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Wine-Staging 1.9.8 Improves 64-bit Windows App/Game Support

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-04-19 14:05
Adding in more experimental patches over last week's Wine 1.9.8 development release is the routine Wine-Staging update...

Coffee Shop DevOps: Complexity of change

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-19 14:03
Often I am approached and asked the question, "How do I get people to change what they are doing, especially when it is always so incredibly clear that they do not want to?" As if I could understand or empathize with the situation and magic up a solution, I used to try to answer that question. I learned a few years ago that I'm not a wizard who has a perfect answer for every situation. People are the reason that question is hard to answer, and I don't know about the rest of you, but for me, interacting with people can be difficult.read more

Ubuntu-Based Escuelas Linux 4.4 Released for Schools as a Windows XP Replacement

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-04-19 14:00

 softpedia: The biggest news of the Escuelas Linux 4.4 release is that the OS has been rebased on the recently announced Bodhi Linux 3.2 distribution

LPIC-1 Linux certification (collection of useful courses)

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-19 13:19

Hi guys, I made here a thorough sum-up of Linux Certifications. Just in case you, guys, are interested in LPIC-1 I made here a full collection of Linux courses you may want to have a look at.

LPIC-1 101 Linux certification

LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - Introduction (1 of 5) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic-1-linux-certification-introduction/

LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - System Architecture (2 of 5) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic-1-linux-certification-system-architecture/

LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - Boot and Package Management (3 of 5) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic-1-linux-boot-and-package-management/

LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - Command Line Basics (4 of 5) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic-1-linux-command-line-basics/

LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - Linux Partitions and Filesystems (5 of 5) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic1-linux-partitions-and-filesystems/

LPIC-1 102 Linux certification

LPIC-1 102 Linux certification - Linux shells, scripting, and databases (1 of 6) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic1-linux-shells-scripting-and-databases/

LPIC-1 102 Linux certification - Linux Desktops (2 of 6) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic1-linux-desktops/

LPIC-1 102 Linux certification - Linux Administration (3 of 6) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic1-linux-administration/

LPIC-1 102 Linux certification - Linux System Services (4 of 6) https://cloudacademy.com/cloud-computing/courses/lpic-1-linux-system-services/

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How To Create A Linux Mint USB Drive Using Windows 10

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-04-19 13:00

 EveryDayLinuxUser: You can create a bootable Linux drive, without Linux.

“Apollo Lake” Atoms to offer graphics-rich Goldmont cores

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:54
Intel unveiled an “Apollo Lake” Atom SoC that integrates 14nm “Goldmont” cores and Gen9 graphics, plus a reference design featuring USB Type C and WiFi. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzen, China, Intel tipped a new version of the Intel Atom code-named “Apollo Lake” along with a 14nm “Goldmont” core that will power […]

Why is OS/ABI set to 0x00 - Unix System V in elf binaries in linux?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:52

Hi, I saw the elf binaries have the OS/ABI field set to 0 UNIX - Sytem V:

$ readelf /usr/bin/journalctl -h | grep OS/ABI -A1 OS/ABI: UNIX - System V ABI Version: 0 $ readelf /usr/bin/cat -h | grep OS/ABI -A1 OS/ABI: UNIX - System V ABI Version: 0 $ readelf /usr/bin/grep -h | grep OS/ABI -A1 OS/ABI: UNIX - System V ABI Version: 0 $ readelf /usr/bin/docker -h | grep OS/ABI -A1 OS/ABI: UNIX - System V ABI Version: 0 $ cat /etc/redhat-release Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three)

I was expecting to see 0x03 Linux

A friend of mine also found it's deliberate in a GNU glib mailing list

I can't find anywhere why it's not set to 0x03 specially if it does contain linux specific syscalls.

Thanks

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I've just unsubscribed

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:43

This place is filled with unmoderated trolls.

So long.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:26
  • TeX Live 2016 pretest and Debian packages

    Preparation for the release of TeX Live 2016 have started some time ago with the freeze of updates in TeX Live 2015. Yesterday we announced the official start of the pretest period. That means that we invite people to test the new release and help fixing bugs. At the same time I have uploaded the first set of packages of TeX Live 2016 for Debian to the experimental suite.

  • Reproducible builds: week 50 in Stretch cycle

    Emily Ratliff wrote an article for SecurityWeek called Establishing Correspondence Between an Application and its Source Code - How Combining Two Completely Separate Open Source Projects Can Make Us All More Secure.

    [...]

    With the departure of Lunar as a full-time contributor, Reproducible Builds Weekly News (this thing you're reading) has moved from his personal Debian blog on Debian People to the Reproducible Builds team web site on Debian Alioth.

  • Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [Poll]

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Red Hat-Related (Buzzword, CEO's Book, LP, and Docker)

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:26
  • Coffee Shop DevOps: Complexity of change
  • When empowering employee decision-making, intent is everything
  • Announcing systemd.conf 2016

    After our successful first conference 2015 we’d like to repeat the event in 2016 for the second time. The conference will take place on September 28th until October 1st, 2016 at betahaus in Berlin, Germany. The event is a few days before LinuxCon Europe, which also is located in Berlin this year. This year, the conference will consist of two days of presentations, a one-day hackfest and one day of hands-on training sessions.

  • ​A big step forward in container standardization

    Server and cloud admins all agree that containers are great. What we don't agree on is which containers are the best. Rather than let this spark into a standards fire-fight, the Open Container Initiative (OCI), has sought to create common container standards, The newest of these is open container Image Format Spec project.

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:24
  • Clementine Music Player Scores Juicy New Update
  • RcppCCTZ 0.0.4

    A few days ago a new upstream version "2.0" of CCTZ was released. See here for the corresponding post on the Google OpenSource Blog.

  • Vivaldi Web Browser Rebased on Chromium 50, Vivaldi 1.1 Might Land This Week

    We have just been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard that there's a new snapshot available for testing, which might just become the first point release of the Vivaldi 1.0 web browser.

  • KDE PIM Spring Sprint Report in Toulouse

    Like a routine now, the KDE PIM spring sprint was held in Toulouse again, first week of April at Ekito's city center office, many thanks to them.

    First of all thank to all the participants: Franck Arrecot, Andre Heinecke, Sandro Knauß, Volker Krause, John Layt, Christian Mollekopf, Laurent Montel, Kevin Ottens, Daniel Vrátil that made of this sprint an awesome moment.

  • Designing APIs for multiple languages

    Designing software that is both fast and available to higher level languages generally means you end up writing C. There are guiding principles you should follow when doing so to ensure that you give your software the best chance for success.

  • Writing a plugin for GNOME To Do – Introduction

    Every plugin has a single entry point: GtdActivatable. Plugins must provide an implementation of this interface. I’ll write more about this interface below.

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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:20
  • The future of development with OpenShift and OpenStack
  • How to be a good OpenStack mentor

    Victoria Martinez de la Cruz wants to make mentoring within OpenStack an excellent experience.

  • Open Source: Licensing Pitfalls May Outweigh Benefits [Ed: certainly another attack on using common talking points]

    A common provision of such licenses, however, is that any software that derives from the open-source software must also be made publically available under the same copyleft provisions. Some of these licenses can be incompatible with one another, so that by combining code blocks with different licenses a developer would create a situation where conforming to one license violates the terms of the other license. Some licenses may conflict with a businesses' objectives by forbidding commercialization of derivative products. And some licenses, Leach noted, are "viral" in nature in that not only is the specific software built on the open-source component to be made open source under the license, so is all other integrated software that becomes part of the product. Further, such a viral license not only "infects" the developing company's proprietary product software, forcing it to be open source, the license can force application software created by the product's user to also become open source under the viral license.

  • This open source tool will help you use your mind to control DIY projects

    Move over pressing buttons with hands. You can now use your mind to control smartphones, robots, and even your friends’ limbs with OpenBCI, an open-source brain-computer interface.

  • RuuviTag, an open-source Bluetooth Sensor Beacon, heading to KickStarter

    RuuviTag is a low power, compact Bluetooth beacon solution that can monitor its surroundings in various ways, that can be implemented to other devices and projects due to its open development.

    Aside from being just a standard proximity beacon, it can also monitor temperature, humidity, air pressure and acceleration, and can be easily adjusted to cover different kinds of needs without programming or electronic knowledge. The device can operate for several years on a single coin battery.

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:20

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Openwashing

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:19

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Development News

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:17
  • 5 more timeless lessons of programming 'graybeards'

    The HR departments and hiring managers in Silicon Valley have a challenge. They can’t ask an applicant’s age because their companies have lost brutal discrimination lawsuits over the years. Instead, they develop little tricks like tossing in an oblique reference to “The Brady Bunch” (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”) and seeing if the candidate gets the joke. Candidates who chuckle are deemed a poor cultural fit and are tossed aside.

  • Node.js Foundation 2016 User Survey Report

    The Node.js Foundation recently conducted an expansive user survey to better understand Node.js users (you, or maybe you . We were interested in getting a better sense of the type of development work you use Node.js for, what other technologies you use with Node.js, how the Node.js Foundation can help you get more out of Node.js, how you learn new languages, and more.

  • Learn Computer Science And Programming With Google’s New Education Website

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Meet the world’s smallest Android phone

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:04

These days, people love having phones with large displays, even though Apple’s new iPhone SE shows that there’s still a market for smaller phones. Even this new smaller iPhone looks positively huge compared to a new Android phone called the Posh Mobile Micro X S240. Unbox Therapy over the weekend got a first look at this tiny new Android phone, which features a 2.4-inch display, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a dual-core processor, a two-megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.4 KitKat.

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PCLOS 2016.03 KDE: good job

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 11:46

I must admit that this time I had a much nicer experience with PC Linux OS than I had the previous time.

I could not find any issue to note during my Live run of this operating system apart from escessive number of applications.

Good job, PCLOS team! Let's hope you'll keep up with all you've done!

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Ubuntu-Based Escuelas Linux 4.4 Released for Schools as a Windows XP Replacement

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-19 11:45
The developers of the Ubuntu-based Escuelas Linux educational operating system announced today the release of Escuelas Linux 4.4.

rm -rf Hoax, Well-oiled LXLE, New Debian Project Leader

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 11:43

It turns out that Marco Marsala's deletion of his entire web hosting data, reported Friday, was a viral marketing campaign. Debian Project Leader elections are over and a winner emerged victorious. Several reviews caught my eye today as did Jessie Smith's look at Redox, a Unix-like operating system whose underlying philosophy is "Everything is a URL."

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