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Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 02:02
Also in today's open source roundup: More ads are coming to Google Maps, and why some Chromebooks will not get Android apps.

CentOS Linux 6.8 Released

Slashdot - Thu, 2016-05-26 01:38

How Newegg is Winning the Battle Against Patent Trolls [Video]

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 01:05
As Lee Cheng explained in his keynote speech at the Collaboration Summit held March 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, California, fighting patent trolls as part of his job at Newegg Inc. is a natural progression from his earliest legal involvement in civil rights advocacy.

Linux Devices/Embedded

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:58

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AQEMU / an alternative to VirtualBox

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:42

Looking for new contributors/developers and users

https://github.com/tobimensch/aqemu

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Kernel Space/Linux

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:15

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Google Chrome 51 Released As Stable

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:11
Google has officially released the Chrome 51 web-browser update...

If you don't like change why do you choose to use distros you know will change and then complain about it?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:10

We know Ubuntu will switch to Mir and Unity 8 one day, and we know when it happens there will be a very vocal group complaining about it as if it's a surprise.

Why do people do this?

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Openwashing

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:08

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What containers and unikernels can learn from Arduino and Raspberry Pi

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:08
Just the other day, I was speaking with a friend who is a mechanical engineer. He works on computer assisted braking systems for semi trucks and mentioned that his company has Arduinos all over the office. The idea is to encourage people to quickly experiment with new ideas. He also mentioned that Arduinos are more expensive than printed circuits. I was surprised by his comment about price, because coming from the software side of things, my perceptions of Arduinos was that they cost less than designing a specialized circuit.read more

Cloud Foundry’s Security Strategy: Rotate, Repair, Repave

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:00

The New Stack: Most enterprises are addressing security at the wrong tempo

Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:28

RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs.

The RasPiO Analog Zero has surpassed its Kickstarter goals, and is available through May 31 starting at 8 Pounds ($12). Designed for reading up to eight analog sensors simultaneously on a Raspberry Pi, the add-on board is matched to the size of the 65 x 30mm Raspberry Pi Zero. However, it plugs into any Pi with a 40-pin expansion connector, and can work with older 26-pin Pi models with the help of an adapter.

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GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:27

Today, May 25, 2016, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system.

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Samsung still undecided on their Android Wear future

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:22

Yesterday the Internet lit up like a Christmas tree with the news that Samsung was no longer going to use Android Wear for any of its Smartwatches, but it seems that might not be quite the case. The report from Fast Company cited some Samsung executives confirming that Samsung was not looking into developing any further Android Wear products. Now, In a statement provided to the Engadget website Samsung states: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.”

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Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:20

The Meizu Pro 5 is the latest flagship smartphone to run on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu is designed to work across all device types – including mobile, tablets, convertibles and desktops – using a common core code. This is similar to Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile.

However, unlike Microsoft’s code, Ubuntu is totally open source and has largely been developed and improved by the desktop OS’s millions-strong user base. This means the OS is capable of evolving and changing at a great pace and has update cycles that would make most sysadmins weep.

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How to Create a Local Red Hat Repository

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:11
There are many reasons you may want a local Red Hat Enterprise Linux repository. Bandwidth is a major factor as downloading updates from the Internet can be time and bandwidth consuming. Whatever your reason, this tutorial will walk you through the process of getting your local repository setup.

Whatever Happened To Ubuntu Light?

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:08

Amidst the onslaught of Intel-based netbooks in the late 2000s was a custom instant-on OS from Canonical. Ubuntu Light was to be a proverbial glint of free software at the end of a tunnel crowded by clones.

It was a way for OEMs to add extra value to their Windows devices and differentiate themselves from competitors.

It was a way for users to dip their toes into Ubuntu rather than drown at the deep end.

And yet…you are probably having a hard time recalling it.

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