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Judge grants Happy Birthday lawyers $4.6M, citing “unusually positive results”

Friday 19th of August 2016 10:41:20 AM
The attorneys who moved the song Happy Birthday into the public domain will receive $4.62 million in fees, according to a judge's fee order (PDF) published Tuesday. The amount, which equals one-third of a $14 million settlement fund, was granted over objections by the defendant, Warner/Chappell. After various billing deductions, US District Judge George King found that a "lodestar" payment of about $3.85 million was appropriate. King then added a multiplier. "Given the unusually positive results achieved by the settlement, the highly complex nature of the action, the risk class counsel faced by taking this case on a contingency-fee basis, and the impressive skill and effort of counsel, we conclude that a 1.2 multiplier is warranted," wrote King.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux OS Gets Latest KDE Plasma 5.7.3, Mozilla Firefox 48.0

Friday 19th of August 2016 09:44:09 AM
openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio informed the community about the latest software updates pushed to the Tumbleweed repos during the last few days.

Microsoft open-sources PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft open-sources PowerShell for Linux

Friday 19th of August 2016 08:46:58 AM
OpenSSH remoting will be baked in. Microsoft has published PowerShell, its scripting and automation platform, as open source under the permissive MIT licence, as well as porting it to Linux and Mac, with an alpha build now available on GitHub.

US: We're now ready to give up our role governing the internet

Friday 19th of August 2016 07:49:47 AM
The US says it is ready to transfer its role in administering the internet's naming system to a multiple stakeholder group on October 1.

Vulnerable smart home IoT sockets let hackers access your email account

Friday 19th of August 2016 06:52:36 AM
Researchers have discovered critical security flaws in connected smart plugs which can give attackers access to a full home network -- as well as your email account.

Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Linaro

Friday 19th of August 2016 05:55:25 AM
With more than 25 billion Internet connected things predicted to hit the market by 2020, the “Internet of Things” is evolving from a promise to an everyday reality.

Canonical Becomes a Patron of KDE e.V.

Friday 19th of August 2016 04:58:14 AM
KDE and Canonical's Ubuntu have collaborated for years. Today we celebrate the extension of this collaboration with the addition of Canonical to the KDE Patrons family, as part of the corporate membership program.

What I Wish I'd Known When I Was an Embedded Linux Newbie

Friday 19th of August 2016 04:01:03 AM
Here are some tips compiled from our seasoned engineers on what they wish they'd known about embedded Linux back when they were "newbs". Newcomers and seasoned veterans alike should get some good nuggets of information and possibly a fun perspective looking back at our own humble beginnings.

Canonical Is Now a Patron of KDE, as Part of the Corporate Membership Program

Friday 19th of August 2016 03:03:52 AM
Immediately after releasing KDE Applications 16.08, KDE was proud to announce that Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, one of the world's most popular GNU/Linux distributions, has become a patron of KDE e.V..

How to Password-Protect Directories with mod_authn_dbd and MySQL on Apache (Debian 8)

Friday 19th of August 2016 02:06:41 AM
This guide explains how to password-protect web directories (with users from a MySQL database) with mod_authn_dbd on Apache2 on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server. It is an alternative to the plain-text password files provided by mod_auth and allows you to use normal SQL syntax to create/modify delete users.

Building an open medical records system for the developing world

Friday 19th of August 2016 01:09:30 AM
How do you introduce a woman whose very life is the epitome of humanitarian efficacy? Judy Gichoya is a Kenyan medical doctor specializing in radiology and an experienced programmer who's accelerating the growth of OpenMRS.read more

OPNFV's Path to Network Transformation

Friday 19th of August 2016 12:12:19 AM
The OPNFV project will turn two this October and, says OPNFV Director Heather Kirksey, like any two-year-old, it’s eagerly figuring out the world and how to interact with it -- “sometimes through the occasional skinned knee but also with the excitement of learning and accomplishing new things.”

Installing MythTV and Brother HL-2230 Laser Printer on PCLOS 2016

Thursday 18th of August 2016 11:15:08 PM
I want to share with you my thoughts, good and bad points, problems I had with installing MythTV, and the Brother HL-2230 Laser Printer on PCLinuxOS (PCLOS) 2016. I'll also include step by step fixes it took me to resolve these two issues.

How collaborative should I be during strategic planning?

Thursday 18th of August 2016 10:17:57 PM
The short answer is: very collaborative.Strategic planning requires hearing from all levels of the organization; leaders, managers, co-workers, and employees. And at the end of the day, key stakeholders have to agree on the final mission, vision, and a set of objectives to align around and track priorities. When more stakeholders have input into the plan, then they are more likely to drive the implementation. That’s why collaboration is critical.But if it were that simple to be collaborative, everyone would be doing it. So why don’t we?read more

Install and configure Nginx PageSpeed module in a DirectAdmin Linux VPS

Thursday 18th of August 2016 09:20:46 PM
The following article will guide you through the steps on how to install and configure Nginx PageSpeed module in a DirectAdmin Linux VPS.

TripleO QuickStart && Keeping undercloud persistent between cold reboots (newly polished)

Thursday 18th of August 2016 08:23:35 PM
Current update allows to automate procedure via /etc/rc.d/rc.local and exportsis stack's shell variables which allow to start virt-manager right away , presuming that xhost+ was issued in root's shell. Thus, we intend to survive VIRTHOST cold reboot (downtime) and keep previous version of undercloud. VM been able to bring it up avoiding build via quickstart.sh.

From ownCloud to Nextcloud: A Proven Cloud Innovator Launches a Promising New Platform

Thursday 18th of August 2016 07:26:24 PM
The ever popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds went through a shakeup not long ago.

Open Invention Network Helps Rid FOSS of Patent Lawsuits Robin

Thursday 18th of August 2016 06:29:13 PM
Software patent issues aren't in the news as much now as they were only a few years back, partly due to the Supreme Court's 2014 Alice v. CLS decision. Another reason is the patent pool the Open Invention Network has amassed to discourage patent trolls.

Linux Kernel 4.6 Has Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.7.1

Thursday 18th of August 2016 05:32:02 PM
Linux kernel 4.6.7 is the seventh maintenance update for the Linux 4.6 stable kernel branch, but it also looks like it's the last one for the series, which has now officially reached end of life. Therefore, if you're using a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.6 branch, you are urged to move to Linux kernel 4.7 as soon as possible by installing the brand new Linux kernel 4.7.1 build.

Install Apache Tomcat 9 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 / Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 18th of August 2016 04:34:51 PM
Apache Tomcat is free and open source Web server and Servlet container founded by Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

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Linux Kernel News and Microsoft Breaks PowerShell

  • Coherent Accelerators, FPGAs, and PLD Microconference Accepted into 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference
    It has been more than a decade since CPU core clock frequencies stopped doubling every 18 months, which has shifted the search for performance from the "hardware free lunch" to concurrency and, more recently, hardware accelerators. Beyond accelerating computational offload, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and programmable logic devices (PLDs) have long been used in the embedded space to provide ways to offload I/O or to implement timing-sensitive algorithms as close as possible to the pin.
  • Linux's brilliant career, in pictures
    Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more. Though its beginnings were humble, Linux has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in history. How did it get here? Read on for a look at some of the notable events along the way.
  • Quarter Century of Innovation – aka Happy Birthday Linux!
    Happy birthday Linux. You’ve defined how we should be using and adoption technology. You’ve disrupted and continue to disrupt, industries all over the place. You’ve helped define what it means to share ideas openly and freely. You’ve shown what happens when we collaborate and work together. Free and Open Source is a win-win for all and Linux is the Gold Standard of that.
  • Microsoft Open Source Czar Takes Spotlight at LinuxCon [Ed: Microsoft paid for this]
  • Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week
    You'd be forgiven for thinking Microsoft is actively trying to stop people using Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. A patch this week broke one of the key features of the OS: PowerShell.

Android Leftovers

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 unveiled in China, priced at $135
    Xiaomi took the wraps off their latest smartphone offering, the Redmi Note 4, earlier today, and as is expected from the budget-friendly Redmi series, the device offers a premium look, specifications, and features, and more importantly, an ultra-affordable price tag. The Redmi Note 4 retains the premium full metal unibody construction that was introduced with its predecessor, but now comes with a brushed metal finish and chamfered edges that looks and feels even better. The design language is quite similar as well, with the Redmi Note 4 also coming with a fingerprint scanner on the back. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display that is covered with a 2.5D curved glass panel. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, that is backed by the Mali-T880MP4 GPU and 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM. 16 GB or 64 GB are the on-board storage options available, which also dictates how much RAM you get, and you also get expandable storage via microSD card to cover all your needs. Keeping everything running is a huge 4,100 mAh battery.
  • New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android phones
    Apple customers are generally a shockingly loyal bunch. The company’s high repeat customer rate can be attributed to a combination of factors that concern iPhones themselves as well as Apple’s industry-leading customer service. Dealing with Apple’s customer care department has always been a pleasure compared to dealing with rival companies, and iPhones themselves have historically been very reliable, offering a consistently smooth user experience that people love.
  • Relax, Spire can now connect to Android phones
    Spire, the wearable that promises to help you with healthy breathing and mindfulness, was previously only available for iOS devices. But that should change with an update rolling out now.
  • Android 7.0 Nougat: Small changes that make a big difference in UX
    The seventh iteration of Android (Nougat) has finally been released by the mighty Google. If you happen to be the owner of a Nexus device, you might see this update very soon. Everyone else...you know the drill. So after an extended period of waiting for the update to trickle through your carrier and onto your device, what can you expect to happen to your Android device once its center has become a creamier shade of Nougat?
  • Two Nokia Android smartphones show up in benchmark
    Nokia is definitely coming out with a few Android smartphones later this year, but today's Nokia has little in common with the company that ruled the mobile phone industry for years. For starters, the devices that will be released this year, or the next, will be made by a third-party company. Nokia won't be manufacturing phones anymore and most likely it won't manage the way they are sold through retailers and authorized resellers.
  • Proxima bae, Instagram scams, Android goes full crypto: ICYMI
  • PayPal adds proper Nexus Imprint fingerprint login support on Android
  • Google Duo has been downloaded 5 million times on Android since its release

Comparison of the Samsung Z1 vs Z2 vs Z3 Tizen smartphones

Compare Samsung Z1, Z2, and Z3 Tizen Smartphones Lets do a quick history lesson: The first Tizen Smartphone was the Samsung Z1, then came the Z3, and yesterday was the turn of the 4G touting Z2 to take centre stage. On the whole the Z2 is very similar to the Z1 and can be thought of a Z1 2016 edition with the inclusion of 4G cellular connectivity and updated software with user requested features. Read more

25 things to love about Linux

Today marks 25 years of Linux, the most successful software ever. At LinuxCon this week, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation spoke words of admiration, praise, and excitement from the keynote stage, saying "Linux at 25 is a big thing" and "You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time." To celebrate, we asked our readers what they love about Linux and rounded up 25 of their responses. Dive into the Linux love! Read more