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NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

LXer - 1 hour 2 min ago
Devs quit, suggest Britain's health service bosses used them to bag Microsoft deal. The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the UK Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw."

Using Python for Science

LXer - 2 hours 56 min ago
Introducing Anaconda, a Python distribution for scientific research. I've looked at several ways you could use Python to doscientific calculations in the past, but I've never actually covered how to set up and use Python itself in a way that makes scientific work easier. Anaconda does just that.

Compact Quark-based embedded computer sells for $120

LXer - 4 hours 51 min ago
Advantech’s “UBC-222” is an embedded computer that runs Yocto Linux on an Intel Quark X1000 with up to 1GB DDR3, dual 10/100 LAN ports, and a mini-PCIe socket with LTE-ready SIM slot. Just when we were thinking Intel’s low power Quark chip had disappeared for good, Advantech unveiled a new Quark X1000-based UBC-222 computer.

The 5 Best Linux Distributions for Development

LXer - 6 hours 45 min ago
When considering Linux, there are so many variables to take into account. What package manager do you wish to use? Do you prefer a modern or old-standard desktop interface? Is ease of use your priority? How flexible do you want your distribution? What task will the distribution serve?

Physical Linux CDs?

Reddit - 7 hours 21 min ago

So my laptop has took a shit on itself, I'm not sure if it's Windows crapping out or what. It is an old Toshiba that I can't afford to upgrade. Windows runs so poorly I'm very tempted to switch to Linux. I'm a student so browsing and working is all I need really.

However, it being my only computer I'm not sure how to go about installing it? I can remember ordering a free Ubuntu CD years ago. Does this service still exist? Help needed as semester begins February and I really need a working laptop.

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GRUB2 screen resolution

Reddit - 8 hours 24 min ago

Hi, I have an issue with GRUB screen resolution. After a fresh installation now GRUB only works in 640x400, while the native resolution of my laptop is 1366x768. I've already tried to set GRUB_GFXMODE=1366x768 but it didn't work. Before this installation GRUB worked perfectly in my native resolution. After a while I found something: the grub command videoinfo in the old installation used to show me lots of different resolutions, including the one I was using (1366x768) but now the same command gives no results, as if the hardware is not supported. The fact is that my hardware never changed! Is there a place (folder, file...) where the command videoinfo check for available VBE resolution? Or more in general, how does this command work and how does it know the supported resolutions? So I can see if something is wrong. Thank you for your help.

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Rediscovering make: the power behind rules

LXer - 8 hours 39 min ago
An overview of GNU make rules: targets, prerequisites, special targets and more

Different Types of Linux Users

Reddit - 9 hours 29 min ago

Based on observations of an IT Student that might or might not be biased against it.

  • 88.8% The Normie.

Uses Linux because its open source, never actually makes use of the fact its open source, he just installs it in dualboot and then later drops it because unix doesn't fit his normie use cases.

  • 11.19998% The Open Source Advocate.

Late stage open source enthusiast, has membership in at least one open source npfo (mozila, fedora etc.)

Has contributed in some Linux distro (contributions hardly ever get accepted yet he still tries). He has a sticker of his fave Distro on his laptop and a couple of shirts from open source conventions.

He usually has a group of normies in his friend cycle and constantly tries to push Linux in their lifes, most of them are never sold, but he keeps on figuring new rhetoric's like: Microsoft spies on you and not everything is done through the shell. think about the safety.

  • 00.0002% The Linux Ascendant

They are the only tier of people that make use of the fact Linux is open source and they even do lots of edits in the kernel, (none else does because none knows C that well). Eventually he ends up making his own distro, he never actually uses it, he just just made it so he can brag about it and put it on his resume, if its a well made and unique distro (its not) he will hand it over to a open source community.

So that makes for a total of 00% of users that use Linux because its open source.


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Security: Updates, SOS Fund, IR, ME, and WPA

TuxMachines - 9 hours 45 min ago
  • Security updates for Friday
  • Seeking SOS Fund Projects

    I’m spending some time over the next few days looking for the next round of projects which might benefit from an SOS Fund security audit.

  • Strong Incident Response Starts with Careful Preparation

    Through working every day with organizations’ incident response (IR) teams, I am confronted with the entire spectrum of operational maturity. However, even in the companies with robust IR functions, the rapidly evolving threat landscape, constantly changing best practices, and surplus of available tools make it easy to overlook important steps during planning. As a result, by the time an incident occurs, it’s too late to improve their foundational procedures.

  • The Intel Management Engine: an attack on computer users' freedom

    Over time, Intel imposed the Management Engine on all Intel computers, removed the ability for computer users and manufacturers to disable it, and extended its control over the computer to nearly 100%. It even has access to the main computer's memory.

  • What Is WPA3, and When Will I Get It On My Wi-Fi?

    WPA2 is a security standard that governs what happens when you connect to a closed Wi-Fi network using a password. WPA2 defines the protocol a router and Wi-Fi client devices use to perform the “handshake” that allows them to securely connect and how they communicate. Unlike the original WPA standard, WPA2 requires implementation of strong AES encryption that is much more difficult to crack. This encryption ensures that a Wi-Fi access point (like a router) and a Wi-Fi client (like a laptop or phone) can communicate wirelessly without their traffic being snooped on.

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First Impressions: Asus Tinkerboard and Docker

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-01-19 23:51

The board's standard OS is TinkerOS - a Linux variant of Debian 9. I've also read that Android is available but that doesn't interest us here. While Android may use forms of containerisation under the hood it doesn't mix with Docker containers.

Rather than trying TinkerOS I flashed Armbian's release of Ubuntu 16.04.03. The stable build on the download page contains a full desktop, but if you want to run the board headless (like I do) then you can find a smaller image on the "other downloads" link.

I initially used the stable image but had to swap to the nightly build due to a missing kernel module for Kubernetes networking. Having looked this up on Google I found the nightly build contained the fix to turn on the missing module.

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grep your way to freedom

Reddit - Fri, 2018-01-19 23:30

This Week in Open Source News: Barcelona Chooses Linux, Open Source 3D Printing Majorly Cuts Costs & More

LXer - Fri, 2018-01-19 23:26
This week in Linux and open source headlines, the city of Barcelona ditches Microsoft in favor of Linux, 3D Printing with open source results in a staggering decrease in price, & more.

Linux mv Command Explained for Beginners (8 Examples)

LXer - Fri, 2018-01-19 22:00
Just like cp for copying and rm for deleting, Linux also offers an in-built command for moving and renaming files. It's called mv. In this article, we will discuss the basics of this command line tool using easy to understand examples

mpv playback speed?

Reddit - Fri, 2018-01-19 21:49

How can I change the playbackspeed in mpv? I can't find anything in the man pages or google

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