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Open spec Allwinner A64 hacker board runs Linux or Android

Olimex has released its first 64-bit hacker board with the $56 A64-OLinuXino, featuring a quad -A53 SoC plus HDMI, GbE, USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The A64-OLinuXino is Olimex’s first 64-bit ARMv8 OlinuXino board and the first to be designed entirely with open source CAD software (KiCad).

Documentation based on user stories

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 6, 2017 1:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are numerous approaches to writing documentation, but one of the fundamental distinctions a doc writer must make is whether the resulting doc's goal is to: Describe "features" of a product, software, solution, etc., and how to use these features, or Explain what actions to take in order to perform a task to achieve a specific goal Both approaches have valid uses, but there are areas or use cases where one is better than the other. It can also depend on who is writing the documentation and who is the intended audience. read more

Android 7 development board unlocks 10nm Snapdragon 835

Intrinsyc’s “Open-Q 835” dev board showcases the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is also headed for Android phones, and eventually, Windows laptops. Intrinsyc has launched the first development board based on Qualcomm’s 10nm-fabricated Snapdragon 835 SoC, which combines four Cortex-A73-like cores clocked at up to 2.3GHz and four lower powered ARM cores clocked to 1.9GHz. […]

Linux Mint Desklets: How To Easily Manage It On Your Family PC

?Desklets are small Python programs that run inside gDesklets. What they are intended for is to get your focus-on-work and rely on the information the Desklet accesses [for you]. You get to finish your chores faster than ever and leave your computer satisfied as you shut it off for the next cycle.

10 ways the GIMP image editor changed my life

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 5, 2017 9:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Happy 19th anniversary of the 1.0 release of GIMP! Let me legally buy you a drink (well, in Canada that is). There are certainly many things to celebrate. Hoorah! Like other young professionals, I have worked many odd jobs over the years, slowly spinning my strange and broad range of experience into a neatly packaged service. Dabbling in open source editing and design software was once a hobby. Now, I use GIMP every day. read more

Minecraft Server Configuration

If you have read my recent article, ‘Minecraft Server on Linux’, then you may want to do more than just play Minecraft. The Minecraft Server allows you to control many aspects of playing as well as managing players. This article will cover some of these aspects to help make your server more appealing to the players.

The June 2017 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the June 2017 issue.

Linux chmod command tutorial for beginners

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 5, 2017 5:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are new to Linux, and are looking for a way to change file/directory permissions through the command line, you'll be glad to know there exists a command - dubbed chmod - that lets you easily do this. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this command as well as provide examples explaining how it can be used in various scenarios.

Must-have GNOME extension: gTile

Tiling window managers have always interested me, but spending a lot of time tinkering with config files or learning how to wrangle them? Not so much. What I really want is a dead simple way to organize my windows and... Continue Reading →

NMAP Common Scans – Part Two

In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the last two remaining of the common four scan types.

What Is PHP And How PHP Works

  • TheITstuff.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jun 5, 2017 12:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
In today’s article, we’ll talk about one of the most important programming languages of the Internet, PHP. We’ll discuss what PHP is and how PHP works.

How to manage ACLs on Linux

  • linuxconfig.org; By Egidio Docile (Posted by linuxer on Jun 5, 2017 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, LPI
ACLs are a second level of discretionary permissions, that may override the standard ugo/rwx ones. When used correctly they can grant you a better granularity in setting access to a file or a directory, for example by giving or denying access to a specific user that is neither the file owner, nor in the group owner.

A quick guide to using FFmpeg to convert media files

There are many open source tools out there for editing, tweaking, and converting multimedia into exactly what you need. Tools like Audacity or Handbrake are fantastic, but sometimes you just want to change a file from one format into another quickly. Enter FFmpeg. read more

Github's open source community survey

Survey of ~6,000 contributors also finds widespread harassment, gender imbalance The open source community is nasty in many ways, according to a survey of over 6,000 contributors to open source projects.…

Silicon Graphics' IRIX and Magic Desktop return as Linux desktop

'Maxx Interactive Desktop' lets you relive the workstation wars and maybe do serious work Those of you yearning for the experience of running a 1990s-vintage graphics workstation are about to have a good day: a developer named Eric Masson has resurrected the IRIX Interactive Desktop that shipped on Silicon Graphics Workstations and now offers it as a Linux desktop alternative.…

Stupid Patent of the Month: Ford Patents a Windshield

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark International was a big win for individuals’ right to repair and modify the products they own. While we’re delighted by this decision, we expect manufacturers to attempt other methods of controlling the market for resale and repair. That’s one reason we’re giving this month’s Stupid Patent of the Month award to Ford’s patent on a vehicle windshield design.

Google previews London HQ, hack Android for $200k, Walmart workers to deliver packages

  • TechSpot; By Matthew DeCarlo (Posted by bob on Jun 4, 2017 10:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
After 0 successful submissions, Google quadruples top reward for hacking Android to $200,000 Google has paid security researchers millions of dollars since launching its bug bounty program in 2010.

GDB 8.0 Released, Adds Many New Features, Drops Java GCJ Support

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by bob on Jun 4, 2017 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
GDB 8.0 adds a number of Python scripting improvements, DWARF version 5 support, new commands for GDB/MI, support for rvalue references in C++, support for FreeBSD on MIPS, support for the Synopsys ARC target...

Google doesn't underpay its female employees but it could have a different problem with women, data shows

The US Department of Labor says that Google appears to systematically underpay women and that it has seen "compelling evidence" of "very significant discrimination against women,". But Google says it does no such thing and has the data to prove it. At first glance, it would seem that if one of them is telling the truth, the other can't be. But they could both be right, according to analysis of Google's pay between women and men done by Glassdoor.

OpenELEC 8.0.4 Kodi-focused Linux distro now available for PC, Raspberry Pi, WeTek, and more

  • Beta News; By Brian Fagioli (Posted by bob on Jun 4, 2017 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
"OpenELEC 8.0.4 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 8.0.0 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update," says the OpenELEC Team.

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