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Long-term Linux support future clarified

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2017 8:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Long-term support Linux version 4.4 will get six years of life, but that doesn't mean other LTS editions will last so long.

Getting started with reinforcement learning

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2017 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people deeply interested in the topic of machine learning think it is synonymous with neural networks. In their current incarnation, neural networks seem to be versatile tools. By selecting the right type of neural network, the same tool, with small variations, might be able to solve most problems. This does not mean, though, that neural networks are the best (or even the right) tool to use for a given problem. read more

Wine 2.22 Fixes Issues with Witcher 3, Mafia III, and Daylight Games on Linux

The Wine 2.22 development release arrived at the end of last week with some more improvements and bug fixes for various Windows games and apps, as well as better support for latest GCC compiler.

Create & manage docker hosts with Docker Machine on VirtualBox

Docker Machine is a tool that let us install Docker Engine on virtual hosts on various platforms, on local environment as well on cloud. With Docker Machine, we can easily install docker hosts a Windows machine, a MAC machine or on cloud platform like AWS, AZURE etc.

KDE Around the World: FOSSCOMM 2017, Greece

On the 4th and the 5th of November, the FOSSCOMM 2017 conference took place at Harokopio University of Athens, Greece. The KDE Community had a presence at the conference. Our Greek troops gave a talk on Sunday about the past, present and future of KDE, focusing on the vision of the community.

Long-term Linux support future clarified

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2017 1:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Video; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Long-term support Linux version 4.4 will get six years of life, but that doesn't mean other LTS editions will last so long.

Facebook, Google, IBM, Red Hat give GPL code scofflaws 60 days to behave - or else

Cure period now available in other license flavors. Facebook, Google, IBM, and Red Hat on Monday will give free-software license violators two months to mend their ways before going nuclear.

How to Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2017 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux
In this tutorial, we will discuss step-by-step installation and configuration of Apache CouchDB on a CentOS 7 server. Apache CouchDB is an open source NoSQL database software that's focused on scalable architecture. CouchDB was released in 2005, and become an Apache Software Foundation project in 2008.

HTC U11, Sony Xperia XZ, XZs, and X Performance Now Getting Android 8.0 Oreo

As of today, users of the HTC U11, Sony Xperia XZ, Sony Xperia XZs, and Sony Xperia X Performance mobile phones are receiving the latest Android 8.0 Oreo software update.

3 open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher

The paperless utopia I imagined I would be living in by now remains a work in progress. As I've thought more about why, I've decided it's the long tail of paper that's holding me back. Sure, almost all of my communications are electronic these days, and my scanner makes quick work of almost everything that comes to me in a dead tree format. read more

Rugged mini-PC supports Linux on Apollo Lake

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2017 7:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Avalue’s factory hardened, 177 x 123 x 43.5mm “EPC-APL” mini-PC offers Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, mSATA, mini-PCIe, and triple displays. Avalue, which recently announced a 3.5-inch ECM-APL2 SBC, has unveiled a rugged EPC-APL mini-PC that uses the SBC as its mainboard. The 177 x 123 x 43.5mm, 1.2-Kilogram system similarly runs Linux or Windows […]

Install Ubuntu Server 16.04 For Setting Up Your Own Media Server

?If you’re a Linux user (which is likely if you’re a reader of this blog), you probably know that Linux dominates the server market. The servers that power the internet, store data backups, and stream your favorite online videos, are all highly likely to be running some flavor of Linux. While the usual flavor of choice for these ventures is typically Red Hat Enterprise Linux or it’s less expensive cousin CentOS, Ubuntu Server has also carved out its own territory in data centers around the world.

adcli - Easy Way To Join RHEL/CentOS System To Active Directory Domain

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Nov 27, 2017 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Red Hat
adcli is a command line tool that help us to integrate or join Linux systems such as RHEL & CentOS to Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) domain.

Fedora 25 End Of Life

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2017 4:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
With the recent release of Fedora 27, Fedora 25 officially enters End Of Life (EOL) status on December 12th, 2017. After December 12th, all packages in the Fedora 25 repositories no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates. Furthermore, no... Continue Reading →

Installing SKYPE on CentOS & RHEL 7

Recently Microsoft has pulled the plug on Skype version 4.10, which was the only version working on CentOS 6. Though we can install the latest version of skype on CentOS 7, RHEL 7 but...

Linux companies shift open-source licensing policies

Red Hat, Facebook, Google, and IBM commit to providing a fair cure period to correct open-source GPLv2 software license compliance issues.

How did Linux come to dominate supercomputing?

  • Network World; By Andy Patrizio (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2017 12:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
All 500 machines on the TOP500 supercomputer list run Linux. Here’s how the little OS that could, did.

What 'Grey's Anatomy' taught me about open scientific research

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2017 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I haven't taken a biology class in years, but the TV show Grey's Anatomy keeps me acquainted with some aspects of the scientific world. I never expected that an episode of the medical drama series would inspire me to explore open source principles in scientific research. read more

Some pretty useful SQUID tips & tricks

Learn some Squid proxy tips & tricks or rather some advanced options that can be configured with squid proxy server to make it more useful.

Extending Linux Photographic Workflow with a QNAP NAS

  • Medium; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Nov 27, 2017 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
As is often the case, I’m late to the party. But after years of dealing with VPS and home-grown backup solutions, I finally took the plunge and invested in a dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance.

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