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For $3100 USD You Can Have A Fast, Fully-Free-Software Workstation

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Last week I brought up the Talos Secure Workstation as a $3100 USD system that's fully free and open down to the firmware and with an open-source friendly processor design while being high performance. Since then, I've had access to test out the hardware making up this POWER8-powered system to see how fast a fully-open system can be. Here is more information on the proposed Talos Workstation along with a few early Linux benchmarks.

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Schedule Tasks with Cron

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I tell people who are curious about Linux that you really don’t need to open a terminal to run a Desktop. The terminal is a scary thing for noobs. They get the willies when you start talking about it.

Here’s How Windows 10 ‘Spying’ Forced A User To Switch To Linux Mint On His Computer

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Microsoft

Irritated by the telemetry and spying features in Windows 10, a Voat user decided to make the switch. After installing Linux Mint on his computer, he analyzed Windows 10 traffic and found that Microsoft’s latest OS continues to make calls to Redmond even with all telemetry options disabled.

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Also: Microsoft Reveals Real Cost Of 'Free' Windows 10

Arduino Yun clone runs OpenWrt, offers Grove I/O

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The Arduino Yún- and Grove-compatible Seeeduino Cloud SBC has an AR9331 WiFi chipset that runs Linux via a Dragino HE COM, plus Ethernet and USB ports.

The Seeeduino Arduino clone from Seeed Studios has been around for years, adding three onboard Grove sensor interfaces to basic Arduino functionality. Now, Seeed Studios has launched a Seeeduino Cloud version that promises Arduino Yún compatibility, and which like the Yún, provides a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC running OpenWrt Linux on a MIPS processor.

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Long Term Support vs Rolling Linux Release

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Over the years, I've had the opportunity to try a lot of different Linux releases. As the time passed, I found myself gravitating more toward the Ubuntu-based Long Term Release model. Obviously there are advantages and disadvantages to using an LTS distro release. That said, when it comes to current software packages, control and speed – rolling releases are a solid option.

Good options include Antergos, PCLinuxOS, Linux Mint Debian Edition, among others.

In this article, I'll offer a candid view between the two options by examining the core differences between running a rolling release and using an LTS type release distribution.

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Should the fight for the Linux desktop really matter?

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This is a tricky, multi-layered question that needs to be asked. Before I dive into it, you must know that I have been using one form of Linux or another as my only OS since the late nineties. So, for me, the ability to use Linux is crucial. Why? Without Linux, getting my work done would not be nearly as easy, trouble-free, or cost effective.

That being said, let's take a look at this question.

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Major Update to Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) Vision Software for Linux Released

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Matrox Imaging today announced a major update to Linux support with its core vision software product, Matrox Imaging Library (MIL). MIL 10 R2 for Linux gives users even more ready-made tools to solve 2D and 3D vision challenges from within the familiar and proven MIL API along with numerous productivity enhancements that will reduce time and effort required to bring solutions to market. This release also integrates support for the new Matrox Radient eV-CL frame grabber on Linux.

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LOHAN entertains the crowd at Oz Linux shindig

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Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission took to the stage at the linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong last Friday, as Linux guru and Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot wrangler Andrew Tridgell gave an entertaining speech on his currently UAV endeavours.

Tridge kicked off his presentation (video here) with a look at the two vehicles he and CanberraUAV are prepping for the 2016 UAV Challenge - a petrol-driven chopper and a VTOL quadplane.

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  • letsencrypt support in propellor
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    I’m not dead yet. And the project is still alive too. It’s been a while since the last release, so it’s time to do another. The biggest improvements were made to the rule language by introducing the rule conditions and to the CLI by introducing a new command, usbguard, for interacting with a running USBGuard daemon instance and for generating initial policies.
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    A new GNOME major upgrade is on its way, and it will ship with Nautilus 3.20. One of the developers working on it has presented some of the major features that will land.