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LXer: Update Tickets from the Command Line

3 hours 17 min ago
I'm going to talk about a basic bash script I whipped up in a few minutes that can add a comment to a Jira ticket. Although my examples specifically are for use with the Jira ticketing system, you can adapt the same kind of idea to any ticketing system that allows you to interact with it via a web-based API.

Phoronix: More AMDGPU Changes Queue For Linux 4.15

3 hours 37 min ago
Adding to the excitement of Linux 4.15, AMD has queued some more changes that were sent in today for DRM-Next...

LXer: Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World

4 hours 32 min ago
eight years after the first blockchain was built, people are trying to apply it to procedures and processes beyond merely the moving of money with varying degrees of success. In effect, they’re asking, What other agreements can a blockchain automate? What other middlemen can blockchain technology retire?

Phoronix: Purism Now Shipping Their Laptops With Intel ME Disabled

4 hours 33 min ago
Purism has announced today all laptops to be shipping from their company will now have the Intel Management Engine (ME) disabled...

Reddit: Pop!_OS by System76 is released!

5 hours 17 min ago

Pop!_OS is a new operating system based on Ubuntu that is carefully crafted towards makers, computer scientists, and developers. Today marks the first stable release of Pop!_OS encompassing thousands of hours of collective work in the past six months. You can download and try it out and post on /r/pop_os at our new revamped website - http://s76.co/9zFQdc

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LXer: Crowdsourcing the way to a more flexible strategic plan

5 hours 46 min ago
When I became CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015, I confronted the same mandate every new IT leader faces when assuming the role: outlining, developing, and executing a strategic plan. The pressure to do this swiftly and immediately can be immense—and I think many CIOs feel compelled to articulate and hand down fully formed plans on Day 1. After all, that's typically the quickest way to assert your position and vision as a leader.But I like to take a different approach. I don't dictate my team's initial goals. I open them up.read more

TuxMachines: Motorola Moto X4 Android One review: a Nexus by any other name

6 hours 5 min ago

That’s been a tough pill for many fans of the prior Nexus phones to swallow, as they frequently offered a lot of specs and performance for a lot less money than other smartphones. You could realistically get a great Nexus phone for under $500 without having to give up the traits that make them great: clean software, fast performance, and timely updates.

Enter Motorola’s new Moto X4 Android One smartphone. While not technically a Nexus phone, it shares many of the same qualities that made the Nexus line so loved. Clean build of Android? Check. Promise of fast updates and years of software support? Check. Reasonable cost? Check.

The $399 X4 won’t appeal to everyone. It’s not meant to compete with the Pixel or other premium phone in terms of features or performance, and its biggest limitation is that it’s only available on Google’s own Project Fi network. (Though it comes unlocked and works with other networks, the only way to buy this flavor of X4 is to be a Fi customer.) But if you’ve been holding on to that aging Nexus 5X hoping something would come along and pick up its mantle, the Moto X4 Android One version is it.

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TuxMachines: Xubuntu 17.10 Brings a Refreshed Xfce Experience and Latest Software Updates

6 hours 9 min ago

The Xubuntu 17.10 operating system has been released today as part of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release, bringing a refreshed Xfce desktop experience, up-to-date components, and many other improvements.

Also: Kubuntu 17.10 Switches to VLC as Default Media Player, Uses KDE Plasma 5.10.5

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LXer: Let's dig into how open source could KO the Silicon Valley chat silos

7 hours 53 sec ago
Open Xchange boss maps out IMAP schemeInterview There's never been a better opportunity for the world to start untangling itself from the giant Silicon Valley data harvesters than now. Last week, we revealed a plan to embed open-source chat into three quarters of the world's IMAP servers.…

Reddit: LFCS Test

8 hours 4 min ago

Hello! I am currently studying for the LFCS exam. Has anyone taken it before? How is it? How hard are the questions in relation to the course material? (Sorry, English is not my first language) Thanks!

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