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Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 12:00

This is less than usual. The time saving mostly stems from spending less time recording for the release video. At first thought you might think recording would be a breeze but it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of making the videos. Each cycle the GNOME community lands improvement a wide set of GNOME’s applications. So before each release I have to find some way to run a dozen of applications from master. I do this either by:

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Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 11:37

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Letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Lenovo blocking Linux and other operating system installations on Yoga PCs.

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 11:18
  • Letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Lenovo blocking Linux and other operating system installations on Yoga PCs.

    Lenovo just updated the BIOS for the Yoga 710, another system that doesn't allow Linux installs. Wanna know what they changed? Update to TPM (secret encryption module used for Digital Restrictions Management) and an update to the Intel Management Engine, which is essentially a backdoor rootkit built into all recent Intel processors (but AMD has their version too, so what do you do?). No Linux support. Priorities...

  • Microsoft told to compensate customers for Windows 10 breaking computers

    Microsoft has been urged to pay compensation to customers that have suffered computer malfunctions when upgrading to its new software Windows 10.

    Since the company released the software last year it has been plagued by complaints, with customers claiming their computers upgraded without their permission and, in some cases, completely stopped working.

    Which?, the consumer watchdog, has told Microsoft to "honour consumers' rights" and compensate those who have suffered from problems, including lost files, email accounts no longer syncing and failed WiFi connection.

    It said Microsoft customers had also complained that their webcams suddenly stopped working, as did speakers and printers in the wake of the upgrade.

  • Veteran Windows journo slams Microsoft over Surface Pro issues

    Microsoft's tardiness and lack of communication in relation to battery issues affecting its Surface Pro PC/tablet hybrid has been slammed by well-known journalist Ed Bott who has been writing about the company for 25 years.

    In a column titled "Shame on Microsoft for leaving Surface Pro customers in the dark", Bott wrote that Microsoft had not shown any appreciation of the users who had helped put its Surface business on a solid footing.

    He wrote that after the Surface Pro 3 had been in the market for more than a year, users began noticing a steady drop in battery capacity.

    In March 2016, the company's support lines began fielding calls about the issue, with complaints that batteries that should have held a charge for five or more hours were going dead in 20 or 30 minutes and refusing to charge fully.

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 11:16
  • Google could be about to reveal its Android and Chrome OS merger

    If you've been following Google for a while you'll know that speculation around the company merging Android and Chrome OS into one single whole isn't anything new, but the rumours have gained fresh impetus over the weekend.

    Sources speaking to the usually reliable Android Police say Google is preparing to combine the two OSes into something codenamed Andromeda inside the company - that's also the name of the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way or the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, depending on which meaning you want to take.

  • Google’s Oct. 4th Event May Reveal Merged Android/Chrome OS
  • Oct 4th rumors: Google to show off merged Android/Chrome OS preview, $69 Chromecast Ultra and $129 Google Home

    Google is holding an event on October 4th, where the company is expected to officially launches its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. But that’s not all we’re expecting to see on October 4th.

    According to several reports from Android Police, we could also see the launch of Google Home, a Chromecast Ultra, and a new wireless router called Google WiFi.

    Google may also show off a preview of an operating system that merges Chrome OS and Android, although it’s unlikely to be available to the public before 2017.

  • Android Users Replace Phones Faster Than iPhone Fans

    Every time a new Apple iPhone gets released, it seems like everyone who has chosen iOS over Alphabet 's Android immediately orders one.

    In reality, however, not every consumer trades in his or her phone just because a new model comes out. They may want to, but leasing cycles, payment plans and other factors influence whether people swap out their iPhone or Android phone after a new model is released.

    On the Apple side, consumers are actually holding onto their phones slightly longer, while with Android, the replacement cycle has been steady for the past three years, according to data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).

  • Sony Xperia X Performance users can register for Android 7.0 Nougat beta program (but not everywhere)
  • Leaked Presentation Slide Reveals Sony’s Android 7.0 Roadmap

    If you own an Android device that isn’t a Nexus, chances are you’re probably wondering when your phone will be updated to the latest version of Android, Android 7.0 Nougat. OEMs don’t usually reveal their update plans so early on, but the good news for Sony users is that we now have an idea of when the update will be released.

    This is thanks to an alleged leaked presentation slide as reported by Mojandroid.sk (via Xperia Blog) from Sony Slovakia. As you can see in the photo above, it shows the company’s plans for the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Assuming the timing is applicable for all markets they operate in, the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ should get their update in October.

  • Umi Plus International Giveaway [3 Phones]

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Evalvid, ./psnr result is 0.000

Reddit - Mon, 2016-09-26 11:00

hi all, i have a project with transmission video by USRP. i am using evalvid tool, but my ./psnr result when i use the same video is 0.000. can any one help me what is this mean? i am looking for help. sorry my English is bad.

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digiKam 5.2.0 Linux RAW Image Editor Introduces a New Red Eyes Tool, Bug Fixes

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 10:18

The digiKam developers were proud to announce the release of the second maintenance update to the digiKam 5 latest stable series of the free and open source RAW image editor for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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wattOS 10 Microwatt Edition Comes with Less of Everything, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 10:16

After releasing the LXDE edition of wattOS 10 at the beginning of the month, developer Ronald Ropp now announced the availability of the Microwatt Edition, which includes less of everything when compared to its bigger brother.

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How to throw a tarball over the wall

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 10:15

It costs a lot of money to open source a mature piece of commercial software, even if all you are doing is "throwing a tarball over the wall." That's why companies abandoning software they no longer care about so rarely make it open source, and those abandoning open source projects rarely move them to new homes that benefit others.

If all you have thought about is the eventual outcome, you may be surprised how expensive it is to get there.

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wattOS 10 Microwatt Edition Comes with Less of Everything, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

LXer - Mon, 2016-09-26 09:56
After releasing the LXDE edition of wattOS 10 at the beginning of the month, developer Ronald Ropp now announced the availability of the Microwatt Edition, which includes less of everything when compared to its bigger brother.

Getting to know GNU social

Reddit - Mon, 2016-09-26 09:22

Linux 4.8 gets rc8

LXer - Mon, 2016-09-26 07:50
Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.

Can someone recommend me Penetration testing linux distros for slow Pc's?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-09-26 07:36

Hey, im new to linux. I got intrested in it by the various things it can do, lack or virus's, Open-source Leading to many alternative distros. As of now im on Ubuntu but I want to try more. But mostly the penetration testing linux distros, now if im not sure if you need a good pc or not. The reason i wondered this is because I couldnt find any answers on google

just remember Im new So dont get me wrong if I asked a question that annoyed. Any help?

And if It doesnt matter if my pc is slow or not just recommend me Penetration testing distros otherwise

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How do you get programmers to join your project?

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-09-26 07:00

This month The Queue answers the question "How can I get programmers to join our project?"

IBM Preaches Cognitive, Cloud, And IT Consumption

LXer - Mon, 2016-09-26 05:44
Linux continues to be the star on which the Power Systems hitches its wagon. Power Systems GM Doug Balog says it's the market with the greatest opportunity...

The NSA has tried to backdoor linux three times

Reddit - Mon, 2016-09-26 04:57

As some of may know already, rumors of NSA backdoors in windows and mac have been running around in tech and hacking circles since the 90's The first alleged attempt was in 2003 and is documented here http://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/10/09/the-linux-backdoor-attempt-of-2003/

Another suspected attempted was from code planted in openssl software in debian, which serves as a upstream for most linux distros that is documented here https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/09/20/software-transparency-debian-openssl-bug/

A third attempt came to light in 2013 when linus torvalds father came forward and said the NSA had approached linus directly documented here http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/11/nsa-ask-linus-torvalds-include-backdoors-linux-father-says-yes

This was later confirmed by linus himself in a tongue and check manner documented here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/19/linux_backdoor_intrigue/

Now this would sound like paranoia, but I recommend reading this as well, a report in the new yorker about edward snowden on the NSA's capabilities http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-the-n-s-a-cracked-the-web

stay tinfoiled friends.

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Debian-Based Robolinux 8.6 Adds Over 275 Important Security and Software Updates

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 04:53

The developer of the Debian-based Robolinux computer operating system announced the release of the sixth maintenance update to the Robolinux 8 LTS "Raptor" series of his GNU/Linux distribution.

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Linux Kernel 4.8 Lands October 2 as Linus Torvalds Outs Last Release Candidate

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-26 04:51

It's still Sunday in U.S. so Linus Torvalds has just published his weekly announcement to inform us all about the availability of the eighth and last RC (Release Candidate) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel.

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