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Apple Will Fight 'Right to Repair' Legislation

LXer - Sat, 2017-02-18 05:00
Manufacturers have lobbied hard against right to repair legislation in the past. Last year, a bill headed through the New York statehouse was killed in part due to lobbying from Apple and IBM, among other manufacturers. But nationwide, the legislation appears to have much more momentum this year as more states introduce right to repair bills. Last month, the American Farm Bureau Federation, an influential political organization representing farmers, officially endorsed right to repair legislation.

IBM Details the Risks of Second-Hand IoT Devices and Connected Cars

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-02-18 04:00

VIDEO: What happens to IoT user accounts in the cloud when a device or even a car is sold? According to new research from IBM Security, revocation of old users isn't happening, exposing a major new risk.

Linux Lite Among The Best Lightweight Linux Distributions

LXer - Sat, 2017-02-18 03:58
Another distro. Yeah, I know. I am getting tired too of all these distros popping out of everywhere. But I am still interested in trying them out. Each and every distro has a different reason for its existence. Today, we will look at Linux lite 3.2. This is neither a distro aiming to be a lightweight distro nor a distro trying to unleash the power of Linux with all apps preloaded. Instead, It tries to strike that perfect balance between them. Now, almost all of the distros aim to do that then, what is so special about this distro which makes it unique. Well, let me introduce to the distro first and I think why it achieved so much more than other distros becomes clear after that.

Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client Finally Makes Its Way Back into Debian's Repos

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-02-18 02:25

After a long wait, Debian developer Christoph Goehre was proud to announce a couple of days ago that the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client has officially landed in the repositories of Debian GNU/Linux, de-branding Icedove.

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Canonical Outs Snapcraft 2.27 Snap Creator Tool for Ubuntu 16.10 & Ubuntu 16.04

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-02-18 02:23

Canonical's Sergio Schvezov proudly announced today, February 17, the immediate availability for download of the Snapcraft 2.27 open-source tool that lets application developers package their apps as Snaps.

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Top 6 best Linux terminal emulators of 2017

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-02-18 02:11

The terminal is the beating heart of Linux, no matter how hard today’s user-friendly graphical distros might try to push it into the background. If you need something done quickly and efficiently, chances are the best way to do it is with some complex keyboard wrangling. Exactly what to type is beyond the scope of this article – check out our guide here to get yourself started.

The key, if you’re a terminal-slinging Linux badass, is making sure you type those commands with as much style and panache as possible. And while you’ll likely never be in a position where you’re not able to drop to a straight full-screen shell, having a quick window to the command line on your desktop is always handy.

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Saving laptop power with powertop

LXer - Sat, 2017-02-18 02:03
If there’s one thing you want from a laptop, it’s long battery life. You want every drop of power you can get to work, read, or just be entertained on a long jaunt. So it’s good to know where your power is going. You can... Continue Reading →

Magic SysRq Key

Reddit - Sat, 2017-02-18 01:29

Cloud storage alternatives?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-02-18 01:01

Looking for the communities take on cloud storage providers. I was a dropbox pro user for a few years, then switched to google but now I'm looking for something else. Maybe a better deal (cost/storage space) and with native windows and linux apps.

Ive found Mega, SpiderOak, Sync.com and pCloud.

What do you guys recommend?

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Apply Multiple Hald-CLUT Presets in a Single Action with a Bash Shell Script

LXer - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:49
Hald-CLUT files offer a straightforward way to apply color corrections to an image. But what if you have a handful of Hald-CLUT files and you want to apply them all to a specific photo?

Problem Step Recorder Alternative?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:39

Does anyone know of a good Linux alternative for the Windows Problem Step Recorder? For those who don't know about it, it is a screen capture/key logger like program that captures all of the steps the user takes using screen shots and annotated steps. I want to be able to capture troubleshooting and instructional steps to share with users and dev teams.

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today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:35
  • Docker's tops for devops, AWS is the cloud king

    Docker is the king of devops tools, hybrid cloud is beating public-only and private-only clouds, and Microsoft Azure is making sizable headway in public cloud.

  • How input works – touch input

    Touch input is the new kid in the block concerning input events. It’s a technology which was created after X11 got created and thus it is not part of the X11 core protocol. On X11 this makes touch a weird beast. E.g. there is always an emulation to a pointer event. Applications which do not support touch can still be used as the touch events generate pointer events. Now this is actually a huge sacrifice for the API and means that touch feels – at least to me – as a second class citizen in X11.

  • Boot to Qt on embedded HW using Android 7.0 and Qt 5.8

    One can have real pain trying to create a demo setup or proof-of-concept for an embedded device. To ease the pain Qt for Device Creation has a list of supported devices where you can flash a “Boot to Qt” image and get your software running on the target HW literally within minutes.

  • IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 109 released
  • [openSUSE] Review of the week 2017/07

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    This week we ‘only’ delivered 5 snapshots. But at least it was big ones, so that makes up for it. The review covers the snapshots {0211..0215}.

  • Buy or Sell? Average Brokerage Ratings on Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), The Hershey Company (HSY)
  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS released -Find Out More

    Ubuntu 16.04.X segment line has gotten its' next maintenance and bug-fix update, Ubuntu 16.04.2, so basically it is the second point update after the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS final for Desktop, Server, Cloud-based ones as well as the different flavored versions of Ubuntu like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME have also been availed with their updated images of 16.04.2 version.

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Linux/OSS Devices

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:34
  • Commoditising 5G and IoT base stations through open-source

    Following up their successful $1million crowdfunding campaign for an open-source, 5G and IoT capable Software-Defined Radio (LimeSDR), Lime Microsystems and Canonical announced a second round of crowdfunding for SDR-based LimeNET.

    Described as a high capacity network in a box for mobile and IoT applications, the compact unit is based on an Intel i7 processor and the open source LimeSDR PCIe card.

  • Pico-ITX SBC taps quad- or dual-core Intel Apollo Lake

    Axiomtek’s “PICO312” Pico-ITX SBC offers Intel “Apollo Lake” SoCs and up to 8GB RAM, dual-display support, plus GbE, USB, SATA, and mini-PCIe expansion.

  • GPD Pocket “7-inch” Windows 10, Ubuntu “ laptop now available on Indiegogo at $399

    GPD, a Hong Kong-based portable gaming company, that has produced a number of handheld Android-based gaming devices, is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund a device known as the ‘GPD Pocket’. Crowdfunding for the GPD Pocket has already reached past its $200,000 fixed funding goal.

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Linux and Linux Foundation

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:33
  • Happy Birthday, Hyperledger!

    Last February, The Linux Foundation announced 30 founding members and six of those proposed contributions of code to advance blockchain technology under Hyperledger. Fast forward to today, Hyperledger is now the fastest growing project ever hosted by The Linux Foundation. More than 110 member companies that span numerous industries make up the project and support five incubated open source projects. Hyperledger membership is truly global with 39% in APAC (25% in China), 20% in EMEA and 41% spread across North America. Below is an overview highlighting the important achievements in Hyperledger’s first year.

  • Hyperledger Blockchain Turns One – Director Brian Behlendorf Updates

    Today is the first day of the invite-only Lake Tahoe based Linux Foundation’s Open Source Leadership Summit, where Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf is to give an update to the community on Hyperledger, the largest open source private Blockchain currently being managed by the Linux team.

  • How The Linux Foundation is Advancing Next-Gen Internet Infrastructure

    The breadth of the The Linux Foundation (affectionately known as The LF) is often overlooked due to its eponymous name. However, what may not be apparent to the layman is that The LF is providing a true foundation for the next generation of Internet infrastructure by cultivating the biggest shared technology investment in history. The LF is so much more than Linux. Our work encompasses projects from security and IoT, to networking and cloud computing, and beyond.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:30

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