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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.

Best of Opensource.com: Open organizations

Sunday 1st of January 2017 03:02:08 AM
This year, the open organization community at Opensource.com shared more than 100 stories about the ways open principles are reshaping work, management, and leadership.

5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:10:35 AM
The high-water line in information security gets higher each year. Just as we think we’ve finally figured out how to defend against attacks, then attackers come up with something new and we are right back to trying to figure out what to do next.

Calibre 2.76 Open-Source eBook Library Management App Released with Bug Fixes

Saturday 31st of December 2016 09:19:02 PM
Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the release of a new maintenance update for his open-source and multiplatform e-book library management software, Calibre 2.76.

Nintendo Switch to use Vulkan, System76 aids in NVIDIA bug fixing, and more gaming news

Saturday 31st of December 2016 06:27:29 PM
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at the upcoming Nintendo console, System76's joint effort with NVIDIA to fix driver bugs, and more.Open gaming roundup for December 18-31, 2016read more

Getting started with Machine learning on Linux with Python 3 and Scikit-learn

Saturday 31st of December 2016 03:35:56 PM
In this Tutorial I will describe how you can get started with Machine Learning on Linux using Scikit-Learn and Python 3IntroductionWhat is Machine Learning ?Machine Learning is a way in which a Computing System like your Linux Computer can predict an output by learning from a sample set of Input Data.

Hacker Lexicon: What is the Attribution Problem?

Saturday 31st of December 2016 12:44:23 PM
After months of news about Russian meddling in this year’s US presidential election you’re probably sick of speculation and ready for answers: What exactly did Russia do and why?

17 alternatives to your default image viewer on Fedora

Saturday 31st of December 2016 10:32:51 AM
Is the default image viewer in your desktop environment just not working the way you want? need more features (or maybe something simpler) from an image viewer? Well, you are in luck, as there is no shortage of choices.

Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 17 Launches with KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS and MATE 1.16

Saturday 31st of December 2016 08:21:20 AM
Alexander Tratsevskiy had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of Calculate Linux 17, a Russian desktop-oriented computer operating system based on Gentoo.

More in Tux Machines

Flatpak 0.8.1 Lets Users Update Apps by Installing Newer Bundles, Fixes Bugs

It's been a month since Flatpak 0.8 major release hit the streets for GNU/Linux distribution that want to offer their users fast and easy access to various third-party apps that aren't available in the official repositories of the respective OS. Read more

Canonical Patches Nvidia Graphics Drivers Vulnerability in All Ubuntu Releases

It's time to update your Ubuntu Linux operating system if you have a Nvidia graphics card running the Nvidia Legacy 340 or 304 binary X.Org drivers provided on the official software repositories. Read more

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance andd New Device From CompuLab

  • Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier
    The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October. One of the best attended was “Long-Term Maintenance, or How to (Mis-)Manage Embedded Systems for 10+ Years” by Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe. After summarizing the growing security threats in embedded Linux, Lübbe laid out a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional. “We need to move to newer, more stable kernels and do continuous maintenance to fix critical vulnerabilities,” said Lübbe. “We need to do the upstreaming and automate processes, and put in place a sustainable workflow. We don’t have any more excuses for leaving systems in the field with outdated software.”
  • CompuLab Has Upgraded Their Small Form Factor "IPC" Line To Kabylake
    HARDWARE -- Our friends and Linux-friendly PC vendor, CompuLab, have announced a new "IPC" line-up of their small form factor computers now with Intel Kabylake processors. In the past on Phoronix we tested CompuLab's Intense-PC (IPC) and then the IPC2 with Haswell processors, among other innovative PCs from CompuLab. Now they are rolling out the IPC3 with Intel's latest Kabylake processors.
  • Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake
    Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules. Compulab has opened pre-orders starting at $693 for the first mini-PCs we’ve seen to offer the latest, 14nm-fabricated 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The passively cooled, 190 x 160 x 40mm IPC3 (Intense PC 3), which is available in up to industrial temperature ranges, follows two generations of similarly sized IPC2 mini-PCs. There’s the still available, 4th Gen “Haswell” based IPC2 from 2014 and the apparently discontinued 5th Gen “Broadwell” equipped IPC2 from 2015.
  • Compulab IPC3 is a tiny, fanless PC with Intel Kaby Lake CPU
    Compulab is an Israeli company that makes small, fanless computers for home or commercial use. The company’s latest mini PC aimed at enterprise/industrial usage is called the IPC3, and it has a die-cast aluminum case with built-in heat sinks for passive cooling and measures about 7.4″ x 6.3″ x 1.6″.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too
    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
  • Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached
    The problem here, for me, is that they later did a revamp of the title called Carmageddon: Max Damage. This was to fix some problems, boost sales again and port it to consoles. Carmageddon: Max Damage also never made it to Linux. Fun fact, they actually released a trailer where they just run over a ton of penguins, make from that what you will: Not saying this was trolling the entire Linux gaming community, but it sure felt like it after their previous trolling attempts directed at our official Twitter account.
  • Valve Rolls Out New Steam Client Stable Update with Promised Linux Changes, More
    Today Valve announced the availability of a new stable update of the Steam Client for all supported platforms, including the company's SteamOS operating system for Steam Machines, as well as GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Bringing all the new features during the Beta stages of development, the new Steam Client update improves the interaction between the Steam runtime and your GNU/Linux distribution's libraries. This is a huge and long-anticipated milestone for the Steam Client, which, unfortunately, did not work out-of-the-box on all Linux-based operating systems.