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Crowdsourcing the way to a more flexible strategic plan

LXer - Thu, 2017-10-19 19:56
When I became CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015, I confronted the same mandate every new IT leader faces when assuming the role: outlining, developing, and executing a strategic plan. The pressure to do this swiftly and immediately can be immense—and I think many CIOs feel compelled to articulate and hand down fully formed plans on Day 1. After all, that's typically the quickest way to assert your position and vision as a leader.But I like to take a different approach. I don't dictate my team's initial goals. I open them up.read more

Motorola Moto X4 Android One review: a Nexus by any other name

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 19:37

That’s been a tough pill for many fans of the prior Nexus phones to swallow, as they frequently offered a lot of specs and performance for a lot less money than other smartphones. You could realistically get a great Nexus phone for under $500 without having to give up the traits that make them great: clean software, fast performance, and timely updates.

Enter Motorola’s new Moto X4 Android One smartphone. While not technically a Nexus phone, it shares many of the same qualities that made the Nexus line so loved. Clean build of Android? Check. Promise of fast updates and years of software support? Check. Reasonable cost? Check.

The $399 X4 won’t appeal to everyone. It’s not meant to compete with the Pixel or other premium phone in terms of features or performance, and its biggest limitation is that it’s only available on Google’s own Project Fi network. (Though it comes unlocked and works with other networks, the only way to buy this flavor of X4 is to be a Fi customer.) But if you’ve been holding on to that aging Nexus 5X hoping something would come along and pick up its mantle, the Moto X4 Android One version is it.

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Xubuntu 17.10 Brings a Refreshed Xfce Experience and Latest Software Updates

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 19:32

The Xubuntu 17.10 operating system has been released today as part of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release, bringing a refreshed Xfce desktop experience, up-to-date components, and many other improvements.

Also: Kubuntu 17.10 Switches to VLC as Default Media Player, Uses KDE Plasma 5.10.5

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Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Releases with Budgie Desktop 10.4, Night Light, and More

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 19:30

Ubuntu Budgie is a more recent officially recognized flavor of the popular and free Ubuntu operating system, and today it has been updated to version 17.10 as part of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release.

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BeagleBone based 3D printer focuses on ease of use

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 19:24

The “Voladd 3D Printer” features a Linux-driven BeagleBone SBC that connects to a cloud-based sharing site, plus a unique cartridge and cooling system.

San Sebastián, Spain based Voladd has won Kickstarter funding for a Voladd 3D printer that runs Debian Linux on a BeagleBone Black single board computer. Like several other Linux-based printers we’ve seen (see farther below) the Voladd connects to a cloud service, and does not require an attached computer. The printer stands out with its mobile app remote control, as well as a streamlined cloud interface that lets you download one of thousands of free designs in 25 categories and share designs and printer access with others. Kickstarter pricing starts with early bird packages of 499 Euros ($591), with shipments due in December.

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Getting started with Logstash

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-10-19 19:00

No longer a simple log-processing pipeline, Logstash has evolved into a powerful and versatile data processing tool. Here are basics to get you started.

Let's dig into how open source could KO the Silicon Valley chat silos

LXer - Thu, 2017-10-19 18:41
Open Xchange boss maps out IMAP schemeInterview There's never been a better opportunity for the world to start untangling itself from the giant Silicon Valley data harvesters than now. Last week, we revealed a plan to embed open-source chat into three quarters of the world's IMAP servers.…

How to run DOS programs in Linux

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-10-19 18:00

QEMU and FreeDOS make it easy to run old DOS programs under Linux.

LFCS Test

Reddit - Thu, 2017-10-19 17:37

Hello! I am currently studying for the LFCS exam. Has anyone taken it before? How is it? How hard are the questions in relation to the course material? (Sorry, English is not my first language) Thanks!

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How to install Node.js and npm on CentOS 7

LXer - Thu, 2017-10-19 17:27
n this guide, we will show you how to install Node.js and npm on a CentOS 7. Node.js is an open source JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine and can be used to build different types of server-side applications. npm is a package manager for JavaScript, with hundreds of thousands of packages it is the world’s largest software registry.

AMD EPYC 7351P Linux Performance: 16 Core / 32 Thread Server CPU For ~$750

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-10-19 17:07
Earlier this week we looked at the EPYC 7251 Linux performance as AMD's lowest-cost server CPU from this latest generation of Zen-based processors. That eight core / sixteen thread CPU packed a nice amount of performance considering its hitting the $500 price point, but if you are looking for a single socket system and have $750 USD to lay out on a CPU, the AMD EPYC 7351P packs in even more value.

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