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Shell scripting: An introduction to the shift method and custom functions

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2017 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In Getting started with shell scripting, I covered the basics of shell scripting by creating a pretty handy "despacer" script to remove bothersome spaces from file names. Now I'll expand that idea to an application that can swap out other characters, too. This introduces the shift method of parsing options as well as creating custom functions. read more

UbuCon Summit at SCALE 15x to Take Place March 2-3 in Pasadena, California

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 23, 2017 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines is announcing that the next UbuCon Summit conference takes place this spring, between March 2 and March 3, in Pasadena, California, USA, during the SCALE 15x event.

Python and successive approximation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2017 9:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
I was doing some work in the yard and I wanted to know the smallest circle that would fit around a 4x6 inch post. Of course, just as a 2x4 is not 2 inches by 4 inches, a 4x6 post (what they call its "nominal" dimensions) is actually 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches, so this smallest circle has as its diameter the diagonal of that 3.5x5.5-inch rectangle. Pythagoras tells us that will be the square root of the sum of 3.5 squared and 5.5 squared. At the time, I only had my cell phone, which has a calculator with only basic math operations, so how do you get the square root of 42.5? read more

Snowden's favoured secure email provider Lavabit reboots

Levison said the new version of Lavabit would be built around the Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) end-to-end encryption standard that he developed thanks to Kickstarter crowdfunding. DIME provides automated and federated encryption capabilities and is designed to work with different service providers, Levison said.

Linus Torvalds Announces Fifth Linux 4.10 Kernel RC, Everything Looks Nominal

Another week, another Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel has been announced on a Sunday evening by Linus Torvalds, the fifth in the series.

Oracle lays off more than 1,000 employees

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Oracle is firing numerous employees, mostly from its hardware SPARC division. SPARC, and its Unix-based Solaris operating system, appear to be done.

Arch Anywhere ISO Lets You Install a Fully Custom Arch Linux System in Minutes

Meet Arch Anywhere, a new open-source project created by developer Dylan Schacht to help Arch Linux newcomers install the powerful and modern Linux-based operating system on their personal computers, or a virtual machine.

Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview

This document gives an overview of how security is designed into Google's technical infrastructure. This global scale infrastructure is designed to provide security through the entire information processing lifecycle at Google.

Wine 2.0 Gets One More Release Candidate, FIFA 2000 Demo Crash Has Been Patched

The Wine 2.0 development cycle is not yet over, and, today, we see the release of another development release, the sixth in the series, which comes exactly one week after the previous one.

Canonical launches Ubuntu Tutorials

  • beta news; By Brian Fagioli (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2017 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Linux is arguably the most successful open source project in all of history. The success of the kernel -- and operating systems that use it -- are not due to any one man or woman. Actually, the achievements are thanks to the Linux community. In other words, it is a team effort -- developers, users, and more.

5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators

The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

  • Linux.com; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2017 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open source compliance failures.

Appreciating how far Linux gaming has actually come in the past few years

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 22, 2017 6:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Games
During the livestream I did last night I had one of those moments where you fully appreciate how far Linux gaming has come.

Linux Kernel 4.9.5 Released with Updated Radeon Drivers, KVM and PPC Fixes

A new maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series was announced today by renowned Linux kernel maintainer and developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, versioned 4.9.5.

Top 5: Shell scripting, the Cinnamon Linux desktop environment, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight how to get started with shell scripting, open leadership, the Cinnamon Linux desktop environment, contributing to the Mozilla project, and writing web apps with R using Shiny.

Snapdragon 410E SBC offers long lifecycle support at $85

Inforce Computing has released a more affordable and slightly less feature rich version of its commercial-oriented, circa-2015 Inforce 6309 SBC. Like the Inforce 6309, the new Inforce 6309L has the same 85 x 54mm footprint and much the same feature set as Arrow’s Qualcomm-backed, community-backed DragonBoard 410c SBC.

2017s best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13

Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you'll see what I mean.

Important CentOS 7 Linux Kernel Security Patch Released, 3 Vulnerabilities Fixed

CentOS developer and maintainer Johnny Hughes is announcing the availability of a new, important Linux kernel security update for the CentOS 7 series of operating systems.

The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module, FSF's 2017 priorities, and more open source news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the new Raspberry Pi compute module, the FSF's 2017 priorities, a new open data portal, and more. Open source news roundup for January 8-21, 2017 read more

It's 'Best Linux Distro' Time Again

Who's going to get bragging rights this year? Last year it was Arch. The year before it was Ubuntu. Call out the troops and get bragging rights by making your favorite our "Best Linux Distro."

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