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TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:39

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Some Early NVIDIA Performance Figures For The Newest Linux Game: F1 2015

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:38
Feral Interactive released F1 2015 for Linux earlier today and it sure is a demanding game. Here are some preliminary benchmark figures...

Google beats Oracle—Android makes “fair use” of Java APIs

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:35
There was only one question on the special verdict form, asking if Google's use of the Java APIs was a "fair use" under copyright law. The jury unanimously answered "yes," in Google's favor. The verdict ends the trial, which began earlier this month. If Oracle had won, the same jury would have gone into a "damages phase" to determine how much Google should pay. Because Google won, the trial is over.

Anyone got a spare windows key?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:32

A friend suggested that some Linux users might have an excess of windows keys.

I'll trade for some Reddit Gold! :P

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TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:19

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Birds Linux 8.0 Released — A Distro For Students, Comes With Kernel 4.5 And TOR

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:15

As a result of three months of hard work by Francesco Milesi, Birds Linux 8.0 is available for download. This open source Linux distro is focused on students by bringing along many educational tools to assist them in learning. Birds Linux 8.0 also marks a shift to GNOME 3 desktop environment.

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Anonymous Live CD Tails to Use Tor Browser 6.0, Firewall and Kernel Hardening

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:10

The next major version of the Tails amnesic incognito live system, also known as the Anonymous Live CD used by ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to stay hidden online using the latest Tor technologies, is now in the works.

Tails 2.4 development is open, and it looks like the first Release Candidate (RC) build has already landed for public beta testing, incorporating some major new features and changes, among which we can mention the upgrade to the latest Tor Browser 6.0 web browser based on Mozilla Firefox 45.2.

Also: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Release Party in Japan to Take Place June 26

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Rust 1.9

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:07
  • Announcing Rust 1.9

    The Rust team is happy to announce the latest version of Rust, 1.9. Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

  • Rust 1.9 Released

    Rust 1.9 brings controlled unwinding support, support for deprecation warnings, new targets (MIPS Linux Musl C library and i586 Windows MSVC), compile-time improvements, more library stabilization work, and new Cargo features.

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How to downgrade a package in Arch Linux

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-05-27 04:00

 ostechnix: Arch Linux has a utility called "downgrade" that helps you to downgrade an installed package to any available older version.

Announcing the Open Source License API

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 03:57

Over the last 19 years, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has been the steward of the Open Source Definition (or OSD), establishing a common language when discussing what it means to be an Open Source license, and a list of licenses which are known to be compatible with the OSD.

This is taken to its logic next step this year, with the OSI providing a machine readable publication of OSI approved licenses at api.opensource.org. This will allow third parties to become license-aware, and give organizations the ability to clearly determine if a license is, in fact, an Open Source license, from the authoritative source regarding Open Source licenses, the OSI.

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Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 03:53

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Win for APIs and FOSS (Android Case)

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 03:43
  • Google beats Oracle at trial: Jury finds Android is “fair use”

    Following a two-week trial, a federal jury concluded Thursday that Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights because its re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by "fair use." The verdict was reached after three days of deliberations.

    "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, listen to your verdict as it will stand recorded," said the court clerk, before polling each of the ten men and women on the jury.

    There was only one question on the special verdict form, asking if Google's use of the Java APIs was a "fair use" under copyright law. The jury unanimously answered "yes," in Google's favor. The verdict ends the trial, which began earlier this month. If Oracle had won, the same jury would have gone into a "damages phase" to determine how much Google should pay. Because Google won, the trial is over.

    "I salute you for your extreme hard work in this case," said US District Judge William Alsup, who has overseen the litigation since 2010. "With the thanks of your United States District Court, you are now discharged. I would like to come in the jury room and shake each of your hands individually."

    Four of the ten jurors declined to comment to reporters gathered in the hallway. The other six went out through a back exit.

    "We're grateful for the jury's verdict," said Google lead lawyer Robert Van Nest before getting into the elevator with Google's in-house lawyers. "That's it." Oracle attorneys had no comment.

  • Google wins Oracle copyright fight over Android code

    Today, a jury in California's Northern District federal court declared that Google's use of copyright-protected code in Android was fair use, freeing it of any liability. Oracle, which controls the copyright on the code, had been seeking $9 billion for the use of the code.

    The case centers around an API developed by Java and owned by Oracle, which allows outside programs to easily interact with Java programs. Android uses the same API, and in 2014 a federal appeals court ruled that Oracle has a valid copyright claim on the API code, potentially putting Google on the hook for billions of dollars in damages. (The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal.) In the latest round, Google argued that Android's reimplementation of the API constituted fair use, which would allow use of the code without invalidating Oracle's copyright. Ultimately, the jury found that case convincing.

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Open source is in our DNA

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-27 03:38
The same thing that compels us to make Linux (and many other projects) free and open source is present in many of humanity's greatest achievements.

Threaded Input Finally Lands In The X.Org Server

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-27 03:19
The X.Org Server Git code finally has the threaded input support that's long been a work-in-progress...

How to detect IP address conflicts in Linux

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-27 02:40
IP addresses (IPv4) are a scarce resource that is shared by different users and devices. Having an IP address conflict means that there are more than one network device or computer that claims the same IP address. IP address conflict may occur when a DHCP server has assigned an IP address to one computer, and the same IP address happens to be statically assigned to another network device by someone.

Reiser4 Is Now Available For Linux 4.6

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-27 02:22
If you are a user of the out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system, an official patch is now available to get it working with the Linux 4.6 kernel source...

PHP 7.0.7 Released Fixing 28 Bugs

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-27 01:43
Though it seem like it was just yesterday that PHP 7 was first released (it was actually December 17, 2015), today the seventh incremental update is being released with PHP 7.0.7.

Linux 4.7 Adds Option To Remove Exported Kernel Symbols That Go Unused

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-27 01:36
Normally the Kbuild pull requests for the Linux kernel merge windows tend to not be too noteworthy, but it's a bit different this time around for Linux 4.7...

Any good Media Server/Download Manager/File manager OS or Package with Web interface ?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-05-27 00:56

Hello guys !

I need your advice about a system I would like to implement. I just bought a ODROID-C2 (kind of raspberry pi 3++) and i want to use it as a Media server, but with some additional functionalities. Actually, i use my internet box running Freebox OS wich offer me those kind of functionalities :

All using a web interface available locally and from the internet.

  • Access connected storage & local network storage
  • download/upload files to storage
  • integrated download manager (torrent/HTTP/FTP...)
  • Systeme statistics (graphs)
  • manage box settings
  • integrated open vpn server/client GUI
  • FREE tv channel streaming
  • Local network items & infos

All of those are actually managed by my Internet provider (Free) Box (Freebox V6) running on the Freebox Os (but this is a OS for internet box also, i just need the cool parts :) ).

What i've found so far :

All the Linux stuff i know. Setup the network, the network drives, local drives, server config etc... But i would prefer a "all in one" OS or Package, instead of using multiple soft, with multiple web interface, and multiple port forwarding to gain access from outside. Also, ofc i could to a VNC on a ubuntu or another linux GUI. But cool web interface with proper JSON api are much more fast. But the VNC will be there in case of, as well as the SSH.

Thx a lot for reading :)

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