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TuxMachines: Jolla to Begin Testing Sailfish OS on the Sony Xperia X this Month

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:37:50 AM

During Mobile World Congress 2017, Jolla announced a new collaboration with the Sony Open Devices program to bring Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia smartphones. Now, the company has just released a new post to inform us that Sailfish OS would be available for the first Xperia devices starting in this month.

The first Sony device to officially support Sailfish OS will be the Sony Xperia X. Initially, only a small number of users will get Sailfish OS 2.1.2. Jolla plans to use its Cbeta, a small community development group, for alpha and beta testing. The team consists of developers, translators, and attendees of various community events. The first few members of the Cbeta group are expected to get resources from Jolla sometime this month.

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Slashdot: Ubuntu Disputes 'Ads In MOTD' Claims

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:23:38 AM

Slashdot: Debian 9 (Stretch) Will Be Released Today

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:23:38 AM

TuxMachines: 4MLinux 22.0 STABLE released.

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:17:46 AM

The status of the 4MLinux 22.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Create your documents with LibreOffice and GIMP 2.8.22, share them using DropBox 28.4.14, surf the Internet with Firefox 54.0 and Chromium 59.0.3071.86, stay in touch with your friends via Skype and Thunderbird 52.2.1, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.8.2, watch your favorite videos with MPlayer SVN-r37904 and VLC 2.2.6, play games powered by Mesa 13.0.4 and Wine 2.10. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 4.9.33, Apache 2.4.25, MariaDB 10.2.6, PHP 5.6.30 and PHP 7.0.15). Perl 5.24.0 and Python 2.7.12 are also available.

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LXer: What Are Ports? How To Find Open Ports In Linux?

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 04:23:12 AM
A port is an addressable network location implemented in an operating system to help differentiate traffic destined for different services or applications. A port is always associated with an IP address of a host and the protocol type for the communication.

Reddit: Looking for ideas for presentation to my Linux users group

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 04:08:50 AM

I have a bit of writers' block. I attend a small LUG, and each month, I try to present a topic of interest for 15-30 minutes. It can be anything from an interesting Linux app that I use, to a dive into a command line utility.

I previously presented on Pi-hole; Linux from Scratch; nVidia drivers; verifying checksums for ISOs; etc.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Reddit: Why should I not use Kali?

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 02:49:29 AM

So, I haven't really ran Linux since the early 2000s and recently decided to get back into it. I started with ubuntu and mint, and both gave me non stop issues with my laptop (razer blade). Everything from USB ports not working, no Bluetooth, and getting stuck in a constant reboot or hibernate mode I could not get out of unless I shutdown the entire machine.

Out of exasperation, I said fuck it and installed the one distro everyone says noobs like myself shouldn't install. Guess what? Kali works flawlessly on it. Not a single issue and everything works.

So, what am I missing here? Why should I not be running this again?

Not trying to start shit just genuinely curious.

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Reddit: Reliable Source for Most-Popular Distros?

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 02:39:56 AM

most people direct me to distrowatch's top-100 page but that's just based on hits.

is there any way to see reliably how popular each one is?

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LXer: Kubernetes 1.7 released

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 02:28:50 AM
The leading cloud container-orchestration program adds new features to its appeal.

Phoronix: Steam Linux Usage Saw A Notable Decline For June 2017

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 12:47:51 AM
Valve's monthly Steam Survey metrics show a relatively large decline in the Linux market-share for the past month...

LXer: Six Things to Do to Secure Your Linux System

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 12:34:28 AM
Because Petya only chased after Windows, in typical but understandable knee-jerk fashion, the media has been full of stories on how to secure Windows servers and workstations, not only against Petya but best security practices to protect against the next, as yet unknown, threat. Linux admins, meanwhile, are most likely breathing a sigh of relief and made content by the fact they're using the invincible other operating system.

Reddit: The minds of Linux users.

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 12:14:52 AM

I'm so proud to be a Linux user I just thought I'd share some of the lovely feelings the Linux user community has given me.

  • The thing I like is the best. Only a fool would like anything else.
  • Competition is bad. No one should be allowed to choose anything but the things I like.
  • There must not be any alternatives to the thing I like. They must all be eliminated so we all will have the best thing (that I like).

Add your own below :)

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LXer: Arduino-compatible robot dev kit includes RPi 3 and Tinker Board add-ons

Saturday 1st of July 2017 10:40:06 PM
Husarion unveiled an Arduino-ready “Core2” robotics board for web based prototyping, plus a Linux-ready “Core2-ROS” that adds an RPi 3 or Tinker Board. San Francisco based robotics firm Husarion, which has previously launched an industrial picker robot called the RoboCore, has gone to Crowd Supply to pitch a new Husarion Core2 prototyping platform for the […]

Reddit: Installing Ubuntu on a HDD partition! Posting this on the live install ATM but I'll back soon once it's ready!

Saturday 1st of July 2017 09:54:21 PM

Yes, I installed it on the right partition and yes I did it under /

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LinuxToday: Plasma Vault - Easily Create Encrypted Directories on KDE Desktop

Saturday 1st of July 2017 09:00:00 PM

FOSSmint: Plasma Vault is an open-source encryption solution for KDE Neon with which you can create encrypted folders to contain private files of any format.

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15 ways to empower students with open source tools

Recently I read the fascinating book Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Own Learning, by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. The book led me to think more deeply about my teaching methods and how I like to learn. I think learning should be exciting, and I'm happiest when I'm actively engaged in what I'm doing. Why wouldn't students in our schools want anything different than that? And why aren't we doing more to give that experience to them? While many schools today have a 1:1 ratio of computers/tablets to students, most of them use platforms and software that allow little (if any) modification. Students can't tinker with the software or hardware. Yet tinkering and experimenting are at the heart of learning. The authors of Empower say that students in environments that foster "making" take ownership of their learning more readily and tend to be deeper thinkers who are more at home with frustration. Ultimately, they wrote, "makers are better equipped for life." Read more

Red Hat Upgrade and Insider Selling

OSS: Yandex, The Open Source Way, Machine Learning, and BSD

  • In Other API Economy News: Yandex Open Source Machine Learning Library and More
    We start your weekend off with a review of the stories we couldn’t cover with a look at what what going on in the world of APIs. We start off with news that Yandex, the Russian search engine company, has announced that they are open-sourcing CatBoost, a machine learning library. The library is based on gradient boosting, a machine learning technique described by TechCrunch as being “designed to help “teach” systems when you have a very sparse amount of data, and especially when the data may not all be sensorial (such as audio, text or imagery), but includes transactional or historical data, too.” Yandex is freely releasing CatBoost for anyone to use under an Apache License. This move is similar to what we saw from Google when they open sourced TensorFlow in late 2015. As the demand for artificial intelligence solutions backed by machine learning platforms continues to grow, moves like this serve to help a wide range of developers take advantage of the technology.
  • CatBoost: Yandex's machine learning algorithm is available free of charge
  • The Open Source Way
    "Open source", in the world of IT, is program code that is meant for collaboration and open contribution. Intended to be modified and shared, because by design and spirit, it is meant for the public at large. It’s been said that “"open source" intimates a broader set of values—what we call "the open source way." Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.” So it is a natural conclusion that in this age of open and transparent government, that the government IT manager or technician would be one of the first to want to embrace this new role of collaborative team member within a larger community. Additionally, as organizations, especially government, continue to emerge from the technology funding embargo of the Great (2008) Recession - an economic force that froze IT purchases and programs and forced many into strict “keep the lights on” operational mode, IT managers and CIO’s are carefully expending their still relatively measly budgets. [...] For IT organizations, especially government, with limited budgets and long procurement processes, time and increased experience with open source products will lead to a growing understanding and acceptance. And as this understanding progresses and becomes more accepted, open source will become a “go to” option to keep up with the fast moving technical environment, and perhaps eventually, as a standard first option, realizing the broader set of open source values by relying on the collective work and minds of a virtual community of IT “hackers”, “geeks” and “nerds”, working globally, 24x7/365 to explore, develop and showcase whatever tech that sparks their individual interest.
  • Top 5 open-source tools for machine learning

    Given the paradigmatic shifts that a true revolution in machine learning could bring, it’s important to maintain tech’s devotion to open-source. These kinds of scientific advancement don’t belong to any one company or corporation, but to the whole world. Making ML open and evenly distributed means everyone can join in this revolution.

  • Release of TinySegmenter 0.3
    Today I released version 0.3 of TinySegmenter, a Japanese Tokenizer in pure Python (released in New BSD license), with a single minor fix for proper install on systems not-using UTF-8 (apparently that still exists! :P). Thanks to Mišo Belica for the patch. Apparently some of his Japanese users are using it for Sumy, his software to extract summary from texts.
  • BSDTW 2017 CFP

    BSDTW 2017 will be held on the 11th and 12th of November 2017 (Sat/Sun), in Taipei. We are now requesting proposals for talks. We do not require academic or formal papers. If you wish to submit a formal paper, you are welcome to, but it is not required.

    The talks should be written with strong technical content. Presentations on the use of BSD in products and companies are strongly encouraged but marketing proposals are not appropriate for this venue.