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phone os's?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-08-12 23:42

if I use linux on most of my computers, think i would enjoy that ubuntu os for phone over android or ios? (even though im not a huge fan of ubuntu, although its probably unity as I like a lot of ubuntu derivatives)

I have about zero phone experience other than using someone else phone to make a call maybe once a month

any other good linuxy phone os? (or even not linux, but underrated phone os)

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Everybody Should Be Haiku Writing

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 23:39

As many of my readers have probably figured out, I am a fan of the stuff that’s “out there.” You don’t even have to use it. It doesn’t need to be something that will necessarily set the world on fire. If there’s passion in its development and design, I’m pretty much on board. And I can’t wait to try it.

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Question relating to usb wifi adapter.

Reddit - Fri, 2016-08-12 23:08

I have a question related to how I got my USB Wifi adapter to work.

I am damn near brand new to linux, and enjoy surfing the web to complete tasks.

So, i tired my luck to get this to work on my own, and it did... i just don't understand how..here's what i did.

It came with a disk.

On the disk was a tar.bz2 file.

I used terminal to extract it to a Folder I made on the desktop.

Then boom! My wifi adapter worked...

Please point me in the right direction so I can understand how this happened.

Or, Just tell me.

Either way,

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Linux TCP flaw lets 'anyone' hijack Internet traffic

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-08-12 23:00

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, Internet connections between Linux and Android systems.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:54

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Desktop News

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:54
  • Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

    Microsoft has backed down on its plan to hustle owners of certain PCs to Windows 10 by crimping support options.

    Redmond revealed the plan last January, when it decreed that PCs running 6th-generation Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs and Windows 7 would only get limited security and stability support until mid-2017. By March it backed off a little, extending support for another year and promising critical patches would flow until end of life.

  • People Demand Control Of Their PCs

    You can no longer dictate to the world what folks will do with the hardware they own.

  • The Best Chromebook You Can Buy Right Now (Aug. 2016)
  • Attention, College Students: Chromebooks Are About to Get Awesome

    Here’s some unhelpful back-to-school advice: Don’t buy a laptop. Borrow one, steal one from a family member, buy a piece of junk for 40 bucks on Craigslist. If you can find a way to wait a couple of months before dropping serious coin on a new clamshell, you’ll be glad you did.

    Later this fall, Apple’s almost certainly going to release a new MacBook Pro, which is desperately in need of a revamp. And there will be Windows PCs practically falling from the ceiling—maybe even a few made by Microsoft itself. But the real reason to hold off on your purchase is to wait for the new breed of Chromebooks that are on their way.

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Three Weeks Until QtCon!

LXer - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:53
From 1 to 4 September 2016 the communities of KDE, Qt, FSFE, VideoLAN and KDAB join forces in Berlin for QtCon. The program consists of a mix of Qt trainings on day 1, unconference sessions, lightning talks and more than 150 in-depths talks on technical and community topics on days 2 to 4. Track topics range from KDE‘s Latest and Greatest, Testing and Continuous Integration and QtQuick to Free Software policies and politics, Community and Beyond code. Check out the program.

Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:51
  • Editorial: Early Access survival game 'Rust' gets massive criticism for recent changes in game mechanics

    Also, another review which is one of the most comprehensive reviews you can find, and it's one of the 'Most Helpful' ones as well (source) where the player has put in over one thousand hours, is also negative.

    Though, you may already know it isn't the first time these developers are in the middle of a controversy, as you can see in the readers' comments in this recent GOL article.

    Therefore, if you were planning to buy Rust because of the current bundle from Humble Bundle, think twice and be aware of all these issues before making a decision.

  • Life is Strange Linux patch released, should now work properly on Nvidia Pascal cards

    Hot on the heels of their patch for Company of Heroes 2, Feral has now patched Life is Strange. Nvidia Pascal users will be most pleased about this one.

  • Minimalistic puzzler 'Hexoscope' not coming to Linux due to Adobe Air

    At least he was honest and conclusive instead of other cases where a Linux port is hinted or directly promised but it ends up never seeing the release. But still, sometimes I tend to think that small games like this have a guaranteed port but unfortunately it isn't always the case, and considering that at the moment of writing this article Hexoscope has 85 positive reviews and not a single negative one, it IS truly a shame...

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SUSE Leftovers

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:49

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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:48

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FOSS Licensing

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:47
  • Which type of open source license do you prefer?
  • What is copyleft?

    While the GPL family are the most popular copyleft licenses, they are by no means the only ones. The Mozilla Public License and the Eclipse Public License are also very popular. Many other copyleft licenses exist with smaller adoption footprints.

    As explained in the previous section, a copyleft license means downstream projects cannot add additional restrictions on the use of the software. This is best illustrated with an example. If I wrote MyCoolProgram and distributed it under a copyleft license, you would have the freedom to use and modify it. You could distribute versions with your changes, but you'd have to give your users the same freedoms I gave you. If I had licensed it under a permissive license, you'd be free to incorporate it into a closed software project that you do not provide the source to.

    But just as important as what you must do with MyCoolProgram is what you don't have to do. You don't have to use the exact same license I did, so long as the terms are compatible (generally downstream projects use the same license for simplicity's sake). You don't have to contribute your changes back to me, but it's generally considered good form, especially when the changes are bug fixes.

  • Hellwig v. VMware Hits A Rock

    They wanted line by line evidence, not pointers to the lines. You’d think there would be a script for that…

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Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS to Be Soon Rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Not Yakkety Yak

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:41

One of our readers was asking us last week if we have any news on when Ubuntu Touch will switch to a newer version of Ubuntu? The official answer came a few days ago from Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak, who reveals the fact that the Ubuntu mobile OS will soon be rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

It appears that this is not the first time the Ubuntu Touch developers have been asked by Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet users what's the state of operating system's baseline, which right now is still using the packages from the now deprecated Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) release.

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:37
  • Ardour 5.0 Released For Linux Audio Workstation
  • Ardour 5.0 Open Source DAW Officially Released with Tabbed User Interface
  • Calibre 2.64 eBook Library Manager Lets You Customize Comments-Like Columns

    Today, August 12, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal proudly announced the release of a new maintenance update for the popular, open-source and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software.

    Calibre 2.64 is now the latest and most advanced version of the application designed for book lovers who prefer to use digital e-book readers to store their books in various file formats, as well as convert and organize ebooks from a format to another, if it's supported by Calibre, of course.

  • How to choose an open source music player

    Linux offers an abundance of music players; how do you choose which one to use?

    Back in June, 2016, I wrote about the apparent passing of my favorite open source music player, Guayadeque. I described the six things I really liked about Guayadeque, and looked at two obvious alternatives: Quod Libet and gmusicbrowser. Since that time, I have been living with gmusicbrowser on my laptop, while continuing to use mpd on the computer attached to the home stereo. Meanwhile, several kind readers have offered other suggestions as to their favorite music players.

    With all this input available, I decided to formalize my "six things" list and apply it to a list of candidates for my laptop music playing needs.

  • This App Lets You Watch Twitch TV on the Linux Desktop Without Flash

    Want to watch Twitch.tv streams on your desktop, without Flash? You can with this awesome Twitch app for Linux, which also supports chat & notifications and more.

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Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS to Be Soon Rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Not Yakkety Yak

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:29

One of our readers was asking us last week if we have any news on when Ubuntu Touch will switch to a newer version of Ubuntu? The official answer came a few days ago from Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak, who reveals the fact that the Ubuntu mobile OS will soon be rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

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x-post with Arduino: using SocketCAN with an arduino-like device

Reddit - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:26

Is it possible to use SocketCAN and more specifically can-utils with a Photon? I'd like to try using it on my Mac OSX El Capitan and query the CAN bus on my vehicle using Carloop + Photon connected via a serial USB connection.

It seems SocketCAN is designed to only work on Linux devices directly connected to a CAN bus. Would it be possible to use the Photon's CAN bus as a gateway and process the messages with can-utils functions from a Mac?

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TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:13

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Intel Sends Its First Batch Of DRM-Next Updates For Linux 4.9

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:13
It has been less than one week since the Linux 4.8-rc1 release and already Intel OTC developers have sent in their first batch of updates to DRM-Next for in turn landing with Linux 4.9...

Open source R extension simplifies data science with IBM Watson

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-08-12 22:00

Available through Columbus Collaboratory's GitHub repository, CognizeR will help data scientists access a host of IBM Watson services without leaving their native development environment.


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