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Jadoo 3.

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 14:08

Hey penguins, long time Linux user here. I want to know if there are any ways to install any form of Linux (preferably a desktop version) on this entertainment device. I'm trying to find the specs of the device, in the meanwhile the questions are

"Is it possible to install any form of Linux into Jadoo 3?"

"What are the specification of the Jadoo 3 device?"


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Arch Linux 2016.05.01 Is Now Available for Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.5.1

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 14:08
Yes, it's that time of the month again, when we can get our hands on a brand-new bootable ISO image of the acclaimed and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

learn how to set and view $PATH variables in Linux systems

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-02 14:00

 tecmint: In Linux (also UNIX) $PATH is environment variable, used to tell the shell where to look for executable files.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:12
  • Inline assembly
  • Learn file management commnad line required for RHCSA
  • Weekly phpMyAdmin contributions 2016-W17
  • Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

    For many, open initiatives within higher education may have begun when The New York Times declared 2012 as "The Year of the MOOC." According to the article, "Traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors. The MOOC, on the other hand, is usually free, credit-less and, well, massive." Today MOOCs may not be living up to the hopes (or hype) of many of their original proponents, but the concept of developing and delivering educational content online is now certainly common practice.

    Perhaps your history with open educational resources is a bit longer? Before MOOCs, increasing awareness of the costs associated with college texts spawned the open textbook movement. Founded in 1999 at Rice University, OpenStax (then Connexions) began its mission to create open textbooks as freely available educational resources with nonrestrictive licenses, where faculty, researchers, and even students could share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books, and reports. While the open textbook movement never really enjoyed the flare of popularity of MOOCs, they too have found advocates and an audience within higher education.

  • 3D printer helps create aBioBot, an open source pipetting robot designed to speed up science

    A team of artists, scientists and engineers has developed a robotic lab assistant based on a modified 3D printer that can intelligently automate and adapt laboratory processes. By eliminating repetition and errors, aBioBot’s mission is to free up scientists’ energy and resources, potentially shortening the time between major scientific breakthroughs.

  • Three Cheers for Monotasking!

    Anyone who has coded—or worked with coders—knows all about this. They complain constantly about interruptions, and with good reason. When they're deep into a problem, switching their attention is costly. They've lost their train of thought, and it can take several minutes to get it back. That's not much of a problem if it happens a few times a day, but it's a real killer if it happens a few times an hour.

  • Pirate Bay visitors infected with crypto-ransomware via bad ads [Ed: Windows]

    Although malvertising attackers have hit a number of torrent sites over the past month, as noted by TorrentFreak, this weekend's premier of the sixth season of Games of Thrones triggered a huge spike in BitTorrent activity. The attackers may have been trying to cash in on a surge in traffic to The Pirate Bay.

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GPL licensed Signal Protocol library used by WhatsApp

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:12

I have a question. Earlier this year I read a post about BMW using GPL licensed code, and it piqued my interest in it.

I noticed WhatsApp is using a library since not too long ago that is GPL licensed. They described using it in a technical white paper.

I sent WhatsApp an email with this content:

According to the WhatsApp Encryption Overview technical white paper (April 4, 2016) WhatsApp now uses the Signal Protocol library: "The Signal Protocol library used by WhatsApp is Open Source, available here: https://github.com/whispersystems/libsignal-protocol-java/"

The Signal Protocol library is "licensed under the GPLv3" (https://github.com/WhisperSystems/libsignal-protocol-java/blob/master/README.md).

Assuming it is known what is implicated by using GPLv3 licensed code, I hereby am requesting the WhatsApp source code that is associated with the Signal Protocol library.

A URL suffices.

I've sent it on the 14th of April, and I haven't received a response. Am I in my right to request this anyway?

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Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:11
One year ago this month, I published my first article on Opensource.com. I talked about our Astro Pi program in Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space.read more

Leftovers: BSD

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:11
  • GhostBSD 10.3 to Add ZFS and UDF Support, Will Be Based on FreeBSD 10.3

    The development cycle of the GhostBSD 10.3 has started, and a first Alpha build is now ready for public testing, bringing various new features, several improvements, as well as bug fixes.

    Based on the recently released FreeBSD 10.3 operating system, GhostBSD 10.3 should arrive later this year with support for the ZFS (Z File System) and UFS (Unix File System) filesystems, ZFS encryption support in the installer, as well as quarterly updates to the GhostBSD Software applications, adding more stability to the OS.

  • bsdtalk264 - Down the Gopher Hole

    Playing around with the gopher protocol. Description of gopher from the 1995 book "Student's Guide to the Internet" by David Clark.

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GNU/Linux Leftovers

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:10
  • Download Linux Voice issue 18
  • Windows desktop share falls below 90% [Ed: based on Microsoft-connected firm]

    The desktop share of Windows computers worldwide fell below 90 per cent for the first time since it established the mark, according to figures from the web analytics company Net Applications.

    While there were encouraging figures for Microsoft among the various Windows versions, the overall share fell to 89.23 per cent.

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC6, Dubbed "Charred Weasel"

    It's Sunday night, so Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a new RC build for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel series, which has been dubbed "Charred Weasel."

    According to Linus Torvalds, things continue to remain fairly calm in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.6, which might very well get one more Release Candidate (RC), version RC7, next week, on May 8, 2016. Then, one week later, on May 15, we should be able to get our hands on the final release of Linux kernel 4.6, which will hit the stable repositories of various distributions most probably around June 2016.

  • Reaper Audio Software Is Coming To Linux

    If Audacity and Ardour aren't cutting it for your audio editing needs on Linux, there's another Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) option coming to Linux: Reaper.

    Reaper is a high-end audio production software suite developed by Cockos Software. Reaper has been supported under Windows and OS X for this software that's been around since 2005. With the current development version, native Linux support is coming.

  • Plasma Mobile : New base system

    Last Akademy, the Plasma team revealed the first prototype of the new Plasma Mobile.


    Our initial Ubuntu Touch base was Ubuntu 15.04. Eventually, our image started to diverge from the Ubuntu Touch base. For example, we upgraded libhybris to upstream version because libhybris available in Ubuntu archive diverged too much from upstream to be useful in our context. We also had to upgrade to a newer Qt version, and we also needed to upgrade the base system to Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) because we did not have the resources for managing different branches for packaging the latest git KF5/Plasma for 15.04.

  • Converging Kubes

    Kube, our PIM-Client in the making, is supposed to run on a variety of platforms and form-factors. We aim to provide a consistent look and feel across them all. If you know how to use Kube on your desktop machine, you will know how to use it on your Android phone or tablet as well. So what we are going to do, is building a UI for the phone, allowing it to display multiple pages on the tablet and in the end serving it on the desktop as well. Good idea, right?

  • openSUSE announces first round of accepted proposals

    The first round of proposals for the openSUSE Conference have been accepted and people who submitted a call for papers should log-in to events.opensuse.org and check to see if their talk has been accepted as part of the first round of proposals.

    For proposals that have been accepted, users should confirm their proposal as soon as possible and also register for the conference if they had not done so already.

  • Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

    One year ago this month, I published my first article on Opensource.com. I talked about our Astro Pi program in Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space. We've come a long way in that last 12 months—in December, our two Astro Pi units were sent to the International Space Station aboard the Cygnus spacecraft on a resupply mission; closely followed by British ESA astronaut Tim Peake.

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Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:06

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:05

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Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Takes Place on May 3-5, 2016

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:00

The Mark Shuttleworth Q&A starts at 18:00 UTC on May 3

6 colleges turning out open source talent

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 12:46

Most IT departments have project road maps that will require open-source skills, but finding recent college grads with open source talent can be challenging.

Whether your company is planning an open-source-based big data implementation, installing an open-platform file manager, or adopting an open approach to customer relationship management, experts say traditional computer science departments might not be turning out students you need.

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Deepin kernel and the Chinese government

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 12:37

Deepin is maintaining its own kernel. Is there a security risk that it will be controlled or even backdoored by the Chinese government?

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OpenStack Roundup

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 12:16

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 12:13

It is always a big deal when Canonical releases a new long-term support version of Ubuntu. Despite Ubuntu's important place in the Linux distribution ecosystem, I should admit right off the bat that I am not a regular user of Ubuntu. I try out each new release of the desktop version Ubuntu and occasionally use Ubuntu Server, but I tend to use Fedora and CentOS for almost all of my daily desktop and server needs. Still, I've always been fascinated by what Canonical is doing with Ubuntu and their Unity desktop environment. Below, I take a look at Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and share my thoughts on the Unity desktop environment and the distribution as a whole.

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Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 12:10

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