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Linus Torvalds Announces Ridiculously Small Second Linux 4.10 Release Candidate

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 06:39:09 AM
The first day of 2017 starts off for Linux users with the release of the second RC (Release Candidate) development version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself.

Installation of the latest bleeding edge PHP 7 on Debian 8 Jessie Linux

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 05:24:49 AM
Debian's current stable package repository may not always contain an up to date software to be in line with our expectations. There is a very good reason for this, such as a stable system as a trade-off for running bleeding edge software. The current PHP developer's claims put PHP 7 in front of PHP 5.6 in terms of speed, where PHP 7 is supposed to be as twice as fast as its predecessor.

Security-Oriented Kodachi 3.6 Linux OS Improves VPN and Tor Connectivity, More

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 04:10:29 AM
W. Al Maawali, the founder of Eagle Eye Digital Solutions and developer of the security-oriented, Debian-based Kodachi Linux computer operating system, is hard at work againand announced two new stable versions at the end of 2016.

Insecure about Being Unsecure

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 02:56:09 AM
There have been epic battles over whether "insecure" or"unsecure" shouldbe used when referring to computer security.

Ringing in 2017 with 90 hacker-friendly single board computers

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:41:49 AM
Our New Year’s guide to hacker-friendly single board computers turned up 90 boards, ranging from powerful media playing rigs to power-sipping IoT platforms. Community backed, open spec single board computers running Linux and Android sit at the intersection between the commercial embedded market and the open source maker community. Hacker boards also play a key […]

How I Came to Be the Third Person in North Carolina to Hear FM Stereo

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:27:29 AM
In this trip down memory lane, we look back to the days when cutting edge technology came with vacuum tubes.

Nexus 5 Now a Fully Working Ubuntu Phone, Fairphone 2 Gets Voice Call Support

Monday 2nd of January 2017 11:13:09 PM
Today we have some great news for Ubuntu Touch fans, as Ubports' Marius Gripsgård proudly announced that he managed to make voice call support work on the Ubuntu Touch port for Fairphone 2.

Tiny COM runs Android Nougat on a Snapdragon 820

Monday 2nd of January 2017 09:58:49 PM
Intrinsyc has launched the smallest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 based computer-on-module to date for $239, as well as an Open-Q µ820 Development Kit selling for $579. The Open-Q 820 µSOM module measures 50 x 25mm compared to Intrinsyc’s year-old, 82 x 42mm Open-Q 820 module.

7 notable legal developments in open source in 2016

Monday 2nd of January 2017 09:01:38 PM
A number of interesting and notable legal developments in open source took place in 2016. These seven legal news stories stood out.

3 tips for effectively using wikis for documentation

Monday 2nd of January 2017 08:04:27 PM
Using a wiki for documentation isn't a new idea. Countless open source projects do. If you're looking for a way to write and publish documentation quickly, a wiki can be a viable alternative to the many technical writing tools out there.That said, the documentation on many wikis isn't always as effective as it could be, and you can use some techniques to help you make the documentation on your wiki more effective and more readable. You can use these tips whether you're creating new documentation on a wiki or if you're moving existing documentation to one.read more

“Clear Linux” By Intel — The Next Great Linux Distro For Gaming?

Monday 2nd of January 2017 07:07:16 PM
Gaming on Linux is going to get better, thanks to the upcoming Steam support on Intel’s Clear Linux distribution. Currently focused on workstation and server performance, this OS already ships with latest Mesa stack. While Clear Linux doesn’t offer dedicated graphics support, it can surely help one build a good Steam gaming box with Intel hardware.

Open Source Enterprise Trends for 2017

Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:10:05 PM
Nothing ever goes completely according to plan. That being said, it's both tempting and necessary at the beginning of the year to look ahead to where things are going. Here's a short list of things to consider as we look at the road ahead for Linux, open source and the enterprise.

How to do line-by-line comparison of files in Linux using diff command - Part II

Monday 2nd of January 2017 05:12:54 PM
Assuming that you already know the basic usage of the diff command that we explained in the first part of this diff command tutorial series, in this tutorial, we'll discuss the various command line options the tool provides, through some easy to understand examples.

Solus 2017.01.01.0 released

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:15:43 PM
If you know about Budgie desktop environment then you surely heard about Solus Linux. Few hours ago team behind it released new Solus 2017.01.01.0. For those who don't know about Solus Linux, then you should read Solus Linux explained. Solus released latest version in both Budgie and Mate flavor. There are a lot of changes made and also new features introduced.

KDE releases beta of Kirigami UI 2.0

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:18:32 PM
Today, KDE announces the beta release of Kirigami UI 2.0.

What is your open source New Year's resolution?

Monday 2nd of January 2017 02:18:08 PM
For many people, the start of a new year is a time for reflection and resolving to do new things. For some, these decisions are inward-facing, or even deeply personal. We hope to take steps in the new year to become more healthy, wealthy, wise.But some may also take this time of year to reflect on the greater world around us and where we sit within it. We think of the people and organizations that have helped us become who we are, and think about ways that we can help make them stronger and able to help others.read more

The Beginner’s Guide to Scripting on Linux

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:55:30 AM
Have you ever wanted to learn “scripting” in Linux but are not sure where to start? This beginner’s guide shows you how easy it is to start scripting in Linux. Check it out!

How to install kannel sms gateway on Debian Linux for nagios SMS notificationsSMS

Sunday 1st of January 2017 10:18:12 PM
In this article, you will learn how to install kannel server on Debian and integrate it to a Nagios server for sms notifications. We asume that the reader already has a working Nagios server and we will focus on Kannel installation and its integration with Nagios.

You have one second extra tonight!

Sunday 1st of January 2017 08:45:14 AM
Official clocks will hit 23:59:59 as usual, but then they'll say 23:59:60, before rolling over into 2017. This is known as a ‘leap second’ and timekeepers slip them in periodically to keep our clocks in sync with the Earth’s rotation.

Kodi Devs Celebrate New Year with First Release Candidate of Kodi 17 "Krypton"

Sunday 1st of January 2017 05:53:41 AM
Martijn Kaijser of the Kodi development team had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the first Release Candidate of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" multiplatform and open-source media center.

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NVIDIA Linux OpenCL Performance vs. Radeon ROCm / AMDGPU-PRO

Earlier this week I posted some benchmarks of GPUOpen's new Radeon Open Compute ROCm OpenCL stack that premiered last month and they are working to make completely open-source. In those initial benchmarks I compared the ROCm 1.4 OpenCL performance to the existing AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL implementation on Linux. For those wondering how these two Radeon OpenCL stacks compare to NVIDIA, here are some fresh benchmarks. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Download Links & Torrents for Debian 8.7 GNU/Linux
    Debian 8.7 GNU/Linux has been released at January 14th 2017. This is an update for Debian 8 (stable, Jessie) mainly for fixing security issues. Here I listed download links for 64 bit and 32 bit versions including torrent links. This article is intended as simple guide for new comers into Debian.
  • This Dev Is Working on a Way to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu Phone
    I’m writing about this way too early, but I figured it may help stoke a few fading hearts among the Ubuntu Phone faithful in light of recent news. Ubports developer (and all round awesome dude) Marius Grispgård has revealed that he’s working on a way to run Android apps on Ubuntu Phone.
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Release Schedule
    Ubuntu 17.04, which has got codename 'Zesty Zapus', is currently penciled in to ship on 13th April, 2017. The release date for Ubuntu 17.04 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the mid-April, currently we know that Unity 8 is going to be the interesting feature which will be shipped in 17.04 and swap partitions will likely to be replaced by swap files as mentioned by Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov, and rest what's new coming in this release we don't know.

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