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Outreachy Begins Soliciting For 2017 Winter Internships

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-09-08 11:53
With the Outreachy Summer 2017 internship period wrapping up, the application period has opened for the Outreachy Winter 2017 internship program...

Android Oreo adds Linux kernel reqs, debuts Project Treble

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 11:50
As Android 8.0 debuts a “Project Treble” update plan, all new Android 8.0 devices must run Linux 4.4 or later. Plus: Oreo and Linux 4.13 beef up security. The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security […]

The Role of Culture in Defining DevOps

Linux.com - Fri, 2017-09-08 11:24
Title: The Role of Culture in Defining DevOps 8 SepLearn more

Sharing a printer with two linux (Mint) boxes

Reddit - Fri, 2017-09-08 11:07

I'm running linux mint on two pc's and try to share a printer. The printer is hooked to the usb port on one of the pc's. CUPS is supposed to make it easy but I am stuck. On the other pc CUPS can see the shared printer but when I click on it firefox complains that "ipps://otherbox/printers/samsung" is not understood. What is IPPS? has anyone any advice on linux printer sharing? Also, this is a Samsung laser and Samsung installed a new driver on the first pc when I plugged in the USB cable and I don't know if I need to add that driver to the other box.

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Reiser4 Is Now Ready For Linux 4.13

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 10:42

For those wanting to use the Reiser4 file-system with the just-released Linux 4.13 kernel, patches are already available.

Less than one week after the release of the Linux 4.13 stable kernel, Edward Shishkin has already released an updated patch for the out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system for working with this new stable series.

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Running "Google Backup and Sync" via wine

Reddit - Fri, 2017-09-08 10:25

Currently i am successfully running Google Photos uploader via wine, due to /u/plectrumdt4 s excellent hint with the import of a Regex Key (https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/37ptsw/any_got_the_new_google_photos_backup_desktop/)

Has anyone figured it out if you can use a similar method for the new "Backup and Sync" Tool?

I have already looked into the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\DriveRegistry key which seems to be the place where the Backup and Sync tool stores its settings. There is an OAuthToken stored, but no associated mail address or whatever stored.

Maybe we can figure this out together. Since i currently have no access to a Linux machine, i cannot tell if it is even possible to complete the login process solely via wine, without the need of importing a Registry Key.

As soon as i have access to a linux machine (i am at work right now, but thinking of building a quick VM) i will investigate further - but maybe someone else has done some research as well?

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Can you suggest me a simple and fast benchmarking software?

Reddit - Fri, 2017-09-08 10:15

I am going to test and buy a used desktop in a week, I want to benchmark it to see the difference between the desktop and my current laptop. Can you recommend me a simple benchmarking software?

PS. I want to benchmark CPU performance.

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OpenStack Pike Cloud Platform Still Provides AWS Compatibility Layer

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 10:07
The latest release of the OpenStack cloud platform landed on Aug. 30 with the debut of OpenStack Pike release. While there are many incremental feature improvements in Pike there is at least one key feature that is noteworthy because it hasn't been removed. That feature is Amazon Web Services (AWS) API compatibility.

Shuffle the Decks with These Ace Open Source Card Games

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 08:24
Many of the biggest computer games concentrate on explosion-filled genres. But there’s still strong demand for good quality card games. It’s a neglected genre in the mainstream. Here are our picks of the best card games.

Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf-life

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-09-08 08:00

 NetworkWorld: "...it's hard to find things not to like about it."

Beginners guide : /etc/shadow file in Linux

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 06:41
Article to understand fields, formats of /etc/shadow file. Learn each fields in detail and how it can be modified.

OpenShot 2.4.0 Released

Reddit - Fri, 2017-09-08 06:33

Raspberry Pi based OBD-II dongle connects your car to the cloud

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 04:58
Now on Kickstarter: an “AutoPi” dongle based on a 4G- and GPS-equipped Raspberry Pi Zero W that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to enable DIY cloud services. A Danish startup called AutoPi.io has gone to Kickstarter to launch a Raspberry Pi Zero W based AutoPi dongle that plugs into the same OBD-II port that […]

An open leader's guide to starting digital transformation conversations

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-09-08 04:00

opensource.com: Digital transformation is hard.

Reiser4 Is Now Ready For Linux 4.13

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-09-08 03:36
For those wanting to use the Reiser4 file-system with the just-released Linux 4.13 kernel, patches are already available...

Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf life

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 03:15
Ubuntu is one of the most popular versions of Linux, with a very substantial market base, especially in the cloud. It's hard to find things not to like about it.

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