I am adviser to a high school robotics team and wrote a small Python script to solve a pairing problem. We are starting our spring fund raising drive and I needed to randomly pair one student with one business. On my lunch break I hacked out the following script that solved the problem.
Each and every Linux user will have a set of his or her favorites in the list of must have applications. The selection is influenced by their habits, preferences and the distribution criteria which they use. The reason for it is that not all Linux applications support the same applications by default. Here is a list of the top 10 cool multimedia software for Linux desktop.
I've just released virt-manager 1.4.0. Besides the spice GL bits that I previously talked about, nothing too much exciting in this release except a lot of virt-install/virt-xml command line extensions.
And I responded, "Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users' declared intentions. Using the concepts of "labels" and "pods", it groups the container which make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery."
I just upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 16.04, from 12.04. So, expect occasional updates on what has happened in the last 4 years since I am a computer dinosaur.
The feature addition had been long anticipated, with the VideoLAN development team having tagged support for the streaming technology in its roadmap, forum posts and in media interviews.
File encryption softwares are more of a necessity nowadays than just another luxury application on your Linux PC, given the importance of how safeguarding our most delicate documents have become and the risk of system theft and hack has grown exponentially over the years.
Those concerned about the proliferation of application-packaging formats will soon have one fewer to worry about. At his blog, Matthias Klumpp announces that he intends to scale back his work on Limba, the cross-distribution application-packaging format he has developed as an extension of the ideas in the earlier Listaller. The decision comes on the heels of discussions with Flatpak developer Alexander Larsson, since the two projects overlap in many respects: "Alex and I had very productive discussions, and except for the modularity issue, we were pretty much on the same page in every other aspect regarding the sandboxing and app-distribution matters."
Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. Self-driving cars, world’s sexiest robot or Go champion, all are the miracles of artificial intelligence. How about an AI-powered device leading all the connected gadgets in your home? Sounds appealing, right? Voice activated personal assistants are in vogue thanks to Apple’s Siri and Google Now. Amazon Echo is one of the first smart-home assistants that brings voice control into the picture. However, a new startup is putting a similar value on voice control. Mycroft, the world’s first open-source, open-hardware home AI platform.
A fairly straightforward idea by Imagination Technologies could rescue American geeks' ability to run Openwrt on their routers.
The freedom to tinker with Wi-Fi routers has been a hot topic ever since the Federal Communications Commission issued an edict that devices be locked down to protect America's spectrum.
Aaeon has added wider temperature range options to a number of its embedded SBCs and COMs. Most of these boards originally came out before LinuxGizmos (now HackerBoards) was launched in early 2013. One fairly recent board we missed, but we think is still worthy of coverage is the PICO-BT01 Pico-ITX SBC detailed farther below. As usual, Aaeon does not list OS support, but we are confident all these boards can run Linux or Windows.
There's more work going on in the CUDA/OpenMP space for the LLVM Clang compiler.
Landing this week in Clang SVN/Git is generic offload toolchains for the concept of an offloading tool chain plus related work. The initial patch explains, "This patch is the first of a series of three that attempts to make the current support of CUDA more generic and easier to extend to other programming models, namely OpenMP."
Doubts about the accuracy of the Senate vote count remain until the Australian Electoral Commission agrees to publicly release the computer code it uses.
That's the view of the Australian Greens and academics who have studied vote-counting software errors.
Mozilla recently announced a new feature that is being tested in the Firefox browser called “Contextual Identities”. The idea behind this feature is that users will be able to separate different types of browsing into different identities, allowing them to protect their data with more control. The images below were all taken from the announcement page and should provide a good example of how this feature works.
The world of OpenStack moves quickly. Each day brings new features, new bug fixes, and new ways of thinking. The OpenStack-Ansible community strives to understand these changes and make them easier for operators to implement.
Brett Smith has been using free software since 1998. He worked in several roles at the Free Software Foundation (FSF) from 2002-2004, and then worked in its GPL Compliance Lab from 2006-2012. dtrx stands for “Do the Right Extraction:” it extracts all kinds of archive files in a consistent way, so you always get the same results no matter how the author built the archive.
Maru offers desktop experience on your smartphone which is available for Nexus 5 Phone now. Based upon Android 5.0 Lollipop, Maru makes it possible for you to talk on the phone while you can be connected to standalone display to work. All you will need is a Bluetooth enabled keyboard and mouse. The latest public release is version 0.2.3, which seems rock-solid stable, though the developer warns that
Conventional tablets may be going out of style, but that hasn't stopped Asus and Verizon from hooking up to launch a new slate for those who want an Android device bigger than a smartphone to use on the go with the carrier's 4G network.
Some 93 percent of Android devices today are using one of the latest three versions of the mobile operating system, giving weight to the idea that Android may not be as fragmented as some critics believe.
My first contribution for GNOME project is a usability test for Nautilus, Firefox and Gedit also the environment itself. I started this test by explaining what is usability testing and why is it important and then walked trough the methods I used for conducting the test as well as the end results and some recommendations .
The preliminary results for this year's elections were not challenged. This means, in the next term, our Board of Directors will be composed of the following Foundation members:
You may be aware that Linux Mint has forked several GNOME applications, either directly from GNOME (Totem -> Xplayer, Evince -> Xreader, Eye of GNOME -> Xviewer), or indirectly via MATE (gedit -> pluma -> XEd).
GNOME is like the Debian of the Linux desktops. But is it a good thing? In the current state of the code, I don’t think so and I’ll explain why, with a solution: creating more shared libraries.
Fedora QA: You may have read some stuff this week about an application delivery mechanism called Snappy and how it’s going to unite all distributions and kill apt and rpm! This is, to put it diplomatically, a heaping pile of steaming #$@!
I just finished organizing my first event for Fedora - Fedora 24 Release Party in Novi Sad!
At the second round of Fedora 24 Final Go/No-Go Meeting, Fedora 24 Final RC1.2 has just been declared as GOLD. GA of this release is planned on Tuesday 2016-June-21. Here the official post on Community Blog, Meeting details and full log. So, finally, Fedora 24 is really coming!
I wanted to get two more Fedora grunge rock style wallpapers out before the launch of Fedora 24. I did a different background texture and added the 24 to both of these. I hope you enjoy.
At the second round of Fedora 24 Final Go/No-Go Meeting, has just been Fedora 24 Final RC1.2 declared as GOLD.
I don't get it. The project and idea is awesome. I want to support Purism so it can bring 2-in1 and phone in the next years. But there is not 1 review except some brief overview from Jupiter broadcasting. Why doesn't Purism send a few laptops to Mobiletechreviews or some other reviewers? I don't get it. Why? I don't care about how light it is or how fast it is, I want to see how the hardware switches work in detail, etc.submitted by /u/brunteles_abs
Anyone got any? What I should look out for with wi-fi cards, GPU etc? I have a Sony VAIO which was kind of a beast at the time of purchasing(6GB RAM AND DEDICATED GPU IN 2011! :O) but I just cleaned the fan and it's started rebooting itself every time any OS starts loading (including Linux live disks), I hope I haven't broke the fan. (It was full of BURNED dust when I opened it, I cleaned it, applied new paste to the CPU and GPU and now... kaput. Hopefully it just isn't hot enough yet to warrant spinning. Anyway...)
Either way I've noticed that since tablets are pretty much everyone's device of choice now, prices of laptops have gone way down on eBay. So I'm going to grab one while the prices are low. I'm going to install Kali and Ubuntu/Mint/Kubuntu on it so is there any advice on what I should look out for when it comes to hardware?
The last thing I want is to install it all and have no sound for the next 5 years or something silly. I won't be using any 3D on it, this is purely to learn about the ins and out of Linux and networking (Kali) and for everyday web browsing/news/online media (Ubuntu/Mint).
Thanks.submitted by /u/overtoe