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Linux-based YunOS To Beat Apple’s iOS In China

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-11-28 22:04

The chances are slim that you might be knowing about YunOS, the mobile operating system developed by China’s Alibaba group. In a recent development related to YunOS, this relatively newer OS is on the track to gather a 14 per cent share of phone shipments in mainland China.

According to forecasts made by analysts, by the end of this year, YunOS will beat iOS to become the second-largest mobile operating system in China. This forecast falls in line with Alibaba’s previous claims that YunOS has already passed iOS.

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How to add more entropy to improve cryptographic randomness on Linux

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-11-28 22:02

If you have Linux servers that depend upon encryption, you owe it to yourself to beef up the system entropy. Here's how to do so with haveged.

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Yelp offers up Kafka tools to open source

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-11-28 22:00

Yelp saved itself US$10 million by building out its Apache Kafka-based Data Pipeline, and now it wants to spread that love to other enterprises. Just before the holidays, Yelp open-sourced its Data Pipeline and assorted utilities used to maintain and build out this streaming data platform.

Data Pipeline is now available on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license. Using Data Pipeline, developers can tie their applications into the constantly flowing stream of Kafka data. The company detailed this in a blog entry.

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Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 2.0.3 Supports Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 24

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-11-28 22:00

Previously known as Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, the Intel Graphics Update Tool is designed to let users install the latest graphics drivers for their Intel HD GPUs.

San Francisco’s Muni Hacked

LXer - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:57
Muni, San Francisco's transit system, is back to normal after being hit by hackers who reportedly sought a $73,000 ransom.

Are we in a golden age of open source or just openwashing?

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:55

We are witnessing a golden age of open source. Never in the history of the technology industry have we seen so many developers coding in the open, jointly working on common codebases that can be leveraged by any individual user or company.

This trend is a huge step forward, with broad benefits to both the user and vendor community. It is spurring significantly greater innovation and interoperability across solutions.

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Build Your Own Netflix and Pandora With Raspberry Pi 3

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:50

Do you have a huge collection of movies, TV shows, and music that you purchased over the years but it’s collecting digital dust on your hard drives? How about creating your very own Netflix- and Pandora-like setup using the free Plex Media Server software? No, you don’t have to buy an expensive, bulky PC. All you need is a Raspberry Pi 3, a hard drive, an SD card and a mobile charger. It should all cost less than $100.

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Debian Sid and Sapphire RX 480

Reddit - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:47

I've been complaining about the Sapphire RX 480 losing signal when launching certain games(fear 1 & 2 via wine or the dark mod linux)

After a week of struggle, I've read a post saying someone removing the intel xorg driver on arch linux and getting better performance, so I thought it he can do that, maybe I can do that with the xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu driver and see if that changes something

I don't know what's the difference without the driver, but after rebooting, fear 1 & fear2 launches without losing signal

hah, and I thought about returning the gpu and/or buying a new monitor with display ports

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Qualcomm Adreno A5xx Open-Source Driver Bringup For Freedreno

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:45
There's now patches for bringing up open-source graphics driver support in the Freedreno stack for Qualcomm's latest-generation Adreno graphics hardware...

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC supports extended temperatures

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:42

The AECX-APL0 supports the three Atom-branded Apollo Lake processors instead of the related Celeron and Pentium models. No OS support is listed, which is also the case for the other Litemax/WynMax embedded boards, which are mostly Mini-ITX boards, with a sprinkling of 3.5-inch SBCs, based on Intel and AMD processors. Running Linux should not be a problem.

The 146 x 102mm AECX-APL0 supports up to 8GB DDR3L RAM, and offers SATA III and mSATA, with the latter made available via one of the two mini-PCIe slots. The other is paired with a micro-SIM for wireless expansion.

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How do you organize and manage your files, directories and web browser bookmarks?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:07

Unlike most of the discussions, which are usually technical in nature on /r/linux, I'd like to discuss something more meta. This has been troubling me for a few years now and I always kinda ignored it in favor of more "important" tasks.

 

How do you organize your stuff? Specifically, how do you organize your files, directories, and web browser bookmarks?

 

Up until recently, I used white-spaces, special characters and capital letters in my file and directory names. I don't know why but, one day, I found it to be ugly and I started using the snake case naming convention with only the lower case letters, the hyphen and the underscore in my file and directory names. Although I find this to be a "better" naming scheme than what I used earlier (actually, I didn't use any), renaming thousands of files can become a PITA and although knowing basic regexes and bulk renaming in vim and emacs might help, I find the whole process to be time-consuming and inefficient.

What do you do about it? Do you follow a specific pattern when naming your files and directories? How do you organize them? How many layers deep do your directories exist? Is there a so-called "organizational model" that one should follow to organize one's files and directories?

 

On the other hand, there's the bookmarks that I create in Firefox. The whole thing has become a bloody mess. At the moment, I have 1300+ bookmarks and I've been avoiding dealing with them because it would take too much time and I don't have a good idea about how I should manage and organize them. One of the issues that I have is that I haven't found an efficient way to somehow navigate through the bookmarks menu and the browser and edit the bookmarks in the process without using the mouse. I should be able to edit the names of the bookmarks and their links in a text-like file in (neo)vim or emacs, open bookmarks in Firefox and switch to it without using the mouse but I can't seem to do it right now.

 

What do you suggest (except proprietary software or cloud services)?

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Moving with SQL Server to Linux? Move from SQL Server to MySQL as well!

LXer - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:00
Over the recent years, there has been a large number of individuals as well as organizations who are ditching the Windows platform for Linux platform, and this number will continue to grow as more developments in Linux are experienced. Linux has for long been the leader in Web servers as most of the web servers run on Linux, and this could be one of the reasons why the high migration is being experienced.

How to extract files from an RPM package on Linux

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-11-28 21:00

 xmodulo: An RPM package contains a set of files, typically compiled software binaries, libraries, and their development source files.

Upvote to show your support for VLC developer / president

Reddit - Mon, 2016-11-28 20:20

I’d like to apologize to the /u/jbkempf on behalf of the Linux community. Please ignore the childish trolls. Those who actually read the click-bait trash, could see what you really meant. Please don’t let the trolls and angry mob get you down. The quiet majority here appreciate your work. For context.

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15 JavaScript frameworks and libraries

LXer - Mon, 2016-11-28 20:03
JavaScript is the future. The language is supported by a number of technololgy leaders, one of whom is WordPress's founder Matt Mullenweg, who hinted that WordPress developers should learn it, clearly sending a message to the WordPress community as to it future importance. The mention was well received. The transition to better technology will enable WordPress to keep up with future challenges.read more

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