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How to run commands on File or Directory changes with Incron on Ubuntu 16.04

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-12 19:00

 HowToForge: This tutorial shows you how you can use incron on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) system to run commands when a file or Directory is changed.

Chromebook (Acer C740) vs Acer Cloudbook/HP Stream for daily-driver Linux laptop?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-12 18:24

TL;DR - Anyone using a Chromebook C740 or a Cloudbook/Stream as a Linux daily-driver notebook? Want to use it for mostly note-taking, web-browsing, and indie gaming.

I'm hunting for a lightweight laptop that will basically be used for web browsing, document editing, and the occasional lightweight indie (eg: Enter the Gungeon) or retro (eg: GZDoom, emulation) game.

In terms of priority I'm after:

  • Lightweight
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent Linux support
  • Low budget

Basically, a Linux ultrabook. While the Asus UX305 is awesome (fanless Core M/8GB/256GB), it's a little hard for me to justify given the light use it would see.

So I limboed down to the $200 price point, and found a trio of options: the Acer C740 Chromebook, the Acer Cloudbook 11/14, and the HP Stream 11/13 G2.

The C740 wins points for having a full Core-based chip in the Celeron 3205U, 4GB of RAM, and a user-replaceable M.2 SSD. However, unless I'm willing to crack the case open, remove the write-protect screw, and flash SeaBIOS/Coreboot, I'll be stuck using Crouton for a Linux implementation, and presumably staring at that annoying splash screen of "WARNING DEV MODE" from ChromeOS. It's also got the "ChromeOS Keyboard" without proper F-keys or a Super key. Minor nitpick, but still.

The Cloudbook/Stream G2 use the Atom-derived Celeron N3050, with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage. This means weaker performance - but it may still be enough for my use case - while also allowing for fanless operation. They also have either legacy boot or a UEFI implementation that allows for booting directly. I can also get a larger screen (14" or 13") in this option.

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An in-depth guide to turning a product into an open source project

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-12 18:20
One occasionally runs into a company trying to build an open source project out of an existing product. This is a nuanced problem. This is not a company that owns a project published under an open source license trying to also ship a product of the same name (e.g. Docker, MySQL), but the situation shares many of the same problems. Neither is this a company building products out of open source projects to which they contribute but don't control (e.g. Red Hat's RHEL). This is a company with an existing product revenue stream trying to create a project out of the product.read more

Linux Kernel 4.1.24 LTS Has Improvements for R9 270X and R7 370 AMD Radeon GPUs

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-12 18:00

Linux kernel 4.1.24 LTS appears to be a small update that changes a total of 30 files, with 122 insertions and 62 deletions.

The Linux Foundation Is Releasing A New Training Bundle today for SysAdmins

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-12 17:56

New course and certification bundle to accelerate opportunities for advanced Linux learning among career technologists

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the availability of its new course, LFS211 Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking. The course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a senior Linux sysadmin, as well as to pass the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam, which comes bundled with the new course.

The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, produced by The Linux Foundation and Dice, finds that 51 percent of hiring managers say hiring certified professionals is a priority for them, and 47 percent of open source professionals plan to take at least one certification exam this year. Certifications are increasingly becoming the best way for professionals to differentiate from other job candidates and to demonstrate their ability to perform critical technical functions.

“More individuals and more employers are seeing the tremendous value in certifications, but it can be time-consuming and cost-prohibitive to prepare for them,” said Linux Foundation General Manager for Training Clyde Seepersad. “The Linux Foundation strives to increase accessibility to quality training and certification for anyone, and offering advanced system administration training and certification that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, for a lower price than the industry standard helps to achieve that.”

With the tremendous growth in open source adoption across technology sectors, it is more important than ever for IT professionals to be proficient in Linux. With the recent embrace by Microsoft of Linux on Azure, every major cloud platform is now based on or, as is the case for Azure, runs Linux. Similarly, OpenStack - one of the leading cloud platforms, for which The Linux Foundation also offers a course to prepare for the new Certified OpenStack Administrator exam - is deployed on Linux. Sysadmins of all stripes today need to be familiar with Linux, and the type of training provided by this course confers the knowledge and skills necessary to manage these systems.

LFS211 serves as preparation for the advanced LFCE exam in the way LFS201 Essentials of System Administration serves as preparation for the Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) exam. Students in the new course will have access to 40-50 hours of coursework, and over 50 hands-on labs, which includes practical experience that translates to real-world situations. Becoming LFCE certified provides individuals who are more established or advanced in their IT careers the opportunity to progress further and demonstrate their knowledge. Sysadmins who pass the LFCE exam have a wider range and greater depth of skill than the LFCS. Linux Foundation Certified Engineers are responsible for the design and implementation of system architecture and serve as subject matter experts and mentors for the next generation of system administration professionals.

Individuals interested in registering for LFS211 can do so at http://go.linuxfoundation.org/rd-lfs211-launch-pr for the introductory price of $349, including access to the course material for one year, and a voucher to take the LFCE exam up to two times. For more information on Linux Foundation training and certification programs, visit http://training.linuxfoundation.org.

About The Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.


Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen, and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Source: http://haydenjames.io/linux-foundations-new-training-bundle-increase-career-mobility-sysadmins/

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H.264 Support Finally Comes To Fedora Via Cisco's OpenH264

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-12 17:29
It's now easier having basic H.264 support on Fedora Linux with there now being an official way thanks to cooperation with Cisco...

Understanding AWS(Amazon Web services) “The Cloud” Part – I

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-12 17:23
To understand AWS, we need to understand the basics of Cloud Computing first. Let us take you through Cloud definition and need of Cloud computing and then we will figure out how AWS fits into role of Cloud Computing.

New Patches Published For GLVND Mesa Support

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-12 17:06
There are new Mesa happenings in the OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library (GLVND) space...

Linux Kernel 3.18.33 LTS Is a Minor Update That Adds Quirks for Radeon GPUs

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-12 17:04

Sasha Levin announced the availability of Linux kernel 3.18.33 LTS, which comes right after the release of Linux 4.5.4, Linux 4.4.10 LTS, and Linux 4.1.24 LTS kernels.

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Get Started with Ubuntu 16.04

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-12 17:03

Ubuntu 16.04 was released in April, and it’s a great release. Ubuntu is generally known as an extremely user-friendly distribution, so it’s easy to get up and running quickly. That said, there are a few things to do -- depending on your needs -- to get most out of your system.

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Managing passwords in Linux with KeePassX

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-12 17:00

 opensource.com: KeePassX remembers hundreds of passwords across various applications.

Simplicity Linux Digs Deeper Than Its Puppy Linux Pals

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-12 16:58

I liked earlier versions of Simplicity Linux. They remain very usable computing options. The X and Mini versions are equally capable but offer a different look and feel.

The LXDE desktop consumes little system resources. It loads into system memory when possible to run fast and furious without having to read from the CD/DVD or USB storage.

Simplicity Linux is generally easy to use, but the Puppy Linux-centric software requires a bit of a learning curve for users used to Debian Linux derivatives.

If you are looking for a solid computing experience other than the X and the Mini editions in the 16.04 betas releases, check out previous Simplicity Linux releases. They offer the Puppy Linux base but include other changes, such as Google Chrome as the default browser.

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Threaded Input Has Been Revised Again For The X.Org Server

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-12 16:45
Going back six years has been work on bringing threaded input to the X.Org Server whereby the input event code would run on its own CPU thread. The work has yet to be merged in full, but Keith Packard has now revised the patches...

Manjaro Is Updating Its Infrastructure, Adopts Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-12 16:26
Manjaro Linux creator Philip Müller teased the community with the fact that the entire infrastructure of the Manjaro project will get a much-needed overhaul.

Does libinput touchpad support suck for everyone or just me?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-12 16:18

It appears that X11 is moving away from Synaptics, Debian Testing already disabled Synaptics by default and now I'm stuck with libinput. I guess I could reenable Synaptics, but it looks like it will eventually be phased out completely.

And it feels... really weird. The touchpad appears too sensitive, but sometimes not sensitive enough. Every movement moves my cursor past the target, slight edge scrolling movements skip way too many lines. Yet from time to time it stops a few pixels from where I intend it to stop.

I only rarely use Windows, I use MacBooks maybe once in a few months, yet I don't remember feeling uncomfortable with the touchpad on any of these machines (except the odd inverted scrolling on MacBook and the forced two-finger scroll, but not ith the movement). The first Linux distro I've ever used on a notebook was Ubuntu (with Synaptics), and yet I don't remember any difficulties with the touchpad the first time I used it.

So, does anyone else have such problems? Can they be solved? Are libinput developers literally Hitlers?

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