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OpenStack Summit Highlights Cloud Use-Cases

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-05-09 17:00

ServerWatch: Moving beyond just the private cloud to a manage open cloud as a service model was a key theme in the keynotes.

Now you can DIY a RISC-V SoC with SiFive’s “hassle-free” process

LXer - Tue, 2017-05-09 16:10
SiFive announced free downloads and tools for rapid evaluation of its “fully synthesizable” RISC-V based Coreplex E31 and E51 cores on a $99 FPGA dev board. The 64-bit RISC-V ISA (instruction set architecture) was developed at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010, and subsequently became the basis of a University of Cambridge sponsored lowRISC […]

New to Linux/programming

Reddit - Tue, 2017-05-09 16:01

I'm looking at getting into Linux and Python. Should I start with Linux and then move to learning Python? I was considering buying a Raspberry Pi 3 but would it be better to build a cheap box for Linux and programming?

Thank you!

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4 Best Practices for Web Browser Security on Your Linux Workstation

Linux.com - Tue, 2017-05-09 16:00

There is no question that the web browser will be the piece of software with the largest and the most exposed attack surface on your Linux workstation. It is a tool written specifically to download and execute untrusted, frequently hostile code.

It attempts to shield you from this danger by employing multiple mechanisms such as sandboxes and code sanitization, but they have all been previously defeated on multiple occasions. System administrators should learn to approach browsing websites as the most insecure activity you’ll engage in on any given day.

How the U.S. Army Is Using OpenStack To Train Cyber Security

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-05-09 16:00

eWEEK: At the OpenStack Summit, U.S. Army officers explain how they moved to an open-source cloud system to train cyber-warriors to defend, attack and exploit.

Qt 5.9 To Be An LTS Release, Qt 6 Planning On Radar

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:59
Lars Knoll has made some interesting remarks regarding the future of Qt 5 as well as Qt 6...

Cockpit Comes To Ubuntu, Easier Linux Server Administration

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:26
Cockpit, the open-source project providing a pleasant web-based administrative interface to Linux systems and developed significantly by Red Hat / Fedora developers, is now officially available in Ubuntu and Debian...

Popular Linux YouTuber infinitelygalactic has been a Microsoft brand ambassador 2014 to 2016

Reddit - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:18

IG, a.k.a. Blaine Packer used to do Linux reviews but stopped in the last year or so, citing recently that he no longer likes to use Linux.

Although, he probably converted a lot of users into Linux, I never got the feeling, even back in ~2009/10, that he really "used" Linux as a day-to-day daily driver and mostly did his video editing on Windows or a Mac.

His reviews were generic and boring. That is, go through the wallpapers and go through the application menu and blah blah blah.

Microsoft probably also saw his rising popularity in the Linux community and therefore tried (successfully) to $$$ him away.

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Question about dual licensing software

Reddit - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:14

How does it work? How can you have the same piece of code dual licensed under proprietary and GPL? For example, is it possible to have the software GPL for private use and proprietary for commercial?

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GCC 6/7 Gets A Performance-Sensitive Fix

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:06
A Phoronix reader pointed out a performance regression fix now available for GCC 6 and GCC 7 that could help some rather trivial C code perform much better...

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week Bodhi Linux

LXer - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:01
?Bodhi Linux is essentially one of those distributions which try to bring your old PC back to life but at the same time, tries to make it look like it is still keeping up with the latest trends in Design and Interface. And with every new release, its community is growing larger and larger. We will look at the latest release which comes with a new theme and more bug fixes (more on this later).

Redefining the Tech that Powers Travel

Linux.com - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:00
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OIN Expands Patent Protection With Larger 'Linux System'

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-05-09 15:00

The Open Invention Network has added 395 packages to its definition of the Linux System -- the largest single expansion in its history.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-05-09 14:38
  • Today's bonkers bug report: Microsoft Edge can't print numbers

    Microsoft's Edge browser is the subject of an amusing new bug report, alleging it somehow manages to screw up printing strings of numbers.

    The report on Microsoft's developer portal describes the issue where PDF files printed through Edge will display numbers and text incorrectly when exported.

    "Edge displays PDF correctly but printed content differs notably," the bug notice reads. "Printed content depends on selected printer, on printer settings, and on used computer (please try a different setup if first result looks correct)."

    The report includes a pair of examples in a numbered table. The first table is sequentially numbered from 1-140. The second table, which is said to have been printed in Edge through the "print-to-PDF" function, has the boxes numbered out of sequence with the first six as "1,1,4,4,4,7".

  • Black Lab Enterprise Linux Goes Free Again as Income Comes from Hardware Sales
  • Apricity OS, An Arch Linux-based Distro, Is Now Officially Dead
  • Highlights of the OBS frontend development sprint

    This is the first in a series of posts in which the frontend hackers want to report to the OBS community about the progress they have made developing the web user interface and the API of the OBS. You can expect these posts to come in roughly every 2 weeks, and we very much hope you enjoy them!

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-05-09 14:38
  • Coreboot 4.6 Released
  • 4 terminal applications with great command-line UIs

    In this article, I'll look at a shortcoming of command-line interfaces—discoverability—and a few ways to overcome this problem.

    I love command lines. My first command line was DOS 6.2, back in 1997. I learned the syntax for various commands and showed off how to list hidden files in a directory (attrib). I would carefully craft my commands one character at a time. When I made a mistake, I would proceed to retype the command from the beginning. One fine day someone showed me how to traverse the history using the up and down arrow keys and I was blown away.

  • KStars 2.7.7 Released for Linux, Mac, and Windows!

    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.7.7 for Linux, Mac, and Windows!

    In this release, Robert Lancaster dedicated a lot of time to improving KStars What's Interesting Tool (WIT). It is now significantly improved and offers a rich educational experience to explore the heavens! Users can now explore many naked eye and deep sky objects, in addition to addon catalogs offered by KStars such as the Sharpless Catalog.

    Users wishing to have more fine control on what objects to observe and/or image should be using the Observation Planner that enable filtering of objects with custom constraints and limits. For casual users looking to find out what's interesting tonight, then this tool is the optimal choice.

  • Evolution 3.24.2 Open-Source Email and Groupware Client Brings Many Improvements

    The GNOME Project is preparing these days to release the second and last scheduled point release for the latest GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, and some of the core components and apps are already receiving new versions.

    That's right, we're talking about GNOME 3.24.2, which should be out in the coming days, around the date of May 10, 2017, bringing various small enhancements and bug fixes to some of the components distributed as part of the GNOME 3.24 Stack. The Evolution email and groupware client is, again, among the first to be updated.

  • System76 Preps Consistent GNOME Experience for Their PCs Powered by Ubuntu 17.10

    System76's CEO Carl Richell is reporting today on some of the upcoming changes the Linux hardware company plans to make in regards to the look and feel of the GNOME desktop environment shipping with the next major Ubuntu release.

    As you are very much aware by now, Canonical is moving away from their unique and gorgeous Unity user interface to the GNOME 3 desktop environment for the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, due for release later this year on October 19, 2017.

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