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[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 11:17:38 EDT from rss

Subject: Building a classroom around interactive code

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As a child of the '80s, my schoolboy memories are infused with learning how to program on tiny, limited computers such as the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and BBC Micro. I even had a pocket-size PC-6 from Tandy with a single-line more

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 12:33:54 EDT from rss

Subject: BT accuses Valve of infringing four patents covering basic online tech

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BT is taking legal action in the US against games company Valve for allegedly infringing on four of the UK telecoms giant's patents.A BT spokesperson told Ars: "BT can confirm that it has commenced legal proceedings against Valve Corporation by filing a claim with the US District Court of Delaware for patent infringement. The patents in question relate to online computer or video gaming platforms, digital distribution services, and personalised access to online services and content."

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 13:34:53 EDT from rss

Subject: A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

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The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming in the final release, which is due Nov. 16.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 14:35:53 EDT from rss

Subject: Cats and Dogs living together MASS HYSTERIA Windows apps come to Android

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The Codeweavers blog posts in the run-up alternated between pride and caution in regard to user expectations, but now that I’ve tried the alpha release they really should have dialed up the pride more.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 15:52:08 EDT from rss

Subject: 5 Best Linux Download Managers?

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One of the difficulties a new Linux user faces while switching from Windows is finding a good download manager. If you are or have been Windows user you might be familiar with download managers like Internet Download Manager (IDM), Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) etc.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 16:53:09 EDT from rss

Subject: Jose Dieguez Castro's Introduction to Linux Distros (Apress)

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Although Linux always has been a diverse ecosystem, once upon a time, just ahandful of Linux distributions, or distros, existed. Do you recallYggrasil, Trans-Ameritech and the original S.u.S.E. (which begat SuSE, SUSEand openSUSE)? Today, literally hundreds of Linux flavors exist, each withits own unique offerings.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 18:09:23 EDT from rss

Subject: 3 keys to developing your organization's story openly

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This is the third article in four-part series on open and transparent branding processes. Read part 1 and part more

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 19:10:23 EDT from rss

Subject: Should You Bother Upgrading From Ubuntu 14.04 To 16.04?

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Ubuntu 16.04 has been out a while now and the fixes are trickling through. Is it time to upgrade and do you need to at this stage. This article provides arguments for and against upgrading.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 20:26:38 EDT from rss

Subject: Baidu open sources its deep learning platform PaddlePaddle

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Chinese Internet search giant Baidu has decided to open source its deep learning platform. The company will release the software with documentation and specs to GitHub on Sept. 30, under an Apache open source license.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 21:27:38 EDT from rss

Subject: How to download YouTube videos right from the terminal on Ubuntu

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Downloading YouTube videos has been one of the most common user activities since the rise of the world's most popular entertainment content website. The reason to download something from YouTube can be to have access to it without having to be online, keep something that may get restricted in your geographic location in the future, or download music videos just to burn them on an audio CD. In this quick guide, we will take a look on how to download YouTube videos right from the terminal.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 22:43:53 EDT from rss

Subject: Habitat: Automating Applications, Minus Platform and Infrastructure Hassles

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Remember the days when technology platforms sat in silos and our fierce allegiance to them did too? “We’re a Mac shop,” admins would announce. “We’re all in on Windows,” another might say.Those days are quickly fading, along with the barriers that used to separate platform and infrastructure technologies. Instead, we are moving toward a world of containers, multiple instances of virtual machines, and multiple operating systems working in tandem. This is especially true in data centers, and open source tools are helping to drive the trend.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2016 23:44:53 EDT from rss

Subject: Bill Pollock Publishes Books About Linux and Open Source

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Did you know that MS Word on Linux using Wine works better than Word on Windows? Neither did we until we heard it from Bill Pollock, publisher of No Starch Press. He also answers the question: Who makes a better writer, a proprietary software user or a Linux user?

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 01:01:08 EDT from rss

Subject: Remix OS 3.0.203 Update Released for PCs to Support 32-bit UEFI Installations

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The guys over Remix OS have released last evening, August 31, 2016, a new update to their Android-x86-based operating system for personal computers, version 3.0.203.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 02:02:09 EDT from rss

Subject: Same PC, new HD

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Here are my notes about how to change the system hard disk on a GNU/Linux computer. This comes handy when upgrading from a «spinning rust» boot drive to a much quicker solid-state drive (SSD).

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 03:04:40 EDT from rss

Subject: wattOS R10 Screenshot Tour

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The wattOS team is pleased to announce the release of the newest version of wattOS - Release 10 - (also known as R10). Built on the latest version of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS for long term support and stability. The Microwatt edition will not be released until a later date (look to the forums for details). wattOS-R10 - LXDE - 32 and 64bit - available now.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 04:20:55 EDT from rss

Subject: KDE Arrives in Berlin, Elects Thomas Pfeiffer to the e.V. Board

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Today KDE has been arriving in Berlin for Akademy, our annual meeting, which is year is part of the larger QtCon conference. This year we are teaming up with KDAB to gather together with the wider community of Qt developers for the first time, which is a major opportunity to share experiences between the open source and the commercial worlds.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 05:21:54 EDT from rss

Subject: EFF asks universities not to sell to patent trolls

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an international non-profit digital rights group, is reaching out to universities and their communities to combat patent trolls.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 06:38:11 EDT from rss

Subject: OpenBSD 6.0 lands

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VAX support no longer devils the devsOpenBSD developers might be keen on the 1980s in their artwork, but not in their operating system: Version 6.0 has just landed, and the maintainers have killed off VAX support.…

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 07:39:09 EDT from rss

Subject: Monitoring Temperatures and Voltages in Linux

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The ability to monitor the temperatures of key components is important, whether you’re gaming, overclocking, or doing something more businesslike and running a critical server. Linux includes modules in the kernel that allow it to access onboard sensors within components. Though, that alone is not enough.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 08:55:24 EDT from rss

Subject: The Corrupting Influence of Money in the Linux Foundation (Bias for Sale)

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The growing danger of a Linux Foundation which is funded not just by proprietary software giants but also direct opposition of Linux and serial violators of the licence of GNU (GPL)

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