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5 Highly Promising Music Players

Sunday 15th of May 2016 11:03:43 PM
Linux is blessed with some excellent mature music players. My favorites are Amarok, Audacious, Banshee, and Tomahawk. Awesome open source applications. In particular, I have been a devotee of Banshee for a decade, using it as my main media player. But I am keen to explore potential replacements and have tried almost all available music players. My journey has identified some very promising music players which are worth exploring.

Arch Linux-Based LinHES 8.4 OS Launches with Kodi 16.1, MythTV 0.28, and OpenPHT

Sunday 15th of May 2016 09:09:21 PM
LinHES maintainer Cecil Watson today announced the release of LinHES R8.4, an open source attempt to make the installation of a GNU/Linux operating system and the MythTV media center software as trivial as possible.

Advanced Disclosure Needed to Keep Users Secure

Sunday 15th of May 2016 07:14:59 PM
User security is paramount. Vulnerabilities can weaken security and ultimately harm users. We want people who identify security vulnerabilities in our products to disclose them to us so we can fix them as soon as possible.

Next: Open social networks

Sunday 15th of May 2016 05:20:37 PM
An online journey from closed, restricted and commercial social networks monopolies to a new breed of independent personal web sites linked by open social networks

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix

Sunday 15th of May 2016 03:26:15 PM
I'm getting ready to hit the road—mentally ready, anyway. In less than 48 hours, I'll be back on the first of two legs heading from Vancouver to Santiago, Chile, my "home away from home." This month, I'll share thoughts on open music and traveling.

Watch: Linus Torvalds Talks 25 Years of Linux, IoT, Linux Kernel Security, Cloud

Sunday 15th of May 2016 01:31:53 PM
We're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a recent interview with Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel.

Automotive Linux, 8-bit social, deep learning with Amazon, and more news

Sunday 15th of May 2016 11:37:31 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Automotive Linux, Social 8-Bit, Deep Learning with neural networks, and more! Open source news roundup for May 7 - 14, 2016.

Bodhi 3.2.1 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 15th of May 2016 09:43:09 AM
This is an unscheduled bug fix release. The 3.2.0 release contained the wrong kernel headers by default on the non-Legacy ISO images and the default elementary theme was improperly configured. This release also addresses a bug with multi-monitor support in Moksha. These fixes are already present on installed Bodhi systems for those who are keeping their systems up to date.

Ubuntu-Based Exton|OS Linux Distribution Now Ships with MATE 1.14, VLC 2.2.3

Sunday 15th of May 2016 07:48:47 AM
Earlier this week, we reported on the release of a new build of the Ubuntu-based Exton|OS Linux distribution, version 160512, which has been rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Top programmer describes Android’s nuts and bolts in Oracle v. Google

Sunday 15th of May 2016 05:54:25 AM
In the late morning, Simon Phipps took the stand. Phipps, who worked at Sun for 10 years before it was purchased, was the company's Chief Open Source Officer. He testified that no one at Sun ever took action to stop other projects that used Java APIs, including GNU Classpath and Apache Harmony.

Civilization VI for Linux, Dungeons & Robots release, and more gaming news

Sunday 15th of May 2016 04:00:03 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Civilization VI for Linux, Dungeons & Robots release, and new games out for Linux.Open gaming roundup for May 7 - 13, 2016read more

AryaLinux 2016.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Sunday 15th of May 2016 02:05:41 AM
This version of AryaLinux primarily focuses on creating a stable from-scratch system and eliminating as many small nuances as possible that sum up to a not-so happy build experience: Updated all packages to the latest development of LFS and the current development version of BLFS systemd. Upgraded MATE to 1.12.0. Fixed a lot of broken features with alps like selfupdate, clean and updatescripts.

Growing a contributor base in modern open source

Sunday 15th of May 2016 12:11:19 AM
The focus of Node.js over the last year has been to increase the number of contributors working on the project. Node.js has seen sustained 100% year-over-year user growth for several years, but the number of contributors was, at one point, actually on the decline.read more

Upcoming Features of LibreOffice 5.2

Saturday 14th of May 2016 10:45:32 PM
The Document Foundation is currently planning on the release of the next major version of the LibreOffice open-source and cross-platform office suite, LibreOffice 5.2.

The Linux command that you should never say out loud

Saturday 14th of May 2016 09:19:46 PM
There's a Linux command that can help repair mistakes in the commands you type. Just don't say its name where your boss or customers can hear you.

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 Adds Notifications for Server Events and Sync Issues

Saturday 14th of May 2016 07:54:00 PM
ownCloud has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.0 for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

How to set up system locale on CentOS 7

Saturday 14th of May 2016 06:28:13 PM
System locale allows you to specify the language settings for the user interfaces and services running on your system. In this tutorial we will help you to set up system-wide locale settings on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 as the operating system.

Top 5: PittMesh routers, Linux password manager KeePassX, and more

Saturday 14th of May 2016 05:02:27 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight community-owned router Pittmesh, password manager KeePassX, results of the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, a look at what an open source program office is and why it matters, and a Linux Story from new writer Rene Raggl.

Transposing rows and columns: 3 methods

Saturday 14th of May 2016 03:36:40 PM
Swapping the rows and columns in a table on the command line would seem to be a fairly easy thing to do [...] Transposing rows and columns is indeed easy if you have the GNU datamash utility on your system [...] I wrote 'trans' as throwaway code for transposing my own tables. It could be extended so that argument 2 specifies the input column separator, and argument 3 a different column separator for the output. There are other ways to swap rows and columns in tables, for example using Perl, but for the time being I'm happy with the script!

Linux can't keep you safe if you don't update it

Saturday 14th of May 2016 02:10:54 PM
"Your machine is insecure unless you're running my kernel," says Greg Kroah-Hartman.

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Nvidia 361.45.11 Graphics Driver Released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Systems

Today, May 24, 2016, Nvidia released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems. Read more Also: New NVIDIA 361 Linux Driver Released

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NVIDIA vs. AMD OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks With Valve's Dota 2

Yesterday marked the public availability of Dota 2 with a Vulkan renderer after Valve had been showing it off for months. This is the second commercial Linux game (after The Talos Principle) to sport a Vulkan renderer and thus we were quite excited to see how this Dota 2 Vulkan DLC is performing for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here are our initial Dota 2 benchmarks with Vulkan as well as OpenGL for reference when using the latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu. Read more

Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’

Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project to produce a standard open-source blockchain, wants to solve that problem, and it just got an executive director, Brian Behlendorf, to help it on its way. He founded the Apache Software Foundation, was previously on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and managed tech VC firm Mithril Capital Management. Read more