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TuxMachines: LOHAN takes the stage at Oz Linux shindig

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 02:00:47 PM

Our Oz readers attending the forthcoming 2016 shindig in Geelong might like to catch Andrew Tridgell's presentation on "Helicopters and Rocket-Planes", which will include a look at our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2 spaceplane.

As regular readers know, Linux guru Tridge has been working on the custom ArduPilot parameters for the vehicle's Pixhawk autopilot, seen below with our Raspberry Pi rig during an avionics rejig in 2014.

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Slashdot: Hackers Get Linux Running On a PlayStation 4

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:00:04 PM

LXer: Encryption backdoors by law? France says 'non'

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:48:44 AM
The French government has rejected a proposed bill that would have required hardware makers to design products that give authorities access to stored data, even if it is encrypted.

Reddit: Smallest Laptop/Device for Linux

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:25:59 AM

Hi all. Apologies if this isn't a good sub to ask this in but I didn't see a better one in the sidebar.

I'm looking to get the smallest, thinnest, lightest device (not necessarily a regular laptop) with a keyboard that I can run Linux on and expect decent hardware support. Initially I'd like to put Kali on it and use it for some pentesting work, but would probably go to another distro later on. I don't need much in terms of specs (CPU, graphics, RAM, battery, etc.) as this would be a secondary device to my primary laptop.

Any suggestions? Should I consider ARM devices in addition to x86?


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Reddit: Now I get why i3 is awesome.

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:57:41 PM

LinuxInsider: Deepin Takes Linux to New Depths

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:33:52 PM
The latest release of the Linux distro now called "Depth OS" deserves serious consideration. It is fast, reliable and innovative, with an impressive homegrown desktop design dubbed "Deepin Desktop Environment." Depth OS has a bit of an identity problem. It's not well known outside Asia and Europe, but that's not the major cause of confusion. The problem is that the open source community that developed the distro seems to have a difficult time deciding what to call it.

Reddit: Need some help setting up something

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:18:26 PM

I am currently trying to use a pi (raspbian jessie) to communicate to my computer across the LAN. I have tried using a ssh tunnel (ssh -t pi@ip -L 1234:localIPofMyComputer:5902) I have tried using this tunnel for vnc, ssh and ftp but I have had no luck would there be a better way to do this at all? When connecting I use localhost:1234. Also when trying vnc it found the computer but hung on negotiating connection then looses connection.

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Reddit: Official Hall of science Pre-alpha testing

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:17:17 PM

Hello and welcome to the official Pre-alpha testing of the Hall of Science. Im looking for help from you, the reddit community to test the game before the launch of the Kickstarter/Steam Greenlight. Which the Pre-alpha will be available to all backers immediately.

Anyone can apply however If you have a VR Virtual reality headset (occulus rift) or if your a Linux gamer then your feedback is highly desired.

Private message me if you are be interested.

The Pre-alpha link will be available to download on the 25th January and will be PM`d to you.

Steam page

most recent video



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Reddit: Manjaro Deepin 15.12

Monday 18th of January 2016 05:41:12 AM

TuxMachines: Miniature Servers

Sunday 17th of January 2016 10:01:15 PM
  • High Performance computing and parallel computing amateur linux test lab

    I dabble in trying to build high performance applications, and parallel computing stuff. I don't do a good job at it, but I would like more practice. I tried to conceive of the type of hardware I would like for my continued practice. These are their stories:

    I know from bitcoin mining that some instruction sets are better at somethings, so I'm pretty sure I want two servers, with dual graphics cards. One nvidia, and one ATI (or maybe I'm just an ATI guy but nvidia is kind of sort of blowing them out of the water). I also know I'm probably going to want two Parallella's.

  • Ocean is an amazing Linux based battery-powered, pocket sized wireless server

    Ocean, a mobile server launched by Redwood-based hardware repair company iCracked, can run all Linux-based operating systems that is built on top of the Linux kernel. It can easily fit into your pocket but is capable of being a full-blown battery powered wireless web server.

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LXer: It's Elementary My Dear, Watson!

Sunday 17th of January 2016 03:23:39 AM
Linux has been around as an open-source, free operating system for quite some time... More companies announced support this week, including Ford. 7 car companies are now involved.

Phoronix: Kabylake HDMI/DP Codec Support Comes With Sound Pull For Linux 4.5

Sunday 17th of January 2016 03:22:58 AM
Takashi Iwai sent in this weekend the sound/ALSA code updates targeting the Linux 4.5 kernel...

Slashdot: New Year's Resolutions For *nix SysAdmins

Sunday 17th of January 2016 12:00:06 AM

Slashdot: Debian Founder Ian Murdock Has Died

Saturday 16th of January 2016 08:00:06 PM

Slashdot: List of Major Linux Desktop Problems Updated For 2016

Saturday 16th of January 2016 08:00:05 AM

Reddit: How You Can Help Test the New Ubuntu Software Center

Saturday 16th of January 2016 05:29:36 AM

Reddit: Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will use kernel 4.4 LTS

Saturday 16th of January 2016 05:27:51 AM

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today's leftovers

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    The Russian government is reported to be contemplating dropping Microsoft Windows and adopting Linux as the operating system for agency PCs according to its internet czar, German Klimenko.
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    The Linux Foundation continues to think big. It became a hub for containers by spearheading the Open Container Project and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and it has pushed to make APIs self-standardizing. Now, it's kicked off yet another industry-wide open source initiative: the Fast Data Project ( The idea of "an I/O services framework for the next wave of network and storage software" (per the Foundation) may not sound as vital as protecting core Internet infrastructure or making it simpler for Web server admins to support HTTPS. But on closer inspection, is in line with the Foundation's ambitions to nurture the future Web.
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Education and Open Access

  • UNICEF Seeks World-Changing Open Source Technologies
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  • UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm
    Image recognition has become increasingly critical in applications ranging from smartphones to driverless cars, and on Wednesday UCLA opened up to the public a new algorithm that promises big gains. The Phase Stretch Transform algorithm is a physics-inspired computational approach to processing images and information that can help computers "see" features of objects that aren't visible using standard imaging techniques. It could be used to detect an LED lamp's internal structure, for example -- something that would be obscured to conventional techniques by the brightness of its light. It can also distinguish distant stars that would normally be invisible in astronomical images, UCLA said.
  • Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability [Ed: same as below]
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    The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. An early adopter of open source textbooks, Neth said he turned to the new technology out of frustration with spiraling prices of commercial textbooks. "It's seeing the costs go up every semester and almost feeling powerless," Neth said.
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    Nature, the Lancet and many other medical publishers and researchers have announced that all Zika-related scientific articles will be published freely in the wake of the recent outbreak.