, the Windows emulator that (typically) runs on Linux is coming to Android. The open-source compatibility layer has been a mainstay of Linux since 1993, enabling users to deploy applications built for Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system without having to install the OS itself - notwithstanding The newly-released Wine 3.0 includes graphics drivers that extend this functionality to Android.