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When BSD and Ubuntu meet on the dance floor, magic should happen

The tag line is quite promising: The power of FreeBSD kernel with familiarity of Ubuntu OS.

10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

MediaTek’s Helio X30, due mid-2017, will likely be one of the first 10nm SoCs, and among the first to tap ARM’s new Cortex-A73 cores. MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC […]

Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

Support for Skylake kit extended until end of life for Windows 7 and 8.1 Microsoft has backed down on its plan to hustle owners of certain PCs to Windows 10 by crimping support options.…

Obsolesced: The rise and fall of the Gopher protocol

Twenty-five years ago, a small band of programmers from the University of Minnesota ruled the internet. And then they didn't.

How to install a GNOME Shell extension

  • Fedora Magazine; By Martino Jones (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2016 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora, GNOME
What is a GNOME Shell extension? GNOME Shell extensions are add-ons that extend GNOME Shell. These extensions modify GNOME Shell either by adding functionality (i.e. Caffeine or TwitchLive_Panel), or modifying core functionality (e.g. CoverFlow).

GPL enforcement action in Hellwig v. VMware dismissed, with an appeal expected

A decision in the GPL enforcement case in Germany between Christoph Hellwig (supported by the Software Freedom Conservancy) and VMware recently became public. The court dismissed the case after concluding that Hellwig failed to identify in the VMware product the specific lines of code for which he owned copyright. The GPL interpretation question was not addressed. Hellwig has indicated that he will appeal the court’s decision.

Arch Linux Is Now Officially Powered by Linux Kernel 4.7, Update Your Systems

After a few weeks from its official release, it finally happened, Linux kernel 4.7 has just landed in the stable software repositories of the popular, lightweight and highly customizable Arch Linux operating system.

MediaTek's 10nm Mobile-Focused SoC Will Tap Cortex-A73 and -A32

MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017.

How to Install WordPress with Docker on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2016 12:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we will install WordPress by using multiple docker containers. Wordpress itself in one container and the MariaDB database in another container. Then we will install Nginx on the host machine as reverse proxy for the WordPress container.

Open source R extension simplifies data science with IBM Watson

  •; By Thor Olavsrud (Posted by abennett on Aug 11, 2016 11:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Available through Columbus Collaboratory's GitHub repository, CognizeR will help data scientists access a host of IBM Watson services without leaving their native development environment.

How to create and edit files on a Linux VPS

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 11, 2016 10:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Creating or editing files is one of the most common tasks that system admins perform every day. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to create and edit files on a Linux VPS.

Inside How Microsoft Views Open Source

Editor's Note: This article is paid for by Microsoft as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, to be held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by

Automating pre-press layouts with Linux commands

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 11, 2016 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Armed with a few simple open source commands, you can drastically reduce the effort involved in prepping your work for print. Going to print is an exciting time for any designer. Your hard work finally gets rendered into an attractive-looking PDF, you send it away to the great big print shop, and eventually you go to the magazine store or bookshop and find the results of your hard work on display for all to see. read more

The U.S. government now has an open source policy—but it doesn't go far enough

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Aug 11, 2016 7:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, GNU
The U.S. government's new Federal Source Code policy is a step in the right direction, but it would be better if "it mandated all agency source code be released under a free software license to the public in a given window of time."

News: Linux Top 3: Apricity, Tails 2.5 and Guix

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Aug 11, 2016 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
First stable release of Apricity debuts

MLED 14.2 has been released

  •; By Niki Kovacs (Posted by kikinovak on Aug 11, 2016 5:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Slackware
One month after the release of Slackware 14.2, MLED 14.2 is now available.

Secure Boot snafu: Microsoft leaks backdoor key, firmware flung wide open

Microsoft has inadvertently demonstrated the intrinsic security problem of including a universal backdoor in its software after it accidentally leaked its so-called "golden key"—which allows users to unlock any device that's supposedly protected by Secure Boot, such as phones and tablets. The key basically allows anyone to bypass the provisions Microsoft has put in place ostensibly to prevent malicious versions of Windows from being installed, on any device running Windows 8.1 and upwards with Secure Boot enabled.

4 alternatives to Ghost for disk cloning

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 11, 2016 3:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
System administration professionals and home users alike share a need for the ability to be able to quickly and reliably make one-to-one copies of entire disks, both for the purposes of backup and recovery, as well as the process of easing deployments and complete refresh repairs and upgrades of existing systems. read more

How FOSS Influences All Aspects of Our Culture

UNC's professor Paul Jones explains that the concept of "free and open source" was a part of our culture long before there were computers, or even electronic technology, and that it's actually a rich part of our heritage. As for FOSS, he makes the case that it's now an ingrained part of the digital infrastructure.

Professional media production with Linux and free, open source software

Is it possible to produce professional media on Linux using free, open source software? We at Dototot believe so. We run Linux exclusively (Mint is our preferred flavor) and use free, open source software when viable.

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