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Story Hands-On with the Raspberry Pi Zero Rianne Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 12:01pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:36am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:35am
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:33am
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:32am
Story Leftovers: Debian Family Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:31am
Story Linux Devices Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:30am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:30am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:29am
Story GNU/FSF Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2015 - 11:28am

Hands-On with the Raspberry Pi Zero

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When the Raspberry Pi Zero was announced last week, I thought that I had very little chance of getting one anytime soon. It was obvious to me that this wonderful little computer would sell like the proverbial hotcakes, plus the fact that they were being given away with The MagPi magazine on UK newsstands meant that whatever initial production run there had been was going to be gone very, very quickly.

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today's leftovers

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  • Education in crisis

    Today it is no longer sufficient to cover Microsoft and Cisco certifications only. A well-prepared IT professional needs to know about Linux too. Linux is the power behind the cloud, open source and the Internet of things.

  • Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops

    It took the Linux community a while, but they finally managed to put together a very good Windows 10 theme that works on most of the famous desktop environment.

  • Gammu 1.36.7

    Yesterday, Gammu 1.36.7 has been released.

  • gtrends 1.3.0 now on CRAN: Google Trends in R

    Sometime earlier last year, I started to help Philippe Massicotte with his gtrendsR package---which was then still "hiding" in relatively obscurity on BitBucket. I was able to assist with a few things related to internal data handling as well as package setup and package builds--but the package is really largely Philippe's. But then we both got busy, and it wasn't until this summer at the excellent useR! 2015 conference that we met and concluded that we really should finish the package. And we both remained busy...

  • Gigabyte GA-H110M-A: A Sub-$60 Intel Skylake Motherboard
  • AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" Linux Laptop Testing

    The first of two laptops ordered so far is the Toshiba Satellite L55D-C5269. For $449 USD, this laptop provides a 15.6-inch display, AMD A10-8700P APU, 8GB of DDR3L memory, and 1TB SATA HDD. The most interesting part of that for the forthcoming tests is the A10-8700P -- a Carrizo APU. The A10-8700P is a Carrizo APU with two Excavator CPU modules and Radeon R7 graphics with six compute cores.

  • Mir Gains EGL_KHR_fence_sync Support To Fix Graphics Corruption
  • AMD Crimson Driver Downgrades Performance on Linux
  • New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 19 Syllepsis

    Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 19 Syllepsis”, the nineteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features building and siege engine capture, a new pathfinder, visual replay and more!

  • Hatred, A highly violent game, is coming soon to Linux

    Hatred is one of the most controversial games that has been published on Steam, is also coming to the Linux platforms sometime in the near future as developers have managed to run it on Ubuntu successfully.

  • Qt testing packages for Fedora and Epel on copr

    We’re ( kde-sig ) trying slowly improve the quality of Fedora KDE and Qt, and is a lot of work. Some of the members even got to new jobs reducing the time to deal as “life” happens, which makes the work harder. Rex Dieter, our fearless ( and reasonable ) leader do a fantastic 100 people work, but still, we have enough to 100+n persons. So anything that can reduce the test time and the burden on the process are a necessary solution.

    Some can arg that rawhide is a test place, and they are right, but is for a devel future, not for a soon to be stable set of packages. And we’re hardly see people using rawhide on production aside us in some very very very restricted cases and most of all, in virtual machines, not bare metal.

    Then we can go to the -testing repo, which leads to Fedora buildsystem, that not helps much as every new package submitted need rely of someone say’s ok to testing stage or worst, wait minimum 7 days until reach the servers.

    And is not testing per se, as if we wait for 7 days without anyone really tested the package and reach the stable with a bad version, so we’re be double screwed.

  • This Week in Solus – Install #12
  • Kwort 4.3 released

    New version of Kwort available, this one is 4.3. Get it while it's hot! Smile

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed Receives Wireshark 2.0, Leap 42.1 Updates Machinery

    Just a few moments ago, November 27, the openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, announced the latest updates to the openSUSE Tumbleweed and openSUSE Leap 42.1 GNU/Linux operating systems.

Leftovers: GNOME Software

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Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat

Leftovers: Debian Family

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Linux Devices

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  • Voice of the Masses: CHIP vs Pi Zero – which excites you more?

    Competition is really hotting up in the cheap single-board computer market. CHIP, “the world’s first nine dollar computer” was successfully crowdfunded earlier this year, and now we have a $5 competitor in the form of the Raspberry Pi Zero.

  • ​U.S. Government data shows */Linux Operating Growing On Web Clients

    Oh, yes, of the “1.52 billion visits over the past 90 days”, 33.5% were not from the desktop… Android/Linux had 15% share. Oh yes, this is a victory for all things open and Free. Monopoly desktop OSs are like the zombies on “The Walking Dead” TV-series. They try to keep going missing lots of important parts but they don’t do very well despite the numbers… GNU/Linux seems to do best on weekends when folks are home during office hours.

  • Update to Grand Convergence Theory - by 2025 value of mobile industry globally to be around 4 Trillion dollars

    Last week I presented a keynote in Skopje Macedonia where I did an update to my projections related to ‘Grand Convergence’. Some of our readers will probably want to see what the latest numbers look like. So this is an update to the ‘biggest race in human history’ or the 7 Trillion dollar collision of 17 separate giant global industries.

Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • #HROS project: putting the open source into HR

    The #HROS project was launched in back in May of 2015 to bring the worlds of human resources (HR) and open source (OS) together, hence the name: HROS.

  • 3 reasons open source needs Open Badges

    The Fedora Badges system, which is interoperable with Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI), lists more than 17,000 contributors who have been issued digital badges. And, at the top of the leaderboard is Kevin, who has been issued 142 badges—less than half of the overall number of badges available! Those badges Kevin has achieved are a mix of Content, Development, Community, Quality, and Event badges, with some easier, and some harder, to obtain.

  • Will Open Source HR Make Life Easier For Companies?
  • Telefonica, Huawei Team on OpenStack-based Cloud Initiative

    Huawei has a new deal with giant Spanish telecom company Telefonica through which the two firms will work on helping enterprises move infrastructure onto Telefonica’s OpenStack-based cloud. It's yet another indicaton of the global phenomenon that OpenStack has become.

  • Portugal offers IT training to government workers

    Portugal’s Agency for Administrative Modernisation (AMA) is offering IT training that is open to all public administration staff members. The courses are intended to help modernise public administrations and to speed up the introduction of eGovernment services.

  • 3 Open Source Alternatives to Using the Google Maps API

    The rise of data mining, mobile applications and social media, among many others, has dramatically changed the face of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and what they can accomplish. This has led to the creation of tools suited to various use cases. The most obvious place to begin when thinking about GIS is the web maps available through the Google Maps API.


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  • FixedMisc [MirOS] for GNU GRUB2
  • The GNU General Public License is not magic pixie dust
  • Software Freedom Conservancy

    Some projects receive support from or are managed by companies or trade associations that benefit from the software the community produces. That is great as long as the community objectives and the company profit motives are aligned. Free Software is a great way for companies to work together. The services that the Conservancy provides allows projects to define their own terms and conditions for the community to work together. And companies can then join on equal terms. Making sure the project and community will work together for the public benefit.

How I ended up working in open source healthcare

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I am prepared and excited to take on that challenge, and to make sure my chosen FOSS project, with the wind of open source as a dominate model in the world to drive us, tries to change the world of healthcare IT for the better.

Viva la FOSS!

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4MRecover 15.0 System Recovery Live CD Enters Beta, Includes TestDisk 7.0

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The creator of the 4MLinux project, Mr. Zbigniew Konojacki, had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of his 4MRecover 15.0 Live CD.

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MKVToolNix 8.6.1 Open Source MKV Split and Merge Tool Now Available for Download

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Moritz Bunkus informs us about the immediate availability for download of MKVToolNix 8.6, another maintenance release of the acclaimed cross-platform and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation software.

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What’s behind Europe’s love affair with open-source?

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Government IT departments in Europe, over the past several years, have been eager to trumpet their interest in open-source software – and have been backing their interest up with action. Open-source has become a matter of national policy in the U.K., a critical part of the infrastructure at the European Commission, and the standard for the city of Munich.

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Zaragoza continues its transition to open source

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The Spanish city of Zaragoza continues to expand its use of free and open source software. The city administration now has 1200 of its 3000 PCs running the AZLinux desktop, which is based on Ubuntu Linux. On all workstations, LibreOffice is the default office suite, and the city by default uses the Open Document Format ODF.

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qBittorrent 3.3 Open Source BitTorrent Client Released, Finally Switches to Qt 5

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The developers of the open-source and cross-platform qBittorrent torrent downloader software were extremely happy to announce the release of qBittorrent 3.3, the next major version of the project.

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APT 1.1.2 Package Manager Lands in Debian Unstable, Brings More Bugfixes

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Julian Andres Klode from the development team of the well-known and acclaimed APT open-source package manager for Debian GNU/Linux operating system and its derivatives, such as Ubuntu Linux, has announced two new maintenance releases of APT 1.1.

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Linux 4.4-rc3

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I was out most of today, so this is a few hours later than usual, but
there it is, the normal weekly rc. "Steady progress towards 4.4".

The changes look fairly normal: just under 60% driver updates (of
which almost half is GPU updates, this time mainly skewed due to some
nouveau firmware update patches), about 25% arch updates (mostly
arm[64], but some changes in x86, s390, powerpc, nios, mips, m68k,
arc..), and about 10% filesystem updates (mostly btrfs and nfs). With
the rest being "misc" (mainly header files).

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Creating a laser light show with Fedora

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Every day, people are making all kinds of incredible software powered by Fedora. The Fedora user community is broad and diverse, and sometimes, we hear about things that we never imagined possible. Rochester Institute of Technology student and Fedora user Brendan Whitfield developed an open-source library for interfacing with laser projectors to create all kinds of awesome images and animations using lasers (including the Fedora logo)! We wanted to know more about the work Brendan was doing and interviewed him about his project, LZR.

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New Ubuntu Arabic and Hebrew Fonts Finally Land in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

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The Ubuntu developers announced a few minutes ago, on November 30, that the Ubuntu Font Family package was updated to version 0.84 in the daily build ISO images of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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