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Linux-Ready Devices With Intel (Back Door/ME) Chips

TuxMachines - 4 hours 22 min ago
  • Rugged, low-cost Bay Trail SBC runs Linux

    VersaLogic released a rugged, PC/104-Plus form-factor “SandCat” SBC with a dual-core Intel Bay Trail SoC, -40 to 85℃ support, plus SATA, GbE, and mini-PCIe and more, starting at $370 in volume.

    VersaLogic has spun a simpler, more affordable alternative to its BayCat single board computer, which similarly offers a Linux supported Intel Bay Trail SoC in a PC/104-Plus form-factor board. The rugged new SandCat is limited to a dual-core, 1.33GHz Atom E3825, and offers a somewhat reduced feature set, but launches at less than half the price of the dual-core version of the BayCat, selling at $370 in volume.

  • Rugged DIN-rail PC taps Skylake-U

    Aaeon has launched a Linux-friendly DIN-rail “Boxer-6750” DIN-rail computer with a dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPU, dual displays, extended temp and vibration resistance, plus 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x serial ports.

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Server: HelpSystems Gets Into JAMS for Scheduling, Red Hat's Reality of OpenStack, and Impact of IBM-Red Hat Merger

TuxMachines - 4 hours 28 min ago
  • HelpSystems Gets Into JAMS for Scheduling

    HelpSystems yesterday announced the acquisition of MVP Systems Software, the Connecticut-based developer of the JAMS workload management and scheduling software. While JAMS supported IBM i, HelpSystems will count on the product to deliver capabilities primarily in the open systems realm, with cloud possibilities looming in the future.

    The acquisition came together as the result of mutual respect that HelpSystems and MVP Systems Software had for each other, says Kate Bolseth, general manager of cross platform products at HelpSystems.

  • What's the reality of OpenStack and public cloud?

    My colleague, Margaret Dawson, spends a lot of time talking with customers. And in those conversations, questions about cloud and OpenStack invariably come up. She shared this message a while back, during her keynote at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, and it still resonates. While public cloud looms large in many companies’ plans, OpenStack’s future looks bright in the hybrid cloud reality we see today -- and tomorrow.

    “Most of you, especially if you’ve been working on OpenStack for a while, hear ‘Game’s over. Why are we even still doing this? AWS has won, so let’s just put everything in the public cloud and call it a day.”

  • Impact of IBM-Red Hat Merger

    Recently, there have been numerous machine learning, and AI algorithms developed to achieve the desired output in a dynamic, efficient, and effective manner. However, in a real-time scenario, an individual algorithm has its own advantages and is restricted to certain limitations. These limitations can be minimized by integrating different algorithms to achieve the desired task. By capturing the insights into the integral approach, IBM has announced its acquisition of Red Hat technologies to enhance its cloud-based business services to its clients.

    In the past year, nearly a quarter of IBM overall revenue was achieved through the cloud service platform. But with an increase in competitors, the company was overshadowed by other cloud rivals such as Microsoft and Amazon. Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, stated that at present, only 20 percent of the companies are renting cloud services to cut costs; over 80 percent are still unlocking their business values and can shift their business applications to the hybrid cloud in the near future for data extraction and optimization.

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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS 5

LXer - 4 hours 32 min ago
For the past fortnight I have been testing Elementary OS 5 to see if it is a good choice for the average computer user. The website claims that the applications have been specifically selected to be useful without bloat. This article tests those claims to the full.

Debian Packages To Eliminate Vendor-Specific Patches, Affecting Downstreams Like Ubuntu

TuxMachines - 4 hours 41 min ago

Debian packages have supported the concept of vendor-specific patches whereby when DPKG unpacks a source package on different operating systems / distributions (such as Debian vs. Ubuntu), different patches could be selectively applied. Ubuntu is one of the main benefactors of this feature while effective immediately these vendor-specific patches to source packages will be treated as a bug and will be unpermitted following the Debian 10 "Buster" release.

This vendor-specific patch behavior for DPKG is mainly to help downstreams of Debian such as Ubuntu (not to be confused with vendor-specific hardware patches, etc). This vendor-specific patching has been used where say Ubuntu wishes to make some customizations to a Debian package that are minor in nature or basic alterations, they could land the changes in upstream Debian as a vendor-specific patch that would then be applied to the source package when building on Ubuntu... But keeping the package unpatched on Debian, or vice-versa. It reduces the maintenance burden for those wanting to selectively make basic changes to a package without having to maintain multiple largely redundant packages.

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Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth Has No Plans Of Selling Canonical

TuxMachines - 4 hours 49 min ago

A couple of weeks ago IBM announced its plan to buy Red Hat for $34 billion. Following that, experts started speculating that rival companies like Canonical and Suse would sell as well.

However, Canonical’s founder, Mark Shuttleworth, doesn’t seem to have any plans of selling the company — at least not in the near future. In an encounter with TechCrunch, he said, “I value my independence.”

One of the reasons behind this decision is that he doesn’t really need the money. But another big reason for not selling is his vision for Canonical and Ubuntu, which he would like to see through personally.

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A Journey on Budgie Desktop #2: Raven

TuxMachines - 4 hours 55 min ago

Raven, the Super+A menu, is the special right panel on Budgie Desktop Environment. It's represented by a white door icon with a left arrow on it beside the power icon on the top panel. It's interesting as it's fun to show/hide in end-user's perspective. It's unique, compared to same right-side panel concepts on BlankOn and deepin, it has own name Raven while being very minimal yet usable. See more below. This is the continuation after the first part talked about the Top Panel. Enjoy and please wait the next part about Applets!

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Ubuntu 19.04 Development Starts Off With Python 3.7, Merged Usr Directories

TuxMachines - 5 hours 42 min ago

Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" development is now officially underway.

Following the initial sync from Debian unstable, Ubuntu developer Matthias Klose announced this morning that "Disco Dingo is now open for development."

The initial prominent changes in the archive include landing Python 3.7 as the default Python3 version after Ubuntu 18.10 shipped with Python 3.6, removal of OpenSSL 1.0 with intending to only ship OpenSSL 1.1.1 LTS, and upgrading to Perl 5.28.

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New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

TuxMachines - 5 hours 46 min ago
  • PHP 7.2, Node.js 10, NGINX 1.14 and others now GA for RHEL

    These versions are available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Devtools or RHSCL channel) for x86_64, s390x, aarch64, and ppc64le. Read more details about each component in the “New Components details” section.

  • GCC 8.2 now GA for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    We are pleased to announce general availability of Red Hat Developer Toolset 8 beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.


    Like other tools, these are installable via yum from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7 Devtools or RHSCL channel. For more details, see the “New Features” section below.

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Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server October 2018 update at world, minus its file-nuking 'feature', after actually doing some testing

LXer - 5 hours 47 min ago
Wow, what a novel concept: 'Extensive internal validation'Is the Windows October 2018 update here again? Did it ever exist previously? Are we all in a feverish dream where the latest version, build 1809, is stable and fit for purpose, and Patch Tuesday was totally uneventful? Our finger hovers over the "no" button, but we live in hope of someone one day fitted a "yes" key.…

Can I revert back to Windows from Linux?

Reddit - 5 hours 48 min ago


I wish to use Linux as my main OS for quite some time, but my concern is can i revert back to Windows from Linux if I don't myself comfortable with Ubuntu therefore I need to ask this "Can I remove Linux completely from my system?" .

  • And i don't want to side load Linux or run it from a USB.
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Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

TuxMachines - 6 hours 5 min ago

After years of teasing and speculation, it finally looks as though foldable screen smartphones are headed to market. Google's dev announcement followed closely on the heels of Samsung's announcement at its own developer conference of a folding phone/tablet prototype with Infinity Flex Display.

The Android tools will take advantage of the new display technology, which literally bends and folds, noted Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management at Google. The technology is based on two variations of screen design: two-screen devices and one-screen devices.

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More Empty Promises From Microsoft

TuxMachines - 6 hours 15 min ago

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Most Flatpaks are huge compared to their Snap versions!

Reddit - 6 hours 50 min ago

Nearly any Flatpaks app I see on Flathub (added the repo to GNOME Software) are about 1 GB in size! Even for things like a podcast app, photo viewer, music player, etc.

Whereas on Snaps, for the same types of apps (and some same ones if available, e.g. Atom), I see sizes are about a few hundred MBs at best.

I realize that packaging all of the dependencies into one app is going to increase an app's size, but hell 1 GB is a bit too much!

Am I missing something?

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Textosaurus - Qt5 based simple text editor - new features announcement

Reddit - 6 hours 55 min ago

Hello guys.

Some time passed from my last post about Textosaurus. Textosaurus is simple text editor built on top of Qt5 library which focuses on x-platformity and ensures that you can use same user settings/data on all supported operating systems (Win,Lin,MacOS). So you can for example sync your settings/data via Syncthing and use them flawlessly on all your PCs.

Now, let me introduce new stuff.

  • Support for transparent file encryption, which is based on AES-256-CBS. All hashes are SHA3-512. Encryption can be set in menu "File" -> "File Encryption". You can read some extra details here. If my encryption process is wrong, let me know!
  • More lexers (programming language highlighters) support code folding (HTML, XML, ...).
  • Updated styling for some lexers (Powershell, Diff).
  • "Plain Text" menu item is now moved to top of "Language" menu.
  • Textosaurus now has command line interface. Run "textosaurus --help" for more info.
  • FS sidebar is now able to follow path of currently displayed document.

I will be very glad for hints, opinions and constructive criticism.

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Linux shuf Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

LXer - 7 hours 1 min ago
If you ever played the game of cards, you'd likely be aware of the term shuffling. A bit hard to imagine, there's a Linux command line tool that exactly does that with lines in files. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of the 'shuf' command using some easy to understand examples.


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