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LXer: Tails 2.4 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:22:30 PM
We enabled the automatic account configuration of Icedove which discovers the correct parameters to connect to your email provider based on your email address. We improved it to rely only on secure protocol and we are working on sharing these improvements with Mozilla so that users of Thunderbird outside Tails can benefit from them as well. Upgrades and changes: update Tor Browser to 6.0.1, based on Firefox 45.; remove the pre-configured #tails IRC channel, join us on XMPP instead; always display minimize and maximize buttons in title bars; remove GNOME Tweak Tool and hledger.

LXer: Open source data logger board is Arduino compatible

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:25:19 PM
The $60 Arduino-compatible “Mayfly Data Logger” board has 128KB flash, offers Grove module and Xbee wireless expansion, and targets environmental apps. EnviroDIY.org, an open source spinoff of the Stroud Water Research Center in Pennsylvania, announced the EnviroDIY Mayfly Logger in December, and began selling it on Amazon in mid-May, as reported in this Adafruit blog […]

Reddit: Debian or Ubuntu for a Linux newcomer?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:22:40 PM

So I'm planning on building a PC in the fall, and I'm definitely going to making the switch to Linux! From the research I've done I'm going to go with the Cinnamon DE, at least to start. However, I'm having trouble deciding between Debian and Ubuntu. As a Linux noobie, it's hard to really distinguish the two.

I plan on doing a fair amount of gaming, and Steam recommends Ubuntu, but given that Ubuntu is a fork of Debian, I'm assuming it should be fine on Debian as well. If hardware plays a factor, I'm planning on a Nvidia GPU, and possibly an AMD CPU if Zen delivers, if not then Intel. Any recommendations or pro/cons lists would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Reddit: Who runs die.net?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:01:27 PM

Who runs this website? I use it so often, I'd like to be able to contribute. I see it has google ads, but there's not a lot of other info about who runs it:

https://www.die.net/ - Frontpage with news; no update since 10/12/2014

https://github.com/die-net - Github account for the authors' various projects, nothing about the website.

https://github.com/aaron42net - Sole contributor to the die.net repo.

web@die.net - Email address, got no response from an email about a week ago.

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LXer: An Insider Scoop on Ubuntu 16.10 - Major Expectations

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:28:08 PM
Here’s some sneak peek on the major expectations that is bound to come bundles with Ubuntu 16.10.

Phoronix: Microsoft Spins Its Own FreeBSD Image For The Cloud

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:20:24 PM
Last year Microsoft announced their own Linux platform used by their Azure cloud in the networking space while now the company has announced their own FreeBSD spin for use by customers as a VM OS...

Reddit: where can I learn how to install my own server

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:03:13 PM

I would like to install my own server and sell some data space to others how can I do this

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LXer: Google Working on Proprietary Android, Analyst Says

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:30:57 PM
Google to seize control of Android with proprietary version. Google is reportedly working on taking control of Android with its own closed-source version of the mobile operating system. An analyst says that, although Google won’t admit that there’s a problem with updates to the latest Android OS, the company is aware of it and trying to solve the issue.

Phoronix: Latest AMDGPU-PRO Ubuntu Linux Performance vs. NVIDIA, Including The GTX 1080

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:08:40 PM
Last week when posting my initial NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review the Radeon Linux performance numbers I included were from the latest open-source driver stack, since that's what most Phoronix readers seem interested in as of late given the rapid progress recently of OpenGL 4.x support inside Mesa, the hybrid driver stack also using the AMDGPU kernel driver, etc. But some people expressed curiosity over the AMDGPU-PRO performance relative to NVIDIA particularly with their new GTX 1080 graphics processor. So here is a fresh NVIDIA vs. AMDGPU-PRO graphics card comparison on Linux.

LXer: How to get started with LightZone

Thursday 9th of June 2016 05:33:46 PM
In the previous two months, we've looked at Darktable and digiKam as open source photo management and editing suites. A third open source photographer's suite, called LightZone, has been around since 2005 as a closed source application, but got open sourced when its parent company dissolved in 2011.read more

Reddit: I just got my second Ubuntu Touch device, the Bq Aquaris M10. AMA (Xpost from /r/ubuntu)

Thursday 9th of June 2016 05:19:30 PM

Copied from my post on Tek Syndicate forums:

I am not much of an apps user, so I had no trouble using the phone as a daily driver. I am currently typing this on my new Bq M10 and it is excellent. All the reviews based upon the OTA 9.5 are now false. It is much snappier than I excepted based on my Meizu MX4 experience, even snapier than my fathers $200 Lenovo. True, it was $100 more, but it is also so much more powerful. Even the app selection is much better than what I remember just month ago....

Positives: the screen is nice, multitasking is fun and the desktop is also very usable. The interface is about as snappy as my brother's ipad mini 2. Bash is even more useful on a tablet than on a phone. It even handles youtube 1080p video in a browser, albeit with a few tears and frameskips., when using a Telegram app while watching.

Neutrals: Cameras and speakers are quite usable,, would like to use it as a video conferencing machine when some app comes out.

Negatives: The UI slows down sometimes, there are some bugs with the splitscreen and desktop apps. The keyboard does not work with desktop apps... Hopefully it will get fixed in ota12.. There are definitely apps missing for the BFU but I can work around it by using bash and web browser, which are rather great and ok respectively. The browser is a bit slow, but still usable.

All in all, I am even more excited than when I was getting my MX4. With The OTA11 I am not afraid to show off the tablet to my non-techie friends -the cons are there, but the positives, the potential and freedom factor make it up.

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LXer: Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD

Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:36:35 PM
Redmond will support it inside Azure and send code back to the FreeBSD FoundationMicrosoft has published its own distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure.…

Linux.com: How to Automate Web Application Testing With Docker and Travis

Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:20:31 PM
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Phoronix: Hitman 2016 Looks Like It Could Be Coming To Linux

Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:06:27 PM
It's looking quite possible like Hitman 2016 will be released for Linux...

LXer: How to run Android on an iPhone

Thursday 9th of June 2016 03:39:24 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: 7 Android launchers that change the look of your phone, and Endless OS versus Chrome OS.

Reddit: Secure delete on btrfs?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 03:04:43 PM

How to do a secure delete on btrfs accross multiple snapshots?

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Review: Linux Mint 18 (Sarah)

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Security Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1 Is Now Available in the Arch Linux and Solus Repos
    Mozilla quietly delivered the first point release of the Mozilla Firefox 47.0 web browser to users of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the day of June 28, 2016. However, because the built-in updater of the Mozilla Firefox web browser doesn't work on GNU/Linux distributions, users have to wait for the latest version of the software to be first pushed by the maintainers of their operating systems on the main repositories before they can upgrade.
  • Questions loom about the future of open source at VA
    The CIO for the Department of Veterans' Affairs sought to reassure stakeholders that the agency was committed to open source in the future, but with Congress pressuring the agency to give up the homegrown health record system VistA, the open source community is a bit perplexed.
  • Watch out for job offers from Google after this open source course
    Over five lakh polytechnic students from 500 colleges across Tamil Nadu would begin training on open source software from Friday, learning more about the nitty-gritties of ‘free’ software under a programme run by the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay along with the Tamil Nadu government.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange: Open source is a mindset
    Open source is still gaining momentum in the industry worldwide. Despite naysayers, open-source software and hardware are making believers out of a broad array of users. In the case of Bombay Stock Exchange, LTD (BSE), the transition has been cost efficient, as well as has improved order processing power. By switching from proprietary hardware to open source, Kersi Tavadia, CIO of BSE, reported going from being able to process 10 million orders a day to 400 million. Even with the increase, the new open-source hardware is only using 10 percent capacity.
  • GitHub releases data on 2.8 million open source repositories through Google BigQuery
    GitHub today announced that it’s releasing activity data for 2.8 million open source code repositories and making it available for people to analyze with the Google BigQuery cloud-based data warehousing tool. The data set is free to explore. (With BigQuery you get to process up to one terabyte each month free of charge.) This new 3TB data set includes information on “more than 145 million unique commits, over 2 billion different file paths and the contents of the latest revision for 163 million files, all of which are searchable with regular expressions,” Arfon Smith, program manager for open source data at GitHub, wrote in a blog post.
  • How one company is using open source to double its customers’ mobile business
    Most retailers today stay a step or two behind when it comes to modern technology, especially on the mobile side. Sawyer Effect, LLC, a consultant for J.Crew Group, Inc., has been using Red Hat, Inc.’s open-source product Ansible, an IT automation engine, to get its customer’s mobile business up to speed and greatly improve its business.
  • Can Capital One change banking with open source, mobile apps, and NoSQL?
    Oron Gill Haus of Capital One came to MongoDB World to present on Hygieia, an open source DevOps dashboard built on MongoDB. Behind that dashboard lies an ambition to change the customer banking experience – no small feat. Prior to his keynote, Haus shared his team’s story with me.
  • How bank Capital One developed an open source DevOps visualisation tool based on MongoDB
    In order to keep up with customers' expectation of a proactive service available 24x7 on many devices, US bank Capital One moved to an agile DevOps structure and a year ago released its own DevOps dashboard. While visualisation tools were available for continuous integration, scanning and testing, Capital One's development team was unable to find one that provided a complete overview of the whole production process. The dashboard they developed, called Hygieia, was open sourced to encourage rapid development. It is currently in version 2.0. VP of engineering Gil Haus explained some of the thought processes that went into the creation of Hygieia.
  • What is DC/OS?
    What if we could take the total amount of power in any cloud computing datacentre and provide a means of defining that as one total abstracted compute resource? This notion has given brith to DC/OS, a technology base built on Apache Mesos to abstract a datacentre into a single computer, pooling distributed workloads and (allegedly) simplifying both rollout and operations.
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  • Airtel moves customer data on an open source platform
  • ​RightScale can help you pick out the right public cloud
    For example, let's say you need a local cloud in Australia. With the tool, you'll see that Google can't help you while the others can. Or, for instance say you've tied your business to Oracle and you want Oracle Linux as your operating system. The program will quickly and easily tell you that AWS and Azure are the clouds for you.
  • The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Bahir™ as a Top-Level Project
    Apache Bahir bolsters Big Data processing by serving as a home for existing connectors that initiated under Apache Spark, as well as provide additional extensions/plugins for other related distributed system, storage, and query execution systems.
  • Bahir is the Latest Big Data Project to Advance at Apache
    Recently, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support and more.
  • MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering
    MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming later.