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'Pure technical contributions aren't enough'.... Intel commits to code of conduct for open-source projects

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 3, 2018 3:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Chipzilla joins strangely controversial movement to encourage civility, inclusion Chip maker Intel has embraced guidelines to make its open-source software projects more open-minded and inviting.…

How to Create Symbolic Links in Linux Using the ln Command

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Nov 3, 2018 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
A symbolic link, also know as symlink or soft link, is a special type of file that points to another file or directory. In this guide, we will cover how to use the ln command to create symbolic links.

How to Connect Your Android Phone to Gnome Desktop with GSConnect

KDE Connect is not the only way to connect your Android and Linux desktop. If you are a GNOME user, you can use GSConnect to control your Android phone from Gnome.

Intel updates embedded toolsuite — but says it’s scaling back its IoT effort

Intel launched Intel System Studio 2019, updating the Linux-friendly embedded toolsuite with improved performance and enhanced I/O analysis. Meanwhile, due to soaring demand for Intel’s Core and Xeon sales, it’s scaling back its lower-end IoT business. Intel has a habit of launching and the discontinuing special projects outside its core processor business, but one experiment […]

#MoreThanCode: Technology for social justice

  • Opensource.com; By Peter Cheer (Posted by bob on Nov 3, 2018 6:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
There has long been a symbiotic relationship between the open source software movement and social justice champions. A recent research report, #MoreThanCode: Practitioners reimagine the landscape of technology for justice and equity, offers valuable advice to anyone interested in leveraging technology to support a cause.

Two Open Source Mobile App Development Frameworks To Make Mobile Dev Easier

Are there open source frameworks available for mobile development? There certainly are. Let’s take a look at two tools available for this particular task.

System76 readies release of American-made powerhouse Linux PC

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 3, 2018 2:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Video: Can you make a PC in the US anymore? Linux system builder System76 proved you can do it.

The Asus Eee: How Close Did the World Come to a Linux Desktop?

This is the story of the brief, shining history of the Asus Eee, the first netbook—a small, cheap and mostly well-made laptop that dominated the computer industry for two or three years about a decade go. It's not so much that the Eee was ahead of its time, which wasn't that difficult in an industry then dominated by pricey and bulky laptops that didn't always have a hard drive and by desktop design hadn't evolved much past the first IBM 8086 box.

Team of one? The Zen postmortem

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 2, 2018 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a recent article about how to fail gracefully and why it's necessary to do so, Jen Wike Huger, an editor and a friend of mine on the Opensource.com staff, wrote Living on the command line: Why mistakes are a good thing. In addition to discussing the fact that mistakes are inevitable, Wike Huger also discussed responses to those mistakes and the use of postmortems as a means of blamelessly moving forward. read more

System76 launches open source hardware Ubuntu desktop PCs

System76 has launched a line of mostly open hardware, Ubuntu-equipped “Thelio” desktop PCs built in Colorado with a choice of AMD and Intel CPUs. We don’t regularly cover mainstream desktop and laptop computers, even when they ship with Linux, but System76’s Thelio is anything but mainstream. The x86-based Thelio computers are preloaded with either Ubuntu […]

RHEL 7.6: Red Hat's Swan Song as an Independent

This week Red Hat released RHEL 7.6 with enhancements to security and compliance, management and automation, and containers.

Does hi-res audio sound better than CD quality?

  • Opensource.com; By Chris Hermansen (Posted by bob on Nov 2, 2018 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Let's discuss if there is a need for compressed audio data when CD quality is good enough.

We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

Popular desktop Linux environment due for deprecation in RHEL - by 2024 While everyone was distracted by IBM's $34bn takeover bid, Red Hat quietly wrote a death-note for KDE – within Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to be precise.…

Create a containerized machine learning model

  • Fedora Magazine; By Sven Bösiger (Posted by bob on Nov 2, 2018 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
After data scientists have created a machine learning model, it has to be deployed into production. To run it on different infrastructures, using containers and exposing the model via a REST API is a common way to deploy a machine learning model. This article demonstrates how to roll out a TensorFlow machine learning model......

Essential System Tools: catfish – versatile file searching software

Catfish is a well-designed, mature, and functional graphical file search utility. It offers good search performance, good support for themes, and is frugal with resources.

How to Install JDownloader on a Ubuntu System

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Nov 2, 2018 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
JDownloader is a Java-oriented download management application designed for easy and fast downloading. In this article, we will tell you how to install the latest JDownloader 2 on your Ubuntu system.

The Steam Hardware Survey for October 2018 shows a small drop for Linux, a look at daily and monthly active users

A look at last months reported Linux market share on Steam, as well as a breakdown for daily and monthly active users for Linux.

Linux zdump Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 2, 2018 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
With team members working from different countries nowadays, it sometimes becomes important to be aware of the timezone information for different locations. In general also, there may be situations wherein you may want to quickly see timezone for a particular location. You'll be glad to know there's a command line utility - dubbed zdump - that lets you do this.

The Monitoring Issue

In 1935, Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrödinger, still flying high after his Nobel Prize win from two years earlier, created a simple thought experiment. It ran something like this: If you have a file server, you cannot know if that server is up or down...until you check on it. Thus, until you use it, a file server is—in a sense—both up and down. At the same time.

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