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"tail -f" vs "less +F"

Reddit - Fri, 2016-04-29 15:13

Just wondering what everyone thinks about this. Is there any obvious reason not to just use less for tailing files?

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OpenStack Board of Directors Boosts Diversity for Cloud Governance

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-04-29 15:00

VIDEO: Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses the latest governance issues tackled by the open-source cloud group.

Linux greybeards release beta of <tt>systemd</tt>-free Debian fork

LXer - Fri, 2016-04-29 14:55
Devuan 'Jessie' betas debut in the name of 'Init freedom'The effort to create a systemd-free Debian fork has borne fruit, with a beta of “Devuan Jessie” appearing in the wild.…

Unity 8, Mir, Snappy & Other Focuses For Next Week's Ubuntu UOS-1605

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-04-29 14:32
Next week is UOS-1605: the latest Ubuntu Online Summit where planning will take place for Ubuntu 16.10, the Yakkety Yak release...

Has anyone thought about installing linux on a Cube i9 tablet?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-04-29 14:00

the Cube i9 is a chinese tablet with Skylake core M processor around $500. the flash memory chip is Winbond W25Q64FV. I've searched this online and only found comments regarding a bluetooth fix. I have a need for linux to be powered by solar and be man portable. I'm only a somewhat proficient linux user. what would I be getting into with this tablet? anybody know how to find discussion on installing a linux distro or dual booting on the Cube i9?

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PTS Stress-Run Continues To Mature To Push Hardware/Software To Their Limits

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-04-29 14:00
One of the many less advertised features of the Phoronix Test Suite is the ability to re-purpose any available test profile not as a performance metric but simply as part of a stress tool for hammering your hardware or software for deficiencies. The phoronix-test-suite stress-run tool can run any number of the test profiles concurrently and in a random pattern for a defined length of time for fully stressing your system...

Learn Perl Online for Free

LXer - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:47
Some of the free computer training videos on YouTube rival the best tutorials you’ll find on paid video websites. Derek Banas' tutorials recently came to my attention. I particularly like “Learn Perl in One Video” — an hour long, comprehensive tutorial. You can even jump to a particular part of the video from the links in the text description of the video.

Coreboot Gets Ported To A Unique Industrial Board

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:43
The latest motherboard to receive mainline Coreboot support is the Siemens MC_BDX1...

Development News

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:38
  • PHP version 5.5.35, 5.6.21 and 7.0.6
  • Learn Perl Online for Free
  • Top Ten Programmers of All Time

    3. Linus Torvalds

    The man who created Linux Kernel. Linux operating system is a clone to the Unix operating system, written originally by Linus Torvalds and a loosely knit team of programmers all around the world.

    [...]

    5. Richard Stallman

    He founded the Free Software Foundation, developed the GNU Compiler Collection(GCC). Richard Stallman is the prophet of the free software movement. He understood the dangers of software patents years ago. Now that this has become a crucial issue in the world. He has hugely successful efforts to establish the idea of “Free Software”.

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RMS Receives Award (and more GNU news)

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:37
  • ACM RECOGNIZES MAJOR TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS THAT HAVE ADVANCED THE COMPUTING FIELD

    Richard Stallman, recipient of the ACM Software System Award for the development and leadership of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection), which has enabled extensive software and hardware innovation, and has been a lynchpin of the free software movement. A compiler is a computer program that takes the source code of another program and translates it into machine code that a computer can run directly. GCC compiles code in various programming languages, including Ada, C, C++, Cobol, Java, and FORTRAN. It produces machine code for many kinds of computers, and can run on Unix and GNU/Linux systems as well as others.

    GCC was developed for the GNU operating system, which includes thousands of programs from various projects, including applications, libraries, tools such as GCC, and even games. Most importantly, the GNU system is entirely free (libre) software, which means users are free to run all these programs, to study and change their source code, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. GNU is usually used with the kernel, Linux. Stallman has previously been recognized with ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award.

  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: April 29th
  • Tumbleweed gets glibc 2.23

    There has not been a new snapshot for openSUSE Tumbleweed for the past week, and it has been a couple weeks since the last time it was discussed on news.opensuse.org.

    A new snapshot of Tumbleweed arrived today and the reason for not having one the past week is that the entire rolling release distribution was rebuilt on the Open Build Service and thoroughly tested by openQA.

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PSA for all users of Ubuntu flavors

Reddit - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:33

Install the "ubuntu-sso-client-qt" package, it is needed for the Ubuntu Software Center but it is not listed as a dependency for it. It is only listed as a dependency for ubuntu-desktop.

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Fairphone's Google-free open source OS is now available to download

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:28

Phone manufacturer Fairphone is all about making smartphones that are as accessible and ethical as possible. This includes trying to find conflict-free minerals for use in their phones' construction, but also the software that lives on these devices. Yesterday, the company released its own open source Fairphone OS — an Android-based operating system that doesn't include Google services. This means users will have to find their own apps for email, maps, and a browser, but in exchange they get more control over their software.

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LLVM Pulls In More Than $300,000 USD A Year In Sponsorships

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:27
The LLVM Foundation published its plans and budgets this week for 2016. There are a few interesting details when analyzing the information...

Allwinner DRM Driver Will Be Present In Linux 4.7

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:03
More relevant than the ARC PGU DRM driver that was merged this week is a DRM display driver for more common hardware: Allwinner SoCs. The Allwinner DRM driver has been accepted into DRM-Next for in turn landing with Linux 4.7...

How to disable MAC learning in a Linux bridge

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:00

 xmodulo: An Ethernet bridge is a network component which interconnects multiple Ethernet networks by forwarding packets from one network to another

Nautilus 3.20.1 File Manager Out Now, Lets Users Move Items to Network Locations

LXer - Fri, 2016-04-29 12:17
The GNOME 3.20.1 desktop environment was released two weeks ago with numerous updated components, but it looks like some of them are yet to receive their first point releases.

Spit-balling creative concepts with open source tools

LXer - Fri, 2016-04-29 11:19
Let's a few minutes to talk—well, read and write—about one of my favorite parts of the creative process: concept development. You can call it brainstorming, spit-balling, daydreaming, pre-production, or even imagining. (Just don't call it "ideation," please. That word hurts my soul.) It doesn't matter if your project is a painting, a feature film, or a software tool that someone else will use to paint or make a movie. They're all creative processes and they all start with an idea, a concept.read more

Fedora 24 Delayed, Linus the Tops, New openSUSE Team

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-29 10:54

Fedora Program Manager Jan Kuřík today announced a delay in Fedora 24, both the upcoming Beta and Final. Elsewhere openSUSE announced a new community release team, a group of volunteers to help with the release tasks. Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman both appeared on a "top 10 programmers of all time" list and a Windows 10 upgrade screen has gone viral.

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