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What do we mean when we talk about open music?

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:15
Learning about Bolero's recent entry into the public domain made me think about the concept of "open music" in general. Where is it found? What characteristics define open music? And so I've let my favorite search engine help me do detective work to see what a hunt for open music turns up.read more

AT&T open sources ECOMP to Linux Foundation, hopes to make it industry's standard for SDN

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:00

AT&T promised in June that it would release all 8.5 million lines of code for ECOMP -- a platform the company developed internally over the past few years -- to the open source community.

Celebrate SysAdmin Day With Free, Weekly Linux Tutorials

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:00
Title: Celebrate SysAdmin Day With Free, Weekly Linux Tutorials15 JulLearn more

NVIDIA 367.35 Released, Supports 8K H.265 Video Decoding

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:52
NVIDIA Corp is out today with a rather notewrothy 367.xx series Linux driver update...

Linux 4.6.4 released

Reddit - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:52

Block size in CPIO for backup to disk

Reddit - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:29

I have to modify an ancient script that runs CPIO to a tape device (backs up an old Red Hat server). The blocksize for the cpio command is set to 64k.

Now it has to go to disk instead (specifically a NAS drive) , after some research it seems that I should set it to be 4k - is that correct for CPIO to disk ?

Finding it difficult to find good information.


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One in five consumers upgraded to Win10 for free instead of buying a PC

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:07
Just why were retail sales s*$%t last year? Microsoft's OS roll out didn't helpMicrosoft’s free upgrade of Windows 10 hit PC makers where it hurt though the extent of this was apparently a surprise to the software giant, data druids at Gartner have claimed.…

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:00

Linux.com: Have you considered launching an open source project or are you in the process of doing so?

Ubuntu Forums Get Breached, 2 Million Users/Emails/IPs

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-15 17:02
Through an SQL injection vulnerability, the Ubuntu Forums were penetrated, as disclosed this morning by Canonical...

Ubuntu MATE, Pithos and the Sounds of Popcorn

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-15 17:00

 FOSSforce: Our resident Linux newbie finds another hardware problem, akin to popcorn in the machine, in his quest to give new life to an old Sony Vaio by using Linux.

Canonical Patches Security Issue on Ubuntu Forums, Passwords Weren't Compromised

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 16:58
It would appear that, on the day of July 14, 2016, the Ubuntu Forums were compromised by someone who managed to get past the security measures implemented by Canonical and access the forum's database.

This Week in Open Source News: AGL Releases Unified Code Base 2.0, Enterprise Software Uses Flawed Code, & More

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-07-15 16:45
Title: This Week in Open Source News: AGL Releases Unified Code Base 2.0, Enterprise Software Uses Flawed Code, & More15 JulLearn more

Flash Drive OS

Reddit - Fri, 2016-07-15 16:45

Does anyone know and effective way to install an OS to a Flash Drive. To be clear I am fully capable of making a live usb and ever persistence mode is not good enough. It creates a partition with an unknown format of ~3GB and cannot be essences which limits my space drastically. So I attempt the install process to the usb and I think we're my issue is with the GRUB loader. It wants to install it to /dev/sda but I decline and install it to the thumb drive because it defeats the purpose of making a portable OS if it is specific to my HDD on my laptop I could just install it side by side if I wanted that. So if anyone could give me advice or suggestions it would be much appreciated.

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Linux Should Lead True Universal Computing

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-07-15 16:00

Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts.

There are endless energies and resources for whizbang toys such as games, crappy mobile apps, and new generations of smartphones… but the one area of genuine innovation, the one that is truly ground-breaking, is stuck in Nowheresville. In this glorious year 2016, we're still ignoring computer users with vision, hearing, and other physical limitations.

New Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot Improves Proprietary Media Support on Linux

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-15 16:00

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.537.5 has been release only a few days after the previous snapshot, version 1.3.534.3, mostly to improve the broken HTML5 proprietary media support on Linux kernel-based operating systems

New journal HardwareX to promote open source hardware for science

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 15:50
To bring scientific hardware into the mainstream and reward scientists that develop it, the largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, has just announced a new open access journal: HardwareX. The purpose of HardwareX is to help accelerate the distribution of low-cost high-quality open source scientific hardware.

Window/Menu Positioning Improvements For GTK+ On Wayland/Mir

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-15 15:41
Red Hat's Jonas Ådahl has shared work being done to the GTK+ toolkit for avoiding global window positions for tooltips/menus/popovers and instead refactor it down to GDK and allow relative positioning...


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