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Introducing Fedora Hubs

Friday 18th of November 2016 04:37:35 PM
What is Fedora Hubs? The goal of the Fedora Hubs project is to provide a consistent contributor experience across all Fedora teams. Hubs serve as an “intranet” for the Fedora Project. The many different projects in Fedora each have different processes and workflows.... Continue Reading →

Latest Banana Pi offers SATA and 2GB RAM

Friday 18th of November 2016 03:28:58 PM
Sinovoip’s $48, open-spec “Banana Pi M2 Ultra” SBC updates the M2 with native SATA support and 2GB RAM, plus a new quad core Cortex-A7 Allwinner R40 SoC. Sinovoip’s Banana Pi project has launched the Banana Pi M2 Ultra on Aliexpress for $48, only $4 more than the Banana Pi M2 SBC, which similarly has a […]

Linux Foundation Legal Summit

Friday 18th of November 2016 02:20:21 PM
The Linux Foundation Legal Summit is a neutral, non-profit legal forum where leading attorneys from companies deploying Linux and open source based solutions, as well as the community, work together to focus on issues of greatest common interest and concern.Learn moreEvent Title: Linux Foundation Legal Summit17 NovLearn more

4 tips for DIY makers

Friday 18th of November 2016 01:11:43 PM
I started learning stencil printing and hand lettering this year, and became quite enthralled with it. These age old techniques really add something special to postcards, which I usually send to myself, my wife, and my friends while traveling.Of course, I started considering how I could make the artwork from these postcards open to more

Python Dictionaries

Friday 18th of November 2016 12:03:06 PM
Somebody hit lists with gamma rays. Okay, so Dictionaries aren't the Incredible Hulk, but they are supercharged in what they can do. In other languages, dictionaries are referred to as hashes, associative arrays, and associative lists. It's probably best to think of them as associative lists because that's exactly what they are. Dictionaries are lists that associate two values with one another. To think of it in terms of an actual dictionary, they associate a word, or key with a definition, or value. They function sort of like a list with custom indexes.

Introducing Firefox Focus a free, fast and easy to use private browser for iOS

Friday 18th of November 2016 10:54:29 AM
Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Firefox Focus --- a free, fast and easy to use private browser for iOS.

Particle Cloud IoT platform adds Raspberry Pi support

Friday 18th of November 2016 09:45:52 AM
Particle announced Raspberry Pi support for its Particle Cloud IoT development platform, and has launched a $100 starter kit based on the Raspberry Pi 3. Particle is opening its Particle Cloud IoT development platform to integrate Raspberry Pi-based endpoints, expanding its lineup of prototyping hardware from MCU-based devices like the Internet Button to more advanced […]

Enterprise Linux Showdown: SUSE Linux

Friday 18th of November 2016 08:37:15 AM
SUSE has always been a strong player in the Linux arena. Both the commercial server and desktop versions are solid and enterprise ready, while openSUSE -- the SUSE developed for and with the community -- has become increasingly popular over the years. And, despite some rocky times in the past, the company and its distribution are thriving.

NethServer 7 Linux Getting Closer, Second Release Candidate Arrives for Testing

Friday 18th of November 2016 07:28:38 AM
Softpedia was informed today by NethServer's Alessio Fattorini about the immediate availability of the second and most probably the last Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming CentOS-based NethServer 7 Linux distro.

4 Notable Trends in Open Source Cloud Computing

Friday 18th of November 2016 06:20:00 AM
Some of the most successful public companies today are built around cloud-native applications -- a fashionable term that simply means they’re designed to run in the cloud. Netflix, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Amazon have all leveraged open source components........

Security-hardened Android, bounties for Tcl coders, and more open source news

Friday 18th of November 2016 05:11:23 AM
The world of open source software is a busy place. Sometimes keeping up with all of the news, announcements, and cool things to be discovered can be difficult. Here[he]#039[/he]s a look at some of what we[he]#039[/he]re reading today.

How To 'PoisonTap' A Locked Computer Using A $5 Raspberry Pi

Friday 18th of November 2016 04:02:46 AM
White hat hacker Samy Kamkar has come up with a way of to hijack Internet traffics from a password-protected computer.

How to run SQL Server v.Next Public Preview on Fedora

Friday 18th of November 2016 02:54:09 AM
No, this headline is not a joke! A decade ago, you probably wouldn’t think of Microsoft when you hear Linux or open source. Just this week, though, Microsoft introduced a public preview of one of their top products, SQL Server, for Linux. The SQL... Continue Reading →

Open Source Summit 2017 Combines LinuxCon and Three Other Events

Friday 18th of November 2016 01:45:32 AM
The Linux Foundation today announced it will combine LinuxCon with two other events and a brand new Community Leadership Conference in 2017. Now called Open Source Summit, the event will bring LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon together under one umbrella and in three locations: North America, Europe, and Japan.

Are Office Depot workers pushing unnecessary computer fixes?

Friday 18th of November 2016 12:36:55 AM
Office Depot is under fire for services that a former employee believes take advantage of unsuspecting customers. CBS affiliate KIRO-TV’s undercover cameras showed how employees used the service to sell customers expensive computer repairs that weren’t there, reports KIRO’s Jesse Jones.

Instack-virt-setup deployment via TripleO Quickstart prebuilt images on CentOS 7.2

Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:28:18 PM
Initiate TripleO QuickStart deployment , log into undercloud and pick upfiles /etc/yum.repos.d/delorean.repo, /etc/yum.repos.d/delorean-deps.repo,which are associated with RDO Newton trunk with status "current-passed-ci"at the moment. On VIRTHOST and INSTACK VM set same delorean repos.

Introduction to Tracktion 5 DAW on Linux

Thursday 17th of November 2016 10:19:41 PM
Tracktion is one of the most popular digital audio workstations and one of the very few that are available for the Linux platform along with the magnificent Ardour. While Tracktion is distributed under proprietary software licenses, its creators felt that they should give back something to the Linux community as they have used open source tools for the building of their product. That is why the fifth version of the software that was released in 2014 is now available for free for all Linux users.

5 Fun Raspberry Pi Projects: Getting Started

Thursday 17th of November 2016 09:11:04 PM
Use these tips to learn some basic information about starting your own project. This article assumes you know what a Raspberry Pi is, how to connect things like a keyboard and a display, and how to use a Linux command line, but not much else.

America’s Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future

Thursday 17th of November 2016 08:02:27 PM
On Thursday morning, November 17, James Clapper announced that he had submitted his letter of resignation. He will serve out the remaining 64 days of his term... "when I’m in the White House Situation Room, all of a sudden it’s complicated and complex,” he says. When it’s his time to leave in a few weeks, he’ll be happy to say good-bye to the SCIFs, the briefing rooms, the armored motorcades, the ever-watchful security. He looks forward to cleaning out his basement and, most of all, being spontaneous again.

Open Source AMDGPU and Radeon Linux Drivers Bring TearFree, DRI3 by Default

Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:53:50 PM
Michel Dänzer announced today, November 17, 2016, the release of new stable versions of the open-source Radeon (xf86-video-ati) and AMDGPU (xf86-video-amdgpu) drivers for GNU/Linux distributions.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • How fast is KVM? Host vs virtual machine performance!
  • Kernel maintenance, Brillo style
    Brillo, he said, is a software stack for the Internet of things based on the Android system. These deployments bring a number of challenges, starting with the need to support a different sort of hardware than Android normally runs on; target devices may have no display or input devices, but might well have "fun buses" to drive interesting peripherals. The mix of vendors interested in this area is different; handset vendors are present, but many more traditional embedded vendors can also be found there. Brillo is still in an early state of development.
  • Reviewing Project Management Service `Wrike` And Seems Interesting
    I have been testing some services for our project and found this amazing service, thought why not share it with you guys, it might be useful for you. Project management is a term that in some respects appears common, yet in practice still seems to be limited to large companies. While this may be true, the foundations of project management are actually rather simple and can be adopted by anyone, in any industry. One of the major requirements you need to consider when selecting a good project management software is the ability to run and operate it on the go via your mobile devices. Other factors include the ability to access the software from any platform whether it be Linux, Mac, or Windows. This can be achieved when the project management software is web-based. Wrike is a software that does of all this.
  • World Wine News Issue 403
  • OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest 2016
    This November from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 was held in Berlin the GNOME Core Apps Hackfest. My focus during this hackfest was to start implementing a widget for the series view of the Videos application, following a mockup by Allan Day.
  • Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Red Hat Inc Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot
  • Vetr Inc. Lowers Red Hat Inc. (RHT) to Buy
  • Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!
    For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25. One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves. Therefore, no redshift apps, such as Redshift itself (which I recently covered here) will work while running under Wayland.
  • My Free Software Activities in November 2016
  • Google's ambitious smartwatch vision is failing to materialise
    In February this year, Google's smartwatch boss painted me a rosy picture of the future of wearable technology. The wrist is, David Singleton said, "the ideal place for the power of Google to help people with their lives."
  • Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)
    Mycroft will soon be available as a pre-built Raspberry Pi 3 image for any hobbyist to use. The new backend we have been quietly building is emerging from beta, making the configuration and management of you devices simple. We are forming partnerships to get Mycroft onto laptops, desktops and other devices in the world. Mycroft will soon be speaking to you throughout your day.
  • App: Ixigo Indian Rail Train PNR Status for Tizen Smart Phones
    Going on a train journey in India? Ixigo will check the PNR status, the train arrival and departure & how many of the particular tickets are left that you can purchase. You can also do a PNR status check to make sure that your seat is booked and confirmed.

Networking and Servers

  • How We Knew It Was Time to Leave the Cloud
    In my last infrastructure update, I documented our challenges with storage as GitLab scales. We built a CephFS cluster to tackle both the capacity and performance issues of NFS and decided to replace PostgreSQL standard Vacuum with the pg_repack extension. Now, we're feeling the pain of running a high performance distributed filesystem on the cloud.
  • Hype Driven Development
  • SysAdmins Arena in a nutshell
    Sysadmins can use the product to improve their skills or prepare for an interview by practicing some day to day job scenarios. There is an invitation list opened for the first testers of the product.

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • PINEBOOK Latest News: Affordable Linux Laptop at Only $89 Made by Raspberry Pi Rival, PINE
    PINE, the rival company of Raspberry Pi and maker of the $20 Pine A64, has just announced its two below $100-priced Linux laptops, known as PINEBOOK. The affordable Linux laptop is powered by Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-bit processor and comes with an 11.6" or 14" monitor.
  • Some thoughts about options for light Unix laptops
    I have an odd confession: sometimes I feel (irrationally) embarrassed that despite being a computer person, I don't have a laptop. Everyone else seems to have one, yet here I am, clearly behind the times, clinging to a desktop-only setup. At times like this I naturally wind up considering the issue of what laptop I might get if I was going to get one, and after my recent exposure to a Chromebook I've been thinking about this once again. I'll never be someone who uses a laptop by itself as my only computer, so I'm not interested in a giant laptop with a giant display; giant displays are one of the things that the desktop is for. Based on my experiences so far I think that a roughly 13" laptop is at the sweet spot of a display that's big enough without things being too big, and I would like something that's nicely portable.
  • What is HiDPI and Why Does it Matter?

Google and Mozilla

  • Google Rolls Out Continuous Fuzzing Service For Open Source Software
    Google has launched a new project for continuously testing open source software for security vulnerabilities. The company's new OSS-Fuzz service is available in beta starting this week, but at least initially it will only be available for open source projects that have a very large user base or are critical to global IT infrastructure.
  • Mozilla is doing well financially (2015)
    Mozilla announced a major change in November 2014 in regards to the company's main revenue stream. The organization had a contract with Google in 2014 and before that had Google pay Mozilla money for being the default search engine in the Firefox web browser. This deal was Mozilla's main source of revenue, about 329 million US Dollars in 2014. The change saw Mozilla broker deals with search providers instead for certain regions of the world.