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Desktop Linux Now Has its Highest Market Share Ever

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 10:07:37 AM
Linux market share has witnessed a steady increase, especially in the last two summer months. There has been an upsurge in the desktop Linux market share which has seen a rise to 3.37% in the latest statistics on Net Market Share for operating systems.

Install Riot Matrix Chat Client On Debian and Ubuntu

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:40:12 AM
Matrix is an up-and-coming chat protocol that provides a real alternative to proprietary solutions like Slack. Unlike Slack, Matrix is free, open source, and completely decentralized. With Matrix, you own your chat.

openSUSE Leap 42.3 Cloud Images Debut for Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 03:57:17 AM
If you want to use the latest openSUSE Leap 42.3 open-source computer operating system on the cloud, you should know that the openSUSE Project released a set of cloud images for various of the most popular cloud services on the market.

Linux factor command tutorial for beginners (with examples)

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 02:14:21 AM
If you are a Linux command line user, and your work revolves around prime numbers, there's a command line utility that might be of your help. The tool in question is factor, and in this tutorial, we will quickly discuss things like why it exists, how it works, and how you can use it. Please note that all examples and instructions mentioned here have been tested on Ubuntu 16.04LTS.

Here's What Ubuntu 17.10's Default GNOME Shell Theme and Login Screen Look Like

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 12:31:25 AM
Soon after it entered Feature Freeze development stage on August 24, 2017, the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system is yet to receive a polished and final default desktop session which resembles that of previous releases running Unity.

SUSE Pulls ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody From YouTube to Foil FOSS Force

Monday 4th of September 2017 10:48:29 PM
Those of you who’ve seen the video, however, definitely didn’t see it from the link here on FOSS Force. Lo! and behold, by the time the article and link went live, SUSE had pulled the promotional piece, so a click on it only resulted a screen full of snow (I’m linking to the word “snow” for those of you unfamiliar with the wonders and lingo of analog TV) with the words “this video is unavailable” displayed in that exact order.

KDE Plasma 5.10 Desktop Reaches End of Life as Plasma 5.11 Debuts Early October

Monday 4th of September 2017 09:05:34 PM
Being a short-lived branch, the KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop environment has reached end of life at the end of August 2017 with the release of the fifth and last maintenance update, versioned 5.10.5.

The September 2017 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Monday 4th of September 2017 07:39:48 PM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2017 issue.

A programmer's cleaning guide for messy sensor data

Monday 4th of September 2017 04:53:09 PM
In this tutorial, I[he]#039[/he]ll explain how to use Pandas and Python to work with messy data. If you have never used Pandas before and know the basics of Python, this tutorial is for more

How WikiFundi is helping people in Africa contribute to Wikipedia

Monday 4th of September 2017 03:27:23 PM
In developed countries, the ability to access and edit Wikipedia easily is taken for granted, but in many African countries, where access to reliable electricity and broadband are limited, that's not the case. I recently interviewed Florence Devouard, who is working on several open source projects to help close gaps caused by poor access to online more

Have a Blast with Fun to Play Open Source Arcade Style Games

Monday 4th of September 2017 02:01:36 PM
For anyone wanting to experience the excitement of blasting alien invaders from the sky, embarking on a monster hunt, or fighting a mortal enemy, the arcade had it all. Many of the classic arcade games have been reproduced by open source developers for PCs. There’s a huge range of open source games in this field. Arcade style games are a good fit for open source development, given that many of them were crafted when technical processing power was basic compared to today’s standards.

Whats the current state of Linux distros for kids?

Monday 4th of September 2017 12:35:50 PM
When she was only two years old, my daughter was fascinated by the old Eee PC running Ubuntu Studio I was using as one of my main computers. She would climb on my lap to hammer away at the keyboard, so—even though she was a bit young—I decided to search for Linux distributions made for children. To my surprise, I found a few distros made for kids as young as two.

Linus Torvalds passed a kidney stone and then squeezed out Linux 4.13

Monday 4th of September 2017 09:44:17 AM
Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.13 to a waiting world and in so doing detailed a tricky work week in which he endured “seven hours of pure agony due to a kidney stone”.

Use Aircrack-ng To Test Your WiFi Password

Monday 4th of September 2017 06:52:44 AM
Most people have terrible passwords, and WiFi is no exception. Your WiFi password is your primary line of defense against unwanted access to your network. That access can result in a whole host of other nasty things because an attacker can monitor the traffic on your network and even gain direct access to your computers.

Terminator for GNU/Linux – A very powerful command line terminal

Monday 4th of September 2017 04:01:11 AM
Terminator is definitely worth looking into and there is a reason why so many people speak highly of it.

With Android Oreo, Google is introducing Linux kernel requirements

Monday 4th of September 2017 01:09:38 AM
Until now, as pointed out by XDA Developers, OEMs have been free to use whatever Linux kernel they wanted to create their own version of Android. Of course, their builds still had to pass Google's other tests, but the kernel number itself was not an issue. Moving forward, Android devices running Oreo must use at least kernel 3.18, but there are more specific requirements to meet as well.

5 ways to nurture DevOps culture

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 10:18:05 PM
DevOps culture change fails without grassroots support. Take these practical steps to make it work

5 Myths About Linux That Scares Away New Users

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 07:26:32 PM
Are there really myths about Linux? I mean there are plenty of facts about Linux and how powerful and secure it is that the entire tech world is relying on it.

Top 5: Your first programming language, running Windows apps on Linux, and more

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 03:02:41 PM
In this week's top 5, we take a look at open organizations, programming languages, and Linux. Erik Kieckhafer shares how transparency has changed the way he works, making him more accountable and more responsive.

OpenStack Pike release bites hard on microservices and scale

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 12:56:53 PM
Project tries to move on to lifecycle management rather than initial setupWith the release of OpenStack Pike, the OpenStack Foundation has focussed on making the foundational software-defined networking environment look more digestible and better-suited to the world of microservices that's grown up around it.…

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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

  • Stylish FPS 'Morphite' released without Linux support, but it's coming
    Sadly, Morphite [Steam] has seen a delay with the Linux version. Thankfully, the developer was quick to respond and it's still coming.
  • The Mooseman, a short side-scrolling adventure just released for Linux
    In the mood for something a little out there? Well, The Mooseman [Steam] a short side-scroller might just hit the spot.
  • Arma 3 1.76 for Linux is planned, work on it to start "soon"
    Bohemia Interactive have announced in their latest "SITREP" that the Linux version of Arma 3 will be updated to the latest version of 1.76, work is set to start on it "soon".
  • Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME
    GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. The patches submitted by the developer to the Bluetooth packages in the latest Fedora Linux release promise to bring improvements to the way PlayStation 3 DualShock controllers are set up in the environment if you're using the GNOME desktop environment. Until now, to set up a DualShock 3 controller, users had to plug it in via USB, then disconnect it, and then press the "P" button on the joypad, which would have popped-up a dialog to confirm the Bluetooth connection. But this method had some quirks though.

Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.