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TuxMachines: Red Hat Leftovers

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:11:40 AM

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LXer: You Can Now Turn Your Old Moto G2 "Titan" Phone Into an Ubuntu Phone, Here's How

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:00:51 AM
If you still have a Moto G Gen 2 (a.k.a Moto G 2014) around, it looks like you can install the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS from UBports on it, thanks to an effort by an XDA community member.

TuxMachines: Mozilla: Code of Conduct, Kelly Davis, Celebrate Firefox Internet Champions

Friday 23rd of February 2018 09:31:36 AM
  • ow We’re Making Code of Conduct Enforcement Real — and Scaling it

    This is the first line of our Community Participation Guidelines — and an nudge to keep empathy at center when designing response processes. Who are you designing for? Who is impacted? What are their needs, expectations, dependencies, potential bias and limitations?

  • Role Models in AI: Kelly Davis

    Meet Kelly Davis, the Manager/Technical Lead of the machine learning group at Mozilla. His work at Mozilla includes developing an open speech recognition system with projects like Common Voice and Deep Speech (which you can help contribute to). Beyond his passion for physics and machine learning, read on to learn about how he envisions the future of AI, and advice he offers to young people looking to enter the field.

  • Celebrate Firefox Internet Champions

    While the world celebrates athletic excellence, we’re taking a moment to share some of the amazing Internet champions that help build, support and share Firefox.

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TuxMachines: Canonical Ubuntu 2017 milestones, a year in the rulebook

Friday 23rd of February 2018 09:29:28 AM

So has Canonical been breaking rules with Ubuntu is 2017, or has it in been writing its own rulebook?

Back in April we saw an AWS-tuned kernel of Ubuntu launched, the move to cloud is unstoppable, clearly. We also saw Ubuntu version 17.04 released, with Unity 7 as the default desktop environment. This release included optimisations for environments with low powered graphics hardware.

Also: Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04

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Reddit: Gnome 2 spotted on Frozen behind scenes

Friday 23rd of February 2018 09:09:59 AM

LXer: RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

Friday 23rd of February 2018 08:52:14 AM
Pioneering gesture keyboard given bullet by owner Nuance. One of the best-loved mobile apps of the past decade, Swype, has been given the bullet. Parent company Nuance confirmed it will no longer develop the letter-tracing keyboard, which will disappear from the Apple and Google app stores.

TuxMachines: The npm Bug

Friday 23rd of February 2018 08:48:49 AM
  • ​Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager

    Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not -- I repeat do not -- upgrade to npm 5.7.0. Nothing good can come of it. As one user reported, "This destroyed 3 production servers after a single deploy!"

    So, what happened here? According to the npm GitHub bug report, "By running sudo npm under a non-root user (root users do not have the same effect), filesystem permissions are being heavily modified. For example, if I run sudo npm --help or sudo npm update -g, both commands cause my filesystem to change ownership of directories such as /etc, /usr, /boot, and other directories needed for running the system. It appears that the ownership is recursively changed to the user currently running npm."

  • Botched npm Update Crashes Linux Systems, Forces Users to Reinstall

    A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot.

    Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0. —the buggy npm update.

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Phoronix: Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

Friday 23rd of February 2018 08:41:23 AM
Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance...

Reddit: Want to get back into Linux. Wondering about Distros...

Friday 23rd of February 2018 07:57:50 AM

Hi all! I have dabbled with Linux, on and off, since since 1998. I'm also quite comfortable with Win10. I'm looking to dual boot Win10 and Linux. Question is: With my "way above Noob" status but, nowhere near "above average Linux user" status, what would be a good fit for me as far as distros go? Thanks!

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Reddit: Thank you Linux.

Friday 23rd of February 2018 07:44:00 AM

Every time I have to use Windows I'm painfully reminded why I love Linux.

I still use Windows in exactly two situations: to run EXSi's vSphere client and run Photoshop.

And I will always prefer EXSi's web client on Linux over vSphere whenever it's available.

The rare times I have to use the native vSphere client to do some critical work on production cloud, Windows has a special trigger somewhere that says "Let's reboot this machine to install completely useless updates while the poor guy is trying to get actual work done."

I also have a Windows workstation dedicated for drawing that have a Huion tablet attached to it.

Last time I used it, it worked perfectly fine and since then has been sitting asleep (except when Windows decides to wake it up randomly up to install updates).

Tonight I've had an idea and just wanted to draw it quickly.

Windows came back from sleep (somehow), but the keyboard, tablet and mouse din't work.

Rebooted (comon Windows cure), still doesn't work.

Literally every time I have to use this shithole wannabe OS, I'm reminded how fucking awesome Linux is.

Linux never disturb my work flow. It just fucking work, every fucking time. Even if it's been sitting there doing nothing for months.

Thank you that you that exist Linux, otherwise I'd rather be flipping burgers or picking up trash than be a miserable Windows slave.

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LXer: Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform

Friday 23rd of February 2018 07:43:37 AM
Business process management doesn[he]#039[/he]t have to be a pain with the right platform. If you too find the nuts and bolts of business processing management a nightmare, you'll want to check out Red Hat's latest program: Red Hat Decision Manager 7.

Reddit: Is DRM a problem if done right?

Friday 23rd of February 2018 06:54:06 AM

and by done right I mean dont get in the way for buying costermer and makes sure the pirate cannot run the software?

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LXer: Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC

Friday 23rd of February 2018 06:34:59 AM
Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications.

LXer: 3 warning flags of DevOps metrics

Friday 23rd of February 2018 05:26:22 AM
Metrics. Measurements. Data. Monitoring. Alerting. These are all big topics for DevOps and for cloud-native infrastructure and application development more broadly. In fact, acm Queue, a magazine published by the Association of Computing Machinery, recently devoted an entire issue to the topic.

Phoronix: AI-Powered / Machine Learning Linux Performance Tuning Is Now A Thing

Friday 23rd of February 2018 05:19:40 AM
A year and a half ago I wrote about a start-up working on dynamically-tuned, self-optimizing Linux servers. That company is now known as Concertio and they just launched their "AI powered" toolkit for IT administrators and performance engineers to optimize their server performance...

Reddit: Help

Friday 23rd of February 2018 04:45:25 AM

So I'm very new to Linux, as in never used it, but it looks interesting. Any helpful tips, tricks or info for a beginner?? I'm going to be using Linux Mint as my first version of the OS...

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    The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks. Over the past year, the pace has accelerated. In 2017, OERs were a featured topic at the high-profile SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Also last year, New York State generated a lot of excitement when it made an $8 million investment in developing OERs, with the goal of lowering the costs of college education in the state. David Usinski, a math and computer science professor and assistant chair of developmental education at the State University of New York's Erie Community College, is an advocate of OER content in the classroom. Before he joined SUNY Erie's staff in 2007, he spent a few years working for the Erie County public school system as a technology staff developer, training teachers how to infuse technology into the classroom.

Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
  • New AirMozilla Audience Demo
    The legacy AirMozilla platform will be decommissioned later this year. The reasons for the change are multiple; however, the urgency of the change is driven by deprecated support of both the complex back-end infrastructure by IT and the user interface by Firefox engineering teams in 2016. Additional reasons include a complex user workflow resulting in a poor user experience, no self-service model, poor usability metrics and a lack of integrated, required features.
  • Perplexing Graphs: The Case of the 0KB Virtual Memory Allocations
    Every Monday and Thursday around 3pm I check dev-telemetry-alerts to see if there have been any changes detected in the distribution of any of the 1500-or-so pieces of anonymous usage statistics we record in Firefox using Firefox Telemetry.

Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
    This isometric tactical RPG blends in sci-fi, a Cold War that never ended and lots of spirited action. It’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 and has good Linux support.
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal
    I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First, I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time to invest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy to get started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience is key. It's also fairly rare. All the great games tend to have a horribly steep learning curve, and all the simple games seem to involve crushing candy. Thankfully, there are a few games like Tales of Maj'Eyal that are complex but with a really easy learning curve.

KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

  • This week in Discover, part 7
    The quest to make Discover the most-loved Linux app store continues at Warp 9 speed! You may laugh, but it’s happening! Mark my words, in a year Discover will be a beloved crown jewel of the KDE experience.
  • Okular gains some more JavaScript support
    With it we support recalculation of some fields based on others. An example that calculates sum, average, product, minimum and maximum of three numbers can be found in this youtube video.
  • Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline
    With the pre-built images, and caching of Rust artifacts, Jordan was able to reduce the time for the "test on every commit" builds from around 20 minutes, to little under 4 minutes in the current iteration. This will get even faster if the builds start using ccache and parallel builds from GNU make. Currently we have a problem in that tests are failing on 32-bit builds, and haven't had a chance to investigate the root cause. Hopefully we can add 32-bit jobs to the CI pipeline to catch this breakage as soon as possible.
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    Peter has been quite busy thinking about the most ergonomic mobile gestures and came up with a complete UI shell design. While the last design report was describing the design of the lock screen and the home screen, we will discuss here about navigating within the different features of the shell.