At my school, I am trying to connect a desktop running Debian to the school network over Ethernet. I tried dhcp and static networking, but neither work, and I k ow hardware is not a problem. Normally, you have to login on a computer at my school to access anything, does anyone know how this could be done from a Linux box?submitted by /u/pianoman99a
Hi everyone so I am still very new to Linux and this whole OS, I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, now I need to get all my updates and codecs and apps and everything but my main problem is I don't use a normal cable for Internet and it's a desktop pc so it's not WiFi, I use a USB modem (huawei 7b96) I plugged it in hopping that it would just pick it up but I was wrong I plug it in and nothing at all happens, please can someone help.submitted by /u/Devkobotes
opensource.com: Sysadmins don't lack for options when it comes to great open source software tools.
There are numerous Linux distributions designed to serve different needs. Being an open source software, Linux allows the developers to pick its code and create something new and exciting.
Out of these numerous Linux distributions, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, openSUSE, and Debian are some of the most popular operating systems. If you’re facing trouble with Windows 10’s privacy nuisance, you can surely try out a fresh Linux experience.
Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it.
The history of Android on tablets is complicated. Just as Apple had done in 2007 with the first iPhone, the iPad's release in 2010 set a very high standard for the rest of the market. The next year, Google released Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the Motorola Xoom, designed specifically with tablets in mind. The Xoom wasn't the iPad killer that Motorola had hoped for, and there have been very few Android tablets that could stack up to Apple's iPad line.
By unskilled I mean users without any technical abilities, with technical skills too low to install software themselves. Users who freeze and give up when they encounter a bug. Without actual perspectives of learning how to "computer".
When asked to provide technical support I sometimes agree under a condition that person migrates to Ubuntu. And some people do agree :) At the moment I have more than 2 and less than 10 happy Ubuntu users who collectively bother me ~0.5 time per month.
And I never actually asked myself that question.submitted by /u/exo762
HowToForge: Suppose you are given a task to identify the processes that are using a particular file, and then kill them one by one - all this has to be done from the command line. What would you do?
Why Is C Programming Language Continuously Going Down?
C has ruled the programming world for a long period, becoming the base of many operating systems and programs. However, over the course of past one year, its popularity has fallen, probably, due to lack of any corporate sponsor and increase in the usage of newer languages.
- How Should You Put Soft Skills on a Technical Resume?
Hype-Driven Development, from Frameworks to Microservices
HDD happens when a development team picks the “newest, hottest technology” to use on a project, based on how the technology is trending on Twitter, or on a number of enthusiastic blog posts or conference talks. A key symptom of HDD is that contrary to the hype, progress doesn’t speed up when the new tech is developed but just the opposite: work slows to a crawl.
The most in demand skills you need for an open source job
With coding and software development in serious need of talent, it’s essentially a graduate’s market, but you still need the right combination of skills and attributes to beat the competition. When it comes to open source and DevOps, a deeper understanding is essential.
Why the Open Source Cloud Is Important
To this end, foundations such as the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Open Container Initiative (OCI) at The Linux Foundation are actively bringing in new open source projects and engaging member companies to create industry standards for new cloud-native technologies. The goal is to help improve interoperability and create a stable base for container operations on which companies can safely build commercial dependencies.
AI Platforms Welcome Devs With Open Arms
Two leaders in the field of artificial intelligence have announced that they're open-sourcing their AI platforms.
After investing in building rich simulated environments to serve as laboratories for AI research, Google's DeepMind Lab on Saturday said it would open the platform for the broader research community's use.
DeepMind has been using its AI lab for some time, and it has "only barely scratched the surface of what is possible" in it, noted team members Charlie Beattie, Joel Leibo, Stig Petersen and Shane Legg in an online post.
- The Linux Foundation Seeks Technical and Business Speakers for Open Networking Summit 2017
Pencils down: Why open source is the future of standardized testing
Administering standardized tests online is trickier than it sounds. Underneath the facade of simple multiple choice forms, any workable platform needs a complex web of features to ensure that databases don’t buckle under the pressure of tens of thousands of test takers at once. On top of that, it also needs to ensure that responses are scored correctly and that it’s impossible for students to cheat.
LLVM 4.0 Planned For Release At End Of February, Will Move To New Versioning Scheme
Hans Wennborg has laid out plans to release the LLVM 4.0 (and Clang 4.0, along with other LLVM sub-projects) toward the end of February.
The proposal by continuing LLVM release manager Hans Wennborg puts the 4.0 branching followed by RC1 at 12 January, RC2 at 1 February, and the official release around 21 February.
- Red Hat Opens Call for Submissions for 2017 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year Award
Red Hat Data Shows Big Increases in OpenStack Deployments
Step back and think about it, and It's hard to believe that the OpenStack cloud computing story isn't even five years old yet. Back in 2010, Rackspace and NASA announced an effort to create a sophisticated open source cloud computing infrastructure that could compete with proprietary offerings. Since then, OpenStack has won over countless tech titans that are backing it, and has its own foundation.
Now, Red Hat is out with results from a survey that show that OpenStack production deployments more than doubled in 2016. Clearly, organizations have moved beyond the evaluation stage and are trusting this open cloud platform.
Last year, many companies were still learning about OpenStack clouds or developing proof-of-concepts. Now they are deploying OpenStack.
- Red Hat Opens Call for Submissions for 2017 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year Award
- Identifying Analyst Forecast Summary To Consider: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Visa Inc. (NYSE:V)
- Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” by Vetr Inc.
- ABR Of Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) At 1.31
- Investor Watch on Shares of Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
Fedora 26 Looks At Updating Its CFLAGS / CXXFLAGS
The latest change request coming in for Fedora 26 is to update the default C/C++ compiler flags.
The proposed changes are to add -Werror=implicit-function-declaration and -Werror=implicit-int for helping better prepare C code for future revisions to C and making the code more friendly with C++ programs. Additionally, for Fedora 26 on i686, the plan is to drop -mtune=atom. The tuning for Atom was done previously back when 32-bit Intel Atom CPUs were very common, but now less so, and many i686 Fedora packages are being installed on x86_64 and thus might run a bit faster on current hardware.
Alwa's Awakening, a game inspired by old NES classics needs Linux testers
The developers of Alwa's Awakening [Official Site, Steam] contacted me to let you all know that they are going to need help testing the Linux version of their game.
Quern - Undying Thoughts, a puzzle game inspired by Myst released day-1 on Linux
For those that remember the classic game Myst, Quern - Undying Thoughts [Steam, Official Site] a game clearly inspired by it launched with day-1 Linux support.
The circuit building simulator 'SHENZHEN I/O' gets 'overwhelmingly positive' reviews from Steam users
SHENZHEN I/O is the new simulator/puzzle game by Zachtronics, the creators of other excellent games like Spacechem, Infinifactory and TIS-100. After being on Early Access for some time, it's now available on Steam since November, 17th. But most importantly, even when only two weeks have passed since the official release, the game already has 'overwhelmingly positive' reviews by Steam users, just like its predecessors; out of a total 785 reviews so far, only 14 are negative against 771 positives, something truly remarkable.
This week in vc4 (2016-12-05): SDTV, 3DMMES, HDMI audio, DSI
The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently started contracting with Free Electrons to give me some support on the display side of the stack. Last week I got to review and release their first big piece of work: Boris Brezillon's code for SDTV support. I had suggested that we use this as the first project because it should have been small and self contained. It ended up that we had some clock bugs Boris had to fix, and a bug in my core VC4 CRTC code, but he got a working patch series together shockingly quickly. He did one respin for a couple more fixes once I had tested it, and it's now out on the list waiting for devicetree maintainer review. If nothing goes wrong, we should have composite out support in 4.11 (we're probably a week late for 4.10).
Raspberry Pi VC4 Driver Work On SDTV, HDMI Audio & More
Eric Anholt's latest weekly blog post on the VC4 development highlights SDTV support coming together, the Raspberry Pi Foundation contracting Free Electrons to provide more development help on the display stack, HDMI audio support for VC4 DRM driver continuing to inch along, DSI fixes, some code generation improvements for VC4 Gallium3D, and other work.
Rugged Skylake embedded PC has wide range power
Axiomtek’s “eBOX565-500-FL” computer runs Linux or Windows on dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offers four USB 3.0 ports and wide-range power.
The eBOX565-500-FL updates the two-year-old eBOX560-880-FL embedded PC, which provides dual-core Intel 4th Gen “Haswell” Core and Celeron CPUs. The very similar eBOX565-500-FL instead taps the 14nm Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” ULT processors, once again offering two dual-core options: the 2.4GHz Core i5-6300U and the 2.0GHz Celeron 3955U.
Docker acquires file syncing and sharing app Infinit, will open-source the software
Docker, the startup that pushes open source software for packaging up code into containers that can be deployed on many machines, today announced its latest acquisition: file transfer app Infinit.
Yes, that’s right, Docker bought a company with a consumer-friendly app. It lets you sync files to your other devices or send them to others.
How Virtualized Networks Will Save Us From Dropped Calls
We’ve all been the victim of a dropped mobile phone call and know how frustrating it can be. However, virtualized networks provide network operators with powerful tools to detect and recover from network disruptions, or “faults,” that can drop calls for thousands of subscribers simultaneously. The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) project together with OpenStack have developed features in software that add resiliency to mobile networks and enable them to recover from network and other outages.
It’s Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging
“My own story would not have been possible but for the democratizing force of Microsoft technology reaching me where I was growing up,” CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week.
But the price of that “democratizing force” is about to go up, with Britons uniquely singled out. Microsoft has reiterated to Azure customers that prices will go up by 22 per cent from January 1st.
The problem? The price rise is far greater than any exchange rate post-Brexit fluctuations might justify. Microsoft’s biggest European data centre is in Dublin, a member of the Euro currency. The Euro hovered around €1.28 to one pound for the first six months of the year, before crashing after Brexit. It’s now €1.19, a depreciation of just 9 cents, or 7 per cent.
The value of the British pound has weakened more dramatically against the US dollar, dropping by 18.9 per cent since 24 June - the day after Brits voted to leave the EU.
For new Office or Azure cloud customers in the UK, no exchange rate can justify any price rise at all. In September, Microsoft made Azure available in UK data centres.