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5 reasons professors should encourage students to get involved in open source projects

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-22 09:44

I've been supporting student participation in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) projects for over a decade. I've seen students get motivated and excited by working in a professional community while they learn and mature professionally. Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons.

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Linux 4.8-rc3

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-22 09:38

After last weeks somewhat unusual patch statistics (only 1/6th
drivers), we're not back to the normal programming with rc3, and we
have the usual situation with roughly ~60% of the patch being driver
updates. It's spread out, but most of it tends to be networking, GPU,
USB and a new EDAC driver. But all of it is fairly small.

Outside of the driver department, we've got core networking, some
filesystem updates (mainly xfs, although in the diffstat afs shows up
too, but that's really from the networking changes) and a smattering
of updates all over: documentation, scheduler, some miinor arch
updates etc.

Also: Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

Linux 4.8-rc3 Kernel Is Out

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10 Linux Distros You Should Know About

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-22 09:33

These distributions prove that the Linux community is still full of creativity and good ideas, and prepared for whatever the future might bring. There are many more similar projects worth checking out, such as Trenta OS and the Clear Linux Project.

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Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-22 09:10
This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition.

Trouble using wireshark with tightvnc.

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-22 08:54

I have kali linux on a raspberry pi and am getting the following error when trying to use wireshark from tightvnc.

Qt: XKEYBOARD extension not present on the X server. xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0". wireshark: Fatal IO error 2(No such file or directory) on X server :1.0.

Anyone know what I need to do to fix this?

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Easy way to install LAMP Server (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-22 07:16
Follow our article for Easy way to install LAMP Server (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems

LinuxCon to Highlight How Linux Has Changed in Its 25 Years

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-08-22 07:00

eWEEK: Linux users are set to assemble for the annual LinuxCon event, this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the technology and how it has changed.

Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-22 05:21
Yes, it's Sunday, and yes, Linus Torvalds has just announced the availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) development milestone towards the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

Rosetta Stone in wine

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-22 03:22

The latest rossetta stone all features and auto updates are working for me in wine without overrides. If anyone else is using this or trying to use it I am the app maintainer just visit https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=33744

Feel free to post results, ask for help or up vote the version.

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Linux 4.8 rc3

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-08-22 03:00

Linus Torvalds: It all looks pretty sane, I'm not seeing anything hugely scary here.

The Linux Foundation Awards 14 Training and Certification Scholarships

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-22 02:58
Students and recent graduates, Linux beginners, longtime sysadmins, aspiring kernel developers, and passionate Linux users are all counted among the winners announced today who will receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship.

Introducing CloudiumOS

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-22 02:36

GNOME Photos 3.22 Is Coming With Sharing Support

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-08-22 02:22
GNOME Photos 3.21.90 was released this weekend and it finally adds experimental sharing support ahead of next month's GNOME 3.22 release...

OS With High Security?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-22 02:19

In your opinion what OS right out of the box has the highest level of security? Not just remote hole but for physical security? Does Linux has an OS with strong ASLR?

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