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Proofreading for illusions with grep and AWK

LXer - Sat, 2016-06-18 15:25
Lexical illusions are very hard to find when proofreading. The most common lexical illusion is a duplicated word, as in this well-known example: "A lexical illusion: many people are not aware that the the brain will automatically ignore a second instance of the word 'the' when it starts a new line." But if you let grep and AWK do the proofreading — problem solved!

KDE Developers Have Been Working On Improved Windows Support

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-06-18 15:17
KDE developers this week at Randa have ben working on improvements for KDE applications on Windows...

Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.22 Officially Released with Support for Linux Kernel 4.7

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-06-18 15:00

VirtualBox 5.0.22 is now the latest and most advanced version of the open-source and cross-platform virtualization software from Oracle

New live usb creator?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-06-18 14:13

Hi!

I remember like a month or so ago someone made a post here (I think) about a new live usb creator that they made that runs on linux, it looked very slick and modern. I'm just wondering if anyone remembers that and has a link to it? As I can't find the post again.

Thanks!

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LLVM's Clang Is Working On Unified Offloading Support

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-06-18 14:11
There's more work going on in the CUDA/OpenMP space for the LLVM Clang compiler...

Snagging A Deal On My Newest 4K Adaptive-Sync Monitor For Linux Testing

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-06-18 13:44
If you happen to be in the market for a 4K 28-inch display, here's the latest one I have purchased for our Linux hardware testing here at Phoronix. Right now it also appears to be for a very competitive deal at one particular e-tailer...

Faster Rendering Appears To Be Coming For LibreOffice

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-06-18 13:18
Some rendering speed improvements have been worked on recently for the LibreOffice open-source office suite and are now present in LO Git...

eXtern OS, a new way of Computing

Reddit - Sat, 2016-06-18 11:58

I have been working on an Operating System project called "eXtern OS" for some years now as a side hobby. I am planning to release the first developer in August, if not a month later. I would like to address the comments about me calling it an OS before they come up (because I know they will). Yes it is based on Linux and it is more of like Chrome OS (because apps in eXtern run using Nw Js which uses javascript and supports modules from C++ etc). (You can also think of how Steam OS, Chrome OS and Android are also based on Linux).

You might be wondering why I posted this before release, like 2 months away, well, I would like to know how many people that would be interested in this project and also get those that are interested on my social media connections so that I don't have to make posts everywhere on the day the developer preview is released as I would like to focus on the deployment and other issues at that time. Talking about social media connections, you can follow my twitter and/or instagram as I will be updating more often there: https://twitter.com/AnesuChiodze https://www.instagram.com/anesu.chiodze/

Ok, here are the screenshots for some of the apps (I haven't uploaded all the previews of other apps because 1. They are still work in progress and 2. I would like to leave a significant portion as a surprise).

Some of the screenshots are outdated like from last year, but they should give you an idea (Couldn't be bothered going through re-uploading them, but not too much has changed since then anyway).

Music (this one is somewhat current): https://sc-cdn.scaleengine.net/i/37041f6203fc4156ff91616f6e9e8cdb.png

Web Browser (also somewhat up to date): https://sc-cdn.scaleengine.net/i/3332745dced82b526536523a46d511272.png https://sc-cdn.scaleengine.net/i/63e1c52aed9a02a44d535124b403f6fa1.png

Files https://sc-cdn.scaleengine.net/i/a5b752a8da343f6f2244c8dff27fc7ad1.png https://sc-cdn.scaleengine.net/i/b8a467114b01fea620f5f5521fdd85e2.png https://sc-cdn.scaleengine.net/i/123f904ee76f415256da73d45380f561.png

Video Player: http://puu.sh/px0e0/534ff221d5.png

Thanks for reading through that long as post!

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Open source wins over France’s urban planners

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-06-18 11:36

Marseille, France’s second largest city, and OpenMarie, a community of city administrations working on open source software, are boosting the development of OpenADS, a software solution for managing building and zoning permits. Last week, the two started the OpenADS working group, to bring together the many public administrations that use the software, and to manage the development roadmap.

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Is there anything better than ipmitool for out-of-band management

Reddit - Sat, 2016-06-18 10:38

I am about to start submitting a proposal for infrastructure changes where I work. There is a mixture of system manufacturers in our environment. Most have ipmi available in one form or another.

It's been a few years since it was my responsibility to implement an out of band solution. Is there anything out there that is better than ipmitool and ipmi in general?

My use cases would be for forcing pxeboots, checking consoles when necessary, and restarting hosts. To my knowledge ipmi is pretty much the only thing besides proprietary stuff like ILO and DRAC. Is there something out there you all are aware of that you prefer?

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today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-06-18 10:01
  • The Microsoft Tax Doesn't Really Exist [Ed: This article is wrong. The Microsoft tax does exist, based on leaked documents in Techrights.]

    When you are considering a switch to a computer with Linux pre-installed, you may be surprised to discover that the hardware is about the same price as a comparable Windows machine. You may have heard of something called the "Microsoft Tax" which refers to the extra price you pay for the cost of Windows on a computer that you buy with the intention of installing Linux on it. As a result, you may think that you should pay less for an equivalent computer with Linux pre-installed. After all, Linux is free and Windows sells for hundreds of dollars. But you don't. That's because the so-called Microsoft Tax doesn't really exist. It's a myth.

  • Entroware have released another beast of a Laptop, worth looking into
  • Acer's CXI2 Chromebox Now Has Upstream Coreboot Support

    Acer's CXI2 Chromebox line-up is now supported by mainline Coreboot.

    The CXI2 has been using Coreboot similar to other Chromebook/Chromebox devices, but wasn't supported by mainline Coreboot. That changed yesterday with the code now working its way into mainline Git.

  • Samsung's Purchase of Joyent Unlocks Cloud Infrastructure, and More
  • Containers are on fire as enterprises ramp up adoption

    Container technology is rapidly transforming the way enterprises develop and deliver applications, and adoption is set to ramp up spectacularly in the next year, even as obstacles towards adoption persist.

  • Nearly Two-Thirds of IT Users Plan to Mainstream Containers in a Year, Global Survey Reveals
  • OSVR's new headset, DeepMind learns gaming, and new Linux releases

    In this week's edition, we take a look at a new headset from OSVR, Google's DeepMind playing Montezuma's Revenge for rewards, and two new games out for Linux.

  • Videos: MontanaLinux CentOS Remix

    As you may know, I've been remixing Fedora for several years for my own personal use... called MontanaLinux. I've also been remixing CentOS and Scientific Linux and thought I'd write a little bit about it.

    The main reason I created the EL7 remixes is because I have a few older HP Proliant servers at work that have the CCISS Raid Controller and Red Hat dropped support for those in RHEL 7. Also, I originally included both GNOME and KDE as part of it but have since decided to make it leaner by switching to XFCE 4.12 that is available in EPEL... and of course it includes all of the available updates as of build time.

  • Linux + Windows : Robolinux 8.5 LTS Arrives With Stealth VM For Running Windows

    Robolinux is a unique Linux distribution that comes with a stealth VM for deep Windows integration. The latest release of this operating system i.e. Robolinux 8.5 LTS “Raptor” is now available for download. This release–featuring Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce, and LXDE versions–comes with Steam for Linux client for seamless gaming.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/24

    It has been a very busy week, but it has shown how much enthusiasm every contributor puts into Tumbleweed. There have been again 4 snapshots released (0609, 0611, 0612 and 0613) and this marks the end of ‘Tumbleweed being built using GCC 5’. As usual, one end is just the beginning of something new: starting with Snapshot 0614 (or any higher number, in case openQA won’t agree) the entire distribution is built using GCC 6 as compiler.

  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) Receives Buy Rating from RBC Capital
  • Ubuntu Touch OS with Continuum like Convergence Feature Coming Soon to OnePlus 3

    Ubuntu’s Touch OS powered smartphone have slowly started becoming a reality since the last few years. Meizu MX4 was one of the powerful Ubuntu powered phones launched till date. That aside there are a few other devices that support Ubuntu Touch OS thanks to ports like these. Canonical’s Ubuntu OS however has succeeded to get a head start in the smartphone mainly due to the lack of features over an Android or iOS device.

  • T-Shirt Sale June 15th-21st

    From June 15th-21st you can get a 15% discount on a Bodhi Linux branded T-Shirt with the code TSHIRT16 on our Merchandise store.

  • elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ Beta Released — Download The Most Beautiful Linux Distro

    elementary OS is a very popular and one of the most beautiful Linux distros out there. The upcoming version of the OS i.e. elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’, is coming in next few months. The first beta of this open source operating system is already here and you can download it right now to get started with testing.

  • Mygica Media Streamer First Impressions

    Some of it was streamed from my other Linux computers...

  • Microsoft's Office Plans Are a Confusing Mess

    Last week, I tried to get a subscription to Microsoft Office. I expected to simply find an Office license that included what I needed for a simple price. Instead, I discovered that Microsoft’s Office licenses are infuriatingly complex, making it nearly impossible for anyone to get what they need without overspending.

  • Why LinkedIn Will Make You Hate Microsoft Word

    IF Microsoft has its way, the vast membership of LinkedIn, the business networking site with more than 433 million members, will be instantly available to you while you use Microsoft products like Outlook or Skype. How many of LinkedIn’s members do you want to consult while also using Excel or typing away in Word? Microsoft is betting it’s a lot; this is part of its rationale for its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, announced on Monday.

    The companies’ chief executives, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, explained their reasons for the deal in a PowerPoint presentation distributed to investors. In the center of a graphic titled, “A professional’s profile everywhere,” was a picture of an anonymous LinkedIn “professional” with arrows pointed outward to seven Microsoft products.

  • Microsoft buys Wand to improve chat capabilities

    Satya Nadella wasn't kidding when he said earlier this year that he believed in using chat as a platform for computing. Microsoft just bought Wand, a chat app for iOS, to further that vision.

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Linux and Linux Foundation

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-06-18 09:58
  • Intel Is Insanely Close To Showing Off OpenGL 4.5 With Their Mesa Driver
  • OpenSwitch Project, SnapRoute Target New Openness for Network Switching and Routing

    In the world of networking and network switches and routing, there are some interesting open source moves afoot. The Linux Foundation, has announced that the OpenSwitch Project is becoming a Linux Foundation project. OpenSwitch is an open source, Linux-based network operating system (NOS) designed to power enterprise grade switches from multiple hardware vendors that will enable organizations to rapidly build data center networks that are customized for unique business needs.

  • My DCTC2016 talk: Linux MD RAID performance improvement since 3.11 to 4.6

    This week I was invited by Memblaze to give a talk on Data Center Technology Conference 2016 about Linux MD RAID performance on NVMe SSD. In the past 3 years, Linux community make a lot of effort to improve MD RAID performance on high speed media, especially on RAID456. I happen to maintain block layer for SUSE Linux, back port quite a lot patches back to Linux 3.12.

  • Microsoft's Project Bletchley Aims to Expand Utility of Blockchain Technology

    As covered here recently, a continuously growing group of top technology and finance companies including IBM, Wells Fargo and the London Stock Exchange Group is partnering and working with The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology, which is central to how many businesses process transactions. if you ask some people, they'll tell you that the concept of the Blockchain is as dramatic as the creation of the Internet.

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-06-18 09:57
  • ibus-chewing-1.5.1 Released
  • A few words about the future of the Limba project

    Both Alex and I have been experimenting with 3rd-party app distribution for quite some time, with me working on Listaller and him working on Glick and Glick2. All these projects never went anywhere. Around the time when I started Limba, fixing design mistakes done with Listaller, Alex started a new attempt at software distribution, this time with sandboxing added to the mix and a new OSTree-based design of the software-distribution mechanism. It wasn’t at all clear that XdgApp, later to be renamed to Flatpak, would get huge backing by GNOME and later Red Hat, becoming a very promising candidate for a truly cross-distro software distribution system.

  • Git 2.9 improves submodules, diff readability

    The open source Git distributed version control system, the cornerstone of the GitHub code-sharing site, has been upgraded with faster submodules and improvements for diffs and testing.

    Version 2.9, released this week, expands options for submodules, which enable users to keep another Git repository in a subdirectory of a repository. The submodule improvements focus on speed and flexibility.

  • Git 2.9 Released

    A new version of Git was released this week, bringing a number of improvements that will be a welcome sight to software developers. Alongside the normal bug fixes and general maintenance work, some interesting new experimental features have been added.

  • Calibre 2.59 Has Better EPUB 3 Support, Amazon Metadata Download Improvements

    Today, June 17, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has proudly announced the release and general availability of the Calibre 2.59 update of the open-source and cross-platform ebook library management software.

    Calibre 2.59 arrives after only one week after the debut of Calibre 2.58, the previous point release that added compatibility with the latest Qt 5.x technologies (Qt 5.5 or later) on the Ubuntu Linux operating systems. And it looks like it introduces several improvements to the Amazon Metadata Download functionality.

  • The Wine Stable Release 1.8.3 Is Now Available

    The Wine team released today third stable release of their software. Version 1.8.3 has 54 bugfixes.

    This stable release contains bugfixes, translations updates and updated GPU description table(NVIDIA cards were added), new features are included in development releases from 1.9 branch.

  • Wine 1.8.3 Released With More Bug Fixes

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Leftovers: KDE

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-06-18 09:55
  • KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta
  • KDE Plasma 5.7 to Ship with Huge Wayland Improvements, New System Tray

    Today, June 17, 2016, KDE has had the great pleasure of announcing that the Beta of the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment is now available for public beta testing.

    Initially planned for June 16, KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta is here, and we can finally see what the KDE developers have prepared for fans of the modern, Qt5-based desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems. And just by taking a quick look at the release notes, we can notice that a lot of goodies are coming.

  • KDE e.V. joins advisory board of The Document Foundation

    The Document Foundation announces that KDE e.V. is joining the organization’s Advisory Board, and at the same time The Document Foundation joins KDE’s group of advising community partners as an affiliate.

  • GNOME & KDE Join The Document Foundation Advisory Board

    The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. have joined the Advisory Board of The Document Foundation.

    The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. have joined TDF's Advisory Board while in exchange The Document Foundation now has a seat on the boards of both GNOME and KDE. The press message The Document Foundation sent out this morning explained, "The objective is to strengthen relationships between the largest not for profit organizations focused on open source software, to foster the growth of the entire ecosystem."

  • The Qt Company Releases Qt 5.7
  • Qt 5.7 GUI Toolkit Released with Raspberry Pi 3 Support, Qt Creator 4.0

    Today, June 16, 2016, the Qt Company was proud to announce the final release and general availability of the long-anticipated Qt 5.7 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit for all supported platforms.

    As many of you expected, Qt 5.7 is a major release that brings exciting new features and technologies for any and all Qt application developers out there, no matter if they're using a GNU/Linux distribution or the latest Windows 10 and macOS operating systems.

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The Giant Zero, Part 0.x

LXer - Sat, 2016-06-18 09:53
This is my October 2007 "SuitWatch" newsletter for Linux Journal. I believe it's the first place I floated the "giant zero" metaphor for the Internet, which I've made a bit of a thing about since then.

Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-06-18 09:51
  • Open Versus Closed: Addressing The IoT Standards Problem
  • Here's how developers should choose open source components wisely [Ed: WhiteSource self promotion]

    An open source component can be inappropriate for a developer in many ways. Starting from the risks the component is exposed to, to its license policy, developers have to keep a lot of things in mind while selecting the right piece for their tech puzzle. In an exclusive conversation with TechGig.com, Rami Sass, CEO and Co-Founder of WhiteSource, shared tips for selecting right open source components with developers. Read on.

  • Open-Source Test Automation Tools and You

    There's a shift to open-source mobile test automation tools happening today among developers and QA. And it's not just happening in mobile testing. Many mature technology sectors are adopting lightweight, vendor-transparent tools to fulfill the need for speed and integration.

    As with many free and open-source software markets however, a plethora of tools complicates the selection process. How do you know what to spend time learning, integrating and deploying in your own environment?

  • Lack of open source support continues to pose IT challenge

    Open source software and hardware continue to infiltrate the data center, but the lack of professional support remains a top business and IT concern.

  • Will Open Big Data Platforms Lead to an Open Enterprise?

    Big Data implementations are invariably built around Hadoop, Apache Spark and other open source solutions. And since these constructs must integrate into the broader enterprise data ecosystem at some point, is it possible that open source will come to rule the data center as a matter of course?

  • Ramping Up Your Open Cloud Deployment and Applications
  • New hospital in Houston selects open source EHR vendor

    Sacred Oak Medical Center in Houston, opening in August, will use the OpenVista electronic health record system of Medsphere Systems. The inpatient behavioral health facility will open with 20 beds and plans to expand over time to 80 beds.

  • GSA CTO headlines WT open source breakfast

    The use of open source software is pretty much a forgone conclusion in the federal market but we are just now starting to scratch the surface of its power to disrupt the market.

  • 3D printed human hands, open source course materials, and more news
  • Open Source Agriculture

    An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT that can be used to create, save, and share climates for growing crops, maximized for nutrition, yield and taste, regardless of location or season.

  • Free culture in an expensive world
  • College courses without textbooks? These schools are giving it a shot.

    A community college reform group has selected a handful of schools in Virginia and Maryland to develop degree programs using open-source materials in place of textbooks, an initiative that could save students as much as $1,300 a year.

  • New open source 'GreenWeb' to mobile battery while browsing internet

    A new, open source computer programming framework that could make the web significantly more energy efficient, allowing people to save more battery power while browsing on mobile devices, has been developed by researchers including one of Indian-origin.

    Scientists developed what they are calling "GreenWeb," a set of web programming language extensions that enable web developers to have more flexibility and control than ever before over the energy consumption of a website.

    "Because user awareness is constantly increasing, web developers today must be conscious of energy efficiency," said Vijay Janapa Reddi from University of Texas in the US.

  • Rumors of COBOL's demise have been greatly exaggerated: Meet GnuCOBOL

    A recent article on Slashdot points out with some chagrin that the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States still use COBOL, originally invented in 1959, based on work by the late Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. The implication is—and has been for some years in the IT community—that COBOL is a completely dead language. Not so! In 1997, the Gartner Group reported that 80% of the world's business ran on COBOL, and surveys in 2006 and 2012 by Computerworld found that more than 60% of large financial organizations use COBOL (more, in fact, than use C++, a much newer language), and that for half of those, COBOL was used for the majority of their internal code. The COBOL standard has continued to be updated, with the most recent change being in 2014.

  • Open standard for UK emergency services

    The United Kingdom is introducing an open standard for IT systems used by emergency services, the country’s Digital Service announced on 23 May. The ‘Multi-Agency Incident Transfer’ (MAIT) standard is to harmonise the exchange of information within the emergency responder community to streamline the flow incident information between agencies.

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