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Jono Bacon on Life After (and Before) GitHub

It caused a bit of a splash in May when Jono Bacon abruptly left GitHub after serving as community manager for only six months. As we predicted at the time, he’s landed on his feet.

Plenty of fish in the C, IEEE finds in language popularity contest

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
R: you ready for a top-ten spot? It's no surprise that C and Java share the top two spots in the IEEE Spectrum's latest Interactive Top Programming Languages survey, but R at number five? That's a surprise.…

Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and 4.4.16 released

Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4.

Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

A well-known American photographer has now sued Getty Images and other related companies—she claims they have been wrongly been selling copyright license for over 18,000 of her photos that she had already donated to the public for free, via the Library of Congress.

Stagefright Poses Serious Risks 1 Year After It First Surfaced

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 28, 2016 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
One year after the Stagefright Android flaw was first reported, its effects are widespread. More than 100 related flaws have emerged and millions of users remain at risk.

Commercial Wine Interface CrossOver Improves Support for Microsoft Office 2010

CodeWeavers proudly announced the release and general availability of the CrossOver 15.2.0 update for their commercial and cross-platform Wine graphical interface.

Bash Tips for Linux Sysadmins

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
The Bash shell is a fundamental Linux tool and, in this era of containers and clusters and microservices, good old-fashioned Linux system administration skills are as relevant as ever.

Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

Linux kernel 4.7 has a LoadPin security module that helps the platform load all the necessary modules from the same file system. It is ported directly from Google's Chrome OS and is aimed to limit the medium from which kernel modules and firmware load on a system.

The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world's biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of copyright infringement, the case could have sweeping repercussions on how torrents are regulated.

The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 9:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

“chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

Wine 1.9.15 Has Patches for Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Kings Quest 8

Wine 1.9.15 has been made available for download for GNU/Linux users who want to run various Windows games and applications on their favorite distributions, along with Wine-Staging 1.9.15.

Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer.

How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Arch; Story Type: News Story
Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear. With all that is going on in the Linux sound systems world, it is easy to get lost and even give up. Most of the time, the problem with these devices is that your system can see them, but for some reason it can't establish a connection. Here is a quick and simple guide on how to get through this problem. I have tested the following on Arch, but it should work on every other distribution as well.

Disobedience Has Its Award

Civil disobedience gets its due with the creation of a special award that was announced at last week's Forbidden Research symposium at MIT.

Organizing openly for the public good

The open organization community at Opensource.com welcomed the second half of 2016 with a Twitter chat discussing "open organizations and non-profits." Voices old and new participated, and our chat was (as always) compelling. Read the recap below as you prepare for the next #OpenOrgChat. read more

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