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LinuxInsider: Cub Linux Is a Worthy Chromixium Offspring

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:00:00 PM
Cub Linux, an improved rebranding of the innovative Chromixium Linux distro, combines the look, feel and functionality of Google's Chrome OS with traditional Linux performance. It provides a complete Chromebook experience on the hardware of your choice. The innovation is quite impressive. Cub Linux also runs software from the Ubuntu distro ecosystem. Linux is all about exercising options. Cub Linux is a solid example of the way Linux distros can differ from one another. One disappointment, though, is that Cub Linux can not run Android apps.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Friday 9th of September 2016 11:58:36 AM
  • Open source algorithm helps spot social media shams

    Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University say they have developed an open source algorithm that can help spot social media frauds trying to sway valuable community influence.

    “Given the rise in popularity of social networks and other web services in recent years, fraudsters have strong incentives to manipulate these services. On several shady websites, anyone can buy fake Facebook page-likes or Twitter followers by the thousands. Yelp, Amazon and TripAdvisor fake reviews are also available for sale, misleading consumers about restaurants, hotels, and other services and products. Detecting and neutralizing these actions is important for companies and consumers alike,” the researchers wrote in a paper outlining their algorithm known as FRAUDAR.

    According to Carnegie Mellon researchers the new algorithm makes it possible to see through camouflage fraudsters use to make themselves look legitimate.

    According to Christos Faloutsos, professor of machine learning and computer at Carnegie Mellon the state-of-the-art for detecting fraudsters, with tools such as NetProbe, is to find a pattern known as a “bipartite core.” These are groups of users who have many transactions with members of a second group, but no transactions with each other. This suggests a group of fraudsters, whose only purpose is to inflate the reputations of others by following them, by having fake interactions with them, or by posting flattering or unflattering reviews of products and businesses, he said in a statement.

  • Destroy to create: How one CEO innovates in object storage, open source

    While VMworld 2016 is now in the rearview mirror, some major partnership announcements emerged from within the conference halls. One such announcement partnered cloud and object storage company Scality, Inc. with hosting and Internet infrastructure provider OVH. This new go-to-market team-up will provide enterprises large and small a solution to handle large-scale storage needs.

    This partnership is just latest in a string of pioneering ventures at Scality since it opened its doors in 2008. To explore the company’s impressive growth and market strategies, SiliconANGLE recently spoke to Jérôme Lecat, CEO of Scality.

  • Open Source Software & Security Are Key To 5G

    Open source software and security will be fundamental elements of 5G, according to top executives at the 2016 CTIA Super Mobility conference here.

    During yesterday’s opening keynote session, CTIA chairman and AT&T mobility president and CEO Glenn Lurie highlighted the role of open source software in the 5G roadmap. “We have to embrace open source, software-centric solutions. We know this drives flexibility and scalability with the growth of the network. It makes everything faster, better, and cheaper,” Lurie said.

  • Yahoo's New Pulsar: A Kafka Competitor?
  • Yahoo opens Pulsar 'pub-sub' messaging system
  • Project Malmo available as Open Source: Use Minecraft for AI research [Ed: Microsoft is, as usual, openwashing the proprietary Minecraft]
  • Open licenses don't work for uncopyrightable subjects: 3D printing edition

    Michael Weinberg (who has written seminal stories on 3D printing and copyright) writes, "We are seeing widespread adoption of copyright-based open licenses in 3D printing and open source hardware. This is great in that it shows that the culture of openness has really permeated the culture. It is not so great because a significant number of the things nominally licensed in these communities aren't actually protected by copyright."

    "This could create problems by 1) undermining long term confidence in open licenses when people find out that they are not enforceable when a copyright isn't involved and/or 2) creating a constituency of people who want to expand the scope of copyright protection in order to make their open licenses enforceable."

  • Report: Students Can Save Thousands By Using 'Digital, Open-source Textbooks'

    A report related to a state pilot program has declared that college and university students from Vernon and across the state can save thousands with the use of "digital, open-source textbooks."

    The results of the pilot program were published last month.

    See the report here.

    The pilot program was created through Special Act No. 15-18, "An Act Concerning the Use of Digital Open Source Textbooks in Higher Education."

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TuxMachines: Servers (Especially IBM)

Friday 9th of September 2016 11:46:00 AM

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TuxMachines: Developing for Tizen is fun!

Friday 9th of September 2016 10:34:37 AM

I am a software engineer at Samsung Poland R&D Center and I have started my adventure with application development in Tizen and for Tizen based devices about 2 years ago. In that time I had the opportunity to create applications and games both for Tizen smart phones, like Z1 and Z3. The meeting with the Tizen Platform was also my first step to programming wearables. That made my Tizen experience even more interesting. I had the opportunity to create applications for Samsung Gear S, Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 devices.

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LXer: How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source

Friday 9th of September 2016 10:02:49 AM
Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993, in its very early days. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated in his talk “How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source” at LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America.

LXer: I asked "What are the best Linux distributions for the average person", You answered

Friday 9th of September 2016 08:59:55 AM
I asked recently for readers opinions as to the best distributions for the average user. This article highlights the results with contributions from all around the world.

Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 1, 2016

Friday 9th of September 2016 08:56:58 AM

TuxMachines: Setting up the Raspberry Pi just got a lot easier, thanks to PiBakery

Friday 9th of September 2016 08:31:35 AM

While the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer can be carried in a pocket, when the board is used outside the home it's often necessary to hook it up to a screen and keyboard.

Given that lugging a flatscreen display around with you isn't an option, one enterprising teenager has created a tool for easily setting up the Pi from a laptop.

The PiBakery software simplifies the process of setting up a Rasperry Pi, for instance to use nearby Wi-Fi networks or to allow a laptop remote access to its desktop.

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LXer: 10 Million Raspberry Pi Computers Have Been Sold, New Starter Kit Available

Friday 9th of September 2016 07:57:01 AM
Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton was extremely proud to announce that a total of ten million Raspberry Pi single-board computers have been sold to date.

TuxMachines: Trying Out Eight BSDs On A Modern PC: Some Are Smooth, Others Troublesome

Friday 9th of September 2016 07:55:26 AM

Following the seven-way Linux distribution benchmark comparison published earlier this week, on the same system I set out to test a variety of BSD distributions on the same system and ultimately benchmark their out-of-the-box performance too. Those performance benchmark results will be published later this week while today were a few remarks I wanted to share when trying out TrueOS, DragonFlyBSD, GhostBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, MidnightBSD, and PacBSD (Arch BSD) on this modern Intel Xeon system.

All of my testing was done on an Intel Xeon E5-2509 v4 Broadwell-EP system with MSI X99A WORKSTATION motherboard, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and an OCZ TRION 150 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD. With the seven Linux distributions tested in recent days they all worked fine on the system: Ubuntu, Clear Linux, Scientific Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Fedora, Antergos, and Sabayon Linux.

Below are my various brief remarks when testing the different BSDs on this Intel Xeon system. These are my thoughts with admittedly being a Linux enthusiast while just touching BSD, Solaris, and others only on a semi-frequent basis. I am by no means a diehard "Linux fan boy" and have no fundamental objections to BSD, I simply prefer the operating system that best fits my needs and for benchmarking where I can get my tests done in a reliable, reproducible, and timely manner. I at least prefer my operating systems have a clean and quick install process with sane defaults; working generally ~100 hour weeks, I don't have time in 2016 if an OS cannot easily install and boot properly on a modern PC. I enjoy testing out the various BSDs and have no strong bias to any of them. This is the largest BSD testing comparison I've done in the past 12 years on Phoronix at the same time and on the same hardware.

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Reddit: icingaweb2 Roles and Permissions using regex

Friday 9th of September 2016 07:44:20 AM

Hi Guys,

We have an icinga2 instance and in the process of setting up roles and permissions. I am having issues getting regex to work for the permissions aspect of "monitoring/filter/objects". All our systems use a standard naming convention so i want to be able to create regex filters per role.

regex("[a-z]{5}[0-9]{2}-f[0-9]{2}-[a-z]{4}[0-9]{2}", host.name)

host_name=[a-z]{5}[0-9]{2}-f[0-9]{2}-[a-z]{4}[0-9]{2}

I have tried both the above but the filter is a literal character replacement and can't seem to work out how to apply regex to the permission filter.

Something like this works, but not want i really want to do

host_name=dns

Can anyone shed any light on how this works and whether you can actually do regex in the filters or whether it is just a plain text scenario.

Thanking everyone in advance.

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TuxMachines: Our Last Stand, SUSE Merged with HPE, Whazzup Zorin

Friday 9th of September 2016 07:28:52 AM

Seems like the top story today was the merger of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SUSE parent company Micro Focus. Links to the press release arrived yesterday emphasizing that SUSE is now HPE's preferred Linux partner. In other news, the Everyday Linux User pondered the "strange" developments over at the Zorin OS camp and OMG!Ubuntu! discussed Ubuntu's new default wallpaper. Michael Larabel took TrueOS Beta for a spin and Doc Searls said today, "Linux has been used at least as much to build corporate (and government) cathedrals as to liberate the geeks who write it."

Also: SUSE Primed for Continued Growth via Micro Focus Merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Software Business Segment and Alliance with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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TuxMachines: Linux Graphics

Friday 9th of September 2016 07:25:53 AM
  • NVIDIA 370.28 Linux Driver Has Pascal Overclocking, PRIME Sync, PixelShiftMode

    NVIDIA's Unix team today released the 370.28 driver as their newest Linux/BSD/Solaris driver in their short-lived branch.

    The NVIDIA 370.28 driver most notably adds over/under-clocking support for GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" graphics cards. This Pascal clock adjustments via CoolBits was previously added to the NVIDIA 370 beta Linux driver from last month.

  • Nvidia 370.28 Linux Video Driver Available for Download with Vulkan Improvements

    Today, September 8, 2016, Nvidia released a new short-lived graphics driver for Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems, including FreeBSD and Solaris, the Nvidia 370.28.

    Looking at the release notes, we can notice that Nvidia 370.28 is here to add many fixes for bugs that have been reported by users since the last stable release, and it also looks like it contains that changes implemented during the Beta stages of development of the Nvidia 370.x graphics driver series.

    Yes, that's right, Nvidia 370.x was in Beta until today, and now Nvidia promoted it to the stable channel, but it's a short-lived branch, which means that it won't be supported for long until a new version will see the light of day, so our recommendation is to always stay on the long-live branch of the Nvidia video driver.

  • The Interesting Wayland/Vulkan/Graphics Talks Happening This Month At XDC2016
  • XWayland Pointer Confinement & Warping

    X.ORG --
    Playing legacy/X11 games on Wayland via XWayland may soon be in better shape with the latest slew of X Server patches.

    Jonas Ådahl today published a set of 12 patches for implementing pointer confinement and warping within XWayland.

  • Intel Has Been Working On A Fast 2D GPU Renderer Focused On Web Content

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More in Tux Machines

Linux Graphics: Mesa and Gallium3D

Ubuntu 16.10 Doesn't Change Much With Performance, Clear Linux Still Leads In Most Tests

Given yesterday's Ubuntu 16.10 final beta release ahead of the official "Yakkety Yak" debut in two weeks, I decided to run some benchmarks of Ubuntu 16.10 compared to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS on the same system plus also throwing in the Intel Clear Linux distribution given it tends to be one of the most performant. For those that haven't yet tried out Ubuntu 16.10 nor followed its development, GCC 6.2 is now the default compiler in place of GCC 5.4 from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Mesa 12.0.3 provides the stock graphics drivers and Linux 4.8 is the stock kernel. Read more Also: DDR4 Memory Speed Tests With The Core i7 6800K On Ubuntu Linux

Mozilla's Rust 1.12

  • Announcing Rust 1.12
    The Rust team is happy to announce the latest version of Rust, 1.12. Rust is a systems programming language with the slogan “fast, reliable, productive: pick three.” As always, you can install Rust 1.12 from the appropriate page on our website, and check out the detailed release notes for 1.12 on GitHub. 1361 patches were landed in this release.
  • Rust 1.12 Programming Language Released
    Rust 1.12 has been released as the newest version of this popular programming language with a focus on "fast, reliable, productive: pick three."

Linux Devices

  • Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL
    Today, September 28, 2016, Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long proudly unveiled a new desktop environment for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices. Until today, Raspbian shiped with the well-known and lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which looks pretty much the same as on any other Linux-based distribution out there that is built around LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment). But Simon Long, a UX engineer working for Raspberry Pi Foundation was hired to make it better, transform it into something that's more appealing to users.
  • MintBox Mini updated with faster AMD SoC and 8GB RAM
    CompuLab’s Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage. The CompuLab built, $395 MintBox Mini Pro, which ships with the Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon distribution, updates the $295 MintBox Mini with a lot more performance and features in the same compact 108 x 83 x 24mm footprint. That’s considerably smaller than earlier collaborations between CompuLab and the Linux Mint project, such as the circa-2013 MintBox 2.
  • Mintbox Mini Pro
    MintBox Mini Pro The new model is called “Mintbox Mini Pro”, it’s just as small as the original Mintbox Mini but with much better specifications.