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[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

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Open source Learning Management Systems have become extremely popular in recent years, but what does open source mean? Open Source technology is technology where the source code is “open”, that is, the code is available to the public and free to be modified. Improvements can be made by developers and it can be spread or sold to the wider community. So, why should an organization choose an open source Learning Management System as opposed to a homegrown or proprietary Learning Management System?

http://linux-news.org/index.php/2012/11/21/top-open-source-learning-management-systems/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: The State Of 64-Bit ARM (AArch64) On LLVM/Clang

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ARM's AArch64 back-end for LLVM to handle the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture is working, but there's still more work ahead of the hardware's general availability in about one year's time...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIzMjQ


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: GNOME 3 update: 'Connect to Server' lives in GNOME 3.5/3.6, I rant about features being moved and removed, and I fix my GNOME 3.4 problem in Debian Wheezy

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In my test of the Fedora 18 Alpha release, I was left thinking the "connect to server" feature in the Nautilus file manager disappeared in versions 3.5.x and 3.6.x of the GNOME desktop environment. Thanks to readers, I learned that "connect to server" has moved to a separate application that you call from the shell with the not-so-friendly name "Nautilus-connect-server."

http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/desktops/GNOME/2012_1118_connect_to_server_in_gnome_35_and_36


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Installing Windows 8 without secure boot

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At the gates of Microsoft, there are numerous competing Windows versions now almost falling over each other as they strive for marketshare.

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/57536-installing-windows-8-without-secure-boot


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: US patent chief to software patent critics: -- Give it a rest already --

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Says explosion of smartphone patent litigation is "natural and reasonable." David Kappos, the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, offered a strong defense of software patents in a Tuesday address at the Center for American Progress. Kappos touted several provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), which he argued would allow the patent office to weed out low-quality software and business method patents. Addressing those who claim the patent system is broken, Kappos said, "Give it a rest already. Give the AIA a chance to work. Give it a chance to even get started."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/us-patent-chief-to-software-patent-critics-give-it-a-rest-already/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: One Year Later, Open-Source Doom 3 Is Moving Slowly

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While this week marks one year since the Doom 3 (id Tech 4) game engine was open-sourced under the GPL, there still isn't too much adoption by open-source game developers. The few forks of the id Tech 4 code-base also aren't seeing frequent activity...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIzMjU


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Installing Windows 8 with secure boot

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One of the biggest talking points in the run-up to the release of Windows 8 has been the feature that will supposedly lock down the operating system so that it cannot be infected by malware at boot-time.

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/57562-installing-windows-8-with-secure-boot


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain

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Standard releases aren't terribly different from the bi-annual LTS products, though they tend to be slightly less conservative in code offerings. The Ubuntu development community lets off the brakes a little and sticks some shiny back in.Ubuntu 12.10 is no exception, so make no mistake—there's some shiny goodness in this release. We'll get into what makes this a decent desktop and even more decent server release. But there's a little tarnish mixed in, too, and that makes Ubuntu 12.10 less special than previous editions.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/review-ubuntu-12-10-quantal-quetzal-a-mix-of-promise-pain/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Google Parsing Of LLVM's Clang Compiler Errors

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Another interesting session from this month's LLVM Developers' Meeting in San Jose was about how Google manages to collect and utilize Clang diagnostics internally for software they develop at the company...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIzMjY


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) Screenshot Tour

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The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'. For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We're very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we're very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14. Screenshots of Linux Mint 14 with [url=http://chrishaney.com/?linux&release=Linux%20Mint%2014%20MATE]MATE[/url] is also available.

http://chrishaney.com/?linux&release=Linux%20Mint%2014%20Cinnamon


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Which gadget are you most thankful for?

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Which gadget are you most thankful for? Smart phone Laptop Tablet E-reader Other (tell us in the comments) It's that time of year when everyone pauses to be thankful. At opensource.com, we want to know which gadget you're MOST thankful for. Which device could you not survive without? Personally I know I'm 100% attached to my smart phone.  So you know my vote.

http://opensource.com/life/12/11/which-gadget-are-you-most-thankful


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Rootkit infects Linux web servers

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A previously unknown rootkit is infecting Linux web servers and injecting malicious code into web pages served by infected servers. The rootkit was discovered by a user of security mailing list Full Disclosure, who has posted his observations, including the suspicious kernel module, to the mailing list. The malware adds an iframe to every web page served by the infected system via the nginx proxy – including error pages.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Rootkit-infects-Linux-web-servers-1753969.html/from/rss


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Linux Mint 14 MATE and Cinnamon preview

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That’s less than 10 days after the first Release Candidate was announced. What type of testing does this thing get? By the way, that’s normal for Linux Mint distribution, but again, how well is this distribution tested before it’s released to the public?

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/11/21/linux-mint-14-mate-and-cinnamon-preview/


[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 03:06:41 EST from rss

Subject: Oracle lays off more than 1,000 employees

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Oracle is firing numerous employees, mostly from its hardware SPARC division. SPARC, and its Unix-based Solaris operating system, appear to be done.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/oracle-lays-off-more-than-1000-employees/


[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 05:24:28 EST from rss

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

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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.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/linus-torvalds-announces-fifth-linux-4-10-kernel-rc-everything-looks-nominal-512077.shtml


[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 07:46:48 EST from rss

Subject: Snowden's favoured secure email provider Lavabit reboots

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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.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/snowdens-secure-email-provider-lavabit-reboots-448393


[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 09:03:03 EST from rss

Subject: Python and successive approximation

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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

https://opensource.com/article/17/1/python-and-successive-approximation


[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 10:04:03 EST from rss

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

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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.

http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/ubucon-summit-at-scale-15x-to-take-place-march-2-3-in-pasadena-california-512080.shtml


[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 11:20:18 EST from rss

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

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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

https://opensource.com/article/17/1/shell-scripting-shift-method-custom-functions


[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 12:21:19 EST from rss

Subject: Multi-Cloud Mesos at Adobe

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Building your IT infrastructure is often a complicated dance of negotiating conflicting needs. Engineers have ideas of cool things they want to build. Operations wants stability, security, easy maintenance, and scalability. Users wants things to work with no backtalk. In his talk at MesosCon Asia 2016, Frans van Rooyen of Adobe shares his team[he]#039[/he]s experiences with adapting Apache Mesos and Apache DC/OS to support deploying infrastructure to multiple diverse clouds.

https://www.linux.com/news/event/mesoscon-asia/2017/multi-cloud-mesos-adobe


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