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Reddit: Review on Vivaldi: The New Modern Web Browser

Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:09:41 PM

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:23:28 PM

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Reddit: my computer just broke, please help me

Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:19:14 PM

LXer: TrentaOS Is an Elegant Desktop Linux with a Few Rough Edges

Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:08:07 PM
It appears we have another Linux desktop renaissance on our hands. Back in the late 1990s, it seemed like everyone was creating a new Linux distribution—each with its own unique take on the platform—until there were so many to choose from, one never knew where to begin.

TuxMachines: UK’s GDS to renew focus on reusable software

Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:05:30 PM

The UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) will renew its focus on the creation of reusable, open source software projects, says Anna Shipman, GDS’ Open Source Lead. It is a subtle shift from making source code publicly available - the default of the past five years, to creating real open source projects - getting a community involved and providing support for its reuse.

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Saturday 28th of January 2017 06:26:17 PM
  • Who's Responsible If An Open Source Software Powered Self-Driving Vehicle Kills Someone?

    Hotz recently wrote in an email that “It's not my code, I did not release it” and that Comma.ai Inc. “released and maintains it.” Comma.ai Inc. includes the disclaimer, ““THIS IS ALPHA QUALITY SOFTWARE FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A PRODUCT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.” Hotz is technically protected by the standard MIT open source license.

  • gbgcpp

    Another interesting weeks has passed by. We held our first Gothenburg C++ meetup with a nice turn up. We met at the Pelagicore offices in Gothenburg (thanks for the fika) and decided on a format, the cadence and future topics for the group. If you want a primer in C++ and Qt in the next few months, make sure to join us! All the details are on the gbgcpp meetup page. For those of you not based in Gothenburg, there is a Sweden C++ group based in Stockholm.

  • There's One Week Until FOSDEM 2017

    Next week is the annual Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) taking place in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Open source challenges reduce menu choices in Docker data storage

    I don't think the decision that we made indicts the whole industry. There's a lot of momentum around Docker itself; Kubernetes is going crazy right now. There's definitely lots and lots of uptake. But I still think it's going to be tough for people to make significant money with open source software, because the difference between usage and revenue right now for everybody is a huge gap.

  • The hackers religion of open source: A manifesto (kind of)

    Technology can be seen as a religious experience. Tim Bradshaw from the Financial Times, in an interview with Founders Fund compared the first VR experience with discovering faith: “You either have that experience and you believe in God, and you then feel so strongly about it you want to convince other people that their life would be improved by having God in it.”

  • AI’s open source model is closed, inadequate, and outdated
  • Learn How to Bash: Using the Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • The Clarey Test on Richard Stallman

    Richard Stillman is one of the few lucky people to score a perfect score on The Clarey Test.

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TuxMachines: Mozilla News

Saturday 28th of January 2017 06:20:56 PM
  • Mozilla delivers browsing privacy to millions of Firefox users

    Mozilla's contribution to Data Privacy Day 2017 centers on its privacy browser Firefox Focus is now available for iOS in 27 languages benefitting millions of users worldwide.

    The company said this launch is part of its on-going campaign to give users more control over their web experiences. In this case the ability to erase their web history. The initial rollout of Firefox Focus took place in November 2016 and from that the company said it realized there were a huge number of people who wanted to wander through the web anonymously.

  • I cannot continue working on my add-ons anymore. I'm sorry, but it's time.

    Some time ago, Mozilla announced WebExtensions as the future of Firefox add-ons. At the time, it was not fully clear to me what this would mean for my add-ons, I was optimistic in that they would at least keep working in some way, but over this past year it became clear that this is not the case.

    WebExtensions are great for adding functionality to the browser, and without a doubt are versatile and easy to use. However, manipulation of the browser window's interface and functionality will be extremely limited by definition, and even if it wasn't, the implementation of such abilities is nearly impossible to achieve in WebExtensions.

  • Firefox Focus Now Available in 27 Languages for iOS

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TuxMachines: Security News

Saturday 28th of January 2017 06:16:38 PM
  • WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release

    WordPress 4.7.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

  • Alleged LinkedIn hacker is stuck between a Trump and a hard face

    PITY ALLEGED LINKEDIN HACKER Yevgeniy Nikulin. He is currently facing extradition requests from both the USA and Russia, suggesting that he is doomed for Putin or Trump style punishment.

    Nikulin is suspected of hacking LinkedIn, which is a glue-like social network for businesses and business people. If you are not on it, someone has probably still tried to connect you to it. If you are on it, you were probably hacked when it was. A lot of people were.

  • Security is now 'number one priority' in app development

    VESTED INTEREST AND APP TESTING COMPANY F5 Networks has advised that security is now a more important consideration than availability when it comes to application deployment.

    What a trade off to make. Security or availability? Surely there is equal room for both? We don't make the rules and we don't do the surveys. F5 does the latter, studying how the companies that buy and use apps decide where to spend their money.

    It produces this regular report called ‘The State of Application Delivery'. 2017's is just out, and it finds that the whims of companies has changed because of the cloud and insecurity.

  • Securing MySQL DBMS

    MySQL, owned by Oracle since 2009, is the number one open source database for successful startups and Web-based applications, loved by such iconic social networks as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many others. The database comes in two different editions: the open source MySQL Community Server and the proprietary Enterprise Server. Today, we will discuss the MySQL Community Server, and more specifically the basic security aspects of setting up this DBMS.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel News

Saturday 28th of January 2017 06:03:58 PM

  • Linux Performance

    This page links to various Linux performance material I've created, including the tools maps on the right. The first is a hi-res version combining observability, static performance tuning, and perf-tools/bcc (see discussion). The remainder were designed for use in slide decks and have larger fonts and arrows, and show: Linux observability tools, Linux benchmarking tools, Linux tuning tools, and Linux sar. For even more diagrams, see my slide decks below.

  • Shutting down FTP services

    Those of you who have been around for a while may remember a time when you used to be able to mount kernel.org directly as a partition on your system using NFS (or even SMB/CIFS). The Wayback Machine shows that this was still advertised some time in January 1998, but was removed by the time the December 1998 copy was made.

    Let's face it -- while kinda neat and convenient, offering a public NFS/CIFS server was a Pretty Bad Idea, not only because both these protocols are pretty terrible over high latency connections, but also because of important security implications.

  • Video: LCA 2017 - The Kernel Report

    It is that time of year again... linux.conf.au. They have been doing a great job getting the videos up fast and they are still uploading more. Here's Jon Corbet's talk, The Kernel Report.

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Reddit: wine 2.0 and onenote 2013?

Saturday 28th of January 2017 05:28:54 PM

changelog highlights that wine 2.0 supports office 2013, so:

may be someone can confirm/test that onenote 2013 runs in wine 2.0 (possible to log in with ms account, sync notebooks, etc).

wine appdb says nothing.

onenote is the only app i can't find replace on linux, web version is limited, slow and painful to use.

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Phoronix: Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu On An Intel Pentium CPU

Saturday 28th of January 2017 05:24:25 PM
When we are usually running our cross-distribution/OS Linux comparisons, we are generally using Intel Xeon or Core i5/i7 CPUs and whatever else is the latest and greatest hardware, since that's what excites us the most. But a Phoronix Premium member recently inquired whether Intel's performance-oriented Clear Linux distribution would also be of benefit on lower-end hardware. So for some benchmarking fun this weekend, here are some Ubuntu 16.10 vs. Clear Linux results on an older Pentium system...

LXer: This Week in Open Source News: Auto Industry is , Hitachi Steps Up Open Source Participation & More

Saturday 28th of January 2017 05:13:45 PM
This week in open source news, Automotive Grade Linux is evidence of the auto industry merging with tech entirely, Hitachi steps up its open source game, and more! Read on to catch up on this busy week in OSS tech news.

Reddit: Mythbusting light and fast Linux distributions

Saturday 28th of January 2017 04:17:06 PM

TuxMachines: GCC 7.0 vs. LLVM Clang 4.0 Performance With Both Compiler Updates Coming Soon

Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:43:30 PM

LLVM Clang 4.0 is set to be released in February while GCC 7 will be released as stable in March~April. For those curious how both compilers are currently performing, here is our latest installment of GCC vs. LLVM Clang benchmarking on Linux x86_64.

From an Intel Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E box running Ubuntu 16.04, I just wrapped up fresh GCC and Clang C/C++ benchmarks. On the GCC side were 4.9.4, 5.4.0, 6.3.0, and 7.0.0 snapshot. On the LLVM Clang side was Clang 3.9.1 and Clang 4.0.0 SVN.

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Reddit: Is there a filesystem to do what I want?

Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:40:07 PM

I have an unRAID box with a bunch of data on it. I have another box that I want to build to keep a copy of the data

  • I don't want to pay for another unraid license.

I have a ton of misc sized drives that I can throw into a box. I don't really care about data loss but I would not like to resync the entire thing if a drive failed. If a drive failed I'd like to just replace the drive and re-sync from source to replace the missing data.

Basically I don't care about the redundancy of the backup box, but I dont want to lose all of the data on it if a drive fails.

Can BTRFS or some other system do this? Is there a way to span all of the disks together? Just looking for ideas. I can suck it up and buy an unraid license but would rather not for this box.

Does that make sense?

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Reddit: Ubuntu 16.04 Bootable USB asking for username and password

Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:38:49 PM

I created a bootable ubuntu 16.04 usb drive with 4gb persistence using . I was able to login and has installed Virtualbox on persistent usb. After few day i booted up then all sudden it is asking for username and password. I tried 'ubuntu' and null password. DID NOT WORKED. I feel bad the way linux misbehaves and now I am stuck here asking for help.

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