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LXer: Tektronix Uses DMCA Notice To Try To Stop Oscilloscope Hacking

Friday 8th of August 2014 09:50:36 AM
Another day, another abuse of the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions to stop things that have nothing whatsoever to do with copyright. As pointed out by Slashdot, the Hackaday site recently had a post about how to clone some Tektronix application modules for its MSO2000 line of oscilloscopes. The post explained a simple hack to enable the application module to do a lot more. And... in response, Tektronix sent a DMCA takedown notice demanding the entire post be taken down. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140806/07155928127/tektronix-uses-dmca-notice-to-try-to-stop-oscilliscope-hacking.shtml

LXer: Guide to Attending Flock Virtually: Day 3

Friday 8th of August 2014 08:53:25 AM
This Friday is the third day of Flock, the Fedora Contributor Conference, in Prague, the Czech Republic. As you could on day 1 / Tuesday and day 2 / Wednesday, you still can attend – no matter where in the world you are. If you cannot watch the videos live for whatever reason, you may watch them afterwards at the same links posted below.

LXer: How I stopped distro hopping

Friday 8th of August 2014 07:56:14 AM
I, a Microsoft user since DOS 5.x was introduced to Linux in the late 90's when a friend gave me a copy of Novell Linux. I was in awe that you could get a "free" operating system without having to pay for it. The system didn't hold my attention long because there were not a lot of applications for it that were similar to the Windows programs I was accustomed to.

Phoronix: Rockchip Publishes A DRM Driver For Their SoCs

Friday 8th of August 2014 07:48:02 AM
Separate from the new DRM driver to be found in Linux 3.17 that was written about earlier, there's another new DRM driver published this week that has yet to hit the mainline Linux kernel...

TuxMachines: HP Slatebook price higher than expected

Friday 8th of August 2014 07:04:14 AM

Most price speculation put the device at around $399, and considered the device expensive. Now that the official price is known, the unique device seems even less appealing than before. With HP’s Chromebooks ranging from $279 to $349, and LTE models available, the Slatebook looks woefully overpriced.

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LXer: Flock 2014 Day 2: Fedora Server, Role-ing Along

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:59:03 AM
Stephen Gallagher bravely embraced his spot as one of the first talks of the day, after a Flock pub night. As a representative of the Fedora Server working group, he presented an overview and status report on the Fedora Server, one of the new products that makes up the Fedora.next initiative.

TuxMachines: Russian Ministry of Health to Replace Microsoft and Oracle Products with Linux and PostgreSQL

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:45:57 AM

The Russian government is considering the replacement of Microsoft and Oracle products with Linux and open source counterparts, at least for the Ministry of Health.

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TuxMachines: From bench scientist to open science software developer

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:40:55 AM

Almost immediately after moving to the US, I was flown back to the UK for a meeting about tools for computational chemistry at the Daresbury Laboratory, and it was there that I met a wider community of scientists interested in approaches to working with computational chemistry codes. During my postdoctoral work, I had the opportunity to continue some of the open source work I had done as well as work on some new software for data acquisition and some simulation code looking at the roles of defects in electronic transport. I enjoyed my postdoctoral work, but in many ways it served to solidify in my mind that I needed to find a career where I could work with scientists to enable their research, and I became more passionate about open access, open source, open data, and open standards. Above all, I wanted to be a part of the solution, to help scientific research to use software to enable reproducibility, and to get back to showing all of the working.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS released

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:30:33 AM

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

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TuxMachines: Linux 3.17 DRM Pull Brings New Graphics Driver

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:25:36 AM

David Airlie of Red Hat has sent in his major feature pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window. This DRM subsystem update does introduce a new DRM driver, but there isn't any changes for Nouveau as part of this change set.

The new DRM/KMS driver for the Linux 3.17 release is the STI KMS driver for STMicroelectronics with their STIH416 and STIH407 chipsets. Nouveau is missing out on changes for this pull request due to Ben Skeggs still tracking down a longstanding Nouveau issue but he's expected to send in a separate Nouveau pull request in the days ahead that will have the new improvements for the open-source NVIDIA driver.

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TuxMachines: Google adds a callback button to Android Device Manager

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:19:39 AM

Stolen or lost phones have been a big headache for some Android users. There's almost nothing worse for some folks than realizing that their phone is no longer in their possession and that they have no idea where it went. Now Google has released an update to its Android Device Manager that may help recover lost or stolen Android phones.

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TuxMachines: Best Desktop for You, Qubes Most Secure, and Fedora on TV

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:12:52 AM

Today in Linux news, Jack Wallen has some advice for choosing the best Linux desktop for you. Softpedia.com says Qubes 2 is probably the most secure operating system out there. Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and KDE Frameworks 5.1 were released. And Scott Dowdle spotted Fedora on TNT the other night.

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TuxMachines: What Immigration did with just $1m and open source software

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:07:35 AM

The Department of Immigration has showed what a cash-strapped government agency can do with just $1 million, some open source software, and a bit of free thinking.

Speaking at the Technology in Government forum in Canberra yesterday, the Department's chief risk officer Gavin McCairns explained how his team rolled an application based on the 'R' language into production to filter through millions of incoming visitors to Australia every year.

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LXer: Google adds a callback button to Android Device Manager

Friday 8th of August 2014 06:01:52 AM
In today's Android roundup: Google updates Android Device Manager to include a callback button. Plus: Four open source productivity tools, and the top five Android antivirus utilities.

TuxMachines: Salil Deshpande: Software Engineer. Venture Capitalist. Open Source Investor.

Friday 8th of August 2014 05:57:33 AM

Midas List VC Salil Deshpande talked to TechRepublic about why he's betting on open source software and what he thinks about the future of IT.

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Phoronix: LowRISC: Trying To Bring Fully Open Hardware In A High Risk World

Friday 8th of August 2014 04:31:36 AM
LowRISC is a new venture that's "open to the core" with a goal of producing fully open hardware systems...

LXer: Black Hat USA 2014: Talking botnets and ad campaigns

Friday 8th of August 2014 04:07:30 AM
Botnets are becoming more sophisticated and White Ops' Michael Tiffany spells out what that means for the advertising campaigns they've been targeting

Reddit: If you develop in a *nix environment, fill out my survey for science.

Friday 8th of August 2014 04:01:58 AM

Hi Guys,

I'm looking to learn about ways other people are developing with *nix environments. I'm not working on a school project or a marketing blitz, I just want to know how others are doing things.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZtbVBRCTSWRhy9Q2rakdcXU3YtojCyY5bdAq740d0Uk/viewform

If you leave an email address, I'll drop some data in your inbox. If you don't, I'll also try to link it up here when I'm done.

Thanks guys.

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Reddit: Dual monitor ,not allowed full resolution

Friday 8th of August 2014 03:49:30 AM

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