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Blockstream Has No Patents, But Pledges Not to Sue Using Patent

Blockstream says that it comes in peace when it comes to software patents, which triggers speculations about coming Blockchain patent wars

Rugged mini-ITX based box-PC goes all out on expansion

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Portwell’s rugged, fanless “WEBS-35C3” box-PC offers 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, triple display and 4K video, and expands via mini-PCIe, PCIe, PCI, and M.2. The WEBS-35C3 is based on Portwell’s WADE-8017 Mini-ITX board, which runs on the latest, 14nm-fabricated 6th Gen Intel Core (“Skylake”) processors with LGA1151 socket and Intel Q170 chipset. Applications include kiosk, […]

Blogging Tips – 5 Essentials To Start Blogging As A Career

We have seen how blogging has changed lives of millions of people. All they came up with the correct start, a purpose of blogging, right tools and most importantly, skills. I believe that with some plannings, anyone can become a successful blogger.

10 Essential Skills for Novice, Junior and Senior SysAdmins

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Susan Hall (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Here are 10 essentials at each level in the evolution of systems administrators, gleaned from The Linux Foundation, LISA’s list, job descriptions and sources such as analyst Victor Janulaitis at Janco Associates.

Get started with MongoDB on IBM Power Systems running Linux

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Beth Hoffman (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM, Linux
MongoDB on IBM Power Systems running Linux is an ideal solution for managing big data workloads. Learn how to install MongoDB and begin using it with your application and data set today.

The patented “superformula” that could cause a legal headache for No Man’s Sky

With No Man's Sky's highly anticipated release just weeks away, a Dutch company is objecting to the game's alleged use of a patented "superformula" to generate landscapes and terrain.

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review - The King of All Ubuntu Phones

The time has come for us to take a look at the best handset powered by Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that you can buy right now, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition.

Manage Mageia System through URPMI Package Manager utility

URPMI is Mageia’s command line tool for managing packages and repositories (media). It’s powerful command-line tool which is used to automatically download and install new software packages, upgrade existing software packages, update the package list index, and to upgrade the entire Mageia system. urpmi handles dependencies automatically (checks and resolves dependencies).

Bay Trail and Braswell COMs tap new Qseven 2.1 spec

Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor.

SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager

SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized console for managing multiple Linux distributions, hardware platforms (x86, IBM Power Systems and z Systems),

GNS3 - Emulating Network Infrastructure on Debian 8.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you the basis to install and operate this software. The GNS3 version that will be used in this tutorial is the 1.5.1, on a Debian 8.2 (Jessie) system. GNS3 (Graphical Network System 3) is an emulation software that let's you see the interaction of network devices in a network topology.

In Search of a Linux iTunes Replacement

In this week's installment, our resident Linux newb goes on the prowl with one thought in mind: To find the best-of-breed FOSS music player for GNU/Linux.

7 Differences Between Linux and Windows: User Expectations

When I was a boy, I imagined that other languages were codes, whose words had a one-to-one correspondence to English. In the same way, many Windows users expect Linux to be an exact equivalent.

Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

  • Engadget; By Steve Dent (Posted by jdixon on Jul 21, 2016 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Chinese consortium is buying Opera.

Maxthon browser is a wolf in sheep's clothing

This could very well be a case of overreacting and far-reaching paranoia. However, it cannot be said enough that we are living in an age when protecting our data has become a top priority for most (and should be for all). That's why, when I read the details regarding the troubles now plaguing the Maxthon browser, I immediately wanted to warn people that it would be in their best interest to stop using the application.

5 tricks for getting started with Vim

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
For years, I've wanted to learn Vim, now my preferred Linux text editor and a favorite open source tool among developers and system administrators. And when I say learn, I mean really learn. Master is probably too strong a word, but I'd settle for advanced proficiency. For most of my years using Linux, my skillset included the ability to open a file, use the arrow keys to navigate up and down, switch into insert mode, change some text, save, and exit. read more

How To Install KDE Plasma 5 In Peppermint OS 7?

Peppermint OS 7 was released back in June with many graphical changes. I personally did not like the font change. Before, it was better. Well, at this time I'm using Peppermint OS 7 because it's faster and it has few apps that I need. I have also tried Plasma in Peppermint OS 7 and so far it is working smooth. If you like Plasma but you're using Peppermint, then check out this article to install KDE Plasma 5 in Peppermint OS.

Why and How to Use Ring Instead of Skype on Linux

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
It is like when you say Ring is an alternative to Skype. No, no, it's not. Skype is ghastly. It is proprietary; it is demonstrably insecure; there is evidence that Microsoft uses Skype to siphon off conversations to the NSA; and the GNU/Linux version still lags behind the Windows one. So no, Ring is not an alternative to Skype. Ring is a full-featured, open source product that you need to know about...

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Jul 21, 2016 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some shortcomings, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop apps will make many Linux users happy.

Vim or Emacs: Which text editor do you prefer?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It may be 2016, but among many developers and system administrators, the editor war is still alive and well. Vim (and vi) or Emacs: Both have strong followings, and of course, plenty of people use something else entirely. Which do you prefer? read more

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