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A printer-scanner fully working on Linux?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-23 20:11

Hi all.

I'm looking for an ink-jet printer & scanner fully compatible with recent Linux distributions (say Ubuntu 16.04). USB is fine, I don't care about wireless printing.

Given that the printer/scanner support on Linux is usually late and the rapid phase-out of desktop printer models, what could be good choice of a model still available to buy?

Thanks in advance for any hint!

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lftp a sophisticated ftp client

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-08-23 20:00

In this tutorial I explains how to connect to an ftp site and execute some basic commands: list local/remote content, change remote/local directory ...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Might Be Seeing A Linux Release

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-08-23 19:43
Today marked the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Windows gamers and there's signs it might see a native Linux port...

7 resources for open education materials

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-23 19:36
Shrinking school budgets and growing interest in open content has created an increased demand for open educational resources. According to the FCC, "The U.S. spends more than $7 billion per year on K-12 textbooks, but too many students are still using books that are 7-10 years old, with outdated material." There is an alternative: openly licensed courseware. But where do you find this content and how can you share your own teaching and learning materials?read more

Linux Kernel News

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-23 19:03
  • Linux Kernel Development Report 2016
  • Celebrating 25 years with Linux

    Linux has become the world’s most popular operating system, and over half of the worldwide device shipments are based on Linux.

    – The Linux kernel was invented at our department. It is definitely the most influential software coming from the Department of Computer Science having significant global impact, says Professor Sasu Tarkoma, head of the department at the University.

    Linus Torvalds, the inventor of the Linux kernel used to study and work at the department and simultaneously work on the kernel. The kernel work started in 1991 and the 1.0 of the operating system was released in 1994.

  • LINUX 25 YEARS
  • How Intel's open source Data Plane Development Kit enables high-performance Linux networking

    Linux is a general purpose operating system. This comment may sound like an obvious statement, but it's sometimes easy to forget. Because it's a general operating system, it is used across a variety of use cases.

    The OS is used in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smartphones, tablets, servers, and data center appliances. However, it sometimes takes a reminder that using Linux for specialized use cases, such as a network or even network function devices, takes some customization of the kernel or the acceptance that performance may be uneven or limited. The Intel-sponsored open source Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) project hopes to extend the usefulness of Linux to include high-performance networking devices.

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

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-08-23 19:00

Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons.

Kaspersky launches its own OS on Russian routers

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-23 18:39
Four-year build results in OS that aims to secure industrial control systems, Kaspersky Labs has finished building its eponymously-named operating system after four years of quiet development.…

Linux/FOSS Events: LinuxCon, ContainerCon, Software Freedom Day, and More

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-23 18:31
  • Updates from LinuxCon and ContainerCon, Toronto, August 2016

    The first 25 years of Linux has transformed the world, not just computing, and the next 25 years will continue to see more growth in the Open Source movement, The Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin said during the opening keynote of LinuxCon/ContainerCon in Toronto on Monday, August 22, 2016.

    "Linux is the most successful software project in history", Zemlin said, noting that the humble operating sytem created by Linus Torvalds 25 years ago this week is behind much of today's software and devices.

  • 2016 SFD Registration is on!

    The Digital Freedom Foundation is very happy to announce that registration of its thirteenth edition of Software Freedom Day has just opened. While the wiki has been back online for about a week we were still lagging on the registration. Fear no more, it is now fixed and you can all register your events!

  • Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking is designed for IT professionals

    This Course includes some of the course materials, with access to LFS211 Linux operating system and networking and administration for 1 year, also registration includes a printed course manual.

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Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-23 18:25

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Linux Devices

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-23 18:24
  • Rugged 3.5-inch SBCs run Linux on Bay Trail and Broadwell

    Perfectron unveiled a pair of 3.5-inch SBCs: one with a quad-core Atom and the other with Broadwell Core SoCs. Both support extended temperatures.

    Perfectron, which recently tapped Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake” SoCs on its INS8349A Mini-ITX board, has also announced two 3.5-inch form-factor boards with older Intel processors. The OXY5322A is equipped with a quad-core, 1.91GHz Atom E3845 from the 22nm “Bay Trail” generation while the OXY5338A offers a choice of dual-core, 9.5W TDP Core i7-5650U (up to 3.2GHz) and Core i5-5350U (up to 2.90GHz) Broadwell-U CPUs with 14nm fabrication. These same Broadwell processors were supported by Perfectron’s EPIC form-factor OXY5638A SBC from 2015.

  • 5 best new features in Android 7.0 Nougat

    Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here! Well, sort of… Nougat has indeed finally been released to the public, but it’s only available on a handful of Google’s Nexus-branded devices. If you own anything else — and odds are very good that you do — you’re in for a bit of a wait before an Android 7.0 update is made available for your smartphone. Owners of the latest and greatest flagships can likely expect an update to roll out sometime in the next few months, maybe even before the New Year rolls around if you’re lucky.

    The good news, Android fans, is that Android 7.0 Nougat is worth the wait. It might not seem like the new update has much flash and flair on its surface, but the truth is that Android N is a massive update packed full of terrific new features. In this post, we’ll cover the five best additions to Google’s brand new version of Android.

  • Android 7.0 Nougat: 11 tips and tricks

    Google’s latest version of Android is already rolling out to the company’s Nexus and Pixel devices and will begin launching on new smartphones starting with the new LG V20.

    If you’re still waiting, Google is pushing Nougat to those on the Android beta programme first, so if you must have it right now, join the beta quickly to get it updated to the final version of Android 7.0.

  • Yandex applies AI to filter annoying ads on Android, powered by user reports
  • Game: Plants Vs. Zombies Released in the Tizen Store

    Finally the famous game Plants VS Zombies has been released in the Tizen Store. This is an highly addictive game about zombies that are trying to breach your home! You have to plant a variation of 49 plants, that you collect at the end of each level, that fight off the zombies.

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Nouveau Open-Source NVIDIA Tests On Linux 4.8, Mesa 12.1-dev

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-23 18:09

I haven't run any Nouveau driver benchmarks recently for looking at the open-source NVIDIA Linux performance since there hasn't been too much progress, particularly when it comes to re-clocking of the desktop GPUs for delivering better performance. However, with all the testing I've been doing on the Radeon side with Linux 4.8 and Mesa 12.1-dev Git, I decided to do a comparison with a few NVIDIA GeForce GPUs under this latest open-source driver stack.

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How to Install Seafile on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-08-23 18:00

HowToForge: Seafile is a private cloud software, it supports encrypted file libraries to store data securely.

Streamline/Modernize Linux mascot! Your Thoughts?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-23 17:59

As I was reading this thread it came to me. I bet it has come to your minds as well. If linux wants to venture into normie land and make itself gain more desktop marketshare, it must normalize itself first, and in order to do that, it must modernize its mascot Mr. Tux. (although I am not sure of its gender so please do not eat me alive!) Mozilla is trying to modernize its logo to appeal to youths but it has also done some linguistic changes on its change logs, but that's up for another debate.

So coming back to our topic, what do you think the Official Linux logo Mr. Tux should look like? Should Linus Torvalds support this venture? Do YOU support the modernization of Linux's official logo/mascot?

t. concerned user

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How IBM's LinuxONE Has Evolved For the New Open Source Cloud

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-23 17:42
One year ago at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle, IBM announced IBM LinuxONE, its enterprise-grade system specifically designed for Linux and open source workloads. Today in their keynote at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto, IBM executives Jim Wasko and Donna Dillenberger will give us an update on how the technology has evolved since then and how IBM is involved now in the open source community.

Proprietary licences both frustrating and pushing move to PostgreSQL

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-23 17:29

Proprietary licences that are very complex, impossible to comply with, and abused to squeeze customers are frustrating public agencies in their effort to make IT infrastructures more open and interoperable. On the other hand, these licensing problems are motivating the same agencies to move to open source software. The Swedish National Heritage Board, the Dutch City of Ede, and the Dutch DUO agency all mention complex licences from their traditional proprietary suppliers as an important reason to deploy PostgreSQL as an open alternative for their database systems. At the same time, suppliers are abusing their inscrutable licensing models to hinder public agencies in their migration and consolidation efforts.

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The Big Android Dev Interview: Paul Lammertsma

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-23 17:27

That's a really interesting question. I started in 2010, I think it was. I was actually in a molecular biology startup, and we were doing software for scientists, virologists, to basically plan experiments about cloning and genetic research and stuff like that. And a colleague of mine, he came into the office one day and he had bought an HTC Desire. He was really excited about it, and said "hey, over the weekend I made this app."

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