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GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive - Network World

Linux News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:14

GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive
Network World
I've been a fan of the work of the GNOME team for quite some time. They put together one heck of an excellent Linux desktop environment. But of late, I've found myself gravitating towards some of the more lightweight environments. MATE (which is a ...

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Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity - Linux.com (blog)

Linux News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:40

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Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity
Linux.com (blog)
Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux. The new crop shows the growing diversity of hacker SBCs, which range from completely open source models to proprietary ...

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Senate Votes To Kill FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules

Slashdot.org - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:40
The Senate voted 50-48 along party lines Thursday to repeal an Obama-era law that requires internet service providers to obtain permission before tracking what customers look at online and selling that information to other companies. PCWorld adds: The Senate's 50-48 vote Thursday on a resolution of disapproval would roll back Federal Communications Commission rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties. The FCC approved the regulations just five months ago. Thursday's vote was largely along party lines, with Republicans voting to kill the FCC's privacy rules and Democrats voting to keep them. The Senate's resolution, which now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration, would allow broadband providers to collect and sell a "gold mine of data" about customers, said Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat. Kate Tummarello, writing for EFF: [This] would be a crushing loss for online privacy. ISPs act as gatekeepers to the Internet, giving them incredible access to records of what you do online. They shouldn't be able to profit off of the information about what you search for, read about, purchase, and more without your consent. We can still kill this in the House: call your lawmakers today and tell them to protect your privacy from your ISP.

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Mozilla Taps New CEO

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
The company looks to John Lilly to grow its business while ex-CEO Mitchell Baker focuses on Mozilla's vision.
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Old-School SUSE Executives Take Over Open-Xchange

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
Two of pre-Novell SUSE's top executives are taking the open-source groupware company Open-Xchange.
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Torvalds Still Will Not License Linux Under GPL v3

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
The Linux creator said copyright owners would have to agree to licensing changes, and those who didn't would have to rewrite code.
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OpenVZ to Release Pre-made Ubuntu VMs

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
OpenVZ, the open-source community arm of SWsoft, will soon be releasing ready-to-run Ubuntu server and desktop virtual machines.
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After SCO Dies

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
Opinion: Could Novell open-source Unix? What will OpenServer customers do? Can Sun claim some customers for OpenSolaris?
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Interoperability Still Stumbling Block for Open Source in 2008

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
Enterprise customers want open-source solutions to continue to work together over update cycles.
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NeoOffice: The Open-Source Office Suite Alternative for Macs

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
Opinion: Yes, it's great news that Microsoft will be releasing a new version of Microsoft Office for the Mac, but before calling in your credit card number, you should check out a free, open-source alternative: NeoOffice.
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Rocket gOS 2.0, the Latest Ubuntu-Google Marriage, Days Away

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
The new version of gOS, the desktop Linux, which combines Ubuntu with dedicated links to Google applications, will be unveiled at CES.
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A More Open Microsoft

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
Your Linux and Mac clients won't be left out in the cold when Microsoft upgrades its Windows Server 2008 software later this year.
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Debian 4.0 Gets Security Update

Linux.eWeek.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:35
One of the most popular of the community Linuxes saw out the old year with a new security release.
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Network configuration by ramksamala

Freelancer.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:28
Configure your VMs to be setup as per the network drawing attached. Submit the output of the ifconfig -a and netstat -an for each of the VMs to show how you configured the network for each VM to achieve... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, Ubuntu)
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help me to achieve the function of an open source code by chrisenhe

Freelancer.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:23
i have a open source codes of a software lib , it is integrated with the opencv , tesseract ocr . after the complication , i could run the program with command on ubuntu. but i saw that the program is... (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: C Programming, Computer Graphics, Linux, Objective C, OpenGL)
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Australia Shelves Copyright Safe Harbor For Google, Facebook

Slashdot.org - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:20
In a surprise setback for companies such as Google and Facebook that leverage user-generated content, Australia has dropped plans to extend its copyright safe harbor provisions. From a report: In a blow to Google, Facebook and others, the government dropped the amendments before they were due to be introduced to parliament yesterday. That came as a big surprise, particularly as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had given the proposals his seal of approval just last week. "Provisions relating to safe harbor were removed from the bill before its introduction to enable the government to further consider feedback received on this proposal whilst not delaying the passage of other important reforms," Communications Minister Mitch Fifield said in a statement. There can be little doubt that intense lobbying from entertainment industry groups played their part, with a series of articles published in News Corp-owned The Australian piling on the pressure in favor of rightsholders.

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Get this "Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet" eBook, for free - Neowin

Linux News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:04

Get this "Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet" eBook, for free
Did you know that there are literally hundreds of Linux commands? Even on a bare-bones Linux server install there are easily over 1,000 different commands. Claim your complimentary copy for free.

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Work hacks from G Suite: a new corporate training regimen (no weights required)Work hacks from G Suite: a new corporate training regimen (no weights required)

GoogleBlog - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:00

In our first G Suite Hacks article, we shared tips from the Transformation Gallery to help employees automate everyday workflows and save time. Today, we’re focusing on corporate training tips that will help your employees stay engaged so they can do their best work.

According to last year's Global Human Capital Trends report by Deloitte, employees at all levels expect their employers to provide consistent opportunities to learn and develop new skills, and 30% of executives see learning as a primary driver of employee development. But training employees has its own set of challenges, like scaling programs and trainers, ensuring easy access to training materials, accommodating learning styles and tracking progress.

Here are a few ways you can improve your corporate training with G Suite:

1. Scale your training program with an online hub

Create one place where employees can access training material any time. Start by uploading or creating your training files in Team Drives, a central place within Drive for teams to house files. Organize these files into shared folders by topic or course level. Next, set up a Site to display all of the content from Drive and add relevant pages, like training videos, slides, guidelines or handbooks. Share your new hub with employees so that they can easily access training materials, even on mobile. And anytime you need to update training materials, just go into Drive and update the files there. Sites will automatically reflect changes.

2. Provide live training options, too

It’s also important to provide face-to-face training for your employees. You can create a live training option with Hangouts Meet so that employees can join training sessions from a conference room, their favorite coffee shop, or another remote location. Simply set up Calendar invites for training events and send them to your employees (It’s a good idea to post these events to your new training Site so that anyone who missed the invite can join.). Then, track employee attendance with Forms.

3. Quiz employees on their knowledge

Once your employees have completed their training course, you’ll want to track their learning progress. You can do this easily by setting up quizzes in Forms and assigning point values for each question. Let your employees see which questions they missed and explain why so that they can continue to master concepts. And to improve your training course, ask for real-time feedback within the Form. Quiz data is tracked in Sheets so you can keep a pulse on who’s completed training courses and who might need some additional help.

With these quick tips, you can help your employees to do their best work. Check out this G Suite Show episode to learn more, and let the training begin!

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The She Word: Kawana T. King, lawyer and “force for good”The She Word: Kawana T. King, lawyer and “force for good”

GoogleBlog - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:00

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the powerful, dynamic and creative women of Google. Like generations before them, these women break down barriers and defy expectations at work and in their communities. Over the course of the month, we’ll help you get to know a few of these Google women, and share a bit about who they are and why they inspire us.

In this installment of the She Word, we talked to Kawana T. King, a lawyer in our New York office. In addition to JD, she’s earned the title of “hostess with the mostess”—just ask anyone who’s attended her annual Christmas party. How do you explain your job at a dinner party?

I usually don't ... I like leaving work at work. But if I need to explain, I say that I provide legal counsel for our advertising products.

Why are you proud to be a woman at Google?

In Google’s legal department, we have four female vice presidents. There’s a lot of talk in tech about needing more women in leadership positions, but I get to witness that everyday. It’s really inspiring.

Why did you decide to pursue law, and why practice it at Google?

Growing up I was always told that I argued too much, so becoming a lawyer seemed to be a “natural fit.” Throughout my career, I’ve practiced law across various industries, like entertainment and financial services. Working at Google, I get to bring legal expertise to the development of groundbreaking products and services. And one of the best parts about Google is that I’m not just here to be a lawyer—there are opportunities to pursue personal interests, like our diversity efforts, as well.

If you could ask one woman from history a question … who would it be and what would you ask?

I would ask Harriet Tubman what gave her the strength to face her fears and take action. We are all faced with obstacles that we must overcome, but it’s hard to get past the intimidation. All tips help!

What advice would you give to women starting out in their careers?

Know your worth, display confidence and don't be afraid to ask for what you want. If you doubt yourself, you invite others to do the same.

What do you hope to accomplish on behalf of women everywhere?

Quite simply ... I’ll pay it forward. I’ve been lucky to have powerful and positive female influences in my life (hi Mom!). By exhibiting character, confidence, and a strong work ethic, I hope to be a force for good in another young girl’s life.

How do you spend most of your time outside of work?

I love traveling—Paris and Thailand are my all-time favorite spots. I’ve also gotten hooked on traveling for Carnival, which is an annual festival that occurs in various countries. So far, I’ve celebrated Carnival in  Trinidad, Barbados and Miami. My next trip is to Italy—I’m taking my mom for her 65th birthday!

We’re talking with dynamic female Googlers about who they are, what they do and why they inspire us.
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Freelancer.com - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:41
JAVA LINUX. The linux is setup but I need help configuring the classpath and building it into a JAR and then transfering it to the cloud (Budget: £10 - £20 GBP, Jobs: Java, Linux, Software Architecture)
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