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Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 10:22pm
Story Snappy vs flatpak Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 10:10pm
Story Leftovers: Debian Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 9:21pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 9:14pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 8:51pm
Story Qt News Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 8:49pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 8:01pm
Story qBittorrent’s Advanced Saving Management explained Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 7:51pm
Story Development News Roy Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 7:09pm
Story Samsung to increase use of Tizen OS in its products, less Android Rianne Schestowitz 20/06/2016 - 7:09pm

Raspberry Pi Zero: Hands-on with the Zero4U 4-Port USB Hub

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In browsing around the UUGear web page I saw that they have a variety of other boards, such as a 7-port USB Hub designed for the "standard-sized" Raspberry Pi models and an acrylic case to fit that assembly.

One last thing. There have been a number of comments about two things that some people think the Raspberry Pi is "missing" - a real-time clock and a complete power-off at shutdown capability. UUGear offers another board called the Witty Pi which incorporates both of those. They also have an acrylic case for this assembly, and even a larger case for the Pi, 7-port USB Hub and Witty Pi all together. Good stuff.

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New Linux Lite Is a Powerhouse Distro in Disguise

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Linux Lite 3.0 offers a great deal of flexibility and usability for both recent Microsoft Windows expatriots and seasoned Linux users. A new user application puts all of the needed information for using the distro in one spot. Just click on the topic and automatically view the information in a Web browser display.

All of the system controls and settings are located in the Settings option within the main menu display. Windows users will find a close similarity to the Control Panel in that OS. Even recent Linux newcomers will not need much exploring or head-scratching to navigate their way around Linux Lite.

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Android continues market share gains around the world as Apple’s iPhone slips

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Thanks to the growing wave of first-time smartphone buyers, Android is expanding its market share lead over Apple’s iOS.

That conclusion was part of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s latest smartphone report.

Kantar found that for the three months ending April 2016, Android grabbed 76 percent of smartphone sales in Europe’s five largest markets, up 5.8 percent from the 70.2 percent it had for the same three months a year ago. (Those five markets: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.)

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Funny Linux Commands - Check Weather And Surf StackOverflow In Linux Terminal

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Let’s have fun with Linux Terminal today. Also, if you are a developer, let’s reduce one context switch that you perform while development; switching to browser for solution in StackOverflow. It's well-known fact, less context switch, less distraction and more productivity. In this article, we’ll explore two fun and useful things that you can do right through terminal without opening browser that you would do normally.

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Linux Utility - Understand Linux Crontab Or Cron Expressions To Run Command At Specific Interval

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Linux Crontab helps you to run commands, apps or scripts at a custom specific interval. You can schedule the run at the required interval. Crontab runs in background as daemon and check crontab file at /etc/crontab and /etc/cron.*/ directories. These include cron.d/, cron.daily/, cron.hourly/, cron.monthly/, cron.weekly/ directories. In this article, we'll discuss the cron expressions and how to configure your commands to run daily, weekly or every minute as per your requirement through Linux Crontab.

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[Solved] Dependency Is Not satisfiable: libvpx1 Error While Installing VirtualBox In Linux Mint 18 Beta

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Linux Mint 18 Beta was recently released. Though it's beta but since its release I have been using it without any issue. There is no crash, no stuck. Pretty stable. But, today when I tried to install VirtualBox in Linux mint, it gave me an error that the dependency not satisfied libvpx1. If you're using Linux Mint 18 Beta then you'll not be able to install Virtualbox or any other app if that depends on libvpx1.

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Linux Utilities - Linux File Sharing Over Network Computers Using scp And rsync

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In this article we shall discuss about two powerful Linux utilities that are used for sharing file/folder to network computers that are scp and rsync. scp allows you to simply copy directories or files from/to any remote destination whereas the rsync, besides simply copying files also acts as a synchronising tool that would synchronise the changes between source and destination. The discussion below is about their usage and various parameters that can be used along with to increase speed and security.

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Security Leftovers

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  • Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump [Ed: Microsoft Windows again]

    Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.

  • Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee

    The COZY BEAR intrusion relied primarily on the SeaDaddy implant developed in Python and compiled with py2exe and another Powershell backdoor with persistence accomplished via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) system, which allowed the adversary to launch malicious code automatically after a specified period of system uptime or on a specific schedule. The Powershell backdoor is ingenious in its simplicity and power. It consists of a single obfuscated command setup to run persistently, such as...

  • Big data will fix internet security ... eventually [Ed: Microsoft’s Grimes says mass surveillance (‘big data’) will fix Internet security eventually]

    I’ve always thought that improved computer security controls would “fix” the internet and stop persistent criminality -- turns out it might be big data analytics instead.

  • Symantec dons a Blue Coat [Ed: two evil companies are now one]

    Symantec will pay US$4.65 billion in an all-cash deal to buy privately-held Blue Coat to ramp up its enterprise security offerings.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04: there is always room for improvement

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Who is the main audience of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE? From my point of view, these are people who started their Linux life a long time ago when GNOME 2 was one of few desktop environments available for Linux distributions. Since then, we have gotten a lot more players and forks on the "market".

Yes, MATE is better looking than GNOME 2 was a few years ago. But other desktop environments also did not stay the same during this time.

I used the Cinnamon desktop environment on Linux Mint for some time a year or so ago. For me, it was a much more convenient desktop environment than I found MATE to be in Ubuntu realization of it.

I also faced some crashes of different applications during my Live run of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE.

It all means that MATE team still has room for improvement.

Will I try Ubuntu MATE sometime in the future? Maybe. Let's see where history takes us.

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LibreOffice 5.2 Beta 2 Now Available as a Snap for Ubuntu Linux, Other Distros

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GNU/Linux developer Björn Michaelsen reported on June 14, 2016, managing to package the latest Beta build of the upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 office suite as a Snap package for various GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu.

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European colleges share SMEs open source training

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OSS

Tertiary education institutes (hochschule and university college) and ICT training specialists from across Europe are creating a course to train students to help small and medium-sized enterprises select and use open source cloud services. The course will be tested on Spanish and British exchange students working for SMEs in the two countries.

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Fedora Wallpaper

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For some a computer wallpaper is not thought about and the default wallpaper stays for the live of their computer, others they like to pick a soothing scene of peace and serenity. At time I like The Serenity, but I usually like to rotate my wallpaper on a semi-monthly basis. While search the web for a new wallpaper I stumbled across a Legends of Zelda Logo wallpaper that I liked the look of. Not a fan of the Legend of Zelda I wanted to do something similar for Fedora.

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Day in the life of a Fedora Packager

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Ever wondered what it’s like being involved with the Fedora Project? There are many different roles and types of people that help make Fedora what it is. One common form of contributing is packaging. This is when someone takes software, “packages” it in the RPM format, and publishes the RPM to the Fedora repositories. There’s some steps along the way to being a packager. In this article, Fedora packager James Hogarth, responsible for ownCloud, Certbot (formerly LetsEncrypt), and more, details a day in the life of what it’s like being a Fedora Packager.

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Hyve Mobility announces Buzz and Storm smartphones with pure Android

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Hyve Mobility, a new technology startup has announced its first two smartphones. The Buzz and Storm smartphones will run pure Android.

Hyve Buzz and Storm smartphones run stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, although an Android Marshmallow update is being promised soon.

The focus here is not the devices itself, but the pure Android experience. However, apart from pure Android, Hyve Mobility’s Buzz and Storm are just like any other smartphone in the market.

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Android inventor Andy Rubin thinks the future of smartphones might be a single AI

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Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android and jump-started Google's robotics efforts, imagines a future where artificial intelligence is so powerful that it powers every connected device. Speaking at Bloomberg's Tech Conference in San Francisco today, Rubin said a combination of quantum computing and AI advancements could yield a conscious intelligence that would underpin every piece of technology. "If you have computing that is as powerful as this could be, you might only need one," Rubin says. "It might not be something you carry around; it just has to be conscious."

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Android N 7.0 review - hands on, how to get it, best features, release date, name

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Reviews

Bucking its usual trend, Google has been treating us to Developer Preview versions of its next mobile operating system, Android N. While its name is still yet to be officially decided, following Google I/O you're now able to try out Developer Preview 3, which Google is describing as the first beta-quality candidate.

As such, if you were sat on the fence as to whether or not to try it out on your main phone or tablet, now might be the time to jump in and get among the Beta fun. If you're already on the Beta, an OTA update should be rolling out to get you to the latest version. If you're looking to do a fresh install, instructions are below.

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Antergos 2016.06.14 ISOs Are Out Now, the Last to Offer Support for 32-Bit PCs

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Antergos' Dustin Falgout announced just a few minutes ago, June 15, 2016, that the latest ISO images for the Arch Linux-based operating system are now available for download.

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PCLinuxOS 64 2016.05 Trinity Linux OS Brings Back Old Memories for KDE3.5 Fans

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We've promised to introduce you, guys, to more PCLinuxOS editions as soon as we are in possession of the needed information, so today, June 15, 2016, we're presenting the PCLinuxOS Trinity Community Edition.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Xen Project 4.7 Release Notes
  • Xen Project 4.7 Released
    Xen 4.7 features new security improvements, security hardening, live migration support, usability improvements, reboot-free live patching, improvements to the VMI subsystem, performance improvements, improved interrupt efficiency for Intel hardware, and more.
  • Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7 Brings Non-Disruptive Patching
  • Calibre 2.60 eBook Viewer Improves the Config Dialog for the Kobo Touch Driver
    Today, June 24, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Calibre 2.60.0 open-source ebook library management software for all supported platforms.
  • Pale Moon 26.3.0
    Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's speed, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

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