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System76 Is Giving Away a Lemur Laptop Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 11:35

System76, a US-based hardware company known for building powerful computers with the popular Ubuntu Linux preloaded, has announced earlier that they are giving away one of their superb Lemur laptops during the Denver Mini Maker Faire event.

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You Can Finally Buy Official Ubuntu Stickers for Your Laptop & Desktop Computers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 11:32

After a long wait, the Unixstickers.com website is proud to announce today, May 24, 2016, that they can finally offer stickers with the Ubuntu logo, thanks to a partnership with Canonical.

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Solus OS

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 11:30

For the seasoned users among you, chances are you may have previously heard about the development of the Solus operating system – for both good and bad reasons. For those less aware of the behind-the-scenes antics, you might want to check out our full interview with its founder, Ikey Doherty, back in LU&D 162.

Following on from a successful launch, the project looks to offer a stable, and alternative, take on the more common GNOME-based distributions. Without doubt, Solus’ most distinguishing feature is its unique graphical interface: Budgie. The Budgie desktop has been written from the ground up, enabling easy integration into other distros and is essentially an open source project in its own right.

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openSUSE Leap 42.2 Enters Development, First Alpha Build Brings New Goodies

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 11:26

openSUSE developer Ludwig Nussel has proudly announced today, May 24, 2016, that a first Alpha build of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 computer operating system is now ready for public testing.

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Birds Linux 8.0, the Distro for Students, Launches with Kernel 4.5, Tor Browser

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 11:25

Birds Linux creator Francesco Milesi has informed Softpedia today, May 24, 2016, about the immediate availability of a major update to his open-source computer operating system, Birds Linux 8.0.

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How to open a TCP/UDP socket in a bash shell

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 11:07
Suppose you want to open a TCP/UDP socket on a Linux server for various reasons. For example, you want to check if a specific address/port is reachable. Or you want to fetch a remote web page or invoke a restful API for testing. Or you want to connect to a remote IRC server, etc.

Community Is a Big Part of the Raspberry Pi’s Strength

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:39

I’m not going to argue that the Raspberry Pi should always be the device of choice for every situation. Sometimes it just doesn’t cut it and using it in a given situation will cause more work than necessary. Whenever I am asked the above question, I usually get the details of what the person is intending to do, and then talk about the pros and cons of the Raspberry Pi for that use. One of the things I always remind the person is that no matter how good Device X might be, you need to consider the community behind the device. In my opinion, a constantly growing supportive community is what the Pi offers over all other devices.

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Android/Chromebook

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:35

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Ubuntu phone/tablet exclusive titles philosophy

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:24

The building process of Ubuntu mobile apps is easier than for Android or iOS. And from the moral point of view, Ubuntu is more libre than Android and definitely more libre than iOS ;) I am thinking of creating my next few titles exclusively for Ubuntu (Touch) phones/tablets instead of the other two OSs. What do you think about this philosophy. I want Ubuntu (possibly with Plasma DE ;) ) to success on mobile devices and I think apps are a huge part of this equation. What do you think about this approach?

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Pointless features add to browser bloat and insecurity

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:10
83 per cent of browser features are used by under one per cent of top websites. It might be time for the warlocks of the Web and brewers of JavaScript to revisit their ever-burgeoning developer wish-lists and sweep away the rubbish.

Why a Buffer developer open sourced his code

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 09:13
?If you look for the official definition of open source, you'll likely stumble upon this outline from the board members of the Open Source Initiative. If you skim through it, you're sure to find some idea or concept that you feel very aligned with. At its heart, openness (and open source) is about free distribution—putting your work out there for others to use.

Microsoft is actively scanning your personal documents for terrorist connections

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-25 09:10

... and who knows what else. Maybe defending your language and culture would be considered an act of terrorism in 10 or 20 years. Please use libre software. More about this case: http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2016/05/20/microsofts-approach-terrorist-content-online/#sm.0001vcdpdxpq2fm210j99wn6863ni

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Ubuntu MATE 16.10 In Development, Software Boutique and Welcome Get New Features

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 08:16
Ubuntu MATE lead developer and maintainer Martin Wimpress announced earlier today that the Ubuntu MATE 16.10 operating system is now open for development.

IBM Uses Apache Spark Across Its Products to Help Enterprise Customers Video

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 07:19
IBM loves Apache Spark. It’s training its engineers on it, it’s contributing to the project, and it’s building many of its big data products on top of the open source platform so IBM’s enterprise customers can use its powerful tools.

Linux Containers vs. VMs: A Security Comparison

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 06:21
More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages. Developers love containers. They're easy to use and fast to start. You can run a lot of them on even simple hardware. Startup overhead has always been a bane of development and testing, and this overhead only increases with microservices architectures.

Intel Might Actually Be Done With OpenGL 4.4 In Mesa

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:25
It was just last week that Intel crossed OpenGL 4.2 in Mesa and earlier today the needed Intel OpenGL 4.3 patches landed while tonight there are patches pending for the OpenGL 4.4 changes for Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver...

Petros Koutoupis' RapidDisk

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:24
RapidDisk is an open-source and enhanced Linux RAM drive solution led by BDFLPetros Koutoupis (who also writes for Linux Journal) that allows users to create, resize a

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