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OSVR's new headset, DeepMind learns gaming, and new Linux releases

In this week's edition, we take a look at a new headset from OSVR, Google's DeepMind playing Montezuma's Revenge for rewards, and two new games out for Linux. Open gaming roundup for June 12-18, 2016 Razer announces HDK2 VR headset supporting OSVR OSVR is an open source ecosystem supporting multiple hardware brands. HDK stands for Hacker Development Kit, but Razer claims the new headset is for developers and gamers alike. read more

On Snappy and Flatpak: business as usual in the Canonical propaganda department

  • Fedora QA (Posted by red5 on Jun 19, 2016 10:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
You may have read some stuff this week about an application delivery mechanism called Snappy and how it’s going to unite all distributions and kill apt and rpm!

This is, to put it diplomatically, a heaping pile of steaming bull####.

Snaps - A Good Way to Test the Latest Apps

As of the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release, the core program 'snapd' is included out of the box, allowing you to install 'Snaps' right away. Now, as one would expect, there is and will continue to be some controversy about the nature of a new software packaging system and it's potential uses in the future. I don't really wish to go too much into that, as there is plenty of discussions out there in the Linux side of the interwebs, other than the purpose of this article is to state that if nothing else, Snaps are a good way to test different versions (stable, bleeding edge etc) of software.

This Week in Linux News: OSS Opportunity For New Grads, Why Cloud Foundry is Gaining Traction, & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 19, 2016 6:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Title: This Week in Linux News: OSS Opportunity For New Grads, Why Cloud Foundry is Gaining Traction, & More17 JunLearn more

How to setup MySQL replication on CentOS

In this tutorial we will show you how to setup basic MySQL replication on two CentOS 7 servers, but the same steps should work on all RPM based systems.

Beijing Regulators Block Sales Of iPhones, Claiming The Design Is Too Close To Chinese Company's Phone

This one was so easy to predict. For the past couple of decades, completely clueless US politicians and bureaucrats (and tech company execs) have been screaming about how China "doesn't respect" our intellectual property. They demanded that China "get more serious" about patents and respecting IP. And for nearly a decade we've been warning those people to be careful what you wish for.

Looking for a New DevOps Gig? Take the Fast Track with These Training Opportunities

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 19, 2016 12:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Open source knowledge is very valuable in today’s job market. The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation clearly showed that hiring managers are placing much value on open source cloud, networking, and security skills. It also showed that DevOps is emerging as a red hot job category.

Lawyers who yanked “Happy Birthday” into public domain now sue over “This Land”

The lawyers who successfully got "Happy Birthday" put into the public domain and then sued two months ago over "We Shall Overcome" have a new target: Woody Guthrie’s "This Land."

Get started with the Nitrokey HSM or SmartCard-HSM

  • raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Jun 18, 2016 8:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
This is a guide to get started with the NitroKey HSM (or SmartCard-HSM). It covers what a HSM is and what it can be used for. It also goes over software installation and initializing the device including backups of the device and keys. Finally we do some actual crypto operatons via pkcs11, OpenSSH and OpenSSL.

Linux Tutorial: Postscreen offers superior load mitigation and spam handling in the Postfix Mail Server

The load mitigation and anti-spam solution in Postfix is highly sophisticated thanks to Postscreen.

We examine its innards and look at how to deploy it to your advantages.

Top 5: Tips for GitHub, alternatives to Acrobat, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight tips for getting started with GitHub, alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for PDFs, how to secure your Linux system, thoughts on the Google v. Oracle case, and how to get started using IRC for chat. Top 5 articles of the week 5.An IRC quickstart guide read more

KDE Plasma 5.7 to Ship with Huge Wayland Improvements, New System Tray

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 18, 2016 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE has announced the Beta of the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment is now available for public beta testing.

How to Control a CNC Machine from your Linux Desktop

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ben Martin (Posted by bob on Jun 18, 2016 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The availability of fairly affordable CNC machines and replacement controller boards with fast microcontrollers and network connectivity makes it a great time to get into CNC. Many options are available including basing your CNC on a 3040 from China or using open source software and open hardware to run the show...

3D printed human hands, open source course materials, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 18, 2016 11:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at 3D-printed lattice for cell culture, open source materials for college courses, and more! Open source news roundup for June 12-18, 2016 read more

Proofreading for illusions with grep and AWK

  • The Linux Rain; By Bob Mesibov (Posted by eldersnake on Jun 18, 2016 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Lexical illusions are very hard to find when proofreading. The most common lexical illusion is a duplicated word, as in this well-known example: "A lexical illusion: many people are not aware that the the brain will automatically ignore a second instance of the word 'the' when it starts a new line." But if you let grep and AWK do the proofreading — problem solved!

The Giant Zero, Part 0.x

This is my October 2007 "SuitWatch" newsletter for Linux Journal. I believe it's the first place I floated the "giant zero" metaphor for the Internet, which I've made a bit of a thing about since then.

Robolinux 8.5 Screenshot Tour

Robolinux is extremely pleased and excited to announce its new upgraded Robolinux 8.5 'Raptor' Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and LXDE with 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Undoubtedly the biggest news is that all 16 Robolinux 7 and 8 Live editions now come with a free OS installer and can be downloaded for free on SourceForge. There is no more charge for our OS installer which was how we funded third-party Linux application developers. Gaming enthusiasts will be thrilled because we added Steam to 8.5. We also updated Stealth VM and the Robolinux C Drive to VM for Windows XP, 7 and 10 so it works with VirtualBox 5.0.

The XPS 13 DE: Dell continues to build a reliable Linux lineage

  • Ars Technica; By Scott Gilbertson (Posted by BernardSwiss on Jun 18, 2016 1:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Hardware that ships with Linux installed isn't as rare as it used to be. System 76, Purism, ZaReason, and others have been cranking out hardware with Linux pre-installed for quite a while now. But while those of us who use Linux may know these companies, there's only one household name that currently ships laptops with Linux installed—Dell.

How to Install PostgreSQL and phpPgAdmin on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 17, 2016 11:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
PostgreSQL (most people call it Postgres) is an advanced object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Postgres is an open source database server with more than 18 years of active development which makes Postgres the best choice for enterprise-class applications. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Postgres on your own server with OpenSUSE Leap as operating system. Then I will install phpPgAdmin so we can manage our Postgres database from the web browser.

Canonical Goes Snap Happy, Nextcloud 9 Released & More…

Also included: Two distros with new releases, Fedora 24 due on Tuesday and Ammon, Idaho thinks out-of-the-box.

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