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The Role of Culture in Defining DevOps

Monday 11th of September 2017 12:01:57 PM
A big part of adopting DevOps involves changing an organization’s culture. At Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Matt Micene will host a birds of a feather session discussing how and why culture change occurs and why collaboration is the cornerstone of successfully implementing new practices.

Thin Mini-ITX offers choice of Skylake or Kaby Lake

Monday 11th of September 2017 10:47:37 AM
Fujitsu’s Linux-ready “D3474-B” is a thin Mini-ITX board with 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs, up to 32GB DDR4, wide-range power, and dual M.2 slots. Avnet-owned embedded firm MSC Technologies announced it is distributing Fujitsu’s D3474-B thin Mini-ITX board, which runs Linux or Windows on Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) or 7th Gen (“Kaby Lake”) processors.

Tiny Core Linux 8.1 Brings Latest BusyBox with LZMA Capabilities, Improvements

Monday 11th of September 2017 08:53:15 AM
The minimalist Tiny Core Linux independently developed GNU/Linux distribution has been updated recently to version 8.1, a release that brings the latest BusyBox with extra functionality.

Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

Monday 11th of September 2017 06:58:53 AM
The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly update field devices.

An open leader's guide to starting digital transformation conversations

Monday 11th of September 2017 05:04:31 AM
Every company is now a technology company. We're employing new digital technologies to gather data, to reach our customers, to manage the demands of a global marketplace, and to work more efficiently.read more

Canonical Wants to Bring Its Ubuntu Snappy Technologies to Android Devices

Monday 11th of September 2017 03:10:09 AM
Canonical announced the release of Snapd 2.27 Snappy daemon for Ubuntu Linux and other supported GNU/Linux distributions. This is a major release that adds significant improvements and new features.

Best KDE Linux Distributions For Your Desktop

Monday 11th of September 2017 01:15:47 AM
KDE remains one of the most popular desktop environments available for Linux users. KDE prioritizes aesthetics and modernity with a user-friendly computing experience. It also comes with a host of applications and features that complete the experience. But which distro does KDE best? I certainly do not know the right answer but what I can do is share some of KDE's best distros in the market now. Some distros certainly do KDE better than others and if you’ve been burnt before, I bet one of these might change your mind. In no particular order, let’s go.

4 Awesome ways to find top memory consuming processes in Linux.

Sunday 10th of September 2017 11:21:25 PM
This article will help you with how to quickly find top memory consuming processes in Linux.

Microsoft-Connected Patent Troll Finjan is Now Threatening and Also Suing Firms From Europe

Sunday 10th of September 2017 09:27:03 PM
ESET is apparently the latest target of Finjan's extortion and blackmail campaign -- a campaign which typically targets Microsoft's competition

3 Cool Linux Service Monitors

Sunday 10th of September 2017 04:21:21 PM
The Linux world abounds in monitoring apps of all kinds. We're going to look at my three favorite service monitors: Apachetop, Monit, and Supervisor. They're all small and fairly simple to use. apachetop is a simple real-time Apache monitor. Monit monitors and manages any service, and Supervisor is a nice tool for managing persistent scripts and commands without having to write init scripts for them.

Ansible DevOps program gets upgraded

Sunday 10th of September 2017 02:26:59 PM
The popular DevOps program Ansible is being made available in a new package and with additional features.

What is your favorite open source Java IDE?

Sunday 10th of September 2017 12:32:37 PM
That developers have strong opinions about the tools they use is no secret, and perhaps some of the strongest opinions come out around integrated development environments. When we asked our community what their favorite Python IDE is, more than 10,000 of you responded. Now, it's time for Java developers to get their turn.

Chrome OS Will Soon Allow All Chromebook Owners to Rename USB Flash Drives

Sunday 10th of September 2017 10:38:15 AM
Google's Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is back with more goodies for Chromebook owners, recently revealing the fact that future versions of Chrome OS will allow users to rename attached USB flash drives.

F-35 firmware patches to be rolled out 'like iPhone updates'

Sunday 10th of September 2017 08:43:53 AM
'I see you're trying to land. Please reboot the flight control system to continue'Initial software development for the F-35 fighter jet is coming to an end, while future tweaks to the aircraft’s onboard systems will be rolled out like smartphone app updates, according to reports.…

Snapdragon 600 SBC offers an HDMI input and dual HDMI outputs for $99

Sunday 10th of September 2017 06:49:31 AM
The Inforce 6420 SBC runs Android 5.1 on a Snapdragon 600, and features GbE, WiFi, BT, an HDMI input, and dual HDMI outputs for dual simultaneous displays. Inforce Computing’s Inforce 6420 follows earlier Snapdragon 600-based SBCs including the Inforce 6410 and Inforce 6410Plus. While those were both general-purpose embedded SBCs, the Inforce 6420 targets simultaneous […]

What’s New in Linux Lite 3.6

Sunday 10th of September 2017 04:55:09 AM
Linux Lite 3.6 has been released and announced by Linux Lite developer Jerry Bezencon. This release based on Canonical’s latest Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus), features Xfce desktop 4.12 as default desktop, powered by long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, though users can install a wide range of kernels from the distro’s stable repositories.

3 industries relying on Apache Kafka

Sunday 10th of September 2017 03:00:47 AM
Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system designed to be fast, scalable, and durable. It provides a unified, high-throughput, low-latency platform for handling real-time data feeds and has a storage layer that is essentially a massively scalable pub/sub message queue architected as a distributed transaction log. That architecture makes Kafka, which was originally developed by LinkedIn and made open source in early 2011, highly valuable for enterprise infrastructures to process streaming data.read more

Review: Considering Oracle Linux is a no-brainer if you’re an Oracle shop

Sunday 10th of September 2017 01:06:25 AM
The fact that Oracle Linux is free and that its reasonably priced support is readily available make it hard to ignore, especially for enterprises heavily invested in other Oracle offerings.

GNU/Linux in Ukraine: A Look Back and a Glimpse into the Future

Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:12:03 PM
I believe that some of the main factors that impede the spread of GNU/Linux in Ukraine are, first, the continuing prevalence of online piracy and a pervasive stereotype that such software is designed solely for computer geeks because of its complexity, and second, the insufficient number of computer games in the “A” category.

5 advantages of containers for writing applications

Saturday 9th of September 2017 09:17:41 PM
Containers can serve as a new way to package and architect applications. Pair them with DevOps and get ready for speed.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more

Linux 4.14 Is Up To Around 23.2 Million Lines Of Code

While I usually look at the Linux kernel code size following each merge window, I am a few days late this time around due to busy Xeon/EPYC benchmarking and XDC2017. Anyhow, Linux 4.14 is showing some weight gains but nothing too bad. Linux 4.14 has been another busy cycle with a lot of happenings from finally seeing Heterogeneous Memory Management merged to a lot of other new core functionality plus the always fun and exciting changes and new support happening in driver space. See our Linux 4.14 feature overview for a rundown on the new functionality. Read more

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10 Best Free Photo Editors For Linux

Linux has come a long way in terms of the applications that are available for the platform. Whatever your specific needs are, you can be sure that there are at least a few applications available for you to use. Today, we'll look at 10 free photo editors for Linux, and I must say, there are a lot of image editing tools available. This post selects just 10 of these awesome tools and talks about them briefly looking at what makes them stand out. In no particular order, let's get started. Read
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