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TuxMachines: Linux Devices

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 01:05:38 AM
  • Retro Gaming with RetrOrangePi 3.0

    Retro gaming consoles are quite popular now, but these deives are typically locked down, have a preset and unchangeable selection of games, and their availability may be limited. Often for less money and using a pi board, you can have much greater freedom to play the games you want from all the popular gaming consoles of years past. Setting up a pi board as a retro gaming console is easy and inexpensive, with no Linux expertise really needed, as the this brief review and set up guide for RetrOrangePi demonstrates.

  • LEDE v17.01.0-rc1 released

    The LEDE Community is proud to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming LEDE 17.01 stable version series. It incorporates thousands of commits made during the course of the last months and allows us to refine the code base for the final v17.01.0 version.

    With this release, the LEDE development team closes out an intense effort to modernize many parts of OpenWrt and incorporate many new modules, packages, and technologies.

  • Your phone is trying to control your life

    One billion of us own a smartphone, and we know how addicting it can be.

    One former Google employee says this is no accident. Indeed, it is by design. And he became troubled by the relentless efforts of app developers to keep us glued to the gadgets.

    So, Tristan Harris founded an organization called Time Well Spent. He is asking the tech industry to bring what he calls ethical design to its products.

    NewsHour special correspondent Cat Wise has more, part of our ongoing collaboration with The Atlantic.

  • Smartphone App: New RAM Cleaner app released to Tizen Store

    Our all Tizen Smartphones have a good app named Smart Manager provided by Samsung, which is used for RAM Cleaning, Data Saving, Data managing, Battery Status, security and managing storage. Here is also an app named RAM Cleaner, provided by Cong Ly Tran, that is used for cleaning RAM, showing your Battery status, check your CPU and RAM Usages Status as well as running apps etc.

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Phoronix: Debian Installer's 9.0 Stretch RC2 Released

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 12:45:47 AM
The second release candidate to the Debian Installer for the upcoming Debian 9.0 "Stretch" release is now available...

TuxMachines: CloudLinux 5 Operating System Series to Reach End of Life on March 31, 2017

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 12:09:02 AM

CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi announced today that support for the CloudLinux 5 operating system series is ending next month, along with production phase support for its kernel packages.

CloudLinux is a commercial operating system based on the freely distributed sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It uses a modified Linux kernel based on the OpenVZ kernel and it's compatible with the CentOS and RHEL packages.

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LXer: If you want privacy you need to run Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:59:48 PM
Windows is unsafe by design, and macOS isn’t a lot better

TuxMachines: Linux/FOSS Events

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:58:07 PM
  • Three Upcoming Open Source Conferences

    With Open Source 101, a single day, entry level conference, almost sold-out for its inaugural run at NC State University on Saturday, I thought now would be as good a time as any to take a look at some of the open source conferences coming up this spring.

    For tech workers, whether in the trenches or in the front office, these conferences offer a unique opportunity that's not always found at other tech events. While many tech conferences focus on a single product or vendor, open source conferences offer a wide smorgasbord of subjects, with sessions on subjects that range from highly technical to strictly business. In addition, they're great for networking.

  • Code for Pakistan hosts Open Source Day for Women in Karachi

    Code for Pakistan (CfP) hosted ‘Open Source Day for Women’ (OSDW) in Karachi in collaboration with Habib University.

    About 40 young women and guests participated in the workshop where they learned about open source coding, honing their technical skills and contributing to civic innovation space. Huda Baig, Code for Pakistan’s Karachi rep, co-organized the event with Syed ObaidUllah, Founding Partner, MarketLytics, a software and data analytics studio, who volunteered with CfP to launch OSDW. Talking about Open Source, Huda said,

  • UniK: Isolating Processes and Reducing Complexity

    Unikernels aren’t a new concept; the stripped-down, library-specific application machine images have been around for decades. But unikernels are enjoying a renaissance thanks to cloud computing; they offer major efficiencies in resource use and provide a tiny attack service for nefarious online activities. At CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Idit Levine presented the open source project UniK (pronounced “unique”) and announced new features to make unikernel creation more attractive and viable, both for cloud computing and Internet of Things devices.

  • NCSU Hosts One-Day Introduction to Open Source

    It’s something of a grand experiment and it’s being being hosted this weekend on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. What it is might be called a miniconference, but let’s not call it that. “Mini” indicates smallness, and there’s nothing small about this event, even if it is only a single day affair.

    Let’s call it a full fledged conference. The students attending will like that. It’ll make them feel important and so grown-up — which they are, actually. They’ll be able to feign weariness as they roll their eyes and tell friends they can’t meetup at the pizza pallor on Saturday because “I”m attending a conference.” Their friends will be secretly impressed, but won’t let on and will act like that’s the most natural thing in the world.

    The event is called Open Source 101.

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TuxMachines: FOSS From Google

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:24:32 PM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:20:48 PM
  • Red Hat CIO shares 4 tactics to make the most of your first 100 days on the job

    When you start a new CIO role, having a 100-day plan is table stakes. Having that plan-on-a-page is only part of the equation for a successful transition, though. When I recently joined Red Hat as CIO, I took several other actions that I believe can be useful for anyone beginning a new leadership role.

  • Red Hat and Boston University Collaborate to Advance Emerging Technologies and Open Source Research and Education

    Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a collaborative research and education agreement with Boston University (BU), an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research, to advance research and education on open source and emerging technologies, including cloud computing, machine learning and automation, and big data. Via the five-year agreement, Red Hat plans a broad educational and research collaboration with BU with grants totaling $5 million administered by BU’s Cloud Computing Initiative.

  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Rating Lowered to Hold at Vetr Inc.
  • The Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Receives Outperform Rating from William Blair
  • GNOME 3.24, LDC 1.1 & Minimal Container Image Proposed For Fedora 26

    There are more fairly last-minute change/feature proposals for Fedora 26.

    It should come as no surprise at all, but for formalities, there is the change proposal for GNOME 3.24 in Fedora 26. As usual, Fedora sticking to the latest GNOME upstream components for their Fedora Workstation releases. GNOME 3.24 is working on many improvements including better Wayland support, updated GNOME System Settings, ownCloud integration in some components, UI improvements to Epiphany, and a whole lot more as we've been covering in many articles.

  • Helping new users get on IRC

    Hubs uses Freenode IRC for its chat feature. I talked quite a bit about the basics of how we think this could work (see “Fedora Hubs and Meetbot: A Recursive Tale” for all of the details.)

    One case that we have to account for is users who are new Fedora contributors who don’t already have an IRC nick or even experience with IRC. A tricky thing is that we have to get them identified with NickServ, and continue to identify them with Nickserv seamlessly and automatically, after netsplits and other events that would cause them to lose their authentication to Nickserv, without their needing to be necessarily aware that the identification process was going on. Nickserv auth is kind of an implementation detail of IRC that I don’t think users, particularly those new to and unfamiliar with IRC, need to be concerned with.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:19:31 PM

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TuxMachines: OpenStack News

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:18:57 PM
  • OpenStack cited as open source example for telecom

    One open source model referenced by many in the telecommunications space is that of OpenStack, which is a cloud-based platform initially begun in 2010 as a project between NASA and Rackspace Hosting aimed at creating an open source cloud platform that could be operated on standard, legacy hardware.

  • Harmonic and Mirantis Create Cloud Media Processor
  • Harmonic and Mirantis Bring Cloud-Native Media Processing to OpenStack

    Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and Mirantis, a pure-play open cloud company, today announced a new partnership that is providing media content and service providers with access to the industry's first media processing solution for live and VOD production on OpenStack. Mirantis and Harmonic have ensured interoperability of Harmonic's VOS(TM) Cloud media processing solution and Mirantis' cloud platform, allowing customers to manage the entire media production and delivery workflow for broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) applications on standard IT hardware in a scalable cloud environment. The joint solution has successfully been deployed by a leading North American service provider, and is in numerous trials with other service providers worldwide.

  • OpenContrail: An Essential Tool in the OpenStack Ecosystem

    Throughout 2016, software-defined networking (SDN) rapidly evolved, and numerous players in the open source and cloud computing arenas are now helping it gain momentum. In conjunction with that trend, OpenContrail, a popular SDN platform used with the OpenStack cloud computing platform, is emerging as an essential tool around which many administrators will have to develop skillsets.

  • Mirantis and Harmonic Team on Video Delivery Solutions for OpenStack

    Mirantis, known for its focus on OpenStack, has been steadily forming partnerships that can take OpenStack deployments in new directions. For example, last year the company announced a collaboration with Google and Intel to evolve the architecture of the leading purpose-built lifecycle management tool for OpenStack, Fuel, and related OpenStack projects, to enable for use of Kubernetes as its underlying orchestration engine.

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TuxMachines: Graphics in Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:17:55 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux and Linux Foundation

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:16:49 PM
  • The Linux Foundation Announces the Formation of a New Project to Help Accelerate Innovation in Open Networking Automation

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the formation of a project that will provide a framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of network virtual functions. The project will allow software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly create new services in response to evolving customer requirements.

  • How The Linux Foundation Goes Beyond the Operating System to Create the Largest Shared Resource of Open-Source Technology

    The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the legendary 25-year-old operating system, accelerates open-source development and commercial adoption across all community-created projects. Through tools, training sessions, and networking events, the foundation helps developers scale open-source software to benefit every industry. The Linux Foundation fosters innovation by hosting projects including the Node.js framework and Cloud Foundry application layer, along with programs for containers, virtual machines, orchestration, and data plane services. With more than 95% of the top million domains running Linux, the foundation carries tremendous clout when advocating for the wide-scale adoption and professionalization of open-source development.

  • libinput and lid switch events

    I merged a patchset from James Ye today to add support for switch events to libinput, specifically: lid switch events. This feature is scheduled for libinput 1.7.

    First, what are switches and how are they different so keys? A key's state is transient with a neutral state of "key is up". The state itself is expected to change frequently. Switches don't always have a defined logical neutral state and the state changes only infrequently. This requires different handling in applications and thus libinput exposes a new interface (and capability) for switches.

  • Systemd vs SysV vs Upstart — Linux Service Management Throwdown

    The world of Linux is in a perpetual flame-war, the latest longstanding controversy is the topic of system service management. We needed a modern system service manager and systemd set a bar that nothing else could meet. Now with systemd being the default, many people are up in arms about it claiming that systemd impedes on open source software and freedom of choice. Is there something more sinister going on with systemd, or is this flame-war just smoke and mirrors?

  • Linux leadership stands against Trump immigration ban

    By its very nature, open source -- and its most famous creation, Linux -- relies upon the open exchange of ideas. While that happens largely on a free, net-neutral internet, it also needs face-to-face meetings. President Trump's ill-considered, anti-immigration executive order is completely contrary to the spirit of open-source software.

    Linux was started by Linus Torvalds, a Finnish citizen who immigrated to the US and became a citizen. So, it comes as no surprise that Linux's leaders are denouncing Trump's position.

  • American Express joins Hyperledger Project
  • American Express Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project
  • AmEx onboard with Hyperledger Project

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Desktop

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:14:17 PM
  • Is Linux More Efficient Than Windows When it Comes to RAM Consumption?

    With lower system requirements for Linux distributors than Windows, switching to Linux is a great way to rejuvenate an old computer. This is because Linux requires less hard drive space thereby putting a lesser load on your computer’s CPU.

  • Linux: Does price matter more than freedom?

    One of the best things about Linux is that each user is free to use or modify any open source software. But one redditor recently raised the issue of the price of open source software as a big attraction for some users.

  • Protecting Your Privacy With Firefox on Linux

    Privacy and security are becoming increasingly important topics. Though it's impossible to be 100% secure, there are measures that you can take, especially on Linux, to help defend your online privacy and security when browsing the web.

    Firefox is probably your best option when selecting a browser for these purposes. Google Chrome cannot be trusted. It's owned by Google, a company known for data collection, and it's closed source. Chromium may be okay, but can't be guaranteed. Only Firefox has maintained a degree of commitment to user rights.

  • The Clock Ticks...Even The Silence Has An Echo.....

    I suppose System76 has to make money on their addons, but holy frickin' cow. I'm not posting this to rage against System76, although they make it extremely easy to do so. I'm just showing you one of the many hangups we've had in getting enough money to operate for the next year.

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LXer: Olimex spins open source Allwinner A64 based laptop kit

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:42:34 PM
Olimex unveiled an open source, Linux-driven “Teres I” laptop with an 11.6-inch display, an Allwinner A64, 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, WiFi, and modular I/O boards. Olimex, which is known for its open spec, Allwinner A20 and A33 based OlinuXino hacker boards, has now taken on the quad-core, Cortex-A53 Allwinner A64 SoC. Yet, instead of releasing […]

LinuxToday: Fedora 26 Linux to Ship with GNOME 3.24 Desktop, Support Creation of LVM RAID

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:00:00 PM

softpedia: So we can't help but notice that multiple such system-wide change proposals for the upcoming Fedora 26 operating system appeared on the Fedora Project mailing list.

LXer: NCSU Hosts One-Day Introduction to Open Source

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 08:33:57 PM
Open Source 101 is an all day world-class introduction to open source for only $10 -- and the price includes lunch. Where's the profit in that?

Reddit: What neat command/ utility do you wish you had learned about earlier?

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 08:05:48 PM

For me it's one of these two:

1) the possibility of aliasing shell commands

2) History expansion, like


Both were a revelation, and I had been using linux for years before I learned about them.

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LinuxToday: Facebook Delegated Recovery Protocol Offers New Password Reset Option

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 08:00:00 PM

eWEEK: New open-source effort debuts to help improve the state of secure account recovery across internet services, starting with GitHub.

Reddit: Replicant 6.0 development updates

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:29:05 PM

LXer: Linux purchases of simulation game Maia are around ten thousand, good for Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:25:20 PM
I had the pleasure of talking to Simon Roth, a developer I've followed for quite some time now about his game 'Maia', about Linux and other bits. Linux sales for Simon are 'approaching ten thousand', which is impressive.

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New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

Usually, it would be another couple of months before the open-source OpenStack Foundation cloud released a new version of its cloud software. This time around the OpenStack community released the latest version, Ocata, on a one-time, shorter cycle. This release is focused on improving stability, scalability, and performance of the core compute and networking services. Read more

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Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated Linux port of HITMAN, which debuted for Windows last year. Now that there's benchmark support for HITMAN on Linux, I have been running a number of tests for this game that's powered by the Glacier Engine and making use of OpenGL for rendering on Linux. In this article are our initial AMD Radeon performance figures making use of the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver compared to NVIDIA's driver and the assortment of GeForce results published yesterday. Read more

How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

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