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Linux Kernel 4.14 -- First Kernel to be Supported for Six Years

Thursday 16th of November 2017 04:40:09 PM
Linux Kernel 4.14 is here. It is a long-term support release and as stated earlier, it is the first Linux Kernel that will be supported for six years. Until now Linux Kernel LTS versions were supported for two years.

Open Source Pioneer Munich Votes To Move All Remaining Linux PCs To Windows 10 In 2020

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:25:49 PM
As per the local reports, these moves are a result of the political scenario in Munich. In the past, city’s IT chief has also said that there isn’t any compelling technical reason to ditch Linux. In the wake of attacks like WannaCry, Green Party had already warned that a move to Windows 10 is too risky.

10 easy steps from proprietary to open source

Thursday 16th of November 2017 02:11:29 PM
"But surely open source software is less secure, because everybody can see it, and they can just recompile it and replace it with bad stuff they've written." Hands up: who's heard this?1read more

How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu and other Linux Right Now

Thursday 16th of November 2017 12:57:09 PM
The game-changing Firefox Quantum is here to reclaim the lost userbase. Here’s how to install Firefox Quantum in Linux right now.

How becoming open and agile led to customer success

Thursday 16th of November 2017 11:42:49 AM
A few years ago, I worked as a service manager at Basefarm, a European managed services provider. I was part of a team supporting customers with infrastructure and managed services.read more

Facebook Open Sources Open/R, Its Distributed Network Software

Thursday 16th of November 2017 10:28:29 AM
Today the social network open sourced open/R, making it free to use by anyone who might be designing applications that will require routing at the speed of Facebook. It's being released under the "permissive" MIT license, which allows it to be used in both open source and proprietary projects.

Why pair writing helps improve documentation

Thursday 16th of November 2017 09:14:08 AM
Professional writers, at least in the Red Hat documentation team, nearly always work on docs alone. But have you tried writing as part of a pair? In this article, I'll explain a few benefits of pair writing.read more

How to Fix the No Space Left on Device’ Error on Linux

Thursday 16th of November 2017 07:59:48 AM
There is an annoying error on Linux systems that tells you you have no space when there is plenty on your filesystem. Explore these potential fixes.

Red Hat Bets Data Centers are Ready for ARM Servers

Thursday 16th of November 2017 06:45:28 AM
With the announcement, Red Hat joins Linux distributions SUSE and Ubuntu, both of which already support ARM with their server editions. However, it's not really late to the fair. The company has been actively working on an ARM version of RHEL for a while, having released its first "development preview" for the architecture in 2015.

How to create better documentation with a kanban board

Thursday 16th of November 2017 05:31:07 AM
If you[he]#039[/he]re working on documentation, a website, or other user-facing content, it[he]#039[/he]s helpful to know what users expect to find—both the information they want and how the information is organized and structured. After all, great content isn[he]#039[/he]t very useful if people can[he]#039[/he]t find what they[he]#039[/he]re looking for.

Linux-on-i.MX6 Pico-ITX SBC has 40-pin GPIO header

Thursday 16th of November 2017 04:16:47 AM
Habey’s “EMB-2230” SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and offers LVDS and MIPI-DSI/CSI links, -10 to 60°C support, a 40-pin GPIO header, and optional PoE. Habey promotes its Pico-ITX (100 x 72mm) EMB-2230 SBC as being smaller and more expandable than its 3.5-inch (146 x 102mm) EMB-3200 SBC. Like the EMB-3200, the EMB2230 runs Linux on Dual Lite or Quad versions of NXP’s 1GHz, Cortex-A9 i.MX6 SoC, and is aimed primarily at panel PCs.

More Than Half of Chromebooks Now Support Android Apps and Google Play Store

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:02:27 AM
More than a year after it promised to expand Google Play Store and Android apps support, Google now finally made it happen and updated dozen more Chromebooks to the Stable Chrome OS channel.

Perfect Fluxbox Desktop on Kali Linux

Thursday 16th of November 2017 01:48:07 AM
For my job, I need a portable Linux environment to run tests, so I often find myself using Kali Linux from a low resourced virtual machine, or booted from a flash drive. In this case scenario, having a lightweight desktop is as important as the tools themselves. This tutorial shows the installation of Fluxbox Desktop on Kali Linux.

Portable, open source retro game player runs Linux and Arduino

Thursday 16th of November 2017 12:33:47 AM
Clockwork’s hackable “GameShell” retro game console runs Linux on a quad -A7 SoC, and offers a 2.7-inch LCD, gaming controls, GPIO, and Arduino links. Hangzhou, China based Clockwork has surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal for a handheld GameShell device that is billed as “the world’s first modular, portable game console with a GNU/LINUX embedded operating […]

It's Official: All of the World's Top 500 Supercomputers Now Powered by Linux

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 11:19:27 PM
Believe it or not, Linux is dominating all of world's top 500 supercomputers as of November 2017, according to the Top500.org website, which maintains an up-to-date list of these supercomputers.

DevOps: How to avoid project death by hand-off

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 10:05:07 PM
There's a notion in DevOps that our work begins when we understand the strategic business goals that we're trying to meet, then we deliver on them. This is typically a two-step process where one team creates goals, then hands them off to another team to implement them.What would happen if, instead of a thinking of this as two-step process, we thought of strategy and implementation as a single-flow, continuous learning cycle?read more

How to Install OpenVPN on CentOS 7

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 08:50:47 PM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure an OpenVPN server on CentOS 7. OpenVPN is one of the most popular VPN software solutions that implements virtual private network techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections.

Kubernetes vendors agree on standardization

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 07:36:27 PM
Want to use Kubernetes, but worried about portability across clouds, containers, and vendors? Don[he]#039[/he]t be. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has you covered.

3 open source alternatives to ArcGIS Desktop

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 06:22:07 PM
Much more than just making pretty maps and helping us get from point A to point B, GIS technologies are what allow us to plan our cities, route the infrastructure that enables everything we do, preserve our natural resources, save lives in times of disaster, and so much more.read more

Linux Now Runs on All of the Top 500 Supercomputers

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 05:07:47 PM
Linux might be struggling for a decent desktop market share but it is definitely ruling the world of supercomputers.

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Ubuntu: New Users, Unity Remix, 18.04 LTS News

  • How to Get Started With the Ubuntu Linux Distro
    The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. The modern day Linux, however, has come a very long way. To that end, the installation of most Linux distributions is about as easy as installing an application. If you can install Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, you can install Linux. Here, we’ll walk you through the process of installing Ubuntu Linux 17.04, which is widely considered one of the most user-friendly distributions. (A distribution is a variation of Linux, and there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from.)
  • An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Might Be on the Way…
    A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.
  • Ubuntu News: Get Firefox Quantum Update Now; Ubuntu 18.04 New Icon Theme Confirmed
    Earlier this week, Mozilla earned big praises in the tech world for launching its next-generation Firefox Quantum 57.0 web browser. The browser claims to be faster and better than market leader Google Chrome. Now, Firefox Quantum is available for all supported Ubuntu versions from the official repositories. The Firefox Quantum Update is also now available.
  • New Icon Theme Confirmed for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    ‘Suru’ is (apparently) going to be the default icon theme in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. That’s Suru, the rebooted community icon theme and not Suru, the Canonical-created icon theme that shipped on the Ubuntu Phone (and was created by Matthieu James, who recently left Canonical).

OnePlus 5T Launched

  • OnePlus 5T Keeps the Headphone Jack, Introduces Face Unlock and Parallel Apps
    Five months after it launched its OnePlus 5 flagship Android smartphone, OnePlus unveiled today its successor, the OnePlus 5T, running the latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) mobile OS. OnePlus held a live event today in New York City to tell us all about the new features it implemented in the OnePlus 5T, and they don't disappoint as the smartphone features a gorgeous and bright 6.0-inches Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with multitouch, a 1080x2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 ratio, and approximately 402 PPI density. The design has been changed a bit as well for OnePlus 5T, which is made of anodized aluminum.
  • OnePlus 5T Launched: Comes With Bigger Screen, Better Dual Camera, And Face Unlock
    Whenever costly phones like iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 are bashed (here and here) and their alternatives are discussed, OnePlus is always mentioned. In the past few years, the company has amassed a fan base that has found the concept of “Never Settle” impressive.
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Fedora 28 and Fedora 27

  • Fedora 28 Hopes To Improve Linux Laptop Battery Life
    Red Hat's Hans de Goede is spearheading an effort to improve the Fedora battery life of laptops -- and should conserve power too for desktops running Fedora Workstation -- for the current Fedora 28 cycle.
  • Fedora 27 Atomic Host is available on multiple architectures
    The Fedora 27 Atomic Host now supports multiple architectures! Along with the x86_64 architecture, Atomic Host is also available on 64-bit ARM (aarch64) and PowerPC Little Endian (ppc64le). Both aarch64 and ppc64le architectures receive Atomic OSTree updates in the same way x86_64 does.

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