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Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:55

Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it's a far-reaching change. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:17

There's a slow effort underway to allow virtually any part of the kernel to be extracted into its own shared library, thus enabling users to use any alternative subsystem they please. There's a long history of this, going back to the debate between micro-kernels and monolithic kernels. more>>

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Shashlik - a Tasty New Android Simulator

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:23

Although the Linux kernel forms the beating heart of the Android operating system, it's still a very different platform from most distros. In fact, beyond the kernel, most of the libraries, services and applications are completely different. While there are hundreds of different Linux distros out there, they all share components from the GNU project. more>>

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Embed Linux in Monitoring and Control Systems

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:07

The target vehicle for this project is a vintage intercity transport bus (think Greyhound) whose instrument panel was sparse and mostly nonfunctional. The speedometer cable was twisted off some place back in 40 feet of cable, and the fuel sensor had sunk long ago. What I wanted was an instrument panel more in line with modern practice. more>>

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The Controversy Behind Canonical's Intellectual Property Policy

Linux Journal - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:20

In the world of FOSS, a small change to a license can be a big deal. For users of proprietary software, changes in the EULA are hardly even registered. Those users click "Ok" and forget about it in the blink of an eye. They have accepted that they are severely limited as far as their rights to alter or redistribute the software is concerned. more>>

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Non-Linux FOSS: Portable Apps, in the Cloud!

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:41

The concept of PortableApps has been around for a long time. It's a great way to take your Windows apps from computer to computer using a USB drive and never worry about being without your favorite program. Honestly, remembering to carry around a USB drive can be a bit of a pain though. more>>

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General Relativity in Python

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:01

I have covered several different software packages for doing scientific computation in Linux Journal, but I haven't spent as much time describing available libraries and the kind of work that can be done with those libraries. more>>

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Look Mom! I'm on the Internet!

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:57

Streaming video to multiple people always has been a challenge. Back when Kyle Rankin and I did "Linux Journal Live", we'd use services like ustream or justin.tv in order to accommodate the bandwidth requirements. The problem with those services is that unless you pay significant money, the features are extremely limited. more>>

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Inter-community BBQ

Montreal Python - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 23:00

You must also register on Eventbrite in order to participate to this event. There will be an attendance list at the event.

This year, We are inviting you with YulDev to invites you to its inter-community BBQ, in collaboration with HTML5mtl, Laravel Montréal, PHP Québec and PyLadies Montréal (and perhaps a few others!), as well as our current sponsors (let us know if you want to participate).

The event will take place at the Jarry Park, in the picnic area closest to the corner of St-Laurent and Gary-Carter.

The 5$ fee will be used to cover the expenses. Hot-dogs (100% beef ans vegetarian) will be served, as well as a few beverages. If you want, you can also bring your own drinks and chairs.

In case of rain, the event will be held the next day, on Sunday the 26th (check your email on the morning of the 25th). See you soon, on an afternoon of networking under the sun!

When

Saturday July 25th 2015 at 12:00pm

Where

285 Rue Gary-Carter, Montreal, QC (map)

How

Please register on eventbrite at: http://tinyurl.com/yulbbq15

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Purism Librem 13 Review

Linux Journal - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 14:59

Will the keyboard click enough? Is it small enough? Is it free enough? Find out below. more>>

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Android Candy: Google Photos

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:56

Google has become the company that we love and can't live without, but at the same time, I think we all worry a little about just how much Google knows about us. With that caveat, it's hard to ignore Google's newest offering: Google Photos. more>>

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Home Automation with Raspberry Pi

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:55

The Raspberry Pi has been very popular among hobbyists and educators ever since its launch in 2011. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer with a Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC, 256MB to 512MB of RAM, USB ports, GPIO pins, Ethernet, HDMI out, camera header and an SD card slot. more>>

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How to Deliver Hybrid Apps in 2 Weeks [Webcast]

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:00
Have you fully unlocked the potential of DevOps? Need some expert advice on how to accelerate application delivery on hybrid cloud? Join us for this free webcast for Linux Journal Readers.

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Code Sprint Odoo on July 27th

Montreal Python - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:00

The organizers of Odoo Montreal Meetup are organizing a code sprint on Odoo on Monday July 27 at 5:30.

Many tasks and subjects are going to be proposed but don't hesitate to add yours to the list::

  • Canadian localisation
  • Quebec Pay
  • Translation

Thanks to confirm your interest and your place in advance on:

http://www.meetup.com/Odoo-Montreal/events/223675145/

Please note that they are also organizing next Wednesday a meeting where they will discuss about the Quebec Pay system module:

http://www.meetup.com/Odoo-Montreal/events/223500956/

See you there

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One Port to Rule Them All!

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:22

I was chatting with Fred Richards on IRC the other day (flrichar on freenode) about sneaking around hotel firewalls. Occasionally, hotels will block things like the SSH port, hoping people don't abuse their network. Although I can respect their rationale, blocking an SSH port for a Linux user is like taking a mouse away from a Windows user! more>>

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Privacy Is Personal

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:00

Try to nail two boards together with your bare hands.

Can't be done. You need a hammer. But the power is not the hammer's. It's yours, because the hammer is your tool. As a tool, it becomes part of you. That's what tools do: they enlarge your capacity for action and effect.

That capacity is called agency. To have agency is to operate with effect in the world. more>>

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July 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Mobile

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:30
Infinite Portal to the Universe, 12-Hour Battery Life

A few months back, I accidentally left my phone on the nightstand, and spent an entire day without my cell phone. more>>

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PHP for Non-Developers

Linux Journal - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00

After years of making it clear that I'm not a developer in just about every article I've written here at Linux Journal, I do have a confession to make. I can write the "Hello World" equivalent in almost every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been "1+1", but my lack of advanced skills should be evident. more>>

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A Code Boot Camp for Underprivileged Kids

Linux Journal - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:42

A science center in Johannesburg, South Africa, has opened the doors to a five-month course in Linux-based Web apps and entrepreneurial skills. The training is available free of charge to underprivileged students from nearby townships; if it's successful, it will be rolled out nationwide.

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Comprehensive Identity Management and Audit for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux Journal - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:07
Centrally managing Windows users, group policy and entitlements through Active Directory is a blessing for Windows IT, but leaves RHEL IT out in the cold. Native tools only go so far. more>>
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