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Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'

Saturday 27th of August 2016 05:46:26 AM
Time for a compendium of abuse. Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor

Saturday 27th of August 2016 03:52:04 AM
Alexander Popov is a Linux system administrator and Linux kernel contributor whose dream is to become a full-time kernel developer. He was one of 14 IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced last week.

LinuxCon: Tracing Linux's Roots, Mapping Its Future

Saturday 27th of August 2016 01:57:42 AM
The LinuxCon North America event in Toronto was the last one - in 2017 the Linux Foundation is renaming the event - the Open Source Summit.

The Queue: How did you discover Linux?

Saturday 27th of August 2016 12:03:20 AM
Welcome to The Queue, a new Q[he]amp[/he]A column I[he]#039[/he]ll be writing for Opensource.com. Although typically I will be answering questions from readers, sometimes I[he]#039[/he]ll switch that around and ask readers a question. With Linux turning 25, I thought it would be interesting to see how we all discovered the operating system. I[he]#039[/he]ll start.

How to Install nginx and google PageSpeed on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

Friday 26th of August 2016 10:08:58 PM
This tutorial shows how to build a nginx .deb package for Ubuntu 16.04 from source that has Google PageSpeed module compiled in. Nginx (engine-x) is an open source and high-performance HTTP server, reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server. The outstanding features of Nginx are stability, rich feature set, simple configuration and low resource consumption. Nginx is being used by some of the largest websites on the internet and is gaining more and more popularity in the webmaster community.

'Show-and-Tell' Cool Maker Projects on Hangouts

Friday 26th of August 2016 08:54:38 PM
This live Hangout show looks a lot like a DIY version of one of the morning shows on over-the-air TV -- and if there's any doubt that the maker movement thrives on open source, the first guest's project is all about Python and Arduino. Be sure to check out the cool Star Trek combadge. Beam us up, Mr. Shapiro!

Linux turns 25, with corporate contributors now key to its future

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:40:17 PM
What's the weather in hell today? Linus Torvalds has visited Microsoft at LinuxConOn August 25th, 1991, an unknown Finnish developer posted the following to the comp.os.minix newsgroup:…

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:25:57 PM
Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

Preserving languages and cultures in India: The birth of the Tulu Wikipedia

Friday 26th of August 2016 05:11:37 PM
After eight years of effort and outreach, the Tulu language Wikipedia has gone live. Wikimedia contributors play a key role in preserving languages and cultures, and tools like the Wikimedia Incubator help new projects like the Tulu Wikipedia get started.read more

LinuxConsole 2.5 Screenshot Tour

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:57:17 PM
This release is designed to be used with children - it's easy to install on old computers with the included Windows Installer. A lot of games and music software are available for use. Both releases boot with BusyBox 1.24.2. Core software and libraries are stored on a Squashfs file system.

Raspberry Pi Foundation's Code Club teaches kids skills to compete in our digital world

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:00:06 PM
In a post-Brexit Britain, Code Club hopes to help provide more opportunities for children and young people to develop the skills that will help them compete in an increasingly digital world.read more

The Sad State of Docker

Friday 26th of August 2016 02:02:55 PM
I have always been a big fan of Docker and that is very visible if you regularly read this blog. However, I am very disappointed lately how Docker handled the 1.12 release. I like to think of version 1.12 as a great proof of concept that should not have received the amount of attention that it already received. Let’s dive deep into what I found wrong.

Glances (All in one Place)– An Advanced Real Time System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

Friday 26th of August 2016 01:05:44 PM
Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python. We can say all in one place, like maximum of information in a minimum of space. It uses psutil library to get information from your system.

Configuring Gitab on Ubuntu Linux

Friday 26th of August 2016 12:08:33 PM
Git has become the default version control system for much of the open source world. While Git hosting services like Github and Bitbucket are good and work well, they leave you dependent on those services for everything, including crucial factors like uptime and security. Aside from that, neither of those services are open source. Thankfully, an alternative exists in the form of Gitlab.

The 25 biggest events in Linux's 25-year history

Friday 26th of August 2016 11:11:22 AM
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.

Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a Time

Friday 26th of August 2016 10:14:11 AM
To say that Microsoft and open source have a rocky history would be an understatement. This is the company that once famously called Linux "a cancer" and had been in the habit of attempting to discourage enterprise adoption of Linux with not-so-veiled threats of patent litigation and by sowing what the open source community came to call FUD, for "fear, uncertainty and doubt." There are many who remember the bad ol' days and still aren't ready to greet Microsoft with open arms. More and more, however, they're in the minority.

How long have you been using Linux?

Friday 26th of August 2016 09:17:00 AM
The Linux community is made up people who have been users for days, months, years, and even decades. How long have you been a Linux user?

Linus on Linuxs 25th birthday

Friday 26th of August 2016 08:19:49 AM
Linus Torvalds describes Linux[he]#039[/he]s secret origins.

Install PostgreSQL with phpPgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:22:38 AM
PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) that is suited for large databases and has many advanced features. Its emphasis is on extensibility and standards-compliance. PostgreSQL can handle workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications with many concurrent users.

How Cloud Native Computing Is Evolving

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:25:27 AM
The path to cloud native computing isn't just about using containers and microservices. Here's how the cloud native approach is evolving.

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How Google Does Open Source

Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and contributes to open source. "Google wouldn't be around today without open source software," Merlin said. Read more

High-end music player has a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian inside

Bryston has launched a high-end, compact “BDP-π” digital music player built on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, plus a HifiBerry “Digi+” audio HAT add-on. Bryston’s new Raspberry Pi-based BDP-π digital music player costs a hefty $1,295. Yet that’s less than half the cost of the highly acclaimed Bryston BDP-2 player, while offering many of these same features and much of the same high-end sound quality. The BDP-π is faster and more capable than the BDP-1, says the company. Read more

Leftovers: Gaming (Mighty No. 9 and Wine)

  • “Mighty No. 9” Mac & Linux Versions Released on Steam
    The creators of the Kickstarter-funded video game, Mighty No. 9, announced on Thursday they released the Mac and Linux versions of the game. This announcement comes just a little over two months after the game was delivered to North American and Asian backers via PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The team revealed that both Mac and Linux versions are now available on Steam.
  • Mac and Linux Versions of Mighty No. 9 Released
  • The Wine Stable Release 1.8.4 Is Now Available
    The Wine team released today fifth stable release of 1.8 branch of Wine. Version 1.8.4 has many small changes including 50 bugfixes. This stable release contains bugfixes, new cards were added to GPU description table, new features are included in development releases from 1.9 branch.

Android Leftovers

  • iPhones are much more likely to 'fail' than Androids
    Apple's once glittering reputation for quality took quite a few hits during the last few years, especially when it comes to iOS, the software that runs on iPhones. In some cases, recurrent software bugs have plagued users with issues such as the inability to use Wi-Fi, frequent crashes, and ridiculously short battery life. This week reports surfaced about a hardware flaw that makes some iPhone 6 screens inoperable. (Apple hasn't confirmed any related problems.) It's hard to tell how widespread some of these issues are, but a new report from a company that monitors smartphone quality suggests iPhones are far more likely to "fail" or suffer serious glitches than Android phones. The Blancco Technology Group says it collected performance data from millions of mobile phones during the second quarter of 2016, and it found that iPhones had an overall failure rate of 58 percent, compared to just 35 percent failure for Android devices. The term "failure" doesn’t necessarily mean that the phone has become a brick, according to Blancco. Instead, it means the device or software running on the device suffered some serious problem.
  • Maru OS is now open source (Turns Android phones into Linux desktops)
    Maru OS is a software project that lets you plug an Android phone into an external display to run desktop Linux software. First unveiled earlier this year, the software is very much a work-in-progress. Initially it only supported one phone: the Google Nexus 5. But things could get a lot more interesting soon, because the developer behind Maru OS has finished open sourcing the project and a group of developers are planning to start porting the software to run on additional devices.
  • Maru OS wants to turn your phone into a desktop with its latest open source build
    Not to be confused with Maru the adorable YouTube cat, Maru OS, the bite-sized Android add-on that turns your phone into a desktop, just went open source. Maru OS doesn’t change much about the way your phone operates on its own, but once you connect a desktop monitor via a slimport cable, Maru really comes to life. When connected to a display, Maru OS allows you to run a desktop Linux environment straight from your phone. Your phone is still a phone, it’ll take calls, send texts and do everything else it normally does, even while it’s connected to a desktop monitor running Linux on the side. It’s an interesting concept, but it’s still very much a work in progress. Today’s announcement could help move things along for Maru.