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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 12:13
  • FrOSCon and the future of private clouds

    This Saturday I'll talk at FrOSConabout the future of private clouds and how Nextcloud is pushing that.

  • Firefox for Linux will soon support Netflix and Amazon videos

    Firefox 49 for Linux, scheduled for a September 2016 release, will add support for DRM-protected HTML5 videos. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services will “just work” in Firefox on Linux, just as they do in Google Chrome.

  • Pepperdata: Carving Out a Niche in the Big Data Arena

    In the data analytics and Hadoop arena, the folks at Pepperdata have an interesting story to tell. Pepperdata's cofounders ran the web search engineering team at Yahoo during the development of the first production use of Hadoop and created Pepperdata with the mission of providing a simple way of prioritizing Hadoop jobs to give resources to the ones that need them most, while ensuring that a company adheres to its SLAs.

    The company's software installs in under 30 minutes on an existing Hadoop cluster without any modifications to the scheduler, workflow, or jobs, delivering visibility into Hadoop workloads at the task level. This week, Pepperdata announced that former CTO of Yahoo, Ashfaq Munshi, is taking over as CEO. Here are more details on this company from an interview we did recently with co-founder Chad Carson.

  • Weekly phpMyAdmin contributions 2016-W32

    Tonight phpMyAdmin,, and 4.6.4 were released and you can probably see that there are quite some security issues fixed. Most of them are not really exploitable unless your PHP and webserver are poorly configured, but still it's good idea to upgrade.

  • Microsoft announce open-source UWP Community Toolkit to make UWP app development easier [Ed: Microsoft is just hilarious. In its propaganda site it is openwashing some of its biggest lock-in (‘community’)]
  • Rust implementation of GNUnet with GSoC - Final-term

    This is the final week of the gnunet-rs project with Google Summer of Code. It has been challenging but also exceptionally rewarding. I hope to explain the final product and then touch on the future work. The repository can be found here, and my previous blog post here.

    During the first half of GSoC working period, I changed the peerinfo service to use asynchronous IO (using gjio). I continued on that path and added two more services to make use of asynchronous IO - identity and GNS. I won't cover the complete API in this blog post since their usage can be found in the documentation comments in the code (cargo doc can be used to generate html docs); there are also a lot of examples. But I will highlight one of them because it demonstrates the strengths of a promise based API.

  • Federal open-source policy isn't open enough, says tech group

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has praised new federal guidelines aimed at improving the sharing of federally developed software code but complained that the government's 20 percent release goal does not go far enough.

    The policy, announced by U.S. CIO Tony Scott on Aug. 8, seeks to makes federal source code more accessible while increasing sharing across government and reducing duplicative software purchases.

  • From eCars to cybersecurity: standards seen as natural enemy of the tech industry

    Drive an eCar? So you know your AC from your DC, then. What about your CHAdeMO and CCS? Or is yours a Tesla? There are so many standards for EV charging, it's as if the industry wants to make life complicated.

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Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 12:09

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Live Keynotes From Linus Torvalds, Joe Beda and More at LinuxCon and ContainerCon Next Week

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-18 11:54
Watch open source leaders, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and educators speak live next week, Aug. 22-24, at LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America in Toronto. The Linux Foundation will provide live streaming video of all the event’s keynotes for those who can't attend.

Top 5 open source web servers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 11:48

Statistics show us that well over 80% of web applications and websites are powered by open source web servers. In this article, I look at the most popular open source web servers, and briefly review their history, technology, features, and more. I will also provide some tips so you can easily deploy one of the popular web servers yourself.

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Forget desktop Linux, build your own $40 Android PC

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 11:46

I had originally planned to slap some desktop Linux on the Pine 64, but instead I'm sticking with Android. Here's why:

The choice of operating system, outside of political ideology, very much depends on what you are going to do on a system. I am going to use this machine as an entertainment hub, to watch movies, listen to music and do some casual gaming. I'm also going to use it for writing work, and maybe for some light image editing. That’s pretty much it. I may install this PC in my kids' room so they can use it.

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Canonical to Replace Upstart with systemd for Ubuntu 16.10's Session Startup

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 11:20

Canonical, through Martin Pitt, has announced plans to move away from using the Upstart init system to start the Ubuntu Linux session, replacing it with the more modern yet controversial systemd.

With every new systemd release, we've found out that the so-called init system can do a lot more than it was initially designed to, slowly taking over many of the "jobs" of a GNU/Linux operating system's internal components, and even worse, replacing them completely.

Upstart is a Canonical/Ubuntu project, an event-based replacement for the traditional init daemon that the company used in almost every Ubuntu Linux release. However, starting with the now-deprecated Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, Canonical replaced the Upstart init system with systemd, making many users angry.

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What People Don't Get About Open Source

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 11:19

Open source is making its way into the mainstream, driven by Linux, OpenStack, SDN, and other cloud, networking and computing. But a lot of people still have misconceptions about the open source process and how it fits into business.

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Linux Lite's Devs Invite Ubuntu and Debian Users to Install the Latest Kernels

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 11:06

Softpedia has been informed by Linux Lite project maintainer Jerry Bezencon about the availability of the latest Linux kernel branches in the repositories of the Ubuntu-based operating system.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux OS Gets Latest KDE Plasma 5.7.3, Mozilla Firefox 48.0

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 11:04

Today, August 17, 2016, openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio informed the community about the latest software updates pushed to the Tumbleweed repos during the last few days.

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Nokia Confirms That It Will Announce New Android-Running Devices Later This Year

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 10:59

Nokia executive Mike Wang has confirmed that that the company is indeed planning to reveal three or four new Nokia-branded devices running Google’s Android mobile operating system, according to Android Authority.

The three or four new device will actually be composed of both smartphones and tablets. Although Nokia will make its official announcements before the end of 2016, the new devices may possibly be launched in 2017. The release date of the new Nokia Android devices will apparently depend on the company’s testing and development.

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Forget desktop Linux, build your own $40 Android PC

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-18 10:57
If you have an HDMI-enabled monitor sitting around, spend $30 on Pine 64 board and $10 on Wifi/Bluetooth module and build your own Android PC.

Powerful Shotwell Open-Source Image Viewer Adds Option to Filter by Saved Search

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 10:51

It appears that the new Shotwell maintainer is doing a great job in keeping the powerful open-source image viewer and organizer up to date with the latest GNU/Linux technologies and also patching bugs reported by users since previous releases.

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You Can Now Download Yet Another Set of Updated Fedora 24 Linux Live ISO Images

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-18 10:48

Fedora Ambassador and Fedora Unity Project leader Ben Williams is happy to announce the availability of new, updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system.

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Nvidia 370.23 Beta Linux Graphics Driver Adds Overclock Support for GeForce GPUs

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-18 10:00
Nvidia rolled out a new Beta version of its graphics driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems, version 370.23, bringing various new features and improvements.

Intel drone board runs Yocto on Cherry Trail

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-18 09:03
Intel has launched a Linux-on-Atom powered “Aero Compute Board” and quadcopter, promising improved obstacle navigation based on Intel RealSense. Even more than last year’s Intel Developer Forum, this week’s IDF is focusing relentlessly on Intel RealSense.

How to create Docker Images with a Dockerfile

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-18 08:05
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own docker image with a dockerfile. A Dockerfile is a script that contains collections of commands and instructions that will be automatically executed in sequence in the docker environment for building a new docker images. As example, we will create a Nginx Web server with PHP-FPM.

Forget desktop Linux, build your own $40 Android PC

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-08-18 08:00

CIO.com: If you have an HDMI-enabled monitor sitting around, spend $30 on Pine 64 board and $10 on Wifi/Bluetooth module and build your own Android PC.

Just started using ubuntu

Reddit - Thu, 2016-08-18 07:40

Should I use an anti-virus with linux? Pretty straight forward question I guess.

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LXer - Thu, 2016-08-18 07:08
Serious practitioners of data science use the full scientific method, starting with a question and a hypothesis, followed by an exploration of the data to determine whether the hypothesis holds up.


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