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Story Education and Open Access Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2016 - 10:56pm
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Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2016 - 10:53pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2016 - 10:51pm
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Story Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.2 Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy Core Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2016 - 10:21pm
Story Some Fresh Radeon EXA/GLAMOR 2D Acceleration Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2016 - 8:13pm
Story Open Source Effort Targets Faster Nets, Storage Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2016 - 7:58pm

Tails installer is now in Debian

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Debian

One of the components of Tails, the Tails Installer is now in Debian thanks to the Debian Privacy Tools Maintainers Team.

Tails Installer is a graphical tool to install or upgrade Tails on a USB stick from an ISO image. It aims at making it easier and faster to get Tails up and running.

The previous process for getting started with Tails was very complex and was problematic for less tech-savvy users. It required starting Tails three times, and copying the full ISO image onto a USB stick twice before having a fully functional Tails USB stick with persistence enabled.

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GNOME Software Gets Comment and Rating Support with Help from Ubuntu Dev

GNOME Software is finally accepting reviews and votes for applications, and the work has been done with the help of an Ubuntu developer, Robert Ancell.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS

Researchers release open source code for powerful image detection algorithm

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OSS

It is available for free download on two open source platforms, Github and Matlab File Exchange. Making it available as open source code will allow researchers to work together to study, use and improve the algorithm, and to freely modify and distribute it. It also will enable users to incorporate the technology into computer vision and pattern recognition applications and other image-processing applications.

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Tizen 3.0 Is Being Ported for Raspberry Pi 2

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Linux

The Linux-based Tizen 3.0 operating system is being adopted for Raspberry Pi 2, in an effort to make the operating system much more popular.

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Solus Operating System to Get a Much Smaller ISO

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OS

The developers of the Solus operating system are working on their ypkg tool and they are migrating it from Python to C. This will allow them to considerably shrink the size of the ISO.

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Open source in the enterprise brings opportunities and challenges

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OSS

The final challenge open source presents relates to staff skills. Simply put, open source requires a higher level of technical talent than traditional proprietary solutions, because there’s a world of difference between building a solution and operating someone else’s solution. The latter is the world of certifications and cookie-cutter solutions; the former requires creativity, self-reliance, and technical chops. Newly-hired technical employees tend to come with open source experience and an inclination toward self-generated solutions, while many long-term IT employees are much more comfortable with a vendor-centric world. However, most organizations can’t (and shouldn’t) do a wholesale replacement of personnel. So IT organizations face the task of reskilling existing employees, integrating new staff, all while architecting new systems and ripping out old ones.

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VCs who miss the point of open source shouldn't fund it

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OSS

The errors highlighted here are not merely mistakes; rather, they reveal a worldview. People who believe that Apache is a competitor, OSI approves licenses that permit monopolization, Red Hat is a business that’s succeeded through artificial scarcity, and open source communities with diverse agendas are "broken" are not the people you want in your new open source business.

They will try to persuade you to secure software patents so that they have an asset to trade when you fail; they will eject you from your own company when you try to hold true to software freedom principles; and they will treat your business as a failure if all it does is earn a decent living for you and your employees. You may want to grow your open source-based business another way.

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Blackberry Priv review: Finally succumbs to Android, and does well!

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Reviews

To start, the Priv is an Android device with a physical keyboard — this is unique (but not the first). The screen slides up to reveal the 4-row keypad which, incidentally, also doubles up as a trackpad (similar to the BlackBerry passport). The screen is a 2k resolution amoled unit with gorgeous colours and deep blacks. It slides out with a satisfying (and sometimes addictive) spring-loaded action. It also curves slightly on both sides and this allows for some 'edge' functionality like a single line battery indicator and slide out actions. Under the keypad, you'll see the speaker grill. On top, there is a slot each for a nano SIM and micro SD. The micro USB port and 3.5mm audio out are on the bottom edge. Power button is on the left while the volume rocker is on the right. Around the back is a familiar glass weave design — it looks like carbon fiber but is soft to the touch, resists fingerprints and is very durable.

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Cisco Openwashing

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OSS
  • Cisco's Open Source Moves Not All Altruistic

    Cisco announced today that it's open sourcing software for Remote PHY devices and making the project -- dubbed OpenRPD -- available to operators and vendors worldwide.

    Sounds good, right? Sure. But it also sounds like a not-so-subtle attempt by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) to maintain its iron grip on the cable CMTS/CCAP business. (See Cisco Open Sources Remote PHY Device.)

  • Cisco Open Sources Remote PHY Device

    Cable operators around the world are faced with pressures to provide higher bandwidth transport for Internet, video and voice services.. Most operators are opting for standardized, digital and fiber-based solutions that will help them reduce costs and future-proof their technology to support network demands.

    Several years ago, the cable industry led the effort for a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), to simplify cable headend operations and to move operators toward service convergence and IP video. CCAP combines edge QAM and cable modem termination system (CMTS) functions into one unit to help operators reduce power and space.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors Prepare for Their First "Xenial Xerus" Beta Release

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Ubuntu

It's an early call, but it looks like some of the maintainers of the official Ubuntu flavors are now discussing which of them will be participating in the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Beta 1 release.

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Docker Has No Plans to Ditch Ubuntu in Favor of Alpine Linux - Report

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Server

If you've been reading the news lately, you may have heard rumors that Docker founders hired the developer of Alpine Linux, a small, text-based distribution, to move the official Docker images away from the Ubuntu infrastructure.

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Open source demonstrates the future of work

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OSS

Open source communities and projects are examples of non-standard work structures that are successfully productive while existing outside typical paradigms for "work." OpenSSL, for example, is an incredibly important software library that serves a large majority of websites across the web. The authors of the software, ranging from one time collaborators to continuous contributors, have collectively forged arguably the most important networking encryption library to date, and they've done it outside traditional business models. The software is a the result of effort from a diverse community of volunteers working on "their own time," rather than on the rigid production model of a proprietary software development firm.

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HPE Introduces Linux Server for Data Analytics and Real-Time Computing

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Linux

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has rolled out a new Linux-based server that it says will help enterprises manage high-performance, large-volume data analytics and real-time processing workloads.

The platform, called the HPE Integrity MC990 X Server, was announced Tuesday. The company says it was developed in response to growing demand for more efficient and scalable computing power for the datacenter.

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Wine Staging 1.9.3 Adds Compatibility Fixes for a Bunch of Older Windows Games

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Software

We reported at the end of last week that the Wine developers were working hard on the next major update to the open-source software that lets Linux users install and run all sorts of Windows applications and games.

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Also: Wine-Staging 1.9.3 Brings Improvements For Old Games, Even 16-Bit Apps

Canonical Updates the All-Snap Snappy Ubuntu Images to Remove Misplaced SSH Key

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Ubuntu

We reported last week that Canonical, through Michael Vogt, informed all users of the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices about the general availability of new all-snap images.

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