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Linux Phones That Could Not Survive

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jan 12, 2018 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Linux Enthusiasts have always wanted to get their favorite operating system in the palm of their hands. Just like our computers we wish to have robustness, customizability and the ability to do what we want on our phones too.

Akademy 2018 Call for Participation

Akademy is the KDE Community conference. The 2018 edition is from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th August in Vienna, Austria. If you are working on topics relevant to KDE or Qt, this is your chance to present your work and ideas at the Conference. The days for talks are Saturday and Sunday, 11th and 12th. The rest of the week will be BoFs, unconference sessions and workshops.

Multimedia Apps for the Linux Console

When last we met, we learned that the Linux console supports multimedia. Yes, really! You can enjoy music, movies, photos, and even read PDF files without being in an X session with MPlayer, fbi, and fbgs. And, as a bonus, you can enjoy a Matrix-style screensaver for the console, CMatrix.

Linux vs Meltdown: Ubuntu gets second update after first one fails to boot

Canonical, the company that makes Linux distro Ubuntu, has re-released its Meltdown update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial users after the first attempt tripped up machines.

PiTalk, Gemini PDA, and Eelo take different paths to the Linux phone

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 12, 2018 1:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The PiTalk is an RPi phone add-on board. The Gemini PDA is a clamshell re-spin of the Psion. Eelo is a privacy-oriented phone ROM. Samsung is planning to load Ubuntu desktops on Galaxy phones. They all want to reinvent the Linux phone concept.

Look Munich, City of Barcelona Is Dumping Windows and Moves to Ubuntu Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 12, 2018 12:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
While the City of Munich is switching back to Windows after running Linux on their public PCs, a move that will cost them over €100 million euros, the City of Barcelona is making the smart choice of dumping Microsoft's products and switch to Linux and Open Source.

Tiny quad -A17 module has 4GB RAM and HDMI 2.0

Sudo’s solderable, 65 x 40mm “SudoProc” module features a 1.8GHz, quad-core, Cortex-A17 SoC with 4GB LPDDR3, up to 512GB eMMC, a GbE controller, HDMI 2.0, and -25 to 85°C support. Slovenia-based startup Sudo Sistemi reached out to us with news of an upcoming SudoProc computer-on-module touted for being solderable and compact (65 x 40 x 4.3mm).

How to Redirect a Domain

We’ll show you, how to redirect a domain. URL redirection, also called URL forwarding, is a World Wide Web technique for making a web page available under more than one URL address. When a web browser attempts to open a URL that has been redirected, a page with a different URL is opened. There are few ways to redirect a domain and it depends on the web server used etc. In this tutorial we are going to show you, how to redirect a domain with Apache web server and URL redirection with NGINX web server.

How to Install Snipe-IT Asset Management Software on Debian 9

Snipe-IT is a free and open source IT assets management web application that can be used for tracking licenses, accessories, consumables, and components. It is written in PHP language and uses MySQL to store its data. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Snipe-IT on Debian 9 server.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Patched Against Meltdown/Spectre, Adopts LibreOffice 6.0

openSUSE Project reports today through Douglas DeMaio that the openSUSE Tumbleweed software repositories have been flooded this week by four new snapshots that brought updated components and other improvements.

Major Linux distros have Meltdown patches, but thats only part of the fix

All the major Linux distributions have now released their Intel chip meltdown patches. But, someone must retune all those servers to get their performance up to speed and replace network devices and servers running up-to-date Linux distros.

AI and machine learning bias has dangerous implications

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 11, 2018 11:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Algorithms are everywhere in our world, and so is bias. From social media news feeds to streaming service recommendations to online shopping, computer algorithms—specifically, machine learning algorithms—have permeated our day-to-day world. As for bias, we need only examine the 2016 American election to understand how deeply—both implicitly and explicitly—it permeates our society as well. What’s often overlooked, however, is the intersection between these two: bias in computer algorithms themselves. read more

BASH drivers, start your engines

There's always more than one way to do a job in the shell, and there may not be One Best Way to do that job, either. Nevertheless, different commands with the same output can differ in how long they take, how much memory they use and how hard they make the CPU work.

Out of curiosity I trialled 6 different ways to get the last 5 characters from each line of a text file, which is a simple text-processing task.

City of Barcelona Kicks Out Microsoft in Favor of Linux and Open Source

  • It's FOSS; By Derick (Posted by abhishekpc on Jan 11, 2018 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Barcelona city administration has prepared the roadmap to migrate its existing system from Microsoft and proprietary software to Linux and Open Source software.

Deep learning wars: Is Facebook-backed PyTorch an answer to Google’s TensorFlow?

  • paktpub.com; By Savia Lobo (Posted by keithcu on Jan 11, 2018 6:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Python
The rapid rise of tools and techniques in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning of late has been astounding.

Why isnt open source hot among computer science students?

  • Opensource.com; By Susie Choi (Posted by bob on Jan 11, 2018 5:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The technical savvy and inventive energy of young programmers is alive and well.T o learn more about what college students think when they hear "open source," I surveyed several college students who are members of the same professional computer science organization I belong to.

What is your favorite desktop Linux distribution?

There may be no question in the open source community which elicits quite the same passion in people's responses as "What's your favorite Linux distribution?" There are all sorts of reasons people take their pick. It could be based on familiarity, on the UI, on performance, on package availability, on stability, on support, or thousands of other factors. Every year, just once, we let you chime in and tell us your favorite.

Debian Stretch and Jessie Get Kernel Patches to Mitigate Meltdown Security Flaw

The Debian Project released updated Linux kernels for Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" and Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series to patch the Meltdown security vulnerability and other issues.

Fedora 28 Looking To Replace Glibc's libcrypt With libxcrypt

As upstream Glibc is working on deprecating libcrypt for its eventual removal from the codebase, Fedora developers are looking at using libxcrypt for their hashing/encoding crypto library.

Sleep Fast, Sleep Hard with the Pzizz Android App

Pzizz is an Android app that generates a custom "nap narrative" that helps ease you off to dreamland and wakes you up when it's over. I was very skeptical about how restful a 20-minute forced nap could be, and at first, I doubted I'd fall asleep at all. Thankfully, I was very wrong.

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