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Prince Sultan University and Money for Red Hat

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:43

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Ubuntu: Ubuntu Phone, Unity 8, New Kernel, New Snaps and Yunit

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:40
  • UBports Ships Its Stable OTA-1, Convergence Progress

    The UBports camp is now shipping their first stable over-the-air (OTA-1) update to those wishing to use this fork of Ubuntu Phone / Unity 8.

  • You Can Now Install Linux 4.11.3 Kernel on Ubuntu and Debian 64-bit Systems

    GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is informing Softpedia today about the availability of a custom compiled Linux 4.11.3 kernel for Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux 64-bit systems.

    Arne Exton is known for always rebasing his latest GNU/Linux distributions on some of the recently released Linux kernels, and to prepare for the launch of the new Ubuntu-based Exton|OS build, the developer unleashed a custom compiled Linux 4.11.3 kernel that can be installed in virtually any Ubuntu or Debian machine.

  • Amazon's Greengrass IoT Platform Is Now Available as a Snap for Ubuntu Linux

    Canonical has announced today that Amazon's new Greengrass IoT (Internet of Things) platform is available for installation on Snappy-supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems as a Snap package.

    Greengrass was launched by Amazon last week as the latest IoT development platform designed from the ground up to allow devs to create intelligent edge software. Amazon is currently in talks with several hardware distributors and is hoping to deliver Greengrass to as many devices as possible.

  • Canonical Makes It Easier to Deploy MAAS (Metal as a Service) via Snap Package

    According to MAAS developer Blake Rouse, it would appear that it's a lot easier now to deliver a production-ready version of Canonical's MAAS (Metal as a Service) cloud-style provisioning construct on Ubuntu-based operating systems.

    Canonical designed MAAS to help promote and automate the deployment and dynamic provisioning of hyperscale computing environments like cloud services or big data workloads. While MASS is an open-source and free-to-use product, Canonical also offers commercial support to its enterprise customers.

  • Resources About Yunit Desktop, The Successor of Unity 8

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Debian Derivatives: Debian at Collabora, Tails 3.0 Released

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:38
  • Debian armhf VM on arm64 server

    At Collabora one of the many things we do is build Debian derivatives/overlays for customers on a variety of architectures including 32 bit and 64 bit ARM systems. And just as Debian does, our OBS system builds on native systems rather than emulators.

    Luckily with the advent of ARM server systems some years ago building natively for those systems has been a lot less painful than it used to be. For 32 bit ARM we've been relying on Calxeda blade servers, however Calxeda unfortunately tanked ages ago and the hardware is starting to show its age (though luckily Debian Stretch does support it properly, so at least the software is still fresh).

  • [Very old] Debian Jessie on Raspberry Pi 2

    Apart from being somewhat slow, one of the downsides of the original Raspberry Pi SoC was that it had an old ARM11 core which implements the ARMv6 architecture. This was particularly unfortunate as most common distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc) standardized on the ARMv7-A architecture as a minimum for their ARM hardfloat ports. Which is one of the reasons for Raspbian and the various other RPI specific distributions.

  • Tails 3.0 is out

    We are especially proud to present you Tails 3.0, the first version of Tails based on Debian 9 (Stretch). It brings a completely new startup and shutdown experience, a lot of polishing to the desktop, security improvements in depth, and major upgrades to a lot of the included software.

  • Tails OS hits version 3.0, matches Debian's pace but bins 32-bit systems
  • Tails 3.0 is here -- download the Debian-based Linux distro and take back your privacy

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:34
  • Steve Wozniak Praises Makers and Open Source

    Wozniak said he often does his own DIY projects using Raspberry Pis and similar boards and he acknowledged that were he were coming up today he would no doubt be considered a maker. “I'm pretty sure that I would be with my little Arduino, Raspberry Pis, and $9 C.H.I.P computers, programming motors and making strange things under my control,” he said. “And hopefully I'd have enough brilliance in my software that the devices would start doing semi-intelligent things. I'd be out there just playing around. I never had an intention to start a company with anything

  • OpenEMR Consortium Proposes Open Source EHR Solution to U.S. Coast Guard

    According to a recent Request for Information from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the maritime branch of the U.S. Armed Forces is conducting market research of sources capable of providing a computerized, integrated Electronic Health Record solution for replacement of the USCG manual paper health records at 114 ashore sites (clinics and sick bays) and 62 afloat sick bays. The requested scope of the EHR by USCG is broad and includes primary care, urgent care, counseling, occupational health, and dental care.

  • Why Open Source Is Really Disrupting Enterprise Software

    I had an epiphany today about a major reason open source is disrupting enterprise software. This is perhaps one of those things that you have heard so much, you've gone numb to it. All the big giants are still alive and kicking, however; so is this really happening? The answer is yes, however the mechanics are not what you think. It is not simply just a cost play. The acquisition - one of the main weapons that big software vendors had to fight disruptors - is losing effectiveness. And that changes everything. Allow me to explain:

  • Open Source Solution For Smarter Warehouses

    The project is a collaborative venture between the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Università di Pisa, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Ocado Technology, and Disney Research Zurich.


    The company have also recently announced the release of Kubermesh, an open source package designed to simplify data center architectures for use in smart factories. The system uses container-based technology to implement private cloud architecture on-site, with desktop computers configured to replicate the kind of computational and storage capabilities typically offered by high-end servers in data centers.

  • The 30 Highest Velocity Open Source Projects

    Open Source projects exhibit natural increasing returns to scale. That’s because most developers are interested in using and participating in the largest projects, and the projects with the most developers are more likely to quickly fix bugs, add features and work reliably across the largest number of platforms. So, tracking the projects with the highest developer velocity can help illuminate promising areas in which to get involved, and what are likely to be the successful platforms over the next several years. (If the embedded version below isn’t clear enough, you can view the chart directly on Google Sheets.)

  • Artificial Intelligence: Open Source and Standards Bodies Drive Opportunities

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) skillsets are now becoming a crucial way for technology-focused workers to differentiate themselves from the pack. Moreover, from Elon Musk’s OpenAI organization to Google’s sweeping new open AI initiatives announced at the recent Google I/O conference, investment in AI is driving many new opportunities. For technologists who straddle the arenas of open source and AI, opportunities are looking particularly promising.

  • RepreZen Releases KaiZen Open-Source Editor and Parser for Open API 3.0
  • New Open Source Software Strengthens Satellite Geodesy Capability

    Scientists from Geoscience Australia have released new software that will improve the ability to process big remotely-sensed satellite datasets. The new "PyRate" software is open source Python software for collating and analysing Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) displacement time series data.

  • Triggertrap Open Sources Its Mobile Apps Days After Its Hardware
  • June Open Source CMS Forecast: WordPress, Grav, Liferay, dotCMS Plan Releases

    In May, we found ourselves well and truly in the thick of conference season, as we discussed no less than five separate open source focused events which have either come to pass, or are on the horizon.

  • OpenBSD as a “Desktop” (Laptop)

    All in all, I’m happy with the system, but I’m an OpenBSD fan boy. It’s hard to get mad at a system that generally “just works.”

  • Poland court: govt source code does not have to be made public

    The source code for software solutions developed for and owned by public administrations in Poland does not have to be made public under European rules on public sector information, a regional court in Warsaw (Poland) has ruled. The case was brought before the court last November by the ePanstwo Foundation, an NGO promoting open government, requesting the publication of the source code of the EZD document management system, which is owned by the public administration of the Podlachia region.

  • Open-source lab-on-a-chip repository is 'microfluidics for the masses'

    Metafluidics is a brand new open repository for fluidic systems, built by MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA) in partnership with open source technology & design consulting company Bocoup (New York, NY) and maintained by the Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab.

  • New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices

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Events: 2017 Maintainer and Kernel Summit, DebConf 17, PyLadies Pune, and Recent Talks

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:33
  • 2017 Maintainer and Kernel Summit planning

    The Kernel Summit is undergoing some changes this year; the core developers' gathering from previous events will be replaced by a half-day "maintainers summit" consisting of about 30 people. The process of selecting those people, and of selecting topics for the open technical session, is underway now; interested developers are encouraged to submit their topic ideas.

  • DebConf 17 bursaries: update your status now!

    As you might be aware, DebConf 17 is coming soon and it’s gonna be the biggest DebConf in Montréal ever.

    Of course, what makes DebConf great is the people who come together to work on Debian, share their achievements, and help draft our cunning plans to take over the world. Also cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

  • Kushal Das: PyLadies Pune 2017 June meetup

    Last weekend we had the PyLadies Pune June meet up. The day started with Shilpee Chamoli taking a data science 101 with Python. As few people were having trouble in installing Jupyter and the other dependencies, I suggested to use Azure notebooks, and a few of us did that. This was the first time I was attending a pandas workshop, even though I packaged it a few years back for Fedora. The simple problem related to Titanic data was fun to work on.

  • Sayan Chowdhury: PyLadies Pune Meetup – June 2017
  • [Older] Surviving in the Wilderness: Integrity Protection and System Update - Patrick Ohly, Intel GmbH

    Patrick Ohly, a software engineer at Intel, discusses integrity protection schemes and system update mechanisms at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

  • [Older] Linux You Can Drive My Car - Walt Miner, Linux Foundation

    At the recent Embedded Linux Conference, Walt Miner provided an AGL update and summarized AGL’s Yocto Project based Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment.

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Mozilla Launches Campaign, Releases Firefox 54

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:30

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LLVM 5.0, C++14, R and Travis

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:24

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Security Leftovers: Microsoft PowerShell Threat, DevSecOps, Botnets, USB, and Death of Microsoft's Docs.com

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:22
  • Fileless malware attack against US restaurants went undetected by most AV [Ed: Microsoft PowerShell leaves restaurants open to attacks]
  • DevSecOps is Not a Security Panacea

    Many development teams view security as an impediment to agility and innovation, but efforts over the past few years have tried to integrate security controls and testing directly into DevOps workflows without sacrificing development speed and deployment flexibility.

    Known as DevSecOps, this marriage between security and agile development aims to implement core security tasks like event monitoring, patch management, privilege control and vulnerability assessment directly into DevOps processes. This includes dynamic and static vulnerability testing at all levels of the development cycle, so that major flaws can be discovered early on, before the code makes it into production.

  • Commerce Seeks Input on Fighting Botnets

    The Commerce Department is asking for public input on what the government should do to combat cyberattacks launched by armies of infected computers.

  • ​How to use Linux's built-in USB attack protection

    There are USB sticks that will destroy your computer, USB sticks loaded with spyware, and even official enterprise USB sticks infected with malware. Last, but never least, when it comes to stealing data from a computer, you can't beat a USB stick. There are devices like the USG USB stick firewall, which can protect you, or if you're a Linux user, you can always stop attackers armed with USB sticks with USBGuard.

  • [Older] Patches Available for Linux Sudo Vulnerability
  • Lack of Experience May Plague IoT Security Startups [Ed: An even worse culprit is intelligence agencies intentionally weakening software/libraries for back door access (remote domination)]
  • Microsoft kills off Docs.com in favour of LinkedIn SlideShare

    Docs.com, which originally began as a collaboration between Microsoft and Facebook to provide a service similar to Google Docs, is being closed in favour of SlideShare, a service that Microsoft acquired along with its purchase of LinkedIn.

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Quick tip: calculator in the Fedora Workstation overview

LXer - Thu, 2017-06-15 01:21
Most Fedora users are probably aware that Fedora Workstation ships with a basic calculator application. This small app has pretty much always been a part of the Fedora desktop. However, did you know that the Calculator app in Fedora Workstation... Continue Reading →

FreeNAS 11.0 Released

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-06-15 00:26
FreeNAS 11.0 is now officially available, the network attached storage (NAS) centered operating system powered by FreeBSD...

UBports Launch First Stable Ubuntu Touch OTA Update for Supported Ubuntu Phones

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-06-15 00:00

Thanks to the generous donations and hands-on help of many fans of the Ubuntu Touch OS, UBports is launching today the OTA-1 stable update for all of their officially supported Ubuntu Phone devices

Get to Grips with HTML with Free Books

LXer - Wed, 2017-06-14 23:55
HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is used to create web pages and other information that is intended for display in a web browser. Each markup code is known as an element or a tag. The web developer uses these elements to describe and define the content of a webpage. The elements tell the web browser how to display the information (both text and images) to the user.

Q4OS 1.8.6, Orion

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-06-14 23:42

We announce the release of a new Q4OS Orion version. Q4OS GTK+3 themes has been significantly improved in this version, supporting Google Chrome 59, which has definitively moved to GTK+3 libraries. We have made several relevant modifications in Q4OS Orion to be ready for installation under other Debian based operating systems, so anyone is now enabled to gain Q4OS Orion based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus as well as Devuan Jessie, see Q4OS based on Ubuntu and Q4OS setup on Devuan. More under the hood improvements and Q4OS specific fixes are delivered as well. All the updates are immediately available for existing Q4OS users from the regular Q4OS repositories.

As claimed, the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" operating system has entered the final phase of development and should be released in a few days or weeks, so we are currently finishing in making to release new Q4OS Scorpion branch based on Debian Stretch. The new Q4OS Scorpion edition should be available in about a month or two after the official release of Debian Stretch.

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Rosa LXQt Edition's Flexibility Sets It Apart

LinuxInsider - Wed, 2017-06-14 23:13
The Rosa Desktop Fresh R series gets better with each new edition to its distro lineup. The already-established Rosa Desktop Fresh R was a hit with its series of standard desktop editions released with two flavors of KDE desktop -- KDE4 and Plasma 5 -- along with the GNOME 3 and MATE desktops. This latest LXQt edition, released last week, adds the ability to run this powerhouse computing platform on legacy boxes with as little as 512 MB of RAM. Each desktop edition is optimized for desktop usage.

Allwinner Has Many DRM Changes Queued For Linux 4.13

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-06-14 23:11
The Allwinner sun4i-drm driver has a ton of new code ready to ship with the Linux 4.13 kernel that will greatly help many Allwinner SoC users out there running this open-source Direct Rendering Manager driver...

5 totally incorrect ways to exit Vim

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-06-14 23:00

opensource.com: The Vim text editor can seem confusing to beginners, but it's worth learning more than just how to exit.

Gifine – Quickly Create An Animated GIF and Video In Ubuntu/Debian

LXer - Wed, 2017-06-14 22:29
gifine is a pretty simple open source tool for making small gifs and videos in Linux


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