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Funny Linux Commands - Check Weather And Surf StackOverflow In Linux Terminal

Thursday 16th of June 2016 03:57:00 AM
Let’s have fun with Linux Terminal today. Also, if you are a developer, let’s reduce one context switch that you perform while development; switching to browser for solution in StackOverflow. It's well-known fact, less context switch, less distraction and more productivity. In this article, we’ll explore two fun and useful things that you can do right through terminal without opening browser that you would do normally.

Why you can't win by focusing on software

Thursday 16th of June 2016 02:59:49 AM
Mirantis cofounder Boris Renski has bad news for infrastructure software companies: They need to "change their business model or perish."

Are Linux repositories a bad idea?

Thursday 16th of June 2016 02:02:38 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: Linux gaming might get a boost from Vulkan graphics and new hardware, and new iOS 10 features that were borrowed from Android.

How My Trip to SELF Turned Into a Nightmare

Thursday 16th of June 2016 01:05:27 AM
Our writer goes to the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina for the SouthEast LinuxFest. Instead of having a good time, however, the trip turned into a nightmare, but it's not SELF's fault.

Dell XPS 13 Skylake (2016) review: A lot for a Linux user to like

Thursday 16th of June 2016 12:08:16 AM
Standout hardware, but how good is it in real life for a Linux user? We tested 8 different Linux distributions.

Flow is a mental state of intense focus for programming

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 11:11:05 PM
Flow is a mental state of intense focus and it's a state that your brain can enter while hula hooping and programming. I'm going to explore how we can mix these two things to enhance skill and learning.

How to Install Seafile with Nginx on openSUSE Leap 42.1

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 10:13:54 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your own file sync and share server with seafile on openSUSE Leap 42.1. Seafile is a free file hosting software with a functionally like Dropbox or Google Drive that can be installed on your own server.

Customized File Monitoring with Auditd

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 09:16:43 PM
Using auditd to monitor some preset events is already quite useful, but where it comes into its own is when you customize it to monitor whatever you want.

GParted 0.26.1 Ensures Bootloaders Work on EXT4 Partitions Smaller Than 16 TB

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 08:19:32 PM
GParted developer Curtis Gedak has announced the availability of the first point release for the GParted 0.26 open-source partition editor utility announced back in April 2016.

6 reading recommendations from a total book nerd

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 07:22:21 PM
Confession: I am a total book nerd! There are always a ton of book recommendations given while attending a conference, and this year at OSCON was no different. Instead of spreading my book recommendations out and including them in my OSCON event reports, I collected them all in here in one list. Enjoy and let me know if you have read and liked (or didn't) any of these! Or, feel free to leave a comment suggesting a great book for us to read.read more

The Seven Apps I Pay For

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 06:25:10 PM
A rundown of apps and services worth paying for -- for Linux and for Android.

What cognitive linguistics can teach developers

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 05:27:59 PM
Chris Prather never metaphor he didn't like.That's what he tells developers, at any rate. And on stage at SouthEast LinuxFest in Charlotte, NC, Prather explained how a deep understanding of metaphor—and the critical role it plays in cognitive function—can improve an open source software developer's work. He delivered his presentation, "I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like: How Cognitive Linguistics Can Help You Be A (More) Bad-ass Developer," last Friday.read more

Give New Life to Old PCs with Linux

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 04:30:48 PM
Do you have some old hardware collecting dust in the basement, attic, or garage? Don’t let it go to waste just because it’s not powerful enough to run modern operating systems. Linux can breathe new life into such machines.

Nextcloud releases ownCloud fork ahead of schedule

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 03:33:37 PM
Ahead of a promised early July release, Nextcloud 9, the open-source personal and business private cloud, is now available.

Day in the life of a Fedora Packager

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 02:36:26 PM
Ever wondered what it’s like being involved with the Fedora Project? There are many different roles and types of people that help make Fedora what it is. One common form of contributing is packaging. This is when someone takes software,... Continue Reading →

Antergos 2016.06.14 ISOs Are Out Now, the Last to Offer Support for 32-bit PCs

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 01:39:15 PM
Antergos' Dustin Falgout announced just a few minutes ago that the latest ISO images for the Arch Linux-based operating system are now available for download.

The Python Kids Club

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 12:42:04 PM
An 11-year-old asks her grandfather how computer games are made and he tells her they're created by programmers "using complex mathematical code." The next thing he knows, she's learning Python on her own, and getting her chums involved too.

Open Source Bionics Promise: Affordably Make Lives Better

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 10:36:39 AM
We already know that open source gives us better and more secure software. But with the advent of 3D printing, the open source model shows even more meaningful promise in areas like open source bionics.

Ubuntu Snappy-Based Package Format Aims to Bridge Linux Divide

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 09:39:28 AM
Could the transactional mechanism that drives Canonical’s IoT-focused Snappy Ubuntu Core help unify Linux and save it from fragmentation? Today, Canonical announced that the lightweight Snappy’s “snap” mechanism, which two months ago was extended to all Ubuntu users in Ubuntu 16.04, can also work with other Linux distributions.

What is DevOps? Michael Ducy Explains

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 08:42:17 AM
Michael Ducy is a champion for the idea that you should staff your DevOps team with curious, hungry individuals (goats) from within your company, rather than from the outside.

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How I welcomed an immigrant family with a Linux laptop

From the LibriVox website, I downloaded the free, public domain audio reading of Helen Keller’s amazing autobiography, The Story of My Life, which is an excellent book that was first published in 1903. Then, I downloaded the text of the book (it's in the public domain) from Project Gutenberg and imported the text into Calibre, the free ebook reading software. Using my favorite Linux screencasting software, SimpleScreenRecorder, I married the text (in a large font) to the audio recording. I created the first 11 chapters of the book as video files in this way, and uploaded them to YouTube. I also copied these onto the Dell Inspiron 9400, so these video files could be viewed offline. Read more

Linux Practicality vs Activism

One of the greatest things about running Linux is the freedom it provides. Where the division among the Linux community appears is in how we value this freedom. For some, the freedom enjoyed by using Linux is the freedom from vendor lock-in or high software costs. Most would call this a practical consideration. Others users would tell you the freedom they enjoy is software freedom. This means embracing Linux distributions that support the Free Software Movement, avoiding proprietary software completely and all things related. Read more

What is the Fedora Modularity project and how do you get involved ?

The Fedora Modularity Project is an effort to fix several problems that all distributions face. One of them is the disconnect between Fedora's release cycle and the release cycle of larger Fedora components like for example GNOME, KDE or even the kernel. Those components obviously don't have the same lifecycle that Fedora follows and Fedora can't always wait for major components to be released upstream and on the other hand doesn't want to ship outdated software. An earlier attempt to work around this disconnect were the Fedora Rings with a central core 'base design', a concentric ring #2 around it for 'environments and stacks' and a ring #3 for applications. It wasn't possible to have different release cycles for packages in ring #2 as dependencies wouldn't allow that most of the time. Read more

antiX 16 & OpenMandriva 3.0 Beta 2 Release, openSUSE Numbers

It was a busy day in Linux with Slack, antiX, and OpenMandriva all working towards their next releases. Sam Varghese quoted Alberto Planas who said openSUSE sees about 1600 new installations each month and Gentoo's Donnie Berkholz posted his retirement notice. Bruce Byfield posted two interesting articles today, one explaining the difference between an Open Source user and a Free Software Activist and the other describing the stringent Debian packaging policies. As a bonus, a lady in California won a $10,000 award in small claims court from Microsoft over its Windows 10 behavior. Read more Also: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta2 is here! New Releases!