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Now You Can Buy Linux Certified Lenovo ThinkPad and ThinkStation (For the Best Possible Out of the Box Linux Experience) Devuan 3.0 Beowulf release Devuan Beowulf 3.0 is the Latest Stable Release Base

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:08
Lenovo’s new announcement brings superb news for Linux users. All Lenovo systems are going to be certified by Ubuntu and red Hat for Linux compatibility.
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Weakening GNU/Linux by Disempowering Its Leaders and Founders, Replacing Them With Microsoft Employees and GNU/Linux-Hostile Moles

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:06
The coup to remove (or remove power from) Stallman and Torvalds, the GNU and Linux founders respectively, is followed by outsourcing of their work to Microsoft’s newly-acquired monopoly (GitHub) and appointment of Microsoft workers or Microsoft-friendly people, shoehorning them into top roles under the disingenuous guise of "professionalism"
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Nextcloud Hub 19 Brings Passwordless Authentication, Collabora Online as Default Office App

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:05
Nextcloud GmbH announced today the general availability of Nextcloud Hub 19, a major release of their popular and open-source self-hosted on-premises collaboration platform.
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The Linux Foundation introduces Cloud Engineer Bootcamp for cloud job seekers

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:03
Want to work in the cloud, but need help getting started? The Linux Foundation can come to your aid with its new Cloud Engineer Bootcamp.
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Facial recognition reader includes thermometry and card readers

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:02
Firefly’s $399 and up “Face X2” is a facial recognition device that runs Ubuntu or Android on an RK3399. The X2 has an 8-inch screen, binocular vision, IR thermometry, and card readers. Its Face-RK3399 mainboard sells for $129 on its own. T-Chip Technology’s Firefly unit has launched a smartphone-like facial recognition device called the Face […]
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4 tips to help you get the most out of the Linux df command

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 05:00
df stands for "disk free" (I have also seen it referred to as "disk filesystem"). It is a *nix command that allows the user to display the available disk space on a given filesystem. Take another look at df and learn its secrets.
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NodeJS on Ubuntu: Installation and First Steps

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 03:59
NodeJS is a server-side implementation of javascript. It is event-driven and asynchronous so it is often used as a partial replacement for PHP. It's a vital technology in many websites today. This is why new developers are adopting it more and more and are noticing its benefits.
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Blender 2.83 is here with first-ever LTS release

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 02:57
Blender releases its latest major version 2.83 as a first-ever long term support release. That means you get the stability and consistency in your graphics project for a long two years.
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How to set up automatic rebootless kernel updates in Linux server

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 01:43
Patching the kernel on a Linux server seems simple. It can be done using common tools such as dpkg, apt-get, or kexec. These methods, however, become complicated if an organization runs hundreds or thousands of servers.
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Lenovo believes in the Linux desktop

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 00:28
Lenovo is returning to its role as a leading Linux desktop supporter. It will certify and preload its entire Thinkpad/station lineup for Linux.
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Low-cost air quality sensor works with Raspberry Pi

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 23:14
Metriful is launching a $39 “Sense” indoor air quality sensor module that works with the Raspberry Pi and other I2C-enabled systems. Other sensors include temperature, humidity, air pressure, light, and sound. In recent months, much of the world’s population has spent a lot of time indoors, often crowded into small apartments. If the air quality […]
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From Earth to orbit with Linux and SpaceX

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
SpaceX[he]#039[/he]s workhouse Falcon 9 rocket, which flew NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, is powered by liquid oxygen, rocket-grade kerosene, and Linux.
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Show Full Paths of Shell Commands - Which?

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 20:45
The which command is a simple utility that shows you the full path of shell commands. It may not have a lot of options, but it does it's job really well.
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Let’s Discover Xubuntu 20.04 With Xfce 4.14; A Review

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 19:31
We’ll take you today in a tour in Xubuntu 20.04, what are its features and what bugs or issues you may face if you consider switching to it.
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Code your hardware using this open source RTOS

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 18:17
In general computing, an operating system is software that provides a computer[he]#039[/he]s basic functions. It ensures that a computer detects and responds to peripherals (like keyboards, screens, mobile devices, printers, and so on), and it manages memory and drive space.
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Firefly's RK3399-based mini-PC can boot Ubuntu, Android, and media-savvy Station OS

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 17:02
Firefly’s “Station P1 Geek Mini PC” runs Ubuntu, Android, or an Android-based Station OS on an RK3399 and supports dual 4K displays. The price is $129 with 4GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC or $179 with 4GB and 128GB. Since we covered Firefly’s Rockchip RK1808 based Core-1808-JD4 AI Core Board module and AIO-1808-JD4 dev kit in […]
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Lenovo to Certify Its Full Workstation Portfolio for Ubuntu LTS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 15:48
Lenovo announced that they will certify their entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations for Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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5 common open source testing myths debunked

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 14:34
Open source tools are constantly changing the landscape of testing, and the community around these tools is bigger and more vocal than ever. The first-ever State of Open Source Testing Survey examines the latest trends and developments across the software development industry. This survey received over 2,000 responses from practitioners across the behavior-driven development, functional testing, and load testing domains.
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Indian app that deleted Chinese apps from Androids deleted from Play store

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 13:19
Consumer boycott clicktivism at a time of border tensions? There was, briefly, a million-download app for that. Google has removed an app called "Remove China Apps" from its Android Play Store.…
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Exploring Algol 68 in the 21st century

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 12:05
In the preface to his excellent textbook Algol 68: A First and Second Course, Andrew McGettrick writes: "This book originated from lectures first given at the University of Strathclyde in 1973-4 to first-year undergraduates, many of whom had no previous knowledge of programming. Many of the students were not taking computer science as their main subject but merely as a subsidiary subject. They, therefore, served as a suitable audience on whom to inflict lectures attempting to teach Algol 68 as a first programming language."
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