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Reddit: ABRT 2.10 Released - Automatic Bug Reporting

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:11:07 PM

Reddit: After Unity 8 is stable and 7 is no longer supported by Canonical, will it be forked?

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:07:21 PM

Will Unity 7 live on through some community effort? Anyone talking about this already?

Just curious, I imagine a lot of people like and use unity 7 and may not like unity 8.

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LinuxToday: How to setup MariaDB SSL and secure connections from clients

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:00:00 PM

 Nixcraft: MariaDB is a database server that offers drop-in replacement functionality for MySQL server.

Reddit: Ubuntu or Arch Linux for Machine Learning ??

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:50:44 PM

hey all, I'm learning machine learning and big data stuffs(R Studio,Spark,Anaconda,Cassandra etc) right now! Actually I'm a Linux geek and love using Arch Linux. But for the sake of stability I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop. Now thinking of creating a live pen drive for machine learning and big data stuffs. My question is should I install Ubuntu or Arch Linux(or Antergos) for live pen drive ??

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LXer: Wireless ready, 3.5-inch signage SBC runs Android

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 10:54:07 AM
VIA’s 3.5-inch “VAB-630” SBC deploys Android 5.0 on a dual-core, Cortex-A9 SoC, and provides optional touchscreen and wireless modules. The VIA Technologies VAB-630 SBC follows several signage oriented products from VIA that run Android on homegrown Cortex-A9 SoCs, such as the VIA Elite E1000 Pico-ITX SBC. The VAB-630 runs Android 5.0 on a similar 1GHz […]

LXer: Tails 2.10 Amnesic Live System Adds OnionShare Tool for Anonymous File Sharing

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 09:45:29 AM
Edward Snowden's favorite amnesic incognito live system, Tails, has been updated today to major version 2.10, a release that comes with numerous new features, updated components, and much more.

Reddit: PaaS (false) economics

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 08:38:00 AM

LXer: Oracle Solaris limps on in continuous delivery mode

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 08:36:52 AM
Solaris Unix will not be seeing any significant upgrades, but Oracle will continue to support it for years to come.

Phoronix: Intel Leafhill & ThinkPad L520 Added To Coreboot

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 08:16:50 AM
There are some new boards now supported by mainline Coreboot...

Reddit: Are there any good orbit simulation applications for Linux?

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 07:34:23 AM

I'm looking for an application which allows you to control objects, define trajectories, etc.

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Reddit: Game over for Solaris and SPARC?

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 07:32:10 AM

LXer: 4 Configuration Management Tools for DevOps

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 07:28:15 AM
In the past, maintaining technology infrastructure, deploying applications, and provisioning environments involved many manual, iterative tasks. But in today’s DevOps arena, true automation of these tasks has arrived. The benefits of automated configuration management range from time savings to elimination of human error.

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Open source docks with mainstream vendors

Open source and mainstream are joining forces this week as the Docker software containerisation platform comes under the spotlight at technology-focused network and information sessions in Cape Town and Johannesburg. "The diversity of our partners at the event − Docker, Microsoft Azure, Atlassian, SUSE and HPE – is a clear indication of the excitement around the Docker platform," says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems. Read more

What’s the best Linux firewall distro of 2017?

You don’t have to manage a large corporate network to use a dedicated firewall. While your Linux distro will have an impressive firewall – and an equally impressive arsenal of tools to manage it – the advantages don’t extend to the other devices on your network. A typical network has more devices connected to the internet than the total number of computers and laptops in your SOHO. With the onslaught of IoT, it won’t be long before your router doles out IP addresses to your washing machine and microwave as well. The one thing you wouldn’t want in this Jetsonian future is having to rely on your router’s limited firewall capabilities to shield your house – and everyone in it – from the malicious bits and bytes floating about on the internet. A dedicated firewall stands between the internet and internal network, sanitising the traffic flowing into the latter. Setting one up is an involved process both in terms of assembling the hardware and configuring the software. However, there are quite a few distros that help you set up a dedicated firewall with ease, and we’re going to look at the ones that have the best protective open source software and roll them into a convenient and easy to use package. Read more

Zorin OS 12 Business Edition Launches with macOS, Unity, and GNOME 2 Layouts

Three months after launching the biggest release ever of the Ubuntu-based operating system, the Zorin OS team is today announcing the availability of Zorin OS 12 Business Edition. Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, Zorin OS 12 Business Edition ships with the innovative Zorin Desktop 2.0 desktop environment that offers multiple layouts for all tastes. These means that you can make your Zorin OS 12 desktop look like macOS, GNOME 2, or Unity with a click. Read more

GNOME and Other Software

  • Nautilus 3.24 – The changes
    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
  • GNOME hackaton in Brno
    Last week, we had a presentation on Google Summer of Code and Outreachy at Brno University of Technology. Around 80 students attended which was a pretty good success considering it was not part of any course. It was a surprise for the uni people as well because the room they booked was only for 60 ppl.
  • Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA
    Peek, the nifty animated gif screen capture app for Linux desktops, has been updated. Peek 0.9 reduces the size of temporary files, adds a resolution downsampling option (to help the app use fewer resources when rendering your gif), and introduces fallback support for avconf should ffmpeg be unavailable.
  • Cerebro is an Open Source OS X Spotlight Equivalent for Linux
    Billed as an ‘open-source productivity booster with a brain’, Cerebro is an Electron app able to run across multiple platforms. It’s an extendable, open-source alternative to Spotlight and Alfred on macOS, and Synapse, Kupfer, Ulauncher, GNOME Do, and others on Linux.
  • JBoss Fuse 6.3 integration services for Red Hat OpenShift released
    Red Hat announced the latest update to the Red Hat JBoss Fuse-based integration service on Red Hat OpenShift. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based SaaS systems, and new data streams, organizations can face increasing pressure to more quickly deliver innovative new services. Traditional centralized, monolithic ESB-style integration approaches are often ill-suited to support the business in responding to this pressure.
  • Fedora 25: The perf linux tool.
  • Meet the chap open-sourcing US govt code – Paul, an ex-Microsoft anti-piracy engineer [Ed: Used to work for Microsoft and now spreads the GPL ("cancer" according to Microsoft) in the US government]
    The manager of the project, Berg said, really wanted to release MOOSE as open source, but didn't know how to do so. As a result it took 18 months to traverse government bureaucracy and to obtain the necessary permissions. It's now available under the GPL 2.1 license.